Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author. Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia. She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos and antique poison bottles.
Forever Red Christmas
Has Fate finally delivered a Christmas angel? For years, vampire Alexander May has lived in peace and solitude, emerging every so often to feed off the energies of unsuspecting women, while curbing the loneliness that has grated on him his entire existence. Near Christmas, Alexander’s attention is perked by the alluring Tori Welch. To Alex, Tori shines. There is something so wonderfully different about her. That perhaps she is the woman who could love and accept him for what he is. The Christmas angel he so desperately hoped for. But when a tragedy occurs eerily similar to another decades earlier, Alexander wonders if it is better to abandon his love for Tori to keep her safe, or is far too late to stop what Fate has in store for both of them this Christmas?
Christmas with the Black Sheep
It’s Christmas time, and Eriah Jameson has returned home to restart his family’s business. Due to his wild child past, no one is friendly or welcoming to Barrow Haven’s black sheep. Aylin Myers lost her job when Eriah’s father took ill. She knows Eriah needs her help getting his business up and running again, but she doesn’t trust him. If he fails, she knows it will dishonor his father’s memory. And Aylin knows that at Christmas, it’s the right thing to help your fellow man—no matter how wretched he might be. As Aylin gets to know Eriah, she sees a side of him Barrow Haven never saw. That perhaps the black sheep has changed for the better. Still, can she be sure this side of Eriah is real, and not just a facade he’s perfected over time to get his own way?
Jorie Beckett has never celebrated Christmas. Now after returning home after an extended period abroad, she looks forward to renewing her relationship with family, and start her life anew. Even if that means celebrating the holiday. She doesn’t expect to run into her high school sweetheart at a Christmas Market. Kyle Koykendall pledged to always love and protect Jorie, but didn’t live up to his promise. He’s now bitter and angry, and Jorie can’t understand why. After all, he failed her, not the other way around. Can Jorie and Kyle work through the secrets and lies of the past that split them apart, and rediscover their love? Or will Jorie’s first Christmas be a memorable disaster?
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