Wishes for 2017

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Dear Readers,

I hope that your holidays were full of love, family, great memories and lots of books .

As 2016 winds down I am looking forward to spending a few days  with my family. I hope you are enjoying your winter break doing something you love with people that complete you.

I am excited for the year ahead with great reads, Coffee With a few fresh faces, and some new things in store for 2017. Be sure to follow the blog, like my Facebook page and twitter to stay up to date.

In the meantime, enjoy the last few days of 2016 and I will see you in January.

With a latte love,

Rae

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Holiday Must Reads…

A Match Made in Mistletoe: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbel is the perfect gift for those who love historical regency romance. At  $0.99 it’s a great gift to slip into a stocking, card, or e-reader.

A bit of mistletoe, a dashing man and a few indiscrete thoughts make this a must read spicy latte. Serena has been promised to a man who she thinks is the man of her dreams. What will happen when she realizes that he might not exacty be her knight in shining armor?

A holiday guest, a childhood friend and a snowstorm will find Serena confronted with deciding who it is her heart truly belongs to.

A This two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle. Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

About the Author:

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Anna Campbell has written ten multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins, and her work is published in seventeen 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). Anna is currently engaged in writing the “Dashing Widows” series, which started in 2015 with The Seduction of Lord Stone. She lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia where she writes full-time.

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A collection of novellas that are sure to please the reader in your life AND a portion of the proceeds go to Caring Community Foundation. A gift that keeps on giving.

Christmas Once Again by Samantha Chase is a novella included in this must read collection.

A winter storm, big dreams and the holidays fast approaching, will they rekindle their love in time for the holidays? Will Hunter and Lexi find their happy-ever-after?

Take a walk in snow, put a few logs on the fire and whip up a yummy drink. Sit back and dive into another holiday romance that is sure to make you feel great!

Author Info:

Me

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

For more information, please visit Samantha’s website – www.chasing-romance.com

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Facebook – www.facebook.com/SamanthaChaseFanClub

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SamanthaChase3

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/samanthachase31/

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Samantha-Chase/e/B006CZWRGC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Instagram – https://instagram.com/samanthachaseromance/

Get your copy here: Christmas in the City II -$0.99

Last minute Holiday Gifts

Time to fill up your e-reader this week with great adventures, romance and some stories that sizzle!

It’s time to sit back, relax and dive into a story from awesome authors.


Aristide (Brethren Origins Book 3)by Barbara Devlin – $0.99


Enter The Brethren (Brethren of the Coast Book 1) by Barbara Devlin -$0.99

The Black Morass (Pirates of the Coast Book 1) by Barbara Devlin- $0.99


Under The Kissing Bough: 15 Romantic Holiday Novellas – $0.99


Made for Us (The Shaughnessy Brothers Book 1) by Samantha Chase – $0.99


Christmas in Silver Bell Falls by Samantha Chase -$0.99


The Christmas Cottage / Ever After by Samantha Chase


The Rogue Pirate’s Bride (Sons of the Revolution Book 3) by Shana Galen – $0.99


The Red Lion (Highland Warriors of Munro Book 1) by Kathryn Le Veque – $3.99. Then check out her backlist and dive into medieval adventure today!


Unworthy (The Worthy Series Book 1) by Lynne Silver – $3.99


Seducing the Tycoon by MK Meredith – $3.99


Seducing Seven (What Happens in Vegas) by MK Meredith – $0.99

Rule Breaker (Break on Through Book 1) by Harper Kincaid $3.44


A Match Made in Mistletoe: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbell – $0.99


Stranded With The Scottish Earl by Anna Campbell – $0.99


The Witches Walk: Haven Harbor Book 1 (The Witches of Haven Harbor) by Jeanne Adams -$1.99

Capitol Danger by J.D. Tyler, Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott, and Suzanne Ferrell – $3.99


EXPOSED (Edgars Family Novels Book 5) by Suzanne Ferrell – $5.99

Welcome to Haven Harbor: A Haven Harbor Anthology by Jeanne Adams, Barbara Devlin, Ellen Dugan and Donna MacMeans -$0.99


Only For You (The Lick Series) by Naima Simone – $1.99

Crossing Hearts (The Cross Creek Series Book 1) by Kimberly Kincaid – $3.99

Her Enemy Protector (Tempt Me) by Avery Flynn -$2.99

Blissed (Misfit Brides Book 1) by Jamie Farrell – FREE

Southern Nights and Secrets (The Boys are Back in Town) by Robin Covington – $3.99

Trouble Walks In (The McGuire Brothers Book 2) by Sara Humphreys -$0.99

Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane Book 5) by Elizabeth Hoyt – $3.99

Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Stefanie London – $2.99

Five Things I Love About You (Chase Brothers) by Sarah Ballance – $0.99

One Sexy Mistake (Chase Brothers) by Sarah Ballance – $0.99


Sleeping with the Boss (Anderson Brothers series) by Marissa Clarke – $2.99


Breaking the Bachelor (Smart Cupid) by Maggie Kelley – $2.99

The Whisky Laird’s Bed (Rake Patrol) by Donna MacMeans – $4.99


Playing to Win (Harlequin Blaze) by Taryn Leigh Taylor – $4.49


A Perfect Catch (The New Jersey Ice Cats) by Anna Sugden – $3.99


A Perfect Selection: The New Jersey Ice Cats by Anna Sugden – $0.99


Flirting with Fire (Hot In Chicago Series) by Kate Meader – $6.99

Alex: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Book 1) by Sawyer Bennett – $3.99

Borderland Brides/The Healer/The Thief by Allison Butler – $1.43

His Every Need (Beauty and the Brit Book 1) by Terri L. Austin -$6.15

Please note that prices can change and Books I Love A Latte is not held responsible if this occurs.

I will be posting another round of great reads soon.

Happy Reading

Winners of the Samantha Chase Blitz Giveaway….was it you?

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*** Congratulations to the following winners from the Samantha Chase Blitz Giveaway ***

Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn.

Karalee parsons won an  e-copy of This is Our Song

The  winners of fabulous swag packs from Samantha Chase are: Michelle Hayes, and Cheryl Hastings.

Since the last winner of the Swag giveaway did not claim their prize we are posting a new name…. Erika G. You have 24 hours to claim your prize or a new name will be drawn.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and I hope you all have a happy holiday season!

Samantha Chase Blitz Day 3- This Is Our Song: Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

Samantha Chase Blitz Day 3- This Is Our Song: Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

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This is Our Song by Samantha Chase is the fourth book in a must read in a series about family, love and challenges as the Shaughnessy siblings deal with a tragedy that impacts each and every one of them differently.  The event changed how they view life, and for some, affect their views of love and trust.

Within every book it begins with a dash of adventure, a splash of compassion and a good dose of humor. Mix in some conflict and romance and you have the recipe for a story that will draw you in till the very last page.

The Shaughnessy family is loyal and protective of one another, despite their differing opinions. In This is Our Song, it’s Riley’s story and his is a musical journey that takes you behind the scenes of a sexy superstar. As a successful and talented musician he is cautious of whom he shares his dreams and ambitions with.

When the past circles around and he discovers who almost destroyed his past, will he ever be able to trust again?

Dive into the life of a rock-star and see how this book of love, inspiration an forgiveness will melt your heart like it did to mine. I’m already waiting by my computer until I can read A Sky Full of Stars, Owen’s story. I’m sure it will be out of this world ;).

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

Excerpt:

“There’s a chocolate chip muffin in the basket too—you know, if you’re interested.”
“I have a feeling if I keep hanging out with you, I’m going to need a whole new wardrobe because I won’t fit into anything I currently own.”
“And you’d still be beautiful,” he said, and Savannah could only turn and stare at him. “It’s true.”
She swallowed hard, unsure of what to say.
“If you’ll both fasten your seat belts,” Lisa said softly as she came back to check on them. “We’re preparing for takeoff. I’ll be up in the galley area. If you need anything or when you’re ready for breakfast—or lunch—let me know.” Then she smiled and walked away as both Savannah and Riley thanked her.
This was it, Savannah thought to herself. She was on the plane and so far, no meltdowns. All around her she could hear what was going on—the main door was closing, the engines were running, and everything seemed to be all right.
Without her asking, Riley stood and closed all the window shades around them. It was a little unnerving how well he seemed to anticipate her needs and concerns. Some people enjoyed looking out the windows as their plane took off, but Savannah wasn’t one of those people. She thanked him for being so considerate as he sat back down and buckled his seat belt.
The plane started to move, and Savannah instinctively dug her fingers into the soft leather of the sofa. There weren’t any armrests near her—not like she would have on a standard airplane seat—so she just grabbed as much as she could, closed her eyes, and held on tight.
“We’re just moving away from the terminal,” Riley said quietly.
She could feel his breath on her ear, but she couldn’t bring herself to open her eyes and look at him. It was safer to keep them firmly shut.
They were silent for several minutes when the plane came to a stop. “We’re waiting for our turn to take off,” he said, his tone soothing. “You need to breathe, sweetheart. I can tell you’re holding your breath.”
“I…I just hate this part. I know it’s coming and I can’t—” She paused and took a few breaths. “I can’t relax.”
“Okay,” he said.
The next thing she knew, Riley pried one of her hands off the sofa and held it in his. It felt good. Warm. Comforting. Then his other hand came around and cupped her cheek, and she felt him rest his head against hers. It felt good. Savannah felt as if she was drawing strength from him. For a few minutes, touching was all they did, but as soon as the plane started to move again, she immediately tensed up.
“Look at me,” he whispered. “Open your eyes and look at me. Focus on my face and nothing else.”
She opened her eyes, but the rest was impossible. How could she focus on his face and not think of how handsome he was? Or how kind and understanding his eyes were?
The plane began to pick up speed, and Savannah knew she was seconds away from a full-on panic attack. There was no way she wanted to do that in front of Riley—or anyone for that matter—so she did the only thing she could.
“Kiss me,” she said.
To give him credit, Riley didn’t question it. He simply closed the distance between them and captured her lips with his. It wasn’t the sweet and gentle kiss of the other night. No. This one was all-consuming and deep and wonderful, and Savannah sighed into it as she pulled her hand free of his and let it rake up into his hair.
So many things were going through Savannah’s mind as she touched him, but the most prevalent was more. She wanted to be free to touch more of him and for him to do the same in return. While Riley’s lips and tongue were doing things to hers she never imagined possible, his hand had stayed in fairly chaste positions—her cheek, her nape. His fingers felt rough against her skin and she could only dream of how they’d feel on other parts of her body.
She cursed the seat belts, the couch, their clothes. Crowding closer to him, she tried to mentally tell him what she wanted. Somewhere in the back of her mind she knew it was crazy—this wasn’t the kind of person she normally was. Wasn’t the kind of woman who threw herself at a man—any man—even a rock star! But there was something about Riley that made her feel differently, act differently, and want differently.
The plane kept moving, time kept moving, and yet Savannah had no recollection of any of it. It was as if everything around them had ceased to exist and it was only the two of them.
And it was absolutely perfect.
There was a sound off in the distance that finally seemed to break through their haze and had Savannah hesitantly removing her lips from his. “What…what was that?” she asked dazedly.
Riley seemed just as disoriented as she was. Lifting his head, he looked around and then smiled. “The seat belt sign is off. It means we can get up and move around.”
She looked around in confusion. “But…how…? We just…?” Then she focused on Riley. “Didn’t we just take off?”
His hand stroked her cheek as he chuckled. “That was about ten minutes ago.”
Her eyes went wide. “Really? I didn’t even… I mean… I had no idea…”
His smile widened. “Yeah. Me too.” He leaned in and gave her another quick kiss before releasing his seat belt and standing. “I don’t know about you, but I’m starving. How about I get Lisa?”

Here’s a quick look at the sexy Riley, would you date him?

Name: Riley Shaughnessy

Occupation:  Musician/Rock Star                             

Height: 6’

Hair Color:  Dark Brown

Eye Color: Blue

Age: 28

What makes you the perfect date?

When I’m out on a date with a woman, there is no one else in the world.  I put all of my attention on her and do my best to make sure that our date includes everything she wants.

What do you look for in a woman?

I used to be all about the looks – mainly because women were always chasing after me.  I had superficial relationships, now I look for a woman who sees more than a rock star, a celebrity.  I want to find someone who just sees me.

Describe yourself in 100 words or less:

Confident.  Talented.  And currently, mildly insecure.  I have always loved music, loved to sing and if I couldn’t do that, I don’t know what I’d do with myself.  Music is just a part of me.  I put my partying ways behind me – not that I had much of one.  I’m just as comfortable on stage in front of thousands of people, as I am at home watching TV.

***** GIVEAWAY *****

Samantha Chase has generously donated ONE  ecopy of This is Our Song AND THREE swag packs for the Blitz giveaway.

Answer the following question in the comments below for a chance to win.  What is your favorite holiday tradition? Is it cooking a family recipe? Cooking dinner for family and friends? Tell us, how do you make the holidays memorable and special?

FOUR winners will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow Books I Love A Latte on the blog, FB and Twitter so you don’t miss the posting of the winners!

Contest ends on 12/8/16 at 11:59PM Four winners will be randomly selected and posted on the blog after 3 PM 12/9/16.

The lucky winners must comment within 24 hours on the blog post (or FB posted link) to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

** All entries from Day 2 and Day 3 will be eligible. **

Author Info:

Me

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

For more information, please visit Samantha’s website – www.chasing-romance.com

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Facebook – www.facebook.com/SamanthaChaseFanClub

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SamanthaChase3

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/samanthachase31/

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Samantha-Chase/e/B006CZWRGC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Instagram – https://instagram.com/samanthachaseromance/

Samantha Chase Blitz Day 2 – Coffee With The Shaughnessy Brothers

Samantha Chase Blitz Day 2 – Coffee With The Shaughnessy Brothers

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I recently sat down to have a Cup of Coffee with the Shaughnessy siblings. This is one chat I’ve been looking forward to!

Rae: First things first – I’m having my usual Latte with Coconut Milk

What’s in your mug?

Aidan: Straight black coffee. I don’t understand these fancy coffee drinks.

Hugh: (laughing) You can still class it up a little bit. I’ve got an espresso macchiato

Quinn: Sounds like a girly coffee to me. I’m with Aidan – black coffee. Because that’s what men drink.

Riley: Sorry, I’m afraid I have to disagree, Quinn. I’ve got a holiday spice flat white. (Holds it up as a toast). To the holidays!

Owen: I’m not much of a coffee drinker. But I’ve got vanilla Frappuccino. (Shrugs) Sort of like a coffee, sort of like a milkshake.

Darcy: (Grinning and shaking her head) I love this time of year. I’ve got my peppermint mocha Frappuccino. So yummy!

Rae: Thank you for meeting up with me, especially with the holidays three weeks away.  Are you all ready?

Quinn: There are enough wrapped presents in front of the tree for about a hundred people so I’ll have to say yes.

Darcy: That’s because Anna took care of it all for you. You better appreciate her!

Quinn: (eyes rolling) Don’t start. I already know how lucky I am.

Darcy: Damn right you are…

Aidan: Zoe took care of everything for us, too. Thank God. Christmas combines her two favorite things – Christmas and shopping. Our house looks like a damn department store display window!

Hugh: Aubrey bought out the entire toy department of Target. I know it. So I’ll have to say that we’re ready.

Darcy: And whatever Aubrey missed, Dad and I bought!

Hugh: Oh God…

Rae: Do you have any favorite cookie recipes?

(All five brothers look at Darcy)

Darcy: (Grinning) What? So I like to bake. You all benefit from it!

Quinn: We know. That’s why we all looked at you. None of us have cookie recipes.

Darcy: Ah…gotcha. I think my favorite to make are the red velvet white chocolate chip cookies. It’s a really easy recipe…

Aidan: Um yeah…for you…

Darcy: Any-way…it’s 1/2 cup softened salted butter, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons red gel or liquid food color (use 2 1/2 teaspoons if needed), 1 3/4 cups Bisquick mix, 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa, 1 cup white vanilla baking chips (add 1/2 cup more if desired). Easy-peasy.

Rae: Do you put up a real tree or a fake tree?

All answered: Real!

Rae: Will everyone be together for the holidays this year?

Hugh: We will. We’re lucky that most of us are still living in the area or can take the time to come home. Dad’s thrilled.

Darcy: He really is. It’s chaos and loud and just crazy but for some reason, he loves it.

Riley: This will be the first Christmas in a couple of years that I’m able to be here so I’m looking forward to it.

Rae: Tell us Aidan, are you still building homes in North Carolina?

Aidan: I am. The business is still growing and we’re expanding a bit but I’ll always stay in this area. This is home to me.

Rae: Hugh, how’s the resort business? What city are you taking over next?

Hugh: The resorts are doing very well. The campaign that Aubrey did for us really gave us more publicity than I thought possible and reservations have been on the rise at all locations ever since. Currently we’re building in North Carolina and I just recently looked at some property up in Alaska.

Rae: Quinn, I’m dying to know – what car do you have in your shop right now? How’s the restorations going?

Quinn: (Grinning) I have a sweet black 77 Trans Am that I’m working on. It looks like the one from Smokey and the Bandit. I’m almost done with it and it drives like a dream!

Rae: Great to see you Riley. I hope that all is well in the music world. I promise this time we won’t talk about work. So tell me, if you could have one thing for Christmas, what would it be?

Riley: (Smiling) I appreciate that. It’s nice to sort of step away from it all for a little while and just hang out with the family. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I’m psyched to be home for it this year. So…one thing? Hmm…This year, I’d say that I’d love a week away – at one of my brother’s resorts – where I can just do nothing all day and just relax. (Looks over at Hugh) Hint, hint!

Rae: What is your favorite part of the holiday?

Riley: Talking about things we did growing up. Sharing memories of those Christmas’s from when we were kids.

Quinn: Definitely. Dad has some old home movies and we bring them out every once in a while and watch them.

Hugh: The Christmas movies. I love sitting around with everyone and watching It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street.

Aidan: Frosty the Snowman. It is not Christmas unless we watch Frosty the Snowman.

Owen: Christmas breakfast. Our mom used to make these huge Belgian waffles every Christmas morning. Dad makes them now but it’s something that no matter where else I have them, they’re never as good as they are on Christmas morning.

Darcy: Presents! How is it that none of you think that getting presents is the best part of the holiday??

Rae: Okay, maybe one work question: I heard rumor that Riley let a reporter hang out with the family, how did that go? Did she stay with you?

Darcy: It was awesome! He finally let us talk to a reporter and we all got to share stories about what it was like growing up with him and how it feels to have a famous brother.

Quinn: Oh yeah…it was like a dream come true.

Aidan: Dude, could you be any more sarcastic?

Quinn: (Shrugging) Probably.

Riley: (Clears his voice) I did bring a reporter home – her name is Savannah Daly and…lets just say that she’s more to me than a reporter.

Quinn: (Makes kissing noises)

Riley: Grow up! (Sighs loudly) Anyway, we stayed with my dad for a bit and then we stayed at Aidan and Zoe’s because Dad was working on his house.

Rae: Owen, what’s new in the world of stars?

Owen: Oh…um…I don’t know if you can say that anything is particularly new with the stars. After all, Most stars are between 1 billion and 10 billion years old. Some stars may even be close to 13.8 billion years old—the observed age of the universe. The oldest star yet discovered, HD 140283, nicknamed Methuselah star, is an estimated…

Darcy: Oh my God! Enough!! We get it!

Rae: Thank you all for hanging out with me. As always please send my regards to your Dad. Happy holidays and next time Hugh – we should meet up at one of your resorts.

Hugh: Pick one and we’ll be there!

***** GIVEAWAY *****

Samantha Chase has generously donated ONE  ecopy of This is Our Song AND THREE swag packs for the Blitz giveaway.

Answer the following question in the comments below for a chance to win.  What is your choice of a vacation – something with thrills or rest and relaxation?

FOUR winners will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow Books I Love A Latte on the blog, FB and Twitter so you don’t miss the posting of the winners!

Contest ends on 12/8/16 at 11:59PM Three winners will be randomly selected and posted on the blog after 3 PM 12/9/16.

The lucky winners must comment within 24 hours on the blog post to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

** All entries from Day 2 and Day 3 will be eligible. **

Author Info:

Me

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

For more information, please visit Samantha’s website – www.chasing-romance.com

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Facebook – www.facebook.com/SamanthaChaseFanClub

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SamanthaChase3

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/samanthachase31/

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Samantha-Chase/e/B006CZWRGC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Instagram – https://instagram.com/samanthachaseromance/