Holiday Reads from Kobo Writing Life – Part 3
By Kristie Cook
This second part of the Wonder collection of short stories brings three New Adult Paranormal tales to read by the fire with the Christmas tree lights twinkling.
What do you get the woman who needs nothing while staying within her “rules”? Tristan strives to find the perfect present for Alexis, although all she wants is him. Will he unearth just the right gift in time, or is his presence really enough? In response to fans’ high demand, this story comes from the man himself, winner of several book-boyfriend and best-hero contests. Told from Tristan’s point-of-view, Presence contains plenty of steam to keep you warm through the chilly holiday season.
Miracle: A Vampire’s First Christmas
Once among the elite of the evil Daemoni, a vampire converted to the good side experiences her first Christmas. She struggles to understand the traditions and expectations of the season and believes she’ll never get it. At least, until she meets someone who needs her help—and will never be able to repay her. Can this newly changed vampire find the true miracle of Christmas in her heart and soul? Or will she stay in the comfort zone of her wicked ways?
Daemoni warlock Claire always does what everyone else wants her to do, and she can’t help but wonder if this makes her bad at being bad. Wanting to do something for herself for once, she bails on the Random Acts of Evil festivities for anti-Christmas and disappears. When sparks fly between her and a were-bear she runs into, she sees her chance to defy the most controlling people in her life: her family. But…will she have the courage to do it or will she bow down to them once again?
Meet new characters and revisit your favorites from the world of the bestselling Soul Savers Series by Kristie Cook. This is the second of a three-part collection, with Thanksgiving already released and New Year’s coming early December 2013.
By Tiffany King
From USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King.
Cross Country Christmas is a sweet and sexy holiday treat.
Christmas may bring Jamie the gift of love she has always wanted if she can overcome a few obstacles along the way. Ho-Ho-Ho!
Also included is a special two chapter preview of Tiffany’s upcoming Woodfalls girls novel, Misunderstandings.
Coming May 2014 from Berkley Publishing.
By Elaina Lee
Christmas is supposed to be the most joyful time of year. Instead, Caylie Abrahams finds herself consumed by doubts and misgivings as her wedding date to Rick Marshall approaches.
From two different walks of life, Caylie fears Rick’s family, and his money, will be too much to handle.
Matters don’t improve much when Rick is forced to give her a prenuptial agreement.
Knowing the marriage contract may be the last straw for Caylie, Rick has to find a way to show his bride-to-be the agreement doesn’t mean their marriage is doomed.
Not only does he need to make sure her worries are addressed, but the pressure of keeping his hands to himself until their wedding night is proving more difficult than he anticipated.
By Sarah Price
It’s a warm summer evening when Jonas King, the bishop within his church district, finds himself faced with an enormous test of faith.
For several months, he is left pondering his losses and how it fits into God’s plan.
How could God desert him when he has been such a pious follower of His Word?
The community tries to help him through his trials but Jonas is resistant. It takes an amazing Christmas miracle to open his eyes to the every day nature of God’s gifts to the world. Can his faith be saved in time?
By A. Meredith Walters
The final chapter in Clay and Maggie’s epic love story that began with Find You in the Dark.
This novella takes place before the epilogue in Light in the Shadows.
It’s Clay and Maggie’s first Christmas together but will it be a season of joy or will it only bring heartache?
Clay and Maggie have gone through the dark and come out on the other side. For the first time, they are on this journey together. Fighting for something they both need and can’t live without…each other.
But a long distance relationship is hard. Particularly for two people who are still trying to build something solid on a shaky and troubled foundation. Clay is finally out of treatment and is living in an out patient halfway house. He struggles with what he wants to do and where he wants to go. Questions he worries he will never have the answers to. Maggie is trying to transition into college life and learning how to create a future with someone who is over a thousand miles away.
As the months pass and they struggle with being a part, old insecurities and fears take root and threaten a love that has come so far.
When Maggie decides to fly to Florida as a surprise for Clay on Christmas, she is unsure whether it will be the first step toward what they both desperately want or whether it could possibly be the end of it all.
But with the holidays approaching, Maggie and Clay are reminded that even when the days are coldest, you can still find the warmth and that hope and love are the greatest gifts of all.
By Connie Shelton
What Sweet Holidays!
In this third book in the Samantha Sweet mystery series, it’s Christmas and a chocolatier shows up at Sweet’s Sweets, offering to create a special line of hand-dipped chocolates for Samantha’s customers.
He says he’ll work for no pay, just to prove himself. But when she learns that he has connections to the wooden box which seems to give Sam her mystical powers, she discovers that certain evil people may do just about anything to take it away from her.
By Jennifer Robins
Rachael didn’t know how her life would change just by looking into a department store window at the wonderful annual Christmas display. How was she to know that very day would be the beginning of a lifetime romance? The Great Depression was a tragic time in our country’s history, but that didn’t stop Stan from courting the pretty girl standing on the sidewalk outside the department store on a snowy day in December, 1939.