Charity Anthology: All 2018 proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
Christmas is a time for rekindling love in five new historical romance novellas. These couples will be sheltering from blizzards and hiding in wardrobes, reuniting with old flames, stealing mistletoe kisses, and falling in love. Passions are reignited by Snapdragon, a fiery Regency party game, but who will receive the best Christmas present of all-a happy ending? Immerse yourself in the romance, snow-covered landscapes, and blazing hearths of a heart-warming, sensual, Regency Christmas.
This is feel-good reading at its best: happily ever after for you and help for women in need.
Tropes: second chance, reunion, childhood sweethearts, snowed-in, forced proximity, compromised, scandal, road-trip, makeover, friends-to-lovers.
170,000 words, 28,000 - 40,000 per novella.
***All complete, original, never-before-published novellas (no samples or stuffing).***
All proceeds will be donated - the authors aren't being paid for this anthology.
Content Notes can be found after the Copyright page.
Heat level: medium (~one love scene per novella)
A Midwinter Wager by Elizabeth Keysian
Her viscount's been stolen…
When her stepsister tricks her noble beau into a fake engagement, Miss Francesca Heathcote tires of playing nice. She'll even risk ruin to win him back. A game of dare, a wager and a night in a haunted room offer a chance to set him free, but her conniving stepsister has one more ace up her sleeve…
Christmas wore Plaid by E. Elizabeth Watson
When Scarlet Fever forced Emerson Lindt to move to England, her only consolation was Brady MacInnes's promise of writing-letters that never arrived. When she returns to Scotland years later, Brady is adamant that he never betrayed her. And though poverty plagues Scotland and stretches Brady's pocketbook, their love for each other flares anew. Can a Christmas miracle and the spirit of giving finally grant them a future together after they were denied marriage so long ago?
A Pineapple in a Pine Tree by Eve Pendle
Five years after breaking Amelia Chilson's heart, he's back. Robert Danbury wants the mistletoe kiss Amelia denied him years ago, but nothing more; loving a woman again is an unthinkable risk. Then they're caught innocently in bed together and Robert has an instant to choose: Amelia's reputation, their lost love, or his conscience.
Let it Snow by Diana Lloyd
When he stole her first kiss one Christmas, Tobin Everleigh didn't realize it would be ten years before he got another. Saffron Thomas is determined to forget the kiss and the boy who called it a folly. When fate brings them back together for a holiday celebration a fiery game of Snapdragon gone wrong and a midnight dash through a snowstorm proves their attraction was no game.
A Captain for Christmas by Evelyn Isaacks
Georgiana Throckmorton is eager to return to social life after years of isolation in the north of England. When she's invited to spend Christmas with an old friend she never expects to be reunited with her first love-Alexander Forrester, who ran away to the sea after he made love to her. Passion reignites once again, but past hurts loom over their second chance at love.
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About the Author
I adore history and archaeology, and write romances that give the reader an experience of travelling back in time. I feel very British-despite my Viking ancestry-and love creating rich backdrops for my stories based on real places and actual experiences. Confession time- I used to be a re-enactor, so I've sampled the living conditions, clothing, and smells of the past! My characters battle their problems with both tears and laughter, but I always guarantee them a Happily Ever After, no matter what I've put them through.
Diana Lloyd, mother of gingers, writes stories with kissing and cravats. Living in Michigan, Diana enjoys the shark-free waters of the Great Lakes all year around. Former auto worker (seat assembly), former burger flipper (Wendy's), and former Librarian Assistant, Diana uses all those skills to research and write historical romance while juggling family life.
Eve lives in England and writes angsty, snarky and passionate Victorian era romance. She has National Trust membership, a prince-charming husband, and a crazy dog. She loves wearing dresses and eating chocolate. If you want a taster of Eve's work - a sexy historical romance story - and an email notification of when her next book comes out, sign up for her new-releases email list at www.evependle.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reunion stories are one of my favorite and it was a joy to read these 5 stories! A Midwinter Wager by Elizabeth Keysian - 3 Stars This story was just an ok read for me. I've read others by Keysian and really enjoyed them, but I had to force myself to finish this one. The step-sister was just way over the top and a bit much for me. Christmas wore Plaid by E. Elizabeth Watson - 4 Stars I really enjoyed this story. Young love torn apart by their elders just trying to do right by them. I loved watching these two come back together again. A Pineapple in a Pine Tree by Eve Pendle - 4 Stars I really liked this story. These two were separated because neither let the other know how they felt about the other. Can they use this second chance to finally find their HEA? Let it Snow by Diana Lloyd - 5 Stars LOVED this story!! The bantering between Tobin and Saffron had me laughing out loud! Can't wait to read more by this author! A Captain for Christmas by Evelyn Isaacks - 5 Stars I loved this story too! It was a little different in that it was 1st person and switched back and forth between the H/H, but it made for a very interesting read since you got to see inside the head of both of them. I will definitely be picking up more from the author as she writes more!