So for your reading pleasure, here are my holiday recommendations, and the books you might win in my contest:
Love at First SnowI can't help but meniton, my first holiday story. I have the rights back and have incorporated this heart-warming short story into my Sockeyes series with minor edits. You'll be seeing more of Blake and Sarah in "Hearts on Ice" sometime next year.
Four years ago on Christmas Eve, NHL hockey player Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a float plane crash. Every Christmas Eve he mourns his losses by returning to the family vacation home in Sunset Harbor, Washington, his family's destination that fateful night. Only this year he's also mourning the loss of his hockey career and wondering what's left to live for. When he finds a kitten starving and half frozen in a foot of snow, he rushes the tiny thing to the local animal hospital.
Still reeling from the unexpected loss of her father on Christmas Eve two years ago, Dr. Sarah Whitney opens the door to her clinic and finds a rough and tough professional athlete holding a minuscule kitten in his big hands. Only a miracle can save the frozen creature and only a miracle can heal the devastating losses suffered by both Sarah and Blake.
But Christmas is the time for healing and miracles if only you believe and give love a chance.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-at-first-snow-jami-davenport/1120639551?ean=2940150438965
Snow AngelBy Chantilly White
Fall in love with the Honeywell-Carlisle clan and their friends in Snow Angel, book one in the High Desert Hearts series of Contemporary Romances from Chantilly White! Set in California's hot-hot-hot high desert, where the landscape is stark and the passion is sizzling...
Jacob is flipping out ~
College has challenges enough, but now his heart, body, and mind have gone emotionally, lustfully, entirely haywire for the one woman who is totally off-limits to him--his best friend since birth, Melinda. He has to resist his hormones, not only for the sake of their friendship, but to protect their tightly-entwined families, as well. He's seen the fallout from friends turning lovers turning enemies before. It's a disaster for all involved, and he won't risk it with Melinda.
Melinda is flipping confused ~
She thought she loved Mitch, her rat-bastard ex-boyfriend, who dumped her flat on Christmas Day. Now her heart--and other unmentionable places--is begging for Jacob. Of course she loves him! He's her best friend. But she knows he's not the right guy for her--his path in life will take him far from their hometown, the only place she's ever wanted to stay. As much as she loves him, it would never work.
Together, they're flipping screwed ~
They agree on one thing--a romance between them would be a huge mistake. But when passion shoots their emotions from sweet to scorching during their annual multi-family ski vacation, all of their rationalizations come crashing down.
They'll have to choose--rebuild the safe, secure friendship-wall between their throbbing bodies and yearning hearts, or blow it apart and risk everything they've ever known... for the chance at a love like they've never imagined...
Snow Angel is a friends-to-lovers, family-saga-style small-town romance in the HDH series--stories with a heat rating from hot-n-sexy to downright scorching!
Bahama ChristmasBy Lavada Dee
Maddie Coleman is ready to move on, but first she has to get through the holidays. It has been two years since her fiancés death and her friends and family are ready to help but Maddie doesn’t want any help. She doesn’t want blind dates and feeling like the fifth wheel. Solution, a cruise and not the ones for singles.
Dane Matthews has long denied his feeling for Maddie but no more. With a mission in mind he books on the same cruise. He’s tired of the big brother roll he has been cast in. What once was a big age difference is no longer the case because her twenty four years to his thirty five pales in light of the woman she has become.
As the ship pulls out of port Maddie turns from the rail and right into Dane. The years fall away and she is again the young girl with her school crush. Her excitement at seeing him quickly morphs into the old guilt. He rejected her once, will he do it again.
Three Christmas Ghosts: A Regency Christmas CarolBy Lydia Sheridan
Written in a darker style than Miss Sheridan's usual frothy tales, in this short story, a lonely widow journeys from heartbreak to hope with the help of three Christmas ghosts.
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