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My first translated book is here! Natal Com Neve is available on Amazon

Exciting news!

Today is a first for me… One of my books has been translated! My English Christmas novella, Snow Kissed, is now available in Portuguese with a new name: ‘Natal Com Neve’. Hopefully this will be the start of many more translations, including other books and languages too.

Natal Com Neve is available on all Amazon stores (and on Kindle Unlimited)

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Natal com Neve 

(Um romance inglês natalino)

Amazon Brazil: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B01MXRGZT9

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXRGZT9

Um Natal com neve nas montanhas Cotswolds na Inglaterra, um segredo de família e um casamento.

Sadie começou as festas de final de ano da pior maneira possível. Depois de perder seu emprego uma semana antes do Natal, e começar uma briga em uma loja de brinquedos, ela decide largar os enfeites natalinos e viajar mais cedo para Cotswolds, onde pretende passar um Natal tranquilo em família.

Ela não contava com as complicações originadas pelo casamento de sua irmã, na época do Natal. Nem com Jaime, irmão do noivo e padrinho.

O rico e charmoso Jamie é tudo aquilo que Sadie tenta evitar. Mas, o padrinho carrega um segredo que irá mudar o Natal de todos.

Na região coberta de neve de Cotswolds, será que Sadie conseguirá ter um Natal feliz afinal?

Natal com Neve é um livro de leitura rápida, no gênero romance, escrito por Lisa Swallow, uma autora best-seller do jornal USA Today.

The original, English version is called Snow Kissed and is also available on Amazon stores and Kindle Unlimited.

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And the original English version….

Red glossy heart on a frosty white snow background. Love and St. Valentine concept.Snow Kissed

Sadie’s holiday season is officially off to the worst start ever.

After losing her job a week before Christmas and starting a fight in a toy store, she decides to throw in the tinsel and heads to the English Cotswolds early for a quiet Christmas with her family.

She wasn’t counting on the complications caused by her sister’s Christmas wedding. Or the groom’s brother and best man, Jamie. 

The wealthy, charming Jamie is everything Sadie tries to avoid. But the best man has a secret that will change everybody’s Christmas.

In the snow-kissed Cotswolds, will Sadie have a happy holiday after all?

Snow Kissed is a short and sweet Christmas romance novella from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Swallow.

Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

http://bit.ly/SnowKUS (US)

http://bit.ly/SnowKUK (UK) 

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Includes my latest release, Snow Kissed

Snow Kissed ~ A Christmas Novella from Lisa Swallow

Today I’m celebrating the release of SNOW KISSED. This is a short and sweet holiday novella that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Snow Kissed is available for .99¢ or FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

 

Sadie’s holiday season is officially off to the worst start ever. After losing her job a week before Christmas and starting a fight in a toy store, she decides to throw in the tinsel and heads to the English Cotswolds early for a quiet Christmas with her family.
She wasn’t counting on the complications caused by her sister’s Christmas wedding. Or the groom’s brother and best man, Jamie.
The wealthy, charming Jamie is everything Sadie tries to avoid. But the best man has a secret that will change everybody’s Christmas.
In the snow-kissed Cotswolds, will Sadie have a happy holiday after all?

 

BUY LINKS:

This book is available exclusively through Kindle Unlimited (for FREE) or you can purchase it for .99 cents!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AUS | Amazon CAN

Guest Post : J’aimee Brooker – Rescued: A Festive Novella

Oh, how I’ve been longing for a northern hemisphere ‘white Christmas’… kids playing in the snow making snowmen, the sound of a crackling fire in the background, a freshly cut Christmas tree, and the aromas of cinnamon and a roasting turkey in the oven… the romance of a white Christmas for me is palpable.

For those of us in the southern hemisphere, Christmas is quite a different affair. For me, Christmas goes a little something like this… Kids are busy outside splashing and playing in the pool begging to be allowed to make the short walk to the beach, the air-conditioning is pumping, and the aroma of sunblock, Aeroguard (insect repellent) and a barbeque fill the air.

I love Christmas. I love the beach. And, I love that our Christmas celebrations are so vividly different to our northern hemisphere counterparts. But, it got me thinking… do those in the northern hemisphere long for a laid-back Aussie Christmas as well? Do they dream of sunbathing on the beach with mid-30-degree temperatures, throwing back a cold beer rather than a warm eggnog, stripping down to their swimmers rather than wrapping on a scarf…?

So what better way to celebrate the Australian Christmas spirit than to write about it!

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Rescued: A Festive Novella
J’aimee Brooker

Two gorgeous girls
A knight in shining speedos
One red-hot Australian Christmas!

Set against the glorious backdrop of Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach comes the story of childhood friends Anya Thompson and Sophie Anders and their brush with one of Bondi’s finest—lifeguard Jack Covey.

As a lifeguard, Jack’s instincts are finely tuned. He’s spent his career watching for danger and avoiding distractions but when the gorgeous Anya Thompson catches his eye, he can’t help but be intrigued by Anya and her modest and reserved manner.

Anya’s lost more than her Christmas cheer, but will one steamy night with her best friend and the deliciously handsome Jack be just the thing to restart her shattered heart?

Whether you’re craving a good ol’ red-hot Aussie Christmas story or you want a story that’ll melt the snow and get you hot and bothered, Rescued is for you.
Excerpt

“He’s gorgeous” Sophie purred from behind her glasses, “don’t you think Anya?”

“Ah, yep, I guess so…”

“You guess so? Anya Thompson, you have to be kidding me—look at him, he is the ultimate specimen of man! Ooh, and look at the guy next to him… my gosh I’m glad we made this move! What I wouldn’t do to have them both at my beck and call…” she trailed off.

“Oh Soph, seriously, too much information” Anya sighed, rolling over to rest on her stomach giving her back a much needed slathering of the intensely warm sun rays but throwing a quick glance over her shoulder at the two lifeguards all the same. They were hot, but then again that was hardly a surprise, she hadn’t seen any that where less than Adonis-like since moving to Sydney.

“Right. Like you’ve never had a lifeguard fantasy Miss Goody-Two-Shoes?” she replied mockingly.  “Oh, gosh, Anya they’re looking over here” she whispered before stilling completely.

“Big deal, some hot lifeguards are checking out girls on the beach. Now tell me something that should surprise me, Soph?”

“Oh, that’s nice don’t ya think Jack—this one thinks we’re hot” came a strong male voice from above her sending her into a frenzied scramble to kneel and cover herself.

FIVE STAR reviews for Rescued: A Festive Novella

Very nice story by bookworm_722

This was a really nice story about how the character overcame a really sad incident in her life thanks to the care and compassion of her best friend and a new boyfriend. Often romance novels seem to skirt around how and why falling in love can happen so quickly but I didn’t feel that this was the case with this book — the author gave a lot of information and details that really helped to make the storyline believable. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

Like the cover says: a red-hot Aussie Christmas story! by _love_to_read_

I could hardly pass by this book with a hot man’s backside on the cover, so I downloaded my copy hoping it would live up to it’s description and, oh boy, it did! Bit easy on the Christmas side of things, so you could probably read this anytime of the year. Love the lifeguards, love the beach, love the book!

Whoa.. loved this fresh take on Christmas romance by BookMumOZ

Ok, so what’s not to love… Bondi beach, hot lifeguards, and the added bonus of a very hot threesome… Loved the characters especially the hero Jack!

Find J’aimee online:

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Website: www.jaimeebrooker.com.au 

Blog: http://jaimeebrooker.wordpress.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaimee_brooker

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7032335.J_aimee_Brooker

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NEW RELEASE – Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe

Today I’m excited to share the release of Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by my talented friend and critique partner Rebecca Raisin.
This is her debut novella and I’m so excited for her!
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AUTHOR: Rebecca Raisin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance novella
RELEASE DATE: November 12 2013
SYNOPSIS
Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.
But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come
true!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile.
This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in various short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous men who have brains as well as brawn, is falling in love with them – just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write  characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly, believe in true, once in a lifetime love.
www.twitter.com/jaxandwillsmum

COVER REVEAL – Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe

Today I’m excited to share the cover for my talented friend and critique partner Rebecca Raisin.
This is her debut novella and I’m so excited for her!
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AUTHOR: Rebecca Raisin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance novella
RELEASE DATE: December 12 2013
SYNOPSIS
Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.
But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come
true!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile.
This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in various short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous men who have brains as well as brawn, is falling in love with them – just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write  characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly, believe in true, once in a lifetime love.
www.twitter.com/jaxandwillsmum
**If you are interested in receiving an ARC for review, please leave a comment on this post or contact Rebecca**