ROMANTIC PICKS #HOLIDAYSARECOMING! Need an escape? #ReadaRomance

BrokenLegacy_NookBROKEN LEGACY ~ $0.99!

An Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!
Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance!

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, he wanted her.

For seventeen years, Lady Eloise Granville lived in France, thinking herself a bastard. Not until her life was threatened did her father cross the English Channel to reclaim her as his legitimate daughter. Now four years later, a revolution roars its ugly head in France. Rumors abound of Lady Eloise’s life before her emergence in England…rumors that link her to the notorious leaders of the French Revolution.

Lord Gerard Lenister knows well the whispered connections Lady Eloise has across the Channel and the disdain that Society holds for the lady. It matters little to him. He could have cared less if she was the incarnation of a she-devil. He would marry Jezebel herself if she helped him on his mission. He is that desperate…but soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.

51SkSE-zs6L._SY346_A FAMILY AFFAIR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is coming to Magdalena!

It’s time to head back to Magdalena in this holiday novella…
The town is preparing to celebrate the holidays when a snowstorm hits and threatens to ruin the festivities. But that’s not the only threat blowing into town…Pop’s son is here from California to enjoy Christmas with his father, but when he leaves, he’s taking Pop with him…or is he? Will the town give up the Godfather of Magdalena, or will they show Pop’s son that when we open our hearts, anything is possible…even second chances?

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Gavin Faulkner was the only doctor in the small South Carolina inner coastal town of Shadows Landing. He was used to patching up everything from fishing lures stuck in skin to gator bites. Nothing could surprise him anymore—except when he found an unconscious woman partially submerged near his dock after a fierce thunderstorm.

Ellery St. John’s last memory was of a bat swinging toward her head. The next thing she knew, she was cold, wet, and a sexy man was pressing his lips to hers. Too bad it turned out to be CPR instead of a passionate kiss.

Gavin thought Ellery would be safe in the small town where BBQ wars were the biggest danger, but he was wrong. Now it was up to him to help Ellery put the pieces together in order to discover who had tried to kill her and why before they both ended up at the bottom of the ocean.

51m+mt5MAKLA WOLFE BROTHERS CHRISTMAS ~ $0.99

Spending their first Christmas together in years, the Wolfe brothers fumbling attempts to create good memories go awry.

Originally published in 2018 as part of the Hockey Holidays anthology. This novella is also part of the Madrona Island Christmas anthology

 

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51dBIxs57uLSOMMERVILLE HOLIDAYS ~ NEW RELEASE

Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses…Sommerville holidays.

Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

51oWfUcU5nLRESTLESS RANCHER ~ NEW RELEASE

If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan’s newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas.

One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him?

Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring.

But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…

51WA6NCAdTL._SY346_WOLF’S BANE

Summer camp is a traditional teenage rite of passage, but when you add supernatural powers to the typically high dosage of adolescent hormones – you get an even more combustible mix. Sixteen-year-old werewolf twins Kate and Logan Danvers are none too thrilled at being shipped off to a supernatural youth leadership conference in West Virginia.

From the moment they arrive at the camp, the twins sense something is off and they react in their usual manner – Logan reserving judgement and surveying the setup, while Kate charges forward determined to get answers. Kate and Logan quickly ascertain that most of the conference attendees have already formed hostile factions, leaving the twins and a few other misfits to band together.

What seems like teen hormones in overdrive becomes something much more dangerous, even deadly. Add in a strange magic-warded cabin in the woods and a local history rife with curses and macabre legends, and it becomes clear this was a really, really bad place to build a camp for teenage supernaturals.

Author’s note: This is book 1 in a YA duology. As with all my YA trilogies, this first book ends in a cliffhanger. Book 2, Wolf’s Curse, comes out in March.

51d-711jeVL._SY346_THE HOUSE OF LIES

From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs…
P.I. Emily Parker and sexy police detective Colin Andrews are back, along with their close circle of friends, for another exciting and dangerous murder mystery with a thrilling dose of sweet romance.

Emily is fighting to clear a friend, who is the prime murder suspect, while Colin is working to put him in jail. The challenge is this – can they do their jobs, find the truth, keep from tearing their friendships apart while protecting their newlywed bliss–all without getting themselves killed?

***All the books available in The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Edge of Lies: Book 2.5 Short Story, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4
The Color of Lies: Book 4.5 Short Story, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6The House of Lies: Book 7
(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)
PARADISE VALLEY MYSTERIES Box Set #1, Books 1 – 3PARADISE VALLEY MYSTERIES Box Set #2, Books 4 – 6

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ROMANTIC PICKS Recommends Romance! #ChristmasLove #HolidayEscape

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The holidays can be a challenging time, between chilly weather, incessant good cheer even from strangers, and carolers whose rejoicing must always be rendered at full volume. Christi Caldwell and Grace Burrowes offer a pair of Regency novellas featuring characters for whom Yuletide is anything but merry and bright… until love makes a holiday visit!

51cFRlqKt0L._SY346_THE LITTLE SHOP ON SILVER LININGS STREET

Daisy Turner has worked at Buchanan’s Family Jewellers since the day she finally escaped her troubled home. With a unique talent for matching the perfect piece of jewellery to any romantic milestone, she painstakingly polishes each stunning creation every morning and safely locks them away each night, longing for the day she’ll have a love story to call her own…

But everything changes one day in December when the owner announces she is retiring. She will leave the shop to whichever of her three sons creates the perfect piece of Christmas jewellery for Daisy.

In danger of losing the job that once saved her, Daisy is catapulted out of her comfort zone as each of the brothers sweeps her off her feet to find out what her heart truly desires. Between ice-skating, starlight shopping and cosy candle-lit dinners, it’s only handsome and guarded youngest brother Kit who really seems to be listening. Because Daisy has a secret. Every night, when the shop closes, she lays out her tools in neat rows and creates sparkling designs of her own…

As Christmas Day approaches, Daisy’s growing feelings for Kit fill her with a confidence she never knew she had. But as the brothers present their elaborate gemstone masterpieces, she’s in for the shock of her life… Was Kit using her to get ahead in the competition all along? Or has he truly worked out the one thing she has always longed for?

They say all good things come in small packages, but the best things don’t need wrapping at all…

51gwBmHAsAL._SY346_A CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA

When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in–temporarily, she reminds him–in order to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson, who even registers himself for school in a bid to get his mom to move them there permanently. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.

Join award-winning author Melody Carlson for a Christmas story that will warm your heart and have you dreaming of your own enchanted seaside holiday.

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Return to Red River–a beautiful mountain town in the southern Rockies, where the nights are cool and the romance is hot–one last time in this wonderful holiday romance that has as much heart as it does heat.

Maybe some wishes aren’t meant to come true.

Christmas is a hot button for Kimberly Perez, and not in a good way. Having grown up in the foster system, she’s as frugal as she is smart and can’t abide the materialism of the holidays. In an effort to use precious funds to help children in need instead of wasting money on meaningless commercialism, she pitches a new city ordinance to Red River’s town council that would cut all holiday decorations and festivities from the budget.

Ross Armstrong is determined to honor his late sister’s memory by continuing her love of all things Christmas in Red River. But to do so, he’s got to block the passing of a silly new law—and the person behind it—which would essentially ban Christmas altogether.

When their disagreement pits them against each other at a public town council meeting and splits Red River in half, the council chairperson forces them to work together on a new Red River holiday tradition—the Wishing Tree. Can they work together in the true spirit of the holidays, not only to reunite the town they love but to also cultivate the burgeoning feelings they have for each other. Or will their differences turn them into enemies and divide Red River forever?

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ROMANTIC PICKS Recommends TV Shows! #ShowsToWatch #Disney+

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As I promised, this week I’m talking about the new Disney + streaming service. The main question I had was is it worth the money — first impression— yes. Please note that this is my opinion. I don’t get paid for any of my recommendations.

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Granted, I only watched it yesterday. Looking through what it has to offer, I feel its just as good as any other service. The only negative comment I have is that I’m not so sure it has as much as others like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But the quality of what they offer is worth the stream, especially if you have a little one in your house (I have a four-year-old grandson) or a superheroes fan (which is any grown man).

I’ll start out first with The Mandalorian series. Disney didn’t drop the whole series like Netflix does. At the moment, there is only one episode. From this brief look at the series, I’m hooked. I’m not going to give anything away, but by the end of the episode, it had me. Reading up on the series, I realized that it was going to have that Western feel that the movies have. I’m not a huge Western fan, but I found I liked this setting. It reminded me of the first Star Wars movies, which I think are the best. I can still remember the feeling I got seeing the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, with my sister when I was sixteen. It had everything— good verus evil, a enthralling storyline, and lovable characters. I don’t know if the series is all of that yet (it was just one episode), but it brought back good memories. The special effects were awesome, too. The other thing I liked about the show, it has its own storyline. I know that it draws off the movies. Yet, these characters seem to have their own identities. The one aspect of the show that did irritate me is that the Mandalorian didn’t take off his helmet, which I think is his thing. I wanted to see his face. I will keep you updated on my take as it goes along.

Now to the rest of the stream—perfect for children…and for us older mouseketeers…they opened the vault! You can watch movies I’ve forgotten about: The Resucers, The Sword and the Stone, Robinhood and The Aristocrats to name a few.  My favorite Disney movie is (also from my childhood) Peter Pan. I haven’t the foggiest idea why its my favorite, but I can remember listening to Peter Pan’s music on my record player, looking at the stars from my bedroom window, and dreaming of what could be.

The first movie my grandson watched was Toy Story 3. He loved it…or maybe it was the fact I was letting him watch a movie during the week. So, I’m going to go on Jordan’s recommendation on the Pixar movies. He gave them a thumbs up.

So, I didn’t touch on the Marvel movies. I don’t watch superhero movies, but I know a ton of people that do. There is also National Georgraphic…which is probably my favorite.

The only complaint I have about the movies is that I have already bought a lot of the newer ones (I bought Toy Story 4 just last month). That is probably was my own stupidity since I knew I was getting Disney+.

Overall, I give it a positive review.

ROMANTIC PICKS Recommends Romance! #DoYouHearWhatIHear #Audiobooks

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SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIAL 

#AUDIOBOOKS!

BELLE OF CHARLESTON     SHADOWS OF MAGNOLIA    BORN TO BE BROTHERS

THE SUN RISES

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon, here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times.

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been Antebellum Charleston for over 100 years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned – loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God, and family. It was the tie that binds until their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman – Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

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Bonus! The Creatus Series Boxed Set now includes the complete five-book series!

For 4000 years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all….

As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he’s destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family’s strictest laws and falls in love – with a human.

In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of faith propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they’ve spent thousands of years protecting.

Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can’t save her from, however…is herself.

The Creatus series is not your normal paranormal story…it’s a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you’ve heard your entire life. Prepare to believe.

51ycE0TYCCL._SX342_FINDING HOME

Twenty-four-year-old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, 12-year-old Maydean and five-year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride – neither of which she can trade for food or gas.

A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe’s mission in even worse jeopardy – until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan. But! Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on his land and an iron fist on his heart, and is the unlikeliest man in the universe to succumb to her schemes. Phoebe wields all of the pride, backbone, and country smarts she owns to claim his home, plow his land, and pilfer his heart. Nothing works. With time running against her family, she plies one last inducement – her scarce feminine wiles. Will it be enough?

51fv1ZIbNnL._SX342_THE LADY SAID NO

A mind of steel hidden behind a bumbling exterior – that’s the perfect description of Detective Gus. N.N. Light.

The race is on to find a killer in the heart of Kentucky horse country. Detective Augustus Grant is faced with his most baffling case to date. Well-respected race horse breeder John Jorgenson, is murdered in his den, days before the Kentucky Derby, and the list of suspects is growing. Complicating matters, Gus’ ex-girlfriend is the last person to have seen the victim alive.

Rebecca Hayes owes the Jorgenson family her loyalty. They gave her a new life after a disastrous affair that leaves her alone and pregnant. With all the evidence pointing in Becky’s direction, will Gus do his duty? Or follow his heart? Listeners who enjoy cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, inspirational romance, or romantic suspense, will love this second chance romance story.

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ROMANTIC PICKS Recommends Romance! #FRIDAYREADS

51Wc5HM8dyLMISTLETOE INN

Fall in love this holiday season!

A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love in this heartwarming holiday romance.

Molly McCarty is in need of a new beginning after a disastrous divorce. When the opportunity to invest in a bed and breakfast appears online in Christmas, Michigan she’s intrigued.
A snow storm derails her travels and leaves her at the mercy of a grim stranger- who turns out to be her new partner!
Noah Kincaid loses his parents in a tragic fire that leaves him scarred inside and out. He’s raised by a great-aunt and is devastated when cancer takes her life. But vowing never to care about anyone again is hampered by his troublesome new partner and her son.
Will a Christmas miracle bring three lonely hearts the gift of love?

51G051XnI8L._SY346_ALL TOMORROW’S MEMORIES

After her own family is shattered, Willa Manning answers a plea from her adopted daughter’s biological grandparents to share in the life of their only grandchild. Her own health in unexpected jeopardy, Willa sells all she owns, and in a risky leap of faith moves cross-country to meet the couple. She soon finds herself reckoning with feelings for the acerbic, idiosyncratic attorney who brought them together. He doesn’t trust her motives. She doesn’t trust his. Willa determines every inch of give and take must secure her daughter’s future. Success will be on her terms and none other. The attorney is about to find this out the hard way.

61B0WSJrj3L._SX260_HOLIDAY HEARTWARMERS

Christmas is family time in small town, Carlton Grove… Three stories to lift your holiday spirits!

Snow Pup
A small town’s lovely deputy and a father who lost his son years ago to a vindictive wife team up to save the kid from an overzealous social worker and foster home he hates.

Find Me A Home
An accident changes the lives of: a little baby girl who loses her parents, a crabby puppy who hates all men, a soft-hearted beauty who fears for her brother and also the cop who can’t escape his destiny.

Frosty the Snowman
Stranded in an Alaskan snowstorm, strangers Hali and Terry are forced to rely on each other for survival. The frigid temperatures are brutal and when Terry falls through the ice to save a puppy, the stakes for survival become enormous.

51zePqa8f2LTHE TIGRESS

Paranormal Detective Ellie Taggart, a rakshasa capable of assuming the shape of a tigress, has always worked alone, searching for those responsible for her mother’s murder. When an investigation results in the death of a close friend and vampire, she’s forced to partner with handsome and mysterious peredhil, Steve Cassidy.
Like her, the half-human, half-elf uses his special talents to fight evil wherever it exists. Rogue vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, practitioners of black magic, poltergeists, ghosts—none of them can beat him. That is until someone or something no longer plays by the rules. There’s a new villain in New Orleans, one who threatens both the humans and non-humans who make the city home.
Is the enemy Draug, the wizard who murdered Ellie’s mother centuries ago? Is it someone from Steve’s shrouded past intent on revenge? Or are they facing a new enemy with an agenda all his or her own? As the tigress and her partner search for answers, trying to prevent the bodies from piling up, they have to manage conflicting emotions and desires that threaten to overwhelm them. Can two such different creatures of the light join forces to defeat the darkness, or will the powers of evil triumph?