Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Christmas Books...LOVE them!!!

I admit it, I'm a sucker for a good Christmastime story. LOVE them!! So, when I sat down to write my first book....yep, you guessed it...or maybe you didn't.

Hehe! Operation: Endgame is a Christmas book. No really. In between the psycho stalker scenes there are some really sweet, romantic Christmas scenes...nothing does better romantic ambiance than a Christmas  tree and a roaring fire in the fireplace. ;o)

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There are so many fun Christmas books out there, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the ones that I've bought this year (I warned you...this is my weak spot!)


The Trouble with Cowboys by Melissa Cutler is one I bet you didn't expect to see on here, but like my book, it's a Christmastime story too.

Story Overview: It was their parents’ ranch, through the good days and the bad. But if they want to hang on to their land, their pride, and their family, the three Sorentino sisters will have to reinvent it from the ground up—and one of them just may reinvent herself in the process…

Cowboys have never been good for Amy Sorentino. First her hard-riding father bankrupted the family farm. Then her all-hat-no-cattle boyfriend sold her out on national television, ending her promising career as a chef. Now she and her squabbling sisters have partnered up in a final attempt to save their land by starting an inn and local restaurant. So it figures that with everything on the line, Amy’s key supplier is just the kind of Stetson-tipping heartbreaking bad boy she’s sworn to avoid. But Kellan Reed has a few secrets of his own—and cowboy or not, Amy can’t resist this kind of wild ride…

Together for Christmas by Lisa Plumley

Story Overview: In a hilarious and heartwarming novel from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, a down-home diner owner meets a sexy Scrooge--but will it be a match made in holiday heaven?

Casey Jackson doesn't do Christmas. Mistletoe, eggnog, pitchy carolers--it all leaves the L.A. based talent agent colder than a winter sleigh ride. Nonetheless, Casey's been called to Kismet, Michigan, to help get a pop star's holiday special back on track. But it's the diva's sister who's proving the biggest obstacle. Kristen Miller is funny, sassy--and crazy about Christmas. And suddenly, Casey has all kinds of visions dancing in his head. . .Kristen can't believe that Casey is anti-Christmas. To her, the season is as magical as the thrill she feels whenever they touch. Because even though Kristen set out to teach the charismatic hotshot a thing or two, she's learning some lessons of her own. About letting herself stand in the spotlight for once, about holiday flings that can turn into much more--and about how all you really need for the perfect Christmas is the right person to share it with. . .


 Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane

Story Overview: Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .
With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .


Story Overview: Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles six years ago when she lost everything — her house, her job, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry — after she fell in love with a man she had no idea was married. Then Regan gets a chance for a fresh start in the Napa Valley. With her dream job, dream home, and her daughter enrolled in a wonderful new school, she starts wondering if holiday wishes really do come true.

But she soon tumbles back down to earth when she learns that her new boss is none other than Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife’s brother. Gabe wants nothing more than home-wrecking Regan Martin out of his life, his sister’s world, and his family’s business. Mostly, he wants the lush beauty out of his head. Yet his attempts to run her out of town have him thinking twice, especially when he sees that Regan may hold the key to tracking down his sister’s stolen start-up capital. Even worse for Gabe, Regan might just be his Christmas wish and hold the key to his heart.


My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr

Story Overview: The Riordan brothers may have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, but Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one. These days, his easygoing manner is being tested by his high-octane career as a navy pilot. But for the Riordan brothers, when the going gets tough…the tough find the love of a good woman.

Except the woman who has caught Patrick's attention is Jack Sheridan's very attractive niece.

Angie LeCroix comes to Virgin River to spend Christmas relaxing, away from her well-intentioned but hovering mother. Yet instead of freedom, she gets Jack Sheridan. If her uncle had his way, she'd never go out again. And certainly not with rugged, handsome Patrick Riordan. But Angie has her own idea of the kind of Christmas she wants—and the kind of man!

Patrick and Angie thought they wanted to be left alone this Christmas—until they meet each other. Then they want to be left alone together. But the Sheridan and Riordan families have different plans for Patrick and Angie—and for Christmas, Virgin River-style!


 So that's my Christmas reading plans for this year.

Do you  have any special books on your TBR with a Christmas theme??



  1. Thanks for the tips Christi :) I looooove Christmas, so I'm definitely going to check these out!

  2. Just finished Operation Endgame. I downloaded it after seeing your post on Melissa's Launch Party thursday. Loved your writing. I couldn't put this book down, afraid I would miss something. Can't wait until your next one comes out in January.

    Congratulations on your book.

    Love Christmas stories, even though I will read them all year I especially love reading them at this time of year


  3. Yay, Anso, I hope you find some good ones. Come report back if you find others that you recommend too!!

  4. Thank you so much Sabrina. Since this was my first book, it will always be a special one. I love that it's a Christmas book. I am a sucker for a good romantic snow scene. (hint: I'm actually writing one of those right now for a secret project that I will announce around Christmastime...) Thank you so much for coming and commenting!