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’Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading

Holiday Stories and More

Available from Smashwords

Available from Noisetrade

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That Christmas Feeling – Tamara Philip
A Date With Mistletoe – Chelle Cordero
Jock Stewart’s Holiday Hilarity – Malcolm R. Campbell
Dead for a Night – Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
Esperanza-The Holiday that Wasn’t – Neva Squires-Rodriguez
Surprise in August – Charmaine Gordon
The Gift – Lauren Shiro.

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There are LOTS of terrific reads from Vanilla Heart Publishing starting as low as $0.99, so fill up your Kindles and curl up under a warm blanket on these chilly nights and let these authors take you away.

 

Amnesie
by Lauren Shiro
What happens to love when life changes? Two women in love,
one debilitating change…

Believing in Santa
by Chelle Cordero

Dini didn’t want to think about her past and Seth wasn’t thinking about anything but his past. They’re thrown together as Santa and his Number One Elf at the homeless shelter. Her past is catching up to her, and Seth may risk his future to protect her.

Cora’s Crossing
by Malcolm R. Campbell

Two young men are mysteriously drawn to an old bridge during a rogue thunderstorm, where they discover the dead are waiting to speak and their lives are in jeopardy when they help an injured young woman they find beside the road.

First Christmas: A Holiday Short Story
by Lauren Shiro
Darryl is coming home from the military. Corrine has changed… grown… become a woman he barely knows… a woman who amazes him at every turn. He’s coming home for their first Christmas… together.

Holiday Happiness: A Short Story
by Chelle Cordero
A short story about finding holiday happiness when you didn’t realize it was right there with you all along.

The Holiday Secret
by Neva Squires-Rodriguez
When Evaliz’s parents send her to New York to visit her sister, Tatiana. After Tatiana reveals a shocking secret, Evaliz wonders how her life will ever be the same. 

Home for the Holidays: A Holiday Short Story
by Charmaine Gordon
Eight year old twin sisters were placed in a private religious school
in Utah years ago. Ten years later, they reach out to the kind aunt
and uncle who raised their older sister and brother. 

Jock Talks…Outlandish Happenings
by Malcolm R. Campbell
Jock Stewart has chosen to make his stand for old-fashioned reporting at the Junction City Star-Gazer, a newspaper that—while run by fools and buffoons—knows the difference between real news and “stuff that sounds like real news.”

Jock Talks…Strange People
by Malcolm R. Campbell
The stories in this book represent a selection of the good, the weird and the absurd of investigative reporter Jock Stewart’s Night Beat columns.

Jock Who? Jock’s Holiday Musings
by Malcolm R. Campbell
Jock Stewart, known for his wit and sarcasm, shares a few satirical news stories he’s written about this holiday.

Moonlight and Ghosts, a short story 
by Malcolm R. Campbell
Randy and his friend, Alice, have heard ghost hunter claims that an abandoned psychiatric hospital is haunted. The haunts point Randy and Alice to a crime in progress and there’s not much time to save the victim.

Nightlife: Stories from the Shadows Short Story
by Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
Seattle Homicide half-vampire Detective Lilah Evans gets called to a dead body. She must find out if there’s a connection to a missing girl, and do her damnedest to solve the crime, all while protecting her secret.

Romancing the Grinch
by Tamara Philip

Lenora Winslow absolutely despises holiday cheer. Logan Darling thrives in the festive season. When the two meet by chance on Christmas Eve, will love be in the air or will it be a case of the winter blues?

Scarlet’s Tears, A Short Story
by Angela Kay Austin

When you lose everything you love, how are you supposed to believe it won’t happen again?

The Smoke that Thunders: A Piet van Zyl Adventure
by Paul Zunckel

For Piet and Peggy, taking care of their friends’ daughter for a few days should be easy… until thunder rolls across the African sky, sending out a warning to those who would care to take heed.

Trajectory
by Lauren Shiro

Joe Davis has spent the last four years of his life behind a
turret scope as a sniper for the Detroit PD’s SWAT Team.

Until the Ambulance Arrives
by Chelle Cordero

Until the Ambulance Arrives gives information for
the consumer on how to handle emergencies


17 Books at $0.99 each

Total $16.83 instant download from Amazon 

Quality reading material ~ PRICELESS

The results are in for the

2014 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll

and I am so proud to say that I had 3 Top Ten Finishes

Non-fiction Article ~ Can We Talk?
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…an article inspired by the late Joan Rivers

Promotional Site ~ The Potpourri Parlor
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…featuring book promos, interviews, profiles & more

Writers’ Workshop ~ Living, Breathing, Writing
top10writerws…an Amazon Kindle blog all about writing & being a writer

And I am especially proud to be a part of Team VHP!tan_heart_book_w_vhp_info_roundso many nominations for 
Vanilla Heart Publishing
Authors, Books & Publisher,
ALL had impressive results!

including a Top Ten in Romance Novels
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Pianissimo by Lauren Shiro

our other nominees were:

Author:  Chelle Cordero

Book Cover Art:  Within the Law by Chelle Cordero; & In Too Deep by Neva Squires-Rodriguez

Mystery Novels:  Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire by Malcolm R. Campbell

Publisher:  Vanilla Heart Publishing

Romance Novel:  In Too Deep by Neva Squires-Rodriguez; Rumer by Angela Kay Austin; & Housebroken: A River’s Edge Romantic Suspense by Charmaine Gordon

Romance Short Story:  River’s Edge Trio by Charmaine Gordon; & Holiday Happiness by Chelle Cordero

Young Adult Book:  Emily’s Stories by Malcolm R. Campbell

Congratulations to ALL of the P&E nominees!
Celebrate

This year’s Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll is open until January 14, 2015.

I have a few entries in the poll and if you wouldn’t mind, I would love your support.

You can vote one time in each category.

And Good Luck to everyone else who is entered!

Romance Short Stories ~ Holiday Happiness

Writer’s Workshop ~ Living, Breathing, Writing

Promotional Sites ~ The Potpourri Parlor

Anthology ~ Your Game Plan for Seamless Holiday Decorating

Book Cover Art ~ Within the Law

and click here for a list of other Vanilla Heart Author entries

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All Romance Ebooks is having a HUGE October Party
and Vanilla Heart Publishing is Celebrating!

Vanilla Heart Publishing’s Great 8 – Chelle Cordero, Lauren Shiro, Malcolm R. Campbell, Charmaine Gordon, Angela Kay Austin, Susan Berry, Tamara Philip, and Neva Squires-Rodriguez have donated prizes and are thrilled to offer you more than 70 fabulous books at AllRomance!

To Enter:

  1. Browse.
  2. Buy.
  3. Check your library to see if you’ve won a prize!
    (Prizes are given randomly upon checkout.)

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Thank you Tamara Philip for nominating me!

Tamara did this incredibly nice thing and nominated me for this honor

titled the “One Lovely Blog Award” and I am proud to wear that title

even if only for a few fleeting moments, weeks…

or however long it takes for it to disappear beneath the blog roll.

Being the curious individual that I am, and also being a journalist

who knows Research, Research, Research,

I began the search for the history of how this award came to be…

Alas, I found NOTHING

so I am going to make it up…

Some 75-years ago, a very nice and well-read blogger on the
World Wide Web decided to nominate original, entertaining and
truly unique blogs and thereby bring much internet traffic their way…
This blogger set out nominating blogs and sending along a set of rules
and pretty little logos to unsuspecting but worthy and talented bloggers –
and now I have been included in that very elite group!

Here are the rules:

 

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 7 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

 

And of course, we must Pay-It-Forward

Okay, here are SEVEN facts you probably never wanted to know about me:
(or already know and are incredibly bored hearing again)

  1. I was conceived in the Catskills after my parents gave up having a 2nd child and blew their cash on a “new” used car and a vacation. My sister was sleeping in the other room.
  2. I once snuck on to the set of the Merv Griffin show hoping to meet the star of the show and talk him into giving me my BIG break as an actress… my timing was off and there were no stars present, only BURLY Security Guards – ouch.
  3. I once spent over an hour on the phone with a guy I didn’t know after accidentally reaching him by dialing a WRONG number – he was just really interesting.
  4. When my oldest nephew was born the hospital was only letting the new grandparents onto the maternity floor to visit the new parents and see the child (behind glass), so I borrowed my then-boyfriend’s jacket, rolled it up and stuffed it under the peasant dress I was wearing and then had my boyfriend “assist” me saying I was having labor pains. I did get in but received lots of frowns when the “baby bump” slipped.
  5. My boyfriend (another one) was a gifted guitarist and singer and performed regularly at our local community center – the night he dedicated “Wild Thing” to me, I thought it was the MOST romantic thing ever to happen to me in all of my 15-years!
  6. During an argument with my husband back in the days when we used 5 1/4-inch floppy disks in our computers I got so angry because he was winning (I was right, he was just more stubborn!) I threatened to erase all of his disks with magnets if I didn’t get my way. P.S.: I didn’t on both counts.
  7. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of Vanilla Heart Publishing along with incredible talents like Angela Kay Austin, Charmaine Gordon, Lauren Shiro, Malcolm Campbell, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Susan Berry & Tamara Philip and to work under the auspices of the ingenious Kimberlee Williams. (who, by the way, ALL deserve this prestigious award…)

I hereby nominate my fellow authors at VHP & others on FaceBook – yes, even those who have been nominated previously – because they are truly among the most deserving of recognition and admiration.
(It is entirely up to them to accept the challenge
or silently curse me out
)

Whatever, please go visit all of their blogs,
I promise you that you will enjoy.

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