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Books Available for Pre-Order 1/20/14

More books available for Pre Order. So many books I cannot wait to read! Let me know what you are looking forward to, which books you are waiting impatiently to read.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A NovelBy Nancy Horan. Available January 21, 2014.  I can’t wait for this one! 
New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”  

Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life By Crystal Paine. Available 1/21/14.  I DO NOT know if this is a good book but I sure need to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. I am going to give it a try.
In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, you’ll find both practical ideas and big-picture perspective that will inspire you to live life on purpose. As a wife, mother of three, and founder of the wildly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, Crystal Paine has walked the road from barely surviving to living with intention.
Carthage  By Joyce Carol Oats. Available January 21, 2014.

Award winning Oats has authored over 70 novels. Her latest offering  plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance.

His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute By Maya Angelou. Available January 21, 2014. 
He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate. 
In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to lead his people into a new era. 

This poignant work of gratitude and remembrance offers condolences to the resilient people of South Africa on the loss of their beloved “Madiba” and celebrates a man like no other, whose life and work changed the world.

Snowblind  By Christopher Golden. E-book is available January 16, 2014. Hardback releases January 21, 2014.
In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade—a work reminiscent of early Stephen King—Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age. 
The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards . . . but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.
Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as—tonight—another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning’s life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he’s starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago. 
As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last. Spellbinding in scope and rooted deeply in classic storytelling, Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is the best work of his career and a standout supernatural thriller. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind is rooted deeply in classic storytelling. Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is both his breakout book and a standout supernatural thriller.
The Secret of Magic  By Deborah Johnson. Available January 21, 2014.
In 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. 
Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.

As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. The Secret of Magic brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.
 

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Saturday Steals 1/11/14

Welcome to Saturday Steals! Do my suggestions help? Please let me know if you are enjoying or using this feature. 

Dover Publications, and they now have E-books too, Is having a sale – but only until Monday 1/13/14 so hurry.  A Steal, a Deal! 25% off 60 bestselling books and 20% off an order of only $30 or more with Coupon Code SAVE7. No, I do not receive any compensation for Dover. I just like the books, they are unique, educational, fun and many How-To offerings.  Plus they have great coloring books for children and adults. 

Fairies Around the World   Color Your Own Impressionist Paintings   Complete Preludes and Etudes
 
Term Limits  by Vince Flynn. Normally $9.99 for the Ebook, now $1.99 for a limited time. A STEALReaders like Flynn for his fast paced writing.

 

Where Are You Now?: A Novel
By Mary Higgins Clark. Normal E-book price is $7.99 now available for $1.99. A STEAL

Best Seller Clark’s Where Are You Now?  is the tale of a young woman trying to unravel the mystery of a family tragedy — a quest with terrifying repercussions. One of Clark’s, if not her primary, oft-repeated story troph is still fresh and exciting.

The Secret Piano: From Mao’s Labor Camps to Bach’s Goldberg Variations  By Zhu Xiao-Mei. E-book is only $1.99. A STEAL!

Zhu Xiao-Mei was born to middle-class parents in post-war China, and her musical proficiency became clear at an early age. Taught to play the piano by her mother, she developed quickly into a prodigy, immersing herself in the work of classical masters like Bach and Brahms. She was just ten years old when she began a rigorous course of study at the Beijing Conservatory, laying the groundwork for what was sure to be an extraordinary career. But in 1966, when Xiao-Mei was seventeen, the Cultural Revolution began, and life as she knew it changed forever. One by one, her family members were scattered, sentenced to prison or labor camps. By 1969, the art schools had closed, and Xiao-Mei was on her way to a work camp in Mongolia, where she would spend the next five years. Life in the camp was nearly unbearable, thanks to horrific living conditions and intensive brainwashing campaigns. Yet through it all Xiao-Mei clung to her passion for music and her sense of humor. And when the Revolution ended, it was the piano that helped her to heal. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, The Secret Piano is the incredible true story of one woman’s survival in the face of unbelievable odds—and in pursuit of a powerful dream. 

Romance Super Bundle Various Authors. A STEAL for $0.99! 
From espionage, love triangles and amnesia to secret babies, murderous liaisons and pretend girlfriends, the Romance Super Bundle has everything you love about romance novels, times ten! 720,000 words and more than 2,500 pages! There is bound to be at least one book you will enjoy in this bundle.  (Pun intended). 
 

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Books Available 1/13/14 PreOrder

The excitement of a new book from a favorite author, the anticipation of settling down with a well written book and the satisfaction and sadness when you have finished reading a wonderful book. This is why each week I bring you reads I recommend because I love to read and I think my friends you feel the same.  

I am ready to go to other worlds, live other lives, learn, experience a different time, share a mystery and spy on romance. So I bring a romance, children’s books, a horror thriller, something funny, historical fiction and a brilliant piece of non-fiction.


First Love  By James Patterson. Available January 13, 2014. (by the end of the month most of us should know what year it is and won’t need the reminder.)
 Axi Moore is a “good girl”: She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn’t tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson–who she also happens to be madly in love with.

When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control.

A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson’s own past, First Love is testament to the power of first love–and how it can change the rest of your life.

If you can’t wait Amazon has First Love — Free Preview — The First 12 Chapters
The Night Before My Birthday  by Natasha Wing and illustrator Amy Wummer. Available January 13, 2014.

The Night Before My Birthday captures all the excitement and anticipation that every child experiences in the lead-up to their special day. The decorations are up, the table is set, and the food is ready – but what happens when there is an ice cream emergency? Once again Natasha Wing has written a story that is sure to appeal to every child getting ready for a birthday. The book is told by and seen through the eyes of the birthday child, so it is gender neutral and a fun gift for any birthday girl or boy. 

And I also found another Children’s book of the same title I wanted to share. How marvelous to create a tradition with a beautiful book. And we all have Hurty Feelings, right? 
 
The Night Before My Birthday Book  by Joni Rubinstein.

“The moon will soon rise, and the sun has just set. But it’s still not my birthday yet.” The Night Before My Birthday Book is a magical poem read to children on the night before their birthday. It captures the feelings of children as they are tucked into bed, full of anticipation, with dreams of waking up a brand new age. This beautifully illustrated book, now in hardcover, becomes a childhood keepsake with chronicle pages to record birthday dreams come true. The Night Before My Birthday Book will become a favorite tradition as it celebrates the birth of a child and becoming a growing family.

“The moon will soon rise, and the sun has just set. But it’s still not my birthday yet.”


Hurty Feelings (Laugh-Along Lessons) By Helen Lester and illustrator Lynn Munsinger. Hardcover available January 14, 2014. This book was released in paperback in 2007 but is now available in Hardback.

Fragility the hippo is solid on the outside and fragile on the inside. In every compliment, Fragility hears an insult. If someone says she looks nice, she hears that she looks like a big, squishy cupcake—since cupcakes are also nice. But soon, Rudy the bully comes along to insult her for real. In the face of these insults, will Fragility realize the difference between a jab and a compliment?  

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival  By Jennifer Chiaverini. Available January 14, 2014.

Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights.
Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her “the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her.”

None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common—political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness—they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not.

Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet little known women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker and for Elizabeth Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival.

For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind By Rosemary Mahoney. Available January 14, 2014.

“Rosemary Mahoney is one of a handful of nonfiction writers so original and so surprising that I look forward to each new book with an excitement bordering on impatience.  What makes For the Benefit of Those Who See especially absorbing is that it turns on Mahoney’s greatest strength: her idiosyncratic and unblinking eye.  As it explores the world of the blind, this provocative and revelatory work teaches us a great deal about what it means to see.  And when I finished this book, I returned to the world feeling that all my senses had been sharpened.” — George Howe Colt, author of The Big House

Annoying Orange #4: Tales from the Crisper By Scott Shaw and Mike Kazaleh. Available January 14, 2014.

Don’t adjust your television; that really is a talking orange and he really is that annoying! Annoying Orange and his friends from the fruit bowl have already taken over the airwaves and the internet with their groaningly silly adventures, and now it’s time for them to scare the seeds out of you in this bumper crop of horrific pulpy parodies. Gather ’round the campfire (not so close, Marshmallow!) and join your host, Annoying Orange, for an evening of…Tales From the Crisper!

Mayhem By Sarah Pinborough.  Available January 14, 2014. “A compulsively readable story that starts as a conventional murder mystery and morphs, by degrees, into a horrifying supernatural thriller,” The Guardian said of Mayhem.

A virtuoso fantasy writer, Sarah Pinborough has won numerous awards including the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. In Mayhem Pinborough turns her attention to one of the most baffling and notorious crime sprees in Victorian times.

Already frustrated in their attempts to capture serial murderer Jack the Ripper, the detectives of Scotland Yard are suddenly confronted with a new monster, dubbed the Torso Killer for his habit of leaving behind neatly wrapped parcels of his victims’ body parts, minus the heads. With the terrible increase in mutilated corpses to examine, the highly regarded police surgeon Dr. Thomas Bond has lost the ability to sleep. True, a growing dependency on opium affords him some solace in his loneliest and most desperate hours, but he also fears the grip of the drug.

During Dr. Bond’s nightly tours of London’s underbelly in search of pharmaceutical respite from the horrors that plague him by day, he encounters a mysterious Jesuit priest scouring the opium dens himself, clearly in search of someone—or something. The doctor at first rejects the strange priest’s unnatural theories about the Torso Killer as an affront to scientific thought. But over time Dr. Bond’s opium-addled mind begins to crumble under the growing impression that there might be some awful truth to the Jesuit’s ideas.

As the police struggle to capture two serial killers, the troubled forensics expert begins to suspect that he may actually know the Torso Killer personally. If he is right, Dr. Bond will need all the strength he can muster to save his small circle of loved ones from falling victim to the bloody depravities of this twisted creature.

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What Did You Get for the Holiday?

What did you get for Christmas? Gifts? Books? Money? Love?

I got a lot of love from the doggies – the parakeets may have even sent some love my way either that or they just had a lot to discuss.
Did you get a tablet? If not check out the Kindle sale and use some Christmas cash.  If you happen to have an extra, I wouldn’t mind being on your gift or re-gift list. 

I really do want to know what your received, what you wished for and maybe what you didn’t get.  I hope you have love for Christmas from animal companions and humans.  Followed by a job (to pay living expenses), books and craft supplies and a maid service and someone to do all my (oops I mean your) chores around the house. 

Amazon seems to tempt me and all I want to do is get a HDX and some E-books, and some books, gifts for the dogs, some books with more doggie related items ….. You get the idea. so_many_books_so_little_time_post_cards-r74f1ae9c503a47958996673e81b0ecd8_vgbaq_8byvr_512

I remember some of my requests for gifts in the past.  Since my b-day is a few days after Christmas I would often get the larger priced items as a Combo-gift. At age 11ish I really wanted an aquarium. I searched everywhere and could find no aquarium sized gifts. I prepared myself to be disappointed. But my parents were wise to my sneaky snooping and hid the gift out of reach, maybe in the car trunk – I have never found out the hiding place.

I asked for a leaf blower that I still use to this day, mainly for lawn mowing detritus. The amount of leaves around my house is massive and can’t be blown away. Leaves must be bagged, last year I used about 24 55 gallon bags.

This year my gift is wonderful. I have received love and support from my family. Canine family, family-family and chosen family of friends. Best Gift Ever.

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Lately this has been a TEMPTATION like no other. And with Prime, which I do have, I could watch movies for free, listen to books, read books and shop – oops there you go with the temptation again.

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Here are the tempting facts. I need to find a new word, maybe: enticing, appetizing, seductive (Seductive is an apt word choice), attractive or tantalizing.
This is not a shameless plug – I really do Want, Desire and Lust after one of these tablets.
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Am I being materialistic? I hope not though I think I have a touch of avarice. Shame on me.
And this is the problem with online shopping – for me anyway.  So many items at my fingertips.  I have an upcoming post on how to avoid impulse buys online – and I am suppressing the impulse and temptation and avarice and tantalizing offers, so far anyway.
I could never take a job in a bookstore, or pet store or craft store. I would never bring home a paycheck, just employee discounted goodies.
Now it is time to enjoy the rest of 2013 and prepare for a blessed 2014.
BE THE CHANGE!

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Happy Holidays Saturday Steals!

Happy Holidays my friends! I hope Christmas brings you together with friends and family.

If the joy of sharing with loved ones isn’t an option, do not fret, stress or get depressed. I have spent Christmas alone with my wonderful dogs for about 20 years. I have my own traditions. I love watching A Christmas Story over and over. On good years the doggies get toys to open, in lean years they still get and give love.  And I usually wash old toys and present them as new. Please be animal friendly and no fur, please.

I have some last-minute Steals for Everyone.

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Coming Soon – Pre Order Books Available 12/23 and 12/30

I might have missed a week – did I? In the scurry of Christmas and craft shows and job search I have lost rack. But I have some fantabulous books you will want to Pre Order!

Most are available as E-books for Christmas. Or my birthday is the 30th …. 🙂

A large portion of the books being released the week of the 23rd are ‘diet’ books and some cookbooks. Since I recommend books I can only recommend one and this is available 12/17/13.

The Best of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison with Contributors. Available 12/17/13.
See below for more upcoming releases.

Right now I recommend, though not new releases, the following books from PETA.

Start 2014 off by making an ethical choice or just because vegetarian is a healthy lifestyle.

Vegan Eats World          The Compassionate Cook             Making Kind Choices

http://www.petacatalog.com/booksdvds/veganeatsworld/     
New from the Who Was Series available 12/26/13. The Nelson Mandela book has been released early as an E-book. The paperback will be available 1/9/14.
The Who Was Series is wonderful and targeted for Grades 3 to 7.
            

Get Started: Crochet  by Susie Johns. Available  December 23, 2013.

Get Started: Crochet teaches beginners basic stitches and shows how to start crocheting with 20 easy projects, including hats, blankets, and baby clothes.

Perfect for beginners who want to learn a new craft, DK’s Get Started: Crochet takes a “do and learn” approach by starting simple and building new skills, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.

I love to crochet and perhaps this book will serve as an introduction to an enjoyable craft.

For nerds like me, an immense 2 volume non-fiction.

Papers, Literary, Scientific, Etc. (Cambridge Library Collection – Technology) (Volume 1)  and Papers, Literary, Scientific, Etc. (Cambridge Library Collection – Technology) (Volume 2) by  Fleeming Jenkin, Sidney Colvin (editor). Available December 28, 2013.

An electrical engineer, university teacher and wide-ranging writer, Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85) filed thirty-five British patents in the course of his career. Edited by Sidney Colvin (1845-1927) and J. A. Ewing (1855-1935) and first published in 1887, this two-volume work brings together a selection of Jenkin’s varied and engaging papers. The collection ranges from notes on his voyages as a marine telegraph engineer, to a critical review of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, essays on literature, and thoughts on technical education. A memoir written by Robert Louis Stevenson, his former student, provides biographical context and attests to Jenkin’s many interests and talents across the arts and sciences. Volume 1 begins with Stevenson’s memoir, incorporating Jenkin’s records of his voyages. This is followed by writings on literature and drama. Three pieces on scientific subjects, including the review of Darwin, conclude the volume.

And for the even dorkier people like me here is something already released that you may love.


Papers, Literary, Scientific, etc.  This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.

Chasing God by Angie Smith. Kindle edition available now. Hardcover Available January 1, 2014.

Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays.

But you aren’t convinced you really know Him. Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress.

And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything.

She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him.

And without realizing it, you may be as well.

It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself.

So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. It’s the reason you wonder if you’ve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you you’re a failure as a Christian.

Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you.

Stop chasing God.

Happy Holidays my friends!

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Christmas Saturday Steals

I have searched over the river and through the woods for some Christmas theme Saturday Steals.

First is Vicki Batman. Vicki is a friend with a kind heart. I recommend her work and we have 2 Christmas offerings. Further along when we reach Grandmother’s house we have anthologies and cookie recipes. Merry Christmas to All, and to All Good Reading!

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off by Vicki Batman. $2.50 from Smashwords.com or Amazon – The Great Fruitcake Bake-Off  A STEAL!

When a five-time champ teams up with her new neighbor for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.

Twinkle Lights by Vicki Batman. $2.50 from Smashwords.com. or Amazon
Twinkle Lights 
A STEAL!
A do-gooder joins forces with a reformed delinquent turned lawyer to run a Christmas tree stand benefiting the children’s hospital. When the money goes missing, fingers are pointed.

Also by Vicki Batman:

Man Theory and Other Stories by Vicki Batman. $0.99 from Smashwords.com or Amazon Kindle: Man Theory and Other Stories A STEAL!

Three fun, quick reads from Sassy Writer Vicki Batman “Ouch” – Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous…and romantic? “Man Theory” – When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart. “Tommy and the Teacher” – A young boy steals from the school’s book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.

Little Birdie Who…and Other Stories by Vicki Batman. $2.99 from Smashwords.com or Amazon Kindle Little Birdie Who…and Other Stories
“This is NOT Working”: A day at a new job when nothing is going right until the new boss steps in. “Check Her Out”: Gum: it’s a sticky situation, especially between the store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for the package he stole. “Little Birdie Who… “: A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?

The Heart of Christmas by Patricia McLinn, Judith Arnold and Kathryn Shay. A STEAL! AT $.99.
In Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning, discover how it all started in this much-anticipated prequel novella to the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn. Ed’s and Donna’s worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?

In Almost An Angel, Conor Malone manages to hold things together for his daughter Amy after his wife’s death, until someone tells her Santa will bring her mother back for Christmas. How can Conor force Amy to accept reality without ruining her holiday? With help from Eliza Powell, the alluring new school psychologist—and the Daddy School.

In Flashover, Nick Evans, a captain in the Hidden Cove fire department, believes he committed the worst of crimes, even if it was to protect his little sister. He’s not ready for a relationship with Stacey Sterling, a firefighter’s widow who’s determined to help him heal. But on Christmas, Nick learns the meaning of redemption and love.

Christmas Hearts Anthology by Sadie Hart and Kodilynn Calhoun
also available at

Smashwords a STEAL at $2.99.

And FREE! by Sadie Hart for Christmas:  Silver Bells


A STEAL AT $2.99.

                                                      And for FREE!

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