ROMANTIC PICKS #HOLIDAYESCAPE #READAROMANCE

51XK7wwySkLTHAT NEWS GUY

KINDLEUNLIMITED

Taking a chance and making a change after his divorce, Trapper Del rio signs up for personal training services to get in better shape for his embedded reporting gig with the Army. TFA Fitness Center is known for their discretion, having trained the famous and infamous alike over the years. When he meets the adorable curvy woman working at the Smoothie Bar, who blushes every time their eyes meet, Trapper wants to see where the explosive chemistry may lead.

51ACvsDVVLLONE OF A KIND CHRISTMAS

To reach her heart, he must face a spirit, an angel…and himself.
The spirit of Cameron Douglas has totally screwed-up…again. Now, he has to fix his mess in one night with the help of his best friend and somehow encourage his widow to move on.
Holly Douglas is anguished that this is the last Christmas she’ll be visited by her late husband, Cameron. For three years he’s sent her the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and they’ve helped her cope with her loss. But now all that ends, and she doesn’t understand why her late husband must push her away.
Ethan Stewart has been in love with Holly since Cameron’s death, but she isolated herself from everyone, including him. Then something changed, and he was welcomed back as her friend. But he wants more— to love her openly, and most of all to make her happy again. Though he loved his best friend like a brother and will do anything for Holly, as he’s pulled into the spirit world, he discovers not all is as it seems. If he doesn’t figure it out soon, none of them will have a Merry Christmas…ever.

51n1VlzNVjLA WOMAN OF HONOUR

Duncan Campbell wakes to discover he is imprisoned with a woman in his enemy’s dungeon in the Highlands of Scotland. The disenchanted warrior hopes his last few moments on earth will be spent in the arms of the sweet-voiced Isabel. If only she will cooperate.

Isabel Douglas has no intention of obliging the crude captive. The penniless noblewoman considers herself too tall and thin to be desirable. She intends to become a nun. But first, disguised as a boy, she must deliver an important letter to Scotland’s hero in hiding, King Robert the Bruce.

Together, the pair make a daring escape that plunges them into the bleak countryside in the middle of winter. In the struggle to survive, they learn the true strength of their feelings for each other. But when Duncan’s animosity towards the king becomes evident, Isabel must decide between her heart and her country.

51+rb+-p63L._SY346_HIS HIGHLAND PRIZE

KINDLEUNLIMITED

Lost and pursued, searching for protection…

When Brighde Kerr collapses in his arms at Castle Dunbeath in the middle of the night during a Highland thunderstorm, Alexander Sinclair does not hesitate to bring her inside to receive medical care and shelter. Hiding secrets that she is sure will only bring danger to the Sinclairs if revealed, Brighde struggles against her growing attraction and affection for Alex. She attempts to keep her identity a secret, but it does not take long before Brighde realizes that Alex could be the one person to save her.

Steadfast and determined, willing to protect…

Alex dedicates himself to nursing this mystery woman back to health and offers her the security of the Sinclair Clan. Alex’s ongoing support and determination to protect Brighde fuels their growing passion but often puts them at odds when Brighde is not convinced they have a future together.

Both in need of love…

When the source of Brighde’s fears shows up at their gates, Alex proves that he will not give up on Brighde no matter the risks or consequences. Now can she accept that Alex’s pledge for protection or will she keep fighting the inevitable?

Meet the members of Clan Sinclair in this first installment of the five book Highland romance series.  The Clan Sinclair features Mairghread and her four brothers, Callum, Alexander, Tavish, and Magnus.  Each member of the Scottish clan faces challenges as they meet their fated match, but all of the Sinclairs find their HEA.  Each novel in the series is a stand alone, but they are best read together.

ROMANTIC PICKS #RomanceReaders #ChristmasList

51sPzDsTEkL._SY346_A WONDERFUL LIFE ~ NEW RELEASE

Numerous heartbreaking tragedies have broken Noel Bradford’s spirit. When he finds himself perched on the barrier of a bridge, intending to jump into the icy river, he prays for help.

Clarence, a very unusual angel, answers his pleas, and not in ways one would expect. Wise words save Noel’s sanity, offering him a reason to stay alive.

Mary Star, the woman who owns a teen shelter in Bedford Falls, is desperately in need of a helping hand, of donations to keep her doors open and to be saved from the neighborhood thugs who force their way in to get at a young girl in her care.

Is the handsome stranger who appears at the exact moment of desperation an angel sent in answer to her prayers?

A Christmas Gift To Romance Readers (6)A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO ROMANCE READERS ~ FREE FOR LIMITED TIME

Kindleunlimited!

A NOTE FROM JERRI

For years, I have wanted to write a Christmas romance. Unfortunately, I have never squeezed a Christmas novel into my schedule. I didn’t want this year to pass without something I could offer my fans.

This year—for only the Christmas season—I am offering three of my books for a bargain. Now it is FREE until Thursday!!!

Fragmented, the first book of Boston’s Crimes of Passion series, is a stand-alone romantic suspense.
Past of Shadows, the first book of The Three Realms, is a high fantasy series. This is an ongoing series.
Belle of Charleston, the first book of Southern Legacy, is a serial historical romance. This is a serial! The books have cliffhangers. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy consists of four books–Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.

I couldn’t be more excited about introducing you to my different genre series. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I enjoyed writing them.

I am, also, thrilled to announce I am releasing a new series, Scream for the Camera, Book One in Boston’s Crimes of Horror. You can preorder at this link:

http://ow.ly/czFP30mQTBB

Happy Reading. Enjoy the holidays!

Jerri

41RpZEsqDHL._SY346_A HEART NOT EASILY BROKEN ~ BARGAIN ~ $0.99

Ebony Campbell is a smart, sexy career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is Brian Young, a blond-haired, blue-eyed bass player to step up to the challenge.

Despite negative reactions, their fling develops into a deep relationship, and Ebony discovers juggling love, family, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures.

Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and the trust of those she loves.

51y475IzrfL._SY346_GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST ~ HOLIDAY BARGAIN $0.99

***USA Today Bestselling Author***

Book 5 of the Ocean City Boardwalk Series, where life isn’t just fun in the sun—there’s love waiting on those sandy shores!

Dina Griffin flees a dangerous situation and ends up in Ocean City, Maryland where she hopes to spend the holidays in hiding. Trusting no one, she wants only one thing this Christmas—to feel safe. Then Officer Gav Thomas threatens to arrest her for shoplifting. Shoplifting?

Gav is certain there’s something Dina isn’t telling him about her visit to his seaside town, so he devises a means to stick close to the vulnerable beauty. An unexpected attraction sparks, fierce enough to heat up the salt-tinged, wintry nights.

But the trouble Dina had hoped to escape arrives at her doorstep, bringing with it stark-raving fear and the realization that she must place her trust in someone.

Is Gav really just a local cop… or is he Dina’s guardian angel?

MERRY CHRISTMAS! One Day Left For Your Chance to Win!

THE LAST DAY OF THE GIVEAWAY! FOLLOW MY BLOG OR EMAIL ME AT romanticpicks@aol.com TO JOIN MY EMAIL LIST!

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year! For the upcoming week, Romantic Picks will enjoy the holidays.

I will announcing the winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Certificate tomorrow! Still time to follow!!!

Want something to read over the next week. Check out new releases below!

BelleofCharleston (1) AMAZON LINK:Belle of Charleston (Southern Legacy Book 1)

617qwyMvIDL._SL1000_

AMAZON LINK: ‘Tis the Season

91th1Bmqg5L._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK:A Touch of Seduction (An Unlikely Husband Book 3)

91g8+CDyx8L._SL1500_AMAZON LINK: No Perfect Destiny

91VwHCKWGzL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK: Following His Heart (Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Book 1)

91qH4exI4RL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK: Creatus Eidolon

final_expanded_trap_wall

AMAZON LINK: CAUGHT IN A TRAP (Romantic Comedy)

91A4VWFNWiL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK: Ruse & Romance

91qD5Gg7FhL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK: Rescued by the Spy

71MfABA4naL

AMAZON LINK: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels (Rules of Scoundrels Book 4)

81CVPlQWORL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK: The Promise (Tides of Charleston Series Book 2)

91O0inzMnvL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK: Making Scandal (The Essien Trilogy Book 2)

61NgwItyoCL._SL1000_

AMAZON LINK: Empty Shell

Just a few suggestions! Don’t forget to follow for your last chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Happy Holidays! Happy Reading!

ROMANTIC PICKS CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS! Sweetwater Springs Christmas by Debra Holland and Friends #HolidayRead

81U1KQ1Z7EL._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK:Sweetwater Springs Christmas: A Montana Sky Short Story Anthology (The Montana Sky Series)

Come celebrate the holidays in 1895 Sweetwater Springs, Montana, as ten Western Romance authors join New York Times Bestselling author DEBRA HOLLAND in telling SHORT STORIES of love and laughter, heartbreak and healing, and most of all, Christmas joy.

E. AYERS – A CHRISTMAS FAR FROM HOME
Far from home and with love in their hearts, a young Wyoming rancher and the daughter of a Montana railroad businessman learn the true joy of Christmas is in giving.
LINDA CARROLL-BRADD – WISHES ON A STAR
Will a wish on a star foretell the future of a young suffragette and a visiting rancher?
MJ FREDRICK – ABIGAIL’S CHRISTMAS ANGEL
A lonely widow and a lonelier marshal make peace with their past.
DEBRA HOLLAND – THE GIFT OF MUSIC
Can two reserved people overcome their limitations and find love?
DEBRA HOLLAND – A FAMILY FOR IKE
An orphaned boy finds an unexpected family.
DEBRA HOLLAND – THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS
The town banker learns that perhaps some things are more important than money.
PATY JAGER – A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER
Ida doesn’t remember the last two years, but her husband is determined to find her and reignite their love.
JILL MARIE LANDIS – UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
A spinster discovers it’s never too late to embrace love and the surprises life has in store.
TRISH MILBURN – A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
A woman scarred in face and heart finds love with a cowboy.
LINDA MCLAUGHLIN – THE BEST PRESENT
A grieving ten-year-old girl anticipating a sad Christmas receives some surprises.
BEV PETTERSEN – THE CHRISTMAS CROSSING
With a little Christmas magic, two searching hearts discover they can bridge much more than a raging river.
TORI SCOTT – A PROMISE FOR CHRISTMAS
Faced with her first Montana winter without her husband, Rachel Tanner and her young son need a miracle.
CYNTHIA WOOLF – SUGARPLUM DREAMS
Julia Bosworth travels west to fulfill a special dream and finds her heart’s desire.

This short story collection takes place after Montana Sky Christmas, but the anthology can be read as a stand-alone book.

The Montana Sky Series in Order:

1892
Beneath Montana’s Skies

1886
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Trudy
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Lina
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy

1890s
Wild Montana Sky
Starry Montana Sky
Stormy Montana Sky
Montana Sky Christmas
Painted Montana Sky
Glorious Montana Sky
Sweetwater Springs Christmas

ROMANTIC PICKS CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS! Holiday Treasure by Melody Anne #HolidayRead

81S6C1ZFp4L._SL1500_

AMAZON LINK:Holiday Treasure (Billionaire Bachelors – Book 10)

Disclaimer: This book was previously released last year as a novella in the “Hot, Sexy, and Bad” Anthology. There has been 40,000 words of additional material added to this new release.

Mega wealthy Tanner Storm has it all – great looks, wealth, and nothing holding him down. Then, his father decides to play games with him and his siblings, handing him an apartment complex in downtown Seattle that
Tanner wants nothing to do with. When the conditions of his father’s terms ensure that he do something with this building or lose his inheritance, he at first thinks, so what. But, then it becomes a challenge that he has to accept, because he’s never before backed down. He decides to tear down the building and start fresh with something far more appealing that will add to his already fat wallet.

The only problem is that the residents don’t want to leave, and under the contract with his father, he can’t force them out. When he ends up before Judge Kragle from all the complaints made against him, the judge decides the best punishment for him will be two weeks of living in the very apartment complex he despises and two weeks of community service, playing Santa Claus at the mall. Perfect! This is not the Christmas of his dream.

The plot thickens when he meets his neighbor, Kyla and falls into instant lust. Will this turn out to be Tanner’s secret angel, or will he forget all about her the minute he leaves?

Enjoy this Anderson Christmas Novel from NYT Best Selling Author Melody Anne who wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and an even happier New Year.

 

ROMANTIC PICKS CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS! An Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano

81rZ6Wmxj4L._SL1500_

 

AMAZON LINK:An Almost Perfect Christmas: An Ocean City Boardwalk Novella

***USA TODAY Bestselling Author***   “…heart-wrenching, sweet, touching, and requires a box of tissues.” ~USA Today

When it comes to business, Aaron Chase knows how to succeed. But when his daughter, Izzie, asks him for the perfect family Christmas, the handsome widower feels at a loss about how to make his little girl’s dream come true.

Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper has dedicated her life to taking care of children. She agrees to act as Izzie’s stand-in mom for this special holiday and throws herself into making the child’s Christmas wish a reality. Maybe this selfless act will somehow alleviate her secret regrets and failures of the past.

The holiday is filled with fun and laughter, and it’s amazing how three short days can be so life-changing. When the impish eight-year-old talks the adults into acting out a silly, make-believe wedding, young Izzie is certain the magic of the season will turn the pretend vows into the real thing. The little girl wants her daddy to have Christmas in his life–every single day.