I know, I know, I have been sharing lots of books this month for gifts to yourself or others. And yes I have been focusing on indie authors. But for a little change of pace today I am sharing the album release of my personal muse lately, Harry Styles!
I am late to the Harry Styles fan base. I was not a fan of One Direction... shhh don't tell anyone. But then I discovered his first album at the beginning of 2019... late again I know. His self titled album just spoke to me. It opened up emotions within myself and that helped to drive my creativity. I often listen to his music when I paint now and I swear that some of the best paintings of my life have been inspired by his music. I don't know what it is, but Harry and his music have become my muse in so many ways. So of course I am so happy that he is releasing his second album today! I can't wait to create to it! So sure, he doesn't need the shout out like so many authors that I share, but his art is something that I care about as well and wanted to share.
Continuing my Christmas Read blog series this season... Here is another from the awesome Dawn Brower!
Miss Angeline Marsden has a defiant nature and makes no apologies for it. Her parents would prefer she didn't participate in the local suffragette group, but she believes all women's voices should be heard. After she finds herself in trouble she can't extricate herself from she has no choice but to turn to the one man she's always loved and treats her like a sister.
Much to Lucian St. John, the Marquess of Severn's dismay he's always been drawn to Angeline. She's his one irresistible temptation; however, she's also his best friends' sister, and off limits. When she finds herself in a mess of her own making he comes to her rescue and offers to marry her.
Lucian and Angeline never dared dream they could have a future together. Marriage is the last thing either of them expected and it is the one thing they both want. Will they find a way to open their hearts to each other and obtain their Christmas wish.
I found this Christmas read this year and just started reading it!
That bittersweet word that plays on my mind every goddamn year. Some people love it, I don’t like the fact I still live around it. Like any other child, Christmas for me was the most magical time of all. The winter walks, the smell of fresh cinnamon and candy canes, the excitement in the pit of my stomach where I found it hard to sleep. I loved that.
But once you reach adulthood you soon realise that life is cruel and fairy tales are bullshit! And at twenty-one, that magic and belief were torn from my grasp and I suddenly wanted to be that little girl again.
December now means nothing. Christmas hurts. And the only coldness I feel is what’s congealed around my heart. Nothing would change, and no one could change it.
Then I met him.
It's the Christmas season, the time of giving and some awesome authors have gotten together to have a little Christmas Giveaway! There will be five winners, so enter for your chance to read win some fantastic books!
One more Christmas read from Leona Bushman today!
Christmas is not always what it seems.
Melody hated Christmas. Ever since her parents died on Christmas Eve, nothing had ever been the same. She and her brother had been forced to live with their grandfather. Her brother, the now presumptive heir, received most of the attention as he learned about the holdings.
She had been given lessons on how to be a lady.
As if she wanted them. She would rather do anything else than be a lady with no rights. One night, at a soiree, someone had approached her to spy for them. Not giving her a choice, really. So, with great reluctance, she’d accepted the invite to her cousin’s Christmas house party.
Two weeks pretending to be happy about Christmas? Worse punishment ever for simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Then she met her prey—Kit Stuart the third. Her heart raced, and her body yearned for something she never wanted before.
Kit Stuart searched for a rebel spy said to be coming to the Christmas party of his best friend. Not hard to accept as ordered, but then he found the rebel spy, and his heart denied it. His body craved hers. How could he arrest and maybe kill the first woman to make him believe that maybe there was such a thing as Christmas miracles?
Then the real betrayal was revealed.
Could they save their family and friends before it was too late?
Books really do make great gifts! And since the holidays are approaching I am going to do a little shameless self promotion! Today I have some fun fantasy reads for your consideration!
Tianna and Kara each came to Port Stone by request of their respective Orders to help an unknown elf, Phinelope. She never shows at the appointed meeting place, so they go in search of her only to find Phinelope murdered and more secrets than answers in this strange town. Never ones to let the murder of a woman go with no consequences, they take it upon themselves to avenge her death and find themselves becoming more involved in the mysteries of Port Stone than either of them ever intended.
Join Tianna and Kara in this female led fantasy of danger, lies, and unanswered questions.
Tianna and Kara are now in Port Stone for the foreseeable future, commanded by their Orders to stay and help the duplicitous Delmar on his secret mission. The problem is neither trust the man, or anyone in Port Stone for that matter. The more they hear from others the more questions they have. Once wizards are introduced to the equation, well neither woman knows who to believe. These two warrior women continue their search for truth and justice in Port Stone: Book Two Delmar's Demise.
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Today I have another Christmas read for you from Leona Bushman, this one a sci-fi one!
Christmas Eve, Captain Faraway and her crew are ordered to a desolate planet to rescue a crashed cruise ship. However, all is not as it seems. With the commander of the pleasure ship not being forthcoming, most of the surviving passengers didn't know they'd been shot down. Faraway is put in the position of revealing some unpleasant truths to attractive medical officer Ethan Roarke. Can Captain Faraway and the sexy doctor ferret out those whom don't belong before they've killed her crew and taken over her vessel, or will they pirate Christmas along with their ships?
Today I have another Christmas read for you! This one is from Shelli Rosewarne. This is such a sweet Christmas story and I hope you like it!
Daniel is a modern day Scrooge, but when a beautiful angel shows up on his doorstep can he believe in a Christmas miracle?
Daniel Everett is having a bad day. Firstly, it’s almost Christmas and he’s convinced Scrooge had the right idea in the first place, secondly his latest nanny has left him to cope alone with his five year old daughter – and quite frankly he would rather deal with several cut-throat mergers before breakfast than one small child.
When the beautiful Laurel shows up on his doorstep she’s a gift from heaven – literally! Unbeknown to him, Laurel is a real life angel and his carefully ordered life is about to be turned upside down as she’s determined to help Daniel feel again and to reconnect with his daughter.
What neither of them bank on is the sparks that fly between them.
As Laurel starts to thaw Daniel’s icy exterior, can he learn to trust again and start to believe in the impossible – and can they ever overcome the obstacles of coming from two separate worlds?
Today for my Christmas reads blog I have another fun one from Leona Bushman!
What's a girl to do when she walks out on her date in the middle of Christmas?
Melissa and Aaron, one time friends and lovers, meet up again after her disastrous date with a control freak and even more disastrous fall in the snow. To make matters worse, the date follows her, completing her embarrassment for Christmas Eve.
Melissa picks up her parasol and lifts her chin, not to be undone, even as her heart aches. Could Christmas be saved for the Engineer who'd lost love once to pursue her engineering career? Or was she doomed to spend another Christmas alone?
I am continuing my theme of featuring Christmas reads this month on my blog. Today I have another read by Rebekah Lewis, Hela Takes a Holiday! I read this one last year and loved it!
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Hela-Takes-Holiday-Christmas-Wishes-ebook/dp/B07GGQK5NB/
It's lonely being the queen of the dead. Hela longs for a life among the living, and a chance at love. When Loki grants her wish, she's elated…only to discover later that even a trickster god's daughter isn't safe from his deceit. How can she learn to adapt to life on Midgard if her presence disrupts the balance of life and death?
Björn the Untouchable requires a wife…but isn't in a hurry to find one. Escaping the festivities of Yule, he discovers a naked woman in the middle of the forest. Something about her isn't quite right, and having the same name as a death goddess is a bad omen to be sure. Nevertheless, he's completely enchanted by her.
Hela has only twelve days of the Yule celebration to remain human, but otherworldly threats linger. Can she find true love in the arms of a Viking warrior in the land of the living, or will she be the cause of an entire village's destruction? Only Loki knows, but he's not one to share his schemes…
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