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Fresh Pick | SANTA IN MONTANA by Janet Dailey
Fresh Pick / December 1, 2010

October 2010 On Sale: October 5, 2010 Featuring: Chase Calder; Cat 316 pages ISBN: 1420114743 EAN: 9781420114744 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at Santa In Montana by Janet Dailey The best gift is love… “Can Santa bring you a husband?” Montana winters are harsh, but bad weather won’t get in the way of the Calders’ Christmas reunion. Patriarch Chase Calder is determined to make this holiday the happiest yet–especially for his daughter, Cat. And Chase knows the best gifts aren’t always done up in paper and ribbon. . . It’s high time for widowed Cat to have a man in her life again, whether she’ll admit it or not. Chase has been thinking long and hard, and he’s got a plan–one he’s far too wise to reveal to his stubborn little darlin’. And as the magical season begins with a glorious snowfall, the Calders share a host of surprises–including a mystery solved, a special visitor, and the greatest gift of all: love, the forever kind. . . Previous Picks

Jen’s Jewels | Laura Alden Interview
Jen's Jewels / December 1, 2010

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season comes an endless To Do list for moms. Whether it’s staying up late to bake cupcakes for a class party or being volunteered to sew buttons on costumes for a play, the stress of the season gets to the best of us. Throw in a couple of last minute school assignments for the kids like book reports and science projects, it’s a wonder we manage to enjoy the spirit of the season at all. This month’s Jen’s Jewels Laura Alden knows firsthand what stress might do to a group of over-worked moms. In her debut novel MURDER AT THE PTA, the newly-elected PTA secretary Beth Kennedy must find out who killed Carver Elementary School’s most disliked principal. With a long list of harried mom as suspects, Beth must separate the good from the bad in order to solve this most nerve-wracking case. As part of this interview, Obsidian, an imprint of Penguin Books, has generously donated five copies for you, my favorite readers, to win. So, don’t forget to look for the trivia question at the end. And, thanks for making Jen’s Jewels a part of your holiday reading list. Jen:…

Allison Chase | Revenge of the Nerdy Hero!
Author Guest / December 1, 2010

Who remembers that wonderful old movie from the eighties, Revenge Of The Nerds, about 2 gawky kids who go off to college eager for good times and a taste of freedom? Things quickly go from bad to worse for the ungainly pair as they get pummeled by jocks, snubbed by the pretty girls, and ignored by college administrators. But by the end of the movie, our intrepid geeks not only prove they’re much smarter than their popular counterparts – by winning the day through some cool, high tech antics – but they’re sexier and more desirable, too! Why? Because they take the time to figure out what makes a girl happy. In fact, the nerdiest nerd of all ends up stealing the gorgeous head cheerleader away from the captain of the football team. Who among us didn’t cheer at the very end when all the nerds stood tall and proud to the tune of Queen’s We Are The Champions? I know I did! There’s no getting around it, Simon de Burgh, the hero of OUTRAGEOUSLY YOURS (book 2 in my Victorian series, Her Majesty’s Secret Servants) is a nerd – of sorts. While rowing and wrestling at Cambridge University have…