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Christmas in Smithville by Kirsten Fullmer

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Christmas in Smithville
The Hometown Series Book 4
by Kirsten Fullmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Even though Gloria is determined to change her reputation, most of the
women in town still think she’s a tramp. Sure, she may have dressed
a little flashy and dated pretty much every single guy in town, but
that’s the past. Now that she wants to make a fresh start, will
Smithville give her a second chance?
Ned has heard all the gossip, but being the Sheriff’s Deputy, he sees
all the kind things Gloria does behind the scenes for the folks of
Smithville. It looks like the upcoming Christmas Pageant will offer
him the opportunity to spend time with her, but can he overcome a
frustrating stutter and talk to her, face to face?
Your favorite characters from the Hometown Series bring craziness, love,
and Smithville Christmas style, to a whole new romance about
overcoming your past and sharing your deepest secrets. Fall in love
and be swept away with the Christmas Eve celebration of your dreams.
Hometown Girl at Heart
Hometown Series Book 1
Hometown Girl After All
Hometown Series Book 2
Hometown Girl Forever
Hometown Series Book 3
Hometown Girl Again
Hometown Series Book 5
Kirsten grew up in the Western US and graduated from high school in
1984. She married soon there after and quickly built a family.
With three young children and number four on the way, she returned to
college in 1992. Her career as a draftsman included many settings
ranging from a steel fabrication shops to prestigious engineering
firms. Balancing family life with the workplace forced her to
become the queen of multitasking. In 2001, bored with the cubical
life, she moved on to teach drafting in technical college, then to
opening her own consulting firm teaching 3D engineering software. Due
to health problems, Kirsten retired in 2012 to travel with her
husband for his job. She now works writing romance novels and enjoys
spoiling her three grandchildren. Since 2017 Kirsten has lived and
worked full time in a 40′ travel trailer with her husband and her
little dog Bingo.
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Book Spotlight, cozy mystery

Book Review * Game of Scones

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As co-owner of Sugar and Spice Cookbooks, Sugar Calloway has seen simple confections bring friends together and spark fiery feuds. Except this time, the recipe truly is to die for . . . 

After losing her job as food editor at a glossy magazine, Rosetta Sugarbaker Calloway—aka “Sugar” to friends—isn’t sweet on accepting defeat and crawling back to her gossipy southern hometown. So when she has an opportunity to launch a community cookbook business with blue-ribbon baker Dixie Spicer in peaceful St. Ignatius, Iowa, she jumps at the chance to start over from scratch . . .

But as Sugar assembles recipes for the local centennial celebration, it’s not long before she’s up to her oven mitts in explosive threats, too-hot-to-handle scandals, and a dead body belonging to the moody matriarch of the town’s first family. With suspicions running wild, Sugar and Spice must solve the murder before someone innocent takes the heat—and the real culprit gathers enough ingredients to strike again . . .

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Net Galley Review :  This cozy mystery is set in a small town  Iowa . When Sugar is let go from her job she start’s a new job a cookbook project with an award winning baker and fiend Dixie Spice . They start the cookbook publishing company – Sugar and Spice specializing in community cookbooks – and first up there own home town. When thing start to heat up  in town and a murder occurs its time for Sugar and Spice to solve this murder before its to late. It’s a fun book with great characters in a town much like mine . Where everyone has a back story and a family recipe but may not be  willing to share .  But  it makes for a great book you will love reading ! Looking forward to see where this cozy mystery will lead. Lisa 

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Christmas in Kentbury by Claudia Burgoa

 

Title: Christmas in Kentbury
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2018

 

Blurb
Knightly
If practice makes perfect, I should excel at pretending that Heath
Miller doesn’t affect me. That I’m immune to that wide jaw, taut body, and the
unique woodsy-aftershave-engine-oil scent that makes my ovaries explode.
Since before I could walk, he’s been my champion. My best friend. The
one problem I can’t solve. Why? If I tell him I love him, I’ll lose him and his
adorable daughter. Maybe the best Christmas gift I can give him—and myself—is
to turn in the keys to my B&B and put some distance between us.
Heath
I’ve made my share of mistakes. Lost my MIT scholarship, came home to
fix cars and romance Kentbury’s female tourists—until I wound up a single
father. For all eight years of Cassie’s life, Knightly’s been my anchor.
I’ve changed. Cassie’s the best part of me, and Knightly’s been there
every step of the way. But as Christmas lays its mantle of magic over Kentbury,
she drops a bomb—she’s following a dream to New York City. I’ve got one week to
do everything, say everything I’ve never dared. To convince my best friend to
be mine—ours—for all the holidays to come.

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Prologue
Heath
I hate
surprises almost as much as I hate Sunday brunch at my parents. My family and I
don’t get along. It’s a cliché, but we’re like water and oil. I became
everything they hate and I hate everything they represent. My parents are
judgmental. During my late teens and up until a few months ago, I fucked
around—a lot—in every sense.
Needless to
say, I lost my scholarship to MIT during my sophomore year. The dean called me
irresponsible. My parents wrote me off as a failure until I came back to
Kentbury to take over my uncle’s car repair shop after he died. I try to keep
myself out of trouble and off the town’s radar. I steer away from the women in
town. But I do have fun with the tourists who stay at the lodge. It’s simple.
They’re here for a week or a weekend. Then they’re gone for good.
“But I ran
out of luck,” I sigh and look down.
In the
bouncy chair lies Cassie, my one-month-old baby. The fuss of black hair is
covered by a pink hat. Her arms aloft as if dreaming of cuddling her mother. I
slide my pinky into her open hand and watch as her fingers curl around it. I
feel her soft breath on the back of my hand. Already the tension is melting
away as I watch my sweet little girl sleep in peace. She’s so innocent, she
doesn’t know that our lives have been forever changed again.
“Maybe I
just got lucky,” I whisper close to her ear. “You and I are going to make it
work. I’ll make your proud little one.”
There’s a
slight knock on the door. I kiss her tiny hand before I open it for Knightly.
“That must
be, Knightly, coming to save the day,” I whisper to Cassie and kiss her tiny
hand.
There’s so
much I could tell her about my best friend, but not enough time. I only tell
Cassie what’s important, “She’s going to become your favorite person. We call
her Lee for short.”
When I
swing the door open, I finally relax. Lee’s here.
Her big
brown eyes narrow locking her gaze at me. “I need a big explanation,” she says
handing me the shopping bags she carries with her.
“Hello,
Lee,” I greet her and stare at all the bags she brought as she unzips her blue
parka.
“I got
everything that you asked for,” she says. Bishop is bringing the big items.
What do you need that for?”
Her voice
is neutral, but I know her well. She’s easy to read. The expression on her face
matches her mood. I know when she’s excited about something. I can tell when
she’s tired or cranky. Or, like right now, when she’s upset that I’m keeping
her in the dark. As she takes off all her winter gear and sets her snow boots
on the plastic tray, I close the door avoiding the sight of her body.
I like to
think of Lee Harris as my best friend. One of the boys. She’s the kid who I
hung out with since she could walk. I endless practice not noticing her sweet
curves or the way her long, dark, curly hair cascades over her shoulders once
she takes off her hat. I’m a shitty person and can’t do relationships. I’d
never do anything to jeopardize my relationship with Lee. Ever.
I tilt my
head toward the living room. “Follow me.”
“Oh my God,
did Santa bring me a baby?” She claps once and takes out the tube of hand
sanitizer that she always carries around.
Without
asking, she snaps the belt of the bouncy chair open and takes her into her
arms.
“Hey,
beautiful, welcome to Kentbury. You’re going to love this place.”
Cassie snuggles
closer to Lee who looks beautiful holding my baby. I swallow hard and remind
myself that she’s a friend who deserves a lot more than a guy who sucks at
life.
“You’re not
going to ask anything?”
“The mom
came to the lodge earlier, asking for you.” She sweeps my body with her gaze.
“Tall, dark hair, light blue eyes and was friends with the Lodge’s owner.”
Lee rolls
her eyes and sighs.
“You and
Kingston need to stop sleeping around or…” Lee touches her mouth lightly with
the tips of her fingers. “Oops, it happened.”
“You
could’ve warned me.” I grit my teeth.
“I
could’ve.” She shrugs. “Maybe next time.”
I glare at
her. She’s not funny but I don’t have the energy to deal with her banter.
Though, maybe she doesn’t have much energy either because she’s not as witty as
usual.  
“How are
you handling the news?” She asks with a serious tone, though her gaze remains
on Cassie.
“I’m
dealing, I guess,” I close my eyes briefly taking a deep breath. “Can you
picture me as a father?”
I gesture
to myself, showing her the hot mess that I am. Then, point to the
apartment I live in which is above the car shop.
“I’m a
fucked-up guy who can’t finish anything. I can’t even get along with my
parents. What am I supposed to do with a baby?”
“Love her,”
she answers.
“You should
give yourself some credit, Heath. She has the best dad in the world, and you
two have me and my family.”
I smile at
her and say the obvious, “I can always count on you.”
Lee studies
Cassie. She smiles at her, but her face looks a little saddened. Her brown eyes
are slightly red and watery. Was she crying? I’m sure it’s nothing. Later, when
I’m not busy with my baby I’ll ask her what’s wrong. In the meantime, I have to
learn how to be a dad.
Maybe I can
find a book on how to be a father online. It worked with the car shop, and so
far, I’ve managed it well enough.

 

 

Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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Cover Reveal* The Bet by Natalie Wrye

The Bet

by Natalie Wrye
Publication Date: December 30, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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It was supposed to be an innocent wager, a harmless game.

It turned out to be so much more.

Maybe that’s because everything involving Violet Keats was so much more. More frustrating. More pain-in-the-ass. More sexy than anything I’d ever seen.

You know what they say: All’s fair in love and business. And what happens to Manhattan’s toughest lawyer when she ends up on the wrong side of my bitter family feud should be no different…

Until one night changes everything.

I knew what taking this dangerous bet would do to her. What I never bet on is what taking this gamble would do to me…

About Natalie Wrye

Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones addict and author best known for writing steamy bedtime reads.

A Jersey Girl living in the South, when she’s not obsessing over a new Netflix series or yelling at college basketball games on TV, she’s usually crafting sexy stories about hard-bodied, alpha males and the strong-willed women who crave them.

She loves it when people get weird with her on Facebook, NatalieWrye.com or NatalieWrites@NatalieWrye.com.

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Warrant by Kathy Coopmans

 

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Every wrongdoing warrants a consequence. In my case, I’ve decided to settle the score with death.

Especially when, what brought this on, what stirred up my crazy, was the vicious attack on an innocent young girl.

Worse, one that ended in her death.

Years, I’ve been plotting to take out the men I used to call my brothers.

The men who double-crossed me by brutally murdering my sister.

I want revenge. I need it. Crave it. It’s in my blood.

I planned to stop at nothing. No matter, if I conflicted pain on another woman.

After all, it was her brother who killed my sister. I figured, why not make him suffer the same way I have.

One tiny glimpse of her changes everything.

Or does it?

Maybe, just maybe, the little siren I wanted to harm is going to single-handedly slaughter me instead.

Lies. Deceit.

Manipulation.

Gotta love a tangled web of warranted deception.

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USA Today Best Selling and multiple Amazon top 100 Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two sons Aaron and Shane.

She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.

She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.

She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”

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Book Tour, Mystery/ Romantic Suspense

Rum and Coke By Kimberly Knight

Rum & Coke
Kimberly Knight
(Saddles & Racks #4)
Publication date: December 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Not everything goes as planned …

Vincent Reed always believed he’d play professional volleyball in the Olympics, but when he’s injured his sophomore year of college, his dreams are crushed and he loses his scholarship. Instead of dropping out of school, Vinny began working as a male escort to pay for his education and fulfill his new dream of teaching children. Enjoying the life of luxury and travel, Vinny continues moonlighting as a male escort after graduation. He has everything he could ever need.

Everything happens for a reason …

Teresa Stewart never planned to get pregnant before she was married. She also didn’t plan for the father of her baby to die in combat before she could even tell him the news. Struggling to feed herself and her son, Colton, Tessa moves to Las Vegas where she hopes the cost of living will be cheaper and she’ll find a job in a popular hotel. But finding a job isn’t easy for Tessa, and a neighbor soon convinces her that stripping is the best way to make the money she needs to provide for her small family. All of life’s puzzle pieces are starting to come together, but Tessa knows something is still missing.

They say best friends make the best lovers …

At a bachelor party for his co-worker, Vinny meets Tessa. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but they each have something holding them back from moving forward. They grow even closer when Vinny becomes Colton’s teacher, and it seems as though all the pieces are finally falling into place.

However, sometimes the best-laid plans turn to hell …

Because murder will change everything.

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Vinny

Present Day

“We’ll always have the Dodgers.”

I took a sip of the rum and Coke I was nursing at the hotel’s bar. I should have been drinking something stronger than rum, or I should have been drinking the 151 proof version that would fuck me up. However, Bacardi had discontinued it, and I was left drowning my sorrows with my usual eighty proof drink of choice because nothing was going to prepare me for today. Not even alcohol.

Especially since it was her wedding day.

When I got the invitation on my doorstep last night, my world came to a screeching halt. Three and half months ago, she’d left me. One minute we’d just started dating, and the next minute she was moving in with the asshole. I tried to go talk to her, but I was never allowed. He lived in a gated community, and she told me on the phone that she was with him under her own free will.

Nothing was adding up, but in the end, I couldn’t get her back.

“We’ll always have the Dodgers.” Those were the last five words Tessa had ever spoken to me. The truth was, we didn’t have the Dodgers. She hated the Dodgers, and I knew it was code— an S.O.S.—but I couldn’t get to her. Couldn’t figure out if it was a cry for help because I was never able to see her again.

I tried.

Now, she was marrying the guy, and I felt as though I was living in some sort of twilight zone. The funny thing was that I was planning on taking a break from escorting for Tessa. I wanted to see where things went with her because she was the first and only woman I’d ever loved. If she were to come back to me, I’d give it all up right now and whisk her away.

If I could.

But I couldn’t.

I drained the rest of my drink and then went in search of the room that would feel more like a coffin to me because watching Tessa walk down the aisle was going to be the death of me. My heart was already breaking, and I hadn’t even seen her yet. Just the mere thought of her taking someone else’s last name was enough to put a crack in my heart—shatter it into a million fucking pieces and cause me to never be whole again.

Why did I even come? Why did I get out of bed this morning? Why did I drive the forty minutes to Henderson and get out of my car? And why was I about to walk into my worst nightmare?

All the questions had the same answer: Because I loved her.

I loved Tessa enough to put her happiness before mine and let her go because now I understood that she did leave me on her own. Maybe I’d never move on. Maybe I’d find someone new and eventually quit escorting and start a family. Maybe. But truthfully, after today, I’d never open my heart to anyone else.

When I found where the wedding was being held, I realized it wasn’t in a room. It was a courtyard, and even though I wasn’t going to feel as though I was suffocating, the hundreds of flowers scattered around, and the altar in the center, taunted me. I made sure to get a seat in the back by the door to the hotel in case I couldn’t handle it and needed to leave.

I pulled a flask of rum from my black suit jacket and took a swig as people started to take their seats. I needed more alcohol to numb the pain. At any moment the wedding would start. Tessa was going to walk in on her father’s arm, and he’d give her away.

And no one would know that he wasn’t the only one giving her away.

 

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Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt. She’s also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that’s made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.

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Roma King by Callie Hart

 

 

Title: Roma King

Series: Roma Royals #1

Author: Callie Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance with hints of Dark
Release Date: December 12, 2018

 

Blurb
“911. What is your emergency?”Every night, Zara Llewelyn picks up the phone and assists people in distress.
House fires. Assault. Motor vehicle accidents. Home invasions…

Between the hours of six and two, she is the answer to a thousand cries for
help. But when the payphone outside Zara’s apartment building mysteriously
begins ringing night after night, the very last thing she wants to do is pick
it up. And yet, she can’t seem to help herself…

Pasha Rivin’s trying to outrun fate. He’s been running from it for years now,
but escape isn’t in his cards. As the oldest son of the oldest Roma family in
the country, he’s not just a member of a proud and fiercely traditional clan.
He is their reluctant king…and now he’s expected to find a wife.

The fiery redhead that shows up on his doorstep, following a trail of
breadcrumbs, hunting for a missing little boy, is the last person Pasha’s
mother has in mind, however. She’s an outsider, an intruder, and as far as
his family are concerned, she’s not welcome on their land, let alone in their
king’s bed.

Pasha has never allowed his destiny to stand in the way of what he wants,
however. And he’s never wanted anything more than he wants the girl with the
burning red hair.

***

Zara Llewelyn picked up the phone and learned a secret.

Falling in love has never been so dangerous…

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Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark
romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist
into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate
when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her
books when she’s on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and
wild surroundings. 

If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in
a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.
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Tripping the Halo by Alessandra Torre

Tripping on a Halo

by Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Release Date: December 7, 2018

 

Synopsis

It’s really hard to save a guy’s life when he keeps running from you.

You might be asking yourself why I’m waving an inflatable penis in the air and screaming at the top of my lungs. If I took time to explain, Declan Moss would get hit by a bus.

Let me back up. I didn’t ask for this. I was perfectly happy—and perfectly sane—before I was tasked with keeping Declan Moss alive. It was a thankless job until the moment that my panties dropped and his delicious smirk found his way in between my thighs.

Hello, toe-curling ecstasy. Goodbye, professional boundaries. And suddenly, there’s a new danger to avoid: the falling of my heart.

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

 

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Secret Santa and The Christmas Wedding

Secret Santa
by Keren Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Being born and raised in the town of Snowflake has its perks for Aneurin
Mackenzie, she’s seen it all; businesses booming and the town
flourishing. Sadly, she’s also seen it torn to shreds by a previous mayor.

Then, in comes cocky, arrogant, filthy rich Preston Wolfric III with his
“fresh ideas” to bring business back to this small town. He wants
to turn Snowflake around, bringing it to the 21st century.
However, Nye will not let her town be changed without a fight.
He’s a big city alpha male, she’s a small town girl with no desire to
change. She plans to run him out of town but what she doesn’t count
on is that cocky jerk making his way under her skin, seeping into her veins.
She didn’t realise how devastatingly handsome he is. He didn’t
realise what he needed was right in front of him.
What will happen when Preston and Nye’s worlds collide? Will there be
sparks or will it become a fire that lays waste to everything they
thought they knew?
Do opposites really attract?
Keren Hughes lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm. She fondly remembers
the days where she would lie in her bedroom away from distraction and
get lost in the world of make believe. Her first real memory of
reading something she fell in love with was The Hobbit. In her
teenage years, she became addicted to Point Horror books like RL
Stine’s The Boyfriend, but she also enjoyed light Summer reads like
What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next.

Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit of an OCD freak
about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the
slightest bit of damage.
She has been a book reviewer for the last few years and a book hoarder
for a LOT longer. You can NEVER have too many books! Her shelves are
bulging and overflowing but she always wants “just one more book”.
Keren had her first book published by Limitless Publishing in November
2013. It’s a YA Paranormal Romance novel called Stolen. Her second
book was published with LP in May 2014. This time, an NA Contemporary
Romance called Nothing Like The First Time.
She couldn’t have been more surprised when NLTFT appeared on the Amazon
Best Seller list. That was a dream come true.
Keren is currently working on more NA Contemporary Romances for you to fall
in love with.
The Christmas Wedding
The Harvest Ridge Series Book 1.5
by K.L. Ramsey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lorna Sanders stepped up to raise her niece, after her sister and
brother-in-law’s tragic deaths. She never allowed herself to dream
that someday she would have a family of her own, but meeting Jonathan
Sawyer changes all of that. He teaches Lorna that age is just a
number and dreams can come true, especially at Christmas.
Jonathan Sawyer’s job is to keep Lorna’s family safe, he never imagined
that job would also include protecting her heart. He just needs to
convince Lorna that wishing for her heart’s desire and Christmas
miracles are both possible. Can Sawyer’s plan, for a Christmas
wedding be enough to show her that it’s never too late to find
happily ever after?
K. L. Ramsey was born and raised in Maryland. As a child she struggled
in school, having to attend speech and reading therapy. Her teacher
told her that she would never be a very good reader; that English was
just not her thing. She continued to struggle until eleventh grade,
when she signed up for a Creative Writing class. Her high school
teacher saw her potential and submitted a short story, that K. L. had
written for class, to a local literary publication. The story was not
only published but won an award for best short story. Knowing that
someday she wanted to become a writer, K. L. received her BA in
English from Salisbury State University.
K. L. Ramsey currently resides in West Virginia (Go Mountaineers!). She
lives with hunky scientist, two now not so little people, and six fur
babies. In her spare time, she likes to read romance novels, attend
WVU football games and drink wine with girlfriends.
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Love with a Notorious Rake by Karyn Gerrard

Love With a Notorious Rake
Men of Wollstonecraft Hall Book 3
by Karyn Gerrard
Genre: Historical Romance
He’s as dangerous as he is irresistible . . .
The heir to his family’s fortune, Aidan Wollstonecraft is ready to put
his prodigal ways in the past and prove himself worthy of his
illustrious name. Going undercover in a factory to expose the
wretched working conditions, Aidan believes his noble act will lead
him to a better future. Until he’s reunited with the sweet beauty
who saw him through his darkest days. Cristyn Bevan stirs him like no
other woman before. Makes him yearn to claim her, despite the damning
curse that dooms any Wollstonecraft wife to an all-too-early death .. .
To fall for Aidan would be her undoing. Yet, something about the
blue-blooded scoundrel draws Cristyn to him like a moth to a deadly
flame. Is it a desire to heal him that keeps the lovely nurse close?
Or her secret hope that somehow, some way, Aidan can let go of his
dark past and see the light—and the love—waiting for him?
Karyn Gerrard writes very enjoyable, richly textured historical
romances.”
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Men of Wollstoncraft Hall Book 2
You must lock away your heart at all costs.”
Falling in love was the darkest moment of Garrett Wollstonecraft’s
privileged youth, even as he and Abigail Hughes shared a blissful
summer of passionate promise. Sworn to keep Abigail safe from the
curse plaguing generations of Wollstonecraft men, Garrett sacrificed
his future happiness. Now, fourteen years after he lost his heart,
Abigail reenters his life. But the woman who arrives unannounced at
his ancestral manor is very different from the sheltered girl Garrett
once knew.
The widow of a country doctor, Abigail can’t forgive Garrett for his
cruel rejection. Yet she can no longer keep the truth from him—a
secret that could have resulted in her ruin. But as the embers of
desire reignite, and Abigail and Garrett slowly rebuild trust, a
malicious enemy plots against them. Is their love strong enough to
break free from the sins of the past—and to end the tragic cycle
that consigns Garrett to a life of loneliness?
Marriage with a Proper Stranger
Men of Wollstonecraft Hall Book 1
Build a wall about your heart.”
Riordan Wollstonecraft labors under the heavy burden of his forebears. For
generations, a curse has followed the dashing young men of his
family, guaranteeing the women they love an untimely death.The
youngest grandson of the Earl of Wollstonecraft Hall, charismatic
Riordan is quietly resigned to his fate, an educator who devotes his
life to good works, and ignores any longing for something more . . .
Widowed and penniless, Lady Sabrina Lakeside is desperate to avoid a second
forced betrothal—this time to an aged marquess. Her chance
encounter with Riordan leads her to an impulsive offer: a temporary
marriage of convenience that could benefit them both. His agreement
is as surprising as it is welcome. Before long, Riordan’s keen
intellect and kind words have Sabrina rethinking her plans of a union
in name only. But her new husband is holding something back. Will
giving in to their tantalizing passion lead her only to further
heartache . . . or could it be the first step toward healing them both?
Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada,
now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When
she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with
her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious
amounts of Earl Grey tea.
Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling
her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the
campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual
historicals and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness
paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily
married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving
support keeps her moving forward.
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Slay Bell by T C Wescott

SLAY BELLS by T.C. Wescott, Mystery, 230 pp., $4.99 (kindle)

 

Title: SLAY BELLS (A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE MYSTERY)

Author: T.C. Wescott

Publisher: Better Mousetrap Books

Pages: 230

Genre: Cozy Mystery

 
‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the village, the
night settled in over swirling-smoke chimneys; the air was alive with
pine and holly, with sugar and cinnamon and cider, by golly!Along snowy lanes and through shadows it crept, past windows behind
which each villager slept, where sleeping dogs lie and cats rest
a’purring-

Tonight, in Christmas Village, a killer is stirring.

Welcome to Christmas Village, a magical hamlet where even in December
the roses hold their luster and bees buzz among the bluebells. Nestled
betwixt an opulent garden with meandering footpaths and an ancient grove
of plum trees, Rose Willoughby’s boarding house is plum-full with
lodgers. There are no vacancies, but just wait. Soon there will be
one…and another…and another.

When the Inn’s guests begin dying in inexplicable ways, some
villagers believe a beast from old village lore is the culprit. The
sheriff knows better, but he’s just as helpless to catch the invisible
killer as are the town folk with their eyes to the sky in search of a
flying creature. But our mysterious murderer hasn’t counted on yet
another lodger coming to the cottage: Maribel Claus.

Short as a stump, round as a wheel, sweet as a candy cane, and a
sharp as a whip, Maribel loves a good puzzle. But can she unmask the
phantom killer in time and save Christmas?

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PROLOGUE
Night
settles in over smoking chimneys and snow-capped rooftops.
A
potpourri of pine, holly, and cinnamon swirls in the breeze over white pastures
and along sleepy lanes as festive decorations left hanging on each street lamp
and along every thoroughfare dance upon its passing.
Winter
birds offer up their sing-song as the rows of cottage windows blink out their
goodnights.
But for
many in the happy hamlet of
Christmas
Village, the night will be a short one, made restless with
excitement for the morning when they will rise early to prepare for the
inaugural day of the annual Christmas Festival.
The
festival, running the full week before Christmas Eve, is the last great hurrah
of the year, barring the ringing of the new year bells. It is no exaggeration
to say that the best hope one has of experiencing something more glorious is to
return the following year for the next Festival.
So, it is
with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts that every soul in the
village, farmer and squire alike, closes their eyes in anticipation of sunrise.
One among
them will not live to see the sun.
Something
moves among the birds, along the snowy lanes, skirting the light in favor of
shadow.
In Christmas
Village, this night, a creature is stirring.

 

T.C. Wescott was born in Missouri but has lived in Oklahoma most of
his life. Like pretty much every author who has ever breathed, he is an
avid reader. His favorites are classic mysteries from the Golden Age, as
well as just before or just after that period (which is widely
considered the period between the two World Wars). His first mystery
novel, Running from Scissors, was published in July 2018 and will be the
first of at least three books in the Running Store Mystery series.The Christmas Village Mystery series launched in November of the same
year with the debut title Slay Bells. The formula for his books is
simple – mixing the classic, traditional detective fiction standards
with all the trappings of the modern cozy mystery.

Wescott is also (under another name) the author of two award-winning non-fiction books as well as many essays and articles.

His latest book is the cozy mystery, Slay Bells (A Christmas Village Mystery).

Website Address: www.tcwescott.com

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