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Christmas Wishes by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #ChristmasRomance #Books It’s #ChristmasRomance Saturday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Christmas Wishes by Livia Quinn. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Christmas Romance Saturday

Each week, you’ll find Christmas Romances to download and read. Take a peek at each one and check out their other books. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

The Christmas Proposal by Cheryl Wright

When a transfer to the tiny town of Winston Montana, presents itself, Noah Gleeson jumps on it. This is a chance to heal his broken heart and put tragedy behind him.
Then he meets Mandy Scott. The fiery redhead gets under his skin far too quickly, which should have set alarm bells ringing. Against his better judgement, he agrees to become Mandy’s pretend boyfriend for her family’s annual Christmas party. Mandy has never taken a date to the party, but this year will different, purely to keep her parents off her back.
Can Noah continue to see Mandy without tearing his heart apart? And what will Mandy do when their pretense becomes a reality?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HN3KJ32

Christmas Blue at Flynn’s by Angela Verdenius

‘Blue’ – Aussie slang for a fight/ an argument, as in “they’re having a blue”
~*~
Christmas – peace and goodwill to all.
At least, it was supposed to be. But all good intentions and plans can go awry, as Flynn found out.
Can she save Christmas? Can she survive her family? Can Ben save her? Can her sanity remain intact? Will true love be hers?
Or will the blues happening at Flynn’s end it all?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Blue-Flynns-Angela-Verdenius-ebook/dp/B077R2W1D7

The Right to Remain Single by Barbara Monajem

Faced with the ghastly suitors her father approves, Thomasina Warren decides to lose her virginity so that no respectable man will have her. Who better to ruin her than handsome, charming James Blakely? But James is an honorable man and refuses point-blank. Humiliated, she resorts to outright refusal to wed, with the help of a ghost who scares her suitors away. But four years later, her father has arranged her marriage to a stodgy gentlemen whose only condition is that the ghost must be banished forever.
James Blakely never forgot the lovely girl who asked him to ruin her, and when he offers to get rid of the ghost, he thinks he’ll be doing a good deed. Instead, he is faced with the hostile Thomasina, her cowardly suitor, pigheaded father, lecherous cousin, an exorcist monk, and a ghost who warns of danger and deadly peril—and a few short days in which to convince Thomasina that with the right man, she might just want to marry after all.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F71SZD6/

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal by Barbara White Daille

A husband for Christmas?
Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re perfect for each other?
Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children’s. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch and Andi come up with their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him—because this match needs a Christmas miracle!

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WARV1R2/

One Week to Win Her Boss by Barbara White Daille

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076PJ7SNN

The Christmas Ballet by Constance Bretes

Can the joy of Christmas heal the pain of the past?
Laura Hemmingway cut herself off from men and her family when the man she loved married her sister. She moved across the country and was doing just fine until she received a devastating call to return to New York. She had to face the death of her sister, her sister’s little girl, Maria, and Maria’s father, Stefan—the man she had once loved. She figured she would pay her respects and leave as soon as possible. She never anticipated on the beautiful little girl stealing her heart. And she never expected that seeing Stefan again after twelve years would stir up old feelings.
Stefan’s life was complete. He had a successful career as an attorney, a beautiful wife, and an adorable six-year-old daughter. Although him and his wife had been married in name only for the past several years, he cared for her deeply. Then her unexpected death brought him face-to-face with his former lover, and the guilt he’d carried for years.
Stefan is still in love with Laura and wants to give her everything she deserves. He and Maria are racing against time to convince Laura to stay with them in New York.
Can a little girl’s love, and the true magic of Christmas, help Stefan convince Laura to stay and give their relationship another chance?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Ballet-Constance-Bretes-ebook/dp/B07KN7FMVN/

The Twelfth Night Bride by Kelly McClymer

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly McClymer…a Christmas tale of love and redemption with a touch of the fey…
Christmas is a time for miracles, or so Kate Fenster, the youngest of the Fenster siblings, hopes when she heads to Ireland to confront her absentee bridegroom.
The Earl of Blarney had called in her childhood promise to marry him. It had been a lighthearted bargain, she would marry him if he let her ride his prized stallion Diablo. Charmed but not quite trusting the silver-tongued Irish lord, Kate sets him to prove he is more interested in her heart than her dowry.
The courtship takes a dark turn when, just hours after their wedding, her bridegroom is called home to Ireland and refuses to return to her in England or allow her to come to him in Ireland. Kate, tired of waiting, must travel to another country to face her husband — and the fact that everything he had told her was only half-true. Now it is her turn to prove herself to him. To prove that she is the right wife for him. The one who will stand by his side while he rebuilds his lands, regains the trust of his people, and keeps his mad, fey sister safe.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MQG77K/

When the Right One Comes Along by Livia Quinn

Love happens when you least expect it or want it.
A former Army Ranger and CEO finds himself drawn to the woman of his dreams but an impulsive fling puts his mission and their relationship in danger.
Former international model and photographer Lana Calloway is finally headed home, after attending the DC romance convention to find the perfect model, the “one” whose face and body could make her new business venture a success. She finds “Alex”, an unwilling and unlikely candidate. Turns out his appearance was a fluke, but the Calloways have a history of getting their man, or woman, and she doesn’t intend to be the exception.
Her prospect is in DC to meet with Congress about a huge veterans project; in other words, he’s got higher priorities. It will take strategic measures to convince him that her goals could benefit his mission of making life better for wounded veterans and oh, by the way, that they are meant to be.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GMW5D6R

Underneath the Mask: The Gorgeous Stranger by Melissa Belle

They’re having one hell of a Christmas season … Book 1 of an emotional duet about lust, love, family, and healing.
(* This is Book 1 of a 2-Book Duet)
California
When I meet London Shaw, he hits on me. Crudely and without apology. But I say no to every guy, and London is no exception.
Then I find out who he is. Just because he’s a gorgeous, powerful billionaire doesn’t mean I have to like him.
And I don’t. We argue, we fight, and we have absolutely nothing in common.
So why is my body constantly on fire whenever he’s around?
It just proves that London Shaw is dangerous, and I need to stay far away from him.
Except he’s my next-door neighbor.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR7GCE3

More Than a Gift by Patricia Preston

Holly hates Christmas and she’s stuck hunting for a last-minute gift for her boss. Then she meets a charming mall Santa who gives her advice on how to give the perfect gift. Who is hidden behind the white beard and red suit? What if the mall Santa happens be Mr. Right? Find out when you read this short RomCom Christmas Novelette.
Rated PG-13 Download a free copy from BookCave https://mybookcave.com/d/950e2136/

Kissed by You (Tropical Heat Book 4) by Sophia Knightly

When love comes calling, never say never…
What’s a guy to do when a damsel in distress lands at his door on Christmas Eve? Dr. Alex Cortes doesn’t want company this particular holiday, especially after the life-changing event that shook his resolutions. Seeking time alone to sort things out, the last thing he needs is a distraction like blonde beauty Georgiana Kincaid.
Georgie had planned for a picture-perfect Christmas Eve with a gorgeous holiday dress and a lavish celebration dinner with her boyfriend. But when he unexpectedly dumps her, she has nowhere to go. After driving for hours, her car stalls out in front of handsome exotic Dr. Alex Cortes’ beachfront home in the midst of a rainstorm.
Will bad boy billionaire Alex let optimistic Georgie weave her magic? Or will he run when he finds out her true Christmas wish? It might take a Christmas miracle for love to win…

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Whispers of Winter, a holiday Anthology by Vicki Batman

Winter may be rolling in, but that doesn’t mean your days and nights must be cold.
Before you get snowed in, grab yourself a copy of this limited-edition collection. With heroes and heroines of all kinds, you’ll be sure to find some that you just can’t help but fall in love with.
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When five-time champion Samantha Greene teams up with her new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVNX2LZ/

 

 

#Romance Lives Forever @liviaquinn @SylvieGrayson #RLFblogThe most visited page last month was the Salute to Veteran Authors on Nov 11th. Top Blogger for this month is Livia Quinn. She wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top chatter was Sylvie Grayson. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Top Blogger Livia Quinn

Website: http://liviaquinn.com
Blog: https://liviaquinnwrites.com/livias-ramblings
Twitter http://twitter.com/liviaquinn
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/liviaquinnauthor
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/liviaquinn
Google+ http://bit.ly/2guNZn9
Instagram http://instagram.com/liviaquinnauthor
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/livia-quinn
Goodreads http://bit.ly/22VXuev
Amazon Author page amazon.com/author/liviaquinn
Livia Quinn Readers Group http://bit.ly/2gBFQ12
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/W94bb

 

The winners are judged by page visits. Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
Salute to Veteran Authors
Livia Quinn
Barbara White Daille
Constance Bretes
Aurora Springer
Honorable mention: Diane Saxon, Vicki Batman, Anne Kane

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @liviaquinn @SylvieGrayson #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Sylvie Grayson
Salute to Veteran Authors
Vicki Batman
Constance Bretes

New Server — New Power

RLFblog has attracted so many visitors we crashed the server three times in the past month. On September 20th, we had no visitors on the blog so that we could move to a new, more powerful and roomier server. This should hold us for a bit! It also means I can add even more services. Look for new things in 2018, such as Free Book Friday and other goodies for readers (and authors)!

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Blue As Sapphires by Constance Bretes @ConstanceBretes #RLFblog #contemporaryConstance Bretes author of Blue As Sapphires answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.

I started writing contemporary romance and contemporary romance suspense fifteen years ago, and after multiple rejections, got my first contract for Delayed Justice, released in 2014.

I lives in Basin, Montana, where three feline furballs own me and my husband, and a dog that lives next door named Sara, who thinks she also lives with the Bretes family. I love the mountains that surround my home, I love basket weaving, jewelry making, and just visiting all the folks in the small community we live in.

I currently have seven books published, and a number of other ones in various stages of edits. Right now, I’m working on a new book, called Roadside Love. A murder mystery/romance is a small town in Wyoming. I have two other books that are at the end of their editing days and now at critique partners, the books are Elkhorn In The Moonlight and Rocky River Gold. Both are small town romances.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Chicken or Turkey, with all the fixings.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
The River, pizza, or sub sandwiches.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
That hottie is the hero from my own book. Jade’s Redemption.
What are your hobbies?
I love basket weavimg, and making jewelry.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Where ever and what ever information I can get. For example, I’m currently working on a book called Midnight Escape. The hero is a commercial fisherman, off in the Bering Sea (think Deadliest Catch) and the heroine is an RN. I have an RN in my family that I consult with, and for the commercial fisherman, there are a lot of internet links about Alaska and the Bering Sea fishing, plus the interviews with various boat captains from the show Deadliest Catch. I also searched all the Alaskan government websites on food poisoning, statistics, commercial fisherman license requirements, Coast Guard requirements, and so on. Mostly I use the internet sources that can be verified.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Escaping from her abusive ex-husband, Marissa Simpson returns to her hometown to start over. She spends her days working at the local jewelry store, and the rest of her time is dedicated to mining along Red Rock River, searching for precious gems. Marissa has no intention of getting involved with another man, or with the community she left behind all those years ago. That is until Riley McCade shows up.
Riley is the Sheriff of Quartz County. He loves his community and goes out of his way to protect and serve. When he meets up with Marissa, he’s bound and determined to get to know her even though she insists she’s not interested.
The more Riley learns about Marissa’s past, the more he concludes that she may be in danger. When her ex-husband shows up, can Riley protect her? And can he earn her love in the process?
Publisher Beachwalk Press Inc.
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Blue-as-Sapphires-Constance-Bretes-ebook/dp/B06WRTGRCB
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blue-as-sapphires-constance-bretes/1125799265
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/blue-as-sapphires

Constance Bretes Social Media

Website http://constancebretes.com
Blog http://www.constancebretes.com/connies-blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/ConstanceBretes
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/conniebretes/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/cbretes/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7737457.Constance_Bretes
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Constance-Bretes/e/B00IKSKRES/
Newsletter http://www.constancebretes.com/news–things.html

 

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