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Tough Prospect: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure by Laura Strickland @laurastricklandauathor #RLFblog #Steampunk RomanceLaura Strickland, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Tough Prospect is the story of Mitch Carter, a man who’s never had anything soft or easy in his life, meeting up with a woman who, in his eyes, personifies all that’s beautiful, soft, and feminine. Used to battling for everything he needs, he’s prepared to battle for Tessa too. What he doesn’t understand is, love doesn’t respond to force and sometimes must be wooed with a gentle touch. He’ll have to open his heart and become vulnerable, before he succeeds in winning her, and for him that’s the hardest prospect of all.

Tough Prospect: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure by Laura Strickland

Genre Steampunk Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Mitch Carter’s a hard man. He’s clawed his way up from Buffalo’s gutter through a combination of ruthlessness and stark loyalty to become the King of Prospect Avenue. But when he sees lovely Tessa Verdun, a crack appears in his tough veneer. He wants her for his wife even if making it happen requires coercion, dirty dealing, and a touch of blackmail.
Mitch is the last man Tessa would choose to wed, but he’s forced her into marriage, even though she’s ready to give her heart to another man. Now he tries to win her with lavish gifts and watches her with veiled passion in his eyes. But when everyone else turns against Tessa, it’s Mitch who’s there offering strength. And when vying factions in the city place Tessa in danger, it’s Mitch for whom she longs, though loving such a man is certainly a tough prospect.

Where to buy Tough Prospect: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JKKPD9J
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tough-prospect-a-buffalo-steampunk-adventure

Laura Strickland Social Media

Born in Buffalo and raised on the Niagara Frontier, Laura Strickland has been an avid reader and writer since childhood. To her the spunky, tenacious, undefeatable ethnic mix that is Buffalo spells the perfect setting for a little Steampunk, so she created her own Victorian world there. She knows the people of Buffalo are stronger, tougher and smarter than those who haven’t survived the muggy summers and blizzard blasts found on the shores of the mighty Niagara. Tough enough to survive a squad of automatons? Well, just maybe.
Website http://www.laurastricklandbooks.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/laurastricklandauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002632317
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42858639
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Strickland/e/B001KHSACW/

 

Christmas Wishes by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #ChristmasRomance #BooksIt’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!

Christmas Wishes: Not just a holiday romance (Calloways of Rainbow Bayou Book 4) by Livia Quinn

Not just a Christmas book. . .when the Calloways and Larues get together things just happen. New relationships, engagements and miracles abound in the first Christmas novel of the Calloways of Rainbow Bayou. Revel in the ongoing lives of couples from the first three books and get a glimpse of new characters in upcoming books.
Love happens when you least expect it and sometimes delivers surprises and long-awaited second chances.
As the Calloways and Larues gather at the Romanos’ on Christmas Eve, Buffy prepares some surprises for her husband. Meanwhile, her cousin Beau is home from Hollywood and Maddie is nervous about seeing him again. Samantha’s baby is over due and no surprise to Buffy, her ex-boyfriend Jed shows up unexpectedly. Then there’s Luc, who’s is starting to believe maybe Delilah has changed her mind about spending the rest of her life with him.
But with the first Christmas miracle, Buffy knows eventually her friends will get their happily-ever-afters. Because a Calloway always knows.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GNS81D8/

Christmas in Meadow Creek by Katy Eeten

Sarah Laughlin left her big-city life and dead-end relationship behind for a fresh start as a fourth-grade teacher in the small, Wisconsin town of Meadow Creek. And it feels like home, too, despite the persistent troublemaker in her class and the lack of familiar faces. But the holidays are going to be lonely this year. Until she meets firefighter Lincoln Thompson. Suddenly, the hope of spending Christmas with someone she cares about is within reach.
Lincoln loves his home town of Meadow Creek, but ever since his long-time girlfriend left him for a better life in the city, he wonders if he’ll ever find love in this small town where everyone knows everyone. Then he meets Sarah during her class’s field trip to his firehouse, and a spark is lit. But when they discover that Sarah’s troublemaking student is none other than Lincoln’s beloved nephew, their newfound relationship is put to the test. Can they navigate through the complexities of family dynamics to find a love that will last?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6XLK8B/

Once Upon a Christmas Feast: Stories, Menus, and Recipes for a Victorian Christmas Feast (Once Upon a Wedding) by Kelly McClymer

Have you ever wanted to attend a Victorian Christmas celebration? Well now you can, in Once Upon a Christmas Feast you not only get an original story, but menus, recipes, favorite Victorian Christmas stories and songs.
What’s in this jam-packed Victorian Christmas celebration of a tome?
First: an original Once Upon a Wedding short story. “Once Upon a Fairytale Christmas.”
The Duchess of Keystone is an unconventional woman who loves fairytales and happily ever after endings. When it comes to Christmas, she loves nothing better than to have her family gathered at her estate enjoying Christmas joy, food, games, and entertainment.
This year, her niece Margause arrives to view the wonder of a fairytale Christmas celebration. At three, Margause loves to slip into the library of the ducal estate, where her parents fell in love, and peruse the books she hopes to read one day soon.
Observant and advanced for her age, Margause notices that her aunts and uncles are not as happy as they should be about her Aunt Kate’s upcoming Twelfth Night wedding to a handsome, charming Irish rogue. She also doesn’t understand why her mother’s former governess Katherine tries so hard to cheer up Scroogish Sir Robert. It seems obvious to Margause that Sir Robert would need Mr. Dicken’s three ghosts to make him feel any Christmas joy.
But then, what else does the Duchess of Keystone offer everyone, but a chance at a fairytale Christmas, where miracles happen around every corner.
Next: An Appendix of traditional Victorian Christmas stories and essays by Charles Dickens…what? You didn’t know “A Christmas Carol” wasn’t his only Christmas story? Nope. Dickens, along with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, are actually responsible for making Christmas the holiday we celebrate today. You’ll also find it handy to have the lyrics to several Christmas favorite songs, so you can make sure to lead your family in rounds of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” without messing up the lyrics.
All in all, Once Upon a Christmas Feast is your guide to celebrating a very Victorian Christmas.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KZ6TB1D

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!
The Perfectly Series
Perfectly Honest
Perfectly Reasonable
Perfectly Planned
Perfectly Unpredictable

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYW5T7X/

The Christmas of a Countess by Linda Rae Sande

A sensual tale of a couple’s first holiday away from home…
The Year with No Summer is drawing to a close, bleeding into a harsh winter that promises snow, ice and continued hardship. London, so rich with life and bustle, is quiet beneath the ice, buried in a cold few can ever truly recall happening before. Many of the ton are taking their leave for the Christmas holiday, abandoning the soggy streets of London for even chillier country roads.
Milton Grandby, Earl of Torrington, believes that now is the perfect time to introduce his new bride, Adele, to his ancestral hunting lodge and seat of his Earldom in Northumberland. A private getaway nestled in glistening snow can lead to all sorts of enjoyment… and hopefully, an heir.
With excitement in the air and Christmas fast approaching, the newlyweds make plans to travel north. While no family will be invited to the Torrington lodge, the Earl will bring his valet, Alonyius Banks, and Adele will be accompanied by Alice Simpkins, her rather grumpy lady’s maid.
Yet when The Lord and His Lady arrive at Torrington Park sans their servants, things take a decided turn and quickly become intimately awkward. While Milton is more than happy to play lady’s maid to his bride, the close confines and frigid air bring secrets to the front—and mistrust to the surface. As the duo learns more about each other’s pasts, they discover struggles and misunderstandings abound.
Can they look beyond their flaws and allow the spirit of the season and the gift of giving to thaw the sudden ice between them? Or will their first holiday away doom their new-found devotion? The budding romance of their servants may provide the answer in “The Christmas of a Countess”.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PLTQHB

Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain by Laura Strickland

For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075XFHNQ8/

Northern Magic by Laura Strickland

When Santa asks his worker, Olja, to help make another elf’s Christmas wish come true, she believes the job calls for a love potion. Brewing it up will require her to travel all around the North Pole gathering unusual supplies, and to take a few dangerous risks. But she’s never failed Santa in the past and doesn’t intend to now.
Elf Runi’s in the business of guiding Santa’s sleigh and making other people’s wishes come true. This year he’s dared make a wish of his own, one from the heart. When he meets Olja, he hopes he’s found his forever. But it will take assistance from a reindeer, a generous helping of love and a whole lot of magic to make his wish come true. That is, if Olja and Runi can just outwit the three troublesome trolls who decide they’d make a fine winter’s snack.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763CYY57/

The Twelfth Night Wager by Regan Walker

The Redheaded Rake
It was a dull day at White’s the day he agreed to the wager: seduce, bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. But this holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift.
The Virtuous Widow
She was too proper by half—or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had found her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. Rogues, indeed. The night would preface the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GG2DALC

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/

His Holiday Cat Daddy by WM Kirkland

Jude returned to Wyoming looking reunite with his former lover Payton. A chance to play a cowboy at the 2 Hearts Rescue holiday event brought him face to face with…Santa? Underneath that costume, Payton was as hot as ever and when a tiny stray shows up on Patyon’s doorstep, Jude realizes he has a ready made family. If only he could convince Payton that he’s back for good.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5M4SFT

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.
A sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of giving.
It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he also brings a gift she never expected to get.

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

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Christmas Romance Month

Love Christmas Romance? Presenting holiday romances by various authors. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more great books every day. Scroll down for blurbs and buy links.

A Real Christmas

Christie Logan
Christmas hasn’t been the same for Allison Voss since losing her husband, but she’s determined to make it merry for her daughters’ sake. But the odds are against her. She’s between jobs and simply managing day to day is a struggle—until a stranger’s act of kindness changes everything.
Ward Haysgard is not a fan of Christmas. He’s seen plenty of greed and selfishness and not much good will toward men. But Allison’s plight touches him. As he gets to know her and her girls, they work their way into his heart. A heart he thought had hardened long ago.
As the holiday approaches, an old secret threatens their growing closeness. Allison concentrates on giving her girls “a real Christmas” with gifts and treats, but she and Ward will both discover that the only thing that makes Christmas real is the love of family and friends.
Rating: PG
Amazon http://a.co/fimHffj

Christmas Crush

Mickie Sherwood
Although Ashley Wagner feels more like Scrooge than Santa, she keeps her promise and accompanies her sister back home for a Christmas wedding. Her three-day weekend is off to a rocky start, thanks to the unexpected run-in with her womanizing ex-husband, and his very pregnant new wife. She manages to get away with her dignity intact, but later, with old wounds ripped open, the professional crisis manager ends up in the middle of her own life-altering predicament.
Then, sports journalist Craig Johnston, wheels to her rescue.
Will Ashley spend Christmas brooding over bitter memories? Or will Craig, a dynamic paraplegic, present the deserving divorcée with a gift she can’t resist?
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Crush-Bayou-Love-Romances-ebook/dp/B00QQFBW1Y/

Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain

Laura Strickland
For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmastime-Donners-Mountain-Laura-Strickland-ebook/dp/B075XFHNQ8/

Crystal Creek Christmas

Laura Haley-McNeil
When a blinding snowstorm shuts down the Crystal Creek Ranch’s cattle operation, the Whitlochs have one mission – save the cattle. ER doc Jake Whitloch joins in the rescue, but the form he finds in a snowdrift is no cow. It’s a woman, a woman who consumes his thoughts despite that two carat diamond sitting on her ring finger.
Noelle Beaupré thanks the rugged doctor for rescuing her from freezing to death and the Whitlochs for taking her into their home, but now it’s time for her to leave the ranch. She longs to stay with the man who’s determined to protect her, but she doesn’t dare. Her deadly secret is in hot pursuit. Any delay and she’ll endanger the family who opened their home to her.
Noelle leaving Crystal Creek Ranch? Jake can’t let her go, but how can he convince her he’ll to anything to keep her safe?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Creek-Christmas/dp/1505698561/

Last Chance Christmas, A Fairfield Corners Novella

LA Remenicky
From the outside, Brent Halston and Jordan McKenna had the perfect life: the house, the dog, fulfilling careers, and their love. However, Jordan’s past refused to leave her alone, threatening to destroy all they had built together. Without explanation, Jordan pushed Brent out of her life, leaving him devastated and confused. In an attempt to start over, Brent relocated to Fairfield Corners, bought an extravagant house, and mourned the loss of his Jojo. To keep herself from drowning in her own grief, Jordan gave everything she had to her career as a doctor, running the free clinic on the rough side of town. As the holiday season approached, a frantic phone call from Jordan’s brother pulled Brent back into Jordan’s life, giving them the opportunity to reconnect. Battling the past and present, can their love survive secrets and betrayal? Would this be their last chance Christmas?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZK0Z4

Once Upon a Christmas Moon

Christine Young, Genie Gabriel, and CL Kraemer
Twelve Days To Love
When Archer Steele shows up at Calanthe Durand’s failing plantation with
an alligator over his shoulder, Cali thinks she’s never seen a more
handsome man. Independent and self-sufficient, she vows to never marry. But Archer has different ideas. The first time Archer sees Cali in town, he feels an instant attraction. He decides he will convince the beautiful Calanthe he is worthy of her love. During the weeks before Christmas, he gives her twelve gifts in hopes she will fall in love with him.
Boots And Blades
An ancient evil from the old country has arrived in the high desert of
Oregon. Gnome children are vanishing then re-appearing, showing various
stages of traumatization. Tiamoon, warrior gnome, will put her skills to
use alongside Killian, a handsome warrior, also in need of a cause.
Christmas Pawsibilities
With their world destroyed and their space ship malfunctioning, the
dogizens of Planet Canid have little choice but to crash land on Earth.
They face tortuous experiments at the hands of the Geeks in Green…or
they can trust an eccentric inventor and his zany family to deliver the
Canine Queen’s puppies and help them celebrate new lives.
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Christmas-Christine-Young/dp/1979071098/

Reindeer Wars

Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?”
Rating PG
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Reindeer-Wars-ebook/dp/B009P6HWHO

Santa to the Rescue

Adele Downs
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing “Santa Baby” in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.
Rating PG
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Rescue-Entangled-Bliss-Adele-ebook/dp/B00G1IM260/

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Melissa McClone
Lizzy Hamilton wants to skip Christmas this year. Working as a nurse while holding her marriage to an Army Ranger together has drained her energy and joy. She’s a pro at caring for others, but she needs someone to look out for her, too. However, when her soon-to-be ex-husband, Mitch, asks if she’ll spend the holidays with him–just as friends–so he won’t be alone, she can’t say no because, other than his platoon, she’s the only family he has.
Staff Sergeant Mitchell Hamilton wants only one Christmas gift–his wife. Frequent deployments and training exercises sent him away from home, and he had no idea how taken for granted Lizzy felt until she asked him for a divorce two months ago. Now his mission is to show his wife he’ll do anything to save their marriage. He only hopes his plan to win her back with a holiday vacation to Indigo Bay, a coastal resort town, works. He can’t–won’t–lose Lizzy forever.
Rating G
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776ZDH46/

The Unlikely Santa

Leigh Michaels
In the retail business, Christmas isn’t a holiday, it’s an endurance contest – and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store in a major Chicago shopping mall, Brandi Ogilvie knows that surviving December will be a challenge. Merchandise is going astray and her staff is decimated by flu, but at least Brandi has a full roster of Santas. Then Zack Forrest shows up in her store, insisting he’s the perfect candidate to fill Santa’s red velvet suit.
Brandi’s new Santa is too tall, too lean, too dark, and way too sexy for the role. But he’s enough to make a jaded department store manager think twice about what she’d like to find under her tree on Christmas morning – if only she wasn’t so certain that Zack is hiding something.
The Unlikely Santa was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best sweet traditional romance of the year.
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/The-Unlikely-Santa-ebook/dp/B00F6LL1Y2

A Chance at Christmas

Beppie Harrison
A Chance at Christmas tells the story of a Christmas that very nearly never happens for Catherine and her younger brother, struggling with poverty and the boy’s serious disabilities. But an invitation does come for a splendid Christmas at a friend’s great house, and Catherine dares to form a plan that might provide a future for her brother. What she never dreams of is a future for herself as well. Can romance come as a shocking Christmas surprise?
Rating PG13
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/dp/B019A67PTS

Holiday Disaster

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.
Rating PG13
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Season-Magic-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B00OZ136A6/

Court Me, Cowboy

Barbara White Daille
The End…Just the Beginning?
Gabe Miller’s marriage ended so fast it had hardly begun. Which is why he couldn’t quite believe his luck—or his “ex”—when she returned a few months later with the news that legally they were still husband and wife. And that the child she was carrying was his son.
Gabe feared Marissa would bolt again, making a custody battle his only option–unless he could turn back the clock and woo her the way he should have during their whirlwind romance. But even with his boy’s future at stake, mending fences with a woman–especially the one he loved—wasn’t something the strong, silent type found easy to do…
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/dp/B00EM36HD0

One Week to Win Her Boss

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.
Rating PG13
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PJ7SNN

Perfectly Christmas

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!
Rating PG13
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYW5T7X

Sami’s Christmas Wish List

PJ Sharon

All Samantha Owens wants for Christmas is a working car, a miraculous improvement in her grades, and a boyfriend who sees her as more than just a friend with benefits.

But with a single mom who’s struggling to make ends meet, presents seem unlikely, and with legal troubles looming over her head, she’ll be lucky not to be spending the holiday in juvenile detention. When she’s forced to do community service at the local church, she finds that wishing her life was different won’t make it so, and that avoiding her past may be what’s standing in the way of her future.

It doesn’t help that Travis Vance, a freshman in college and intern for a teen drug and alcohol treatment program, is hanging around and pushing her buttons at every turn. Or that her friends are all going through their own dramas—most of which seem far worse than her own.

Can Sami bring everyone together to save the church in time for Christmas? Or is hoping for a happy ending one more wish that will never be granted?

Rating PG13
PJ Sharon http://www.pjsharon.com/ya-books/#toc-5

The House-Sitter’s Christmas

Jean Joachim

At Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City. As mistress of his elegant townhouse, she baked cookies and dressed the old gent’s richly-furnished residence for the holidays.

As December rolled around, the lonely, lovely writer eagerly anticipated soaking up the Christmas atmosphere in the grand city. With only the cat for company, she’d turn Banley’s elegant home into a wonderland of sparkling lights, fragrant garland, and shiny tinsel.

Every year, she wished, in vain, for a happy ending. Will this be the year that Miss Fleming discovers her dreams can come true, even in a big city, like New York?

A sweet, New York City Christmas Fairy Tale.
Rating PG13
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZQ7BJS

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal

Barbara White Daille
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!
Rating PG13
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Lawmans-Christmas-Proposal-Hitching-Hotel/dp/0373755961

The Southern Comfort Christmas

Barbara Lohr
Mistletoe and magnolias turn to wedding mayhem when Chicago in-laws mess with the Savannah bride and groom in this sweet Christmas romance.
Rating PG13
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQ411ZO

Boy Toys: Hot Off the Ice at Christmas

Amy Wasp-Wimberger
10 siblings, 7 fish courses, 6 hockey players, 5 cousins, 4 calling birds, 3 spouses, 2 houses and 1 night that changes everything.
Betrayed by first his body and then his girlfriend, Liam O’Reilly, assistant coach of the Seattle Thunder, is not having a very merry Christmas. So when a smoking hot hockey player in a Santa suit offers himself up like a present begging to be opened? Well, it’s a freaking Christmas miracle.
If only the man in question wasn’t hockey’s own bad boy, Joey ‘the Looch’ Luciano, his best friend’s little brother and the same kid who used to trail behind Liam like a loud, mouthy shadow.
When the last present is opened and the Christmas lights go dark, will Joey and Liam’s night together be just another Christmas memory or can the holiday magic they made survive the pressures of the real world?
Boy Toys is a heart-warming Christmas story featuring the inappropriate use of a Santa suit, sibling bribery, and ninety separate instances of the F-word.
Joey and Liam’s story continues in Boy Next Door: Hot Off the Ice #4, releasing March 2018!
Rating R
Amazon (Kindle Unlimited) https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Toys-Hot-Off-Christmas-ebook/dp/B077GRJGH4/

Champagne For Christmas

Jean Joachim
A contemporary holiday romance that starts in the country and travels into the glitzy glitter of New York City at Christmas. A steamy, funny, emotional story with a happy ending you’ll never see coming!
Rating R
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Christmas-Jean-Joachim-ebook/dp/B00PQMB2SQ/

The Christmas of a Countess

Linda Rae Sande
The Torringtons are off to Northumberland for the holidays! When the weather forces the servants to remain behind at a coaching inn, the newlyweds must fend for themselves while their valet and lady’s maid discover just how much they have misjudged one another. A sensual tale of a couple’s first holiday away from home.
Rating R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PLTQHB

The Christmas Present From My Past

Grace Risata
Prepared to be alone for the biggest holiday of the year, Rachel’s life takes a dramatic turn when she bumps into her old high school crush while volunteering at a charity meal on Christmas Eve.
Once Shawn recognizes the sweet, shy girl from his sophomore year Chemistry class, he realizes she’s all grown up…but the chemistry between them is still hotter than ever.
Is the past a faded memory in the rear view mirror…or can these two lonely souls come together for one remarkable holiday hook-up? Perhaps Rachel’s greatest Christmas present will come from her past…
Author’s Note: This is a 15,500 word Christmas story that has a guaranteed happy ending, a steamy encounter between the main characters, and a heaping spoonful of holiday cheer.
Rating: R
Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Present-My-Past-Holiday-ebook/dp/B0776XGNKT

Genetic Snare

Laura Baumbach
A Christmas story set in the far future. Betrayal, passion, adventure, primal sex, and a fight to the death. Mating a 26th century Oracan Bounty Hunter with an 18th century Earth pirate has its little glitches.
Bounty hunter Talos bows to pressure to bring his life mate home for the completion of his strict warrior culture’s bonding ritual. Aidan, displaced 18th century Earth pirate — light- fingered, sly, charming, and understandably naive about the new world he’s been thrust into — can’t wait. Even if it turns out someone wants him dead. The 26th century looks different, but it turns out to be a lot like his old life!
Rating R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Snare-Details-Book-2-ebook/dp/B077RVW2N5/

Gray Christmas

Lisabet Sarai
You’re never too old for some holiday naughtiness
Widowed author Emma Granger has reconciled herself to spending Christmas Eve in snowy Boston, with a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio and her cat Vronsky. Her daughters have their own lives on the West Coast. Emma knows she can’t expect them to visit every holiday.
A loud crash from the apartment above her overturns her plans for a quiet evening at home. When she investigates, she meets Nick North, an energetic iconoclast with a gray ponytail, a silver earring and bright blue eyes that kindle feelings she’d thought were gone forever. Nick is her own age, maybe older, but his lean body and impish grin affect her as if she were a horny teenager.
Although Emma makes her living writing spicy romance, sex with a stranger seems ludicrous when you’re an arthritic grandmother in your sixties. Still, the attraction she feels for her charismatic upstairs neighbor appears to be reciprocated. A Christmas fling might be just what Emma needs to brighten her holiday.
Rating R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JJIQD/

Holiday On Ice

Jody Wallace
Travel Queen Survival Tip #23: If you get stuck in an ice storm, find a hot guy to melt it!
Travel agent Darcy Burkell has a secret. Because she’s claustrophobic, she doesn’t precisely jet around the world despite what’s implied in her popular newsletter about vacation destinations. When she hires photographer James Jones, who grew up in the same town she did, to illustrate her stories, they become cyber-friends.
James decides Darcy might be the one woman to help him settle down–or at least someone who’ll travel with him instead of expect him to stay home all the time. Right before Christmas, he shows up unannounced and suggests they take a holiday trip together.
Darcy’s too embarrassed to admit her phobia and turns him down flat. She knows what kind of woman he wants, and she’s not it. Her resolve is tested when she and James become gridlocked near the same bridge by an ice storm. Impassable roads force them to spend hours together in his vehicle…shivering. And cuddling. It’s freezing outside, but inside it gets hot enough to melt all the ice in Alaska. The question is, can their affection remain toasty after Darcy confesses her secret?
Rating: R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0769SMC1N

The Santa Bargain

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?
Rating: R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077996MP2

When We Finally Kiss Goodnight

Staci Troilo

Chloe Upshaw suffers from what she calls the trifecta of awful—unfulfilling job, disappointed family, bad luck with love. Just before Christmas, she travels to Pittsburgh hoping to land a job that will change her career. But not only is she in stiff competition for the position, she angers her mother by rejecting her matchmaking efforts and not going home. Worse, she runs into the guy who got away—and this time, no matter how many lies she tells to protect her heart, she leaves herself vulnerable to hurt.

Britt Garris’ callous and careless behavior in college cost him his dream girl. When fate crosses their paths ten years later, he thinks it’s serendipity. And he launches into one deception after another to win her back, including an auspicious trip for the two archaeologists to Gettysburg. Britt plays on Chloe’s love of history to spend time with her. He doesn’t count on the local lore and legend predicting their future—a future his duplicity puts at risk.

When their lies finally crumble, their budding relationship is threatened. Their dishonesties and disillusions may be impossible to overcome. But maybe the magic of the season can make their dreams come true.

Rating: R

Books 2 Read https://books2read.com/STkiss

A Touchdown To Remember

Seelie Kay

It takes more than a hard knock on the head to keep running back Tim Wheezer Douglas down. When life pelts him with the proverbial lemon—a career-threatening concussion—he simply runs the other way, right into the arms of litigator Laura Adler.

When a second concussion sidelines Milwaukee Greyhound running back Tim Douglas, the rest of his life continues full-speed ahead. A some-time law student, Tim is faced with a classic Catch 22: Whether to continue to play football and risk a third and possibly life-altering concussion or quit the game altogether to pursue a career as a sports agent. He loves the game, but his priorities change when he meets Laura Adler, a sassy, sexy young attorney and rabid Greys fan. Their sizzling romp of a romance turns serious and Laura demands that he make a decision about football before she accepts his marriage proposal. Will Tim choose football or the law, and what role will Laura play in his future?

Rating: R

Extasy Books http://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-1504-4-a-touchdown-to-remember/

A Romance for Christmas

Kayelle Allen
A sweet feel-good holiday romance that reaffirms all you love about Christmas. 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.
Rating PG
Amazon https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

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Can it ever be too early for a Christmas romance? Not at Romance Lives Forever! Here are a selection of holiday romances sure to get you in the spirit for the season. Check out these books by authors of RLFblog. They are presented in alphabetical order by title. You’re welcome.

Christmas Romance Month

Every Saturday during December Romance Lives Forever will present holiday romances by various authors. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more next week.

Book Rating

This week, all books are rated G or PG.

A Real Christmas

Christie Logan
Christmas hasn’t been the same for Allison Voss since losing her husband, but she’s determined to make it merry for her daughters’ sake. But the odds are against her. She’s between jobs and simply managing day to day is a struggle—until a stranger’s act of kindness changes everything.
Ward Haysgard is not a fan of Christmas. He’s seen plenty of greed and selfishness and not much good will toward men. But Allison’s plight touches him. As he gets to know her and her girls, they work their way into his heart. A heart he thought had hardened long ago.
As the holiday approaches, an old secret threatens their growing closeness. Allison concentrates on giving her girls “a real Christmas” with gifts and treats, but she and Ward will both discover that the only thing that makes Christmas real is the love of family and friends.
Rating: PG
Amazon http://a.co/fimHffj

A Romance for Christmas

Kayelle Allen

A sweet feel-good holiday romance that reaffirms all you love about Christmas. 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.
Rating PG
Amazon https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

Christmas Crush

Mickie Sherwood
Although Ashley Wagner feels more like Scrooge than Santa, she keeps her promise and accompanies her sister back home for a Christmas wedding. Her three-day weekend is off to a rocky start, thanks to the unexpected run-in with her womanizing ex-husband, and his very pregnant new wife. She manages to get away with her dignity intact, but later, with old wounds ripped open, the professional crisis manager ends up in the middle of her own life-altering predicament.
Then, sports journalist Craig Johnston, wheels to her rescue.
Will Ashley spend Christmas brooding over bitter memories? Or will Craig, a dynamic paraplegic, present the deserving divorcée with a gift she can’t resist?
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Crush-Bayou-Love-Romances-ebook/dp/B00QQFBW1Y/

Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain

Laura Strickland
For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmastime-Donners-Mountain-Laura-Strickland-ebook/dp/B075XFHNQ8/

Crystal Creek Christmas

Laura Haley-McNeil
When a blinding snowstorm shuts down the Crystal Creek Ranch’s cattle operation, the Whitlochs have one mission – save the cattle. ER doc Jake Whitloch joins in the rescue, but the form he finds in a snowdrift is no cow. It’s a woman, a woman who consumes his thoughts despite that two carat diamond sitting on her ring finger.
Noelle Beaupré thanks the rugged doctor for rescuing her from freezing to death and the Whitlochs for taking her into their home, but now it’s time for her to leave the ranch. She longs to stay with the man who’s determined to protect her, but she doesn’t dare. Her deadly secret is in hot pursuit. Any delay and she’ll endanger the family who opened their home to her.
Noelle leaving Crystal Creek Ranch? Jake can’t let her go, but how can he convince her he’ll to anything to keep her safe?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Creek-Christmas/dp/1505698561/

Last Chance Christmas, A Fairfield Corners Novella

LA Remenicky
From the outside, Brent Halston and Jordan McKenna had the perfect life: the house, the dog, fulfilling careers, and their love. However, Jordan’s past refused to leave her alone, threatening to destroy all they had built together. Without explanation, Jordan pushed Brent out of her life, leaving him devastated and confused. In an attempt to start over, Brent relocated to Fairfield Corners, bought an extravagant house, and mourned the loss of his Jojo. To keep herself from drowning in her own grief, Jordan gave everything she had to her career as a doctor, running the free clinic on the rough side of town. As the holiday season approached, a frantic phone call from Jordan’s brother pulled Brent back into Jordan’s life, giving them the opportunity to reconnect. Battling the past and present, can their love survive secrets and betrayal? Would this be their last chance Christmas?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZK0Z4

Once Upon a Christmas Moon

Christine Young, Genie Gabriel, and CL Kraemer
Twelve Days To Love
When Archer Steele shows up at Calanthe Durand’s failing plantation with
an alligator over his shoulder, Cali thinks she’s never seen a more
handsome man. Independent and self-sufficient, she vows to never marry. But Archer has different ideas. The first time Archer sees Cali in town, he feels an instant attraction. He decides he will convince the beautiful Calanthe he is worthy of her love. During the weeks before Christmas, he gives her twelve gifts in hopes she will fall in love with him.
Boots And Blades
An ancient evil from the old country has arrived in the high desert of
Oregon. Gnome children are vanishing then re-appearing, showing various
stages of traumatization. Tiamoon, warrior gnome, will put her skills to
use alongside Killian, a handsome warrior, also in need of a cause.
Christmas Pawsibilities
With their world destroyed and their space ship malfunctioning, the
dogizens of Planet Canid have little choice but to crash land on Earth.
They face tortuous experiments at the hands of the Geeks in Green…or
they can trust an eccentric inventor and his zany family to deliver the
Canine Queen’s puppies and help them celebrate new lives.
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Christmas-Christine-Young/dp/1979071098/

Reindeer Wars

Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?”
Rating PG
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Reindeer-Wars-ebook/dp/B009P6HWHO

Santa to the Rescue

Adele Downs
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing “Santa Baby” in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.
Rating PG
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Rescue-Entangled-Bliss-Adele-ebook/dp/B00G1IM260/

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Melissa McClone
Lizzy Hamilton wants to skip Christmas this year. Working as a nurse while holding her marriage to an Army Ranger together has drained her energy and joy. She’s a pro at caring for others, but she needs someone to look out for her, too. However, when her soon-to-be ex-husband, Mitch, asks if she’ll spend the holidays with him–just as friends–so he won’t be alone, she can’t say no because, other than his platoon, she’s the only family he has.
Staff Sergeant Mitchell Hamilton wants only one Christmas gift–his wife. Frequent deployments and training exercises sent him away from home, and he had no idea how taken for granted Lizzy felt until she asked him for a divorce two months ago. Now his mission is to show his wife he’ll do anything to save their marriage. He only hopes his plan to win her back with a holiday vacation to Indigo Bay, a coastal resort town, works. He can’t–won’t–lose Lizzy forever.
Rating G
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776ZDH46/

The Unlikely Santa

Leigh Michaels
In the retail business, Christmas isn’t a holiday, it’s an endurance contest – and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store in a major Chicago shopping mall, Brandi Ogilvie knows that surviving December will be a challenge. Merchandise is going astray and her staff is decimated by flu, but at least Brandi has a full roster of Santas. Then Zack Forrest shows up in her store, insisting he’s the perfect candidate to fill Santa’s red velvet suit.
Brandi’s new Santa is too tall, too lean, too dark, and way too sexy for the role. But he’s enough to make a jaded department store manager think twice about what she’d like to find under her tree on Christmas morning – if only she wasn’t so certain that Zack is hiding something.
The Unlikely Santa was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best sweet traditional romance of the year.
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/The-Unlikely-Santa-ebook/dp/B00F6LL1Y2

See you next week for more Christmas Romance!

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Three of the top four posts were blog related, including our special RLFblog Day One post titled Discover Authors and Books with RLFblog, RLFblog Moving Day, and the monthly RLF Gems. I did not count them among the top bloggers because all those awards would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Saraya St Clair, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten but is not counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

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4. Rainy Kay
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Jessica Cale
Zrinka Jelic

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Welcome Laura Strickland author of Words and Dreams, a new Historical
Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
This book is part of a series that began with The Wild Rose
Press’s “Lobster Cove” project. I wrote the first book, “The
White Gull” and the second, “Forged By Love” as parts of that
fun series. “Forged By Love” won the International Digital Award for
short historical romance, and readers fell in love with a secondary character,
Dorothea Sinclair. This book, “Words and Dreams” tells Dorothea’s
story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Must I choose one? I love humorous fantasy, which includes
Steampunk Romance.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Granny Weatherwax from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
series.
What are you working
on at the moment?
Right now I’m working on writing book six of my Buffalo
Steampunk Adventure series, which will be called “Tough Prospect: A
Buffalo Steampunk Adventure” (and I’m loving it!)
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
My next book, which will be released on June 16, 2017, is
book five of my Steampunk series, and is called “Steel Kisses: A Buffalo
Steampunk Adventure”.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):PG
Dorothea Sinclair has left her small home town in Maine and
come to Boston to begin a career as a newspaper reporter. But so far her job on
the Guardian has proved disappointing. More skivvy than reporter, she’s even
been subjected to a humiliating proposition from the chief editor’s son. She
needs a break but never expects it might come from a chance meeting with an
Irish ruffian.
There’s a great deal of injustice in Boston, and O’Hare,
embroiled in his fight for equality on behalf of Boston’s Irish, is well aware
of it. When he rescues Dorothea’s hat on the waterfront, he’s surprised to
learn she’s a reporter. And when she offers him the opportunity to state his
case in the Guardian, what can he do but accept? It’s the perfect chance to put
his dreams into his own words—and the only sure way to see her again.

Buy Words and Dreams

Laura Strickland Social Media

Born and raised in Western New York, Laura Strickland has
pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic and music, all reflected in
her writing. She has made pilgrimages to both Newfoundland and Scotland in the
company of her daughter, but is usually happiest at home not far from Lake
Ontario, with her husband and her “fur” child, a rescue dog. Author
of Scottish romances Devil Black, His Wicked Highland Ways, Honor Bound: A
Highland Adventure and The Hiring Fair as well as The Guardians of Sherwood
Trilogy consisting of Daughter of Sherwood, Champion of Sherwood and Lord of
Sherwood, she has also published three Steampunk romances, Dead Handsome: a
Buffalo Steampunk Adventure, Off Kilter: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure and Sheer
Madness: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure as well as two Christmas novellas: The
Tenth Suitor and Mrs. Claus and the Viking Ship, a Valentine’s novella: Ask me and
a ghost story, Awake on Garland Street. Her Lobster Cove Historical Romances
include The White Gull and the novella, Forged By Love. Words and Dreams is her
seventeenth book with The Wild Rose press.
Website http://www.laurastricklandbooks.com
Blog http://www.laurastricklandbooks.com/author-blog.html
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002632317
Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/760146.Laura_Strickland
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