Dear Readers…give a gift this holiday season that will make you a superstar amongst your family and friends.
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At these prices I plan to scoop up a few e-books and make my e-reader happy 😉
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – $1.99
Hard to Let Go: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye – $1.99
If You Only Knew by Kristin Higgins – $0.99
Capitol Danger by J.D. Tyler, Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott and Suzanne Ferrell – $0.99
The Best Man (The Blue Heron Series Book 1) by Kristin Higgins – $0.99
Christmas Ladies (Windham Series) by Grace Burrowes – $1.99
The First Kiss (Sweetest Kiss Book 2) by Grace Burrowes – $1.99
The Traitor (Captive Hearts Book 2) by Grace Burrowes – $1.99
Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Coven Garden Cubs Book 1) by Shana Galen – $1.99
PRE-ORDER I’ll Be There (Montgomery Brothers) by Samantha Chase for $2.80
The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase – $0.99
Wait for Me (Montgomery Brothers) by Samantha Chase – $1.99
Holding Strong (Ultimate Book 2) by Lori Foster – $1.99
Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemede – $1.99
Go Set A Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee – $4.99
Bring on the Dusk (The Night Stalkers Book 15) by M.L. Buchman – $1.99
All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue: The Debutante Files by Sophie Jordan – $1.99
Cross My Heart (Sons of Chance Book 10) by Vicki Lewis Thompson – $1.99
A Tentacle Affair: A Slip Traveler Novel (Book 1) by Jeanne Adams – $2.99
Dead Run: Faithful Defenders #1 by Jeanne Adams – $2.99
The Rules According to Gracie (Behind the Bar) by Stefanie London – $0.99
Love With an Improper Stranger (Brethren of the Coast Book 7) by Barbara Devlin – $0.99
Brethren of the Coast: Volume 1 by Barbara Devlin – $0.99
Enter the Brethren Book 1
My Lady, The Spy Book 2
The Most Unlikely Lady Book 3
A Jewel in Time: A Sultry Sisters Anthology by Barbara Devlin, Jeanne Adams and Caitlenn T. Ainsley – $2.99
A Pirate for Christmas: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbell – $0.99
Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella by Anna Campbell- $0.99
Naughty Christmas Nights by Tawny Weber – $1.99
** HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY**Searching for You by
Jennifer Probst – $1.99
The Thief (Borderland Brides) by Allison Butler – $2.35
The Healer (Borderland Brides) by Allison Butler – $1.40
A Highland Wolf Christmas (Heart of the Wolf 15) by Terry Spear- $1.99
Seducing Seven (What Happens In Vegas) by MK Meredith – $0.99
The Makeover Mistake (What Happens in Vegas) by Kathy Lyons – $0.99
Masquerading with the CEO (What Happens in Vegas) by Dawn Chartier – $0.99
Five Things I Love About You (Chase Brothers) by Sarah Ballance
Close to Home (Westen Series, Book 1) by Suzanne Ferrell – FREE
Unwrapping Her Perfect Match: A London Legends Christmas by Kat Latham – FREE
Knowing the Score (A London Legends Book 1) by Kat Latham – $1.99
Dukes of War Boxed Set (Books 1-4) by Erica Ridley – $5.99
The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress Book 2
The Major’s Faux Fiancee Book 4
The Sport of Baronets (Romance of the Turfs) by Theresa Romain – $2.51
Season for Temptation (Holiday Pleasure Book 1) by Theresa Romain – $1.99
Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress: A Captivating and hilarious Regency Romance (Matchmaker Trilogy Book 3) by Theresa Romain – $1.99
HOLIDAY BOX SETS
Mischief Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Hotties Waiting to Be Unwrapped — $0.99 from the following 19 authors….
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** PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY CONTESTS OR GIVEAWAYS MENTIONED AND/OR LINKED IN ANY OF MY PREVIOUS REVIEWS ARE NO LONGER VALID. **
Close to the Mistletoe (A Westen Series Novella) by Suzanne Ferrell is a thrilling holiday novella that you must read this holiday season! With a brilliant cover it draws you in to visit Westen and it’s beloved characters in this absolutely perfect story. I don’t know about you but I just love those power tools! Dear readers, it’s time to head out to the hardware store or add a few to your wish list ;).
Our heroine Holly Murphy agrees to go out and celebrate with an evening of fun and mischief. That is until she realizes she needs to be rescued. What will she do and who will help her?
Nick Fisher can only focus on Holly but isn’t so sure she notices him. Time is of the essence. Can they figure out what they want or will it take Santa to make the magic happen?
Download this holiday novella on December 2nd and discover for yourself how a wardrobe malfunction, a holiday town tradition and a Christmas pageant make this a must read.
In the meantime, download the series from Suzanne’s backlist and see why I love the town of Westen.
I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review. I hope that you will scoop up this holiday novella and make your e-reader happy.
Close to the Fire (Westen Series, Book 3)
Suzanne Ferrell discovered romance novels in her aunt’s hidden stash one summer as a teenager. From that moment on she knew two things: she loved romance stories and someday she’d be writing her own. Her love for romances has only grown over the years. It took her a number of years and a secondary career as a nurse to finally start writing her own stories.
Currently there are two main series she’s actively writing in: The Westen Series, a contemporary small town series based in a fictional Ohio town where “things aren’t always what they seem”, and features Close To Home, Close To The Edge and Close To The Fire. The second series is the Romantic Suspense books KIDNAPPED, HUNTED, SEIZED and VANISHED, featuring the Edgars family as they fight for justice, even if it means stepping slightly outside the rulebook.
KIDNAPPED and HUNTED were both Golden Heart finalist, and SEIZED, book #3 in the Edgars Family Novels, was a finalist in the novella category of the OKRWA’s National Reader’s Choice Awards contest.
Suzanne’s sexy stories, whether they be her on the edge of your seat romantic suspense or the small town romantic suspense stories they’ll keep you thinking about her characters long after their Happy Ever After is achieved.
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Dead in Her Tracks by Kendra Elliot is full of small town zing, a murder, an a few surprises.
Zane Duncan is the police chief in Solitude, a sleepy small town where young women have been murdered and the suspect only recently apprehended. When you discover what happens to the guy in lock-up you won’t be able to put this novella down.
Is it possible that the second dead woman to show up in town is connected to the prior case? Is a flash drive the key to the two unsolved murders?
Stevie Taylor is also an officer working alongside her boyfriend, Zane. Both are trying to keep the citizens calm and alive. But, it’s hard to do when the unexpected keeps happening. What will happen when they get close to discovering the truth?
Another great novella in a must read series.
I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.
Exclusive Excerpt – Dead in Her Tracks
“We’ve got a situation at Fletcher’s Bar!” Sheila hollered at Stevie in the police station.
Stevie looked up from the notes she’d been writing from her interview with Tony and Dana that morning. She glanced at the clock and realized she’d missed dinner. “Where’s Zane?” she shouted back.
“He’s right in the middle of it.”
“Shit.” Apparently she wasn’t the only one who’d missed dinner.
She grabbed her coat and strode toward the front door. “Who called?” she asked Sheila as she passed by her desk.
“Angie. She says there’s a few guys flinging insults, and Zane’s trying to cool things down. She says it’s going to erupt at any second.”
Stevie flew out the door. Angie knew how to size up drunken men. Ten years of waiting tables at Fletcher’s had given her a lifetime of experience.
Five minutes later Stevie pulled her car into the parking lot next to Zane’s and eyed the rifle clamped by her console. Not yet.
Her bulletproof vest felt heavy as she jogged to the door of the squatty old building. Too many times she’d responded to calls at Fletcher’s Bar. She never knew what to expect inside. One time she’d arrived and found everything had settled down and the men were slapping each other on the back like best friends. Another time she’d arrived and found two men on the floor with stab wounds.
She yanked open the door.
This was more like the second time. Zane had Amber Lynn’s stepfather, Tony Cooper, in a headlock, yelling at him to hold still. Two other men were holding the arms of a guy who seemed intent on beating Tony’s head in. Zane met her gaze. “Get him down!” He nodded toward the other guy.
Stevie stepped forward and opened her mouth to order the second guy to stop fighting, but he yelled at her first. “Out of the way, bitch!” He tried to fling himself at her but was held in place by his friends.
She planted a foot and kicked him in the groin, and he collapsed with a scream, barely stopped from hitting the concrete floor by the guys still holding his arms. They winced and looked away.
She grabbed one of his arms and twisted it behind his back and snapped on the cuffs. His friend politely held his other arm for her as she repeated the motion. She shoved him onto his chest on the floor.
Tony Cooper stopped thrashing in Zane’s headlock. “You gonna behave?” Zane asked.
Tony nodded, and Zane slowly released him.
Zane was breathing heavily, but she didn’t see any bruises or blood on him. Stevie swallowed hard, tamping down her own adrenaline, which had been pumping hard since Sheila yelled at her. She kept a professional distance from Zane, fighting her instinct to touch him. “What happened?” Stevie asked.
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Kendra Elliot won the 2015 and 2014 Daphne du Maurier Awards for Best Romantic Suspense. She was also an International Thriller Writers finalist for Best Paperback Original and a Romantic Times finalist for Best Romantic Suspense. Elliot shares her love of suspense through the many novels set in the Bone Secrets universe. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, three daughters, and a Pomeranian, but she dreams of living every day in flip-flops. She loves to hear from readers through her website, www.KendraElliot.com.
Tracks of Her Tears (Rogue Winter Novella) by Melina Leigh is the perfect start to a must read series that brings you mystery, murder and romance. I especially love the covers and thing that the design is fabulous!
Seth Harding works as an Investigator in his town’s law enforcement office. When he recognizes the dead body and the connection to someone close to him things get strange. What happens when his family discovers her identity?
Carly Taylor is a county social worker and the wife of Seth Harding who calls on her help with a sensitive matter. It seems Carly’s brother’s girlfriend is dead and her dear brother is missing. Is he responsible? Is he injured or just avoiding the law?
If they can beat an impending snowstorm and find the only other person to see the victim alive, they might just be able to solve the case and have a Merry Christmas.
This romantic suspense has a perfect amount of mystery blended with characters that you will love. I’m always up for a small town story and this one satisfied that craving. Now if only it would snow the winter holiday season would be perfect!
I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review. Don’t miss out on a must read new series.
Tracks of Her Tears Exclusive Excerpt
A pang of grief zipped through Carly. This would be the first Christmas without her father. If she closed her eyes, she could see him slip in and steal a cookie from the cooling rack. She wiped a tear from her cheek. “You know we could buy pies at Nell’s.”
“Why on earth would we do that?” Patsy wiped flour-covered hands on her apron.
“It feels like a lot of effort.” Carly sighed, sadness draining her energy.
“Of course it’s a lot of effort. That’s the point. Holidays are special.” Patsy’s mouth twisted in a wistful smile. “We’re all going to miss him, honey. It’s all right to be sad, but he would roll over in his grave if I didn’t make cookies and pie for Christmas.”
How did her mother always know exactly what she was thinking? Carly sniffled. “He loved your butter cookies.”
“He did.” Patsy stopped working for a minute, her rolling pin resting on the flattened dough. “It’s hard times like this that make our traditions even more important. We’re building memories for the children.”
Carly watched Brianna carefully pipe white icing wings on a cookie angel. Carly and her husband, Seth, had committed to spending more time as a family for that very reason. Since losing her father, she’d become acutely aware that time was precious. Every day should be cherished. “You’re right. Today is baking day. I have to call Seth. Then I’ll start peeling apples.”
She dialed the phone and poured a cup of coffee as she waited for him to answer. “Hey. I’m sorry I missed your call. Brianna and I just finished building her snowman.”
“Have you seen Bruce?” Seth asked.
The tension in his voice alarmed Carly. “No. Why?”
“Would you please see if he’s home?”
“What’s going on, Seth?” Carly set her cup on the counter. Apprehension snaked up her spine.
“Just look,” Seth said. “Please.”
From the other side of the kitchen, her mother mouthed, “What’s wrong?”
With a shake of her head and a pointed glance at Brianna, Carly left the kitchen and jogged down the basement steps. Her youngest brother, Bruce, still lived at home. Playing guitar in a band a few nights a week did not yield a viable income. But since she, Seth, and Brianna lived in the guest cabin on the other side of the meadow, she couldn’t throw stones. Despite his lack of self-motivation, Bruce was loaded with good qualities. Brianna considered him her “fun uncle.” Bruce had never-ending patience with his nieces and nephews.
At the foot of the stairs, Carly tapped on his door. When he didn’t answer, she opened it. The bed was empty. “He’s not in his room.” And neither was the electric guitar he’d taken with him the night before. “It doesn’t look like he came home last night.”
“See if his van is outside,” Seth said.
Carly went up the steps and looked out the front window. “No. It’s not here. Maybe he stayed over at Amber Lynn’s.” They’d been dating for a couple of months, and Bruce was quite the charmer. But Seth didn’t say anything. All she could hear was her husband’s breathing on the other end of the call. Apprehension escalated to worry. “Seth, what’s going on?”
“He didn’t stay at Amber Lynn’s.” His voice was gentle. “I don’t want you to get upset.”
Carly’s stomach curled into a ball as she waited. Something was very, very wrong.
“Remember the homicide I caught this morning?”
“Yes.” In the living room, Carly sank into her father’s chair. The cushions curled around her, and she took comfort from the depressions where his big body had rested every evening for as long as she could remember.
“It’s Amber Lynn.”
“No.” Disbelief and sorrow washed over her. A few seconds later, Carly’s shocked mind connected the awful dots. Every drop of blood in her veins went ice-cold. She leaped to her feet. “Bruce was with her last night. Where is he?” Panic sent her pulse scurrying.
“Yes. The band was playing at Fletcher’s. Bruce was supposed to pick up Amber and drive her. He didn’t want her driving there alone. Fletcher’s has a rough crowd.” She took a long, shaky breath. That poor girl. Grief and fear rattled her bones. Amber Lynn had been such a sweet thing. Bruce had really liked her. Carly had thought maybe her happy-go-lucky brother had finally found the incentive to get his life on track. Carly froze, an image of Amber at the last family dinner popping into her mind. “Where the baby?”
“She’s with a neighbor. That’s why I’m calling you,” Seth said. “I thought you might want to handle her case. I know you’re off today, but I . . .” Seth paused, and indecision seeped through the connection. “I know we’re both trying to work less, but I just couldn’t give her to a stranger.”
Seth wanted her to take on an extra case? That was a first. Normally Seth hated her job as a social worker and the dangerous situations she occasionally faced. But Carly barely had time to register her surprise.
“Of course I’ll take care of her. I’ll head over there now. Text me the address.” Carly stood. “You have to find Bruce.”
“I know. I’ll get the sheriff’s department and state police on board, and I’ll call Zane to start a search.”
Zane Duncan was the Solitude police chief.
“Thanks,” Seth said. “I love you.”
“Love you too.” Carly ended the call.
Carly started. Her mother stood in the living room doorway.
“That was Seth.” Carly searched for the words to tell Patsy that her youngest son was missing. She was still grieving the loss of her husband. The whole town was still mourning Big Bill Taylor’s death.
Patsy’s eyes clouded with apprehension. “What is it?”
“Sit down, Mom.” Carly nodded toward the sofa.
“Just tell me what happened.” Patsy perched on the edge of a cushion. The color drained from her face. “I know something’s wrong. I’ve known since last night.”
Carly sat on the coffee table and took her mother’s hand. “Amber Lynn is dead.”
Patsy’s other hand splayed across her chest. “No.”
“She was killed.” Carly squeezed her mother’s fingers. “And Seth can’t find Bruce. I don’t think he came home last night, and he wasn’t in her apartment.”
Patsy closed her eyes. Her forehead wrinkled in concentration. She raised her eyelids and stared at Carly. “He’s not dead. I’d know it if he was. We have to find him.”
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Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a book, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Melinda’s bestselling books have garnered three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations and a Golden Leaf Award. When she isn’t writing, she is an avid martial artist: she holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate and teaches women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.
As the weekend is fast approaching it’s time to start filling up your e-reader/tablet devices with great reads. It’s also a perfect time to score a few early holiday deals too for yourself, family and friends!
Harlequin is having a HUGE sale on 10,000 e-books. The sale is from 11/10/15 to 11/17/15 – so don’t miss out! There are great deals to be found and great reads to download.
Whatever you desire can be found within a Harlequin Romance book. I’ve highlighted a few Authors below and for some have included a link to a previous review if was on the blog earlier. All of the books listed below are $1.99!
Finally, if you want more information about the authors below just click on the highlighted name for a direct link to their website/blog where you can find out more information about them along with backlist info! 🙂
Vicki Lewis Thompson:
Midnight Thunder (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood Book 1).
Thunderstruck (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood Book 2) – Click HERE ICYM my previous review.
Rolling Like Thunder (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood Book 855)
Last Chance Christmas (Sons of Chance Series Book 17) – Click HERE ICYM my previous review.
Many of the Sons of Chance Series Books are on sale.
Jingle Spells: Naught or Nice?\She’s A Mean One\His First Noelle\Silver
Many of the Made in Montana Series are on sale.
A SEAL’s Seduction – click HERE ICYM my previous review
A SEAL’s Surrender – click HERE ICYM my previous review
A SEAL’s Pleasure – click HERE ICYM my previous review.
A SEAL’s Secret – click HERE ICYM my previous review
A SEAL’ Salvation – click HERE ICYM my previous review
Christmas With A SEAL – click HERE ICYM my previous review
A SEAL’s Kiss – click HERE ICYM my previous review
Braking the Bro Code
Only the Brave Try Ballet
A Perfect Catch (The New Jersey Ice Cats) – click HERE ICYM my previous review.
A Perfect Distraction (The New Jersey Ice Cats)
A Perfect Trade (The New Jersey Ice Cats)
Disarming Detective (The Lawmen Series Book 1)
Seduced by the Sniper (The Lawmen Series Book 2) – click HERE ICYM my previous review.
SWAT Secret Admirer (The Lawmen Series Book 3) – click HERE ICYM my previous review.
LORETH ANN WHITE:
The Missing Colton (The Coltons of Wyoming Book 3)
A Cowboy in Her Stocking
The Heart of A Cowboy
The Texan’s Cowgirl Bride
Her Perfect Cowboy
Having the Cowboy’s Baby
Her Cowboy Groom
The Closer You Come
The Darkest Fire
The Amazon’s Curse
The Darkest Prison
Canyon & Hidden Pleasures
In Too Deep
Tempted by her Innocent Kiss
The Sinful Art of Revenge
MIRA LYN KELLY:
Front Page Affair
Waking Up Married
Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO
Playing for Keeps
For the Sake of their Son
Yuletide Baby Surprise
All or Nothing
Oh, Naughty Night!
Project: Runway Heiress
Have a favorite Harlequin author? Looking for a new one? Check out the link HERE and discover a must read book today.
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Kissing her Crazy by Kira Archer is a tropical destination full of romance, kisses, beaches, and dreams. A perfect cocktail for a must read book.
Nothing connects with readers more than a story that just pulls you in from the first page. This refreshing and tender story of a woman who is finding out who she is, what she wants and conquering her own fears is a must for your e-book or bookshelf.
Our hero is also searching for his true north and when the two connect it will leave you satisfied and thrilled that you downloaded this e-book. At a price of $2.99 it’s a must have.
I had never read one of Kira’s books and am thrilled that I did. I look forward to her next release soon.
I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.
Kira Archer resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. She tends to laugh at inappropriate moments, break all the rules she gives her kids (but only when they aren’t looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. She has odd, eclectic tastes in just about everything and often lets her imagination run away with her. She loves her romances a little playful, a lot sexy, and always with a happily ever after.