12 Books of Christmas

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.
The Present
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.”

All Wrapped Up is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

♥  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.

Beneath the Starry Sky will be available from: Decadent Publishing (multiple ebook formats) and more.   http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=7250

4.  A Cordial Christmas by Nancy O’Berry

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.


A Cordial Christmas is available for .99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.


5.  A Mouse in His Pocket by Patricia Green

Art student, Jenny Cooper, thinks of herself as mousy and drab, uninteresting to men. Although Christmas cheers her, it looks like she’s going to spend another one alone.

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.

Spank Blog:  http://spankblog.com
Bethany’s Woodshed:  http://www.herwoodshed.com (a subscription-based publisher)
Patricia Green Books:  http://www.patriciagreenbooks.com

 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?

♥  A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  And three lucky commenters today will win a copy.


7.  Unwrapping Scrooge by Anne Holly

Bestselling author Kale McKinnon is a modern Scrooge – eccentric, misanthropic and reclusive, made bitter by the coldness of his wealthy family.

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?

 Unwrapping Scrooge is available at Anne Holly Holiday and Amazon.

8.  Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand Holiday Anthology

 Cerise DeLand ~ Santa, Cutie

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

Chelsea Roberts is facing her first Christmas alone. She has her best friends, but it still isn’t the same. Will an unexpected family connection bring a smile to her face again?

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.

Snowed in with Her Cowboy

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.

Cowboys in Charge is available at Black Velvet Seductions, Amazon, and All Romance E-Books.  And Starla is giving away a copy of this fab anthology to one commenter.

 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)
            Link:   Smashwords           

            Coupon:  LH36A  good until 12/17/2011

Can Natalie Come Out to Play? by Andie Alexander
            Genre:  murder mystery (paranormal…contains a friendly ghost)
            Link:   Smashwords
            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)
            Link:  Smashwords             

            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!

Please don’t forget to leave a comment with your email address if you want to participate in the giveaways.  It would be helpful also if you indicate which giveaways you would like to enter or if all, simply say all.  Thank you again for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed our little stroll through 12 Books of Christmas.

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31 Responses to 12 Books of Christmas

  1. Brenda says:

    Wow, what a fabulous array of books.


  2. Thanks for having such a large selections of wonderful books and authors. I am most interested in Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand Holiday Anthology and the Cowboys In Charge Anthology. Thanks for the chance to win great prizes.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com


  3. I love this post! I just love reading Christmas books each year!


  4. Barbara says:

    OMG, that is a lot of books! Thank you for giving us all the info! My favorite Christmas story as a kid was any of those that had a song that went with it. So, of course…I liked Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman the best! But, then again nothing quite beat the hushed tone of Dads voice as he read The Night Before Christmas every Christmas eve just before we were sent off to bed either. It’s a toss up…I can’t decide! Please enter me in ALL of your drawings. Thanks for your freebies too! Happy Holidays! 🙂



  5. jennajaxon says:

    My great thanks to all the brilliant authors whose works are represented here at Jenna’s Journal today. Your hard work at your craft shows in the stories you choose to tell, in the beautiful covers you select, and the generous way you have offered your works to the readers. I sincerely hope your holidays are as bright as the lights that shine within each of you. Happy Holidays my friends.


  6. D L Jackson says:

    Thank you so much for includding This Endris Night an Madam Eve’s Holiday antho in your list. My tbr pile is growing and growing.


  7. katerichards says:

    Oh my gosh! I feel in such great company. But I absolutely love Christmas stories and all I have to do is figure out how to find time to get to as many as possible.


  8. Paty Jager says:

    Great list of books. Thanks for doing this Jenna!


  9. Thanks, Jenna, for this wonderful opportunity to share with readers and other authors! There is such an outpouring of love in all these stories. It’s very heartwarming.

    Happy holidays, everyone!


  10. Thanks for the great list of holiday reads! And extra special thanks for including The Ghost of Vampire Present. *hugs*


  11. My favorite christmas stories are where the characters end up having a great christmas together. They can be stories with or without sex. As long as love is in the air and the setting is romantic. All the books sound great. Happy Holidays everyone.


  12. Thanks for listing all these. BETTER THAN CANDY! No cal. High energy!


  13. Daryl Devore says:

    Awesome bunch of books.


  14. Thank you for including me in this wonderful collection, Jenna! I’m going to have to check out some of these other books and authors listed! 🙂

    May God bless,
    Trisha Wilson


  15. Nancy O says:

    Thanks for having me over here today. I appreciate meeting so many new readers.



  16. Starla Kaye says:

    Thanks for letting me be part of this wonderful collection of stories you’re sharing today! My TBR pile is going to have to seriously grow now.

    In case anyone reads this comment, my publisher is also giving away a Free Read of the first story in the series: Snowed in with Her Cowboy.. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/tj7fIX


  17. What an interesting collection of Christmas books.


  18. acriss22 says:

    This a big list of really great books, all of them looks so good. My favorites tho is your book Jenna All Wrapped Up, my favorite Christmas memory is getting to cook Christmas dinner for the first time, (to which I’ve been begging my mom for every year since I’ve been old enough) she finally let me and I was really nervous but i did it and it was fabulous, I was so proud of me and my mom lets me do it more often now . Jessica’s book Beneath the Starry Sky, Tamara looks to be very determined, its good to face the scary things in life sometime especially if there maybe a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m really loving The Ghost of Vampire Present getting visited by a vampire even if he his a ghost really rings my bell ( I’m a major supernatural romance fan). I’ve these free reads and their so sweet and romantic! Thanks for the giveaway Jenna! Happy Holidays everyone! rshereifa at yahoo dot com


  19. Good morning everyone! These other books look OUTSTANDING! Great lineup, Jenna! 🙂 And thank you, Lindsay, for donating to the local collie rescue. What a cool idea!

    Have a great day everyone!


  20. Teresa Kleeman says:

    Wow all these books sound great. I never heard of any of them. Thank you Jenna for introducing me to some wonderful new Christmas reads. I have a feeling I will be crying through some of them. I’m such a sentimental sap.
    Please enter me in all the contest and I will take advantage of the free reads also. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com


  21. Sophia Rose says:

    My favorite Christmas story is Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.

    This line up looks fabulous. I’ll have to get around and check them all out. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.



  22. jennifer mathis says:

    great selection of reads 🙂



  23. Lindsay says:

    One thing I forgot to tell Jenna, not only with the copy someone will win but for everycopy of the book sold I’ll be making a donation to my local collie rescue group.


  24. jennajaxon says:

    Thanks, Mary! Sounds like they caught your fancy. 🙂 So glad you liked our books! And your hat is definitely in the ring!


  25. Mary Preston says:

    What a brilliant selection. ALL it is for me thank you.



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