Sunday, December 6, 2015

Get Into The Spirit with a Holiday Read and Give-away!

This week’s featured Holiday release is Season of Surprises. Fabulous authors, including my RWA buddie, Vicki Batman, have contributed to this holiday box set.

Season of Surprises


Noelle’s Surprise by Merry Holly, Amazon Bestselling Author
Noelle has a secret. One she doesn’t know how to tell Chase. Married and isolated on the tropical island they now call home, it’s not what she imagined their life would be. To complicate matters, one of the client’s he’s introduced her to has made her intentions toward Chase public. Noelle believes Chase wouldn’t cheat, yet the doubt has been planted. To make matters worse, the women have elected her to the Christmas in July committee.

Frustrated at Noelle’s unhappiness, Chase has tried everything to combat it. But her mood swings are driving him crazy. When he finds a brochure on plastic surgery, he flips out. His beautiful wife doesn’t need it, nor does he want her to look like the “plastic wives,” of his clients. How can he finish the job and keep her on the island until its completion?

Enticed by a Laird by Gerri Brousseau, Amazon Bestselling Author
She was an Englishwoman of title, and he a Scottish Laird. He captured her heart from the first moment she laid eyes on him, but would her family ever approve? She knew she should forget him and walk away, but how could she when she’d been enticed by a Laird.

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza by Vicki Batman, Amazon Bestselling Author
Christmas Countdown is On! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

Her Frog Prince Holiday by Cara Marsi, Award-Winning and Amazon Bestselling Author
At a Halloween party, uptight gallery manager Bella Cassani lets her friends goad her into kissing a handsome stranger. Yes, a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs to find her prince, but Bella prefers “frogs.” They’re safer than the sexy-but-unfaithful kind. When fate brings the knock-her-hat-off-with-a-kiss guy back into her life, things get complicated. 

Chad Prince likes his life just as it is. Working in art galleries, he travels the world with no complicated relationships or family entanglements. There’s more to life than the money and success that were so important to his father, and no woman will betray him again like the last one did. Falling for sexy Bella Cassani is the last thing he wants.

Providence by Bobbi Lerman
Accused of theft, Amy Beale flees a New Year’s party and the detective determined to arrest her. An accident sends her traveling back in time for one last chance to clear her name and find her fate in a love that transcends time and space.

A Day for Destiny by Jane Gale
Destiny’s life is turned upside down after receiving a court summons. A sexy and mysterious man arrives in town throwing her mundane life further into a tailspin. Destiny doesn’t know who to trust or if she should take a chance and risk it all.

Turkish Delight by Madison West
Birthdays have never been kind to Amelia, but on her 28th birthday she receives a birthday gift that changes her life forever when an unexpected work trip takes her to the hauntingly beautiful Istanbul, Turkey in search of a rare tapestry. In a city where East meets West, Amelia finds her past colliding with her future when she unexpectedly falls in love with a fearless world traveler named Owen.

Holiday on the Home Front by Kristin Drew
Betty’s been on the move for as long as she can remember. Van’s a small-town boy turned soldier just days shy of deployment. A chance encounter brings them together for a few spark-filled days before Uncle Sam calls him to battle. Can a new love survive distance? Will her soldier survive the war?

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In keeping with the giving spirit of the season, Vicki is offering an ecopy of her book, The Great Fruitcake Bake-off as our comment giveaway. 


Fruitcake lover, Samantha Greene is in a pickle. To defend her five wins in her apartment complex's The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, she has to find a new entry. The to-die for new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, agrees to team up. Only, what they discover is baking an award-winning entry can be complicated, bad guys are plotting to take over the crown, and ultimately, first prize isn't just about a ribbon.

To be eligible, please leave your email address with a comment sharing your favorite Holiday treat. Mine is my mom’s Christmas Tree butter cookies.  Drawing for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off will be held on Saturday, December 12th.

To find more of Vicki's great reads, check out her website,

(Christmas lights photo c/o


  1. Sounds like a great collection of stories. It looks like you ladies have put together a nice assortment of different sub-genre books.

    At the Rose of Prose blog this month, we're offering our annual free Christmas short stories. A group of authors take the same opening sentence and run in a different direction with it, creating a 3-chapter short story. A chapter a day. Start your day with a cup of coffee and a free read.

    1. This collection is a very enjoyable read. Thanks for stopping by Vonnie, and giving us the tip on Rose of Prose!

  2. These sound great and I love the foodie romance! Thanks for sharing Angela.

    1. I always enjoy passing along tips on bundles, Kimba. Lots of opportunities to read lots of authors. Thanks for visiting today!

  3. Hi, Vonnie! It's definitely the season of holiday anthologies this year. I love them.

    Hi, Kim! I'm so happy you like the collection and home you get a chance to sample it!

    And Angela! As always, thank you for having me. Hugs.

    1. It's a pleasure to have you, Vicki. Thanks for being a guest this week!

  4. 'Tis the Season to read some Christmas stories. This collection looks really good so I'm going to have to grab mine today. Oh, and The Great Fruitcake Bake Off sound like fun too. (A winning fruitcake recipe....what's not to love?) :)

    1. A great collection, Babrann. One that will really get you into the holiday spirit. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Hi, Babraann! I'm so glad you popped by. I love fruitcake. I'm probably a freak! But only good fruitcake. And from this love came my story.

    1. Vicki, during this time of year, my sister lives for fruitcake. The other day she picked up one at the Dollar Store and said it was pretty good. She said she's going back to get more.