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Christmas at the Firehouse ~ A Bachelor Firemen Short Story

 Christmas at the Firehouse   A Bachelor Firemen Short Story Photo courtesy of Bill Bailey, The Calhoun Chronicle The sexy, smoldering “Bachelor Firemen” of San Gabriel were usually seen in turnouts, SGFD t-shirts, or without any shirts at all. But on a day shortly before Christmas, Station 1 was awash with Santa gear as the firefighters competed for a role only one could play. “Why shouldn’t a woman be Santa? We’ve never had a female Santa.” Sabina Jones wore a Santa hat that kept falling over one eye, probably because it belonged to her husband, Chief Roman, who had the build of a gladiator. “Only one person here has the belly to be Santa.” Double D patted his stomach, which always grew a few inches around the holidays, what with all the baked goods the citizens of San Gabriel kept dropping off at the firehouse. “Santa Claus isn’t about the...

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Return to Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney

Title: Return to Clan Sinclair Series: Author: Karen Ranney Publisher: Avon Impulse Publication Date: December 23, 2014 Page Count: 150 ASIN #: B00M714K9W Buy links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes Other links: Tour  | GoodReads Book Synopsis: The stunning follow-up novella in New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney’s beloved Clan Sinclair series.         It’s true love in the Scottish highlands. When Ceana Sinclair Mead married the youngest son of an Irish duke, she never dreamed that seven years later her beloved Peter would die. Her three brothers-in-law thought she should be grateful to remain a proper widow. After three years of this, she’s ready to scream. She escapes to Scotland, only to discover she’s so much more than just the Widow Mead. In Scotland, Ceana crosses paths with Bruce Preston, an American tasked with a dangerous mission by her brother, Macrath. Bruce is too attractive for her peace of mind, but she...

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Dec 22 - Post

Marked Review

Marked by Rebecca Zanetti Dark Protectors Book 7 Published December 22, 2014 by Lyrical Press 5 Demonic Fangs!! "The highly anticipated story of Zane, Janie and Kalin was well worth its weight in blood.' Synopsis - Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life… Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But...

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Sinful Rewards And Dating Naked

One of my guilty pleasures is watching episodes of Dating Naked. Dating Naked is exactly what it sounds like—the participants go on blind dates while completely naked. The premise is that when people bare their bodies, they bare themselves. This is similar to one of the premises of Sinful Rewards. When Bee first looks at Hawke, he’s standing on his balcony, completely naked. He has tattoos and scars. She reads his past on his skin. He’s open about who he is and what he wants. In contrast, both Bee and Nicolas are very careful about who sees their bare bodies and who sees their true selves. They keep secrets, hiding under layers of clothing. Thanks to Friendly, the mysterious texter, Bee engages in more and more daring displays of exhibitionism, revealing her body and her true self. Nicolas doesn’t reveal his body until Sinful Rewards 6, when he showers at...

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An Heiress for All Seasons by Sophie Jordan – Review @SoVerySophie #AvonAddicts

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, publisher, or another source such as Netgalley or Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post may contain affiliate links; thank you for supporting Brooke Blogs!An Heiress for ...Continue Reading... The post An Heiress for All Seasons by Sophie Jordan – Review @SoVerySophie #AvonAddicts appeared first on Brooke Blogs.

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Unwrapping a Review of SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS, a Sweet Texas novella by Candis Terry

The Sweet, Texas Series by Candis Terry is one of my favorites and one of the things I enjoy most about her Sweet characters is their complicated stories, which draw us in deep and endear them to us. So when Candis released a novella, featuring characters other than members of the Wilder family, I approached reading it with some hesitation. Would it be as good as the full-lengths? Oh. My. Yes! ***purchased for my own personal reading and am sharing my honest and unscripted review. Blurb for SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS: Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter. Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to re-evaluate even...

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A Reunion...with Miranda Neville and Giveaway

A Reunion on Christmas Eve - Miranda Neville Miranda Neville grew up in England but she has lived in Vermont for many years. She is the author of seven historical romances and a novella for Avon Books, plus a novella in the anthology At The Duke's Wedding. Her cat Ernie has all the talent on the family and starred in a book trailer. Find Miranda at: | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | In July I published a book set at Christmas, Lady Windermere’s Lover. The sequel, The Duke of Dark Desires, takes place mostly in the summer, despite it’s December 30th publication date. Oops. Though not strictly a reunion, this scene from Lady Windermere’s Lover shows an estranged husband and wife who have just had a colossal fight. Lord and Lady Windermere leave a fashionable Christmas party to visit a poor part of London where, Cynthia reveals to Damian, she maintains a house full of women...

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Review: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

This was a fun book. That’s what I love about Tessa Dare books; you always know what you’re getting. This book was witty, fun, sweet, and cute. Lord Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville has been engaged to Clio Whitmore for years. Excuse after excuse has kept him abroad. He’s... Read more »

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Dec 19 - Post

Book Review: Take by Silvia Ami

Take is a must read romance novel! Silvia Ami has taken romance suspense to a whole new level in her amazing book. Her characters are strong, good-looking, and hard workers. Both are good at their jobs. Special FBI Agent Joss is working on a case to protect people she loves. She has a distrust of men and her new partner is going to have to really prove himself to her or else the whole operation goes up in flames. Everything they are working towards in completing this one mission relies on Joss trusting Intel marine Ethan. If she cant rust him then their whole plan is ruined. And to add to the intensity of Joss’s and Ethan problems, they share a strong chemistry that is hard to ignore. Will Joss be able to trust Ethan? Will their whole operation go down all for a lack of trust? Or will they...

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