Please join me in welcoming Alicia Dean. Today, I am spotlighting two of Alicia’s holiday romances perfect for the season. Each book is only 99 cents!!!
A Knight Before Christmas
The last thing Heath King wants is to return to Kansas City for the holidays. Being in his home town holds too many bad memories, and now there are new bad memories in the making, among them a sister he never knew about–proof that his father was unfaithful. But the most difficult thing he’ll face is running into Nicolette, his best friend’s widow—the woman he’s loved since the day he met her.
Before Nicolette Morgan has time to fully grieve over her husband’s death, a blackmailer enters the picture, demanding she pay him or he’ll ruin the lives of everyone she loves. Nicolette sees no way out until she unexpectedly encounters Heath King. When she turns to him for help, old feelings are rekindled and she realizes she never stopped wanting him.
As Christmas approaches, Heath must find a way to stop the blackmailer…but can he also rescue the love he lost fifteen years ago?
She smiled, but her eyes didn’t join in. For the first time, Heath noticed something not quite right about her. It was more than just the weight loss. In the places where her body touched his, he detected a slight tremble. Her voice was overly bright, and her eyes held a look of desperation, of fear. The signs were all subtle. Had he not known her for fifteen years, he might have missed them. She seemed on edge. Fragile. Like the wrong move, the wrong word, might cause her to shatter.
She maneuvered him into an alcove and once there, released him. He tried not to think about how much better it had felt with her warmth touching him.
“How long are you in town?” she asked.
“I’m here until Christmas day. I’ll be heading out that afternoon.”
“You have to leave on Christmas?”
He nodded. “I’m bidding a big job, and the client wants to meet on Christmas evening.”
“Who would want to work on Christmas if they didn’t have to?”
“Someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas. He’s a Jehovah’s witness.”
“Ah. I see. To him, it’s just another day.”
Nicolette seemed at a loss for what to say next. She glanced around the room, then back up at him, a worried frown tugging at her brow. He reached out and took her hands in his. They felt like she’d been ice fishing without a pole.
“Is everything okay?” he asked quietly.
She smiled, but it was small and forced. “Of course. I mean, I miss Rudy like crazy, but other than that, everything’s fine. Why?”
Heath searched her eyes, noting a hint of fear before she let her lashes fall over them. “You seem upset, distracted, maybe a little scared.”
“Scared?” Her laugh was as forced as her smile. “What do I have to be scared of in a room full of people?”
He moved his hands up her arms and felt a shudder run through her body. Something was definitely not right. He made his voice hard, authoritative, and tightened his grip. “I don’t know, Nicolette, why don’t you tell me?”
The Twelfth Day
As a teen, party girl, Sabrina Spencer was the lone survivor of a serial killer’s attack on her family. Her testimony put the killer behind bars, and she spent the following decade carving out a new life and trying to forget. But someone hasn’t forgotten. Two weeks before Christmas, she begins receiving bizarre messages with demented references to the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Handyman Josh Cravens is remodeling the lake house she rents each year to escape the painful reminders Christmas brings. While his dimples and blue eyes are hard to resist, he’s the exact kind of player she’s been avoiding since she outgrew her wild days. But the isolated cabin and threatening messages boost her paranoia to fever pitch.
As Christmas draws closer, she’s torn between finding comfort in Josh’s arms, and fear that he might be behind the twisted countdown to the twelfth day.
Alicia Dean is a suspense and paranormal author in Edmond, Oklahoma. She wrote her first romance at age 10 (featuring a hero who looked just like Elvis Presley), and she still has the tattered, pencil-written copy. In addition to reading and writing, Alicia loves watching and re-watching her favorite television shows, among them Dexter, Justified, The Vampire Diaries, Ozark, Friends, Seinfeld, and Everybody Loves Raymond.