posted on December 3, 2013 by Jaycie Cash

December 2013 Releases Make for a Holly, Jolly Season of Reading

‘Tis the season for some darn fine reading!

Here’s the list of Writerspace Top Shelf Authors with releases that are sure to give you a reason to sit next to those stockings you’ve hung by the chimney with care and enjoy some stolen moments of reading pleasure in between wrapping presents:

secondchancepassSecond Chance Pass (A Virgin River Novel #5)
By Robyn Carr
eBook
Released 11-26-13, reissued from 02/09
Published by MIRA
www.RobynCarr.com

Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all… 

The community of Virgin River saw Vanessa Rutledge through her darkest days—now she’s looking to a bright future. 

In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son—breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn’t exist.

Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he’s done right by Matt’s widow as best he can…considering he’s been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he’s about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him—a claim that will be tough to escape.

With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.

familymanFamily Man
By Jayne Ann Krentz
eBook
Released 11-25-13, reissue from 04/92
Published by Purple Papaya LLC
www.JayneAnnKrentz.com

A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic. First time in eBook.

Katy Wade has a bright, shiny new life planned for herself. She’s ready to quit her job working for the high-powered Gilchrist family and start her own business. There’s just one last job to do for the Gilchrists before she will be free—convince Luke Gilchrist to come home, take up his responsibilities as the heir-apparent and save the family firm. But Luke has spent a long time contemplating the pleasures of revenge against the family that made him pay for his father’s scandal. As far as he’s concerned the Gilchrist empire can sink. But Katy is something new in his world. She intrigues and fascinates him. He’s willing to make a deal—one that will put both their hearts on the line.

recklessnightsReckless Nights (originally published as Stormy Challenge and Reckless Passion)
By Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Stephanie James
Mass Market Paperback
Released 11-26-13, 2-in-1 reissues
Published by PB HQN
www.JayneAnnKrentz.com

Stormy Challenge

Leya Brandon doesn’t know what—if anything—to believe about Court Tremayne. He already lied about his name. And while she thinks her heart isn’t at risk, she clearly underestimates his all-consuming desire to win her for his own. Little does she know that Court has no intention of stopping his pursuit…not until he leaves her hungering for the fulfillment only he can give.

Reckless Passion

With his carefully groomed Southern manners, Yale Ransom might have stepped straight out of Gone with the Wind. But stockbroker Dara Bancroft senses a passion beneath the glossy surface of her prospective client, and recklessly, she offers him an unspoken challenge, never expecting that their conversation could explode into desire she’s never felt before. But she pushes him too far, and now Yale wants to make her pay . . .  straight from the heart.

noplacelikehomeNo Place Like Home, an anthology
Featuring The 24 Days of Christmas
by Linda Lael Miller (with Kat Martin, Laura Florand & Mary Carter)
Released 12-03-13, The 24 Days reissued from 11/04
Published by Zebra
www.LindaLaelMiller.com

There’s nothing more festive than a winter romance, and in these heart-warming stories, love is a gift that can take you by surprise. . .

The 24 Days Of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Rayner and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. There’s no way the miracles of Christmas–and the magic of true love–could possibly be hidden under one of its tiny flaps. Or could they?

Christmas Angel by Kat Martin

When Angel Summers’ first love, Josh Coltraine, joined the Army, she vowed to hate him forever. But now he’s back in Savannah for the holidays–wishing for a miracle that could heal both their hearts.

The Christmas Carousel by Mary Carter

Single mom Georgia Bradley can’t afford to fight the developers who want to tear down her beloved Rhode Island auction house–especially Adam Cavalier. But when she receives a mysterious gift, Adam becomes intrigued with its origin–and with Georgia…

A Rose In Winter By Laura Florand

Allegra Caldron knew the rule never to talk to strangers. But on a cold winter night in Provence, she breaks that rule–and more–with an irresistible man. Raoul Rosier seems thrillingly dangerous, yet why does Allegra feel so safe with him–even when she believes he’s a thief?

Sweet RevengeSweet Revenge (Sins Brothers #2)
By Rebecca Zanetti
eBook
Released 12-03-13
Published by Grand Central Forever
www.RebeccaZanetti.com

The One Man She Can’t Have

Matt Dean was born to fight . . . and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he’s gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho . . . and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.

The One Woman He Can’t Resist

Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She’s spent years running from her own past-the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt’s strong arms offer her protection and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she’s ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt’s past and putting everything-and everyone-he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?

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