When the chill of winter drives you under the covers, snuggle up with this romantic collection of three steamy holiday inspired stories about hope, love and passion.
One Wish: A North American Pack & Half-Blood Princess Christmas by Magen McMinimy
In a forgotten mining town, deep in the Bitterroot Valley, the Montana faction of the North American Pack of werewolves prepares for the holidays. When an innocent wish and a powerful spell is cast, vampires, witches, and weres are forced together for one unforgettable night, causing everyone involved to reevaluate what is truly important and what is needed to make them whole.
The Wager: A Game Changer Prequel by Rene Folsom
You’d think the masks would come off once the ball drops at the New Year’s masquerade, but tossing caution to the wind, Liam and Maci decide to have a bit of fun by continuing to keep their faces hidden from each other during a night full of games and passion.
Get to know these two game-playing lovers before they even know each other in The Wager, a prequel to the new novel in the Playing Games series, Game Changer.
The Gift by S.L. Dearing
It’s been eight months since Kate and Matt met, fell head over heels, and moved in together. Now that the holidays are upon them, can they combine their two celebrations and families into one, or will an unexpected problem tear them apart?
From the imaginations of the authors behind Rising Indies United come stories of romance that are bound to fill you with holiday spirit.
**This collection is intended for readers 18 and older.**
The saying goes… One door closes and another one opens. That door closing can pertain to a lot of different things. Love, jobs, opportunities in general.
Well, I know that in my life that has happened quite a bit and when it does, you forget that the other door will open. It’s hard to remember that. When you depend so heavily on one thing, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s scary. It’s scary to be alone. It’s scary to not have a paycheck. It can feel like you’re wandering through a swamp. Murky water and detritus everywhere you turn. The giant trees obscuring any sunlight and at night, the dangers that live there become more prevalent. It’s scary to wonder how you will ever get out of the hole you’re in, but you will. The sun rises the next morning, breaking through a clearing in those mossy, great trees. The grayness around you starts to burn off allowing the rays of the sun to warm your face and you can find a way to land and solid ground. We all have to remember that hope will once again sprout before you like an orchid. A beautiful flower growing in the darkest, dankest place.
Hope is that orchid. A beautiful bright flower. Most people think that they are delicate, but in reality they are a hardy flower that never really dies, but only goes dormant. You just have to wait for the bloom to come back. Sometimes it takes a few months, but it will return. Hold on to knowledge that the bloom will return, just like good fortune. When we lose something or someone that is extremely important to us, it can feel like we will never have that joy ever again, but it comes back and most of the time it’s better than before. Don’t let the bad things that happen make you lose faith, because when our days are the darkest, it will be faith that gets us through. Faith in family, friends and the knowledge that a small flower will bloom in darkness.
We need to remember that in the midst of despair, when that door closes in our face, that we have to start looking around. The reason is because the door doesn’t always open itself. Sometimes we have to open it. One of those other doors is unlocked and waiting to be opened…. and on the other side is a meadow full of flowers and sunshine. It’s full of hope and promise. So don’t forget to check every door… an new adventure is waiting for you on the other side.