Single Bells by Karan Eleni
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Newly single Cora Murphy has just landed the job of her dreams as an associate editor at the small publishing company her favorite author calls home—right before Christmas. She sells most of her belongings, has an early Christmas with her family, and packs her car for the long and lonely drive to a blink-and-miss-it town in a state she’d never set foot in, the radio and her favorite Christmas CDs keeping her company.
Elliot Dean has lived in the same little town his entire life. Now twenty-seven, he’s moved out of the comfort of his childhood bedroom and into one of the apartments above his parents’ old diner on Main Street while he renovates the place with his sister. Elliot has his life mapped out but is missing one thing—someone to spend it with.
As Cora walks into the Main Street Diner to collect the keys to her new home upstairs, she has no idea what to expect in sleepy Sandwich, Illinois, but to her surprise, everyone she encounters is beyond friendly, and Cora is grateful for the warm welcome. While unpacking her car, she bumps into Elliot and can’t help but notice the adorably lopsided grins he throws her way. But her very recent heartache and nerves from being on her own for the first time force her to keep him at arm’s reach.
Cora quickly settles into her new life and falls in love with the cozy town and its residents, and the spirit of the holidays attempts to work its magic, often putting the pair in each other’s paths.
Will Cora let her guard down and get to know Elliot as more than just her new neighbor, or will she be ringing the single bell on New Year’s Eve?
Mistletoe and Miracles by Deb Julienne
Mistletoe and Miracles
Release Date: 12/12/2018
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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KNLPLJW/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KNLPLJW/
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A Moonta Bay Christmas by Susan Murphy
Release Date: 11/28/2018
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After three years in Sydney, Callie Ashton is reluctantly returning to her charming little home town of Moonta Bay with her spirits low thanks to a series of events that changed her big-city dream.
Quickly thrust back into her old life, Callie rejoins her family, immersing herself in her mother’s upcoming holiday party. When she runs into her high school boyfriend, she takes comfort in the sugary offerings of the local bakery, befriending the owner and spilling her drama over delicious desserts.
With the holiday party approaching and bundles of mistletoe strategically placed around the house, Callie is ready to rekindle young love. Will the mistletoe work in her favor or does the spirit of the holiday season have something else planned?
Mistletoe and Magic by Deb Julienne
Release Date: November 14th, 2018
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Rafe Donnelly's mother abandoned him at birth, leaving him without a name or anything to call his own. Growing up in an orphanage, holidays left little to be desired, Rafe only knowing what they could be from those who didn’t stay long. As an adult, he prefers escaping to warmer climates over the hustle and bustle of the festive season.
Single mother Ali Sanders struggles day in and day out, juggling two jobs to keep a roof and four walls surrounding her and her son, working overtime to make sure he has a Christmas he’ll remember. But the holidays are looming, and five-year-old Gabe still hasn't announced what he wants for Christmas.
A last-minute change of plans has Rafe sitting in for Santa Claus at a Thanksgiving function. As the clock signals the end of his torture, a little boy sits on Santa’s lap and asks for something unexpected, changing the lives of everyone around him.
Can a little boy's Christmas wish bring warmth to a cold heart and much-deserved happiness to the holiday season?
Locking Up Santa (An Edie Edwards Cozy Mystery Book 2)
Release Date: November 7, 2018
Join Phoebe, Edie, and the gang at Lavish Looks as they navigate through the muddy waters of what should be a joyous Christmas season.
Seven months have passed since Phoebe Mercer’s life was flipped on end. After being knocked out by a runaway hot dog cart, she quickly went from being an overworked and underpaid legal assistant, happily living with her new fiancé in a small loft, to the CEO of a multi-million-dollar beauty company and living with a ghost in a mansion.
Whether it’s getting used to being a public figure, having a Chief Operating Officer who hates her, or a ghost who is just too passionate about everything, Phoebe is having trouble getting a grip on her new life. And understandably so.
Just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, Phoebe’s friend and business mentor is arrested for a string of Christmas-related crimes, and the town is ready to lock him away for good. As Phoebe races to prove his innocence—and stop Lavish Looks from going under—a too-familiar face from the past, an unwanted visitor, and old friends who seem to have abandoned her throw her into disarray.
Can the spirit of the holiday season, and her ghostly companion, help end the year on a high note? Or will Phoebe spend the new year hiding?
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Just One Look -- Launching Love 1
On a secret mission for her entrepreneur father, Diana Tolliver (aka Diana Clay) finds herself unexpectedly alone on a singles cruise. She befriends another solo female passenger, and they play a game to make their would-be-boring cruise a bit more fun. Each woman must pick out a single male for the other to date for the duration of the cruise.
JJ Westbrook is working his final gig as band manager for his best friend, country singer Hunter Cross, leaving to pursue a new job. While on the deck of the cruise ship, JJ spots a blonde goddess and is captivated.
When mutual friends reconnect, Diana and JJ are set up and quickly become enamored with each other, but only have a few chances to sneak away together during their time on the ship. Will they be able go their separate ways after the cruise, or will romance—and careers—bring them together again?
Don't Mean a Thing
What if you finally took the lead, but life refused to follow?
Thirty-year-old introvert, Macie Harman, has finally found a career she is passionate about, and after months of training, she’s begun her new job in the Royal Australian Air Force. Leaving behind her family, friends, and the life she knew, Macie has travelled to the other side of the country where the only person she knows is Rachael, the extroverted girl she went through basic training with. Everywhere Macie goes, Rachael is there too.
While looking for a way to widen her circle of friends in her new town, Macie discovers a local swing dancing class. The jazz music captures her heart, and Matt, the sexy swing dancer, sweeps her off her feet. Matt has claimed the tropical Northern Territory as home and has no plans to leave. He loves his teaching career with its predictable routine and has a great bunch of friends. All he wants now is the right girl to make his house a home.
Military life is tougher than Macie expected, and not everyone can deal with the inevitable separations and last minute changes. Is this exciting but unpredictable life something Macie wants to fight for, or could she give it up and put down roots with Matt?
Phoebe Mercer has what most people envy: a wonderful boyfriend, fantastic friends, and a job in the city’s top law firm. Getting engaged is just the honey in her tea! Then she gets run over by a hot dog cart, wakes up with a concussion and the ability to see ghosts. Well, one ghost. A loud, obnoxious woman who claims to have been murdered for her vast fortune. Soon, Phoebe is solving a mystery that not only threatens her relationships, but her career as well. As she begins to battle feelings for the ghost’s handsome nephew, she realizes quite a few people in her life are not as they seem. Slowly, Phoebe uncovers the secrets and lies around her, learning that in order to solve this mystery and be free of the ghost, she must lie herself. The only catch? The secrets Phoebe has kept from the people in her life could ruin everything for her, and her ghostly companion, in the end.
Gotta Be This Or That
Coerced by a coworker, Karen steps away from comfort and takes her first swing dance lesson. While she steps on toes and twirls into pool tables, two handsome men dance into Karen’s life making her choose between Matt, the man she has chemistry with on the dance floor, and Lowan, the man she has chemistry with off the dance floor.
Baby, it’s Cold Outside
Macie is gearing up for a crazy Christmas season at work and a calm one at home. Straightening shelves at work, presents with her boyfriend on Christmas morning, and a few glasses of bubbly are all she has in mind for the holiday. But her world is on the verge of turning upside down, and the biggest decision of her life is looming. And she has no idea.
Release Date: June 20th, 2018
From the author of the Confetti Confidential series, Susan Murphy, comes a new women’s fiction novel about finding yourself through the toughest of experiences and learning how to not only love again but how to love yourself.
They say “true love comes but once,” but what if you missed it?
Jennifer Bell knows she missed her chance more than twenty years ago. Heartbroken and alone, she fell into the arms of a charming guy and his violent hold. Barely escaping with her life and scars that will likely never heal, she vowed never to let herself fall in love again.
Throwing herself into her work as a marriage celebrant, she spends her time helping others achieve their fairy tale ending. But what if the chance for love found its way back to her? While on a working holiday to Hawaii with her best friend Anna (who is having a major life crisis of her own), an encounter with the man she lost all those years ago could change everything.
Will Jen have the courage to fight for what she wants or return home to her life before Hawaii?
Seven Days to Paradise -- Launching love 3
Release Date: July 11th, 2018
From debut author Karan Eleni comes book three in the Launching Love novella series from Kindred Ink Press - a sweet romance about making time to relax, letting love find you, and dealing with trouble in paradise.
“Sorry. This trip was to escape drama, not attract more. Good luck with her. Looks like it’s going to be a fun cruise for you.”
Lorilynn Matthews has been in the same dead-end job for six years and is ready for a break. When her recently-dumped best friend suggests a girls’ week on a cruise through the Caribbean, Lori jumps at the idea and starts planning.
As his brother’s best man, Clayton Weldon agreed to co-organize a joint bachelor/bachelorette party. What he didn’t agree to was reliving his honeymoon with his ex-wife. When someone else’s drama lands in his lap, he wants to avoid it, but it gives him an opportunity to escape his own, if only for a moment.
Will a chance meeting, seven days on a cruise ship, and drama at every turn make for the excursion of a lifetime or create the need to reach for life preservers to ride out the end of the trip?