Monday, November 3, 2014

Two Book Reviews AND Two Giveaways!

For the month of November, I'm going to be getting into the Christmas spirit and reading/reviewing Christmas themed stories.  Today I have two really fun books to tell you about and each one has a giveway! Yay! There's something for the kids and family AND something for those who love sweet romance so scroll all the way down and don't miss either of them!

The first one I want to tell you about is Fairy Tale Christmas by Michael and Scott McLean. This book was hilarious.  It's about some fairy tale villains who form a club called The Clandestines and they want to change the ending to their stories, but they have to kidnap Santa in order to it.  You see, they're pretty sure that the fairy tale heroes and heroines will give up their happy endings to save Santa, and then the villains can have their revenge in the endings they deserve.

It's so clever, with Rumpelstiltskin as the spy inside Santa's workshop and the other villains called upon to figure out how to lure Santa outside his security-filled workshop so they can kidnap him.  It's the perfect family book with enough jokes and fun to keep everyone laughing and a storyline that will keep you turning pages long after bedtime. And it has a really great ending.  Highly recommend this one!

Here's the back copy and be sure to scroll down for the Rafflecopter giveaway:

Santa Claus has been kidnapped!

Behind the plot are an evil queen, a wicked stepmother, a sorceress, a beanstalk giant, and, of course, the mischievous Rumpelstiltskin. They have a plan that will erase the term "Happily Ever After" from our storybooks forever.

But it's nearly Christmas Eve, and time is running out. Can Santa and the fairy-tale heroes save the day and bring Christmas to all the children of the world? Will anyone have a "Happily Ever After" again?

Fairy Tale Christmas reminds us all that there is good in everyone and that the magic of Christmas can soften any heart.

If this sounds like something you'd like, you can click here to download your Kindle copy.

Christmas in Snow Valley (1)

The second one I want to tell you about is a Christmas-themed boxed set, Christmas in Snow Valley. This one is six clean and romantic novellas about different people connected to Snow Valley, a small town that goes all out for Christmas.  They have fireworks, dances, parties, a Polar Express train ride, the works.  I really fell in love with this little town and the people in it.

The stories in it were enjoyable and really put me in the Christmas mood.  I loved how different each story was, but also how much the Christmas traditions resonated in a unique and relatable way with each of them. The stories ranged from a girl trying to get her old boyfriend to stop carrying a torch for her so she kisses a stranger at the airport, to a little Sweet Home Alabama when a girl brings her city boyfriend home to meet the folks.  All these stories have Christmas miracles and Christmas traditions mixed with real-life situations and topped off with a dollop of Christmas cheer to make you all warm and fuzzy inside.

I don't think I could pick a favorite, since they were all well-done, with great characters and sweet romances.  And the boxed set is also on sale today for only 99 cents!  You can click hereto download your Kindle copy and don't forget to scroll all the way down for the giveaway!

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Christmas in Snow Valley
Christmas in Snow Valley

Christmas in Snow Valley is packed with six wonderful Christmas novellas sure to bring romance into your holiday season. Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there’s something for every wonder-filled child—and every couple who’s in love—or about to be.

An Unexpected Kiss by Cindy Roland Anderson Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than the guy she kissed at the airport?

Feels Like Love by Jeanette Lewis Christmas in Snow Valley is the perfect way for April Winston to introduce her city slicker fianc√©, Scott Mecham, to life on a farm. If only Wade Hadley, hometown boy and high school sweetheart, will cooperate! But Wade has no intention of letting April go without a fight. This Christmas, Wade is determined to overcome their painful past and show April that she already has what she’s been seeking all along.

Full Court Devotion by Cami Checketts Kazlyn is too busy with her schooling and future plans to enjoy life, let alone fall in love with a man who has heartbreak written all over him. Tyrese Hamilton, a college basketball star and major heartthrob, is intrigued when Kazlyn doesn't pursue him or even seem interested. Ty's career is in jeopardy, and he needs a miracle and Kazlyn to save him.

The Christmas Eve Kiss by Taylor Hart When Molly O’Hare gets a prediction that she will kiss her true love on Christmas Eve, she thinks it’s utterly ridiculous. But when she gets teamed up with Kevin Snow, aka her ex-boyfriend, to decorate a Christmas tree, things start to change. Too bad getting over the past is hard and seeing him kiss another girl is even harder. Now Molly is left with a choice—run away from home and heartbreak or let Christmas work out a miracle all of its own.

Risking it all for Love by Kimberley Montpetit Succumbing to family pressure, Jessica Mason reluctantly comes home for Christmas. Ever since her high school boyfriend's death from a car accident three years earlier, Jessica and religion have not been compatible. So, when she visits Michael’s grave, she's surprised to meet the handsome James Douglas, Pastor John’s nephew, who’s studying for the ministry. James can not only dish back Jessica’s finely-tuned sarcasm but understands grief all too well, turning Jessica’s world upside down. Is she ready to take another risk on love?

Blue Christmas by Lucy McConnell As head of Snow Valley hospital's fundraising effort, Paisley Hackett barely has time to organize the craft show, cookie decorating party, and the annual Christmas Ball. What she doesn't have time for is falling in love with Clay Jett, the incredibly handsome bass player who sweeps into town. She's been burned by a tourist romance before and, with everything going on, Paisley will have to work overtime to protect her heart from Clay and his swoon-worthy ballads.

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