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All she wants for Christmas is a second chance . . . 

Charlotte Daniels has made her share of mistakes, but now that she’s a single mom, she vows to do better–and that starts with a new career. Working at her sister’s event-planning company is just the fresh start she needs.

Kate Daniels has finally forgiven Charlotte for her betrayal, but forgetting it is harder. But as the holidays approach and Kate has her own wedding to plan, she has no choice but to turn to Charlotte for help to throw a high-profile client the holiday party of the season.

Charlotte leaps at the chance to redeem herself . . . until this irresistible client asks her to pretend to be his fiancée for the party. She knows their charade won’t come without consequences–not just for her fresh start with Kate, but also for her own daughter.

As Kate’s wedding draws near and Charlotte’s fake romance starts to feel more and more real, will she fall back into the mistakes of her past, or finally prove herself to Kate once and for all?

Titles in the Misty Point series include:  One Week To The WeddingThe Winter Wedding Plan

The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening.

The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she’d find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone’s done the same to her, literally—with a knife to the brachial artery.

Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…

A complete list of the in Death series, and novellas in anthologies can be found on the J.D. Robb page.

Lorenzo De Santis: Ruthless. Driven. Ambitious.

Lorenzo De Santis is the boss. He’s an uncompromising hard ass, he doesn’t suffer fools, and he doesn’t have time to deal with witless young interns. But when an old friend asks for a favor, Lorenzo can’t refuse. Even if it means taking on the man’s daughter as a project.

Kira Constantin: Rich. Party girl…Spy.

Kira Constantin feels like she has been half-alive since that one night of partying ended in tragedy. So when her father demands that she go undercover at De Santis Corp as a spy, there’s no way she can refuse. She must redeem herself, even if that means dealing with a boss like of Lorenzo De Santis.

Except neither of them counts on the forbidden heat that flares between them. As Kira and Lorenzo draw closer, spying on him becomes harder and harder. And then Kira discovers that the real villain might be closer to her than she thinks…

Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy—and her father’s life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage…until he discovers she’s vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?

Titles in The Embraced series include:  How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days – So I Married A Sorcerer

What if the past was trying to teach you a lesson?

Staying alone in the shadow of an abandoned manor house in Yorkshire would be madness to some, but art enthusiast Lissy de Luca can’t wait.  Lissy has her reasons for seeking isolation, and she wants to study the Staithes Group – an artists’ commune active at the turn of the twentieth century.
Lissy is fascinated by the imposing Sea Scarr Hall – but the deeper she delves, the stranger things get.

A lonely figure patrols the cove at night, whilst a hidden painting leads to a chilling realization. And then there’s the photograph of the girl; so beautiful she could be a mermaid … and so familiar.

As Lissy further immerses herself, she comes to an eerie conclusion: The occupants of Sea Scarr Hall are long gone, but they have a message for her – and they’re going to make sure she gets it.

Titles in the Rossetti Mysteries include:  Some Veil Did Fall – The Girl in the Picture – The Girl in the Photograph

Taffy Belair is giving the sweet seaside town of Abandon a chance to win her loyalty, and her outdoorsy hunk of a boyfriend, Ethan, a chance to win her heart. But can this park ranger and urban princess find lasting love?

While enduring a bird watching session with Ethan, Taffy discovers a body floating in a canoe on a lake. Everyone thinks it’s a teen suicide, but Taffy has her doubts. Soon she is meddling in her best friend, Inspector Maria Salinas’, investigation.

When Taffy starts to question the tight-lipped teens at the local high school, they tell her to take a long walk off a short pier. And as she uncovers the mourning family’s secrets, the untimely death appears even more confounding.

Meanwhile, Ethan has hired a perky new park assistant who’s getting under Taffy’s skin and turning it green with jealousy. Will she find the killer before she kills off her new relationship?

Titles in the Sweet Taffy Cozy Mysteries series include:  Sweet Taffy and Murder – Sweet Taffy and the Marshmallow Murder

the-velvet-cloak-of-midnightTitle:  The Velvet Cloak of Midnight
Series:  Shadows From The Past #4
Author:  Christina Courtenay
Genre:  Romance, Paranormal
Published:  October 7, 2016
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When newly widowed Tess visits Raglan Castle, she experiences an extraordinary vision that transports her to seventeenth-century Wales and a castle on the brink of a siege.

Even when Tess leaves Raglan to return to Merrick Court, her late husband’s home, the strange dreams continue as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the past. And when the new owner of the estate arrives – New Zealander Josh Owens – the parallels become even more obvious.

But perhaps the visions aren’t just trying to tell their own story, maybe they’re also giving a warning..

Titles in this series include:  The Silent Touch of Shadows – The Secret Kiss of Darkness – The Soft Whisper of Dreams – The Velvet Cloak of Midnight

the-cowgirls-christmas-wishTitle:  The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish
Series:  The Canadays of Montana ##3
Author:  Barbara Ankrum
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 24, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother’s wish—a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good.

As the trio checks off the to-do list of Christmas fun, Ben’s ‘bah-humbug’ opinion of the holiday fades, along with ideas about keeping his distance from Eve. Getting involved is the last thing he wants to do but, alas, there’s no accounting for cosmic interference.

With the season of miracles upon this jewel of a town, will Eve find it’s possible that Christmas wishes aren’t only for little girls?

Titles in this series include: A Cowboy To Remember, Choose Me Cowboy, The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish

Read on for my thoughts on The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish.  No true spoilers, promise.

her-rogue-alphaTitle:  Her Rogue Alpha
Series:  X-Ops #5
Author:  Paige Tyler
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Published:  September 6, 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can’t believe that his war scars don’t matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?

But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind…

Read on for my thoughts on Her Rogue Alpha.  No true spoilers, promise.

Chasing MemoriesTitle:  Chasing Memories
Series:  Forevermore #2
Author:  Anna James
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 12, 2016
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Lucas Morgan wants to know the cause of the hit-and-run accident that killed his grandmother, and he s certain the truth is locked inside the head of India Leone an interior designer apparently suffering an all-too-convenient case of amnesia.

Determined to either trip her up in a lie, or wait for her memories to return, Lucas offers India a job at one of the luxury hotel properties he s developing. He never thought he’d wind up falling for the woman at the top of his suspect list.

India isn’t so sure herself how she ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Until her memories return, how can she possibly move on with her life? The police say she’s innocent, but too many questions linger.

Desperate to get away, she seizes Lucas’ offer, never expecting to fall in love with him. Or that he would be keeping secrets that could not only break her heart, but cost her life.

Read on for my thoughts on Chasing Memories.  No true spoilers, promise.

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