December 12 seems a magical date to me. It conjures up images good things to come, like Twelfth Night and The Twelve Days of Christmas. So I wanted to bring everyone my special post again this year.
This is my third (sort of) annual 12 Books of Christmas post (I had to skip a few years) but I’m back now and this year I’ve got some more fantastic Christmas books for you to consider from a dozen award-winning and best-selling authors!
So pour yourself a cup of eggnog, or cocoa, or Starbucks Gingerbread Latte (my personal favorite), grab some Christmas cookies, and settle down for some Christmas Cheer.
And here’s an even bigger Christmas present for you: Make a comment at the end of the post and one lucky commenter will win ALL TWELVE BOOKS listed here! Some of the authors are also offering additional giveaways, so more than one person’s Christmas wish may come true!
1. Seduction at the Christmas Court by Jenna Jaxon
Alyse and Geoffrey, Lord and Lady Longford, have journeyed to the Christmas Court of King Edward III in the year 1349 to wait upon the king and take part in some Yuletide merriment. However, when Geoffrey is suddenly called into the king’s service again, Alyse must remain at the court, attending the queen and persuading her rebellious sister to accept an unwanted betrothal. When rumors of Geoffrey’s death arise, Alyse fends off an old suitor who wants to renew an old friendship. But how long will he take “No” for an answer?
I’m also giving to another lucky commenter, a copy of my Regency Christmas novella, A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe now in the Christmas anthology Lovin’ Christmas–Believe in the Season.
2. A Black Mountain Christmas by D’Ann Lindun
Noelle Jackson would rather find coal in her stocking than spend Christmas in Black Mountain, Colorado. But her best friend’s wedding means putting aside her reluctance. What she doesn’t count on is falling hard for a sexy cowboy who changes her mind about love.
When an angel driving a red Mustang runs Nick Hadley’s sleigh off the road, his first reaction is indignation. His second is awe. The beautiful woman makes him forget his past and look straight into the future. If he takes a chance on love, she will change his life forever.
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3. Charity and the Preacher by Patricia Green
Secrets run deep in the town of Virtue, Arizona Territory. And Charity Bucknell, second eldest of the Bucknell sisters, has her own horrible secret as well. Instead of risking shame and the torment of being shunned, Charity throws herself into charitable causes, most of which are based in the town’s church. Although no one on the outside can see her secret burden, she knows it’s there, and knowing it, she believes it makes her unmarriageable and beyond redemption.
Pastor Paul Cambridge is given the ministry of Virtue and takes his responsibilities and calling seriously. When he meets his church assistant, Charity, he is instantly taken with her. However, he has secrets of his own. Secrets keeping him from telling the truth about himself, even to the woman he loves.
Charity resists Paul’s attention, though she’d like nothing more than to accept the handsome preacher’s proposal. Every kiss and touch they share brings them closer together, though their inner fears keep them apart. Can Charity and Paul risk telling each other the secrets that shame and control them, or will they admit the truth and build a life together based on honesty and respect?
Note: This book contains the spanking of adult women and one erotic encounter. If these things offend you, please do not buy this book.
Charity and the Preacher releases on December 22, 2016.
4. A Winter’s Knight by Donna Hatch
A young lady’s fascination with a murdering earl and his dark castle lands her in the heart of an ancient and terrible secret. It will take more than a Christmas kiss underneath the mistletoe to break the curse and find a happily ever after.
Available at Amazon.
5. The 48-Hour Hookup by Sarah Ballance
Now unwanted booty calls are coming in as fast as work orders, and Liam Chase needs to get away. Cue a job upstate. His new client is hot as hell, but he left NYC to escape attention, not to hook up with the city’s “Runaway Bride”.
With three disastrous relationships under her belt, it’s clear Claire Stevens’s judgment sucks. And what she’s feeling for America’s newest sex god? Obviously another hormone-fueled mistake.
But when she accidentally fells a tree on his truck, leaving them stranded in a winter storm with a chocolate-snatching raccoon, there’s something to be said for body heat.
Too bad neither can trust their explosive chemistry…
Sarah is also giving away a signed paperback copy of The 48-Hour Hookup (ships INT but she reserves the right to substitute a $15 gift card from Amazon.com for INT addresses)
Buy links and read the entire first chapter for free @ http://entangledpublishing.com/the-48-hour-hookup/
6. A Christmas Accident by Melissa Keir
Expecting her first child, Sherri Wilder Davison wants nothing more than to spend time
with her father over the holidays, but fate has a way of changing her best-laid plans.
Adam Davison is willing to do anything to make his pregnant wife happy. He will face hell to have her home for the holidays.
For Sherri and Adam, the holidays are a time of celebration and love, but this Christmas will be unlike any they have ever faced.
When a horrible blizzard causes an automobile accident that puts the lives of those Sherri loves on the line, can a Christmas miracle save them?
7. Raff’s Christmas Miracle by Teresa Cypher
Raff, retired and alone, befriends Mandy-a single mother of two who lives down the road from him. The young woman reminds him of Angie, his high school sweetheart and the only girl he ever loved. He and Angie had planned to spend their lives together, but many years before, on the Christmas they announced they were getting married; her father whisked her away to find a good man, the “right” man.
Three months before Christmas, when the rat-infested mobile home Angie rents burns to the ground, he offers to let them stay with him in his big, old farmhouse.
Their short stay turns into a longer one, and Raff discovers that he likes having children in the house, and he likes Mandy’s company. She’s alone in the world, and he wants to help her and her kids get back on their feet.
As the holidays approach, while Mandy finds her birth mother and then has to choose whether to meet her or not, Raff is forced to face his memories of the Christmas long ago when Angie broke it off with one phone call, and then she moved away.
Is there still room in his heart for the one true Christmas miracle? The miracle of love.
Teresa is giving away three copies of Let it Snow! in addition to the Grand Prize.
8. Her Own Fairy Godmother by Marie Higgins
Cynthia Randall’s neighbor is all wrong for her. Rich and handsome, Damien Giovanni’s love ’em and leave ’em lifestyle isn’t a fit for her. Cyndi wants it all—the love, the romance, the white picket fence, and someday children. When the new Channel Nine Anchorman shows up at her station, Cyndi sets her sights on her old high school crush, Maxwell Harrington. Of course, he doesn’t remember her, but thanks to the Internet, Cyndi is armed and ready to make him her boyfriend—an easy no-fail method “Ten Ways to Win a Man”.
Damien knows Max plays fast and loose, and Damien refuses to let Cyndi’s heart be broken again. He offers to help her—to be her own fairy godmother. Although her boss and two co-workers make her feel like Cinderella at times, he’d going to get closer to Cyndi and show her the wonderful woman he knows she is…and yes, he wants to win her heart.
But which man will Cyndi want? It’s easy to lose track of who’s wrong or right.
Marie will also be giving away another one of her Christmas stories, Dreaming of You.
9. Two Rings for Christmas by Beppie Harrison
This lovely Christmas book takes place in Donegal, the beautiful but stony county at the farthest northwest corner of Ireland, two hundred years ago. It’s the story of a young Irishman, Fergus, unable to find work in Donegal, who immigrates to Boston to make some money so he can return and marry his true love, Jenny. Three long years he works, until he can pay for his passage back, has some coins in his pocket, and has bought a golden ring for Jenny. But when he comes home to Donegal for Christmas, is Jenny still waiting?
10. I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Ruth A. Casie
In the quaint seaside town of Havenport, Rhode Island, five couples find their happily ever afters with a little help from the romance section of The Final Chapter bookstore.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
What does a best-selling romance author do when she’s lost her muse? Maybe a handsome stranger holds the key. Or maybe he’s her worst nightmare.
Available at Amazon.
11. A Magical Highland Solstice by Mary Morgan
Laird Cormac Murray has witnessed how love destroyed his own father after the death of his mother, and he vows to never take a wife. Yet, when he comes upon a bewildered lass traveling alone, he finds his heart will no longer listen to his mind. In the end, Cormac risks everything to claim the love of a woman not of his time.
Eve Brannigan loves helping others and baking. After winning a contest, she is stunned to learn that the Clan Murray has requested her assistance to cater to their guests during the holiday season. When a lost path in Scotland leads her to a handsome but gruff Highlander, Eve fights the temptation to allow love to enter her heart for the first time.
Can the Fae and the magic of the Yule season bring together two souls who have forsaken love? Or will tragedies from the past separate the lovers forever?
Available at Amazon.
12. Madeline’s Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn
A French spy, Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel, has lived in England for years, sacrificing his life for his country—but not his heart. For he’s never been able to forget his childhood friend, Madeleine. And now, in her hour of need, he is there to rescue her. . .
The victim of a ruthless statesman, Madeleine, Comtesse du Beaune, has been abducted and sent to England to work in a brothel. Her greatest wish is to return home for Christmas, and her only hope of it is to marry Georges—though she will be his wife in name alone. Yet as they steal across the snowy countryside, Georges decides to woo her—with kisses that melt the winter’s frost and leave her longing for a holiday miracle. . .
Available at Amazon.
Ella is also giving away a copy of her other Christmas book, Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince.
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 the 12 Books of Christmas.
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