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Marcella Bell | Exclusive Excerpt: STOLEN TO WEAR HIS CROWN
Author Guest / December 2, 2020

Catching Zayn’s arm in her bony talon as they passed, Roz hissed, “The unmasking will happen at the end of your dance! You’ll have to take the mask off for her—there’s a clasp in the back.” Then she let them go. Zayn led Mina to the dance floor, a pathway clear­ing before them. Other dancers left the floor as they approached the center, a warm spotlight finding them as they came to a stop, facing each other. He wasn’t sure whether it was due to the rush of success in dodging Roz, or simply the primal effect of Mina’s radiant glow in the spotlight, but although they were surrounded, the rest of the room slowly disap­peared as he looked at her. Reaching out his arms, he took her by the waist and pulled her body flush against his. As tall as she was in the heels and the mask, her head still came only to his shoulder, allowing him to rest his cheek on the smooth front of her mask, his own expression shielded by the emanating rays. Her dress was a warm second skin beneath his palm and her lush curves pressed against the hard planes of his own…

Fresh Fiction Reviewer Spotlight: Jessica Grogan
Author Guest / December 2, 2020

Throughout December and January, we are featuring the people who read the Fresh Fiction book reviews you love to read: our FABULOUS Reviewers! A few times a week you’ll be able to get to know our reviewer team, what they love about reviewing, and their holiday traditions. All things considered, 2020 was a wonderful year for books–Cheers to 2021 for more books to read and review! Your Name Jessica Grogan How long have you been a Fresh Fiction reviewer?  One year and 4 months What are your favorite genres to read and review?  Historical Romance What are your TOP 3-5 Books of 2020? Lord Holt Takes a Bride by Vivienne Lorret Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn What do you like to do outside of reading?  Spend time with my husband and daughter, watch movies, and travel. What are some of your holiday traditions? My husband, daughter, and I watch A Christmas Story every Christmas. But never all at once: we watch it in segments at the different family homes we visit throughout the day. And my mother’s side of the family always plays “dirty” bingo. Whoever wins can take a prize away from anyone….

A FOREVER CHRISTMAS! | The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane
Author Guest / December 2, 2020

The festive fun continues with the next featured author in the FOREVER CHRISTMAS celebration: Lizzie Shane! Be sure to leave a comment on each of these posts for a chance to win a copy of these wonderfully wintry Holiday Reads!  ** What’s the name of your latest release?   The Twelve Dogs of Christmas What do you love about writing holiday/Christmas romance?  I love that there always seems to be a little extra magic in the air around the holidays, like anything is possible, especially love. And it’s a time when community and friends and family all come together, which I love in a romance.  Are your hero and heroine full of Christmas cheer or the holidays bring out the worst in them?  Ally is the kind of person who wants to soak up every ounce of Christmas cheer through the season, but Ben is definitely overwhelmed by all the holiday pressure. He’s gotten a reputation as the town Scrooge, but he’s just a big softie underneath all that stress. What’s one of your favorite holiday traditions? I love wrapping presents with my family while watching Christmas movies. I think I love that more than receiving gifts. There’s something so satisfying about making something unique and beautiful…