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December News

Deb Kastner

Wow. Is it Christmas already? I had major emergency surgery and it wiped me out! I'm on the mend now but am moving as slow as an inchworm both in body and mind. I've never needed the Christmas spirit as much as this year, and the Kastner family has much to celebrate. Both of my grandchildren will be at my house this year and we're expecting grandchild #3 in June of next year. What a blessing!

I usually write alpha heroes but had a blast writing VR-wearing geek hero Cam in THE COWGIRL'S CHRISTMAS GIFT. If you like heartwarming inspirational Christmas novellas, give this one a spin!

Meg Tilly

Meg Tilly's Fun RUNAWAY Idea for a Gift
For Someone You Love

Meg Tilly begins each day with a delicious cup of tea, and she enjoys sharing memories of the glamorous world of Hollywood that was her home during much of her illustrious acting career that earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award.  So for her December contest prize Meg is giving away a copy of her latest sexy, edgy novel, THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS, which is set in that world of Hollywood; a Meg's Cozy Tea Time Murchies Tea Collection, and a $20 bookstore gift card. The delightful box includes four of Meg's favorite kinds of tea, which you'll find her sipping during her Meg's Cozy Tea Time chats on YouTube. Idea: give the same fun package to someone you love this year!

Tee O'Fallon

TOUGH JUSTICE, the first of my brand-new K-9 Special Ops series, is now available for pre-order! This book will be released in digital and mass market paperback. Order your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Google, and Books A Million.

Tough Justice... When a DEA special agent and his K-9 companion team up with an ER doctor to investigate a public health crisis, chemistry sizzles. But the danger is far closer than they ever imagined...

Add it to your TBR list today.

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Christina Dodd

When you've already died, there should be nothing left to fear... When Adam Ramsdell pulls Elle's half-frozen body from the surf on a lonely California beach, she has no memory of how she ended up there, what her full name is, and how she got those terrible bruises on her throat.

Elle finds refuge in Adam's home on the edge of Gothic, a remote village located between the steep, lonely mountains and the raging Pacific Ocean.

Everyone in Gothic seems to hides a dark past. Even Adam knows more than he will admit. With the stakes nothing more than her life---and Adam's---Elle must step from the shadows and seek the killer who stalks her nightmares...

POINT LAST SEEN, a Gothic thriller by Christina Dodd. Pre-order your copy now!

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Cathryn Marr

Happy holidays, dear friends! No matter what you celebrate, we wish you a season of joy, peace, health, and fabulous romantic reads, of course. Speaking of romantic reads, Terese Ramin, one half of our Cathryn Marr dynamic writing duo, has a sale this month on her BIRDS, BEES, BABIES: THE BRANNIGAN SISTERS boxed set for the holidays. You can grab the entire eBook boxset for only $2.99---a $4 bargain! These classic, sensual contemporary romances include the holiday story, "Five Kids, One Christmas." Get the deal here!

The Cathryn Marr holiday short story GIFT OF THE MAGPIE is also available for only 99¢ in ebook format, and it's FREE on Kindle Unlimited! This is connected to our Brotherhood of Shadows series and features one of our readers' favorite fallen angels, Jinx Falken.

Happy reading, dear friends! See you in the New Year!

xoxo Cathryn Marr (aka Dawn Johanson & Terese Ramin)

Sabrina Jeffries

Have you ever dreamed of attending a grand Regency house party where you're stranded with other snowbound travelers? Or stealing yuletide kisses under the mistletoe with a dashing lord? Plan your escape with these holiday Regency romances by Sabrina Jeffries!

A YULETIDE KISS -- This Christmas collection of three sparkling romances finds stranded travelers seeking merriment, mistletoe, and holiday romance at a quaint country inn. Available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats!

SEDUCTION ON A SNOWY NIGHT --Steal away this winter to a surprise snowstorm, the comfort of a blazing fire, and the heat of a lover's kiss in this trio of tales.

THE HEIRESS AND THE HOTHEAD -- Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter's eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in this delightful yuletide story. Only $1.99!

WHEN SPARKS FLY -- When an intrepid heiress finds herself away from home for the holidays---in the manor of a dark and handsome baron, no less---romance sizzles in this holiday e-novella.

'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS --This novel about an unexpected Christmas reunion is sure to tug at your heartstrings.

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Margaret Daley

DEADLY HOLIDAY is free from 11/29 through 12/3.

Tory Caldwell witnesses a hit-and-run, but when the dead victim disappears from the scene, police doubt a crime has been committed. Tory is threatened when she keeps insisting she saw a man killed and the only one who believes her is her neighbor, Jordan Steele. Together, can they solve the mystery of the disappearing body and stay alive?


Dara Girard

I'm thrilled that my latest release, BY MY SIDE, is now available in both eBook and print.

"I was with the bride last night."

With those seven words, wedding planner, Alicia Fox, watches her perfectly organized wedding crumble into chaos.

All because of the best man.

Although BY MY SIDE is the eighth book in the It Happened One Wedding series, it can be read as a standalone novel.

Get your copy here.

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Rebecca Zanetti

IMMORTAL'S HONOR (Dark Protectors Book 14) Releases December 7, 2021

First comes danger...
When Vampire-Demon Sam Kyllwood discovers he's the keeper of some mysterious circle, he laughs it off. When he finds out that his younger brother is supposed to fight to the death in said circle, he snaps right to furious. And that's before he starts uncontrollably making things explode ---it turns out it's never too late to develop deadly new immortal abilities. But even those explosions are nothing compared to what happens when he tries to handle a very suspicious, brilliant and beyond sexy human female whose piercing eyes ignite a heat that rages deliciously outside even his unbreakable control...

Then comes desire...
Honor McDovall is one of the best interrogators Homeland Security has ever had. But no matter how well she appears to fit in, her mystical gifts are slowly driving her mad. She doesn't understand them, she doesn't want them, but for now, she'll use them to detect and defeat danger until she completely loses her mind. Unfortunately, her job brings her face to face with the deadliest man she's ever met---and she senses Sam is even more gifted than she is. Yet once they kiss, she realizes he's also more dangerous than the enemies suddenly coming from every direction. Good thing they both like to play with fire . . .

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Laura M. Baird

A surprise for the holidays.

When you wanted to write a holiday story but didn't think you had time because you're already on a deadline with another story, but then this holiday story wouldn't leave you alone... Yeah, that's where I am. And I love it!

My idea for a holiday romance came to me last year, but with other commitments, I set it aside. And there's nothing like my muse waiting until the last moment to decide I needed to write this holiday romance now and release before the end of the year. Okay, so I might have put the pressure on myself, but the story compelled me. And I'll never deny the muse.

What's even more motivating is when I decided to have a cover made, knowing I'd make this happen. So now I get to share with you my cover reveal! And hopefully within another week I'll have ARCs and a pre-order ready. Stay tuned to social media for more, and get ready for Piper and Logan to warm your hearts in, ONLY YOU FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

She's stayed away too long. He's going to show her home has all she needs.

Mike Krentz


I'm celebrating the one-year anniversary of DEAD ALREADY, my award-winning medical thriller, with a 50% discount on the Kindle version from December 10 to December 24. That's a bargain for $2.99 on Amazon.

Awards for DEAD ALREADY:

  • NYC Big Book Award Winner in the Medical Mystery/Thriller category
  • Finalist, American Fiction Awards in the Medical Thriller category
  • Named one of the best medical thrillers from the last five years: "What sets this book apart is its elevated writing. The story is deep and the characters have their nuances and complexities."-- Joel's Books,  15 Gripping Medical Thriller Books From The Last 5 Years

Read the first three chapters of DEAD ALREADY here.

To celebrate the January release of my psychological thriller, ANGELS FALLING, I'm doing a Goodreads giveaway for 50 free e-books. The giveaway will run throughout December, with the freebies sent on launch day, January 10.

Read excerpts from ANGELS FALLING here.

Finally, check out the evocative book trailer for ANGELS FALLING, created by my talented cinematographer grandson, Noah Gurevich.

Wishing all happy holidays and a prosperous new year.

Valerie J. Clarizio

Don't miss out! Sign up for Book Lovers Con in Orlando, Florida, from December 16-19 where I will be an attending author.

Book Lovers Con is designed with readers in mind. It is the perfect place to meet up with your favorite authors, discover new-to-you authors, and forge relationships with fellow Book Lovers. BLC opens with a Kick-Off Party and ends with a Brunch & Bubbly farewell breakfast, perfect opportunities for readers and authors to connect!

BLC includes what they call LOTTERY EVENTS which are events hosted by authors to get to know readers.  The lottery event I will be hosting is called MINUTE TO WIN IT WITH SANTA! Who doesn't want to spend time with Santa Claus?  If you plan to attend BLC, I would love to see you at my lottery event. We'll play games, maybe you'll win a prize, and you can take your picture with Santa!

Why a Santa event, you ask. Well, because in my book COVERT EXPOSURE, Detective Spinelli goes under cover as Santa to catch a killer.

There's still time to register for BLC! I hope to see you there!

One last thing, I'd love if you would follow me on Bookbub.

Linda O. Johnston

It's December, but Linda still wants everyone to know about her November release, UNCOVERING COLTON'S FAMILY SECRET, her latest Harlequin Romantic Suspense, the tenth in their Coltons of Grave Gulch series.

She also wants to let everyone know that some of her first mysteries, the Kendra Ballantyne Pet-Sitter mysteries, are becoming available one at a time as ebooks. So far, SIT, STAY SLAY, NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FERRETS, FINE-FEATHERED DEATH, MEOW IS FOR MURDER, and THE FRIGHT OF THE IGUANA are available as ebooks. And watch for DOUBLE DOG DARE.

And yes, Linda is still writing. She wishes everyone, and their pets, a Happy Holiday Season!

Alexa Aston

DESTINY WITH A DUKE, the final romance in my Regency series Dukes Done Wrong, is now out. Order it here in digital or paperback---or read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Also out is my Christmas novella, THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, part of the STAR OF WONDER holiday anthology. It's based on the carol The 12 Days of Christmas and features Luke & Caroline St. Clair. Luke gives his wife 12 amazing presents, saving the best for last. It's only 99 cents for more than a dozen wonderful romances.

And finally, OUTLAW MUSE, the final western historical romance in my Sagebrush Brides series, is being released December 7. It also is available in Kindle Unlimited.

I hope all my readers enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families and friends!

Sheri Richey

Come celebrate Christmas in Spicetown, Ohio! 

Mayor Cora Mae Bingham has a new friend who has come to town to straighten up the coal mine's failed finances and keep the pay checks flowing faithfully through the holiday, but his financial fixes may cause some unanticipated fallout.

Despite these concerns, the citizens of Spicetown have a full heart at Christmastime and are busy preparing for the community play and choral presentation at the Community Center.  Spicetown's eccentric millionaire, Grace Keslar, is having a holiday party to celebrate her new business ventures, but Cora is concerned that perhaps her invitation got lost.

Even when Cora Mae thought she knew everything about everyone in town, Harvey "Saucy" Salzman finds a way to surprise her!

The latest in the Spicetown Mystery series, SILENT NIGHT DYNAMITE, will release in ebook and paperback on December 7th!

Cheyenne McCray

SOLD ON YOU from the Riding Tall series is FREE for a limited time!

Charlee Burke is stuck on a deserted country road, just as a dangerous Christmas snowstorm begins to churn above her. With the storm coming, the closest person she knows she can call is the all-too-sexy-for-his-own-good Ace McBride---the last person on earth she wants to call.

When Charlee's name pops up on his phone, Ace is pleased, but surprised. As much as he teases her, and as mad as she gets at him, he figures she's got to be pretty desperate. Sure enough, she's in need of rescuing, and he's happy to be her white knight. He's always had a thing for Charlee, but he knows her history. He plans to show her he's a man who can be trusted, and she can count on him. But her heart's been shielded a long time.

With the storm coming in fast and hard, Charlee's cabin is the closest shelter. The weather report says the blizzard will last for several days and they will be closed in together over the Christmas holiday. She's not sure she can survive being trapped in such close quarters with Ace for that long. Alone.

Ace is determined to win her heart. Charlee is determined to never go down that path again.

Get your copy of SOLD ON YOU FREE!

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Jayne Ann Krentz

Meet the new Guild Boss.  The name's Jones.  Gabriel Jones.  Meet the new dust bunny.  The name's Otis.  Just Otis. Yep, it's time to order your favorite pizza and get ready to party!  Jayne Castle/Jayne Ann Krentz returns to Harmony with her latest novel, GUILD BOSS. Lost in the alien catacombs beneath the city, Lucy has been surviving on raw determination and cold pizza delivered by Otis. When help finally arrives it comes in the form of Gabriel Jones, a man with a talent for finding those who are lost in the Underworld. But getting back to the surface is just the start of Lucy's problems.  Someone is determined to kidnap her and no one knows why.  GUILD BOSS is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and in bookstores.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

WHEN STARS COLLIDE, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, has been named a Best Romance Book of 2021 by Amazon! Stars really do collide in this romance between a Chicago Stars backup quarterback and one of the world's greatest opera singers---a major diva. When Mozart meets Monday Night Football, anything can happen. Here are a few favorite quotes from WHEN STARS COLLIDE.

For all their drama, opera singers didn't seem to have much creativity when it came to cussing someone out.

"He had an unsettling thought---a notion that, up until this very second, he could never have imagined entertaining. What if Olivia Shore was out of his league?"

"As soon as this tour is over," Olivia said, "I'm never speaking to you again."
"Doubtful," Thad replied.
"You're not that irresistible," she retorted.
"Up for debate."
He was irresistible. To any woman who didn't possess an iron will.

Treat yourself or a friend this holiday season and order a copy today!

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Robyn Carr

Celebrate the holiday season in Virgin River with #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. The Virgin River Series has six holiday stories set in the fan-favorite small town.

A VIRGIN RIVER CHRISTMAS (book #4) is a Publishers Weekly bestseller! Marcie Sullivan is in search of Ian Buchanan, the man who saved her husband's life in Fallujah and gave her three more years to love him. Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River where she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior. Marcie is determined to help Ian face his painful past and his uncertain future.

RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER, released last year in hardcover, made the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists! If you've been waiting for the paperback, the trade paperback is now available in stores and online. Meet Kaylee Sloan, a successful author, looking for a place to concentrate on her writing and escape from the upcoming holidays. The people of Virgin River embrace Kaylee, and she soon finds out that there's no better place to spend Christmas than in Virgin River.

To find out more about all the Virgin River holiday stories, visit Robyn's website.

Lisa Berne

What happens when a charming rogue finds himself living the same day over and over again? Will he continue with his scandalous ways --- or choose a different path?

Find out in Lisa Berne's funny, moving, sweepingly romantic THE REDEMPTION OF PHILIP THANE!

"A Regency riff on the movie Groundhog Day . . . brilliantly enhanced by a stellar cast of characters."
---Booklist, starred review

Available in print, ebook and audio from all your favorite retailers. Preorder your copy today!


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