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It’s Day TWO of our BIG post-holiday GIVEAWAY – Take a look!

Thank you Dear Followers, Readers and Authors, I Adore!
You won’t believe what was left on my floor.
The holidays are over and the trash is out
So why must I ask do you still pout?

Disappointed and pining for “must read” books not received.
That coveted book, when you asked,  “pretty please?”
Please stop shedding those tears
Keep reading and alleviate those fears

Check out this big stash – you must partake!
Your authors love you and want you to know
Take a look at this booty and discover a Naughty rake
Or a billionaire, a Slip Travler,  or SEAL will help you go
Re-discover a new Author or reconnect with an old favorite for goodness sake

No gimmicks, no rafflecopters, no boxes to tag
For your shot at a great read, not found in your holiday bag
Your significant other wasn’t quick, didn’t hear what you asked,
so this, dear readers is your only task
Pass the ‘word around on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter,
Thank you, thank you, and remember a good read for Winter,
Now, all of these authors have done a good deed…
Take a look, pick a book and settle in for a READ!

****Just ONE step between you and an awesome prize***

Let us know in the comments below what you got that wasn’t so hot and what book you’d LOVE!  PLEASE let me know if you’re INTERNATIONAL – there are sweet deals just for you! (See prizes below!)

If your gift was a book, don’t share the names of the books out of respect to both the Authors and other readers, PLEASE! But, ugly sweaters or tacky ornaments? You can name names! As well as any other crazy gifts that you got that you just said “WHAT?”

Contest runs from 7:30 AM 12/27/14- 7:30 AM 12/29/14

Winners will be randomly selected from comments posted on 12/27/14, 12/28/14 and 12/29/14 till 7:30 AM and posted on 12/29/14

Subject to availability or Books I Love A Latte will pick winners and match prizes by a random drawing.

A HUGE Thank You to each author for donating such AMAZING and FABULOUS prizes!

Good luck to all! Be sure to FOLLOW MY BLOG or FOLLOW me on Twitter @RaeLatte to receive updates on this post and all future posts!

Ok…  here’s what’s up for grabs!

tentacle IMG_2924 Tentacle Affaire gift pack – mug, starbucks card, chocolate and an e-book (Kindle Book only) – Prize pack for Continental US- Donated by Jeanne Adams

1896991_10203654679262426_8489723404031613596_n 1 copy of A Jewel in Time donated by Jeanne Adams

Christmas with a SEAL cover 2 Prize Packs- Autographed print copy of Christmas with a SEAL
book and SEAL swag bag donated by Tawny Weber
Earl low res 2 e-books of Her Christmas Earl (International) from Anna Campbell

KickStart_260x420 1 e-book of Kick Start from Caren Crane (International or Domestic)

Baby Steps 1 e-book of Baby Steps from Caren Crane (International or Domestic)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00004] 1 e-book of Tiara Wars from Caren Crane (International or Domestic)

Sentinel_Final_ 1 Autographed copy – Sentinel donated by Nancy Northcott

sfp2 1 Autographed Copy – Searching for Perfect
donated by Jennifer Probst 

Loving Lt. Douglas ecover 1 Autographed Novella of Loving Lieutenant Douglas
donated by Barbara Devlin

Close to Christmas 2 e-books of Close to Christmas donated by Suzanne Ferrell

1 e-book from Jade Lee/ Kathy Lyons (donated by Jade Lee/Kathy Lyons)

1 e-book of If I return – Sawyer Bennett (donated by Sawyer Bennett)

1 e-book of Off Season – Sawyer Bennett (donated by Sawyer Bennett)

BIG AFTER HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY…YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT!

Thank you Dear Followers, Readers and Authors, I Adore!
You won’t believe what was left on my floor.
The holidays are over and the trash is out
So why must I ask do you still pout?

Disappointed and pining for “must read” books not received.
That coveted book, when you asked,  “pretty please?”
Please stop shedding those tears
Keep reading and alleviate those fears

Check out this big stash – you must partake!
Your authors love you and want you to know
Take a look at this booty and discover a Naughty rake
Or a billionaire, a Slip Travler,  or SEAL will help you go
Re-discover a new Author or reconnect with an old favorite for goodness sake

No gimmicks, no rafflecopters, no boxes to tag
For your shot at a great read, not found in your holiday bag
Your significant other wasn’t quick, didn’t hear what you asked,
so this, dear readers is your only task
Pass the ‘word around on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter,
Thank you, thank you, and remember a good read for Winter,
Now, all of these authors have done a good deed…
Take a look, pick a book and settle in for a READ!

****Just ONE step between you and an awesome prize***

Let us know in the comments below what you got that wasn’t so hot and what book you’d LOVE!

If your gift was a book, don’t share the names of the books out of respect to both the Authors and other readers, PLEASE! But, ugly sweaters or tacky ornaments? You can name names! As well as any other crazy gifts that you got that you just said “WHAT?”

Contest runs from 7:30 AM 12/27/14- 7:30 AM 12/29/14
Winners will be randomly selected and posted on 12/29/14

Subject to availability or Books I Love A Latte will pick winners and match prizes by a random drawing.

A HUGE Thank You to each author for donating such AMAZING and FABULOUS prizes!

Good luck to all! Be sure to FOLLOW MY BLOG or FOLLOW me on Twitter @RaeLatte to receive updates on this post and all future posts!

Ok…  here’s what’s up for grabs!

tentacle IMG_2924 Tentacle Affaire gift pack – mug, starbucks card, chocolate and an e-book (Kindle Book only) – Prize pack for Continental US- Donated by Jeanne Adams

1896991_10203654679262426_8489723404031613596_n 1 copy of A Jewel in Time donated by Jeanne Adams

Christmas with a SEAL cover 2 – Autographed print copy of Christmas with a SEAL book
donated by Tawny Weber
2 – SEAL swag bag donated by Tawny Weber

Earl low res 2 e-books of Her Christmas Earl (International) from Anna Campbell

KickStart_260x420 1 e-book of Kick Start from Caren Crane (International or Domestic)

Baby Steps 1 e-book of Baby Steps from Caren Crane (International or Domestic)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00004] 1 e-book of Tiara Wars from Caren Crane (International or Domestic)

Sentinel_Final_ 1 Autographed copy – Sentinel donated by Nancy Northcott

sfp2 1 Autographed Copy – Searching for Perfect
donated by Jennifer Probst 

Loving Lt. Douglas ecover 1 Autographed Novella of Loving Lieutenant Douglas
donated by Barbara Devlin

Close to Christmas 2 e-books of Close to Christmas donated by Suzanne Ferrell

1 e-book from Jade Lee/ Kathy Lyons (donated by Jade Lee/Kathy Lyons)

1 e-book of If I return – Sawyer Bennett (donated by Sawyer Bennett)

1 e-book of Off Season – Sawyer Bennett (donated by Sawyer Bennett)

What would it take for you to pursue your dreams?

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Kick Start (Cross Springs Series, Book 1) by Caren Crane explores the unimaginable offense in a marriage, a spousal affair, and then navigates through the aftermath as both partners battle it out for a new beginning.  So what do you do when you wake up and discover that your marriage is over? That’s what happened when Linda Dowling faced the unexpected situation in her marriage. After 20 years of being in a relationship, she was suddenly on her own, this time with three kids. She is determined to find a way to make this new change work. Faced with anger, disappointment and no career, she has to discover who she is and what she wants to do.  Having to juggle everything while raising and protecting her children from all the negative fall-out that comes with any divorce, much less one where a partner cheated is even trickier.

When Linda decides to go back to school she meets Jack, a hunky man who knows exactly what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. It’s time for Linda to decide what’s important, fitting into the town’s expectations or breaking the ”Stepford Wives” kind of mold she feels she’s been in, and doing her own thing.  Will Jack be a passing fling? Will Linda finally find out she can actually trust someone? What will transpire when Jack discovers what really happened, and all the problems that led to her divorce and her scumbag ex?

Unfortunately, while all of this is going on, Linda’s best friend Connie is going through her own issues, and that complicates everything.  Linda will have to decide what to do when she realizes that for once she must balance the scales and put herself first. Will she be able to do it and maintain the friendship with Connie? Everyone should have a friend like Connie but can Linda trust that it will stay steady when she speaks from the heart?

Even more frustrating is when Linda’s kids decide that now is the perfect time to show her how much they need her. The craziness that ensues is epic. This book is filled with a fresh and comedic voice, lots of sexy chemistry and characters that will melt your heart and knock your socks off! If you’re looking for something new check out the first start in this fantastic series!  This is a must read and a must gift this holiday season!

I received this ARC in The Perfect Date bundle which has 17 full length stories and 3 novellas by 20 fabulous Red Door Reads authors! If you’re looking for something to warm you up this holiday week then download this deal now! At $2.99 on Amazon Kindle it’s a deal for both you and a friend! If you want to know more about Caren Crane check out my Coffee With post ( https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/coffee-with-caren-crane/ )  I’m looking forward to the next installment!

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BIO:

Caren Crane grew up in Nashville, TN, and as a result does not care for country music. However, she cares a great deal about family, friends and men in boots. She blames her love of reading on a childhood devoid of TV and heavy on amusing oneself. Reading books was a lot more fun than playing with Barbies and playing “library” was far superior to playing “school.”

Caren now lives in North Carolina with her tall, handsome husband and a semi-feral and very demanding rescue cat. She fills all her books with family, friends and happy-ever-after endings. Which all books should feature, in her opinion. Connect with Caren on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CarenCraneAuthor or get the latest book news at https://www.CarenCrane.com.

Happy Holidays! Have no fear there are Sweet Book Deals still to be found for all….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing all who celebrate Christmas a day of peace, joy and good health. For those not celebrating may your day also be filled with peace, joy and good health this year too! The holidays are a time to spend with family, friends, and those we consider a bit of both!

While the gift giving has commenced in many homes there are still plenty of e-book deals to be had. Don’t miss out on these sweet treats! Download a few, grab a warm mug of something yummy and reward yourself! Some of these deals end at midnight tonight!

Captivated by You – Sylvia Day ($2.50 on Kindle)

All I Want for Christmas is Blue: A Lord and Lady Spy Novella – Shana Galen ($.99 on Kindle)

Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story – Jill Shalvis ($1.99 on Kindle)

The Perfect Date by Red Door Reads Authors – 17 Novels and 3 Novellas ($2.99 on Kindle)

A SEAL’s Sacrifice – Tawny Weber ($1.99 on Kindle)

Close to Home (Westen Series Book 1) – Suzanne Ferrell (Free on Kindle)

The Groom’s Gamble: A Novella – Jade Lee (FREE on Kindle)

What the Bride Wore– Jade Lee ($1.99 on Kindle)

A Perfect Trade – Anna Sugden ($3.79 on Kindle)

Highlanders – Terry Spear ($3.03 on Kindle)

Bring on the Heat: A Boys of Summer Novel (The Boys of Summer Book 1) – Katie Rose ($2.99 on Kindle)

Season for Temptation (Holiday Pleasure Book 1) – Theresa Romain ($1.99 on Kindle)

Season for Surrender (Holiday Pleasure Book 2) – Theresa Romain ($2.99 on Kindle)

How to Catch a Wild Viscount – Tessa Dare (FREE on Kindle)

A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove)  – Tessa Dare ($2.99 on Kindle)

In Your Dreams (The Blue Heron Series Book 4) – Kristin Higgins ($1.99 on Kindle)

The Winter Wife: A Christmas Novella – Anna Campbell ($.99 on Kindle)

Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella – Anna Campbell ($.99 on Kindle)

A Grosvenor Christmas Square Christmas – Anna Campbell, Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, and Kate Noble (FREE on Kindle)

A Dozen Rakes, Renegades and Rogues, Oh My! The First Collection – Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice, Jennifer Ashley, Jade Lee, Jackie Ivie, Susan Grant, Jillian Hart, Eliza Knight, Kimberly Killion, Jennifer Jakes, Beth Williamson and Jess Michaels (Pre-order on Kindle $2.99 avail. February 14, 2015)

Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection – Trish Milburn, Beth Pattillo, D.B. Sieders, Dorien Kelly, Janice Lynn, Suzanne Ferrell, Donna MacMeans, Anna Sugden, Nicki Salcedo, Colleen Gleason, Michelle Monkou, Heather McGovern, Lindsey Brookes, Bridget Hodder, Natalie J. Damschroder, Tanya Michaels, Tawny Weber, Sally Kilpatrick, Monica McCabe, Jody Wallace, Jeanette Grey, MJ Frederick, Maureen Hardegree, Nancy Northcott, Gretchen Stll (FREE on Kindle)

Christmas in the Duke’s Arms – Shana Galen, Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel, Grace Burrowes ($.99 on Kindle)

The Healer – Allison Butler ($3.53 on Kindle)

 

Deadly Delivery– Jeanne Adams ($.99 on Kindle)

The Tentacle Affaire: A Slip Traveler Novel – Book 1 (The Slip Traveler Novels)  – Jeanne Adams ($2.99 on Kindle)

A Jewel in Time: A Sultry Sisters Anthology – Barbara Devlin, Jeanne Adams, and Caitlenn T. Ainnsley ($2.99 on Kindle)

Alex: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) – Sawyer Bennett ($2.99 on Kindle)

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire Book 1) – Jennifer Probst ($3.99 on Kindle)

A Last Chance Christmas (Sons of Chance Series Book 17) – Vicki Lewis Thompson ($3.79 on Kindle)

Already Home (Sons of Chance Series) – Vicki Lewis Thompson ($1.99 on Kindle)

The Nerd Series – Vicki Lewis Thompson ($5.99 for Book 1, Books 2-8 are $2.99 each on Kindle)

A Kiss for Luck : A Novella – Grace Burrowes (FREE on Kindle)

Sentinel: A Light Mage Wars Novella – Nancy Northcott ($.99 on Kindle)

Douglas: Lord of Heartache (The Lonely Lords) – Grace Burrowes (FREE on Kindle)

Loving Lieutenant Douglas: A Brethren of the Coast Novella (Brethren of the Coast) – Barbara Devlin ($.99 on Kindle)

All FIVE Brethren of the Coast Books by Barbara Devlin are $.99 each!

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane Book 1) – Elizabeth Hoyt ($1.99 on Kindle)

Darling Beast (Maiden Lane Book 7) – Elizabeth Hoyt ($2.99 on Kindle)

The Winter Sea, The Shadowy Horses and The Rose Garden – Susanna Kearsley ($2.99 each on Kindle Daily Deal)

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)– Rick Riordan ($2.99 on Kindle Daily Deal)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1) – Rick Riordan ($1.99 on Kindle Daily Deal)

The Kane Chronicles, Book 1: The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan ($2.99 on Kindle Daily Deal)

Act One, Wish One: A Humorous Paranormal Romance (As You Wish Series Book 1) – Mindy Klasky (FREE on Kindle)

It’s a **Spicy Latte** this Christmas Eve and there’s a Sexy SEAL waiting for you!

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Christmas with a SEAL by Tawny Weber is the sixth installment in her Sexy SEALs series and is one sexy holiday treat!  Frankie Silvera is a silversmith who’s lost her mojo and is determined to get it back. A change is in order and she’s frustrated at the idea of never creating another sought-after piece of jewelry.  While at her dear friend Lara Banks’s wedding she runs into Phillip, Lara’s hunky brother, who doesn’t recognize her.

What’s a girl to do when she bumps into a man that’s been her childhood fantasy, the stud she’s been dreaming about her entire life? That’s when she whips up a plan, one wild and hot night of bliss! That will surely get her back on track. Her first instinct is to run, but she somehow calms herself down. It’s just one night, or is it?

Can a wild hot night inspire her creative gears? What will Phillip do if he learns the truth about who she really is? But her creative mojo is back and she’s out to put her career back on track with Christmas Ornaments that are in demand!

Unfortunately a tragic situation from a mission that went horribly wrong still haunts Phillip. He’s craving revenge about as much as Frankie has lusted after him since she was a teenager.  While both have an agenda, will they have time for each other? Never interested in being part of his family he’s finally connected with his sister Lara and perhaps may be the opening into something life-changing for both.

Unfortunately for Phillip his superiors have a different agenda and want him at the Naval Academy for training. All he really wants is to be back out in the field, but he decides to explore this newly discovered connection with Frankie and a few extra weeks at home won’t be so bad.

With both of them looking for a fresh start, they need to decide if this is just a passing fancy or determine if this could in fact be something more permanent. SEALs don’t usually do permanent. Especially daily, and for the lucky few, weekly contact is not what he’s used to. Now that he has some free time on his schedule, it’s time to decide if she’s able to handle him in more ways than one. Afraid he might be sacrificing more than he should Frankie panics! Convincing themselves that a little failure doesn’t mean it’s the start to a road of disaster, might prove to be a challenge.

As I mentioned in a previous blog post I don’t rate any of my reviews on my blog. However, for this “Spicy Read” I will rate it for its spiciness that way you’ll know if this little gem is for you!

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There is just enough sizzle to make you tingle, for 18+

Tawny Weber once again has dropped us into the world of hot, sexy Navy SEALs. These guys are smokin’ and their stories just keep getting better, especially the covers! This is one electric and sizzling story filled with decadence and pie! Yes, the baking will once again cause your salivary glands into massive overdrive!  It’s a good thing it’s not unusual for a baking session at three in the morning these next few days! If you are looking for something to get you in the mood – for baking or other decadent delights! – this holiday season then this will surely do!

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BIO:

 

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of thirty books and counting, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Website:  tawnyweber.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TawnyWeber.RomanceAuthor
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TawnyWeber
Pinterest:   https://pinterest.com/tawnyweber/

Coffee With Anna Campbell

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First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Latte 🙂 What would you order?

Hi  Rae! Thanks for having me as your guest today. In Australia, we have a thing called a flat white which is like a cappuccino without the cap – so strong milk coffee basically. I didn’t realize that flat whites were a local specialty until I tried to order one at Starbucks in the U.S. and they looked at me like I was a lunatic!

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions.  I am a HUGE fan of your Sons of Sin series and see that Book 4 will be out in April, 2015. After that, how many books you anticipate in this series?

Thanks so much for saying that. Sons of Sin is my first series and I must say I’m now hooked on the concept of writing linked books. I love being able to hint at future stories and go back to revisit earlier characters. I’m not quite sure where the series goes after Leath as far as full-length stories go, but I’m planning at least two more novellas to tie up a few stray characters like Elias and Marianne and tell the story of how Richard got together with Sirius the mutt. I LOVE Sirius the mutt!

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1. A Must read book and why? Recently a Facebook friend introduced me to Susanna Kearsley and I read her THE SHADOWY HORSES. Absolutely loved it – archeology, a romance, a mystery, suspense, a ghost story and wonderful, wonderful characters, not to mention a great and atmospheric Scottish setting.

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown? I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. One of my favorite places to take visitors locally is Mary Cairncross Park up in the mountainous hinterland about half an hour away. It’s a fragment of the original subtropical rainforest that originally covered a lot of this area. It’s like another world, something from the dinosaur days, and you’ll see an amazing selection of native birds and animals. It’s also accessible for less mobile visitors. Not to mention, there’s one of the best views of the world famous Glasshouse Mountains from the car park. Here’s the link: https://www.mary-cairncross.com.au/

3. Castles or Beaches? Can’t I have both? Here in Australia we have the world’s best beaches. But when I travel, I love going to old houses. One of my favorite castles, Bamburgh in Northumberland is right on the beach: http:www.bamburghcastle.com/ That has the best of both worlds.

4. One thing readers would be surprised to know about you. I can’t drive.

5. When you are travelling do you prefer to road trip it or fly it? I prefer a road trip – you see so much more. Sadly, flying is more convenient when time is short. I’m a rotten air traveler. I get jet lag just looking at a photo of an airport!

6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go? Definitely the UK! I’ve been there often and use my travels to inspire my stories, but there’s so much more to see still and I’d love to go back to some of my favorite places. I’m hoping to do a UK trip next year- sadly, all the expenses will be paid, by ME!

7. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why? The answer to this one would change daily, but right now my favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. I think it’s just so romantic and the characters stay in your heart.

8. Do you love to cook or go out to eat? I love eating out, especially in good restaurants. I’m fairly traditional- an authentic French bistro would probably be my choice.

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BIO:

ANNA CAMPBELL has written nine multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins and her work is published in sixteen languages. Anna has won numerous awards for her Regency-set stories including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence (twice), the Write Touch, the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association’s favorite historical romance (five times). Her books have three times been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award and three times for Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year. Anna is currently engaged in writing the “Sons of Sin” series, which started in 2012 with  SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. Look out for A SCOUNDREL BY MOONLIGHT in April 2015. Anna lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia where she writes full-time. Her website is: www.annacampbell.info

Twitter: @AnnaCampbellOz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaCampbellFans?ref=br_rs

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/296477.Anna_Campbell