Kiss Me, Santa by Karina Bliss #BookReview #HolidayRomance @BlissKarina


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A reclusive American finds he’s bought a house in a New Zealand street famous for its Christmas lights.
It’s his community-minded neighbor’s task to ensure no one—but no-one—breaks a hallowed twenty-year tradition.
Single mom versus single-minded Grinch. Whose Christmas spirit is going to break first?

Previously published in That Christmas Feeling anthology

 

Read a Sample HERE!

 

Buy Link: Amazon

 

Karina Bliss

About the Author

 

New Zealander Karina Bliss’s debut won a Romantic Book of the Year award in Australia and in 2016 she finaled for the fourth time with RISE–the first of her Rock Solid series, which digs into the private and family lives of rock stars. RISE, continues the story of Zander Freedman, who first appeared as a villain in Karina’s bestselling title, What the Librarian Did.
Her fifteen romance novels have also received numerous accolades (Desert Island Keeper, ‘Best Of’ lists, RT Top Pick, Sizzling Book Club Chat) on reader sites like Dear Author, Smart Bitches and All About Romance. She lives north of Auckland with her husband and son.

Find out more at www.karinabliss.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarinaBlissAuthor
Twitter @BlissKarina
Newsletter & Email: karina@karinabliss.com

 

My Review

This story has all the earmarks of a favorite Hallmark  movie.

When Mike Ward moves to suburban Auckland in an effort to forget the past, he doesn’t expect to land in the middle of a Christmas card.

Erica Owens, his annoying, distracting, gorgeous neighbor is the chairman of the Christmas lights committee for their street, and she wants him to cooperate.

These two butt heads while fighting an attraction neither one wants.

Erica is just getting over a bad marriage and wants nothing more than to make this Christmas special for her young son.

Mike wishes everyone would just leave him the hell alone, but he can’t ignore the lonesome child next door, or his courageous mother.

Can a compromise be met before the big light up festival, or will this relationship go up in smoke?

 

I loved this feel-good story, perfect for the holidays!

I give Kiss Me, Santa 5 lovely kisses

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If you don’t know where you’re going: Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise #TimeTravel #Romance


 

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‘Past events can be changed but one must be careful of how one does it because it’ll impact on the rest of one’s life.’—Dáire Quin, Modify your Destiny if you Must, 2003

No one saw Julie’s car leave the road, no one saw her crash into the watery ditch, no one saw the gnarled tree branch pierce through the window screen and impale her to her seat.
No one heard her screams.
Yet, this was the beginning of Julie’s life.

Julie Compton, is a forty-something woman, striving for success in a male dominated business world. She thinks she’s made it. She thinks she has it all. Trouble is, her destiny has been travelling in the wrong direction and Julie is now forced to relive her life by occupying people’s bodies from her past in a time-travel, paranormal adventure.

For readers who enjoyed books like ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ and ‘The Lovely Bones’.

 

Universal link: http://bookShow.me/B01N2QW3VX

 

UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wide-Awake-Asleep-where-expect-ebook/dp/B01N2QW3VX/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481118398&sr=1-7&keywords=louise+wise

 

America link: https://www.amazon.com/Wide-Awake-Asleep-where-expect-ebook/dp/B01N2QW3VX/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1481118460&sr=8-4&keywords=louise+wise

 

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Excerpt from WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP – a paranormal, time travel romance.

 

Disorientated, I looked around at my surroundings. I had the strange feeling that I wasn’t here at all. I thought I heard a voice, and I cocked my head, but it was carried away on a gust of wind. The feeling of hands touching my body subsided and I was left in this paradox universe where I was me inside someone else’s body.

I looked down at myself and the first thing I saw was a plaid skirt, and thick tights, which sagged at the knees and ankles.

My heart began to beat in horror. No, no. Please, God, no.

My hands touched the stained cardigan over my large droopy breasts. Up further to my face…

My hands recoiled.

I felt a moustache!

I gasped in horror. I was ‘Auntie’ Iris Grimshaw!

It was bad enough being goofy Sarah Marshall, but now I had a moustache! And a bloody monobrow!

Iris began to walk, and I felt a sharp pain in my hip. I slowed, but the pain persisted. It shot down my left leg every time my foot touched the ground. No wonder the old sod was grouchy.

 

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Bio:

Louise Wise is a British author. She lives in the Midlands with her husband and four sons, and works as a pharmacy technician.

Her debut novel is the acclaimed sci-fi romance EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.

 

Her other works include A PROPER CHARLIE (romantic comedy), OH NO, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE! (dark, comedy romance), and SCRUFFY TRAINERS (a collection of short stories). She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines including Women’s Own and Take a Break.

 

Her latest novel, WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP, is out December 16th 2016 and available for pre-order. In this novel, she has mixed time travel and romance with her on-going theme of isolation and loneliness.

 

Links:

 

Website: http://louisewise.website

Email: wiselouise@gmail.com

Books: http://amzn.to/1Ne7KX0