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Under the Kissing Bough Blitz Day 5 – Happy Release Day

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Barbara Devlin Giveaway:

Ninfa you won an e-book of the Under the Kissing Bough Collection

Kathryn LeVeque Giveaway:

Sallycootie you won A swag bag full of her swag, including a signed novel.

under-the-kissing-bough-final-2d 15 brand-new novellas. 15 best-selling romance authors. A holiday-themed collection like no other.

What happens under the kissing bough doesn’t necessarily stay beneath the kissing bough…

According to lore, the origins of which date to the late 12th century, no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe, else she will not marry in the next year. In exchange for the kiss, a berry is removed from the sprig until all of the berries are gone and no more kisses can be stolen. Some also believe that a sprig of mistletoe collected from a local church and placed beneath a maiden’s pillow will inspire dreams of her future husband.

What happens when fifteen daring heroines pin their hopes on mistletoe, a little luck, and a kiss in this multi-genre, limited edition holiday collection from 15 bestselling authors? Pure holiday magic!

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The Whole Latte:

There is nothing better than a holiday anthology to kick off a festive season full giving, treats and LOTS of romance! This collection will cross off all three in one clean swoop and at a bargain price of ninety-nine cents, it’s worth every penny. Do NOT miss out on must read romance!

Happy Book Birthday Under the Kissing Bough, now dear readers you can catch up with characters and authors you know and love, or discover for the first time.

Again, the line-up has many of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Some of these have a little more spice than others and balance the collection perfectly.

Be sure to check out the great giveaways and comment for a chance to win.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

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Official Blurb:
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

A once great love

Sold into marriage at sixteen, widowed at nineteen, and mired in a scandal of her own making at twenty-two, Lady Moreton has fallen on hard times. Alone, shunned by society, and on the verge of homelessness, she desperately searches for salvation. When Almira receives an intriguing invitation to join one of England’s most respected families for Christmas, she clings to hope, to the possibility of rescue, and packs her best gowns.

Two broken hearts

Heir to a tarnished title, Lord Nicholas Sheldon seeks to right the wrongs of his past, after his father is found floating in the Thames, and his younger brother faces trial for kidnapping a high-ranking member of the peerage. In exchange for evidence in support of the Crown’s charges, Nicholas wants only one thing: the beautiful woman who stole his heart, so long ago. Pinning his hopes on a kiss beneath the kissing bough, he enlists the aid of his onetime enemies, journeys to Portsea Island, and risks everything for a chance at happiness.

The Whole Latte:

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Barbara Devlin has brought together two characters that I absolutely love and given them a chance of at a happy-ever-after.

Lady Almira suffered at the hands of her father so when the truth is revealed surrounding her past, it threatens to leave a path of destruction. Lord Nicholas Sheldon suffered unthinkable pain and with all that he has left, he deserves to be loved.

It will take strength and trust to push through this journey, will they have the strength to trust in love? This emotionally charged tale will leave you counting down the days till the next Brethren book is released. Pirates, Knights, and more – the world Barbara Devlin has created is one that I hope continues forever!

4 JalepenosThis spicy latte read is four peppers hot for full on, no holds barred sensuality and situations. It’s for mature readers 18+.

ICYMI: Coffee With Barbara Devlin

Bio:

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Bestselling, Amazon All-Star author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller, but it was a weeklong vacation to Bethany Beach, DE that forever changed her life. The little house her parents rented had a collection of books by Kathleen Woodiwiss, which exposed Barbara to the world of romance, and Shanna remains a personal favorite. Barbara writes heartfelt historical romances that feature flawed heroes who may know how to seduce a woman but know nothing of marriage. And she prefers feisty but smart heroines who sometimes save the hero, before they find their happily ever after. Barbara earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.


Connect with Barbara Devlin at BarbaraDevlin.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter, The Knightly News.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraDevlinAuthor

Twitter: @barbara_devlin

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I’m so grateful to Rae for having me here today. This collection is a very special one to me because it was the brainchild of Barbara Devlin about a year ago. She very much wanted to do a holiday collection and I had never done one before, so when she proposed the kissing bough theme, I was on board right away. I’ve worked with many of the ladies in the collection already and consider them dear friends, and Barbara pulled together several more to make it a really diverse and talented group.
My story is based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, “A Dream within A Dream”. I’m a huge fan of Poe’s and often times when I do short novellas, I’ll based the novella on one of his poems. Kind of weave his themes into my storyline, as it were, and this novella was no different. Since the whole kissing bough-theme has to do with dreaming, it really was perfect. A lonely knight, a woman who vows not to marry, and I had the beginnings of a fabulous story. I had great fun writing it.
It’s really been a pleasure doing this collection with all of these talented authors and we have great hopes that the readers will love each and every story.
Official Blurb:  Upon A Midnight Dream
A weary knight returning from King Richard’s crusade, Sir Rennington of Ashbourne comes back to England only to realize he is essentially homeless. His father has died and his elder brother has inherited everything. Unwanted, and nearly destitute, Ren finds his way to Derby Cathedral on a snowy December night to sleep and figure out what he is going to do with his life. As he dozes beneath the boughs of mistletoe, hung for the Christmastide season, he hears the chatter of two women as they plot against their eldest sister. A woman, they say, who lost her betrothed on Richard’s crusade and who has vowed never to wed.
Unfortunately, their wealthy father has declared that the eldest daughter, his heiress, must marry before the younger daughters can entertain suits of their own, so the two sisters hatch a scheme to force their sister to dream of the man she is to marry. They pluck berries from the Christmas boughs hung around the cathedral with the sole purpose of sneaking them beneath their eldest sister’s pillow so she will dream of her love.
As Ren hears the plot, he hatches one of his own… he will go to the eldest sister and coerce the woman into marrying him. No longer will he be homeless; he will marry a woman of wealth and assume her money. It seems like an excellent scheme but the moment he arrives at Thulston Manor, he realizes he may have gotten himself into a situation that will come back to haunt him. The heiress is not at all as he expected. And so begins the unconventional romance of Sir Rennington of Ashbourne and Lady Holly St. Maur.
The Whole Latte:
A Knight in need of luck and a woman who must marry or face a life of solitude. They each have a purpose and will stop at nothing to find happiness.

There is nothing sexier than a knight who realizes the power in dreams. Kathryn’s attention to the smallest details make even the most simple scene poetic. Our heroine has much to learn and hopefully she will find love through the mistletoe.I loved Kathryn’s story and found this tale a welcomed and refreshing addition to this must read anthology.

Be sure to dive into Kathryn’s backlist once you are finished.

ICYMI: Coffee With Kathryn Le Veque

Bio:
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KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY’s HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD’Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine.

Kathryn’s Medieval Romance novels have been called ‘detailed’, ‘highly romantic’, and ‘character-rich’. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. On October 29, 2015, Amazon launched Kathryn’s Kindle Worlds Fan Fiction site WORLD OF DE WOLFE PACK. Please visit Kindle Worlds for Kathryn Le Veque’s World of de Wolfe Pack and find many action-packed adventures written by some of the top authors in their genre using Kathryn’s characters from the de Wolfe Pack series. As Kindle World’s FIRST Historical Romance fan fiction world, Kathryn Le Veque’s World of de Wolfe Pack will contain all of the great story-telling you have come to expect.

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Barbara Devlin Giveaway:

FIVE e-books of the Under the Kissing Bough Collection

Kathryn LeVeque Giveaway:

A swag bag full of her swag, including a signed novel.

For a chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes please comment and respond to the following questions on this blog post:

Tell us the best gift you ever received? Do you have any gift traditions?    

Contest runs from 11/22/16 thru 11/23/16 6:00 PM
Winners from today’s giveaways will be announced on a new blog post on 11/23/16 sometime after 6:00 PM.

Winner MUST comment on this post within 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow me the blog (link on homepage),  Facebook Page (Books I Love A Latte Page) and Twitter @RaeLatte.

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Under The Kissing Bough: 15 Romantic Holiday Novellas

Just $0.99 – the perfect gift for yourself and those who love to read romance!

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***** Congratulations to the Day 4 Giveaway Winners *****

You have 24 hours to comment on this post or a new winner will be selected at the end of the Blitz!

Tina De Salvo’s Giveaway
sallycootie you have won a basket filled with Cajun Goodies, including good Cajun Coffee, a nice coffee mug and other southern treats!

Joan Kayse Giveaway
sallycootie you have won a kindle download of RUARC: BOUND BY STONE the first in Joan’s Guardian Isle series.

Catherine Kean Giveaway
Carina you have won a kindle copy of Catherine’s medieval Christmas novella One Knight Under the Mistletoe.

ALL WINNERS HAVE 24 hours to comment on this post and if not claimed then a new winner will be selected.

Congratulations and Happy Reading!

under-the-kissing-bough-final-2d 15 brand-new novellas. 15 best-selling romance authors. A holiday-themed collection like no other.

What happens under the kissing bough doesn’t necessarily stay beneath the kissing bough…

According to lore, the origins of which date to the late 12th century, no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe, else she will not marry in the next year. In exchange for the kiss, a berry is removed from the sprig until all of the berries are gone and no more kisses can be stolen. Some also believe that a sprig of mistletoe collected from a local church and placed beneath a maiden’s pillow will inspire dreams of her future husband.

What happens when fifteen daring heroines pin their hopes on mistletoe, a little luck, and a kiss in this multi-genre, limited edition holiday collection from 15 bestselling authors? Pure holiday magic!

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The Whole Latte:

There is nothing better than a holiday anthology to kick off a festive season full giving, treats and LOTS of romance! This collection will cross off all three in one clean swoop and at a bargain price of ninety-nine cents, it’s worth every penny. Do NOT miss out on must read romance!

I’ll be featuring a few novellas every day until release day on November 22nd. Just two more days until you can catch up with characters and authors you know and love, or discover for the first time.

Again, the line-up has many of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Some of these have a little more spice than others and balance the collection perfectly.

Be sure to check out the great giveaways daily and comment for a chance to win.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

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Official Blurb:

Days before Christmas, Lady Honoria Whitford buys a book at the market to add to her prized collection. Lord Tristan de Champagne, her brother’s best friend who will be spending the holidays with them, is Intrigued by her love of romantic tales but resents how enchanting he finds her, for he’s vowed never to risk his heart again. As Christmas mischief under the Kissing Bough unfolds, so does the secret of the book—one destined to bring great peril but also ever-after love.

The Whole Latte:

Lady Honoria Whitford loves to read and when she acquires an old book, her life will change forever.

From her chance encounter with Tristan de Champagne, a friend of her brothers, a real life adventure will begin for Honoria. One filled with deceit, secrets and sabotage. An added measure of desire and longing will round out this delightful story.

There is nothing more exciting at the holidays than a romance anthology filled with magic, mistletoe and adventure.Will Honoria have a happy ending with the fair Knight?

Bio:

Bestselling, award-winning novelist Catherine Kean is a Kindle Unlimited All-Star author of medieval romances. Her love of history began with visits to England during summer vacations, when her British father took her to crumbling medieval castles, dusty museums filled with fascinating artifacts, and historic churches. Her love of the awe-inspiring past stuck with her as she completed a B.A. (Double Major, First Class) in English and History. She completed a year-long Post Graduate course with Sotheby’s auctioneers in London, England, and worked for several years in Canada as an antiques and fine art appraiser.

After she married a tall, handsome, and charming Brit and moved to Florida, she started writing novels, her lifelong dream. She wrote her first medieval romance, A Knight’s Vengeance, while her baby daughter was napping. Catherine’s books were originally published in paperback and several were released in Czech, German, and Thai foreign editions. She has won numerous awards for her stories, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her novels also finaled in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the National Readers’ Choice Awards.

When not working on her next book, Catherine enjoys cooking, baking, browsing antique shops, shopping with her daughter, and gardening. She lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and two spoiled rescue cats. Visit her website at https://www.catherinekean.com

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Tartan Bows and Mistletoe by Sandy Blair is a story woven with family expectations, the importance of money, and the ability to know when to speak out.

John Colin is in need of funds and he must find a way to save himself. When he meets Olivia Conor, he will have a change of heart and discover that sometimes love, lore and magic are the only thing worth pursuing.

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Official Book Blurb:

Traditions, mistletoe kisses and second chances…

The Cajun Christmas on the Bayou Celebration is an annual event in the remote town of Fa La, Louisiana, nicknamed – Fa La La. It has supported generations of the families who live in the tiny, isolated bayou community. This year may be the last. Thanks to Hunter James who bought the neighboring island, they can no longer use his land for a major part of the celebration. The island is his home where he expects to find much needed peace and quiet. He doesn’t want Christmas lights, music and revelers on his land no matter what Fa La La’s beautiful advocate, Dr. Camille Comeaux, says as she tries to change his mind…and changes his heart.

Will Camille fight to steal Hunter’s peace so her family can have theirs?

Excerpt:

An Excerpt from a Hunt for Christmas, from the Second Chance Novel series

A Novella from the Under the Kissing Bough Christmas Collection

By Tina DeSalvo

…He did seem to care about his body, she noted. He had wide, broad shoulders that tapered to narrow hips. She imagined that his flat stomach would be firm and toned. Whether he worked to achieve that lean, healthy body because of vanity, the pleasure of working out, or for necessity because his job required it, she didn’t know. She also didn’t know why, when she’d seen thousands of male bodies before, his made her pulse increase. Maybe it was because he wasn’t on an examining table and she wasn’t his doctor.

“I need to talk to you about the Fa La La Cajun Christmas on the Bayou Celebration,” she said, shifting in the rocker to fully face him.

He stood, walked down the stairs and sat on the second step.

Dear Lord. How do I have a serious discussion with him when he’s a moving target? She promptly followed him down the steps and stood nearby. “Your island is important to the success of the celebration.”

His response was to pick up a pair of running shoes, knocking them upside down against one another, before putting them on his bare feet.

She moved to stand directly in front of him. “It’s quite a serious matter.” He looked at her tapping foot and smiled. Heat rushed into her cheeks. She hadn’t even realized she was doing it. She pressed her foot soundly to the ground.

“You’re wound up with too much energy, Doc.” He tied his shoes in a slow easy manner. “Let’s go for a walk.” He stood.

She joined him as he started to walk away. Her phone dinged in her back pocket as she reached Hunter’s side. She read her text – it was from Edward. Do you want me to come to the island to assist you?

Her phone dinged again. Another text. It was from her mother: Don’t let Edward go to the island. You’ll have a better chance to convince Hunt to change his mind if it’s just the two of you. We’ve met him. He’s safe. You won’t need your papa’s gun from the boat just in case you were thinking about that. Don’t forget to finger-comb your hair.

And then there was a third text from her older sister, Sarah: He’s really handsome. Smile a lot and don’t shoot him.

She’d been home for less than an hour and her family was already trying to tell her what to do and play matchmaker. Both reasons why she’d left in the first place.

“There are always things to do,” she repeated his words. He laughed softly. “I have a thing to do right now,” she said, directing the conversation to the purpose of her visit.

“To discuss the over commercialization of Christmas?”

“To discuss the under-appreciation of tradition,” she replied.

To learn more about Hunt for Christmas, Under the Kissing Bough Christmas Collection and Tina DeSalvo, please visit tinadesalvo.com

The Whole Latte:

It’s time to head to the Bayou and celebrate Christmas. Discover what happens when Christmas is threatened and a stranger attempts to ruin Christmas.

When one family try to intervene they will have to change the way the earn their living during the holiday season. Traditions will have to change and hearts will be broken.

As with most things, change is never easy and love hurts now matter how invested your heart is in the relationship. Will Camille find holiday joy this year with a new man in town?

Kick off your shoes, put a fresh pot of coffee on and relax. Good things truly come to those who have patience.

——Author’s Note:

Happy Holidays and thank you for inviting the authors of Under the Kissing Bough Christmas Collection to your wonderful site—I Love Books a Latte, too! I am so humbled to be with so many amazing authors writing novellas for this collection, and can’t wait to read their stories. That’s because I’m a fan of the authors and because I love Christmas books a Latte! I confess, I marathon read Christmas books, marathon watch Christmas movies and will fight little old ladies for the last Christmas book sold on a shelf. Although I’m exaggerating (a little!) on how obsessed I am over Christmas tales, I am sincere in telling you that I adore Christmas stories because they are the very best telling of hope, optimism, joy and love. I hope my story, Hunt for Christmas, is all of those things to readers.

Tina

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Official Blurb:

AN IRISH GIFT

Leithprachaun warrior Killian revels in the joy, love, laughter and good craic of life. After all, that’s the treasure he’s been given to protect, the one ingrained within his very soul. But centuries ago, a vengeful Banshee queen cursed his clan and stole all of the vital essences that bind the mortal and Fae worlds. Killian is a warrior, and maintains a façade of good nature and enthusiasm while he battles increasing despair that threatens his soul. He needs an anchor and finds it in an unlikely place.

Kathryn Smithfield is just the type of female Killian could see himself bonding with. Kind, gracious, full of spirit…and mortal. A flaw easy to overlook but he’s not so certain he can ignore the attraction she displays to his best friend, Colin Earl of Keshlea.

A simple matter to persuade Kathryn of his superior attributes but Killian’s plans are derailed by an attack from dark forces intent on destroying both worlds. With help from his Leithprachaun clan, the enemy is defeated and he turns his attention back to the woman who holds his heart in her hands. But Leithprachaun’s are not the lucky sort. A seer reveals that the key to Killian recovering his treasure lies with the choice Kathryn makes under the Kissing Bough. As the clock strikes midnight, will Killian find the salvation he craves? Only time will tell.

The Whole Latte:

A holiday tale of magic, shifters, Leithprachaun’s and a little bit of holiday romance.

Joan’s fans will rejoice with this tale just in time for the holidays.

BIO:

Joan Kayse loves writing stories that transport readers to other time periods and magical places that she fully believes exist. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky but wishes she could live in Ireland among the beauty and mystical wonders of that island..and the mead. (Ask her about how well she Irish dances :D) She shares her home and keyboard with two baby cats, Cricket Marie and Grayson the Monkey Cat. She believes in HEA and that Prince Charming could be right around the corner.

Um, excuse her, while she peeks around the corner.

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Tina De Salvo’s Giveaway
ONE lucky winner will receive a basket filled with Cajun Goodies, including good Cajun Coffee, a nice coffee mug and other southern treats!

Catherine Kean Giveaway
ONE lucky winner will receive a kindle copy of Catherine’s medieval Christmas novella One Knight Under the Mistletoe.

Joan Kayse Giveaway
ONE lucky winner will receive a Kindle download of RUARC: BOUND BY STONE the first in Joan’s Guardian Isle series.

For a chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes please comment and respond to the following questions on this blog post:

What is your favorite holiday movie? Do you have a theme that spans from the dinner served to the people you watch it with?  

Contest runs from 11/21/16 thru 11/22/16 6:00 PM
Winner will be announced on this blog post on 11/22/16 sometime after 6:00 PM.

Winner MUST comment on this post within 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow me the blog (link on homepage),  Facebook Page (Books I Love A Latte Page) and Twitter @RaeLatte. 

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***** Congratulations to the Day 3 Giveaway Winners *****

You have 24 hours to comment on this post or a new winner will be selected at the end of the Blitz!

Anna Campbell’s Giveaway:

Carina – you have won a Kindle download of Under the Kissing Bough, no geographical restrictions.

Jeanne Adam’s Giveaway:

phyllisc7 you have won an e-copy of Under the Kissing Bough.

Hildie McQueen’s Giveaway:

sallycootie – you have won a choice of an e-book from Hildie’s backlist and a swag pack

ALL WINNERS HAVE 24 hours to comment on this post and then a new winner will be selected.

Congratulations and Happy Reading!

under-the-kissing-bough-final-2d 15 brand-new novellas. 15 best-selling romance authors. A holiday-themed collection like no other.

What happens under the kissing bough doesn’t necessarily stay beneath the kissing bough…

According to lore, the origins of which date to the late 12th century, no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe, else she will not marry in the next year. In exchange for the kiss, a berry is removed from the sprig until all of the berries are gone and no more kisses can be stolen. Some also believe that a sprig of mistletoe collected from a local church and placed beneath a maiden’s pillow will inspire dreams of her future husband.

What happens when fifteen daring heroines pin their hopes on mistletoe, a little luck, and a kiss in this multi-genre, limited edition holiday collection from 15 bestselling authors? Pure holiday magic!

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The Whole Latte:

There is nothing better than a holiday anthology to kick off a festive season full giving, treats and LOTS of romance!  This collection will cross off all three in one clean swoop and at a bargain price of ninety-nine cents, it’s worth every penny. Do NOT miss out on must read romance!

I’ll be featuring a few novellas every day until release day on November 22nd. Just two more days until you can catch up with characters and authors you know and love, or discover for the first time.

Again, the line-up has many of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Some of these have a little more spice than others and balance the collection perfectly.

Be sure to check out the great giveaways daily and comment for a chance to win.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

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Official Blurb:

Welcome to the witchiest town in the world––Haven Harbor, Massachusetts!

It’s the merriest of holidays and Yule and Christmas celebrations bring out the mischief and mistletoe. Caught under the kissing bough, Annie Boylston and Reyn Shapleigh are elected the King and Queen of the Yule Ball, and must spend the week in revelry and celebration.

Unfortunately, someone in town isn’t so happy about the holidays. An arsonist is trying to disrupt the joyful season, bringing fire and destruction to Haven Harbor. As the fire chief, Reyn is on the front line, using every bit of his training and magick to find the firebug. Annie’s cooking store is one of the arsonist’s targets, as are other thriving businesses in town. As the fire of attraction grows between Reyn and Annie, the arsonist gets bolder. In a race to stop the fires, Reyn and Annie find one another in this hot mistletoe tale!

The Whole Latte:

A Yule to Remember is Reyn and Annie’s story, two characters from her Haven Harbor Series. Haven Harbor is a town of magick, mystery and excitement. There is never a dull moment, despite the holidays fast approaching and a King and Queen to be crowned at the Ball, there are people ready to destroy all the merriment.

Annie runs the local cooking shop in Haven Harbor and when she discovers that Reyn, the town Fire Chief has something she can’t shake, things begin to heat up.

With the Yule Ball approaching, an arsonist, and the town Fire Chief’s attraction towards Annie, what will Reyn do?

In a town full of magick, mystery and excitement for the holidays will the mistletoe spark a love connection?

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+.

Bio:
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Jeanne Adams writes award-winning suspense, paranormal, mysteries and urban fantasies. She’s also a sought-after speaker, who knows a thing or two about getting rid of the evidence…

Jeanne specializes in thrills and suspense. Even her paranormal and urban fantasies have a suspense element, so be prepared! She loves football, baseball, dogs, Halloween and the weird and she teaches classes for writers on body disposal.

Jeanne lives in DC with her husband and two growing sons, as well as three dogs – two Labs and an Irish Water Spaniel. Don’t tell, but she’s prone to adopting more dogs when her husband isn’t looking.

Featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and other publications, her books have been consistently hailed as “One of the best Suspense Books of the Year!” by Romantic Times. You can find her at her newly redesigned website: www.JeanneAdams.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JeanneAdams or at www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

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Official Blurb:

The Major is home from the wars at last…

Edmund Black, Major Lord Canforth, has devoted eight tumultuous years to fighting Napoleon. Finally Europe is at peace, and he can retire to his estates and the lovely wife he hasn’t seen since their brief, unhappy honeymoon. The innocent girl he loved from the first moment he saw her, but who shied away from him on their wedding night.

The beautiful woman who greets him at Otway Hall on Christmas Eve is no longer the sweet ingénue he remembers. This new and exciting version of his beloved countess is strong, outspoken, and independent, and she’s willing to stand up for what she wants. The question is—does she want the husband who returns to her arms more as a stranger than a spouse?

Now the real battle begins.

Felicity, Lady Canforth, has had eight long years to regret that she sent her husband from a cold marriage bed to face brutal combat, danger and hardship. The only child of elderly parents, Felicity came to marriage innocent and ignorant, and unable to conceal her shock at the sensual power of the earl’s caresses. Before she found the nerve to offer Canforth a more generous welcome, he was called away to war. The Major left behind a countess who was a bride, not a wife; a woman unsure of her husband’s feelings, and too timid to confess how fervently she desires the man she wed.

Fate has granted an older, wiser Felicity a second chance to win her husband’s heart. Now nothing is going to stop her from claiming victory over the famous war hero. This Christmas, she’ll deploy every ounce of courage, purpose and passion to seize the life and love she’s longed for ever since Canforth left to serve his country. Whatever it costs, whatever it takes, she’ll lure the dashing Major back into her bed, where she means to show him he’s the only man she wants as her lover—and her love.

After years of yearning and separation, will a Christmas miracle heal the wounds of the past and offer the earl and his bride a future bright with love?

Notes from Anna…

I love a reunion story, don’t you? And there’s something especially poignant about lovers resolving their differences and coming together at Christmas. I really enjoyed writing Mistletoe and the Major, my contribution to the marvelous anthology Under the Kissing Bough. Gallant Lord Canforth returns from fighting Napoleon to make his peace with the spirited bride he hasn’t seen in eight long years. He and Felicity love each other, but they don’t know it. Well, not when the story starts, at least! I’ve got a feeling a happy ending might be waiting, courtesy of a few kisses under the mistletoe, a dollop of long-denied passion, and a little honest conversation!

The Whole Latte:

Felicity, Lady Candorth has waited eight years to see her husband, is he the same man who left her all those years ago? War changes everyone and the years have been difficult for both.

Edmund Black has left the military and returned to the life he left behind. Many things worry him but the one thought he can’t escape is will his wife be happy to see him. He is not the same man that left her and he fears his homecoming will destroy their marriage.

I love a great homecoming story, one filled with struggles, secrets and characters who have yet to see the beauty that was there all along. Both have grown and are wiser for the time apart. Anna’s stories of re-kindled love, especially with beloved characters as these two are on my auto-buy list and hopefully yours soon too.

Anna’s stories is a wonderful addition to a magical anthology. Rush now and download her backlist, you will thank me ;).

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+.

Bio:

Australian Anna Campbell has written ten multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins and her work is published in 18 languages. This Christmas, Anna has written two seasonal novellas, “Mistletoe and the Major” from the multi-author anthology Under the Kissing Bough, and the stand-alone, A Match Made in Mistletoe, out 30th November. Her website is www.annacampbell.com You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnnaCampbellFans/?pnref=lhc and on Twitter at @AnnaCampbellOz.

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When asked why Hildie McQueen joined this collection
: I am writing a new mail order bride series, which included a Christmas story. How better to kick it off then with the most wonderful women I know! Once under the mistletoe, something magical happened *wink*

The Whole Latte:

Christina Mills has no choice but to escape a life of hardship and now uncertain danger before it’s too late. The risks she take to do what’s right will take courage and trust. Right from the start I was hooked on this holiday tale, an adventure into the west seeking a better life.

Alexander Barrett Patterson is lucky to be alive. Home from the war this tradesman is lacking for nothing, well almost nothing. He is still struggling with the war and the effects have lingered. Will this kind hearted man find love? Will Barrett put aside his worries and let himself be loved?

Both Barrett and Christina have suffered and it may take a few meddling matchmakers interfere before Christmas to nudge our sweet heroine and hero together. Two strangers will find out that they’re union is part mistletoe lore, part holiday magic and just meant to be.

Be sure to check out Hildie’s backlist and discover why she’s in this anthology.

Bio:

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Bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook.

Hildie’s favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt, an unruly boy Chihuahua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl Chiweenie named Lola.

Visit her website at www.hildiemcqueen.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HildieMcQueen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HildieMcQueen

Instagram: @HildieWrites

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Excerpt:

“Oswald!” The shriek of his name accompanied a stinging burn on Oz’s cheek, and he was fairly certain the imprint of Selene’s lovely hand flared on his skin.

Admiring the pink tinge of her cheeks, the fiery glare that made her hazel eyes glow, and slight quiver of her full bottom lip, he stepped in another few inches and smiled.

“Oh, come on, Kitty-Kitty. It wasn’t that bad.”

“You had no right to kiss me. None!” She pointed a finger of the offending hand into his face. “You are an unbelievably incorrigible, inappropriate, unacceptable clod.”

“Aren’t you the one who hung the mistletoe?” Gently taking her warm hand in his, he turned her finger to point to the deep green sprig dangling from a red velvet bow above her head.

As if on perfect cue a slight gasp escaped her mouth, and Oz counted the usual five seconds it took The Vampire Guard’s accountant to regain her composure.

With practiced precision and in this exact order Selene’s back stiffened, her mouth closed, shoulders dropped, and her deliciously curved chin turned up before she slowly blinked, though did not make eye contact with the kissing clod standing inches from her.

“That is neither here nor there.” Placing a hand on Ozzy’s chest she pushed him aside. “I just hung the damn thing not more than…” Her attention dropped to the step stool still positioned in the doorway, “…thirty seconds ago. How on earth could you possibly kiss me in that short time?”

Oz plucked a berry from the sprig overhead, rolling the tiny white ball between his thumb and forefinger. “A man can do an awful lot in thirty seconds.”

The Whole Latte:

Her Vampire Protector by Jordan K. Rose is a paranormal romance full of secrets, experiments and revenge.

Oswald Addison has kept a secret that consumes him daily. Selene Kittery is finding it difficult to hide her attraction to the one man she can’t have.

Don’t miss this paranormal tale with two characters who discover that sometimes when you wish really hard, they do come true.

Bio:

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Jordan loves vampires. She also loves to laugh. And if you know anything about Jordan, you know her vampires will make you laugh.

A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she’d read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.

The Eva Prim Series follows the night-to-night escapades of The Demon Mistress, a vampire with the inexplicable ability to call demons. With both full-length novels and short stories the series has a bit of something for everyone. Book three, The Road To Hell, releases in Fall of 2017.

Jordan’s other books include Black Magic Rose, book one of The Alliance Series, where the world is set in a hospital run by vampires and werewolves; and The Central City Romance Series, where members of The Vampire Guard one-by-one find love in the ruins of the city. Her Vampire Protector releases in the Under The Kissing Bough Box Set on November 22nd.

When she’s not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labradors, Dino and Enzo on the beautiful beaches of New England.

To keep up on new releases, contests, and free reads sign up for Jordan’s newsletter at: https://bit.ly/1G1Y903

Find Jordan at:

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Amazon author page: https://amzn.to/1gll1lc

 

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Anna Campbell’s Giveaway:

Anna has a Kindle download of Under the Kissing Bough to go to someone who comments today, no geographical restrictions.

Jeanne Adam’s Giveaway:

FIVE e-copies of Under the Kissing Bough.

Hildie McQueen’s Giveaway:

ONE lucky winner will have a choice of an e-book from Hildie’s  backlist and a swag pack

For a chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes please comment and respond to the following questions on this blog post:

What is your favorite reunion romance?  

Contest runs from 11/20/16 12:01AM thru 11/21/16 6:00 PM
Winner will be announced on this blog post on 11/21/16 sometime after 6:00 PM.

Winner MUST comment on this post within 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow me the blog (link on homepage),  Facebook Page (Books I Love A Latte Page) and Twitter @RaeLatte. 

 ** Please note…any gifted copies of the set cannot be awarded until release day, because Amazon doesn’t allow gifting of preorders.  Release Day is November 22, 2016**

Under the Kissing Bough Blitz Day 2

***** Congratulations to the Day 2 Giveaway Winners *****

You have 24 hours to comment on this post or a new winner will be selected at the end of the Blitz!

Elizabeth Rose Giveaway

Jennifer Wadkins you have won ONE e-book from her backlist

Anna Markland Giveaway

aworrah and Rachael Clemons you have each won ONE Kindle e-book (from Anna Markland’s backlist of single titles)

Congratulations to all!

Happy Reading 🙂

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15 brand-new novellas. 15 best-selling romance authors. A holiday-themed collection like no other.

What happens under the kissing bough doesn’t necessarily stay beneath the kissing bough…

According to lore, the origins of which date to the late 12th century, no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe, else she will not marry in the next year. In exchange for the kiss, a berry is removed from the sprig until all of the berries are gone and no more kisses can be stolen. Some also believe that a sprig of mistletoe collected from a local church and placed beneath a maiden’s pillow will inspire dreams of her future husband.

What happens when fifteen daring heroines pin their hopes on mistletoe, a little luck, and a kiss in this multi-genre, limited edition holiday collection from 15 bestselling authors? Pure holiday magic!

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The Whole Latte:

There is nothing better than a holiday anthology to kick off a festive season full giving, treats and LOTS of romance!  This collection will cross off all three in one clean swoop and at a bargain price of ninety-nine cents, it’s worth every penny. Do NOT miss out on must read romance!

I’ll be featuring a few novellas every day until release day on November 22nd. Catch up with characters and authors you know and love, or discover them for the first time.

Again, the line-up has many of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Some of these have a little more spice than others and balance the collection perfectly.

Be sure to check out the great giveaways daily and comment for a chance to win.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

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Bio:
Elizabeth Rose is the bestselling author of 56 books, an amazon all star, and consistently in amazon’s top 100 bestselling, most popular authors of historical romance. Writing medieval, small town contemporary, paranormal and western romance, she is known for her series and characters that cross over to other books. Her latest release is Restless Sea Lord – Book 1 of her Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. Her novella, Destiny’s Kiss, which is included in the Under the Kissing Bough Boxed Set is actually the prequel to this series. You can find out more about Elizabeth and her books by visiting her website at https://elizabethrosenovels.com.

Why I joined the set: When Barbara Devlin came up with the kissing bough set a year ago, I was very excited to join the group and loved the idea. Since so many of my fellow authors who also write for Kathryn Le Veque’s De Wolfe pack in Kindle Worlds would be joining in, I looked forward to working with them once again.

Destiny’s Kiss Blurb:

Lady Annalyse Granville is the cursed second-born twin, feared by all and said to have been spawned by the devil. Hidden away in an abbey most her life, she now returns to her father’s castle at the request of her very pregnant sister who happens to be the king’s mistress. Things change in Annalyse’s life quickly as soon as one of her father’s guests, a Scot named Ross from Clan Douglas, traps her under the kissing bough – and she receives her first kiss.

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Annalyse looked up to the kissing bough hanging right above her head, and her heartbeat resounded in her ears so loudly she was sure others could hear it, too. Never had she thought she’d ever be standing under a kissing bough and the idea excited her. The bough was a ball interwoven with twigs and fir tree greenery, decorated with an apple, candles, and berries. The abundance of holly decorating it would surely bring good luck.

Then she saw the ivy above her head and a knot formed in her stomach. Everyone knew ivy was supposed to be kept outdoors and not brought across the threshold because that meant death. Then again, perhaps that was naught more than a silly superstition. Dangling precariously from the bottom of the kissing bough was a fresh sprig of green mistletoe with several small, white berries. This was something she’d never seen at the abbey. The church didn’t allow mistletoe within its holy walls since it was associated with pagan customs and Druids.

Once again, she felt as if she were doing something naughty by standing here. Not just because of the traditions, but because her sister needed her and she was purposely stalling. Gabrielle, being the first-born twin, had experienced kisses under the mistletoe many times in her life and Annalyse decided now it was her turn. She couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Even though Gabrielle was heavy with child and her message sounded urgent, she would have to wait just a little longer.

“Och, my lady, I didna even see ye standin’ there.”

Annalyse’s eyes dropped from the kissing bough to see a Scot with a tankard in his hand heading in her direction. His broad chest was large and foreboding, while his hair boasted the color of the fiery hot flames of hell. Not that she’d know what the flames of hell looked like, since she’d been raised by nuns and attended church several times a day. If the nuns hadn’t been superstitious, they would have accepted her into the Order. But they didn’t want The Almighty scowling down at them for bringing a cursed second-born twin into their Order and so she remained an outcast even in the eyes of God.

The Scot’s craggy brows lifted and she saw a playful twinkle in his dangerous green eyes. Scots were to be feared and this one looked to be an abundance of trouble. He smiled at her. That told her he didn’t know who she was or he’d be keeping his distance. With a saffron leine half-open she could see the hairs on his chest peeking out from between the leather laces of his tunic. A dark green plaid wrapped around his waist and was thrown over one shoulder and pinned with a metal badge.

She didn’t dare even to breathe. Never had she ever been so close to one of these savages before and wondered if she were in danger. After all, the Scots were enemies of the English. What could this man possibly be doing in her father’s castle? Her gaze shot around the room as she desperately scanned the area, looking for her sister. Gabrielle was nowhere to be seen, only ladies and knights standing under more kissing boughs. The women giggled and the men pulled them into their arms and kissed them in front of everyone. This wasn’t what she expected to find at all and it would do naught to help her out of this awkward position.

“I suppose ye’re waitin’ for a kiss as well, my lady. Well, I willna disappoint ye.”

Before she had a chance to object, the Scotsman pulled her up against his chest with one hand while he cradled his drink in the other.

“I – I think you –” She never had a chance to finish her sentence because his mouth covered hers with a big, wet kiss.

The Whole Latte:

Lady Annalyse Granville believes that her life is worthy of the same happiness as her twin sister. Unfortunately her family has focused on a curse and it has driven the to treat her horribly.

After a handsome Scotsman appears everything will change for Annalyse and it all begins with just one kiss.

A case of mistaken identity, superstition and a Christmas wish make this a magical holiday romance.
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Official Blurb for If You Loved Me:

Adelaide Farthingale’s journey from York to London as Christmas approaches takes an unexpectedly romantic turn when Desmond Cameron, the Marquis of Blackfell rescues her from an overturned carriage. The problem is, she’s on her way to London to meet her intended husband and can’t possibly fall in love with Desmond… can she? Adelaide keeps tucking that darn kissing bough under her pillow in the hope of dreaming of the man she’s supposed to marry, but Desmond keeps popping up in her dreams.

Desmond Cameron is in no hurry to marry and he certainly has no intention of marrying Adelaide Farthingale, for as a marquis he can aim far higher than the daughter of a merchant. But Adelaide, neglected by her father and raised in isolation in a lonely abbey north of York, simply tugs at his heart. She’s as hopeful as Desmond is cynical, and so eager to gain her father’s approval, that she’s about to sacrifice her happiness by marrying his business partner. But after a kiss under the mistletoe, Desmond knows Adelaide is the Christmas miracle he’s been yearning for.

Why I Joined Boxset:

I was delighted when Barbara Devlin and Kathryn Le Veque invited me to participate in the Under The Kissing Bough boxset because I’d worked with them in Kathryn’s Kindle World of the de Wolfe Pack and that was a wonderful experience. I wanted to work with them again, and the perfect opportunity came along with this Christmas set. I had already started writing If You Loved Me, another lighthearted romance in my Farthingale series, that took place during the Christmas season, but I was looking for that special, charming twist to make it irresistible to my readers. Of course, the kissing bough. Thank you Barbara Devlin! Adelaide keeps tucking that darn kissing bough under her pillow in the hope of dreaming of the man she’s supposed to marry, but Desmond keeps popping up in her dreams. The perfect touch! And now I’m so excited for everyone to read the story!

The Whole Latte: If You Loved Me by Meara Platt is a story of hope and the journey of discovering that sometimes it’s ok to follow your heart.

Adelaide Farthingale has one job, to complete whatever tasks her father wishes. Desmond Cameron is an unexpected roadblock on her journey home and not part of her plan.

Will Adelaide defy her father’s wishes all in the name of mistletoe and magic?

A must read that is best enjoyed with a cozy wrap, a hot mug of your favorite drink and a cozy chair.

Meara Platt’s Bio:

Meara Platt is an award winning, international bestselling author and an Amazon UK All-star. She has traveled the world, works as managing partner in a boutique law firm in NYC, occasionally lectures and finds time to write. Her favorite place in all the world is England’s Lake District, which may not come as a surprise since many of her stories are set in that idyllic landscape, including her Regency paranormal Dark Gardens series to be released in December 2016 by Dragonblade Publishing.

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Official Blurb:

Dervenn de Roure is a hero of the Battle of Hastings, the same conflict that left Victorine de Toeni orphaned and facing poverty. She must marry to survive. Dervenn’s scarred face bears testimony to his sacrifice, but the haughty Victorine cannot overlook the fact he is a Breton, not a Norman. It might take the scheming of an unlikely matchmaker like William the Conqueror to make her see Dervenn is the man she needs.

The Whole Latte:

Unkissable Knight by Anna Markland is a story of acceptance, love and devotion.

In an time where women have no voice Victorinne de Toeni has caught the attention of her King and a potential suitor. When it comes to love she will soon discover that appearances do not matter, that beauty comes from within and holiday superstitions are not to be taken lightly.

Dervenn de Roure has suffered and his injuries haunt him despite his charming personality. Many would deem him unworthy of true love, but he will settle for nothing less. When he meets Victorinne his world will change forever and he is prepared to wait for marriage until love conquers all.

Discover a tender and spicy tale this holiday season.

Don’t miss this medieval tale of two lovers and the adventure they begin. 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+.

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Day 2 Giveaways

*** Elizabeth Rose has generously offered:  ONE e-book from her backlist

*** Anna Markland has generously offered: TWO Kindle e-books (from her backlist of single titles)

For a chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes please comment and respond to the following questions on this blog post:

What is your favorite holiday dessert? Feel free to share the recipe if you make it 🙂  

Contest runs from 11/18/16 12:01AM thru 11/19/16 3:00 PM
Winner will be announced on this blog post on 11/19/16 sometime after 3:00 PM.

Winner MUST comment on this post within 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow me the blog (link on homepage),  Facebook Page (Books I Love A Latte Page) and Twitter @RaeLatte so you don’t miss that announcement post.

Under the Kissing Bough Blitz Day 1

***** Congratulations to the Day 1 Giveaway Winners *****

You have 24 hours to comment on this post or a new winner will be selected at the end of the Blitz!

Lana Williams Giveaway

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Suzanne Ferrell Giveaway

Carina and ohmeagain and you have each won ONE e-book set of Close to the Mistletoe and Close to Christmas

Congratulations to all!

** Please note…any gifted copies of the set cannot be awarded until release day, because Amazon doesn’t allow gifting of preorders. **

Happy Reading 🙂

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15 brand-new novellas. 15 best-selling romance authors. A holiday-themed collection like no other.

What happens under the kissing bough doesn’t necessarily stay beneath the kissing bough…

According to lore, the origins of which date to the late 12th century, no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe, else she will not marry in the next year. In exchange for the kiss, a berry is removed from the sprig until all of the berries are gone and no more kisses can be stolen. Some also believe that a sprig of mistletoe collected from a local church and placed beneath a maiden’s pillow will inspire dreams of her future husband.

What happens when fifteen daring heroines pin their hopes on mistletoe, a little luck, and a kiss in this multi-genre, limited edition holiday collection from 15 bestselling authors? Pure holiday magic!

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The Whole Latte:

There is nothing better than a holiday anthology to kick off a festive season full giving, treats and LOTS of romance!  This collection will cross off all three in one clean swoop and at a bargain price of ninety-nine cents, it’s worth every penny. Do NOT miss out on must read romance!

I’ll be featuring a few novellas every day until release day on November 22nd. Catch up with characters and authors you know and love, or discover them for the first time.

Again, the line-up has many of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Some of these have a little more spice than others and balance the collection perfectly.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

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Dancing under the Mistletoe by Lana Williams

Book 3.5 of The Seven Curses of London

A woman running from her past…

Katherine Flemming gratefully accepts an invitation to spend Christmas at a new friend’s country estate, allowing her to escape London with her secrets still intact. Her past has caught up with her, and she must leave everything behind to start over. Again.

A man unwilling to face the future…

Cole Dumont takes one day at a time, spending his days seeing to the needs of his tenants but never his own. Unable to bear the idea of enduring another Christmas alone, he gratefully accepts an invitation from a neighboring estate with the fleeting hope of surviving a holiday filled with too many memories.

A stolen moment under the kissing bough…

Well aware of the trouble chasing her, Katherine avoids forming connections with others but something about the quiet baron tugs at her. Cole’s guilt convinces him that he doesn’t deserve happiness, yet the woman he kisses beneath the mistletoe makes him wonder if fate has something else in store.

Can one kiss and the magic of Christmas unite two lonely souls?

The Whole Latte:

Dancing Under the Mistletoe by Lana Williams involves secrets, a holiday love match and hopefully happiness for our heroine, Katherine Flemming.

Katherine is tired of running, will she finally find love and happiness in the most unexpected place? The Christmas holiday season usually brings out the best in people, will the traditions aid in her quest for peace and love?

Cole Dumont is still running from a tragic past, will he open up his heat to love when he meets Katherine? What will he do when he discovers why she came to town?

Lana writes with heart, passion and a dash of spicy heat that is sure to warm you up this holiday season!

Be sure to check out Lana’s backlist for more fun :)!

Bio: 
Lana Williams is a bestselling and Amazon All-Star author who writes historical romance filled with mystery, adventure, and a pinch of paranormal to stir things up. Filled with a love of books from an early age, Lana put pen to paper and decided happy endings were a must in any story she created.

Her latest series is The Seven Curses of London, set in Victorian times, and shares stories of men who attempt to battle the ills of London, and the ladies they fall in love with, who truly give them something worth fighting for.

Her first medieval trilogy is set in England and follows heroes seeking vengeance only to find love when they least expect it. The second trilogy begins on the Scottish border and follows the second generation of the de Bremont family.

The Secret Trilogy, which shares stories set in Victorian London, follows three lords injured in an electromagnetic experiment that went terribly wrong and the women who help heal them through the power of love.

She writes in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two growing sons, and two labs, and loves hearing from readers.

Lana loves hearing from readers! Stop by her website at https://lanawilliams.net/ and say hello! You can also connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LanaWilliamsBooks or on Twitter: @LanaWilliams28

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The official blurb: CLOSE TO SANTA’S HEART

As Westen’s resident Santa, Deputy Cleetus Junkins brings the magic of Christmas to his beloved home town each year. He oversees lighting the tree in the square and raising the huge mistletoe kissing bough in the gazebo. At the parties he visits with children and the elderly. Amid all this joy even Santa can be lonely. Or he used to be. This year, Cleetus has a helper.

Sylvie Gillis came to Westen for a fresh start only to have her heart immediately melted by a shy gentle giant of a deputy. Her childhood was short on happiness but playing elf to Cleetus’ Santa makes her want to believe in Christmas miracles.

As Cleetus and Sylvie help bring Christmas joy to the citizens of Westen, the holiday magic weaves its way into their hearts. Will the reason Sylvie left home come between them or can she stay Close To Santa’s Heart?

The Whole Latte:

Close to Santa’s Heart by Suzanne Ferrell is a Westen romance that is sweet and sexy.  I loved Cleetus and Sylvie’s story right from the beginning. A must read that stresses the importance of trust and honesty, along with the belief that everyone has a purpose. The ability to trust that “inner voice” is vital, and for this story, a matter of life and death for both Cleetus and Sylvie.

Suzanne tackled a very sensitive situation in a most creative and satisfying way. This romantic suspense author can bring on the action and heat, but this softer side was a refreshing treat.

Thank you Suzanne for taking us to Westen for the holidays. If you haven’t read any books from the Westen series check out Suzanne’s backlist for more excitement this holiday season.

Author Info:

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USA Today Bestselling author Suzanne 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.

Get to know Suzanne… ICYMI: Coffee With

You can Find Suz at:

Website: https://suzanneferrell.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanneferrell.author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuzFerrell

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/suzferrell/

Blog: https://romancebandits.com/

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Day 1 Giveaways

Lana Williams has generously offered:

2 copies of Loving the Hawke (Book 1 of The Seven Curses of London)

AND

2 copies of Under the Kissing Bough (which includes Dancing Under the Mistletoe, which is book 3.5 of the same series).

Suzanne Ferrell has generously offered:

TWO e-book sets (Close to the Mistletoe and Close to Christmas)  *Amazon readers*

For a chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes please comment and respond to the following questions on this blog post:

What is your favorite holiday tradition?  

Contest runs from 11/17/16 12:01AM thru 11/18/16 3:00 PM
Winner will be announced on this blog post on 11/18/16 sometime after 3:00 PM.

Winner MUST comment on this post within 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow me the blog (link on homepage),  Facebook Page (Books I Love A Latte Page) and Twitter @RaeLatte so you don’t miss that announcement post.