Book Title: Christmas in the City
Author: Various Authors
Fourteen newly written stories by fifteen Authors in the City authors. This anthology will benefit a children’s hospital in the Florida area where the 2016 Authors in the City book signing will be held. Authors in the City is hosted by Stephanie’s Book Reports.
Waiting for Midnight – Samantha Chase
Maddie’s wishing for a little holiday magic with her sexy neighbor Noah.
White Christmas – AJ Harmon
Lisa, a happy and well-adjusted 14 year old, decides that it’s time to meet her birth parents.
April and Erik haven’t seen each other since high school graduation 12 years ago. How will they react when they are both invited to a Halloween party? They are about to come face to face with the past they are both still trying to forget. This heart-warming novella celebrates family, acceptance and forgiveness, as hearts are healed and new bonds formed.
Holiday With Holli – S.M. Donaldson
Holli and Zack have despised each other their entire lives. A trip home for the holidays makes them pose the question… Can a few hot moments make it possible for these two to de-frost their old relationship and start a new one?
One Hot Christmas – A.D. Justice
When rock stars have too much time on their hands, they naturally turn to one thing…having a good time. A girlfriend. An ex-girlfriend. A best friend. A matchmaker. Four rock stars on tour. Plans are bound to backfire, but when they go right, it creates One Hot Christmas.
Nick – AM Madden
A one-night stand that broke all the rules. It was supposed to be one night. It was supposed to be meaningless–with no emotion. Just desire and passion. But it was so much more… By definition, a one-night stand is simply a sexual encounter lasting only a single night. Meaningless, mindless, detached fornication without an expectation of further relations. Each party then resumes their lives as if never having met the other. On a snowy night in Chicago, Nick and Angela had a one-night stand…and rewrote the definition.
Coming Home – Taryn Plendl
She wanted a one night stand. He wanted more. Iowa winters can be brutally cold, but when Ella Marks and Matteo Lazos get together, the results are sizzling. When life is up in the air, sometimes coming home for the holidays is the only way to find solid ground.
Tangled in Tinsel – Mariah Dietz
Christmas is in three days, and I have eight states to cross before I get home. Mother Nature and kismet have joined forces in an attempt to ruin this holiday season as flights across the East Coast have been canceled due to a snowstorm. I hate traveling nearly as much as I hate the snow.
How is kismet involved, you ask? Carter O’Brien is trying to get home as well. Do you know what I hate more than snow and traveling? Carter O’Brien.
Stay Awhile – Gia Riley
Garrett Kristoff’s living the life he’s always wanted, yet something’s missing. As a well-respected surgeon, he’s seen it all. But even he isn’t prepared for his next case. Should he tempt fate or play it safe? There’s too much on the line to get it wrong. Megan Campbell’s married to her high school sweetheart. Their entire world revolves around their beautiful little girl. But seven years into their marriage, tragedy strikes, revealing her husband’s secrets. Life can change in the blink of an eye. Will Megan hold onto the only man she’s ever loved, or accept the truth that will change her world forever? This Christmas, they could all use a miracle.
White Midnight – Shari J. Ryan
Christmas isn’t the same anymore, but at least I still have my little tree and the two unopened gifts that will forever haunt me. That’s what Christmas is to me now—sadness and bad luck. But then I met Bex in the middle of a blizzard in the mountains of New Hampshire (Did I mention I’m from Florida?). A chance encounter with this ruggedly good-looking mountain-man might just make me question how bad my luck really is.
A Holiday Discovery – Ellie Keys
Maria, a reporter, is in the center of a big story while on a trip. The decision: adventurous holiday or career goldmine?
Christmas Letters – Christina Benjamin
Rae has never loved Christmas much. Bouncing from place to place in the foster system didn’t afford her very fond holiday memories. This Christmas is proving to be one of her most difficult yet when she starts to receive mysterious letters counting down the 12 days until Christmas. At first she thinks the letters are just a prank, but whoever is sending them knows startling details about her life and most recent failed relationship. Will the clues from the cryptic letters leave her broken hearted or could this be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for?
All I Want for Christmas – Misha Elliott
All Adrianna Lutz wants is for the holidays to be over. This year an unexpected prize sends her to the Caribbean with her best friend, brother and an unexpected guest. The boy who was once the bane of her existence. Seeing him face to face brings back unwanted feelings. To Eric Wayne, Adrianna was nothing more than the annoying little sister of his best friend—until the night they shared an amazing kiss. Now she’s all grown up and all he wants is her. Will time in paradise with Eric be what she needs to bring back the holiday spirit?
Repairing Christmas – Sidonia Rose
The presents are wrapped, the semester is finishing up, and it’s almost time for Christmas.
Christmas has always been the same, quiet and cozy at home. Miranda is changing things and
spending this Christmas with her boyfriend, until he becomes her ex-boyfriend and breaks their
plans. Christmas for Glenn is about family and their annual holiday party. Until he meets Miranda and discovers that some things don’t have to be broken to be fixed.
Finding Christmas – Elizabeth Hayes & Ashlee Taylor
Christmas hi-jinks & practical jokes are all fun and games until someone’s water breaks.
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.
AJ Harmon was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She currently resides in Oregon, USA, with her husband Brad. They have two grown children, her pride and joy, and a dog named Max. An avid reader of the Romance genre, the books in her personal library range from historical to erotica and everything in between. The bookshelves in her home are filled with a variety of authors and she is humbled to now be among their ranks.
S.M. Donaldson is a born and raised Southern girl. She grew up in a small rural town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the kind of place where everyone knows your business before you do, especially when your Daddy is a cop and your Mom works for the school system. She married one of her best friends at the age of 20 and has one son. She is a proud military wife, has always had a soft spot for a good story, and is known to have a potty mouth. At the age of 31, she decided there was no time like the present to attempt her first book. Sam’s Choice was born and she hasn’t stopped since. If you are looking for a good, steamy, Southern set romance with true Southern dialect, she’s your girl.
Ashlee Taylor has always loved to read. She was practically born with a book in hand. She even wrote short stories and vignettes for fun at age eleven. As she grew up reading was put to the side but the book Fifty Shades of Grey brought back the love of the written word. Swallowing every book she could get her hands on while befriending authors. Eventually becoming a beta reader and helping authors work out critical scenes and plot progressions. Through this process, Ashlee decided to write the stories in her head.
Amazon Best Selling Author, A.M. Madden’s debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil’s Lair Novella. She has also written two stand alone novels, Stone Walls and The Shortstop.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romantic stories. She wants to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they know personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
A.D. Justice is the best selling author of the Steele Security Series (Wicked Games, Wicked Ties, and the upcoming Wicked Nights), the Crazy Series (Crazy Maybe, Crazy Baby), and the Dominic Powers series (Her Dom, Her Dom’s Lesson). When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm.
Misha Elliott is a romance author who uses writing as a way to entertain, release, and educate. Her books have given her the opportunity to discuss and release emotions that run deep. She is a lover of life and reading. Once a northerner she now calls the sweet state of Alabama her home. Where she lives with her husband, two cats, and two dogs. When she isn’t at the beach reading a book with her toes in the sand, you can find her at book events wooing the readers.
Gia Riley enjoys writing New Adult and Contemporary Romance. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after.
When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for Big Brother. She loves reality TV almost as much as she loves a good chick flick. Her newest addiction is a Starbucks iced mocha – they keep her up late, doing terrible things to her characters.
You can connect with Gia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She also has a reader group, Gia Riley’s Books, on Facebook. Stop by anytime, she loves hearing from readers!
A little about me: I was born in GA, grew up in PA and now live in FL. I went to Flagler College, Keystone College and The University of Central Florida. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and English. I love writing, blogging, the outdoors, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, biking, books, movies, pirates, Disney, food, travel and my little dog.
I strongly believe in finding what makes you happy and doing it. I’ve taken a leap of faith and am now following me dreams of being a full time writer in St. Augustine. I’ve met so many wonderful people in my journey as the author of The Geneva Project. I love to visit schools and speak to children about my books and the importance of literature and cultivating the spirit of imagination.
My hope for The Geneva Project is that one day, with each book I sell, I can donate one book to a school or program in need of reading material for children.
Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.
Taryn is a lover of books and wine, usually enjoying them together. Writing has been a way for her to step away from chaotic reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. She can’t help it, it’s an addiction.
She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, but cherishes those quiet nights after everyone is asleep when she can curl up on the couch to read with her geriatric dog. (Shh, don’t tell…He’s not supposed to be on the couch.)
Ellie Keys is an author of mystery and thriller novels. The characters of her stories are loud, exuberant and controlling when it comes to demanding her attention. The personalities that come out on paper give audience members insight into the reason why she is a little off center. She loves writing, reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created. There is a great deal in store for lovers of mystery and thrill seekers.
Sidonia Rose lives in suburban Maryland with her family. Sidonia has a long love affair with books. She started early by memorizing her Dr. Seuss books read to her, so she could read them to her parents instead. She is often found with a book in her hands or a couple of books so she can lend to a friend. You can often spot her by her toe shoes.
After a long career homeschooling she continued onward to pursue her love of books by writing her own books. Love Shots is her first novel released in 2014.
My name is Elizabeth Hayes and I am from the Midwest. I have a few things I just happen to obsess over those include Hot pink and Zebra print, Unicorns, and cupcakes, and Books, I love to read and get lost in a book. I have thought about writing for a long time now and finally started to put words down. Ashlee and I are both new at this and our first book Finding Salvation is going to be thrown out there for you all to read. I must say I am having a hard time with this. I am the type of person that likes to know the outcome before I do anything. I want to know that this is going loved by most of you. The thing is I know that this book is going to be hopefully liked by some, hopefully loved by some, hated by some and just ok to some and I think I am finally ok with that. I am stepping out of my comfort zone. I hear that is a good thing. But with everything time will tell. So there you go! If you want to know more just ask.
Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.
When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.