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Warm Reads for Cold Nights

These are just a few suggestions for a warm read on a cold day.


ShannaShanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss

A pact is sealed in secret behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison. In return for a night of unparalleled pleasure, a dashing condemned criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress, thereby rescuing her with his name from an impending and abhorred arranged union. But in the fading echoes of hollow wedding vows, a solemn promise is broken, as a sensuous free spirit takes flight to a lush Caribbean paradise, abandoning the stranger she married to face the gallows unfulfilled.

But Ruark Beauchamp’s destiny is now eternally intertwined with that of the tempestuous, intoxicating Shanna. He will be free . . . and he will find her. For no iron ever forged can imprison his resolute passion. And no hangman’s noose will deny Ruark the ecstasy that is rightfully his.



Sand, Sun…Seduction!Sun, sand suduction

What is it about the wrong man that feels so right?

Enticed by
Stephanie Bond

As if attorney Kimber Karlton’s life wasn’t stressful
enough, she’s a day late and a boat short for her own romantic getaway at a
secluded island retreat. Enter rugged rogue Finn Meyers: ship’s captain, jungle
guide…sex god.

Propositioned by Leslie Kelly

Liz Talbot
left her cheating husband and demanding career to tend bar in St. Lucia, and
nothing could lure her back. Even handsome millionaire Jack Beaumont and his
propositions– business and otherwise–can’t tempt her…or can

Fevered by Lori Wilde

Investigative journalist Macy
Gatwick wants Armando Cutler so badly she can taste it. For a story, of
course–a juicy expos? about the corporate wunderkind’s exile to Costa Rica. But
her objectivity and inhibitions dissolve amidst the steam of the jungle.


pirate of her own

A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor 

Few know Morgan Drake’s true name—but many fear the Sea Wolf, the scourge of the ocean, a fearless pirate who frees impressed American sailors from British vessels. Now a beautiful reporter is willing to risk her life, her innocence, and her heart to reveal the secrets that Morgan is determined to protect at any cost . . .

A headstrong and courageous young woman in a man’s world, Serenity James knows she is barely tolerated in her father’s newspaper office. An exclusive story about the dreaded Sea Wolf, however, will earn her the respect she so fervently desires. But she never expected to be kidnapped by the sexy and dangerous brigand whose bold exploits have fired her imagination—or to discover the adventure she’s always longed for in Morgan Drake’s passionate caress.


Do you have any suggestions for a toasty warm read?

Pam Asberry - January 13, 2014 - 7:49 am

Thanks for all the great suggestions, Susan! Although I’m looking forward to reading holiday books in July (with a side of sugar cookies)…

Marilyn Baron - January 13, 2014 - 8:13 am


Great post. Kathleen Woodiwiss was the first romance writer I ever read and I did read Shanna. I haven’t read the Stephanie Bond you mentioned but I like her writing a lot and I’ve never read Kinley MacGregor, but everyone raves about her books so I need to read this one.

Connie Gillam - January 13, 2014 - 9:18 am

Like Marilyn, Kathleen Woodiwiss was one of the first romance authors I read, alone with Rosemary Rogers.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Susan Carlisle - January 13, 2014 - 11:34 am

Holiday books of the beach sounds like fun!

Susan Carlisle - January 13, 2014 - 11:35 am

These are off my keeper shelf. You can’t go wrong with any of

Susan Carlisle - January 13, 2014 - 11:36 am

I fell in love with romance when I read Shanna.

Tamara LeBlanc - January 13, 2014 - 12:10 pm

I ADORE Kathleen Woodiwiss!!! But I’ve never read Shanna…I MUST get my hands on that one!
It sounds wonderful!
Thanks for the suggestions.
Have a fantastic day!!

Carol Burnside - January 13, 2014 - 2:40 pm

They all sound good, Susan. Must get some of these in my Kindle.

Susan Carlisle - January 13, 2014 - 7:07 pm

If you haven’t read Shanna you sure need to. Also, Ashes in the Wind. Two of her best, I believe.

Susan Carlisle - January 13, 2014 - 7:10 pm

These are a few of my favorites. Great examples of writing and story.

maxine - January 14, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Susan, wow, you read some great books. Woodwiss? Oh yeah, loved her. Now I’ll have to check out these others. My, you are a fast reader! Thanks for the suggestions!

Sandra Elzie - January 15, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Where do you find so much time to read????? You are a reading/writing machine. The books all sound great…oh goodness, more books to add to my Must Read list. Thanks.

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