Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Reads.

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 13 comments
I love Christmas Stories. And I love Christmas story collections. The holidays are so busy that I often don't have time for a longer read. These shorter reads keep me in the spirit.
In the spirit of giving, this blog is giving away an ebook each of Sizzle in the Snow and of Mistletoe, Marriage and Mayhem and A Very Alpha Christmas
 using Rafflecopter. Just leave a comment saying which one you would like to win. Happy Holidays

Below are sneak peek of the anthologies.

Sizzle in the Snow

My own publisher, Soul Mate Publishing has a new Christmas Collection -

SANTA BABY by Beth Carter 
Brooke never thought she’d end up in a hospital pregnant at Christmastime. Will a Santa Baby bring the new mother and father together or tear them apart? 

When Grace Sellers needs to start over, she moves back to her old hometown with her two young children in tow. But the last person she expects to see is her high school crush, Michael Dennison. 
Is this unexpected encounter a mere coincidence or a second chance at true love? 
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when plans led to danger 
For Clara and Drew, who until now were strangers. 
As they run for safety, desire comes fast . . . 
Will they have each other, or is this night their last?” 

Making love with Santa is “Number Nine” on Anna Noel’s holiday bucket list. Professional Santa, Sam S. Klaus, is willing to fulfill her wish. 
Is kissing the Santa of her dreams worth the risk of ending up on the naughty list? 

THE SNOW BIRD by Kim Hotzon 
Lauren, a young single mother, is struggling to keep her children fed and a roof over their heads as the holidays approach. 
Christmas is looking bleak until a sexy and wealthy property developer unexpectedly shows up in town, offering to repair her roof . . . and a whole lot more. 

TAMED BY CHRISTMAS by Ryan Ann Summers 
Can Shane tame Paige's heart by Christmas? Or should they just let those still burning flames slowly die? 
Alone and pregnant on Christmas Eve, Amy is in no mood to listen to Steve's excuses when he sweeps back into her life after a six month absence.

 Operation Santa: "How much trouble can a man get into trying to win his wife back before Christmas?"

Mistletoe, Marriage and Mayhem.    

In this collection of novellas, the Bluestocking Belles bring you seven runaway Regency brides resisting and romancing their holiday heroes under the mistletoe. Whether scampering away or dashing toward their destinies, avoiding a rogue or chasing after a scoundrel, these ladies and their gentlemen leave miles of mayhem behind them on the slippery road to a happy-ever-after.

***All proceeds benefit the Malala Fund.***

All She Wants for Christmas, by Amy Rose Bennett
A frosty bluestocking and a hot-blooded rake. A stolen kiss and a Yuletide wedding. Sparks fly, but will hearts melt this Christmas?

The Ultimate Escape, by Susana Ellis
Abandoned on his wedding day, Oliver must choose between losing his bride forever or crossing over two hundred years to find her and win her back.

Under the Mistletoe, by Sherry Ewing
Margaret Templeton will settle for Captain Morledge’s hand in marriage, until she sees the man she once loved. Who will win her heart at the Christmas party of her would-be betrothed?

’Tis Her Season, by Mariana Gabrielle
Charlotte Amberly returns a Christmas gift from her intended—the ring—then hares off to London to take husband-hunting into her own hands. Will she let herself be caught?

Gingerbread Bride, by Jude Knight
Traveling with her father's fleet has not prepared Mary Pritchard for London. When she strikes out on her own, she finds adventure, trouble, and her girlhood hero, riding once more to her rescue.

A Dangerous Nativity, by Caroline Warfield
With Christmas coming, can the Earl of Chadbourn repair his widowed sister’s damaged estate, and far more damaged family? Dare he hope for love in the bargain?

Joy to the World, by Nicole Zoltack
Eliza Berkeley discovers she is marrying the wrong man—on her wedding day. When the real duke turns up instead, will her chance at marital bliss be spoiled?

A Very Alpha Christmas

Mandy M. Roth - Heated Holiday: Bureau of Paranormal Investigation
She's fire. He's fangs. It's a match made in...Ohio?

Michelle M. Pillow - Stirring Up Trouble (Warlocks McGregor)
Magick, Mischief and Kilts. Some Warlocks excel at brewing up trouble.

T. S. Joyce - Baby It's Cold Out Bear
All she wants for Christmas is a sexy bear shifter.

Chloe Cole - Hunted
Librarian by day, vampire hunter by night...

V. M. Black - Vampire Games
A yacht trip with a billionaire vampire holds even more dangers and secrets than Cora can imagine.

Terah Edun - When Darkness Falls
If New York City falls, the rest of the world will follow. Holidays be damned.

Carina Wilder - Christmas Past, Christmas Presents
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that you can't wrap.

Cathryn Fox - Wrapped Up
Thanks to a little holiday magic, Carter Reed might finally get off the naughty list.

Cristina Rayne - An Impossible Gift (Tales from the Vampire Underground)
Ellie has never met the handsome owner of her hotel, but he insist that she seems so familiar?

Jaycee Clark - Thief of Souls
Devon and the playboy vamp will do whatever it takes to stop an evil witch from devouring more souls.

JC Andrijeski - A Glint of Light
Can the leader of the seer military save the imprisoned woman he loves from her own darkness?

Tasha Black - The Clockwork Dragon
A dragon's fire can melt the coldest heart.

R. E. Butler - Blitzen's Fated Mate
On Christmas Eve, Arctic shifter Arian finds his fated mate in a human woman.

Jaide Fox - Star's Fall
A lone wolf finds his beast roused by a wildcat.

Michele Bardsley - In Good Spirits
She only has a ghost of a chance to prove she didn't kill her ex-boyfriend.

Renee George - Midnight Before Christmas
When a dragon shifter rescues an ice princess, their passion is hot enough to melt glaciers!

T.J. Michaels - Winter Blues (Pryde Ranch Shifters)
When a lioness shifter comes calling in the dead of winter...you'd better have ice cream.

Elsa Jade - Wish Upon a Werewolf (Wolves of Angels Rest)
Annie is asking for one Christmas gift: a werewolf's bite. But Blaze wants to give her so much more...

Allison Gatta - A Christmas Caroline
He needs to change his ways to win her heart...

Arial Burnz - Frostbitten Hearts
Only one woman could melt the heart of Jack Frost...but will she burn him in the process?

Mandy Rosko - The Lady And The Dragon's Holiday
This dragon prince will melt your heart!

Candice Gilmer - Not a Gentleman's Christmas
Saving her from her curse is a gentleman's job. He, however, is no gentleman.

Dawn Michelle - Claimed by the Dragon King
Born to be a queen, raised to be a peasant.

Sylvia Frost - The BBW and the Beast
When Bel's father ruins a million dollar rose, she makes a bargain with a werewolf who wants her for his own.

Lissa Matthews - Reindeers, Elves, and Cookies...Oh My!
Baked goods and banished reindeers. The perfect touch of magic for the season.

Lexy Cole - Santa Shifter in Manhattan
Wolves of Central Park Series, A Billionaire Shifter Romance
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for including "Sizzle in the Snow" in your contest. :-)

  2. Thanks for featuring SIZZLE IN THE SNOW!I had a blast writing SANTA BABY.

  3. How lovely of you to do this! :-)

  4. I would love Sizzle in the Snow! Thanks for the easy giveaway.

  5. I would love Sizzle in the Snow! Great giveaway idea.....thanks.

  6. However I must admit they all sound like wonderful books to read so it is difficult to say just one....

  7. Susan, like you I love Christmas and short Christmas stories. I enjoyed writing Tamed by Christmas for Sizzle. Thank you so much for including it in this great listing of super sounding reads.

  8. Great giveaway idea! Definitely in the spirit of the season. Thanks Susan!


I love reading comments! Please do.