Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Novella Blog Tour: Featuring Jill Shalvis, Jessica Scott, and Nadia Lee + Giveaway!


Spending the Holidays

Love a great Christmas romance, but pressed for time? Pick up a holiday novella to satisfy your craving for a great happy-ever-after. This season contemporary authors Jill Shalvis, Jessica Scott, and Nadia Lee are all releasing Christmas reads. Today these authors stop by to spread the holiday cheer and discuss how their characters are spending the holidays. Take it away ladies!

Nadia Lee author of The Billionaire’s Holiday Obsession

Iain and Jane are going to spend Christmas Eve with Iain's family, then spend Christmas with each other, exchanging gifts. Jane is sort of scared of spending the time with Iain's parents because they're so...tense. But she can't go home this year, and she doesn't want Iain not to see his family--which was his plan if she didn't go with him--so yeah...

Jessica Scott author of All I Want For Christmas Is You

Major Patrick MacLean had been planning on spending the holidays at the bottom of a bottle but since his daughter called and asked him to get his fourth point of contact to Maine, he’s there instead.

Since he and Captain Samantha Egan managed to patch things up, they’re spending a lot of time getting reacquainted. They’d spent more than two years apart on back to back tours in Iraq, so they’ve got a lot of catching up to do. They’ve taken a weekend getaway over to Sugarloaf Mountain in Eastern Maine where they’re both remembering how to ski and how to be Patrick and Sam instead of Mommy and Daddy or Major MacLean and Captain Egan.

Jill Shalvis author of Merry Christmas, Baby

Catching up with some of the characters from Lucky Harbor:

Maddie and Jax from Simply Irresistible took care of their two beautiful little children while still managing to find “attic” time.

Tara and Ford from The Sweetest Thing decorated his sailboat and hosted a big party for the entire gang. They’ve been having private cook-offs all month between the two of them to decide on the menu. Ford usually insists on a “strip” cook-off.

Chloe and Sawyer from Head Over Heels are having a baby soon, so Chloe stocked up on sexy lingerie and Sawyer stocked up vacay days to take advantage of said sexy lingerie.

Mallory and Ty from Lucky in Love have been working their tushes off. They spent their first holiday together at Ty’s place, where he got his wish for a huge storm that snowed them in away from the rest of the world.

Amy and Matt from At Last went on a trip together, just the two of them. Amy didn’t know where ahead of time but Matt did. He took her to a deserted island in the Turks and Caicos, where there was nothing but warm sun, a stocked kitchen, no one else for miles and miles, and bathing suits were optional.

Grace and Josh from Forever and a Day pulled out all the stops to make this holiday special for Toby, Anna, Tank, and … their new baby boy.

So that’s the news from Lucky Harbor. Out now is a new trilogy, and three new sexy hot heroes (Sam! Cole! Tanner!) in It's In His Kiss, He's So Fine, and One In A Million. Be sure to check them out as well, and don’t miss a holiday short story revisiting Chloe and Sawyer in Merry Christmas, Baby.

The Billionaire’s Holiday Obsession by Nadia Lee
Publisher: Four Isles Press (December 20, 2014)
Series: The Pryce Family, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Deep in debt and stalked by a deadly conman, Jane Connolly needs a job and a safe place to stay. With no one to turn to in an unfamiliar city, she can't refuse the kindness of a magnetic stranger.

A former mixed martial arts fighter, billionaire Iain Pryce couldn't walk away from a small town girl in a big city, especially when it's obvious she's in trouble. But her sweet spirit threatens the single principle he's been living under for the past thirteen years: don't lose control... 

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All I Want for Christmas is You by Jessica Scott
Publisher: Jessica Scott (October 25, 2014)
Series: Coming Home, 5.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to let her go. 

All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.

But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart. 

This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross. 

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Reviews of  Scott's Previous Novels:

Because of You, #1 (Kame)
Because of You, #1 (TBQ)
Anything For You, #1.5 (TBQ)
Until There Was You, #2 (TBQ)
I'll Be Home for Christmas, #2.5 (TBQKame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
Back To You, #3 (TBQ, Kame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
All for You, #4 (TBQ, Kame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
It's Always Been You (#5) -- TBQ, Kame, and Pat
All I Want for Christmas Is You (#5.5) -- Pat

Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Forever Yours (December 2, 2014)
Series: Lucky Harbor, 12.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance -- Holiday

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis brings you a heartwarming tale that could only happen in Lucky Harbor . . .


Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen. 

Novella -- 13,000 words 

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Reviews of Shalvis' Previous Books:

Once in a Lifetime (#9) -- TBQ
It's In His Kiss (#10) -- Pat
He's So Fine (#11) -- Pat
Merry Christmas,  Baby (#12.5) -- Pat

Rumor Has It (#4) -- TBQ
Then Came You (#5) -- Pat + TBQ

Seeing Red (#3) -- Kame

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Thanks for stopping by, ladies! :) I'm glad to hear everyone has plans for a good holiday. 

Have you read Jill Shalvis, Jessica Scott or Nadia Lee before? Have a favorite?


Until Next Time,


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The_Book_Queen said...

Ack! I don't even know what happened with the double boxes up there, but yeah, I'm not going to try and fix it. *sigh* I'll do better next time!

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Sorry I missed this this morning! Awesome TBQ!

Sophia Rose said...

Fun to catch up with the characters from the stories! Thanks!

The_Book_Queen said...

No problem. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

I always love seeing peaks into their lives after the HEA. :D