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First Course – The Amuse Bouche

Wedded Captive (by Beth Bennett) Robert will stop at nothing to punish Elyse for the misery she heaped upon his army.

Fire Licked (by Allison West) Will Lexa submit to sexy fireman Jules, or is the heat just too much?

all wrapped up - jaxonSecond Course – The Appetizer

I’ve been looking around for books to read for the holiday season. I have no idea why I went further than my own library! I didn’t need to. I have Jenna Jaxon’s wonderful holiday short stories in her set, All Wrapped Up. These are four fun romance short stories, some historical, some contemporary. My favorite is, “Sing a Chrismas Carol.” It’s the story of a young man who has to kick a pretty girl off his Christmas caroling team. Loved it for it’s humor, its sexiness, and its wonderful romance. I think you’ll really enjoy the set. It’s just 99 cents, for the time-being, and although it’s short, it’s really well written and will keep you entertained throughout. It’s well worth your buck. You can get it here.

Third Course – The Entrée

Sharing a little 5 star review with you. This one is for Striker, which has all 5 star reviews.

“I’m a big fan of Patricia Green and I loved this excellent book. It had everything I love even though it was somewhat of a departure from the spanking romance. It did have spanking and romance but that was just a bonus. It was an intense murder mystery and how Striker and his new partner work the crime scene that was like I imagined, a real well done police investigation. It was obviously researched very well and it was exciting and fun to read, sort of an updated Mike Hammer.” ~Laurel, on (See this review and others here.)

I particularly loved this review because it compares the book to Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer books. That’s an incredible compliment. Thanks, Laurel.

cabled scarf in progressFourth Course – The Dessert

I’m at the end of my writing cycle for 2015. Now all that is left are editing chores. My Vacation in Rio: Romantek Book 4 will come out next week, and the two Sonata’s Moon books are with their editor at Decadent Publishing. So more releases upcoming, but no more writing for this year, except for blog posts and a few essays.

So what am I doing? Lots of knitting! As I said last week, I’m a perpetual student, always learning something new. Well, about two years ago, I learned to knit. (I’ve been a crocheter since I was seven years old.) I’ve been taking lots of knitting classes through Craftsy online and loving every minute of it. I’ve come so far from my first uneven, poorly counted stitches. I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished. Over there on the right –> is a picture of the cabled scarf I’m working on. It’s fun and not so hard once you get the rhythm down. I hope you get time to pursue your artistic interests this holiday season, whether that’s baking, or embroidery, or sewing, or yarn crafts. Get creative!


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas story collection! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 Can’t wait to read Rio!

  2. Hi Trish, Striker was awesome fun. I’m an ARC reader for BB and the first book on my list was Rio. I’ve cut way back on my social media and now I’m only reviewing BB. I was recently diagnosed with third stage renal failure and the main symptom is extreme fatigue. I’m working on a second book but it’s going very slow. I love the way your page is setup. I love reading menus. Hugs

    • I’m so sorry you’ve been ill, Laurel. I hope some bright-eyed wonderkind doctor can help you through this difficult situation.

      You did me a great honor by leaving me good reviews. I am absolutely delighted when I can provide you will books to love. I hope you enjoy My Vacation in Rio. It was a whole heap of fun to write. 🙂

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