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Virtual Tour: In Your Arms by Shannyn Schroeder


IN YOUR ARMSFor Your Love #2Shannyn SchroederReleasing Dec 27th, 2016Zebra Shout

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 them bringing her back.
One weekend of intense connection can&#…

Review: The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

The Christmas Town by Donna VanLierePublished: October 18, 2016Publisher: St. Martin’s PressFormat: via NetGalleyRating: 4/5
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 ThoughtsI fully enjoyed this tale of Lauren who af…

Christmas Book Bundle Giveaway!!

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:
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Review: A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe

A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice MonroePublished: October 25, 2016Publisher: Gallery BooksRating: 4/5
SynopsisA 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 together to rediscover their st…

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

It’s Christmas Carol by Sara-Lisa AnderssonPublished: January 8, 2016Format: free Kindle readRating: 5/5
SynopsisCarol 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 ThoughtsCarol 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. This is a short but fulfillin…

Kids Corner mini Review: Harry the Christmas Mouse

Harry the Christmas Mouse by NGK and Janelle DimmettPublished: July 29, 2016Publisher: NGK MediaFormat: free Kindle readRating: 4/5
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 this is one read that the kids will fully enj…

Release Blitz: Christmas with an Angel by Debbie Mason

CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL: A Short Story by Debbie MasonSeries: Harmony Harbor, #1.5On Sale: December 6, 2016Publisher: Forever YourseBook: $.99 USDAdd 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.
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THE SERIESMistletoe Cottage, #1Christmas With An Angel, #1.5Starlight Bride, #2

Mini Review: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie MacomberPublished: October 4, 2016Publisher: Ballantine BooksFormat: via NetGalleyRating: 4/5
SynopsisIn 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 ThoughtsTwelve 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 she soon finds out more about C…

Virtual Tour: More Than Friends by Jody Holford

What happens when the best friend you’re in love with asks you to love him back, but only for pretend? MORE THAN FRIENDSKendrick Place #1Jody HolfordReleasing Dec 5, 2016Entangled 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 their friendship on the line is a risk she can’t take.

Jody Holford…

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

Never make the first move.Never fall in love.
Never take anyone to Mistletoe’s Christmas Dance. 
IN MISTLETOE by Tammy L. BaileyReleasing Dec 2, 2016The 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’t tempt him enough to break any of his creeds. He co…