Welcome to the second annual Holiday Parade of Books. Grab an eggnog and a candy candy and curl up warm and toasty with a great holiday read. The parade features a variety of romance subgenres: contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi, historical and M/M–all with a holiday theme. Some are sweet and some are hot enough to roast your chestnuts without an open fire.
To buy a book, click on the book covers. To find out more about each author, click on the author name. Now, cue the bearded guy in the red suit, it’s time for the second annual Holiday Parade of Books….
Hey Santa by Jessica Subject -Sci-fi romance
She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas… Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more. He’s waiting under the mistletoe…Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no. All they’re asking for… Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?
Revving up the Holidays by A.S.
Fenichel - contemporary
Hanukkah and a forced vacation lure Isaac back to his hometown, where he’s reunited with his two lost loves—an old motorcycle and his sister’s best friend. While rediscovering his passion for both the bike and the woman, Isaac rebuilds his heart. After her parents’ death, Giad lost her Christmas. Only the unexpected return of her high school crush brings any joy to the season. Their desire is hotter than flames on a menorah and they take advantage of their limited time together by burning up the sheets. Once their secrets are revealed, their hearts will do all the thinking.
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Muffins & Mistletoe by Debora Dennis - contemporary
Christmas is the best time of year to be in love in Starlight Hills. Cold nights perfect for snuggling, plenty of mistletoe to be caught kissing under, and an abundance of gingerbread muffins for sharing under the stars. But when Corinne Mackenzie turns down a proposal from the man she loves at the Thanksgiving table, it could be the worst time of year instead. Convinced the only way to fix the biggest mistake of her life is to enlist the help of the town’s resident matchmaker, she’s got a plan to make this the best Christmas ever.
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A Holiday Anthology by Exquisite Quills - multiple subgenres
A collection of short holiday stories by the Exquisite Quills authors and their community. From contemporary to historical, the anthology offers a unique sampling of writing styles spanning the sub-genres of romance. The Exquisite Quills wish you a happy holiday filled with wonderful books…starting with ours!
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Plaid Tidings by Mia Marlow - historical
When Lord Alexander Mallory becomes the unlikely laird of wild, snowy Bonniebroch, he discovers the ancient castle comes with a betrothal to a fiery red-headed virgin. And a curse.He’ll have to settle his new estate, seduce his bride and break the curse…all before Twelfth Night.
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Santa’s Wayward Elf by Paige Tyler – paranormal
Sosie’s always had a problem fitting in at the North Pole, so when the transport sled breaks down in New York City on Christmas Eve, she slips away to explore the world of the “big people.” The transport sled takes off, leaving the naïve elf stranded. Handsome cop Derek Clayton comes to her rescue, offering to let her stay with him. Sosie falls for Derek and wants to tell him she’s an elf, but she’s afraid he won’t believe her. How can a runaway elf overcome dangerous mobsters and a suspicious boyfriend all while keeping her pointed ears a secret?
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A Christmas Caroline by Christa Paige & Vivien Jackson – Traditional Regency sweet romance
Two days before Christmas, Lady Caroline learns that her father is dying. She determines to ease his fears regarding her future by acquiring a fiancé. Not a real one, of course: what she does is convince her father’s physician, Doctor Samuel Avery, to pretend a betrothal, just for a short time. Samuel, who has long admired her but, keenly aware of their social inequality, has never declared himself, agrees reluctantly. Christmastide sees the tidy knot of their lie coming loose, their families meddling, and true love born amid the magic of the season.
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The Elf and the Ice Princess by Jax Garren – paranormal romance
Two years ago, tragedy left Carrie Martin alone and grieving in December. Ever since she’s seen no reason for holiday joy. When a tipsy guy in a mall elf costume falls into her lap at happy hour and starts spouting poetry, it’s just one more reason to be disgusted at the season’s excess. Brett Vertanen, part-time elf and a caterer in training, is determined to be the one to warm her frozen heart. But it may take more magic than a costumed elf can conjure to make this ice princess once again believe in love.
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Midwinter Night’s Dream by Whitley Gray - Contemporary M/M romance
During a blizzard, fame-weary ex-fireman and reclusive model Joe must share his solitude and cabin with half-frozen aspiring actor and telegram singer Errol. As Joe and Errol ride out the blizzard, more than marshmallows get toasty in front of the fire. Errol discovers Joe’s identity and thinks Joe can give Errol the break he needs, but Joe won’t sacrifice Errol to the Hollywood sharks. It looks like coal in the stockings. Unless they forge a compromise, Christmas won’t be very merry this year.
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A Sandcastle Christmas by J.D. Faver – romantic suspense
Come see who’s stirring up Christmas trouble and raising the temperature on the coast. ‘Tis the season, but mayhem doesn’t stop on the Texas Gulf coast…even for Christmas. When the sheriff finds an infant abandoned in the a manger scene at church, it sets off a string of events including murder, a stalker, a lot of seasonal tension and heartwarming happenings for the gang. Join Chloe and Rafael, Darla and Mike, Cassie and Javier and Sky and Zach from the Edge of Texas series for a big bundle of chaos, suspense, passion and delight as they prepare for the holidays and try to sort out the mysteries. Grab your copy and snuggle up in front of the fireplace for a good winter’s read…
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Under Holly’s Stockings by Afton Locke – contemporary erotic romance
After being stood up at the altar last Christmas, Michael dreads the holiday. When a woman wearing sexy red stockings on the subway propositions him with a day of sex, he decides to get into the holiday spirit! Having just lost her mother, Holly will do anything to avoid being alone on Christmas. But when Michael arrives, nothing goes as planned. Despite the joy of exploring each other’s bodies with all the holiday trimmings, her emotions get in the way. The way to get under Holly’s stockings is through her heart. Is Michael willing to make the trip?
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The Christmas Collection by multiple authors – spanking fiction
LSF Publications have released seven brand spanking new volumes of Christmas spanking stories. With a total of 266,500 words, there is something for everyone. Stuff your Christmas stockings with the following titles: The Best Christmas Present Ever (M/F), Blue Christmas (M/F), One Last Christmas (M/F), The Christmas Spirit (M/F), Christmas at Woodbridge Manor (M/F), Christmas Spanking F/F Femdom Tales, and Christmas Spanking F/M Femdom Tales.
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