Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hawaiian Christmas

Two days before Christmas.  Time to trim the tree and bake some cookies.  Well, yeah, it was probably time to do that last week, but I was busy reading Christmas romances by my friends at Books To Go Now.  bookstogonow.com


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop

Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop

Join in the fun and a chance to win prizes.  
Dec. 19 -22
 For a chance to win the 
Grand Prize of $75.00 Amazon Gift Card

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Love Those Hula Hips
Book One - Kona Breezeway Series
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Sharon Kleve's Blog Hop


5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovable Story!
By Debby Lee

I loved this heartwarming Christmas story.
Josey was a workaholic who spent all her spare time at the office in order to cope with the tragic loss of her parents and being jilted by her fiance. I really felt for her.
Clint was a handsome veterinarian Josey met at an animal rescue event who helped her buy a large slobbering dog named Cookie. Clint handled the animals with professionalism, sincerity, and great care.
The two Morning Dove's in the story, Harry and Beatrice, were desperate to see Josey and Clint get together in time for Christmas.
If you enjoy sweet plots, whimsical animal themes, and stories that make you go "aaawww" this one's for you.
Highly entertaining, highly recommended! 

In the blink of an eye, Josey lost the most important people in her life, her parents.
Can a hound dog named Cookie, a pair of mourning doves, and a passionate vet bring the holiday spirit back to Josey's life in time for Christmas?

As I stared at the pathetic dog in his diaper, I realized no one wanted the dog, they were just gawking at him. The sign said his name was Cookie, part Basset Hound and part Redbone Coonhound. I didn’t know anything about either breed. I did know he was very large and he was slobbering everywhere and he should have a diaper around his neck. I turned to continue my search and a felt a tug on my pant leg. I looked down and Cookie had a hold of my jeans. When our eyes met, Cookie's eyes twinkled, just like Clint's.

A glob of drool hit the top of my shoe. He let go of my pant leg and licked the goo off my shoe. I wanted to say, "gross," but instead I said, "thank you." I was hooked. His fur was a reddish brown and soft as silk. Not caring about drool or dog hair, I sat down on the floor next to Cookie, wrapped my arms around his neck, and finally felt at peace.

Another glob of drool hit the floor next to my butt. He looked sad, like that was a deal breaker and I'd leave him behind. I looked Cookie in his sad eyes and laughed. He pulled back his goofy lips and smiled back.

That's when I heard Clint's voice, "Well Josey, it looks like you found your soul mate."

He laughed, but not at my expense.


Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deservewith a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.



(1) $5.00 gift card

(2) Audio books or (2) eBook copies. Winner’s choice

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sweet to Steamy Christmas Stories

Holiday Heart by Marilyn Conner Miles  
My review:
Brenda and Blake meet at a friend's wedding after a six year old break-up. Although Brenda is reluctant to spend time with Blake, he convinces her to spend the day with him. What appears at first to be a simple reuniting story, turns into so much more. Old misunderstandings surface and have to be dealt with.
This is a story about forgiving--a great theme for Christmas, but enjoyable at any time of year. Three cheers to Marilyn Conner Miles


 Mistletoe in the City by Amber Daulton
 My Review:
Amber Daulton does it again with a Christmas romance focused on two twenty-somethings who end up in the same apartment building. Krista applies for an apartment, and then realizes the hot boy she quietly watched in high school is the maintenance man. Derek confesses he should have asked her out in high school and wants to prove to her that he can be a loyal boyfriend.  This story is filled with all the complications of young love—jealousy, misunderstandings, and hot sex. 


Who can look at these ladies and NOT want to read their books?

Find out more about multi-published author, Marilyn Conner Miles    

  Check out multi-published author, Amber Daulton

Monday, December 8, 2014

Angela Ford's Holiday Hop

Angela Ford’s 2014 
Holiday Hop 
December 1st – 15th
2014 Holiday Hop Authors are celebrating by giving away a
 Kindle and a $25 Gift Card
Here is the direct link for the giveaway raffle http://is.gd/jL5sYV

What is your favorite Christmas carol?  Leave a comment and your email addy below and you are automatically entered to win one ebook.  Your choice of titles by Jackie Marilla:  Only on Valentine's Day, Love Those Hula Hips, Lesson Plan for Love, Always on Christmas, or Christmas Under the Sun-An Anthology.

Happy Hopping & Happy Holidays!