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Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 by Milou Koenings @MilouKoenings #RLFblog #NewRelease #sweetromanceMilou Koenings, 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.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 by Milou Koenings

Genre Sweet Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
When a supermodel with a string of bad news boyfriends “wins” a volunteer firefighter at a charity bachelor auction, Rose and Ryan might both discover they’ve found their perfect Christmas match. A fun and romantic holiday tale set in the fictional town of Green Pines, Illinois.
The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction is part of Sweet Christmas Kisses 5, a box set of nince sweet romance novellas, from USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 brings you heartwarming contemporary romances that celebrate the joy of the season around the world, including in snowy Maine and the sun-kissed skies of Florida, the mountains of Colorado, small-town Illinois and South Carolina, New York to San Francisco, and even the glittering lights of Paris and the old-world charm of Florence. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 bundle features all-new, standalone novellas that will make you smile and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit.
Why did you write this book?
The book was spark by a conversation I overheard when I was standing in line somewhere. The two women waiting in front me were sharing the stories of how they’d met their husbands. One of them said that she’d met hers when her friends “bought” him for her at a bachelor auction. Well, that was just too good a scenario not to make it into a book someday! The idea was percolating in my mind for a long time. So, when I was invited to be part of the Sweet Christmas Kisses 5, a box set of nine standalone novellas, I thought this was the perfect time to write it. What better Christmas gift than true love?
The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction is the sixth book in the Green Pines Romance series. The hero appeared in the very first book in that series, when he was just a troubled teenager. I loved him then and always wondered what kind of man he’d grow into and how he’d get his life together. It was so gratifying to discover that he’d turned into such a great guy!
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance, of course. Love’s the greatest gift, so who wouldn’t want to read about it? Plus, the older I get, the more I crave those happy endings.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
That depends on what I’m reading at any given moment. Right now, I’m loving Molly Weasley all over again. (It’s my annual Harry Potter binge-reading month!)
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m busy writing a brand-new sweet romance series to be released early next year. It’s a trilogy focused on three friends who go into business together. I’m having a lot of fun with it.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In October, I’m launching The Gift of Yesterday, which is actually book five of the Green Pines Romance series. The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction will be out as a stand-alone in November (although you can’t beat the Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 deal–nine books for the price of one–so get it now!). The new series is slated for release early next year, which should also see the release of the next Green Pines novel.

Where to buy Sweet Christmas Kisses 5

Publisher Camden Park Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Christmas-Kisses-Beate-Boeker-ebook/dp/B07FN4KVWP
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-christmas-kisses-5-beate-boeker/1129108167
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sweet-christmas-kisses-5/id1413284483
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sweet-christmas-kisses-5

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USA Today bestselling author Milou Koenings writes heartwarming romance novels because sweet stories with happy endings are like chocolate – they bring joy to the world and so make it a better place. She’s lived all over the world, working as an editor and newspaper columnist, but loves staying home with her family most of all. She’s the author of the Green Pines Romance series.
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Welcome Milou Koenings, author of The Gift of Yesterday, a new sweet romance in the Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 collection.

Why did you write this book?
The Gift of Yesterday, my contribution to Sweet Christmas Kisses 4, 14-novella box set, is the fifth in the Green Pines Romance series. The hero appears in several of the previous books, and he is such a great guy, he certainly deserved a romance of his own.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance, of course. I need those happy endings!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Lately, I’ve found myself fascinated by Johnny Tremain. It’s a classic we had to read in fourth grade, but I always loved the book. It’s fascinating to me how reading the same book at different stages in life can be such a different experience each time.
What are you working on at the moment?
The sixth book in the Green Pines series and another book that’s more in the women’s fiction/chick lit genre.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Right now I’m focusing on the launch of Sweet Christmas Kisses 4, and then in November, I’ll be releasing The Gift of Yesterday as a stand-alone novella, independent of the box set.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Sweet Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
When Bailey returns to Green Pines to open a pastry shop, Joe Hudson sees all his Christmas wishes coming true—if only he can convince her to risk her heart again.
This is part of Sweet Christmas Kisses 4, a box set of 14 heartwarming all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 takes you from the Pocono Mountains to sunny Florida, and as far away as Portugal.
Publisher : IndieWrites
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Christmas-Kisses-Wholesome-Romances-ebook/dp/B0752ZG5V8
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-christmas-kisses-4-mona-risk/1127009378
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1285643154
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sweet-christmas-kisses-4
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mona_Risk_Sweet_Christmas_Kisses_4?id=9lkyDwAAQBAJ&hl=en

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USA Today bestselling author Milou Koenings writes heartwarming romance novels because sweet stories with happy endings are like chocolate – they bring joy to the world and so make it a better place. She’s lived all over the world, working as an editor and newspaper columnist, but loves staying home with her family most of all. She’s the author of the Green Pines Romance series.

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Welcome Milou Koenings, author of I Love You Three, a Green
Pines Romance, a new sweet contemporary romance.
Why did you write
this book?
Because the characters pretty much insisted!
As I was writing the first Green Pines Romance, Reclaiming
Home, I found myself falling in love with Mac and Julie, a young couple who
featured briefly in that story. I kept wondering how those two had met. Then I
wrote another Green Pines Romance, and there they were again! So when I started
hearing from readers how much they liked Julie and Mac as well, I knew I had to
write their story.
They gave me an opportunity to delve into issues that are important
to me, like the daily struggles of single moms, and post-traumatic stress
disorder. And, of course, second chances and happy endings.
It’s the newest in the Green Pines Romance series, but
chronologically, it happens before any of the other three books.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Books with happy endings. That means romances are my
favorite. If it’s a romantic comedy, even better. I love an author who can make
me laugh! (That said, I’m also a spy thriller junkie…)
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
At the moment, Juliet Ashton, from the Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society. I love her wide-open heart, her grit, her wit, her love
of books.
What are you working
on at the moment?
Another Green Pines Romance, of course. And a new women’s
fiction series I hope to launch in the next year.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G/PG
A former Marine. A single mom. Two broken people.
Mac’s struggling to adjust to civilian life after the death
in combat of his best friend. When a teaching job opens up in the small town
where his friend used to work in the summers, Mac takes it as a sign and moves
to Green Pines, hoping to find refuge from his demons.
For Julie, there’s no refuge from night feedings, a crazy
mom, an ex-mother-in-law and an overdrawn bank account. She’s struggling to
build a better life for herself and her baby and the only thing she knows is
she’s not falling for any guy again.

There’s only one problem. You never know when love will
knock you off your feet.

I Love You Three, a Green Pines Romance

Publisher Three Owls Media
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Today’s featured book is Reclaiming Home, a Green Pines Romance by Milou Koenings.

About the Book

Title Reclaiming Home, a Green Pines Romance
Genre Sweet Romance
Author Milou Koenings
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Ella Martin’s always done what she should. But has she lost touch with what she wants?
When she gets the call that her father and stepmother have been injured in a freak accident, coming home to Green Pines to take care of them isn’t really what she’d planned. She’s spent her life getting away from small-town Green Pines. If ever there was a dying community in need of Ella’s expertise in neighborhood revitalization, though, this is it.
She’s willing to give a shot at saving Green Pines, but things get complicated when billionaire real-estate developer Covington Black moves in up the road. Sure, she’s got a crush on him – who wouldn’t? But he’s just taken out an injunction to keep her from picketing his construction sites, so when he starts romancing her, he must be up to something. Whatever game he’s playing, she knows he’s only going to break her heart.
Covington Black knows what he wants. He’s seeking solace in the only place he’s ever been truly happy – his grandfather’s farm in Green Pines. He’s got big plans for the place and he’s looking for a partner to share his dreams with. He wants to believe Ella’s the one, and yet it seems like falling for her is the one thing he shouldn’t have done.
A tender tale that hits the sweet spot at the intersection of family, community and the love of your life.

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Publisher Three Owl Media

About the Author

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

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Website www.miloukoenings.com          
The Top Blogger for this month is Tina Donahue, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
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1 Tina Donahue
2 J Arlene Culiner
3 Rue Allyn
3 Mary E Thompson
4 Milou Koenings
5 Lisa M Owens
Honorable mention: Red
L Jameson

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This month’s winner’s are:
1 Red L Jameson
2 Adele Downs
3 Milou Koenings
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About the Author

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

Interview with Milou Koenings

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

About the Book

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

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Publisher IndieWrites, Inc.

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