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Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek @srnemoauthor #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 Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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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!

Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek

I met her, the girl of my dreams. We shared a kiss, we fell in love…and then I was deployed.
Now I’m back, but I’m no longer the man I used to be. I’m injured, scarred, and chances are I might never fully recover.
My heart still belongs to her—Annabelle—but my love for her demands I let her go. She deserves more than a broken man’s love, more than what I can offer.
But now, as I stare at her beautiful face, the sight of her cracking my heart in two, I pray I can be strong enough not to succumb to temptation. Both of us need time alone with our thoughts, so we came to the one place that made us feel whole again.
Now we’re trapped in her family cabin, and I can’t help but wonder whether being snowed in with Annabelle is a wonderful mistake…or a disaster waiting to happen.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076X75Y9K/

Noble Holidays by Anthea Lawson

From Book 1: “A perfect Regency Christmas Story.” Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays. Between caring for her elderly father and managing a household barely out of mourning, she has no time for the softer things in life.
Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision.
Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…
Heat level: Sweet
Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts, A Countess for Christmas is a Regency-set short story of 13,000 words (approximately 50 pages).
“A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance… Among the standouts, Anthea Lawson’s traditional Regency story, a Countess for Christmas.” – Publisher’s Weekly review of Christmas Ghosts anthology
NOTE: A Countess for Christmas is included in the new holiday anthology Noble Holidays, along with A Duke for Midwinter, A Prince for Yuletide, and A Nobleman’s Noel

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTCHNL/

The Southern Comfort Christmas by Barbara Lohr

A Christmas wedding becomes chaos for Harper and Cameron in this heartwarming romance, a sequel to Finding Southern Comfort. Mistletoe and magnolias turn to mayhem when Savannah meets Chicago. Families can’t agree about anything, from the venue to the menu. Harper’s heart sure isn’t in it. Her mother’s wedding gown isn’t the only thing that doesn’t fit. The impending celebration frustrates the Savannah couple as they’re swept into a frantic countdown to Christmas. When Cameron’s sidelined by a broken ankle, his little girl Bella reverts to bad habits. Only in each other’s arms can the bride and groom find comfort while around them the planning threatens to become a second Civil War.
Cameron’s family refuses to travel to the “frozen hinterlands,” and Harper’s glorious wedding day frays further. Frozen pipes and water damage cause a change in plans. But even when the ceremony is moved to Cameron’s Savannah mansion, his family might be a no-show.
Harper’s friend Julep suggests a solution and Cameron’s mama reluctantly agrees to handle the menu. When the dreaded chicken becomes jambalaya, hope is on the horizon. A trip to Bleubelle’s provides the dress of Harper’s dreams, and everything seems to finally be falling into place. But not quite … and that’s the fun of this continuing southern saga.

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/38gl9d

Lady Charlotte’s Christmas Vigil by Caroline Warfield

Lady Charlotte dreams of the splendors of Rome. She convinced four lofty trustees to let her accompany her young brother on his Grand Tour. She defied her chaperone who decided the comforts of Baden with her bosom bow were preferable to Italy. She agreed to stop in Venice along the way, but Rome is within reach. At least it would be if her foolish brother hadn’t tried to imitate his idol, Lord Byron and swim the Grand Canal. Now he is ill with putrid fever and Charlotte’s dream is fading fast.
Fever is nothing new to Salvatore Caresini. He lost his wife to one and, as a physician, tries to keep his city well free of it. He isn’t about to let an independent young woman put herself at risk nursing the sick. When he brings her home to keep her out of trouble, she works her way into his household, the lives of his children, and his mother’s routines. Will she worm her way into his heart as well? If she does, what will happen to her dreams?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0758NLYV2/

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 be different, purely to keep her parents off her back.
Can Noah continue to see Mandy without tearing apart his heart? And what will Mandy do when their pretense becomes reality?

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

A Reel Christmas in Romance by JJ DiBenedetto

Owner of the lone movie theater in Romance, Marianne Carter loves the old movies she shows on the big screen. She’s just struck up an email friendship with a newcomer to town. Unaware of his identity but feeling loyal to him, she fights her attraction to a handsome man she keeps bumping into around town.
Under a false identity, Jack Nelson comes to Romance to investigate the historic movie theater and decide if it should receive the status of a historical landmark. Little does he know the woman sending him charming emails is the same one who owns the theater.
While Marianne’s theater plays the old classic film The Shop Around the Corner, Marianne and Jack unknowingly play out the same story in real life. Will they figure it out in time to write their own happy ending?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HL6YYMP/

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

Alone at Christmas. What a sad thing! When your loved one will never be home for Christmas again, what do you do? In the sweet holiday romance, A Romance for Christmas, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes. Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/31MNPw

The Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.
Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland. Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.
On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.
Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?
A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

Universal book link https://www.books2read.com/u/mVBJEM

Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander

Culinary arts student, Hope Mastriano, is down on her luck. Homeless on Thanksgiving Day, she’s caught trying to break into her cousin’s apartment by her sexy boss and lifelong secret crush.
Since getting dumped seven months ago, head chef Vinnie DiFrancesco has been in a frustrating holding pattern. He returns relaxed from a retreat, but his life is sent into a tailspin when he offers Hope, the event coordinator at his family’s trattoria, temporary housing.
With the trattoria’s traditional Italian Christmas Eve charity dinner slated to be featured on a local TV segment and things heating up in his apartment, the two must set aside their different visions to make the event a success. When a computer glitch threatens their plans, Hope proposes a risky solution. Vinnie must believe in Hope and his heart in order to secure the future of the restaurant and make it a Christmas to remember.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764CJ24W

His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone

Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.
Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.
Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.
As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she’ll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she’d given up on…love?

Amazon http://www.books2read.com/u/bQ91O0

The Santa Bargain by Robin Michaela

Santa’s gifts can be both nice…and naughty.
Coffeehouse entrepreneur, Maria Thompson, has sworn off men ever since her young son’s father walked out of their lives. But, when she literally runs into sexy carpenter, Joe Sinclair, she wonders if it’s time to rethink her plan.
Joe Sinclair doesn’t need or want romance or a family. He was raised in the foster care system and learned long ago not to get attached to anyone. Now, if he could just remember that, he could put the sensual owner of Copper River, Colorado’s new coffee shop out of his mind.
After Maria and Joe volunteer to work together on the town’s first Christmas festival, their attraction lights up brighter than a new a string of holiday lights. When Santa comes to town, will they finally find everything they’ve ever wished for under the tree?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077996MP2.

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Read A Reel Christmas in Romance by JJ DiBenedetto #FreeBookFriday #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is A Reel Christmas in Romance by JJ DiBenedetto. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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A Reel Christmas in Romance by JJ DiBenedetto

Owner of the lone movie theater in Romance, Marianne Carter loves the old movies she shows on the big screen. She’s just struck up an email friendship with a newcomer to town. Unaware of his identity but feeling loyal to him, she fights her attraction to a handsome man she keeps bumping into around town.
Under a false identity, Jack Nelson comes to Romance to investigate the historic movie theater and decide if it should receive the status of a historical landmark. Little does he know the woman sending him charming emails is the same one who owns the theater.
While Marianne’s theater plays the old classic film The Shop Around the Corner, Marianne and Jack unknowingly play out the same story in real life. Will they figure it out in time to write their own happy ending?
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HL6YYMP/

Free on KindleUnlimitedRead Hunters' Academy 1: Entrance Exam by Ivy Hearne #FreeBookFriday #Read

Hunters’ Academy 1: Entrance Exam by Ivy Hearne

Survive or Die.

It’s not much of a school motto—not as inspiring as, say, “Let us give light to the world,” or “Knowledge is liberty,” or even just “Light and Truth.” Those are all real school mottoes. So is this one. It belongs to the Hunters’ Academy. And now, so do I.
Since she was twelve years old, Kacela Deluca has suffered debilitating migraines. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she learns her headaches are the result of untapped psychic abilities. She’s given a choice: continue to suffer, or leave behind everything she knows and join the Hunters’ Academy. The only catch? If she doesn’t pass the entrance exam, she’ll die.
A teen with blocked psychic powers, a panther shifter who can’t—or won’t—shift, a secret academy, and the power to defend the entire world…if only Kacela can unleash her potential before it’s too late.
Fans of Vampire Academy, Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, and Dragon School will love Hunters’ Academy!
Entrance Exam is episode one of Hunters’ Academy – expect a new episode every month beginning Fall 2018!
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G9QLRV2/
Free on KindleUnlimited

Bear Of The Midnight Sun by Holly Bargo

Read Bear Of The Midnight Sun by Holly Bargo #FreeBookFriday #ReadAfter a thousand years, immortal polar bear shifter Sindre finally finds his mate—on a talk show. In the city where anything goes, an impromptu wedding is just a taste of what’s to come. Startled into going through the ceremony, Miranda can’t stop the big, virile man from staking his claim on her and releasing her bear. Sindre can’t believe his good luck and will do anything to keep his mate at his side, up to and including taking marital advice from Atlas Leonidus. An independent woman with a successful career, Miranda melts at his touch and shuns his control, except she can’t control her bear.
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HKQLK7M
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Posh Bytes: BeautyWorld Tales of Whimsy and Woe by C Rose

Fall into Posh Bytes, where everyone is beautiful… In a universe where anyone can choose to be beautiful, who really is? Appearances can be deceiving, and usually are. When reality is shaped by illusion, anything can happen. Science and art converge in the luxe glamor of BeautyWorld. These loosely connected Tales of Whimsey and Woe explore the concept of perceived beauty, and how the lives and loves of Posh Bytes’ colorful characters are affected for the better or worse. In a world where everyone appears to be perfect, what can possibly go wrong?Read Posh Bytes: BeautyWorld Tales of Whimsy and Woe by C Rose #FreeBookFriday #Read
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01915JE6U/
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Shattered by Bry AnnRead Shattered by Bry Ann #FreeBookFriday #Read

Sometimes, when I really think about it, I can almost feel the way the breeze felt against my skin that day. How it washed over me, cooling my heated skin.
I remember counting the minutes it took to get to my boyfriend’s house. Twenty-two, but it took twenty-three that day. Maybe the extra minute was a warning.
One I didn’t heed, of course.
I wanted love. It’s all I wanted. I would have done anything for it.
It made me an easy victim.
Tell me I’m pretty here, hug me there and I was a puppet on his string. He pulled and pulled until he asked me to do the one thing I absolutely could not do.
It broke me to tell him no. Tore me up. I went over to his house that day to try and find a way to make it up to him. To fix what I broke.
Minute nineteen.
Cool breeze. Sunshine. Hope for love, fear I ruined my chance at it by being disobedient.
Minute twenty.
Black. One minute was all it took for Sage Briar-Rose to cease to exist.
To shatter her.
This is the story of how I lost myself. The story of how my naive search for love left me shattered.
Trigger Warning: This book deals with extremely sensitive topics. If you get triggered easily, I’d chose one of my other books.
Download your free book: http://a.co/d/9oSVH7o
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Chaos, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Read Chaos by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #ReadIllustrated Book
As king of the immortal Ultras, Pietas ap Lorectic rules his people with an iron fist and a heart of stone. Or so he would have you believe. The man behind the myth is a scientist, deep thinker, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover. He has shared his thoughts on chaos with few. This book is a collection of quotes on the concept by the man known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
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Know the Heroine from Dream Doctor by JJ DiBenedetto @jjdibenedetto #RLFblog #CozyMysteryJJ DiBenedetto, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Dream Doctor by JJ DiBenedetto

Genre Cozy Mystery with a supernatural twist
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):PG
Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.
Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead.
Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.
Dream Doctor is the first book of the Dream Doctor Mysteries.

Know the Heroine from Dream Doctor

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
If her husband’s asleep, probably read ahead in her medical school textbooks, or email her best friend. If he’s awake…
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Pizza. It’s quick and easy and she can eat it cold the next morning if there’s any left over.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Since she’s in medical school and she spends three days a week in anatomy class, it’s casual clothes that she doesn’t mind if they smell of formaldehyde.
Does she know how to fix things?
She can change a tire and do pretty basic repairs – her father taught her to be able to do for herself wherever possible. And she’s learning how to fix people, but since she’s just in her first year of med school, it’ll be a while before she can do surgery.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
When her med school classmate and friend Janet was going through a very rough time, Sara tried to get her to open up and talk about her problems, but it backfired, and Janet completely flipped out.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
She’d be friendly and approachable. She loves kids, and she wants to be a pediatrician.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
If she didn’t dream, or had a normal dream of her own, she’s pretty chipper when she wakes up. If she had one of her supernatural dreams where she visited someone else and saw something horrible, she’s a complete mess when she gets out of bed.
Can she use chopsticks?
Yes, but she doesn’t.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
Definitely coffee. Black. And never decaf.
What apps would she have on her phone?
The book takes place in 1991, so she wouldn’t understand the question.
Android or iPhone?
See above. But later in the series, as time goes on, she does have an iPhone.
Earrings or unpierced ears?
Earrings.
Tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned. She’s not a big fan of tattoos.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Personal car, although in this book since she’s living on campus she doesn’t need one. But in the next book, she drives the old Volvo passed down from her father-in-law.
Recycle or toss?
Definitely recycle.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Dream Doctor

Publisher Writing Dreams
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW8JPWS
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dream-doctor-jj-dibenedetto/1114915801
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id625039094
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dream-doctor-the-dream-doctor-mysteries-book-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/296975
Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Dream-Doctor-Audiobook/B00FK6V3U0

JJ DiBenedetto Social Media

JJ (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he’s not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
JJ is the author of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, the Jane Barnaby Adventures and several other works.
Website http://www.jjdibenedetto.com
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