Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Stars of Pocket Star eBooks {+ Giveaways}

I’m happy to be participating in the celebration of the Holiday Stars of Pocket Star eBooks.

Thanks to Melissa and the good folks at Simon & Schuster, I have a print copy of ANGELS IN THE SNOW and BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE to giveaway. BABY, which is an anthology, contains REKINDLE THE FLAME. Please see the end of the post for more details on both giveaways.

Whether it be stars in the sky, stars atop trees, or stars who offer great reads, all are holiday stars to savor. The holiday stars of Pocket Star eBooks offer perfect escapes for winding down this holiday season.

Rekindle the Flame (Nov. 30)
Romance / Contemporary / Holidays



►Rekindle the Flame is the Hot in Chicago series prequel e-novella for $1.99 by Pocket Star EBooks
►Melting Point is the mm romance e-novella from the series by Pocket Star EBooks
The Hot in Chicago series: Flirting with Fire (#1), Playing with Fire (#2), Sparking the Fire (#3 in September 2016)
►Playing with Fire is a PW Best Book of 2015 for Romance/Erotica
“[A] flawless contemporary…Deft characterization, high stakes, and unabashed sexual hunger drive the gripping fast-paced story.”

The New Year’s Wish (Nov. 30)
Romance / Contemporary / Holidays



Also indulge in Dani-Lyn Alexander’s The Perfect Gift Pocket Star EBook!
“Alexander paints a reliable, feel-good romance for the season that hits all the right notes, which is exactly what readers will seek for the holidays.”
—Library Journal

If Only In My Dreams (Nov. 30)
Romance / Contemporary / Holidays


KINDLE (eBook)
NOOK (eBook)

The final installment in the Chesapeake Diaries, Driftwood Point, will publish June 21, 2016. If you can’t wait until then, indulge in the recent New York Times bestselling Chesapeake Diaries #9, That Chesapeake Summer

Angels in the Snow (Oct. 27)
Romance / Contemporary / Holidays


Tune in to UP Friday, December 18th, 7:00 pm ET to watch the movie Angels in the Snow!
Also indulge in Rexanne Becnel’s The Christmas Train Pocket Star EBook!
“A sweet tale of unconditional family love.”
—Library Journal

The Man Curse (Nov. 16; Pocket Star / Karen Hunter EBook)
Fiction / African American / Contemporary Women


Interview with Ebony
A Little Respect & Romance | African American Fiction (and More) “VERDICT There’s a lot to like about this eBook original. Meena has a good heart but manages to make lousy decisions with men, a problem that will have many female readers nodding in agreement. Making her fiction debut with a novel that is equally raw, profane, and touching, Mays is a promising author to watch.” —Library Journal

Thinning the Herd (Jan. 4)
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban


Uproariously funny urban fantasy.”
—Publishers Weekly
“It was fun, it was ridiculous, it was funny, it was, at times, even epic in a glorious, over the top action movie kind of way, it was cartoony and yes it was often puerile. And I enjoyed it.”
—Fangs for the Fantasy

Double Down (Jan. 11) is book 3 in The Bod Squad series
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary


“Game On is a thrilling romantic caper filled with double crosses, gadgets, and just the right amount of heat…Zackman’s debut mixes romance, pop culture, and espionage into a page-turner that plays with expectations. Readers will find a fast-paced story that is equal parts action and romance.”
—Library Journal

The Humbug Murders: An Ebenezer Scrooge Mystery
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical


“Houses of ill fame, naughty noblemen, mutilation and murder, opium dens, conspiracies, blackmail, dim-witted coppers, and a cast that includes, among others, Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Mr. Pickwick, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Charles Dickens himself—it's all here in Oliver's tale set during the run-up to Christmas, 1833…Oliver includes enough action and sufficient twists and turns to provide some fun by the fireside, accompanied, perhaps, by a nice glass of Madeira.”
—Publishers Weekly
VERDICT: This series launch from Oliver is a gritty period mystery that features clever appearances by Dickens and several of his characters.”
Library Journal (What’s in Santa’s Book Bag?)


Thanks to Melissa and the good folks at Simon & Schuster, I have a print copy of ANGELS IN THE SNOW and BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Monday, Dec. 21.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widgets below and following the instructions. The widgets may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widgets and I’ll send emails with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress ANGELS IN THE SNOW Giveaway” and Thoughts in Progress BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE Giveaway.” The winners will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember, Christmas is just around the corner and books make great gifts. Are you giving anyone a book for Christmas this year?

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  1. Lots of enticing reading. Thank you so much for the links.

  2. Angels in the Snow sounds good to me.

  3. There's something about curling up with some fun, good reading at this time of year, isn't there, Mason? Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  5. So many good things...thank you & Happy Holidays!

    I will be giving several cookbooks and memoirs as gifts : )

  6. Both of these look like great holiday books! I'm still having a hard time getting into the spirit this year. The year just went by too fast!


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