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Enjoy EIGHT side-splitting tales of love and screw-ups from this international slate of USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Authors.
Undeterred by misadventures and challenges, these strong-willed ladies take life and love by the ears, embracing the men they have chosen through good times and bad. Furious ex-wives - ghosts and angels with their own agendas - the challenges of PTSD and imaginary friends - even Cupid, chickens, and a bumper crop of marijuana won’t get in the way of true love for these wacky, wonderful women. You can call them cute. Just don’t call them crazy.
Sunshine Over Snow by Mona Risk: NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author When his children manage to ruin his second wedding, Brad is caught between a furious fiancée and the ex-wife he betrayed, both determined to keep him and make him pay for his mistake!
How Love Grows by Dani Haviland: USA Today Bestselling Author Weed and wine grapes were all around her, but all Tori was interested in was the young man who had come to take care of the marijuana plants. Would he think she’s crazy, too?
The Dream Guy by Ari Thatcher: USA Today Bestselling Author She’s met the man of her dreams—sort of. But does he exist in real life? Sleeping with a stranger takes on a whole new meaning.
Passion’s Secret Ingredient by Susan Jean Ricci: USA Today Bestselling Author More than the steaks at a bistro called Scandal sear as a captivated pair blazes through their amusing misgivings, while a half-wit adversary tries to ruin everything.
His Devious Angel by Mimi Barbour: NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Already soured on men, Sadie is struck by a car driven by Liam. Hoping to be forgiven, the recovering soldier insists on helping her with her dog walking business. Will his angel help him repay his debt?
Wedding Fever by Patrice Wilton: NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Can a jaded bridal consultant and a cynical news reporter uncover the true mystery of Serendipity Falls without being swept away in the madness of falling in love at first sight?
Listen to the Chicken by Katy Walters: USA Today Bestselling Author Zach inherits a haunted manor overloaded with chickens and meets ‘the one.’ Is the local vicar who thinks he’s immortal the only person who can help him save the woman of his dreams?
Sacked! by Melinda De Ross: USA Today Bestselling Author Camilla Jackson is an ordinary young woman with an extraordinary knack for attracting disaster. What will happen when Miss Trouble-Magnet meets Mister Troubled?
Passionate and Dedicated
Our heroes and heroines are doctors, scientists or wounded people in need of healing. But above all they are normal men and women who know how to charm and attract, how to help and support, how to comfort and embrace, although they can experience pain, hurt or rejection. They treat and cure sick patients, but who will heal their own ailments? Who will administer them with the right dose of attention and love?
Eight of our Authors' Billboard masters of romance have contributed to this new series, DOCTORS IN LOVE - Passionate and Dedicated, bringing you dynamic and life-saver heroes you will fall in love with. And intelligent, professional, warm-hearted, and empathetic heroines who are everything a modern woman can relate to.
Love in the ER: Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: In the past, her work in the ER brought her pain and frustration. Can it bring her love and a needed closure now?
The Woman of his Heart: Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author: One doctor in need of a wife. A nurse in hiding, pregnant with another man’s child. Will this marriage of convenience destroy their working relationship? Or will she become the Woman of His Heart?
Beach Love: Natalie Ann, USA Today bestselling author: A reformed playboy. A woman looking for love. What happens when trust becomes an issue?
Doctor Knows Best: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author: When the love of your life has been there all along, but you didn’t recognize her, what will it take for you to notice?
Falling for Doctor Dad: Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Is he Dr. Frankenstein or Dr. Dream Date?
International Affairs: London: Melinda De Ross, USA Today bestselling author: She has the money; he has the brains. In their quest to cure others, can they also heal each other?
Rainy Day Lovers: Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: As a surgeon, he’s an expert in repairing external scars, but the scars from his own internal wounds still haunt him—and so does the memory of the girl whose act of courage changed his life.
Two Hearts Surrendered: Tamara Fergusson, USA Today bestselling author: When Air Force pilot Luke Bryant returns home from Iraq a bitter, severely wounded warrior, what will it take for him to finally surrender his heart to Kelly Callahan, the woman he’s always loved?
Mimi Barbour - Special Agent Murphy - It’s Christmas in Washington, but not for one heartsick family.
Taylor Lee – Forbidden - He’d betrayed her. Why couldn’t she hate him?
Melinda De Ross - The Diary - A love story is born on a background of fierce history in the castle of Countess Dracula.
Nancy Radke - Terminal Pursuit - As the net tightens, who can they trust with their lives?
Stephanie Queen - Ace Under Fire - Can this bad boy has-been make a comeback to save an old flame?
Jen Talty - Murder in Paradise - Doug could trust her with his life, but could he fully give her his heart?
Stacy Eaton - Liveon - No Evil - Can she protect him without getting her heart involved?
Suzanne Jenkins - Apollo's Other Daughter - Overcoming outside forces, family secrets, and a double homicide bind Joe and Gaia together when she discovers evidence the detectives didn’t see.
Susanne Matthews - On His Watch - You can’t outrun the past.
**Note: Contains adult content**
Something Wild (new): Michele Hauf, USA Today Bestselling author: A wild child socialite’s fantasies about her sexy bodyguard become reality, but will their affair compromise his ability to protect her?
A Dance For Prince Eric (new): Mona Risk, USA Today Bestselling author: A ballerina with a promising career on the run for her brother’s sake. A charismatic prince who saved them both, but never speaks of commitment.
Diamonds Aren’t For Everyone (new): Dani Haviland, USA Today Bestselling author: Money, jewels, and good looks don’t mean anything to the lonely beauty who just wants a companion. Will she spurn him just because he does ‘have it all’?
Billionaire Extraordinaire: Leanne Banks, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author: Billionaire Damien Medici plans to avenge his family by seducing privileged information from his new assistant Emma Weatherfield. But can he romance Emma without falling for her himself?
Color Me Yours: Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling author: Hawk Jefferson never anticipated he’d fall in love, much less want to settle down and give his parents the grandchild they’ve always wanted. Only, getting Kennedy Monroe on board with that plan seems to be harder than anticipated.
Celebrity: Melinda De Ross, USA Today Bestselling author: The Journey of a young writer who trades her simple existence in Chicago for the glamorous Hollywood life, full of luxury and scandal.
Just For The Weekend: Susanne Matthews, Amazon Bestselling Author: When a Kindergarten teacher decides to play dress-up in Vegas, she gets far more than she bargained for.
Mimi Barbour – Special Agent Charli - Stressed from a previous assignment, Special Agent Charli now has to keep a teen safe in witness protection from a notorious killer. Can life get much worse?
Suzanne Jenkins – Esmeralda’s Happy Time Cabin for Lost Hikers - Traders with a golden touch, Kelly and Jeff Fairchild lived a charmed life in a renovated Victorian mansion in the Jersey suburbs, planning their hiking trip to an island in the Canadian Muskoka with the same detail and finesse used with their deals on Wall Street. Nothing can go wrong, right?
Tamara Ferguson – That Unforgettable Kiss - Six years after Crew Boss Kate Callahan shares an unforgettable kiss with architectural intern Michael Murphy, Murphy returns to Crystal Rock, Wisconsin to try and win Kate back. Discovering the town is hiding an ominous secret, will Murphy be able to protect Kate from an unknown predator?
Taylor Lee – Sapphire - Agents “Sapphire” and Malone fight the criminally insane mastermind, but will their fierce personal attraction to each other threaten to bring them – and their mission to stop human trafficking – down?
Dani Haviland – How to Fix a Broken Life - Arlie Biggar is back in Alaska with his new family. Life is nice and boring until his pregnant wife is kidnapped by jihadists who have recruited local thugs to help them steal the local sporting goods store’s arsenal.
Jacquie Biggar – Twilight’s Encore - When a series of sabotages wreak havoc on the theatre and danger threatens Katy’s life, can Ty save her and win back her love, or is it too late for
these star-crossed lovers?
Susan Jean Ricci – Evasion - The Native American wife of a prominent physician has a marriage to be envied, but it’s a farce. When she is abducted by one of her husband’s enemies, will her spouse intervene before it’s too late or hide behind his lies?
Stacy Eaton – Distorted Loyalty - Emergency room Doctor Rachel Wilde and Detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple gentle touch to ignite their senses.
Melinda De Ross – The Plot – After escaping a human trafficking organization, Yoko’s only purpose is revenge on the powerful mobster who destroyed her innocence. Soon, an unlikely — and unsolicited — ally is determined to help her, not just to get payback, but to heal and discover love.
Mimi Barbour – A Wonderful Life - Though Mary works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare?
Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas - Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?
Joan Reeves – Brianna’s Season For Miracles - Her seductive persona hides what she's ashamed of... What will happen if the man she's fallen for discovers her secret?
Mona Risk – Jingle With My Princess - The doc and the princess... He saves lives, but she may save his heart.
Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? - Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?
Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn - A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.
Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street - A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.
Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) - Jodi's house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.
Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.
Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair - Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?
Aileen Fish – Almost Christmas in Connecticut - Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?
Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol - A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.
Dani Haviland – The Polar Xpress - She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.
Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) - Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?
Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee - With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.
Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle - It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town... She needs a miracle.
Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember - A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found?
Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn - Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?
Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas - Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?
Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds - Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.
Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas - Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?
Ev Bishop – A Sharla Brown Christmas - For single parents Sharla and Jake, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year…until it’s not.
Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas - Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?
Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation - Christmas isn't the same for Lucy without her father...until she meets his friend Maverick.
Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway - A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.
Miss Trouble-Magnet meets Mister Troubled...
Camilla Jackson is an ordinary young woman with an extraordinary knack for attracting disaster. When she is fired from her job as a secretary at a law firm, she realizes she has no idea what she wants to do next. Every job she does land ends up tragi-comically.
But when she meets the drop-dead-gorgeous journalist, Carter Evans, her life seems to brighten. Until she discovers that he hides some very deep and painful scars.
It remains to be seen if she will be able to help him heal and, in the process, find her own path in life. That is, if she manages to overcome her accident prone nature, which gets her into serious trouble...
Read the small excerpts that preface each recipe as each author tells you why her recipe is important to her story.
Full of pictures, these mouth-watering recipes are sure to inspire your culinary (or eating) desires. Included are appetizers (mulled wine, pineapple punch, millionaire's bacon), main dishes (lasagne, lobster mac and cheese, crock pot venison stew, traditional smoked salmon) and baked goods and desserts (fry bread, almond apricot coffee cake, double chocolate chip cookies, shortbread, cinnamon rolls) - in all, twenty-six recipes by the authors from all around the world.
These yummies are some of the authors’ favorites and a gift to our readers from us. We hope you enjoy these treats as much as we do.
The Authors’ Billboard has a special holiday treat for you this year! Spanking new short stories – from the naughty and the nice list – to add fun to your 2019 season and keep your spirits high.
Eighteen of our masters of romance have contributed to this incredible deal for your entertainment this Christmas. Eat goodies, drink hot toddies, read, enjoy, make wishes and… dream.
**NOTE: Some stories contain Adult Content**
Christmas Runaway: Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A teenager, mad at her father, runs into the bush and is saved by Sara’s big white Samoyed.
The Captain’s Christmas Leave: Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: The wounded captain is resigned for the worst. But his soon-to-be ex-wife has some ideas to cheer him up.
Christmas Games: Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author: He's got game with an old flame.
Second Chance Christmas: Jen Talty, USA Today bestselling author: Will Angel be able to put the past where it belongs and give Darren a second chance?
Meeting Sam Klaus: Melinda De Ross, USA Today bestselling author: Can two people fall in love after only a few hours spent together?
Stuck On The Naughty List: Joan Reeves, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Can the new Police Chief mend Cassie's broken heart?
A Match Made in Mistletoe: Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Can a scarred attorney and his assistant find love when they're trapped in an Inn haunted by a romance-happy ghost?
Candy’s Christmas Rescue: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author: A broken-down car, a dog on the run, a wedding cake in peril, what else does Candy have to lose other than her heart?
A Christmas Creek Caper: Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Someone’s stealing packages off the Christmas Creek porches. Sheriff Brad Wing is on the case--until he’s caught with his hands up and his pants down.
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fearies: Taylor Lee, USA Today bestselling author: Can the drool-worthy financier persuade her that Christmas dreams can come true?
Peter Elph: Dani Haviland, USA Today bestselling author: A gambler finds a huge surprise in 1886 Tombstone.
Christmas Cupid: Nancy Radke, USA Today bestselling author: Cupid uses all his arrows to help two strangers find romance.
A Love on the Edge: Jennifer St. Giles, USA Today bestselling author: He expected to quickly catch a stalker and send the celebrity heiress on her way, but the case is more complex, and she might not be the wrong woman
Because We’re Snowflakes: Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today bestselling author: When a grad student from across the pond meets the campus librarian, will he teach her the true spirit of Christmas?
A Magical Christmas: Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: When a little girl goes missing, it takes faith, love, and the help of a Christmas angel to guide her to safety.
The journey of a young writer who trades her simple existence in Chicago for the glamorous Hollywood life, full of luxury and scandal.
Within twenty-four hours, Kendra Kensington’s life changes drastically. She lands a million dollar contract for her latest novel, now on the road to becoming a movie, catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and decides to move across the country from Chicago to California. But the City of Angels harbors more demons than she had imagined.
When she meets Blake Tyler, the famous movie star she’s secretly crushed on for years, she thinks her attempt to rebuild her life may just be on the right track. However, the past and the present seem to be conspiring against her and happiness may be harder to achieve than she thinks.
Do Christmas miracles exist?
Cassidy Lane has never believed in them, especially this year when, four days before Christmas, she’s single, carless, and soon-to-be-jobless. But things take an unexpected turn when she meets Sam. After a magical evening spent together, the gorgeous green-eyed stranger is all she can think of. He seems to be the man of her dreams, until the next day, when she has a shocking revelation regarding his identity.
Can two people fall in love after only a few hours spent together? And how safe is it to abandon themselves into a relationship, and to ignore the risks of having their hearts broken when they barely know one another?