Strap on Your Jingle Bells! It’s Holiday Romance Time!

Announcing Passionate Kisses 3 Under the Mistletoe

Passionate Kisses 3 Cover_3DwShadowI love holiday romance. Don’t you? All that spiked eggnog, misunderstandings under the mistletoe, and pine-scented heroes!

What could be better?

Last year, I released my third Blue Collar Boyfriends novel, Cole in My Stocking, around the holidays.

This holiday season, I’ve got a brand new release coming your way in a package deal you won’t be able to resist.

The Passionate Kisses gang are at it again. This time, we’re taking our mischief UNDER THE MISTLETOE!

Holiday Bargain - EBook 1563 x 2500My book in the set is a brand new novella HOLIDAY BARGAIN. I guess I have a thing for cops and Christmastime, because the hero in this one is a cop, like Cole, in Cole in my Stocking.

You are going to want to meet Officer Doug Mendez, aka the king of hookups and the sweet heroine who makes him want to settle down.

The good news is you can get Doug and 9 other sexy heroes at a pre-order deal of $0.99.

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Holiday Bargain

Single mom Cassie is nowhere near ready to love again. It’s only been a year since her husband passed away. But when a neighborhood emergency brings an old crush, Seattle cop Doug Mendez, to her door, her libido awakens. Her heart might not be ready for commitment, but a no-strings-attached affair with the king of hookups might be just what the doctor ordered.

Doug needs a date to his sister’s Christmastime wedding. Since he’s been taking a break from dating, he has no prospects, but a cute woman he meets on the job—and who happens to be an old friend of his sister’s—agrees to step up. On one condition: that he reintroduce her to sex in a casual hookup. Charitable guy that he is, he agrees, but soon realizes he wants more from Cassie than a holiday bargain.

Passionate Kisses 3 Under the Mistletoe

Passionate Kisses 3_2DCurl up under the mistletoe with these 10 brand new novellas in the sexy Passionate Kisses romance anthology! From Italian stallions to bad boy bartenders, small towns to big cities, all of these stories by USA Today best-selling authors promise to keep you warm this holiday season.



ONE STARRY KNIGHT by Sydney Holmes

SCROOGE YOU by Nikki Lynn Barrett

A MISTLETOE MOMENT by Victoria Barbour

MIRACLE OF LOVE by Allie Boniface


ALMOST ROMANCE by Kylie Gilmore




What are you waiting for? Go hit up your favorite e-retailer and claim your copy.

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After release week, the price will go up to $2.99. Still cheaper than a venti latte, but why pay more when you can pre-order for $0.99?

Whether you’ve got bosses, boxers, husbands, doctors, soldiers, or cops on your wish-list this season, we’ve got you covered!

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to share using the nifty buttons below!

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Guardian’s Secret out now!

Jessi Gage:

Woohooo! My friend Amy Raby has a new book out! Get it! It’s good. Here’s her post announcing her new release!

Originally posted on Amy Raby:


Guardian’s Secret is out today! This is a new novella in the Hearts and Thrones series. It’s a side story featuring Drusus, the imperial bodyguard. Please note that this is a gay (m/m) romance, unlike the other stories in this series which are m/f. Why did I write a gay romance in a straight series? Because the Hearts and Thrones world includes people of all kinds, and I don’t want to exclude a gay character from having his story told just because he’s gay.

This novella is about 200 pages long, so it’s longer than most novellas, but only half the length of a novel. This made pricing it a challenge, so what I’ve done is priced it at 99 cents for the first week, as a thank-you to my most loyal readers. Next Tuesday the price will go up to $2.99.

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Help a Highlander Out

Writing Updates and a Cover Poll

My kids are both in school! The 4yo is in pre-K and the 6yo is in first grade! Which means I have time to blog again! And to write. And shower. It’s amazing!

I’ll keep it quick, since I’ve got, like, five years of stuff to catch up on.

  1. Vote for Wishing for a Highlander in this cover poll on Story Finds. I’m up against some pretty stiff competition, so spread the word for me if you feel comfortable doing that.
  2. Look for a pre-order button soon for Passionate Kisses 3: Under the Mistletoe. My 9 Passionate Kisses sisters and I will be releasing out third boxed set together in October! I love working with these ladies. I know you’ll love their holiday stories! My contribution to the set is Holiday Bargain, a Blue Collar Boyfriends novella with a cop hero and a young widow heroine. You’re going to love Cassie and Doug–oh, and Cassie’s adorable four-month-old, Jake. I’ll have a cover reveal coming your way soon!
  3. Get ready to experience Riggs, the rugged, taciturn wolf-man from The Wolf and the Highlander, in a whole new way! My amazing narrator Marian Hussey is currently producing Wolf in audiobook. I’m planning an October release if all goes well.

That’s what I’ve got on tap. I’m looking forward to a super productive fall.

Thanks for stopping by!

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End of Summer Sale: Solstice Island by Mae Clair is FREE 8/31 and 9/1

Today, I’m proud to host my friend and fellow-author, Mae Clair! She’s got a deal going on. Because I’ve read and loved her book that’s on sale, I can say THIS IS A GREAT DEAL!

It doesn’t get much better than an excellent story offered for free!

Mae ClairWelcome Guest Blogger, Author Mae Clair!

I know summer isn’t officially over until the autumnal equinox rolls around mid-September, but by the time the calendar reads August 31, I’m already thinking fall. My husband and I will be closing our pool this coming weekend, Halloween stuff is stocked in most every store I visit, and the days are growing noticeably shorter. I live in the northeast where summer is much, much too short. Blink and it’s easy to miss. I love fall, but I thrive on summer. So…I’m lamenting the demise of my favorite season with an end of summer sale on SOLSTICE ISLAND, my breezy romantic adventure novella.

Why should you read it (other than the fact it’s like a shot of summer wrapped up inside Kindle pages)? I’m glad you asked. J

Solstice Island FinalThe Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Solstice Island by Mae Clair:

10. You’ll meet a hot charter boat captain trying to live down his family legacy.

9. You’ll encounter a spunky heroine cryptozoologist, determined hot captain should embrace said family legacy and all the baggage that goes with it.

8. You’ll be able to impress your friends with your stunning new knowledge of cryptozoology.

7. You may find yourself struck by the uncontrollable urge to look up blurry images of strange creatures online or go on a cryptid hunt (think Loch Ness, Big Foot, and the Jersey Devil).

6. You’ll learn why you should never ignore a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

5. The next time your boat is attacked by a rampaging sea monster, you’ll know precisely what to do.

4. You’ll be swept up in a tale of romance, adventure, and folklore.

3. You’ll uncover buried treasure, thwart a villain, and discover a new use for a boat oar.

2. As a 72 page novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND makes a quick end of summer read.

And the number one reason you should read SOLSTICE ISLAND:

  1. It’s FREE on Amazon August 31 and September 1!


Can an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?

Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.

Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.

It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.

Warning:  A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.

About Mae Clair:

Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a kid. As an adult, she stumbled onto the field of cryptozoology and realized there were others like her who loved speculating about weird and wonderful creatures.

Her blog, From the Pen of Mae Clair, features a weekly post each Monday where she examines a different myth or urban legend. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who will factor into an upcoming series of novels.

As a writer, she pens tales of romantic mystery flavored with a twist of myth or folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, Mae lives in Pennsylvania. Her passions include cats, history and exploring old graveyards.  Look for Mae on her website at

You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts:

Website and Blog
Twitter (@MaeClair1)
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page
Sign up for Mae’s Newsletter

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Add SOLSTICE ISLAND to your Goodreads TBR

Thanks for reading and welcoming Mae Clair today! Go get her deal and tell your friends about it. Solstice Island is a true treasure!

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M.Q. Barber’s New Release Delivers What it Promises: A Shirtless Gentleman

Her Shirtless GentlemanGentleman Removes Shirt; Romance Ensues

M.Q. Barber is one of my insta-buy authors. I was so excited to learn she was working on a new series to be released with Kensington’s Lyrical imprint.

It’s finally here!

You’ll want to get it as soon as humanly possible. I know because I got one of M.Q.’s coveted advance copies, which I happily reviewed for You Gotta Read Reviews.

ygrr-bannerSo, click over to YGRR to read my review–>

Or just skip to the goods by clicking one of these buy links:

M.Q.’s got a lovely website where you can peruse all her books and get to know her.

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Reckless is free almost everywhere now. Thanks for your patience, everyone!


Confession time: I’ve never run a free promotion before, and I have learned a valuable lesson. Set price to free WAAAAYYYYY ahead of time.

I scheduled some online promotions to spread the word that the first of my Blue Collar Boyfriends novels RECKLESS is free for the month of August. But as of this moment, it’s only free at Google Play and Smashwords.

I did manage to discount it to $0.99 at Amazon, but my intention was for it to go free. I didn’t realize it could take up to a week for the big e-retailers to price-match.

I messed up, y’all.

So to everyone who would like RECKLESS for free from Amazon, B&N , or iTunes, you have two options.

1. Check back in about a week, and you should be able to download for free

2. send me an email ( I’ll send you RECKLESS in any format you’d like. And as an apology, I’ll also send your choice of either JADE’S SPIRIT (Blue Collar Boyfriends #2) or COLE IN MY STOCKING (BCB #3).

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who went ahead and bought RECKLESS at the discounted $0.99. You all are very understanding!

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Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway last week! You all helped make release week for CHOOSING THE HIGHLANDER a huge success and a lot of fun!

Thank you for all the tweets and blog visits and notes of encouragement! I hope many of you will fall in love with Wilhelm like I did while I wrote him.

Without ado, here are the winners!

1st Prize

Amazon gift card $25

~~~Mary Ann Cloud~~~

2nd Prize

RuMe Tote Insert

(RuMe Tote Organizer Insert)

~~~Shannon Romein~~~

3rd Prize

Choosing the Highlander - Ebook(E-copies of Choosing the Highlander to 3 third-place winners)

~~~Suzanne King~~~

~~~Angela Horning-Archer~~~

~~~Becky Parsons~~~

Congratulations, ladies! Thank you for entering!

I’ve emailed the winners and will be sending out prizes as soon as I hear back from them. Remember, if you liked reading Choosing the Highlander, leave a review and tell someone you know about it!

Here’s the blurb and buy links again for anyone who hasn’t seen them yet:

As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can’t say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling five hundred years into the past.

Wilhelm Murray, heir to the barony of Dornoch, hopes to one day hold a seat in parliament and bring urgently needed reform to Scotland. But everything changes when a woman slated for execution proclaims her innocence using the most peculiar language. Powerfully attracted to the brave beauty, he rescues her even though it means becoming a fugitive and forfeiting his dream.

As Connie and Wilhelm evade capture, she discovers his passion for justice. Scotland needs his ideas. It needs him. And so does she. But in order to clear Wilhelm’s name, she will have to turn her back on everything she’s worked so hard for and embrace the magic of love.

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