Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Ready or not, Christmas is right around the corner, which means shopping, food, family — and holiday romances! This season, award winning authors Jill Shalvis, Carolyn Brown, Terry Spear, and Sarah Morgan each have Christmas romances releasing.

To get readers into the giving spirit, the authors answer the following question: 
What is the best holiday present you have ever received?

Ladies, take it away!

Jill Shalvis author of One in a Million

One Christmas Eve my middle daughter was bouncing off the walls (as usual) and she jumped onto a rusty nail in her bare feet. It was late, and we of course ended up in the ER. All of us, me and her dad and her two sisters. By the time we learned she was going to be okay and able to go home, it was past dawn on Christmas morning. We all piled back into the car and into the house. For the first time there wasn’t an early morning rush to the presents. We sat around the tree stuffing our starving faces with bowls of cereal and hot chocolate. I’ll never forget that feeling of gratitude and love we all felt, just being together. No presents needed. Of course that lasted about thirty minutes…then we tore into the presents. :)

Carolyn Brown author of Cowboy Boots for Christmas

Way back when Mr. B and I were first married, he bought me something sheer, black and lacy for Christmas every single year. After three kids were born, I told him that as much as I loved the sexy lingerie and him for giving it to me; it was time for me to make breakfast in something more practical. That year, I unwrapped my lovely present to find the most gawdawful flannel nightgown ever designed and sold on the market. It was pink rosebud floral and buttoned all the way up to a Peter Pan collar, had long sleeves and reached the floor. And it would have fit a baby elephant or with a couple of sturdy poles could have served as a tent. BUT, in the bottom of the box there was one of those little black canisters that film used to come in back before digital cameras were born. And in that little canister was a screw…he hadn’t forgotten something black and something special…of course the nightgown has long since disappeared but I still have that film canister and screw in my memory box.

Grace Burrowes author of
What A Lady Needs for Christmas

The best present I have ever received, at the holidays or any time, is love. The love of my family, of my friends, of a few special fellows along the way, of my cats and dogs and horses. I’m fond of marzipan too, if it’s made with really good dark chocolate.

Terry Spear author of A Highland Wolf Christmas

Having my grown children and their spouses join me for Christmas one year, both of them at the same time. We had to rearrange sleeping accommodations so everyone could fit, but it was the best Christmas ever. My oven went out and we were baking the turkey in pieces in a small convection oven, but we had a blast.

Sarah Morgan author of Maybe This Christmas

My husband proposed to me at Christmas on a romantic snowy walk in the mountains. I started the walk wearing scarves and a hat and ended it wearing a diamond. The real gift was the promise of a future together, not the ring (although that was amazing too!).

About the Authors

Jill Shalvis’ bestselling Lucky Harbor series continues with three consecutive releases It’s In His Kiss (August), He’s So Fine (September), and One In A Million (October). If you are ready for some Alpha heroes, crazy high jinx, and nosy neighbors, learn more about Lucky Harbor here at the author’s website

Carolyn Brown kicks off her newest Western romance series with this month’s Cowboy Boots for Christmas. All readers are welcome to Burnt Boot, Texas where two families face off in a decades long quarrel. Fightin’ and feudin’ has never been so fun! Visit the author at

Award winning author Grace Burrowes delights readers with her gorgeous tales of historical happy-ever-afters. What a Lady Needs for Christmas, featuring the author’s popular MacGregor brothers, is a beautiful Victorian set tale of second chances. Learn more about Grace and her bestselling books at her website:

Get ready for shifters in kilts as Terry Spear releases the next book in her Heart of the Wolf paranormal romance series, A Highland Wolf Christmas. Find all of the author’s titles at

Maybe This Christmas, the third book in Sarah Morgan’s O’Neill Brothers series, releases this October. Get the inside information on this holiday tale that features friends-turned-lovers at Sarah’s website:

Follow the Holiday Romance Hop tomorrow as the author's visit both For the Love of Bookends and Ramblings From This Chick



  1. Great Giveaway - this would be a real treat .. Last Christmas I found out I was going to be a nan for the first time. It certainly made my day ;) and had me excited for the new year ..
    Love the sounds of the novels above ;) I do enjoy a Christmas story. Romance new love - Christmas mistletoe - A vampire for Christmas ;) I have read many times and enjoyed !! I love Christmas stories but romance in them ;)


  2. I always enjoyed a good book from Gaelen Foley.

  3. Oh, and i like Carolyn Brown's book :)

  4. I love a good holiday read, especially when it is written by a fav author.

  5. You may think I'm nuts but my favorite gift was a wheelbarrow with two wheels instead of one! I'm a easy country girl to please! I would love to win! Thanks ladies for giving us the chance.

  6. Another great holiday read is His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander.

  7. My first grandson who was born 12/22/14.

  8. Anything with a strong christmas theme and believable romance. I'm a fast reader so I go through a lot of them :)

  9. The best Christmas present ever for me was my son taking his first steps Christmas morning in front of the tree...toward toys of course! That was pretty special. And Christmas stories? Gotta be a romance first of all, then it can be in any genre 'cause I read 'em all (Historical, Contemporary, Suspense, Paranormal). It's all about being positive and having the HEA. The holidays are "feel good" time!! Thanks for the post.

  10. An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James.

    Happy Halloween and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com


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