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#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers Seelie Kay@SeelieKay and Keta Diablo @ketadiabloBe sure to read What is RLF? Romance Lives Forever in 2018 and discover great new opportunities for authors and readers. The RLF Gems announcement last month was in the top ten. Thank you! You are why I do this.

Top Blogger for this month is Seelie Kay, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top chatter is Keta Diablo. Top Blogger of 2017 was Vicki Batman, who won a year of free advertising for 2018.

Top Blogger Seelie Kay

The top bloggers are judged by page visits. Congratulations!
Other authors in order by page visits are:

Caroline Warfield
Veronica Scott
Effrosyni Moschoudi
Kayelle Allen

Honorable Mention: Viviana MacKade and Vella Munn

Top Chatter for the Month

The 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 winner is Keta Diablo.#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers Seelie Kay@SeelieKay and Keta Diablo @ketadiablo

Authors of #FreeBookFriday

Adriana Kraft, Bonnie Edwards, Cara Bristol, Edna Curry, Effrosyni Moschoudi, Holly Bargo, Jana Richards, Jenna Ives, Kayelle Allen, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Linda O’Connor, Linda Rae Sande, Mageela Troche, Michelle M Pillow, Nina Piece, Pauline Baird Jones

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Free Illustrated Sci Fi Book by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogIt’s #FreeBookFriday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Endure by Kayelle Allen. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Free Book Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some Kindle Unlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your free book: https://kayelleallen.com/bro
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Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of DepositPhotos.com)

Free Book by Michelle M Pillow #PNR #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogDetermined Prince by Michelle M Pillow

Dragon-shifter Prince Kyran has studied the Earth people and is ready to assimilate. Female shifters are all but going extinct on his planet of Qurilixen, and his people are desperate for mates—so much so they’re taking matters into their own hands. What better place to find a woman than Earth? After all, dragon-shifters had come from there centuries ago. Surely a human female would be honored to be selected by one as fine and fierce as himself.
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Free Book by Edna Curry #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogDead Man’s Image by Edna Curry

Paul Menns’s quiet life is shattered when he reads the local paper and discovers his picture on the front page. He discovers further that the dead man’s name is his own. Now, wanted as a murder suspect and accused of killing a man with a description matching his own, he calls a private investigator, named Lacey Summers to help solve the mystery. However, he did not reckon on falling in love with the beautiful P.I.
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Perfectly Honest (Perfectly Series #1) by Linda O’ConnorFree Book by Linda O'Connor #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog

You never know where your words will take you…
When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s “fiancee” for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka “Dr Eye Candy”, is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his ‘fiancée’ helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his “fiancee” ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted.
Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!
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Free Book by Liese Sherwood-Fabre  #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogThe Life and Times of Sherlock-Holmes (#2) by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Return, once again, to 1895…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle references many everyday Victorian activities and elements of daily life that are lost on the twenty-first century reader. These short essays provide further understanding of nineteenth-century England and insight into the tales of Sherlock Holmes. With greater appreciation of such details as the significance of the blue ribbon, the role of doss houses for the poor, or how one contracted brain fever, Holmes’s cases take on a deeper meaning.
Explore such topics as the Victorian pastimes of horse racing, boxing, and train travel; how the role of women changed with the introduction of the bicycle and typewriter; and common pleasures such as visiting pubs or drinking tea. The reader steps back to the London of 1895 and the realm of the world’s most famous consulting detective.
“We have…always found [Dr. Sherwood-Fabre’s] essays to be both entertaining and informative as well as very well researched.”
– Joel Senter, editor The Sherlockian E-Times
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Times-Sherlock-Holmes-Victorian-ebook/dp/B07D264KN1
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#FreeBookFriday Grab a sweet book deal with free downloadables #RLFblog #ContemporaryIt’s #FreeBookFriday on RLFblog! Join us for a sweet book deal with free downloads and great books to read. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Endure by Kayelle Allen. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Sweet Book Deal on FreeBookFriday

Each week, you’ll find a new sweet book deal of free downloadables to read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your free book: https://kayelleallen.com/bro
(requires newsletter sign up)

Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of DepositPhotos.com)

#FreeBookFriday Grab a sweet book deal with free downloadables #RLFblog #ContemporarySecret Daddy by Edna Curry

After secretly donating sperm so his sterile identical twin brother, Don, can pretend to father a child, Dave Langer finds himself in a legal quandary. Don and his wife Jenny have died, and Jenny asked her sister to adopt the baby boy, Cory. Dave has no proof Cory is his.
Cathy Kassig, illustrator, loves the baby but has money problems that Dave could solve if only she’d let him. Dave convinces her to come live near him and allow him to help her. Thus, he gets a second chance to at least be near and get to know his son. Only his son’s new mother is wildly attractive—and falling in love was not on his agenda.
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#FreeBookFriday Grab a sweet book deal with free downloadables #RLFblog #ContemporaryThe Life and Times of Sherlock-Holmes (#2) by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Return, once again, to 1895…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle references many everyday Victorian activities and elements of daily life that are lost on the twenty-first century reader. These short essays provide further understanding of nineteenth-century England and insight into the tales of Sherlock Holmes. With greater appreciation of such details as the significance of the blue ribbon, the role of doss houses for the poor, or how one contracted brain fever, Holmes’s cases take on a deeper meaning.
Explore such topics as the Victorian pastimes of horse racing, boxing, and train travel; how the role of women changed with the introduction of the bicycle and typewriter; and common pleasures such as visiting pubs or drinking tea. The reader steps back to the London of 1895 and the realm of the world’s most famous consulting detective.
“We have…always found [Dr. Sherwood-Fabre’s] essays to be both entertaining and informative as well as very well researched.”
– Joel Senter, editor The Sherlockian E-Times
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Times-Sherlock-Holmes-Victorian-ebook/dp/B07D264KN1
Free on KindleUnlimited

#FreeBookFriday Grab a sweet book deal with free downloadables #RLFblog #ContemporaryRacing Hearts by Marcia James

Relish the romantic journey as two close friends slide into love!
Stock car legend, Tom “Torque” Tyler, faces a bleak future following an horrific off-track car wreck. Thanks to a traumatic head injury, he’s developed epileptic seizures and can never race again—a powerful blow to this adrenaline junkie. To avoid tabloid reporters and well-meaning friends, Tom holes up in a cottage protected by high walls…and broods.
Service dog trainer and old friend, Meg Klein, shows up on Tom’s doorstep with a seizure response dog. Bob, a tiny but talented canine, makes it almost impossible for Tom to cling to his black mood. And Meg is determined to drag her high-school crush out of his self-imposed solitude. But will the paparazzi shatter her best-laid plans?
“Marcia James writes characters that draw you in and have you rooting for them from the start. James is definitely going on my must read list!” — Joyfully Reviewed
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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

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Welcome Liese Sherwood-Fabre, author of Saving Hope, a
thriller with romantic elements re-release.
Why did you write
this book?
This story’s inception involved two elements: a copy of
Richard Preston’s March 9, 1998 New Yorker article “Annals of Warfare: TheBioweaponeers,” and my work in Russia. Preston’s article was about the
country of Iran hiring unemployed scientists from the Soviet Union’s bioweapons
program. It made me speculate on why someone would go to work for another
country in this field. I came up with an unemployed scientist with a very sick
daughter who saw this job as the only way to get the care the daughter needed.
I didn’t work in the area of bioweapons or even with the military, but I did
work in the field of healthcare and was familiar with the state of the Russian
medical field following the fall of the Soviet Union.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Mystery/thriller—by far.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Oh, so many. Maybe Scarlet O’Hara because of her strong
character. No one was going to stop her from getting her way—not the Yankees,
the carpet-baggers, or even the war.
What are you working
on at the moment?
I just completed a sequel to a book I wrote on Sherlock
Holmes at 13 (he turns 14 at the end of the sequel). The first is with my
agent. I’m now considering my next project.
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
In addition to this re-release (the original publisher, Musa
Publishing, folded and so I’m bringing it out myself), I have a book of essays
on The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes. It describes aspects of Victorian
England presented in the Sherlock Holmes stories.
I also have a short story in an anthology, Curious
Incidents: More Improbable Adventures. The collection shares stories of
Sherlock Holmes in alternate universes. In mine, the world is inhabited by
vampyres, and Holmes is called in to solve a very gruesome murder of one.
Please tell us about your latest book.

About Saving Hope

Genre Thriller with romantic elements
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
NYT Bestseller Steve Berry described Saving Hope as “a
tantalizing premise that toys with the most basic of emotions—a parent’s drive
to save their child.” And Chanticleer Reviews gave it four stars. “This
reviewer’s heart was pounding as the final pages of this book flew under her
fingers at 2:30 in the morning.”
In one of Siberia’s formerly closed cities, Alexandra
Pavlova, an unemployed microbiologist, struggles to save her daughter’s life.
When she turns to Vladimir, her oldest friend, for help, she’s drawn into
Russia’s underworld. His business dealings with the Iranians come to the
attention of Sergei Borisov, an FSB (formerly the KGB) agent. Alexandra finds
herself joining forces with Sergei to stop the export of a deadly virus in a
race to save both her daughter and the world.
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