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Winter Wonderland Giveaway #17: Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey

To help celebrate the upcoming holidays and keep you curled up inside with a good book where it’s nice and warm, I am giving an eBook a day away from December 1-December 24. Today’s eBook is:

Title: Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Word Count: 30,000

Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey celebrates the season in this timeless holiday novella

After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she’ll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school.

Leigh’s best friend broke Croy Dawson’s heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh’s fault. They’ve never liked each other, but Croy isn’t cruel: he’d never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn’t expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets—and he definitely doesn’t expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.

Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh can’t escape the truth: he can’t walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twist…

This book is approximately 30,000 words


Here’s how to enter the Winter Wonderland Giveaway:

You must do 2 of the Following:

1. Sign up for e-mail updates(one email daily with the day’s posts).

OR:

2. Be or become a fan of Book Reviews & More by Kathy Facebook page.

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3. Follow me on Twitter (@BookReviewsMore)

Make sure you have filled out the contest entry form:

4. To be eligible to enter contests on Book Reviews and More by Kathy you MUST fill out the contest entry form (found HERE). This form only needs to be filled out ONCE. Your privacy is important to me, and I will not share your information.

And don’t forget to:

5. Fill out the form below by by 5 PM Mountain Time the next day.

It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using random.org. I will e-mail one lucky winner the eBook of their choice in their preferred format. Winners will be posted daily. Please check back HERE for a complete and ongoing list of daily winners.

The list of books to be given away during the upcoming week will be posted in Sunday’s “The Week Ahead” post.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the Grand Prize $10 gift certificate giveaway on December 25? One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the Winter Wonderland Giveaway contest entries for a $10 gift certificate from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Twenty-four books will be given away so say, for example, you enter all twenty-four daily contests, you will have twenty-four entries into the $10 gift certificate contest.

Stay inside where it’s warm, enter the daily Winter Wonderland Giveaway, curl up with a good book and enjoy the holiday season!

***All of the eBooks in the Winter Wonderland Giveaway have been purchased by Book Reviews & More by Kathy.***

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Friday Feature, Interview & PRINT Giveaway: Can’t Forget You by Rachel Lacey

I am thrilled to welcome Rachel Lacey to Book Reviews and More by Kathy!

Kathy: Thank you so much for joining us here today!Could you please tell us a little about your newest release, Can’t Forget You?

Rachel: I would love to! This is the third full-length book in my Risking It All series (although it can be read as a standalone). This series follows three former foster brothers who reunite as adults to open an extreme outdoor adventure company together out in the mountains of North Carolina. Mark Dalton, the hero of Can’t Forget You, is a tall, scarred man of few words. He’s an Army vet, discharged after being injured overseas, and he is possibly my favorite hero that I’ve written to date. This is a second chance romance, as Mark and his former high school sweetheart, Jessica Flynn, go head-to-head over a piece of land they each need to expand their businesses. Of course, it doesn’t take long for them to realize the spark between them is as strong as ever, but they have a lot of hurdles to overcome before they get their second chance at love.

Kathy: Your book reunites high school sweethearts. What’s your favorite thing about this couple?

Rachel: I’d have to say it’s the strength of the emotional connection between them. Mark thought he was doing the honorable thing when he broke up with Jess before he enlisted in the Army when he was eighteen, but he never stopped loving her, and he’s fantasized about her all these years. Jessica buried her feelings behind her anger at him, but once life throws them back together, their feelings for each other are so strong and so raw. This is one of the most emotional books I’ve written – for me anyway. I shed a lot of tears for these two as I helped them find their way back together.

Kathy: If you could pick one song to describe Jessica and Mark’s relationship, what would it be?

Rachel: Funny you should ask, because every book in this series is titled after a song! And this book is titled after a song by one of my longtime idols, Gloria Estefan. It’s such an honor for me to be able to use her classic Can’t Forget You to represent Mark and Jessica’s love for each other. They were separated for over ten years, but they never forgot each other or the strength of their love.

Kathy: With Jessica running her own spa and Mark co-founding a nature adventure business, I wondered what kind of business you would run if you could.

Rachel: The only business I’d ever want to run is the one I do: being an author! I love being my own boss and especially the chance to have my dream job.

Kathy: Who is your favorite supporting character in this book and why?

Rachel: That’s tough because there are so many supporting characters that I love, but I have to go with Bear the dog. She really captured my heart from the first moment I wrote her onto the page, and I especially loved letting her capture Mark’s heart too. Letting Bear into his life was Mark’s first step toward being ready to commit to bigger, better things with Jess.

Kathy: Do you have a favorite book or author you like to recommend? Do you have a comfort read?

Rachel: Oh, goodness, so many! This time of year, my comfort read is always Lori Wilde’s newest Christmas book – this year, it’s Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside. She releases a new Christmas book set in Twilight, TX, every year, and they give me all the feels. No one writes Christmas romance like Lori! A few of my other recent favorites have been Royally Endowed by Emma Chase, An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole, and East in Paradise by Tif Marcelo.

Kathy: What project are you currently working on?

Rachel: Right now, I’m writing a two-book series that I’m calling my “Rock Star Duet,” which I hope to release next Spring. It’s a change of pace from my usual small-town contemporary, but it’s been so much fun to capture my love for New York City on the page as well, and I’m so excited about these books.

Kathy: Thank you so much for chatting with us today! Congratulations on your new release and I’m looking forward to your next series (musicians are a weakness of mine!)


Title: Can’t Forget You by Rachel Lacey
Risking It All Series Book Three
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 353 pages

Summary:

YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST LOVE

Jessica Flynn can’t wait to buy up that patch of unspoiled North Carolina woodland next door and expand her spa. What could be more sensuous than a hot-tub soak under the stars? Jessica would love to bask in the romantic view herself-but first she needs to find the right man to join her in this fantasy. Back in high school, she thought that was the dark and brooding Mark Dalton. But then he left to join the Special Forces, and when he returned to town, it felt like their teenage love affair had never even happened.

Mark Dalton has his eye on the same property for his own business. Yet there’s something he wants to have even more. Because Jessica is sweeter than he remembered, and he’s finding it hard to resist his attraction to the competition. When they finally find themselves alone, deep in the forest, nature can’t help but run a little wild. But if she ever finds out what he’s been hiding all these years, she may never forgive him…

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Forever Romance

Risking it All series:

Run to You

Crazy for You

Can’t Forget You


Author Bio

Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She’s been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads


Giveaway

I am giving away TWO PRINT copies of Can’t Forget You (US Addresses ONLY). To enter today’s contest for all three PRINT books, fill out the form below. PLEASE NOTE: Contest is open to US mailing address ONLY. Contest ends 5 PM mountain time Monday December 18th.

The books for this giveaway were generously provided by Forever Publishing. Forever will mail the prize to the winners.

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Winter Wonderland Giveaway #16: It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian

To help celebrate the upcoming holidays and keep you curled up inside with a good book where it’s nice and warm, I am giving an eBook a day away from December 1-December 24. Today’s eBook is:

Title: It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian
Seducing the Sedgwicks Series Book One
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Historical, Gay, Romance
Length: 217 pages

Summary:

Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things:

  • Helping his poor parishioners
  • Baby animals
  • Shamelessly flirting with the handsome Captain Phillip Dacre

After an unconventional upbringing, Ben is perfectly content with the quiet, predictable life of a country vicar, free of strife or turmoil. When he’s asked to look after an absent naval captain’s three wild children, he reluctantly agrees, but instantly falls for the hellions. And when their stern but gloriously handsome father arrives, Ben is tempted in ways that make him doubt everything.

Some of Phillip Dacre’s favorite things:

  • His ship
  • People doing precisely as they’re told
  • Touching the irresistible vicar at every opportunity

Phillip can’t wait to leave England’s shores and be back on his ship, away from the grief that haunts him. But his children have driven off a succession of governesses and tutors and he must set things right. The unexpected presence of the cheerful, adorable vicar sets his world on its head and now he can’t seem to live without Ben’s winning smiles or devastating kisses.

In the midst of runaway children, a plot to blackmail Ben’s family, and torturous nights of pleasure, Ben and Phillip must decide if a safe life is worth losing the one thing that makes them come alive.


Here’s how to enter the Winter Wonderland Giveaway:

You must do 2 of the Following:

1. Sign up for e-mail updates(one email daily with the day’s posts).

OR:

2. Be or become a fan of Book Reviews & More by Kathy Facebook page.

OR:

3. Follow me on Twitter (@BookReviewsMore)

Make sure you have filled out the contest entry form:

4. To be eligible to enter contests on Book Reviews and More by Kathy you MUST fill out the contest entry form (found HERE). This form only needs to be filled out ONCE. Your privacy is important to me, and I will not share your information.

And don’t forget to:

5. Fill out the form below by by 5 PM Mountain Time the next day.

It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using random.org. I will e-mail one lucky winner the eBook of their choice in their preferred format. Winners will be posted daily. Please check back HERE for a complete and ongoing list of daily winners.

The list of books to be given away during the upcoming week will be posted in Sunday’s “The Week Ahead” post.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the Grand Prize $10 gift certificate giveaway on December 25? One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the Winter Wonderland Giveaway contest entries for a $10 gift certificate from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Twenty-four books will be given away so say, for example, you enter all twenty-four daily contests, you will have twenty-four entries into the $10 gift certificate contest.

Stay inside where it’s warm, enter the daily Winter Wonderland Giveaway, curl up with a good book and enjoy the holiday season!

***All of the eBooks in the Winter Wonderland Giveaway have been purchased by Book Reviews & More by Kathy.***

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Winter Wonderland Giveaway #15: Only You by Addison Fox

To help celebrate the upcoming holidays and keep you curled up inside with a good book where it’s nice and warm, I am giving an eBook a day away from December 1-December 24. Today’s eBook is:

Title: Only You by Addison Fox
Brooklyn Brotherhood Series Book Four
Publisher: Serve
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 304 pages

Summary:

Meet the Brooklyn Brotherhood: three brothers who escaped rough childhoods in Park Heights, Brooklyn who grew into fiercely loyal, sexy men – and who find love when they’re least expecting it.

Fender Blackstone has kept the world at arm’s length, with the exception of his adoptive brothers and Mama Lou, the woman who saved him. Fender is willing to do everything he can to support Lou, but he finds himself drawn to Harlow Reynolds: the daughter of the woman who could destroy everything Lou has worked for.

Even without the emotional turmoil between their families, why would a woman from the highest echelons of Manhattan society ever look twice at a kid from Brooklyn? As forbidden sparks flare between them, Fender and Harlow realize there’s something real forming between them. When Fender’s past resurfaces and threatens the life he’s built, can his love for Harlow survive the aftermath?

Addison Fox’s Only You is an emotional story about love, and what it truly means to be a family.


Here’s how to enter the Winter Wonderland Giveaway:

You must do 2 of the Following:

1. Sign up for e-mail updates(one email daily with the day’s posts).

OR:

2. Be or become a fan of Book Reviews & More by Kathy Facebook page.

OR:

3. Follow me on Twitter (@BookReviewsMore)

Make sure you have filled out the contest entry form:

4. To be eligible to enter contests on Book Reviews and More by Kathy you MUST fill out the contest entry form (found HERE). This form only needs to be filled out ONCE. Your privacy is important to me, and I will not share your information.

And don’t forget to:

5. Fill out the form below by by 5 PM Mountain Time the next day.

CONTEST OVER

It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using random.org. I will e-mail one lucky winner the eBook of their choice in their preferred format. Winners will be posted daily. Please check back HERE for a complete and ongoing list of daily winners.

The list of books to be given away during the upcoming week will be posted in Sunday’s “The Week Ahead” post.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the Grand Prize $10 gift certificate giveaway on December 25? One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the Winter Wonderland Giveaway contest entries for a $10 gift certificate from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Twenty-four books will be given away so say, for example, you enter all twenty-four daily contests, you will have twenty-four entries into the $10 gift certificate contest.

Stay inside where it’s warm, enter the daily Winter Wonderland Giveaway, curl up with a good book and enjoy the holiday season!

***All of the eBooks in the Winter Wonderland Giveaway have been purchased by Book Reviews & More by Kathy.***

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Winter Wonderland Giveaway #14: How to Blow It with a Billionaire by Alexis Hall

To help celebrate the upcoming holidays and keep you curled up inside with a good book where it’s nice and warm, I am giving an eBook a day away from December 1-December 24. Today’s eBook is:

Title: How to Blow It with a Billionaire by Alexis Hall
Arden St. Ives Series Book Two
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
Length: 400 pages

Summary:

Be careful what you wish for . . .

Once upon a time there was a totally ordinary boy who fell for a cold, beautiful prince. Only it’s not a fairy tale, it’s my life. The prince is a billionaire called Caspian Hart. And we’re trying super hard to live happily ever after.

He’s everything I want, need, and can’t resist: a man who looks like a god and bangs like the devil. Except he’s still got his rules and he’s still got his secrets . . .

But if there’s one thing Caspian’s taught me it’s that you should never settle for less than you’re worth. And I’m worth his trust. I have to show him that I see him. That I’m not afraid of his passion, or his power, or his past. And that I won’t settle for less than everything.

<NOTE: This book ends on a cliffhanger! See how Arden and Caspian’s love story ends in the third book, coming Summer 2018!

And don’t miss the story of how Arden and Caspian first met! HOW TO BANG A BILLIONAIRE is available now!


Here’s how to enter the Winter Wonderland Giveaway:

You must do 2 of the Following:

1. Sign up for e-mail updates(one email daily with the day’s posts).

OR:

2. Be or become a fan of Book Reviews & More by Kathy Facebook page.

OR:

3. Follow me on Twitter (@BookReviewsMore)

Make sure you have filled out the contest entry form:

4. To be eligible to enter contests on Book Reviews and More by Kathy you MUST fill out the contest entry form (found HERE). This form only needs to be filled out ONCE. Your privacy is important to me, and I will not share your information.

And don’t forget to:

5. Fill out the form below by by 5 PM Mountain Time the next day.

CONTEST OVER

It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using random.org. I will e-mail one lucky winner the eBook of their choice in their preferred format. Winners will be posted daily. Please check back HERE for a complete and ongoing list of daily winners.

The list of books to be given away during the upcoming week will be posted in Sunday’s “The Week Ahead” post.

Oh, and did I forget to mention the Grand Prize $10 gift certificate giveaway on December 25? One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the Winter Wonderland Giveaway contest entries for a $10 gift certificate from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Twenty-four books will be given away so say, for example, you enter all twenty-four daily contests, you will have twenty-four entries into the $10 gift certificate contest.

Stay inside where it’s warm, enter the daily Winter Wonderland Giveaway, curl up with a good book and enjoy the holiday season!

***All of the eBooks in the Winter Wonderland Giveaway have been purchased by Book Reviews & More by Kathy.***

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Tour Stop & Giveaway: Operation Green Card by G.B. Gordon

Title: Operation Green Card by G.B. Gordon
Bluewater Bay Universe Book 21
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
Length: 219 pages/Word Count: 57,800

Summary:

Arkady Izmaylov is a family man. He’s also gay. In Russia. His sister Natalya has been telling him to get out for years, but it’s only after an attack in the street that he finally concedes and says yes to her desperate plan of him marrying a stranger for a green card.

Jason Cooley was taught from birth that he’s no good to anyone. Then the military taught him he was good enough to save other lives, but that purpose got amputated along with his leg. He’s now working security at Wolf’s Landingand sending monthly checks to his ex for their daughter’s education. When Natalya asks him to marry her brother, Jason knows right away he’ll do it more for the mission than the money she’s offering. But when he actually meets Arkady, his mission turns complicated.

Jason quickly discovers he’s not as straight as he thought. He’s also the man of Arkady’s dreams. Arkady must convince Jason that he’s worth loving, and that Arkady won’t disappear from his life like everyone else. Because Arkady has always wanted a family of his own, and he’s not letting go of this one.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing


About Bluewater Bay

Welcome to Bluewater Bay! This quiet little logging town on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula has been stagnating for decades, on the verge of ghost town status. Until a television crew moves in to film Wolf’s Landing, a soon-to-be cult hit based on the wildly successful shifter novels penned by local author Hunter Easton.

Wolf’s Landing’s success spawns everything from merchandise to movie talks, and Bluewater Bay explodes into a mecca for fans and tourists alike. The locals still aren’t quite sure what to make of all this—the town is rejuvenated, but at what cost? And the Hollywood-based production crew is out of their element in this small, mossy seaside locale. Needless to say, sparks fly.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by eleven award-winning, best-selling LGBTQ romance authors: L.A. WittL.B. GreggZ.A. Maxfield,  Heidi BelleauRachel HaimowitzAnne TeninoAmy LaneSE JakesG.B. GordonJaime Samms and Ally Blue. Each contemporary novel stands alone, but all are built around the town and the people of Bluewater Bay and the Wolf’s Landingmedia empire.

Check out Bluewater Bay! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/bluewater-bay


Author Bio

G.B.Gordon worked as a packer, landscaper, waiter, and coach before going back to school to major in linguistics and, at 35, switch to less backbreaking monetary pursuits like translating, editing, and writing.

Having lived in various parts of the world, Gordon is now happily ensconced in suburban Ontario with the best of all husbands.

Author Links: Website & Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads


Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Operation Green Card, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 16, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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