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ELY’S EPIPHANY is a scorching hot M/M Christmas read with two ex-Green Beret lovers facing the prospect of commitment. THE TWELFTH NIGHT QUEEN is a sweet Christmas Regency with Lady Amelia committed to an arranged marriage when her heart lies elsewhere.

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ELY’S EPIPHANY. Will Christmas bring a breakup or a new beginning for ex-Green Berets Ely Locklear and Todd Anderson? For Todd Anderson, a West Point graduate from a wealthy family, it was love at first sight. Living with Ely wasn’t easy, but it was the only life for him. When Ely plays too nice, Todd fears his partner is preparing him for a Christmas breakup. Will this Christmas be their last together?

Ex-Green Beret Ely Locklear survived a childhood filled with poverty and abuse by building a wall around his heart. When his ward’s new Army Ranger husband shows him that loving someone isn’t a weakness, he wonders if it’s too late for a fresh start with his partner. Buy HERE

I can’t share the first scene from ELY’S EPIPHANY here. Let’s just say Todd’s not dreaming about sugar plums and his bedside Christmas tree is put to unusual use. IF YOU’RE OKAY WITH HOT M/M SEX, read an excerpt of the first scene HERE today only before it gets reported and taken down.

TheTwelfthNightQueen_SMTHE TWELFTH NIGHT QUEEN. Fontaines always married Westburys, until the Twelfth Night Queen rebelled. Amelia Fontaine was betrothed to her cousin, Percy Westbury, while she was still in leading strings. When Percy and his family arrive for a long holiday visit, Amelia is dismayed by the prospect of the impending arranged marriage. Will she choose to follow tradition or pursue happiness?

Edward Thornton, the Earl of Bridgwater, couldn’t remember a time he didn’t love Amelia. When Edward discovers Percy’s secret life and his sinister plans for Amelia, he embarks on a campaign to rescue her. Will the Twelfth Night Queen help him save his beloved from her cruel fate? Buy HERE
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Elizabeth Fountain’s Gift

someoldideascover3Author Elizabeth Fountain writes SciFi and Fantasy with a sense of humor for Champagne Book Group. Having read Liz’ latest book, You, Jane, I’m looking forward to reading her freebie short story, “Some Old Ideas.” The story, according to Liz, is “more like time-travel adventure with a hint of romance.” When the tagline/blurb is “Why would your dead father try to kill you? Brian is about to find out,” what’s not to love? Best of all, it’s free. Read about Liz’s latest, You, Jane, then pick up your freebie HERE.

You, Jane

Champagne Book Group (2014)

 you-jane_300dpiJane Margaret Blake’s problem isn’t her drinking. Sure, she’s missing work, and forgetting she’s already fed her cat, who’s getting a little fat. But Jane’s real problem is the reason she drinks: she writes stories that come true and wreak havoc in her life.

In her “fables” animals, people, angels, and the Universe itself conspire to destroy Jane’s last chance to be with her old love, or, just maybe, to bring her into the arms of a new love. Years ago, a fable pushed Jane’s best friend Charlie into marrying another woman. Now another fable shoves Charlie’s little boy in front of an angry dog – or worse, a wicked spirit bent on getting Jane and Charlie to face the truths they’ve spent a lifetime avoiding.

As her drinking and writing spiral out of control, Jane must finally discover how to write her own happy ending.

Buy Links: Champagne Books / Elizabeth’s Website

Elizabeth’s Social Media Links: Webpage / Facebook

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Secret Cravings Winter Release Party!

Secret Cravings Publishing Winter Release Party starts at 9am. Visit SCP authors every half-hour for games, giveaways, and fun as we share our new releases. I’m up at 4pm but plan to visit throughout the day. Stop by for a chance to win a copy of my new SCP release, The Twelfth Night Queen. Click graphic to visit.

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Author Olga Godim’s Christmas Gift

Olga Book180Fantasy author Olga Godim is my bringer of gifts today. Olga is published with Burst/Champagne Books. Her freebie download, The Answer Is Yes (©2014), is a complementary short story for her novel Almost Adept published by Burst/Champagne Books. A thief, a healer, a magical trap, and knitting yarn make for a wonderful bedtime story. Consider adding her new novel Eagle en Garde, from Burst/Champagne  (2014)  to your Christmas shopping list.

Free Download Link:  http://www.wattpad.com/67642407-the-answer-is-yes

 Eagle En Garde

Olga2180The mercenary officer Darin Barclay lives in Talaria, a kingdom surrounded by a magic-resistant spell. While some people wish to break the spell and invite magic back into the country, the fanatical sect of Cleaners is determined to prevent the return of magic. Darin doesn’t agree with the Cleaners’ doctrine but he doesn’t dispute it either. He is a soldier, not a philosopher. Then he accidentally overhears the Cleaners’ hidden agenda to destroy all magic workers in Talaria, including witches and elves, and his orderly life is turned upside down. His sweetheart is a witch, his daughter is a half-elf, and he has many elven friends. He can’t allow the Cleaners’ murderous scheme to succeed, but what can a lone mercenary do against a horde of rabid zealots? His only choice lies in trickery and deceit to outsmart his enemies. And the anti-magic spell on the border suddenly becomes his only ally.

Buy Links:  Champagne/Burst / Amazon (Kindle)

Olga’s Social Media Links: Webpage / Twitter / BookLikes /Wattpad

Thanks to Olga and readers for dropping by. Check back for more Christmas cheer.  Rita

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Author Pippa Jay’s Christmas Gift

Author Pippa Jay writes science fiction romance/superhero romance for SFR Brigade/Breathless Press. Pippa shares her freebie anthology and her latest sweet traditional release from Breathless Press, When Darkness Falls. Experience love and adventure among the stars in ‘Tales from the SFR Brigade,’ a free digital anthology of eight Science Fiction Romance stories. From Earth to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, explore the sizzling worlds of Science Fiction Romance with stories from Linnea Sinclair, Marcella Burnard, Erica Hayes, Liana Brooks, Pippa Jay, Berinn Rae, Amy Laurens, and Kyndra Hatch.

‘Tales from the SFR Brigade’

TFTSFRB_Revise_Title-1 - Copy• A space captain discovers the cyborg she loves just might be her greatest enemy. 

• A mind-wiped prostitute risks all when she recruits a dangerous stranger to help her escape a terrible fate.  • A prisoner-of-war confronts the comrade who loved her, then left her for dead.

• A space-obsessed physics teacher is kidnapped by a far-too-charming alien. 

• An apocalypse survivor battles the biomech-enhanced hunter who seeks to capture her.

• A young artist must choose between her comfortable life on Earth or a war-torn space colony with her beloved. 

• A daring thief is on the run from the alien law man who is determined to bring her to justice. • A widowed rebel leader tries to save the last remnants of humanity, one stranger at a time.

Download ‘Tales from the SFR Brigade’ for free at Kobo  / Barnes&Noble / Amazon

When Darkness Falls

whendarkfalls_1650x2550In a city where Dark Technologies Inc. now runs the show, Kadie Williams has more immediate concerns than the fall of Blaze, their guardian superhero. Almost every morning for the last few months she’s woken up with cuts and bruises on her body, and no idea how she got them. There are no nightmares. No evidence that she sleepwalks, or any sign of a break in. And nothing to tell her who’s been cleaning up after her. As just one of thousands of civilians conscripted to slave away in the labs of Professor Dark, she knew there’d be trouble ahead. But  she never expected it to be so bad, or so personal.

Desperate for answers, Kadie looks to the new defender of the night, the only person who can hinder the total domination of Professor Dark—Nocturnelle. The mysterious vigilante superhero came from nowhere with her cybernetic sidekick Shadow, set on putting an end to the brutality of Dark’s regime. But as his laboratories work on a new secret super-weapon, Nocturnelle and Shadow may not be enough to save Nephopolis…or to save Kadie either.

Buy Links:  Breathless Press Website

Pippa Jay’s Social Media Links: Webpage / Facebook / Twitter

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Annette Mardis’s Christmas Gift

Annette Mardis, a Contemporary romance author published by Liquid Silver Books, brings her Christmas gift for readers – Getting Her Money’s Worth, a chick lit Christmas gift with a touch of sweet romance. Read the freebie blurb, then check out Annette’s newest book, Shore Feels Right, a sensual romance from Liquid Silver Books (Nov, 2014).

 Getting Her Money’s Worth

Money's Worth Cover (2) (697x960) (697x960) (697x960)Life often has been unkind, and sometimes cruel, to Allie Charles, and she’s determined not to be shortchanged and to live in the moment whenever possible. She and close pal Shelby Martin want many of the same things: romance, fun, good friends and satisfying work. After meeting on a softball field on a frigid fall evening, they enjoy many adventures together: watching the piranha feeding at the National Aquarium; overturning their canoe in the deepest, blackest part of a river; getting stuck thigh high in mud on a golf course water hazard; winning tacky prizes at skee ball machines in Ocean City, Md. Only one woman will see her heart’s desires fulfilled, while the other faces the biggest challenge of her life. This touching, poignant and funny story will make you laugh, cry and go for the gusto in your own life.

Free Download links for Getting Her Money’s Worth: Smashwords / Barnes and Noble 

Shore Feels Right 

HRshorefeelsright Once a pariah among her coworkers, marine biologist Monica Sims has spent months reinventing herself as she seeks redemption. A history of failed relationships leaves her leery of romantic involvement until she meets Cosby Williams, the new co-owner of Nauti-Toys watercraft rentals.

 As things heat up between them, Gulf Shore Aquarium responds to the stranding of a group of pilot whales. When a billionaire bachelor lends his private plane to the rescue effort, Monica catches his eye—and an obsession is born.

 How will she cope with the unwanted attention? And will her past sins come back to doom her newfound happiness with Cosby?

 Buy Links for Shore Feels Right: Liquid Silver Books / Amazon

Annette’s Social Media Links: Webpage / FacebookTwitter

Thank you, Annette for visiting. Readers can snag another Christmas freebie from author Pippa Jay this Sunday.  Rita

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Allie Ritch’s Holiday Visit

Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romance author Allie Ritch is first author guest in December .   Allie is published with Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, All Romance eBooks, Amazon KDP. Consider putting Allie’s Unmasked on your Christmas shopping list.

UNMASKED

AR_UnmaskedIn a world of corruption, Kira Bosse uses her psychic ability to control sexual desire and get information out of men. It has always been a lucrative business, but she finally meets her match when she tries to interrogate Dixon Hazard. Although he’s the one in bondage, Hazard refuses to bow to her will, and Kira must fight her own arousal as he captures her heart. 

Psychic interrogation turns into a passionate affair. The prize is love, but the risk of betrayal is high. Will Kira’s true feelings be unmasked?

Unmasked Buy Links: Loose Id / Amazon

Allie’s Social Media Links: Webpage/Blog / Amazon Author Page / Twitter / Goodreads

Thanks to Allie Ritch for sharing her story. Stop by throughout December to check out more gifts from your favorite or soon-to-be-favorite authors.   Happy Holidays!  Rita

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A Visit to Love Romances Café with Giveaways

Today is my semi-annual takeover visit of the Love Romances Café Yahoo Group. I plan to do multiple posts about my books, share several of my reviews of other authors’ books, post a few recipes and Christmas traditions, some historical posts about the holidays, and some giveaways – including an Amazon gift card. Guest authors from my publishers will share their newest releases, books from their backlists, and whatever inspires.

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To visit LRC, you need to join the LRC Yahoo Group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LoveRomancesCafe/info – clicking the LRC icon will get you there. Your first post as a member is moderated. Set your membership preference to Individual Email for today, then switch to Digest afterwards because it’s a high volume site. Hope you can drop by. Rita

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Cyber Monday Bargains Today Only

Cyber Monday specials abound. Please share, if you have more. Throughout December check Rita Bay’s Blog for Authors’ Gifts where authors share a freebie book link and their latest release.   For now, check out these great specials.

All Romance Ebooks is running a 50% off all books today only. You get the discount in rebates for future purchases. Click icon to shop Cyber Monday.

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Liquid Silver Books’ whole catalog is 50% off.

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Champagne Books is running super specials all day today.

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A Big WWII Thank You

MarieButnerSMWhen Lt Marie returned home, she received a standard note of “thank you for your service” signed by President Truman. Marie returned to work as a registered nurse, married, had children, and lived happily ever after.
Old Granny at 91 has managed to outlive everyone in her generation, so no one will ever say ‘that’s not how it happened.’ She’s never lost her sense of humor. She’s very healthy and takes no medication. She lives at home with her family, watches the Mass and her news regularly, and loves to share her stories.  There are loads more papers to share, hope you enjoyed these.

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