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Lonesome girl watching at Paris city scape at sunset/sunrise.Looking for a little Christmas romance this July?

Jane and Gabe have one for you and it’s on sale for just 99 pennies! 

 

For Jane Whitmore, agreeing to switch identities with her best friend seems like innocent fun, but spending a romantic night in Paris with a man who doesn’t know her real name turns out to be a lark gone bad. When their one night of passion proves to have lasting results, tracking down Gabe Sutton and telling him he’s about to be the father of her child is just another calamity Jane would rather avoid.

After years of avoiding long-term romantic entanglements, Gabe has found a woman he might just be able to build a life with, only to have her disappear. When he finally finds her, his belief in happily-ever-after staggers under the weight of deception, and looming fatherhood leaves him with two choices: fight her for custody of his future child or cling to the promise of true love.

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Wow, it’s day twelve already, and what better than a spicy conclusion to our series?

Please welcome the the incredible Desiree Holt.


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Jill Kennedy has plans for a Christmas wedding. She’s put down deposits for the flowers, photos, and venue. Now all she needs is a groom. A drummer who’ll keep her life as steady as he keeps the beat to his music. With her good friend Charlie Costello as her wingman, she’ll interview percussionists, one per month until she finds the right tempo. But with Christmas approaching and no groom in sight, she’s starting to wonder if she’ll ever bang the drummer of her dreams.

Excerpt:

Jill Kennedy curled up on her couch studying her iPad, frowning. Her Christmas tree still twinkled in the corner although the holiday was long past. Coldplay’s latest CD bumped its tunes out from her iPod docking station. The last of her Christmas candles flicked in glass holders on the coffee table, filling the room with the scent of pine and cranberry. She should be feeling mellow, but instead her nerves were jumping and a headache was creeping slowly up from the nape of her neck.

Charlie Costello lounged next to her, sock feet resting on her coffee table, his hands tapping a steady rhythm on his thighs in time to the song.

Jill tucked a strand of her shoulder-length sable-colored hair behind her ear as she studied the information on the iPad screen.

“I think I’ve got everything taken care of. Booked the Creekside Winery. Ordered the decorations. Set up a tasting for the food and Stella’s designing the wedding cake.” She glanced up at Charlie. “Why are you looking at me in that strange way?”

He gave her his familiar lop-sided grin. “You are the only woman I know who plans and pays for her wedding without knowing who the groom is.”

She flipped a hand at him. “I’ll have one by then. It’s in the plan. You know.”

He threw back his head and laughed. “Yeah, I love your interview process. You aren’t even dating anyone right now.”

“Because look how poor my choices were in that arena, right?”

He snorted. “So this is better? Tell me how?”

Jill pulled up another memo on her iPad. “Okay. I have a list.”

“A list? This I gotta hear. Lay it on me.”

If she didn’t need his help so badly, she would have smacked him. “It’s very specific. I asked around about different drummers in different bands and narrowed it down to the twelve most likely prospects. You know. Twelve drummers drumming, for Christmas.”

“Like a grocery list,” he teased.

“No, Charlie.” Damn him! “Like an interview process for a job.”

“Is that what this is, kitten? A job?”

“It’s a lifetime commitment,” she sniffed. She wished he’d just let her get on with this. All these questions were making her have tiny doubts about the wisdom of her decision. She gave herself a mental shake. “I’ll do one a month until I hit on the right one. The exact right one. First I check out their musical talent and their band history.”

Charlie gave a roar of laughter. “Because that’s such a requirement for stability?”

“Because it has to be a drummer so I need his performance history,” she snapped.

“Maybe it’s a different kind of performance you should be worrying about.”

“That comes later. After the phone calls and the coffee dates to see how he is in person and match our likes and dislikes.”

“Coffee dates?” He cocked an eyebrow. “Not even a romantic dinner?”

She wanted to sling the iPad at him. “I’ve been that route, remember? The whole nine yards, and what did I get? A bunch of losers. No, I’m doing this like a project for work. As a systems analyst, she knew the importance of things being able to mesh on a practical basis. ”

So you’re going to interview these bozos and then—what?”

Drummers,” she told him. “Interviewing drummers.”

He cocked his head. “And that’s why?”

“I told you.” She blew out a breath of exasperation. “Drummers have the best beat. The best tempo. They’re the heart of the band.” She grinned. “And have the best rhythm in bed.”

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About Desiree:

SONY DSCReferred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt is the world’s oldest living published erotic romance author. A graduate of the University of Michigan her earlier careers include agent and manager in the music industry, public television, associate vice president of university advancement, public relations, and economic development.

She is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, winner of the Ellora’s Cave Golden Ankh and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature.

She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times, The Huffington Post and numerous other national and international publications. Currently she has signed on as a blogger for The Huffington Post. She is also the Authors After Dark 2014 Author of the Year.

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“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)

“Holt knows what her fans will love.” (RT Book Reviews)

“Holt delivers with delicious love scenes, a believable story and characters you care about.” (RT Book Reviews)

“Well-written erotica filled with modern-day cowboys.” (John Rodzilla, Emerson Univ., Boston The Library Journal )

Desiree Holt delivers smoking hot alpha heroes and red hot romances.” (Lea Franczak, USA Today Happy Ever After blog)

“I have read many stories by this author and she never disappoints. She knows how to bring out the best in her characters that help you connect with them.” (Romancing the Book)

“Ride the Mustang by Desiree Holt is everything you come to expect from Ms. Holt.” (Sizzling Hot Reads)

Please welcome talented author, Barbara Edwards

 

Heather Green will do anything to make her twin’s wedding perfect. Despite an impending nor’easter, she sets out with the wedding dress, cake, favors and cake topper in her car. As the snow piles up, her car is wrecked and she barely misses injury in a major accident.Nicholas Burnes would rather be ensconced with his latest cuddle than drive a tow truck, but his brother needs his help. He reluctantly agrees to help Heather find a way to the wedding locale, but when the storm closes the roads, he ends up offering her shelter in his penthouse.Warm and rested at last, Nick and Heather explore their powerful attraction to each other, only to part when he delivers her, on time, to her sister’s wedding. But weddings breed weddings…

Excerpt:

She strained to see past the broken windshield. Her throat hurt when she swallowed. Other vehicles lay tangled in a mess, not just the truck and her car. She prayed another car wouldn’t hit her again and inhaled to calm her racing pulse. She finally got the seatbelt lock to release, forced her door open and stood. Her knees shook and she had to hang onto the sagging door for support. She stared around. Headlights glittered like monster eyes. Her vehicle was at the edge of a horrendous multi-car pile-up.

Sirens wailed like lost children. Blinding red and blue lights flashed everywhere as emergency personnel rushed by. Her hands shook as she dragged on her cashmere coat. Time squeezed and expanded like an accordion being played. A fireman asked if she was okay and ran on at her nod.

She brushed moisture from her face and realized she was crying. She pillowed her head on her arm, the roof supporting her as she wept.

“Hey, lady, you okay?” A gentle hand gripped her shoulder.

This time the questioner stopped to listen.

She looked up into scorching blue eyes so bright they could have been a propane flame.  Her skin warmed and her pulse leaped as if it recognized the message in them. They promised heat and comfort and strength like the hand on her shoulder.  He’d pulled his knit hat down over his forehead and his lower face was covered with dark stubble that matched his thick black eyelashes. His hands were splotched with grease and he smelled like oil and fuel fumes. His quilted jacket was stained and patched, his boots wet and cracked, but he exuded strength and caring.

She swallowed. Her mouth was suddenly dry. Another fixer-upper, like her ex, she briefly thought, although with those gorgeous eyes he might be worth the trouble.

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I’m Barbara Edwards and a native New Englander. I’m a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. I write poetry for myself and novels when I need to tell a longer tale. I’m fascinated by the past so naturally turned to writing historical romance. The dark paranormal stories evolve from nightmares. The romance comes from my belief in people’s basic goodness and longing for love.

I lived in Florida for several years and am past president of the Central Florida Romance Writers and a member of Romance Writers of America. When I returned to Connecticut, I founded the Charter Oak Romance Writers, a Chapter of Romance Writers of America, along with several close friends 

My husband is a retired Police Sergeant. We share an interest Civil War re-enacting and travel the Eastern states to participate in events. I love visiting museums, galleries and battle sites, gathering information for my stories.

I taught Romance Writing at Manchester Community college for three years. I’m fond of gardening and growing antique roses with limited success. Most of my exercise is when my Belgian Shepherd, Dixie, demands a walk.

 

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Please welcome the awesome, Jan Romes!

BIG ON CHRISTMAS is a contemporary romance centered in a small town with deep English roots and rich with Christmas tradition. My heroine, Cassie Newman is from L.A. and doesn’t get all the fuss about Christmas.

I’m tickled to be here today as part of the “Twelve Brides of Christmas” author’s spotlight! My part of this incredible series was geared around ‘Partridge in a pear tree’, and is titled Big On Christmas! In the opening scene, Cassie says right from the get-go that she’s NOT a partridge in a pear tree kind of girl. From there, the fun begins.

One of things stressed in the story is the annual Wassail Weekend that in reality takes place the first weekend of December in Woodstock, Vermont. I thought I’d share a wassail recipe in case you’d like to make it for your Christmas get-togethers:

Wassail

2 qts. Apple cider

1 ½ c. orange juice

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

½ tsp. lemon juice

 

2 cinnamon sticks

 

Pinch of ground cinnamon

 

Pinch of ground cloves

 

Pinch of nutmeg

 

* For wassail with a kick add brandy or rum

 

Put all ingredients in a slow cooker & cook it until it boils, then simmer it the rest of the day. It will taste delicious and the house will smell yummy too.


Born to free-spirited, convention-shucking parents, Cassie Newman thirsts for normal. Leaving L.A. with a secret, she finds herself in Woodstock, VT – a town rich with Christmas tradition. She’s not big on Christmas but Woodstock feels like the perfect fit. Landing a job with Stennett’s Hardware, she tried to forget the world she knew, but Luke Stennett’s small-town charm makes her even more aware of the life she never had.
Blurb:

Luke has his hands full with running the store and caring for his dad. He’s attracted to Cassie but he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Things are starting to go right but he harbors a secret of his own that has the potential to turn everything upside down. Once their secrets are revealed, will it kill the chemistry and send Cassie back to L.A.? Or will she fight for her happiness and stay firmly planted in a place big on Christmas?

 

Buy links for Big on Christmas:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Christmas-Twelve-Brides-Book-ebook/dp/B00OWLKE1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418236535&sr=8-1&keywords=Big+on+Christmas

 

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_175_133&products_id=5936

 

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/big-on-christmas-jan-romes/1120811558?ean=2940150673151

Author Bio: Jan Romes is a hopeless romantic who grew up in northwest Ohio with eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she’s also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She likes to read all genres, writes witty contemporary romance, and enjoys gardening and finding new ways to stay fit.

 

 You can visit Jan at:  www.authorjanromes.com  or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/jan.romes.5 and also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JanRomes

Pardon me for tooting my own horn, but if a fun, holiday romance is your kind of read,

A CASE FOR CALAMITY

might be just what you’re looking for.

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You can find “Calamity” and my other fun romance titles at

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and

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Yay!

The Wild Rose Press is offering Calamity for just a $1.50 through this Saturday 11/15.

It’s available in numerous formats like Kindle, Nook, IPad and more.

Click on the cover and grab your copy quick!

Follow the link below to join us for lots of fun, contests and prizes!!!

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 ***COVER REVEAL***

A CASE FOR CALAMITY

Book eight of The Twelve Brides of Christmas from The Wild Rose Press

Available 11/10/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Jane Whitmore, agreeing to switch identities with her best friend seemed like innocent fun…

 

 

 

 

but a romantic night in Paris…

with a handsome cowboy entrepreneur…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

puts her heart at risk…

and lands her in Gabe Sutton’s bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After years of avoiding long-term romantic entanglements, Gabe has found a woman he might just be able to build a life with…

 

 

only to have her disappear…

 

Their one night of passion…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…proves to have lasting results.

 

 

 

 

 

Tracking down a man who doesn’t know her real name and telling him he’s about to be the father of her child is a lark Jane would rather avoid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Gabe finally finds her, his belief in happily-ever-after staggers under the weight of deception…

Looming fatherhood leaves him with two choices; fight her for custody of his future child…

 

 

 

…or cling to the promise of true love.

 

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Hey Hey, Romance Junkies,

I’ve got a special, FREE treat for you today. Who doesn’t love free? And who doesn’t love a Christmas romance? I’ll let my friend and fellow Wild Rose Press author tell you all about it. Then be sure to share this free treat with your friends. Take it away, Barbara!

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed writing this sweet Holiday romance. It is a true break from my dark and edgy paranormal romances and the conflict of my historical romances.

Journey of the Magi started when I was arranging my Christmas Creche under the tree. I have so many extra figurines that I need a table top to set them around. My three Wisemen or Magi are from my parents’ manger, soft plaster with the paint peeling and chipped edges. I could replace them with the new ones that came with my newer set but they hold old memories.

I was telling my grand-daughter about my grandparents when the story idea occurred to me. Don’t we all want to return home to that place with warm memories and unconditional love?

Blurb:  

Widow Noel Martin never breaks promises, and she promised her kids they’d have Christmas at her childhood home in Connecticut. But driving across country takes money. Noel is broke when a snowstorm blows them into a tiny Minnesota café owned by a man who can change her mind. She accepts his offer of a job. Despite her attraction to him, she makes it clear she is only temporary help.

Dan Longstreet isn’t adopting any more strays, but he needs a waitress. Dan works so hard to make his café a success, he doesn’t have time for love. Though Noel’s slender blonde beauty stuns him and her two adorable children tug at his heart, he denies how they threaten to change his life.

When tragedy strikes, their new-found love is the first victim. Noel can’t stay and Dan can’t leave. Will their journey be the gift that reunites them? 

 

To read the entire story! Quick! Quick! Quick! #Free Download Journey of the Magi http://amzn.com/B00ES5DZEQon #Kindle



Thanks Mac, for being my hostess.

Journey of the Magi is available here: http://amzn.com/B00ES5DZEQ

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Welcome and Merry Christmas maniacs! I’m stoked to have fellow Still Moments Publishing author and friend, Terri Rochenski embrace the mania today because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a Christmas romance? I’ve never written one but I love reading them and Terri stopped by today to tell us about her holiday romance, Beginning of Forever, part of SMP’s Christmas Magic anthology.

Hiya, Terri and congrats on the release of Beginning of Forever. What was the germ of the idea behind your story?

You’ll see in the dedication that the story was inspired by my sister-in-law’s real-life story of love lost & refound.

Oh, Christmas is the perfect time for second chances, isn’t it? What is the first book you remember loving?

Laura Ingles series my mom-mom (grandmother) got for me when I was 7.

Yep, that’s a winner. What little girl didn’t dream of having Pa for a dad, and getting the best of Nelly? 😉 Where is the oddest place you’ve ever pulled out a book?

Hmmm. While in labor? haha

LOL Now, why didn’t I think of that? Besides a critiquing partner, is there someone you let read your ms before submitting?

My mother. Before hitting that ‘submit’ button I need the boost only she can give.

Go Mom! They make the best cheerleaders. Which of the characters you’ve written most resembles you, and why?

Strangely enough, I’d have to say Kemen from ‘Beyond Diljan’, one of the first flash fiction pieces I had published with Hogglepot Journal. The link can be found on my website. Kemen is curious and brave, but he will do what needs done whether he likes the idea or not.

Qualities that make the best kind of heroes. Was your road to publication a hair-raising, pothole ridden mountain pass, or a well-tended superhighway?

My first attempts of getting an agent YEARS ago was potholed to hell. Even with a letter of introduction by Anne Tyler I had no luck. I DID get Donald Maass to read / crit the first chapter of an historical romance I wrote. Once I joined Scribophile, a critique site, I learned I wasn’t as good as I thought. Honestly, a few months there and submitting & getting accepted proved much easier for me. More well-tended highway-ish than most travel I think.

Cats or dogs?

Even though I have  2 cats I’m going to say neither. Dogs are just little kids that never grow up & cats are shedding, stinky-breathed snobs who shred furniture.

LOL Tell us how you really feel, girlfriend! So, If you knew then what you know now, you would have… and you wouldn’t have…

I certainly wouldn’t have told Anne Tyler that Donald Maass didn’t know what he was talking about. *burrow head in sand*  In my defense, I had NO idea who the dude was.

I would have joined a critique site and got feedback from my peers – learned from those who went before me. Checked out their scars & say to myself, ‘What can I do better to make this easier’.

Excellent advice, on both parts, though I would have loved to have seen his face at your opinion. 😉

Thanks so much for chatting with us today, Terri. Okay, maniacs, you can find Christmas Magic at

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And for a chance at a FREE e-copy of Christmas Magic, visit Terri’s blog here.