Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Stories--A shopping list for you! Part 1

Reading Christmas stories this time of year is part of the holiday fun! Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a perennial favorite at my house. Here's a partial list of holiday books for you to enjoy. The list is long, so stay tuned for more installments!

Author: Susanne Marie Knight


Book Blurb: A magic Christmas card sends lonely Meredith back in time... then returns her to her own century each morning. A handsome lord proposes, and she accepts, but then finds herself attracted to her fiance's honorable brother. How can Meredith find happiness when she had one foot in the past and the other in the present? (2008 EPPIE Finalist!)

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Author Name: Jessica Matthews


Blurb: For nurse Sara Wittman, life with husband Cole is perfect…until they discover having a much-wanted baby just isn't happening. When Cole learns of a two-year-old son he never knew existed, they face a crash course in parenting! It could be the happiest Christmas ever, once they realize that little Brody's unexpected arrival is the answer to their dreams.…

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Author: Karenna Colcroft


Blurb: Elena is happy in her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Corin. But when she runs into her former lover Niko at a party, she realizes she still has feelings for him. Her attempt to form a friendship with Niko goes off-course when the two of them kiss. When she confesses to Corin, he encourages her to not only remain friends with Niko, but to pursue a relationship with the other man. At first Niko has no objections, but the two men soon become rivals, and Elena isn't sure she can handle being shared.

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Author: Cassandra Carr


Blurb: When Callie returns to her hometown for the holidays she comes face to face with her old lover and Dominant Jack. She left him three years ago believing he could never be the happily-ever-after man she needed. Yet Jack still wants her and she finds herself wanting to submit to him again. As Jack and Callie explore their Dominant/submissive relationship, Callie gets drawn deep into Jack’s world all over again. For his part, Jack can’t seem to forget how she nearly ruined him when she took off without even saying good-bye all those years ago, but he’s afraid his baser needs will destroy Callie. Can Callie give Jack another chance to prove he can be what she needs? Can Jack overcome his own fears and claim Callie forever?

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Author Kate Hofmann


Blurb: When Nick Jacobsen finds himself sheltering a woman whose car is stuck in a snow drift on Christmas Eve, his holiday plans change—for the better. Joy Heatherfield never dreamed she'd wind up in a blizzard, only to be given shelter and finding herself tempted by the handsomest man she has ever seen. Their mutual attraction is instant and combustible. But when Nick and Joy travel to Florida together to discuss an exhibition of his paintings, trouble is on the horizon. Will Nick be able to mend his fences with the lovely Joy? And will Joy find it in her heart to forgive his unintentional blunder?

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Author: Tara Lain


Blurb: Five friends, one piece of mistletoe. Christian Elliott has the perfect life -- right girlfriend, right job, right house and car. How come he’s only really happy when he’s with his best friend, Jason? Melanie Cantrell has everything she wants. Why can’t she stop cheating on her boyfriend with her yoga teacher? Buttercup Allender adores her stable life with Winston. But she can’t give up her secret desire for BDSM. Stir them all together at a holiday party with a beautiful rock god and a submissive stockbroker and what do you get? It could be love and it could be magic.

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Author:Celine Chatillon


Blurb:When Brad “The Rude Reporter” Rudner opens a letter to the editor from a lonely lady who says she doesn't believe in Santa Claus after her fianc√© dumped her, he feels it's his duty revive her faith in the jolly old elf. The gift of a red garter belt and some slinky fishnet stockings help good girl Ginny get on Santa's naughty list, and Brad can't help but lose his heart to the dark, exotic beauty.


Author Aithne Jarretta


Blurb:Lily Johnson, estranged from family, comes home for the holidays seeking mending of old arguments. There's also the potential reunion with an old flame. The storm of the century hits the little community where Lily grew up, adding deep worry over the fate of her heart love. Christopher Crin, all-American fireman, is well known for his holiday gift giving and spirit. He even bears the nickname Cringle. Everything he comes into contact with has a magical outcome of purity and good.

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Author: Trisha Wilson


Blurb: Chelsea Roberts is facing her first Christmas alone. She has her best friends, but it still isn't the same. Will an unexpected family connection bring a smile to her face again? Nick Collins is facing the challenges of being an unexpected single father to a newborn. He has a big family, but is still lonely. Can Chelsea let someone get close enough to love her through her sadness? Will Nick be able to trust someone enough to get close to himself and Jasmine? Through a lot of tears and laughter, with the help of close friends and family, take the journey with Chelsea and Nick as they experience an unforgettable Christmas.

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Susanne Marie Knight
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
Coming December: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Yuletide Yorkshire--Case Five (Desert Breeze Publishing)
Minx finds something unexpected under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, it wasn’t left by Santa.
Uncovering Camelot (
An urgent summons resurrects Merlin the magician to once again meddle in the affairs of men.
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