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51F193GLFCL._SY346_VIRGIN RIVER

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve recommended a TV show, but I have to mention Virgin River on Netflix. For Romance Readers, I would highly recommend it. This is definetly for us romance lovers! I haven’t read Virgin River nor have I read anything by Robyn Carr, but I will now. I was reading the reviews of the book on Amazon. There was one that said the show isn’t like the book. So, I can’t say whether it does or not, but I can say it’s nice to watch. A good romance book makes you root for the HEA. I’m certainly hooked on the characters. I love Mel and Jack. Even more, I totally respect the plotline. A broken Mel is looking for a new beginning in a small town where everyone is in everyone’s business. The cabin she has been promised is a shack and the doctor she is supposed to work for doesn’t want her. The local bar owner is a retired Marine who has his own set of problems. Just the kinda setting we romance readers love and don’t get to see that often on TV. Sure we have the Hallmark Channel, but this story has a plot.

That is the good news. The bad— Shame on Survivor! I stopped watching it when Survivor warned Dan about his behavior and Kellie got voted out. Now I see that Survivor pulled him from the game because he didn’t stop. This is just wrong! They should have pulled him before when they first saw the harassment at the BEGINNING! There is no excuse—at all. We are suppose to give him the benefit of doubt, but it was on tape and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a lot more. This season has been tainted. I feel bad for the other players especially Kellie and even Elizabeth and Missy now. I have my reasons…because they came to play a game and wanted to win. Yes, they made a mistake on using the sexual harassment, but they should have never been put in that position. In seasons past, they have seen others lie and mantipulate others, but the sexual harassment was real. It wasn’t a game. Survivor is responsible for that. I hope Janet wins…and I hated to read that Elaine got voted off. I liked her, too, but I feel Survivor has a responsiblity to all the other contestants. This season hasn’t been played on a even playing field. It’s a shame. Survivor needs to step up.

Now, I don’t want to end on a bad note. I do have a giveaway going. You have to enter for your chance to win!

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51Wc5HM8dyLMISTLETOE INN ~ $0.99

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?

51m+mt5MAKLWOLFE 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

5136BdTyqvL._SY346_COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS ~ $1.99

Hearts are lighter and wishes burn a little brighter at Christmas…

Elizabeth was trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents and she couldn’t quite see the way back to her husband and their two beautiful kids…until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life.

And when she finally remembered the sound of little Cassie’s laugh, the baby powder smell of Bridger, or the feel of her husband’s hand in hers, Elizabeth worried that they’d moved on without her. That she’d missed too much. That perhaps she wasn’t the right mother for her kids or wife for Luke, no matter how much she loved them.

But now, seven years later, Luke finds her in a nearby town and brings Elizabeth back home to the family she loves, just in time for Christmas. And being reunited with Luke and her children is better than anything Elizabeth could have imagined.

As they all trim the tree and bake cookies, making new holiday memories, Elizabeth and Luke are drawn ever closer. Can the hurt of the past seven years be healed over the course of one Christmas season and bring the Hamiltons the gift of a new beginning?

51-ha3WQbALALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ~ $0.99

This Christmas, Tori Hammond is on a mission to find love.

Her ideal present under the tree would be a shiny new girlfriend, so Tori gives herself one month to find that special lady by December 25th. Christmas spells romance and she’s going to grab some.

Love Christmas? Love romantic comedies? Then you need to read All I Want For Christmas and prepare to be swept off your festive feet! From the author of international smash-hits London Calling and This London Love, Clare Lydon has crafted another page-turner, bursting with seasonal attitude & wit.

Buy All I Want For Christmas and get your festive on!

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61vb7jNp-WL._SX260_THE CHRONICLES OF KERRIGAN ~ FREE

How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?
Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother & father died when she was young; it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.
Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?
As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.

51cXGuv5FML._SY346_RISE OF THE DRAGONS ~ FREE

“If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

5103g7Q9HoL._SY346_A THRONE FOR SISTERS ~ FREE

“Morgan Rice’s imagination is limitless. In another series that promises to be as entertaining as the previous ones, A THRONE OF SISTERS presents us with the tale of two sisters (Sophia and Kate), orphans, fighting to survive in a cruel and demanding world of an orphanage. An instant success. I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second and third books!”

–Books and Movie Reviews (Roberto Mattos)
From #1 Bestseller Morgan Rice comes an unforgettable new fantasy series.

51QZt6JNN1L (1)PAST OF SHADOWS ~ FREE

Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life…to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny, fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive, peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the danger that awaits her–an evil like no other–Asmeodai!

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Broken Legacy, Secret Lives Series

Broken Legacy, Secret Lives Series, The Secrets, the Lies, takes hold of you and spins a story so well it’ll have you feeling like you lived through it all! Grab your copy while its only $0.99! 

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51uZJTKCEqL._SY346_THE LIGHTKEEPER’S DAUGHTERS

“Jean Pendziwol’s beautifully written novel captured me from the very first page. Its descriptions of the windswept lightkeeper’s station of Elizabeth’s and Emily’s youth are so crisply rendered I felt I was standing on its shores watching the great ships cross the stormy waters of Lake Superior. Even more than its vivid evocation of a unique time and place, The LightKeeper’s Daughters is a sensitive and moving examination of the nature of identity, the importance of family, and the possibility of second chances.”—Heather Young, author of The Lose Girls

51VeKsnDfSLTHE CHRISTMAS KEY

There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. If you sleep with a kismet cookie under your pillow on Christmas Eve, you will dream of your one true love.

She saw him in her dreams . . .

51CFJ27O50L._SY346_RELENTLESS PURSUIT

Relentless Pursuit is the fifth installment in the Bluegrass Brothers series.

Sometimes you have to fight for love…

Pierce Davies watched as his older siblings fell in love—something this bachelor was not ready for. Though Pierce enjoyed the single lifestyle, his life has been his work and that hard work is set to pay off big time with the unveiling of a secret project that is big enough to change his life forever. However, this work hard, play hard attitude may have also landed him in hot water as he finds himself arrested for a brutal murder with a mountain of evidence pointing to him.

Tammy Fields has been suffering from the crush to end all crushes. But her flirtations have fallen short as Pierce Davies seems to only see her as a friend. Tammy decides that now is the time to move on, and move on she has. But everything changes quickly when Pierce is arrested and Tammy, a paralegal, is called upon to help with his case. While working closely with Pierce to prove his innocence, she realizes her feelings for Pierce are far more meaningful than just a crush. Will they finally find love or will the increasing danger prevent their happily ever after?

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51BIJD0MKDLCHRISTMAS NIGHTS ~ FREE

A holiday romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you’ll love this series!

Janie almost drowned when she met Travis. Way to impress a man.

When Janie Stevens gets fished out of the icy ocean, she doesn’t expect to fall for the man who saves her. Travis Wilkes is all kinds of man—firefighter, emergency responder and pure, raw masculinity. She’s completely unprepared for the fierce craving he kindles.

Travis is much too busy for love. He’s been honed by a life on the edge in Alaska. After he yanks Janie out of the freezing ocean waters, he can’t stop thinking about her. A man who doesn’t blink in the face of danger finds himself nearly brought to his knees by a feisty, stubborn woman.

Janie has zero interest in romance. The past taught her it isn’t worth it. But Travis makes it hard to remember the past.

The sparks flying between Janie and Travis are burning too fast for them to ignore. Hot nights, snowy days and Christmas just might convince Travis and Janie that love is possible.

51N+xOwyxaLFAIRYTALE ROMANCE

Debbie Macomber dazzles with delightful twists on three classic fairy tales in this enchanting ebook bundle: Beauty and the Beast in Some Kind of Wonderful, Snow White in Almost Paradise, and Cinderella in Cindy and the Prince.

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL

Preschool teacher Judy Lovin doesn’t want anything to do with the family fortune. But with her father’s empire on the verge of collapse, Judy suddenly finds herself negotiating with John McFarland, a smart, rugged man who takes what he wants, and what he wants is Judy. Surprised by her attraction to him, Judy agrees to his terms: alone time with him at his island getaway, where she discovers that his rough edges soften in the magic of the moonlight—and John comes to believe in the one thing he convinced himself he could never have: love.

ALMOST PARADISE

A mountain cabin. A moonlit night. And not a stepmother around to spoil the moment. For Sherry White, this camp is almost paradise. With seven mischievous girls in her cabin, she barely has time to ogle the camp director, who may be the most gorgeous man Sherry’s ever met—and the most serious, too. When Jeff Roarke founded his camp for gifted children, he had a vision of rigorous self-improvement. But Sherry’s insistence that kids need to let loose and play—not to mention have a perfect kiss under the stars—is messing with his agenda, his head . . . and his heart.

CINDY AND THE PRINCE

Cindy Territo indulges in the occasional fantasy as she cleans offices to put herself through school. When she finds a discarded ticket to a company holiday party in the office of sexy corporate VP Thorne Prince, Cindy decides that every girl deserves to be treated like a princess at least once in her life. At the party, Thorne hadn’t planned to stay long, but he’s blown away by a dazzling mystery woman. As the clock strikes midnight, Thorne goes along with the charade, biding his time until the passion they share reveals the truth he knows deep down: He’s met the woman of his dreams.

51rMJH3RLALNO PERFECT SECRET

Anna Nesmith has it all… Until one sleet-filled winter day, she doesn’t.

When an investigator begins asking Anna questions, her great marriage, dream job, and ordered world begin to crash like Jenga blocks.

Frank Caburn is man to the bone and manufactures testosterone like Frito Lay does chips, which seems not to impress Anna one whit as she picks through the rubble of her shattered life. Attracted to Anna, Caburn determines to make her his own, but how to tell her without tripping over a layer of secrets is beyond him.

Falling in love has never been more difficult.

51xherQXaQLFIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy.

Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is . . . I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just . . . mildly unhinged.”

Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants of fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.

And then there’s Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is.

From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can’t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.

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51z9j47XJwL._SY346_HOW THE DUKES STOLE CHRISTMAS

From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up unforgettable Christmas romance.

“Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare
Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball, the Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their home. When Louisa finds herself waltzing with the heartless Thorndale, she’s unnerved by his handsome looks—and surprising charm.

“The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean 
Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd doesn’t care for the holidays. But when Lady Jacqueline Mosby returns to town after a long absence, Eben falls under the spell of Christmas—and the woman he never stopped loving.

“Heiress Alone” by Sophie Jordan
When Annis Bannister finds herself stranded in the Highlands during a Christmas snowstorm, she must fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside. Her only hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a kiss.

“Christmas in Central Park” by Joanna Shupe
Mrs. Rose Walker pens a popular advice/recipe column. No one knows Rose can’t even boil water. When her boss, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must find a husband, an empty mansion, and a cook. But Rose fears her plan is failing—especially when Duke’s attentions make her want to step under the mistletoe with him.

51clhLlbukLALASKAN HOLIDAY

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Debbie Macomber brings us to the Alaskan wilderness for a magical Christmas tale about finding love where it’s least expected.

“Picture-perfect . . . this charmer will please Macomber fans and newcomers alike.”—Publishers Weekly

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community—including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith.

Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder. But Josie can’t imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated town—not even for a man she’s quickly coming to love.

Fate has other plans. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.

51Mu1Jq0VELCHRISTMAS CLICHE

‘Twas the week before Christmas
and all through L.A.,
Allie Parker’s famous twin sisters
were driving her cray.
She fled to the mountains
with a hostage in tow,
hoping to sleep through the holidays,
which were a sh*t-show.
A crash in a blizzard,
and a hot mountain man,
definitely wasn’t part
of her evacuation plan.
Santas, and stockings,
and creepy nutcrackers too,
everywhere she looks,
it’s a crazy Christmas zoo.
But there are hugs, and smiles,
and a beautiful view,
kisses and laughter,
and no time to be blue.
Maybe this family,
with their hot mountain man,
will make this a Christmas
Allie can actually stand.

61qiiHXLsXLUNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS

Heat up your holiday with seven Unforgettable Christmas stories of love and giving, hope and desire. Created by the same bestselling, award-winning authors who brought you the popular Unforgettable Romances and Unforgettable Heroes, this festive bargain boxed set will bring the joy of Christmas to your heart. Grab your favorite Kindle e-reader and cozy up with these amazingly romantic tales that are guaranteed to be… UNFORGETTABLE.

Mimi Barbour – Can love bloom when SHE’S NOT YOU?
Donna Fasano – Sometimes AN ALMOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS is the best you can hope for.
Mona Risk – What could be more exciting than having TWO LOVES FOR CHRISTMAS?
Dani Haviland – For KIT KRINGLE: AN ALASKAN TALE, romance was not part of her plan.
Traci Hall – SANTA, BABY… hurry down the chimney tonight.
Susan Jean Ricci – Celebrate a holiday surprise in CHRISTMAS WITH NIAGARA.
Leanne Banks – They find happily-ever-after during CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE.

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