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Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’Connor

Linda O’Connor is here today with her latest release Perfectly Christmas. I love Linda’s Perfect series, this one looks as amazing as the others 🙂

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On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”

That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.

This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.

Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!

 

Excerpt

Peggy, the clinic manager, stopped at the door. “Oh, one more thing. Did you want to be a part of the office secret Santa? We pick names out of a hat, and each day during the twelve days of Christmas, someone opens a gift.” She grinned. “Technically, we know, the twelve days of Christmas starts on December twenty-fifth, but we use it as a countdown to Christmas. We have a lot of fun with it.”

Madison hesitated. She wasn’t really big into exchanging presents. Stuff you didn’t need and wanted less. But Peggy was looking at her like it was the best thing ever.

Small town. Two years. Try to fit in. She sighed. She could always ask her sister for suggestions. “Okay, yeah. Sounds fun.” Translate stressful.

Peggy’s grin widened. “I’ll be right back.”

After a moment, Peggy returned carrying a Christmas bag. She shook it and paper rustled inside. “Here you go. Pick one, but don’t tell us.”

Madison held back a sigh, reached in the bag, and picked out a piece of paper.

She unfolded it and her heart sank.

Quinn Malone. Dec. 24.

 

Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYW5T7X

 

About the Author:

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Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at HomeSense. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories 😀 ). She hangs out at http://www.lindaoconnor.net.

 

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A Hero Grinch for Christmas by Samantha Wyatt

I love the sound of this book! I have it queued up on my Kindle to make sure this one gets read before Christmas and at 99 pennies it makes it totally affordable!

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Dani will not allow The Grinch to hide from Christmas. She will cure Hunter of his nasty mood, even if it kills her. But who will save her from his passionate kisses.

 

War hero, Hunter Armstrong, has seen enough devastation to last a lifetime. At the end of his latest Army term, he accepted his discharge papers and never looked back. His uncle’s home is tucked away in the majestic mountains, a perfect place for him to hide from Christmas and his own memories. But he can’t hide from the delectable Dani. The last thing he needs is a female in his life. But this one has the face of an angel and eyes you could drown in.

 

Dani Wimer left the Colorado Mountains and relocated in the bright lights of New York City. Every December she returns to the village of Wyattsville. When a hunky military guy enters her aunt’s shop, he seems lost and angry. His scowl is intimidating, but that doesn’t bother the spunky girl who celebrates the holidays like it’s Christmas every day. She decides to put a smile on his Grinch face and ends up losing her heart in a passionate whirlwind.

 

 

Enjoy an excerpt from

 A Hero Grinch for Christmas.

 

The door flew open and Hunter’s blond hair hung in his face, as if maybe he just got out of bed. Her fingers itched to smooth the wild strands from his brow.

When he recognized her, he simply hooked his thumb in his pocket and leaned against the doorjamb. Rugged in a pair of faded blue jeans, his too tight t-shirt stretched across six-pack abs. His stunning blue eyes peered at her, causing a slow kindling in her belly. She took in a ragged breath and said the first thing that came to her mind.

“It’s snowing.”

“I hear it does that up here,” he said. His gaze glided from her face down to her shaking knees.

“Can I . . . come in—” She stuttered, out of breath. Besides the snow and cold temperature, she’d fought the wind every step of the way and—. She swayed.

His arms shot out to steady her. Then he swooped her up and cradled her against his hard chest.

“My God, you’re freezing. What the hell happened?” Kicking the door shut, he carried her to the fireplace and lowered her to the ottoman.

“I had to walk from the main road.” Her voice came out shaky. She’d kept her mouth covered with her scarf, but her lungs burned from breathing the cold air.

“Where is your car?  How long have you been out there?”

“In a ditch.” Now that she was inside, the heat made her aware of the tingling in her toes. Her teeth started to chatter. “I . . . slid off the road . . .”

“Why didn’t you say something?”

He worked the buttons on her coat, then removed the gloves from her frozen fingers. He helped her remove her coat, then he tossed it aside. “Are you all right?” He gripped her arms, sliding his hands along her elbows descending to her writs.

“Are you injured? Do you have any pain?” His warm fingers caressed her neck, then smoothed over her shoulders, almost massaging. Warmth flowed through her.

“Should I be alarmed . . . Or excited?” she teased. His touch felt good. Very good.

He gave a long steady stare. “Did you hit your head?”

“No. I don’t think so. I’m just really cold.”

“Whatever possessed you to walk in this weather? Do you realize you could have frozen out there and no one would have known? You could get frost bite.”

He squatted and tugged her boots off, dropping them to the floor. Then his wonderful fingers warmed her toes through her cold socks. “Where’s your car?”

“About a mile back, at the big curve, right before the turnoff to the cabin.”

He grunted and shook his head which she’d come to believe was his usual habit. She could ignore his surly disposition, but her body temperature rose several degrees from his strong hands rubbing up and down her legs.

“What the hell are you doing out here?” he asked.

The fire was welcoming, him not so much.

“Bringing gifts. Uh, there’s a box outside your door. I thought you might like a home cooked meal.”

“Are you serious? You decided to drive up this mountain in this weather to feed me?”

“It wasn’t snowing when I left. For some stupid reason I had this wild idea I was performing an act of kindness,” she said sarcastically.

Hunter strode back to the entryway and found the box of food. She studied his tall form, as his long powerful legs ate up the distance to the door. He had a confident swagger a girl couldn’t help but admire. When he retrieved the box and passed her heading to the kitchen, she couldn’t resist one more sneak peek at his ass.

He placed the box of food on the counter. And in no time, he was back at her side, pulling her to her feet. While one hand gripped her arm, he pressed the other to her forehead.

“Can’t keep your hands off me?” she teased.

“Don’t know when to shut up, do you?

 

Buy Link:   Currently On sale  $.99

https://www.amazon.com/Hero-Grinch-Christmas-Samanthya-Wyatt/dp/1519749120/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1480793448&sr=8-3&keywords=samanthya+wyatt

 

About the Author:

Samanthya Wyatt

Author of Sizzling Romance

 

Samanthya lives with her husband in the Shenandoah Valley. She left her accounting career and married a military man traveling and making her home in the United States and abroad. Once she found historical romance novels, she couldn’t put a book down, and one day decided to create a story of her own. Her dream of being published came true with Soul Mate Publishing. She writes historical and contemporary romance.

She relishes the challenge of penning a story with strong characters, a bit of humor, and active scenes while creating new characters and bringing them together in a romantic tale. It took years of writing, joining RWA, joining chapters, entering contests, submissions & rejections which created the author she is today. By keeping her spirit and turning criticism into drive she has achieved her career as a published romance author. Samanthya loves to travel with her husband and a book is a constant companion.

 

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Christmas Loves by Cynthia A. Clement

Today we have the lovely Cynthia A. Clement and her holiday romance Christmas Loves. This one needs to be read snuggled up beside the fireplace.

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In this delightful Christmas Regency Romance, the Holiday Season brings love and second chances.

Torn between two men…

Abandoned at the altar ten years earlier, Alicia is surprised when her ex-fiancé, Jason, returns to renew his suit. This time, his best friend Thomas, also comes courting. Alicia is no longer a child easily swayed by false promises. She is a woman who needs a man she can depend upon and trust, especially with her deepest secrets.

The Outcast…

Accused of a heinous act and banished from his family, Thomas has returned home as the new Viscount Marwick. He is no longer a second son without prospects, and is determined to win the hand of Alicia, the woman he has always loved. Can he persuade her to trust him or will she cast him aside for his best friend?

The Duke’s heir…

Jason jilted Alicia because his family didn’t approve of the match. Now, he needs a wife and Alicia’s beauty still stirs him. His prospects seem excellent and he sees no reason why they can’t continue where they left off.

Will Alicia be able to see through the lies and deceit to find true love?

 

 

Excerpt:

“You don’t trust men.” There was sadness in Thomas’s voice.

Alicia shook her head. “I don’t trust myself. I made a horrible mistake and I don’t want to repeat it.”

“You’ve grown and matured.” Thomas leaned toward her, his voice intense. “You’ve been a wife and mother. You can’t let one mistake stop you from enjoying life.”

“It’s because I’m a mother that I have to be careful. I won’t be rushed into a decision that affects both of us.”

“I’m not going anywhere.” Thomas put his hands on her arms and drew her close. “I promise to give you all the time you need.”

He bent his head and brushed his lips against hers. A jolt of fire shot through her and instinctively she leaned into him. He deepened the kiss, letting his tongue smooth against her lips until she opened for him. The world spun as he glided his tongue against hers. She was lost in the sensations stirring deep within her.

Heat coursed through her body.

Passion and hunger sparked to life.

She was breathless by the time Thomas ended the kiss. He rested his forehead against hers and it took a few seconds before their breathing returned to normal. He gave her nose a small kiss and then moved away.

“I never meant for that to happen.” Thomas’s voice was hoarse. “Please accept my apology”

Alicia straightened her gown. “There’s no need. Perhaps it would be best if we return to the ballroom.”

Thomas gave her a crooked smile. “I had no intention of pressuring you with unwanted advances.”

Alicia struggled to find the right words to explain how she felt. “The kiss was beautiful, but I’m not ready to make any decisions.”

“I will take things slower in the future.” Thomas’s voice was low with sincerity. “I have every intention of courting you properly. I’m not interested in an affair. I want you for my wife.”

Alicia’s heart skipped a beat. “It’s too soon for you to know that. You’ve only just returned to Marwick.”

“You are the only woman for me. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to win your heart, I will always be here for you.”

 

Buy Link:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6EVE9K

 

About the Author:

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Cynthia Clement is an award winning and bestselling author who writes about strong women and men of honor. She believes in second chances, exploring new ideas, and bringing the impossible to life. Her novels, whether contemporary, historical, or science fiction, all focus on love, honor, and intrigue.

She lives in Canada with her husband of thirty-two years, her teenaged son, and Norman, their dachshund. She has an eclectic range of interests including paranormal phenomena, ghost hunting, quilting, reading, gardening, and great conversation.

Her first book, The Seduction of Sarah, was a finalist in the HOLT Medallion Best First Book Category. Her book, aHunter4Rescue, has placed first in the 2014 International Digital Awards in the Paranormal Category and received third place in the 2014 ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award, Paranormal Romance Category

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