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New For The Holidays

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Christmasing With You 
An LA Love Lessons/Ugly Christmas Sweater Story

The sweater was just the beginning…

Mike's been a very good boy this year and Santa Claire has the perfect present picked out for him—one that's both naughty and nice!

One more disaster could be the end…

Mike and Claire were hoping their first Christmas together would be unforgettable. But when their sexy, adult-film-themed weekend abruptly veers into low-budget, chiller-diller territory, they’re left to worry that this Christmas will turn out to be memorable in all the worst ways.

An isolated cabin, a winter storm, a hungry cougar—what could possibly go wrong? In a word: everything.

This Ugly Christmas Sweater short story features the characters Mike and Claire from Let Me Count the Ways (LA Love Lessons, book 3).

Available this year as part of the Let's Get Naughty anthology.

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Light Up The Night
A Children of Night/Ugly Christmas Sweater Story

Her love will light up his night. If they both can survive that long

Heather is having the worst Christmas ever! Or, at least, the worst Christmas since she was forced to become a vampire. Her sire's distracted, her nest-mates have forgotten her existence, and a bunch of weirdos have taken over her lair. The only bright spot in her life right now is Drew--who didn't even used to like her! She knows he's coming around, but that's not good enough. She wants more. She wants everything. She wants him. And she's not giving up. 

Drew Geiger gave up on love a long time ago. Such tender emotions have no place in a vampire's heart. But, somehow, the girl he once described as a "feral kitten" has got her claws in him, and she's not letting go. That would be fine, if only someone didn't want her dead--and if her sire didn't still inconveniently remember that it was Drew who'd once suggested that maybe she'd be better off that way.

***This story features characters from the Children of Night series. It takes place between books six and seven in the series and follows Going Back to Find You.***

Now available

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Free For The Holidays

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I'll Be Home For Christmas 
An Oberon Christmas Story

All Scout wants this holiday season is to get home in time for Christmas. But when your home is in quirky little Oberon, California, nothing is ever that simple.
 

 It’s the night before Christmas and Scout Patterson is flying home to Oberon after a business trip to LA when a chance, mid-air meeting with an angel has her dreaming of a weird Christmas—one in which she sees what the town would have been like if she had never returned.

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This Winter Night
Winter Hearts 0.25

Newlyweds Dario and Ophelia Leonides are passionately in love. The only things marring their happiness are Lia's homesickness and continued inability to conceive a child. 

Dario would do anything to make Lia smile again. He's hoping to use the miraculous technology his father-in-law has pioneered, combined with the magic inherent in his native land. But calling upon the forces of Kokopeli may have unintended consequences. 

 

This prequel to This Winter Heart is available as a FREE READ.

Click HERE  to download.

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Winter World of Love
Winter Hearts 0.75

December 24, 1871

Just one short year ago, Ophelia Leonides returned to New Texacali hoping to reconcile with her husband. And, for a while, it seemed that most, if not all, her dreams were coming true. But as the holiday season approaches, Ophelia can’t help but notice that Dario has begun to brood. He says it has nothing to do with her, but trust, once lost, is hard to regain.
 
Dario is frustrated by his inability to give Ophelia the life he knows she deserves. Now, as old ghosts from his past draw close, and the bright future he’s promised his wife grows increasingly dim, he’s on the brink of making a last, desperate gamble--one that might destroy everything they've been hoping to achieve.

 

 Currently available as a free read ONLY to members of my Facebook Group.

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Gingerbread Kisses

I was busy writing Christmas Angel when I was asked to write a piece of holiday-themed flash fiction using the prompts: lamppost, gingerbread, stockings. And this is what came out. It's a flashback scene (ten years earlier) showing the heroes moving from friends to lovers during their first Christmas together. It's short and sweet and the cover is just fun! 

You can read it online on my blog: Rhymes With Foreplay

 

Or, if you want to download the ebook, join my readers group: The Crone's Nest

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Counting On Christmas

I originally wrote this short story for the Nine Naughty Novelists' Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. It's short—just two scenes--about Mike and Claire's (Let Me Count the Ways) first Christmas together. I always wondered how their weekend might have turned out. Did it live up to their expectations? Were all their fantasies fulfilled?

 

This year I got to explore the answer when I wrote Christmasing With You for the Let's Get Naughty anthology.

 

Buy the anthology HERE

Download Counting On Christmas HERE

Coming Next Year...

Chasing Daylight 
A Children of Night/Ugly Christmas Sweater Story

What were  Liz and Jason doing while Heather and Drew were falling in love?

 

Find out when Chasing Daylight releases next April as part of the FREE Shifter Fever anthology!  

More details coming soon. 

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Christmas Angel
An Angels in the Afterlife Story

You’ve heard this story a hundred times before. Well. A dozen times, anyway. It’s a Christmas classic: Cranky guy dies without learning the true meaning of the season, gets turned into an angel and is given the job of saving someone else from suffering the same unhappy fate.

 

Usually it’s billed as a romance, or at least as feel-good, family fun. Which is ridiculous. Even Dickens, the man who invented cheesy Christmas stories, knew better than that. His Marley was miserable, as who wouldn’t be in his situation?  Which also happens to be my situation. 

 

Hi. My name is Jacob. I’m an angel. And this is my story. 

Releases May 16, 2023 in the limited edition anthology Redemption: a Fallen Angels Paranormal Romance Collection available for pre-order now.

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Last Room at the Inn
An LA Love Lessons/Ugly Christmas Sweater Story

All April and Zach had planned for Christmas was a quiet getaway...but even the best plans can go awry. Especially at Christmas time.

Scheduled to release October 2023 as part of the Let's Get Naughty 2 Anthology.

Available for pre-order now.

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Dancing In The Dark
A Children of Night Story

Sometimes living forever is not all it's cracked up to be. 

1956 Winnipeg, Canada. Once Armand Renaud realizes that eternal youth is a real possibility, nothing will deter him from achieving his goal. And after one hundred years of solitude, Conrad can’t bring himself to resist the handsome young dancer who’s hellbent on being turned. 

They both know they’re not destined to be the great loves of each other’s lives, but there are worse ways to pass a long and lonely decade or two than in the arms of a passionate stranger. 

Living forever might not be everything they’d hoped for. But, at least they can still get a few things right. Can't they?

Scheduled for release September 18, 2023 as part of the Rejected By the Immortal  anthology.

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Also In The Works...

Christmas Every Day 
An Oberon Christmas Story

After a Christmas where everything went wrong, Lucy wishes for a do-over.  And, you know what they say: "Be careful what you wish for!"

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Spicy Nick 
Part of the Naughty List
An Oberon Christmas Story

Releasing December 8, 2024 as part of The Naughty List.

Christmas Makes Me Cry
A Children of Night/Ugly Christmas Sweater Story

Hawk's been in love with Heather for a long time. Now she's found someone else and he's having a blue Christmas.  But perhaps a New Year's Eve kiss will change all of that?

Tentative release date for this one is December 2024

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Love Knows No Season
An Oberon Christmas Story

No release date yet. No real blurb. Just this small tease: When Kate and Cole's GiGi visits the family for Christmas, she brings her new beau along with her, which sends her son, suspicious cop Nick, into a tizzy. 

Lucy: "You didn't know he was coming with her?"

Nick: "Of course I didn't know! I didn't know he even existed! Wait. Did you know?"

Lucy: "Well...my parents might have mentioned something about it."

Nick: "Un-freaking-believable. You know what this means, don't you? My Mom's been keeping secrets from me!"

Lucy. "Looks like. But you know what's interesting about that?"

Nick: "What?"

Lucy: "I swear I remember overhearing your mom and mine having a very similar conversation about you back when we were teens. Funny, isn't it?"

Nick: "Yeah, it's freaking hilarious."

Coming Collections...

A Very Oberon Christmas 
An Oberon Christmas Collection

A very special collection of three Oberon Christmas stories. Includes the short stories, I'll Be Home For Christmas, and If Everyday Was Christmas, AS WELL AS the full length novel, The Spirit of the Place

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Winterlude
A Winter Hearts Christmas Collection

Includes This Winter's Night, Winter World of Love and Winter of Our Discontent, and a sneak peek at Lightning in a Bottle.

Currently available only to newsletter subscribers.

 

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You're All I Want For Christmas 
An Oberon Christmas Duology

Combines I'll Be Home For Christmas and Spicy Nick--One couple, one Christmas, two special stories.

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'Twas the Bite Before Christmas
A Children of Night Holiday Collection

Combines  Going Back to Find You, Light Up the Night, and Chasing Daylight

All Through the Night 
A Children of Night Holiday Collection

Combines Light Up the Night, Christmas Makes Me Cry and Dancing in the Dark.

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Sweater Weather
An Ugly Christmas Sweater Holiday Collection

Will include Christmasing with You and Last Room at the Inn, and possibly the Oberon/LA Love Lessons Crossover novellas, Waiting On Santa and Going Home For Christmas.

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