Second Chances

 

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by T.M. Franklin
 
Genre: Second Chance / Holiday Romance / Adult Contemporary Romance
 
 
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Sometimes second chances aren’t quite what you expect.
 
Every Christmas Eve, Carter Reed sits in a bar and regrets the decision he made ten years earlier that tore the love of his life from him. Mackenzie Monroe was his everything, but he left her behind to follow his dreams.
 
Now those dreams all revolve around her. The one that got away.
 
Or so he thinks.
 
A not-so-chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sends Carter on a mystical journey to fix the mistakes of the past. But he quickly finds out making things right isn’t as simple as making a different choice. And if he doesn’t find the key to Kenzie’s heart, he could lose her all over again.
 
Second Chances is a story about a man who gets a peek at what his life could be, if only he’d walked a different path. In the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol, it’s a heartwarming romance sprinkled with a touch of magic that’s sure to become a holiday favorite.

 

 

 
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T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards. She’s since written six additional novels and several best-selling short stories … and there’s always more on the way.

 
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Chasing Christmas

Title: Chasing Christmas
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Holiday Romance
Publication Date: Nov. 9th, 2017
Blurb:
He certainly didn’t ask Santa for a bride. . .
   Professional bull rider Chase Jarrett has the world by a string. The only blight in his idyllic existence is his nosy cousin’s nonstop nagging about his need for more publicity. Tired of listening to her suggestions, he gives her free rein when she hatches a plan to skyrocket his popularity. All he has to do is show up for a phony wedding in Las Vegas. Then Chase discovers the wedding was real, the surprise bride is beautiful, and his sponsors are demanding he remain married.
   Shy and introverted, the last thing Jessie Pierce wants is to find herself in the spotlight. But thanks to a meddling so-called best friend, that’s exactly where she’s at. The promise of an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas lures her on an adventure that ends with her unexpectedly married to a hunky bull rider who would draw her out of her shell if she’d let him.
   A business proposal leaves the two of them committed to a year of marriage. How hard could it be to remain wed in name only?
   Wrap yourself up in the joy of holidays and falling in love in this sweet, lighthearted romance from USA Today Bestselling author Shanna Hatfield.

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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Chase ran a nervous hand across the back of his neck then removed his hat, giving the idea some thought before he looked to Ashley again. “You absolutely promise I will not have any grief, headaches, annoyances, or frustration from this? The winner will understand, beyond a reasonable doubt, that she gets one kiss at the phony ceremony and maybe one when we go our separate ways later. Nothing more. I don’t want some demented girl trying to rip my clothes off in the limo.”
“I promise no one will assault or seduce you.” Ashley gave him a knowing look. “If that’s what you want.”
“Darn tootin’ it is.” Chase gave her another measured look. “You vow on your honor it will only be one day out of my life I’ll never be able to reclaim?”
Ashley nodded. “That’s right, cuz. Even you can suck it up for a few hours and treat the winner like a queen in trade for all the great publicity this is going to generate.”

Holiday Romances

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We Wish You A Ferret Christmas, Scrooge You!, and It’s Always Something

by Nikki Lynn Barrett

 

Genre: Holiday Romances

WE WISH YOU A FERRET CHRISTMAS

One lost and found ferret may bring two broken families together this Christmas.

Widower Lance Rossiter is struggling this holiday season. His young daughter is recovering after an accident. The first thing she asks for when she’s able to talk again is her lost pet’s whereabouts- the very same one Lance blames for the accident…

Cara McLean is still dealing with her feelings about her son’s recent diagnosis. The widowed mother of two very different kids feels like she’s coming apart at the seams. When her son attaches himself to a stray ferret, the situation brings her closer to Lance and his daughter.

The pair quickly learn they have a lot in common and form a deep emotional bond, but neither can let go of the insecurities from their past. They’re forced to reevaluate the things that haunt them before the shot of a future together is shattered.

Lance enjoyed the ‘Watching Cara’ game. Actually, her habits and gestures were hard to peg. So she could get him correctly. Was it the way he tucked in his shirts? The slacks? He debated on asking her what gave it away and how she guessed him to be organized.

The one thing he noticed about her was she always looked around nervously, very aware of her surroundings and the people. “You’re either a people watcher, or you’re nervous about something.” He blurted.

Cara stopped picking at the tomato slice hanging from her sandwich and narrowed her eyes. “Is this you trying to peg me?”

“A little. I notice this because I’m trying to peg you.” He smiled, hoping to lighten the mood.

“I’m a little of both. I watch people for their reactions, and I am nervous for several reasons.” Her cheeks reddened. Lance loved the way he easily made her blush, not that he meant to do it.

“Reactions? To what?”

A heavy silence fell over the table. Cara scanned the deli before facing him again. “Force of habit. I guess even when he’s not around, I watch the people around me because of how Alex is at times. I’ve had several rude comments about his behaviors. Until you pointed it out, I never realized how much I do this.” Setting her food down, Cara sat up straight. “Now I feel all weird.”

“Wasn’t meant to make you feel weird. I’m sorry if that’s what happened. I was just trying to find quirks about you.”

SCROOGE YOU!

After a nasty public break up, actor Kevin Wright returns to his small Nevada hometown for his baby sister’s wedding. Dubbed as “Scrooge” by his ex girlfriend’s slander, Kevin’s life and career are on the verge of being destroyed. He’d give anything not to have to tell the truth of what really happened, but staying silent may not be the answer.

Sasha Moretti has big dreams, but is weighed down by the lack of funds to get her ailing father into a facility that can provide twenty-four hour care. He’s all she has, but he isn’t getting any better. Taking care of him at home is proving to be harder with each passing day. After several run ins with Kevin, the boy she loathed in high school, an opportunity arrives that Sasha finds hard to turn down…

Between the holidays and a wedding, there’s a little madness and magic in the air. Romantic feelings develop between Kevin and Sasha, but when the truth is spoken, can they both get past their demons and let a little love in their hearts?

Kevin left her completely flabbergasted. He was so…Kevin! Sarcastic, sexy, sweet, lovable, and so much more. The fact that he was honest and sincere tugged on her heart. She had him figured out all wrong back then. Becoming an actor hadn’t changed him, either.

People were staring. Big time. Some whispered to each other, and some pointed. One woman even started walking toward them, then changed her mind.

“I think you’re being noticed today,” Sasha whispered to Kevin.

“Or maybe it’s you. It’s not often I have a gorgeous girl on my arm.” He winked and kissed her cheek. He was being very touchy feely today. Sasha would almost think it was for show, but Kevin did it privately as well.

They fit. The two meshed so well. Two misfits in a world of confusion and change. Her future was uncertain, while Kevin’s only went up as time went on. Could they make something work? Sasha’s feelings for him grew stronger, especially with his genuine concern over her life.

“What do you think of this one?” He pointed to a tree which barely had any limbs on the bottom. It was tiny, maybe about four feet. The tree reminded her of herself, someone who never bloomed.

“Are you messing with me again?” Sasha asked.

“This tree needs a home. Look at it. He’s lonely. The droopy limbs here? It’s because the tree is hunched over in sadness. No one wants to take it home.” Kevin actually ran his hand along one of the limbs in a petting motion.

This man was damn convincing. Kevin’s words tore at her, making her care about the stupid tree as if it were alive. Well, trees did live, but… Damn him. She was a sap!

“I see it in your eyes. You’re contemplating.” Kevin moved behind the tree. “Take me home, Sasha. Love me! Love me!” Then he gently shook the longest limbs, trying to reach out for her. “Hug me! Decorate me!”

“Oh my God! Stop! We’ll take it!” She laughed, clutching her stomach.

Kevin peered from behind the tree, flashing that gorgeous smile again. “Aren’t I a stinker?”

“Yes!” She hugged him. “A kind hearted, annoying, and funny one!”

“I’m glad you said kind hearted first.” He tousled her hair, holding her close. “Now let’s go take our new tree home and spiffy it up.”

IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING

This isn’t your every day sweet holiday story. Between mishaps, crazy work schedules, and giving back to others, this wild ride is full of the unexpected.

Christmas. The magical time of the year where you spend it with your family. Go out and do a little holiday shopping. Spread the Christmas cheer. Cherish the memories and your loved ones.

But when you’re famous celebrity couple Tucker and Quinn McGinnis, things don’t always go as planned. This year, they want more than ever to spend their first holiday together, but their celebrity status has them pulled in a thousand different directions.

When marriages are crumbling all around them, how does this newlywed couple manage to keep things going when it’s always something keeping them apart?

Tucker covered her hand with his. “A few weeks left. We just have a few weeks, and we can go home.” Home to a house full of memories. Full of love. Memories of bringing Quinn there the first few times consumed him. How in awe she’d been over his awards. The guitar lessons which started their friendship in the first place, until Piper needed guardians and he’d gotten ahead of himself and blurted that they were getting married.

No regrets. He had absolutely no regrets letting this woman in his life.

“Love is enough, right Tuck?” Quinn’s voice came out in a low, fearful whisper.

“What do you mean?”

She slapped a hand to her head. “Listen to me, I sound like an idiot. You know what happens when I’m left alone to my thoughts. It’s not easy being a celebrity couple. After hearing about all these break ups, it makes me wonder. Is love enough? Can a couple survive on it?”

“Aww, darlin’. Is this because we’re seein’ each other on weekends right now? I can’t speak for other couples, but love is more than enough. You’re it for me, Quinn. You’re what keeps me goin’. I get dang lonely when I’m not holding you close to me at night, but I go through what I need to because I know I have your love and support. Whether it be five days or five weeks, when I know I get to see your smiling face, it means everything.”

Hearing her doubts, Tucker knew he needed to find a way to get the two of them some quiet time. Away from the responsibility of life, careers, and things they’d committed to. Was she feeling this lonely and worried all week? For Quinn to express her vulnerability this way after they’d been so strong together, he had concerns.

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No matter where she goes, USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett hears voices in her head. Instead of calling her crazy and locking her up, her family realizes it’s just a product of being an author and allows her to write the stories so that the voices shut up.

But they don’t. And probably never will. There’s no need to lock her up, Nikki knows she’ll never escape the voices, not until each and every last story is written. And for every story she writes, about ten or more ideas pop up.

When she isn’t slaving away at her computer writing books that will probably make you cry and keep you in suspense, Nikki plots to take over the world one book at a time. What? It’s a sickness. One she can’t escape!

Books aren’t her only addiction, though. Nikki can be found making up parodies to drive her son crazy, and bantering back and forth with her husband, who somehow manages to steal her away from the fictional world she lives in all the time.

Nikki lives in Arizona with her husband and son, where she can be found using every creativity outlet she can find through music, photography, handcrafted things, and random interests that she may pick up from time to time.

If you want to learn more about the author who makes people cry for a living, check out her website.

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Title: Heaven Hill Christmas Box Set

Author: Laramie Briscoe

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Layne & Jess
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Invite you to spend Christmas with them! Each featuring their own novella for the holiday season!

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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The Portal Prophecies – C.A. King

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The main protagonist, Willow, is a teenage girl growing up on her own in a magical world where the events of the past are a mystery. A series of events set her and her friends on a journey like no other, leading them to a new understanding of themselves, their feelings and their abilities. As they begin to unravel all that previously transpired, they find themselves the sole opposition to a plot that could destroy all existence. The one clue they have is a book filled with hundreds of predictions called ‘The Portal Prophecies’. Deciphering them however, will not be an easy task. Written by someone from their past, the pages are lined with riddle like poems. Even worse they appear to be in no particular order.

Each book is based on a different prophecy leading our heroes and heroines to new places and new friends while experiencing growing pains along the way. The entire series, delves deep into the understanding of magic and self-discovery, all the while questioning the right versus wrong equation on personal levels.

As the books progress, readers will find some new explanations for old tales, myths, legends, folk lore and unusual phenomena that could just make them question the validity of stories we all have grown up with. Vampires, Witches, Ghosts, Monsters, Santa Claus, Atlantis, Elves, Dragons, Faeries, find out the alternate truth to them all.

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BOOK ONE

Everything was happening so quickly. One minute Willow was talking to her friend Ashlyn and now here she was standing in a lavish room face to face with the boy from the forest. His piercing blue eyes were staring straight into hers, as if seeing her soul.

“Hello,” he said with a smile. “I was wondering if we would ever meet again. Tell me how did you escape the necrid fire?”

“How … how did you get into my dream? What happened to my friend?” Willow barked.

“How?” he laughed. “You called me here. Actually, seems a little unfair you know my name and I don’t know yours.”

Willow realized earlier she had thought of him for a brief moment. “Lance … your name. I was thinking of the forest and what happened. That was enough to call you here?”

“Yes, but how exactly do you know my name?” Lance moved to the back of a chair and rested against it waiting for a reply.

“I heard someone call you in the forest when I was running away,” she said.

“So, back to the beginning, You know my name, but what is yours?” he said.

“Why did you do it? Why did you destroy my home?” Willow asked ignoring the prince’s question.

“That is a long story. Why don’t you tell me how you escaped?” he asked getting a bit aggravated.

That seemed to be an ongoing theme for her with boys, she aggravated them. Willow’s mind turned to a similar conversation she had with Mike. She decided after remembering the duct tape that she needed to come up with an answer for the prince.

“I … don’t know,” she answered with a sigh. “I know I was in an accident and a doctor sedated me so I could rest. If you had let my friend stay longer she might have told me more.” She wasn’t really lying about that, so even if he had the ability to sense an untruth he wouldn’t question what she had just said. She wasn’t about to give him more information than she needed to. He may be cute but she wasn’t stupid.

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C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching.  It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

Today her creation, The Portal Prophecies Series comes to life.

Book One, A Keeper’s Destiny, Book Two, A Halloween’s Curse, Book Three, Frost Bitten, Book Four, Sleeping Sands and Book Five, Deadly Perceptions are currently available for purchase. Book Six is scheduled for release this fall.

A new series, Tomoiya’s Story, is also releasing this fall.

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 Favorite Quote from the book or series.

“Be careful not to lose yourself in a world you have created with magic, for it is in our own imagination that reality can sometimes become the illusion. ~ Drakondia ~ Sleeping Sands”
― Carol Ann KingSleeping Sands

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FROM THE AUTHOR

There has been a lot of talk about mental health issues lately. I myself have been diagnosed with clinical depression. It takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real life. To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall, There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger.

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world other people could escape to. I wanted to share the place that helped me for many years.

I read books as well as write them. I visit the worlds many different authors have created. It makes me feel better and gives me strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes. I want them to know they are making a difference. 

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

I’m not a poet, but I’d like to share one that I wrote after my husband’s death.

On this day your light faded away
I brought you back in hopes you’d stay
In selfish dreams I needed you there
My whole world required your care
By the time I realized it was too late
You would now suffer to a new date
I didn’t worry about how you felt
My mind clouded with the bad hand I’d been dealt
To comfort me you tried to return
I can only imagine the painful sting and burn
Once again you put your needs on hold
You always had a heart of gold
If I could go back to that very night
I’d let your soul fly peacefully into the light
I am sorry I wasn’t stronger
I only wished you’d lived a little longer.

Hope you have a great day. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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London is ready to spend a peaceful holiday at home with her family, but her twin brother Trent has other plans. He invites his teammate, Pratt Montgomery, home for the holidays and London is less than happy about it.

From the moment London met Pratt three years ago, she saw nothing but a beer drinking hockey player and refused to give him the time of day. That’s all changing as she sees a side to him she’s never seen before.

All she wants is…him to go
All she wants is…him to stay
All she wants is…him

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“Mom, do you want to take a ride with me to get a replacement phone before it starts to get too bad out there? I dropped mine in the lecture hall, and it got trampled.” I pulled it from my pocket and shook it back and forth in my hand to show her.
“Sure, but we’ll have to go right now.”
“Okay. Just let me bring this stuff upstairs and use the bathroom.” I gave her a quick kiss on the cheek, and ran up to my room with my bags.
When I got back downstairs Trent told me Mom was in the car waiting for me. As I approached the car, the only thing I could see was the red hat in the window.
“Mother effer,” I shouted. As I got closer I could see his big-toothed, aggravating smile, and my mom was laughing too.
“Eighty-Six.” I opened the door and whined while I tugged unsuccessfully on his jacket. The big fathead didn’t even budge.
I let out a frustrated ‘errrrrrggggggg’ and slammed the door while my mom and Eighty-Six had a good laugh at my expense.
“Oh, London, be courteous. He wouldn’t be very comfortable back there. It’s not roomy like Trent’s truck,” she said in Pratt’s defense.
“Oh my God, what is wrong with you people? You call yourself family? Bunch of traitors.” I plopped in the back seat, and slammed my own door to make my point.
“Oh damn, I forgot my wallet. I’ll be right back,” Mom said, halfway out of the car already.
While she was gone, we sat in silence. I liked it that way. I was still aggravated at that massive melon-head in the front seat.
Next thing I saw was Tuna bolting out the front door and running straight for the woods. I jumped out to grab him before he got too far off looking for my brother or dad. When I bent over to pet him, I heard a whistle from behind me.
“Dear sweet Jesus on a Huffy, London. I like those jeans on you,” Pratt said.
“Way to woo a woman, Eighty-Six,” I responded.
“You know what else I like on you, London?” he asked with slightly puckered lips and a head nod.
“Really? Let me guess…‘You’. That’s what else you like on me,” I scoffed.
“Woooahhh, slow down tiger, I’m not that kind of guy. I was going to say I like all that sass you got on you, but hey, if you wanna go there, I’ll give it a try. Just be gentle.” He gave me a doe-eyed stare and batted his eyelashes.
I couldn’t help but laugh. “You are such an idiot.”
I sent Tuna back in the house and my mom held the door open for him, then we both got back in the car, ready to go.
“Wait. Stop,” Pratt said.
“What now?” I asked, annoyed.
“Does anyone need to use the potty before we leave?” he asked.
“I can’t. Just stop talking. You’re like this weird man-child.” I pulled my iPod out and put my ear buds in, with a cheeky smile on my face.
He just turned around and gave me that irritating grin. But this time, I noticed he had a dimple on one side, and his eyes were gray like the sky. They contrasted with his black shaggy hair that had a bit of a curl at the ends.
Eighty-Six 1, London 0

This book was part of the ALL I WANT 2014 Anthology. It was titled Hit or Mistletoe in that anthology. It has been redesigned and retitled for this rerelease.

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