Gift Guide: Texas Haven by Kathleen Ball

TexasHaven_MEDTargeted Age Group:: 18-100
Category: Romance

Print book price range: $11.57 – $11.69
eBook price range: Free

About Texas Haven:
Rancher Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now, Burke is determined to find an honest, country girl with no expectations of love.

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Gift Guide: Across the Veil: A Paranormal Romance by Alyssa Archer

Targeted Age Group:: 16 – adult
Category: Romance

eBook price range: $2.99

About Across the Veil: A Paranormal Romance:
Burned when her ex-boyfriend drains her bank account, practical and independent Cassandra Raines is determined that no man will come between her and the life she desires. Just as she thinks everything is under control an enchanted necklace circles her throat and alters her world forever.

With the aid of a local pagan witch, the magical necklace shows her a time when she was Juliet Claire, a well-to-do 1920’s flapper, straining at the social bonds of her mother’s generation. Juliet becomes embroiled in Chicago’s underworld of bootlegging and gang warfare. When events of the present begin to mirror events of the past, Cassandra struggles to learn fate’s lesson in time to avoid the peril from Across the Veil.

Across the Veil blends historical fiction with magical elements to create a thrilling tale of adventure, time travel, and romance. Romantic, passionate, and bittersweet, this intelligent thriller will sweep you away.

Readers love Across the Veil:

“This book literally kept me up until 3 a.m. I don’t know whether to thank you for the amazing story or curse you for my lack of sleep.”

“Incredibly romantic and filled with rich, fascinating history.”

“Beautifully weaves two stories into a deeply entertaining read.”

“A refreshing change from the vampires and werewolves dominating the paranormal romance genre.”

“Archer brings the past to life and makes the impossible seem real.”

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Gift Guide: It’s Not My Favorite by Rue

Its-Not-My-Favorite-101014_RueTargeted Age Group:: 18-55
Category: Romance

Print book price range: $12.31 – $13.95
eBook price range: $4.99

About It’s Not My Favorite:
“An irreverent, modern-day romantic comedy!”

The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success.

Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as “The Organizer,” while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel.

Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend!

Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion.

Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence.

So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!

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Gift Guide: The Lady’s Ghost by Colleen Ladd

TheLadysGhostTargeted Age Group:: Adult
Category: Romance

Print book price range: $8.99
eBook price range: $3.99

About The Lady’s Ghost:
First Portia’s late unlamented husband left her penniless, then his nip-farthing brother dumped her at Ashburne Hall to decay. If mice in the walls and holes in the roof aren’t bad enough, someone wants her to believe the place is haunted. But Portia doesn’t scare that easily, even if catching sight of the brooding ghost leaves her strangely breathless.

When he was accused of murdering his fiancée a decade ago, Giles Ashburne fled the country to his supposed death. Now he’s returned to the Hall to uncover the evidence that will exonerate him, only to find himself playing a ghost in his own home. Nothing he does drives Portia away, and worse, the stubborn chit is starting to grow on him.

The more Portia learns about Giles Ashburne, the more certain she becomes that her ghost is not only innocent, but far from dead. When she sets out to prove it, she puts herself on a crash course with not only Giles, but the real killer. If Giles and Portia don’t learn to stop striking sparks off each other and work together, there will soon be two ghosts at Ashburne Hall.

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Gift Guide: Enchanted by an Emerald: A Jewel Box Anthology

EnchantedByAnEmeraldAnthology_800pxTargeted Age Group:: Adult
Category: Romance

Print book price range: $16.72
eBook price range: $0.99

About Enchanted by an Emerald: A Jewel Box Anthology:
Seven original, never before published novellas!

One enchanted emerald… Seven couples in need of its magic to find true love.

A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER by Catherine Kean

When widowed Lady Aislinn Locksmeade finds a naked, unconscious man, she wonders if he’s Hugh Brigonne, her first and only true love. When he wakes, he can’t remember who he is or what happened to him. Does she dare to love the roguish stranger, or is there far greater danger than risking her heart?

HER PIRATE FROM THE PAST by Caro Carson

After nearly being killed in an undercover operation, police officer Savannah Oglethorpe has sworn off adventure and chosen a safe corporate job. But when she falls into another century—and into the arms of a legendary pirate—can she survive the dangerous past to win a passionate future?

WHEN WE GET TO PARIS by T. Elliott Brown

American soldier Henry Stewart carries his family’s lucky stone as he fights during World War II. The green rock has kept generations safe and brought true love, but when Henry is injured dur-ing a secret mission for the French Resistance, he believes the stone has failed him. When a beautiful French woman brings him into her home, is she a sign his luck changing for the better, or will she turn Henry over to the Nazis?

EMERALD INTRIGUE by Wynter Daniels

When Natalie discovers a valuable jewel hidden in a trinket box she bought at an estate sale, her life is suddenly in peril. With nowhere else to turn, she’s forced to lean on her neighbor Jack for help. But can she put her past behind her and open her heart before it’s too late?

WHAT TO KEEP by Nancy Robards Thompson

Emma Conrad returns to tiny Iris Island, Florida, with her New York life in shambles. When the one man she’s never forgotten strolls back into her life, Emma has to rely on her mother’s wis-dom, the strength she’s forgotten, and a gem from the sea to build a future from the ashes of her past.

FORTUNE’S FOOL by Mimi Wells

Felicity Reeves hasn’t had much luck lately with roommates. Or work. Or life. Certainly not love. But a dark-headed mystery man and one special stone are about to help Felicity discover what Fortune has in store for her.

CHARMED BY THE THIEF by Katherine Garbera

Stealing the three pieces of the Brigonne emerald was meant to be a way to thwart her father and claim piece of her past. But soon, Jules Monroe finds herself captivated by Devlin O’Dowd, the man who wants to catch her alter ego and put her in jail—unless the magic of the Brigonne emerald has another plan for the lovers.

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Gift Guide: The Gladiator’s Bride by Nhys Glover

gladiators-brideTargeted Age Group:: 18 +
Category: Romance

eBook price range: $3.99

About The Gladiator’s Bride:
Crippled by shyness, shunned for being not-right-in-the-head, gifted artist and Roman noblewoman, Marcia Mica, has only two people in the world who truly love her – her teacher, Daedalus, and her childhood friend, Asterion, both slaves in her father’s household. But when forbidden love blooms between the unlikely friends, only disaster can come of it. That disaster leaves Marcia horribly scarred and Asterion sold into the arena as a gladiator.

Years later, Daedalus brings a broken Marcia to Britannia, and Sabrina, the healer who saved his life when he was a boy, works miracles on the scarred girl. However, not all scars are physical and those Sabrina has no ability to heal.

When Sabrina and Marcia are kidnapped by a Celtic leader bent on revenge, Asterion must depend on the dreams of a Celtic Seer to find the love of his life and help foil a revolt that threatens the fragile peace in Roman Britannia. But even if he and his friends succeed, can scars that are more than just physical ever really be healed and can those whose lives are owned by others ever truly be free to follow their hearts?

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Gift Guide: Serenity’s Song by Lynn Landes

SerenitysSong_1600x2400-1Targeted Age Group:: 14-100
Category: Romance

eBook price range: $2.99

About Serenity’s Song:
The Saints of the world are being hunted, betrayed by the Guardians who were sworn to protect them. Once every five hundred years a new Saint is chosen and gifted with tremendous power. After five hundred years of waiting Ayva intends for that power to be hers! No one will stop her this time. Not Michael, the son of the Saint, and certainly not some human girl.

In another world, Serenity is a singer whose dreams are about to come true, but a chance encounter with a little boy forever changes her destiny. After Serenity is injured protecting Michael’s son, Michael does the one thing he knows he shouldn’t do, he brings her home.

Serenity awakens to a world of magic, desire and danger. Legend tells of a time when the guardians will fall. A Queen will be chosen, gifted with power potent enough to protect both worlds. Her role is to ensure the safety of Michael’s family until a new Saint is chosen.

Is Serenity strong enough to return peace to Christmas?

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Gift Guide: Loveable Christmas Angel by Mimi Barbour

ChristmasAngel_CVR_MEDTargeted Age Group:: 15 – 80
Category: Romance

eBook price range: $2.99

About Loveable Christmas Angel:
Aloha! Sweet romance, lovable angel, and a prickly little boy’s Christmas wish!
Christmas in Hawaii! How lucky can a girl get? Except Leilani is bringing her mother’s ashes home to Waikiki and has an urgent plea of help from an aunt she’s never even met. After winning two free nights in prestigious Hotel Jordan, things take a turn she never expected. First, she is stuck in an elevator with the prickly, but luscious Mr. Jordan. Secondly, her aunt is a sick woman and only held on for one reason. She wants to pass on her most precious possession… her five-year-old grandchild. The same prickly little fellow that takes one look at Leilani, slaps his fist on his hips and yells, “Go away!”
Kale is the owner of the Jordan Hotel Chain and he can’t believe his rotten luck. He broke up with a spoilt brat of a girlfriend and now he’s stuck in an elevator with a big-eyed, effusive tourist. How in the world can a guy who’s so worldly be hooked on a lively beauty with more dilemmas than anyone he’s ever met?

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Gift Guide: Bound by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

DragonHeart2-FJM_Mid_Res_1000x1500Targeted Age Group:: Adult
Category: Romance

Print book price range: $9.99
eBook price range: $2.99

About Bound by a Dragon:
A dragon has moved into the neighborhood of Keira’s small, medieval village, unsettling the residents as they fear for their safety. All except Keira, who is captivated by the creature, both dangerous and beautiful. But when Aaron Drake decides to take up residence in his ancestral home of Storbrook Castle, set deep in the nearby mountains, Keira finds herself fascinated by the handsome stranger. But why did he decide to move to Storbrook, almost eighty years after it was last inhabited, and does the dragon really live in the caves below the castle?

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Gift Guide: Across the Sea by C. Lynn Biccum

across-the-sea-picTargeted Age Group:: 21 and up
Category: Romance

Print book price range: $12.50
eBook price range: $2.99

About Across the Sea:
Olivia Stonehouse is the daughter of a wealthy English baron who is obsessed with marrying her off to the highest bidder. Instead of accepting her fate she runs away to Virginia, leaving her life of privilege and entering a world of which she knows nothing. Landing in Williamsburg, she meets Jackson, a Powhatan Indian, and Henry Dorset, a fellow Englishman and lodger in her boardinghouse. Neither man is what he seems and she’s not sure who to trust. She finds herself in the middle of a steamy romance, all the while hoping her father doesn’t find her.

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Gift Guide: Second Chance Christmas by Shawn Inmon

Second-Chance-Christmas-FINAL-copyTargeted Age Group:: 40+
Category: Romance

eBook price range: $0.99

About Second Chance Christmas:
Sometimes, a Christmas miracle is needed.

Steve and Elizabeth have led lonely lives for many years. An unlikely encounter on a Christmas tree lot could change everything–if they have the courage to overcome a lifetime’s doubt and fears.

Second Chance Christmas is a 9,000 word short story. It is the first in the Second Chance Love series, but can be read as a standalone story. There is no cliffhanger.

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Gift Guide: Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair

UntamablerogueTargeted Age Group:: Adult only
Category: Romance

eBook price range: $4.99

About Untamable Rogue:
Ashford Blackburne, Fifth Earl of Blackburne, does not care where he marries and plants his seed, so long as he does both before Christmas when his tyrannical grandfather’s archaic ultimatum runs out. Jilted, drunk, and challenged to a high-stakes poker game, Ash loses the game, but wins the consolation prize: a guttersnipe bride and a wedding at gunpoint. For her part, Larkin McAdams has loved Ashford Blackburne since she was a child. She’ll make him a good wife. She does not need much—a cot, a warm blanket … a monthly bath.

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