One celebrity couple. One first Christmas together. Two new additions to the McGinnis family in the form of a rabbit and a former Golden retriever service dog. What else could happen this year? It’s Always Something…
The Oblivious Girl’s Handbook by DelSheree Gladden
Being oblivious to all the signs that your life is about to fall apart doesn’t stop it from happening to Sara Taylor. Alone except for the Siamese cat her boyfriend left behind to teach her a lesson, Sara has no clue how to survive on her own. She knows her friend Monroe would gladly step in, but pride forces her to either sink or swim as Christmas approaches, even when sinking seems the most likely outcome.
Her Christmas Chance by Rachelle Ayala
Travel and romance blogger, Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.
It worked, until her sister married and Bella developed a crush on her brother-in-law—a bad boy with a shady past.
Chance Martin made one stupid mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. He’s making up for it by working in his stepfather’s workshop, restoring antique furniture.
When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in his workshop, Chance is faced with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.
Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back in hiding?
Sold! by J.L. Campbell
Christmas looks dismal this year for Feechi Anoduro, until she meets Carsten Raimes, who brings not only good luck, but the chance for her seven year old to keep Max, his beloved Yorkshire terrier.
Housekeeper Dani Johnson is nursing a broken heart, so flees across the country to hide out in New York. Certain even Christmas festivities can’t thaw her frozen heart, Dani is in for a shock when she meets the local veterinarian technician and his adorable kittens.
Home for the Holidays by Michele Shriver
After being dumped by her boyfriend and passed over for a law firm partnership in the same week, New York lawyer Melanie Holister heads home for Christmas to the small Iowa town she couldn’t wait to leave behind. When she gets there, Melanie finds that Mill’s River is just as sleepy and boring as when she left it—and that her high school crush is even sexier.
Kaeden McGrath is the most eligible bachelor in Mill’s River, and seems destined to stay that way. He won’t leave as long as his parents are still there and his ailing father needs help keeping the family business alive, and most of the town’s residents are already spoken for. The ones who aren’t would never think of staying there, usually thumbing their nose on their way out of town, much like Melanie Holister did the summer after high school graduation.
When Kaeden learns that Melanie is back, he vows to steer clear. After all, she thinks she’s too good for Mill’s River, and therefore isn’t good enough for him. Their joint involvement in a community project for the holidays helps Kaeden see a different side of Melanie, and Melanie see a different side of the hometown she shouldn’t wait to leave. Will going home for the holidays be exactly what Melanie needs to get her life back on track?
Merry Mountain Christmas by P.C. Zick
Fran is adjusting after her husband’s death when her first love comes back to town upsetting her family. But a dog named Chester provides her with an inspiration. Rescue dogs and a new love come together in the Smoky Mountains for one sweet Christmas celebration.
Paper Love by Aubrey Wynne
Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.
Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a silent challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beauty that captures his heart. With the help of a stray homing pigeon and an old origami legend, Ben sets an unwavering course of romance to win her love.
Nicholas Dragov, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, is the bad boy of ballet. On stage, his grand jeté defies the laws of physics and gravity. Off stage, he lavishes money on fast cars and fast women. His small-town roots are abandoned in the past, until a career-ending injury traps him back home, in the care of the woman who broke his heart.
Marisa Chantilly was Nicholas’s first dance partner, but he alone made it onto the world stage. In the eight years since they have seen each other, she has married, become pregnant, a widow, and a mother. Now, Nicholas is home, his beautiful body broken, and his attitude darker and deeper than a volcanic crater. A massage therapist, she knows how to work with sports injuries, but no amount of training or professionalism can help her endure the man who abandoned her when she needed him most.
A Christmas Snowstar by Nancy Radke
Christmas time, in the mountains of Idaho, is no time to ride very far, but Jacquie Botts and her young son ride out to get a tree he had picked out for them. There, they rescue a mare from wolves, but the mare is ready to give birth and she refuses to leave the shelter she has found in a canyon. Jacquie calls for help and finds out a blizzard is approaching fast. Even if they tried to run their horses all the way home, they wouldn’t make it.
Cal Trahern arrives, searching for his mare, and finds Jacquie’s shelter destroyed by the wind. She and her son are desperately trying to survive. He has a sled filled with survival and camping items, as he came prepared. With his strength and tools, they build a better shelter, just in time, and the foal is born in the middle of the night.
Jacquie’s first marriage was so great, that she still wears her ring, thinking that she could never meet another man whom she could love as much as she loved her husband. But she could change her mind for Cal. Would the tough soldier turned rancher be willing to raise another man’s child?
Melanie’s Christmas Gift by Sharon Coady
After a whirlwind wedding Kyle and Anne feel like they have it all as they settle in as a new family with her grandfather and his young daughter. But when Kyle announces they are expecting a new baby his child’s stubborn actions could rock their cradle and ruin their future. Can the family cat help create a Christmas miracle?
A Miracle for Happiness by Annamaria Bazzi
Brian finds his second chance at love, but never bargained having to fight for his beloved Amelia’s life.
Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their seventeen cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist.
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Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. “Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife – both human and animal – supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable.” Her Behind the Love trilogy – contemporary romance – is also set in Florida, but she’s now working on a series set in the Smoky Mountains.
Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, was published in November 2013 by Melange Books, LLC and received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2013. Wynne’s humorous shorts Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies ( Best Short in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads) and To Cast A Cliché are published with Amazon.
Aubrey’s first love is historical romance and her recent medieval fantasy novella, Rolf’s Quest, will be released in 2016 as a full-length novel. Dante’s Gift, her latest Christmas story, is part of the box set Christmas Pets and Kisses and sold as a single. The box set Valentine Pets and Kisses also contains the first in her vintage series, 19 Ivy Lane.
Her debut novel, Perfection Unleashed, published in 2012, won six literary awards and launched her best-selling futuristic thriller series, Double Helix, which blends cutting-edge genetic engineering and high-octane action with an unforgettable romance between an alpha empath and an assassin.
Earth-Sim and Eternal Night won first place Royal Palm Literary Awards in the Young Adult and Fantasy categories respectively. Readers have clamored for sequels, and Jade will get around to them when her To Do list opens up (sometime after 2020.)
Life Shocks Romances, Jade’s sweet and sexy contemporary romance series, features unlikely romances you will root for and happy endings you can believe in. They prove that, at the very least, she knows how to alphabetize books.
If she sounds busy, it’s because she is. Jade writes at 3:00 am when her husband and three sons are asleep, and aspires to make her readers as sleep-deprived as she is.
Upon returning to the states, she swore she would speak without an accent.
She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria Bazzi spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond, Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.