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Josey’s Christmas Cookie Blog Tour and Giveaway

JOSEY’S CHRISTMAS COOKIE BLOG TOUR

Josey's Christmas Cookie

BY SHARON KLEVE

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In the blink of an eye, Josey lost the most important people in her life, her parents.

Can a hound dog named Cookie, a pair of mourning doves, and a passionate vet bring the holiday spirit back to Josey’s life in time for Christmas?

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovable Story!

By Debby Lee

I loved this heartwarming Christmas story.
Josey was a workaholic who spent all her spare time at the office in order to cope with the tragic loss of her parents and being jilted by her fiance. I really felt for her.
Clint was a handsome veterinarian Josey met at an animal rescue event who helped her buy a large slobbering dog named Cookie. Clint handled the animals with professionalism, sincerity, and great care.
The two Morning Dove’s in the story, Harry and Beatrice, were desperate to see Josey and Clint get together in time for Christmas.
If you enjoy sweet plots, whimsical animal themes, and stories that make you go “aaawww” this one’s for you.
Highly entertaining, highly recommended!

EXCERPT:

As I stared at the pathetic dog in his diaper, I realized no one wanted the dog, they were just gawking at him. The sign said his name was Cookie, part Basset Hound and part Redbone Coonhound. I didn’t know anything about either breed. I did know he was very large and he was slobbering everywhere and he should have a diaper around his neck. I turned to continue my search and a felt a tug on my pant leg. I looked down and Cookie had a hold of my jeans. When our eyes met, Cookie’s eyes twinkled, just like Clint’s.

A glob of drool hit the top of my shoe. He let go of my pant leg and licked the goo off my shoe. I wanted to say, “gross,” but instead I said, “thank you.” I was hooked. His fur was a reddish brown and soft as silk. Not caring about drool or dog hair, I sat down on the floor next to Cookie, wrapped my arms around his neck, and finally felt at peace.

Another glob of drool hit the floor next to my butt. He looked sad, like that was a deal breaker and I’d leave him behind. I looked Cookie in his sad eyes and laughed. He pulled back his goofy lips and smiled back.

That’s when I heard Clint’s voice, “Well Josey, it looks like you found your soul mate.”

He laughed, but not at my expense.

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ABOUT SHARON KLEVE

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Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other’s arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.

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The Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop

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Featuring some of my favorite YA books of 2014. 

 

Historical romance is my first love. But fantasy and romance are still high on my list. Combine the three? I’m in heaven. I am giving away some of my top YA picks for 2014. It’s a bit of a mix.

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New Release Box Set: Heroes To Swoon For

 
Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set
11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances
 
Multi-author boxed set
Genre: Contemporary Romance Anthology
Release Date: December 8, 2014
 
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We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who’s not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.


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ArousedJade Kerrion
Can falling in love with a gorgeous male escort lead to anything
except inevitable heartbreak?
Blazing LoveChantel Rhondeau
An emotionally injured veterinarian
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can’t avoid the flames of his passion.
Roaring Hot!Rachelle Ayala
A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is
challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.
The Right Pitch Lyssa Layne
Colie Adger is torn between the lavish
attention from a big shot pitcher and the common sense of a solid friend. Can
Colie figure out her own heart and hit a homerun off the right pitch?
The Art of Love- Michele Shriver
After watching her parents’ marriage crumble, jewelry artist
Chelsea Matthews doesn’t believe in love, but a sexy painter sets out to win
her heart and prove that good guys do exist.
Behind the AltarP.C. Zick
All seems perfect in Leah’s life until tattoo artist Dean rides
his Harley into her heart in this story of forbidden love.
Lost AvalonK.S. Thomas
Blaise Nolan has it all – brooding good looks, a haunting voice
and troubled lyrics of a soul gone lost. Only he didn’t wind up brooding,
haunted and lost by accident…
Second Shield – Stacy Eaton
Agent Drew Bradley goes undercover to find an officer gone rogue,
but what he finds in Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister is nothing he ever
expected.
Amber Rules – Melinda Curtis
One of the first assignments of life coach to the rich and famous,
Amber Rule, is to improve the game of Evan Oliver, one of the biggest bad-asses
in the NBA. Will Amber up Evan’s game? Or will he teach her a new set of rules?
Wild Irish RideJennifer Saints
Sexy, Southern Suspense. Jesse was Alexi’s forbidden fruit, the
one man she couldn’t forget and can’t resist. After twelve years he’s back for
her—so is a killer.
How You Remind
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Can a former party girl take a chance on a sexy guitarist who knows her deepest, darkest secrets?
 
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Satin Romance Presents Frozen: A Winter Romance Anthology

Frozen: A Winter Romance Anthology

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 The Stories

The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls 

Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny.

Love Thaws a Frozen Heart by Valerie J. Clarizio

Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snowstorm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?
Lord of Ice by April Marcom

Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice.

Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick (‘A Waiting For Dusk’ story) 

Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories.

Frozen In Time by Christina Kirby

Lizbeth travels the world as a freelance photographer and answers to no one. After her last relationship, that’s exactly how she wants her life to be, easy and all her own. Jonas is staying at his family’s cabin while he deals with the loss of a fellow fallen solider. He wants nothing more than to be left alone and to avoid Christmas. Neither plan on spending Christmas with a stranger or finding the person who’s exactly what each other needs.

Frozen With Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt

A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them.

Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen 

In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love.

Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane

In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true?

Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall 

Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons?

The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner

What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?

Falling On Ice by Bess Kingsley 

After the horrible year ice sculptor Sam McLeod has had, falling off a ladder at Nationals into the arms of her nemesis is the absolute last thing she needs. Or is it?

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The Authors

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Nicole Angeleen is a writer from Shawnee, Kansas. When she is not writing, she spends her time reading on the beach, traveling, and being a rabid and obsessive sports fan.

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Rhoda Brutt – Rhonda lives in the Minneapolis metropolitan area and enjoys swimming, concerts, and making up excuses to get out of cooking!

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Valerie Clarizio – I grew up in the north woods in a house full of brothers. I can hunt, fish, and survive in the great outdoors with the best of them.

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Blog: http://valclarizio.wordpress.com

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 Marilyn Gardiner – Marilyn has published in many newspapers and magazines, taught a creative writing class, tutored adults learning to read, and volunteered in the public school system. Her book shelf holds eleven published novels, and two more not yet published.

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Tara Fox Hall – Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TerrorFoxHall

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Elena Kane – A country girl living each day to the fullest; creating characters that touch the heart and stick with you.

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Bess Kingsley – Bess Kingsley is a contemporary romance writer living in North Carolina.

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Christina Kirby – A stay at home mom who loves books and traveling, though with two small kids the love of books is more convenient.

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April Marcom – April Marcom is a teacher, author, and mother of three who enjoys the slow, peaceful life of the countryside.

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Charmaine Pauls – South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who loves to look at the world through the lens of her camera. Before taking up writing full time, the novelist worked in public relations, advertising, journalism and marketing. She resides in Chile with her husband and children.

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Nancy Pennick – After a great career in teaching, Nancy found a second calling as a writer. She loves to travel, garden and have a good cup of tea nearby.

Blog: www.nancypennick.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nancypennickauthor

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Deep Breaths: Tales of Inspiration and Hope by Tara Fox Hall

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Tara Fox Hall’s writing career began in the pages of a small print magazine, Catnip Blossoms!, that a friend, Harald Moore, put out to promote his catnip farm in Johnsonville, New York. One short non-fiction article followed another, detailing her adventures saving wildlife, her experiences living on an acreage, and more than a few humorous recountings detailing the antics of her wacky pets. Written to delight, fascinate, and move readers, her simple but enchanting stories of country life quickly found a following. Tara kept publishing stories for the next five years, even as the name of the magazine changed to Meanwhile, and then to On The River, when the catnip farm went out of business, and Harald moved with his family to a new home near a river. These previously published stories are collected here for the first time with new added content, in the hopes of bringing a little more hope and inspiration into everyday life.

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My tiger cat, Kesteral, used to be an indoor cat when we lived in the busy city of Binghamton not that long ago. Since we moved to the country, my once shy and nervous cat has become an avid hunter. It was not very long until he began demanding to go out at night.

At first I tried to enforce a 10pm curfew, which I staunchly believed that all good little cats should be able to follow. After a few nights, “Kester” decided that 6am was too late in the morning to be out looking for “early” mice. 3am was much better. I tried yelling at the yowling monster outside my bedroom door, but as soon as I would begin to drift off to sleep, Kester would take up right where he left off. I next tried threats of punishment. He retaliated by clawing through the carpet at the basement stairs in an effort to get into the basement (a certified mouse haven).

I stuck to my guns, believing when there was no further carpet shredding that the problem was solved. I had cured him of his insanity! Then lo and behold, Kester greeted me one morning when I opened my front door. He had chewed through the plastic expandable partitions at the side of the air conditioner and slipped out! I taped up the ragged hole. Not to be thwarted, my sweet little monster chewed through the tape.

I thought Hey, who is smarter here?and blocked off the sides of the air conditioner with pillows held in place by a table. Kester proved he was smarter by squeezing his way through. In a master ploy, I removed the air conditioner all together (it was late August—fall was practically here. A few days of sweating profusely was worth teaching dear Kester who was master). Ha! I thought triumphantly. He’s not getting out now!

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Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. Her writing credits include over twenty short stories published in the nature magazines Catnip Blossoms, Meanwhile, and On The River. Her short horror stories have appeared in Deadman’s Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Halloween Alliance, and Ghastly Door. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers – Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). She divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals of all species, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TerrorFoxHall

Reaper Madness by Nessie Strange

Reaper Madness (Living Dead World #2)
by Nessie Strange

 

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Etopia Press
Date of Publication: November 21, 2014

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Jen MacLellan can’t get the hang of being a reaper. She’s been separated from her lover, Jack. She’s also stuck with that annoying telepathic link to her ill-tempered mentor, Sam. But when reapers start disappearing back on earth, Jen and Sam are recruited to help. Can they figure out what’s causing it before it’s too late?
Jack Norris has no memory prior to waking up on the half-demon Nulcifer’s couch six months earlier. As he begins to investigate his origins, he discovers a string of past lives, tied together by a beautiful, mysterious brunette. Does she really exist, and if she does, can he find her?
Fate reunites them after Sam falls victim to the attacks on earth. As they work to save Sam, can they rekindle what was lost? Or have things become too complicated…

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Nessie is a Massachusetts native and mother of two who has dabbled in everything from abstract painting to freelance sports reporting. She also loves a good story, whether it’s reading or writing one. Living Dead Girl and Reaper Madness, the first two novels in her urban fantasy Living Dead World series, were published by Etopia press in 2014.

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Other Works by Nessie Strange:
Living Dead Girl (Novel/Living Dead World #1) January 2014

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Sam wasn’t kidding when he said I had no idea what I was getting into. And now, as I stared Death in the face—literally—from an uncomfortable black leather executive chair, it occurred to me for the first time that I was in way over my head. Between the pinstriped suit and dark, slicked-back hair, he resembled a character from The Godfather more than a deity who ruled over the dead and dying. Death was one scary motherfucker. And he was smiling.

“Care for a drink, Jennifer?”

I shook my head, but he rose anyway, retrieved two glasses from the cabinet behind him, and filled both with amber-colored liquid. “Relax, I’m not going to bite.”

That wasn’t what I was worried about.

“Now, how long have you been with us? About six earth months?”

I cleared my throat. “Ah yes. About that long.”

“I find it intriguing,” he said. “You have been telepathically linked to one of my reapers this entire time, yet you really demonstrate no capability when it comes to this job. One would think that would give you an edge, hmm?”

Ouch.

“You’d think,” I laughed. OK, I sucked at it. It was only recently I’d been allowed to travel back to earth to help retrieve souls. Sam did most of the work, while I trailed behind, like one of those ankle-biting little purse dogs. What I wanted to know was why he’d insisted I do the job in the first place. I’d never asked to be a reaper. It wasn’t like I wanted this.

“The occupation listed from your most recent incarnation on earth was a mortician, was it not? So you should be accustomed to working with the deceased and the sensitivities that go along with it.”

“These two jobs are absolutely nothing alike.” Shit. I’d reacted again, lost my cool because of something he said. Now that my brain had caught up with my mouth, the fire snuffed out and with it went my nerve. I needed to learn to bite my tongue. Considering the habit crossed over with me from my last life, maybe that was wishful thinking. “Well, I mean, because when I was a mortician, those people didn’t talk back to me.”

Death studied me. “No, I don’t imagine they did.” He scrunched his lips up, his brow furrowed—the only hint of emotion I’d seen from him—but it quickly faded. “What exactly is it that’s holding you back or hanging you up? I’m just trying to understand here.”

“Well, I guess some of it is that I feel bad for them. I want to make things easier, but Sam’s all about scaring them and intimidating and manipulating them. It doesn’t seem right. I mean, we’re their first point of contact with the afterlife; why does it have to be frightening?” I was doing it again. OK, I needed to breathe. “I just… I see the fear in their faces, and it tears at me. It doesn’t feel right. It’s not me.”

“Fear makes them more pliable. Which in turn, makes your job easier when it’s time to collect.”

“But I don’t…”

He held up a hand. “I don’t like excuses, Jennifer. You may not agree with all of the methods you have been taught, but you still need to learn them and be able to utilize all of them. Years down the line, when you actually have some experience, perhaps then you can develop your own strategies. For now, as a rookie in the division without a single reaping under your belt, you are obligated to follow the instruction of your mentor. Do you understand?”

 

 

 

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As I take inventory of my blessings, I am thankful for the longevity in my family. My grandmother will turn a youthful 104 on Valentine’s Day. She was a teacher in a one-room school house and my inspiration to enter the education field. Her advice has been priceless. 

My stepfather is 92 with a memory sharper than mine. As a WWII veteran from England, he continues to share precious memories that will turn into heart-warming stories in the future.

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Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne

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Tis the season! What is your favorite holiday memory? Do you have a special ornament or tradition? Share it with us.

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Enter the rafflecopter for a chance at a $10 gift card or ebook copy of the Award-winning Christmas romance, Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne.

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Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

Buy Links:

Melange Books, LLC: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/aubreywynne/merryxmashenry.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GHWQHYS

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merry-Christmas-Henry-Aubrey-Wynne-ebook/dp/B00GHWQHYS

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/merry-christmas-henry-aubrey-wynne/1117352015?ean=2940045373494

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Rediscovering Christmas

Everyone reminisces about their favorite Christmas: the year Santa left a treasured present, or the season when your family found the perfect tree. It’s this nostalgia that motivates us to create enduring childhood memories of Christmas for our children or grandchildren.

Yet, as the great day draws near, enthusiasm can dwindle. The stress of parents, worried about their checking account balance, overshadows the surge of joy that began around Thanksgiving. Maybe the dip begins on Black Friday when a harried shopping extravaganza begins the race to “buy” the perfect memory.

I have always been known as our family’s Christmas fanatic. My decorations and music come out as soon as Halloween ends. Something about the deep baritone of Bing Crosby or the romantic crooning of Nat King Cole turns me all warm and fuzzy inside. I play my piano three months out of the year. I bring out the traditional carols and practice them October through December.

Yet, as the years crept by, the thrill of the holidays dulled. It was a slow process. First, I stopped wrapping all the pictures on my walls like gifts. The next year I only put up half the decorations outside. Then I stopped pulling out my holiday collections for each room and focused only on the main living area. A few years ago, I didn’t hang one light on the porch or even put a wreath on my door.

I’ll admit that it began after the death of my beloved mother-in-law, Shirley, since December reminded me of my loss. But as I looked around at the rest of my family members, I realized that they also had lost the joy of Christmas. My sister blamed it on the disappearance of our old traditions. My mother accused commercialism.

Then it happened. Our family had adopted a foster child in 2007. Since my husband and I were childless, our niece, Ana, became our focus. Two years ago, she spent the night and helped us put up the Christmas tree. Her excitement was contagious. The oohs and ahhhs as she held each ornament and found the perfect spot on the tree started igniting that glow I had felt years before.

I watched as my husband lifted her onto his shoulders so she could place a giant Barbie doll head on the tree as our new topper. When we were finished, we turned out the living room lights, and stood admiring the colored twinkles and glistening tinsel of our creation. “We made the most beautiful tree, didn’t we?” said Ana, in an awe-struck voice. “My Barbie looks like an angel. This will be the best Christmas ever.”

And that was all it took. A five-year-old girl had restored my spirit of Christmas. She then gradually spread a warm holiday glow across the entire family. Last year, we decided to go back to the basics. Most of our presents were homemade, and we sang carols from an old songbook as mother played the piano. The rat race disappeared for awhile and family values made a guest appearance. And Ana was right—it was the best Christmas ever.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Aubrey Wynne

This is a website that creates and sells interactive cards and calendars. It can be used year round but I buy the Advent calendar each year. It is a snowglobe that sits on your desktop and gives you a fun animated treat each day. One year the theme was an old London Christmas, another we were transported to an Alpine Holiday. Last year, with the Downton Abbey popularity, we enjoyed an old English Christmas.

http://www.jacquielawson.com

Coming Soon:

My latest historical romance, Rolf’s Quest, will be included in the Valentine’s anthology Love Least Expected.

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Baron Rolf Arbrec, the royal wizard for King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, is burdened with a centuries-old quest to break the spell cast on his descendant, Merlin. To lift the enchantment, he must find true love without the use of magic or deceit, something that has eluded the men generations before him.

Finding genuine love is no easy task, even for a wizard, and time is running out not only to complete his Quest, but to give future generations a chance at happiness. When Melissa steps from his dreams and into his arms, he realizes his need for her love runs deeper than just a way to free Merlin.

Lady Melissa Garrick travels to London to meet her betrothed. Along the way, she encounters a man who haunts her dreams and makes her reconsider her destiny. Torn between loyalty to her family and her intense attraction to Rolf, she struggles to remain an obedient daughter. Though she desires him, will she defy her family and turn her back on her betrothed? Or will time run out and Rolf be doomed to a life of discontent and bitterness like his ancestors before him?

I’m Your Man by Joanne Rawson

A big welcome to Joanne Rawson. She has just released her latest contemporary romance.

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Could a one-night stand really be such a big deal?

Ruth Jones loves her boyfriend Justin. He is handsome, has a killer body, and the sex is awesome. He does have one major fault though. He travels so much with work that she only gets to see him once or twice a week, and that is his reasoning for always wanting to . . . stay in. At first she’s happy that he only wants to be with her, but over time, his habit of jibbing out at the last minute for every family occasion, work function, or any bloody occasion that involves socialising, really does her head in. All she wants, for goodness sake, is for people to get to know her boyfriend. Okay, so she wants them to see she has a hunk of a boyfriend, but is that so wrong?
When Ruth wakes up in a hotel room one morning suffering from a major hangover, she tries to piece the events of the previous night together. Feeling let down by yet another no-show by Justin at a work function, she headed to the bar and ordered a drink. The last thing she remembers is sitting next to an average-looking guy with a nice accent and large hands, and wondering just what those hands could do given half the chance. When the bathroom door opens and Mr. Average walks out, she realises that at the ripe old age of thirty-three, Ruth Jones has experienced her first one-night stand.
A one-night stand that is about to send her world into utter turmoil.

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About the Author

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I was born and brought up in Derbyshire England. After leaving college in 1984, I headed off to be an au pair in the Loire Valley, France for one year.
Returning back, to England, I worked work for Derbyshire Education Authority in special education, and then for Derbyshire Social services working with adults with learning and physical difficulties.
In 2005, my husband and I decided to give up our hectic lifestyle, after ten years of managing branded restaurants around London’s M25, we spend our time in England, Goa, and Malaysia. Now as a published author, I write romantic novels and short stories.

Joanne publishes with American Publisher Melange Books and Australian Publisher, Bottom Drawer Publications.

Keep in Touch with Joanne:

Website: http://authorjoannerawson.blogspot.in

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanne.rawson?fref=

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6969307.Joanne_Rawson

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Joanne-Rawson/e/B00BPO7X2S/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

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