Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Magic - The Gift of Love, by Laurie Ryan

Getting ever closer to Christmas! I'm getting so excited and I hope you all are to! Here's the next Holiday Read for you, enjoy!

Book Specifics -

Genre - Contemporary Romance
Length - 66k Anthology
Heat Level - Sensual
Sexual Orientation - M/F
Content Warnings -

Blurb -

Healing Love by Laurie Ryan

“In Sickness and in Health.”

Nicole Milbourne’s single-minded focus on a medical research career is thrown for a loop when charismatic Dr. Damien Reed shows her there’s more to life than studying diseases. Will an unexpected Christmas fill Nicole’s lonely heart and show her the healing power of love?

Priceless Love by Lavada Dee

“For Richer, For Poorer.”

Taylor Hamilton, dissatisfied with a life designed by her parents, attends a friend’s fall wedding and finds small town life agrees with her. The problem is, her wealth doesn’t agree with the man she falls for. Is their love strong enough to find a bridge of trust where money isn’t an issue?

Excerpt -

The buzz of Damien’s pager sounded harsh in the quiet room.

“That about your patient?”

“Yes.” Damien pushed off the desk and stood.

Nicole stood with him, handing him the now wrinkled lab coat. “Maybe talking to her again would give you more clues?”

“I agree,” he said. “But I need to get her pain under control first.”

“Would you like me to go with you?”

One side of his mouth quirked up. He reached to brush a strand of hair back from her face and traced a tender line down her cheek. “No. However I look, you look worse.”

“Thanks,” she said with a laugh that vanished under the intensity of his gaze. Tough patients, sleep deprivation, everything negative in her life at the moment faded as she let her eyes show what her words could not. She cared for Damien Reed much more than she should.

She no longer felt tired. In fact, she wanted this moment to go on forever. His hand cupped her chin. Her eyes dipped to his lips. She’d let his smile lull her to sleep more nights that she could recall. Now, desire overrode sense. She wanted to feel those lips on hers.

He lowered his head one agonizing centimeter at a time. Nicole’s breath was nothing but infinitesimal puffs of air as she waited for the touch she’d dreamed about.

The door behind them creaked open and another resident stepped in. “Oh,” he said. “Sorry.”

Nicole never did figure out how Damien managed to put distance between them so fast. “No need to be sorry,” he told the doctor. He stared at Nicole for a long moment before motioning to the couch. “Get some shut-eye.” Without another word, he strode out of the room.


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  1. Hi, Elaina! Thanks for posting the holiday anthology Lavada Dee and I wrote. We both appreciate it very much. I hope you have a wonderful, happy-memory-making Christmas!

  2. Adding my Thank You too. Wishing you and all your readers a Merry Christmas and may 2012 be Happy, Healthy and Prosperous.