Christmas books are as addictive as Lays potato chips–bet you can’t read just one! So I’ve brought together 12 Books of Christmas tales (a baker’s dozen actually, counting mine) from a variety of authors, styles and genres. Sort of a one stop shopping for Christmas cheer! There’s everything from contemporary to historical to sci-fi to western to BDSM to…well, you get the picture. These authors have got what you want to curl up with on Christmas Eve.
Some authors are offering giveaways, some are offering free reads, so check out everyone’s site–you might just come away with lots of Christmas swag. Look for the HOLIDAY HEART ♥ and leave a comment to win!
And do consider this a stocking stuffer extravaganza. Indulge yourself or make someone else’s Christmas merry and bright.
1. All Wrapped Up by Jenna Jaxon
Four short stories filled with romance at Christmas time.
A girl has to break the news to her sister’s boyfriend that he’s being dumped–on Christmas Eve– and finds herself a pawn for the boyfriend’s revenge.
Sing A Christmas Carol
A singing group’s decision to drop one member before the big carolling competition leads to an awkward situation.
The Kissing Tree
Two children discover a secret place on Christmas Day–with far-reaching effects.
‘Tis the Season
A Christmas dinner announcement shatters a young girl’s dream of a magical social season until a knight in shining armour proposes an alternate plan.
“Like eating romance M&Ms.”
♥ Leave a comment for me at the end telling what your favorite Christmas story is from your childhood. Three lucky winners will receive copies of All Wrapped Up.
2. A Dog Gone Christmas by Lindsay Downs
When a call for paws goes out, five friends bring their collies without question to a friend’s house. They learn the collies are needed to help seven children with the grief of losing a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now, with seven friends, four collie yearlings and their mother, they set out to help the children
Not far away a mother hopefully leads her seven puppies to safety from a man intent on selling them for illicit purposes.
By a miracle of fate the two mother collies find each other right before the man sells the puppies.
That Christmas morning will be one the children will remember all their lives and they are united with the puppies.
♥ A Dog Gone Christmas is available at Astraea Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & All Romance. In lieu of a collie puppy, Lindsay (and Dakota) are giving away a copy of A Dog Gone Christmas to one lucky commenter
To request an autograph on your kindle (my author page)http://kindlegraph.com/authors/ldowns2966
3. Beneath The Starry Sky by Jessica Subject
Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.
Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
To learn more about Alopecia Areata and to help find a cure, visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation http://www.naaf.org.
Dobson Winters is a miserable man. After his wife’s death, he shut himself off from the rest of the world, but a deathbed ultimatum changes that. Now, he must find Holly Watson and marry her to save his soul. Redemption comes in an unexpected package and it takes the gift of a child’s unconditional love to change a man heart.
5. A Mouse in His Pocket by Patricia Green
Professor Buck Stillwater, eldest of the Stillwater siblings, is crazy about Jenny right from the beginning. If she’s mousy, it is in the most cute and lovable way. When she stumbles over his wheelchair, it feels like a little bit of heaven has fallen in his lap.
Unfortunately, Jenny has this tendency to get herself in trouble. Her insecurity is one problem, and it isn’t helped by her foolishly putting herself in dangerous situations. Buck isn’t likely to let her get away with these misbehaviors, and spanks her when she needs it. But, she makes the ultimate mistake of thoughtlessly disrespecting him. It looks like the relationship is over. He’s hurt and she is sick with guilt. She asks for punishment, knowing that she deserves it. But will Buck take her back after he takes that awful crop to her rear?
A Mouse in His Pocket is full of romance and sweet, loving discipline in a Christmas setting, but is not erotic. It is a prequel to Strong, Silent Type, and both are now available on Bethany’s Woodshed.
6. A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming by E. Ayers
A Native American cowboy and a national TV news anchorwoman have nothing in common except for their pasts. Is love preordained? An old diary from when Jessie and Clare Coleman settled on the land in the 1840’s provides a history of their life. But tucked between the pages is an unrequited love between Clare Coleman and a tall Native American. Does love and land come full circle? In this season of giving, will fate reach through time to give a gift of love?
7. Unwrapping Scrooge by Anne Holly
But when optimistic Canadian graduate student Molly Gillis visits Oxford and invades his space, he realizes Christmas is about to change for him forever.
But can he make her stay, and force himself to un-Scrooge enough to be the right man for her?
8. Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand Holiday Anthology
For a gal like Susanna Corrigan who always believed in Santa Claus, refusing to keep his gift of a perfect man would be rude? And foolish, right?
Desiree Holt ~ He Came Upon a Midnight Clear
He needed a wife; she needed a man to want her. Could they accomplish both in one night?
D.L. Jackson ~ This Endris Night
When Shiya, a Yupik supermodel, goes home under the pretense of attending a 1NightStand Christmas party, but secretly hoping to lure a predator into the open, Alaska becomes an alien experience of the extraterrestrial kind.
Stacey Kennedy ~ All She Wants for Christmas is Her Dom
Nestled in the Alaskan snow-capped mountains, two lovers set out an adventure of pleasure and pain.
Rebecca Royce ~ I’ll be Mated for Christmas
This year she’ll have a Werewolf under her tree…if only she can be brave enough to take the gift.
Liia Ann White ~ Her First White Christmas
A woman looking for true love; a playboy wanting to settle down-will they meet for one hot night or will her first white Christmas lead to a happily ever after?
Clarissa Yip ~ Silent Night’s Seduction
Kidnapped to Alaska for an unwanted tryst, Lily meets the unexpected. Desire and lust sparks as truths unfold, but can she resist a Silent Night’s Seduction?
Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand Anthology is available in print only at Decadent Publishing, but each story of the anthology is available on its own at Decadent Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. And those who buy the anthology have a special treat: a free download of Madame Eve’s Gift: Nick & Kathryn’s Story by Kate Richards.
Christmas Eve is finally here and Nicholas Castillo’s staff has trimmed the trees and decked the halls for the Gala. All is in readiness and even Kathryn, the pilot who is responsible for ferrying in Madame’s Eve’s 1Night Stand guests to the remote hotel in Castle Alaska has hung up her wings for the holiday. Even better, she’s Nicholas’s date for the evening.
Because she lost a bet. But he’ll take a date with her any way he can get it because Nick has hopes that the Christmas spirit will help him to win over the woman he’s longed and lusted for since the first time her plane touched down outside his hotel. If only she didn’t think of him as a friend.
Kathryn wonders when Nick will take a hint. She’s even willing to put aside her comfy flying duds to don an elegant dress and stilettos for one night if it will make him notice that she’s a woman and hopefully attractive. But in the years they’ve known one another, she’s never had the nerve to tell him she’s interested, and why would a rich, handsome hotelier, a member of the Castillo family, be interested in a woman who rarely hangs around for more than a day or two before flying off to the wilds of Alaska’s interior. It will take a heaping dose of Christmas magic—or maybe Madame Eve’s own brand—to make this one work out!
9. An Unforgettable Christmas by Tricia Wilson
Nick Collins is facing the challenges of being an unexpected single father to a newborn. He has a big family, but is still lonely.
Can Chelsea let someone get close enough to love her through her sadness? Will Nick be able to trust someone enough to get close to himself and Jasmine?
Through a lot of tears and laughter, with the help of close friends and family, take the journey with Chelsea and Nick as they experience an unforgettable Christmas.
♥ An Unforgettable Christmas is available at Amazon. And Tricia is giving away a copy to one lucky commenter on the blog today.
10. Cowboys in Charge by Starla Kaye
Cowboys in Charge includes seven stories of strong, loving cowboys and the women who try their patience. These are romantic stories with a touch of domestic discipline/spanking.
James wants Kelly to quit work and start a family, but she resists the idea. Will he give up the idea of a family or will he give up Kelly?
Too Much Red at Christmas Time
Lizzie has a bizarre addiction to Christmas shopping and she can’t help herself, even knowing she will face the wrath of her husband who believes in domestic discipline.
For the Love of His Cowgirl
Amber missed the fun little games she and Adam used to play. There never seemed to be time for steamy sex, or even the spankings he’d occasionally given her for various infractions of rules or for misbehavior.
Could she entice him back, get the dwindling fires of their love going again?
Cowboys and Their Toys
Jennifer loved Jason and she’d trusted him as he led her into the BDSM lifestyle. But now he wanted to take things to a more intense level and she balked at it. Would she lose him if she didn’t agree to go 24/7?
Plus three more equally hot stories of cowboys and the women they love.
11. The Ghost of Vampire Present by Seleste de Laney
Jocelyn has finally found her knight in shining armor in Chad, and ghosts are the last thingon her mind. Even when one shows up in her bedroom on Christmas Eve, Jocelyn’s a bit more concerned about the other guests on the agenda. She’d prefer to never see another vampire, and the ghost tells her to expect not one, but three.
When the one from her past shows up even though he’s supposed to be dead, she decides she’s dreaming and suffers through the night. By the time dawn breaks, she’s not so sure anymore.
But if it’s not a dream, that means her nightmare is far from over.
The Ghost of Vampire Present is Decadent Publishing’s Read for a Cure book for the month of December. All publisher profits from the sale of this book for the month will go to the American Cancer Society. In addition, the author is donating fifty cents from every copy sold in December to Relay for Life.
The Ghost of Vampire Present is available at Decadent Publishing. Please support Read for A Cure this December.
12. Christmas Redemption by Paty Jager
Van Donovan returns to Pleasant Valley, Oregon where twelve years earlier as a boy of fifteen he left in handcuffs after standing guard for a bank robbery. He’s learned a trade and excelled at it and is ready to prove to his father and the town he can amount to something.
Upon his return he learns the fate of the daughter of an innocent man who died in the robbery crossfire. To make amends he takes her out of the saloon and gives her a job, not realizing she’d been squatting in the very building he’d purchased for his business.
Can two battered hearts find solace or will the past continue to haunt their lives?
♥♥ Christmas Redemption is an historical western romance novella and is FREE to all readers. Download either at Amazon or Smashwords. Thank you, Paty! What a wonderful way to say “Merry Christmas.”
And to complete our baker’s dozen (actually many more than that, you know) of Christmas Books here is author Markee Anderson with her Christmas offerings and another ♥♥ deal for you.
13. I have more than one pen name, but today, I’m coming to you as Markee Anderson (see all my pen names on www.sweettalebooks.com).
I love to write books, and I think Christmas books are some of my favorites. I noticed there are a lot of great Christmas books out there, but I couldn’t find just one place to peruse those books.
So, I started a virtual Christmas bookshelf at http://www.sweettalebooks.com/christmasbooks.html. It’s a one-stop Christmas shop, and I encourage you to check it out! It contains books of every genre and every heat level!
♥♥ I’m offering coupons for the following new Christmas books I recently published:
A Dream to Share by Markee Anderson:
Genre: contemporary romance (fantasy…contains cupids)
Coupon: LH36A good until 12/17/2011
Can Natalie Come Out to Play? by Andie Alexander
Genre: murder mystery (paranormal…contains a friendly ghost)
Coupon: CF66G good until 12/17/2011
Finding a Heart of Peace by Eryn Grace
Genre: Christian romance
(warning…I cry every time I read this thing, but it has a happy ending)
Coupon: DX44V good until 12/17/2011
I hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas!!!
And Merry Christmas from all the 12 Books of Christmas authors. May your holidays grant you your own Happy Ever After!
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