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Erotic Daydreams by Valerie Brundage ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Let Valerie Brundage’s imagination fuel your naughty fantasies and take you to those secret places where your libido beckons. Vicariously walk on the wild side as the women in her stories explore their desires—ladies only, ménage, rough and edgy, ice play, being watched…and more. All you have to do is pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on your e-reader and wait for the erotic daydreams to begin.

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About the Author: 


I began writing again after 17 years doing the "married thing." I realized two things: it was more than my imagination that was being held back, and I'm enjoying starting to live out some of those dark sexy urges as much as writing about them.

I've always been open to new experiences hearing about others. I like to read fiction that doesn't shy away from the sex people have, because to be honest, people have sex. Sometimes for the wrong reasons, sometimes for the reasons they're not admitting. That's why it's such an important part of writing truthfully about how people interact with people.

My writing teachers told me to tell the truth and to not be scared. So I write about dark desires. Kissing that person (of any sex) you aren't supposed to kiss. And inviting the wrong person to see something they aren't supposed to see.

Not because it's wrong. Because you learn something about yourself when you embrace your inner desires.

I'm new at this, after 100 poems back in high school and I think I have been thinking up alternate histories in my head the entire time.


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Review: 

This is a great little bundle of erotic short stories. They jump right into the action and can be read in on sitting or over a few. Included is a little for everyone. A couple of the stories were not really my cup of tea, but I do admit they are steamy. I am not into public humiliation or sex in public so those ones were not my favorite. I also found the last one I didn't really get. I did like the rest of the stories, I believe there were 8 in total.

The first half of the book read really well, the characters and stories were fast paced and action packed. I did find the editing didn't hold out all through the book, if you are just looking for a sexy read then that likely wont bother you. I do have a hard time with errors in novels of any kind.

I would be interested in reading more from this author as I do like her writing. I'm giving this book a 3.5 out of 4 stars.


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Getting Active Doesn't Have to be Boring. Lets Get Active in 2016!



I just love this video! I wanted to share it with you as we are heading into that time that everyone is planning or has planned, their New Years Resolutions. What is your 2016 New Years Resolution? To get more active?

The best advice I can give you is just to get up and move, walk with the kids or dogs, take a hike, play with the kids, jump rope, anything that gets you moving and increases your heart rate.

In 2016 I would like to share more articles on Genuine Jenn, fitness and food is high on the list of things I would like to write about. I want to share simple exercises and easy ways to eat healthier and clean. Lets make 2016 a Fabulous Healthy & Fit year together!


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The First for Noelle (A Games of Love Expansion Pack) by Deanna Dee ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

In her sixteenth year on Christmas, Noelle wants a true love.

Noelle Peterson is sixteen and never been kissed. She has her eye on Trey Sang, but she can barely talk to him, never mind anything else. With a little help from her best friend and her goofy cousin, can she work up the nerve to approach Trey? Will this Christmas bring the first (kiss for) Noelle?


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About the Author: 
 
Deanna Dee is strictly human and does not, to her knowledge, own a hyena. She lives by the sea, which she takes full advantage of in the summer time. Nerd culture and pop culture make up the shameless downtime of her life. The rest of it is writing, and she’s okay with that.

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Review:


As far as short stories go this was a great YA short story. Just enough to get the reader hooked on the characters and want to know more. Noelle has her first real crush and can't seem to form a coherent sentence around him, instead she runs and hides from him.  Ah, the joys of being a teen with a crush, I think we all remember those days. The author does a great job of allowing the readers into Noelle's head and her fears over Trey, her crush. A fun holiday read, now I want to read the whole series. 


I give this short story a 4 out of 5 stars!

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I will be sharing my own Short Stories & Creative Writing in 2016

As you know from visiting Genuine Jenn, I read a lot! I get tons of requests to read so many great books by authors that traditionally publish with big publishing houses and also authors who publish with smaller presses. Yes, I also read self or Indie published books! I have met some amazing people through reviewing books on Genuine Jenn, Goodreads and Amazon.

I have recently decided it was time to try my hand at some writing other than writing reviews on the blog. I have enrolled in an online creative writing course and I have picked up a few books on writing. A few author friends I have met online have also been super supportive, along with family and friends. I would like to post some of my personal work on Genuine Jenn, short stories and writing prompts that I take part in, I hope you will look forward to them and enjoy reading what I write.

Thank you for all the support over the last five + years and hope you will continue to enjoy your visits to Genuine Jenn!



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Holly Berry (Naughty or Nice? #1): A Christmas Fairy Story by Emma Jaye ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Shaking his 'master' snow globe, Father Christmas searched for a solution to the biggest pain in the butt he’d suffered from in years. The fact that Holly’s personality was completely his fault didn’t help. Everyone at the North Pole was suffering, including Holly because he’d had a few too many sherries before magicking her into existence to help with the Christmas rush.

Somewhere on Earth, there had to be someone who had a Christmas wish to spend some time with a cute, pain loving, sarcastic and bolshie blonde girl, who had a significant chip on her shoulder.

 
Father Christmas chuckled to himself as an image of a tall, brown haired man appeared in his globe. Oh yes, Kian Thompson had been a very good boy for quite a few years now, and he deserved a reward. Whether he’d cope with the reward who would soon be on her way to him, was quite another matter.

Warning: Contains gratuitous festive references of a significantly English nature, kinky fairy action, and one frequently bewildered human Dom.


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About the Author: 

I follow my muse wherever she takes me, and her list of future destinations stretches further than my eye can see. I thoroughly enjoy visiting all these worlds and hope she continues to show them to me so I can share them with you. My books range from tongue-in-cheek Christmas humour, unconventional contemporary romances, and some darker stories in paranormal or alien settings. All contain adult scenes and some have occasional violence.

for more details about any of my books, visit www.paranormal-library.com or my Goodreads page.

I always answer questions and comments from readers, so feel free to get in touch.
I can be contacted via e.jayebooks@gmail.com

Review: 

When I think of Christmas, Santa and fairies I don't think kinky BDSM sex. This book is a new one for me but I really enjoyed it! Holly is a Christmas fairy who turns out to be a horrible fairy with a problematic attitude, while Santa was making her, he swore and things messed up. Holly loves pain, she has cuffs with spikes that she will press into her wrist to feel the pain, being a sub came pretty natural but she also has an attitude to resist it. 

I love the change of pace from the typical erotic novels as this one involves a fun, darker adult side to the holiday wishes and some hot romance. Santa sends Holly out on her first Christmas wish in the adult department and Holly enjoys being a sub to her new Dom, Kian. The author does a great job with the development of characters, Holly being a fun spunky fairy, one of a kind. The story moves at a great pace and I never once felt like skipping or putting down the book. The sexual tension with Kian and Holly kick it up a notch in the last 20% or so and I didn't want to see their story end. I am excited to read more of this series. 

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. 
 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Author Spotlight Saturday ~ Interview with Martin Wilsey

 Please welcome Martin Wilsey to Genuine Jenn today! We talk with Martin about his novel The Broken Cage and so much more! Welcome Martin!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why/what inspired you to write? When did you start writing? 

My first novel, Still Falling, was published in March of 2015. My second novel, The Broken Cage, was released in September 2015. I started writing the book as a way to keep from going stir crazy after a bad injury to my spine. TV and Facebook get real old, real fast when you’re trapped in your recliner. I have been a science fiction lover for as long as I could read. I still read a hundred books a year, and they are mostly Scifi and Fantasy.

I am lucky enough to know a few published authors, and they gave me a lot of great advice. Advice about tools to help me write. Advice about how to power through and get the first draft done. All their advice has served me well.

I also have a lot of support from friends and family.

It’s been fun.

What was your inspiration for ‘The Broken Cage'?

The Broken Cage is Book 2 in the Solstice 31 Saga. I have to say that my inspiration was that I wanted to write the kind of story I love to read. One full of mystery, romance, action adventure and bacon.

What three words would you use to best describe The Broken Cage?

Plans go wrong.

Can you tell us if you’re working on anything else at the moment?

My current project is the final book in the Solstice 31 Saga trilogy, Blood of the Scarecrow. I will release one short story a month related to the Saga, 15 in total. I have also outlined my next two novels.

What was your very first book that you wrote? 

When I was in high school, I wrote a sci-fi novel called, Intergalactic Doldrums. I still have it in a binder somewhere. I need to drag that out! I made several failed attempts in the decades that followed but always got wrapped around the axle in the middle. I will revisit some of them one day.

My first published novel was Still Falling.

Other than your own, what are your favourite books?

I love the classics: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Rendezvous with Rama, Lord of the Rings, Dune, Neuromancer, and too many more to list.

When you are writing to you like to listen to music? What is on your playlist?

The music I listen to while I write varies wildly based on the scene I am writing, mostly classical. It could be O Fortuna, Beethoven’s 5th, Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni many others.

Who is your favorite character in your books? 

My favorite character is named Po. The transformation she makes in the saga is a big one.

Do you ever take characteristics or nuances from close friends or family when working on character development and if so has that friend or family member noticed and what was their response to it?

Yes. I base some characters on real people. I even use their real names if they want me to use it. It’s a fun insider thing!

What’s your favourite treat?

Rice Krispy marshmallow treats!! My wife makes my birthday cakes of them!

What’s your Favourite place to read/write?

I have a favorite recliner in my living room. Good light and very comfy. Great place for my coffee.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would live in a rustic lodge, in a forest, by a fresh water lake. (As long as the Internet access was good!)

About the Author: 

Martin Wilsey is a writer, hunter, photographer, rabble rouser, father, friend, marksman, story teller, frightener of children, carnivore, engineer, fool, philosopher, cook and madman. He and his wife Brenda live in Virginia where, just to keep him off the streets, he works as a research scientist for a government funded think tank.

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Thanks Martin for taking the time to talk with us! 


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The Ugly Christmas Sweater Cats' Revenge: This Time It's Purrsonal by Cusper Lynn ~ Book Promo

Book Description: 

It began, as so many regrettable things do, with poor judgement, alcohol, and social media. No, this isn’t the story of your last three relationships or last year’s office holiday party. This is the story that changed Christmas forever. This is the story of the ugly Christmas sweater cat videos and a short-haired house cat named Bella, who decided it was time to deliver a message. A message that humankind would not soon forget.

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Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.

Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women—and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realizes there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.

With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?


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About the Author: 


USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their 'Top Pick' slot.

Sarah lives near London, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. 


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Review: 

This novel was fun, and flirty.
 
I understand this is the third book of the Puffin Island series. I have not read the previous two. I imagine if I would have I would have seen more of the already obvious 'I love to hate you' attitude the characters Alec and Skylar both posses.
 
This novel was perfectly set during the Christmas season and Sarah writes abouts two characters who seem to have no interest in one another with the exception of mutual respect and friendship. 
By the time you're hooked on the plot it's too late and you find yourself entangled in their unknown love for one another, and can only sit patiently cheering the relationship on to develop into something more.
 

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An Escort for Christmas: A Billionaire Novella by A. Zavarelli ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Harper Nichols is in a desperate situation.

After her Aunt’s passing, she’s been left with a mounting pile of medical bills and other debt. Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, she loses her job… only weeks before Christmas.

The very roof over her head hangs in the balance, and so far her job leads have been less than fruitful. As a last resort, she accepts her friend Katia’s offer to work for her dating service. The only stipulation? Extras are off the table.

But when she meets wealthy real estate mogul Jameson King, things aren’t exactly what she expected. Hired to spend two weeks with him at his family’s home over Christmas, she quickly realizes that some rules are just meant to be broken. But what will happen when this business transaction is over? Harper might be richer, but at what cost to her heart?

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About the Author:

A. Zavarelli is a romance book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and pretty much any kind of characters that are dark and gritty.

You can find more about her on her website.

Review: 

Both Harper and Jameson are both new to this escort biz and are not really sure how it works. Harper needs the money but has removed sex from the table. Jameson needs a "girlfriend" to take home for the holidays to meet his family, no sex rule is applied from his end also. Harper has a hard time playing the little vixen and starts falling for Jameson. Jameson falls for Harper's sweet character and so does the rest of his family. The author does a great job with the complexity of the characters in a novella. I found I was falling for both of them and hoping for the best. I found the pace of this story moved right along and had me hooked from the beginning. Another great read from this author. I read it in one sitting because I really needed to know how this escort job was going to end up with these two main characters.

I give this book a 4 out of 5.


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Christmas at my Doorstep by Elaine Bertolotti ~ Book Promo

Book Description: 

This Christmas tale talks about our heroine who unexpectedly finds love and her wish to have a family of her very own is fulfilled at Christmas time when she finds Brian Bartley and his three daughters at her doorstep!

Angela and Brian work for the Tucker Toy company in Manhattan and discover that there are company intrigues to be uncovered. John Wendell, head of Personnel, with his unethical ways of hiring unqualified people for high positions causes more than one problem for the couple. The second part of the story takes us ten years into the future and Amy, Brian’s oldest daughter, is now working for Tucker Toys too. She finds that she too has to face her share of “funny business” in the company. Does John think he can take over the toy company without a fight?

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Christmas Wreath by Angela Ford ~ Book Promo

Book Description:

Will the magic of Christmas forever connect these two hearts?

Annie Dixon’s love for nature and her hometown of Glenville has her driven to find a way to keep the tree farm from outsiders. When the bank grants sixty days before the tree farm is listed for public sale, Annie and her friends devise a plan to finance the buy.

The death of Annie’s childhood friend brings Detective Ryder Harris back to Glenville. A child in his eyes, he always called her ‘Sweet Annie’. Now he sees her differently. Annie never admitted she had a big crush for Ryder. Now that familiar flutter in her heart is back. Annie knows Ryder won’t settle in Glenville. And is Ryder really back for his sister’s funeral or is he connected to the town resort’s sudden disappearance of their manager?

Continuing for Christmas 2015 - Forever Christmas Season 2 - Christmas Treasure

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About the Author: 

Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia…Canada’s Ocean Playground! Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she’s reading or writing. Her dedication and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure. Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always filled with teenagers and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come.



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Winter's Fairytale by Maxine Morrey ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Step into a winter wonderland and fall in love in the snow this Christmas…
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

A few weeks before Christmas and a sudden blanketing of snow has closed the roads and brought public transport grinding to a halt, stranding Izzy miles from home and in desperate need of rescuing.

That doesn’t mean she’s looking to bump into Rob and spend a cosy weekend holed up in his swanky flat watching London become a winter wonderland! Because Izzy and Rob have history…

Six months ago, they were standing in the vestry of a beautiful country church, while best man Rob delivered the news that every bride dreads on their big day.

But at the time of year when anything is possible, can Rob and Izzy let go of the past and let Christmas work its magic? Or will this be one holiday wish that Izzy lets walk right out of her life…

Winner of the Carina UK #WriteChristmas competition


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About the Author:

Maxine Morrey has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten. Coming in first she won a handful of book tokens – perfect for a young bookworm!

As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. Finally, she really decided to go for it, and wrote. Really wrote. And after a while she had a bunch of articles, and a non fiction book to her name. But her real love is writing novels and the magical escapism it affords – for both writer and reader. After self publishing her first novel when a contract fell through as the publishers succumbed to the recession, she continued to look for opportunities.

In August 2015, she won Carina UK’s #WriteChristmas competition. Her first romantic comedy, Winter’s Fairytale!

Maxine lives in Sussex, England with her husband and when not wrangling with words, can be found adding to her To Be Read pile, sewing, walking and wondering when they are going to invent a robot for ironing.

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Review: 

If you enjoy a cutesy romance, this is the novel for you.
It doesn't start off with the best of mood as unfortunately Izzy is left at the altar minutes before her wedding and Rob the best man is not only apologetic he's sympathetic, and he takes care of the guests for Izzy even if she does punch him.

Izzy resumes to her busy life where she designs wedding dresses.
It's been several months since Rob has seen Izzy, and even if she did punch him the last time he saw her, he still insistent to check in on her at her business.
A snow storm arrives and Izzy can't get home safely, so naturally Rob offers her a place to stay while the storm passes.Stormed in together, with not much to do to pass time, they talk, and while they talk their relationship mends, and who knew how sweet, sincere, and affectionate this man could be. Maybe being left at the altar was meant to be, as it seems true love hadn't really found her yet.

The title is so fitting, as this is definitely a fairytale romance, and I really enjoyed it!



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Last Minute Christmas Ideas! Fantastic Four ~ Blu-ray & DVD

Witness A True Origins Story And See How It All Began!
Fantastic Four 

Fantastic Four

The FANTASTIC FOUR make a triumphant return with MARVEL’s next generation of heroes — four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe, their physical forms altered in shocking ways. Their lives changed forever, Reed Richards (“MR. FANTASTIC”), Sue Storm (“INVISIBLE WOMAN”), Johnny Storm (“THE HUMAN TORCH”) and Ben Grimm (“THE THING”) must harness their incredible new powers and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy, the infamous DR. DOOM.

Special Features
·      Powering Up: Superpowers of the Fantastic Four
·      The Quantum Gates (Blu-ray Only)
·      Planet Zero (Blu-ray Only)
·      The Score (Blu-ray Only)
·      Concept Art
o   Planet Zero
o   Quantum Gates



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Christmas in Tuscany by Angela Ford ~ Book Promo

Book Description:

A family affair could interrupt Christmas plans. What’s pleasure without a mix of business? That’s how Erika thinks and that’s how she succeeds. Erika Mason is a workaholic. She admits it. But when her boss offers her a trip of a lifetime, she books a wine tour in Tuscany. Erika has studied the Tuscan Christmas markets and with her new wine shop paired with chocolates; it’s exactly where she needs to go.

Then she meets her tour guide, Massimo Conte. His delicious chocolate brown eyes enriched with his Italian accent takes business out of her equation. Two people fall in love. Two others have fooled them. A family affair interrupts Christmas plans. Until one mother is determined to mend broken hearts and set the table for Christmas.

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About the Author: 


Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia…Canada’s Ocean Playground! Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she’s reading or writing. Her dedication and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure. Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always filled with teenagers and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come.



~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

The Little Shop of Hopes and Dreams by Fiona Harper ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Nicole Harrison is planning the proposal of the century. Too bad its not her own…

Nicole, a born organiser and true romantic, has created her dream job when she sets up the Hopes & Dreams proposal agency – staging YouTube worthy proposals…until she’s hired to plan a proposal by gorgeous photographer Alex Black’s girlfriend.

Alex is the New Year’s kiss that Nicole hasn’t been able to forget – and now she’s planning his wedding to someone else! But if she lets herself fall for Alex’s charms, her reputation and business will be ruined before it’s even got off the ground! Suddenly the girl whose always prepared is at a loss…and falling head over heels.


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About the Author: 


As a child, I was constantly told off for two things: having my nose in a book and living in a dream world.  Things haven't changed much since then, but at least in writing I've found a use for my runaway imagination. 

I started writing fiction in 2004 after finding a few scribbled scenes I had written more than a decade ago. I had expected to cringe as I read it, but instead I was pleasantly surprised.  A short while later I had an idea for a story, and since my youngest had just started pre-school and I was desperate to do something creative beyond making happy faces with the kids' dinner ingredients, I decided to unearth a long-buried passion and try to write a novel. I quickly became totally addicted.

I joined the RNA in 2005 and submitted my first polished and completed manuscript to their New Writers' Scheme and nervously awaited the verdict. Much to my delight, they liked it and decided to send it on to Mills & Boon, and by November 2005 I had sold my first book. 

Since then, things have been going rather well. In 2006 I received the RNA's Joan Hessayan New Writers' Award for my first book, Blind-Date Marriage, which was also nominated in two categories, Best First Book and Best Traditional Romance for the presitgious RITA award in 2007.  See here for details of further awards.

I've now completed 17 novels for Harlequin/Mills & Boon and my books have been translated into 24 languages and sold in 30 different countries across the world! Ssh... I'm not supposed to tell anyone, but my favourite foreign editions are the Japanese manga books!

I still live in London, but my other favourite places to be are the highlands of Scotland and the English countryside on a summer's afternoon.  I love cooking, good food and anything cinnamon-flavoured.  Of course, I still can't keep away from a good book, or a good movie—especially romances—but only if I'm stocked up with tissues, because I know I'll need them before the end, whether it's happy or sad.

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Review:

Fiona has written a flawless read, one I very much enjoyed. Nicole is a romantic, she loves love. So it's fitting that she owns a unique business; she plans wedding proposals, and she's very good at it. 
Nicole once met the man named Alex who made her think about her very own happily ever after, but she let him get away. What will happen now that Alex has returned into her life, but for business not pleasure...

All the characters were so well developed, and with just the right amount of ups and downs, and complications this novel was read in no time!


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Owen's Day by Helen Yeomans ~ Book Promo

Book Description:

Mystery, Humor, Romance--a Christmas story of a man who gives too much

When nine-year-old Tom Newton is saved from icy death by a stranger who disappears into the night, the story captures public attention. The tabloid Star eventually identifies the unknown hero as a wealthy, reclusive publisher, Owen Adair.

Sara Newton wants nothing more than to thank her son's rescuer from the bottom of her heart. The Star wants that too, as long as they have an exclusive. Managing to elude the press, Sara eventually meets Owen, and discovers he has a poor opinion of his impulsive action. But he has troubles of his own, and Sara is more than happy to help him because of his brave act--until he does something that turns her gratitude to anger.

Thanks to the media, Sara and Owen find their names inextricably linked. Sara must solve the mystery of a man with a host of friends who never see him, while Owen grapples with the knowledge that Sara dislikes the best thing about him.

Set during the Christmas season, Owen's Day is the story of a man who gives too much, and the family and city who insist on thanking him. Along the way it explores the value of risk-taking as a catalyst for human progress.

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About the Author:

Helen Yeomans tried short stories, scripts and screenplays before settling on the novel as her preferred form. She is currently working on her fifth.

Yeomans has a background in the publishing industry and worked in Toronto (Prentice-Hall) and London (Mitchell-Beazley) before founding her own company in Vancouver, providing editing and writing services to business clients worldwide. Her first book, The Christmas Carol Handbook, was published in 1987 and sold 10,000 copies.

She fell into fiction writing by accident while exploring the film industry as a source of editorial contracts. After writing three feature length film scripts, one of which was optioned, she tried her hand at shorter scripts then other fiction forms, including short stories for children.

Owen’s Day, her first novel, continued the Christmas theme with its story of a man who gives too much. Published in 2011, it was followed a year later by Ang Tak (“Little Tiger”), a story of international intrigue centered on an amateur golfer and his caddy at the Masters. In November 2013 came The Money Tree, about a close-knit family living on the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, and their unusual trees. The story explores the stability of paper money and family. Most recently, Return to Kaitlin is a story of a young man’s odyssey across northern Canada.

Born in England and raised in Canada, Yeomans is a libertarian with a lifelong interest in the relationship between people and their governments. She is an avid golfer who generally succeeds in playing well approximately once a year, loves movies and music and reading. She’s currently at work on her fifth novel.

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Four Weddings and a White Christmas Jenny Oliver ~ Book Promo

Book Description: 

Welcome back to Cherry Pie Island…the most delicious place to spend Christmas!

Hannah’s holidays are normally spent nibbling chocolate coins with her daughter and praying she’s not too old for a stocking on Christmas morning. But this year, she’s been offered the dressmaker’s job of a lifetime: creating a one-of-a-kind a gown for her friend Annie’s Christmas wedding on the picture-perfect Cherry Pie Island.

Many mince pies and one hot-pink organza dress later, Hannah is set to snuggle back into her old routine…until she discovers that there are three more weddings to come – and not a dress in sight!

Four themes, four brides and four parties spent avoiding chef Harry Fontaine, whose cynicism is as much a wedding day guarantee as confetti and cake. Hannah has her work cut out for her! Yet, with a sprinkling of snowflakes and Christmas magic, it could be that this is the year when miracles really do happen…if Hannah will let them.

Celebrate four very special weddings with Jenny Oliver in the soon-to-be Christmas classic: Four Weddings and a White Christmas. Four very good reasons to get out in the snow and fall in love!


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About the Author: 

Jenny Oliver wrote her first book on holiday when she was ten years old. Illustrated with cut-out supermodels from her sister’s Vogue, it was an epic, sweeping love story not so loosely based on Dynasty. 

Since then Jenny has gone on to get an English degree, a Masters, and a job in publishing that’s taught her what it takes to write a novel (without the help of the supermodels). She wrote The Parisian Christmas Bake Off on the beach in a sea-soaked, sand-covered notebook. This time the inspiration was her addiction to macaroons, the belief she can cook them and an all-consuming love of Christmas. When the decorations go up in October, that’s fine with her! 


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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

If Only In My Dreams by Mariah Stewart


Book Synopsis:
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart’s timeless, charming holiday novella, originally featured in the popular yuletide anthology Upon a Midnight Clear, now available as a standalone at a great price!

A lively family reunion on a Montana ranch brings on a flurry of memories for a beautiful young writer—and a winter storm that rekindles an old flame—in this “warmly magical” (Library Journal) feel-good holiday gem!

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About the author, Mariah Stewart.
Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at MariahStewart.com, and like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuthorMariahStewart.

Book Review:
A great holiday read if you’re looking for a quick, sweet holiday romance! This wonderful short story presents likable characters, vivid imagery and a story with Christmas spirit or two.

This story is void of the predictable elements that plague most modern-day romances, such as arrogant heroes and dimwitted heroines. Instead, Stewart writes a genuine tale of true love and realistic obstacles that serve as life’s hurtles.

The story of Quinn Hollister and Cale McKenzie is one of second chances at love - one that proves nothing will stand in fate’s way. Years after young love’s heartbreak, a snow storm traps Quinn and Cale in a mountain cabin, where they come to realize love doesn’t have an expiration date and time cannot touch fate. They are forced to reevaluate old wounds and rekindle flames that never died!

Oh, what a story! Stewart gives a book worthy of a true rating of 5 stars. Read this one waiting or during your holiday flight. Or, after hanging the stockings with care, take a good long bath with this one!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Andrea'. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~ 



Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it's looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can't bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure they were strange-looking--some could be called downright ugly--but they were tradition. A tradition she's heartbroken to miss this year.

With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan knows something must be done. And his only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments.

Fan-favorite Dan Walsh invites readers to enjoy this nostalgic Christmas story that celebrates all of our most cherished seasonal traditions, especially the importance of family. Readers will join in remembering the things that make their own Christmas season so special.


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About the Author:

Dan Walsh's debut novel, The Unfinished Gift, won 2 Carol Awards and has been published in several editions and different languages. It continues to be an Amazon bestseller during the Christmas season 5 years later and has sold over 50,000 copies.

With the sequel, The Homecoming, book reviewers began to liken Dan's writing to Nicholas Sparks. Dan's 3rd novel, The Deepest Waters, earned his 3rd Carol Award for Best Short Historical. His 4th novel, Remembering Christmas became his first national bestseller and was a finalist for Inspirational Book of the Year.

Since then, Dan has written 13 more novels, including a 4-book fiction series with Gary Smalley. The Discovery and The Reunion, both stand-alones, were also named finalists for RT's Inspirational Book of the Year and both have over 350 5-Star reviews on Amazon. The Reunion has also been optioned for full-length feature film.

Dan released his first indie-published novel, When Night Comes in Nov 2014. It is the first book in the Jack Turner suspense series. He plans to release the sequel early in 2016. He's also just released Rescuing Finley, the first in the Forever Home series, a new trilogy of books that will also feature dogs as a main character.

Dan lives in the Daytona Beach area with his wife, Cindi, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel. They've been married for 38 years and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.


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Review:

This is the first book I have read by Dan Walsh. I enjoyed the concept of the story but I found it was drawn out and sometimes slow paced. The characters I enjoyed and I would have loved to have seen a bit more character development on the memories on the children. This is a great story for adults who are empty-nesters, I know I will be sad the first holiday without my children when they grow up and have their own family.  The author writes with short direct sentences. I found sometimes repeating. I did like how this story told both Judith's and Stan's side of the story, in the end Stan really stepped up and made a family memory no one will forget.

I give this a 3 out of 5 stars. It is a depressing story with a ray of light in the end.


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Mince Pie Mix-Up by Jennifer Joyce ~ Book Promo

Book Description: 

‘I wish I could live your life. I’d happily swap lives with you.’

’Tis the season to be jolly but for Calvin and Judy the usual festive bickering has already begun! Judy’s convinced that her husband has it easy – no glittery wrapping paper, no playground gossip and absolutely no Christmas baking.

Calvin wishes he could trade in his obnoxious boss and dull nine-to-five job to spend more time kicking back with his kids – how hard can Judy’s life really be?

But after a magical mince pie mix-up, one thing’s for certain – by Christmas Day, life for Judy and Calvin will never be the same again. Perhaps the grass isn’t always greener after all…


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About the Author: 

I'm a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with my husband and our two daughters. I've been scribbling down bits of stories for as long as I can remember, graduating from a pen to a typewriter and then an electronic typewriter. And I felt like the bee's knees typing on THAT. I now write my books on a laptop (which has a proper delete button and everything).

My novels A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SALAD and EVERYTHING CHANGES BUT YOU are out now. 


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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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