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23
November
2015

THE ROMANCE EVENT OF THE HOLIDAYS: $250 IN GIFT CARDS + EVENT WITH MORE PRIZES

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Join us for THE Romance Event of the Holidays.
21 Authors in various Romance genres and 4 bloggers are bringing you a brighter holiday with a month long event full of joy, cheer, book promo, and games! There will be a Rafflecopter with gift cards totaling $250. Invite your friends. Starting on November 23rd, the authors will be showing up randomly through the following month. Make sure to leave your notifications on so you don’t miss any giveaways.
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Participating Authors
Amie Stuart
Anne Lange
Aubrey Wynne
Jennifer Lane
Jodi Redford
Kishan Paul
Kris Hack
Laura Lee
Leah Braemel
Margaret Locke
Marina Adair
Mika Jolie
MJ Summers
MK Meredith
Natalie-Nicole Bates
Rachael Slate
Renee Kennedy
Shelley Munro
Sonali Dev
Taylor Sullivan
Valerie Twombly
Participating Blogs
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Guilty Pleasure Book Reviews
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Lazy Day Library Reviews

 

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11
November
2015

Dante’s Gift Release Blast and Review

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Dante’s Gift
By Aubrey Wynne
Released: Nov. 9, 2015
Publisher: Plato Publishing
Contemporary Vintage Romance

Kathleen James is far too practical for her own good. But on the most important night of her life, she gives way to romance and prepares for an intimate dinner with the man of her dreams—and an engagement ring. Unfortunately, the evening doesn’t end the way she envisioned.

Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong—until his Nonna calls from Italy. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie’s life with the news that another woman will be under their roof.

Nonna, a wartime bride from the ‘40s, knows how precious love can be. Can her own love story of an American soldier and a very special collie once again bring two hearts together at Christmas?

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26120629-dante-s-gift

Excerpt from present day romance:
The scent of turkey met her at Dom’s front door. For a moment, apprehension swept through her at the thought of helping in the kitchen. Then a handsome man stood before her, and she couldn’t wipe the foolish smile off her face. Instead of saying something stupid, she held out the wine.

“In a holiday bag, no less,” Dom said, eyebrows raised. He stepped back to let her in, grabbed her hand, and spun her around to face him. “You look stunning.”

“I just thought that the burlap would give it extra protection if I dropped it, and they only seemed to have holiday wine bags in stock and—”

One finger covered her mouth. As his head slowly lowered, she could feel his breath on her face; heat raced through her core. By the time their lips touched, her legs had turned to jello; she clung to him for support.

Gently pushing her toward the wall, he pressed his length against her and whispered, “I need to make you mine, legally, before I lose all control. You have no idea the affect you have on me, do you?”

“I think that is the most romantic thing anyone has ever said to me,” she said breathless. “Kiss me like that again… please?”

“I’d be happy to oblige if you tell me that isn’t my grandmother standing in the doorway watching us.”

Katie looked over to see Antonia, a wide grin on her face, and quickly pushed on the hard chest that pinned her to the wall. She ran a hand through her hair as the blood rushed to her face.

“Oh Nico, such good Italian blood in you. And not even any mistletoe out yet.” Antonia wiped her hands on her apron and waved to the young couple. “Come now, we have work to do before we play.”

The two followed her in like reprimanded children who showed no remorse, holding hands and snickering. This is silly but it feels so good. Katie accepted the apron and as she pulled the straps behind her, strong hands covered hers.

“Let me,” he whispered in her ear. “I’m good at tying knots.”

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My review:

5 stars

Dante’s Gift is a sweet tale that spans two generations. Aubrey Wynne takes us on a trip through time to meet lovely Italian Antonia who lives in war torn Italy during World War 2 and beautifully weaves Antonia’s story into that of the independent and beautiful Katie in present day America. As a result of their pasts, both women carry a world of heartache and fears. Fears that prevent them from surrendering their hearts. It is with the patience and strength of the two men who pursue them and the wisdom of a wonderful dog that they learn to trust. Dante’s Gift has all the elements I enjoy in a story (humor, wisdom, and tears). Wynne has crafted a beautiful short story guaranteed to warm your heart and make you sigh.

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Award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.

Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2013 and her humorous shorts include Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies, also Best Short in P &E 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads.

Aubrey’s first love is historical romance and the medieval fantasy Rolf’s Quest, will be released in 2016. Dante’s Gift is also included in the holiday boxset Christmas Pets and Kisses.

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05
October
2015

Review of Dante’s Gift by Aubrey Wynne part of the Christmas Pets & Kisses Anthology

Released: Oct. 6, 2015

Publisher: Plato Publishing

Contemporary Vintage Romance

Kathleen James is far too practical for her own good. But on the most important night of her life, she gives way to romance and prepares for an intimate dinner with the man of her dreams—and an engagement ring. Unfortunately, the evening doesn’t end the way she envisioned.

Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong—until his Nonna calls from Italy. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie’s life with the news that another woman will be under their roof.

Nonna, a wartime bride from the ‘40s, knows how precious love can be. Can her own love story of an American soldier and a very special collie once again bring two hearts together at Christmas?

My Review:

5 STARS

Dante’s Gift is a sweet tale that spans two generations. Aubrey Wynne takes us on a trip through time to meet lovely Italian Antonia who lives in war torn Italy during World War 2 and beautifully weaves Antonia’s story into that of the independent and beautiful Katie in present day America. As a result of their pasts, both women carry a world of heartache and fears. Fears that prevent them from surrendering their hearts. It is with the patience and strength of the two men who pursue them and the wisdom of a wonderful dog that they learn to trust. Dante’s Gift has all the elements I enjoy in a story (humor, wisdom, and tears). Wynne has crafted a beautiful short story guaranteed to warm your heart and make you sigh.

SIXTEEN ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED SWEET (PG-rated) CHRISTMAS ROMANCES

Ring in the Christmas cheer with sixteen all-new sweet and heart-warming romances from New York Times, USA Today and National bestselling authors. Don’t miss out on this romantic collection of Christmas tails…uh, tales as adorable pets with fins, paws, feathers, and hooves bring holiday magic with the gift of true love.

Golden Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor

Two wounded hearts are brought together at Christmas by a golden retriever puppy.

Two Loves for Christmas by Mona Risk

Her German shepherd is her only friend until Josh teams with Rino to love and protect her.

Dog-Gone Christmas by Melinda Curtis

A handsome neighbor and his friendly St. Bernard mooch food and kisses from a merry widow.

His Christmas Promise by Alicia Street

A stray dog brings an ex-Army helicopter pilot and a single mom together.

We Wish You A Ferret Christmas by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Can a lost and found ferret bring two fractured families together?

Christmas Lovebirds by Rachelle Ayala

Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?

Christmas on Cougar Mountain by Nancy Radke

A Cinderella story on Cougar Mountain, with an escape artist playing fairy godmother, and a child getting a fresh start.

The Vet’s Christmas Pet by J.L. Campbell

A near accident brings Toni and her daughter a homeless dog and a man she’d prefer to keep in her past.

Tails, Time, and St. Nick by Mary Leo

Kris Timemaker uses a magic clock to bring his daughter’s missing Westie and estranged wife back to him.

Graced by Jade Kerrion

Noelle, armed with several goldfish and a kitten, brings Christmas cheer to a widower and his children.

Unexpected Gift by Chantel Rhondeau

Far from home, a lonely young woman strikes up a friendship with a lost cat and his secretive owner.

Minty’s Kiss by P.C. Zick

One kitten, a broken-hearted girl, and long lost loves are brought together for a special mountain Christmas.

The Christmas Wish by Michele Shriver

Will a fall from a horse bring Hayley’s parents back together in time for Christmas?

Dante’s Gift by Aubrey Wynne

Seventy years ago, a collie mix brings two hearts together in war torn Italy. Will their story help their grandson find his own Christmas love?

Mavy’s Christmas Miracle by Sharon Coady

Anne takes a rescue kitten to the vet, only to discover he’s the man who broke her heart.

An Impossible Rescue by Annamaria Bazzi

A handsome stranger gifts a cute Pomeranian puppy to a woman in need of rescue.

 Award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas. Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2013 and her humorous shorts include Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies, also Best Short in P &E 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads. Aubrey’s first love is historical romance and the medieval fantasy Rolf’s Quest, will be released in 2016.
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12
March
2015

CRAZED RECKONING

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A Nick Spinelli Mystery Novella #3
by Valerie J. Clarizio
Release Date: March 12, 2015
Publisher:  Melange Books, LLC
Genre: Mystery/Crime

Blurb:
After experiencing a murderous Christmas and Valentine’s Day with love interest Shannon O’Hara, Detective Nick Spinelli assumed Saint Patrick’s Day couldn’t be any worse.
He was wrong.
While out on a geocaching adventure in Door County, Shannon and her friend Anna find more than a clue in the cache box. When Shannon disappears, Spinelli is sent racing to find her. Amidst the chaos of an unruly Irish celebration,

Excerpt: 

Spinelli fixed his gaze on Walker.

“I’m going to marry her.” Walker risked a glance away from the road. “I know you are.

Jeana and I have known all along. Christ, even Marsh figured it out. Mad Dog calls me

at least once a week to make sure he doesn’t miss the wedding. Captain Jackson prays

for the miracle that you figure it out before she retires so she knows you’ll be taken care

of when she’s gone.” Walker chuckled. “We’re all just waiting for you to shit or get off

the pot.”

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Valerie is a writer of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction novels.  She lives in beautiful Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two very spoiled cats.  She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual.  Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into a successful hunter and fisherwoman.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2011 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Novellas Need Love, Too! Contest.
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Reviews/Accolades for Valerie J. Clarizio:
Covert Exposure, a Nick Spinelli Mystery

~The Reading Reviewer/Mary Gramlich~ Valerie Clarizio has written a wonderful story with amazing characters and an interesting turn of events you just never see coming. Christmas is all about surprise and this book shows what happens when you unwrap a great one.
~Maddie Cochere / Author of the Susan Hunter Mystery Series~ Whether it be the friction between Shannon and Spinelli when they first meet or when they first kiss, there are plenty of sparks in this entertaining romance suspense novella. The characters are easy to care about and root for, the writing is solid, and the mystery/suspense is well done. A very entertaining first book from Valerie Clarizio, and I’m looking forward to the next one!
Craving Vengeance, a Nick Spinelli Mystery
~Shelley R. Pickens – Author of The Haunting of Secrets~ Clarizio does an excellent job of pulling the reader in immediately and making you want to read until you figure out who the culprit is! Throw in a spice of humor and a heaping spoonful of love and you have yourself a wonderful story. You will enjoy reading this latest Spinelli mystery!! I can’t wait for the next one. Nick is such a hot character!!

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