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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Secret Santa & The Christmas Wedding

Being born and raised in the town of Snowflake has its perks for Aneurin Mackenzie, she’s seen it all; businesses booming and the town flourishing. 
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Lorna Sanders stepped up to raise her niece, after her sister and brother-in-law’s tragic deaths. 

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Secret Santa by Keren Hughes

Being born and raised in the town of Snowflake has its perks for Aneurin Mackenzie, she’s seen it all; businesses booming and the town flourishing. Sadly, she’s also seen it torn to shreds by a previous mayor.

Then, in comes cocky, arrogant, filthy rich Preston Wolfric III with his “fresh ideas” to bring business back to this small town. He wants to turn Snowflake around, bringing it to the 21st century. 
However, Nye will not let her town be changed without a fight.

He’s a big city alpha male, she’s a small town girl with no desire to change. She plans to run him out of town but what she doesn’t count on is that cocky jerk making his way under her skin, seeping into her veins.

She didn’t realise how devastatingly handsome he is. He didn’t realise what he needed was right in front of him.
What will happen when Preston and Nye’s worlds collide? Will there be sparks or will it become a fire that lays waste to everything they thought they knew?

Do opposites really attract?

About the author:
Keren Hughes lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm. She fondly remembers the days where she would lie in her bedroom away from distraction and get lost in the world of make believe. Her first real memory of reading something she fell in love with was The Hobbit. In her teenage years, she became addicted to Point Horror books like RL Stine's The Boyfriend, but she also enjoyed light Summer reads like What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next.

Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit of an OCD freak about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the slightest bit of damage.
She has been a book reviewer for the last few years and a book hoarder for a LOT longer. You can NEVER have too many books! Her shelves are bulging and overflowing but she always wants "just one more book".

Keren had her first book published by Limitless Publishing in November 2013. It's a YA Paranormal Romance novel called Stolen. Her second book was published with LP in May 2014. This time, an NA Contemporary Romance called Nothing Like The First Time.
She couldn't have been more surprised when NLTFT appeared on the Amazon Best Seller list. That was a dream come true.
Keren is currently working on more NA Contemporary Romances for you to fall in love with.


The Christmas Wedding (The Harvest Ridge #1.5) by K.L. Ramsey

Lorna Sanders stepped up to raise her niece, after her sister and brother-in-law’s tragic deaths. She never allowed herself to dream that someday she would have a family of her own, but meeting Jonathan Sawyer changes all of that. He teaches Lorna that age is just a number and dreams can come true, especially at Christmas.

Jonathan Sawyer’s job is to keep Lorna’s family safe, he never imagined that job would also include protecting her heart. He just needs to convince Lorna that wishing for her heart’s desire and Christmas miracles are both possible. Can Sawyer’s plan, for a Christmas wedding be enough to show her that it’s never too late to find happily ever after?

EXCERPT

She padded down the stairs as quietly as she could, to find all the lights out. Sawyer must have gone to bed after cleaning up the kitchen. She felt a pang of guilt for ruining his surprise dinner. 

She turned to go back up the steps and ran into a wall of hot, chiseled abs and chest muscles—Sawyer. She placed her palms on his pecs, trying to steady herself, but the feel of his bare skin only knocked her off balance again. He wrapped his arms around her body, pulling her into his. 

“You okay, Lorna?” Sawyer’s voice sounded gruff and sexy, like he’d just woken up. 
She tried to pull herself free from his hold, but he only tightened his arms around her waist. 
“Yes, I’m fine.” 

She didn’t mean to sound so put off, but she did. She gave up struggling in his arms and decided just to enjoy it. She hadn’t been this close to Sawyer in months and her body was feeling tingly and overheated by his proximity. How did this man make her feel like a walking volcano every time he touched her? 

“I couldn’t sleep. I needed to talk to you.” Her voice sounded breathy and needy, even to her own ears. 
“I couldn’t sleep either. I’m going to do something that you might not like, but…” 

Sawyer pulled her in and sealed his lips over hers. At first, her body went rigid, not knowing if she should fight him off or just enjoy the pleasure he was giving her. Having Jonathan Sawyer wrapped around her body, kissing her, wasn’t really a hardship. 

She decided to give into what her body was screaming for, melting into his embrace and parting her lips to allow him access. His greedy tongue took over and the kiss went from hot to scorching in thirty seconds flat. The man took her willingness as an invitation to push her up against the wall, framing her small body with his hot, mostly naked, muscled one. She couldn’t help but run her hands down his chest and abdomen to his waist. Her fingers teased the tops of his boxer briefs, wanting so badly to dip down into them. He moaned against her mouth, taking her hands in his to halt their progress. 

“As much as I like the way you are thinking, I’ve got a few things to say first.” Lorna was panting as he let her fall back against the wall. She should have felt embarrassed about the whole situation, but she didn’t. She was hot and bothered, in a good way, and completely turned on. She didn’t want him to stop touching her and kissing her to talk. Talking could wait. Besides, they would probably end up fighting and he would never finish what he started. 

He took her hand and pulled her into the kitchen. 

“Sit,” he commanded, pulling out a chair for her. 

Lorna didn’t care to put up a struggle. He had completely stripped her of any fight that she had left. 

He pulled the pan of lasagna from the refrigerator and filled two plates. He lit the candles that were on the table and poured them both a glass of wine. 

“So, we are going to sit here and have dinner, in our underwear.” Lorna looked him up and down, her eyes resting on his rather impressive bulge that told her she affected him more than he was letting on. 

“Well, we could eat naked, but I don’t think that would be a good idea. You must be starving after your long day. So, food first, then we can discuss you getting naked.”

About the author:
K. L. Ramsey was born and raised in Maryland. As a child she struggled in school, having to attend speech and reading therapy. Her teacher told her that she would never be a very good reader; that English was just not her thing. She continued to struggle until eleventh grade, when she signed up for a Creative Writing class. Her high school teacher saw her potential and submitted a short story, that K. L. had written for class, to a local literary publication. The story was not only published but won an award for best short story. Knowing that someday she wanted to become a writer, K. L. received her BA in English from Salisbury State University.
K. L. Ramsey currently resides in West Virginia (Go Mountaineers!). She lives with hunky scientist, two now not so little people, and six fur babies. In her spare time, she likes to read romance novels, attend WVU football games and drink wine with girlfriends. 

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8 comments:

Debra Branigan said...

I like the cover of A Christmas Wedding in particular and the storyline for both are interesting. Good luck with your novels ladies!

Laura Thomas said...

Both of these sound great for my holiday reading list. And I like both covers too:)

bison61 said...

I like the covers-favorite would be The Christmas Wedding

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Bridgett wilbur said...

I would love to read these.

Bea LaRocca said...

These sound like great Holiday reads. Thanks so much for posting.

Sassy Brit said...

Great books! Thanks for sharing :) I love Christmas romance stories!

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Great covers!

Unknown said...

Both stories sound really good. I'm particularly intrigued by A Christmas Wedding, and the teaser "age is just a number". Is there a big age gap between hero and heroine? Is the heroine older than usual? I really like stories with older heroines, there aren't enough of them in romance!