Saturday, December 31, 2016

#Joyathon2016: Winners

Dear Authors, Readers and fellow Romance Lovers,

Thank YOU for joining me this past month in celebrating the holiday season. YOU all have made each and every December these past 6 years full of amazing stories, recipes, traditions, holiday movies, romances, and the occasional good looking hero. YOU all make me want to come back each December with the Joyathon.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year! I hope you all will join me in 2017 for more guest authors, book recommendations, new features, and of course, another Joyathon.

xx,
Kati






Chris B.

ebook copy of KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Marina Adair

Molly L.
$15 Amazon gift card from Lila DiPasqua

Barbara R.
ebook copy of THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE by Jenn LeBlanc

Hannah
ebook copy of WANDERLUST by Roni Loren

Diane S.
ebook copy of CHRISTMAS IN THE DUKE'S ARMS and CHRISTMAS IN DUKE STREET from Shana Galen

Erin F.
book and swag from Valerie Bowman

Teri D.
$10 Amazon gift card from Sophie Barnes

Jen B.
paperback of ONE HOT DECEMBER by Tiffany Reisz

Louise R.
signed copy of MR. PRESIDENT by Katy Evans

Mary M.
eARC of TAKING THE EARL and $20 gift card from Sara Ramsey

Sheryl N.
paperback copy of MY FAIR PRINCESS and HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER by Vanessa Kelly

Christina R.
a mug, swag and $25 Starbucks gift card from Beth Yarnall

Lynn R.
Penney W.

$10 Amazon gift card from Jennifer Snow

Karin A.
$50 Amazon gift card from Cathy Maxwell

Natasha D.
ebook copy of THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke

Yadira A.
eARC of SAFE BET by Monica Murphy

April K.
Sharlene W.
Yaritza S.
Christina R.
Jenn M.

Kindle copy of CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL

Glenda
ebook from Lauren Smith's backlist

Jenn M.
Kate S.

Kindle copy of FIGHTING TO WIN by Nicole Flockton

Janie M.
$25 Amazon gift card from Lily Blackwood

Lori H.
Evelyn D.

ebook copy of SEDUCING THE TYCOON by MK Meredith

Amy M.
$10 Amazon or B&N gift card from Jennifer Shirk

Carol L.
paperback of MY BROWN-EYED EARL and ballroom survival kit from Anna Bennett

Erin F.
Natasha D.

ebook copy of FALLING FOR HER BACHELOR by Robin Bielman

Christy M.
Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Player, Beautiful Secret, Beautiful by Christina Lauren

Denise H.
large flat rate box of books and swag

Jen B.
$25 worth of books from The Book Depository

May
Ada H.

package of swag, bookmarks and other goodies




***Winners have been contacted by email***


Sunday, December 25, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Christina Lauren (@christinalauren)


Meet Christina Lauren


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal, been selected as one of NPR’s Top 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances, and won both the Seal of Excellence award and Book of the Year from RT Magazine.

Connect with Christina and Lauren: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter


ADD TO GOODREADS
Series: Beautiful Bastard #5
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 416
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Featuring the entire BEAUTIFUL series cast for one final hurrah!

A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
A MAN WEIGHED DOWN BY RESPONSIBILITY.
A ROAD TRIP VACATION WHERE ALL BETS ARE OFF.
OH, AND A LOT OF WINE.

After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl in their place, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.

Scaling the career ladder is the default way to deal with heartbreak—and to just deal—for Jensen Bergstrom. Absolutely buried by his drive and workload, he rarely takes time for himself. But when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. She might be too much for him…or he might realize his life has become too small and needs her to make it bigger, crazier.

With this circle of friends there’s always something going on: from Chloe and Sara’s unexpected personality swaps to Will’s new domestic side to Bennett’s text message barrage and George’s own happily-ever-after. In short, their adventures in love, friendship, and hilarity are nothing short of Beautiful.

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Christina and Lauren's publisher is giving away a set of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Player, Beautiful Secret and Beautiful (US ONLY).
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Robin Bielman (@robinbielman)


Meet Robin Bielman

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Finalist, Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.

She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.

She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch at all of her social media spots!

Connect with Robin: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter





Merry Christmas Eve! I’m so happy to be here to celebrate the holiday season. Hugs and thanks to Kati for including me! I thought I’d share my Top 5 Favorite Winter Activities with you, so here goes…
  • Stay in my jammies all day and curl up on the couch with a blanket to watch movies. I especially love the Hallmark Channel this time of year!
  • Drink peppermint mochas, lattes and hot chocolate. Not all at the same time.
  • Bake. I’m a terrible cook, but I can turn out some yummy cookies and breads.
  • Go to the beach! I live in Southern California so we always have lots of sunshine, and in the winter it’s not crowded. I love to bundle up and go for a walk along the water and look for sea glass.
  • Read! This is really a favorite activity every season, but it’s especially fun to read when it’s cooler outside and – fingers crossed! – raining, or at least looking like rain. My hubby is a big reader, too, so it’s wonderful to cuddle up together with good books.

What’s one of your favorite winter activities?


ADD TO GOODREADS
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 244
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: October 20, 2016

Rowan Palotay hopes she never runs into the too-handsome Prince Theodore Chenery ever again after she leaves an embarrassing first impression. But fixing her mistake garners even more attention from the prince, and when he requests she be his reporter for a news story, she can’t say no.

Prince Theo is completely enchanted with Rowan and finds her special brand of kindness and honesty impossible to ignore. Back home, his choices are made for him, but here in this small town where his mother grew up, he feels connections he never has before. And the more time he and Rowan spend together, the more he wants her—all of her.

When obligations back home take a turn he didn’t see coming, he’s ready to stake his claim. But when his father and the media get wind of his relationship with Rowan, Theo must decide whether to follow his heart or his royal duty.

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Robin is giving away 2 ebook copies of FALLING FOR HER BACHELOR.
Leave a comment for Robin: What’s one of your favorite winter activities?
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Friday, December 23, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Anna Bennett (@_AnnaBennett)


Meet Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

Anna wrote some books under the pen name Anne Barton.

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Happy Joyathon, everyone—I love this tradition at Romancing Rakes! I have to confess that summer is my favorite season. I mean, it’s hard to compete with sunny days, beautiful beaches, and frozen margaritas…but winter has its perks too! Here are my five favorite things about winter:
  • Wrapping presents – Turn on A Christmas Story and hand me a glass of wine, and I will happily wrap for hours. I don’t care how big or odd-shaped the present is…BRING IT ON. My secret weapons are snowman wrapping paper and foil bows. You can’t go wrong with peel and stick bows.
  • Pre-snowstorm shopping – When the forecast says snow, I can’t wait to hit the grocery store for the necessities: chili fixings, muffins, casseroles, cookies, junk food, and COFFEE. It’s fun to bond with other desperate shoppers in the bread aisle.
  • Watching hockey games – This might sound a little weird, but I like to watch hockey on TV while I write—but only when the team’s regular play-by-play announcer is calling the game. He’s charming in a geeky sportscaster sort of way and brings the team good luck. Told you it was weird. #Letsgocaps
  • Decorating for the holidays – Outdoor lights are my specialty. The process goes something like this. Phase 1: “This will be the year we impress all the neighbors!” Phase 2: “How did half of the light strands go bad in the attic?” Phase 3: Visit three stores to find matching lights. Pay exorbitant price. Hide receipt. Phase 4: Throw lights on bushes and make entire family walk to street in freezing cold to admire them. Family pretends lights are the best ever.
  • Reading in front of the fire – Heaven is curling up on the couch with a cup of cinnamon tea, my favorite blanket, and Lisa Kleypas’s latest. Perfection!

However you celebrate, I hope your holidays are the BEST!


ADD TO GOODREADS
Series: Wayward Wallflowers #1
Genre: Historical
Page Count: 352
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: October 4, 2016

NEVER SEND A DEBUTANTE…
William Ryder, Earl of Castleton, is at the end of his noble rope. Not only has he broken ties with his longtime mistress, his mother has publicly announced her wish for him to marry a suitable young lady—if only to help him raise the twins left in his care. Hiring a governess should solve some of Will’s problems…but when he meets the candidate in question, he finds himself in an entirely new predicament.

TO DO A WALLFLOWER’S JOB
Miss Margaret Lacey is brainy, beautiful, and, once upon a time, Will’s betrothed. But she bowed out of the engagement—and, since then, has never been the same. A tragic accident robbed her of everything, and now, at age twenty-three, her marital prospects are slim to none. Penniless but not without pride, Meg convinces the vexingly handsome Will to hire her for the job. What neither of them could have expected from this arrangement, however, is an attraction that burns stronger than ever. Are these two lost souls finally ready to be schooled in the art of love?

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Anna is giving away copy of MY BROWN-EYED EARL and a ballroom survival kit (US)
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Jennifer Shirk (@JenniferShirk)


Meet Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. Her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance and recently, her novel WEDDING DATE FOR HIRE was a 2016 Golden Leaf finalist for best short contemporary romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her. 

Feel free to join her newsletter! Monthly giveaways!

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Hi, all! Jennifer here! I'm so happy to be a part of this Joyathon event!

I live in a small shore town, but even in the winter there are a bunch of fun things to do!

Some of my favorite winter activities are:
  • The Polar Plunge! It's the first dip in the ocean on January 1st! Do I actually go in? NO. But it is a lot of fun to watch. Here are some pictures from last year.
  • Hot Tubing! Yes, stay with me now; we have a hot tub in our backyard and there is nothing better than going out in it on a cold crisp winter night! Even when it's snowing!
  • Baking! When it's cold outside, I love a warm house with yummy aromas in the air.
  • Drinking Hot Chocolate. I never drink the stuff except in winter—where I stock up on all kinds. It's the perfect end to a nice dinner or to have while reading a book.
  • Roasting Marshmallows around the Fire Pit. Yes, we actually have a fire pit too. In winter (as long as there is no snow on the ground) we bundle up and head outside with blankets and sit by the fire. Heaven!

Thanks again for having me!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



ADD TO GOODREADS
Series: Anyone But You #3
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 167
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Release Date: December 5, 2016

Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine's life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except...when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn't so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she'll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin's older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother-it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator-the one he hasn't been able to stop thinking about for months-his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt's always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed "right match" might just be the wrong brother.

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Jennifer is giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon or B&N.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with MK Meredith (@MKMKMeredith)


Meet MK Meredith

#1 Bestselling author MK Meredith writes both single title and novella length contemporary romance novels, promising an emotional ride on heated sheets. She's had a lifelong love affair with peanut butter -- the only two things coming close in the battle for her affections are gorgeous heels, and maybe Gerard Butler...or was it David Gandy? Who is she kidding? Her true loves are her husband and two children who have survived her SEA's (spontaneous explosions of affection) and lived to tell the tale.

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Hello new friends! I'm so honored to be included in such a fun event. A big thank you to the Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance for having me.

Hmmmmm...my favorite winter activities. That's such a fun question because if it involves the month of December I'm drunk on Christmas spirit! So here are my top 5...

5. Snowboarding. It's such a rush and there no beating the view of snowcapped peaks and miles of sparkling snow...except maybe white sandy beaches along a turquoise ocean coast...but this is winter we're talking about.
4. Sledding and snowball fights with my smoochie-faced kiddos. the only reason this isn't number 1 is because I abhor being cold. And if I'm in the snow...I'm cold. LOL!
3. Writing by the fireplace in my fingerless gloves and cozy slippers with a view of the snow outside. There's nothing cozier than being warm inside when it's freezing outside. And I love writing no matter the season!
2. Christmas movies while snuggled on the couch under blankets. Pure bliss. Only thing better is if I can talk one of my kiddos to cuddle with me for the duration.
1. Eggnog, fireplace, and Christmas music at the same time. I have such lovely memories of my mom at Christmas time when I was a little girl. The music and snap and crackle of a warm fire always takes me back to her smile and hugs. And now I get to pass on the same memories with my sweet babies. The eggnog is just because it's so dang tasty!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, hugs, loves, and peanut butter!
MK Meredith


ADD TO GOODREADS
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 189
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence
Release Date: September 19, 2016

International tycoon Drago De Luca has the world at his feet and he knows it. But back home in Italy, his beloved grandmother's family inn is on the verge of closing down for good, thanks to hotshot American heiress, Chase Huntington, and her new hotel. Drago has to protect Nonna's inn, even if it means getting close enough to Chase to convince her she needs to leave. But the more time he spends with Chase, the more he's drawn to her passion, her love of his culture, and the way she looks in those Louis Vuitton heels.

Chase Huntington would give anything to enjoy her time with charming, sexy-as-hell Drago in the style capital of the world, but she has to make sure the new Huntington hotel opens successfully. How else can she prove she's not just fashionista with a fortune—she’s an heiress savvy enough to take over the family’s biggest hotel back in California? But somewhere between boutiques and business plans, she falls head over Louboutins for Drago. But when Drago's true motive for spending so much time with her comes to light, it could destroy everything Chase built and everything she thought she found in Italy.

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MK is giving away 2 ebook copies of SEDUCING THE TYCOON.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Lily Blackwood (@lilyblackwood)


Meet Lily Blackwood

Lily Blackwood lives in Texas, with her husband, their two teenagers, a devoted red golden retriever and two rascally cats. She enjoys flea markets, cooking, eating and not cleaning her house! She recently taught herself to knit and has been making a mess with yarn ever since. She loves all things historical, and finds it thrilling to imagine a time period where each day held very real dangers, and true love stories and happily-ever-afters were precious and rare. Lily loves to hear from readers!

Lily is also the RITA Nominated author of Regency romances, Lily Dalton.

Connect with Lily: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter





Kati, thank you so much for having me here for Romancing Rakes’ 2017 Joyathon!
I’m from Texas, where some years it can be a balmy 90 degrees on Christmas, so sometimes we need a little help getting into the “’Tis the Season” mood! Like many families, mine makes that happen by embracing traditions that are special to this time of year. Here’s just a few of our favorites:
  • I always make Berlinerkranser cookies, which are little Norwegian holiday wreath cookies. Are we from Norway? No, but when I was little, my mother pulled a little booklet out of a magazine, called “Betty Crocker’s Festive Fixin’s with a Foreign Flair” and we picked one of the recipes to make together. I can tell you the exact name, because I have the booklet in my book of family recipes. I’ve had fun with my daughter making them every year, to take and share with the rest of the family.
  • Some families talk about their tradition of arguing and tension during the holidays. My family just gets silly. Matching pajamas? Everyone’s game. Crazy game that no one has ever heard of? Let’s play it. My brother, three years ago, bought everyone lucha libre masks. Needless to say, we have very interesting photographs from that year.
  • We pull out all the old pictures. My family loves family, and family history. My dad, in particular, is an amazing genealogist. It’s important to all of us to know and remember names and events and stories, and where people lived and worked and why. Christmas is the perfect time for hearing new stories and remembering old ones.
  • Pass the phone! We make phone calls at Christmas, to talk to relatives who live far away, and who couldn’t join us.
  • The holidays are a time for reading. We all live crazy busy lives, and don’t get much time to relax. At Christmas, we’re confined to one place for a span of days, and we actually get to slow down. In those low times between all the festivities, those of us who aren’t napping, are reading books.
Thanks for letting me share a few of my family’s traditions!
Lily


ADD TO GOODREADS
Series: Highland Warrior #2
Genre: Historical
Page Count: 318
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: December 6, 2016

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Since childhood, Magnus has been led to believe he is the Laird Alwyn’s bastard, and raised to hate the Clan Kincaid. But when he learns he is without a doubt the son of the murdered Laird Kincaid, his life as he has always known it is shattered. Now, hiding his knowledge and his fury, he returns to Burnbryde Castle, awaiting the chance to strike against the man whose treachery robbed him of his legacy. His first act of rebellion: to steal a kiss from the redheaded beauty who’s betrothed to the Alwyn’s eldest son and heir.

Since her arrival at Burnbryde, Tara Iverach has been confined to a tower to guard her virtue before she marries. But after a surprise embrace with a lean, bare-chested Highlander who claims to be the Alwyn’s oldest son, she can’t contain her excitement over her good fate. Unfortunately, he is the wrong eldest son, and she is set to marry his cruel and lecherous half brother, Hugh. Can Magnus conquer his rivals and claim his Kincaid destiny before the woman who’s captured his heart becomes his sworn enemy’s bride?

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Lily is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card (US/CA).
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Monday, December 19, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Nicole Flockton (@NicoleFlockton)


Meet Nicole Flockton

Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted "Nicole likes to tell her own stories". It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.

Connect with Nicole: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter





Growing up in Australia my favourite winter activities were completely different than those people who grew up with snow. We didn't get snow in Perth, Western Australia and now living in Houston we don't get snow either. So here's what I like to do in winter:
  • Watching football. In the USA it's the NFL. In Australia it's Australian Rules Football. The outcome is the same - muscly men pushing their limits.
  • Cuddling up on the couch with a good romance book on a rainy winter's day.
  • A few years ago we spent Christmas in Colorado and, of course, we had snow. We had a lot of fun sledding so, if by some miracle we had snow in Houston we would definitely try and do some sledding.
  • A hot shower. Seems weird but waking up and jumping into a hot shower is a great way to start the day.
  • Wearing comfy, warm clothes. Like your favourite sweatpants with your favourite sweater and fluffy socks.

What's your favourite winter clothes?

ADD TO GOODREADS
Series: The Elite #1
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 95
Publisher: Nicole Flockton
Release Date: August 10, 2016

In Love You're Always Fighting to Win

Julia Ashland walked away from Mitch Osborn when a scandal rocked her world following the diving world championships. Now she’s face to face with him again at the biggest event of the year – the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Not only must she fight her attraction to him, she has to fight to prove she earned her position on the diving team.

Mitch Osborn is the darling of the swimming world. Competing at his third Olympics his focus is on increasing his personal gold medal tally not rekindling a relationship with Julia—the woman who publicly humiliated him with another member of the swim team.

Now thrown back together at the Olympics, will their competitive natures take hold or will they be fighting to win each other’s hearts once more.

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Other Books in Series:

Nicole is giving away 2 ebook copies of FIGHTING TO WIN.
Leave a comment for Nicole: What's your favourite winter clothes?
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The Fine Print: Open to persons of 18 years or older, some restrictions may apply. Giveaway runs December 1st-31st. Follow instructions on rafflecopter form to enter. Winner will be contacted by email so make sure you enter a valid email address. Kati/Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged package once items are sent. No substitutions or replacements due to nature of prizes. By entering the giveaway you agree to the terms stated.

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