Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July! Clean Indie Reads Summer eBook Sale! July 17-21



It's mid-summer and most people are thinking of the beach, baseball, barbecues, and family fun. Christmas, most likely, is not a high priority. Unless you're a reader who melts at the end of  a romantic Christmas story or a heartwarming holiday tale. If that's you, any time's a great time to pick up a stack of Christmas reads, and I've got a bunch of them right here. Clean Indie Reads Christmas in July eBook Sale offers 15 titles in a variety of genres - novels, novelettes, short stories, mysteries, and sweet and paranormal romance - sale-priced from FREE to 2.99. Stock up to read on vacation or save them for the holiday season. Sale ends July 21. Note: please check all prices before clicking the "BUY" button. Each individual author is responsible for ensuring the correct sale price for her book(s).


Ino's Love 
a short story by Marianne Sciucco

Ino prepares a Christmas feast for her successful, CEO son, but when he's too busy to spend the holiday with his mother she shares her dinner and gifts with her home health aid. Sometimes the people who love us best are not family.





A Gift for Lara
a Victorian Christmas short story 
by Suzanne Rogers

Lara Robinson wrote a love letter four years ago, but received no reply. Now the man to whom she gave her heart will visit Blythe Manor for Christmas. How can she enjoy the holidays knowing Miles Greystoke must despise her for revealing her feelings in such an unguarded fashion?  As an awkward youth, Miles fell in love with a kindred spirit…but his love was unrequited. Against his wishes, he’s now obliged to spend the holidays at Blythe Manor. Time has wrought changes in his physique, but his devotion to Lara Robinson has never wavered. He searches for the perfect present to show her how he feels, but nothing seems quite right…until he realizes the best sort of gift will embrace the true meaning of Christmas. FREE on Amazon

Secret Angel
by Cherry Christensen

Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles. Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual. Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel? 99c on Amazon


Seaside Christmas
Sweet Romance by Stacy Claflin

He can’t stand her. She thinks he’s crazy. Will their feelings stay etched in permanent ink? Cruz Hunter has always stuck out in his small hometown. Now that he’s covered in tattoos, the residents peg him as even more of an outcast. It seems like the whole world is against his dream of opening a local tattoo parlor. When he finally finds the perfect place for his new business, Cruz discovers a pastor and his daughter have already bought it. The only thing more irritating than the change in his plan is Talia, a beautiful and feisty argument in a dress. Cruz would like nothing more than to have her out of his life and his mind, but for some reason, she’s the only thing he can think about. If Cruz and Talia can stop arguing long enough, opposites may do much more than attract. 99c on Amazon

Runaway for Christmas: 
A Citrus Beach Mystery 
by Victoria L.K. Williams

Christmas is all about children, but usually not all the children at once. Megan and her faithful beagle Barney meet a gang of runaway children at the beach. Soon the investigative duo learn of exploitation, injury, and murder and with the help of FBI consultant Aiden and his dog, Gypsy, begin to investigate. Megan’s family and friends rally round and share the joy of Christmas with the children who need it most, while Megan finds that Christmas is truly a time of love. 99c on Amazon




Now Arriving: Sister Station Series #1, 
Christian fiction  by Victoria L.K. Williams

Sarah Skipton knew that her granddaughters needed a drastic change in their lives, but would they be willing to accept her challenge? To leave behind a successful career and home was a lot to ask of anyone. But Paige and Rebecca agreed to a short-term trial and headed for their childhood home of Skipton. There they would take over the family business and Sarah’s dreams for the old train station. Soon the sisters find themselves embraced by the small town and caught up in the plans for Skipton Station’s future. New friendships are formed as the women become more involved in local affairs-from the town’s Christmas plans to the blow that pulls them into a longstanding feud between two families. Now Arriving is about more than a physical destination. To follow the path before them will mean accepting God’s plan for them. Follow as the sisters discover their true desires and arrive at their choices. 99c on Amazon

Mistletoe at Moonglow 
a novella by Deborah Garner

The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn't been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town. When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter's grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart. 

The Seven Days of Christmas romance by Sharon D. Tweet

When Caroline Atherton’s brother brought his college roommate, Rick Stratford, home for Thanksgiving fourteen years ago, he quickly became one of the family. Much like a second brother, the three of them became a tight-knit family unit, sharing their successes, failures, grief, and faith. Leaving his wild days behind him, Rick has spent years pursuing his walk with the Lord in both wisdom and guidance, becoming a man content with his personal and professional achievements. When Caroline discovers her feelings change, she works hard to ignore them; unwilling to jeopardize the family dynamic. After all, they never expected to find love so close to home. In the sparkle of snow and twinkling lights of Christmastime, Rick has the green light to romance his love. Yet despite the excitement and promise surrounding her, Caroline battles an inner struggle that threatens to sabotage their joy and their future. In the midst of the holiday season, can Rick and Caroline navigate this new path to reconcile her hidden resistance, or will tragedy steal their happiness before it begins?  99c on Amazon

The More the Merrier: A Short Story (Seasons of Love Book 1) by Liwen Ho

Fed up with a string of bad blind dates, health blogger Alyssa Wu wants to drown her sorrows in ice cream. But there’s one more evening she must endure—a fake date with her best friend Barry Chang. They must convince her family they're in love, an act which may (or may not) be easy to pull off, thanks to the magic of some mistletoe. This 10,000 word short story is perfect for your lunch break, workout, or while you wait in line at the mall. Read it today to get into the Christmas spirit any time of the year! FREE on Amazon




By Christmas (Covington Falls Chronicles Book 4) 
by Kristin Wallace 

Noelle Joy Robinson should have been spending Christmas with her husband. Instead, she’s become the face of jilted brides in Covington Falls after her fiancĂ© runs off with one her bridesmaids on her wedding day. To escape the constant sympathy, she decides to leave town and start over in a new city. But when her father has a health crisis, it falls to Noelle to save the family business and Christmas for the entire town. Soon she’s knee-deep in parades, dealing with a cantankerous ass (the animal kind) and negotiating disputes with Santa’s elves. But a different kind of animal is threatening to disrupt her peace on earth. An angel named Michael, the brother of the man who broke her heart. Michael Campbell steps in to help Noelle with the holiday festivities, mainly out of guilt. He can’t help feeling he had a hand in ruining Noelle’s wedding and helping her save Christmas is his way of making amends. But soon an obligation turns into so much more, leaving him to wonder if Noelle could ever see past his last name and give him a chance. In the end Noelle and Michael will have to move beyond past heartbreak to find their holiday happy ending…By Christmas. 2.99 on Amazon Kobo iBooks

Falling for You at Christmas: Shellwater Key Tales
by Kristin Wallace

“I’ve always wanted you, even when I didn’t know your name or who you would turn out to be…I didn’t know that the pregnant woman who came barreling through the lobby would turn my world upside down in a matter of days.” A Nativity story for the modern day, set in the sleepy town of Shellwater Key, Florida. One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. One Lamb, two Shepherds, and a King. Three days that will change her life forever.  Pregnant, single and alone at Christmas, Cassie Stevens decides to take a holiday vacation in Shellwater Key before her baby is born. But then her reservation is lost and she finds there literally no room left at the inn. Thankfully, single innkeeper, Jared Latham, offers to let Cassie stay with him and his young daughter. She won’t have to sleep in a manger, but being in such close proximity to the gorgeous and caring Jared might be more dangerous to her piece of mind…and heart. But the magic of the season can change everything. Cassie is suddenly surrounded by a group of friends, who all seem have names relating to another important birth long ago. And when Christmas Eve brings an unexpected delivery, Cassie will discover that miracles are still possible even in modern times. 99c on Amazon

Finding You at Christmas: A Shellwater Key Tale 
by Kristin Wallace

She’s going to find her destiny this Christmas…

Preacher’s daughter, Janie Worthy, has spent years looking out for her father and siblings after the death of her mother. But as she watches her niece get married, Janie decides it’s time to get a life of her own. However, her plan stalls out before it can even begin…literally. On the way to her first date, her car decides to quit, leaving Janie stranded on the side of the road. A stranger on a motorcycle becomes her savior. Caleb Montgomery is gorgeous and sexy, and the short time they spend together on the side of the road might be the most romantic interlude Janie can remember. Of course, it’s all just a fantasy and soon Caleb is riding off into the night, never to be seen again. Until he shows up again where she least expects him…right in her hometown of Shellwater Key. When Caleb decides to stay in town for Christmas, Janie can’t help but wonder if she is the reason. Except that would be crazy. People don’t fall in love in one night…Right? As the holiday spirit kicks into high gear, Janie must find the courage to move beyond past guilt to embrace the future and open the best Christmas present she could ever find. 99c on Amazon

That Gift! 
a short story by Sheryl Fawcett

It's Christmas time!

Husbands everywhere search for the perfect gift. Some succeed in delighting their wives. The husband in this story misses the mark. In fact, he doesn't even come close. Years later the wife has a revelation about the gift from that long ago Christmas and it takes on new significance for her. This is a heart-warming story of mature love, the lasting kind, between a man and woman who raise a family and grow older together. At approximately 5400 words, this is a quick, easy read for a woman who loves her husband, a man who loves his wife, or the person who only dreams of finding that special kind of love. FREE on Amazon 

First Christmas 
YA Paranormal romance 
by Heather Karn

Vixen is an ice dragon shifter whose obsession with Christmas increases each day. Her clan’s village is located at the North Pole: the home of the one and only Santa Claus and his elves. She lives a life of carefree celebration until an attack from a vengeful dragon lands Vixen at the feet of her mate, a man who has never celebrated Christmas. Lunar is from none other than the South Pole, the farthest place on Earth from Vixen’s beloved home. And as for her favorite holiday, he’s never joined in any of the human rituals surrounding it. If anything, he’s purposefully avoided them. Vixen must now take the reins and teach her mate all about the joyous time of year she celebrates year round. Just when their relationship starts to blossom, Vixen is kidnapped and held for ransom. Lunar will stop at nothing to save her as his first Christmas draws near. After all, there is no place like home for the holidays. First Christmas is a story about love and family. It's a clean YA Paranormal Romance. There is no swearing or sexual content. Any violence is mild and not graphic. 99c on Amazon

The "She" Stands Alone
a novelette by Nadine C. Keels

She can’t seem to catch any guy’s notice for anything. No, that pick-up pitch from a stranger gawking at her at the gas station doesn’t count. And one attractive salesman in town shouldn’t have been flirting with her in the first place. He was much too customer-friendly for a store known for its pathetic customer service. Now, is this young woman’s dateless problem unfixable? Not in the least. New plan: Sheridan Jones is going to date herself. 99c on Amazon

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