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A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers
Senth and Khyff, the Antonello Brothers from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure and For Women Only, did not grow up together. They were separated at Senth's birth. Bro shows how and why, and what event reunited them. Funny and yet touching, Bro takes you inside the Tarthian Empire and introduces you to three of its major denizens: Senth and Khyff Antonello, and Luc Saint-Cyr. You'll find them in many stories in the Empire. Come and meet them in Bro. This book is free. Download your copy today.


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Sweet Haven - Home Sweet Home series, book 1 by Shirlee McCoy, For anyone who has read Shirlee McCoy's Apple Valley series, this new series will be a true delight. For anyone who hasn't read her books, it would be a blessing for you to do so. You'll enjoy stories of love, family and a small town community who thrive together. Read Review>>

Stone Cold Cowboy - Montana Men series, book 4 by Jennifer Ryan, The beginning of this book is so graphic and heartbreaking that I almost wanted to put it down and not finish it, but knowing Jennifer Ryan's stories, I realized it would get better soon. Needless to say you better have a box of tissues to read the first chapter. Wonderful suspense. Read Review>>

Completing the Pass - Sante Fe Bobcats #5 by Jeanette Murray, COMPLETING THE PASS has childhood friends all grown up and their moms rooting for them from the sidelines. They've been plotting since they were babies. Will their wishes for love and happily-ever-after come true? Read Review>>

Ain't She Sweet - Green Mountain #6 by Marie Force, AIN'T SHE SWEET returns us to Butler, Vermont and the Abbott family and friends. Tyler and Charley are warming up the cold wintry nights when their relationship takes a different trek than they ever expected! Read Review>>

The Devil You Know - McKenna Brothers, Book 2 by Jo Goodman, Jo Goodman always entertains western historical fans with her brand of subtle humor that comes across so beautifully in actions and words. Find a shelf and start stocking it with Goodman's westerns and be prepared to reread them often since you're going to crave them more than once. Read Review>>

Shadow's End - Elder Races, Book 9 by Thea Harrison, Beluviel led a half-life until a kindhearted gryphon Wyr swoops in to her aid. Graydon is haunted by a vague premonition, yet that does not stop him from helping the unobtainable Beluviel. Will Graydon and Beluviel be able to outlast the Djinn curse? Or will Graydon die to set them both free? Read Review>>

A Simple Vow - Simple Gifts series, book 1 by Charlotte Hubbard, Visiting Willow Ridge again is a very refreshing walk through the aisles of Simple Gifts crafts shop, reuniting with all the talented Amish craftsman. I love seeing how all the past characters have evolved while bringing this town the prosperity it deserves. Read Review>>

The Sheikh's Christmas Conquest - The Bond of Billionaires #2 by Sharon Kendrick, THE SHEIKH'S CHRISTMAS CONQUEST has royalty, Christmas and heat--in more ways than one! Will Livvy bow to Sheikh Saladin Al Mektala's will or won't she? There's only one way to find out... Read Review>>

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle, There's enough tension to melt the ice in this sizzling romantic suspense from debut author Katie Ruggle. Meet the members of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue unit. Read Review>>

The Healing Season - A Dollar For a Dream series, Book 3 by Catherine Evans, The final book in this engaging three-part series includes two unusual characters in a small town rural setting in Australia. Beautifully paced, a friendship blooms as they help each other begin anew and they fall in love. Read Review>>

 

That Despicable Rogue by Virginia Heath, THAT DESPICABLE ROGUE is an historical novel set in England in the early 1800's. Ross Jameson, the rogue, is not as he seems, but neither is his housekeeper, Mrs. Preston. Wait until the truths are uncovered! Read Review>>

Ride Hard - Raven Riders MC, book 1 by Laura Kaye, Haven Randal depends on the Raven Riders motorcycle club's aid to escape her crime-boss father's tyranny and abuse. Dare Kenyon is haunted by the ghosts of the past. Can Dare keep both Haven and the Raven Riders safe from the trouble brewing in Baltimore? Will Haven finally have the life she dreams of? Read Review>>

The Obsession by Nora Roberts, One of Nora Roberts' best novels, THE OBSESSION is jam-packed with stimulating characters and layers of emotion in a suspenseful story that takes its time toying with the reader. So good! Read Review>>

Wedding Night With the Earl - The Heirs' Club series, Book 3 by Amelia Grey, Easily read as a standalone, this unusual story immediately grabbed my attention with a handicapped heroine and an orphaned child. A lovely Regency romance with captivating characters. Read Review>>

Bring the Heat - Sugarland Blue series, Book 5 by Jo Davis, Captain Austin Rainey's world is turned upside down and inside out by a murderous stalker bent on destroying him. Laura Eden wants to help Austin in any capacity that she can. Can Laura help Austin catch his stalker before they strike again? Will Austin lose Laura to the killer's maniacal whim? Read Review>>

Smoke and Fire - Dark Kings series, book 9 by Donna Grant, Three years ago Ryder left Kinsley, the woman he loves, to protect his fellow Dragon Kings. He has avoided her since then, until recently when she saw him in his true form and ran off screaming. Now her new assignment has them working side by side. Ryder has never stopped loving Kinsley, but can he trust her, or has she been sent to bring down the Dragon Kings once and for all? Read Review>>

Good Dukes Wear Black by Manda Collins, When Ophelia’s friend is confined to a madhouse, presumably on her husband George’s orders, Ophelia turns to the leader of the Lords of Anarchy, where George is a member, for help. Although Trent doesn’t want to get involved, he knows he must for the sake of the club. But he never counts on how much his attraction to Ophelia and the risks she takes are interfering with his concentration. Read Review>>

The Groom Wore Plaid - Highland Weddings, book 2 by Gayle Callen, Ten years after a bitter parting, Maggie and Owen become betrothed to end their families feuding. Cursed with having dreams that come true, Maggie is reluctantly prepared to wed Owen until one of her dreams shows him covered in blood on their wedding day. To save his life, she refuses to marry him, but he is just as determined to change her mind. Who will win this battle of wills? Read Review>>

Only You by Rachel Lacey, ONLY YOU has a wedding that's going to be held at a friend's house when the country club springs a leak. There's lots of sizzling moments and it's not just the bride and groom! Read Review>>

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb, The IN DEATH books are often dark and intense, but every so often there’s a story with some incredible fun mayhem mixed in with murder. FESTIVE IN DEATH is a holiday treat, blending Eve unraveling a murder mystery with her facing down holiday shopping, a Christmas party and her greatest fear: Trina the hair stylist. Read Review>>

 


One Texas Cowboy Too Many - Burnt Boot, Texas series, book 3 by Carolyn Brown
 When Leah becomes intrigued by the sexy, motorcycle-riding cowboy who arrives in town just as her longtime crush starts vying for her attention, she finds herself with ONE TEXAS COWBOY TOO MANY on her hands.


The Princess Wore Plaid by Karen Hawkins
 When foreign princess Tatiana is mistakenly left behind during a visit to Scotland, she finds employment as a scullery maid at an inn while she awaits the return of her cousin. Injured war veteran Lord Buchan is intrigued by the new maid, who claims to be a princess. She brightens his days and he wants her for his own, but is love enough to take her away from the luxurious life she has known?


How to Wed a Warrior - Broadswords and Ballrooms, book 2 by Christy English
 To escape her family's scandalous reputation, Prudence weaves a web of lies, donning a disguise as a widowed lady. After rescuing a Scottish lady from possible scandal, Prudence is hired by the lady's brother, Robert, to rein his sister in. But as passion flares between Robert and Prudence, he sets out to make her his own, although she has no plans to wed. Who will win this battle of wills?


The Widow and the Sheikh - Hot Arabian Nights #1 by Marguerite Kaye
 THE WIDOW AND THE SHEIKH is set mainly in Arabia but also in Cornwall, England. Julia, from Cornwall, and Azhar, from the Kingdom of Qaryma in Arabia are kindred spirits upon a chance meeting. See where it takes them even though they are from two different worlds!


Driving With the Top Down by Beth Harbison
 DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN reminded me of a Thelma and Louise type of storyline. There was a road trip from Maryland to Florida and back with side trips along the way as well as lots of female bonding.


What I Love About You (Truly, Idaho #3) by Rachel Gibson
 WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU (TRULY, IDAHO #3) is set in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Broken hearts, hot neighbors and a cute five year old set the stage for love found unexpectedly.


Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly #3) by Nichole Chase
 RELUCTANTLY ROYAL has a prince that wants to have nothing to do with his royal duties and a lady and single mom who has left her past behind to try to give her son a rich and rewarding life and fulfill her dreams of singing. When events happen that make her plans go astray will it be for better or worse?


Truly Sweet - Sweet, Texas series, Book 5 by Candis Terry
 SWEET SURPRISE is a contemporary romance that takes us back to Sweet, Texas - a small town with a big heart - with the Wilder family at its core. It's a place I have enjoyed visiting over and over again! Sit back and relax as you immerse yourself in Sweet whether it's your first time or a return visit!


The Rogue - The Devil's Duke, book 1 by Katharine Ashe
 Since their provocative interlude six years ago Saint and Constance have been unable to forget each other. Now, she wants him to teach her to use a dagger. But as the lessons turn passionate, will Saint be able to protect his heart once more? Will he be able to keep Constance safe when she is targeted as a killer's next victim?


My American Duchess by Eloisa James
 After two failed engagements, Merry is determined to go through with this one. After all, she is gaining a reputation. But when she encounters Trent and is quickly drawn to him, she has to make a decision. Does she risk making her reputation worse by dumping another fiancé for the man she really wants…her fiance's brother? Or does she take her chances with the fiancé she already has?


Honey Hill House - A Dollar For a Dream series, Book 2 by Lisa Ireland
 The A DOLLAR FOR A DREAM Australian contemporary series continues in a small town in New South Wales with a plucky and vibrant heroine who braves life after a mastectomy. The cattle farmer who wins this charismatic woman's heart will have his hands full of love and life.


Nobody But You - Cedar Ridge series, Book 3 by Jill Shalvis
 Laugh-out-loud funny and sob-worthy poignant, Jacob and Sophie's story is the best of the series. Fans will appreciate the comradery when all the siblings and significant others come together to overcome their business issues and plan a heartwarming Wounded Warriors event in this third book of the CEDAR RIDGE series.


The Lure of the Moonflower - Pink Carnation #12 by Lauren Willig
 THE LURE OF THE MOONFLOWER is an historical novel set in Europe in the early 1800's and in England in 2005. The connection is the Pink Carnation but how does it cross over to both time periods? It's done ingeniously since it also brings us back to book one in the series, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION.


Six Degrees of Scandal - Scandalous series, Book 4 by Caroline Linden
 Destitute after the death of the husband she was forced to wed, Olivia is pursued by a dangerous man who wants the treasure he believes she possesses. When she receives a copy of her husband's diary, she sets out to discover his secrets and stop her pursuer. When the only man she has ever loved offers his help, vowing to stand by her, she struggles not to lose her heart to Jamie again.


The Friends We Keep - Mischief Bay series, Book 2 by Susan Mallery
 Three friends face a year of life altering events in this tantalizing novel that is sure to touch hearts. An emotion-packed story, this book will keep readers on a roller coaster ride of tears and laughter right up to the beautiful ending.


Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
 It has always been expected that Billie would marry one of her two close pals who are brothers. Their oldest sibling, George, has always considered Billie a pest, but when they are unexpectedly thrown together, the sparks fly. One kiss is all it takes to make him want to claim her forever. But, can he win her love, or has she already fallen for one of his brothers?


Fire Bound - Sisters of the Heart, book 5 by Christine Feehan
 Lissa Piner needs to settle unfinished business before going after the man who threatens her sisters and their mates' lives. Casimir Prakenskii promises his brothers to protect Lissa while she is overseas and far from the farm. Can Lissa trust Casimir? Will Lissa and Casimir succeed in taking down Sorbacov?


Heart Like Mine - Echo Lake series, Book 2 by Maggie McGinnis
 A doctor and a financial analyst, plus good friends who can't keep their opinions to themselves, make for some laugh-out-loud moments mixed with poignancy to win your heart. Great contemporary series with likable characters.


What We Find - Sullivan's Crossing series, book 1 by Robyn Carr
 Every time I pick up a new book by one of my favorite authors, Robyn Carr, I know I am in for a glorious time. Her books are about real life experiences and the trials and tribulations of what life can throw at us. WHAT WE FIND is a story of coming home so a lost soul can find her way.


Draw Me Close - Hearts and Crafts series, Book 3 by Nicole Michaels
 The final book in a contemporary craft-themed trilogy features a dumpster diving heroine reunited with the love of her life from her past. Can she forgive the man who broke her heart once already when she realizes he didn't exactly tell the truth?


Unleashed - Love to the Rescue #1 by Rachel Lacey
 UNLEASHED has lots of rescue dogs, friendships and romance. The dogs keep the book interesting especially their interactions with the humans who care for them until they can get placed in their forever homes.


Chance Harbor by Holly Robinson
 Contemporary women's fiction at its best, author Holly Robinson excels at emotional storytelling that teaches lessons in forgiveness. When one event after another unravels this family, you'll root for their success as well as dread what may happen next, all the while hoping the book will never end. Recommended Read!


These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
 I have to say that this Junior Library Guild Selection is one of the better mysteries that I have read in some time. I love the history of New York in the 1890s and the depiction of dirty truths as well as the value of life based on who has the most money. The high society aristocrats who bred their daughters for good marriages with wealthy families to further their control were very ruthless.


Defending Hearts - Boys of Fall series, book 2 by Shannon Stacey
 This story is very enlightening to me. The plight of small town America is one that is very real and the loss of family farms by people that have owned the land for centuries is one that needs to be told again and again. I love Shannon Stacey's writing of small towns.


The Splendor of Ordinary Days - Watervalley series, book 3 by Jeff High
 I don't normally read books written by male authors because in my opinion they aren't written with the knowledge of love and romance that a female mind can do so well. I find Jeff High's book very perceptive in the male feelings of romance and love. THE SPLENDOR OF ORDINARY DAYS is a lovely story. This book is written in the first person which always gives me a closer feeling of being the character.


The Haunted Heist - Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 3 by Angie Fox
 Verity Long believes she finally caught a break and landed a reliable-paying graphic design job. Luck turns against her when Verity's prospective employer ends up dead. Will Verity's ghostly friends help her discover who the murderer is? Is it a ghost or the living?


Promises Kept - The McBride Brothers series, Book 1 by Scarlett Dunn
 A historical western mail-order bride novel with a surprise twist creates expectations for the rest of the series. Western historical fans will rejoice in a new series to follow, especially since the third book will release April 2016.


The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry
 This was women's fiction that kept me turning the pages even when I didn't always want to but ultimately was glad I did. Family angst and lots of troubles were front and center but true Southerners always show the rest of the world that Southern Charm and calm facade.


America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
 You'll feel happiness, anger, frustration, joy, sadness and relief for the characters as you follow them through this fascinating, yet often heartrending, time in American history. An amazing piece of fiction based on an enormous amount of historical research, this novel will churn your emotions.


Trusting Liam by Molly Mc Adams
 Hiding from a gang across the country can be fun... When you add in a sexy stranger from your past.


One Touch More by Mandy Baxter
 Life undercover is hard, but life gets a little easier when you are working with a beautiful woman.


The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown
 When you're stranded at the altar what more can you do than run away to a small town? ***image3**


Fighting for Control by Melynda Price
 Usually, it takes a couple of chapters for me to get into a book and be lost in the world the author creates, but with this book the author sunk her hooks into me during the prologue


Forbidden by Cathy Clamp
 The story as a whole was very active and had a constant flow of events. It leaves you guessing until the end.


Dangerious to Know by Dawn Ryder
 When characters go back and forth to much a reader can either find themselves annoyed or craving from them to work it out. The author has to find the right balance, and I think that Dawn Ryder achieved that in this story.


The Study of Seduction - Sinful Suitors, Book 2 by Sabrina Jeffries
 Edwin Barlow does not believe in love but the earl knows his duty is to marry and produce an heir. Clarissa Lindsey despairs at the realization that she seems to attract the wrong types of men. Can Edwin protect Clarissa from the aggressive Frenchman pursuing her? Will Clarissa be able to move past her fear enough to be a proper wife? Or will her fear ruin their marriage?


Unwrapped - Hunk for the Holidays series, book 3 by Katie Lane
 Katie Lane is not a familiar author to me but I am thinking I need to change that. This story is full of laughter, imagination and the mystery of a homeless man who could be Santa Claus.


Shameless - Bitter Creek series, book 10 by Joan Johnston
 I am always ready to return to Bitter Creek, Wyoming. The feud between the two big land owners is always fun to read about. Grayhawk's and Flynn's feud makes you laugh and feel sad at different intervals.


Bound By One Scandalous Night - The Scandalous Summerfields, book 2 by Diane Gaston
 Rescued by Lt. Edmund, Lady Amelie gives into one night of passion with him because she felt unwanted by her fiancé who left her dumped on the streets of Brussels. But the night yields consequences and three months later, as Edmund recovers from his battlefield wounds, the two wed. When tragedy strikes on their honeymoon, along with her parents' disapproval of the wedding, will it mean the end of their marriage, or will love win out?


The Return of the Witch - The Witch's Daughter, Book 2 by Paula Brackston
 How I love a good paranormal romance with witches and warlocks, as well as anticipating who will cast the first spell. The pages start turning faster as the suspense rises to discover who will out-witch who and when the last spell will be cast. This sequel to THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER is a great continuation of the era-hopping witch and warlord who we believe will fight to the end this time.


Unravel by Calia Read
 Calia Read does not write a run of a mill suspense romance book. She takes you on a grand adventure. On a roller coaster of emotions. What is it about this series I love so much? The story lines are intriguing. Calia Read’s writing is captivating and dramatic. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed reading an author this much.


Unhinge by Calia Read
 It's been a while since I've been so engrossed in a story. And I did love the story so much I'm now going off to buy every other book Calia Read has written. ;) So consider this Reader a new Calia Read fan.


The Promise of Forgiveness by Marin Thomas
 An unusual, character-driven relationship story in a desolate setting that reflects their inner turmoil, this novel will inspire raw emotion and capture your heart.


A Heart Stuck On Hope - A Dollar For a Dream, Book 1 by Jennie Jones
 One dollar a week rent entices a single mom to move with her eight-year-old troubled daughter to a small town in Australia. A fun beginning to a multi-author series.


A Girl's Guide to Moving On, New Beginnings series, book 2 by Debbie Macomber
 Being an avid reader of Debbie Macomber's books, I am always happy to read a new stand-alone novel. Her tales of the family dynamics and modern day ways of the world are reliably absorbing.


The Best Medicine - Strictly Business #1 by Elizabeth Hayley
 THE BEST MEDICINE has lots of heat - much more than I expected. There are doctors and professors to keep things interesting along with burn up the sheet moments!


Barefoot with a Bad Boy - Barefoot Bay Undercover series, Book 3 by Roxanne St. Claire
 Gabriel Rossi mourns the death of the only woman he has ever loved, along with their son. Lila Wickman is finally free from the undercover case that has dominated her life for five years. Will Gabriel protect Lila from the people hunting her? Can Lila and Gabe have a future?


Angels In The Snow by Rexanne Becnel
 Charles and Judith are going through a rough patch in their marriage. Will a week at a mountain home restore the magic back into their life together? ANGELS IN THE SNOW is so heavenly divine!


Midnight Wrangler - Midnight Cowboys series, Book 2 by Cat Johnson
 Contemporary Western fans will enjoy this couple pushing toward midlife who reunite after an unexplained separation twenty-five years ago.


The View from Prince Street - Alexandria series, book 2 by Mary Ellen Taylor
 Having just found this author last month I am overjoyed at getting to read this next book, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET, in her ongoing series of Alexandria, Virginia, both in the 1800s and the present day. Finding more history of the founding families has brought me new insight into how our ancestors control our lots in life.


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