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Happy Release Day to Noel: A Blue Collar Christmas (Blue Collar #1.5) by J.C. Valentine w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @AuthorJCV

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Noel: A Blue Collar Christmas
by J.C. Valentine
Blue Collar #1.5
Publication Date: December 23, 2015
Also in this series: Sweetest Temptations,Sweetest Temptations
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Adult,Holiday, Novella

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Synopsis: E.R. nurse Noel Walker knows a thing or two about trauma, but when Officer Hunter Davis ends up as one of her patients, she might be the one in need of a gurney. Despite her attraction, Noel maintains a firm ‘no patients’ policy when it comes to dating, but as a man of the law, Hunter lives by a policy of his own: When he sets his sights on a target, he doesn’t give up until he slaps the cuffs on good and tight.

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ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE

JC Valentine

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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Book Blast for A Christmas in Cornwall by Tamara Gill w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

 

MediaKit_BookCover_AChristmasinCornwallA CHRISMAS IN CORNWALL

by Tamara Gill

 

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GENRE: Regency Holiday Romance

 

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After two failed seasons in town, May Stanford sees her future no longer with her family, but in a nearby convent where she’ll not be anyone’s financial burden. But before she can embark on her new life, May must complete her dealings with the local smugglers, men who have kept a roof over her family’s head during frugal times. One last Christmas at home and her life would change forever. So when William Scott, the Earl of Grandison arrives and crumbles her perfectly planned future to rubble, May is less than pleased.

 

William, Lord Grandison works for the Crown, and is determined to catch the nuisance Englishmen who dare smuggle along the Cornwall coast. William has never veered from his pursuit of these men working against the law, that was until he meets May Stanford, the maddening daughter of his host for Christmas. May drives him to distraction and forces him to admit to feelings he has never felt before.

 

But when May and William discover the crippling truth of each other, their secrets will threaten to tear them apart.

 

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A sailing ship rocked on the waves beyond the reef, its sails furled as if stationary. Where they anchored there, and if so, why were they? She squinted and from this distance could just make out a few men scurrying about on deck. But it wasn’t a ship she recognized, certainly none of the smuggling vessels she was familiar with. Her friend and smuggling partner Stephen, wasn’t due to shore for some weeks yet. So who was out there?

 

She stood and shaded her eyes to get a better view and stilled when she noticed a small wooden craft headed for shore. She’d not noticed it hidden in the waves while she sat. A lone passenger rowed the boat with ease and great precision toward her beach.

 

With her gaze fixed firmly on him, May hurried toward the cliff face and sheltered behind a boulder. The closer he came the more aware she was of his attire, or lack thereof. Tanned muscles flexed with every stroke of his oar, the contours of his lower arm muscles glistening in the last remaining rays of sunlight. Her breath caught. She’d never seen a man in such a state of undress. As a daughter of a viscount, the men she was usually introduced to were dressed in the height of fashion—knee breeches, waistcoats, jackets and cravats that oozed privilege and breeding.

 

Not this man it would seem.

 

 

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Biography

Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal. Tamara loves hearing from readers and writers alike. You can contact her through her website, and sign up to follow her blog or newsletter.

 

 

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Review of The Christmas Bridge by Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas Christmas Bridge by Elyse Douglas:

Publisher: Elyse Douglas  (September 15, 2015)
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Holiday Romance, Christmas novel
Tour Date: Oct & Nov, 2015
ASIN: B0141RDSCE
Available in: ebook,  183 Pages

A First Love. A Second Chance.

A young widow travels to New York on business a few days before Christmas. She has reluctantly made a date with a lover she hasn’t seen in 20 years, and she is nervous and apprehensive. Twenty years before, she made a difficult decision that has both troubled and haunted her ever since. She knows she’s about to come face-to-face with her past and she’s hoping for some redemption and resolution. She also wonders if she can somehow pick up where she left off 20 years ago and start again.

An exciting chance encounter changes everything. Now, not only will she face the past with hope to rekindle an old romance, but there is the possibility that this chance meeting will bring her love and happiness she never thought possible.

Once again, she will have to choose. She will have to make the right decision. She will have to believe that Christmas miracles can still happen.

 

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Okay, so I don’t read Christmas books.  I don’t care for the holiday that much anymore.  Its a long story and I won’t get into now but this book has drawn me back into the Christmas spirit.  Plus, I’ve always wanted to go to New York during Christmas.  Take in the Rockettes show, skate at Rockerfeller Center and take a carriage ride through Central Park.  A girl can dream.

What drew into the book and kept me there was the maturity of the characters.  Yes, it dealt with a death of a spouse and the emotions that we feel when that happens.  But more importantly its how you deal with it the opportunity to find love again.  For me, that was the crux of the story.  Olivia has some hard choices to make for herself and they are not easy ones.  As a reader you think, sure it would be easy.  Brett or Andrew.  But for Olivia its not.  Who does she pick?  Read it and find out.

I was surprised to find out that the authors are actually a married couple and it shows in their prose.  Fluid, character driven and emotional at times.  The secondary characters are well drawn too.  They took their time in writing Olivia’s story and its shows.  Does it have smexy times?  Yes but it makes sense to the characters.

I really enjoyed Olivia’s journey to finding love again.  I will definitely go back and read some of their other Christmas stories.  They have put me in the Christmas spirit.

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Praise for Christmas Diary by Elyse Douglas:

“The Christmas Diary is a tender hearted story of one woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding true love that will pull at your emotional heartstrings. The authors weave an inspirational tale written in the third person narrative, that draws the reader into Alice and Jack’s lives, and the issues that they’ve faced: love and loss, questioning one’s life choices, and the decision of which road/path is best to take in one’s life.
This is a wonderful story that has a meaningful message within the storyline that will touch your heart. The authors’ descriptive writing style is phenomenal: the characters are realistic and down-to-earth people whose emotions, dialogue and interactions are palpable, you can feel the range of highs and lows that they endure. The reader is transported to the picturesque holiday setting of the Pennsylvania towns of Eden Grove and Meadow Green.
This captivating story has a mixture of mystery, tender romance, and a supernatural twist that makes The Christmas Diary a compelling and entertaining story that will warm your heart.”- Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Review

“If you are a fan of Richard Paul Evans novels then you definitely want to grab The Christmas Diary. This is a super quick read that you pick up on a Saturday afternoon and devour in one sitting. One glorious afternoon sitting.
It is a story of love and changes with a paranormal twist.
I adored this book. It was quick and simple and really perfect. I loved how everything was tied together through a ghost.
A quick holiday read that makes me think of Lifetime and Hallmark channel movies.”- Andrea Guy, A Chick Who Reads

” The Christmas Diary” is a nice smooth read filled with emotions and a touch of the paranormal world. Elyse pens her characters well developed, believable and lovable in this Christmas romance story. Highly recommended for all who love a nice enjoyable romance tale.”- Susan Peck, My Cozie Corner

About Elyse Douglas:Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse’s mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated with a degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922.

Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, The Christmas Diary, The Christmas Bridge and The Summer Diary. They live in New York City.

Website: http://www.elysedouglas.com/

Blog: http://www.elysedouglas.com/blog-index/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglaselyse

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