Love, Laughter, and Merrily Ever Afters

Ten Holiday Novellas by Ten NYT & USA Today Bestselling Auth

by Janelle Denison, Cathryn Fox, Karen Erickson, Mari Carr, Marquita Valentine

Self Published

Contemporary Romance: Anthology

November 25, 2014

ISBN-13: B00P2O6I5K

Available in: e-Book

Love, Laughter, and Merrily Ever Afters
by Janelle Denison, Cathryn Fox, Karen Erickson, Mari Carr, Marquita Valentine

If I Return by Sawyer Bennett
Hope Camden is relentlessly serious, awkwardly shy and in complete need of a walk on the wilder side. At least, that’s what her sister tells her when she drags her off on an impromptu Christmas getaway in the mountains, where Hope meets gorgeous, enigmatic Army helicopter pilot Jack Freeman…who’s headed off to war in a week.

Seducing Santa by Janelle Denison (aka Erika Wilde)
All Faith Roberts wants for Christmas is one sexy night with Matthew Carlton, the hot, gorgeous pediatric surgeon posing as Santa for a visit to the children’s ward where she volunteers. While Matthew is more than willing to fulfill her naughty wishes, he’s determined to show Faith that he’s the kind of gift that keeps on giving.

Unwrapped by Melody Grace
Lacey James is wild, spontaneous, and up for anything. Daniel Sullivan is careful, sensible, and mending his broken heart. When the unlikely pair get stranded together on the way home for the holidays, Lacey finds her long-term crush impossible to ignore. And as a game of truth or dare spins out of control, Daniel discovers the one woman he truly wants is the last person he expected.

Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jessie Evans (aka J. Evans)
When Lula Jo refused Carter’s proposal one dark December night—unwilling to abandon her hometown to live the dangerous life of a treasure hunter’s wife—the holiday lights went out in her heart. She vowed to keep her distance from dangerous men and untamed cowboys. But now Carter is back and hoping for a holiday miracle to reunite him with his first and only love.

Holiday Spirit by Cathryn Fox
What’s a girl to do when she finds herself held captive in a bedroom—with the man she’s been lusting after for months—by a voyeuristic spirit on Christmas Eve? Give it what it wants, of course. If a holiday romp with her sexy co-worker is what it’ll take for Elly Watson to solve her latest Paranormal Task Force case, she’s up for the challenge…over and over again if need be.

Wild Irish Christmas by Mari Carr
It’s Christmas Eve, and all seven of the Collins siblings have gathered together to give their father Patrick a precious gift. Gather ’round the tree and join the Collins family as they pass a bottle of Jameson, and Patrick shares the story of how he won the heart of Sunday, his true love, his soul mate…and the mother of his seven Wild Irish.

Decking Drew by Violet Duke
If anyone can make Drew Lawson believe in the magic of Christmas, of course the universe would pick the addictively sweet, mind-wreckingly beautiful Skylar Sullivan to try. She’s only the girl-next-door of his dreams he’d classified as completely off-limits two years ago…the same one now standing on his doorstep on Christmas eve.

Fairies & Wishes by Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy)
Lily the holiday fairy is given a new assignment this Christmas season—teach a lonely doctor how to love again. But all Lily knows how to do is gently coerce people into embracing the Christmas spirit; she doesn’t have a clue what love really is. So imagine her surprise when she falls madly in love—and lust—with the good doctor in the process.

A Christmas Heat Wave by Alannah Lynne
All Samantha Mazze wants for Christmas is to create the perfect Christmas Eve celebration for her friends and family. The house is decorated, the meal has been prepared, the guests are arriving…what could possibly go wrong? Come spend the holidays with your friends from the Heat Wave series, and meet a few new additions.

His Christmas Wish by Marquita Valentine
War hero Joaquin Morales is back in Holland Springs for the first time in years. His mission? To convince his wife that they have a future together. But falling in love with her husband for the second time is not a part of Sage Caswell’s plans this Holiday Season. With the help of a little Christmas magic (and a well-timed snowstorm), can Joaquin and Sage’s dreams come true?

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Janelle Denison's Bio

It's hard for me to imagine that I've been writing romances for over twenty years now! I started at the young age of 21, just after I got married. Reading romances, and then writing them, came about as a result of having too much time on my hands. When I first married my husband Don, I was working a regular nine to five job and he worked swing shift, from four in the afternoon until midnight. It wasn't an ideal schedule for newlyweds, and in order to pass those hours when I was alone I started reading romances, and eventually tried my hand at writing them.

The road to publication wasn't an easy one. It took me five years and dozens of rejections to make my first sale, which was to Harlequin for their "Stolen Moments" line. THE FAMILY MAN, written under the pseudonym Danielle Kelly, was one of the twelve novellas published in 1993 for this promotional line.

It took me another two and a half years (and more rejections!) to sell my second book. HEAVEN'S GIFT (written under my own name) was published in October 1995 by Leisure Love Spell for their "An Angel's Touch" series. Another two years passed of collecting even more rejections before I finally sold to Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Temptation. At the time, writing for both Temptation and Harlequin Romance provided me with a wonderful creative outlet for both my modern, ultra-sexy stories, and my warmer, traditional romances. But as the years passed, I realized how much I enjoyed writing the sexier stories and streamlined my career accordingly so that I was no longer writing the sweet traditional romances, and instead focused on the hotter, sexier stories for Temptation and Blaze.

After writing over two dozen books for Harlequin, I decided to branch out. I wanted to write anthologies and single titles, and came up with an idea about three sexy brothers with the last name of "Wilde." Little did I know that those Wilde brothers would become such a sensation with readers. In the second Wilde book, WILDE THING, four Wilde cousins were introduced, and readers started writing in for their stories, too. It's been a joy and pleasure to write each of the Wilde stories, and I want to thank everyone for purchasing those books and putting them on the USA Today Bestseller list!

I've been a full-time writer for years, which consists of being deep in deadlines, writing proposals (growling at the husband to fix a glitch in the computer so I can get back to work!), perusing contracts, line-edits (stressing over a scene that won't work or characters that just won't talk or cooperate with my plans for them!), galleys, art-fact sheets, promotion, and other publishing paperwork. Admittedly, I wouldn't trade all the craziness in for pantyhose, rush hour traffic, and a nine-to-five job again. Writing is hard work, but I find the rewards are well worth the effort. Fan letters are one of those priceless rewards, and can keep me on a high for days! I've met the most wonderful people through my books, some of which I now consider good friends.