Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Feature: Winter's Sweet Kiss

Winter’s Sweet Kiss

Publisher:  Roane Publishing
Release Date:  December 16, 2013
Key Words:  Adult, Romance, Sweet, Contemporary, Historical, Anthology

Blurb: When Wayne Edwards moves to town, Lillian Douglas experiences stirrings she thought were long dead. Guilt ridden over betraying her deceased husband and the feelings Wayne inspires, Lillian reluctantly lets him in. Secrets of the past – an old promise emerges, but will it threaten their forever?

MELT  By Shaya Roy
Blurb: Newlyweds in an arranged marriage, Naina and Dev go to the mountains of Shimla, India in search of snow. Unfortunately, they find fifteen inches more than they expected.
Being snowed in with her husband is not necessarily a bad thing. It gives Naina an excellent excuse to snuggle up to her deep, quiet man, but every time Dev spurns her, a little more of her heart drips away. Melting the ice around her husband’s heart before the snow outside does might take more pride than Naina’s ready to surrender.

Blurb: Angela is in love with someone she can never have--her best friend, Rebecca’s older brother.

Stranded in the bitter cold after a disastrous blind date with yet another company Christmas party looming, a standing offer from the boss’ nephew gets a little more appealing. Desperation. Not a good sign. Surely when Rebecca rescues her from the blinding snow, she can also convince Angela to just go to the party alone. She can always count on her best friend.

That is, as long as she never finds out about Angela’s secret crush.


Blurb: Stella’s got everything she needs in life: a great job, a beautiful house, and her independence. But on last minute trip to the local Christmas tree lot she finds something, or rather someone, she desperately wants - Grayson. An emergency trip to Target, an unexpected wreath, and a little Christmas magic make the season much brighter. 

SANTA BEBE  By Lily Carlyle

Blurb: Disillusioned by men and her belief that they see her only as an object, Bebe is determined to find a man with money. Her geeky, but unfailingly kind, next-door neighbor James tries to convince her of the possibility of real love, even as she reveals to him the troubled childhood that made her so cynical about relationships. When her mother dashes her hopes for a perfect Christmas, Bebe finds herself turning to James once again, and in the process, learning a lot about herself and the promise their relationship holds.

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An Unexpected Wreath
By Annabelle Blume

Stella’s got everything she needs in life: a great job, a beautiful house, and her independence. But on last minute trip to the local Christmas tree lot she finds something, or rather someone, she desperately wants - Grayson. An emergency trip to Target, an unexpected wreath, and a little Christmas magic make the season much brighter.

"It's great you paid attention to your Stranger Danger lessons, but I'm not a serial killer."
"How do I know that?"
"Because I'm telling you I'm not."
His lackadaisical drawl infuriated her."Oh, and I suppose Ted Bundy passed out business cards listing his profession as a psychopath?"
"Here.” He handed over his business card. “See, not a psychopath or a killer. Just a guy who owns a Christmas tree lot. Let's get this to your place before it grows roots, and I have to chop it down to sell again next year."
The clean, white rectangle in her hand listed one Grayson Harris, owner and CEO of Harris Enterprises, LTD, as well as all pertinent contact information. She tucked it into her purse and resumed her uptight attitude, for good measure.
"Fine, now if they find me buried under the begonias in the spring, they'll know who did it. I'm just off Clemson Road. I drive fast. Keep up."

About Annabelle Blume
Annabelle is a best selling Romance and New Adult author, that is, when she's not checking homework or begrudgingly cooking dinner. Wife, mother, and creator of alternate worlds, Annabelle has a penchant for that which is outside the norm.

Her degree in Sociology has given her the ability to construct worlds that exist only in her head and translate them passionately to the page. The time spent studying individuals, interpersonal relationships, and particularly, women, within the constraints of our society led to Annabelle's unabashed ability to talk about sex as it fits into our modern lives.

She's also the author/personality of The Bombshell Mommy at where she helps modern Bombshells and their families live “green”.

Read about her adventures in writing at
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  1. Sounds like a sweet book. Happy holidays, Kelly.

  2. When I read Romance (about half a lifetime ago ... I started reading Romance young then stopped few years later), I loved these anthologies. Tweeting about this now!

    1. :) Anthologies are great when you have limited time. Nice and quick.

  3. Santa Bebe sounds like the type of romance I'm always drawn toward. :)

    Happy Holidays! Have a blessed season.

  4. Vanessa & Claudine - thanks so much for stopping in & reading about our stories. Tweeting too!

    Kelly - thank you for hosting us today & help spread the word about WSK!

  5. Thank you so much for hosting us Kelly. I hope you and your family have an awesome holiday.

    I really hope everyone who checks us out enjoys our stories.

    1. You're welcome, Michelle. Happy holidays!

  6. Thank you for hosting us, Kelly.

    P.S. I love the covers for your books :)

    1. You're welcome, Shaya!

      And thanks! I have some great cover designers. I take no credit. :)

  7. This collection looks right up my alley. Awesome cover, intriguing 'wanna know more' blurbs - I'm hooked! :-)

  8. Wow - that's a big bunch of romance novels. I bet there are a lot of girls who'd love all of these for Christmas! :-)

  9. This is a good time of year for sweet romances. Thanks for letting us know about them. Wish there was more time for reading. :)

    1. I second that! Fitting in reading can be a challenge. I suppose that's the perk of anthologies- each story is short.

      Good luck surviving this busy time of year :-)

  10. Faith, Catherine & Lexa - Thanks so much for taking the time to read our blurbs! Hope you're able to nab a copy & enjoy them.

    1. Terri, you're a rockstar.

  11. They all sound really good! And I'm intrigued by Melt, I've never read a romance centered around an arranged marriage. Well, except Regency romances, where those are a dime a dozen! =)

  12. This collection sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing a little of every story.

  13. Thank you for pointing this anthology out!

  14. Beverly, Leandra, Medeia, & William - Thanks for stopping by & offering your encouraging words. I hope you enjoy WSK!

  15. This sounds like it has so many great stories in it! Perfect for this time of year. :)

    1. Yes, definitely perfect for this time of year.


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