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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Lucy Monroe Recommends: Hot Holiday Reads

It is hard to believe that the end of the year is near and that the holiday season is upon us.  December brings not only the peak of the season but for many of us, also the weather that calls for a hot holiday read to warm up those chilly winter nights.  A cozy blanket, a crackling fire and a hot beverage makes for great accompaniments to a sizzling romance novel.

12 CHRISTMAS ROMANCES TO MELT YOUR HEART is guaranteed to have a story that appeals to any reader as it offers an assortment of holiday romances that include humor, drama, and suspense.  Each story has never been published before and the collection features several New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors.  100% of the proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to the Autism Society of America.

“I bought this anthology especially to read Mistletoe Misconduct by Catherine Gayle, which was a wonderful second chance romance and part of the 'Portland Storm' series.  But I was quite happy to read all the other stories in this set. There was a fun Christmas story for every taste.” - Goodreads Reader Review

Susan Stephens’ BACK IN THE BRAZILIANS’S BED tells the story of event planner Karina Marcelos who ends up back in the life of Dante Barracca, a polo player who took her innocence, and something more, on one passionate night ten years ago.  Now Dante is on a mission to discover Karina’s secret before he lifts the champion cup.

A fun fact you may not know: before becoming a romance author, Susan was a professional singer who wrote several non-fiction books.  Her husband bought her a “Spend A Day With An Author” package at an auction and that started a mentorship between Susan and Penny Jordan.  Penny encouraged Susan to follow her dreams and the romance author in Susan emerged.  (Info provided Susan's official bio.)

A Snow Ball is the perfect setting for a hot holiday read and that is exactly what Sarah Morgan’s ITALIAN DOCTOR, SLEIGH-BELL BRIDE has to offer.  Liv Winchester has avoided men since her ex left her and her baby all alone, but the new trauma consultant, Stefano Lucarelli, aims to change that with a Snow Ball date complete with a designer dress, diamonds, and a babysitter to make for a perfect night.  Will it be enough to convince her to give love another chance?

“Italian Doctor, Sleigh Bell Bride definitely met my needs for a quick, feel good contemporary romance Christmas read. It had a Cinderella vibe, with struggling single mom Liv; and handsome, sexy, accomplished, and very nice Stefano. That was very cool to see a deserving woman get her Christmas wishes come true. On top of that, this had some elements of the medical profession that I absolutely loved!”- Goodreads Reader Review.

WHAT HAPPENS UNDER THE MISTLETOE is a sizzling historical romance holiday anthology that contains a collection of all new stories of charm, wit, and missed opportunities that are sure to please any reader.  The anthology features THE HEIRESS AND THE HOTHEAD from Sabrina Jeffries, TWELVE KISSES by Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp’s BY ANY OTHER NAME, and SWEETEST REGRET from Meredith Duran.

“This is a book that is sure to have a story to please everyone that enjoys historical romances. The stories are all different and all fun to read. Readers will also find themselves getting into the spirit of the season with each and every story. Seeing each couple get around the obstacles that are standing in their way to getting the happy ever after they all want makes for some compelling reading. With each story being short it makes for a book that anyone can read during short breaks or even all at once. For holiday reading this is definitely a book to check out and find a new author to read.” - Amazon Reader Review

As a Holiday gift to my readers, I have released the Regency Scandals Box Set: TOUCH ME, TEMPT ME & TAKE ME on December 1st.  This Box Set features three stories of love, passion, betrayal and powerful secrets of the very different Langley siblings.

TOUCH ME:  She’s a lady pretending to be a miss driven by the passions of a woman. He’s a duke’s son from the wrong side of the blanket used to getting what he wants and he wants her.

TEMPT ME:  Lady or hoyden, The Saint wants Irisa, but she has a secret that could destroy her and threatens the love she has for her honor driven fianc√©.

TAKE ME:  She’s the untouchable duchess and he is Lord Beast. The past ties them together with a power that threatens her destruction as well as offering her redemption.

1 comment:

dstoutholcomb said...

What Happens Under the Mistletoe is one I'm looking forward to