Saturday, December 16, 2017

12 Days of Clean Romance & $25 Giveaway

   

How to Kiss a Billionaire by Cami Checketts
Sassy meets swoon-worthy in this fast-paced contemporary romance. Miriam Salisbury escapes to Oregon to avoid a boyfriend who won't take no for an answer, killing her beloved cat to prove it. When her father sends Clay Browning to protect her, she's certain he's lost his mind. As far as she's concerned Clay's experience is limited to posing for the camera, charming women, and making fun of her. He's been teasing her since they were children and she's never gotten over the way he threw crawdads at her at church picnics. Clay retired from the military and entered the world of private security. When he gets the call to protect Miriam he's excited to be around his lifelong crush. As expected, he teases her nonstop and the only thing he takes seriously is her security. He knows she'd never give him a chance and he can't help but give her a hard time. After Miriam is dumped in the freezing ocean on a crabbing expedition and Clay saves her from drowning and freezing to death, she takes a second look at her hired gun. But opening up to him is more terrifying than facing her stalker. As events escalate to a frenzied climax, Miriam and Clay must put aside past grudges in the hope of finding a lasting love for their future.
 

Praise for series: "Cami Checketts is an expert at sending a flurry of butterflies straight to the heart! If you love the beach, a dash of suspense, and some toe-curling, swoony romance, then the Billionaire Beach Romance series is definitely for you.” Katie Watkins, Book Reviewer, Katie’s Clean Book Collection
"I LOVE these sweet romances! I love that each of them is a mini escape. You almost feel as though you've traveled to a warm destination even though it's cold and snowy where you live. I love that I can pass them to either my daughter or my grandma and never have any concern about the content. And the characters in these are amazing! I love them all!” Cathy Jeppsen, Book Reviewer, My Book a Day

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Miriam closed her eyes as Clay’s arms came around her and held her tight.
“Whoa, darling, if I would’ve known I’d get this reception, I would’ve broken into your house years ago.”
Miriam pushed away from him, stumbling from the realization that he hadn’t changed. Clay was a vicious flirt and never took anything seriously. She shoved at his chest, but he didn’t budge. He was real and he was here, and unfortunately for her unsteady nerves, it didn’t look like he was going away.
“What are you doing here?” she demanded.
“Your daddy hired me.” 
“My daddy … hired you?” She glared at him. “For what? A pinup model?”
He smiled and tilted his head to the side. “I know I look good, but I actually have a few skills in protection too.”
“You do not. All you’ve ever been good at is spending your billions of dollars and getting women to simper at your feet.” She knew he’d been in the military for four years after high school, but after that, he appeared to be the ultimate player. At least, it looked that way in the online photos she’d seen, when she’d googled him. Okay, it was pathetic that she’d googled him, but he was Clay Browning, a.k.a. Miriam’s dream man.
He spread his arms, and she couldn’t help but notice the definition from his forearms and biceps up through his shoulders and chest. Maybe he should find a shirt that wasn’t so … form-fitting. “Hey, I’ve got lots of talents. What can I say?”
Miriam pushed out a huffy breath. “You are not here. This is all some kind of crazy fantasy.”
“I know I’m the stuff fantasies are made of, but I really am here.” He sauntered a step closer, and that spicy cologne made her stomach heat up. “You want to enact some of those fantasies you’ve been having about me?”
She put a hand on his chest to keep him from coming any closer. Those muscles were real. Yikes. She dropped her hand and stepped back. “For one second, just for one, be serious. Why are you here, and how did you get in my house?”
Clay rolled his eyes and folded his arms across his chest. Sheesh. What did he do with biceps that defined? Wrestle bulls? Focus, Miriam! “Your daddy called me, said Greg was threatening and stalking you and I had to find you. So I found you, and now I’m here to watch over you.”
Watch over you? She would not survive with this man in the same town, let alone the same house. Her throat was dry and all those daydreams she used to have about him rotated through her mind. “How did you get in?” she demanded.
“I told you: I have skills.” He smiled and finally admitted, “I was special ops in the Army and I’ve worked in private security since then.”
“You’re being serious now? This isn’t some bull crap line that Clay Browning is giving me?” He smirked.
“You can believe whatever you want, sweetheart.” He took a step closer, and her legs betrayed her by not backing up. “But do believe that I’m here and you I and are going to get real cozy.”
Miriam looked over his gorgeous face. She clenched her trembling hands together and swallowed hard. “I’m not one of your flavors of the week, Clay.”
He leaned in and sniffed her. “Ah. Yeah, I think you are. Vanilla with a hint of chocolate. My favorite flavor this week.”  



Also by Cami Checketts

Don't miss the rest of the Billionaire Beach Romances: Shadows in the Curtain Caribbean Rescue Cozumel Escape Cancun Getaway Trusting the Billionaire Onboard for Love
 
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Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway
Ends 12/31/17
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Friday, December 15, 2017

Lucy McConnell - $25 Giveaway

 
Marrying Miss Kringle: Lux by Lucy McConnell Christmas Magic is changing and the Kringle Family scrambles to keep up in this fun and entertaining, sweet Christmas romance from Author Lucy McConnell. A normal electrical substation takes two years to build; but, Lux has 365 days to install one at the North Pole or Christmas Magic will overload the factory and send them back to the Dark Ages. The one man on the planet with the know-how, the education, and the time to help Lux finish the substation before her Noel deadline, is also the one man who sends sparks through her heart and surges through the power system. If Lux kisses Matthew Quik—again!—she could blow up Santa’s workshop before she has a chance to save it. If she doesn't kiss him, she may lose him forever.
     

 
Praise for the book: "For getting me in the mood for Christmas, and the romantic aspect of this holiday even before Thanksgiving, I’m happy to give Ms. McConnell the 5 STARS I’ve given her book." "Marrying Miss Kringle: Lux is a funny, tender, magical adventure into the sparkles of Christmas Magic and the sparks of human love."  
 

  Lux’s cheeks dusted pink. With her red hair and fair skin, she should have flushed bright red, but only this sprinkling of pink appeared, like she’d been dusted with pink powdered sugar. Why did this woman bring to mind sweet things like powdered sugar and chocolate and kisses at sunset? He gave his head a mighty shake. “You fell in the water.” “I know.” At least, he thought he knew. Everything had happened so fast. He’d fallen asleep and woken up when the ice cracked. He plopped his feet to the floor only to have them land in several inches of water. His stove had tipped over and the hot metal had melted clear through the ice. There must have been a crack in the ice nearby. “We pulled you out.” “We?” Quik adjusted the blankets over his arms. He could only imagine Lux and Ginger and Frost tearing his clothes off. Lux made to adjust her glasses, but they weren’t there. She looked around like they’d fallen off and she didn’t know how. So he wasn’t the only one thrown off by all this. Quik’s eyes traveled lower to find her bare shoulders and her skintight tank top. He jerked his eyes back up to her face, hoping she hadn’t caught his wandering eye. “Me and Dunder.” She chewed her lip. “My reindeer.” “Of course.” The situation was going up in weirdness. Having used up all his ability to care about propriety, Quik leaned back against the seat. He was in the bottom of a fancy velvet-lined sled. Yep. Weird. His eyes dropped shut. “You cut my pants?” he asked. “I’ll get you new ones,” offered Lux. “Did you cut my shirt too?” “No!” She was offended. That was kind of cute. “Too bad. I needed a new shirt.” He half smiled.  

Author Lucy McConnell Award-winning author, Lucy McConnell, loves Christmas, romance, chocolate and Elvis. She started out as an editor at an advertising agency before moving on to teach in the marketing department of the local community college. She loved teaching and often misses the academic environment. Lucy retired from teaching and began to write articles and sweet romance novels. She has been published in national magazines, newspapers, short story compilations, and she writes cookbooks under the name Christina Dymock. If she's not at the computer, you can find her trying to keep up with her husband and four kids on the ski slopes, in a boat, in the kitchen, or on a horse.
 
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Also by Lucy McConnell

 
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Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway
Ends 12/30/17
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Falling for the Billionaire


Find Falling for the Billionaire here for only $.99.

Baker Paige Williams is trying to make a new life for herself in New York after her father lost his business and passed away. Living with her quirky aunt isn't the life she pictured for herself, but she's determined to make her bakery succeed and do her father proud. Everything is going as planned until she meets James, a high powered billionaire who's breaking all the rules that she thought went along with the wealthy.

Billionaire James Callahan has a golden finger. Every business he invests in becomes a multi-million dollar company almost overnight. Life would be perfect, if that was the life he wanted. After his twin sister passes away from MS, he discovered that a high powered life isn't exactly what he wants. Problem is, he's not sure what else he's good at. When he meets Paige, the baker who seems to have everything figure out, he can't help but want to spend more time with her. 

When a friendly philanthropy search turns out to be more and they discover just how different their worlds really are, they must decide what's most important before they lose everything they hold dear.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Merrily Matched Christmas


Unwrapping in time for Christmas 2017. Find A Merrily Matched Christmas on Amazon.
Snuggle up with new holiday favorites for a kiss under the mistletoe. From handsome strangers to second chances, this collection will keep your heart warm and toasty this holiday season! So grab some eggnog and a blanket and curl up by the fire with a sexy new book boyfriend!

Includes the following novelettes:

A Merry Matchmaker Mess by USA Today bestselling author Virginia Nelson
Veronica “Ronnie” Murray loved fixer-upper projects, and she’d never met one as challenging as her absentminded and sometimes grumpy genius coworker, Elijah Conrad. She's determined to help him find love, but a stolen Christmas kiss has her more than a little conflicted.

Lovers of Christmas Past by USA Today bestselling author Ashelyn Drake 
Nick Masters never got over Holly Michaels leaving him at the altar five years ago. Now, he’s volunteered to play the part of Santa at the children’s center’s Christmas celebration to get close to Holly again. Can he convince her he's worth a second chance?

A Christmas Prayer by River Ford
Lindsey prays that moving east with her two year-old daughter will give them both the life they deserve. A car accident leaves her stranded in the middle of Wyoming. Jake comes to her rescue, and if Lindsey can learn to trust, they may find that love is the answer to both of their prayers.

All I Want for Christmas Is My Book Boyfriend by Beth Fred
Katie doesn't need a real boyfriend when she has the perfect book boyfriend, but when she ends up on a Christmas cruise--of sorts--alone with Eledon she finds the mutual attraction hard to ignore. Can Katie find a real happily ever after or is she destined to live in books?

A Cowboy for Christmas by Cate Grimm
Fashionista Sarah Jayne traded in her Laredos for Louboutins and planned to make it big in New York City. When her life in the Big Apple falls apart, she comes home to Love, Texas and runs into Cody Hayes. Will Love, Texas be the perfect place for two people with wanderlust to find a happily ever after?

Merry Mismatch by Lily Vega
Stick-in-the-mud Director of Finance Aaron gets under edgy party girl Zara’s skin. Can they survive the Windy City Gaming’s holiday retreat in spite of their growing attraction and Aaron's ex-girlfriend’s quest to eliminate the competition by getting Zara fired?


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Excerpt:

Jake pulled off the road a little past the car. He could hear the hiss of steam. The driver cut the engine, and the motor clicked a few times before the road fell silent once more. The front of the car was buried in the snow and it listed toward the passenger side which had slid off the shoulder. He could see motion through the partially covered window. His momentary relief faded when he heard a pitiful cry that turned into the all out wail of a young child. 
He rushed to the back door and yanked it open, noticing several things at once. A little girl, maybe two or three years old, strapped safely in her car seat. Although red-faced from screaming, she seemed fine otherwise. The other point of interest was the woman twisting around from the front seat in an effort to reach her child. Her big blue eyes stared up at him. She too had tears running down her face. 
"Is she okay?"
The heartfelt plea moved Jake back to action. He crawled in at the same time the car shook from another passing semi. As soon as the girl noticed him, she stopped crying and held up her little arms. Jake unbuckled her.
"Dadda!"
The woman let out a hysterical laugh combined with a sob. She returned to the front and tried to get her door open, but she couldn't push through the weight of snow.
"Hold on, let me help." Jake put the girl on the seat. "Sit still while I help your momma."
"Hungy." She whimpered, but didn't move.
Jake doubted the little one would stay put for long. He kicked and clawed away snow until he could drag the front door open. As soon as he did, the woman rushed past him and grabbed her daughter. He watched as she touched the child's head, arms, legs, face. Her tears flowed faster, but she didn't make a sound. Her daughter however started to squirm.
"Want Dadda. Hungy." She wiggled while her mom squeezed her close, rocking her back and forth.
"That's not daddy, sweetie." The woman glanced at Jake for a moment before turning her attention back to her daughter. “Sorry about that.”
He waved her concern away, but he was curious why the little one didn't recognize he wasn't her dad. 
"Are you sure you're okay?" Jake could see the ugly red abrasion across the woman's neck. Probably from the seatbelt. Her face was also pink from the airbag as if she'd been slapped. "Does that hurt?"
Apparently satisfied her daughter was okay, she finally looked up at him. "I'm fine. Thank you for your help."
Her eyes looked haunted, her blonde hair a little on the dirty side. He glanced around the car and noticed 5-hour shot bottles strewn on the floor, but no other signs of food or drink. Jake looked closer at her hands. They shook, even though she tried to hide it. 
"Let's get you to town." He waved toward his truck.
"We'll be fine, really. Thank you though." A flash of fear moved across her face.
"Look, I know you have no reason to trust me, but I can't leave you here. It's only two degrees, and even the igloo you've created won't be much help. Can I at least call someone for you?" Jake pulled out his cell phone.
"Um, a local tow truck?"
"You're in luck. I know the best." He held out his arms to take the toddler. "In the meantime, let's get you in my truck where it's warmer."
He could see the struggle in her eyes. She clung to the child a moment longer, even though the little girl had turned to reach for him. 
"I just want to help." He spoke as softly as he could. "It will be a while before TJ can get out here for your car. Let me take you to town."
"Okay." She reluctantly passed over her daughter and proceeded to unbuckle the car seat. "Her name is Katie."
"Hi there, Katie." The little girl was a warm and wiggly mass in his arms. He chuckled when she patted his face with both her hands.
"Hungy, dadda."
"I'm so sorry she keeps calling you that, and she has a one track mind when it comes to food." The mom backed out of the car, dragging the carseat with her. "We were hoping the next town wasn't too far down the road."
"Saratoga is just ten minutes away, and my mom will have a smash bang breakfast ready." Jake couldn't help but like the way Katie wrapped her arms around his neck and squeezed. It sparked something he never thought he'd feel. He knew he'd think about it for a long time. "Katie's sweet. What's your name?"
"Lindsey." She glanced up at him, then back at the ground for just a second. He could almost see the struggle as she forced herself to meet his gaze.
"Nice to meet you, Lindsey. I'm Jake." He held out his hand. She shook it cautiously. He noticed her hands still trembled, and he didn't think it was all from the shock of the accident. He recognized the caffeine jitters from his late night study sessions at college. "Come on, let's get you warmed up.”
Monday, December 11, 2017

Destined for Love - $.99 Sale

The Destined for Love: Mansions series is $.99 this week. 
Find Saving Sycamore Bay on Amazon.
A football hero. A southern belle in need. Can they rescue her home together?
Harrison Jackson graduated from Auburn University with his master's in accounting and thought he was leaving the world of college football and adoring fans to crunch numbers and make money. Little did he know his boss has other plans for him--a beautiful southern belle and her family's mansion that are both in need of rescue and more than a little TLC.
Grace Addison lost her mother and daddy within a year of each other, she is not going to lose the only home her family has known. Her ex-boyfriend and lawyer are trying to talk her into selling and she has no money to fight anyone, but she has her determination and her pride. When the most handsome and strong-looking man she's ever seen shows up on her doorstep, claiming he's been sent to help her, she thinks he's salvation and an angel combined. When she finds out he's an accountant, she laughs in his face.
Someone is determined to take or burn Grace's home no matter how hard she and Harrison fight. Can she trust Harrison to protect her or should she give up her dreams?
Books in the Destined for Love: Mansions Collection

Click here to read more about each book or purchase.
—Kiss Me in the Rain by Lindzee Armstrong
—Roping His Heart by Jaclyn Hardy
—The Princess and the Pizza Man by Cassie Mae
—Mending Fences by Lorin Grace
—Love Me at Sunset by Lucinda Whitney
—Saving Sycamore Bay by Cami Checketts
Saturday, December 9, 2017

My Fair Aussie by Jennifer Griffith

 
My Fair Aussie by Jennifer Griffith There's more to this Aussie cowboy than meets the eye. Former grad student Eliza works as a nanny for a self-absorbed trophy wife looking to trade up for a new husband and ditch her child. Eliza will do anything to protect the little girl and open her boss’s eyes. Even if it requires an elaborate hoax. Then fate hits Eliza with Henry, a bewildered, dirty guy at the bus station. He’s got amazing teeth, cowboy swagger, and an accent to swoon for. Everything is falling into place for a rags-to-riches-style bait and switch. But will it deliver a slice of humble pie to Eliza’s boss—or get Eliza fired? Worse, refining him might mean losing her heart.    

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Praise for My Fair Aussie My Fair Aussie is the perfect retelling of a classic tale with a delicious twist—and an Australian cowboy to boot. It's the ideal combination of humor and romance. Totally swoon-worthy. Highly recommended! – CJ Anaya, USA Today bestselling author “How does she do it? Griffith once again makes me laugh out loud and thoroughly enjoy a good book. Love her cute characters.” Amazon Reviewer 'grimm
   
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“Are you okay, sir?” I couldn’t help asking. He looked so forlorn. “Actually, an international phone. That’s what I really need.” As he said the word need, I caught a glimpse of his teeth. Okay, I might have a thing about teeth. An obsession, Polly calls it. A very good set of teeth can completely blind me to myriad other characteristics that would make a person otherwise unappealing. And these teeth happened to be the best, most dazzling teeth I’d ever seen. My heart may have skipped a beat. Maybe it was because they contrasted so starkly against his sunburnt face, or played so nicely off his extremely messy blond hair, but suddenly, I was entranced and ignoring everything else that I should be paying attention to—like the fact he was a homeless man who lived at the bus station and was asking to borrow, or possibly steal, my phone. “I’ve got to get an international phone.” He said it again, and this time I picked apart the accent more. My mind was like one of those police phone traces when a hostage-taker called. Keep ’em on the line just a few more seconds—we’re pinpointing. He had to talk more for me to place it. Not American, not quite British. South African, maybe? Kiwi? … Polly took him by the shoulders and spun him around. “Nice build. That, plus the teeth. You’ll do.”
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Author Jennifer Griffith Jennifer Griffith writes light, sweet romances she calls Cotton Candy for the Soul. Her Legally in Love Collection stems from the fact she fell in love with a handsome law school student who now serves as a judge—as well as her muse. She also writes the Billionaire Makeover Romances, billionaires and makeovers being some things with which she has less experience. Jennifer loves old cars, landscape paintings, fresh bread with raspberry jam, and reading. She lived in Japan during college, where she once ate a cricket on a dare. She also traveled through Europe, where she slept a night in a castle on the Rhine. Jennifer worked summers in a cookie factory, and she spent a few years working for the U.S. Congress before becoming a wife, a mom and an author.
 
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Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway
Ends 12/22/17
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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