Its that time of year again…when the weather starts getting colder, the snow starts falling…after all, some of us have already seen our first snowfall of the season! The Halloween candy isn’t even off the store shelves yet before the Christmas holiday merchandise is already creeping it’s way onto the store shelves. The fires are already starting in the fireplaces, we are already bring out the hot chocolate and marshmallows, and (my new favorite)….bringing out the heated throw/mini-electric blanket….which provides the perfect little extra something for snuggling up for some reading time. Nothing suits this season – or helps get you more in the holiday spirit either – than a good holiday book, either! But does anyone else notice that…well, it seems to get earlier and earlier and earlier every year?….LOL
So, what to read this holiday season?
Well, before you get too excited about this first one, let me say that it is not expected to release until December 2nd. The upside? It features hot, sexy firemen….a sure thing to help warm up this holiday season! I know I will anxiously be looking forward to this right along with you guys!
Series: The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel Book #6.5
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Blurb: Hard-edged fireman Dean Mulligan has never been a big fan of Christmas. Twinkly lights and sparkly tinsel can’t brighten the memories of too many years spent in ramshackle foster homes. Although he’s established himself as one of the top firefighters at San Gabriel Station 1, he doesn’t think he’s good enough for someone like gorgeous Lizzie.
Lizzie Breen is used to fighting—from her alpha male brothers, who try to smother her in the name of safety, to the life-threatening childhood illness she overcame. She knows what she and Mulligan feel for each other is a lot more than a fling, but she can’t get him to see that. The only gift Lizzie wants to give him this season is her love, but he’s not willing to accept it. When Mulligan is trapped in the burning wreckage of a holiday store, a Christmas angel arrives to open his eyes. But is it too late? This Christmas, it’ll take an angel, a determined woman in love, and the entire Bachelor Firemen crew to make him believe … it is indeed a wonderful life.
Title: Jane’s Gift
Author: Karen Erickson
Blurb: Can she give her heart to a fire captain when she knows she might get burned? Lone Pine Lake’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. But when quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he’s been burned by commitment in the past.
Jane’s been battling scars both physical and mental—having lived through a devastating house fire years ago—so she’s hesitant when her brother’s best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family’s residual fears of fire. Jane’s mind is the epitome of once burned, twice shy, but her heart has other plans.
Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. Can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all?
Title: Christmas Wishes
Author: Danica Winters
Blurb: For most, Christmas is a time for family, love, life, dreams, and wishes—but not for Lee Llewellyn, a mother who has recently lost her son to an accident and her husband to the resentment it caused.
In a chance encounter, she is given the gift of company on Christmas, but is she ready to move forward and start living again?
Next up we have an anthology by Harlequin, called Christmas with a Billionaire which I had the privilege of reviewing for the blog. Perfect for the holidays! You can check out my review here: Sarah’s Review
Title: Christmas with a Billionaire
Author(s): Carole Mortimer, Maisey Yates, Joss Wood
Blurb: An embarrassment of riches: three sweet and sexy tales of holiday romance!….Billionaire under the Mistletoe by Carole Mortimer – When softhearted Sophie pulls off a last-minute Christmas miracle for a family in crisis, she wins the gratitude—and heart—of wealthy Max Hamilton. But at what cost?
Snowed in with Her Boss by Maisey Yates – Dutiful Amelia is stranded on Christmas Eve. (Bad.) She’s at a five-star Aspen resort. (Good!) She’s posing as her handsome boss’s girlfriend. (So bad it’s good!) But is she pretending…or practicing with Luc Chevalier?
A Diamond for Christmas by Joss Wood – Headstrong Riley’s holiday run-in with hot gemstone tycoon James Moreau is unsettling to say the least. But she soon discovers that the only thing better than resisting temptation is finally giving in…