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A Plethora of Holiday Stories for 99¢ Each! – Plus, a $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I’m happy to share several holiday stories that are on sale for only 99 cents. With TWENTY-SIX 99 cent books, you get enough reading material to take you all the way through the cold, holiday season. AND, some of these bargains are multi-story sets. So, settle in, get cozy, shop, and enjoy!

**** The first 5 commenters will win their choice of any 3 of these holiday stories!!

As a little bonus, I am giving away a $20 gift card. All you have to do to enter is sign up for the Novel Notes Authors Newsletter. It’s a multi-author newsletter, from myself, Kathy L Wheeler, Diane Burton, and Leah St. James, with great bargains, fun articles, and book recommendations. Each month we give away a $25 gift card. Click on the image to be taken to the sign up page. Once you receive your ‘Please confirm your subscription’ email, forward it to me at AliciaMDean@aol.com and I will enter you in the contest. (I will verify that the winner actually confirmed their subscription)  Winner will be drawn on December 17th. 

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Now, for the holiday bargain books: (Click on the covers to be taken to the Amazon buy page. Make sure they are actually 99 cents…I cannot guarantee they will be)

 

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An anthology of 8 Christmas Romantic Suspense stories. My story is The Twelfth Day:

A decade ago, she was the lone survivor of a serial killer attack on her family. Now, two weeks before Christmas, someone is sending her threatening messages related to the 12 Days of Christmas. Is her new love behind the twisted countdown to Christmas day?

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Being dumped by your gorgeous fiancé is bad enough no matter when it happens, but he did it at Christmas time! Marley thinks she’ll never get over it, but Rob Travers disagrees. He sets out to win Marley’s heart, well aware that when she finds out about his past, she may turn her back on him forever.

Find Elaine Cantrell here: http://www.elainecantrell.com

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Are you on the Naughty List? Thirteen Naughty Holiday stories to warm up
your winter. Including paranormal, historical, sci-fi, and contemporary
romance from bestselling authors!

Find the Naughty Literati here: http://naughtyliterati.com/

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Naughty Chances: Take A Chance On Romance. Seven naughty winter stories
including Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical, Holiday, M/M, M/M/F,
Military, Paranormal, and Shapeshifter romance from bestselling authors!

Find the Naughty Literati here: http://naughtyliterati.com/

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When spirited Victorian debutante Felicity Reginald masquerades as the ghost of a willful 18th-century beauty at a Christmas house party, she never imagines the danger and romance that will follow–and neither does dashing, obstinate Sir James Darrington.
Find Amanda here: www.amandadewees.com

 

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While waiting to purchase another house for her Christmas Village collection Sara falls and hits her head. Transported to a fantasy world she falls in love with a man in her dream. Is she willing to give up real life to be with him? Or should she trust that he’ll be there when she wakes up?
Find Elysa Hendricks here: http://www.elysahendricks.com
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It’s beginning to look at lot like Romance in this charming story of an unlikely minister, the woman he loved but left behind, a special child and a town that might finally bring them all home.

Find Annie Jones here: https://www.facebook.com/anniejones.author

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On Christmas Eve, a snow storm, a little boy, and a kitten bring together two lonely, damaged people.

Find Elysa Hendricks here: http//:www.elysahendricks.com

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When the holidays get you frazzled, relax with a bit of murder and assorted mayhem in 13 cozy holiday mysteries from bestselling and award-winning mystery authors Lois Winston, Joanna Campbell Slan, Neil Plakcy, Annie Adams, Jenna Bennett, Nancy Warren, Sara Rosett, Camille Minichino (also known as Ada Madison, Margaret Grace, and Jean Flowers,) Nancy Jill Thames, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Joyce and Jim Lavene, and Teresa Trent. Includes link for free bonus material crammed with recipes, craft tips, projects, and more.www.loiswinston.com
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As the eldest daughter, Lady Estella must protect her sisters so that they will marry well. When a strange knight arrives demanding a wife, Estella has to step up. Even though he has a hidden agenda, is she smart to risk her heart as well?
 
Find Dana Here: www.dana-dangelo.com/ 
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Seventy years ago, a collie mix brings two hearts together in war torn Italy. Will their story help their grandson find his own Christmas love? 
 
Find Aubrey Wynne here: Aubrey Wynne

 

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It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places!

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It is the event of the season—on Twelfth Night, the Dunsmuirs have invited the cream of London society to celebrate the marriage of Lady Claire and Andrew Malvern. Captain Ian Hollys brings his fiancée Alice Chalmers to London to attend and to meet his family—people who cannot see past her flight boots to the woman who stands by his side as an equal.
 

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When a happy-go-lucky reindeer-liberator is stranded, half-frozen, at Three River Ranch, the lonely sheriff who arrests, er, rescues her finds his quiet Christmas hijacked by a blizzard, a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger…who might be a felon.

Find Roxanne Snopek on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoxanneSnopekAuthor
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Heartbroken and confused, Brinn Bartoli returns to her hometown to run her family’s bakery. Tyler Emerson’s ex-wife left him and their daughter for a big-city life and another man. Can Christmas Magic help Brinn & Tyler find their way to a forever love?
Find Maggie Here: www.maggiemarr.net
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Valerian Caine leaps at the chance to take on his human form, even though he’ll be transported ahead a hundred years–after the duel that killed him. He has until Christmas Day to end the family feud he launched and ensure the happiness of the Caine and Sevaric descendants.. But standing between him and his goal is the obstinately unhappy and acerbic Gwen Sevaric–and his surprising desire to be forever the one who makes her smile. 

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Jasmine Landers is about to be married for the first time to the man of her dreams. Handsome groom Monte Davis is on a business trip in the northeast. Guests have arrived and food has been prepared, but will Monte make it in time for his Christmas Eve wedding?
Find Jamie Jones here:  http://jamiejonesauthor.com/
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Jasmine & Monte Davis have built a home together as well begun building a life, but the illness of Jasmine’s only living relative has cast pallor over the season. Will Jasmine’s Christmas spirit be broken? Or will the true meaning of giving touch their lives?
Find Jamie Jones at: http://jamiejonesauthor.com/
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A prodigal son’s trip home for Christmas leads to the discovery of startling family secrets, someone in need of his protection, and the realization that he never stopped loving his best friend’s widow.
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Marti Bell is facing the prospect of a very unmerry Christmas. Reluctantly, leaving her married lover she travels toward ice, snow, and judgmental family until a magic Santa sends her to a surprise destination in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
 
Find Amber Polo Here: http://amberpolo.com/ 

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Gemma and Chris were childhood best friends until their lives took separate paths, both leading to heartache. Fifteen years later, a surprise reunion at Christmastime offers them a second chance at happiness.

Find Susan here: www.susanrhughes.weebly.com

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During a raging snowstorm, ER doc Jake Whitloch finds a woman consumes his thoughts despite that two carat diamond sitting on her ring finger.

Find Laura Haley-McNeil here: https://www.facebook.com/LauraHaleyMcNeil/

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Dahlia, a Santa’s Elf, has 21 days left before Christmas to create the best toy in the world without using magic or revealing her true identity. Liam, an up-and-coming financial analyst, swore off women after getting dumped by the love of his life. Will their Christmas fling get her unstuck, or will she turn her back on her beloved career for her heart, and will Dahlia be a welcome distraction, or will she turn Liam’s life upside down? 

Find Beth Barany here: http://author.bethbarany.com/

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On a cold December day Bethany Miller and her son arrive in Riverton. She hopes the Miller family will be a Christmas blessing for Michael. She’s less hopeful about what this homecoming will be for her. Then she sees Luke Kalli and wishes she hadn’t come here at all.

Find Alice here: http://www.aliceorrbooks.com

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A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his mother, whose dying wish is to see her son married—and producing grandchildren. At first, his plan appears to be a success. That is, until he discovers Mother has a few deceptive plans of her own…

Find author here:  www.deniseannettedevine.com

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She escaped to the mountains to avoid Christmas and the memories of her ex-boyfriend. What she didn’t expect was the danger lurking outside her log cabin, or the sexy landlord who would become her savior. As the danger increases, will she survive the season and allow love to restore her holiday spirit?
 

There you have it…a humdinger of a bargain…grab them while they’re on sale. And Have a VERY Merry Christmas!!!

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Ramblings of a Lifelong Elvis Presley Fan – Part 45 – Memories and Tidbits

Today is random day. Thought I’d share some Elvis facts and some personal Elvis memories.

Elvis didn’t like to wear jeans, because they reminded him of when he was poor. He mostly only wore them for movie roles.

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In the 1957 movie, Loving You

 

My dad used to tease my sisters and I unmercifully about Elvis, but after Elvis passed away, he said he’d never tease us again. My oldest brother, Eddie, also gave us a hard time about Elvis. I remember one particular remark that, while I probably didn’t think it was very amusing at the time, is actually pretty funny. Referring to the below album cover, he said “It looks like his face caught on fire and someone tried to put it out with an ice pick.” Ha! It totally does not, right? 🙂

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Elvis wanted to perform in Europe but he never toured outside the United States. Supposedly, it was because Colonel Parker, his manager, was an illegal immigrant, and he was afraid he would not be allowed back in the U.S. Isn’t that crazy to think something like that prevented fans all over the world from seeing Elvis in concert?

In January, 1974, when I was 12, Elvis released a single, “There’s a Honky Tonk Angel,” which received a lot of airplay on country radio stations. Each morning before school, my sisters and I called a local Oklahoma City station, I think it was KEBC, but I’m ashamed to say I can’t recall specifically, and requested the song. The DJ would always play it for us before it was time to leave for school, and that started our day off perfectly.

Lisa Marie once worked for Jerry Schilling, one of Elvis’ closest lifelong friends and a manager/producer. They kept it a secret, and no one knew when they called, that she was the one answering phones. Jerry said that sometimes she would come into his office and say, “There’s a call from someone wanting to talk with you about Lisa Marie.” She got a kick out of them not knowing it was her. Somehow, word leaked and the media converged on the office. Lisa had to quit after that, and she was very disappointed. It was her first job, and she loved being able to live like a regular person. Side note: Jerry’s nickname for Lisa was “Memphis.”

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My sister, Ruth, and my brother-in-law, Tom, took me to Memphis for my fortieth birthday (we won’t say how many years ago that was…), and we took a riverboat ride on the Mississippi. Unfortunately, there was no air-conditioning in the boat, and this was July. In Memphis. Yes, July. Anyway… We went to the outside top of the boat to get some air, although I will say, it wasn’t really ‘cool’ air, it was more like thick, sticky, humid air. And, the worse part was, while outside, we were being eaten alive by mosquitoes as big as our heads. For some reason, they especially attacked Ruth. We got back to the hotel and were riding the elevator up to our room. Ruth (who loves Elvis every bit as much as I do) was sweat-soaked and riddled with huge, itchy mosquito bites. She said, “I can’t wait to get out of this hell-hole of a town.” (or something to that effect). I said, “But, Ruth, Elvis LOVED Memphis!” And she said, “That son of a bitch had air-conditioning everywhere he went!” My mouth dropped open and I said, “You just called Elvis a son of a bitch.” She was immediately horrified and apologetic. And, of course, being the loving sister that I am, I have not let her forget it.

Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, was an original, founding member of the Sweet Inspirations and sang back up for Elvis.

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Jerry Schilling was once married to Myrna Smith, another member of the Sweet Inspirations.

My son, Presley, is a server in a restaurant. Recently, a couple came in and sat in his section. When he introduced himself, they said, “Oh my God, your name is Presley?” My son said it was, and they told him that, two years ago, their baby girl was born, and they named her Presley. This day was the two year anniversary of her death. Presley was very moved and a bit emotional. They felt there was a reason for them to connect with him that day. It was a sad, but special moment for the couple and for my son.

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My kids and niece (the tall blonde in the back) in front of Graceland. My son, Presley is wearing the yellow Elvis shirt.

Thank you for stopping by. Any Elvis memories or facts you’d like to share?

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EOLS Charity

Elvis was known for his giving heart and charitable work during his lifetime. Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley Enterprises have continued that tradition with their involvement in various charities. In 1984, The Elvis Charitable Foundation was formed. The EPCF created a scholarship fund for students majoring in the arts. The charity also contributes to one of Elvis’ favorite charities, Goodwill Homes, a Memphis facility that provides counseling and services for abused children and their families. The EPCF also assists numerous other charities, especially focusing on arts, education and children’s programs.

Learn more here, including how to donate:

http://www.graceland.com/epcf/

**** My short story, End of Lonely Street is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time ****

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On Elvis’ birthday this year, I released a Vintage Romance short story set in 1957, and of course, my heroine is an Elvis fan. 🙂 As a tribute to Elvis’ generosity, and in order to assist with this worthy cause, 10% of my proceeds for End of Lonely Street will go to the EPCF.

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All Toby Lawson wants is to go to college to become a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and some painful memories. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away and helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.

Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, she can‘t get past the fact that her drunken mother once kissed him. He soon realizes the true problem lies in Toby’s belief she’s not good enough for him and in her fear she will be just like her mother.

What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?

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