Winners List: Winter Wonderland 2016
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The lucky winners are below. Prizes will be delivered by 12/23. If you won a prize, check your email and spam. Prizes will be delivered by email from Amazon.com.
Jessica Johnson $100 Grand Prize
Christine Acoba $50
Teri Garofalo $50
Tammy Turner $50
Bonnie James $50
Aprille Shadowspeak $25
Melinda Marks $25
Patty Leono Curry $25
Teresa Balderas $25
Sandy Ebel $10
Dana cabral $10
Christine M $10
Kathy Osborn $10
Lisa L $10
Soraya Siu $10
Jeanette Jackson $10
Nancy Fontaine $10
Wendy Rentze Rinebold $10
Regina GP $10
Rebecca Foley $10
Jacole Laryea $10
MJ Symmonds $10
Wendy Mitchell $10
Bruce Vrana $10
David Hogan $10
Suzy Roy $10
Susan Reasoner $10
Mary Margaret Devine $10
Shelia Torres $5
Suzy R $5
Lisla Cavill $5
Katherine Horvath $5
Mary Feddersem $5
Edward Washington $5
Robyn Konopka $5
Laura Farmer PA $5
Brandi Dagwan $5
Nikki Ries $5
Rachel Morse $5
Phyllis Wenzel $5
Terra Oenning $5
Jennifer Becker $5
Tina Hairston $5
Karen Davis $5
Wanda Mayhue $5
Beth Wolfe $5
Betty Akins $5
Heather Hatcher $5
Amy Pederson $5
Desiree Reilly $5
Erryn Barratt $5
Pam Craig $5
Pat Viglione $5
Terry Poage $5
Deborah Dumm $5
Lisa Ward $5
Jennifer Muise $5
A.h. Bos $5
Carey Hoy $5
Elizabeth Berlovan $5
Rajeeva Jayaratne $5
Amy Medeiros $5
Terry Galloway Trahan $5
EskimoPrincess Alisa $5
Shelly Sanders Celli $5
Laura Folstad $5
Cynthia Powers $5
Tashia Jennings $5
Amanda Daggett $5
Laurie Hannon $5
Dorothy Hardy $5
Anna Dise $5
Kristina Oden Runyon $5
Lisa Marie Mitchell $5
Karen Swyers $5
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Capture Me - A Roxy Summers Mystery Book 1 by Katherine Bacher
Nothing ends a first date faster than finding a dead body.
Photographer and sassy Seattle-lite Roxy Summers swears off men after catching her ex-boyfriend, a.k.a. her ex-boss, in a compromising position. Newly single and facing eviction, Roxy puts all distractions (men!) aside as she begins her new job assisting an international fashion photographer and notorious playboy.
No one told Roxy her new job would entail dealing with her new boss' fiery temper, his emotional girlfriend, his conniving ex-mistress, his partner who has a melt-the-polar-ice-caps blinding smile, have her stumbling over a body, become an amateur detective and find herself annoyingly attracted to Detective Charlie Bennett, who seems determined to put Roxy in handcuffs!
The SHIVA Syndrome by Alan Joshua
A test subject is in a liquid filled cylinder in a basement laboratory in Podol'sk in Russia. During the procedure, he experiences a seizure and chaos ensues in the laboratory. When everything settles down, all that remains in the tank is a formless, featureless black cloud. The cloud totally engulfs everything and disappears, leaving nothing but a massive crater. A team is quickly assembled to investigate the incident and the strange crater. Among these is Beau Walker, psychologist and empath. It is obvious that something very bizarre has occurred in Podol'sk. Walker embarks on a journey dealing with his personal demons and must struggle to save humanity from itself.
The SHIVA Syndrome: Finalist in EPIC Books (Scifi), International Book Awards, Bookvana (visionary fiction), Authors Talk About It, and Honorable Mention (Reader's Favorite).
Hero Rising - Heroes of Saturn, #4 by Anna Alexander
Ari Rayner’s fresh start in the city is put on hold when her car breaks down on a mountain pass. Her savior is a hooded angel with haunted eyes who gives new meaning to the phrase “smoldering intensity”. Drawn to his strength, she revels in helping him succumb to his illicit fantasies. Just because she’s a woman doesn’t mean she’s afraid to get down and dirty.
Bale made a deathbed promise to protect those who cannot protect themselves, a vow he’s done a damn fine job of upholding, but the fire burning within Ari beckons him to play in the flames, and the heat they generate brings the house down. But such brilliance sheds light on past mistakes that Bale must now answer for. With his true nature revealed, Ari uses everything at her disposal—whips, straps and a firm hand to convince Bale he is not a monster and is worthy of her love.
Cocktail Cove - Frankly, My Dear Book 1 by Jennifer Saints
When life shakes you up and pours you over the rocks…
Socialite Nikita Derringer is hiding from the mob because of a deal her ex made with the devil, that she accidentally did her ex in with her designer heels, is… beside the point.
Guilt ridden developer Ben Harding walked away from his lucrative big city job and is searching for redemption in the quiet solitude of his grandfather’s sacred fishing cove. But fate has something else in mind for them at cocktail cove. Throw in sex therapy for the masses, a bear of a dog, the deep end of passion and you’ve got a potent mix guaranteed to ignite your senses and fill your heart with love and laughter.
The Rancher's Lady - A Lake Chelan Novella, #1 by Shirley Penick
On the second anniversary of her mommy’s death eight-year-old Alyssa ditches Brownies and her best friend to take some time to herself to think about her mommy. When her daddy, Hank, finally finds her after a frantic search, she is convinced it’s time for her daddy to remarry. And she thinks her new third grade teacher would be perfect.
Hank Jefferson is a busy rancher with three kids. Widowed two years ago, he works hard to be both mother and father, making lunches, spending quality time with each child and running the house, while also running his cattle ranch. He doesn’t have time for a relationship and doesn’t want one. Alyssa’s third grade teacher makes his blood heat, but he knows it would be unethical for him to date his daughter’s teacher.
Ellen Truehart has moved to this new town in a remote location on Lake Chelan and a new teaching assignment to make a fresh start, she loves both the town and her class. Her past has taught her to be cautious around men and not to trust the system. When Alyssa starts acting out in class she has no choice, but to call in the smoking hot father of her student to try to find out what’s wrong with Alyssa.
The Inheritance - An Inlet Beach Novel, #1 by Heidi Hostetter
It started with three letters. Letters to three estranged sisters describing an inheritance: a magnificent beach house on a bluff, overlooking the ocean, and to each of the sisters, this inheritance has come at exactly the right time.
Maureen’s family is scattered. Her children are getting older, with friends and lives of their own, and her husband of 20 years works long hours at his job. This beach house could mean a private retreat for her family before her teenage children leave her with an empty nest. Lydia, the middle sister, makes it a habit to live far above her income. A quick sale of prime beach property would give her money she desperately needs to pay off creditors. And if, somehow, the sale could be arranged to exclude her sisters, even better. Tyra, the youngest sister, wants something very different: a second chance. Her drug conviction fifteen years prior tore the family apart and she has been alone ever since. This inheritance will bring the sisters together physically, and the way Tyra uses that time will determine if she gets the chance she wants.
Inlet Beach is a fictional small town on the coast of Oregon. A bit isolated, it’s bordered by a state park on one side and an inlet that flows to the ocean on the other. A small beach community where everyone knows everyone else, and they all have an opinion. So when three sisters come to town to claim the oldest house in town as their own, you can bet the residents will have something to say about it.
The Inheritance is filled with the quirkiness of a small town, the craziness of an imperfect family, and the hope of a second chance.
Grab a soft blanket, a warm drink, and come with us to Inlet Beach.
Catching Luke by Debra Elise
When the hottest catcher in the league gets sidelined by an accident, the only one who can help him heal is the one woman he can't have.
He needs someone like her ...
Luke Garibaldi is a member of the Outlaws' dugout of bad boys and the league's premier catcher. On the diamond, he plays to win, but when it comes to his private life, what the league doesn't know won't hurt, right? He spends his off hours breaking the rules: riding his motorcycle and putting his legendary arms too close to the asphalt, and playing the field. After all, with his body and his skills, he can have any woman he wants. Except Lara.
She needs to stay far away from guys like him ...
Sports therapist Lara Andretti doesn't have time to play around with baseball players. Especially baseball players as hot as Luke Garibaldi. (Okay, maybe she has a little time to play around with a guy as hot as Luke Garibaldi.) But Lara's not looking for anything serious, especially with Luke's playboy reputation and cocky attitude. Besides her heart's still hurting from the last man who crushed it, and she's ready to leave town and make a fresh start.
But when an accident brings their lives together, and their attraction turns into something more, it becomes clear that the road to happily ever after is never easy. Can they find their way back to each other and win the game of love?
Piggy Bank Blues - Going to the Dogs 2: The Alphas Book 1 by Zoe Dawson
Elizabeth “Lizzie” O’Reilly risked her heart once, now she was using her head.
Ian Lassiter is living the high life in Manhattan and loving it. He's a successful artist and sculptor and has just adopted an adorable Mantle Great Dane named Ozzie from his sister, Callie. The bachelor life suits him until he gets a load of AlphaGroup's newest client. Lizzie has applied to them for a loan to keep her art school for the deaf open and with Ian’s artistic background, it’s up to him to handle the case.
Lizzie’s working on saving her school and a bachelor, even a hunky one, will not deter her from her mission. With a deadline looming to come up with the cash, Ian discovers that her clever Border Collie, Georgia paints amazing huge abstract flowers. Going commercial with her talented pet wasn’t at the top of her list but Ian pulls out the charm. When something goes terribly wrong, will the trust she was building in Ian get tested?
Can a confirmed bachelor lose his resolve and can a woman gain back her trust in love?
Bad Judgment by Sidney Bell
Sidney Bell's debut male/male romantic suspense Bad Judgment delivers an emotionally charged and adrenaline-packed story perfect for fans of Josh Lanyon's Fair Game
Embry Reymeyer was a quiet, ordinary guy—until tragedy ripped his life apart. Now he's living under the radar, desperate to hide his identity and determined to learn the truth behind what happened. Even if that means working for—and bedding—a man he loathes.
As a bodyguard to a shadowy arms dealer, Brogan Smith knows distractions can kill as easily as a bullet. But when he sets his eyes on his client's sexy assistant, he can't get him out of his mind. Even more unnerving: the closer he gets to Embry, the more Brogan starts to suspect he might be protecting the wrong man.
Embry was sure nothing but vengeance would satisfy him—until Brogan offers him something far more tempting. Now Embry must choose: punish the people who nearly destroyed him or fight for a future with the man who has become his entire world.
All Fired Up - Love Unexpected Book 1 by Carmine Valentine
A dare puts Marianne Dunaway back in her hometown on Orcas Island. She’s hoping that it’s the fastest few months known to man. When she learns that someone hasn’t been so nice to her sister and grandfather while she’s been away, and a threatening note shows up at her gate with allegations that her grandfather has connections to stolen jewels, the woman used to a pampered city life has only one person she can turn to for help and he’s unlike any man she’s ever met before.
Jack Sanders has a dangerous air about him and has ‘bad boy’ written all over him. He also has a connection to her grandfather’s past. Fighting the strong attraction that she feels for him, and before she can trust him completely, she’s accepting his offer in order to safeguard her family. His protection in exchange for room and board for him and a homeless teenager who he’s taken under his wing. She has no doubt that Jack can take on those behind the threats whose next demands make it clear that they’re prepared to go to great lengths if the Dunaway family does not produce the jewels that have long been thought to be only folklore.
There’s a lot at stake for Marianne. Not only does she realize how much she’s missed her hometown, but having Jack and the teenager under her roof has given her a taste of what it would feel like to have her own family. But Jack’s made it clear that nothing can tie him down. Even if they can stop whomever is behind the threats, dare she risk one night with Jack knowing that she could lose her heart to this man who could be gone tomorrow?
Darkroom by Mary Maddox
There’s plenty of room for another grave in the mountains . . .
Talented but unstable photographer Day Randall has been living rent-free in Kelly Durrell’s Colorado condo for eight months. Day needs someone to keep an eye on her. Kelly needs someone to draw her out of her stable but not spectacular life. The arrangement works for both of them.
Then Kelly comes home one day to find Day gone. There’s no note, no phone call. Day’s car is still parked out front, but her room is starkly, suspiciously spotless.
No one seems to care. The police certainly aren’t interested in a missing bipolar artist, but Kelly knows something is wrong. Day wouldn’t just leave.
Alone, Kelly traces Day’s last steps through shadowy back rooms of Boulder nightclubs and to a remote mountain estate, where the wealthy protect themselves behind electric fences and armed guards. Along the way, she uncovers a sinister underworld lying just below the mountain snow, and a group of powerful people who will do anything to protect the secrets hidden in Day’s enigmatic photographs.
If she trusts the wrong person, Kelly herself will be the next to disappear.
Dust Up with the Detective - Montana Heroes, Book 2 by Danica Winters
Murder in Montana is never simple
Every dead body in Butte is someone's kin. Detective Jeremy Lawrence has investigated so many wrongdoings, but he still never imagined how it'd feel to be standing over his own brother. Until now. Thankfully, he has the help of Deputy Blake West, a woman he's known his entire life—and wanted for as long as he can remember.
It's been forever since Blake has seen Jeremy, and she has questions for the hot-as-sin lawman. But her interrogation must wait once she learns the killer has set his sights on Blake's daughter. They promise to put family first, but time is running out to uncover the Lawrence family's secrets—and rebuild what Jeremy and Blake thought they'd broken long ago…
Snow Blood: Season 1 by Carol McKibben
Join the dark world of Brogio, the first vampire! The Book that Launches an Unusual Vampire Romance Series!
When Brogio must turn Snow, a beautiful white husky, in order to save the dog, a series of events are unleashed that reveal a sinister plot against the father of all vampires. As life and true death experiences bond the master vampire and his newly transformed vampire canine together, they unravel a conspiracy that when resolved may return Selene, the love of Brogio’s life, back to him and set him free from the lonely existence that has plagued him for thousands of years!??? Begin the Adventurous Paranormal Romance Series
From the author of Luke’s Tale, follow Snow Blood, an epic story of the first vampire as told through the eyes of his kindred dog! Called an "Exquisite Vampire Novel like nothing you've ever read before" filled with amazing twists, turns, suspense, excitement, mystery, romance and wonder!
What You Do to Me by Barbara Longley
Whether it’s repairing a home or taking care of clients’ other needs, Twin Cities handyman Sam Haney is in demand from his mostly female clientele. Despite Sam’s lothario reputation, love isn’t part of his portfolio. He’s built a lot of walls in his time, but the one that’s surrounded his heart ever since the death of his parents is his most solid yet.
Haley Cooper has had enough heartache for a lifetime. Her high school sweetheart up and moved to Indonesia—alone—just two weeks before their wedding. Her mother thinks it’s time for Haley to move on and contracts Sam to work on Haley’s wreck of a house—and anything else, if he’s got the notion.
Sparks fly and passion ignites. But Haley isn’t into Sam’s love-’em-and-leave-’em act. She wants something more. Fixing a house is one thing, but for this handyman, building a relationship will need a whole different set of skills.
Punishment Summer by Peggy Rothschild
Sixteen-year-old Nicki is sent to stay at her grandfather’s cabin near the town of Punishment in the Mendocino Forest. As always, she hides her burn scars and keeps quiet about the mother who ran out on her. But soon after arriving, she begins to suspect Grandpa is also keeping secrets. Her exile brings an unexpected bright spot—Grandpa’s German shepherd, Queenie. The hunky neighbor boy’s another plus, though she quickly starts to doubt his honesty.
From secret pot farms to human trafficking, Nicki discovers nothing in the ‘Mendo’ is what it seems. When Grandpa takes off and the lives of new friends are endangered, Nicki must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect those she cares about. Before summer ends, Nicki will learn there are some choices she can’t undo.
It’s a good thing Grandpa taught her how to shoot.
14+ due to adult situations
Jaded Moon - Ransomed Jewels Book 2 by Laura Landon
Ross Bennett, Marquess of Rainforth, hadn’t come to St. Stephen’s Hollow because he wanted friends. He’d turned his back on Society—just as they’d turned their backs on him. But anonymity was short-lived. The mistress with whom he’d parted amicably five years earlier had borne him a child, a child he hadn’t known existed. And that child had been put into the orphanage his grandfather had endowed on the estate.
Ross fought his desire to go to the child. What child would want a father who was a murderer? Especially one who’d killed his own father and destroyed the family name? Yet when an opportunity came to catch a ring of smugglers bringing opium into London, Ross seized it. How could he refuse? The request came from the highest halls of government – from the Queen herself. Success in his mission was his only chance to restore his self-respect…and his good name.
Josephine Foley must protect the orphaned children at all costs. But when a known rake comes looking for his child, she has to stall, even though holding him at bay is the hardest thing she's ever done. Still, she must! Because the closer she comes to losing her heart to Ross, the closer she comes to being hanged.
The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle by Sharon Buchbinder
When hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years.
Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him in.
With the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man. She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can't help but wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love again.
Taming the Spy - The Blakeney Brothers Adventures Book 2
by Vanessa Liebe
Cameron Blakeney is a man on a mission. Well, more than one, actually. Not only does he wish to reunite his brothers, separated from him in childhood, but he's a spy for the Crown. When he's tasked to observe two French spies in Portsmouth, he hopes to use the opportunity to locate his youngest brother, too. What he's not expecting is to be working with a co-agent in the form of the lovely, undisciplined Lady Arabella.
Lady Arabella Willoughby enjoys working as a female spy and is looking forward to her latest assignment. However, when she discovers her co-agent is Cameron Blakeney, she's not so enthralled. Her one-time childhood friend and hero seems to relish taking her to task over the slightest 'misdemeanor'.
Their mission sees them traveling across the beautiful English countryside, but it is all they can do to stay focused on their goal and not each other. For his part, Cameron is enjoying teaching Arabella new things. Things like how to reveal secrets written in invisible ink, and how to pleasure a man with her mouth.
Arabella is a devoted student and learns all of her lessons well. Lessons that include learning to find pleasure in being over Cameron's knee, bare bottom upturned, legs spread, and with his hand coming down to help her realize the error of her headstrong, reckless actions.
Publishers note: This story contains scenes of domestic discipline and explicitly described sexual scenes. https://www.nightowlreviews.com/V5/Authors/Vanessa-Liebe
Risking It All - A Naked Men Novel by Christi Barth
Who doesn’t love Naked Men? In Christi Barth’s irresistible series, a group of close-knit friends talk out their problems with naked honesty on a popular blog. Bonded by a high-school tragedy, they’re moving on from the past—and fighting for the future with strong and sassy women.
Griffin Montgomery helps people. As a teenager, he kept his best friends alive after their soccer team’s bus crashed in the Alps. Now, as a Coast Guard search and rescue pilot, he saves lives with reckless abandon—until he goes too far and earns a lengthy suspension. Working on the Naked Men projects keeps his mind busy, but Griff’s itching to get back in the action. That’s when he finds his latest rescue mission: a pretty wallflower who’s stuck in her comfort zone.
Chloe Widmore doesn’t take risks. As a professional letter writer, she gets enough excitement out of expressing other people’s emotions. So when the hottest man she’s ever seen invades her coffee shop, Chloe surprises herself with how much she wants to be with him. Routines make her feel safe. Griff makes her deliciously unsafe, in so many ways. But falling for him is one risk she might just have to take . . . whether she’s ready or not.
Holiday Hearts Awakening by Fiola Faelan
The last thing Natalie needs in her life is a handsome-as-sin single father living right next door. What she wants to do is shun the world and embrace her broken heart. She regrets snapping at his little girl over something as silly as Christmas lights, but nothing in the world will change her mind about taking part in holiday hoopla or letting a cherub or her sexy father into her life.
Zach's decision to ignore his snarky, smoking-hot new neighbor is an easy one, even if he feels a tug of regret he won’t get to know her better. He wants nothing to do with a woman who would snap at his little girl over something as trivial as decorating for the holiday.
Neither are prepared for hearts tripping and emotional barriers falling when Zach snatches her from the flames engulfing her home and ends up tucking her into his spare bedroom. Little does he know his ability to play nothing more than caretaker until she's back on her feet is just smoke and mirrors.
Will holiday hearts awaken to passion and new love, or will Zach and Natalie let this chance at new love pass them by?
Trickery by Sabrina York
Though it is expressly forbidden, novice witch, Willow Ostreth, has crafted a plan to seduce a mortal man with her magic. What Willow doesn’t know is that this man—this glorious, delicious specimen who makes her heart pound and her body weep—is no mere mortal. He’s a very powerful warlock, a man determined to lure Willow—and bind her—to his bed.
When the luscious Willow breaks the rules and uses her magic to ensnare him, Damien DeWinter—rebel, renegade, outcast from the Witching World—figures he has carte blanche to pursue her and seduce her—using any means possible. And his arsenal is vast.
What neither of them realizes is that there’s a greater magic at work here—one that could bind them together, forever.
In Restless Dreams by Wren Handman
Sylvia is just a normal girl with huge, normal problems – her mother’s attempted suicide; how to adjust to life on the Upper East Side; trying to make friends in a rich prep school where she doesn’t belong; whether or not to trust the cute boy with the dangerous eyes. She thinks that’s more than she can handle, but she tests the limits of her endurance when she learns that she is the long awaited Phantasmer, a human who can change the fabric of Fairy simply by believing in a new story. Sylvia’s life is thrown off course as two warring Courts, the Seelie and Unseelie, both attempt to co-opt her gift to fight the other Court, which she has to deal with while trying not to get kicked out of school for fighting. And it doesn’t help matters that the fairies begging for her help are both attractive young men – with their own agendas.
Dangerous in a Kilt - Hot Scots Book 1 by Anna Durand
Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Her desperate bid to experience one wild night of sizzling sex, before her trial and certain conviction, lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a hot Scot with a secret past. She can't resist his offer to enjoy one month of sex and companionship with no strings. But when their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts?
Vengeance of a Viking - The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors' Kin Book 2 by Sky Purington
Recently divorced, Samantha is all about new beginnings. Her own company. A beautiful seaside house in Winter Harbor, Maine. A chance to reconnect with her sisters. But fate has something else in store. Tenth-century Scandinavia and a reality she never could have anticipated. After being whisked back in time not once but twice, she ends up in a situation she didn’t see coming. Kidnapped by a Viking.
Of dragon blood, Bjorn Sigdir knew the moment he met Samantha that she was nothing but trouble. How else could it be? She bears the mark of Gungnir, the sword given to Odin by Loki. A blade he is convinced will ruin his people and all affiliated with them. Determined to protect his kin, he concocts a plan that will keep Samantha and her unfortunate tattoo far away from trouble. Or so he thinks when he yanks her back in time.
One a captor, one a prisoner, Bjorn and Samantha embark on a journey full of unending strife. Feisty and independent, she has her own mind. Headstrong and stubborn, he does too. However, they soon have bigger problems than their mutual dislike of each other. Secrets. Ones that force them closer and forge something unexpected. Respect. Attraction. Desire. Yet they face a huge obstacle. If they give into love, all could be lost, including everyone they care about.
Follow the turbulent, heart-wrenching journey of Bjorn and Samantha in Vengeance of a Viking.
The Holiday Spirit by Dani Harper
All she wants for Christmas is a ghost...
Writer Kerri Tollbrook spends her free time counseling the newly departed, but the tall, dark and handsome spirit she meets at the shopping mall claims he’s not dead. Is he just in denial? Or is something more sinister at work?
Firefighter Galen McAllister has felt like The Invisible Man ever since a malicious spell separated him from his still-living body. Kerri is the first person he's met who can actually see him. Now if only he can get her to listen … because the nightmare creature that trapped him between two worlds isn't finished!
Dani Harper's Christmas ghost story is BACK with all-new material. The characters have haunted their author into resurrecting her popular paranormal romance novella and expanding it into a full-length novel. Additional scenes and new details make THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT bigger, better … and badder!
Rebellion - Alien Attachments Book 2 by Sabine Priestley
Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Despite her petite size, she’s a former Sandarian military officer currently serving the Cavacent clan and adjusting to life on a strange planet called Earth. She has no time to search for her psi-mate, the one being who could bring her pleasure beyond any mere physical intimacy. Which doesn’t explain why she’s bonding with a Curzan native who just killed a government official.
Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians enslaved his people and murdered his parents in front him when he was a child. He has sought revenge ever since, and nothing will get in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.
But there is a war coming. And the two beings who want nothing to do with each other hold the fate of an entire planet in the heat of their undeniable desire…
Secrets - Bluegrass Homecoming by Jan Scarbrough
Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for herself. She has just one more thing to do: help her mother. To do so, she must return to Heritage Springs, Kentucky, the place she’d fled years before. Back then she’d been nothing but a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks, hiding a secret that could have destroyed lives.
Newly divorced lawyer Rob Scott seeks solace for his heartache in his small-town roots. Maybe being an incurable romantic isn’t smart for a lawyer who has to deal with hard facts. The last thing he’s looking for is a relationship. He’d made millions in Chicago, but in his heart he’s always kept a secret dream, a desire he’s never told anyone. Then he runs into Kelly, the girl who’d disappeared from his life years ago, leaving behind only hurt and unanswered questions.
Kelly’s kept her secret all these years. But sometimes the only way to build a future is to face the past.
*Re-Issued Title: Originally Titled "A Father at Last".
HOHO Honeybun - Honeybun Fever Book 5 by Sam Cheever
She's miles away, terrified, and running for her life. He's the first person she thinks to call.
She's in terrible danger and nothing will keep him from trying to save her. Even if it means breaking his heart wide open again.
Spirit Song - The Guardians Book 3 by Tessa McFionn
The assassin and the angel. Can her song redeem his soul?
Miranda Devalande had long since given up on her dreams of a happy life. Forced to sing at mob boss Slick Sal's seedy nightclub to cover her brother's rising gambling debts, she survives from day to day as a caged bird. With each new bad bet by her wayward brother, her hope of finding a way free of her "contract" fades. Until a mysterious stranger arrives at the club and turns her whole life upside down...
Danger has always swirled around reluctant Guardian Warrior Sebastian Lambert. Trained as an assassin and recruited out of desperation, he now battles the evils of power-hungry Rogues in Chicago. When his friend and fellow Guardian Viktor Arnhart drags him into a nightclub, he would have never imagined to find an angel at the mic.
Caught between his desire to keep Miranda safe and his drive to hold her close, Bastian must walk the line between the light of a beautiful songstress and the dark of his perilous past even as dangerous forces threaten to destroy them both. Will he open his heart to her in time, or will she fall prey to her soulless fate?
Willow's Discovery - The Winters Sisters, #3 by Joanne Jaytanie
Willow’s next discovery could get her killed.
Willow Winters has been safely ensconced in London managing the international division of the Winters Corporation. But the vicious Kaleidoscope Group is relentless in its pursuit of the Winters sisters and their scientific breakthroughs. They’ve planted a mole in the company ranks, making Willow’s paranormal abilities crucial in the search for the traitor. Unearthing this spy will expose Willow as a threat and put her squarely in the sights of the murderous Kaleidoscope Group.
Wyatt Farraday is a military liaison to the Winters Corporation. Consumed with keeping Victory and Payton Winters alive, he’s had no life of his own. Now the third triplet has returned home and his job just got exponentially harder. Willow outdoes her sisters in the hardheaded department. She’s independent and can take care of herself and she doesn’t need Wyatt to watch out for her. But Wyatt’s determined to watch her in every way he can.
Willow’s Discovery is book three in The Winters Sisters series. Begin your adventure with Book One: "Chasing Victory" and Book Two: "Payton’s Pursuit". This series is to be read in order.
Machine - Barnes Family Book 2 by Normandie Alleman
The Queen of Reality TV meets the King of Porn
She’s trying to clean up her act.
He’s a purveyor of filth.
It will never work.
But don’t tell them that.
Dynassy Barnes isn’t known for her big heart.
She is, however, known for her heart-shaped ass and the selfies she shares with her army of social media followers. So when she meets a handsome former SEAL, she thinks she may have scored a love connection and a way to redeem her reputation with fans.
Bridger Thompson is a man of many secrets.
When an explosion in Iraq damaged his ability to satisfy his then-fiance, he never dreamed the machine he built to carry out his husbandly duties would turn into a business featuring women pleasuring themselves with it on camera. A business that could never be associated with The Barnes’ Family, the darlings of reality TV.
But Dynassy stirs a desire Bridger hasn’t felt in years, and he’s dead set on laying claim to the famous beauty—even though he fears he won’t be able to love her the way she deserves.
For that, he’d need to become a MACHINE.
Note: This book features members of the Barnes Family, but is a standalone novel with a HEA.
Before She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson
Laurel Collingsworth, seventeen and deeply in love, expects to marry her hero and live in wedded bliss forever after. Instead, with the ink barely dry on the marriage lines, Lord Robert Laningham is called away to Spain and the war. With a heavy heart, she sends her husband off with a kiss and a prayer for his safe return.
Now alone in her new role of Lady Laningham, she faces a series of terrifying events, shadowy intruders, missing jewelry, and mysterious footfalls in the night. Added to her alarms, she must fight her hostile sister-in-law for the reigns of her husband’s establishment.
When Lord Robert Laningham returns, can she convince him danger stalks the halls of the ancient mansion? In his wounded state, will he listen, or must she protect her child, her recovering husband, and her household by herself?
In Debt to the Enemy Lord - Lovers and Legends, 4 by Nicole Locke
"You have a debt to pay. You owe me your life."
Anwen, bastard of Brynmor, has fought hard to find her place in the world. But she's forced to rethink everything when she's saved from death by her enemy Teague, Lord of Gwalchdu. Instead of releasing her, he holds her captive…
Teague trusts no one. So, with ominous messages threatening his life, he must keep Anwen under his watch, no matter how much her presence drives him wild. And when passionate arguments turn to passionate encounters, Teague must believe that the strength of their bond will conquer all!
Fiery Magic - A Witch Guardian Romance, #3 by Caryn Moya Block
Haytham Luften is an Air Witch Guardian supporting his team members while fighting Blood Cult members and the Marwolaeth possessed. He never expected to be gifted with a Destined One, or to hear his uncle, head of the Air House, threaten to renounce him if he dared claim the one woman who could share his magic.
Candace Kindle grew up on stories of “destined love” and sharing her magic with one special person. But with the Marwolaeth attacking, true love will have to wait for another day. Following her brother’s advice she walks through a dimensional portal to take shelter with her mother and finds herself a slave in a land ruled by Dragons. There’s only one person who can save her, the Destined One she walked away from.
The Draig's Woman - Draig, #1 Lisa by Dawn Wadler
Rescuing the man tied to a tree seemed like a rational decision. Claire is a smart, capable bookkeeper who happens to work at a martial arts academy. She has no idea the door she walked through to save the bound man would leave her trapped in 13th century Scotland. She is unable to regret the night of passion shared with Ian, even though it happened with the threat of death just outside the door. She pretends to be content with Ian’s friendship, knowing his people must come first. Compelled by honor and tormented by desire, is being his woman, while he marries another, enough?
Ian, Laird of the Draig Clan, is a man trapped by fate. Forced by necessity to marry a woman he has never met, her dowry is essential to save his clan. However, he is in love with the woman who saved his life and then spent one night in his arms. Duty prevents Ian from being able to marry Claire as custom, honor, and his heart demand. Drawn to her, believing they share the same desires and dreams in life, he finally offers her the only option available, a place by his side and in his bed.
Claire and Ian are bound together in love and then ripped apart by deception and a plot to destroy the Draig clan. Facing the final battle alone and unarmed, Claire saves them all. The ultimate challenge is forgiving Ian for sending her away.
The Dragon's Staircase - Kyndall Family Thrillers Book 1 by McKenna Grey
From two award-winning authors comes the first riveting novel in the KYNDALL FAMILY THRILLERS, a romantic suspense series filled with spine-tingling thrills and alluring romance.
A woman haunted by her past.
FBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.
A man willing to do whatever it takes to save her.
When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa's life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson's, a man with his own haunted past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.
A killer closing in.
Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Dragon's Staircase is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.
Heat Level: PG-13 (Sensual)