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Penny Watson/Nina Roth Borromeo
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Collection includes women's fiction, romance, humor, holiday fantasy series, and kiddy lit.

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TITLE: A TASTE OF HEAVEN

GENRE: ROMANTIC WOMEN'S FICTION

WINNER OF NATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN ROMANCE FICTION AWARD (2016)
"10 Must Read Romance Novels of 2015" at About.com
Best of 2015 list at Babbling About Books
Best of 2015 list at Heroes and Heartbreakers
Best of 2015 HM list at Fiction Vixen
Best of 2015 HM list at Smexybooks

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"Create one perfect bite."

Good little widow Sophia Brown always follows the rules. When the producer of a cooking competition requests an amuse-bouche, the chefs stick with proteins. Sauces. A savory concoction. She has only one shot to impress the judges on A Taste of Heaven. But in a moment of defiance, she creates an extraordinary dessert, one that combines both the bitter and the sweet, just like her own life.

That one bite changes everything.

After a year grieving for her dead husband, forty-seven-year-old Sophia is finally ready to break out of her shell. Unfortunately, there is a large, angry obstacle standing in her way. Scottish chef Elliott Adamson has a chip on his shoulder the size of Loch Ness, and he's blocking her path to victory.

Spurred by her daughters, she embarks on a poignant adventure that takes her from the wildflower fields of Vermont to the wind-swept vista of North Berwick, Scotland. Fear, courage, and inspiration from unlikely places will mark this journey, and Sophia is determined to persevere until the very end.

PRAISE

"Lots of humor, romance, and a touching story of second chances." KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Sophia and Elliott are like oil and water, match and dynamite, war and peace...The older romance is not done for laughs but rather is the main course." DEAR AUTHOR

"A TASTE OF HEAVEN is an absolutely charming story about trust and family...this book was pretty perfect." BOOK RIOT

"Charming, delightful, and delicious." ANNE FRASIER, NYT-Bestselling Author


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TITLE: APPLES SHOULD BE RED

GENRE: ROMANTIC COMEDY NOVELLA

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FINALIST (2015 CoRWA)
DABWAHA FINALIST (2015)
"Best Romance Novels in 2014" list at About.com
Recommended Read at Romance Novel News

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Recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner:

Start with 62-year-old politically incorrect, chain-smoking, hard-cussing curmudgeon.

Add 59-year-old sexually-repressed know-it-all in pearls.

Throw in a beer can-turkey, a battle for horticultural supremacy, and nudist next-door neighbor.

Serve on paper plates, garnished with garden gnome.

Tastes like happily ever after.

PRAISE

"...puts the comic back into romance...absolutely precious." DEAR AUTHOR

"Hilarious and sweet, a delightfully romantic gem of a story." LAURA FLORAND, Bestselling Author of THE CHOCOLATE SERIES

"With simply wonderful dialogue and heavy with jabs at one another, Tom and Bev make you truly believe life gets better as you age." CHRISTINE DePETRILLO, NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS


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TITLE: LUMBERJACK IN LOVE

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVELLA

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City slicker Ami Jordan was just dumped by her back-stabbing boyfriend, has no job prospects, and can't find a decent cup of coffee in the entire state of Vermont. The last thing she needs is a sexy, bearded lumberjack complicating her life.

Tree house builder, environmental champion, and Bulldog owner Marcus Anderson has no patience for flatlanders with an attitude. But when landscape designer Ami Jordan shows up at his log cabin, he suddenly develops a hankering for a high-maintenance city gal. Now his house looks like a jungle, his recycling is in disarray, and his libido's on fire.

He's a lumberjack in love.

PRAISE

"The delicious beard! The magnificent log! This city-girl-meets-lumberjack is a crazy sexy hairy delight." CAROLYN CRANE, NYT-Bestselling Author

"Full of fun, beardy, bantery goodness." GOT FICTION

"Perfect mix of witty banter, sweet romance, and just the right amount of steam to keep you warm on a chilly night." MELISSA'S ECLECTIC BOOKSHELF


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EXTRAS

Free Download: LUMBERJACK IN LOVE: CHRISTMAS EDITION SPECIAL EPILOGUE



THE KLAUS BROTHERS SERIES



TITLE: SWEET INSPIRATION (KLAUS BROTHERS #1)

GENRE: HOLIDAY FANTASY ROMANCE

GATEWAY TO THE BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE WINNER (MoRWA)
HEA FINALIST (MMRWA)

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What if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance...

Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at café owner Lucy Brewster sends him into a tailspin of lusty desires. When Lucy is injured, Nicholas makes a decision that catapults both of their lives into turmoil.

Lucy Brewster, the free-spirited proprietor of Sweet Inspiration, has a flair for concocting sugary confections but no time for adventure. She gets more than she bargained for when she awakens in the North Pole...rambunctious elves, a fitness-obsessed Santa, and the man of her dreams. Does she have what it takes to become the next Mrs. Klaus?

PRAISE

"SWEET INSPIRATION is sweet, romantic, and full of wonder." ROCHESTER ROMANCE NOVEL EXAMINER

"What a sweet Christmas treat! Fabulous dialogue kept me laughing out loud. I'm hooked on this series and cannot wait to read the next installment." THE ROMANCE STUDIO

"Perfect light romantic read, excellent for Christmas." OH MY BOOKS


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TITLE: SWEET MAGIK (KLAUS BROTHERS #2)

GENRE: HOLIDAY FANTASY ROMANCE

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Oskar Klaus's job is killing him. Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old book stores) are enough to snap him out of his funk. It's not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa. Little does he know that a kiss on New Year's Eve is about to turn his life upside-down.

Kiana Grant's Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu. She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that's hard to resist. Before she knows it, she's in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa's youngest son.

There's just one problem...a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself...


PRAISE

"SWEET MAGIK will surely help readers get into the Christmas spirit...suspend disbelief and go along for a ride to the North Pole." RT BOOK REVIEWS

"What a magical, mystical story of Santa and his sons." ROMANCING THE BOOK

"A nice mixture of action and romance and holiday cheer." THE BOOK LANTERN


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TITLE: SWEET ADVENTURE (KLAUS BROTHERS #3)

GENRE: HOLIDAY FANTASY ROMANCE

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Sven Klaus, Chief Toy Designer for Klaus Enterprises, will protect his family at any cost. He's prepared to battle the most threatening adversaries to do it—frost flowers, snowstorms, Yeti. And beautiful tenacious tabloid journalists.

Andi DeLuca's reporting career is built on lies—about corrupt politicians, greedy Hollywood stars, and Bigfoot. Now she's determined to uncover the truth about Klaus Enterprises, and she always gets her story. Even if it means revealing her own secret desires to Santa's son.

After all the lies and deception are exposed, will Andi and Sven survive this North Pole adventure? Or will YETI MAKE THEM DEADY?


PRAISE

"Fans of the Klaus Brothers books will eat this one up." BABBLING ABOUT BOOKS

"Penny Watson books always make me laugh...Simply adorable." FICTION VIXEN

"Filled with magic, a great holiday read." A BUCKEYE GIRL READS


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TITLE: SWEET CINDERELLA (KLAUS BROTHERS #4)

GENRE: HOLIDAY FANTASY ROMANCE

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Just one night.

Hannah DeLuca Andersen has been battered by the worst year ever, but even that can't squash her love of the holiday season. She has one night to forget life's hardships and enjoy the magic of an elegant Christmas gala. If she's really lucky, maybe a handsome prince will ask her to dance.

Gregor Klaus, Director of Finance for Klaus Enterprises, has completely lost his Christmas spirit. One look at Hannah thaws his icy demeanor and gives him a new sense of purpose. If he can only figure out the key to Hannah's heart, he might have the best Christmas of his life.

But one night isn't enough for Gregor Klaus. He won't be satisfied with anything less than forever.


PRAISE

"Whimsical and with the perfect amount of Christmas magic." HEROES AND HEARTBREAKERS

"Penny Watson books make me smile...each one is sweet, sexy, heartwarming, and with a sense of family and tradition that I adore." FICTION VIXEN

"A feel-good, sweet, romantic, and sexy read." JOSIE KERR, Author of the Second Chance Neighbors Series


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TITLE: SWEET DESTINY (KLAUS BROTHERS #5)

GENRE: HOLIDAY FANTASY ROMANCE

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Wolfgang Reinhard Klaus, Director of Charitable Donations for the family business, is the last unmarried Klaus brother. While his four siblings have fallen in love and started their unconventional families, Wolfgang has been crushed by his heart-breaking obligations. The once affable Wolf has become a bitter and tormented man. All he has left is a nimble vision of loveliness who haunts his dreams. Is she enough to restore his faith in humanity?

Belinda Kiefer is a one-of-a-kind being, embraced by the winter forest and the woodland animals. Half-human, half-fairy, she flits between two worlds, searching for a place to belong. Her secret crush on Wolfgang is both a blessing and a curse. It will help her to soothe him in his darkest hour, but the outcome may cost her everything.

When Santa is injured before Christmas, the Klaus family is forced to take action. The Day of Reckoning is finally upon them, and one of the siblings must take responsibility for the beloved holiday. Which brother possesses the true heart of the Weihnachtsmann? Who will be the one to fulfill the long-awaited destiny?


PRAISE

"Heartbreakingly beautiful." KATE'S CORNER

"This story is filled with the Christmas spirit." READ LOVE BLOG

"A truly wonderful book full of magic, love, sacrifice, friendship, and family." THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNREAD


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TITLE: LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE

GENRE: CHILDREN'S FICTION

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What happens when an ordinary weenie dog consumes a pile of magic beans? She turns into a super hero. Introducing...LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE!

Lucy the Diva Doxie irritates her family with an obsessive licking habit. Then one day she consumes a pile of magic beans and something extraordinary happens. She transforms into LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE. After adopting her new super hero persona, Lucy makes a startling discovery. Her bothersome habit has the power to comfort tearful children and create laughter, love, and joy.

PRAISE

"Lucy (a licking-obsessed wiener dog diva) is sure to tickle the funny bones of young kids and wiener dog lovers of all ages. The bright, charmingly wacky illustrations build the perfect world for a wiener dog with a newly-found super power." PAM SMALLCOMB, Author of EARTH TO CLUNK

"Anyone who's ever been owned by a dachshund will appreciate the tales of Lucy The Wonder Weenie...The illustrations by Sara Pulver are dynamic and vibrant, and the story by Nina Clark captures the essence of diva dachshunds." DARLENE MARSHALL, Award-Winning Author and Dachshund-Owner

"Clever and whimsical. Lucy is one fab pooch." TALES OF WHIMSY

"This book is not just for children, but for anyone who loves cute stories, fun illustrations, and weenie dogs." PEARLS CAST BEFORE A McPIG

"[LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE] would make a great read-aloud for parents and kids." THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS

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EXTRAS 

LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE WEBSITE Stop by Lucy's website for plenty of fun biz! It includes photos of our own canine super heroes, a list of recommended dachshund-inspired books, and more information about the artist Sara Pulver. 

SARA PULVER ETSY SHOP

2 comments:

Carrie Nichols said...

Great page!!! Love your books!

Penelope said...

Thank you, Carrie! xoxoxo