Survival Instinct by Janie Crouch

Winter’s Sweet Kiss by Terri Rochenski

BEGINNING OF FOREVER  By Terri Rochenski
Blurb: When Wayne Edwards moves to town, Lillian Douglas experiences stirrings she thought were long dead. Guilt ridden over betraying her deceased husband and the feelings Wayne inspires, Lillian reluctantly lets him in. Secrets of the past – an old promise emerges, but will it threaten their forever?
  
MELT  By Shaya Roy
Blurb: Newlyweds in an arranged marriage, Naina and Dev go to the mountains of Shimla, India in search of snow. Unfortunately, they find fifteen inches more than they expected.
Being snowed in with her husband is not necessarily a bad thing. It gives Naina an excellent excuse to snuggle up to her deep, quiet man, but every time Dev spurns her, a little more of her heart drips away. Melting the ice around her husband’s heart before the snow outside does might take more pride than Naina’s ready to surrender. 

ONE IN A MILLION SNOWFLAKES  By Michelle Ziegler
Blurb: Angela is in love with someone she can never have--her best friend, Rebecca’s older brother.
Stranded in the bitter cold after a disastrous blind date with yet another company Christmas party looming, a standing offer from the boss’ nephew gets a little more appealing. Desperation. Not a good sign. Surely when Rebecca rescues her from the blinding snow, she can also convince Angela to just go to the party alone. She can always count on her best friend.
That is, as long as she never finds out about Angela’s secret crush.

AN UNEXPECTED WREATH  By Annabelle Blume
Blurb: Stella’s got everything she needs in life: a great job, a beautiful house, and her independence. But on last minute trip to the local Christmas tree lot she finds something, or rather someone, she desperately wants - Grayson. An emergency trip to Target, an unexpected wreath, and a little Christmas magic make the season much brighter. 

SANTA BEBE  By Lily Carlyle
Blurb: Disillusioned by men and her belief that they see her only as an object, Bebe is determined to find a man with money. Her geeky, but unfailingly kind, next-door neighbor James tries to convince her of the possibility of real love, even as she reveals to him the troubled childhood that made her so cynical about relationships. When her mother dashes her hopes for a perfect Christmas, Bebe finds herself turning to James once again, and in the process, learning a lot about herself and the promise their relationship holds.
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Santa Bebe
By Lily Carlyle

Blurb:
Beautiful, curvaceous Bebe is disillusioned by men and her belief that they see her only as an object. She thinks marrying a man with money is the answer, but her kind, but geeky, next-door neighbor, James, tries to convince her that real love is out there, even as she reveals to him the troubled childhood that made her so cynical about relationships. When her mother dashes her hopes for a perfect Christmas, Bebe turns once again to James, never suspecting that what she’s been looking for has been right there all along.

Excerpt:
He raised a forkful of jambalaya to his mouth, but paused before eating. “Well, now that I’ve told you how dysfunctional my family is, would you like to join us for Christmas?”
“For Christmas? Seriously?”
“Yeah, why not? I’ll have more fun with you there.”
“But, it’s a family holiday—”
“My sisters are always bringing their latest boyfriends. My mom will be happy to see me with someone.”
A small frisson of foreboding rose. “She won’t think we’re—”
He laughed. “Of course she will. She’s a mom, after all, and wants all her kids happily married, producing grandchildren for her to spoil. But, she won’t make too big a deal. My mother is nothing if not polite.”
Perhaps it was the half glass of wine on an empty stomach, or perhaps it was his unfailing kindness to me—not just that night, but many times over the past three years—that made me answer without hesitation. “Thanks. I’d love to.”

About Lily Carlyle
Lily Carlyle decided she wanted to be a writer when she was seven years old, but convinced of the impossibility of earning a living that way, she studied history instead (a decision she still can’t explain). In between working as an archivist and book reviewer and trying to keep her two daughters fed, Lily tries to find time and inspiration to realize her original dream.