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A man with nothing finds everything.

Abandoned at birth, WWI veteran Hal Stanton faces bleak employment prospects in post-war London. Desperation spurs him to reinvent himself to hook a wealthy wife, one he will be devoted to even if he feels no real passion. But when he meets his fiance’s cousin, Julian Needham, it’s all he can do to keep his heart in check and his eye on the prize.

From the moment he’s introduced to the charming stranger Margaret plans to marry, Julian suspects the man’s motives yet fights a relentless attraction. He’s determined to reveal Hal as a fraud but must handle the matter delicately to protect his sweet cousin’s feelings. A weekend at the family estate should allow time and opportunity for him to expose Halstead Wiley.

Even as the men match wits in a battle of attempted unmasking, powerful sexual attraction threatens to overcome them both and win the day. Can a true love connection possibly grow between these adversaries without destroying lives and loved ones?

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MM Historical Fiction Sale – 13 authors, 12 great buys

Get swept away to times past. Thirteen authors share the history and setting of their books or book excerpts.
Follow the links to the authors’ websites to read all the authors’ posts and then go pick up a great read for half-price or less from December 12 – 24!

Happy Holidays to all from Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon! We want to share Simon and the Christmas Spirit, the first in our Victorian Holiday Hearts series, for 99 cents through the month of December. This sweet seasonal read will be sure to warm your heart like stockings on a hearth.

The holiday spirit has forsaken Simon Harris. A recent reminder of the man who used then left him sends lonely Simon on a glum visit to his club to while away a few hours. A breath of fresh air in the form of Christopher Andrews is about to enter his stale life.

Performer of many talents and faces, Christopher gained entré into the club to win money at cards. Unfortunately, he’s losing. But the evening needn’t be a complete disappointment as he strikes up a friendship with a gentleman which ends in a bedroom.

Simon and Christopher enjoy a few hours of pleasure together, never expecting to see each other again, but Simon’s newfound resolution to change might just transform both their holidays.

Excerpt

“I apologize,” Simon said, “if I have misread the situation. But your brother said that you require money, and the cards didn’t yield any. And then this…” He waved a hand. “Upstairs. In a bedroom.” He felt his face redden, but he refused to remain silent. If Christopher could be outrageous, he could at least attempt to meet him partway. “I wanted to be honest, but if you’re insulted, I am sincerely sorry.”

“It isn’t my intention to charge you for anything.” Christopher’s smile didn’t seem real. “Oh, I’ve been called worse. I have a thick skin. But it does feel odd to be offered money for that. No one has in the past, you see, and we have had dire times.” Now his smile seemed real, as if recalling marvelous occasions instead of a time he would have sold his body to stay alive.

He cocked his head to the side and examined Simon. “It’s odd that this situation should be an insult to me but not to you.”

“I don’t understand.”

“You assume that I wouldn’t spend time with you without charging you. Seems rather as if you expect it would only be worth my while to gain profit and not to simply enjoy your company.”

Simon hardly supposed a creature this bright needed company. “I suppose the insult comes from using a person like a money box, for one, and a place to deposit, um, pleasure.”

Christopher whooped with laughter. Really, it was the strangest situation Simon had ever encountered. “Depositing pleasure,” he said and began to laugh again. “Such a bank,” he explained.

Simon smiled. “Sticky,” he said, and that sent Christopher off again.

When he could speak, he said, “It’s a pity this will never work in any kind of routine. I can imagine the master of ceremonies would call for a player’s removal the moment he discussed that kind of bank…” He went off into a wheezing fit. The man was a party, a celebration of life unto himself, and Simon couldn’t help but be buoyed along on such a wild current. He too began to chuckle, then laugh until he was whooping breathlessly along with his unexpected companion.

When was the last time he’d laughed loudly and freely without concern? Never with Thomas Millard, who’d cared very much about appearing sophisticated and, now that Simon thought of it, had been quite vain about his appearance. Millard would never have let go and laughed like a child about something entirely silly. But still, Simon had cared for him, and the thought of the lover who had badly used him sobered him from his laughter.

Christopher’s laughter also slowed, though his ever-present smile remained. “What is it? This is a night for confidences. You know all about me already. I’m a performer and a man who is perhaps too much entangled with his family. Tell me about the dark thing that haunts you during this joyous holiday season.”

“Haunts?” Simon snorted. “I’m no Ebenezer Scrooge. I have no ghosts that haunt me.”

“But something has happened to you, and fairly recently, I’ll wager.” Christopher set the wax fruits and nuts on the marble table, so close to Simon, he held his breath.

Christopher walked to the bed and perched on it. He patted the counterpane. “Sit, please, and tell me.”

Simon rose from the chair but was afraid to take a step. If he sat on that bed beside this man, it was tantamount to admitting what they were both here for and that he trusted Christopher. And despite Christopher’s talk about “just talk,” Simon knew better.

But the man was too damned appealing with those sparkling eyes and that too-wide mouth stretched even farther by a smile. Simon uncrossed his arms and took a seat on the bed. He still didn’t speak and, what a wonder, neither did Christopher for a few moments.

“Tell me,” he murmured again. “Was your heart broken?”

“A bit pummeled, but I shall be fine.”

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The Victorian Holiday Hearts series of seasonal tales continues throughout the year with Will and the Valentine Saint, Mike and the Spring Awakening, and Delaney and the Autumn Masque.

Now discover a new author. Find a new book to read. Click on the “website” links to read the authors’ posts.

 

 

beecroft Alex Beecroft
The Reluctant Berserker
Era: Early Medieval/Dark Ages Saxon
Amazon All Other Formats $0.99
Website | Amazon author page | Facebook | Twitter
JP Kenwood
February and December (Dominus Calendar Series 1)
Era: Imperial Rome
Amazon Worldwide $0.99/.99p
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Archive of our Own
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addams Brita Addams
Beloved Unmasked
Era: Early 20th Century New Orleans
Dreamspinner | Amazon $3.00
Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter
Summer Devon & Bonnie Dee
Simon and the Christmas Spirit (Victorian Holiday Hearts series)
Era: Victorian
Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | B&N | iTunes $0.99
Website | BD Facebook | BDTwitter | SD Facebook | SD Twitter
devon
OWoS_200x300 Anne Barwell
On Wings of Song

Era: WWI – 1920
Dreamspinner $2.50
Website | Twitter | Queeromance Ink | Newsletter |Facebook
Joanna Chambers
Unnatural

Era: Regency
Amazon Amazon (UK) Nook iBooks Kobo GPlay $1.99
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
chambers
wrathbone Wendy Rathbone
Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods
Era: Bronze Age, fantasy, alternate myth
Amazon $1.99
Website |
Facebook | Newsletter (get a free copy of “Letters to an Android”)
Christina E. Pilz
Fagin’s Boy: The Further Particulars of a Parish Boy’s Progress
Era: Victorian
Amazon | Kobo | Apple | Smashwords|B&N $0.99
Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest | Facebook
Pilz
51l4sZ9GQxL Silvia Violet
Revolutionary Temptation
Era: American Revolution
Amazon Global | iBooks | Kobo | BN $2.49
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram
Deanna Wadsworth
Wrecked

Era: pre-Civil War Key West, Florida
Dreamspinner $0.89c Dec.19 only
Amazon | Google | Google Play | Nook | Kobo | iTunes $2.99
Website| Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads|Facebook
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manmonster200_200x Michael Jensen
Man & Monster

Era: 1799, America
Amazon $1.99
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Charlene Newcomb
Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I)

Era: Medieval – 12th century
Amazon $0.99/99p
Website | Twitter | Facebook
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moone Ruby Moone
Memories
 Era: Regency
Amazon | JMS Books
Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Snow Angels with Bear, a feel-good holiday read

Ready for the holidays? Take a moment to sit back and enjoy a winter-themed romance in the Love Off Leash series, Snow Angels with Bear.

Can this romance stand a snowball’s chance in hell?

Hitting a dog in a snowstorm is a heck of a way to meet a guy. When August Long rushes an injured stray to the vet, he’s blown away by the gruff yet sexy doctor. August never intended to hook up with a small-town local, but Eric Grover woos him with snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and a passion hot enough to melt the winter snow.

No one seems to know why an ex-military surveyor has moved into Hopewell Springs, and Eric is intrigued by the Southern stranger’s charm. Tall, handsome August lights his fire while filling a need for companionship he hadn’t realized he lacked. Spending time with August and Bear, his recovering German shepherd, makes Eric begin to believe love is possible.

But there’s a shadow threatening their budding romance. August fears telling Eric everything his job entails and keeps the secret until the truth detonates, nearly destroying them. For the two men to reconcile their differences, it may take a Christmas miracle—and the intervention of an adorable dog or two.

Available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Itunes, Smashwords

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Snow Angels with Bear

A Christmas themed story which will release in time for the holiday season (sometime mid November), Snow Angels with Bear is another Love Off Leash tale.

An accident on an icy road brings a stray into August’s life, forcing a meeting with a man who invades his heart.

When a newcomer to the area brings an injured dog to his clinic, veterinarian Eric Grover is intrigued by tall, handsome and mysterious August Long. No one has the full story on why the ex-army vet is in Hopewell Springs. Natural shyness makes it difficult for Eric to get to know the stranger better. Luckily, the abandoned German Shepherd August names Bear brings the two men together.

Settling into civilian life after military service, August’s new job has brought him to northern Michigan on the cusp of winter. He never intended to hook up with a local, but gruff Dr. Grover woos him with snowmobiling and cross country skiing. The southern boy from Atlanta comes to appreciate cold weather and the big man who lights his fire.

As the pair grows close, sharing deeply personal confidences turns dating into a relationship. Even their dogs get along. But August fears telling Eric everything his job entails and keeps the secret until the truth explodes their romantic bubble. For two pride-filled men to patch things up may take a Christmas miracle—or the intervention of an adorable dog.

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Chilling with Max available now

Another story in the Love Off Leash series is live now. Chilling with Max at Amazon and other vendors soon. To be followed in the Christmas season by Snow Angels with Bear.

Love dogs and smoking hot men? The Love Off Leash series is for you. Different authors. Unrelated stories. Shared theme of new love and pets.

High tension meets laid back in a collision of opposites.

Grant Edgerton hasn’t had free day in years. From overachieving student to workaholic real estate developer in a high-pressure firm, he’s striven for success to the point of developing a stomach ulcer. When he literally crashes into a dog walker and his charges, it’s time to let loose the hounds of change. After failing to land a very important client, Grant takes an afternoon to play.

Max Thompson rolls through life’s curves with easy grace. Dog walking supplements his gigs as a musician, and he’s content with his easy come, easy go existence. He’s fluid to the point of not standing firm for anything, until an eye-opening encounter with an uptight businessman shakes his cool.

As lust stirs, then love grows, Grant begins to reevaluate what it really means to be successful in life. And as Max teaches Grant to chill, he learns some things are worth making an effort to hold on to.

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