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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Wish of Xmas Present: A Christmas Romance (The Styles of Love, #2) by N.D. Jones



Those who teach never cease to learn and a lesson on love is on the syllabus for two educators who are due for a little romance.


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Release Date: December 21st, 2018
Cover Artist: Limabean Designs

The greatest gift of all is the love we share with each other…

As love blooms and familial bonds are forged, the spirit of the season welcomes us home and offers us a chance to dream. Dr. Malcolm Styles and Dr. Sky Ellis’s whirlwind office romance, a sexy perk of higher ed, has swept them off their feet. Now that the winds of change have settled, Malcolm and Sky find, as the Christmas holiday approaches, a chance to make a deeper connection. 

For Malcolm, he has only one wish for the winter holiday of goodwill, mistletoe, and decorations. Will his wish make it to Santa’s list, granting Malcolm a joyful Noel, or will Jack Frost smother his cheer in a blizzard of disappointment? 

As Malcolm and Sky traverse the landscape of romance and love, they find themselves on a journey of self-discovery and bonding. For ‘tis the season of caring and with it comes the blessings of family, hope, and faith. 

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The Wish of Xmas Present Emoji Love

Dr. Malcolm Styles and Dr. Sky Ellis are the hero and heroine in The Perks of Higher Ed and The Wish of Xmas Present, the first two books in the Styles of Love contemporary romance trilogy. One of their relationship trademarks is their exchange of fun text messages and silly emojis. Malcolm started the trend, using both to get to know Sky and to test the romance waters between them.

He pulled his cell phone from his pants pocket and sent Sky an emoji with a pink bow on her head, bright-red heart-shaped lips pursed for a kiss, long curling lashes, sparkling blue eyes, and huge breasts. It wasn’t totally tasteless. The emoji did wear a pink bra to cover nonexistent nipples.

Sky, conservative but a closet prankster with a wicked sense of humor, is more than capable of matching Malcolm.

His phone dinged with a text message notification almost immediately. His lady’s feminism never disappointed, neither did her lack of romanticism.
You’re shameless, Dr. Styles. Her breasts are nearly as big as her head.
She ended her message with an orange President’s Day emoji of Donald Trump holding a cell phone and tweeting: #notfakenews #mydayoff. 
President’s Day? It’s September. At least send me a Hispanic Heritage Month emoji.

When Christmas is upon them, Malcolm knows the right text message to send his Christmas bell.

The cell phone in her hand buzzed. Bringing the screen to life, Sky hit the message icon and read the text.
Your sleigh awaits. Meet me in the foyer.

Above Malcolm’s message was an image of a red-nosed reindeer emoji.

Contemporary romance is a great opportunity to include all kinds of popular culture into a novel. Texting and emojis are two fun inclusions to this holiday-themed novel.

Sky has compiled some of her favorite Christmas emojis for Malcolm she’d like to share. She kept her choices PG-13. If you want to know which emojis made it to Sky’s Naughty But Nice list, you’ll have to ask Malcolm.

What’s your favorite Christmas emoji?

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About the author: 
N. D. Jones is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She is a dedicated educator, committed to equitable and excellent education for all students. N.D. has served in the role as teacher, department chair, and professional development teacher specialist, supporting the learning of students and the professional growth of teachers. 

N.D. is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent. Her teenage daughter created the image design for Kuumba Publishing, while her son has written a role playing game original character bio for a new paranormal romance series--making Kuumba Publishing a true family affair. 

A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. She's also embarked on a science fiction romance series, Forever Yours. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga. 


Tour Giveaway -1 Signed paperback copy of Rhythm and Blue Skies, Malcolm and Sky’s Complete Story (The Styles of Love Trilogy, Books 1 and 2). Will be available January 2019 (Will mail to the continental US only)

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1 comment:

N.D. Jones said...

Thank you so very much for sharing The Wish of Xmas Present with your readers. As a thank you, I'm offering your readers an ARC of the novel. If interested, they can complete the form by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/H1DoqmpKAcTKo5TW2

Sincerely,
N.D. :)