Sunday, November 5, 2017

Do You Want Some Christmas? Week One



Hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us. There are so many great romance stories out now that I've decided for all of November and December, I'll be featuring some of them here. First up, we have a collection of eight romances by Soul Mate authors. Madelyn Hill offers up a two-book anthology, Laura Strickland gives us a story that proves you can go home again. If you like your Christmas western-style, Prairie Rose offers up a collection of Texas women and the men they tame, and my Regency novella rounds out today's offerings.





SIZZLE IN THE SNOW: A SOUL MATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

Eight steamy Christmas-themed romances by eight different authors . . .

. The featured authors and their stories include: 

These authors will award a $40 Amazon gift card to one person who leaves a comment and their email address on this blog about this collection!


CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS ANTHOLOGY 

By Madelyn Hill

A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS, BOOK ONE
Laird Malcolm Sutherland needs a bride. He has few requirements of his new wife; demands he should have insisted with his former betrothed—namely, honesty, loyalty, and resources. 
Lady Rossalyn Gordon will do anything to be rid of her tyrant father, even if that means deceiving the man who offers her an escape. If revealed, those secrets will either bring her mercy, or thrust her back into the hands of the devil who sired her. 
When Rossalyn’s bastard of a father arrives at Sutherland Keep, going back on his word and ordering her return, Malcolm must decide if he can forgive his wife enough to listen to his heart and have a family for Christmas.

HIS BY CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS, BOOK TWO
Fiona Sutherland longs for love with the man she has pined after since she was a lass. When he weds another she is devastated, and questions why the man she pledged her heart to has forsaken a vow made in their youth. Could loving her be so hard? 
Cameron Munro adores Fiona from afar, knowing her heart has been set on another. She is everything he desires—strong, loyal, and fiery in spirit.Determined, he pledges to prove his love to her and win Fiona's heart by Christmas.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQKK4HG


CHRISTMASTIME ON DONNER'S MOUNTAIN

By Laura Strickland


For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.

Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.

Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?

An anthology of sweet historical western romances that take place in the state of Texas written by veteran western romance writers: Stacey Coverstone, Sarah J. McNeal, Cheryl Pierson, and Marie Piper.

Logline: He left her…Now he’s back…But not for long…
Blurb from Sarah McNeal's story: 
Sterling Thoroughgood was Matilda Barton’s first and only love, but he left her three years ago to seek his fortune in Wyoming. And now he’s come back with a puzzle box as a gift with a secret inside. But as far as Matilda’s concerned, it’s three years too late.
Is love lost forever or does the mysterious puzzle box hold the key to happiness?
 Sarah is offering a free digital copy of the anthology to someone who comments in either PDF or Kindle Mobi. Be certain to include your email address or other contact for a chance to win.


A Regency Yuletide
By Becky Lower


After a disappointing season in London, Sophie Davenport returns home without a marriage proposal. No sooner does she settle back into her country life than she learns her uncle has arranged for her to marry the local vicar’s son, a respectable and utterly forgettable man. He’s returning home immediately after the Christmas holiday and they will wed. She sets about making this last Christmas with just she and her mother memorable.

Jeremy Wyatt hatches a plan to help his friend Thomas and his love, Emma, escape to Gretna Green and marry before her father comes after them. What he’s really doing is avoiding heading to his parents’ home, where he is the son who is always making the wrong choices. But their carriage becomes hopelessly mired in the mud from the incessant rains so Jeremy sets off to find shelter for them at the first house he comes to.

Sophie welcomes the wet and weary travelers, and her mother agrees to house them temporarily until they can free the carriage. Sophie forms a bond not only with Emma, but with Jeremy. However despite the sparks they ignite in each other, they have to maintain their separate paths.   

But love and mistletoe have a way of upsetting even the best-laid plans.


https://www.amazon.com/Regency-Yuletide-Becky-Lower-ebook/dp/B01LY2MN0S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1509286226&sr=8-5&keywords=becky+lower 

YOU MUST COMMENT AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST TO WIN THE GIFT CARD OR THE FREE BOOK. 

16 comments:

  1. What a great collection of holiday joy! Thanks for featuring SIZZLE IN THE SNOW. I loved writing SANTA BABY.

    All of the books sound festive and fun.

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  2. A list of Christmas books is a great idea, Becky. Thanks.

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  3. Thank you so much for featuring A CHRISTMAS VISTOR in the SWEET TEXAS CHRISTMAS anthology, Becky. I see there are some great books here on your list.

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    1. Lots of books, and more to come in the coming weeks.

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  4. Thank you for hosting my Christmas Anthology.

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  5. OK. I'm sold on the Sizzle in the Snow anthology. Just ordered my copy from Amazon. I love Christmas stories. And making them sexy is icing on the cake. Thanks Soul Mate. cwarllington@aol.com

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    1. Wrong email address. Should be: cwarlington@aol.com Must have been thinking of Christmas sex.

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  6. Thank you for featuring Sizzle in the Snow. I had so much fun writing Operation Santa.

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  7. What a wonderful selection of Christmas books. Every year I look for more holiday stories to add to my collection. Holiday stories contain the thread of hope, peace, forgiveness, and love that we all need. I have reread them at other times of the year just for the "feel good" effect they have. These books cover the range of stories I enjoy. Medieval Highland tales were the first romances I read and made me a fan of the genre. I love historical with Highland and Western stories favorites. Regency era stories give you a look into society and how it can disrupt lives. Good contemporary stories can be easier to relate to. I am familiar with a few of these authors and enjoy their work. The blurbs for all these books sound good. I know the artists are different, but the covers are all lovely, especially CHRISTMASTIME ON DONNER'S MOUNTAIN and CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS ANTHOLOGY.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    library pat AT com cast DOT net

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    1. Thanks for playing along, Library Pat. We'll draw names on Friday.

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  8. Lots of excellent reads here! My Kindle is groaning, but that's okay because I love Christmas stories sooo much!

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    1. More to come in the next few weeks, too. There are so many good Christmas books out now. It's kind of like Christmas music. Never can have enough.

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    2. Cheryl, I know you have Christmas stories of your own. I'm reading the story you wrote in the SWEET TEXAS CHRISTMAS anthology and I think it's grand.

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  9. You might be qualified for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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