Holiday Greetings and Great Romance Reads from San Diego

 Still have some shopping left to do? I suggest you plan a little escape for the hectic days ahead. Why not stack a few good romance novels under the tree? 

Peace, love and sandy feet! ~ Jillian Stone

During the holiday season we string lights on palm trees and hang toes off the nose of surfboards. That's because San Diego is blessed with a temperate climate and some of the world's best surfing spots.  AND–you may not know this–the most amazing romance writers! There really must be something in the sunny, salty air that inspires San Diego writers, because you're pretty much guaranteed to get lost in these new holiday releases! 

HelenKay Dimon 
Running Hot

This is one of my favorite times of the year. The decorations and the songs...the food. But the best thing is spending time with family and friends - the ones you love. From my home to yours, I hope all of you have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!  
~ HelenKay

Buy link: Amazon

Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he's on vacation but he's really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him.

When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn't who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward's not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself.

As the situation heats up, these two must decide whether they can trust one another—and quick. Working together might just make everyone safer, but getting close enough for comfort … might just get them killed.

Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
The Boss's Mistletoe Maneuvers

Happy holidays... Merry Christmas... to everyone, from Linda Thomas-Sundstrom. Hope you enjoy the magic of the season! 

Buy link: Amazon
Seduction in a Santa Claus suit? 

When millionaire Chaz Monroe goes undercover at the ad agency he bought, he has to figure out why his star employee, Kim McKinley, won't work on the very important Christmas campaign. He'll go to any length to get answers from the beautiful go-getter--if he has to kiss them out of her, so be it.

Kim can't believe Chaz's nerve. So why is she always falling into his arms…and into his bed? Soon, this exasperating man unlocks her secrets just in time for a Christmas she'll never forget…and one he may never live down!

Jill Limber
Fool Me Once

I want to send wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all of you, and a little reminder to take care of yourselves. The holidays can get so hectic that we all need a little break from time to time. What could be better than a fire in the fireplace, a comfy chair and a fun book to read? Take some time and treat yourself, you’ve earned it!  
Love to all, Jill

Buy link: Amazon

Six months after a torrid affair, a pregnant young San Diego artist unknowingly rents the apartment over her garage to the vanished father of her child: a Navy SEAL with a very specific mission.

Georgie Lee
The Courtesan's Book of Secrets

I hope all of our names are on Santa's nice list this year. Have a very Merry Christmas!
~ Georgie Lee

Buy links:  Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Harlequin 

To save his family legacy, Rafe Densmore must seize a courtesan's infamous register. No one can ever know how his father betrayed his country! One person stands in Rafe's way—the beautiful Cornelia, Comtesse de Vane. 

In the card rooms of Paris, Rafe and Cornelia made an unbeatable…intimate team. Until, convinced of Rafe's desertion, desperate Cornelia married an elderly comte. Now, returning to London an impoverished widow, she'll do anything to possess the register. 

Even if that means becoming Rafe's partner once again…. 

Morgan Hannah MacDonald
Last Scream

The warmest of Season's Greetings to you and yours.
~ Morgan Hannah MacDonald

Buy link to book sellers: MHM Website   

He kidnaps them. Punishes them. Sends them to hell. Then he displays them so everyone will know they are sinners.

Leave a comment for a chance to win one of these
 fabulous reads! 

After a long day of Christmas shopping or the obligatory office Christmas party, how do you unwind? Share one of your holiday survival secrets/tips for a chance to win one of the ebooks featured today and tomorrow (winner's choice). Yes! There are five more books on Tuesday!  And don't forget to leave your contact information along with your comment to be entered into the randomizer.  Good luck and happy holiday!   

Visit us tomorrow for more great books by San Diego romance authors.


  1. The books all look amazing.


    I shop all year round for gifts. We also visit extended family leading up to Christmas. That way Christmas is just immediate family. We keep it simple & just enjoy.


    1. Shopping for Christmas presents all year is such a smart way to shop––so much less stress. Gook luck Mary!

    2. Mary - I'm right there with you on reading Christmas books... and I'm watching all of the Christmas movies I can! Happy holidays to you!

  2. Ooops! I forgot to answer the question! Duh! I shop all year around... and the people I shop for, want basically the same things each year... making it so easy (and simple) and less stressful. Thanks again!
    lindalou (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

    1. Wow, that's two of you who pre-shop for Christmas. Do you have a secret closet to put the gifts in? ;) Good luck!

    2. I don't always shop all year round, but if I see the perfect gift for someone at a different time of year, I will buy it and save it.

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    1. Thanks Angie, this was a fun post to put together.

  4. I distress in the evenings by having a glass of wine and watching the Hallmark Channel. I love holiday movies. :)

    1. I love indulging in holiday movies, especially since so many of them are available on Netflix or DVD. I cant watch them when, and as much as I want!

    2. Some favorite holiday movies: Home Alone and Love, Actually.

  5. with chocolate

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. I will have a cup of tea and read for a while.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

    1. I had some hot spiced cider yesterday. Tastes just like Christmsa! :)

  7. Lots of hot chocolate in my pj!

    Maybe31 at Yahoo. Com

    1. Hot chocolate, hot spiced cider––I also have a great recipe for spiced tea. I'll have any of the above, and then curl up with a good book! :)

  8. Congratulations to Lindalou. (lindalou@cfl.rr.com) You won your choice of ebook (any of the new releases) featured in this two day holiday book blog.

    Thanks for all the great survival tips. Wishing all our readers and commenters a warm, safe, and merry holiday!