K.B. ROSS, ISABELLE KANE, AUDREY TREMAINE, MARGUERITE TURNLEY,
AMANDA MCINTYRE & JENNIFER D. BOKAL
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The Promise by K.B. Ross
Bethany only has one desire and that is to be President of the company in which she
works. She has no time for Christmas and no time to agree to marry John. She is not
ready to give up her dream. She sets off to tell him no when an accident happens. Can
she keep her promise to him or break his heart?
John loves Bethany and understands her desires to fulfill her dream. He stands behind
her one hundred percent. He is on his way to give her a ring when tragedy strikes. Can
the miracle of Christmas give them something to live for or separate their love forever?
Ms. Ross has written an incredible charming story that gives thought. I fell in love with the
characters of Bethany and John. She was strong in her beliefs to fulfill her dreams and
he was compassionate enough to see her through it no matter what obstacles lay in
their path. This story will touch your heart in a lesson that is often times learned the hard
Spellbound at Midnight by Isabelle Kane and Audrey Tremaine
Viole has just been commissioned for a job in New Orleans to restore an old house.
She has no idea the eccentric old woman expects her to remove a curse from the home
when she discovers Voile’s ancestors. But one of the grandsons, Charles, tells her not
to meddle with his grandmother’s requests while Lucien, another grandson, simply
takes her breath away.
Lucien is smitten with Viole and glad that his grandmother has brought her to New
Orleans to begin work. She is the only one that can eliminate the curse. But Lucien
wants her in his life always, not just to remove a curse. Can they have a life together or
will Charles’ threats put a stop to their love?
Isabelle Kane and Audrey Tremaine have written a short story that gave me a few chills,
especially when the woman ran from the graveyard. This story will make you think. It put
me in the center of New Orleans with everything the spirit of the old city has to offer. The
characters and the scenery mesmerized me, as everything seemed to jump off the
pages creating a believable story.
Out on A Limb by Marguerite Turnley
Blake Delainy is afraid of heights after being in some hair-raising accidents. When he
has to go out to retrieve a helpless cat dangling from a tree, it is something he does not
look forward to. But when his beautiful distraction, the neighbor next door, lends her
help, love is in the air.
Elvina Scott felt something for Blake and offered to go and get the cat. She used to
work at a fire station and ladders do not bother her, just the thought of climbing a tree
and the branch breaking or insects crawling on her body. She is secretly smitten with
Blake and would love to get the taste and feel of those strong hands of his. When she
practically falls in his arms, can she finally face her fears and get to know this man a little
Ms. Turnley gives us a cleverly written story that was an absolute delight to read. It held
my attention and I really enjoyed the characters of Blake and Elvina. This short story was
cute because it showed that there are real people out there that have little episodes that
make them feel like they are not good enough for others, when in reality, no one is really
Veil of Magic by Amanda McIntyre
Sabrina DuChein hates the haunted house fund raisings. When she spots a man with a
chainsaw coming at her eight-year-old nephew, she does the first thing that comes to
mind; she strikes him hard. After she is dragged to a fund raiser to bid on some
handsome hunks, she has no idea that the man she hurt at the haunted house is the one
that sends her head spinning. When she wins him in the auction and spends a week
with him, she wonders if she has finally found her Mr. Right.
Reese Hunter had no idea one little gal could swing such a hard punch. Now he agrees
to being auctioned off at a fundraiser to raise money for the Little League field. When he
sees the girl who put him in a sling, he sets out to make sure she wins him for a whole
week. He never imagined he would end up losing his heart in the process.
Ms. McIntyre has written an enchanting story. Sabrina and Reese were enjoyable
characters searching for that one love and when they were finally smitten they decided
to go for the real thing at any price to keep them always in their life.
All I Want by Jennifer D. Bokal
Sarah wants a little spice in her life and a nice little trip especially for the holidays is just
the thing. But what she gets is an invasion of related relatives, all with a mind of their
own. She is up to her neck with a self-centered sister who needs to be more
understanding with her husband, and her own husband, Jake, who decides he wishes to
get amorous with a pair of handcuffs at the most impromptu times.
Ms. Bokal had me absolutely in stitches with this story. The part where Sarah is dog
tired and only wishes to get some sleep and her husband expects some grandeur
passion had me laughing out loud. I could almost see the scene with Jake on the bed
with the dirty hamper full of clothes scattered on his body trying to hide the evidence
from his mother.
I look forward to more from this great writer; she really knows how to put spice and
laughter into a story. Ms. Bokal has outdone herself with this delightful piece in more
ways than one. A humorous story that will have you rolling on the floor in laughter. It
brought tears of joy to my eyes. I want more stories like this from Jennifer D. Bokal. I
loved this short piece.
This anthology by these talented authors keeps you fascinated until the last page. I
enjoyed the stories immensely and could not put the book down. Each author leaves you
breathless and begging for more with sizzling stories that truly please.
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance