Sunday, December 18, 2016

Eleven Christmas Romances from Rachelle Ayala - It's Always Christmas

Dear readers, It's always Christmas with me. This year, I started writing Christmas stories in April. Can you believe Christmas carols streaming on my computer, visiting Christmas Pinterest sites, envisioning pine forests and snow, and diffusing Christmas scents in the summer?

So... I'm proud to present my latest Christmas novel, A Wedding for Christmas. Available now at Google Play, and for pre-order from Amazon [releases December 20] for a special price of 99c.

In early December, I also released Deck the Hearts, a small town Christmas romance set to the lyrics of the Christmas Carol, Deck the Halls. In a contest between Christmas lover, Holly Jolly, and Grinch Gordon Gills, whose heart wins?

Here is my list of Christmas romances from newest to oldest. Pick up one or all and have a very Merry Christmas!

A Wedding for Christmas (A Veteran's Christmas, #3) A Christmas wedding seemed perfect for Kelly and Tyler, until a female soldier from Tyler’s past and a donor from Kelly’s past make requests that cannot be ignored. [Amazon, Google Play, Kobo, Scribd, Nook]

Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance, #1) Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek? [Amazon, Google Play, Nook, Apple, Kobo, ScribdPaperback, Paperback-Large Print)

Going Toe to Mistletoe (Sapphire Falls) An unemployed dance instructor finds herself on a Christmas scavenger hunt with a hometown hero who's always stepping on her toes. [Amazon]

Bad Boys for Hire: Nick (Bad Boys for Hire, #3) This Christmas, paraplegic Carol Cassidy is caught between the naughty and the nice: a hired Santa and a disabled firefighter. [Amazon, Paperback]

Her Christmas Chance (A Christmas Creek Romance, #2) A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets? [Amazon, Paperback, Paperback-Large Print]

Santa's Pet (Jingle Belles Christmas Romance, #2) A brilliant girl genius plays elf to a substitute Santa and turns both their lives upside down when he is charged with a sex crime and she loses her company to hackers. [Amazon, Paperback]

Christmas Lovebirds (Have a Hart Romance, #1) Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance? [Amazon, Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Scribd, Paperback, Paperback-Large Print]

A Pet for Christmas (A Veteran's Christmas, #2) A veteran suffering from PTSD fights to return from Afghanistan and give his family their Christmas wishes. [Honorable Mention, 2016 Readers' Favorite] [Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google, Scribd, Paperback, Paperback-Large Print]

A Pet for Christmas is now in Italian, Un Cucciolo Per Natale, translated by Irene Aprile (NookApple iBooksKoboScribdAmazonPaperback)

Christmas Stray A couple grieving for their son is snowed in with a stray puppy and a little boy. Is there room in their hearts for a Christmas miracle? [Gold Award Winner, 2016 Readers’ Favorite] [Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google, Scribd, Paperback, Paperback-Large Print]

Christmas Stray is now in Italian, Fuga di Natale, translated by Irene Aprile (AmazonNook, AppleKoboScribdPaperback)

Christmas Stray is now in Spanish, Aislada Navidad, translated by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa (AmazonNookAppleKoboScribd,  Paperback)

Christmas Stray is now in Portuguese, Um Rafeiro de Natal, translated by Vera Christina Neves (Kobo)

Christmas Flirt (Jingle Belles Christmas Romance, #1) Bad girl Lacy Reed gets more than she bargained for when her naked selfies turn up on her boss’s phone. [Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google, Scribd, Paperback]

A Father for Christmas (A Veteran's Christmas, #1) Sweet romance between a homeless veteran and a single mother whose daughter asks Santa for an unusual gift. [Gold Award Winner, 2015 Readers’ Favorite] [Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google, Scribd, Paperback, Paperback-Large Print]

A Father for Christmas is now in Italian, Un Padre per Natale, translated by Irene Aprile (NookApple iBooksKoboScribdAmazonPaperback)

A Father for Christmas is now in Spanish, Un Padre para Navidad, translated by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa (KoboAppleNookScribd)

Wishing a wonder Christmas to you and your family!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On Sale This Week, Good Santa Ben and Bad Santa Nick

Hey Christmas readers, this week, I have two full-length Christmas novels on sale. One has a good boy Santa, Big Ben Powers in Santa's Pet, a college football player who sits in the Santa seat for his grandfather when he suffers a heart attack. Meanwhile, Nick Wolff ain't no saint. When he's hired by a paraplegic former mountain climber for a children's party, he decides to turn a new leaf.

In Santa's Pet, we have a comedy of errors when Brittney and Ben substitute for Santa and his sexy elf: double wardrobe malfunctions, two arrests, and one happily-ever-after?

Santa's Pet is on sale this week through Kindle Countdown Deal. Act quickly before the price rises.

Meanwhile, Bad Boy Nick is on tour with Beck Valley Books. Check out the reviews, enter the $25 giveaway, and pick up Nick for only 99c this week!

I hope you enjoy both of these Santa boys, bad and good. Add them to your holiday reading list today. You won't be sorry.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

#BookChat A Father for Christmas, my first Christmas Romance

A Father for Christmas was my very first Christmas romance written back in the summer of 2014. It all started from an idea about a child lost in the mall after seeing Santa. I then asked myself why little Bree would be lost. Children get lost for many reasons, but I needed this one to be a big one. I also wanted to have a homeless veteran in the story.

At the time, everyone was writing about billionaires, and I wanted a hero who was down and out, but had a heart of gold. So, that's how the first scene to A Father for Christmas came about. Bree is looking for her Santa-promised father under the big mall Christmas tree and she picks Tyler Manning as he's eating leftovers from the food court.

A Father for Christmas went on to win the 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award for Christian Romance. It is also one of my bestselling books and people read it year round.

Read an Excerpt and see for yourself.

“I want a papa for Christmas,” my four-year-old daughter, Bree, tells Santa. She bounces in his lap and tugs his beard. “A real live papa to play with me and take me to the zoo.”
“You mean a puppy,” I cut in, my face flushed with heat. Ever since I put Bree in preschool, she’s realized she’s missing a father and bugging me to find one. She even suggested we put up posters on telephone poles like they do for lost pets.
“No, silly mama.” Bree crosses her arms and shakes her blond ringlet curls. “I want a papa with two legs and two hands.”
The mall-supplied Santa chuckles. “And a papa you shall have.”
Giggles and titters spill from the women behind me.
“I need me one of those, too,” a young mother holding a baby boy says. “Let’s see, six-foot-six, blazing hot and built like a fire truck.”
“Oh, yeah,” another mother with two squirmy toddlers replies. “Do they have a catalog? I can spend hours drooling instead of wiping up drool.”
Much like the hours I spent perusing anonymous sperm donor profiles back when I was a successful investment banker worried about aging eggs and the probability of getting struck by lightning without hitting the husband jackpot.
Bree hugs Santa. “Will he be under the tree? Pwo-mise?”
“You bet.” Santa high fives her.
“Picture?” I scramble with my camera, an old Canon point-and-shoot borrowed from my mother, but the battery light flashes and the camera shuts off. Meanwhile, the elf manning the professional camera snaps a few shots of my sweet daughter kissing Santa. Ugh, I wonder how many germs are embedded in that polyester beard?
Santa hands Bree to me and winks. “Shall I put a smartphone under the tree for you?”
I’ll need a lot more than a smartphone: try rent, utilities, and car payments. Not only was I a former investment banker, I was stupid enough to believe my own research and ended up losing everything on a bad tip.
“No, she wants a papa, too.” Bree tugs my coat sleeve. “I hear her praying for one every night.”
Thankfully, Santa doesn’t answer. He’s already receiving the baby from the woman behind me. And actually, no, I’m not praying for a man, but Bree hears what she wants to hear, and in her little mind, all of our problems will be solved when the handsome princely father figure emerges to sweep her off her feet in a cotton candy sleigh drawn by a team of rainbow reindeer.
As for me, I’ll settle for responsible, solvent, and well-endowed, although in my profession, er, former profession, I never saw a need for a man, especially the banking types who kept half the strip clubs in Manhattan in business. No thank you.
The picture-taking elf smirks at me and hands me a ticket for the picture. “It’ll be twenty bucks for a five-by-seven or thirty-five for the package.”
“I want a train ride.” Bree squirms from my arms and points to the Holiday Express miniature train making the rounds inside the enclosed winter wonderland play area in the mall. “When my papa shows up, he’ll take me on the train and we can wave at you.”
Clutching the ticket for Bree’s picture with Santa, I bypass the photo booth conveniently placed near the line for the Holiday Express train. My meager paycheck has to be stretched for the holiday season, the first one since my insider trading conviction. Unable to land a job anywhere close to the financial services industry, I’ve been picking up shifts after-hours, cleaning the very office buildings I’m not allowed to enter as a banker.
But I can afford five dollars for a ride on the Holiday Express. Bree looks at me expectantly and points to the monitor behind the cash register. “Mommy, there’s my picture with Santa.”
“There you are, and don’t you look cute?” I say, dreading her next request to buy it.
The cashier flashes a toothy smile. “We can have it printed while you wait for the Holiday Express.”
“Can we?” Bree bounces on her toes. “He pwo-mised me a papa for Christmas.”
“Maybe after the train, sweetie.” Going for distraction over chancing a meltdown, I hand the cashier a ten dollar bill for our two tickets.
Fortunately, the screen behind her cycles to a baby boy crying on Santa’s lap, and Bree’s attention turns to the candy cane man.
“Mommy, candy cane’s my fa-wor-ite.”
“We have some at home.”
“Those are teeny tiny. I want a big red and green one.”
“We can’t lose our place in line. Oh, look, see the fairy princesses?” I direct her toward three teenaged girls wearing princess outfits.
“They’re so pretty.” Bree’s mesmerized, and I breathe easier. My phone chimes with a text message. I flip it open. It’s my mother reminding me to be on time for Wednesday night church. We’re singing a special together, and she wants to rehearse before the service.
The line inches forward as I text her back. Mama’s nervous about the piano at church not responding like hers. Could I get to church half an hour early to do a dress rehearsal? I’m not sure why she’s so nervous. Maybe it has to do with the handsome widower who recently joined the congregation. I tell her I still have to finish shopping and prepare dinner for Bree, but mother says not a problem. She’ll bring macaroni and cheese and juice boxes to church, and Bree can eat in the multipurpose room. I agree, and Mama replies with her classic line to give Bree a kiss from her.
I text my goodbye and put my phone away. “Bree, Nana’s giving you a kiss.”
She’s not standing anywhere near me. A hot dagger of panic shoots up my chest. “Bree? Oh no, where’s Bree?”
She was here a minute ago. The line hadn’t gone forward by much. Surely, she surged ahead to gawk at the train and the princesses. I jump out of line, looking toward the fairy princesses.

“Bree!” My voice rises to a high-pitched shriek. People are staring, and I’m running in circles. “Have you seen my daughter? Bree! Blonde, wearing a pink Hello Kitty jacket. Bree!”
# # #
A Father for Christmas is available at the following online stores (KindleNookApple, KoboGoogleScribdPaperbackPaperback-Large Print) [2014]
A Father for Christmas is now in Italian, Un Padre per Natale, translated by Irene Aprile (NookApple iBooksKoboScribdAmazon)
A Father for Christmas will soon be available in Spanish, Un Padre para Navidad, translated by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Rachelle Ayala November News! Back from Britain and Writing Away.

Hello friends! I had a most wonderful November. October wasn't too bad either. In fact, I'm really enjoying 2016. Anywho ... Early in the month, I took a whirlwind trip to Oxford and London to attend my son's graduation ceremony from Oxford University. I absolutely loved the town. We toured the Oxford Castle, Christ Church College [where Harry Potter shot a few scenes], the Ashmolean Museum [did you know all museums are free in Britain?], and many other places, including a pub where famous authors, J.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis used to drink a pint or two.

London was awesome! Since I had limited time there, we took a guided bus tour which covered all the high points: St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Tower, Greenwich Village, ride on the River Thames, and a loop on the London Eye. Riding the London Eye during sun set is an experience to remember.

The British start decorating for Christmas before Americans, starting before Remembrance Day. We were lucky to catch the annual city Christmas lighting at Oxford Circus. What a jolly crowd.

I had such a good time, but fell behind on my writing--what else is new? So I unfortunately had to miss going to Miami to the Annual Readers' Favorite Award Ceremony. Two of my books, Christmas Stray and A Pet for Christmas, earned awards in the Christian Romance Category: Gold and Finalist.

You may downoad Christmas Stray free by joining my Newsletter:

After returning to England, I went back to furiously writing. My next book is A Wedding for Christmas, which follows A Pet for Christmas. I'm putting it on for a special pre-order price of 99c. [Amazon Link].

In A Wedding for Christmas, six-year-old Bree's biggest worry is whether she has to kiss the ring bearer or not. Meanwhile, A female soldier from Tyler's past and the man who fathered Bree conspire to pull Kelly and Tyler apart before their Christmas wedding. Uh oh!

Thanks for reading. In the coming days, I will be going down memory lane with all of my Christmas books, starting with A Father for Christmas. You'll get to read excerpts and share your thoughts with me about each book. Cheers, Rachelle

Monday, October 31, 2016

Eight (8) October Releases from Rachelle Ayala #romance #ebooks

Happy Halloween! Today marks the end of a banner month for me where I release four books and four boxed sets. Now, I'm headed off on a mini-vacation to visit my adult children and work on my next book, A Wedding for Christmas.

Please check out my four new October releases, including Bad Boys for Hire: Nick, releasing today on Halloween. He's the naughtiest Santa ever as he chases down our paraplegic heroine, Carol Cassidy.

Bad Boys for Hire: Nick This Christmas, paraplegic Carol Cassidy is caught between the naughty and the nice: a hired Santa and a disabled firefighter.

Her Christmas Chance: A Christmas Creek Romance A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets?

Going Haywire, Vampires, zombies, and wolves, oh my! Honey's vacation with her ex-husband goes haywire when he tries too hard to get her back.

Going Toe to Mistletoe, An unemployed dance instructor finds herself on a scavenger hunt with a hometown hero who's always stepping on her toes.

And, that's not all! Boy, do I have bargains for you! Four Christmas Multi-author Boxed sets for 99c each to keep you busy all holiday season.

Love, Christmas - a USA Today Bestseller! includes twenty (20) holiday romances inspired by Christmas songs and carols.

Romancing Christmas 2 - seven (7) unique and special Christmas stories that will touch your heart.

Christmas is for Lovers - Six (6) hot romances guaranteed to spice up your holidays. Also available on Kindle Unlimited.

Christmas Pets and Kisses 2 - Twelve (12) sweet and touching Christmas love stories with fur and feather babies.

Thanks for being a fan and supporter! I hope you enjoy my stories as I work on two more sweet Christmas romances, A Wedding for Christmas and Blue Chow Christmas. Subscribe to my Newsletter for updates!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I'm a #USAToday Bestselling Author! Dream Come True @AyalaRachelle

When I published my first book four years ago, I didn't even know about the USA Today bestsellers list, much less dream that I would one day be an official USA Today bestselling author. But it's finally happened! The multi-author anthology I'm a member of, Love, Christmas, made the October 27, 2016 USA Today Bestseller's List.

I'm truly grateful to all my fans, followers, fellow authors, and friends who've supported my writing endeavors and hung around with me all those years from Critique Circle to Romance In a Month to Mimi's Gang and Author's Billboard. Many thanks also to my Readers' Club who beta read, critique, and give me companionship as I write and create stories to entertain and maybe enlight your lives.

It truly takes a village! And I'm both grateful and humbled by this honor.

My contribution to Love, Christmas is Deck the Hearts, a story set to the Christmas carol, Deck the Halls.


Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.
Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?

You can Still get Love, Christmas for 99c [price going up soon]

Thanks for all your support, and may you and yours have a very, Merry Christmas!
Love, Rachelle

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It's Release Day! 13 all-new Sapphire Falls Kindle World stories hit the shelf today!

Good morning everyone! It's October 25, 2016. Welcome to Sapphire Falls - this time to a Halloween spookfest full of fun festivals and falling in LOVE! [Click here for Erin Nicholas' Sapphire Falls Kindle World page]

My contribution is Going Haywire, a zany second-chance love story full of tricks and TREATS.

Giving up sugar right before Halloween. Brilliant.

Going on vacation with an ex. Not so bright.

Honey and her ex-husband, Max, travel to Sapphire Falls to give their two young children the perfect Halloween treat. Max wants Honey back, and he’s counting on the magic of Sapphire Falls to seduce her into a second chance.

Honey is leery of Max and his tricks, but when he woos her with a Halloween romance complete with bonfires, hayrides, parties, and paintball, Honey warms to the idea of a new beginning.

Unfortunately, there's something off about Max that Honey can't put her finger on. When their vacation goes haywire, Honey must decide whether the treat of true love is worth all the terrible tricks life can play.

Buy it today! [BUY LINK] and come to our Party Oct 25, 2016 3 - 10 pm Eastern Time. Meet and greet all 13 authors and win fabulous treats.


Welcome to SAPPHIRE FALLS—a tiny Midwestern gem overflowing with small-town charm. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy happy hour at the Come Again bar, a tasty treat at Scott’s Sweets, a country-music-infused party at the river with a mason jar of legendary Booze, or even join in the fun at one of the annual town festivals, where the locals specialize in making you feel right at home.
But fair warning: Love is always in the air, and visitors tend to fall quickly—for the town and its inhabitants. You may not be looking for happily ever after…but in Sapphire Falls, happily ever after might come looking for you.

Start with the original series by Erin Nicholas:

Then move on to these amazing Sapphire Falls reads from Kindle Worlds:

October 2016 Release

Because even vampires deserve a second chance.

Getting her help is going to be a lot easier said than done...

He can’t live with her, he can’t leave without her.

Sometimes opposites don’t just attract, they collide.

It’s been ten years since Jackson walked away from the only woman he ever loved. Maybe it’s time to get her back.

Vampires, zombies, and wolves, oh my! Honey's vacation with her ex-husband goes haywire. when he tries too hard to get her back.

Sometimes what your heart is searching for is never far from home.

Ember Jones-Roseman needs a reminder that life is about the journey, not the destination, and Ford Slater is the perfect man for the job.

Small town. Big hearts. But can one little secret tear it all apart?

They’ve been in an intimate relationship for three years, they’ve just never met.

A rebellious aristocrat looking for love…    Meets a noble rebel worthy of his heart…

Love at first sight, or a past they don’t remember?

In the security business things can happen fast – the same is true in the business of love.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A #1 Release AND a Halloween Party coming up in Erin Nicholas' Sapphire Falls Kindle World

Hey readers! It's been one exciting week for me. Thank you so much for making Love, Christmas - 20 Holiday Stories That will put a Song in your Heart, the #1 book in Holiday Fiction on release day! I hope you are enjoying Love, Christmas. In case you haven't picked it up yet, you won't be disappointed. I've started reading this set, and the stories are heartwarming and brave.

Now for the Halloween Party! Want to go trick or treating in Sapphire Falls? Join me at Club Rachelle Ayala for more!

This Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13 all-new romances commence in Erin Nicholas's Sapphire Falls - a small town in Nebraska where falling in love is fast and steamy.

Please join Erin's Super Fan Club, then visit 13 authors' fan pages for trick or treating.
Starts 3 pm Eastern time, October 25, 2016

3 pm -- Erin to kick things off
3:30 Angelique Armae 
4:00 Elena Aitken 
4:30 EmKay Conner
5:00 Allison Gatta
5:30 Sydney Somers 
6:00 Patti Fiala 
6:30 Kinsey Holley
7:00 Amanda McIntyre
7:30 Trish Edmisten 
8:00 Samantha Chase 
8:30 Rachelle Ayala 
9:00 Pg Forte
9:30 Katy Alexander
10:00 Erin wraps it up

Don't forget to join my Readers' Club where my actual giveaway will be. [Club Rachelle Ayala]. Please join ahead of time so you can post and play when the time comes. My contribution to Sapphire Falls is Going Haywire.

Giving up sugar right before Halloween. Brilliant.
Going on vacation with an ex. Not so bright.
Honey and her ex-husband, Max, travel to Sapphire Falls to give their two young children the perfect Halloween treat. Max wants Honey back, and he’s counting on the magic of Sapphire Falls to seduce her into a second chance.
Honey is leery of Max and his tricks, but when he woos her with a Halloween romance complete with bonfires, hayrides, parties, and paintball, Honey warms to the idea of a new beginning.
Unfortunately, there's something off about Max that Honey can't put her finger on. When their vacation goes haywire, Honey must decide whether the treat of true love is worth all the terrible tricks life can play.

Get Going Haywire October 25, 2016 on Amazon for your Kindle!

Friday, October 21, 2016

#NewRelease Romancing Christmas II - 7 unique Christmas stories #holiday #romance

Romancing Christmas Volume II
by Dale Mayer, Rachelle Ayala, Sandy Loyd, Marcia James, K.T. Roberts, Leslie Lynch, Kayce Lassiter
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Holiday
Release Date: October 18, 2016

From sweet to spicy, friends to lovers, from cowboys to babies and puppies, this holiday anthology from 7 of today’s hottest romance authors has something for everyone. Toss in some unconventional romances and fairy godmothers—and, of course, some hunky military heroes—and you’ve got a Christmas collection that will warm the heart on even the coldest night.

This unique set features endearing stories from USA Today and National Bestselling authors. Available for a limited time only!

Mason’s Wish by Dale Mayer

This is a Christmas Novella continuing the story between Mason and Tesla!

Mason loves his life with Tesla, but living together isn't enough. He wants more. He wants it all. He wants forever.

All set to make this a memorable Christmas for the two of them, he calls her at home and hears her cry out as she fights off an attacker. Racing to her rescue, he finds her missing – again.

Determined to put the horrific memories behind her, Tesla is looking forward to a bright and happy future. But someone nursing a grudge has decided it's payback time.

Their lives change in a flash as Mason races to save Tesla before they lose their future – and each other..

Christmas Stray by Rachelle Ayala 

Juliette Martin does not ever want to celebrate Christmas again, not when it means reliving the last one after her six-year-old son, Jeremiah, passed away on Christmas Eve. She and husband, Gabe, find themselves snowed in at a mountain cabin with a pair of strays. Juliette desperately needs a miracle to save her marriage and restore her faith in God. Can a stray dog and an orphan boy help her believe in the magic of Christmas and the power of love?

A Low Country Christmas Miracle by Sandy Loyd 

Considering the bad blood between father and son, it will take a miracle to get Cade Duval to return to the Lowcountry for Christmas. Lacey Barnes has loved Cade since…forever…and feels up to the task of making sure it happens. Unfortunately, Cade’s in a relationship and Lacey would never poach. Success means her heart will be broken all over again.

Yet, miracles have a way of happening at Christmastime. Like the miracle of finding true love and the miracle of family coming together. But the most wonderful miracle of all is the miracle of forgiveness.

Scrooge & the Secret Santa by Marcia James 

Police dog trainer, Patton Carter, has nothing but bad memories of holidays spent in foster homes as a child. When a car crash lands him in the hospital and a knee replacement requires rehab, he hires physical therapist, Faith Harmon, to live in his house over the holidays as a combination therapist, caretaker, and dog-sitter. He never expects to fall for her and her Maltese, Snowball.

As a part-time therapy pet teacher, Faith has had run-ins with the Patton at Klein’s K-9s. But the pay he’s offering for the six-week job is too good to pass up. She agrees to move into his house with the stipulation that he won’t continue to disparage the important work of therapy animal handlers and their pets. She never anticipates that their biggest conflict will be Christmas.

Patton soon learns the difference therapy pets can make in the lives of patients like himself. But will he be able to open his heart to love and the spirit of Christmas before he loses Faith?

Strangers in the Night by KT Roberts 

On one very magical day in New York City, two strangers meet by chance in a wine shop, each reaching for the same bottle. A meeting no one could have predicted, but their undeniable chemistry is destined to be sealed in fate. Having gone their separate ways, the two meet up again only blocks away. Now that he’s been given a second chance, he’s not letting her slip away this time. He discovers his Cinderella is leaving the following day and he’s fraught with anxiety. But not to worry, she’s got a plan! If he finds that rare bottle of wine again, her name and phone number will be on it, a certainty that true love and fate have chosen their destiny. A year later, circumstances conspire to bring her back to New York. A chance encounter reconnects them. Only this time, without the prerequisite bottle of wine. He wonders if she’ll still want to be with him now that she’s learned his secret? But only the Gods of Fate can answer that question.

Christmas Grace by Leslie Lynch 

No one wants to celebrate Christmas this year. Not Ella McKendrick, who, on the cusp of success as a potter, is tasked with her husband’s company party on too-short notice. She gives up her first pottery sale to pitch in, but the joy of the season is diminished. Not Gertie Wycliffe, Ella’s mom, a new widow who is doing everything she can to avoid her first Christmas alone. No one understands the grief and terror she feels—maybe because the craziness of a seventy-four-year-old woman signing up for skydiving lessons is all she lets them see. Not Natalie Shaw, Ella’s pregnant daughter. Natalie’s husband is deployed halfway around the world, and she believes that ignoring the holiday might blunt her loneliness. Then disaster strikes, not once but twice. Three generations; three untenable situations. Three women who come together for each other, and remember what’s most important about Christmas.

A Christmas Bowser by Kayce Lassiter 

A Christmas Novella, continuing the escapades of fairy godmother, Delta Jane.

Kolton Holloway returns to his small home town in Wyoming, after the death of his mother, intending to unload an unprofitable strip mall.  Unfortunately, the sale of the mall will force Harper Weston to close the doors of her wedding dress shop forever.  With these two at odds over the fate of the strip mall, Delta, has her hands full trying to make a love match between them.  Throw in a fairy godfather who thinks he’s a Christmas wedding planner, and Harper’s new puppy who is hell-bent on trashing her dress shop, and you have chaos of the highest magnitude.  Will Delta make this match in time to save the spirit of Harper’s unborn baby?  Or will the glimmer be lost forever?

ONLY 99¢

Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series and now her SEALs of Honor books. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It's a Dog's Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).

She honors the stories that come to her - and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

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Rachelle Ayala

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes from sweet to steamy and believes that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it's within the pages of a book. Rachelle is working on a sweet series of romances with pets and firemen, Have a Hart Romances, and one full of bad boys, Bad Boys for Hire. She also writes sports romances in both football and baseball, as well as many holiday romances, both sweet and spicy.

Sandy Loyd

Sandy Loyd has worked and lived in some fabulous places in the US, including Northern California and South Florida. She now resides in Kentucky and writes full time.

As a former sales rep for a major manufacturer, she’s traveled extensively throughout the US, and has a million stored memories to draw from for her stories. She spent her single years in San Francisco and considers that city one of America’s treasures, comparable to no other city in the world. The books in her California Series, starting with Winter Interlude, are all set in the Bay Area.

Sandy is now an empty nester who has written almost two dozen novels. She strives to come up with fun characters—people you would love to call friends. We all know friends have their baggage and when we discover what makes them tick, we come to love them even more.

Whether she’s writing historical, time travel, romantic suspense, or contemporary romance, Sandy always tries to weave a warm love story into her work, while providing enough twists and turns to entertain any reader.

Marcia James

Marcia James finaled in eleven Romance Writers of America contests before selling her first contemporary romance. Her releases include Sex & the Single Therapist (the first in a comic romantic mystery series) and the "Klein's K-9s Service Dogs" contemporary romance series. A national and international ebook bestseller, she writes hot, humorous romances featuring heroines you can root for, heroes to die for, and funny dogs.

In her eclectic career, Marcia has shot submarine training videos, organized celebrity-filled nonprofit events and had her wedding covered by People Magazine. After years of dealing with such sexy topics as how to safely install traffic lights, she is enjoying “researching” and plotting her novels' steamy love scenes with her husband and hero of many years.

K.T. Roberts

K. T. Roberts writes romantic suspense with sass and brass and her soon-to-be published cozy mystery series featuring Glitzi Nash and the Goombahs, promises to be even sassier. She’s an author for Montlake Romance.

In 2012 she decided to try her hand at self-publishing and wrote her first mystery series, the Kensington-Gerard Detective Series. The Last Witness is Book One in that series. Elusive Justice is Book Two, and Deadly Obsessions being Book Three.

Blind Retribution is her first romantic suspense published by Montlake Romance and will be released November 29, 2016.

Originally a Jersey Girl, she lives with her real-life hero, Bob, in Arizona. They have four children. Although she’s a former chef, whipping up a gastronomic treat for family and friends has been relegated to the weekends because during the week, she’s in front of her computer writing her next great novel.

She has memberships in Romance Writers of American, Valley of the Sun Romance Writers and Sisters in Crime.

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Leslie Lynch

Out of Darkness, Into Hope: Novels of Suspense and Healing. Amazon Bestselling author Leslie Lynch gives voice to characters who discover unconventional solutions to life’s twists.

Leslie lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and a rescued feral-turned-sweetheart cat. A light airplane pilot, she also loves quilting and pottery. She’s written three full-length novels: Hijacked, Unholy Bonds, and Opal’s Jubilee; and two novellas: Christmas Hope and Christmas Grace. She is an occasional contributor to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’s newspaper, The Criterion.

Kayce Lassiter

Kayce Lassiter is a second-generation native Arizonan, and a Butterscotch Martini Girl.  She is country through and through, and she writes what she knows—“Cowgirl Fiction”.  And just for fun, she likes to throw in a little magic too because what would a good ‘ol country story be without magic?  After all, doesn’t everyone have a fairy godmother who rides a Harley and sports a “Bite Me, Cowboy” tattoo on her shoulder?  Kayce does.