Sunday, November 26, 2017

Do You Want Some Christmas? Week Four



Are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? Surely, you need a book or two.  To satisfy all our tastes, I've decided for all of November and December, I'll be featuring some of them here. Your choices today are: a special magical tale, a Mirror Lake contemporary, a collection of mail-order bride stories by bestselling authors, and a return to Lobster Cove, Maine. Something for everyone!




Magic & Mistletoe
By Nancy Northcott


Can A Bookworm And A Badass Find Love? 

Mage teacher Peri Lee came from a neighborhood so rough that she worried each day about whether her mom would make it home from work safely. All that is behind her now, and she wants a quiet, predictable life. So when big, tough Deputy Shire Reeve Roland Wade asks her out, she turns him down. With his linebacker's build, broken nose, and badass manner, he reminds her too much of the thugs who liked in the area where she grew up. 

Books aren't Roland's thing, but petite, smart Peri has a spark that draws him. Just when he thinks his cause is hopeless, until battling an attack by ghouls, the mages' deadly enemies, on the bus carrying Peri and her class shows her a different side of him. 

Still, his job puts him in danger and causes her the same worry she knew as a child. She isn't sure she can take it, and he isn't sure he should put her through it. Will the strain be too much for their relationship, or will magic and mistletoe help them find their way to each other? 

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Mistletoe-Light-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B019HM75AE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506881809&sr=1-1&keywords=Nancy+Northcott+Magic+%26+Mistletoe

Can't Miss Christmas
By Miranda Liasson


(A standalone Mirror Lake Christmas novella)

Fans of both Mirror Lake series will recognize familiar elements and people along the way.

It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the weather’s getting awful and all flights are cancelled out of Boston, where she’s wrapping up her book tour. Then in walks her annoying but extremely sexy ex-husband, who (as usual) thinks he’s got all the answers.

Graham Walker just stopped by to get a book signed for Grace’s biggest fan, his niece, and wish Grace a Merry Christmas—why not? But he soon finds himself troubleshooting her dilemma. He’s got a Range Rover that can plow through a hundred-year Nor’easter. He’s even headed home to Philly. Trouble is, Grace's and his past is a disaster, something he has no intention of reliving while driving through a winter storm, no matter how much he once loved her. And maybe still does.

Bad weather has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people, and when a run in with some deer antlers leads them to a forced stop in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, anything can happen, naughty or nice. Maybe a bit of enforced alone time and some Christmas magic can be just what it takes for them to face their past—and each other—once and for all.

https://www.amazon.com/CANT-MISS-CHRISTMAS-NOVELLA-Mirror-ebook/dp/B0758ZJ26S/ref=pd_sim_351_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=99F920KZV4KJYCQVT09E

Witch's Holiday Wedding 
By Tena Stetler


Elemental witch, Pepper McKay and former Navy SEAL, Lathen Quartz have built Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on enchanted McKay land. During a romantic interlude on Halloween night, Pepper happily agrees to become Lathen’s wife. What better day than Winter Solstice for their wedding in a town that loves celebrations and Christmas. However, planning a wedding and operating their wildlife center takes a toll on both Pepper and Lathen.
 When the couple takes a much-needed break for Thanksgiving with family in Colorado, a Maine snowstorm fills the center with injured wildlife. Lathen finds himself drawn into a covert military mission, while trying to deal with issues concerning friends and family. Pepper wants to cancel the wedding. Is she having second thoughts? Will the nosy McKay ghosts, Lathen’s werewolf pack, Pepper’s parents, and her best friend help or hinder the wedding and holiday plans?


The Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides 
By Kit Morgan, Shanna Hatfield, Merry Farmer, Jacqui Nelson, Caroline Lee, Peggy Henderson, Piper Huguley, Rachel Wesson, Mimi Milan, Danica Favorite, Amanda McIntyre and E.E. Burke


Twelve men. Twelve brides. Twelve days to save a town.

Christmas, 1876: Noelle, Colorado is in danger of becoming a ghost town if the railroad decides to bypass the mountaintop mining community. Determined to prove their town is thriving, twelve men commit to ordering brides before the railroad’s deadline six days into the New Year. 

Each of the twelve women has her own reason for signing up to become a mail-order bride. But after they arrive in the uncivilized settlement, they aren’t so sure they’ve made the right decision. Neither are the grooms.

Will the marriages happen in time to save Noelle? 

The Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides, written by twelve bestselling authors, put a new twist on an old song in this heartwarming historical romance series.

http://bit.ly/12DaysBrides

Love's In The Cards 

By Becky Lower




Penny Beedle’s outlook on Christmas, as her favorite holiday, was destroyed by a messy breakup years earlier and a botched wedding last year—both on Christmas Eve. But since she and her sister now own a greeting card store, and the holidays are their crazy selling season, she has to put on a happy face. 

Del Madison has loved Penny since kindergarten. Commissioned by a big greeting card company for a line of Christmas and Valentine’s cards, he has to emerge from behind his alter ego and unveil himself to the public. He chooses Penny Beedle’s shop for the big reveal. If he plays his cards right, he just might gain Penny as part of his life.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Do You Want Some Christmas? Week Three




Are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? Surely, you need a book or two.  To satisfy all our tastes, I've decided for all of November and December, I'll be featuring some of them here. Your choices today are: a special tale by New York Times bestseller Lauren Royal, a couple contemporaries, a return to Lobster Cove, Maine Christmas story and a time-travel. Something for everyone!



A Secret Christmas 

By Lauren Royal


England, 1651: Christmas has been outlawed by the new Commonwealth government—but that won’t stop Lady Chrystabel Trevor from embracing the holiday spirit. When she finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, merrymaking leads to mayhem. In a time of fear and oppression, can the magic of Christmas bring two hearts together?



A Kiss Under The Christmas Lights

By Peggy Jaeger


With Christmas just a few weeks away, Gia San Valentino, the baby in her large, loud, and loving Italian family, yearns for a life and home of her own with a husband and bambini she can love and spoil. The single scene doesn’t interest her, and the men her well-meaning family introduce her to aren’t exactly the happily-ever-after kind.

Tim Santini believes he’s finally found the woman for him, but Gia will take some convincing she’s that girl. A misunderstanding has her thinking he’s something he’s not.


Can a kiss stolen under the Christmas lights persuade her to spend the rest of her life with him?


Breakfast With Santa

By Carol Henry


Six years ago Katelyn experienced heaven in Mark Logan’s arms. But when Mark joined the Special Forces, he left her with shattered dreams—and, unbeknownst to him, carrying his unborn baby. Now, he’s back in Lobster Cove, and she’s engaged to another man. But with her fiancĂ© in Norway, Katelyn volunteers to play an elf at the annual Breakfast with Santa event.

Mark Logan-aka Santa--can’t keep his eyes off Katelyn in her sexy elf outfit, which brings back feelings better left hidden. After all, he only returned to Lobster Cove to keep his two-year-old son safe from kidnappers, not to rekindle an old romance.


Katelyn, conflicted between her renewed feelings for Mark and the secret she’s kept from him, flies to Norway to reaffirm her feelings for her fiancĂ©. But when she arrives, she discovers a startling truth. Will unearthed secrets be the key to her happiness or heartache?

https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/3657-breakfast-with-santa.html?search_query=Breakfast+with+Santa&results=2





Perfectly Christmas

By Linda O'Connor




On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”
That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself. 
This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really. 
Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!







The White Lady
By Beth Trissel

Avery Dunham has always been ready to follow her friend, time-traveling wizard, Ignus Burke, on incredible adventures. This time, though, she has serious misgivings. It's just one week before Christmas, but she cannot get him to change his mind. The usually cool and collected magic-wielding leader is wholly obsessed by the portrait of the White Lady whom he is bent on rescuing.
Almost as soon as they begin their journey, it becomes clear their mission is a trap.
Avery was right: this adventure is not going to be like any other.






A Christmas Miracle

By Sandy Loyd


Angie Reynolds’ heart aches for a husband and family of her own. Unfortunately, she’s looked for love in all the wrong places with nothing to show for it but disappointment. None of the guys she’s dated is worthy of her, including her ex-husband. This Christmas season looks to be another one spent alone. Yet until Angie realizes her own worth she will never be able to accept the gift of love from someone like Brad Miller.

For all who are searching for their someone special. May the gift of love reach your hearts this holiday season.