Escape Publishing (an offset of Harlequin) turned one recently and I thought we should celebrate the fact that they are bringing extremely talented Australian romance authors to readers around the world! All their books are DRM free and available across the globe which has opened up readers to finding new authors to add to their massive “to read” piles. Their website ( http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/ ) features everything from an easily maneuvered bookstore to a blog and info about each of their signed authors. They carry all the major romance subgenres so readers like me, who love it all, have plenty of choices for what we may be in the mood for on any particular day.
To celebrate their 1 year accomplishment they’re offering up a bundle of e-books to the readers here on my blog! There will be 5 winners and each person will receive a e-copy of every book listed below! All the books are holiday/season related. What better way to celebrate both Escape’s birthday AND the upcoming holidays than with festive books meant to indulge your holiday wishes? From Valentine’s Day to New Years this bundle has a bit of everything that makes the different seasons joyous.
**To enter simply leave me a comment here and a way for me to find you if you win! Contest open internationally until December 6, 2013 @ 11:59pm EST with the winners announced shortly after! **
Official URL: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857990280
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17311624-valentine-s-dates
She’s done with the dating scene. He wants a lifetime of Valentine’s Dates.
Brent had his chance to be Valentine’s date and he blew it. But loving his best friend’s little sister from afar isn’t working. When she calls him in tears Brent’s only choice is to come to her rescue. And now that he’s got her safe in his arms he’s going to make sure she stays there.
It doesn’t matter how much Vee tries to convince herself her feelings for Brent were destroyed years ago. He is still the first person she calls when she needs help. Breaking down in his arms wasn’t part of the plan. Neither was kissing him.
Forced to face their past, Brent and Vee must forgive each other – and themselves – if there’s any hope for the love still burning between them.
Official URL: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857990051
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16178912-new-year-s-kisses
She didn’t plan to fall in love, but he’s not accepting anything less.
Emily has a five year plan, and romance isn’t in it. Unfortunately, no one told Wade Johnson that.
Wade never thought he’d need to resort to blackmail to get a date. But if that’s what it’ll take to convince Emily Warner to join him, then that’s what he’ll do — and he’ll make it a date neither of them will ever forget.
New Year’s is all about new beginnings and Emily and Wade are about to discover the best beginnings start at year’s end!
Official URL: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857991065
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18301190-secret-santa
Available: Dec 1, 2013 Amazon/B&N
The last thing Jenn wants this Christmas to be is merry. Hibernating in her apartment is the perfect plan for someone who has lost way more than just her Christmas cheer. She’ll re-emerge on December 26th and move on with her life.
Morgan has had just about enough of dancing around the sexual chemistry between himself and his manager, Jenn. If he has his way, she won’t spend this Christmas — or any other — alone. With the help of a bogus set of secret Santa envelopes, he’s going to deliver a Christmas present to the woman he loves, one she’ll never forget!
Rhian Cahill is the alter ego of a stay-at-home mother of four. With motherly duties rapidly dwindling, Rhian is able to make use of the fertile imagination that kept her sane during those years of slavery. Years living overseas and visiting tropical climates have helped inspire some steamy stories. Multi-published in erotic romance, Rhian, with the help of Mr. Muse, spends her days and nights writing.
When not glued to the keyboard you’ll find her, book in hand, avoiding any and all housework as much as possible.
Official URL: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857991034
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18656522-a-sprite-s-tale
Available: Dec 1, 2013 Amazon/B&N
When an Aussie bushland sprite collides with Santa’s nephew on a sunny, isolated Australian beach, the sand won’t be the only thing that scorches!
Having decided his uncle is due for a break, Santa’s nephew, Nick, takes on the job of delivering presents and heads straight for the sun-drenched beaches of Australia. After a cataclysmic sleigh disaster with a low-flying Qantas airbus, Nick finds himself rounding up reindeer on an isolated coastal stretch. When all seems lost — including Rudolph — Nick stumbles upon Chrissie, a woman just as mysterious as he.
Chrissie is an Australian bushland sprite, sent after Nick by his uncle. Santa has made his own decision — it’s time for his nephew to settle down, and Chrissie’s just the sprite to fill his empty heart.
Lexxie’s not a deviant. She just has a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get darkly erotic romances with a twist of horror, sci-fi and the paranormal.
When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, two yabbies hell-bent on destroying their tank and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.
Official URL: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857991058
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18656524-one-sweet-christmas
Available: Dec 1, 2013 Amazon/B&N
It’s going to take more than a few pieces of chocolate to fill this Scrooge’s heart with Christmas cheer. Luckily Candice Cane has a whole shop full…
Candice Cane is not proud of the way she acted after her last encounter with Jackson Frost. Sure revenge was fun, but it’s left Jackson standing, angry and looking for answers, on the welcome mat in her chocolate shop. Now he’s after some revenge of his own.
Jackson returned to his small hometown for one reason and one reason only…so he’s not sure how he’s ended up in a Santa suit in the middle of a chocolate shop, at the behest of its beautiful owner, instead of high-tailing it back to the city as fast as he can.
Jackson wants nothing to do with his small town past, but Candice shows him what he didn’t even know he’d been missing. Can a bit of Christmas magic heal old wounds and offer up a future neither saw coming?
About the Author
An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. Following a career path in administration, she excelled in the art of editing and design, which led to a successful position as Director of Administration and Marketing. Thanks to the support of her husband and daughter, Darlene has been able to fulfil her dream to write full time. Residing in Nova Scotia, she can usually be found in her home office with the family dog by her side.