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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Crazy Busy: Love, Christmas Release by @JoanReeves

Life has been crazy busy for the last 2 weeks. I was up until 1am last night which is why my post is late today.

My friends and I are gearing up for the release of our Love, Christmas Romance Collection.

This holiday romance collection with each novella bearing the title of a popular Christmas song was first conceived in January of this year.

We've been working on it one way or another since then, and now we're in the agonies of promotion because the box set publishes Tuesday, October 18.

With 20 all-new novellas by New York Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors, we have high hopes that the collection will please readers immensely.

Titles, Authors & Blurbs

We Need a Little Christmas by Leanne Banks – Can a handsome cynic become a Christmas believer?
Frosty the Snowman by Mimi Barbour – Stranded in an Alaskan snowstorm, strangers Hali and Terry are forced to rely on each other for survival.
Last Christmas by Joan Reeves – Annabelle gave him her heart, but Rick threw it away. He wants redemption, she wants revenge.
Holly Jolly Christmas by Mona Risk – Pregnant at 18. Adoption would save the baby’s future but may cost her the man she loves.
Do You Hear What I Hear? by Patricia Rosemoor – Live-in-lovers Shelley and Jake are now in a cold war of their own over Christmas.
White Christmas by Rebecca York – Was she in a coma, or was she in a Christmas fantasy?
So This is Christmas by Denise Devine – He was her child nemesis, now he’s her best friend forever.
Grown Up Christmas List by Donna Fasano – All she wants for Christmas is to feel safe… then she meets her guardian angel.
Blue Christmas by the Sea by Traci Hall – Alone for Christmas, Tamsyn helps mystery writer Evan find his mojo–love is a gift neither can refuse.
Santa Baby by Taylor Lee – Lily’s only hope was that this time, he wouldn’t be able to find her.
Let It Snow by Stephanie Queen – A stranger and a snow storm on Christmas Eve create the ultimate test for Dane & Shana.
Merry, Did You Know? by Jennifer St. Giles – Can a Christmas Miracle change the future of a woman who doesn’t believe in love and a man who can’t love again?
O Christmas Tree by Alicia Street – Can Piper convince Cody to let go of his painful past and embrace the hope of Christmas and possibly love?
Sleigh Ride by Katy Walters – Miss Sophia Vale faces poverty. Enter the Earl of Breconbridge, renowned as a rake hell with a conscience.
Deck the Hearts by Rachelle Ayala – Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinch Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?
Silver Bells by Jacquie Biggar – Can a Christmas wish bring two stubborn souls together and give a little girl the gift she wants?
Hark the Herald Angel Falls by Michele Hauf – To earn her halo, angel Merit must convince the person who holds her earthly soul in limbo–her husband–to stop loving her.
Little Drummer Boy by Dani Haviland – How could a mere drummer boy help those stranded in the worst winter storm of the 18th century?
I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Nancy Radke – When former a former Navy SEAL plucks a woman from the Mediterranean Sea, he discovers a fighter tougher than he.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Cynthia Cooke – A big city girl reunites with a small town boy–magic. A Santa in need of an elf–Christmas magic.
Rafflecopter Giveaway

Enter today for fabulous prizes in our Rafflecopter giveaway

But Wait There's More

We created a Sampler Book for Love, Christmas--the perfect way to "try before you buy" so you know you'll be happy with a book. I'm happy to offer you a free copy of Book Bites 7: 20 Holiday Samplers.

Buy Links for Book Bites 7: Holiday Sampler Amazon * Kobo * Nook.

One benefit of getting the free book is that it contains the answers you need to play the Love, Christmas Treasure Hunt.

I don't know if you've done a treasure hunt online before, but it's a lot of fun. Authors post clues or questions, and players follow the clues/answer the questions.

There's a very nice prize for the winner so I hope you'll pop over to the Treasure Hunt page and check out the action.

My Holiday Romance

My novella in the Love, Christmas Collection is Last Christmas. Here's a short blurb.

Last Christmas, Annabelle fell in love at first sight with a mysterious stranger. After a week of unforgettable passion, he walked out of her life.

A year of heartache accompanied by the dirty tricks life can serve up finds her back in her hometown, determined to forget the man who still haunts her dreams.

Who should walk into her grandmother’s Christmas party? Why the man who seduced her, lied to her, and betrayed her! He has a new name and a new identity, but his effect on her is as old as time.

Rick Lassiter thinks he can woo Annabelle back to him—and his bed. But, he didn’t count on the passionate sweet-tempered woman he remembered as having a will as strong as his and a desire to make him pay for breaking her heart.

Only 99cents!
Parties and Prizes Recap

This week there will be many events: Facebook parties with prizes, the Treasure Hunt, and the  Rafflecopter prizes. Here are the important links again.

Buy Love, Christmas Romance Collection from: Amazon * Kobo * Nook * iBooks.

Join the Love, Christmas Treasure Hunt.

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway (see above) which started Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 25.

Best of all, join us Oct. 17 and 18 for the Facebook Parties thrown by Book Partners. All authors are giving away prizes. I'll be hosting at 4:30 Easter time on October 18,

I hope to see you there!

About Joan

Joan Reeves writes Sassy, Sexy Contemporary Romance. Her books are available at all major Amazon,, and iTunes.

All of Joan's books have the same underlying theme: It's never too late to live happily ever after. Joan lives her happily ever after with her hero, her husband, in the Lone Star State.

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  1. I look forward to reading this box set, Joan. You and some of my other favorite authors are included. Best wishes for megasales.

    1. Thanks, Caroline. These box sets get a little easier with every one I do.

  2. Wow, you have been busy. That anthology sounds great. i love novellas

    1. These collections are a lot of work, but in a way I appreciated having the deadline because it made me get it done! I don't know if it's lack of time or what, but I find myself really enjoying the novella length--writing and reading them.

  3. I can't wait to read! I'm singing Last Christmas in my head now!

    1. *LOL* I know what you mean. I know every word of that song by heart now. Played it incessantly while writing this story just to get in the Christmas mood which is hard when it's nearly 100 degrees outside.


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