Where You Lead

It’s no secret I’m a Mary Calmes fan, and luckily for me, she writes a lot and I always save her books for when I’m in a ‘Calmes mood’, and now I was in a Calmes mood LOL. Where You Lead is a rather short story about Peter and Carver.

We get their background story, how they met, and how things were before they did, and it’s all in traditional Calmes possessiveness. But when we’re dropped into the story Peter and Carver are going to celebrate Christmas with Carver’s parents, the only problem is that Carver intends to stay there. His mother is poorly and his father needs help taking care of her. He’s been too afraid to tell Peter until now, though.

He needs Peter to move there with him, needs it.

Peter is heartbroken, he loves Carver but he also loves his job and moving to a small town with all the nosy people getting in everyone’s business isn’t at all what he had planned in life. But can he survive a long-distance relationship? Can the relationship survive long distance? And really is his life in the city more important than Carver and his family? And so typical Carver to spring this on him now, like this.

If you’re looking for a cosy little Christmas read, this is for you. I loved it!


Where You LeadATF agent Peter Lomax isn’t a hearts and flowers kind of guy, but he can be possessive, and it caused problems until Carver Fleming. Carver may be part of the art world, but he gets Peter, loves belonging to the man, and Peter treasures the way Carver understands them together.

Carver loves Peter, but he’s fully aware that six months doth not a commitment make. Carver wants to make the relationship last forever, but he’ll have to leave their life in Chicago to take care of the family he loves. He wants to do it with Peter by his side, but going from the city of Chicago to tiny Colt, Kentucky is a big change.

Carver has only one Christmas wish: Please, oh please, let Peter fall enough in love with Carver’s family to follow Carver home.

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End of the Year Sales

Merry Christmas, everyone! There aren’t many days left of this year, of this decade, in fact. I’m perfectly fine with another year gone by, but thinking in ten-year chunks does scare me a bit, I have to admit. Not that I fear getting older, but ten more years and the kids will be on their way out of the house, and where does that leave me?

But, I’m not posting here today to speculate about where I’ll be in 2030, I wanted to let you know that, as always, when we’re coming to the end of the year, there will be some book sales.

Right now there are two different sales running, a Holiday Sale over at JMS-Books, and Smashwords End Of The Year Sale. So if you want some books to read over the holidays, you’ll find mine here:

Holiday Sale at JMS-books, ends on the 26th

Holiday sale

Cup o’ Sugar – 40% off

Jaeger’s Lost and Found – 40% off

Legendary Loves (anthology) – 40% off

Nine Stones – 40% off

Pine Tree Mary – 40% off

Turning Wood – 40% off

Smashwords End of Year Sale, ends on January 1st

25% off

Jaeger’s Lost and Found – 25% off

Nine Stones – 25% off

Pine Tree Mary – 25% off

50% off

Turning wood – 50% off

It Doesn’t Translate – 50% off

The Maddest of Men – 50% off

The Lords of Lettuce – 50% off

Legendary Loves Vol 1 – 50% off

Silent Woods – 50% off

Summer Bigger Than Others – 50% off

Love Unlocked – 50% off

Never Too Late – 50% off

Seasons of Love – 50% off

He Melted Us – 50% off

Buried Desires 1 – 50% off

Deadly Sugar (Deadly Sugar 1) – 50% off

Buried Desires 2 – 50% off

Deadly Lies (Deadly Sugar 2) – 50% off

Deadly Sugar Collection – 50% off

Buried Desires 3 – 50% off

The Snowflake – 50% off

Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown 1) – 50% off

Once in a Forest (Nortown 2) – 50% off

Once in May (Nortown 3) – 50% off

Once in the Underworld (Nortown 4) – 50% off

Once Around Seven (Nortown 5) – 50% off

100% off

From All of Us to All of You – 100% off

Dazzle Me – 100% off

The Empty Egg (Nortown 2.5) – 100% off

Happy Endings (Nortown 3.5) – 100% off

Just Words (Nortown 4.5) – 100% off

Honey Baked (Nortown 5.5) – 100% off

Falling Through – 100% off

Trapped – 100% off

Happy shopping!



The Christmas Curse

I was hunting for a Christmas book, and I’ve had The Christmas Curse by Ruby Moone in my kindle library for two years I think without reading it – it was time.

I know I’m repeating myself (over and over) by saying I don’t normally read historical stories, but I do love paranormal so I figured I had nothing to lose. And I’m not sorry!

This short story is adorable.  It’s December and Jared Templeton is all alone, avoiding his families festivities because of all the young women his mother is trying to get him to marry, plus he’s a spy so he can’t really tell anyone what he does.

But then one day, a huge stray dog starts follow him home from work every day. The closer to Christmas they’re coming, the more Jared is opening up and is talking to the dog.

Then, like in Cinderella, the clock strikes twelve and Jared’s entire world changes.

I wish it had been a little longer, just a little bit more. The characters are great but the ending a bit abrupt. Still, a great Christmas read, though! Historical and all LOL.


Snowy nature with a large wolf like dog and a handsome manIt’s almost Christmas 1806, and government agent Jared Templeton finds himself adopted by a beautiful stray dog as he walks his customary route each night to his Mayfair home. Having never owned a dog before, Jared is surprised to find himself talking to the beast. It’s wonderfully easy and lifts some of the heavy burdens he carries.

Eventually Jared confides in the dog, not only secrets about his work as an agent, but also the biggest secret about himself. About his innermost desires and needs, safe in the knowledge his companion will never betray him.

But at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Jared discovers things are not quite what they seem …