MISSION: Merry Christmas

Sports therapist Avery Troupe just got some bad news that’s left her jobless and homeless just weeks before Christmas. Taking a temporary assignment with an athlete who’s hiding away in the Caribbean for the holidays who has fired his last four aids might be just the answer to her problems. Sunshine, sandy beaches, and crystal blue water sounds like the perfect way to spend the holiday this year.

Drew Laskin is secretly on the mend in his island home following an injury doing something forbidden in his contract. The only thing worse than the pain is the guilt he’s feeling at having to cancel taking his nephew to see snow for the first time this Christmas.

Promising to keep Drew’s secret, Avery gets the bah-humbugging baseball star focused on an aggressive three-week plan to get him ready for training. By New Year’s they won’t ever have to set eyes on each other again. Only there’s an unexpected blizzard of Christmas magic about to change everything.

Meet Nancy Naigle

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series, Adams Grove while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre farm. Over twenty-five novels later, Nancy is a Romance Writers of America and ACFW Honor Roll author. Her books have been translated into multiple languages and received favorable reviews from major trade journals. Nancy’s latest release, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, is a touching novel of a friendship that crosses generations, and learning how even the smallest gifts can change a life for good.

Crown Media has adapted several of Nancy’s novels for Hallmark Channel, and Nancy novelized three Hallmark Original Movies set in the town of Evergreen. Hallmark fans may have recently enjoyed The Secret Ingredient and new in 2021 Sand Dollar Cove in the Summer Nights programming-both inspired by her novels.

Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, this Virginia girl devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and horseback riding with friends.

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Hugs and happy reading~

All Dressed Up

Ainsless Madigan’s plans for a quiet weekend are dashed. First by her eccentric grandmother. Then by her boss who demands that she take over theri spot at the charity event at the last minute. Good thing her workplace crush is there to help. A short but sweet, Halloween-themed, Clean Romance.

Meet Emily Yager

As a farm girl who grew up in Northern Minnesota, Emily has always loved the history and even slight mystery that surrounded her; and enjoy the beautiful summers that the Land of Lakes offers. As a kid, she was always making up stories about these places in an attempt to explain what theses places really meant and explore the lives of the imaginary people that lived there. She continues to create these stories.

Finally, Forever Yours

Her heart has been broken too many times. He has never given his away. Can either of them find what they truly need? Independent Tillie Edwards has never failed to surprise society with her life choices. The fact that she has yet to find a husband only adds fuel to their fire. But she has opened her heart to many so-called gentlemen only to have it broken time and again. She decides to embrace spinsterhood and give love a break for a while, allowing time for her heart to heal. Miles Morgan has never courted anyone, spending most of his days working on the family farm. He’s resigned to the fact that women of society will overlook him, seeing him as nothing more than a simple country boy. Everyone except for Tillie, the kind-hearted beauty whom he knows will never be more than a friend. Just when they think everything is figured out, life throws them a curveball neither saw coming: love. Will the risk be too much for this unlikely pair? Or will they find a lasting home for their hearts in each other? This is a stand-alone novella by Madison McAuley. It is a feel-good, clean romance set in the Regency era.

Meet Madison McAuley

Madison grew up in a small town in Florida, surrounded by her loving family. She has always enjoyed getting lost in the fictional worlds of movies, literature, and her own imagination. Her favorite stories are clean and sweet with happily ever afters. She enjoys traveling, drawing, going to the beach, spending time with her friends and family, and playing with her dog, Sprinkles.

Kaleigh – A Story of Patience

Kaleigh Hammond has been working hard to become successful in real estate, when she lands a multi-million dollar contract, all of her hard work seems to be paying off. Along with new clients, Kaleigh is also battling an unknown illness that doctors haven’t been able to diagnose. But her health conditions and the unwanted advances of a sexy doctor seem to test her patience and his. Grant Hawkins has been a silent partner in his brother’s business for years, until he meets the beautiful realtor working with his brother. An immediate attraction ensues, but only in Grant’s mind. He has to try unconventional methods to get her to notice his interest in her. Will his attempts, her illness and unexpected drama push them together or pull them apart?

Meet Lisa Washington

Lisa Washington is an award-winning author of Christian Fiction/Romance novels. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Lisa joined the U.S. Navy after high school and served 4-years. She returned home and graduated from Wayne State University in 2003. She then moved her family to Virginia where she earned a graduate degree from Averett University. In 2007, Lisa and her son moved to Indiana where she spent several years working in government and earning a second graduate degree from Butler University in 2016. Lisa published her first novel ‘When You Least Expect It’ in 2018 which received a best Christian Fiction Award from the African-American Literary Award Show. Her third novel ‘Love lifted Me’ received a 2020 Author Elite Award for best Clean Fiction. She is currently working on her newest series, My Sister’s Keeper. A strong proponent of education and community service, Lisa spends many hours volunteering with community and non-profit organizations in Georgia where she currently resides with her family.

Dead Sound (Things Unseen Series #1)

The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing…

Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for.

When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner.

Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions.

As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.

Meet Anise Eden

ANISE EDEN is a psychotherapist-turned-author of multi-award winning suspense novels with thriller, romance, and paranormal elements. Originally from the US, Anise now lives in Ireland. Member of ITW, RNA, and the Irish Writers Centre. Learn more about Anise and her books at AniseEden.com.

A Warm Rainy Day In Tokyo

Bella Bell lives a perfectly ordinary life with a perfectly ordinary office job in suburban California, where she longs to break free from her perfect sister’s shadow. So when Little Bear Café chooses her to train its new franchisee in Tokyo for the summer, she jumps at the chance.

But even a dream come true can get complicated. From the moment she steps on the plane, she annoys her pompous, handsome seatmate, insults her apartment manager, and gets caught up in her new neighbors’ drama. And everywhere she turns, she keeps running into the arrogant stranger from her flight—and she can’t seem to get him out of her head.

Ryo Yamada is at the top of his game: a high-powered job, no shortage of potential girlfriends. But his life is turned upside down when his family asks him to return to Tokyo for good because of his sister’s failing health. And now he finds himself avoiding his childhood friend whose feelings he doesn’t return. And bumping into the irritating, pretty redhead from his flight—who may not be so bad after all. The last thing he expects is to fall in love.

As the new café opening and the end of Bella’s time in Tokyo draw near, Bella and Ryo grow close—until they discover their circumstances may tear them apart. Can they find their way back to each other for good?

Meet Kana Wu

Kana Wu’s love of writing started as soon she could hold a pencil. She used to work in accounting before deciding to be a writer in 2018, which is better suited for her creative mind.
Growing up in Southeast Asia, this introvert writer always dreamed of writing a good book and got inspired by her favorite authors: Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Sue Monk Kidd, and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Her debut novel, No Romance Allowed, was the first winner in the Romance category for the 2020 TCK Publishing Readers’ Choice Awards Contest.
The sequel, No Secrets Allowed, received the first Place Blue Ribbon for the Chatelaine Book Award for Romantic Fiction, a division of the 2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA).
Her third book, A Warm Rainy Day In Tokyo, was published in 2022, and she had the idea when she was stranded in a Japanese café in Tokyo because of the rain.
She lives happily ever after in Southern California with her husband, books, and hummingbirds that cannot stop visiting their feeders every day.

The Light and the Loyalists

In a twist of fate, outcast Zaharina crosses paths with quirky college boy Emir, and they soon discover a shared destiny. Together, they search for other chosen ones to help them save the world from intergalactic war, but enemies trail close behind and danger lurks at every turn. An epic found family adventure with a side of sweet romance.

Meet Viera and Veronika Landis

Viera and Veronika Landis are a mother/daughter writing duo from Ohio, USA. They love reading and writing together, and share a love for Rick Riordan, Ben Platt and all things Marvel. They also love music and animals, many of whom are featured in their stories. Together, they have written and published nine books in the same bookverse, all in the last few years.

When One Door Closes

Even though it has been over a year since Alexander’s mother had murdered him, Lady Ann is still grieving for her deceased fiancé. So, when Lord Bright makes a simple request for aid in chaperoning his sister during the upcoming season, Ann decides some time in London might be what she needs to overcome her sorrow. Unfortunately, Ann and Patrick aren’t in London a full day before they both discover they should have had someone chaperoning them instead. An innocent night spent in the library, searching for books, leads Lady Ann and Lord Bright right into an unwanted wedding ceremony. Even though neither wanted the marriage, they are both determined to make it work. So, when he offers to take it slowly and go through the motions of their missed courtship, Ann gladly accepts. Patrick and Ann are delighted to discover that with each offered flower and carriage ride taken, they can’t help but fall in love with each other. But wait – you didn’t expect things to be that easy, did you? Just as Patrick and Ann are ready to admit they are in love, a devious plot threatens to destroy their fragile bond. This new scandal could not only ruin both their lives, it could also get someone killed.

Meet Regina Puckett

Regina Puckett writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, steampunk, picture books and poetry. There are always several projects in various stages of completion and characters and stories waiting in the wings for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Jillian Magee, a fifth-grade math teacher who loves Christmas, has a freezer filled with Christmas cookies, all her Christmas gifts wrapped, and the red scarves all knitted for her caroling party. Unfortunately, the universe seems bent on depriving her of joy this season, even when it supplies her with a well-intentioned celestial do-gooder—a quirky female version of Jacob Marley.

Tristán Solano, famous as Trystan Sol in the rock music world, grew up across the street from Jillian Magee, his first friend at five years old and the woman he left in order to grab the brass ring. After eight years with a popular group, earning more money than he can possibly spend in one lifetime, he longs for his old, uncomplicated life. As Christmas approaches, he leaves the band and heads home with his four-year-old daughter.

Will Jillian have her heart broken again, or can she and Tristán overcome the past and keep each other warm this Christmas?

Meet Annalisa Russo

Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of three grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic cat named Buster who really runs the show.

Swept Away

Rora Nepas has a dream, to leave the lonely piece of storm battered seashore that she has called home for too many years. Letting the legacy of being a thief’s daughter fade into the dust of her slowly crumbling cottage, if only she could control the impulse to steal everything that glitters. 

Cyraes is the mysterious eight legged merman who washes ashore, dripping blue blood from a serious injury and bound in seaweed. Bringing with him the ultimate temptation, a beautiful jeweled hairpin that tempts Rora’s will. For so long, she had dreamed of nothing but the stars guiding her on a journey all her own. Now she has a new friendship built on lies, but as the threat of the blistering storms battering the coast grows ever stronger. It will only be a matter of time before walls fall down and a choice will be made.

Will she choose her collection of precious treasures and lies? Or will she choose a new life exploring the world under the sea?

Meet Clair Gardenwell

A life long lover of reading, Clair is a classic introvert that loves animals, a cool glass of lemonade, and a a thick book on her lap. She is always on the hunt for an idea for her next novel, her inspiration frequently coming after a nap or a binge of her favorite shows.

Her Favorite Fairytale is Beauty and the Beast.

She adores Pikachu with all her heart.

Owls are her spirit animal.

Her preferred snacks are yogurt covered craisins and cheez doodles.

Do not take her cup of Diet Dr. Pepper, Coffee, or Tea out of her hand or you will meet a human puddle.

She has a (small) love affair for pizza.