There is something for everyone this Christmas at Melange.
On a Midnight Clear A Christmas Mystery by Henry Hoffman
The lives of an enchanting young girl and a determined detective become forever bound following an unconscionable Christmas Eve crime.
It’s Christmas Eve and private investigator Adam Fraley has lost his way while traveling a remote rural road in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies during a heavy snowstorm.
At a loss as to where to turn next, he happens upon an isolated cabin in the woods where he stops to seek directions. There to greet him is the dwelling’s lone inhabitant, an enchanting young girl who invites him in out of the storm.
Puzzled by the circumstances of a child left home alone under such conditions, Fraley soon discovers the horrific reason why, a revelation that launches him into an intensive search for both a killer and a trove of buried gold.BUY FROM http://www.melange-books.com/authors/henryhoffman/midnightclear.html
The Christmas Quilt by Gail Cohen
The Christmas Quilt is an inspiring, O'Henry-style story that follows the journey of a fanciful holiday quilt through the lives of 12 diverse families in the Chicagoland area. From January to December, seasons change, but not as dramatically as do the lives of those touched by the quilt's presence.
Room in the Inn by Olivia Ritch
Christian Parkes is looking for a warm bed in a quiet inn. What he discovers is a lively family headed by a fiercely independent lady trying desperately to hold her family together.
Valencia Hays-Morgan has faced her share of tragedy and sees a fellow soul in the weary traveler's sadness. In the season for giving and receiving love, Christian sets out to prove to Val that two damaged hearts can make room for one another.
Several long minutes passed before Christian heard any sounds from inside the inn. He had not seriously considered the family might not be in residence but traveling for the holiday. Would there be no rest for the weary after all?
Deck the Stalls by Shannon Kennedy
All Sierra McElroy wants for Christmas is a guarantee the horses at Shamrock Stable will be home for the holidays. Her mother has decided they can't keep every horse and should sell some. Now, what can Sierra do to save her friends and Christmas for everyone?
Secret Santa by Terry Barr
Ten-year old Terry Barr discovers one day just before Christmas that his little brother has found Santa's stash of toys. The secret of Santa is out now, and as Terry tries to help his mother cover the story to retain his brother's innocence, the world of secrets, conspiracies, and emotional entanglements for him only grows deeper.
Merry Christmas India Stone by Megan Hussey and Linda White-Francis
Facing her first Christmas alone as a recent divorcee, India Stone takes an impulsive trip to an Aspen ski lodge; where the handsome, dashing Tristan sweeps her off of her feet and onto the slopes. Spoiling her with romantic sleigh rides, beautiful gifts and romantic candlelight dinners, Tristan lends light, love and color to India's holiday.
Toy Soldier by Jaden Sinclair (contains adult content.)
His kingdom stolen, banished to another world, prince Cleto of Eltora is trapped in the casing of a toy soldier for five years. Unable to use his magic to free himself he is lost, but not forgotten.
Clair Meloni is what some might call hopeless. She's been battling illness for the last several years and her only family member is gone, so what is a girl to really do when she's alone in the world? Going home seems like a good idea. She arrives at her home and enters a room she'd been forbidden to ever enter. Never did she think that by lighting a fire would she free a prince from another world.
Is it a dream or is it real? Only time will tell. But will time be on her side to see how her dream ends?
Saving Marta by Nell DuVall
When a lonely young woman and man conspire to save an elderly woman, they have no inkling of where their efforts will lead. Elderly Marta Walters only wants to die after losing her youngest son in the Afghan War and suffering the painful aftermath of hip surgery. Her other son, Jase, desperate to help her, enlists the aid of Trudy Ballentine. Christmas is coming and he wants it to be one they can all celebrate.
A Cozy Country Christmas by Christine Arness
The Memory Tree
At Christmas, a young mother mourning the loss of their possessions in a fire learns from her children an invaluable lesson on how to start again.
The Most Important Ingredient
Anita is grieving over the fact that her broken wrist won't allow her to continue her favorite holiday tradition of baking cookies for friends and family. Then Anita's two small daughters assure her that she doesn't have only one hand—she has five.
If Wishes Were Horses
When a horse galloped up and stopped at the barn door, eight year old Kim knew her prayers for a horse for Christmas had been answered. But her thoughts go in a very different direction after her mom shares a life changing memory.
Live as in Lively
This live outdoor Nativity turns out a lot "livelier" than the director anticipated.
Let It Snow
An overstressed mother remembers a past when her own mom made every holiday full of fun and joy. At the last moment, she realizes what is truly important and changes directions for the family Christmas Eve party.
One Midnight Clear
While studying a Christmas store window scene, a homesick man is shocked to find himself handcuffed to the woman at his side. As he looks at her small son's guilty face, Tim realizes his life is about to take an unexpected turn.
Star of Bethlehem
A small girl's desire for a Christmas tree is granted by a loving community, bringing hope to her family.
In For a Penny
A couple who believes their marriage is irrevocably broken finds healing, life lessons, and hope during a visit to an eccentric relative.
Breath of God
A Minnesota farm girl in the early 1900's has been forced into a woman's responsibilities. Betsy's struggles to come to terms with her deceased mother's plans for her bring her in conflict with both family and community expectations. Memories of the love between her parents help Betsy make the decisions she needs to face her future.
A schoolgirl's sacrifice of a gift from her cherished teacher gives hope to a classmate and also shows her that giving can bless the giver as well.
Pocketful of Love
A grandmother learns that love is never lost when you reach out to others.
Noelle's Nocturne by Megan Hussey
Lord Gerard is a gifted pianist who also happens to be a lord of the night. His lonely life is brightened and transformed when he meets Noelle, a plus-sized, no nonsense spinster. The two celebrate the holidays with laughter, music, and a passionate affair; yet can Noelle truly accept and love this creature of the nocturne?
The Three Gifts of Christmas by Nell DuVall
The Three Gifts of Christmas by Nell DuVall is a tender love story of people facing difficult choices in an uncertain world.
Family or love? Stephanie Graham must choose between her frail elderly grandmother and Craig, her fiancé, when he gets a promotion that would take him to England. She's never traveled far from home and dreads leaving her friends and all she knows, especially her grandmother, to migrate to a strange country. Besides, if he loved her, he wouldn't go.
A Miracle for Christmas by Charmaine Pauls
Michael Slanders only wants a steady job and a family of his own, but instead he lives from hand to mouth with his sick mother. Fired a week before Christmas and down on his luck, Mike needs nothing short of a miracle. Sometimes, goodness prevails. Sometimes, magic is made.BUY FROM http://www.melange-books.com/authors/charmainepauls/miracleforchristmas.html
Wicked Christmas Wishes Anthology (contains adult content.)
Kink by Tara Fox Hall
Paul believes his marriage with his beloved Joy is wonderful, that their sex life is both varied and fulfilling. Yet when Joy reveals her heart's desire is more kink, Paul is determined to not only fulfill her wish, but to give her a Christmas that satisfies her wildest fantasies.
The Christmas Dream by Jaden Sinclair
Ashley Carter never looked forward to going home for the holidays, mostly because her one and only unobtainable dream was there. So why is this holiday any different? Tony Douglas has always known that Ashley had a thing for him, but not how bad until he found her diary when he started remolding her bedroom. He knows her dreams like the back of his hand, and seeing her home for Christmas has given him hope. But it is too late for him to fulfill her one and only Christmas Dream, or is this the year they both get just what they want for Christmas?
More Than Mistletoe by J. Troy Seate
A young man who goes to visit his girlfriend to spread Christmas cheer, but in her absence, it's her roommates who initially do the spreading. Both naughty and nice, Ginny's little helpers take the spirit of giving to new levels which tests pluckiness and loyalties. Good fun with lots of sharing amongst the not-so-secret Santa's.
The Oath by Tara Fox Hall
Young widow, Sarelle McGarran, is in love with the vampire, Danial Racklan, the charismatic man that has transformed her life in only a few short months. But now Danial asks for more; an Oath, a promise a mortal gives her vampire lover to be his forever, a permanent joining that cannot be dissolved. But having lost a husband once, can Sar bring herself to give her promise once again?
One Magical Night by Nancy Pirri (contains adult content.)
'Give All to Love, Obey thy Heart'
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marcus Calhoun arrives home after divorcing his unfaithful wife. He renews his friendship with spinster, Anne Prentice. Marcus soon discovers his friendship with Anne has changed to love. Anne can't believe Marcus loves her due to her imperfection, a limp, until Marcus manages to prove his feelings.BUY FROM http://www.melange-books.com/authors/nancypirri/pirrionemagicalnight.html
Angel of Kindness by Joanne Rawson
Megan Shepard was not looking forward to Christmas. Now divorced, all she had to look forward to was spending Christmas in Derbyshire, with her sixty four year old, bisexual, hippie mother, and a scrawny little sapling tree, overdressed with cheap decorations from the pound shop. However, her friends had other ideas, like taking her to Pinkie's Night Club, their old stomping ground as teenagers. This brought back memories of rah-rah skirts, fishnets, and legwarmers dancing to Madonna, until the DJ played The Power of Love, whereupon Richie King would take her hand and lead her to the dance floor.
Seeing Richie leaning against the bar in his unforgettable Danny Zucko pose, she knows the right thing to do would be to walk in the opposite direction, yet finds herself walking straight to him, and taking the advice of her unconventional mother. Swept off her feet to the winter wonderland of Manchester's Christmas Market, romantic walks in the snow of the Derbyshire Peak District, and fireside dinners, she has to wonder if Richie really changed, or has he something to hide?BUY FROM http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannerawson/AngelofKindness.html