Tis the Season for Holiday Books!

Dec 24, 2016 by

Tis the Season for Holiday Books!

Hey ho, everyone! Tis the holiday season for massive sales in non-fiction, and not much else to report in terms of adult fiction. But some adult fiction authors are still making a killing, such as John Grisham with The Whistler with 80,000+ in sales, and James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks with over 50,000 in sales. Stephenie Meyer is still sticking around with The Chemist at over 25,000 in sales.

In terms of romance, Danielle Steele’s Property for a Noblewoman has over 20,000 in sales, Jayne Anne Krentz’s Secret Sisters over 15,000, and Lisa Garnder’s Find Her near 10,000.


Let’s look at some books heating up the romance charts at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and All Romance Ebooks…


An Island Christmas by Nancy Thayer, $1.99, and a Holiday Romance.



As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family’s home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly’s also worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.

As the big day approaches and Jilly’s older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer’s heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season.


Secret Santa by Kati Wilde, .99 cents and a New Adult Holiday Romance.



She’s always been on the outside of love, looking in…

After years of struggling to make ends meet, Emma Williams finally lands a job that suits her perfectly—she enjoys her work, likes her new boss, and especially loves knowing her first paycheck is coming just after Christmas. That is, if she lasts that long. Because Logan Crenshaw, the creative force behind the company, doesn’t seem to want her there.

Not being wanted is nothing new for Emma…but she doesn’t know what she’s done to make Logan stalk around the office, growling every command as if her very presence infuriates him. She can’t afford to lose this job, so her plan is to keep her head down and try to avoid any contact with him—no matter how big and sexy and unavoidable he is.

But a Santa hat full of names, an office gift exchange, and one unexpected knock at her door are about to shake up all of her plans…


When the Storm Ends by Jillian Anselmi, .99 cents, and a Contemporary Romance.



When the storm ends, there’s a calm in the air that shows you everything is going to be all right.

But nothing may ever be right again.

Delani Delvecchio has weathered storm after storm throughout her life, but this one may have the potential to break her. After what is supposed to be an anniversary celebration with her friends and boyfriend, Delani gets pulled into her own personal hell.

Taken. Beaten. Tormented.

Delani fights and makes it out, only to realize she’s not safe at home—she’s no longer safe in New York at all. With an untraceable phone, clothes that aren’t her own, and enough money to get her by, she gets on a train and heads to the last place she felt she would be looked for.

What she didn’t expect to find when she got there was him.

Cocky. Charismatic. Safe.

Brody Russell, small town cop, quickly becomes the calm during Delani’s storm.

His presence makes her forget and his southern charm works its way into her heart.

Brody promises to protect her, to be right by her side when the storm ends.

But what if this storm is only the beginning?


Her Secret Santa by Payton Lane, .99 cents, and a Contemporary Romance.



Twelve days to entice her…
Two years, two missed opportunities and Blaine Tucker refuses to have another chance pass him by. This Christmas he’s going to risk it all to have Simone Michelson. Unfortunately the woman of his dreams, his wants and desires only sees him as her boss. There’s only one solution: entice her with gifts. The kind of gifts that say he wants to be so much more than her boss.

Who in their right mind would take one look at Mousy Simone and want to leave her seductive gifts and love notes? No one she can think of. She hopes like hell it’s Tucker, but if he felt anything for her, he’d have said it by now. The man could smile at any woman and get her to forget her name or morals. He’s vibrant and she’s drab. He’s nice and she’s prickly. Even if her Christmas wish came true, how could she trust what he felt was real?

Together they must face their fears and doubts to make this year’s Christmas unforgettable.


Lost in the Starlight by Kiki Archer, $6.49 and a Lesbian Romance.



A-list singing superstar, Honey Diamond, has it all – the albums, the talent shows, the upcoming Hollywood film. But it’s her gentle light, endearingly shining through all the glitz and glam, that warms the hearts of so many. A shy girl, who’s only ever known fame, born into a world that’s not true to life. Will Honey ever experience the love she so knowingly sings about? Will the vindictive online gossip sites ever leave her alone?

Lost In The Starlight is the latest heartfelt romance from best-selling, award-winning author, Kiki Archer, peppered with her trademark laugh-out-loud humour and warming observations about falling in love.


For a Dragon’s Control by Charlie Richards, $3.74 and a Gay Paranormal Romance.



Ryder MacGree is the first born son to Chieftain Goth MacGree and heir to the clan. Over the years he’s watched his father’s need for vengeance against Ian—Ryder’s younger brother, who chose banishment instead of wedding the woman Goth wanted—and the Karstelle Clan which took in Ian, consume him.

The chieftain has become hell-bent on wiping out those in Karstelle Valley and taking their lands, and it has begun to cause tension between themselves and nearby clans. Ryder knows his father is no longer fit to lead but has yet to discover a way to wrest control from him without fracturing his clan’s loyalty.

Tricked into meeting a herald from the Karstelle Clan, Ryder still jumps at their offer of a way to end the fighting. The terms could prove difficult to fulfill, however. On top of that, he discovers the people of Karstelle Valley are hiding something…something that could be dangerous to his people.

Can Ryder figure out the best way to care for his clan before it’s too late?


An upcoming release to keep your eye on….


By day, bashful wallflower Emma Duffy works at her family’s bed-and-breakfast. By night, she secretly pens erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in their cozy Rockies town.

But Emma’s real life is about to heat up when her mother books the entire inn to a professional snowboarder, hoping the publicity will put them on the map. In a karmic twist of fate, that guest is Wyatt Lawson, the man with whom Emma had shared the secret one-night stand that became the inspiration for her novel and its dreamy hero. Worse, a film crew is documenting his comeback just as her debut is about to hit the shelves. Emma’s only saving grace is that Wyatt doesn’t remember her—and hopefully he never will.

When Wyatt arrives in Sterling Canyon for several weeks of intense training, the last tumble he expects to take is falling for a girl, especially one as shy as Emma. Unlike groupies with their hidden agendas, she isn’t using him—or so he believes…until the film crew uncovers Emma’s pen name and steamy novel.

Wyatt’s comeback run can withstand a fall or two, but can his heart recover from this crash and burn?


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