Thursday, November 24, 2016

New Release: Romancing the Holidays, a Christmas Anthology + Review: Lost in Christmas by Cherie Marks @CherieMarks




Hello and Welcome to the Release of Romancing the Holidays an Anthology with 7 Enchanting Christmas Reads!



Featuring Cherie Marks with a review of her novel Lost in Christmas! 


Lost in Christmas 
by Cherie Marks 
Publishes: November 25, 2016
Publisher: IndieWrites, Inc.
Genre: Romance, Holidays


Blurb:
            

Can you lose your heart on the way to finding yourself? Or, more specifically, finding your grandmother? It’s Christmastime, and Sunny Willis, New Falls’ resident librarian and soon-to-be doctoral expert on classical, nude art, can’t locate the woman who practically raised her. Her only hope is the deputy whose very presence makes her heart pound. Can she focus enough to avoid dilapidated police cars, flirty tow-truck drivers, and nosy townspeople so that she can be reunited with her nana? 

Bennett Jamison is a fresh addition to the New Falls’ Sheriff’s Office, and he’s got a lot to prove as the newest deputy. When a missing person case arises, he wants to do everything by the book, and hopefully, impress his boss, Sheriff Quentin Taylor. Unfortunately, the girl he’s never stopped crushing on compromises his investigation and causes his thoughts to turn romantic. He needs to get over her and do his job. If she’d just stop being so damn sexy. 

In New Falls, Tennessee, people and belongings go missing on a regular basis, but they usually resurface, and everything takes a turn toward love. Can Bennett and Sunny navigate their growing affections and find those who are missing before they get Lost in Christmas?

Excerpt:

He’d lost his ever-loving mind.  The last thing he needed to be doing right now was screwing up this investigation, and yet, he’d let a curvy bit of a librarian distract him enough to allow possible contamination of a crime scene, to lose his cruiser over the side of a hill, and, above all, to kiss her until he couldn’t think straight.


My Review of Lost in Christmas by Cherie Marks


In New Falls, Tennessee the people are having a rough day especially the people at the police department. People are turning up missing and break-ins are occurring.

Its Sheriff Quentin Taylor’s day off but with so few deputies in a small town like New Falls your off day does not always belong to you. With so many calls coming in the Sheriff is called in to investigate a break-in and his wife Kate decides to tag along.

Kate and the Sheriff have a pretty interesting day after all. They have some good times among themselves in between their little investigating and get themselves in a little bit of trouble.

While the Sheriff is doing his own investigating Deputy Bennett Jamison is on a missing persons case and just happens to run into a high school classmate that he has had a crush on ever since.

Sunny Wilson’s Nana just happens to be one of the missing. So Sunny and Deputy Bennet decide to team up while investigating the disappearance of her Nana. Can the Deputy and the Sheriff concentrate on their cases long enough to solve them? Or will the two women keep them too distracted?

Lost in Christmas has been one interesting trip. I have loved spending the day with the folks in New Falls. I felt as if I had been pulled into their little world and they made me feel as if that is where I belong. They made me feel all worm and cozy. They made me feel as if we were all one big family.


If you are looking for a good book to curl up by the fire with at Christmas time then Lost in Christmas is just the book you are looking for with all the feel good feelings it leaves behind. Christmas is just around the corner too. Pick up a copy for yourself as well as a copy for a friend as a Christmas present. Lost in Christmas is 1 of 7 Enchanting Christmas Reads in the Romancing the Holidays boxset.




Romancing the Holidays: 7 Enchanting Christmas Reads
By Jolene Cazzola, Joanne Dannon, Mel Hammond, Cherie Marks, Heather C. Myers, Kait Nolan, Tracey Pedersen
Publishes: November 25, 2016
Publisher: IndieWrites, Inc.
Genre: Romance, Holidays, Anthologies 

Dance Me A Dream: Kait Nolan
Jace Applewhite is home for the holidays, helping out on his family's Christmas tree farm and enjoying some much needed downtime between semesters of grad school.  He's intrigued by the sexy and serious barista from The Daily Grind, but she's got a Hand's Off vibe that can be seen from miles away.

Tara Honeycutt missed most of her college years being single parent to her two younger half siblings.  Working multiple jobs, she's forgotten what it's like to be a normal twenty-something.  All her focus is on giving the kids some new holiday memories.

When a major gas line breaks, leaving them with no heat, no hot water, and no way to cook for Christmas. Jace invites Tara and her sibs out to Applewhite Farms.  Will a good old fashioned farmhouse Christmas be enough to get Tara to give him a second glance?


Lost In Christmas: Cherie Marks
Can you lose your heart on the way to finding yourself? Or, more specifically, finding your grandmother? It’s Christmastime, and Sunny Willis, New Falls’ resident librarian and soon-to-be doctoral expert on classical, nude art, can’t locate the woman who practically raised her. Her only hope is the deputy whose very presence makes her heart pound. Can she focus enough to avoid dilapidated police cars, flirty tow-truck drivers, and nosy townspeople so that she can be reunited with her nana? 

Bennett Jamison is a fresh addition to the New Falls’ Sheriff’s Office, and he’s got a lot to prove as the newest deputy. When a missing person case arises, he wants to do everything by the book, and hopefully, impress his boss, Sheriff Quentin Taylor. Unfortunately, the girl he’s never stopped crushing on compromises his investigation and causes his thoughts to turn romantic. He needs to get over her and do his job. If she’d just stop being so damn sexy. 

In New Falls, Tennessee, people and belongings go missing on a regular basis, but they usually resurface, and everything takes a turn toward love. Can Bennett and Sunny navigate their growing affections and find those who are missing before they get Lost in Christmas?

Hollywood Snowfall: Heather Myers
It's getting cold in Hollywood, so cold, there's a good chance the City of Angels will finally get snow.

Erin Sanders is content with her life. Going to community college and working part-time at the Chinese Mann Theatre fills up the majority of her time, leaving love on the back burner. She isn't expecting her life to change solely because of one movie-goer. But when that movie-goer is movie star and Erin's favorite actor, miracles can happen.

Johnny Barker just wants to see a movie he doesn't star in. He's tired of being stared at, hit on, and ogled by the general public, and if he gets one more question about his love life, he's going to lose it. When the ticket taker at the theatre treats him like a normal person - despite the flattering blush on her face when she recognizes him - he can't help but do a double take.

With the temperatures dropping and snow on the horizon, Erin and Johnny are captivated by each other enough to do the unthinkable: fall in love under the Hollywood snowfall.

A Magical Christmas in Jerusalem: Joanne Dannon
When falling in love isn’t as easy as falling in love.


Australian project manager Kiara Lonsdale is career focussed and determined to provide and care for the grandmother who raised her. Taking time off work to vacation has never been high on her agenda, but this year she’s made an exception. She’s helping her gran fulfil a life-long dream by accompanying her on a Christmas to the Holy Land tour.

Jacques Lenoir and his extended family run tours in Israel and he’s committed to their business. Jacques feels responsible for his grandparents’ welfare since they risked their lives, and others’, as operatives in the French Resistance, during the War.

But over romantic dinners in the desert, camel rides, and mud baths at the Dead Sea, sparks fly between Kiara and Jacques. Will this only be a holiday romance or will a touch of Christmas magic make it last a lifetime?


Serendipity – A Christmas Fairy Tale: Jolene Cazzola
Lauren Watson was the girl who had everything — at least that’s the way the outside world saw her… beautiful, smart, independent. She had a great job, owned her own penthouse condo, had tons of friends and there was no shortage of great-looking guys around to date.

What she hid from the world (and herself) most of the time, was how much she wanted a “special man” in her life. Raised by a single mother, she was beginning to think she’d never find the right person. Every year since she was in college, she had asked Santa to bring her a boyfriend for Christmas, but Santa had stopped listening to her requests a long time ago. And this year, even her best girl friend had disserted her for the holidays.

But sometimes, fate steps in to give Santa a little help as Lauren finds out in Serendipity – A Christmas Fairy Tale. A sexy, sensual novella that will make you believe again!

Home For Christmas Mel Hammond
When Saskia McKinlay returns to the town she was born it’s to keep a promise to her best friend, nothing more. She doesn’t care about the man who fathered her, then walked away, and with any luck she will be home in her Melbourne apartment before her mother realizes she’s gone. But returning to the outback stirs up memories Sass hadn’t realised existed, and with the memories comes questions. Was her past as neat as her mother would have her think it was or is there more to the story of the man who bore the name father in title only? One thing is for sure; Sass can’t leave again without asking him - if she can find him. Has her father walked out of her life a second time?

All About Us: Tracey Pedersen

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


It all started with an old fashioned typewriter. When my family brought it home, I knew what I wanted to do. All those stories rolling around in my head could finally get out. The press and click of the keys were satisfying in their own right, but when I pulled out a finished page, I knew this was for me. Since then, I’ve graduated to a laptop, but the stories still find a way out.

I’m a breast cancer survivor, a teacher, a wife, a mother, and from the very beginning—a storyteller. Always a hint humorous and honest to a fault, I love to make people laugh, smile, and have “a-ha” moments. My goal in life is to achieve tact and stop procrastinating. The battle wages on.

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