When I saw this month’s theme was holiday romance, I went blank—couldn’t think of any. So I turned to my friends in AKRWA (Alaska chapter of Romance Writers of America) for suggestions. Here are some of their favorites. You’re bound to find at least one that’s your cup of tea, whether you prefer naughty or nice.
That Olde Christmas Magic by Morgan Q O’Reilly (erotica)
Start with five gold rings, wrap with ribbons and bows, add a paddle, and let the party begin! Angels might get wings with every bell that rings, but four couples find that bells and magic this Christmas send them flying on wings of love. ~ Victor and Terri find their spell with five words and Five Gold Rings. ~ Greg and Lisa’s hearts are Tied Up in a Bow and lessons in trust. ~ Sheldon has A Paddle for Patti and she learns every now and again it’s good for the soul. ~ Edward learns All Amelia Wants for Christmas and fulfills her wildest dream.
The Knight Before Christmas by Jackie Ivie (steamy historical romance)
A RELUCTANT HUSBAND. Caught in a furious blizzard, battle-weary Myles Donal has only two options: die alone in the snow, or make his way home by order of his sire to marry the woman known as the Harridan of the Highlands. The warm glow of light in a small croft will only delay his fate... A REBELLIOUS BRIDE. Kendran is not about to share her hard-earned shelter with anyone, especially not a man! Running away from an arranged marriage was her only chance at freedom--and she'll not forfeit it to another arrogant male...even one as devilishly attractive as Myles Donal... A WEDDING TO REMEMBER. Snowbound and equally stubborn, Myles and Kendran engage in a battle of wills that quickly becomes a passion too fiery to ignore. "Wedded bliss" may be an abhorrent concept to both of them, but true love is not so easily denied…
Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke by Suzanne Enoch (Regency historical romance)
SHE BREAKS ALL THE RULES…
Sophia White knows she will never marry into polite society. The illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, she works at the Tantalus Club, a discreet establishment for gentlemen―and her only suitor is a pastor who wants to save her soul. So when Sophia is invited to spend the holidays at the estate of Adam Baswich, the devilishly handsome Duke of Greaves, she is delighted―and determined to enjoy her last nights of freedom before surrendering her hand…
TO CAPTURE A NOBLEMAN'S HEART
Inviting Sophia for Christmas is a daring courtesy on Adam's part, but he soon finds the pleasure is all his. Sophia is beautiful, courageous, and stubbornly self-sufficient despite her scandalous circumstances―and not at all the kind of woman he could possibly marry. Adam knows he must find a wife by his thirtieth birthday or he will lose his fortune. But can he defy convention―and convince Sophia―to risk it all in the name of true love?
Whatever your taste in reading, hope you find just the right holiday romance. Enjoy!
Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. Her young adult/new adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters. See her website at www.lynnlovegreen.com.