Mistletoe Mischief

Mistletoe Mischief

Author: Alyssa Dean

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459274419

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 547

A Christmas Elf? It happened to Josh Larkland every year. He'd be happily running his multimillion-dollar company, when the whole world would just go…nuts. It meant only one thing…Christmas! Not that Josh really minded Christmas—he liked his family, he just didn't know them very well. People kept inviting him to parties. Sometimes they had too much eggnog and gathered around the piano and…sang. This year his mother insisted on a personal present for everyone! The solution was to get his very own Christmas elf—Amanda of A&B Executive Services. Amanda shopped, she arranged parties…she made the holiday season magical. The mischief, however, began when Josh kissed her under the mistletoe…and wanted more—a lot more. Was it just Christmas spirit, or would his feelings last?

Mistletoe Mischief

Mistletoe Mischief

Author: Sandra Heath

Publisher: Belgrave House

ISBN: 9781610845137

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 278

When Megan Mortimer was unfairly dismissed from her position as a companion, eccentric Lady Evangeline Radcliffe hired her, determined to make amends. Sir Greville Seton arrived for Lady Evangeline’s annual holiday theater extravaganza, and he was the perfect parti, but he had a decided prejudice against companions—with reason. Nevertheless, the spirit of the holiday season prevailed. Regency Romance by Sandra Heath; originally published by Signet

Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin - 1)

Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin - 1)

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 9781939143037

Category: Fiction

Page: 91

View: 606

MISTLETOE MISCHIEF Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken. EXCERPT: “Daddy, you’re under the mistletoe.” Eric glanced up at a sprig of leaves and holly berries attached to the roof of the cart, then dropped his gaze to Marissa’s. “So we are,” he murmured. Her face flushed, but he couldn’t tell if it was from embarrassment, or anticipation of a kiss. He knew the reason his pulse raced like an out of control locomotive. “You have to kiss her,” Reese stated. God Bless you, Reese. Santa laid his arm across the back of the front passenger seat and craned his head around, his brown eyes twinkling. “‘Tis tradition.” “It’s the rule,” Reese argued, frowning at Santa before turning back to Eric. “You say so every Christmas when we stand in the doorway at Grandma’s.” “I do, don’t I?” Reese nodded emphatically. “Every year.” Eric faced Marissa and sighed with exaggerated reluctance. “I might’ve been able to buck tradition, but a rule’s a rule.” ~~~ To everything there is a season... Love finds a way during the four seasons in the Romancing Wisconsin Series. Starting with Christmas/Winter, then moving on to the rest of the seasons, check out this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin, where hope springs eternal for each happily ever after. Sexy military heroes, runaway brides, surprise babies, single parents—meet the Rileys, the Walshes, and best of all, Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he's just met. Romancing Wisconsin Series Mistletoe Mischief Mistletoe Magic Mistletoe Match-Up Mistletoe Rules – short bonus story Autumn Wish Autumn Bliss Autumn Kiss Autumn Glimmer – short bonus story Spring Fling Spring Serendipity Spring Dreams Spring Spark – short bonus story Holiday romance collection, single mother romance, christmas contemporary romance, military romance fiction, collections romance, back in town a small town series, short romance, Heartwarming Romance series, small town romance series, fun romance, heartwarming romance, small town Christmas, sexy military hero romance, alpha male romance, veteran hero, single parent romance, single dad romance, single mom, single dad, Christmas story, Christmas ebook, romantic comedy, matchmaker, Santa, Christmas in July, Wisconsin author, Wisconsin romance, fans of Hallmark movies, contemporary romance, books set in Wisconsin

Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis

Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis

Author: Amelia Grey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250141170

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 574

The Marquis of Wythebury, is expecting an ordinary Christmastide at Hurst—until he is set upon by a beautiful miss who takes him to task for not allowing his young nephews to play outside. In his mind, a five and seven year old needn’t get chilled in the snow; better to plop them in front of the fire with a book. Few people have ever been brave enough to challenge him over anything, much less the rearing of his wards. The cheeky Miss Prim has no such compunction. No matter how fetching he finds her, he can’t give in to his attraction...for she is the sister of his best friend. Growing up the middle child of five rambunctious girls, Lillian Prim doesn’t understand why two young boys visiting Hurst don’t know how to play until she meets their dashing guardian. The Marquis of Wythebury is commanding and intensely serious-minded. To her surprise, she’s captivated by him. It’s all she can do not to give into her feminine fantasies about her kissing him. Lillian has no intention of falling in love with the Marquis, but she will create Christmastide mischief and teach the boys and the handsome Marquis how to play, in Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis, by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.

Margaritas & Mistletoe

Margaritas & Mistletoe

Author: Nicole Taylor Eby

Publisher: Sail Away Press

ISBN: 9781990545023

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 478

‘Tis the season for faking it… Kelsey Nichols thought she would have life figured out by the time she hit her forties, but now she is bordering on forty-five, her favourite freelance writing client is threatening to drop her, and her boyfriend just dumped her over text. Things aren’t working out as planned. But when the ferry she almost missed takes a roll, and she lands in the lap of uber sexy Nolan Ascot, everything changes. As a professional rock climber, Nolan has the connections to get Kelsey the interview she needs to rescue her writing career and ensure her rent gets paid. It is perfect. Except there is a catch. She needs to agree to be his fake date for the Christmas holidays with his family in the remote village of Christmas Cove. And there is a bigger problem… Nolan isn’t a stranger. He is her sister’s ex. And Kelsey might still have a secret crush on him. Logically, she should stay far away. But she really needs this interview, so she agrees to his plan before she can think it through. But when her sister freaks out about Nolan, Kelsey panics. She can’t spend the holidays alone with him. He might be off limits—and with her curves, she isn’t his type anyway—but her heart isn’t getting the message, and the things she is feeling are anything but fake. The solution? Convince her best friends that a girlfriends’ holiday getaway in Christmas Cove is exactly what they need this year, leaving out a few key details—like the whole fake girlfriend to her sister’s ex thing. She can break that to them later. What could go wrong? Margaritas & Mistletoe is a Canadian holiday romance featuring a middle-aged hot mess, her sister’s rock-climbing ex, and a fake romance. It stands alone but is best enjoyed within the ‘Tis the Season for Love Series. If you love great friendships, men who are as sweet as they are sexy, and a little bit of fun with your angst… don’t miss out on finding midlife love because romance isn’t just for twenty-somethings.

Romancing Wisconsin Volume I

Romancing Wisconsin Volume I

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 9781939143150

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 954

Romancing Wisconsin Volume I Holiday Boxed Set includes Stacey Joy Netzel’s 2010 Write Touch Award-winning stories Mistletoe Mischief, Mistletoe Magic, Mistletoe Match-Up, and the bonus short story, Mistletoe Rules. Christmas recipe for love—combine a matchmaking Santa, lots of mistletoe, one iron-clad rule, fated hearts; mix and stir. The Riley siblings don't stand a chance. MISTLETOE MISCHIEF: Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken. MISTLETOE MAGIC: Major Mark Riley plays Court Jester to Janelle Walsh's Snow Queen at the Christmas Parade and is instantly captivated by the cute redhead whose grandpa just happens to be Santa. When Mark learns she's the tenant he evicted from his newly purchased property, it's going to take a little bit of Santa's mistletoe magic to save their romance. MISTLETOE MATCH-UP: When Lisa Riley comes home for her brother Mark's Christmas Eve wedding, her high school rivalry with his wife Janelle's cousin, Derek Walsh, picks up right where it left off, only this time Derek has the upper hand. Santa bides his time as they battle it out because he's waited a whole year for this mistletoe match-up. Bonus story, MISTLETOE RULES: When Benedict Riley first meets Susan Whitcomb at a college holiday dance, she’s engaged to another man. In this story where mistletoe rules, you’ll learn how the Riley Family Mistletoe Rules all began one fateful Christmas, not too long ago… Romancing Wisconsin Series continues with: Autumn Wish, book 4 Autumn Bliss, book 5 Autumn Kiss, book 6 **Autumn Glimmer, short bonus story available through newsletter signup at StaceyJoyNetzel.com Spring Fling, book 7 To everything there is a season... Love finds a way during the four seasons in the Romancing Wisconsin Series. Starting with Christmas/Winter, then moving on to the rest of the seasons, check out this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin, where hope springs eternal for each happily ever after. Sexy military heroes, runaway brides, surprise babies, single parents—meet the Rileys, the Walshes, and best of all, Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he's just met.

Mistletoe Rules

Mistletoe Rules

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 9781939143396

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 682

**This BONUS SHORT STORY of approx. 10K words is FREE to newsletter subscribers who sign up at Stacey Joy Netzel’s website.** When Benedict Riley first meets Susan Whitcomb at a college holiday dance, she’s engaged to be married to another man. In this story where mistletoe rules, you’ll learn how the Riley Family Mistletoe Rules all began one fateful Christmas, not too long ago… To everything there is a season... Love finds a way during the four seasons in the Romancing Wisconsin Series. Starting with the Christmas holiday/Winter, then moving on to Autumn, check out the first six books in this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin. Meet the Rileys, the Walshes, and best of all, Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he's just met. Romancing Wisconsin Series Mistletoe Mischief Mistletoe Magic Mistletoe Match-Up Mistletoe Rules – short bonus story Autumn Wish Autumn Bliss Autumn Kiss Autumn Glimmer – short bonus story Spring Fling Spring Serendipity Spring Dreams Spring Spark – short bonus story Holiday romance collection, Christmas contemporary romance, collections romance, back in town a small town series, short romance, Heartwarming Romance series, small town romance series, fun Christmas book, kisses under the mistletoe, short stories, Wisconsin author, Wisconsin romance fans of Hallmark movies, contemporary romance, books set in Wisconsin, short ebooks, Christmas ebook, Christmas story, love, love at Christmas

Their Mistletoe Matchmakers

Their Mistletoe Matchmakers

Author: Keli Gwyn

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488017933

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 396

A Christmas Match The best Christmas possible—that's what Lavinia Crowne intends to provide before taking her orphaned nieces and nephew home to Philadelphia. But carrying out her plan may be harder than she expects, with their handsome, stubborn uncle, Henry Hawthorn, insisting on raising the children in rough-and-tumble Sutter Creek, California. Lavinia can't bear to lose her late sister's children, though, or go against her father's demand to bring them home. Henry believes his nieces and nephew need affection and security more than a lavish lifestyle. But as the children conspire to bring their aunt and uncle together, a new vision fills his head—of future Christmases spent with sweet, determined Lavinia and their growing family. Can three little matchmakers, and the spirit of the season, bring the gift of a very happy beginning?

Mistletoe Magic (Romancing Wisconsin - 2)

Mistletoe Magic (Romancing Wisconsin - 2)

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 9781939143044

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

View: 575

MISTLETOE MAGIC: Major Mark Riley plays Court Jester to Janelle Walsh's Snow Queen at the Christmas Parade and is instantly captivated by the cute redhead whose grandpa just happens to be Santa. When Mark learns she's the tenant he evicted from his newly purchased property, it's going to take a little bit of Santa's mistletoe magic to save their romance. EXCERPT: She gave him a quick half-smile and sidestepped toward the wagon. “It was nice to meet you, Major. Thanks for doing such a great job as the jester.” “You’re welcome, and you can call me Mark, you know.” “Major’s safer.” The briefest flash of consternation in her expression told him she hadn’t meant to say that out loud. When her foot landed on the step so she could pull herself up into the driver’s seat, Mark caught her arm and turned her around. She grabbed hold of his shoulder to keep her balance on the narrow step. “If I don’t do this, it’s going to drive me crazy until I see you again,” he told her in a low voice. Her throat muscles worked in a hard swallow. “Do what?” A downward flick of her gaze said she knew the answer to her own question. He let his mouth relax in a slow, confidant smile. One step closer brought him close enough to brace a hand against the wagon on either side of her. “I gotta tell you, pretty as you were as the Snow Queen, elf suits you better—although I do miss those cute, pointy little ears.” She rolled her eyes. “Oh, please.” He took a moment to let his gaze roam over her face. Snow drifted down silently and their breath mingled in the frigid air. Mark drew out the anticipation of what was to come, enjoying the awareness that warmed the space between them. “You look like Christmas,” he murmured. One corner of her mouth twitched. “I’m guessing it’s the costume.” He shook his head and reached up to twirl a red curl around his finger, watching the silky length wind against his skin before holding her gaze with his. “Red and green, and all wrapped up like a delicious, cinnamon scented present.” She laughed softly. Mark closed the remaining few inches, pressing the length of his body to hers. “In fact, I think I need to go find Santa and tell him I’ve been a real good boy this year.” He spoke the last words a hairsbreadth away from her lips. ~~~ To everything there is a season... Love finds a way during the four seasons in the Romancing Wisconsin Series. Starting with Christmas/Winter, then moving on to the rest of the seasons, check out this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin, where hope springs eternal for each happily ever after. Sexy military heroes, runaway brides, surprise babies, single parents—meet the Rileys, the Walshes, and best of all, Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he's just met. Romancing Wisconsin Series Mistletoe Mischief Mistletoe Magic Mistletoe Match-Up Mistletoe Rules – short bonus story Autumn Wish Autumn Bliss Autumn Kiss Autumn Glimmer – short bonus story Spring Fling Spring Serendipity Spring Dreams Spring Spark – short bonus story Holiday romance collection, Christmas contemporary romance, military romance fiction, collections romance, back in town a small town series, short ormance, Heartwarming Romance series, small town romance series, steamy romance, small town Christmas, sexy military hero romance, alpha male romance, fun small town romance, animal rescue, romance with dogs, Christmas story, Christmas ebook, sexy romance, military veteran hero, Santa matchmaker, Wisconsin author, Wisconsin romance, fans of Hallmark movies, contemporary romance, books set in Wisconsin, strong heroine

Mistletoe Match-Up (Romancing Wisconsin - 3)

Mistletoe Match-Up (Romancing Wisconsin - 3)

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 9781939143068

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 390

When Lisa Riley comes home for her brother Mark's Christmas Eve wedding, her high school rivalry with his wife Janelle's cousin, Derek Walsh, picks up right where it left off, only this time Derek has the upper hand. Santa bides his time as they battle it out because he's waited a whole year for this mistletoe match-up. EXCERPT: The church door burst open with a flurry of twirling snowflakes. Derek Walsh halted on the bottom step of the entrance hall when a tall, slender figure hustled in, duffle bag slung over her shoulder and a wadded dress bag clutched in her arms. Frozen moisture clung to long black strands of windblown hair, catching the shine of the white lights adorning the church foyer this Christmas Eve. “Stupid snow,” she muttered, wrestling to close the door. The duffle bag slid from her shoulder and hit the ground with a thud. “White Christmases are way overrated.” Whistling wind competed with the organ music in the church. Derek crossed his arms and leaned a hip against the hand rail. Lisa Riley. The bane of his high school existence. She didn’t appear to have changed much in the past nine years; arriving only moments before the bride walked down the aisle. Still thinking only of herself. Still disorganized. Still late. With the door finally closed, she turned and slumped against the oak, heaving a huge sigh. One toss of her head flipped the wild locks back over her shoulder and gave him a clear view of her stubborn chin, full lips, high cheekbones and piercing gray eyes framed by a thick fan of midnight lashes. Still beautiful, damn her. She froze the instant she saw him watching. Her gaze darted around the empty entrance, paused on the closed doors at the top of the steps, and then returned to him. Her mouth thinned into a flat line. “Where is everyone?” “Already started. You’re late.” “I know.” Her chin lifted as if she prepared to debate him like old times. The strains of Collin Raye’s ballad The Gift filtered between the hinges of the doors. Lisa grabbed the duffle bag from the floor and moved away from the doors toward the steps he stood on. “I just need five min—” Derek stepped sideways to block her path. “That’s Janelle’s cue. This is low, even for you.” ~~~ To everything there is a season... Love finds a way during the four seasons in the Romancing Wisconsin Series. Starting with Christmas/Winter, then moving on to the rest of the seasons, check out this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin, where hope springs eternal for each happily ever after. Sexy military heroes, runaway brides, surprise babies, single parents—meet the Rileys, the Walshes, and best of all, Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he's just met. Romancing Wisconsin Series Mistletoe Mischief Mistletoe Magic Mistletoe Match-Up Mistletoe Rules – short bonus story Autumn Wish Autumn Bliss Autumn Kiss Autumn Glimmer – short bonus story Spring Fling Spring Serendipity Spring Dreams Spring Spark – short bonus story Holiday romance collection, Christmas contemporary romance, collections romance, back in town a small town series, short romance, Heartwarming Romance series, small town romance series, steamy romance, sexy romance, small town Christmas, friends to lovers, sexy alpha male romance, fun small town romance, high school rivals, Christmas story, Christmas ebook, frienemies, Santa matchmaker, Wisconsin author, Wisconsin romance, fans of Hallmark movies, contemporary romance, books set in Wisconsin, romance ebooks, teacher hero, strong heroine

Dragonfly Dreams

Dragonfly Dreams

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 9781939143020

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 902

Forced to sell precious family heirlooms to pay for her mother’s cancer medications, Loral Evans swallows her pride when handsome antique dealer Jake Coburn offers her one thousand dollars for a dragonfly brooch they both know is nothing more than costume jewelry. She simply can’t afford to walk away. On the brink of bankruptcy, Jake is taking a huge risk on Loral’s costume jewelry. Then again, it’s Christmas, and he hasn’t been able to resist her since the first time she entered his shop. When he discovers new information about the brooch's connection to the Titanic, Jake's attempt to do the right thing just might cost him his business, and a future with Loral.

Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition

Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 412

A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject