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25 Words or Less – January 2014

Here are more great titles — and quick little blurbs — to whet your romance appetites. Grab a book today. Satisfy those cravings for love.

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The Wrong Woman

The Wrong Woman by Christina Cole

He stole the wrong woman. How could he make such a big mistake? And what will he do with Abigail now?

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Please check out these titles from your favorite romance authors!

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Unscripted J S Marlo

 Unscripted by J S Marlo

“Shaped by fire. Bound by duty. Driven by love.” Riley’s tumultuous life rivals the television scripts she writes for Wild Rescue.

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Question of Fire Karen McCulloughA Question of Fire by Karen McCullough

When Catherine Bennett becomes the recipient of a dying man’s last message, she also becomes the next target of a ruthless killer.

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Letting GoLetting Go: Anchored Hearts – Volume 1 by J M Witt

When your past threatens to destroy your future, how long will you hold on before letting go?

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Upon Your ReturnUpon Your Return by Marie Lavender

Fara Bellamont has always dreamed of having adventures and finding love. She becomes utterly captivated by a man who rescues her one night.

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Ribbon of Darkness Summer RossRibbon of Darkness by Decadent Kane

A family secret draws Ribbon into an Elven world while Draven’s forced to find a way to drag her back home to save Christmas magic.

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A Winning Streak Tea CooperA Winning Streak by Tea Cooper

Will the path of true love incur the wrath of the virgin Goddess Artemis? ****************************************************************** Lightning Strike by Beverly OvalleLightning Strike by Beverly Ovalle

Levi’s life changes in an instant when lightning strikes, tumbling Daphnaie into his arms.  He becomes her savior…she becomes his every dream. ****************************************************************** Maverick Touch by Ashley NemerMaverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer

Meet Nadia and Mr. A – two destined to become friends in the midst of murder and mayhem. Think Dexter meets April O’Neal. ****************************************************************** Twelfth Sun by Mae ClairTwelfth Sun by Mae Clair

A younger man, older woman, treasure hunt, reclusive billionaire, lavish seaside mansion, nautical riddles, and romance!   ******************************************************************

All I Want for Christmas by V L LoceyAll I Want for Christmas by V L Locey

Can Alex, Cooper, and their feline friends find a way to have a purrfect holiday together? ****************************************************************** I Kissed a Ghost by Robin Leigh Morgan

I Kissed a  Ghost by Robin Leigh Morgan

As their interaction grows and Mary eventually gives George a quick peck on his lips while they’re in the past where he’s a real boy. ****************************************************************** A Special Kind of Love by Tamara Hoffa

A Special Kind of Love by Tamara Hoffa

Through fights and fire, passion and prejudice burns a special kind of love. ****************************************************************** An Irresistible  Shadow by Kirsten Blacketer

An Irresistible Shadow by Kirsten S Blacketer

When she overhears a plot against her father, Lady Evelyn takes it upon herself to discover the traitors, unaware that the shadows are watching. ****************************************************************** Worst Week Ever by Liza OConnorWorst Week Ever by Liza O’Connor

Humorous disaster romance of epic proportions. ****************************************************************** 13 NightsThirteen Nights by  Sabrina Garie

An Amazon warrior falls for the half-human warrior she is paired with for the Thirteen Nights Breeding Rite. But Amazons are forbidden to marry. ****************************************************************** If I Loved You by Jean Joachim

If I Loved You by Jean Joachim

Will snappy answers and smarts keep Megan’s heart safe from gorgeous Chaz Duncan? Can she resist this movie star’s charm while she handles his money? ******************************************************************The Mason's Mark by M S Spencer

The Mason’s Mark by M S Spencer

Who to trust? The policeman, the handsome Senator, or the secret agent? Claire Wilding must decide and soon, before the murderer strikes again. ****************************************************************** Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Dating a parent might cost Lauren her teaching job…and her chance at happiness. Will Mac convince everyone that love is what’s most important? ****************************************************************** Mind Your Goddess by Flossie Benton Rogers

Mind Your Goddess by Flossie Benton Rogers

A Goddess awakens in the Roaring 20’s. Can this flapper summon the razzle dazzle to reclaim her powers and the heart of her dark Guardian?

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Misadventures Manda Ward

The Misadventures of Pann Haggerty by Amanda Ward

Widow Pann Haggerty, an Englishwoman, decides to leave her life in England behind for a trip around America in an RV in search of love.

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Forgiveness by A J BestForgiveness by A J Best

When the wires of communication get crossed and tangled, is love enough to bring everything back into balance?

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Readers, please check out these books and let your favorite authors know how much you’ve enjoyed these stories.  Let everyone know! Your emails, comments, and reviews are appreciated.

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Old Aquaintances…and New

I’ve always loved New Year’s Eve because of the traditional song, Auld Lang Syne.

“Should old aquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind…”

The song is about old friends, good times shared, and most of all, about the inexorable passing of time.

Auld Lang Syne

I’ve been blessed this year to be able to share my thoughts and my beliefs about love with romance readers who enjoy traditional historical stories. Thank you for all your kind words, your wonderful reviews of my books, and your continued support.

I hope my new stories will continue to inspire you, delight you, and satisfy those cravings for something both sweet and spicy.

I’ve also been incredibly blessed this year to share my life and time with many, many talented romance authors. Writing is truly all about sharing — sharing our thoughts, sharing our beliefs, sharing our passions, sharing our time. I am grateful to those authors who have long been friends as well as those whose acquaintance I’ve made during this past year.

I especially want to thank Vicki Batman, Angela K. Roe, Ashley Nemer, Sabrina Garie, Mae Clair, Holly Jody Gill, and Charlene Roberts for taking time out during this very, very busy holiday season to visit Time for Love and share their personal thoughts and Christmas traditions.

It was also a pleasure to meet several new authors in 2013. Thanks go out to Gioconda Lyss, Shelby Rebecca, and Robin Leigh Morgan for sharing their experiences with us.

Now, as we leave the hustle and bustle of Christmas behind and come to the end of the year — and the beginning of a new year — many of us will be thinking of resolutions to keep, goals we’d like to reach, and changes that can help us make 2014 the best year of our lives.

My resolutions are simple: Live fully. Laugh often. Love deeply.

 

Live Fully

 

 

And always take time to express gratitude, appreciation, and thanksgiving. I’ve been blessed in 2013, and I wish the best to you and your families in the coming year.

– With Love, Christina –

Better than Mittens by Sabrina Garie


From Christina: I don’t like winter, but a delicious hot drink can go a long way toward making the season bearable — especially if those hot drinks are shared with friends and family. I’m so glad Sabrina Garie stopped by with a few of her favorites. Enjoy!

Better than Mittens: 

Hot Winter Drinks

to Warm Hands and Heart

By Sabrina Garie

 

Aaah Winter.   When the snow piles up outside in small mountains, logs crackle on the fireplace, and scented candles cleanse the air, there is nothing better than snuggling in a well-worn, comforter and warming your hands around a hot mug filled with your favorite winter drink.

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Here are my favorites, complete with recipes.

Mulled Wine

One of my New Year’s traditions is to make a big pot of mulled wine for friends, family or, if plans go awry, just for me.  It’s not the holidays without a glass (make that a few glasses).  I’ve tried a few recipes and this is my favorite because the act of cloving the orange—combining citrus and spice—is a not-to-be-missed sensory experience.  Mulled wine

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 wine bottle full of water
  • 1 orange
  • Whole cloves (15-20, choice is yours)
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Dash of nutmeg

 

Instructions

  • Punch the cloves into the whole orange
  • Put all the ingredients into a large pot
  • Heat but do not boil. Let simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drink and Enjoy.

 

Variations

  • Add sliced oranges, lemons and/or apples into the mix in addition to the cloved orange.

 

Best Hot Chocolate Ever

One year, while shopping for an exotic hot chocolate mix as a gift, I stumbled upon a high priced chocolate boutique that sold chocolate blocks on sticks. You stir the block in hot milk until its melts. It’s sweet and thick and as decadent as it sounds. Of course I had to try it before giving it a gift, right? These blocks, however, are expensive, so I figured out how to reproduce the experience at home for a fraction of the cost. Drum roll, please for the best hot chocolate ever.

 

Chips

Ingredients (for one mug)

  • 2 tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of milk (Any kind. The advantage of this recipe is that it works as well with skim as other milks.)

Instructions

  • Heat milk and vanilla until it is just about to boil (but don’t let it boil over but it must be hot enough to melt the chocolate)
  • Put chocolate chips in the bottom of a mug.
  • Add heated milk to mug and stir until the chocolate fully melts. It can take a minute or so.
  • Enjoy with your feet up.

Variations

  • Stir with a peppermint stick or candy cane to make peppermint hot chocolate
  • Stir with a cinnamon stick for cinnamon hot chocolate
  • Add peppermint schnapps for cocoa with a spicy kick.  Kahlua or Bailey or Amaretto or any other liquor of your choice work just as well.

 

Cold Kicker

This last drink I whip together is for medicinal purposes only. 😉 An Italian boyfriend swore it was a no-fail European remedy for colds. I was struggling with one at the time so I tried it. I can’t promise it will eliminate the cold, but it is comforting and it certainly doesn’t hurt.  On a cold winter night, with a stuffed nose and a scratchy throat, it’s not a bad way to warm your hands and soothe your throat.

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Ingredients

  • 1 shot Scotch
  • 6 oz. Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Honey

Instructions

  • Heat the milk (do not boil)
  • Mix milk, scotch and honey
  • Let it ooze its way down that scratched up throat.

What’s your favorite winter drink?  Have another great recipe to share?

About Sabrina:

Sabrina

Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine romance fiction has ever known and the hero who can take her. A believer that big, audacious goals spice up life, she relies on coffee, red wine and laughter to make those goals (and her characters) come alive. When not at the computer, she wrangles vegetables and extra helpings of homework into her star-spangled, fashion-loving progeny, kowtows to a fat cat and reads, a lot. As a child, she wanted to be an astronaut, just to see what’s out there. Now, she just makes it up.

You’ll find Sabrina on her blog: Sabrina Garie, on Facebook, or Twitter @sabrinagarie. You’ll also find her latest book, Thirteen Nights, at Ellora’s Cave — a perfect hot read for a winter’s night.

Happy Holidays from Time for Love

With Thanksgiving now behind us, winter is settling in. As I write this, it’s sleeting a bit outside my window, and we have patches of snow and ice on the ground. Our neighbors to the south in Oklahoma and Texas are digging out, and snow storms are hitting the east coast.  I haven’t been following the weather too closely, but I’m guessing the mountains in the west are probably dressed in “winter white” as well.

I don’t like winter. It’s cold. It’s gloomy. Everything seems more difficult to do with snow on the ground, ice in the air, and chill winds that leave us shivering and shaking. At least, that’s how it is here in the midwest. If you’re one of those folks basking in the warmth and sunlight of Arizona, California, or Florida…well, just smile and keep quiet.

The only good thing about winter is how nice it feels to stay inside, to curl up in front of the fireplace, to spend time with friends and family. The winter months are so dreary, I think maybe that’s why we’ve made it a time for holiday cheer.

Swno Winter

Bright ribbons and bows. Christmas trees. Candles glowing. Fruits, nuts, cookies, and candies.  These are traditions for many families. Others think of dreidels, potato latkes, and applesauce. Those who celebrate Kwanzaa turn their thoughts to the Nguzo Saba, or “Seven Principles”, with colorful candles, unity cups, and mkekas. 

We can learn much from sharing our holiday traditions, and in coming weeks many different romance authors will be dropping by with memories of winter holidays.

Sabrina Garie will be bringing a few tasty “hot drinks” with her — recipes included. Mae Clair, Ashley Nemer, Charlene Roberts, and Holly Jody Gill are also among the authors who are taking time from their busy holiday schedules to share a few thoughts here at Time for Love.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best during this holiday season. Stay warm! Stay well! May the love in your heart light the way for others.

– From Christina –

25 Words or Less – December 2013

This is the first appearance of a fun new feature I’ll be running here at Time for Love. On the first Saturday of each month, check in for a quick look at what’s available in the romance genre.

Authors will be posting cover art and a short blurb about one of their romance novels. And I do mean short. 25 words or less!

Take a look at what’s out there waiting to be read:

Summertime

Summertime by Christina Cole

A summer of hopes, a summer of dreams. Could it also be a summer of forgiveness?

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Escaping West Morgan Wyatt

Escaping West by Morgan K. Wyatt

Ministers’ daughters don’t normally flee from the law dressed as men straight into the arms of a dangerous gambler, but Kitty does.

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Mayhem MS Spencer

Mai Tais and Mayhem by M. S. Spencer

So many romances, so many crooks. Can Tessa Diamond, turtle defender and amateur sleuth, keep them straight and still find true love?

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Misadventures Manda WardThe Misadventures of Pann Haggerty by Amanda Ward

Widow Pann Haggerty, an Englishwoman, decides to leave her life in England behind for a trip around America in an RV in search of love.

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Dont Cross the Countess Lindsay Downs

Don’t Cross the Countess by Lindsay Downs

Lady Sophia Gardner believes her husband was murdered to keep a treacherous act against the Crown a secret but she can’t prove it until….

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Guardian of the Deep Flossie Benton Rogers

Guardian of the Deep by Flossie Benton Rogers

A red hot Succubus in trouble. A captivated undersea Guardian. He spirits her away for a remote lovers’ retreat. Fire + water = STEAMY.

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SevenLittleWords_MED (2)Seven Little Words by Margaret Sutherland

Two writers, two dogs, two ailing parents in need of care. Attraction is overwhelming but Cathy and David face heartbreaking conflict. How can love triumph?

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The Hostage Carolyn DeRidderThe Hostage by Carolyn Wren

Imprisoned, chained, without hope. Rescued by a brave unknown woman. How can North track down a covert operative so secretive, she’s known only as Omega.

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Vampire Karen McCullough

 A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Karen McCullough

On Christmas Eve, Carol Prescott’s car slides into a ditch in a deserted area The only available shelter is already occupied…by a vampire.

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Keir Keir by Pippa Jay

Tortured and outcast, can Keir find redemption, and save the woman he loves from the darkness that seeks to possess her?

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BecausethisisForever Lena Hart Because this is Forever by Lena Hart

A call for help, a secret baby, and a compromise leads to a chance at rediscovery and becoming a family.

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Gift from Stars

 A  Gift from the Stars by Linda Banche

A stone from the stars brings health and happiness to a wounded Regency hero and his lady.

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13 Nights

 Thirteen Nights by  Sabrina Garie

An Amazon warrior falls for the half-human warrior she is paired with for the Thirteen Nights Breeding Rite. But Amazons are forbidden to marry.

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My Fair Groom

My  Fair Groom by Linda Rae Sande

If people only see what they expect to see … then why doesn’t she?

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Grave Desire by Tara Rose

 Grave Desire by Tara Rose

Can true love be found and nurtured in WWII? Heather finds herself prisoner in Germany’s evil concentration camp, can she live much less find love?

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ForgivingPatience_MED Forgiving Patience by Jennifer Simpkins

In hopes of reminding Anna of what she ran away from eleven years ago Jake makes her an offer she can’t refuse—three dates.

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ErasingErasing Shadows by K. D. Rose

What if to save the ones you love, you had to unlock the key to a different reality?

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Cold SweatCold Sweat by J. S. Marlo

Can they conquer the mountains and the past in time to save Hope?

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SheltonMerry Christmas, Shelton by  Dianne Hartsock

Can Shelton and Nevil overcome the obstacles of a blizzard, a baby, and one hot redhead and find their way to a merry Christmas?

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Please check out these great romances, and if you find one you like, please let the author know. Better yet, let everyone know with a review on your blog, your Facebook page, at Goodreads, or at the site where your purchased your copy.

Be watching, too, for contests and blog hops featuring your favorite authors. You might get lucky and win a copy of a title you’re eager to read.

Until next month…HAPPY READING!