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AMBROSIA BY THE SEA

Ambrosia by the Sea is the first in Traci Hall’s Read by the Sea Second Chance Contemporary Romance Series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Ambrosia by the Sea.

Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal—not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he’s stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.

BURN

It’s about to get Hotter Than Hell

Dax Jonathan Montgomery’s life was destroyed after he lost his wife and unborn child in a horrific drunk driving accident and he murdered the man responsible. It cost him his heart and seven years behind bars. The horror didn’t stop there. With nowhere to go after his release, he joined the Desert Crows, a skinhead, outlaw motorcycle club, and he does things no man should be proud of. He knows the only chance at redemption is to take over the club and turn his bike down another sweltering road.

Sofia Guadalupe Acosta was born the bi-product of a drugged out Hispanic mother and a skinhead father. Her father wanted her mother dead and his dirty little secret hidden. Her mother escaped with Sofia and changed her life to protect her child. Now Sofia’s all grown up and set on revenge.

The problem… another skinhead killed her no good rotten father so Sofia must set her sights on a different target. She doesn’t care if she burns in hell as long as Dax burns with her.

This book is intended for mature readers. Contains adult situations and violence.

CURSE

A teenage girl. A returning extinct species. A murderous alien.

Nell is looking forward to leaving the isolation of her beach home, and attending University in the city. But when her father reveals she is not human, but a product of two warring alien species, her life somersaults as ever-increasing evidence proves him wrong.

She is something else.

She must now decide if knowing the truth is worth risking lives.

With friend Sam by her side, she travels to an alien world where she must battle the growing number of enemies and find the hidden book containing the real facts about her ancestry-whatever that may be!

SWEET LAKE

Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn’t make doing any easier.

Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she’ll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens want her to open the inn—and her heart—to new possibilities. And her hilarious lifelong friends Jada and Cat are dropping none-too-subtle hints for her to ignite a romance with Daniel Kettering, the sexy attorney who’s been pining for her for years…

Now a shocking turn of events will open old wounds and upend the world Linnie has carefully built. She has to make changes quickly—and the results, though not entirely what she expected, might be what she’s been yearning for all along.

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AMBROSIA BY THE SEA

Ambrosia by the Sea is the first in Traci Hall’s Read by the Sea Second Chance Contemporary Romance Series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Ambrosia by the Sea.

Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal—not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he’s stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.

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KISS OF THE CHRISTMAS WIND

A classic Christmas novella by a beloved bestselling author, now in ebook for the first time! Janelle Taylor is the author of more than 50 romance novels, with nine New York Times bestsellers and sales in the millions.

The western frontier. Deadly winter weather. New bride Carrie Sue Jamison wonders if she will be widowed before spending even one Christmas with her husband Thad, a Texas Ranger. He’s left home to track a gang of murderous bank robbers through the wilderness.

SANTA BABY BY THE SEA ~ BARGAIN

Dillon Bakersfield spots Crysta Jones at an outdoor venue on a sultry spring night and is powerless against her seductive smile. Crysta is equally entranced and the two join together as if drawn by love’s flame.
Career-minded and determinedly single, they indulge their passions and go their separate ways. However, the consequences of their lovemaking force Crysta to rethink her life’s ambition. She doesn’t want to thrust the burden of parenthood on Dillon. He’s a good man, and she knows he will be responsible—but she longs for a man who wants to be a father. Can a birthday wish bring a Christmas miracle?

GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST ~ BARGAIN

***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?

A FAMILY AFFAIR: CHRISTMAS

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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VIDEO VIXEN ~ BARGAIN $0.99!

“Good girls finish last, Daniel, and I’ve always been at the head of the class.” That’s what Vixen Mallory would say, and Vikki Kirkland was saying it now — to Dan Falkner, ace reporter who’d come to do a story on the soap opera and the star that had taken the cable network and viewer-ship by storm.

Welcome to Sodom’s Crossing, just south of the equator — well actually downtown Manhattan! From her billboard in Times Square to her rare vertical photos in Playboy – the world was finding it easy to be Vixen-ized.

Vikki had sworn to her fellow cast mates on Always Tomorrow that she would protect their secrets by being the sexy, unscrupulous siren on-camera and off – to the hilt. Making sure that investigative reporter Dan Falkner would focus on the illusion rather than the sweet, shy woman Vikki really was.

There was just one problem — Vikki never imagined how easy it would be to enjoy being a vixen and take what she wanted. And she found she wanted Dan Falkner more than she had ever wanted any man.

PENALTY PLAY ~ NEW RELEASE

Single dad and star defenseman Matt LaRue lives for his kids and hockey. He’s had one failed marriage and doesn’t have any interest in going through that hell again. As conservative as they come, he can’t comprehend his unexplainable attraction to a free-spirited female who changes hair color more often than his boys create new excuses to avoid doing their homework.

Violet Strider is fleeing the past. She has a new start, new identity, and is hiding a big secret. Matt and Vi are a classic case of opposites attract, but neither expects the attraction to extend beyond a few hot trysts, especially Vi. Only her heart isn’t listening, and her head is following her heart down a path of no return. As Vi grows closer to Matt and his boys, she fears her secret could rip them apart.

Relationships are built on trust, and Vi’s house of cards is about to take a tumble. Can Vi confront her past and finally put it behind her, while earning Matt’s forgiveness?

SANTA BABY BY THE SEA

Dillon Bakersfield spots Crysta Jones at an outdoor venue on a sultry spring night and is powerless against her seductive smile. Crysta is equally entranced and the two join together as if drawn by love’s flame.
Career-minded and determinedly single, they indulge their passions and go their separate ways. However, the consequences of their lovemaking force Crysta to rethink her life’s ambition. She doesn’t want to thrust the burden of parenthood on Dillon. He’s a good man, and she knows he will be responsible—but she longs for a man who wants to be a father. Can a birthday wish bring a Christmas miracle?

A FAMILY AFFAIR: CHRISTMAS

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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UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS ~ $0.99

Heat up your holiday with nine 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?
Patrice Wilton – Snuggle up and KISS ME SANTA.
Nikki Lynn Barrett – And for the high-spirited animal lovers, WE WISH YOU A FERRET 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.

TO TEMPT A SCOUNDREL

This light-hearted, witty, Regency romance is sure to tug at your heart this winter season!

Don’t miss the latest Heart of a Duke installment!

Never trust a gentleman…
Once before, Lady Alice Winterbourne trusted her heart to an honorable, respectable man… only to be jilted in the scandal of the Season. Longing for an escape from all the whispers and humiliation, Alice eagerly accepts an invitation to her friend’s house party. In the country, she hopes to find some peace from the embarrassment left in London… Unfortunately, she finds her former betrothed and his new bride in attendance.

Never love a lady…
Lord Rhys Brookfield has no interest in marriage. Ever. He’s worked quite hard at building both his fortune and his reputation as a rogue—and intends to enjoy all that they can offer him. That is if his match-making mother will stop pairing him with prospective brides. When Rhys and Alice meet, sparks flare. But with every new encounter, their first impressions of one another are challenged and an unlikely friendship is forged.

Desperate, Rhys proposes a pretend courtship, one meant to spite Alice’s former betrothed and prevent any matchmaking attempts toward Rhys. What neither expects is that a pretense can become so much more. Or that a burning passion can heal… and hurt.

A FAMILY AFFAIR CHRISTMAS

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?
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT is a Special Author’s Cut Updated edition of the Bantam Loveswept Romance #863 by 6-Time Romantic Times Award Winner, 2-Time MAGGIE Award Winner, RWA RITA Finalist, and Amazon International Best-Selling romance writer Laura Taylor, who writes happily ever after romantic suspense ebooks about strong-willed heroines and determined alpha male heroes that are sure to delight contemporary series romance readers.

“Laura Taylor touches our hearts with THE CHRISTMAS GIFT. A former senior investigator for the Justice Department moves to Kentucky to take possession of an unexpected inheritance, and he falls in love with a beautiful interior decorator. Together, they attempt to protect an abandoned infant during the Christmas holiday season. Ms. Taylor ALWAYS creates empathetic characters who triumph over adversity with courage and grace.” Romantic Times Book Reviews

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LOVE UNTIL IT HURTS ~ COMING JANUARY 16

A coming-of-age story for anyone who’s ever been young and in love…

A fire-red BMW, a mansion on the water, a closet the size of a small department store … At eighteen years old, Charity Bauer has gotten anything she has ever wanted in life. At least she thought she had everything she wanted …

The night Charity meets Brock Ryan she sees not only a chance to spend a night with a hot divorcé, but also an opportunity to make her ex jealous. Some things aren’t for sale, though, especially not Brock Ryan. When one night of innocent flirting causes a chain reaction that will forever change her life, Charity will have to make difficult decisions that will affect her future and the ones she loves — maybe even cost her the love of a lifetime.

THE BROKEN SAINT

Seagate and Miner investigate the murder of Maricel Salizar, a young Filipino exchange student at Central Montana State. The most obvious suspect is the boyfriend, who happens to have gang connections. And then there’s Amber, a fellow student who’s obviously incensed at Maricel for a sexual indiscretion involving Amber’s boyfriend. But the evidence keeps leading Seagate and Miner back to the professor, an LDS bishop who hosted her in his dysfunctional home. Seagate takes it in stride that the professor can’t seem to tell the truth about his relationship with the victim, but her devout partner, Ryan Miner, believes that a high-ranking fellow Mormon who violates a sacred trust deserves special punishment.

 

SSANTA BABY BY THE SEA

Dillon Bakersfield spots Crysta Jones at an outdoor venue on a sultry spring night and is powerless against her seductive smile. Crysta is equally entranced and the two join together as if drawn by love’s flame.
Career-minded and determinedly single, they indulge their passions and go their separate ways. However, the consequences of their lovemaking force Crysta to rethink her life’s ambition. She doesn’t want to thrust the burden of parenthood on Dillon. He’s a good man, and she knows he will be responsible—but she longs for a man who wants to be a father. Can a birthday wish bring a Christmas miracle?

DEATH BY ROMANCE

A suspenseful whodunit . . .

A dead businessman and philanthropist . . .

When Gordon Taylor is murdered, it falls in the lap of soon-to-retire Detective Ryan Hamlin to find the murderer. But he has no clues and no leads.

A “perfectly legal” scheme that goes terribly wrong . . .

In a chance conversation, Detective Hamlin uncovers a long list of suspects – all with something to hide – and all involved in a “perfectly legal” investment worth millions as long as no one in the company is convicted of Gordon’s murder. That’s when the finger-pointing and cover-ups begin.

A twist you won’t see coming . . .

“[T]he final twist made perfect sense when it happened but at no point did I see it coming. I was as confused as the detective, wondering if he had the right guy or if it was this guy or maybe that woman….it was great!” -Geneva Handleman, Amazon Reviewer

“This is a well-written mystery novel that will stump even the most dedicated armchair sleuths. Death by Romance is expertly crafted with each chapter heightening the suspense and intrigue. As the suspect pool deepens, so does the entertainment factor. Some may be tempted to cheat and skip to the end. Don’t. Enjoy the mysterious ride all the way. Maybe you’ll solve the mystery before Detective Hamlin.” -T. B. Markinson, SPR Reviews