Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Special Guest Special 20th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Story by Lee Allen

The Special Guest Special 20th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Story by Lee Allen
$4.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Here is the 20th Anniversary Edition of this much beloved modern Christmas classic.

Perhaps best said by the former national director of Angel Tree: "The Special Guest is much more than just a well-written family story... it sprinkles the principles of forgiveness with the wonder that is Christmas".

A family dealing with a tragedy when an unexpected guest arrives for the holidays... A stranger who seems to have mysteriously stepped out of the past... A surprising chain of events that will teach the family about the miracle of forgiveness... A special gift left behind Christmas Day that causes the family to realize there are times, when needed the most, that help can come unexpectedly and unannounced... Sometimes from a perfect stranger...

This is a story befitting the most wonderous time of year. A time when we lift our heads from the day-to-day grind of life to look at humanity with our spiritual eyes. When we rejoice to hear the bells chime a message of hope for the world. When we look to believe there really is more to this world than just what we can see and hear with our natural senses...

Open THE SPECIAL GUEST and enter a world we all want to believe to be true. Someone once said, "To feel the brush of the supernatual is to experience, firsthand, the heavenly messengers at work around us." This beloved story will renew your faith in miracles. Even more important, it will renew your faith in your fellowman.


The story opens Christmas weekend with 16-year-old Scott Reid working his bagboy job at the local super market. After watching an elderly man sitting outside in the cold all afternoon reading, Scott decides to approach the stranger to see if he needs help. The man, who is dressed in clothes as outdated as his vintage automobile, explains he was passing through when his car broke down. Not wanting the man who calls himself Zachery to be stranded over the long holiday weekend, Scott invites him home. Soon after the guest arrives, unexpected events begin to unfold that will leave the Reid family to wonder if more than chance brought the stranger to their home. Finally on Christmas morning, they waken to a most unexpected surprise. It's then the family discovers the identity of their guest. What they learn is most surprising and mysterious of all. . .

20 years ago THE SPECIAL GUEST grew from a story first written by Lee Allen for his young children, to a local bestseller in hometown Richmond Virginia, and from there to a national besteller that included a movie project with CBS. The story's timeless message of forgiveness, wrapped in the mystery of a very special visitor, will warm readers' hearts today as much as it did for readers a generation ago.

Turkeys, Tuxes, and Tabbies by Kathi Daley Review

Title: Turkeys, Tuxes, and Tabbies
Series: Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 10
Author: Kathi Daley
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 184
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Another great addition to the series!

Book Synopsis:

When the cat lady of Ashton Falls is found dead in her home just days before Thanksgiving, Zoe must track down a killer while dealing with a house full of socialites who have come to Ashton Falls to bid on Zak in a high class bachelor auction.


I love this series. The Zoe Donovan books are not only a joy to read, but I love getting to know each character more and more with each addition. I also loved that again, the author managed to send the readers in several different directions, but came up with an ending that's unexpected. I can't wait to read the next book in the series and to try out some of these delicious recipes!

Kindle Book Deals for November 26th

His Reluctant Rancher: A Three River Ranch Novel by Roxanne Snopek

The last place city girl Desiree Burke expected to find herself was living at and working on a ranch, much less butting heads with the ranch's sexy cowboy owner, Zach Gamble. But that's exactly where she ends up after an incident at work leads her to her best friend Rory's doorstep. Desiree is a gifted physical therapist, and Rory knows exactly where her brand of tough love is needed the most.

Zach Gamble (Readers Choice Award nominee for MOST CHARMING COWBOY) has been through hell and back. A devastating car crash left his brother gone, his father paralyzed, and him with mental scars a mile wide. His survivor guilt alone makes him sure he doesn't deserve to find love. But as Des works her way into his ranch, his family, and his life, suddenly the last person who belonged there is the only one he believes belongs...with him.

The Return of Kris Kringle: A Christmas Romantic Comedy by Caroline Mickelson
$1.99 or FREE for Prime Members

After years away from the North Pole, Kris Kringle happily accepts her Uncle Santa’s offer to move back to Christmas Central as head chef. With her young daughter in tow, Kris returns home with two objectives in mind. Goal number one, bring her love of healthy eating and nutritious fare to the North Pole dining service. Goal number two, recover from heartbreak and forget Kyle Masterson, the man who broke her heart. But when Santa hires Kyle as a new co-chef for the holiday season, Kris suddenly realizes that replacing the elves’ beloved sugar cookies with carrots is going to be a piece of cake compared to working alongside her ex-fiancĂ©.

Christmas Treat Recipes by Hannie P. Scott
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members

This is the ultimate Christmas dessert cookbook. Before long you'll have everyone asking for more. With a nice variety of holiday treats and recipes, you can please everyone! (even the picky eaters)
  • Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
  • Divinity
  • Easy Toffee
  • Crock Pot Christmas Crack
  • Peppermint Dipped Oreos
  • Cinnamon Sugar Pecans
  • Red Velvet Fudge
  • Hay Stacks
  • Christmas Cookie Bark
  • Oreo Balls
  • Peppermint Patties
  • Almond Joy
  • Peppermint Sticks
  • Cake Batter Christmas Cookies
  • Candy Caramels
  • Christmas Cookies

Tall, Dark and Furry (The Elementals Book 1) by Meredith Allen Conner Excerpt

Tall, Dark and Furry (The Elementals Book 1) by Meredith Allen Conner

A powerful werewolf seeking his mate

On the run and about to be captured, Sela seeks safety in a bar where she discovers more than just a chance to keep on living. She meets Mac - a werewolf. Despite having an elemental power, Sela had no idea there were other different beings living among the humans as well. She doesn’t know if she can afford to trust the big werewolf – even if he does call her mate.

A woman who can control the element of water

After centuries of searching for his mate, Mac had almost given up trying to find her. Now that he has found Sela, he will do any and everything in his power to keep her. Including fighting a dangerous fanatical group determined to have Sela’s power over water for their own and tracking down her sisters, also on the run from the group of fanatics. All of which may prove pointless in Mac’s efforts to win Sela if he can’t earn her trust first.

Brought together by chance, only trust and love can keep them together


“Uh . . .” nothing came to mind. She couldn’t form a single coherent thought. Her mind swirled with a thousand different things to say, but she couldn’t separate one thought from another. Wow, drawing a complete blank.

Mac did not seem to be suffering from the same inability to function. He tugged gently on her shirt. “Let’s get this off.”

Sela blinked. He couldn’t possibly want to continue what they’d been doing. She was positive she’d read him correctly.

“You need to get warm. My jacket will keep you comfortable enough until we get home.” He kissed the top of her head and pulled her top off.

Why would he do that? He didn’t expect a response to that kiss so why bother?

He wrapped his jacket around her, threading her arms through the sleeves like a child. Sela stared at him in pause mode.

Mac picked her up and set her on the bike. He plunked a helmet on her head. Bending down to adjust the strap, he grinned, “Wolf’s got your tongue, huh?”

Wolf? Didn’t the saying go “Cat’s got your tongue”?

His teeth gleamed brightly in the moonlight.

No, wolf definitely fit.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lucy, the kind sea monster by Lady Grimoire - FREEBIE

Lucy, the kind sea monster by Lady Grimoire

*** A lovely illustrated picture book that provides children with values and teaches about the importance of friendship and tolerance. ***

Lucy is different from the other sea monsters. She finds no fun in scaring people. The sea monster girl follows her heart and—to the horror of all—becomes friends with Vanessa, a human girl, with whom she shares a love for strawberry ice cream. Although Lucy’s classmates at the sea monster school are already starting to whisper behind her back and her parents are wary of her new friend, she holds on to the friendship. Together with Vanessa she is able to finally learn the old, forgotten secret of the sea monsters …

Falling or Flying (Invitation to Eden Series) by R.G. Alexander

Falling or Flying (Invitation to Eden Series) by R.G. Alexander

Joely knows the island of Eden and its moods better than most. A pilot for its exclusive clientele and the eyes and ears of Eden’s reclusive Master, she’s finally found a place where she truly belongs. Though kink is as common as coconuts in Eden, she’s not about to risk her position—or her heart—by indulging her private fantasies with invited guests.

Austin Wright’s first invitation to the island was meant to mend his spirit after an accident that changed his life, but each time he’s returned, his desire for the pilot of his dreams has gone unfulfilled. Not this time. Austin’s carefully laid plan for learning her secrets and capturing her heart has already been set in motion. His friend Court’s arrival on Joely’s plane is unexpected…and so is everything that happens next.

Eden has a way of making plans—and routine flights—veer wildly off course, and when Joely and Austin find themselves marooned with the wicked Court and his good intentions, it’ll take a sexy shove, a leap of faith, and a little island magic to bring love home.

Free Kindle Books for November 25th

Lore by Various Authors
Regularly $0.99

A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?

Choices: A Time Travel Novella by Cate Dean
Regularly $0.99

The choices we make can change our destiny.

Maura Hart has spent the last three years hiding from the choice that tore away the life she knew and the people she loved. Now she is finally taking small steps out of isolation, back into the world.

The first person she reaches out to turns her life upside down, throwing her into a not-so-distant future - where what she does is now a death sentence, and the only man she can trust may also be her executioner.

She has three windows of time, three narrow chances to return home. To do so, she needs to trust the man she shouldn't, learn to forgive what she never thought could be forgiven, and make the one choice that will change her life forever.

*Includes a preview of Second Son, the prequel to the exciting new Shattered Throne fantasy series.

Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts

Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help Grace Connors as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are the intentions of these strangers as innocent as they first seem, or is something far more sinister on their agenda?

Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, a race of fallen Angels clash with a ruling house of Angels. Their battle changes events in the Ancient World and the New World forever. A realm where a year can last centuries and an ancient, magical people still rule... A realm where even the immortals face danger.

A story that will indeed leave you asking... Who, When, Where? WHAT!

My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive... This is my story.