A Christmas Letter release Day

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The Christmas Letter

Davidson Center, Colorado book 1

by April Zyon

Published by Evernight Publishing

Cover art by Jay Aheer


Buy Links

Amazon     |     Amazon CA     |     Amazon UK     |     Amazon AUS     |     Bookstrand     |

Evernight     |     All Romance eBooks     |     Barnes & Nobles     |     iTunes


Blurb

Will a Christmas letter be enough to restore his faith in love?

Dante had been serving his country faithfully as one of the elite SEALs when he got word of his baby sister’s death. To say he had been devastated would have been an understatement. He was taken out of commission, away from the only job he ever knew, to take care of the niece he only saw when he was on leave. He toyed with the idea of allowing them to put her with a foster family—for about two minutes.

Noelle Henry spat out form letters for children who wrote to Santa Claus each holiday season. When she read a letter written in crayon from a six-year-old named Molly Davidson she knew that she couldn’t simply send the child the standard letter, especially since she had known the child’s late mother. Instead, Noelle wrote a personalized letter for the little girl, something that would likely get her fired. She never anticipated what would develop between her and Molly’s new guardian, Dante Davidson.

Be Warned: bondage, spanking

***read to the end for an amazing GIVEAWAY!!!!


Excerpt

Chapter One

Noelle Henry looked at another letter and giggled. This was one of the best jobs she had in a long time. Reading these letters from kids they sent to Santa and sending back form letters that were filled in and customized always made her day. Sure she wished she could write letters for these kids by hand, but she had already been warned more than once about it.

Opening another letter, she read it and then frowned as she realized she knew this kid. Re-reading the letter, her heart began to break. “Poor kid.” She traced the crayon that the letter had been written in and thought about the little girl’s mom and dad. She didn’t want to think about Molly’s uncle, Dante, because that brought forth too many painful memories.

Shit, she couldn’t help but wonder about him now that she had read Molly Davidson’s letter.

Dante Davidson was six years older than her, he was hotter than hell, and he had always been one of those men that all of the girls in school did everything that they could to get his attention. Noelle was no different, she couldn’t lie about that, even now. He was so out of her league, back then and especially now, it wasn’t funny. But reading Molly’s letter broke her heart.

Well hell. Noelle knew she couldn’t give this little girl a form letter. She was so going to get fired, but she knew this family, she lived in the same town they lived in and was surprised she hadn’t heard of the deaths of Molly’s mom and dad.

Dear Molly,

You are on my very good list. I’m so sorry about your mom and dad, but death isn’t something I can control. Just know that they are both together and love you very much and watch over you from where they are.

As to what you want. I’m certain your uncle is doing his best in trying to get along with you, give him time.

Noelle took a look around her, chewed her lip, and then glanced at her phone really quickly, checking her bank account. Making some quick calculations, she decided she could do it.

Continue to be good, be good for your uncle and give him a bit of a break. This is as hard for him as it is for you because he lost his baby sister, and while he’s gotten someone amazing in you, he’s trying to get over the loss of someone he spent twenty-five years protecting.

Look for something special on Christmas morning and keep being the special child that you are.

Santa

Before anyone could catch her, she printed the letter, sprinkled it with the multicolored glitter, and added a bold and script signature before stuffing it into an envelope and sending it down the line to be sent out.

The little girl wanted a new, talking real-life baby, and she didn’t know how to ask her uncle for it. She said in her heartbreaking letter that her uncle had to come home early from being a frog, which Noelle knew was SEAL, to take care of her. The little girl was scared that her uncle was going to try to give her away to one of the neighbors because of how much she looked like her mommy.

Noelle’s heart hurt for the child. She remembered Samantha, the woman had been a year older than Noelle, and they had been fast friends. Noelle hadn’t spent much time at Sammy’s house because sadly Sammy and Dante’s father was a drunk and he was a hitter as well. Sam escaped to Noelle’s home more often than not. They had drifted apart when they had both went off to college. When Sam came back married, it was on Noelle for not reaching out and making an attempt to get closer to her friend again.

Life had a way of getting in the way of friendships and of ensuring that one didn’t pick right back up where one left off. That’s what happened with Sammy and Noelle, but she wasn’t going to let this little girl go without the baby she wanted. It was an expensive purchase, but she would get it for the child and ship it to her. She just hoped that no one in their little town would put two and two together and realize that she was the one who had bought the baby for the little girl.

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GIVEAWAY!!!

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Visit the following Rafflecopter link for a giveaway from myself, Doris O’Connor and Sara Anderson. The giveaway is open from 12/6 through 12/10.

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From Doris – these ornaments are handcrafted from Germany … *they are both 2 per package*

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From Sara – these ornaments represent snow, which Sara loves, this is a 4 pack and they are glass bulbs so be careful.

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From me… I love mouth blown, hand painted glass ornaments, therefore that’s what you get from me.

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From the three of us you get…

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Again, remember that all you have to do is leave me your favorite Christmas Memory…

Mine is… 

My first Christmas with my son and daughter both. He was almost 3 and she was 10 months old. He was so excited because he was telling her all about Christmas and how she was a good girl because she didn’t puke or poop too much so she was going to get a lot this year. It was amazing because in his words, his excitement it made me remember what Christmas was all about – hope – giving – caring – LOVE. It was about family and giving. It wasn’t about getting but giving. That’s my favorite memory, what is yours?

#SharingisCaring recap from 12/04/2016

iiiiooiioHi all. Wow, Facebook’s Sunday #sharingiscaring post went fairly well. I certainly hope that everyone was able to garner a few more likes for their Facebook Fan page, Twitter, Website, Group or whatever it was that you shared.

I’m sharing now everyone that listed their links now below…

April Zyon     |     BookSmacked     |      Snowy Knights     |     Sinfully Sweet Romance

Fiona Archer     |     Evernight Publishing     |     Moira Callahan     |     Elena Kincaid

Ansley Blackstock, Editor     |     Jocelyn Dex     |     Caz’s Forever Books

Redz World Reviews     |     One Last Page Book Blog     |     Mellanie Szereto on Facebook

Mellanie Szereto on the web     |     Lindsey Ouimet on the web

Lindsey Ouimet on Facebook     |     Can’t Stop Reading Blog    |     WLK Media

BookHookers Book Blog     |     Shari Elder Stories     |     PJ Fiala’s Road Queens

Anne Welch     |     Kimmy’s Book Corner     |     Mackenzie Williams

Wordwooze Publishing     |     Rachel Rust     |     A Nicky Hjort     |     Kyle Autumn

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Raven Dark     |     Foothills Pride      |     Kimberly Hunter     |     Nicola Cameron

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Kimberly Dean     |     Ani Bishop     |     Fiona Davenport     |      Elle Christensen

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Avery Gale      |      Dorothy Shaw     |     Amy McKinley     |      Socially Awkward Book Nerd

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Thank you so much to everyone that stopped in and posted their links! I hope that you got a few new likes!! I willl start to do this every Sunday with a recap on Mondays.

Please follow my blog so that you can get the updates as well.❤

April

COVER REVEAL!! Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

COVER REVEAL!! Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

New from Romance Rebels Publishing:

Snowy Knights

Coming Dec 13th!

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Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

When the cold hits, only he can warm her…

This December, snuggle up with 10 BRAND NEW romantic rescue stories! From literal heroes in the snow, to the bad boy whose soul is saved by love. These sexy stories will burn up your e-reader while melting your heart.

Featuring:

WINTER DECEPTION by Amy J Hawthorn

ALASKA’S SNOWY MATE by April Zyon

WINTER’S STORM by Gracie Meadows

KISS OF ICE by Kayleigh Malcolm

SNOW-KISSED by Lizabeth Scott

FROST-BITTEN by Lori King

BY THE LIGHT OF A BLIZZARD by Michel Prince

STORM OF SEDUCTION by Nicole Morgan

SNOW ANGEL by Rose Nickol

SNOW BOUND by TL Reeve

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PREORDER NOW:

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1171907995

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXCIM4M/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MXCIM4M/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MXCIM4M/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01MXCIM4M/

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/snowy-knights-anthology

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1125069378


WINTER DECEPTION

Amy J Hawthorn

Kelly’s been framed for diamond theft and nothing is more important than clearing her name and keeping her job. There’s only one problem, the deadly snowstorm tearing through Kentucky.

Detective Jake Bowie comes home exhausted and prepared to sleep his vacation away. His dog, Jasper, has more important things in mind. Say like rescuing a half-frozen, damsel in distress.

No stranger to puzzles, Jake senses there’s far more to Kelly’s story than she’s admitting. Can he see through the heat of their passion to figure out this sexy little mystery?

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ALASKA’S SNOWY FATE

April Zyon

Christmas is looking rather bleak for recent divorcee, Alaska. Spending her vacation with her family will truly test the limits of her sanity, but she’s determined to push through and get some killer slope time in the snowy mountains.

Drake is looking forward to spending the holiday season hunkered down with his polar bear clan, rest and recouping from his constant training for the Olympics. When he and his clan-mates are called out on a dangerous search and rescue mission he never dreamed he’d come face to face with his fated mate.

Saving Alaska from her car was only the beginning, and the pair find themselves in a dangerous cat and mouse game with someone determined to kill her. Is it Alaska’s Snowy Fate to find Drake and fall in love, only to die in the process?

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WINTER’S STORM

Gracie Meadows

Born to a life of privilege, Winter Stevens is ripped from her entire world by a secret she’s not willing to give up. In a small run down cabin in the middle of nowhere, the past blasts back into her life in the form of the deliciously enticing, Jules Brennon, and threatens to reveal the secrets she’s protecting.

Jules spends his life in a solitary cabin in the woods, content with only his ax for company. When the long-vacant cabin nearby is rented out, he’s forced to endure a neighbor. Never in a million years did he expect it to be Winter.

A blustery cold night forces these two together causing secrets to be spilled, and Jules to get tangled up in Winter’s Storm.

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KISS OF ICE

Kayleigh Malcolm

Alice loves life as a geothermal engineer, searching the globe for her next adrenaline thrill. Falling down a crevice into a glacier and finding a frozen Viking of a man was an adventure she never saw coming.

Erik pissed off the wrong witch and she cursed him. Every living thing he touches…freezes. His only escape was to hide away and hope the curse died with the witch. The gorgeous woman who finds him is everything he’s ever craved, but he can never have.

Can Alice and Erik learn how to break the curse before it’s too late or will the ice freeze their chance for love?

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SNOW-KISSED

Lizabeth Scott

Reed Hamilton, a home restoration expert, is more comfortable in her steel-toed boots than teetering on heels at a shopping mall. Relationships she usually kills from neglect so she’s taken herself off the market. An unexpected assignment to evaluate a potential project in upstate New York has Reed leaving the Victorian she’s working on to meet with the client. A client she discovers spooning her from behind when she wakes up in his bed! Reed finds Mason charming, tempting and hot!

An early snowstorm dumps an irresistible woman at Mason Tate’s door. As beautiful and enticing as he finds her, career focused Mason doesn’t do entanglements of any type. So he proposed that while snow falls outside, they make their own heat inside and then go their separate ways with only pleasant memories of their time together. No emotions, just a good time.

At least that was the plan. Until that kiss.

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FROST-BITTEN

Lori King

Dr. Quinn Jameson has secured his future by submerging himself in his career, but no amount of money in the world can ease his loneliness. Despite the fact that his inner polar bear is supposed to not need a pack, he finds himself craving more out of life, more contact, more intimacy, maybe even a mate.

Aubrey Celine is pregnant and on the run. This feisty tiger shifter thinks she is out of options when she wakes up in the hospital under the care of the delicious shifter. But after the horror she has gone through, can she trust another man? Even someone who seems so strong and caring?

In the midst of an epic blizzard, these two strangers must rely on each other to stay alive. The sizzling heat between them could melt the ice caps, but will it be enough to melt her frozen heart and give him the warm home he desires most?

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BY THE LIGHT OF A BLIZZARD

Michel Prince

Kelsi Stamp is known all over the world as one of the best-selling Sci-fi authors. Living in a small town she’s able to stay hidden tucked away in her cabin in the woods. Outside of her internet searches she stays away from the world. Readers are fickle and love has turned to an unhealthy obsession in the past.

As a blizzard bears down on Northern Minnesota Kelsi’s lights flicker then go out right after a large crash echoes through the wilderness. A truck holds an unconscious stranger she is being pulled to, but who is Jace Runyon and why was he driving so fast on a road no GPS even knows exists?

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STORM OF SEDUCTION

Nicole Morgan

Lori Hammond wanted for nothing. As the only heir to her family fortune she’d learned at a young age she only need ask for whatever she desired. All the money in the world hadn’t gotten her the one thing in life that she’d wanted most, Kevin Preston.

As the head of The Gilpin Search and Rescue Team, Kevin knows the dangers that a Colorado blizzard can bring. And with one looming closer to their patch of the Rocky Mountains he and his team prepare for the worst winter storm to hit their county in decades.

Hearing of the blizzard, Lori concocts a scheme to get exactly what she wants. But, will her plan be the thing that brings them together? Or will the rewards not be worth the risk as their very survival hangs in the balance?

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SNOW ANGEL

Rose Nickol

Kasey Danvers is on the run. Her step-father has finally pushed her to the edge, and now her only plan is to drive until the car runs out of gas. It’s just her luck that it happens in the middle of a freak snowstorm.

Fate intervenes, when Bryce Cromby comes to her rescue, warming her body and soul as he protects her from the storm. But can he protect her when her step-father comes for her again?

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SNOW BOUND

TL Reeve

Amity Jones is in trouble. Her ex-boyfriend is stalking her and won’t let her go, no matter how many times she runs away. After his latest attempt at kidnapping her, she has to disappear, or else.

Lance Wingham, Alpha of the Rosewood pack isn’t expecting to find his mate in a ditch on the side of the road. Caring for her is easy. And, when Amity’s ex-boyfriend shows up looking for her, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her.

Will Amity be able to accept the wolf lurking under Lance’s skin, or will she once again be running scared?

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Evernight Publishing Readers Choice Awards Nominations 2016

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***It’s time to nominate books and authors for the Fourth Annual Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Awards 2016***

By starting the survey below, you’ll have a chance to win a $25 Evernight Publishing gift certificate!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQRSJP2

Nominations are open until Nov. 13th. Semi-finalists will be announced on Nov. 14th and you’ll have the chance to vote in the finals round Nov. 14 – 28.

Be sure to enter your name and email address at the end of the nomination form for your chance to WIN a $25 Evernight Gift Certificate!

*Books published between 11/1/15 – 10/31/16 are eligible for this contest. Books published after 10/31 will be eligible for next year’s awards.


My books eligible for this years nominations are as follows, with the categories that they are eligible for…

** all books are eligible for Book of the Year and Best Cover **

The Jaguar’s Mate –  BDSM  |  Erotic  |  Paranormal  | Rubenesque  |  Suspense  

Hacked BDSM  |  Erotic  |  May-December  |  Parnormal  |  Rubenesque  |  Suspense

His Mafia Princess – BDSM  |  Contemporary  |  Erotic  |   May-December  |   Rubenesque 

The Kodiak’s Mate – Erotic  |  Paranormal  | Rubenesque  

The Royal Mate – Erotic  |  Futuristic  |  Rubenesque  |  Sci-Fi  |  Suspense

Chevon’s MateErotic  |  Futuristic  |  Sci-Fi  |  Suspense

Shadowed – BDSM  |  Erotic  |  Paranormal

Protected – BDSM  |  Paranormal  |  Suspense 

Petr’s Mate – BDSM  |  Erotic  |  Futuristic  |  Sci-Fi

Revealed – BDSM  |  Erotic  |  Paranormal  

Bonded – BDSM  |  Erotic  |  Paranormal  |  Suspense

A Christmas Home – Erotic  |  Paranormal  |  Rubenesque

Best Series – Shifters-Match.com  |  Warriors of Light  |  Space Wars  |  Family First

Anthologies – Bad Alpha


Thank you so much in advance for any nods that you give me! I am so very thankful for each and every single one of my readers, you all rock!

 

 

 

 

#SexySnippets from @aprilzyon

Hello all. Today I am doing something new. I’m joining with the fabulous ladies at Nuthouse Scribblers today and going to give you 7 lines from my latest release today.


To set this up…. Piran and Quinn had been trying to get together to have a date for a while, when they finally did, this is a part of their date after she had told him a bit about her life before coming to Shifter Falls, WY.

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For about two minutes after she’d vanished from sight, he couldn’t move. Then the breath he’d apparently been holding exploded from Piran’s body. “And they say shit isn’t fated,” he muttered. Not that she’d hear him. Quinn was entirely human. He didn’t mind that detail. It would mean being slightly more careful with her, but he could manage it.

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About the book

Quinn Ash is as human as they come. She came to Shifter Falls to hide from the danger. Too bad trouble always has a way of finding her.

Piran Raske works with wood. It makes his Jaguar happy, plus he makes a great living doing it. But he’s lonely and needs more to keep him and his cat satisfied.

Quinn comes into Piran’s life with her shockingly dark secret, and he knows he must protect her. As much as he doesn’t want to, Piran asks his friends for help to keep his mate safe. But is it too late to save the love of his life?

You can buy it here…

Evernighthttp://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-jaguars-mate-by-april-zyon/

Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXGLY31/

Amazon CAhttps://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LXGLY31/

Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LXGLY31/

Amazon Aushttps://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LXGLY31/

Bookstrandhttp://www.bookstrand.com/the-jaguars-mate-mf

All Romance eBookhttps://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thejaguarsmate-2147035-147.html

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Do check out the other Authors participating today, and why not join next week? Sexy Snippets are seven sexy sentences taken from a work in progress or published work.

You can find more on the Nuthouse Scribblers blog here  http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html?

Twitter https://twitter.com/SexySnippets

and Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/SexySnippets

 

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