Day 27: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of Christmas Eve’s books is Laurie P! Congrats!

For Christmas Day, I have some really special mostly MM prizes for you. First, I have the last of the Forbes Christmas Cowboys books. Then, I have holiday stories for you from Tara Lain and Michael Rupured. And finally, I have the entire Hard Fall series from James Buchanan. You just can’t beat a MM Christmas present like that, can you?

CupidChristmas_200Cupid Christmas by Lex Valentine

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It’s another Christmas at Forbes Ranch and this year the family is playing Cupid with Grayson and Jared’s best friend Steve Yarrow. Years before, Steve’s heart was broken by the love of his life Dalton Emory who left him to further his career by marrying a woman with a rich daddy. Now, divorced, outed and publicly humiliated, Dalton is trying to build a business and keep a low profile. He doesn’t believe he deserves a second chance with Steve after the way he hurt him. However, Dalton didn’t reckon with his former lover’s interfering friends, the depth of Steve’s love nor the forgiveness the spirit of Christmas can offer. Can one lonely, broken cowboy forgive himself and accept the love that has always belonged to him? And will the Forbes tradition of Christmas Eve Happily Ever Afters give Steve and Dalton the future they never thought they’d have?

Mistletowed_200Mistletowed by Tara Lain

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Five friends, one piece of mistletoe. Christian Elliott has the perfect life — right girlfriend, right job, right house and car. How come he’s only really happy when he’s with his best friend, Jason? Melanie Cantrell has everything she wants. Why can’t she stop mooning over her yoga teacher? Buttercup Allender adores her stable life with Winston. But she can’t give up her secret desire for BDSM.

Stir them all together at a holiday party with a beautiful rock god and a submissive stockbroker and what do you get? It could be love or they could be Mistletowed.

After_Christmas_Eve_FInal_Front_Cover_9_14_2013After Christmas Eve by Michael Rupured

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As Philip Potter wraps up his last minute shopping on Christmas Eve, 1966, James Walker, his lover of several years, takes his life. Unaware of what waits for him at home, Philip drops off gifts to the homeless shelter, an act of generosity that later makes him a suspect in the murder of a male prostitute. Two men drive yellow Continentals. One is a killer, with the blood of at least six hustlers on his hands. Both men have secrets. And as Philip is about to discover, James had kept secrets, too. But James wasn’t trying to frame him for murder…

hardfallThe Hard Fall (aka Deputy Joe) series by James Buchanan

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Deputy Joe Peterson is Mormon and in the closet. Then ex-con Kabe Varghese lands in town on parole. When a tourist falls off the mountain, Joe finds he needs the help of this cliff climbing adrenaline junky to solve the case. Will Kabe tear him apart or does Joe need to fall hard before he can start living?

 

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Two hot guys and one cold mountain. Just how far can mouthy, yet submissive, Kabe push his favorite deputy, Joe, before he gets what he really wants? The Christmas tree may be the goal, but it’s not the prize. Walk in Kabe’s boots for his and Joe’s first Christmas together.

 

 

 

 

 

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Deputy Joe Peterson understood the risks when he got involved with ex-con Kabe Varghese. He didn’t, however, see fit to warn Kabe. Now, in the middle of searching for the killer of a local boy, he has to contend with his career and his relationship spinning out of control. Solving the case may be easier than repairing broken trust.

 

 

 

 

 

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Some families are haunted by tragedy. Some people are haunted by their pasts. Some men are haunted by who they are. Joe Peterson is haunted by all three. His parents’ return from their mission, combined with a family reunion, forces Joe’s kin to deal with his new life: out of the Mormon Church, out of the closet, and living with his lover Kabe. When a decades-old murder of a child lands on Joe’s desk, digging into it dredges up long buried truths and festering secrets about folks Joe thought he knew — including Kabe. Joe and Kabe must lay the ghosts of the past and bring closure to a family scarred by loss to move forward in their life together.

What a great Christmas Day sack of prizes! For a chance to win all of these ebooks, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.)

For a chance to win an audiobook from me, answer this question: Which of the covers featured today were created by me?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Day 26: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s books is Ute! Congrats!

Since it’s Christmas Eve I have some special prizes. The first one is from me, an ebook and audiobook copy of Broken Bonds, my Christmas Eve story. I also have MM holiday books from Draven St. James and Whitley Gray. Draven’s book is a brand new release as of today! And last, but never least, my MLR Press editor Kris Jacen has a birthday today and as usual in my annual giveaway, Kris is giving today’s winner the choice of any book in the MLR Press catalog.  That’s a pretty impressive prize package don’t you think?

BrokenBonds_200Broken Bonds by Lex Valentine

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The one thing Haven Noel wants for his Christmas birthday is for his master, Kellen, to love him. But the wonderful Christmas Eve Haven plans for his master goes awry and instead of receiving his master’s love, Haven ends up on the street without his collar. Heartbroken, Haven heads to the club where he and Kellen originally met, only to find it closed.

With a blizzard descending and nowhere to go, Haven curls up on the club doorstep, courting death. Hopeless and shattered, on the verge of losing consciousness, he makes a wish for Kellen to find happiness some day. Two angels with a vested interest in Haven and Kellen’s happiness hear his wish and conspire with Kellen’s family to save Haven’s life, bring love back to Kellen’s heart and give them both the best kinky Christmas ever.

dsj_fire and mistletoe_coverlgFire and Mistletoe by Draven St. James

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When Greyson Hayes envisions the perfect first Christmas with Mica Cruz he sees twisted sheets, a bottle of wine and a roaring fire. What he doesn’t see is a holiday spent with the uproarious Cruz family. Grey hasn’t taken part in a family Christmas since the death of his parents. Despite his misgivings, he can’t seem to form the word no when it comes to Mica.

Mica knows that Grey’s not a grinch. Hell, the man shares so much Christmas cheer during the holidays that he leaves no time to experience any for himself. Not this year. Mica plans to make a few changes, starting with a few wicked and whimsical gifts. He enlists the help of his co-workers at Firehouse Six. They band together and strive to provide Grey with the same joy he gives to everyone else–with five a.m. tree hunts, strategically placed mistletoe and Mica playing Santa’s not-so-little helper.

 But while Mica is busy being nice, Grey has plenty of time to be naughty…

WhitleyGray_MidwinterNightsDream_coverlgA Midwinter Night’s Dream by Whitley Gray

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Two years ago, Joe Blake lost his secret lover, firefighter Bryce Marshall. Grieving, Joe left his job as a fireman and paramedic to become the spokesmodel for undergarment company Escalade. They lured him into the limelight and drove him deeper into the closet. Modeling doesn’t provide fulfillment; Joe wants privacy and to feel useful again. A holiday at his mountain cabin outside Denver is the perfect escape. The last thing he anticipated, or wanted, was sharing his retreat with another man.

Last Christmas, actor Errol Lockhart discovered boyfriend Carson had stolen a play. Carson accused Errol and then blackballed him in the theater community. Some Christmas that was. Now Errol has to take whatever work he can to survive. Delivering a singing telegram during a blizzard isn’t wise, but it pays double and rent is overdue. He’s got dreams, not of a white Christmas, but of getting a shot at Hollywood. He’s determined to make it, if he survives this storm.

As Joe and Errol ride out the blizzard, more than marshmallows get toasty in front of the fire. When Errol discovers Joe’s identity, he’s sure he’s found his way in, his big break. But Joe won’t sacrifice Errol to the Hollywood sharks. Unless they can forge a compromise, they’re going to wake from their midwinter night’s dream to lumps of coal in their stockings.

Choice of 1 book from MLR Press Catalog from Executive Editor Kris Jacen

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And there you have it! The 2013 Christmas Eve book line up. For a chance to win all of these prizes, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.)

This is not the end of the giveaway. Oh, no. The last day is New Year’s Eve so you have a few more days to win prizes! Make sure you come back each day because the prizes are just amazing and the authors participating in the last week are among the very best out there: James Buchanan, Tara Lain, Michael Rupured, Stephani Hecht, Jackie Nacht, Jaime Samms, Nessa Warin, NJ Nielsen, Cherie Noel, Anne Marie Becker, Gail Bridges,  James DiBenedetto, Mona Karel, Cassandra Curtis, Lexxie Couper, Lynne Connolly, SJ Maylee, Virginia Kelly, Rhian Cahill, RE Hargrave, Margaret Tayler, Liz Borino, ZA Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz and Belinda McBride.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

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Day 25: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s MM holiday hotness is Barbra! Congrats!

Today’s group of featured books are MF holiday goodness from Cari Quinn, Qwillia Rain, Sam Cheever, Jayne Wilde and, of course, me! I’ve got another Forbes Ranch Christmas book for you. This time it’s a cougar story!

ChristmasWishes_200Christmas Wishes by Lex Valentine

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Bradley Marsh is spending Christmas with his sister Devon and her husband Jared. In the past, he managed to avoid the holidays at Forbes Ranch. But now, he’s there and faced with the woman he’s wanted for eight long years. With his 30th birthday on the horizon and all his friends settling down, Brad’s tired of being single and tired of yearning for a woman who doesn’t know he exists. This year, his only wish is to make the woman of his dreams his own.

For years, Anne-Marie Mallory’s mourned the death of her husband and high school sweetheart Danny. But more recently, she’s had her eye on hunky younger man Brad Marsh even though she’s sure his crush is because he feels sorry for her. She wishes Brad would stop seeing her as the grieving widow of a decorated war hero and start seeing her as a woman in her prime who needs a man like him to make her holiday – and her life – complete.

Jingle Ball w series title -1800x2700Jingle Ball by Cari Quinn

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This year, rocking the office holiday party has taken on a whole new meaning.

All receptionist Wendy Stanton wants for Christmas is a chance for a relationship with her sexy, sweet, dominant boss, Des. When that chance comes, she finds herself getting a whole lot more from the bargain than she’d anticipated—mainly a few steamy, mind-blowing encounters that include her other equally sexy boss, Cole Warner. Her body enjoys every bit of their attention, but her heart still wants more. She wants Des outside of the boardroom and the bedroom and in her life for good. But he’s hiding secrets and she’s hiding her feelings, and soon they’re drifting farther apart instead of growing closer.

But if anything can get them to come together, it’s Christmas Eve…

Warning: Sex with candy in this case is not an euphemism. And some of the ornaments from the tree have more than one use…just sayin’.

Jingle Ball is a 24K novella that was originally published in A Very Naughty Xmas anthology. It has been re-edited and now includes an epilogue. 

SantasElf_xsmallSanta’s Elf by Qwillia Rain

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After four years of unrequited love, and steamy fantasies, Elfina “Elf” Jeffries has just about given up on gaining her boss’s attention. How was any self-respecting woman supposed to seduce a man who was oblivious to her cues? Then the first gift arrived…

Every Santa needs an Elf, and Dayton Kringle is no exception. His offer for a temporary affair, just long enough to get from Christmas Eve to New Year’s, will satisfy a four year craving.

His is a simple design:

One beautiful Elf
Twelve sexy gifts
A little spanking
Some light bondage
And ten days of no strings sex…make for one very satisfied Santa. But when the ten days are up, will he be able to give up the Elf of his wildest Dominant dreams?

elfsatisfied_Christmas 2012Elf Satisfied by Sam Cheever

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This Christmas, Deirdre’s own, personal elf has a delicious present waiting for her!

Deirdre Phillips knows she’s skirting trouble when she waits until late on Christmas Eve to finish up her gift shopping. But she has no idea how much trouble, until she walks out of the mall and finds herself embroiled in a timeless war between elves and dark fairies.

It seems that Christmas magic is more real than Deirdre ever suspected. And when she learns the battle somehow involves her, she quickly discovers the holiday season can be dangerous too.

Fortunately for Deirdre, she has her very own Christmas elf to help her survive the night. And he’s got very definite ideas for how he wants to spend Christmas!

Four Weeks 1Four Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Jayne Wilde

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The four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be hectic for some, while festive for others. Noelle Tanner, 25, once enjoyed that time with her family as they celebrated her birthday and Christmas. But an accident changed all that for Noelle. Now, she simply goes through the motions every day full of guilt and pain.

Zane Williams is wealthy and sinfully handsome. At 30, he must take over the reins of his father’s large corporation. He has little time to enjoy life. His family is scattered and the end of the year means he must devote all of his time to work. He has yet to understand the meaning of the season.

A chance meeting brings these two wounded souls together. Will the guilt and pain of their lives outweigh the love and blessings the four weeks ’til Christmas can hold? Or, will they be able to heal each other and make new memories to last a lifetime?

Oh, don’t those all sound awesome? And you could win them all! Just comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern) for a chance to win! If by chance you’ve read all of these already, leave a comment about that and you could win a copy of Broken Bonds in audiobook!

Happy Holidays!

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Day 24: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s holiday books is Elaing8! Congrats!

The books up for grabs today are just awesome! More holiday MM goodness from Cassandra Gold, Keira Andrews and LE Franks.  I haven’t had a chance to read Keira and LE’s books but Cassandra’s is sweet and hot and oh, so good! It’s made it onto my list of favorite holiday stories.

My holiday story Christmas Catch is another of the Forbes Ranch holiday stories. Each one of the Forbes Ranch stories tells how a wish on the Christmas star on Christmas Eve helped bring two lovers together. The hopefulness of my heart wrought each of these stories as they were not all written at a good time in my life. I guess they’re a testament to my long held belief in miracles. Even if the miracles don’t happen for me, I still believe they are possible for some.

ChristmasCatch-200Christmas Catch by Lex Valentine

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Mitchell Caulfield’s soul is as wounded as his body once was. The former Air Force pilot, forced to retire after being shot down over Afghanistan suffers from PTSD. Working as a bodyguard to supermodel Riley Forbes, Mitch accompanies the model and his wife home to the ranch for Christmas. There he meets Riley’s cousin Grayson, a former rodeo star who now runs Forbes Ranch. Can the magic of Christmas bring two men from diverse backgrounds together? And will they open their hearts to the possibility of love?

CG_Strings Attached_coverlgFantasies: Strings Attached by Cassandra Gold

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James Hastings is having a bad week. All he wants to do is buy a six-pack and spend an evening moping. Instead, he wins a week long trip to Hawaii, thanks to a young man at the liquor store.

Tattoo and piercing artist Travis Barton is surprised when the cute guy he helped out wins a trip and invites him to come along. Still, he’s not about to pass up a free trip to Hawaii.

Travis’s idea of a no-strings fling goes against James’s nature, but it seems like a great way to make the trip even better. Then their hot, uninhibited nights together start to blur into something more, and James starts to imagine Christmas ever after — Travis, with strings attached.

KA_WheretheLovelightGleams_coverlgWhere the Lovelight Gleams by Keira Andrews

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This Christmas, actor Ryan Drake is pining. He may get to kiss gorgeous Cary Holloway on the set of their hit TV show, Space Academy, but he knows it’ll never happen in real life. Charming Cary–the son of Hollywood royalty–is straight, as evidenced by his starlet girlfriend. But Christmas is a time for unexpected gifts, and Cary accepts Ryan’s invitation to leave the palm trees behind and spend the holiday with his family at their cabin in the Great White North.

Amid the snow and mistletoe, Ryan struggles to keep his longing under wraps. Little does he know, Cary wrestles with his own unspoken desires and his very identity. Surrounded by family and holiday joy, their warm friendship deepens. Will these two co-stars have the courage to brave Hollywood pressures and take their romance offscreen–or will it be only in their dreams?

1479833_10202644217617065_323934676_nSnow Globe by LE Franks

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Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn’t as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette’s flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson—a beautiful blond giant of a man—Kris is ready to chuck it all. But he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tyr’s cousin Bun, who shows them the magic of Christmas and gives them both a lesson in love and acceptance.

What a great bunch of books! For a chance to win all of these, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) If you happen to have read them all, leave a comment about that and you could win an audiobook copy of Broken Bonds.

Have a great day!

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Day 23: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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Winner of yesterday’s books is Claudia! Yay! Also Angi‘s answer to my question about the jets on the cover of Breath of Heaven came closest to the actual answer so she wins her choice of audiobooks from me.

The answer to the planes question: The planes are F-16s, but those are specifically USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team F-16s. The aerial pass on the cover where the #5 plane is inverted above the other plane is called a Calypso pass. In Afterburner, both Bas and Ryder were once with the Thunderbirds, Ryder taking over the #5 plane after Bas leaves the team at the end of his term. The third book of the trilogy has yet to be written (although I’ve started it) and it’s title is Inversion, named after #5’s most famous stunt. The entire series is called Holding Hands which is a fighter pilot term about flying in close formation with another pilot/jet.

christmashookupcover150Today’s books are also holiday themed. There’s some very hot MF holiday yumminess from Lucy Felthouse, Rachell Nichole, Shauna Aura Knight, Lily Rede and me! My offering is one of the Forbes Ranch Christmas stories. You can read the first of this series, Christmas Hookup for FREE.

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CIH_432Christmas in Hell by Lex Valentine

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Devon Marsh is resigned to spending Christmas in Hell. A city girl, Devon accompanies her boss to their family ranch where she feels out of place. Even worse, she is faced with the prospect of dealing with former rodeo star Jared Abbott, one of the cowboys on the ranch. Sexy as hell Jared spins Devon’s wheels in a big way, but in the past, he’s made it clear that he despises her. When the two of them are caught in a rainstorm on Christmas Eve, emotions run high and ignite into passion. Can cowboy Jared convince city girl Devon that living in a town that smells of horse and cow poo is worth it if she has him?

sexy noel sleeping in a barnReindeer Games: Cupid by Lucy Felthouse

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As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.

One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.

Has Cupid finally met his match?

RN_SpicyWithASideofCranberrySauceSpicy With a Side of Cranberry Sauce by Rachell Nichole

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Amy Easton’s idea for the perfect Thanksgiving doesn’t include giving up the last can of cranberry sauce to a stranger, no matter how sexy he is. She will make this holiday special for Dad even if it kills her. And that means getting everything on the shopping list.

Mason Rider is home to help his mom through her first post divorce holiday, but when he finds the seductive blonde who body-checked his grocery cart standing in Mom’s kitchen, he doesn’t know what to do. Sharing Thanksgiving with this woman and her father wasn’t part of his damned plan.

Who would’ve thought that a simple can of cranberry sauce could lead to holiday disaster? Or to happily ever after?

WinterKnightsVigilCoverA Winter Knight’s Vigil by Shauna Aura Knight

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Sexy, kilt-wearing Tristan has captured Amber’s attention on many occasions. But as members of the Kingsword coven, which has strict rules about intimate relationships inside the circle, dating him is out of the question. When the coven heads to a secluded woodland cabin to celebrate the Winter Solstice, Amber finds herself closer than ever to Tristan. As the Longest Night approaches and their group’s ritual workings intensify, the pair realizes that they can no longer hide from their feelings.

Just as King Arthur held vigil before being knighted, Tristan and Amber face their shadows—and the realization that one or both of them might have to leave the coven. Or can they be together without breaking their honor?

The Kringle Girls - SMALLThe Kringle Girls by Lily Rede

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The Kringle Girls aren’t naughty, but the night is young! Santa’s four daughters are all single this Christmas Eve, but holiday romance is about to catch up with them. Follow Holly, Ivy, Noelle, and Merry on the family’s most important night of the year, and see what happens when they each get tripped up by a little magical matchmaking. Sweet and sexy, it’s a night not to be missed!

HOLLY – It’s hard to be normal when you’re Santa’s daughter, but Holly is giving it her best shot, staying out of the family business and building a life for herself as a small town teacher. However, the elves and Mrs. Claus decide to help things along when Holly falls for David, the hot divorced father of one of her young students. When Santa “accidentally” leaves the little boy’s present behind, the family calls on Holly to deliver it herself, even if it means a midnight tangle with David and a chance to make all her naughty wishes come true.

IVY – Determined to keep Santa’s empire up with the times, Ivy is so busy managing the company’s newly formed External Relations department that she can’t even take time out for the Christmas Eve party. Which is all for the best, because Ivy has a secret. However, when Rafe, her sexy business partner, discovers the Kringle Girls’ odd susceptibility to mistletoe, he decides to use the magical plant to launch his seduction of the cool and reserved beauty. As the party rocks on around them, Rafe will use every sexy trick in the book to woo Santa’s daughter, and get her to admit that not only is she as head over heels for him as he is for her, but that they belong together, even after Christmas is over.

NOELLE – Competitive and outrageous, Noelle doesn’t always play well with others, and lives a life of relative solitude out on the remote ranch, tending Santa’s magical reindeer and their families throughout the year. She’d be the last to admit that she’s a little starved for human companionship, and now that Santa’s rescinded her magical ability to pop from place to place for a whole month – after the silliest little spat – she’s really all alone. Forced to make the trek up to the North Pole by conventional means, Noelle picks up Will, an emotionally damaged drifter. As they travel, they find that a little vulnerability and a lot of heat can equal explosive chemistry, but can they make it to the North Pole with their hearts intact?

MERRY – Santa’s baby, Merry is the youngest, and has spent most of her life being bowled over by her confident and determined older sisters. Too timid to leave the North Pole, she’s contented herself with a life as Toy Manager to the elves. However, sometimes a Kringle Girl needs a little more than elf companionship. Unfortunately, the only likely prospect is Ben, her father’s new handyman. He’s hot and sweet and he might be interested, but shy Merry can’t seem to string two words together when he looks at her with those steel blue eyes. Can she overcome her shyness to go after what she wants? Or will she let Ben slip through her fingers?

What a great line up of books! For a chance to win them all, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.)

Have a great day!

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