Monday, December 10, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: SANTA BABY: A CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY BY J.C. VALENTINE

 

 

 

Santa Baby, A Christmas Short Story

 

by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Short Story, Holiday, Steamy, Romance

 

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SYNOPSIS:

 

Sunny’s outlook on the holidays isn’t so merry, but when she gets roped into playing Mrs. Claus for the local hospital, she discovers Christmas miracles aren’t just reserved for the children.

 

 

 

Note: This is a standalone short story with plenty of heat to chase away that winter chill, an HEA, and NO cliffhangers!

 

 


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REVIEWSANTA BABY: A CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY BY J.C. VALENTINE

 

Santa Baby: A Chritmas Short StorySanta Baby: A Christmas Short Story by J.C. Valentine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Valentine has found an adorable way to deliver a powerful message. The greatest gifts are not received, but given. What began as a chore became a heartwarming, delightful reminder of what matters most.



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ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE


J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

 

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

 

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Tall, Dark and Tempting: A Best Friends to Lovers Romance (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series Book 3) by Erika Wilde

Review:

Tall, Dark and Tempting: A Best Friends to Lovers Romance  - Erika Wilde

 

 

He's her hero. She's his dream girl. So why are these perfectly in tune soulmates letting fear rob them of what they both want? Tall, Dark and Tempting turns lifelong friends into bumbling lovers. Dylan and Serena have love within their grasp, but have allowed life to get in the way. Will they listen to their hearts and reach for a happy ending before it becomes too late? Wilde tempts the senses with a spicy dynamic, even as she lays claim to emotions with great storytelling.

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HAPPY BOOK WEEK: A GOOD TIME (THE O'LEARYS) BY SHANNYN SCHROEDER

 

 

 

It’s the release day for Shannyn Schroeder’s A GOOD TIME! Check it out and grab your copy of this sexy new release today!

 

 

 

Title: A GOOD TIME

Author: Shannyn Schroeder

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

About A GOOD TIME:

Can freedom mean forever?

 

 

 

Freedom is paramount for Indy Adams. The last thing she needs is to be tied down. About to seal her first big sale in the Chicago real estate market, Indy is ready to catapult her career to a new level. And the sexy, bachelor client is exactly the kind of guy who would understand her no-strings approach.

 

 

 

Griffin Walker’s reputation as a ladies’ man has put him in a bad light as he tries to get his charitable foundation off the ground. He’s trying to quietly clean up his image and can’t understand why Indy wants nothing except a few steamy nights together. Despite his romantic track record, Griffin wants to build a new life—with Indy. But an unplanned pregnancy may lead them both to a life they never expected. Will Griffin get his chance to show Indy more than a good time?

 

 

 

 

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A Good Time (The O'Learys, #2)A Good Time by Shannyn Schroeder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



"Don't judge a book by it's cover." I've heard that adage so much, it's almost cliche, but the best cliches have a hint of truth to them. Schroeder puts her own spin on a saying we hear, yet chose to ignore. A Good Time is a look at the impact image has on everyday life. Griffin and Indy think with their hearts and many a time that has not proved wise. When the time comes for them to chose between what they want and what others say, will each have the courage to make the right choice? Shannyn Schroeder found a deliciously, tempting way to warm hearts and deliver an entertaining story with a powerful message.



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Exclusive Excerpt:

 

 

“Good night, Dad. Have a safe trip home.” Again she kissed his cheek.

 

“It’s about time you were with a man who has a head on his shoulders. This one doesn’t seem like a waste of time and life.” He hitched his chin in Griffin’s direction.

 

“Dad, Griffin’s—”

 

Griffin reached around her to shake Walt’s hand. “Good to meet you, Walt. We’ll see you at the wedding.”

 

In the elevator, Indy took the cake back. “You didn’t have to do that. I never intended for my father to think we were a couple.”

 

“No problem. It seemed to make him happy.”

 

“Yeah, that’ll last. He’ll suddenly remember which daughter he was talking to.” The corners of her mouth pulled down, and they got off the elevator.

 

He didn’t know what to say. No words of comfort would erase the pain. “Why is he so hard on you?”

 

The low, humorless chuckle didn’t fit her. “So many reasons. I was a wild teenager. Big surprise, right? Then I went to the city for college to get away from him. I’m not married with a pack of kids.” She sighed. “But he’ll never forgive me for taking Quinn away from him.”

 

They walked out to the street. “She doesn’t look like a hostage to me.”

 

“She would’ve been. She was seventeen when our mom died. She spent the next year doing everything for Dad while he poured himself into a bottle. She’d already applied to college here and had scholarship money waiting. Quinn is scary smart, but she was going to walk away from that to take care of Dad. One day, I drove home, packed her stuff into my car, and brought her to Chicago.”

 

“It’s been what, twelve years?” He stepped closer to her.

 

“Dad’s good at grudges.”

 

“She could’ve gone back at any time.”

 

“But it’s my fault. If I had never shown her the world outside Hooperville, she would’ve been happy there forever.”

 

“You think so?”

 

“No, but it’s what he thinks. She would’ve grown old and bitter. Luckily we have Lydia to keep an eye on him, or he probably would’ve moved in with Quinn.”

 

He looked up and down the street. “Where’s your car?”

 

She sighed again. “In the shop. Something’s wrong with the transmission.”

 

“How are you getting home?”

 

“Same way I got here—public transportation.”

 

“You’re taking the bus?” Somehow, he couldn’t picture her standing at a bus stop and clambering up the steps, pushing into the crowd.

 

“Yes, I’m taking the bus. What’s so funny?”

 

“How many times on your trip did a guy try to pick you up?” That he could imagine, especially with her bar uniform on.

 

She shrugged. “No more than when I’m at work. The unwashed masses are not as bad as you picture them.”

 

“Come on, I’ll give you a ride.”

 

“Not necessary. I don’t mind taking the bus, and my apartment is out of your way.”

 

“Come on. By the time the bus shows, I’ll have you halfway home.”

 

They walked to his car in silence.

 

“What, no Jag tonight?” she asked, approaching the SUV.

 

“Sorry, I came from the office.”

 

Indy opened the rear passenger door and carefully placed the cake on the floor. She closed the door and leaned against it. “Thank you for tonight. You were an excellent distraction.”

 

She smiled up at him, golden eyes reflecting the streetlights. On impulse, he lowered his lips to hers. Her heady scent grabbed him, and he pressed her against the car.

 

She tasted even better than he imagined. He expected light and breezy but found her spicy and secretive. He braced his hands on the car behind her, trapping her with his body and preventing himself from grabbing her. His fingers wanted to tangle in her long hair.

 

He pulled back before he could want more.

 

“Wow. What was that for?” she asked with a smile.

 

“It’ll keep your dad happy.”

 

“That would make sense if he were watching, but we’re down the block and around the corner. And they’re on the fifth floor. He can’t possibly see us.”

 

He gave a careless glance over his shoulder. “Huh, I guess you’re right.”

 

She laughed lightly. “Thanks. It’s been much too long since I’ve been kissed like that.”

 

He raised his eyebrows. Her comment said a lot about her previous lover. His eyes went back to her mouth. How could a man look at those lips and not want to taste? He opened the passenger door for her to get in before he forgot himself.

 

        

 

 

 

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Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series and the For Your Love series, contemporary romances centered around large Irish-American families in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about nerdy friends finding love. Look for her new series – The Dating Challenge in 2019. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY RELEASE WEEK: CHRISTMAS INTERFERENCE BY LISA B. KAMPS

 

 

 

 

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Shane Masters wants nothing to do with Christmas. His idea of holiday fun is hanging out with the single guys from the Baltimore Banners while the team has a few days off for the season. The last thing he wants to do is go home and face the memories that haunt him at night--but this year he has no choice. He heads home, convinced he can put the past behind him.

 

Chloe Hunter needs a miracle and will stop at nothing to make it happen--not if it means keeping her brother from his downward spiral. Pulling Shane Masters into the picture seems like the perfect solution--until she sees him again and realizes the past isn't as far away as she thought.

 

But Shane doesn't believe in second-chances or happy-ever-afters, not anymore. And it's going to take a Christmas miracle for the woman who knew him best to thaw his heart before it's too late.

 

*Previously published in the Hockey Holidays Anthology*

 

 

About the Author:

 

Lisa B. Kamps is a USA Today Bestselling Author who loves cheering loudly for her favorite hockey team, the Washington Capitals. She came about the fandom honestly as she lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons (who are mostly sorta-kinda out of the house), one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count.

 

While Lisa writes a lot of hockey - one such series, The Baltimore Banners, features "…hard-hitting, heart-melting hockey players…" [USA Today], on and off the ice - she also delves deep *ahem* into the heat with a series of hot and heroic firefighters who put more than their lives on the line in the Firehouse Fourteen series. She's recently introduced a whole new team of hot hockey players who play hard and love even harder in her Banners' spin-off series, The York Bombers. The Chesapeake Blades--a romance series featuring women's hockey--also recently launched with WINNING HARD. Her newest series, Cover Six Security, will launch in early 2019.

 

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NEW RELEASE: REIGN TO RULE (REIGN TRILOGY) BY ZOEY ELLIS


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AVAILABLE NOW: SCORCHED BY MISTY MALLOY

 

 

 

 

 

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Four sexy dragon shifters. One fiery dragoness.

 

I’m done with the dragon shifter lifestyle. No more Dragon Gatherings. No more fancy dinners. And most certainly no more hanky-panky with dragons at the shifter nightclub.

 

So what if I have wings and sometimes spew fire? It doesn’t mean I can’t find a nice human guy to find happily-ever-after with.

 

But when the fertility stone is stolen, I’m enlisted to help with the investigation.

 

Suddenly, I find myself at a billionaire’s villa with four smoking hot dragon shifters. Whatever happens, I need to keep them from stealing my heart as well.

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Misty Malloy has a self-diagnosed obsession with hair metal bands from the 80s. When she's not listening to Guns N' Roses or writing, you can find her wrangling dogs at the animal shelter, doing Zumba, or having brunch. She loves happy hour with lots of wine and cheese, sexy historical movies, and alpha males. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and their dire wolf dog.

 

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

A Good Time (The O'Learys, #2) by Shannyn Schroeder

Review:

A Good Time (O'Learys) - Shannyn Schroeder

 

"Don't judge a book by it's cover." I've heard that adage so much, it's almost cliche, but the best cliches have a hint of truth to them. Schroeder puts her own spin on a saying we hear, yet chose to ignore. A Good Time is a look at the impact image has on everyday life. Griffin and Indy think with their hearts and many a time that has not proved wise. When the time comes for them to chose between what they want and what others say, will each have the courage to make the right choice? Shannyn Schroeder found a deliciously, tempting way to warm hearts and deliver an entertaining story with a powerful message.

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