• On the Fourth Day of Christmas…..

    On the fourth day of Christmas my Kindle brought to me……

     I Heard Him Exclaim by Z.A. Maxfield

    Who Likes a Skinny Santa?  Steve Adams’s heart hasn’t been in the Christmas spirit ever since doctors put a stent in it and ordered him to clean up his act. No longer filling out his Santa suit or allowed to make merry, he’s forgoing the holidays this year and heading to Vegas to indulge in the few vices left to him: gambling and anonymous sex.

    His road trip takes a detour when he encounters Chandler Tracey, who’s just inherited guardianship of his five-year-old niece. Overwhelmed, Chandler’s on his way to deliver Poppy to his parents. But fate has other plans and, after car trouble, Chandler and Poppy accept a ride home with Steve. Though the heat between the two men is obvious, they put it on simmer while they band together to make Poppy’s Christmas as perfect as possible.

    Steve soon comes to believe that while Chandler is the right person to look after Poppy, someone needs to look after Chandler. Fortunately, Steve knows just the man for the job.”

    This book is also available as part of the His For The Holidays anthology.  For some reason this is one of my favorite stories from this anthology.  I tend to read it over and over when I am in a Christmas mood.  You can feel Steve and Chandler’s connection right from the get go.  You can feel the love.  This is a story is shorter than I would like it to be, but I have to say there is alot in that happens.  I would love to see this expanded.  See what happens after Christmas.  If you find you cannot get yourself in the Holiday mood,  read this story and see how fast Steve’s family can get you there.



  • On the Third Day of Christmas…….

    On the third day of Christmas my Kindle brought to me……
    A Santini Christmas by Melissa Schroeder

    A Santini Christmas is the fifth book in a Series about four brothers who believe in service before self, and the women who will bring them to their knees. Each story is a stand-alone novella featuring one brother and his love interest. They do not have to be read in order, but to fully enjoy the reader might prefer to read them in order. Each book features a different service and a location where Mel was stationed with her husband.

    Book 1: Leonardo
    Book 2: Marco
    Book 3: Gianni
    Book 4: Vicente
    Book 5: A Santini Christmas

    In this fifth book, we join the Santinis as they gather together not for the joy of the season, but in crisis. One major event throws everything they hold dear into jeopardy, causing Joey to travel back to the memories of when she and Papa first fell in love.

    “Joey Antonio doesn’t have time for men. Her focus is on saving money for art school.  She definitely doesn’t need some jarhead Romeo bothering her.  True, every time they run into each other she finds herself more attracted to him—not to mention the kisses he steals are becoming addictive. Still, no matter how sexy the Marine is, she isn’t a woman who is willing to risk her heart.

    Stewart Santini, known to everyone as Papa, is convinced Joey is the woman for him. Sexy, smart and tough—exactly how he likes his women. He finds himself falling even before he knows what hit him…but there is one problem: Joey is willing to share her bed, but not her life.

    Papa  knows Joey is surprised when he agrees to a casual affair, but he has other plans to set him motion.  This is one Marine who will battle to win the most precious thing in the world to him: Joey Antonio’s heart.”

    What a wonderful book to round out the series!  Sometimes when reading a series I do wonder about the parents and how they came about, what their story was and to actually find out in their own little Novella is a treasure.  Now I know the why Papa was so gun-ho about helping his sons find love like his own.  Le Sigh….



  • On the Second day of Christmas…..

    On the Second Day of Christmas, My Kindle Brought to Me……..

    A Little Christmas Romance by H.M. Ward
    A Little Christmas Romance

    “There’s no such thing as second chances, and Brooke would know. This Christmas will be spent alone and celebrated, same as the last. It doesn’t matter that she’s a disgruntled mall elf, standing next to a chimney-scented Santa with the most annoying co-worker ever. It doesn’t make Christmas more magical. It’s just another day to endure, and the holiday can’t pass fast enough. That is, until her old flame, Chris, spots her.

    After taking a picture with Brooke in her elf costume, things take an unexpected turn. Maybe getting through the night won’t be so difficult after all.”

    This short holiday novella, but it is classic in nature.  Being a Long Island girl, I smiled within two seconds of reading this novella for the simple fact that it takes place in a town I know quite well.  I have been to that particular mall more times than I can count! I could play that mental movie without effort.  I wonder if most readers enjoy reading books that take place somewhere they know?  

    This book is a cute little story that reminds us all a few life lessons.  1.  Communication is key in any relationship.  2.  Don’t let fear run your life and 3.  Always give love a chance.  

    I enjoyed this book.  Wish it would have been longer, but there is another Christmas book by Ms. Ward that I will be reading and including later on.  



  • On the First Day of Christmas……

    During this time of year, I just feel like immersing myself into stories that involve the Holiday Season.  I don’t know, but for some reason, everything is more romantic to me during this time of year.

    So without any further ado……On the First Day of Christmas my Kindle brought to me……..

    The Who Needs Christmas? Series 
    by Joyee Flynn!

    Twelve elves decided to leave the North Pole for various reasons.  Oh and did I mention, each hate Christmas for that reason?  They find each other and decide to become brothers and live in Chicago.  They are together for many many years.  They become well known businessmen who also make a fortune as “Gamer Gods”.  One by one, Fate smiles upon each elf and they find their Mates.  The Mates then help their respective elf get over their gripe about Christmas.

    I love this series.  It is a fantasy/paranormal m/m series.   Joyee Flynn always writes such wonderful romances that touches and entertains the reader.  She is by far one, in my opinion, one of the best writers in her genre.  The Who Needs Christmas? Series is an excellent example of Ms. Flynn’s creativity, imagination, and good humor.  

    If you are looking for a fun Christmas read, I highly suggest this series.  I give the Who Needs Christmas? Series:

    Here is the reading order of the Series:

    Screw Santa
    Hell’s Bells
    Stupid Mistletoe
    Holy Stockings
    Down With The Tunes
    Frosty Melt
    Shove Your Tree
    Stripe My Pole
    Bite My Cookies
    Flush The Twinkles
    Hanging Antlers
    Wrap It Up

    Happy Holidays!  Ciao!


  • It’s Almost Time!

    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am still too full to move.  I had a great time at my mother’s house with my family.  We played cards until I needed to go home.   Today is left overs day.

    It is almost that time!!!  I saw this picture on the net and I loved it!  A book Christmas Tree!  Just a reminder that starting Sunday I will be starting the 24 Books/Series of Christmas!  All the books I review will be one of a few themes or settings.

    *  A series or book that takes place during Christmastime.
    *  A series or book that has a Christmas Theme.
    *  A series or book that takes place during the Winter.

    There will always be a sense of the holiday season in the books.  Again, if you wish to have your book included or you have read a book that you think I should include, please contact me!