Sunday, December 21, 2014

Twelve Days of Holiday Books: Sylvie and the Christmas Ghost

Sylvie and the Christmas Ghost
by Foxglove Lee

Every family has its ghosts...

It's December 1994 and Sylvie's spending Christmas in a small Canadian town where her father is renovating the creepy old house he grew up in. The mansion is haunted, according to local lore. Townsfolk are prepared to camp out on the front lawn until they see something spooky.

When an unusual girl named Celeste convinces Sylvie she can communicate with spirits, will they unearth ghosts from the family's past... or is something far more sinister going on?

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Twelve Days of Holiday Books: Electra's Multicolored Christmas

Electra's Multicolored Christmas
by Imari Jade

International hip-hop artist Ava “Electra” Jones travels to Tokyo, Japan to perform at the birthday party of the emperor and to spend Christmas with her longtime lover Hiroki Nijo who she’s been dating for the last fourteen years. But instead of getting the beautiful white Christmas the southern belle always dreamed of, Ava discovers that Hiroki hasn’t told his family about their relationship and he has no intentions of doing so.

Though Hiroki loves Ava he doesn’t want to subject her to his mother and aunt, the empress who tries to run his and his eighteen year old cousin’s Koyoshi’s lives. And to make matters worse, Koyoshi has taken a fancy to Ava and plans to make a move on her at his father’s party. Can Kioshi keep Ava away from the future emperor of Japan without blowing his secret or his cool?

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Twelve Days of Holiday Books: What Child is This?

What Child is This?
by Shawn Bailey

Paris Cullier arrives at the Ames Peach Farm to begin a job as housekeeper. His new boss Wyatt Ames is tall, handsome and just the sweetest guy Paris has ever met. Wyatt's parents has recently died in an accident and left the farm for Wyatt to manage. But it isn't until he meets Wyatt's two-year-old motherless son, Jeff, that Paris realizes he has been sent to the farm for a reason…to help Wyatt make a proper home for his son and to keep the lady from the child protection office off his butt. Paris has always wanted a family, and for once in his life, this year he prayed his Christmas wish would come true.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Twelve Days of Holiday Books: All I Want for Christmas is You

All I Want for Christmas is You
by Brenna Lyons

Two years after losing her fiancé Zach in a car accident, Robin is moving on. She's set her priorities, and one of them is following through with a life plan she and Zach made together...having a baby. It would be best if said child shared some of Zach's genes.

Enter David, Zach's older brother. He's Robin's best friend, her confidant, the one person who won't think she's crazy to do this...she hopes. Since there's no chance the ladies' man will fall for her, she hopes sex with him will stop the dreams where David takes Zach's place.

It's the invitation he's been waiting for, three years of watching Robin with his little brother, then watching her grieve Zach. If only she wanted David for himself and not a convenient sperm donor to conceive his brother's child. Then again, in such close quarters, maybe he'll be able to convince her to something more permanent...if his parents don't catch wind of the whole thing first.

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Twelve Days of Holiday Books: Slush: A Holiday Romance

Slush: A Holiday Romance
by Lisabet Sarai

Hot shot Boston lawyer Ian Pierce has everything but peace of mind. Christmas Eve finds him alone, wading through the slush to his BMW so he can drive back to his lonely luxury apartment. Then everything goes black. He awakens with an aching skull to find himself in a freezing, boarded-up garage occupied by a street kid. At first he blames the dodgy-looking youth for his troubles, but before long he realizes the raggedy girl who rescued him from the gutter may well be a Christmas angel in disguise.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Twelve Days of Holiday Books: Then, One Frozen Christmas Eve

Every December I feature holiday books here at Donuts and Desires. For the next twelve days (or fourteen, or however long this magical celebration decides to go on) you'll find out about great holiday-themed books from some of your favourite authors. Enjoy!

Then, One Frozen Christmas Eve
by Spencer Dryden

On a snowy, frigid Christmas Eve in Minnesota, a heating technician makes an emergency call to a townhome without heat. Don is unable to repair the unit and tells Becky, the occupant, she must vacate the premises and stay in a hotel for her own safety. Becky breaks down and tells Don she has no money and no place to go. She has no friends or family locally and has maxed out her credit cards relocating from San Diego. Don invites her to stay with him until the furnace can be replaced.

Don is smitten by her good looks and warm, inviting manner. He begins to fantasize about a romantic connection, but is restrained by a crippling fear of his sexual inadequacy. Safe at his apartment, Becky turns up the heat on the shy divorcee. Can she melt his fears of intimacy and give him an unforgettable Christmas?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Anonymous" sex, anybody? 50% off Dec 17-19th 2014!

Once upon a time, an author called Giselle wrote a novel called Anonymous... and they all lived happily ever after. The End.

That was a pretty crappy story because it didn't include YOU.  The reader comes in somewhere between the beginning and the end, by picking up a copy. Anonymous is kind of a big ticket item (regular price on the ebook is $7), so those of us who like saving money will be happy to hear it's on sale today, tomorrow and Friday at 50% off.

Anonymous was the first book I wrote that I considered a full-length novel. I'd already written Ondine, but Ondine clocked in under 50,000 word, and at the time I felt like 50k was the magic "novel" number. I'm not so picky about word counts anymore. I know a novel when I see one.

Anonymous is about a man joyfully delving into his bisexuality with the eager help of his wife. Together, they hire an anonymous male prostitute so Nathaniel can experience hot man-on-man sex while Hannah watches. Before they meet up with Mr. Anonymous, they go out for a celebratory dinner where Nathaniel lays eyes on the handsomest, coolest waiter in the history of handsome, cool waiters. They go through with the anonymous sex night, but Nathaniel's hooked on the waiter guy and Hannah develops a secret obsession with finding out who Mr. Anonymous really is.

So it's a stalker novel, really. But not in a scary way.

Also, if you know Toronto you're going to recognize a landmark or two.

Anonymous is 50% off until December 19th 2014, so if I were you I would grab the ebook right away from