Tuesday, October 17, 2017

St. Martin’s Press Christmas Books ~ @SMPRomance #SMPUnwrapped

A Season of You by Emma Douglas:

It’s Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season...
Will has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina’s husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she’d want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he’s kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina’s heart. . .
Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she’s kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can’t quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay’s first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas—and forever—is Will?
 Author Bio:
Emma Douglas would love to live in a world where professional napping was a thing. But until then, she thinks writing books is a pretty awesome alternative. When not writing about imaginary people, she can be found reading, doing something crafty, binge-watching TV, playing her latest song crush on repeat, or singing badly in her car. She lives in Melbourne, Australia in a tiny house stuffed full of books, too many craft supplies and two cats who take up more space than you would expect. Find out more about Emma at www.emmadouglasbooks.com.


Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer:

The best gift of all is the one you share with someone else. . .
From the moment he strode through the iron gate and into the offices of Two Love Lane on a crisp December day, it was obvious that Deacon Banks was something different. He wasn’t a Charleston native, not with that adorable Yankee accent. And unlike the usual client at the elegant matchmaking agency, he had no interest in finding a woman to marry—just a few no-strings dates while he was in town. 
Macy Frost takes her professional services very seriously—how could she not, when she’s rumored to be a direct descendant of Cupid? Tech entrepreneur Deacon says he’s just trying to make his social-climbing aunt happy by being seen out and about with a few prominent beauties, but Macy insists she can make her client fall in love…for real. And Deacon can’t help but think she might be right. As charming as the palmetto trees and magnificent harbor may be, it’s the beautiful, breath-of-fresh-air Macy who’s become Deacon’s favorite part of the scenery. But can the hopelessly romantic Southern belle stop trying to fix him up and just let Cupid do his work on her own heart?







Author Bio:
Kieran Kramer, author of the Impossible Bachelors series, was born in Washington, D.C. to an Air Force pilot father and actress/singer mother. She grew up mainly on Johns Island, a rural sea island near Charleston, South Carolina, where she helped build her family’s log home. Having worked for the CIA and as journalist for The Charlotte Observer, Kieran is now a stay-at-home mom. She once won $34,000 on Wheel of Fortune, and also won on Family Feud. She’s been married to her naval officer husband, Chuck, for twenty-one years, and they have three children.
Christmas in Kilts by Terri Brisbain, Lecia Cornwall, Brownwen Evans, Lavinia Kent, May McGoldrick:

Tis the season to fall in love! These five bestselling authors bring you great tiding of highlanders and romances this holiday season!

A HIGHLANDER'S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
A village harlot who would never dream she could have a different life meets a Highlander who visits for the holidays and brings with him an offer and hope.

A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS WAGER by Lecia Cornwall
When a snowstorm forces a charming lass hiding a broken heart to take shelter in a castle with three fine Highland lairds just days before Christmas, there’s a game afoot—who will be the first to win a kiss and maybe her heart.

A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS by Bronwen Evans
She's ready to embrace her life and future as a spinster, he's trying to have one last hurrah before he gives into his family's wishes and proposes marriage to his neighbor, but fate has other ideas when the lady and the Scot meet at a holiday house party in the wilds of Scotland.

LEFTOVER MISTLETOE by Lavinia Kent
What happens when a highlander finds himself stranded, maybe kidnapped, with an English lady around Christmas... maybe the mistletoe will help answer that question.

SWEET HOME HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by May McGoldrick
An encounter between an English officer and a desperate aunt trying to keep custody of her young niece leads to a little magic during the holidays.



Deck the Halls by Donna Alward:
With shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, one man must face his past to find his future this Christmas.

In the last year, George's life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his present is good, he's still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Christmas when the older sister of his brother-in-arms hunts him down and finds him in Darling, working at the Ladybug Garden Center. 

Amy’s looking for closure for her family after her brother's death in the Middle East, but the serious man she finds working in Vermont doesn’t resemble the soldier she remembers from years before. This man is hardened and yet somehow fragile, too, and in her desire to find out what really happened to her brother, she learns more about George than she ever expected.

With a little Christmas magic and the whole town supporting them, can these two bruised hearts make a future together?
Author Bio:
A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters plus the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist. Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her romance career began, writing about cowboys and the west. She is the author of Somebody Like You, Somebody's Baby, and Someone to Love.

HOPE AT CHRISTMAS by Nancy Naigle:
Sydney Ragsdale is divorced, but her husband is still calling the shots. In an attempt to shake free from his hold, she and her daughter, RayAnne, head for tiny Hopewell, North Carolina to the only asset her ex has no control over – a decaying farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. She finds solace at The Book Bea, the bookstore she’d loved as a child during her summer stays. 

Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. Father of a twelve-year-old son, he’s Hopewell, North Carolina’s most sought after bachelor. His young bride abandoned him and his son just before Christmas and has never come back. It has left his son bitter about Christmas which is hard for Mac who loves the magic of the season. He’s been the Santa here in Hopewell since the year Seth was born. 

When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends Ray Anne running away. As Sydney tries to figure out what her next steps are she discovers all of the answers are right here in Hopewell.
Author Bio:
Nancy NaigleUSA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home. Nancy is the author of Christmas Joy.

The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant:
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to Texas, where a small-town legend just might find the greatest gift of all. . .

’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays—even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything. 

Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wits’ end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby—and the inescapable longing in his heart—off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along? 
Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s written more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories, Dark Craving, Night’s Awakening, and Dawn’s Desire. Her acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

With this Christmas Ring by Manda Collins
A wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins. 

Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a schoolfriend that her infant daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget. 

Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more lovely than ever--on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done. But he can't let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process.

Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the baby to Wrotham Castle, where the entire Ponsonby family has gathered for Christmas, but her plans to see the baby settled then leave are ruined by a snowstorm. After five years apart, Alex and Merry will spend the week getting reacquainted. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the holiday, or the magic of the season, but there could be something else in the air this Yuletide…A Christmas Reunion.

Author Bio:
Manda Collins is the author of the Studies in Scandal series, The Lords of Anarchy series, The Ugly Duckling series and the Wicked Widows series as well as several other Regency-set romances. She spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, 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. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.

#GiveAway ~ Fresh Beginnings By: Iris Blobel ~ @_iris_b

Fresh Beginnings
Series: Beginnings #3
By: Iris Blobel

Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker.

Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness?

Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation.

But she will have to say goodbye again? And not only to Jared.

Publication Date: October 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.

Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

#Interview ~ Pieces Trilogy By Noelle Rahn-Johnson ~ @noelle_rahn

Pieces Trilogy
IN PIECES
SHATTERED PIECES 
BROKEN PIECES
By Noelle Rahn-Johnson


Interview with Noelle Rahn-Johnson: 

Crystal: Today I have the pleasure of hosting Noelle Rahn-Johnson. Welcome Noelle! I'm so excited to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Noelle: Sure, I'm pretty much an open book. I've been married just over 25 years. I have 4 kids. I live in northern Minnesota.

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Noelle: I'm currently working on the 2nd and 3rd book in the Returning series. Book 1 is Returning for Ryder. Book 2 is Taking a Chance and book 3 is Keelin's Return.

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP?

Noelle: It's a trilogy/series and I was only going to have Ryder be a stand alone. But... Chance was begging for a book, and he snuck in and put his own voice in the very back of Ryder's book.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite snack that you like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?

Noelle: pretzles and hot or iced tea. or anything that's on hand.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Noelle: I do have a favorite scene but I cant get to much into it because it would be a spoiler. Its in Remote in the Shadows, towards the end. Addison is a sexual abused/emotional and physically abused woman who Parker finds and cares for. He;s a black leopard shifter and has lost his mate to death. Addison comes to him bloody and bruised from a mad dash away and a car wreck. In the scene, the bad guy, finds Addison and has come to take her back. Parker has him by his shirt collar and the bad guy starts mouthing off. It sets Addison in a rage and she gets her revenge, and then some. But I cant go into more because then that would spoil the surprise!!

Crystal: When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby? 

Noelle: I live on a small lake so we fish a lot. I also dabble in scrapbooking, movies, writing and tons of reading. oh, and shopping and spending time with the hubs and kids. I also learned in August that my oldest son and his fiancĂ© are expecting a baby in April 2018!so I'm sure ill be busy with that as well.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite background noise you like to having going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)?

Noelle: I cant write when the kids are home. to many distractions. I make up a play list of music for each book I write, and I play that quietly next to me or silent.

Crystal: Thanks for visiting. It has been a pleasure having you visit today. Can you think of anything else you would like to share with us today?

Noelle: Thanks for having me. I enjoy contacting with my readers, fans and followers. I have a private group if anyone is interested, its called 'The Naughty Squad' and I do live events on the 1st and 10th of each month. There you can ask questions, and see me babble on about life, books, kids and anything else you want to ask me.

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IN PIECES


In Pieces: Book 1 (Pieces Trilogy)Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book one of the Pieces Trilogy: Three days ago, Paige Masterson turned twenty-one—the next day, she graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston—it should have been the happiest time of her life. Instead, she wants to crawl into a ball until she can’t shed another tear as today she attends her parents’ wake.

After everything with her parents’ deaths is taken care of, Paige leaves her hometown of South Boston, Massachusetts for an adventure across country, all made possible by the money left to her in her parents’ will.

At the end of her journey, Paige lands in Loveland, Colorado where she not only finds a home and friends, she opens up a photo studio too. Now on a path to healing, the last thing Paige needs or wants is a relationship.

Ronan James is the newly drafted quarterback to the Denver Broncos and even though he knows he will be in the backup position, he is on top of the world. Being in his position, women fall at his feet, so when he walks into a coffee shop with his best friend and spots a dark haired beauty who sparks his interest, he finds the only woman who seems to be immune to his charms.

Not to be deterred, Ronan continues to push until in the end, he wonders if he has what it takes to heal Paige’s heart or will he be the cause of it falling in pieces once again?

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SHATTERED PIECES 


Shattered Pieces Book 2 (Pieces Trilogy) by [Rahn-Johnson, Noelle]Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book two of the Pieces Trilogy: 

Betsey Ann is slow dancing with her best friend, Colton. When he pulls her close and kisses her, she melts against him, feeling and wanting more. But reality steps in and she panics and pushes him away. His desire to be more than friends is apparent, leaving her questioning if she has enough left in her to handle another relationship. She’s been shattered in the past and though her heart is healing, it still isn’t whole.

After Betsey Ann walks away, she immediately questions if she did the right thing. In the end, her secret reminds her that she didn’t have enough in her to love another man. Colton would want her whole heart, but she wasn’t sure she could trust him not to shatter her.

Colton is a player. A love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy. He knows it and so does everyone around him, including Betsey Ann. Yet, when he kisses her, he feels his heart winning the battle against his mind. He knows they each suffer from things and people in their pasts.
What they could have together could heal them both, but with their friendship on the line, could they risk failure? A failure that could leave them both in shattered pieces.

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Broken Pieces Book 3 

Broken Pieces Book 3 by [Rahn-Johnson, Noelle]After waking up from a coma, Hayden thinks he’s lost the only woman he ever loved by pushing her away because of his confession. He realizes he’s still in love with her during his recovery and misses their lost relationship.
Can he rekindle their friendship once again, or is there no going back after what happened in their past?
During Hayden’s recovery, Cece struggles with her new found love for Hayden.
When the ultimate betrayal rips Hayden and Cece’s world apart, will their love overcome? Will they find their Forever, always?

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Remote in the Shadows:

Remote in the Shadows: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance by [Rahn-Johnson, Noelle]Parker, a black leopard shifter living in a remote part of Oregon, saves the life of a woman and her child after they are in a car accident on a isolated road near his property.
Discovering Addison is on the run from an abusive relationship, one very pissed off leopard is determined to do everything he can to keep her and her baby, London, safe.

His animal insists Addison is his true mate, but Parker has lost one mate and doesn't believe there will be another for him in this lifetime. He doesn't believe he deserves one.

Will Parker learn to love again? Is he truly destined to have another mate or will his developing feelings for the woman leave him heartbroken and alone once again?
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Returning for Ryder

Returning for Ryder (The Returning series Book 1) by [Rahn-Johnson, Noelle]Ryder and his brother, Chance, grew up next door to Flynn. Ryder being the youngest of the three boys, followed Flynn and Chance wherever they would go. Things change for Ryder when Chance and Flynn graduate from high school and Flynn takes off. Though Chance and Flynn are still friends, Ryder finds himself the third man out when his brother doesn’t share anything on what Flynn has been up to.

The once close friendship the three shared is placed to the side as Ryder pushes on with his life. Well, until his graduation from college celebration when his childhood friend returns as a tall, muscular, tattooed man who has Ryder shuttering in all that is Flynn.

Flynn may have had a good reason to leave his hometown in the first place, but didn’t make his time away any easier. After being away for years, Flynn flies home for several reasons: one, to take care of his dad and help run the family business and two, the most important reason of all.

He’s…

Returning for Ryder.
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About the Author: 

Noelle Rahn-JohnsonNoelle currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband, their four children, two dogs, two rats, a handful of goldfish, and a very spoiled cat. She spends most of her days puttering away on the keyboard with a breathtaking view of a lake in her backyard as a source of tranquil inspiration. Her and her husband were high school sweethearts, and will be celebrating their 25th year of wedded bliss in August of 2017.
She enjoys fishing, reading, shopping, writing, and spending time with her family.

Noelle's writing career debuted with her first m/m romance, Returning for Ryder, in September 2016 with a publisher. Originally intended as a standalone novel, it seems Noelle's fans have other ideas and she will be penning a second, and a third in what is now to become The Returning Series. She is no longer signed with this publisher and has now independently publishing this book and the rest of this series.

Noelle has also indie published her In Pieces, Book One, in the "Pieces Trilogy", a heterosexual contemporary romance. She also has released book 2, Shattered Pieces and book 3 Broken Pieces.
Naughty Night Press LLC recently signed Noelle for her MF Shifter Paranormal Romance, Remote in the Shadows, to be released in April of 2017.

Noelle not only thrives on her love of writing, weaving worlds full of passion and romance for her readers to crawl into, but also the excitement of her readers when they know she's getting close to another release date. She plans to release many more books in the coming years for their enjoyment.

Be warned, no matter the genre of her work, Noelle's books will all contain explicit language and smexy romance scenes! 18+ audiences only!

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