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 year is my fourth 12 Books of Christmas Giveaway with 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 a few 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! Just let us know if you want to be included in all the giveaways.
1. Hearts Beneath the Mistletoe by Jenna Jaxon
Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she’s dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love.
Alec Isley is between a rock and a hard place. He desires a marriage with Jenny no more than she does, but when his family’s dire financial status is revealed, he follows Jenny to the house party in hopes of convincing her to marry him after all. When he discovers who else is courting her there, Alec is frantic to keep her from making a dreadful mistake. Struggling with new-found feelings for his childhood friend, can Alec convince her of his love in time to save her from being ruined under the mistletoe?
Hearts Beneath the Mistletoe is available at Amazon.
I’m also giving more lucky commenters a chance at winning: two (2) copies of my Medieval Christmas novella, Seduction at the Christmas Court, currently in the Christmas anthology More Christmas Lovin’, and three (3) copies of Only A Mistress Will Do.
2. Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince by Ella Quinn
In the two seasons since her triumphant debut, Meg Featherton’s heart has been tested to its limits. Her first suitor: a criminal. The second, a cur. For her third act, Meg vows to leave love completely out of the marriage equation. She has set her sights on a newly made viscount whom she could take or leave. However, now she must avoid his handsome, roguish, irresistible best friend like the plague. It’s no easy feat, as they are all attending the same house party…
Damon, Marquis of Hawksworth, cannot imagine why Miss Featherton seems so damn disinterested—or why he cares so terribly much. Certainly Meg is a fine wifely prospect for a man in his position, but more than that, he finds he longs for her as he has never done for another woman. She may be determined to protect her heart, but Damon is equally set on winning her over, one delicious kiss at a time…
Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince is available at the following e-tailers:
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1ZQy5BF
Ella is also giving away another copy of Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince and a German Christmas ornament.
3. Love in the Key of C by Daryl Devore
Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?
Love in the Key of C is available via eXtasy Books.
Daryl is also giving away another copy of Love in the Key of C.
4. Christmas Secrets by Donna Hatch
A stolen Christmas kiss leaves them bewildered and breathless.
A charming rogue-turned-vicar, Will wants to prove that he left his rakish days behind him, but an accidental kiss changes all his plans. His secret could bring them together…or divide them forever.
Holly has two Christmas wishes this year: finally earn her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and learn the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss…even if that stranger is the resident Christmas ghost.
Amazon Link to Christmas Secrets is here.
Donna is also giving away a copy of her Christmas novella, A Winter’s Knight.
5. 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.
Available at Amazon.
6. A Christmas Accident by Melissa Keir
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?
Melissa is also giving away an additional copy of A Christmas Accident.
7. A Chance at Christmas by Beppie Harrison
A Chance at Christmas tells the story of a Christmas that very nearly never happens for Catherine and her younger brother, struggling with poverty and the boy’s serious disabilities. But an invitation does come for a splendid Christmas at a friend’s great house, and Catherine dares to form a plan that might provide a future for her brother. What she never dreams of is a future for herself as well. Can romance come as a shocking Christmas surprise?
Beppie is giving away an additional copy of A Chance at Christmas.
8. Dreaming of You by Marie Higgins
Katelyn Palmer never believed any harm could come from using her college crush as the hero in her first romance novel—the novel that jumpstarted her writing career. However, when Shane Hunter storms into town, demanding to meet the writer who used his identity Katelyn is confronted with more than her long, silent emotions. If Shane takes her to court for invasion of privacy, her career would be over.
Shane doesn’t know how to act when his ex sister-in-law accuses him of having an affair while he was married—and then shows him the romance book as proof. Now he wants to know who this author really is and why she used his name, and most of the events in his life for her story. Desperate to know the truth Shane befriends Katelyn but he does not expect to be attracted to her, even more unexpected is the joy he finds watching his twins fall in love with the woman who is stealing his heart, too…
Dreaming of You is available at the following e-tailers:
Kindle – http://a.co/3tDGJBp
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/745794
9. A Candlelight Courting by Joyce DiPastina
When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind.
What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret.
Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.
A Candlelight Courting is available at Amazon.
Joyce will give away another three (3) copies of A Candlelight Courting!
10. More Christmas Lovin’
Brighten this holiday season with seven stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Grab a cup of your favorite cocoa, coffee or tea, a holiday treat and settle in with the authors from More Christmas Lovin’ for a festive holiday read.
Santa for Christmas by Lisa Kumar
A sexy elf who hates everything about Christmas is forced to be Santa and must go into the seething heart of humanity—the abode of a beautiful single mother and her child in order to save them.
An EverAfter Christmas by K.S. Thomas
Sailor Belle is no stranger to adventure, so being stranded in a blizzard three days before her wedding, is not about to stop her from marrying the man of her dreams. But then, as the obstacles keep coming, she clings to her last hope – it’s the season for miracles, and she may need one to get her EverAfter Christmas.
Holiday Homecoming by Melissa Keir
Two broken hearts mend as love blossoms, but when danger comes calling, can the two loners learn to rely on each other or will they lose all they have found?
Mistletoe & Ashes by RaeAnne Hadley
Tiffany knew the threats of being a firefighter on the Hot Shots team. She embraced the heat and the danger but she could have never predicted that her heart and her mind would be in peril. Could a Christmas miracle save her or would she end up as ashes?
Seduction at the Christmas Court by Jenna Jaxon
Lord and Lady Longford have journeyed to the Christmas Court of King Edward III to wait upon the king and take part in some Yuletide merriment. When Geoffrey is suddenly called to war, and rumors of his death arise, Alyse fends off an old suitor who wants to renew their friendship. But how long will he take “No” for an answer?
All I Want For Christmas by Deb Julienne
Who knew one little boy’s Christmas wish could change so many lives?
The Christmas Fantasy by D’Ann Lindun
Widower Christian Vega believes he’ll never find true love again, until an actress catches his eye. But she’s way out of this cowboy’s league. Hope Snowden swears to never date another out-of-work actor again. Then she falls for a cowboy-turned-stuntman. Is it love, or just a Christmas fantasy?
11. Loft at 22nd Street by Mairi Norris
For American-born Scotswoman Ainsley Birral, the game of marriage is a tricky proposition, one in which there are three strikes against her. Too tall, too old and modestly unconventional, she expects to live out her life as a maiden aunt. Then one autumn morning she opens her Uptown bookshop to discover an unpleasant surprise. Before she can say “skidoo”, she’s embroiled with a Highlander who touches her heart and stirs her senses, and whose size makes her feel – for the first time ever – deliciously small and feminine.
Brendan MacKean is hired to protect a beautiful woman threatened by an elusive killer. For this former Scotland Yard Inspector, it’s a ho-hum, run-of-the-mill task – until he discovers his usual dispassionate demeanor toward his work is thrown off stride by a powerful attraction to his client. Ainsley Birral is the woman of his dreams, but is she out of reach to one whose roots are sunk deep in the back streets of Inverness?
As the busy holiday season approaches with its attendant excitements, joys and festivities, Brendan must keep Ainsley safe while they explore the passionate love building between them – and find a way to bridge the gap between their respective worlds.
Available at Amazon.
12. A Highland Moon Enchantment by Mary Morgan
Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.
Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.
When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?
A Highland Moon Enchantment is available at the following e-tailers:
Mary is also giving away a copy of A Magical Highland Solstice.
Ho, Ho, Ho!
Merry Christmas from all the 12 Books of Christmas authors.
May your holidays grant you your own Happy Ever After!
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