[Review] HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS by Lisa Renee Jones, Mary Ann Rivers, Serena Bell

3-Story Bundle (Play with Me, Snowfall, After Midnight)
Lisa Renee Jones, Mary Ann Rivers, Serena Bell
Published by Loveswept
On Sale October 28, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7840-2

HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS features three sexy holiday novellas, each one centered on a different holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. With stories from bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the popular Mary Ann Rivers, and Loveswept debut author Serena Bell, HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS is the perfect anthology to keep the romance going throughout the holiday season! 

As leftover turkey and stuffing give way to stockings and little black dresses, this tantalizingly sexy eBook bundle offers up holiday-themed novellas from a trio of beloved romance authors. Lisa Renee Jones gives a dedicated reporter and a powerful businessman a chance to count their Thanksgiving blessings in Play with Me; Mary Ann Rivers presents Snowfall,the story of a woman who confronts a life-changing event—hopefully with a special man by her side—just in time for Christmas; and in Serena Bell’s After Midnight, an explosive New Year’s kiss leaves two strangers wondering whether they’ll ever see each other again.

PLAY WITH ME by Lisa Renee Jones

Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories, waiting for the article that will launch her career to new heights. When she suddenly finds herself forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Vegas casino, Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposé: her boss, Damion Ward, the arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins to see another side of the man. And when she surrenders to the exhilarating tension simmering between them, Kali hopes her story will have a happy ending.

SNOWFALL by Mary Ann Rivers

Jenny Wright can’t get enough of her erotic conversations with someone she knows only as “C.” Flirting online helps Jenny temporarily escape confronting the changes to her life as she slowly loses her vision. Jenny’s occupational therapist, Evan Carlisle-Ford, is helping her prepare for the challenges ahead, but the forthright, trustworthy man can no longer ignore his growing attraction to his fiercely intelligent client. Now Jenny must choose between the safe, anonymous “C”—or the flesh-and-blood Evan, whose heated kisses can melt snow faster than it can fall.



The clock is ticking down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, and all Nora Hart and Miles Shephard can think about is kissing each other—even though they met just minutes before. Then, as fast as Miles enters Nora’s life, he’s gone . . . and she never even gets the name of the man she thinks might just be “the one.” One year later, Nora and Miles are reunited. The chemistry between them is just as strong as they remember. But Miles broke her heart once before—and this time around, Nora’s not sure whether she can give love a second chance.


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My Review: 

4.5 Star Review – Heating up the Holidays 

I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this book.  This book includes laughs, passion, betrayal and sexy lovers.


Kali Miller came to town to take a job as a reporter.  But the job was eliminated before she started.  She goes to a temp agency and takes a job as an executive secretary.  While awaiting an appointment she hears about a firing of an employee that makes her believe that Damion is a horrible boss.  She decides she will write a story and expose him for the bad guy that he is.  Only problem is he’s not bad.  The person who got fired was. 


There are points of this story when you think Kali is going to totally smack Damion and you will want to too.  They have some much chemistry between them it will light up a room.  As always Lisa delivers another winner even if it’s short!!



Jenny Wright moved into an apartment near her work.  A card was delivered for the previous tenant that she forwarded to the tenant.  She received a card back from him.  They (her and “C”) have been getting to know each other online ever since.  They have just not met in person as she thinks they should not.  Evan and her work together for her PT sessions but the attraction between them is strong.  After sending a pic to “C” and having him send back pics but not of his face she is disappointed and wonders if she is wasting her time with him.  Does she have to choose between them or will they make the choice for her.

Jenny is a sweet person who is having some issues.  “C” is nice but he is online so can she really believe anything he tells her?  Evan is a sweetheart and learns to roll with her smackdowns.


Nora Hart came to the Party so she could let loose after a broken relationship.  While at the party she meets a sad eyed man.  She never gets his name.  After talking to everyone and posting information on social media with no luck she moves on.  Almost a year later someone contacts her and tells her he knows who the guy was.  After talking to the guy and going on a date she likes him even more.  Miles tells Nora a secret that could tear them apart but sill he end up pushing her away before the secret does?

Nora was funny and straight forward.  Miles tended to be closemouthed and shy.  They worked together well and had wonderful chemistry. 

All in all I loved all three stories you should pick your copy up today!!!


Contact Info for Authors


Connect with Lisa Renee Jones: Facebook | Twitter | Website
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES which has sold to more than twelve countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Connect with Mary Ann Rivers: Facebook | Twitter | Website
Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.

ABOUT SERENA BELL (After Midnight)
Connect with Serena Bell: Facebook | Twitter |  Website
Serena Bell writes stories about how sex messes with your head, why smart people do stupid things sometimes, and how love can make it all better. She wrote her first steamy romance before she was old enough to understand what all the words meant and has been perfecting the art of hiding pages and screens from curious eyes ever since—a skill that’s particularly useful now that she’s the mother of two school-age children.

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