DAILY DEALS: Holiday anthology, sexy shifters, an old fave historical
Christmas in America by Donna Thorland $ 0.99
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The celebration of Christmas is a magical time for love. A new anthology filled with America’s rich history and Christmas traditions from four of your favorite historical romance authors.
“Christmas at Mount Holly” by Donna Thorland
The Jerseys, December 23rd, 1776 – The American Revolution is on the brink of total collapse. The Rebels have lost New York, the Continental Army has endured a disastrous retreat through New Jersey, and Washington is about to lose what remains when enlistments expire on New Year’s Eve. The cause needs a miracle, but Christmas is a time for wonders: as Angela Ferrers–the woman known to history as the Widow of Mount Holly–will discover when she sets a honey trap for Hessian Colonel Count Carl Emil Urich von Donop, only to find herself ensnared in mutual attraction.
“Miracle on Ladies’ Mile” by Joanna Shupe
New York, 1895 – After losing his beloved wife, department store owner Alexander Armstrong seems incapable of anything other than work, despite his ache to be a better father to his daughter. When the pair encounters Grace, a charming shop girl designing the store’s Christmas window displays, he struggles to accept that perhaps miracles do happen in the most unlikely of places…
“The Cowboy’s Christmas” by Piper Huguley
Smithson, Oklahoma Territory, 1893 – Postponing her missionary trip to Africa, apprentice teacher Serena Newcomb must travel west to face the unrequited love of her past — rebel cowboy Baxter Smithson. Banished from his Georgia home for the crime of falling in love with the wrong woman, Baxter is surprised that his Christmas gift is a grown-up Serena, ready to confront him for ignoring his duty and to show him that the true meaning of Christmas is love.
“Into the Evermore” by Holly Bush
Virginia, 1842 – Eleanor McManus, upright daughter of a minister, is rescued from kidnappers somewhere in the deep forest wilderness by a rough and tumble fur trader, Beauregard Gentry. With his help, Eleanor makes her way back to her intended groom who declares her soiled, and she finds herself alone, pressured to make life decisions without benefit of family or others she can trust. Beauregard and Eleanor agree to begin a life together, build their legacy together, and their growing devotion to each other is witnessed one cold, crisp Christmas morning.
Shifters Forever by Elle Thorne $ 0.99
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Grizzly bear shifter Grant Waters wants one woman–Curvy Chelsea O’Reilly. He’s wanted her since they met. Except he’s worried his secret may be too much for her. It may be what sets her running.
Curvaceous Chelsea works at a salon in Bear Canyon Valley. She gets butterflies when Grant’s around. But she’s got her own baggage. Plus, she thinks that Grant would be better off with the local, stunning, curvy, widowed-way-too-early Mae Forester.
Astra Evans is a curvy, delicious firebrand who thinks that the only good shifter is a dead shifter. With two exceptions, of course. ;) And Kane Ortiz is NOT one of those exceptions.
Kane’s a mountain-sized grizzly bear shifter who wants one thing. To avoid a group of shifters hunting him down.
Except he’s got a problem. Astra. That damned, sexy, hottie with the curves that don’t end. Good luck, Kane. You’re gonna need it.
Mae’s at it again! Kelsey Torrent is a curvy, delicious hottie who has only loved one man Guilt pushed her away. Secrets kept her away.
She agreed to work for Mae, getting the new B & B ready for a big wedding. She did NOT agree to work with the man who broke her heart.
Bear shifter Teague Navarro has always been a one-woman kind of man. Why the hell did Mae call him work with the one woman he can’t exchange a civil word with?
Sexy bear shifter Tanner Navarro has an invitation to the wedding, he’s got an invitation to Bear Canyon Valley, but he doesn’t have an invitation to sexy, curvy Marti’s heart–or bed.
Marti’s secrets are life or death. Tanner and his bear know they’re up to the job. Now they have to convince Marti.
Joe’s got a problem. There’s a curvy bear shifter trespassing in Bear Canyon Valley. And he’s been charged with taking care of the matter.
Looks like he’s got two problems, because he didn’t count on wanting her.
She’s a curvy bear shifter that wants to be left alone. Tell that to Joe.
Second chances are great.
Why doesn’t sexy shifter Jake Evans, known to the Bear Canyon Valley shifters as Doc get it?
Mae’s brewing up a storm. She’s successful at finding mates for all the shifters in the valley.
All but one. The one she’s in love with.
My False Heart by Liz Carlyle $ 1.99
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Prepare yourself for the heart-stopping romance of newcomer Liz Carlyle. My False Heart is the luminescent love story of a chance meeting between two strangers one dark, rain-swept night in the English countryside. From that moment on, their destinies are forever changed.
When Elliot Armstrong, the dissolute marquis of Rannoch, pursues a spiteful mistress into the wilds of Essex to sever their relationship, he is surprised to find himself hopelessly lost — in more ways than one. Inexplicably drawn to a warmly fit house along an isolated country lane, he is mistaken for an overdue guest — but he dares not reveal his identity for fear of being tossed back out into the torrential rain, a fate he admittedly deserves. The loving family that innocently welcomes Rannoch into their midst soon challenges his cynical convictions, and ultimately, resurrects his shattered dreams.
The beautiful Evangeline van Artevalde is an artist of exceptional talent and extraordinary secrets. Isolated from society by choice, the half-Flemish refugee has fled her homeland in search of a secure haven for the children in her family. But even the Essex countryside, she finds, is not without danger. As the clutches of her aristocratic English relatives tighten, Evangeline holds them at bay by sheer force of will, unleashing her emotions only within the walls of her studio. The furthest thing from her heart is desire — until a drenched, strikingly handsome man shows up at her doorstep late one night. Soon, Evangeline finds she can no longer confine her passions to oil paint and canvas.
Drawn by desire, Elliot and Evangeline discover a powerful love neither thought possible. But malevolent forces surround them, and soon their secrets will be exposed and their hearts tested to unthinkable limits. Only if they can forgive the past will they have a future….
Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds $ 0.99
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Advertising guru Olivia Masterson is all work and no play. But on the eve of earning her dream promotion, her best friend dares her to drop her ice queen façade for one night and seduce a sexy stranger. Olivia’s worked her ass off to get where she is-why the hell not?
Cole Bennett never thought he’d run into his feisty one-night stand at the office, furious that he stole her promotion. No matter how hard she tries to ice him out, they can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves…or their clothes on.
Olivia’s talented-maybe even more than Cole-so when his dropped hints to the boss net her a promotion of her own, he’s ready to celebrate…until she accuses him of fueling office rumors that she slept her way to the top. She wants to earn her own way? Fine. So what the hell does a guy have to do to permanently melt an ice queen?
Each book in the Risky Business series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.