Friday, December 13, 2013

Azure & Frank

(The Gift of Love)
Will Frank's gift of love be enough to save Azure's Christmas spirit...and their romance?

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Azure & Frank
Author: Mickie Sherwood
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Cost: Free 2 Read 

Azure's in high spirits. It's Christmastime! She has invited Frank to her family's traditional holiday breakfast. What could go wrong with that idea?

Frank's nervous. He comes because of Azure and he doesn't come empty-handed. All goes well until he asks her a simple question. Then, she asks him to leave.
Will Azure's unfounded guilt ruin Christmas? Being the wise man that he is, will Frank's gift of love be enough to save Azure's Christmas
spirit...and their romance?

Enchanting Excerpt:
Frank Hickman unwrapped a stick of gum and shoved it into his dry mouth. He drove slowly passed the house for the second time, to the tune of John Legend's All of Me. The yard looked like a toy store had exploded there. Well, it is the Christmas holidays, he thought, removing the gum. It only made his mouth drier.

Not only did cars fill the driveway, leaving one barricaded spot untouched, curbside was a parking lot. There were so many vehicles for so early on a Christmas Eve morning. His inclination was to keep driving. However, he didn't get to act on the notion.

As he watched, the glass door to the front of the house burst open. Azure exited on the run. Frank jammed on the brake. He turned down the volume on the sound system. She sprinted right up to the truck as it hummed in the middle of the street. Her face had a peachy glow as she leaned on the passenger side door. Was the abrupt exertion the cause? He believed she was truly glad to see him.

Frank lowered the window.

"Don't think you're going to sneak off," Azure said.

Moisture returned to his mouth at the purr in her voice. He wanted nothing more than to lay a passionate kiss on her alluring lips. Her smile warmed him all over, even as cold air filtered inside his vehicle. She shivered.

"When you invited me to breakfast this morning, to meet your family—" Frank fingered the neck of his shirt, "—I thought it was to meet your parents."

A sneaky, humorous look entered her eyes. Azure wound her arms across the front of her body at the gusty wind. "They're inside." Her high spirits were evident in the naughty lilt of her voice.

"Yeah. And from the looks of it, so is everyone else."

"You know how it is when out of town guests swarm in for the holidays."
Frank remained mute, because he didn't.

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  1. Hi, Mickie. Loved the snippet. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my upcoming release.

    Author: Babette James
    Title: Summertime Dream
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Release date: 12-27-2013
    Primary buy link (no short links):
    Logline: The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

    1. Hi Babette,
      I like to pay it forward whenever I can. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Author: Victoria Pinder
    Title: The Zoastra Affair
    Genre: Science Fiction Romance
    Release date: December 23rd, 2013
    Primary buy link (no short link): Not available to buy yet, but check for more information then
    Logline: What are you willing to do to get home? Ariel decides to steal Grace's body to get off the planet.

  3. My first two audio books were released this week, a children's novel and a nonfiction historic interview book on, and iTunes

    Mystery of Spider Mountain is a somewhat autobiographical novel for 9-12 year old readers, which takes place in the Hollywood Hills with bank robbers, a Ouija board and a lost child in the wilderness. The book teaches children how to survive until someone rescues them:

    Westerners: Candid and Historic Interviews is a great gift for anyone who enjoys listening to old cowboys and cowgirls talk about their lives in the early 1900s, as well as the infamous grandsons of Buffalo Bill and president William Henry Harrison and many others. Plenty of humor and background of our ancestors. It also includes writers, artists, politicians, a bunkhouse publisher, an early woman pilot and friend of Ameilia Earhart and may others:

    Both books are also available in print and ebook editions.


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