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Virtual Tour: In Your Arms by Shannyn Schroeder

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A KNIGHT IN SHINING LEATHER IN YOUR ARMS For Your Love #2 Shannyn Schroeder Releasing Dec 27th, 2016 Zebra Shout A KNIGHT IN SHINING LEATHER Sean O'Malley has never tried to hide who he is. He shows it in the motorcycle thrumming between the legs of his tight jeansthe shaggy hair that falls in his gorgeous eyesthe wicked gleam in his smile when he asks Emma out for a drink. Sean is a rebel, a bad boy, and a ton of fun: exactly the kind of guy she's sworn off forever. Emma isn't just the prim kindergarten teacher she appears to be. And somehow Sean can tell. As soon as he pulls up to her overheated car he knows that a fast bike and a cold beer will fix her rotten day better than compliments or a bubble bath. Her straitlaced exterior and her wild heart light him up. But Emma wants to escape her past and settle downand if her desk jockey dates don't understand where she comes from, at least she doesn't worry about t

Review: The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

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The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere Published: October 18, 2016 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via NetGalley Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now twenty-years-old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it’s unbearable with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day. When Lauren ends her shift one night, she finds herself driving aimlessly in order to avoid returning to her lonely apartment. And when she witnesses a car accident she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory’s Place, a center for single mothers and families who need assistance. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for? My Thoughts I ful

Christmas Book Bundle Giveaway!!

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Just in time for Christmas, here's great opportunity to win six Christmas books by six bestselling authors! There's enough here to keep some for yourself and to share the love by gifting some to your friends and family! Enter to win  A Lowcountry Christmas  by Mary Alice Monroe,  Christmas Bliss  by Mary Kay Andrews,  The Twelve Days of Christmas  by Debbie Macomber,  Winter Storms  by Elin Hilderbrand,  Christmas in Paris  by Anita Hughes, and  A Shoe Addict's Christmas  by Beth Harbison. Remember to like each author's page on Facebook: MARY ALICE MONROE:  https://www.facebook.com/ maryalicemonroe MARY KAY ANDREWS:  https://www.facebook.com/ marykayandrewsauthor DEBBIE MACOMBER:  https://www.facebook.com/ DebbieMacomberWorld ELIN HILDERBRAND:  https://www.facebook.com/ ElinHilderbrand ANITA HUGHES:  https://www.facebook.com/ anitahughesauthor BETH HARBISON:  https://www.facebook.com/ authorBethHarbison a Rafflecopter giveaway

Review: A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe

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A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe Published: October 25, 2016 Publisher: Gallery Books Rating: 4/5 Synopsis A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds. As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can’t afford the dog he desperately wants. “Your brother’s return from war is our family’s gift,” his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor’s service dog arrives—a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father’s axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company—but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come to

Review: It's Christmas Carol! by Sara-Lisa Andersson

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It’s Christmas Carol by Sara-Lisa Andersson Published: January 8, 2016 Format: free Kindle read Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Carol hates Christmas! As far as she is concerned, it is just another Thursday, just another day at work. But during her workday, between 4 PM and midnight on Christmas Day, she is haunted by the kindness of strangers and painful memories as she ponders the true meaning of Christmas - past, present and future. Who is that man with the big white beard and the jolly laugh? And why does he care if Carol has a nice Christmas or not? My Thoughts Carol hates Christmas and tries to avoid all things related to it. However working on Christmas she forced to look back on why she hates the holidays and in doing so she must decide if she wants to overcome her pain and have new great memories or continue to live in the past. I enjoyed this read and was really feeling Carol’s pain in why she hates the holiday but was rooting for her to want to enjoy them again.

Kids Corner mini Review: Harry the Christmas Mouse

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Harry the Christmas Mouse by NGK and Janelle Dimmett Published: July 29, 2016 Publisher: NGK Media Format: free Kindle read Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Join Harry The Happy Mouse and friends as they save Christmas Day! The follow-up to the bestselling children’s picture book ‘Harry The Happy Mouse’, all of the characters are back working together to help Santa on Christmas Eve! Harry sets off on his short winter walk to discover Santa in trouble! Harry and friends work together as a great team to save Christmas! All set on Christmas eve, this book is a great story that conveys the magic of Christmas. 32 pages of full-color, beautifully illustrated pictures by award-winning illustrator Janelle Dimmett. My Thoughts This is the cutest kids read! I love that not only does it show the spirit of Christmas but it also shows kids the idea that Christmas is more than just toys and presents but about helping out others as well. The illustrations are beautiful and thi

Release Blitz: Christmas with an Angel by Debbie Mason

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CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL: A Short Story by Debbie Mason Series: Harmony Harbor, #1.5 On Sale: December 6, 2016 Publisher: Forever Yours eBook: $.99 USD Add to Goodreads It's been eight long years since Michael Gallagher has laid eyes on Shay Angel, back when he was a boy from the most prominent family in town and she was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But he hadn't cared about their differences—until one bad decision landed her in jail. That was years ago and now he's back in Harmony Harbor for the holidays. So when Shay goes missing, Michael is intent on finding her—and finding out if their sizzling attraction is still there. But he's now a district attorney, and it looks like Shay is once again on the wrong side of the law. BUY THE BOOK HERE Amazon Barnes & Noble Google Play iBooks Kobo THE SERIES Mistletoe Cottage, #1 Christmas With An Angel, #1.5 Starlight Bride, #2 Primrose Lane, #3 Series

Mini Review: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

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Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber Published: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Ballantine Books Format: via NetGalley Rating: 4/5 Synopsis In a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with another original holiday novel full of romance and cheer. This time around, a plucky young woman clashes with a real-life Scrooge—her grouchy, arrogant, annoyingly handsome neighbor—and tries to get even the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness. My Thoughts Twelve Days of Christmas is what truly the holidays are all about, being kind and nice to others and making those around us feel loved. In Twelve Days of Christmas, we met Julia who started a blog about killing her cranky neighbor with kindness during the holiday season. Cain doesn’t seem like the guy who likes Christmas at all and seeing the bright and bubbly Julia doesn’t change his mind about it either. Though she started her blog as an experiment of sorts

Virtual Tour: More Than Friends by Jody Holford

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What happens when the best friend you’re in love with  asks you to love him back, but only for pretend?  MORE THAN FRIENDS Kendrick Place #1 Jody Holford Releasing Dec 5, 2016 Entangled BLISS Owen Burnett planned on a quiet, easygoing Christmas, hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Gabby Michaelson. So when his mom pressures him to come home for the holidays, he tells a little white lie…that he’s spending the holidays with his new girlfriend. But when his family shows up unexpectedly, Owen pulls the best friend card and asks Gabby to play his fake girlfriend. Gabby’s been hopelessly in love with her best friend Owen for what feels like forever, but playing his "fake" girlfriend when the entire boisterous Burnett clan visits is easier said than done. The more she tries to deny the attraction between them, the more obvious their chemistry becomes. But even though she's not the only one feeling it, putting t

Release Blast + Giveaway: In Mistletoe by Tammy L. Bailey

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Never make the first move. Never fall in love. Never take anyone to Mistletoe’s Christmas Dance.  IN MISTLETOE by Tammy L. Bailey Releasing Dec 2, 2016 The Wild Rose Press At twenty-five, Grace Evans is steadily picking up the pieces of everyone else’s life. So, when her younger sister decides to turn into a runaway bride just four weeks before the wedding, Grace, drops everything to chase after her and bring her back home. Only, when the trail leads to Mistletoe, Washington, she finds herself at the mercy of the town’s most handsome and emotionally unavailable bachelor. Ex-Army officer, Ayden McCabe, has three creeds in life: never make the first move, never fall in love, and never take anyone to Mistletoe’s Christmas Dance. Wanting nothing more than to keep his matchmaking sister from meddling in his personal life, he agrees to help Grace if she agrees to play his girlfriend. Too brunette and meek for his taste, Ayden believes Grace can’