Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stuff The Stocking Time--Week One

I'm recuperating from hip replacement surgery, so I've decided to turn my blog over to my chapter mates in December. We're a prolific group of authors, featuring three Golden Heart finalists in the past two years alone. And we've been published in a variety of ways–from traditional houses to self-publishing to small presses. One thing our books have in common is that they're the results of active imaginations that run the gamut–historical, erotica, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense. I'm sure every visitor to the blog this month will find something to load onto a Kindle for a gift, or add it to your own.

Historical Bundle--Time After Time, by Crimson Authors

From Regency England to the American Civil War, from the Wild West to Viking battles for territory, Time After Time delivers the gallantry, the color, the passion of yesterday that captures every historical romance lover’s heart. Fall in love with these ten titles from some of Crimson’s brightest stars:

Elf Ahearn – A Rogue in Sheep’s Clothing
Emma Barron – The Glass Orchid
Elizabeth Meyette – Love’s Destiny
Andrea R. Cooper – Viking Fire
Ivory Lei – How to Wed an Earl
Rachel Donnelly – Lady Broke
Emma Barry – Brave in Heart
Marie Patrick — A Treasure Worth Keeping
Becky Lower – The Reluctant Debutante
Elizabeth Boyce – Once a Duchess

Romantic Suspense--Wine And Spirits, by Nancy Kay

Carena McBride married a dedicated policeman, but when he's killed on the job, she's shattered. After five turbulent years alone, Cara returns to her hometown. The Wine Cellar, an upscale restaurant's new addition, needs a manager and she is a perfect fit.

A failed marriage has convinced State Police Corporal Zac Ramsey he's not good husband material. Now his career comes first...until he encounters captivating, resilient Carena. Despite Zac's marriage phobia and Cara's vow to never again fall for another policeman, they become entangled in a steamy affair.

As Zac investigates a series of murders, Cara pursues a pet project documenting local Urban Legends. But when he discovers the only link between four brutally murdered women was their interest in those legends, Zac advises Cara to halt her project.

She complies...almost.

Unaware the killer is watching, Cara innocently triggers his demented fury, and Zac scrambles to keep her alive.

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Regency Historical--The Whisky Laird's Bed, By Donna MacMeans

Lady of Temperance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laird of Temptation....

Claire Starke has no illusions about her future.  As her father repeatedly reminded her, her looks would never win a husband, and her poverty makes her an even less suitable wife.  Luckily, her comrades at the Rake Patrol have given her joy and comfort--enough to quell the dull ache for a family of her own.  So, when fellow member Faith runs off to the Highlands, investigating a whisky distiller advertising for an English wife, Claire sees no choice but to save her friend from this intemperate and lustful man.  But she didn’t expect the Highland laird to be so intriguing, or to begin questioning her own restraint...

Still reeling from the distillery accident which left him scarred and shaken, Cameron MacPherson has no plans to marry, even if his mother is determined to tie him to one of the British milquetoasts parading through his castle.  But when Claire bursts upon the scene, hurling accusations about alcohol and ruin, he finds the reformer fascinating.  The fact that she stands up to him when others shrink away is more than charming--this one has spirit and, to be honest, he wouldn’t mind drinking a deep draught of her

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Paranormal/Urban Fantasy--Mind Sweeper, by AE Jones

2013 RWA Golden Heart® Winner, Mind Sweeper

An angel, a demon and a vampire walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's just another day in the life of Kyle McKinley.

Kyle was born with the ability to erase memories, and the inability to keep her opinions to herself. She and her teammates – a vampire who looks like a sexy pirate with fangs, and a Shamat demon with a penchant for Italian pastries – provide supernatural damage control when humans see too much. Today’s problem? A sword-wielding angel and a demon had a supernatural smackdown during happy hour in a Cleveland bar, leaving behind a headless vampire and a dozen human witnesses.

This latest supernatural slip-up is attracting all kinds of attention. So much attention that the police step in, and Kyle has to deal with Joe Dalton, a know-it-all human with the sexiest turquoise eyes she has ever seen. Kyle has no room in her life for yet another human who will treat her like a freak. However, Dalton definitely makes her naughty parts sit up and take notice, and it’s more than mutual. But before they can act on their attraction, they must join forces to solve a dangerous puzzle. And when they uncover the truth, the apocalyptic ripple effect forces Kyle to make a choice. Learn to trust again, or risk losing everyone she cares about, including Dalton.

Contemporary Romance--The Betrayed Trilogy Boxed Set, by Mary Campisi

Save 40% when you buy The Betrayed Trilogy Boxed Set over purchasing the individual books! The set includes 2 novels and 1 novella.
Book One: Pieces of You
Book Two: Secrets of You
Book Three: What's Left of Her-a novella

*** Pieces of You ***
Will he risk his life and his heart for a chance at one true love?

Quinn Burnes's mother disappeared when he was only fifteen leaving him with a despondent father, a little sister who suffers panic attacks, and eight notebooks containing the truth about his mother. He guards this secret for eighteen years, until on an otherwise normal day, his mother re-enters his life, pleading for his help. She's in danger and the only thing that can save her is reclaiming the identity she shunned years ago.

Quinn is a master of emotional detachment, from his successful career as a personal injury attorney to his strings of meaningless relationships with beautiful women who possess uneasy temperaments; a sure formula to keep his heart safe and insure he's the first to walk away. Until he meets the mysterious 'Danielle' a woman with too many secrets who's on the run from the abusive, estranged husband she shot and may have killed. Danielle isn't like any woman he's ever met, but can he risk his heart for someone who's doing exactly what his mother did eighteen years ago? Someone who may ultimately leave him, just like his mother?

*** Secrets of You ***
He's not who he says he is...but neither is she...

Wealthy, privileged, the product of too much money and too little responsibility, Ash Lancaster routinely pretends he's someone else so he'll be valued for more than his bank accounts.

Talented, beautiful, tormented by a past choice she deeply regrets, jewelry designer Arianna Sorensen guards her heart and her privacy from the outside world.

When Arianna and Ash meet, the passion is real, though the rest may not be. She thinks he's a motorcycle-riding photojournalist with nothing but a camera and two saddlebags to his name. He thinks she's a blue-blooded, orphaned sophisticate with a fat trust fund.

However, lies have a way of catching up and causing their own damage. Fate forces Ash to perform the first selfless act of his life to protect Arianna from being blackmailed about her past. The price? He must walk away and forget about her. Two years later, the threat is gone and Ash returns, determined to win back the woman he's never forgotten and even more determined to get her to admit what she's been hiding. He reveals his true identity and pledges a future built on trust and honesty. But Ash expects the truth from her, too. Can Arianna open up to him when the last thirteen years have been built on a lie? And if she doesn't, will she risk losing him again--this time for good?

*** What's Left of Her ***
How could a mother walk away from her family?

This is the question many readers asked after finishing Pieces of You, Book One of The Betrayed Trilogy. They wanted to know the real story behind the disappearance of Evie Burnes. What's Left of Her offers an intimate glimpse into Evie Burnes's life before her disappearance--and after.

Note: While Pieces of You and Secrets of You are romances, What's Left of Her is not.