Thursday, October 02, 2014

SCARY SITES of HAUNTED AMERICA by Diana Cachey







Did something move by itself in the room? What were those loud noises down the dark hallway? Perhaps you are in one of the Most Haunted Places in America where chilling secrets lurk inside creepy, haunting walls.

#10 Lemp Mansion, St.Louis, MO 

The Lemp family committed suicide there with Charles Lemp the last and the only one who left a note. He said he’d shot himself in bed. People who’ve stayed here see ghosts and other unexplained physical activity like moving objects. Creepy!

#9 Winchester House, San Jose, CO

When William Winchester and his daughter died, widow Sarah built the house to get rid of evil spirits. She held séances so her dead husband could help to design the home. The bizarre place ended up full of twists and turns, doors and staircases that lead nowhere, a complete maze almost with no end or relief. One visitor reported: “I felt someone pulling on my hair. I thought it was my brother so it didn’t bug me. In the next room I felt my ponytail holder break for no reason (it was new) then when I was in Sarah’s room I felt my hair being brushed ... the brush in midair.” She heard the words, ‘do not hide your hair from me.’

#8 Myrtle Plantation, New Orleans, LA

Since 1794, the house has had about ten murders within its walls so bad luck and murdered spooks abound like past resident, now ghost, a former slave named Chloe. Also frequently spotted in a stairway mirror, a young girl chants voodoo over people that sleep in her room.

#7 Bell Witch Cave, Adams, TN

Around 1817, John Bell’s started seeing weird unexplained animals wondering the property. Physical apparitions and strange noises began to arise like knocks on doors, scratches on walls, animals chewing on posts. The frightened Bells concluded it came from Kate, “the bell’s witch,” a horrid spirit who physically abused the Bells, from pulling hair to pinching.

#6 Old Slave House, Sterling IL

In 1842, John Hart Crenshaw kidnapped free slaves, forced them to work in his salt mines, locked them in the attic and tortured them. A dozen cells opened to a wide corridor and small rooms with bars on the windows. A whipping post was constantly in use and many of the slaves died. Years later, people report hearing strange noises in the attic and rattling chain throughout the house. An exorcist Hickman Whittington wrote about the house. He was in great health when he came to visit it but took ill that night and died hours later. The Old Slave House website now reads: “NO TOURS ALLOWED, The site is currently closed and trespassers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is heavily patrolled and readers are advised to stay away from the property until further notice.”

#5 Whaley House, San Diego, CA

An official Haunted House, the first ghost was James “Yankee Jim” Robinson, hanged in 1852 on the property. Supposedly after the Whaley family moved in, they heard loud footsteps moving around and four family members died there. Anna Whaley’s ghosts haunts it -- visitors report visions of a woman in the courtroom. Her great granddaughter accidentally ingested ant poison and died while visiting. She haunts the dining room -- women and girls feel tugs on their clothing or grabbing of their hands or legs. A spirit of a dog is also seen, mostly by children, and licks people’s toes or legs.

#4 The White House, Washington DC

Apparently Richard Nixon isn’t the only former president who didn’t want to move out.  Some dead ones decided to stay too. 

Abe Lincoln, the most active presidential ghost, was been seen by Eleanor Roosevelt, Queen Wilhelmina, Winston Churchhill and Calvin Coolidge’s wife often saw Abe standing at the Oval Office window with his hands clasped behind his back staring at Civil War battlefields. Others who refuse to move out and on? Presidents Harrison and Andrew Jackson and First Lady Abigail Adams, who floats the hallways.

#3 Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

Workers hear party noises in the ballroom when it’s empty. Some ghosts steal guests’ belongings. While changing film for a ghosthunter show, a table flew two feet in the air. 

#2 Amityville Ville House, Long Island, NY

Originally used to hold mentally ill Native Americans, even before the Defeaos were murdered inside, this house was a cage for troubled souls. Kat and George Lutz moved into the house after the murders and saw many ghosts. Their toilet water turned black, smells started to permeate the house, strange noises came from different rooms, objects fell off shelves without a human force.

#1 Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Chicago, IL

The website states: “Many have seen it for themselves and many have heard its legends. For some, it is a place of happiness. Where family would once have picnics and swim in its pond, remembering their lost loved ones. For others, it is a place of sorrow and amazement. Where people see balls of light floating among them and human forms appear only to vanish before their eyes.” 
Like most haunted sites, you can tour this cemetery. Across the country, ghost tours abound so discover for yourself what ghost lurk in haunted America. Do you have a ghost story to share? We’d love to hear from you!

Lagoon Lure
What Happens In Venice
Book Two
Diana Cachey

ISBN-13: 978-1500334529
ISBN-10: 1500334529 
LCCN: 2014911793       

Number of pages: 160
Word Count: 40,000

Tagline:

As Interpol expert Louisa Mangotti is learning, ghosts watch over Venice. Can she trust them—or her ex-lover—when spirits offer confusing clues to solve a double murder in this sexy paranormal mystery?

Book Description:

Lagoon Lure resumes the story of Interpol expert Louisa Mangotti’s Venetian exploits and the paranormal assisted murder investigation she began in Love Spirits.

Still unnerved by the notion that Venetian ghosts are real, Louisa delves further into the deaths of two glassmakers while juggling the lustful manipulations of her ex-lover, Matteo, whose role in the murders grows murkier.

Meanwhile Louisa's usually shy sister, Barbara, explores her newfound sexuality with Venice's willing men, sharing her adventures with her sister but keeping one particularly mysterious man a secret.

When Louisa's best friend, "Rouge," arrives for Carnival to sample its masked men, she complicates the situation further by encouraging the sisters to embrace the pleasures of Venice.

Paranormal clues and apparitions lead Louisa deeper into the lagoon and she is forced to reluctantly enlist Matteo’s support. Can she trust him, or will this ghostly lagoon lure prove deadly?

Back Cover Copy:

Venice has its ghosts. They haunt its byways and canals. They linger on its numerous bridges and waft through its beautiful architecture—and they've taken a definite interest in Interpol expert Louisa Mangotti.

In Lagoon Lure, Louisa continues investigating the murder of two glassmakers she began in Love Spirits. Guided by clues sent from otherworldly sources, she struggles to determine what role her seductive ex-lover Matteo played in the deaths, constantly tempted by his handsome looks, his charm, and the volatile chemistry between them.

While Louisa is led by the ghosts to a sunken ship in the murky lagoon, her sister, Barbara, and best friend, "Rouge," embark on their own carnal explorations of Venice, sampling the men who flock to Carnival.

Amid corruption, conspiracy, and Venice's legendary sexual energy, it's all Louisa can do to think straight, let alone untangle this web of mystery. The ghosts, however, want her to persevere.

EXCERPT #2 (1000 words):
          Once they reached the dive site, Matteo, ever the expert captain, dropped anchor and secured it. He even politely and patiently walked Barbara through some boat safety issues. After suiting up, Louisa glanced back at Barbara and again saw that faint look of pleasure on her face. Her three-way on Lido did something to that girl, thought Louisa before she rolled back over the side of the boat and into the cold Adriatic waters. She gave the signal to begin their descent.          As Louisa grabbed the rope to pull herself down to the shipwreck, barnacles cut her fingers and small fibers stung her palms. She cursed herself for forgetting her dive gloves. Given the icy water, it was a stupid mistake. She winced from the pain as she pictured her gloves lying dormant on the hearth, where she left them drying after yesterday’s dive, her first ever in the murky waters of the Venice lagoon. Matteo, her dive buddy, was entering the water behind her so she had to move fast down the rope despite the pain in her hands.    
Finally her fins hit the wreck and with algae billowing up, she lowered herself down. From extensive research of the vessel, they learned that entry would be easiest at the cargo hold area but in near zero visibility she couldn’t see either the bow or stern. She needed to reorient based on rope slack but Matteo was already descending it. So with little time to waste, she used her injured hands to negotiate the wreck. Silt filtered through her fingers, gently coated her hands and washed across her face. She brushed it off her dive mask, tucking loose strands of blonde hair back into her hood. 
She found an open hatch and looked back to check on Matteo before penetrating the wreck. She could barely see him. Matteo’s careless movements had stirred up quite a bit more algae and she began to seriously question her decision to dive with him today.  Yet anticipation and curiosity called her into the wreck anyway. Once inside the enclosed, clouded space, she waited for Matteo and tried to quiet her nerves.   
During those few minutes, she felt a rush of nausea. Her intuition urged her not to dive with Matteo, an inexperienced diver and someone who could not be trusted to think soundly on land. Ignoring her intuition, she refused to let it stop her from diving today. It wasn’t the first time she had trusted him to her dismay.        When Matteo joined her inside the wreck, they entered the main cabin where visibility was marginally better. Scouring the sunken boat for details, she recorded it foot by foot by mapping it on her slates.           
Barely recognizable broken benches lie next to tables on their sides, earmarks of a once lively galley. The eerie scene reminded her why she loved diving wrecks -- their human element.  She thought about the last meal this ship might have served. Fish crackling on the stove with the scent of garlic in the air.           Their dive plan was to find the main cabin then separate to search for the bridge where most likely would also be the captain’s quarters. They signaled each other to confirm the plan was on and it was ok to go. She, the more experienced and better-trained diver, would enter a small opening into a confined compartment and she turned to swim toward it. Matteo motioned he’d explore the opposite end, near a large gaping hole in the wreck, an area where you could view the open sea and a school of sardines swirling about.  
Matteo had no intention of continuing directly to the bridge and when he was sure Louisa had entered the confined compartment at the opposite end of the ship, he cased the area. His eyes darted around the room, scanning it quickly, his breath slowed and instinctively and continuously he looked around and behind him. Spying some interesting cabinetry and being familiar with boats, he realized he was in the galley, began to look for drawers and instantly spotted one. He struggled for a few seconds to open it then grabbed his knife and swung it ferociously at the drawer until it relented.    
Well, well, what wealth was waiting underwater to welcome me, he mused when he discovered the drawer was full of eating utensils made of what appeared to be fine silver.          Not much time, lucky he was good at what he did. Anyone on this boat won’t miss their treasure; he thought and then yanked the drawer out, dumped the contents into his mesh bag and tossed the drawer aside.          
Next his attention moved to what would have been the floor. The wreck being slightly tilted on its side, he knew to look for its lowest point, logically knowing that this is where any heavier objects would have come to rest. His sharp vision, trained by years of thieving and fishing, caught a glimpse of sparkle amidst the soot. His hands carefully siphoned through the settled silt and he slowly lifted an old gold chain. He kissed it thinking, my dear darling, I am so sorry you had to sleep here alone all of these years, but now that I found you I will take very good care of you, and he placed it gleefully in a zippered pocket.        
A small creature moving in the corner drew his attention. A tiny crab pulled stones and coral pieces one by one into its den, a hole in the wall. He remembered Louisa holed up in a small compartment alone.       At the opposite end of the ship, Louisa had been attempting to move carefully and nervously through several confined cabins much smaller than she had imagined they’d be. It was awful. She pictured the eerie scene, the city of Venice only eighty feet above her, but with visibility and confinement closing in on her, it felt more like being hundreds, even, thousands, of feet at the bottom of the ocean.   
Back near the bridge, Matteo spotted what looked to be bones, possibly human bones. He stepped away from them, not out of fear, but out of respect. He was an honest thief; he would never take those off the ship. So he knelt and crossed himself next to their grave, undisturbed but by the changing currents and sea life.

  
Love Spirits
What Happens In Venice
Book One
Diana Cachey

Genre: Romance/paranormal.

ISBN: 1481031767
ISBN: 9781481031769

Number of pages: 160
Word Count: 40,000 

Tagline: Among the romantic canals of Venice—and oh so many Italian distractions—can a stunning American lawyer and her psychic sister help the Ghosts of Venice solve a hushed-up crime?

Book Description:

Louisa Mangotti is a gorgeous American lawyer and Interpol expert who, after being offered a job working with the international crime unit in Venice, receives a mysterious postcard from the Venetian Ghosts, the ancient protectors of the Republic. But Louisa assumes her bad-boy ex, Matteo, sent it in a quixotic attempt to gain her attention.  Louisa may have dismissed the ghosts, but the ghosts aren’t quite done with her.

When the bodies of two glassmakers wash up on Murano Island, the cryptic messages persist. Reluctantly, Louisa calls upon Matteo to help decipher the clues. And before she knows it, a flame that was never fully extinguished is rekindled.  Sensing that her sister is in over her head, Barbara Mangotti rushes to the rescue, only to be lured away by two handsome Venetian men.  

With time running out, can the two beauties solve a crime that could threaten the city of Venice itself?

Available at Createspace

About the Author:

Diana Cachey is a licensed attorney, published academic, and former adjunct law professor. She also holds a BA in English, and while in law school, she was the first female editor-in-chief of her university's law review.

The author of the novels Love Spirits and Lagoon Lure, Cachey trained with several New York Times best-selling writers whose sales total more than 70 million books. She has built a social media platform with over one hundred thousand Twitter users, and her popular YouTube channel featuring secret Venice locations has received over five hundred thousand views.

For more than a decade, Cachey has traveled to Venice, the setting of her novels, on extended trips several times a year. The cafés, restaurants, and many other haunts of Venice play a prominent role in her sexy paranormal mystery-romance series about a beautiful American lawyer guided by the Ghosts of Venice in the investigation of a hushed-up crime.




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Spotlight and Giveaway Hollownton Homicide by Gretchen S. B.



Hollownton Homicide
Anthony Hollownton
Book 1
Gretchen S. B.

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Mystery

ISBN: 978-1495499463
ASIN:

Number of pages: 258
Word Count: 82,628

Cover Artist: Talina Perkins

Book Description:

Homicide detective Anthony Hollownton thought he had seen it all until he and his partner, Rick Nelson, are called to a murder scene unlike any Tony has come across. There are no witnesses and none of the neighbors heard a thing.

Once Tony starts to investigate the facts of the case become stranger and stranger.

As the body count rises Tony is drawn into a world he did not know existed.

Starting with a visit from a dead woman from his past.

He must decide whether the paranormal truly exists or if these killing are some kind of delusional gang war.

Excerpt:
Anthony swung up in bed. What had woken him? Had his alarm gone off? There was a ringing noise. He turned to his left and made a grab for the phone next to his bed.
“Anthony Hollownton.”
That was as polite as they were getting for the middle of the night. If they had a problem with that they could deal with it. He looked at his alarm clock, five am. That meant barely more than two hours of sleep. Why would someone call him at five am?
There was a pause on the other end.
“Hello.” He repeated. He felt himself freeze.
He could hear talking on the other end. He silently pleaded that it wasn’t the same woman from earlier. He was just frustrated enough to trace the call and chew her out. He heard a male voice come on to the other end and Anthony exhaled, forcing his muscles to relax one by one. He had to get sleep; he was jumping to ridiculous conclusions.
“Hey Tony, sorry to call so early man, but I gotta ask you a question.” It was his partner. The tone in the man’s voice sounded serious but genuinely upset about saying whatever it was he was about to say.
Tony felt himself tense again, what if something was wrong with Amanda or the baby?              “What is it Rick?” Tony tried to sound neutral.
When he heard his partner sigh he relaxed again feeling more tired than before.
“Look man, I don’t believe it but Amanda asked me to so I’m doing it.”
Tony screamed in his head. He wanted to get back to sleep. “Get to the point Nelson. I want to go back to bed.”
The use of the last name was usually reserved for when they were working. It showed Rick he meant business and told him to get to the point.
“As you know the land line is on Amanda’s side of the bed and she has picked up three phone calls since we went to bed she says it was a woman who laughs and hangs up. After the third time Amanda called *69 and the number is yours, your land line anyway. I wasn't sure at first since you don't really use it. But when I double checked in my cell, the numbers matched. I told her it was crazy, since you never have women over. I told her that outside of her and other cops you don’t even know any women, no offence, but she’s making me call anyway to make sure.”
Tony’s jaw dropped. Now he was wide-awake. He must have been silent too long because his partner’s voice came on with a worried tone.
“Hey Tony, you still there?”
Tony flicked on his bedroom light and scanned the room, empty. “Yeah man, I’m here, just shocked. I don’t have anyone here and I’ve been asleep. You know it could be some prank caller who knows how to reroute numbers or something.”
Tony debated telling his partner about the call at work but quickly dismissed it. With a wife and a four-month-old daughter Rick had enough on his plate.
“Yeah, I figured as much. I was just calling to make sure. Sorry for waking you up man. I hope you can get back to sleep.” 
Tony nodded. So did he. “Yeah, good night Rick.”
He heard his partner say something to his wife. “Good night Tony, See you tomorrow, I mean today.”
As he hung up the phone Tony looked about his room. There was nothing out of the ordinary. Against the wall at the foot of his bed was his 42' TV. To the left of the bed was the closet, which was still open from when he put away his work clothes, no one was in there. To the right of the TV was the door out into the rest of the apartment, still closed. Everything on the nightstand was still where he left it. Turning, he looked at the window above the bed, still locked. He turned back reaching into the top drawer of his nightstand and pulled out his gun and got out of bed. If there was anyone in his apartment he was going to find them.


About the Author:

Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning (Except the Super Bowl!).

She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy. She loves that Washington provides a large range of activities, from Shakespeare in the park to rodeos. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows via Netflix.





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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Loose Morals Release Day Blitz


What inspired you to become an author?

I think I’ve probably always wanted to be an author--since I read my first book!

Do you have a specific writing style?

I’m not sure. I think reviewers usually say I write relate-able or believable characters.

Do you write in different genres?

I write spanking romance under the pen name Renee Rose and within that genre, I’ve written everything from Regency and Western historicals to action/suspense and mafia. All of them have the common thread of dominant alpha males and some kinky fun.


How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

This title along with the cover photo was shown to me in a vision, which was a little disconcerting, since I wasn’t sure at first what loose morals had to do with my story! 

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

I was mostly through writing it when I got the title, and it actually helped me suss out the theme.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I didn’t set out to deliver a message, but I do think there’s a message about redemption and healing, forgiveness and transformation. I think when I was writing it, I was mostly concerned with delivering hot sex. :)

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

I am a body worker-- a somatic therapist as well as energy worker and some of the “magic” in the book comes from experiences I’ve had.


What book are you reading now?

I’m reading the Masters of the Castle Series by Maren Smith. They are delicious!


What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

I’m working on a submissive slave auction book about a food critic who is “bought” by the chef she has just destroyed in a review.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Here’s a little excerpt from the morning after Sasha meets Charlie, the vampire who follows her home and insists she must help him:

She kept her eyes closed, wanting to stay in the lovely feeling. Memories of the night returned with a jolt—the vampire and the spanking. And the kiss. Rather than throw her out of her pleasant mindset, they filled her with a delicious sexual awareness, her entire body tingling in memory of being handled. Though her logical mind screamed danger, her body had no interest in caution where that very sexy male was concerned.
She tossed one leg over a pillow, undulating her pelvis to create friction against her mound. The cushion provided exactly what she needed, fitting between her legs, hard and firm. She rubbed herself against it, drifting in the delicious place between sleep and awakening, heat burgeoning as the hard pillow rubbed over her clit—
Hard pillow? Her eyes flew open and she drew in a sharp breath.
Beside her lay the vampire, grinning sleepily and reaching to cup her ass, which lay sprawled over his thigh. She’d been grinding on him, her folds slickened and plump, dripping wet.
She yanked her leg off and rolled away, leaping off the bed. “What the—”
“I’m going to sleep a while longer, but you are welcome to hump me all you want,” he said in a dream-thickened voice.
“What are you doing in my bed?” she demanded, but his eyes had already slipped closed again.


Loose Morals
Darling Adams

Genre:  paranormal erotic (BDSM)

Publisher:  Baronet Press

Date of Publication:  Oct. 1, 2014

Number of pages:  140
Word Count:   approx 40K

Cover Artist:  Craig Patton

Book Description:  Blurb:

When Sasha Deschamps unwittingly attracts the attention of a strange man on her late night walk home from work, she winds up with a supernatural guest she can’t get rid of. The dominant immortal demands her complete submission and cooperation, refusing to free her until she has performed an act of magick, one which she does not know how to even begin.

Charlie sees the power in Sasha and believes she has the ability to undo the curse placed on him by a jealous lover over one hundred years before. He also loves toying with the feisty witchling, doling out humiliating punishments while arousing a lust in her that leaves them both hungry for satisfaction.

Emotionally detached to the point of amorality, his motto has been “friendly with many, close to none”, but he finds himself falling for Sasha, believing he might be able to trust a woman again. When he discovers she is actually the reincarnated witch who cursed him, though, his world turns on end. Can he believe she has returned to his life to heal the rift between them? Or will he walk away from her again, as he did so many years ago?

Publishers Note: This book contains elements of BDSM including spanking, bondage and erotic sex scenes.

Available at Amazon  Amazon UK





About the Author: 

Darling Adams is a naughty author who loves writing about hot alpha males, Dominance, submission and power exchanges.

She also writes spanking romance under the name Renee Rose.

If you enjoyed this book, please consider posting  a review.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sweet Christmas Kisses Box Set Giveaway



The journey of Sweet Christmas Kisses.

Maybe I should say getting the Sweet Christmas Kisses box set to your local e-reader has been an odyssey. You take 14 authors, 14 different opinions, cover designing, formatting, promo developing, launch party preparing and it is quite like pulling a train loaded with passengers down the track.

The box set came out an association formed last year. Romance authors (maybe authors in general) like the company of others. As romance authors are primarily women, we also like to talk and share. We like nothing more than talking and sharing about how to write and promote books. Sweet Romance Reads developed as a way to collectively help each other. We all write what one might describe as “PG Romance”. Basically, all the romance without graphic sex.


Then someone suggested putting together a box set of Christmas romances. We were off and running. After all the hard work we get to send 14 new babies out into the world for readers to enjoy. So pour a glass of hot cocoa or coffee and snuggle up to a blazing fire with a collection of holiday romances that will keep you warm all season long.


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Sweet Christmas Kisses Box Set
14 Authors: Donna Fasano, Helen Scott Taylor, Beate Boeker, Melinda Curtis, Denise Devine, Raine English, Aileen Fish, Patricia Forsythe, Grace Greene, Mona Risk, Roxanne Rustand, Magdalena Scott, Kristin Wallace

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sweet Holiday Romance

Book Description:

This holiday season, warm your heart—and maybe a little more—with fourteen Sweet Christmas Kisses, a bundle of PG-rated romance novels and novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

Sweet Christmas Kisses takes you from small-town USA to England, Scotland, and even Ecuador; from the beach to snow-capped mountains, and to the wild—sometimes magical—west.



The Sweet Christmas Kisses bundle will bring you laughter, tears, and always joy.

Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano 
Aaron wants to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits Christy’s help to do it. When they’re talked into a make-believe wedding, can a real one be far behind?

Mistletoe in Maine (Holiday Brides Book #3) by Ginny Baird 
Award-winning and National bestselling author
A single mom takes her kids on vacation in Maine and meets a handsome innkeeper, a young widower with a teenage son. A winter wonderland love story about faith and new beginnings.

The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby
Army Doctor’s Baby Series by Helen Scott Taylor
Award-winning and National bestselling author 
An army surgeon with twins falls for the nanny, but will her secret destroy their happiness?

Stormy Times by Beate Boeker
A rock star, vet, and puppy meet in a blizzard and sparks fly…

The Christmas Promise by Melinda Curtis 
USA Today Recommended Read, Award-winning and National bestselling author 
When a chocolate heiress trying to save her family’s cocoa plantation bumps into a wounded warrior on a trek for a fallen comrade during Christmas, chaos ensues thanks in part to three fairy godmothers…er, a trio of meddlesome nuns.

Merry Christmas, Darling by Denise Devine
Award-winning author
A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his mother, whose dying wish is to see her son married—and producing grandchildren. At first, his plan appears to be a success. That is, until he discovers Mother has a few deceptive plans of her own…

Some Christmas Magic by Raine English 
Award-winning and National bestselling author 
She’s been dumped… He wants to win her back… A last-ditch effort to save her Christmas might result in her most romantic holiday ever.

Christmas in White Oak by Aileen Fish 
National bestselling author 
Forced to face his past, a young widower tries to grant the Christmas wish of his first love.

Lucky Break Christmas: Homecoming by Patricia Forsythe 
Award-winning author
Their marriage is in trouble…until a judge, two kids, a quirky hometown of old friends, and the Christmas spirit of forgiveness step in.

Beach Christmas by Grace Greene  
Award-winning and National bestselling author 
Jessie Dawson hopes to arrange the perfect beach Christmas for her family, but when it all falls apart a special delivery from the past may inspire a new Christmas wish.

Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk 
Award-winning and National bestselling author 
The perfect fiancé is a cheater and the Christmas wedding is off. What if the would-be honeymoon cruise offers Julia a dream companion?

A Scottish Christmas by Roxanne Rustand 
When Lucy Davis receives a mysterious letter inviting her to the Scottish Highlands to receive an inheritance, she expects to deal with it quickly—until she discovers it's a historic B&B with a handsome, mysterious resident who might just be the man of her dreams.

Small Town Christmas by Magdalena Scott 
National bestselling author 
Past loves, a family in mourning, a little boy with a big heart. Christmas in Serendipity, Indiana is full of surprises!

By Christmas by Kristin Wallace 
Award-winning and National bestselling author 

She was a jilted bride. He’s her ex-fiancé’s brother. She’s trying to save Christmas. He’s disrupting her peace on earth. Together they find a holiday happy ending.

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