Welcome to The Nutcracker Reimagined, a holiday collection of tales from 10 authors who present their take on a beloved classic story. What will happen ? Where will the story take place? What adventure awaits? For the next four days I’ll present these tales and end with a holiday post at the end.

I’m also giving away TWO Kindle e-books for two lucky readers. Open to US residents only.


Travel to Spain, in 1432 in The Mercenary’s Bride by Claire Delacroix and discover a man that was banished from the one thing he desired. A vengeful father will test the strength of two people who are destined to be together. Can their love survive? Will they ever meet again? 

A broken warrior has much to fight for, and the only thing he desires more than winning a battle is Mhairi’s heart. Surviving on promises, two lovers face obstacles, challenges, and family resistance. 

Will Mhairi and Quentin discover the feelings sill burn hot after all this time? Will Mhairi’s family banish him again or allow him to finally stay?

Fall in love with a must read tale that in six chapters fill your e-reader with majestic scenery, the sheer determination of strong characters to reunite with their soul mates and prove love conquers all. It’s a love story for the holidays.

I received this story from the author for a fair and honest review.

Author Info:
Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself,
 Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. 

To Kiss a Governess by Emma Prince is set in the Scottish Highlands and what a tale this is. If you love a story about overcoming obstacles and standing up for those who can’t advocate for themselves you will love this story. Misunderstandings can be toxic in a relationship or friendship, will it ring true in this tale? 

Edmund MacLainn is an Earl and needs time to sort out the mounds of paperwork threatening to collapse his estate, and a governess for his sister. Tackling the paperwork is easy, finding the right woman to accept this unique assignment, that is the challenge.

Thea Reynolds is excited about her new post, but questions the wilds of the highlands upon her memorable arrival. With absolute certainty, there are obstacles she must overcome if she’s to gain the trust of her new charge and her charming employer. If he doesn’t stop wearing a kilt, she might find herself falling for more than she bargained for.  

Thea must assimilate to the new environment and when a stranger threatens to reveal her secrets, she will make a decision that impacts everyone. Kinfallan Castle has a rich history, plenty of secrets and it’s share of problems, but it might be the best thing that ever happened to Thea, if she doesn’t run from her fear.

Are you ready to fall in love with an Earl this holiday season? It’s a delightful tale and I look forward to reading more stories from Emma in hopes of reuniting with these characters again.

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Author Info:
Emma Prince is the Amazon All-Star and Bestselling author of steamy historical romances jam-packed with adventure, conflict, and of course love!

Emma grew up in drizzly Seattle, but traded her rain boots for sunglasses when she and her husband moved to the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Emma spent several years in academia, both as a graduate student and an instructor of college-level English and Humanities courses. She always savored her “fun books”—normally historical romances—on breaks or vacations. But as she began looking for the next chapter in her life, she wondered if perhaps her passion could turn into a career. Ever since then, she’s been reading and writing books that celebrate happily ever afters!

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All She Wanted by Layna Pimentel is a story of love at first sight with a blend of sweetness and just a dash of spice. A fast moving story that brings out the goodness in people and the selfless acts people do for those they love. 

Clara Sedgewick has found herself smitten when a new guest stays at her house unexpectedly. Unfamiliar feelings bring out a desire for something she can’t explain, a few extra surprises leave her besotted and a health scare no family so experience keeps the story moving with lots of excitement.

Laird Andrew Cameron has to put his family first and would give anything to find someone he can confide in, and raise his son with. Will happiness and love strike twice? Fearing he may never feel that way again for another woman, he’s shocked when his heart squeezes upon meeting Clara. Could she be the one to rescue his heart ? 

Discover a little spice makes the holiday nice in this tale of family, new love and characters that scream for more.

For mature readers 18+. I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.2 Jalepenos I received this story from the author for a fair and honest review.

Author Info: Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Layna discovered her love of reading at an early age. She’s a bestselling author at All Romance eBooks and a multi-published author of historical, paranormal, and contemporary erotic romances. When she isn’t devouring salacious romance novels or writing, she enjoys hiking and researching ancient history, mythology, and weaponry. She lives in Northern Ontario with her husband and two daughters.

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