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Holiday Disaster by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #Holiday #RomanceWelcome Vicki Batman, author of Holiday Disaster, a holiday romance in the Season of Magic anthology.

Christmas Keepers

Every year, my family went to my grandmother’s for Christmas Eve. She provided the ham and my aunts brought the sides and dessert. It was a joyous time with family members we didn’t see regularly. Cousins, aunts and uncles, new babies. Newlyweds to be inducted in our group. After dinner, we watched Grandmother open presents. For a long time, she gave gifts too. I still have the sapphire ring and the silver ID bracelet with my name inscribed in cursive.

One year, I received a huge flat box of crayons. My mom said that it was for my sister, but I was having none of that. I loved crayons, and I’d never had anything more than the standard box for school. There were flesh colors. Gold, silver, copper. Vibrant shades of blue, coral, and greens. I could not wait to try them out.

As Christmases passed, shopping became difficult for Grandmother, and she began giving us checks, which was welcomed as it’s than making our own selections. But none have lasted like the jewelry she’d lovingly selected.

Do you have a gift from your childhood you’ve kept?

And here’s a nice gift for you! The Season of Magic boxed set is FREE. It’s full of fun and good short stories, including mine, Holiday Disaster. (Bad plumbing + Christmas = Holiday Disaster).

Noel Noel Noel by Merry Holly ~ Dumped and lonely, is it possible to find love at the local mall? Noelle thinks not, but a chance encounter with Chase Clayborne while Christmas shopping has her rethinking her rigid set of rules.

A Cinderella Christmas by Cara Marsi ~ Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairy tales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.

Matchmaker Matchmaker by Bobbi Lerman ~ With Chanukah around the corner, is there enough magic left for a matchmaker to bring Molly’s cynical heart back to life?

Yuletide Bride by Gerri Brousseau ~ The Dowager Duchess’s decree that her grandson must marry before Twelfth Night or relinquish his title and fortune sends him into a tail spin. Without any prospects and with only two weeks until Christmas will Stuart Nelson find himself destitute or will he find The Yuletide Bride?

Holiday Disaster by Vicki Batman: The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

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Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm–the list is endless.
Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to True Love, True Romance, True Confessions, Noble Romance Publishing, Long and Short Reviews, Museitup Publishing, and The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if?”
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Today’s featured book is Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’Connor.
On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry,
I have to work.”
That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t
have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to
Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and
love – than the job itself.
This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.
Romantic and…complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!
Genre Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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About the Author

Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a
creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home
décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few
more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care
Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in
her stories :D ). She hangs out at

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Today’s featured book is The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal by Barbara
White Daille.
The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
Genre Contemporary Romance, Christmas romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal
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!

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Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest.
Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t
gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.
Barbara’s new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, features a matchmaking
grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The series began with The
Cowboy’s Little Surprise, A Rancher of Her Own, and The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal. Additional books in the series will be coming.

Today’s featured book is A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen.

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Title A Romance for Christmas
Genre Sweet contemporary romance, holiday romance
Author Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A sweet feel-good holiday romance. It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

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Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is a best selling American author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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This quick interview includes info about the author and introduces the story.

About the Author

I write books. Books where romance, fantasy, and suspense collide.
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, as a child, I soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the South. I graduated with honors from both Armstrong Atlantic State University, and Georgia Southern University.
I live in the mountains now with my husband, but honor my southern heritage as a storyteller by sharing my romance fiction with readers.
What’s in it for you?
A reward. Treat yourself to an entertaining diversion from your daily routine by reading my stories. You’ll find themes like justice does exist, love is worth fighting for. Happily-ever-afters are expected.

Interview with Paula Millhouse

Why did you write this book?
I wrote Marmalade’s First Christmas because I wanted to share my love for all things Christmas, woven into a contemporary romance. I like to think of the novella as sort of a Hallmark movie, with extra sugar and spice.
Also, a kitten adopted us last year at Christmas, an orange tabby. He’s brought so much love into our lives! I wanted to weave my sweet adorable kitten into a story. I think Marmalade steals the show.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love paranormal fantasy romance, but I’m also getting into some contemporary romance now. I read broadly – historical, thrillers, and lots of non-fiction.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Just one…? Seriously, Kayelle – that’s a tough question!
Right now I’m in love with Mirren Kincaid from Susannah Sandlin’s Absolution in The Penton Legacy Series. What an amazing character!
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m writing a paranormal romance, the first in a series, where sexy agents in a supernatural police force find love while making the universe safe for humans.
I also have two romantic suspense novels out on submission with my agent. Fingers crossed, and do send positive cyberwishes my way that these stories find their perfect editor.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Marmalade’s First Christmas
     When billionaire Jake Simons rescues a kitten the week before Christmas, the orange tabby leads Jake to the greatest gift of the season – Veterinarian Marley West.
     The last thing Marley needs is a client meddling in her personal business, but Old Man Winter, Mother Nature, and Jake’s pregnant mares have other plans for her holiday. When she gets snowed in with Jake during the worst blizzard in racehorse country, sparks fly.
     But will Jake be strong enough to let go of ghosts from his past? And, in this friends-to-lovers story, will Marley learn to trust that Jake just might be her very own Christmas miracle?

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Title Marmalade’s First Christmas
Genre Contemporary Romance Holiday Novella
Author Paula Millhouse
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R (for a sweet/hot romance.)

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Publisher Paula Millhouse Digital

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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Milou Koenings is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author who writes romance because, like chocolate, stories with happy endings bring joy to the world and so make it a better place.
She’s lived all over the world, working as a freelance travel and technology writer, but loves to stay home with her family more than anything.

Interview with Milou Koenings

Why did you write this book?
This is a collaborative effort by 17 authors from Sweet Romance Reads. We banded together to create a boxed set of holiday novellas. It was a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit as early as possible.
My novella, The Kampala Peppermint Twist, is another installment in my Green Pines Romance series. It comes from growing up in Africa and is partly a reflection on how we create our own holiday spirit when we’re not surrounded by all the commercial reminders. But of course, bottom line, it’s a romance!
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance and more romance, please. With an occasional spy thriller in there to shake things up. The older I get, the more I want a guaranteed happy ending when I pick up a book.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I’ve got so many favorites! But I just love Juliet Ashton, from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I reread that book every year (along with all the Harry Potters in a row). She’s strong, funny, bright, hopeful in the face of adversity; kind, with such a big heart — and hopelessly befuddled when it comes to her own romance.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m working on another Green Pines Romance, and developing another series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 is a bundle of 17 wholesome holiday romances, all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 takes you around the globe from small-town USA, to London, England, and even to Africa. Don’t miss out on this sweet romance boxed set that’s sure to touch your heart, make you smile, and put you in the mood for Christmas.

About the Book

Title Sweet Christmas Kisses 3
Genre Sweet Romance
Author Mona Risk, Christine Bush, Lyn Cote, Denise Devine, Shanna Hatfield, Ciara Knight, Milou Koenings, Magdalena Scott, Roxanne Rustand, Alicia Street, Kristin Wallace, Merrillee Whren, Cindy Flores Martinez, Victoria Pinder, Josie Riviera, Pat Simmons
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G/PG

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