Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Book Recommendations.

It has been far too long since a wrote a personal post. To remedy that, I've decided to share a list of books that would make great presents.

For kids:

Mo Willems is my favorite modern writer of kid's books. His stories and characters are charming and funny and kids love them.

Check out the pigeon books! This one, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late is quite charming.

For Middle Grade Readers:

My niece has been reading the Fairyland series and loves it. It looks fantastic (I mean I'm tempted to get copies for myself.) Start with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

I'm going to throw in a classic here too: The Phantom Tollbooth. I love wordplay!

Of course most of my recommendations will be romance.

For Upper YA/NA:

I've only read the first two books in Keira Cass's Selection Series so far, but I'll be reading the rest soon. 

Got a teen who like's a supernatural twist? I love Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers Trilogy.

For Lovers of Sweet Paranormal Romance:

I think this series is categorized as NA, but it is absolutely appropriate for teens and adults alike. The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende

For Someone Who Loves Holiday-Themed Romantic Comedies: 

Gina Henning's Home for the Holidays series.

For The Paranormal Fan Looking for Something Different:
The Darkness Saga by Kat Daemon--you'll be charmed by the devil himself.

The Phasms series by Barbara Garren--like nothing else you've read.

For The Romance Reader Looking for The Next Nora Roberts:

Anything by Sophie Moss. She's a wonderful storyteller.

For Someone Who Likes Their Romance Hot:

Hot vampires: Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu
Contemporary Sexy: Firsts by Rosalie Stanton

For Someone Looking For Something Other Than Romance:

Yes Please by Amy Poehler- I especially recommend the audio version.

For Someone Who Wants to Read One Of My Books: 

Okay-this is not a real category, but if you're looking for a romance with comedy and just a splash of steam, my stuff might fit the bill.

Here is my Amazon Page, but my books (and most if not all of the others here) are also available from Barnes & Noble and other book retailers.

The Books on my Christmas Wish List:

Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

Not Quite Darcy by Terri Meeker

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Deep Dark Secret by Sierra Dean

Time Out Valentine by Melinda Dozier

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Happy reading and happy shopping!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton

FRENCH KISSED by Chanel Cleeton

December 1, 2014
International School Book 3
New Adult Contemporary Romance


On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her. 

There’s a social hierarchy at the International School and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble, despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride. 

The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she had thought was all wrong for her but might be the only thing that’s right. But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed?

Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.


FRENCH KISSED (International School Book #3)
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I SEE LONDON (International School Book #1)
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LONDON FALLING (International School Book #2):
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Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in Asia.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. 

She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, the upcoming FRENCH KISSED, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new three-book series to be released by Penguin/Berkley in 2015.