21 October 2014

Ten Christmas Brides - Set of Ten Romances

Ten Christmas Brides
by: Ruth Cardello, Nina Bruhns, Donna Fasano, Rebecca York, Helen Scott Taylor, Patrice Wilton, Mona Risk, Annie Jones, Alicia Street, and Mimi Barbour
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2014

Join ten New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors to celebrate the holiday season with a boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever afters. From sweet to sexy, suspense to small town drama, travel from Belarus to Africa to the snowy Highlands of Scotland as Santa delivers our gift to you--love, laughter and happiness this Christmas!

Recipe for Love
by Ruth Cardello, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

All Madison Andrade wants for Christmas is a place to hide and she finds it in the home of a lusty French chef. Richard D'Argenson's recipes are famous, but they lack one necessary ingredient--love.

Must Love Santa
by Nina Bruhns, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Detective Nick Palladin just needs to close one last case in Vice--going undercover as Santa--before getting his Christmas transfer to the K-9 Unit. But when a cute little fluffball and the knockout holding her leash stumble into the op and are attacked, Santa and his faithful dog come running to the rescue!

An Almost Perfect Christmas
by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author
Aaron Chase is desperate to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits the help of Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper to do it. When Aaron's impish eight-year-old talks them into a make-believe wedding, can the magic of Christmas make the vows stick?

Christmas Captive (The Decorah Security Series)
by Rebecca York, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author

How did hard-driving businessman Jordan Campbell end up in a coma? And can nurse Hannah Andrews use her psychic talent to connect with him and trap his would-be killer? As she and Jordan work together, she knows she's putting her own life--and her heart--at risk.

The Army Doctor's Honeymoon Baby (The Army Doctor's Series)
by Helen Scott Taylor, Award-winning and National bestselling author

Army doctor, Blair Mackenzie, secretly loves his childhood friend, Lorna, and protects her in the African refugee camp where they work. Lorna depends on Blair--he's her best friend, the only man she's ever loved. She longs to admit her feelings but a family secret from their past prevents her.

Kiss Me Santa
by Patrice Wilton, National bestselling author

Widowed schoolteacher, Cindy Harris meets Brad Williams--posing as Santa--when she takes her young son to the mall. Imagine her surprise when he shows up as the hot-shot realtor selling her family home. Sparks fly between them. Can the magic of Christmas give them the best gift of all -- love?

An Unusual Christmas
by Mona Risk, Award-winning and National bestselling author

Running away from Christmas celebrations and the demons of her past, Dr. Jillian has dedicated her life to saving third-world children. In Belarus, a baby girl, four little boys, and a handsome doctor may teach her the true meaning of Christmas.

A Cowboy for Christmas
by Annie Jones, Award-winning and National bestselling author

A single mom who has pinned all her hopes on reviving a popular tourist dude ranch gets a Christmas surprise that may change everything when her son asks Santa for a new dad. And that very night a Christmas-skipping cowboy shows up at their door.

The Christmas Honeymoon
by Alicia Street, Award-winning and National bestselling author

Quiet librarian Serena always loved Christmas, until she was jilted before her December wedding. A year later, while trying to rekindle her tarnished holiday spirit, she meets Damien, handsome daredevil--and a total Scrooge. Their unlikely mutual attraction brings on a challenge that leads to one very romantic Christmas.

She's Not You
by Mimi Barbour, National bestselling author

Sick and widowed, running scared from a man who insists she belongs to him, Belle is forced to let the charmer down the hall help out. Not just for her sake, but it's Christmas, she's in trouble and her little girl has decided their sympathetic neighbor is her special hero.

A Special Gift From the Ten Brides Authors!

A book full of delicious cookie recipes to share with the family this Christmas!

In this book you’ll find favorite cookies of the heroes and heroines in the Ten Christmas Brides romance-novel boxed set. Some are the treats our characters remember fondly from their childhoods. Others are the ones they enjoy today—or make to give as gifts. Here you’ll find everything from Almond Crescents, Coffee Pecan Delights, and Swedish Teacake Cookies to Rocks, Butterscotch Brownies and Scottish Shortbread. And each recipe comes with a note explaining how it fits into the author’s story, so you’ll have a little more insight into her characters and plot.

The recipes are the authors' gifts to you this holiday season. Enjoy these special goodies and have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes from the authors of Ten Christmas Brides!

(Note: Favorite Christmas Cookies should be free on all platforms, but please check the price before purchasing since Amazon and Barnes & Noble sometimes do not update their pricing on a timely basis.)

Ruth Cardello
Ruth Cardello is a New York Times bestselling author.  She writes fast-paced, fun, sexy romances with hot alpha heroes and the strong women who tame them.  She writes about Billionaires, Cowboys, and she is also getting into some spicier story lines.  She likes to consider what she writes as bathtub reads.  Sheer escapism.
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Nina Bruhns
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Bruhns decided it was time to change careers and pursue her longtime dream of writing when fieldwork in Egyptology became too dangerous. Since then, Nina has achieved international bestsellerdom writing for Berkley, Harlequin and Silhouette, various epublishers, and now as an indie author with Cajun Hot Press. Nina has earned numerous awards for her thirty-plus books to date, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book of the Year, three Rita nominations, four RT Bookclub Reviewers Choice Awards, a National Readers Choice Award, five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, and two Golden Hearts.
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Donna Fasano
USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano is the author of over 30 romance and women's fiction titles. Her award-winning books have been described as "emotional," "heartwarming," and "simply wonderful!" Over the course of her 25 year career, she has sold 4 million books worldwide. BigAl from BooksAndPals.com says, "Donna Fasano is a keen observer of human nature and creates characters that ring true to life."
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Rebecca York
New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-selling and award-winning author, Rebecca has written over 145 books and novellas. In 2011 she became the dozenth author to receive the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award for having written 100 romantic novels. Her Killing Moon was a launch title for Berkley’s Sensation imprint in June 2003. Five more books in the series have followed.

Rebecca has authored or co-authored over 65 romantic thrillers, many for Harlequin Intrigue’s very popular 43 Light Street series, set in Baltimore, and many with paranormal elements.

Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.
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Helen Scott Taylor
Award-winning author, Helen Scott Taylor is an award-winne, writes sweet contemporary romance set in the UK and Europe. Her contribution to Ten Christmas Brides is The Army Doctor's Honeymoon Baby, part of her Army Doctor series.
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Patrice Wilton
Patrice Wilton is a National best selling author of more than 20 books. Her best known series include The Candy Bar Series, Serendipity Falls series, and her returning war hero series, A HERO LIES WITHIN, HANDLE WITH CARE and AT FIRST SIGHT.

She lives in West Palm Beach with her retired PGA golf pro husband, and plays tennis and golf when she's not writing fun, sexy romance stories. She loves emails and will answer everyone the same day.
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Mona Risk
From Best Romance Novel of the Year at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, to Best Contemporary Romance of the Year at READERS FAVORITE with two Gold Medals, and EPPIE award finalist, Mona Risk’s name was posted on Amazon.com in the 100 most Popular Authors in Romance list for several months and she recently received an OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER Award at Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
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Annie Jones
Award winning author Annie Jones loves Romance, Christmas and Route 66 so it seemed natural to combine them in A Cowboy for Christmas. The author of 40 books including romance and women's fiction, she lives in Kentucky with a houseful of family and a head full of ideas for more books.
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Alicia Street
Alicia Street is an award-winning author who often writes in collaboration with her husband, Roy. Her years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher are the inspiration behind her Dance 'n' Luv contemporary romance series. Many of her characters from this series cross over into her Holiday Luv series, which includes her sweet romance novella featured in Ten Christmas Brides.
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Mimi Barbour
Mimi Barbour is an Amazon best-selling author who's sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at it's best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

Mimi's been heard to say: "I'm an author who loves to read uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities."

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08 October 2014

Some Old News and A New Hobby

Since its been a while I thought I'd write up a post about what's happening these days. Well the Kini is now no longer with me, and I am absolutely loving my little white Alto 800. I must say its a very liberating feeling to not have to carry your helmet around while you shop. To be able to wear short sleeves without the fear of sun burn and to generally ruin the mileage on your car by sitting at the bus stop with the AC running! (If my hubby is reading this no I don't do it everyday, only on hot ones :D )

School break after the SA1 was a bit of a bummer as my son eloquently put it , "You didn't take me anywhere!" With the heat and the ever present fear I have of moving in crowded markets in Delhi during festival season it was a problem to leave the house those five days.Hopefully the Club Penguin membership and movies we saw made up for the lack of outings for him. Will try and get him out when the weather improves somewhat.

For anyone who knew me as a child it will come as no surprise when I say I love to read. I could often be seen speed reading through the local library's collection and it is honestly a miracle that I didn't get glasses way back then. Anyhow the point I am trying to make is that I'm really enjoying reading and reviewing books these days as a hobby. It all started with an author asking me if I would write a review for a romance novel of hers that I had read. I naturally jumped at the opportunity and now I am totally enjoying this new pass time. 

I also began working a couple of months ago with a beautiful set of people all associated with self transformational workshops based on the philosophy of Louise Hay. In case you haven't read her book Heal Your Life, I would highly recommend reading it. I have been working on the social media marketing for them and it has been an extremely spiritually enriching experience. The mind body connection, law of attraction and self love for your inner child have all received a huge boost in my understanding of how things work. If you would like to read the articles that I have written for them feel free to ask me for the link.

My cooking blog has taken a back seat at present as I struggle to put together a cook book with another friend. I still am making a number of new puddings and am totally enjoying the interaction on Chef at Large, but don't get to write too much about it. Will hopefully do another post when I have some spare time. Other than that life is good. What's happening in yours?!

29 August 2014

Romance Beach Bundle by Donna Fasano

This post is a part of The Book Partners In Crime Promotions Promo Blitz. Donna Fasano is the author of more than 30 novels, and I have personally read and enjoyed many of her books. This is a release of three of her previously published books in a combined ebook format.
Romance Beach Bundle
by Donna Fasano
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nanny & The Professor

Professor Joshua Kingston thought he'd found the perfect nanny for his son. But once Cassie Simmons stepped into his life, she turned it upside down! His son no longer played by the rules - and Cassie kept making up new ones. He would fire her - if he didn't find her so utterly enticing.

Cassie had a huge secret to hide, and she couldn't afford to lose her new job. But her handsome employer wasn't making things easy. All those silly rules. How was an eight-year-old boy supposed to have any fun? The professor definitely needed a lesson in laughter - and love!
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13543840-nanny-and-the-professor

Taking Love In Stride


Single Dad's Proposal. Never had she met a more exasperating man! Andrea O'Connor was fuming at the audacity of Ian Powers, the very attractive father of one of her students. He had offered to donate equipment to the school only if Andrea agreed to train him for a marathon. Well, train him she would. And not just in running. As a widower with a high-powered job Ian needed some instruction in being a father to an active teenage daughter, Yet as the overbearing man opened up, Andrea found herself learning lessons- in loving. But was she willing to risk her once-broken heart and take a chance on this ready-made family?

Goodreads linkhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3551067-taking-love-in-stride

Mountain Laurel


So what if Laurel Morgan hadn't had a date since the senior prom? If all it would take to convince her teenage sister to consider college was to go on a few dates and have some fun, it was a bet she could beat. And before she could change her mind, sexy forest ranger Michael Walker agreed to play the part of her ardent admirer!

Laurel never expected Michael's acting abilities to be quite so convincing. Whenever her sister was watching, Laurel found herself wrapped in a heady embrace with a passionate kiss on the way. Her captivating cohort promised a performance that would win her the wager, but when the curtain closed, would she lose the only man she would ever love?

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano is an award-winning author whose books have sold 4 million copies worldwide. She is a three-time winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and her titles have been named Best Romance of the Year for 2013 and 2014 by BooksAndPals.com book review blog.

 The three book bundle will be available at $2.99 from 8/29 to 9/1 on
Barnes & Noble and

If you are looking for some heart warming fun reads, you will enjoy this set of three ebooks!

16 April 2014

Bye Bye Kini

There are some inanimate things that change your life in such a drastic manner that one often feels that they will always be a part of your life. However these things also have a shelf life and my beloved Kinetic Honda is one such item.
The Kini was presented to me by my father when I was 16 years old. It was bought to help me get to my 12th class tuition classes without having to waste time in the Pune Municipal Transport buses. The first person I ever gave a ride to was Celina, in Babina.
Over the years, and there have been many, I have used this vehicle in over 7 cities and it has borne silent witness to my life. However in the last year or so which happens to be the 19th year running, it had been giving me some trouble.
So finally I am getting ready to send the Kini back home, where it will live in semi-retirement on the farmhouse. Will miss this important part of my life, but am thankful for the many years we had together!