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Don't Miss A Few Early Holiday Reads

Harlequin Presents seduction writing contest ended earlier this month on Nov 2nd. I can’t wait to see who the winners are next month. Until then let’s enjoy some new releases from the Presents line.


Kitty Karedes: forgotten princess. She’s plain, she’s plump, and no one seems to notice her. But now Kitty must host the palace ball. Her plans are the make heads turn her way.

Nikos Angelaki, Greek tycoon, mistakes Kitty for a waitress. She had planned for her attire and for the ball to reveal herself. But due to Nikos embarrassment her self-esteem is shattered, and her true identity still reamins a secret.

But the next time Nikos sees Kitty she is swimming in the moonligh—naked. He realizes she has luscious curves and her clothing was hiding a beautiful body. But soon Nikos will learn he has gotten a princess pregnant with his baby.


Chantelle grew up without a TV or a computer. At an early age she learned the value of reading. She entertained herself with books, to a point her friends wouldn’t have a book in sight when she would visit. Chantelle feel in love with Harlequin Mills & Boon romances. She now loves to write about strong, alpha heroes and feisty, independent heroines who find they can’t fight the blazing attraction between them.

To read more of her bio visit her website.

We are now towards the end of November. Most of us have already started our Christmas shopping. Most of my family know I love to receive books as gifts and I really love to give books as gifts, espeically to children and teenagers. Reading really is a magical gift, you can escape to any part of the world, back to 1864, read about tragedy and romances and learn valuable lessons.

But more than that I love to read holiday stories. They are my favorite, even in July. In my reading experience Harlequin Superromance offers the best Christmas love stories.


Hannahn Napier has just moved into the neighborhood and Joe Lawson is crushing on her badly. As a single dad, he knows he shouldn’t be thinking of women. He should focus on his kids. But the way Hannah connects with his kids keeps him from thinking of anything but her.

Not only are Joe’s kids crushed, when they learn Hannah doesn’t plan to stay in Melbourne, he is as well. But Joe promises he won’t stand between her and her dreams. The holidays don’t look as bright as they once did with Hannah leaving. But it is the season of miracles…


Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers, and has submitted manuscripts to Harlequin many times over the years. She credits the invaluable story structuring experience she learned on Neighbours as the key to her eventual success — along with the patience of her fantastic editor, Wanda.

Sarah is revoltingly happy with her partner of twelve years, Chris, who is a talented scriptwriter. Not only does he offer fantastic advice and solutions to writing problems, but he’s also handsome, funny and sexy. When she’s not gushing over him, she loves to read romance and fantasy novels, go to the movies, sew and cook for her friends. She has also become a recent convert to Pilates, which she knows she should do more often.

Not only do I love holiday stories, but I love them best when they involve pregnancies and babies.


Teacher Eli Cartwright has it all figured out—the career, the reliable boyfriend and the next few dependable decades. Yet life has quite a sense of humor, it seems, since her perfectly ordered existence has been completely upended because Eli is counseling pregnant teens—but now with an unplanned pregnancy of her own!

Suddenly Eli is single, terrified…and exuberant. And her colleague, Zac Keller, has never been more attracted to her. But can he convince Eli that life sometimes offers more than one unexpected gift at a time?


From that love of reading I seemed to naturally progress to writing. I've toyed with a little of everything, but I must confess, though I "found" romance a little later in life, I fell head over heels for the genre. When I began writing, it seemed like the right place for me to be.

A MAN WORTH LOVING by Kimberly Van Meter

Aubrey Rose can't stand Sammy Halvorsen when they first meet. It's only because she's a sucker for a sweet baby that she agrees to be a nanny to his infant son. She gets that Sammy's in pain, but he's so busy burying his sorrow he's forgotten to be a father.

As she comes to know Sammy, however, she starts to fall for him. So how can she make him see that his child needs him? And when he does, will he still need her, too?


An avid reader since before she can remember, Kimberly Van Meter started her writing career at the age of 16 when she finished her first novel, typing late nights and early mornings, on her mother's old portable typewriter.

She's come a long way since that first piece of work, breaking into print in December 2006 with the release of her first published novel with Harlequin Superromance.

Happy Reading,




2 comments posted.

Re: Don't Miss A Few Early Holiday Reads

I am also a avid reader.
Love books.
(Sharon Baker 6:31pm November 28, 2009)

Thanks for the contest.
(Jackie Robertson 6:08pm February 6, 2010)

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