Books, Friday Favorites

Friday Favorite: Christmas Romances

Ready to gear up for the holidays with some Christmas romance novels? This week’s Friday Favorite comes from Katherine Ashe:


“I adore Christmas romances. From Regency lords and ladies on romantic sleigh rides to  crazy church Pageants in contemporary small towns, I can’t get enough of holiday love stories. After all, love is the meaning of Christmas.

“My Christmas novella, Kisses, She Wrote, is finally here! (99¢ ebook & $3.99 paperback). But for weeks already I’ve been in the mood for delicious holiday reads to satisfy that cozy craving for romance. So I’m compiling a list of new and re-released Christmas romances,* including full-length novels, anthologies, novellas and short stories. I hope you’ll find stories here to enjoy curled up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa or mulled wine, a plate of cookies beside you, and maybe even your best furry friend warming your toes.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

~ Katharine”

Click here to see the list, including stories by Shana Galen, Barbara Monajem, Jennifer Ashely, Robin Carr, Elizabeth Essex, and my critique partner Susana Ellis!

Books, Friday Favorites

Friday Favorite: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

Description (from Amazon):

“It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted–especially with a lady. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help–her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was…the madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.”

Set in Victorian England, France, and Scotland, this book at first looks to be like any other historical romance novel. Except that the hero–Lord Ian Mackenzie–appears to have what today we’d call Asperger’s Syndrome. And the heroine–Beth Ackerley–grew up in a workhouse for the poor.

And that’s where everything changes.

A lot of readers have already discovered this book, but for those of you that haven’t, put this one at the top of your TBR list. 🙂

Lord Ian Mackenzie