Sunday, October 2, 2022

New Sweet and Wholesome Holiday Releases for October

Love puppies and love Christmas?

Several sweet romance authors have written Christmas stories with puppies in them and all the books are now available for pre-order and only 99 cents! See them all here. The stories release weekly from October 11 to December 6.

From Pat Simmons

A doctor. A nurse. A matchmaker.

Charity McCall couldn’t have survived the holidays without her petite Goldendoodle. She named him Dr. Avery because he healed her broken heart after a bad breakup. She plans to spend the holidays on the road away from St. Louis with her pooch in tow.

Sawyer Kahill needs a fresh start, so he relocates to Raleigh, working in the IT field. He’s enjoying life until his aunt has a health scare back in St. Louis.

After a chance meeting, will their paths ever cross again? Not unless they both come home for the holidays. Leave that up to the Lord and Aunt Edith. House Calls for the Holidays.

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From Jean C. Gordon

My Puppies for Christmas novella Can't Say No to Puppies was so fun to write. I hope you find it just as fun to read.

  • A jilted bride and her ex's brother working on a Christmas puppy giveaway
  • Add a matchmaking grandmother pushing a dating app
  • Plus a wounded moose
Will it spark a forever Christmas love or a disaster of broken trust?



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From Josie Riviera

I'm so excited about my contribution, Christmas In The Air. My hero and heroine meet on a plane. Trouble is, the heroine is afraid of flying!

What if you told your innermost secrets to a guy you assumed you’d never see again? Christmas In The Air is a sweet, small-town romance filled with delightful characters and holiday cheer.

Pre-order your copy today. Available in ebook, paperback, large print paperback, hardcover, ad audiobook.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Lyn Cote tells about-- the Mix-up at the Animal Shelte and Puppies for Christmasr~

V-8 enjoying a winter's nap

In June we had to put our cat to sleep. V-8 (named for the engine) was 21+ years old and finally couldn’t walk and didn’t want to eat. I cried of course. He’d been a member of the family since 2003. We got him from the local county humane shelter. 

I heard on the local TV news that they had an overabundance of cats at the same shelter. So my husband and I made an appointment to visit and we had decided we wanted a male and female cat at least one or two years old. 

Evidently the response had been good so when we got their August 30, there were hardly any adult cats left. I really don’t “do” kittens, but there were a pair of 6 month old siblings playing the the cat cage area for socialization. One of them hopped up on my lap and began purring. My husband couldn’t make a decision so we left with regrets. A few blocks from the shelter, we parked and discussed it. He finally decided he wanted the young bonded pair, brother and sister so we drove back and put in our claim.

My husband and I with our "boys."

They were about to be neutered and spayed so we were asked to come back in two days. Well, when we returned, we were told a mistake had been made during intake and we were getting two brothers. Well, what could we say? Home we went. So far so good! And fortunately I had “baby-proofed” the main part of the house so we’re doing okay. Except they like to climb up onto the top of our kitchen cabinets! Oh, well, boys will be boys. But what did we name our boys? Well, that story will come next month!

I have cats but I love dogs too! 

My next book comes out November 22nd. It's part of a PUPPIES FOR CHRISTMAS series of holiday stories.

The first one comes out Oct 11th Pat Simmons HOUSE CALLS FOR THE HOLDAY!



Friday, September 30, 2022

My Favorite Season by Laura Scott


Good morning! One of the best things about living in Wisconsin is that we get to enjoy all four seasons. And while I am not the biggest fan of winter, I adore fall. Especially when the trees around us are changing color. I can't deny, I prefer the cooler weather, too. Summer is nice, but fall is my favorite season of the year.

Just seeing the red and yellow leaves makes me happy. I know they signal the end of summer, but I can't help but love them anyway.

What is your favorite season and why?

Today I'm also featuring my free novella, Healing Her Heart. This is a short story, but a heartwarming one that introduces the small town of Crystal Lake and the fun, quirky people who live there. If you haven't read my Crystal Lake series, you may want to give this book a try. After all, it's free!

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues but when he meets ER nurse Larissa Brockman he's tempted to break his vow. Larissa's faith draws him back to the church he'd left behind, but when their lives are on the line Gabe discovers that Larissa is the one who needs to learn about the true meaning of forgiveness. And only Gabe can help heal her heart.

Free at all stores!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

FREE EBOOK from Lyn Cote


BITTER AUTUMN Free Sept 25-29th~ Click the title to take advantage of this rare event!

"An edge of your seat—do not expect to put it down adventure!"

When Grey returns to his small Wisconsin hometown on the shore of Lake Superior to care for his beloved great-aunt, he’s determined to seek forgiveness for his past. But as he falls into an unlikely romance, danger looms on the horizon…

But one truth many don’t realize until it’s too late—vengeance can be dangerous. A suspenseful love story of redemption and second chances.

“Was on the edge of my seat through the whole book, couldn't read it fast enough.”

“I could not put this book down. There are a lot of twists and turns in the investigation…” Why not tell a friend?

Sunday, September 25, 2022

September SRR New Releases



Merrillee Whren


Annie Payton hopes for one thing—to regain custody of her children. She believes the Village of Hope’s lawyer will give her this chance until she learns that lawyer is Ian Montgomery, her ex-husband.


Since Ian has turned from his life of substance abuse, he’s all about helping others, but he doesn’t know if he can help his former wife. Her betrayal still brings him pain, and most people at The Village don’t know about his past relationship with Annie.


As Annie and Ian’s lives intersect, can she show him that she’s clean and sober and wants a second chance not only with her children but with him?


The Village of Hope: A community built on service and love







Sealed with Valor
Laura Scott

Pregnant and on the run!


Nico Ramirez has been searching for his teammate’s younger sister, Ava Rampart, for months. When he finally finds her, he’s stunned to discover she’s eight months pregnant. Her baby raises the stakes, and Nico knows he must protect them both from Simon, the man ruthlessly hunting Ava. When he realizes Simon has kidnapped Ava from the hospital, he needs the entire SEAL team to get her back. 


Ava is hiding a terrible secret, one that has kept her running from Simon and from the police. She’s grateful for Nico’s determination to keep her safe, but when she suffers pregnancy complications, there is more than Simon to worry about. If she’s not careful, her baby could be born prematurely and may not survive. Resting while on the run proves impossible. Ava places her faith in God and in Nico. She doesn’t doubt Nico’s ability to protect her, but she may have underestimated the threat he poses to her heart. 


Cherished Hearts
Josie Riveria

Six sweet small-town inspirational romances is exclusively in one large collection.

This collection includes the following books:

It’s easy to recognize another’s pain. The tough part is facing your own.

There’s nothing a Christmas kiss won’t cure. Except perhaps a shattered heart…

Valentine’s Day is all about love. And God has a special plan for a small-town woman and a road-weary singer.

You don’t need ears to hear God’s plan. All you need is an open heart…

All relationships require a commitment but is she ready to sacrifice her heart again?

Faith is fragile. Faith takes time. And the best solutions are always painted with love.

Only $2.99 for a limited time.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

September is National What Month? by Pat Simmons

Every month our country recognizes a worthy cause, reflects on a moment in time, or celebrates the little things.

I opened my email to learn that I almost missed out. September is National Sewing Month. Who knew??? My reason to go fabric shopping. I can do that. :)

Of course, we can't celebrate without prizes. The sewing pattern companies are sponsoring some great giveaways. I entered. As a seamstress, it's all about support. Plus, now I have an excuse to step away from my writing desk for my sewing table.

I've been sewing for many, many years and the price patterns have skyrocketed. It's not uncommon for Vogue patterns to be $25 off sale. But the celebration includes downloading a free digital pattern. Something I have never done. It's free--they say--until I have to print it out. Now, I wonder if I have enough ink and paper. 
If I had known about this big-to-do, I would have challenged myself to sew a certain number of garments by the end of the month. But then I wouldn't have finished my puppies for Christmas story for readers to enjoy. Nine novellas and short stories for you to enjoy every week beginning in October through December for only .99 cents. If October is Shoe Buying Month, then I'll have to hide my credit cards. :)


Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth and a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Visit her at

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Hi, I'm Camy Tang/Camille Elliot!

Hi everybody! I’m Camy Tang, and I’ve just joined Sweet Romance Reads. Nice to meet you all!

As USA Today bestselling author Camy Tang I write Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense, and I also wrote a few Mysteries and Women’s Fiction novels for Guideposts.

I also write Christian Regency Romantic Suspense under my pen name, USA Today bestselling author Camille Elliot. I’m in the middle of writing my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series, which is an epic serial novel, where each part is the length of a full novel, about 90,000 words each.

Three strange things about me:

I’m from Hawaii (born and raised there) but I don’t like the beach.
I like to knit patterns written in the 1800s, also called vintage or antique patterns.
I love reading Japanese Light Novels (mostly Fantasy and Speculative Fiction novels in serial format) and even though I just turned 50, I started learning Japanese just so I could read the ones that weren’t translated into English.

If you’d like, tell me three strange things about you!