The Sourcebooks Holiday Blog Hop + iPad mini Giveaway!

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Hey guys! It’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas holiday season right! And what better way than with an awesome giveaway! Sourcebooks (Casablanca) is giving away a iPad mini some celebrate the release of some awesome holiday themed books by some awesome authors! Scroll down to read excerpts from:

A Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear

Cowboy Boots For Christmas by Carolyn Brown

What a Lady Needs For Christmas by Grace Burrowes

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Contest runs from: OCT 1 – OCT 31 ; US/CAN only

Below are the book blurbs, author bios, buy & social media links for the books and authors, too!

A Highland Wolf Christmas - Terry SpearA Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 7th 2014)
MM Paperback: 320 pages
Series: Heart of the Wolf #15
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It’s going to take a lot of mistletoe…

Guthrie MacNeill, financial advisor for his clan and werewolf pack, is at his wit’s end when the pack leader’s mate hires a gorgeous party planner to bring holiday cheer to the castle. Guthrie’s wildly attracted to Calla, except he can’t reconcile the fact that his job is to save the clan’s money, and hers seems to be to spend it.

To warm this Highlander’s heart

Calla Stewart has never had a more difficult client. The laird and lady of the castle are delightful, but the handsome Highlander holding the purse strings is quite impossible. Since she specializes in holiday magic, Calla hopes she can make the scrooge-like wolf lighten up. Then Guthrie takes on the role of Highland warrior to protect her from an unexpected threat, and the holidays take a turn for the passionate.

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Women shrieked and shouted, but Calla was on the other side of the tree where she couldn’t see the commotion. But then she saw the twelve-foot tree toppling over—right toward her.

Before Calla could get out of the way, something hit her hard from the side and slammed her against the floor. Just before the tree landed on top of them. He was on top of her, smelling like the great outdoors, fir tree, and musky, sexy male wolf. Guthrie.

“Sorry,” he mumbled against her ear, branches framing his head and touching the floor on either side of her. “I meant to rescue you.”

She smiled. “From … the tree?”

He smiled back. “That was the idea.”

Guthrie lifted his head, smiling at her with a mischievous glint in his green eyes. Despite all the commotion, and to Calla’s surprise, Guthrie kissed her. His lips were warm and masculine and tasted like wassail. Cinnamon, apple cider, and oranges. She licked his mouth to enjoy more of the taste and he licked her back, smiling. Then he deepened the kiss.

Oh my God! She hadn’t felt this naughty in forever! The men were going to move the tree soon, and here she and Guthrie would be. Kissing. In front of several members of his pack.
Cowboys Boots for Christmas - Carolyn BrownCowboy Boots For Christmas by Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 7th 2014)
Paperback: 352 pages
Series: Burnt Boot, Texas #1
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After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O’Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

But that’s going to take a miracle…

Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide…

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Callie was standing in front of the window, staring out like a bird in a cage. He crossed the room in long strides, scooped her up, and sat down in the rocking chair with her.

“I’m scared,” she said.

“I know. So am I.”

“This is too perfect, Finn. There’s a grenade somewhere and the pin is pulled. It’s just a matter of time until it all goes boom. I figured if I left now, it would be with good memories and not horrible ones. But I don’t want to leave. Just thinking of walking away from you breaks my heart.”

He tangled his fingers in her hair and held her head against his chest. “I’ll help you work through the fear if you’ll do the same for me.”

She drew her head back, her aqua-colored eyes swimming in tears. “Don’t bullshit me, O’Donnell. You’d face off with the devil.”

He let go of her hair and bent just enough that their lips touched in a salty kiss. Her arms sent desire shooting through his body when they laced around his neck. The kiss deepened into more as she opened her mouth and let his tongue inside to make love to her mouth.

“Darlin’, never doubt that my fears are every bit as big as yours, with commitment topping the list in big bold letters. Don’t run away, Callie. I need you to stay,” he whispered softly.


What a Lady Needs for Christmas - Grace BurrowesWhat a Lady Needs For Christmas by Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 7th 2014)
Paperback: 416 pages
Series: MacGregors #4
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The Best Gifts are the Unexpected Ones…

To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn flees her family’s estate in the Scottish Highlands. She needs a husband by Christmas, or the holidays will ring in nothing but ruin.

Practical, ambitious mill owner Dante Hartwell offers to marry Joan, because a wellborn wife is his best chance of gaining access to aristocratic investors.

As Christmas—and trouble—draw nearer, Dante and Joan’s marriage of convenience blossoms into unexpected intimacy, for true love often hides beneath the most unassuming holiday wrapping…

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Dante and Joan’s wedding night has begun with a discussion of holiday gift-giving, though neither bride nor groom can stay focused on that topic for very long…

Joan stretched out her chilly foot, and encountered Dante’s calf. His bare, warm, hairy calf, because her husband slept without the benefit—or hindrance—of clothing.

He moved onto his side, facing Joan. “What shall I get you for Christmas, Mrs. Hartwell?”

“You’ve given me your very name. That’s gift enough.” Also his trust, his respect, his kisses…so many treasures.

He rolled to his back, suggesting Joan had provided the wrong answer.

“I don’t want your gratitude, madam. Loyalty, fidelity, and a good-faith effort to make something of this marriage will be a fine bargain on both of our parts. The marriage is as much opportunity for me as it is convenient for you.”

Joan did not want a fine bargain, but she did want the warmth her husband’s body gave off. She yielded to the craving and snuggled right up to his side. His arms came around her, as if they’d spent many nights visiting their way to shared sleep.

“I kept my nightgown on.”

“I know, lass. I’ll forgive you that modesty if you kiss me.”

She kissed him, and the contour of his lips told her he was smiling. “You should kiss me too, sir. My feet are cold.”

“You need your new husband to warm them up?”

Joan needed her new husband in so many ways. “Shall I take off my nightgown?” She didn’t want to, but Dante was naked, and the intimacies she’d tried hard not to dwell on were commencing.

“You feel safer with it on,” he said, shifting to blanket her with his body. “I’ll try not to tear it.”

Gracious. “I can stitch it back together if you do.”

He nuzzled her ear, sending a shivery feeling down Joan’s spine. “Kiss me some more, Mrs. Hartwell.”

Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “The Sourcebooks Holiday Blog Hop + iPad mini Giveaway!”

  1. Well, I don’t read a lot of romance, but I AM a huge Stephanie Perkins fan! Eeeep. Those books are so full of adorable cuteness. x)

  2. Joseph Hawkshaw says: Reply

    Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

  3. I’ve read lots of holiday reads, but honestly, none of them are memorable to me, not is there one I reread every holiday season.

  4. My favourite was Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs

  5. I haven’t read any holiday romance but I;d love to give it a try 🙂

  6. I really liked the Trouble With Christmas. Stories with small town settings are always so interesting

  7. I enjoy all books by Shannon Stacey, she has some great holiday books

  8. I have just started reading Romance so I do not have one yet.

  9. I actually love all types of holiday romances, from Children/Family, to Sweet Contemporary, to YA, to Erotic Paranormal Romances. I usually go for the ones that make you cry with happiness; such as books by Barbara Bretton, Debbie Macomber, Mary Balogh, Shannon Stacey, Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, and Brenda Novak–to name a few favorites. Sadly, I cannot remember most titles, due to a brain injury, so I am doing really well just to remember the author’s names! LOL

  10. My favorite holiday read is Santa’s Elf by Qwillia rain!

  11. I was captivated by Christine Feehan’s DARK CELEBRATION. Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. My all time favorite is Honky Tonk Christmas by the fabulous Carolyn brown!

  13. Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes.

  14. I don’t have one yet.

  15. I don’t have a favorite, I have never read a holiday romance novel before!

  16. I’ve read so many…and continue to read new ones every year…so I do not have a favorite Christmas book. I also read across all genres…so it would be difficult to choose between romantic suspense, historical romance, western romance, paranormal romance…I like ’em all! I just know one thing for sure: it has to be romance! 🙂

  17. Clarisa Ramirez says: Reply

    Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories
    by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson

  18. Dash and Lilys was kind of a holiday read I enjoyed

  19. I am a voracious reader and always have a book or two going, so I cannot really say I have a particular holiday favorite. I will say that A Highland Wolf Christmas looks like a really fun read. Thank you for sharing these with us 🙂

  20. Kristen Ashley 🙂 But she is an every-day kind of read 🙂

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