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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss

Holiday E-Novella

by Manda Collins

eBook $3.99

Buy from:

Amazon | iBooks | B & N | Kobo | Google Play

Publisher’s Description:

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS KISS is a sexy, romantic holiday e-novella, set in the world of Manda Collins’s bestselling Wicked Widows trilogy.

When Sir Lucien Blakemore arrives at his cousin’s estate for a week-long Christmas party, he’s shocked to see Miss Winifred Nightingale among the other guests. Employed by his neighbor back in Yorkshire, the governess with the lovely eyes has always seemed off limits, but she’s visiting here as a guest—and there’s nothing like a little mistletoe to make the spirits bright…

Miss Winifred Nightingale never dreamed a holiday visit with her sister would lead to both ladies spending Christmas as the local lord’s guests. But the big surprise is when she finds the handsome Sir Lucien Blakemore staying there too. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will an old nemesis and a party guest bent on mischief make their first kiss under the mistletoe their last?

My Thoughts:

This is a lovely Christmas romance with a touch of mystery. It’s a sort of long novella but too short to be considered a full length novel.
Manda Collins has created a story with well developed storyline and characters. It has just enough holiday spirit and mystery to hold the reader’s interest.
I recommend the read. I would give this sweet and sexy read 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. It is just sexy enough for a heat rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I am looking forward to reading Manda’s next novel Ready Set Rogue due out in early 2017.

About The Author:

Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, 41dxrc1gsgl-_ux250_preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books.

An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research.

A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and more books than strictly necessary.



A Christmas Bride

by Jo Ann Ferguson

Digital List Price: $4.99

$1.57 at Amazon For a Limited Time

$4.49 at B&N

$3.99 at iBooks

Journey to Regency England in this “wonderful” holiday tale of a desperate nobleman, a forgetful fiancée, and a sweet romance (Affaire de Coeur).
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Her name is Serenity Adams. She’s Timothy Crawford’s fiancée, and he’s going to present her to his grandfather in less than twenty-four hours. The only problem is, she doesn’t exist. Now the desperate nobleman must find a willing woman to play the role of his affianced or risk being disinherited. Providence steps in when he stumbles across an overturned carriage. The injured beauty he rescues has no memory of the accident—or of who she is.
 
“Serenity” remembers nothing except awaking to the magnificent sight of a dashing, golden-haired stranger. When he asks her to take part in a risky act of deception, she has no choice but to accept. At Timothy’s ancestral estate, she starts to fall for the nobleman who woos her passionately but whom she can never wed. As the truth about her past emerges amid preparations for the annual Christmas Ball, will it cost Serenity her new life—and the man she loves?

From the “truly talented author” featured in One Winter’s Night: A Regency Yuletide, this is a delightful historical romance filled with mystery, adventure, and plenty of Christmas spirit (Romantic Times).



 DREAMSPELL

A Medieval Time Travel Romance

Beyond Time Book 1

by Tamara Leigh

Digital List Price: $4.99

FREE Until 12/26/2016

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Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into 14th-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years.

Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady’s hostility toward him–and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys’ fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.



Brides of Christmas Past

6 Book Series

by Nathan Adams & Richard Christian

$0.99 each at Amazon 

*** Download for FREE with Kindle Unlimited ***

Brides Of Christmas Past is a beautiful historical holiday romance series.

Each book in the collection is a standalone story designed to

warm your heart with seasonal love and romantic adventure.


A Christmas Blessing

Brides of Christmas Past Book 1

51wl5tviujlDue to a childhood disease, Desiree is not able to have children. This Christmas season brings her a true surprise in a small package.

When Desiree finally meets the wonderful and kind mannered Nick Groves, it appears that the two are a perfect match that will live happily ever after… that is, until Desiree receives word of her brother’s death and his last wishes that she become the child’s legal guardian. She wishes to welcome the baby with open arms, however, Nick has made it clear that he does not desire children.

Will Gabe, who is hiding a secret of his own, accept the newly created situation or will this be enough for him to annul the marriage to a woman he has fallen madly in love with?


A Christmas Feud

Brides of Christmas Past Book Book 2

An Inspirational Historic Mail Order Bride Romance Perfect For The Holidays.

51uajq1xeylSince she was a child, Charity had a fascination for Eli Fenton, the handsome son of one of Boston’s most illustrious families.
When the Delafields and the Fentons fall into a vicious feud, Charity finds herself in utter despair. If a Christmas blessing ever existed, she was surely in need of one.

Charity finds a saving grace when she falls upon Mr. Fenton’s ad for a mail-order bride. Surely, common sense has no place in a heart filled with adornment and she immediately takes the first train departing to Texas.
Seeking only a temporary bride to fool his redoubtable mother – Eli’s last expectation was to have a Delafield sister appear at his doorstep!

Being called a selfish coward is something he can take but discovering that he has feelings for a woman he has rejected is the last thing he could ever imagine.

Will this Christmas Tale End Happily Ever After or Will Charity Be Left Out in The Cold?


A Christmas Mystery

Brides of Christmas Past Book Book 3

51xgvmc7fql-_sy346_A Victorian debutante finds herself escaping danger, and she flees to the only person she can trust — the handsome and charming fiancé of her murdered cousin.

Lady Cassandra Hornwood was always in the shadow of her cousin, Lady Samantha. Both are debutantes in 1890’s London. Cassie was forced to follow her more desirable cousin to the parties hosted by the elite, though she herself was little more than a decoration.

A few weeks before Christmas, London’s high society would be rocked by the brutal murder of Lady Samantha, and Cassie would be thrust into the limelight in a way she never was before.

The only person who Cassandra could trust her life to is the one person who was her secret untouchable romantic crush.

Spending time with Samantha’s fiance has awoken feelings in Cassie she never knew she had the capacity for and she’s unsure of how to proceed. Can she and her late cousin’s flame find the killer before Cassie becomes his next victim?

Grab this new victorian mystery love story today!


A Season For Change

Brides of Christmas Past Book 4

An Inspirational Historic Mail Order Bride Romance Perfect For The Holidays.

51yes2mijrl-_sy346_Lucy faces the biggest test of faith when a tragic fire takes away everything. Left alone and unable to claw her way out of the sadness, Lucy is taken in by the local pastor and his wife.
When she starts to see that the burden of caring for her is becoming too great for the elderly couple, she answers an ad in the paper and heads out west to make a fresh start. Her future husband, Bill, is a hard man who pays her little attention, causing Lucy to feel a loneliness even worse that what she had before.

When she and Bill finally take the time to get to know one another, will they be able to heal one another’s wounds or will their hearts be too damaged to allow love in again?

Grab this new Christian love story today!


The Expecting Bride

Brides of Christmas Past Book 5

5196qbb7eclAn Inspirational Historic Mail Order Bride Romance Perfect For The Holidays.

Madeline Jacobs found herself widowed, pregnant and with no real place to turn. Madeline boards a train to an undecided destination. On her journey, she meets a woman who offers her the answers she is seeking and serves as the saving grace for her and her child.

Along the way she meets a handsome rancher named Edward who makes her believe she might be able to love again. But when Edward’s jealous friend intervenes, will she see that her chance at happiness died with her husband?

 


A Christmas Redemption

Brides of Christmas Past Book 6

51aljjqnqhlAn Inspirational Historic Mail Order Bride Romance Perfect For The Holidays.

When her husband is killed in the war, Elise and her son are left in the care of her abusive brother-in-law who makes their lives a living hell. The only thing that keeps Elise going are the letters from Jeffrey’s best friend Jack who lives out west. One night when Elise has had enough of the abuse, she steals away with her son and boards a train to Montana, showing up on Jack’s doorstep without warning. Jack is eager to help Elise and Everet out of their predicament, but he’s hesitant to admit that the feelings he’s developed through their correspondence are real or based on a mutual grief over losing Jeffrey. Will the two be able to see being their mourning and find a love within one another that will set their souls free?



And they wrapped him in swaddling clothes and lay him in a manger.

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