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"A hot down-home romance with extra beardy goodness. I loved it!"--Kylie Scott, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Truth or Beard, the incredibly funny small town romance and the first book in the Winston Brothers series from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is now available on all platforms and ZERO PENNIES for just a short while!

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Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks.

When Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?



A Charlie Brown Christmas - Charles Schulz

— feeling smile
I watch this cartoon on tv at Christmas time every year since I was a child, so when I saw the book for it I jumped at a chance to reminisce through these pages.
It was a delight and made me smile! The illustrations are exactly what you would hope for, and the story is the same!
Oh how I wish my children were small again so I could read this to them. The magic of the Peanuts crew is something I cherish. You know, I still read the comics online every single morning!!
Probably the best classic Christmas book for kids! (I might be bias though!)

Enough Already - Valerie Bertinelli

— feeling big smile
Been a big fan of Valerie Bertinelli's since the days of One Day At A Time. I grew up watching that show. When I saw this book was coming out, I jumped at the chance to read it. I've always wanted to know more about the lady behind the actor.
You think you know someone while watching their lives played out on tv, movies and mainstream media, but after reading her story, you learn you don't know anything at all.
This book was so eye-opening in more ways than one. 
Her relationships with her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen and son Wolfgang are powerful to witness, even on the sidelines. The love she has for these two humans is incomparable to anything else. You feel the emotion throughout.
I literally bawled like a baby when she wrote about Eddie's passing. I felt like I lost someone in that moment, it was so profound.
As if I wasn't a fan already, she maximized the fandom with her honesty, love and compassion. What a great read!!


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What the Elf by Kate Benson has a FREE Book SALE running from December 6-10 for What the Elf.



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After my sister and I lost our parents, life has been up in the air.
The only thing we’ve been able to hold onto is our pact to spend every Christmas together, avoiding it like the plague.
That’s exactly what I’m doing when a deliciously dimpled man introduces himself the first day I arrive in Cringle Cove.
There’s nothing wrong with making a friend, right?
Until our easy friendship turns into a hellacious crush and a favor bred from nightmares.
For the first time ever, I’d kill for a Christmas miracle.

For someone who loves everything about the holidays, mine are sure getting off to a terrible start.
The worst part?
I promised my ex I wouldn’t tell a soul we’d ended things until we’re far away from Cringle Cove.
At least I’m in the most festive town in the country.
If everything else goes to hell this week, I’ve got that.
I’m hiding out in a coffee shop when I see Abby.
She’s awkward, sarcastic, and obviously miserable here.
I’ve never wanted anyone more.
Keep a promise to your ex in exchange for a happy holiday?
What the elf was I thinking?




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The Promise by Kate Benson has a FREE Book SALE running from December 6-10 for The Promise.

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Devastated by circumstances beyond her control, Sophie Ryan’s life rips her from the arms of her first love, Jack. With only memories of their lost love, she’s forced to start over in a new town; surviving on her own for the first time since he left. Trying to begin her new life, fate decides a different direction for her, causing her to make a choice she never thought she’d have to.
Unsure of commitment after his failed engagement, Chase Mitchell finds himself stuck on a path of failed conquests and late nights at the bar. That is until he finds a pair of mesmerizing green eyes sitting in his usual spot. Something about this quiet girl forces him to question everything he has ever thought about love.
As Sophie looks down at the fork that’s presented in her path, will she choose the right direction? Will she be able to move towards the arms of the man who stands in front of her? Or will she choose to keep her promise to the one life forced her to leave behind?


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Love and Dominant hero who claims his woman for life?

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Five first-in-series romances from USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose! Collection includes:


THE DIRECTOR (Chicago Bratva, Book 1)

The lovely attorney is about to find out what happens when you cross a bratva boss.


ALPHA'S TEMPTATION (Bad Boy Alphas, Book 1)

When I discover she's the hacker who nearly took down my company, I demand she submit to my punishment. And she will.


KING OF DIAMONDS (Vegas Underground, Book 1)

I warned her not to set foot in my casino again, or I'll claim her as my own.


ROUGH (Wolf Ranch, Book 1)

Pack Rule #1: Never reveal to a human.

I broke that rule the day I met the beautiful doctor.


HIS HUMAN SLAVE (Zandian Masters, Book 1)

Collared and caged, his human slave awaits her training.




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"Spider is a delicious, forbidden read you won't be able to put down."
–Melanie Harlow, USA Bestselling Author

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills has a surprise just for you! SPIDER has an incredible new look, and to celebrate it’s ZERO PENNIES for a limited time only!


From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new standalone romance about a flawed hero and the woman he can’t forget.


"She crossed my path and changed my whole direction."

He called himself Spider.

I just knew him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate sat next to me on the airplane.

I didn’t know who he really was . . . British rock star . . . my stepbrother.

He kissed me because he thought we’d never see each other again. We would.

Everyone warned me about him.
They told me he was ruthless and cold and screwed up.
They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.

Maybe I should have listened.
Maybe I should have built up a fortress to keep him out.
But I crumbled instead.

They say an unbreakable thread connects those who are destined to meet. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever.

He just had to figure it out before it’s too late…


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About Ilsa Madden-Mills


Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.



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The Pursuit Of Porsha - Porsha Williams

— feeling angel


I've watched Real Housewives of Atlanta from the start so I was eager to learn more about Miss Porsha, from her own words.
I learned a lot in fact. I saw her marriage to Kordell go down on tv, and now I understand why she chose a man like him. I understand why she tried to stay, work it out, even though literally every red flag on the planet was there.
I understand more about the show too, and how they like to take a storyline and run with it. Will I still watch? You bet!
I think I underestimated Porsha, just like so many others. I just don't know her enough and when you watch something so well crafted to look one way, you may miss the truth. 
I respect and even admire her. She's been through a lot and came out better on the other end. That's the hardest part.

Aristotle and Dane Dive Into the Waters of the World - Benjamin Alire Saenz

— feeling love


A million thank you's for the win of this book! I couldn't wait to get a copy, since I loved the first book so much, and it didn't disappoint!
I was taken immediately back into Aristotle and Dante's world. It's the 80's, they are in love and gay. It wasn't accepted then. The torment, mostly from the inside, was heartbreaking at times. I rooted for them both every step of the way!
I laughed at times, and I even cried twice. Books that can bring those emotions out in me, you know they are fantastic! The writing is devourable! That is exactly what I did. Flew through this chunker in record timing, and that is credited to the author.
I so want more. I don't ever want to stop reading about Aristotle and Dante. I hope we get to see them write their names on the map of the city of love!


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The holiday season is a time for trimming the tree, sipping hot cocoa by a cozy fire, and reading scorching hot romance that will heat up your cold winter nights. From 15 of your favorite sports romance authors come brand new short stories meant to deck your halls and make your season bright.




Check out 15 sports romance stories with a holiday spin from Alexia Chase, Alexis Anne, Cathryn Fox, Daniela Romero, Kimberly Readnour, Lisa Lang Blakeney, Megan Ryder, Melissa Ivers, Mira Lyn Kelly, Samantha Lind, SE Rose, Sierra Hill, Stacey Lynn, Stephanie Kay and Victoria Denault.


This complimentary anthology is a winter wonderland of steamy sports romance and is FREE now for a LIMITED TIME (November 22-December 4th). Hurry and click the link to download it now.  



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Legacy by Laura Pavlov is #FREE for a limited time!


  Download your copy of this billionaire, enemies to lovers romance NOW!






I don’t have time for distractions.

I have a billion-dollar company to run. A father to grieve.

A legacy to fulfill.

Harley DeLuca is not my type.

She’s snarky.

She's stubborn.

And she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen—even in her ridiculous grungy tennis shoes.

I can’t get enough of her.



I was a mistake from the moment of conception.

The sins of my mother have followed me like a nightmare in a horror flick.

I’m determined to make a life for myself, free of my past.

I have three goals.

Open a bakery.

Keep Gramps safe.

And forget that I’m Valentina DeLuca’s daughter.

There’s no room in my life for a man.

Especially an arrogant, condescending jerk like Ford Montgomery.

But now he's my business partner.

My friend.

And if I'm not careful, he just might be—everything.



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Introducing the Filthy Rich Romance 2022 Lineup!
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From Dust And Ashes - Tricia Goyer

— feeling booklikes
From Dust and Ashes: A Story of Liberation - Tricia Goyer
In lieu of Remembrance Day, I wanted to read a story with a WWII theme. Since I love Tricia Goyer's other books so much, I decided to give hers a try.
It was exactly what I knew the author would deliver. A solid story that pulled at my heart in so many ways. Helene is a strong woman that should be admired. I'm so glad she gets her happily ever after. Peter is such a gentleman. Michaela and Lelia show the bonds of friendship. Plus as always, God is ever present to lead the way.
The Nazi parts were tough to read, as they should be. It should also teach people how not to be. 
I don't normally read war stories, but I would read more from this author. She just knows how to blend the reader's emotions and keep them rapt. I guess now I'm off to save Night Song to my list!


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The Christmas Blanket by Kandi Steiner is available for #FREE today only!


From bestselling author Kandi Steiner comes a cozy second-chance romance about love, loss, and adventure...

When I decided to surprise my family in Wellhaven, Vermont for Christmas, I never could have known that I'd get a surprise of my own -- in the form of an unexpected blizzard.

I haven't been home in four years, not since I left this town with my eyes set on adventure.

And my heart set on forgetting the only man I’ve ever loved.

River Jensen -- my ex-husband.

I don't plan on seeing him during my visit. I definitely don't plan on him saving me when my little rental car slides off the icy road. And the last thing I could have ever prepared for is being stuck in a tiny cabin with him, waiting out the storm.

Four years have passed since I've seen him -- the boy I loved, now a man I don't know at all.

But being stuck inside with him leaves us nothing but time together.

Everything about him has changed, and yet, he still has the same forest green eyes that have haunted me since I left. Back then, we were at an impasse. Back then, there was nothing left to talk about, nothing left to fix. Back then, the only choice I had was to leave and start anew.

But the more I re-discover the man I left behind, the more I question why I ever left at all.

And if I’m too late to find my way back home.

The Christmas Blanket is a stand-alone holiday novella set in a snowy small town in Vermont. 


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Meet Kandi


Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing "emotional rollercoaster" stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance -- in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you're a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she's your gal.


An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women's Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her "freedom of press." She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.


When Kandi isn't writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine -- not necessarily in that order.


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The Protector by Elin Peer is TOTALLY FREE!


The Men of the North Series is also complete & in Kindle Unlimited!

400 years in the future, men are few and women rule the world.
Except for the area formerly known as Canada and Alaska, which is inhabited by the Men of the Northlands, a group of strong men, who refuse to be ruled by women.

Christina Sanders, an archeologist and professor in history, is fascinated with the past. As a modern woman of year 2437 she knows that women are better off without men, but longing for an adventure, she makes a spontaneous decision and volunteers for a job no one else wants. Now she’s going to lead an archeological excavation in the Northlands, the most secluded place on earth where the mythical males live who are rumored to be as brutal and dangerous as the men Christina has read about in her history books.

What will happen when Christina crosses into the men’s territory? Will they allow her to do her job and is there any way they’ll let her leave again – unharmed?

The Protector is the first book in Elin Peer’s bestselling romantic drama series Men of the North.
It's highly entertaining, thought provoking, and perfect for readers who like to binge read since the series is completed.


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The Runaway Bride of Blitzen Bay

By Donna Schwartze


Genre: Contemporary Romance | Christmas Romance

| Small Town Romance | Sweet Clean Romance

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A heartwarming Christmas romance set in the charming small town of Blitzen Bay.

“Get a fuzzy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, then read this sweet, snuggly Christmas love story. You will be swept away just like I was.” Reader Review

Noelle’s getting married three days before Christmas. It’s a dream come true—for her mom. For Noelle, it’s starting to feel like the walls are closing in. She’s known for months that something’s changing—namely, her fiancé. He’s becoming someone she doesn’t know anymore. She’s tried to ignore it, but her gut’s telling her that she’s marrying the wrong person.

Nash retired from the army three months ago. He’s not in the Christmas mood this year. He just wants to be left alone. His high school buddy’s getting married in a few days. He has no desire to go, but every time he tries to throw the invitation out, an alarm goes off in his head. For some reason, he feels like he’s supposed to be there.

It’s thirty minutes before the wedding starts. Noelle’s in her wedding dress. Nash is in his seat. The universe is trying to bring these two strangers together. Can the magic of Christmas deliver a miracle before it’s too late?




About Donna Schwartze:

Donna Schwartze is the bestselling author of The Trident Trilogy (Eight Years, The Only Reason, and Wild Card), Truth or Tequila, and The Runaway Bride of Blitzen Bay. Be the first to know when a new book publishes in your favorite series by signing up for her email list at


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Smoke and mirrors. A web of lies. He’s come for the devil’s ultimate prize.

Depraved, the first suspense-filled romance in the Devil’s Due Series from Eva Charles is ZERO pennies for a limited time! 



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J.D. Wilder strides into my hotel bringing the dark musky scent of sin with him. Arrogant and powerful, he's the president's eldest son. Even after all these years, I can still taste him on my lips. But when he speaks, there’s not a glimmer of the boy I once loved.

He struck a deal with my parents. That’s what he claims. Loaned my mother the money she desperately needs to stay alive. Now he’s here to collect.

What does he want?

The one thing I will never give him.

Depraved is the first book in JD and Gabrielle’s story. Their story concludes in the second book of the series, Delivered, which is available now.