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by Dee Gentle
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December 2005 Issue
 'Tis The Season

Spotlight on Holiday Romance

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Heat Up The Holidays...

...with a little romance. Whether you are looking for something sweet, sassy
or steamy, you're sure to find just the thing to warm your heart. So hang
your mistletoe, curl up with a toasty tale and celebrate the magic of the
holiday season.  

Happy Holidays from the Staff of Paranormal Romance Reviews


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Kensington Publishing
October 5, 2005
ISBN #0758209258
342 pages

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Carly Alexander


Three women hired by Rossman's Department Store to play Mrs. Claus in Baltimore, San Francisco and Chicago are about to learn that a woman should never stop making that Christmas list. For these Mrs. Claus stand-ins, it's a Christmas where miracles happen, love is magical, and changing their lives is as easy as changing their outfits.



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December 1, 2005
ISBN #1932866523
148 pages

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Eternity by Kally Jo Surbeck

Over 900 years ago, Simone made a poor choice, a choice that has lasted an Eternity. Because of that one, split- second decision Simone and her lover have been cursed to immortality--separate from each other, until that mistake can be remedied. Hundreds of years, he's pursued her. Finally, Fates be blamed, they have come together to set history right. Will love prevail or will they be damned for all Eternity?

The Color of Love by Brenna Lyons

Grace Mallory has it all: a successful gallery, a perfect boyfriend and a peaceful existence. Then her ex-lover, a spoiled artist, breezes into town and demands a show. As if dealing with Michael isn't bad enough, the mysterious mood ring announcing her innermost feelings sends her into a tailspin.

The Christmas Necklace by Elaine Charton

Brian Hurley and Kirsten Nikols were lovers in college. Ten years later, they are back in the same town. Kirsten is now divorced and has a seven year old daughter. Brian never married and is guardian to his seven-year-old niece and the two girls are in the same first grade class.

The girls have decided Brian and Kirsten should be married, so they can be sisters. They ask Mrs. Claus for help. With assistance from Santa's head elf, Harry, and a magic necklace, they set out to convince Brian and Kirsten they really do belong together, forever.

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November 30, 2005
ISBN #0744305918

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by P. G. Forte

'Tis the season to be jolly, but Jasmine Quinn is far from happy about her mother's latest folly: her upcoming wedding to former Wall Street financier, Sam Sterling. Jasmine doesn't like her future stepfather, or his values. Anybody with as much money as Sam should be spreading it around, aiding worthy causes, making it count for something. Instead, he seems intent on using his wealth to embarrass her mother by throwing a ridiculously lavish wedding. In fact, there's only one thing about Sam that Jasmine can't help but admire, no matter how much she'd like to----the graduate student he's hired as an intern.

Brandon Ablemarle is also finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit. Especially since his dream job has just become a nightmare, thanks in part to the fiery redhead with some of the goofiest ideas he's ever heard of. But what else can you expect from the daughter of a self- proclaimed psychic? Marsha Quinn has a lot to answer for. Not only has she encouraged her daughter's esoteric craziness, she's also turned one of the most brilliant stock analysts Wall Street had ever seen into a nutcase as well. One who actually appears to believe that the answers to the stock market can be found in the stars!

It's a clash of ideologies when Jasmine and Brandon get together. Can the spirit of the season, and the spirit of the place help them to see beyond their differences?


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November 1, 2005
ISBN #037375096X

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by Mary Anne Wilson

A bet brings Cain Stone, 'or Stone Cold, as they call him in Las Vegas'  home for the holidays. But after a few days of skiing and reminiscing, he plans to leave Silver Creek and all its painful memories of life in an orphanage behind him for good.

Then he runs into Holly Winston.

The little girl who used to yell at him to stay off her mountain has grown into a gutsy woman with a temper to match. Unfortunately, she holds him responsible for her family's ruin.

Risk-taking Cain is lucky in business - but since seeing Holly, luck in love is what's on his mind. But is Holly a woman who can forgive and forget?

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November 1, 2005
ISBN #0373750951

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by Pamela Browning

Money is tight for single mom Beth McCormick, so she compensates for what she can't give five-year-old Mitchell materially in other — but maybe not so wise — ways. Like never telling the child no.

Tom Collyer can see that Beth's son is more than a little spoiled. Not only does Mitchell demand that Tom, the town's new Santa, deliver a live-in daddy for Christmas, he manages to land Tom in the emergency room in the process.

After meeting gorgeous Beth, this kindhearted ex-marine is sure going to try to deliver the little boy's wish. But Beth is happy with the status quo. Tom's got his work cut out for him showing Beth that she needs to begin saying no to her son more often and yes to him!

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Kensington Publishing (Brava)
October 5, 2005
ISBN #0758212143
384 pages
Trade Size


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Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house, things are definitely stirring...because if you're going to wait up for Santa, you might as well have some very sexy company...

White Knight Christmas by Lori Foster
Officer Parker Ross hates Christmas; Lily Donaldson lives for it. She's determined to introduce him to the pleasures of the season, and he's looking forward to being deliciously converted...

Snowed Under by Erin McCarthy
Justin Fairbanks has always been attracted to Claire Robbins. When she gets soaked by a snowplow and asks him to help remove her wet clothes, well, what sane man could possibly say no?

Ms. Humbug by Jill Shalvis
Wild, daring, a complete rebel, Matt is the man no woman can tame—until he kisses his nemesis, Cami, at the office holiday party, and suddenly, all bets are off...and running...

I'll Be Home For Christmas by Kathy Love
Seven years ago, Rob Marsten chose work over the love of his life, Erica. Now, a snowstorm and a car rental mix-up leads to a reunion, and this time, Rob will show Erica exactly how much he wants her...

Seducing Scrooge by Katherine Garbera
It's Christmas Eve, and workaholic Jackson Peters is annoyed that his staff has left early. Only Krista Miller is still there, but from the look on her face, she doesn't seem to have work on her mind...

The Good Girl's Guide To A Very Bad Christmas by Kylie Adams
Peri Knight has had it with being good. She's made a list of her top five sexiest fantasies, and in the week before Christmas, she's going to live out every single one...

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Champagne Books
November 14, 2005

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When life gets too complicated, you can always count on the enchantment of Christmas to lighten the heavy burden. MISTLETOE MAGIC is three incredible stories of lost faith, snowy mountains and the quiet magic of the Christmas season.

In Underneath The Mistletoe by Rebecca Goings, Can Jeremy teach Faith about the magic of Christmas and get her to open her heart -- to him? 

After burying herself in work to avoid the pain of loss, is Betsy heading for another Christmas filled with broken hearts?  Find out in Blame It On The Mistletoe by Liz Hunter.

In the midst of a snowstorm, mistletoe is the magic needed to mend two broken hearts. See how in It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Phyllis Campbell.

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Signet (Regency)
November 1, 2005
ISBN #0451217004
480 pages
Paperback (reprint)


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by Elizabeth Mansfield

A Christmas Kiss (originally published as "Unexpected Holiday", writing as Libby Mansfield and then reissued as A Christmas Kiss in December 1990)
Disgrace turned into dazzling opportunity for Miss Evalyn Pennington. When she lost her post as governess on false charges, this spirited young lady found an ally in James Everard, heir to an earldom, who invited her to stay at his father's country estate until she found a new position. But he could not have guessed that he'd brought home the one woman who could stir love in the heart of his remote father, the Earl of Gyllford—or that his father would misunderstand his interest in the charming young woman.

Winter Wonderland (originally published in November 1993)
One stinging rejection was enough to chill Barnaby's heart to love. It had been the most humiliating encounter of his life when Miranda Pardew had haughtily rejected his shy request for a dance. Since then, Barnaby vowed that no woman would make a fool of him again. Ten years have passed since that encounter, but it seems like yesterday when Miranda comes into his life once more. Still a stunning beauty, time and circumstance have left her poor, alone and in need of employment. When she's hired as a governess for his brother's children, Barnaby must conconcile his painful memories...and his desire. Amidst the warmth and merriment of the Christmas season, Miranda's return might be a curse...or a blessing.

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Ellora's Cave
December 2, 2005
ISBN #1419904469

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by Sylvia Day


When Nicolas James draws Stephanie Martin's name in their law firm's Secret Santa exchange he knows he's in for a merry Christmas—if he can figure out what to give the woman he's wanted for months. When he works late and finds a crumpled piece of paper listing Steph's personal wish list, he knows he's in luck. Because all Steph wants for Christmas is him, in a number of naughty ways.

And not-so saintly Nick is going to make every one of her carnal wishes come true.



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December 3, 2005
ISBN #1932866590
60 pages

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Shawna Moore

During a promo shoot, Malibu’s waves aren’t the only things crashing down around a former Hollywood hunk and a coffee shop owner. Samantha Bradley, a jilted businesswoman from Wyoming finds trusting men her biggest challenge. Ryan Clarke, a genial renovations expert, has taken a U-turn from life in fast lane and retreated into his work. Filming wraps and both find balancing their emotions harder than balancing on a surfboard. Outdoorsman Ryan reveals his troubled past and bids on restoring her inherited property. Hearth flames burn hot as does their passion, and a second chance at love becomes Christmastime reality.



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Ellora's Cave
November 30, 2005
ISBN #141990406X

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by Lani Aames

While working at Sinclair's Department Store during the holidays to help her best friend Rob catch a thief, Tasha Elliot receives an invitation to sit in Santa's Lap after store hours. She thinks it's from Rob, and to pay him back for teasing her, Tasha gives Santa a lap dance he'll never forget. She is shocked when she finds that his older brother Reed, whom she has had a crush on for years, is the man in the red velvet suit!

Between bouts of scrumptious sex and creative uses of Christmas candy, Tasha and Reed uncover who has been stealing from the store…and discover their mutual attraction goes beyond mere holiday cheer to last throughout every season of the year.

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Pagefree Publishing
October 28, 2004
ISBN #1589613295
140 pages
Trade Size


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by Janet Elaine Smith

Christmas miracles...
In 1870, Martha Ferguson arrives in Hibbing, MN, intent on joining the fiancé she believes is waiting at the logging camp of Sawbill Landing. In Hibbing, she meets Dr. Byron Ferguson, who has been called to deal with a fatal epidemic. Devastation strikes when Martha finds her betrothed among dozens of other corpses. Determined to make the best of a poor situation, she aids with the crisis and finds herself drawn to the good doctor. As Christmas approaches, the entire camp needs a miracle.

It is Martha and a very special friend who led the residents of Sawbill Landing to a special Christmas tree and the truth that with faith they will find the power of miracles and love.

Generations later, the Ferguson family, now living in Hibbing, MN, is as desperately in need of a Christmas miracle as the family has ever been. Martha, the youngest member of the family, is sure her mother and father are getting a divorce. Grandma Ferguson is in a nursing home, where she has remained silent for months. Grandpa Ferguson misses his wife so much he can't even see straight any more, while the town's Jewish Santa still mourns the death of his wife. Even the dog, Scooter-Doo, isn't herself! The miracles begin when one by one the family members visit Grandma and for the first time in months she speaks.

Can two lost hearts find their way back together? Can the old tree still make miracles? Is it too late to save the spirit of Christmas and the memories of miracles past?

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October 1, 2005
ISBN #0373285442


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by Nora Roberts

Pregnant, alone and on the run to protect her unborn child, Laura Malone found herself stranded on a snowy Colorado road, at the mercy of a stranger. Fortunately, Gabriel Bradley's only intention that fateful night was to provide her shelter.

She was an angel with midnight blue eyes and a shock of blond hair, and Gabe might have thought she had come out of the snowy night to save him -- if he were the kind of man to believe in such things. But ever since he had lost his beloved brother, he had lost hope. Now the only solace Gabe took was in his solitude.

Together they weathered the storm, sharing their intimate secrets and soon powerful passion. By the time the roads had cleared, a promise had been made. For Gabe understood Laura needed protection if she hoped to keep custody of her child through the coming court battle.

For her sake, he was prepared to offer marriage. But his motives weren't nearly so pure. Truthfully, this beautiful, vulnerable stranger had given him an invaluable gift. Life with Laura had given Gabe a reason for being -- courage to hope, and the power to dream that he could have the future and the family he had once dreamed of . . .

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Zebra Books
October 5, 2005
ISBN #0821778609
512 pages


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by Lisa Plumley

This Christmas, chill out and cuddle up with these enchanting holiday stories...

Mistletoe and Holly
Accountant Holly Aldridge scrupulously plans everything in her life--until her boyfriend gets spontaneous by dumping her right before Thanksgiving. Still, Holly's sure he'll reconsider, given a little time...and a reason to be jealous. That reason, all six- feet-plus of him, is her new roommate, Sam McKenzie. If Sam has his way, Holly will have a sizzling new romance by Christmastime...

Christmas Honeymoon
Some women would consider it the perfect Christmas gift: an all-expenses-paid Vegas honeymoon. But Stacy Ames isn't some women. Actually, she's supposed to be posing as her cousin Janie. Too bad Stacy's faux hubby turns out to be her infuriatingly sexy ex, Dylan. Fortunately, mistletoe and free champagne have a way of turning "too bad" into very, very good...

A Baby for Christmas
Kahlua, coffee, and sympathy--it's amazing the trouble they can get a girl into. Chloe Carmichal was only trying to help her best pal (and secret crush), Nick, drown his sorrows. She never expected they'd end up having a hot-and-heavy tryst that Nick's hangover would make him forget, but that Chloe will always remember...since she'll have his baby as a Christmas memento...

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October 4, 2005
ISBN #0451215958
400 pages
Paperback (reprint)

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Enjoy the magical spirit of Christmas in four timeless romances created especially for this holiday collection.

The Best Husband Money Can Buy by Mary Jo Putney
An unexpected legacy sweeps a governess to a grand estate—where an impoverished nobleman discovers a woman to be treasured.

Boxing Day by Jill Barnett
A gentle woman shows a rugged man the meaning of love in Victorian New York of gaslit streets and snowy sleight rides.

A Light in the Window by Justine Dare
A heartwarming tale of a man who seeks shelter on an isolated Wyoming homestead...and discovers an orphan and a beautiful woman who need a miracle as badly as he needs forgiveness and love.

The Snow Rose by Susan King
In this touching story, a silver brooch seals a pact between a Highland lass and a Scottish laird as they find that the best gift to give is one's heart.

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Little Brown and Company
November 7, 2005
ISBN #0316011894
160 pages

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by Pete Hamill


A powerful short novel that's vintage Hamill--an evocative, emotionally involving tale of fathers and sons, loss and yearning, forgiveness and approbation--is restored to print. Brooklyn, 1952. It is Christmastime and a young sailor named Pete is home on leave, temporarily liberated from the specter of war in Korea. He's back in the old neighborhood, discovering firsthand that the girl he left behind evidently meant what she said in the Dear John letter she sent him. He's back in the dreary Seventh Avenue apartment that his mother can ill afford to decorate for the holidays. And he's back facing off with Billy, the gruff Irish factory worker who is his father, yet seems forever a stranger--until, on Christmas Eve, Pete pays his first visit to Rattigan's, the local bar where his father hangs out, the place where Billy seems most fully alive.

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St. Martin's Press
October 25, 2005
ISBN #0312334508
240 pages

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by Donna Van Liere

Perennial New York Times bestsellers and Audie Award finalists The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing have become inspirational holiday classics, and THE CHRISTMAS HOPE is poised to become a seasonal favorite in its own right Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia's job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home. Through the presence of Emily in their house, and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home. THE CHRISTMAS HOPE is a story of love in the face of loss, joy when all seems hopeless, and how light can shine into the darkest places.

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October 25, 2005
ISBN #0553588559
320 pages

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by Luanne Rice



A widower, Christy Byrne makes his living growing Christmas trees in Nova Scotia and selling them in Manhattan. One day, the unthinkable happens. Christy gets into an argument with his son, Danny. The police are called in, and as Christy is handcuffed, Danny runs away. Widow Catherine Tierney sees the fight, takes Danny under her wing, and gives him access to the private library where she works. A year passes, and Christy returns to New York City to sell his trees. He and Catherine are interested in each other, but she faces a quandary: does she tell the father about Danny and break the boy's trust, or does she betray Christy by keeping the boy's whereabouts a secret?


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