The Ultimate Book List 2

                                  … for Your Christmas Gifts
                                                     Part 2 of 3
                                                    By Jeff Salter

            As you already know if you’ve checked this blog during the week, we’re posting lists of books which you’ll want to consider as possible Christmas gifts. 
            And you will also already comprehend that the response to my invitation last week was so overwhelming that I had 70-plus citations to include.
            Thanks to the kindness of Founding Fox Jillian Chantal, Part 1 of my list was posted Tuesday on her column space.  And thanks to Friday Fox Lynn Rush, Part 3 of my list will appear tomorrow (Friday) in her donated space. 

Part 2
            So today, we have Part 2 of my list.  The 70-plus citations I collected were submitted to the random sorter at Vandelay Industries and 28 were assigned to my regular blog day for posting.  This group happens to include six of my former 4F1H Guest Foxes and one scheduled Guest Fox, Renee Vincent.  Also in my list today is the best-selling author Caroline Bourne (who, in a previous decade, sold about one million historical romances with Kensington’s Zebra imprint and reappears here with her first new release in a while). 

Everybody loves books!
            Every writer loves books (whether paper or electronic) and everybody-not-named-Scrooge needs to buy some gifts this season.  Also, every writer knows READERS … and readers love receiving books as gifts.  Ah … then you’ve come to the right place.
            This week, Four Foxes One Hound features titles you’ll definitely want to consider.  Be sure to visit every blog this week! 

My First E-Reader
            A little bird has informed me that – if I’m a good hound – I may receive a Kindle this Christmas.  Cool!  I tried out my daughter’s and I liked it.  I’m eager to un-wrap that sucker and start loading it up with terrific titles. 

The Ultimate Book List … for Your Christmas Gifts — Part 2 of 3 

Bacio, Louisa 
“The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf”
Chains of Silver Book 2     Erotic Paranormal
Ravenous Romance     $4.99

Ballance, Sarah 
“Unforgiven”     Romantic suspense
Noble Romance Publishing     $5.00

Ballance, Sarah
“Familiar Light”     Romantic thriller
Noble Romance Publishing     $3.00

Ballance, Sarah
“Hawthorne”     Mystery / Sweet romance
Astraea Press      $1.00

Bray-Weber, Jennifer 
“Blood and Treasure”     Book 1 in the Romancing the Pirate series
Historical Romance     $2.99

Bourne, Caroline     
“Shadow Marsh”
Newly-titled re-issue of “Wild Southern Rose”
Echelon Press     $2.99

Bourne, Caroline    
“Her Heart’s Desire”
in “A Christmas Kiss:  Six Holiday Love Stories” Anthology

Dewaruile, Lily 
“Traitor’s Daughter”     Book 1 of The Tywi
Historical Romance
Eres Books     Christmas Season Price: $3.99

Kappes, Tonya 
An Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery

Kappes, Tonya 
“The Ladybug Jinx”
Grandberry Falls Series

Kappes, Tonya 
“Carpe Bead’em”

Kessler, Lisa
“Night Walker”     Book #1 of the Night Series
Paranormal Romance
Entangled Publishing     $6.99

Kessler, Lisa
“Across the Veil”     Fantasy Romance
Lisa’s Lair     $ .99

Kessler, Lisa
“Forgotten Treasures”     Short Story Anthology
Lisa’s Lair     $2.99

McLain, Runere
“New Orleans Ghost Of Spanish Gold”
in L&L Dreamspell’s Dreamspell Haunts Volume 2
Paranormal Anthology     $2.99

McLain, Runere
“Wolf In The Night”
in Just One Bite Volume Three
Paranormal Romance Anthology
AllRomanceEbooks     FREE!

Ohnoutka, Melissa 
“Faithful Deceptions”     Romantic Suspense
Amazon     $ .99

Ohnoutka, Melissa 
“Target of Betrayal”     Romantic Suspense
Amazon     $2.99

 Ryan, Laurie 
“Holiday Magic – The Gift of Love”
A two-story, emotion-wrapped anthology
Amazon      $2.99

 Schorr, Meredith 
“Just Friends With Benefits”     Chick-lit / Contemporary Romance
Wings ePress, Inc.     $8.95

 Shurr, Lynn 
“Goals for a Sinner”     The Sinners series
Contemporary Romance
The Wild Rose Press     $12
Available at

Shurr, Lynn 
“Wish for a Sinner”     The Sinners series 
Contemporary Romance
L & L Dreamspell     $18.95
Available at

 Thurmeier, Heather 
“Love And Lattes”     A Meadow Ridge Romance 
Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Silver Publishing     $4.99

 Thurmeier, Heather 
“Bunny Hills And Bikinis”     Contemporary Romantic Comedy
$ .99 on sale for Dec. only! ($2.99 regular)

 Vincent, Renee 
“Raeliksen”     Book 1: Emerald Isle Trilogy 
Historical Romance
Turquoise Morning Press     $2.99

 Vincent, Renee 
“Mac Liam”     Book 2: Emerald Isle Trilogy 
Historical Romance
Turquoise Morning Press     $2.99

 Vincent, Renee 
“The Fall of Rain”     Book 3: Emerald Isle Trilogy 
Historical Romance
Turquoise Morning Press     $3.99

 Winston, Lois 
“Assault With A Deadly Glue Gun”
Book 1 in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries 
Amateur Sleuth Mystery
Midnight Ink     $14.99 (but currently $11.69 at Amazon)

 Winston, Lois 
“Death By Killer Mop Doll”
Book 2 in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries 
Amateur Sleuth Mystery
Midnight Ink     $14.99 (but currently $9.95 at Amazon)

             And while these next two links are not for novels (or novellas), they DO fit into the ‘spirit of the season’ and I include them here because they help raise awareness for the wonderful work of St. Jude Shrine of Chicago.  [Thanks to Tonette Skube – a contributor to each anthology – for alerting me to these citations].
            Originally intended to be sold by the St. Jude Shrine, these were later released as a free e-books.
A “Book of Inspirations” [2009 Christmas Card Contest selections]:

 A “Book of Inspirations” [2010 Christmas Card Contest selections]:

 Visit all this week!
            Be sure to view the 4F1H blogs every day this week … for the rest of our collected book titles.  Remember:  books make great gifts for readers and other writers!


About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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26 Responses to The Ultimate Book List 2

  1. Lois Grant says:

    Great List! Have a great Christmas!


  2. Heather Thurmeier says:

    Thanks for putting together such a great list. So many new books to check out. My credit is going to hate me! 🙂


  3. jbrayweber says:

    Oh, I do hope you get your Kindle for Christmas, Jeff. You haven’t been naughty, have you? LOL. Another great list today with some more familiar names. How very exciting. 🙂


  4. It’s an honor to make your list, Jeff. Thanks so much!


  5. Thank you Jeff!!! I am pleased as punch to be on your list! And what an honor to be listed among some great authors!


  6. I’ll have you know I waded thigh deep through (large!) bouncing dogs, dragging a g-kid clinging to my ankle, to get to my laptop just now.

    It’s that important to say thank you for including me in your list of authors! And after reading it, I’ve found more titles I have to have. Particularly an old favorite I’m thrilled to see writing again! May your generosity be returned to you three-fold — (and also in the form of that eReader! lol) Merry Christmas, everyone.


    • jeff7salter says:

      It takes true dedication to struggle through such a crowd just to get to your laptop, Runere. Have you considered one of those I-Pad things which you can slip into a (large) pocket … & keep right with you? LOL
      Yes, I think it’s cool for Caroline Bourne’s work to see a new audience after being out of print for a while. Plus, she told me that she has a NEW novel either ready to go … or nearly so. Can’t recall particulars now, but I think it might be published in the spring sometime. Caroline, are you nearby to clarify?


  7. Laurie Ryan says:

    I’m having fun checking out your lists, Jeff. I see at least one book here I need to look closer at. Jennifer Bray-Weber’s Blood and Treasure. I’m a pirate person. 🙂 Keep the ideas coming!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Laurie, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. You’ve probably seen Jenn’s intriguing Wednesday photos at MuseTracks. A few of them have been pirates, I believe.


  8. Thanks for letting me in on the spirit of the season here,Jeff…the traditional poetry included is not my usual thing, but that’s what comes out of me for this group.
    BTW, as this inspired part of Tonette, I write under my maiden name, Tonette Joyce. I had copyrights under the name before I married,and let’s face it, you hear “Joyce” , you might think “writer”. You hear “Skube”, you WILL think ‘cartoon dog’!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Cartoon dog? LOL.
      Well, I’ve been imagining your name with a single syllable, so now I have the correct pronounciation at least.
      Glad to include those citations you sent. Hope some people click and donate money to that worthwhile endeavor.


  9. Tess says:

    Another Great list of books…I’ve read Jenn Bray-Weber’s Blood and Treasure (love her pirates!) and Melissa Ohnoutka’s Target of Betrayal and Faithful Deceptions (I couldn’t read them at home at night alone)…they’re terrific books from terrific ladies!!!!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Thanks for those endorsements, Tess.
      Be sure to return tomorrow for part 3 of the list. Might be some more titles you’re familiar with.


  10. Lots of grand choices!! Hope you get the Kindle!!!!!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Thanks, Jillian. From what I can determine, the e-reader will pay for itself after I’ve purchased about a dozen books (assuming the electronic versions are roughly one-third of the print version costs).


  11. What a great list. I am honored to be included. Thank you!


  12. Lisa Kessler says:

    Thanks for including me in your Christmas list Jeff!!! 🙂

    So many great books to read and give…

    Lisa 🙂


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