THE NAUGHTY LIST
October 2011
Brava Mass Market Paperback
ISBN 9780758253118

October 2010
Brava Trade Paperback
ISBN 9780758253101

DONNA KAUFFMAN
Naughty But Nice
Businessman Griffin’s never believed in luck…until sassy-sweet small-town baker Melody turns his world around. Except there’s a catch: There’s no way he’ll be able to build his empire and hold on to her. His new “lucky charm” could destroy all his dreams…or make this Christmas better than he ever imagined possible…

CYNTHIA EDEN
All I Want for Christmas
Good girl toy inventor Christie takes a walk on the naughty side when she sparks a no-strings fling with Santa—actually, sexy cop Jonas in a Santa suit. She loves her new “bad girl” persona, except as the holidays approach, she starts falling, and hard, for this known’ “love ’em and leave ’em” ladies man…

SUSAN FOX
Tattoos and Mistletoe
Charlie returns to her hometown to fix up her aunt’s B&B, but she doesn’t count on LJ handling the renovations. Nerdy LJ pined for her in school, but now he’s grown into the town’s hottest bachelor. Charlie’s been burned before and won’t let him get close. But LJ’s determined to break down her walls and make her dearest Christmas wish come true.

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"This feel-good holiday trio includes Kauffman’s latest community-centered Hamilton novella, “Naughty but Nice“; Cynthia Eden’s upbeat “All I Want for Christmas,” a slightly daring adventure of a brainy businesswoman who asks Santa for a good time; and Susan Fox’s “Tattoos and Mistletoe,” a touching reunion tale of a now-successful pair of high school outsiders. A 2010 title, this smart, sexy collection is perfect for those who missed last year’s trade edition."

~ Library Journal

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"THE NAUGHTY LIST is a delightful anthology of holiday stories sure to warm up any cold winter night."

Naughty But Nice by Donna Kauffman

"This story is connected to the novellas in TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT and KISSING SANTA CLAUS. You do not need to have read these previous stories to enjoy Naughty But Nice. The story centers on Griffin, an Irish businessman who revitalizes towns by turning them into a destination. In Hamilton he finds himself up against Melody who runs the town bakery.

I loved the way this story got right to the romance. Griffin and Melody are instantly attracted to each other and don’t waffle in acting on that desire. Each is changed for the better by their relationship. I really liked this novella and loved both of the characters." ~ Carrie, The Season for Romance

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"Three terrific stories of love and the holidays. It doesn’t get much merrier than this."

"In Donna Kauffman’s Naughty But Nice, the winds of change are blowing in the quiet burg of Hamilton, Virginia. The town’s main employer, Hamilton Industries, is faltering and the town must undergo a complete identity shift to survive. Melody Duncastle owns the town’s coffee shop and bakery and she likes sleepy little Hamilton just the way it is. She’s less than receptive when Thomas Griffin Gallagher, the newly appointed head of Hamilton Industries, comes to town with his radical vision of the future. And his oh-so-sexy Irish brogue." ~ Sandra Van Winkle, ReadertoReader.com

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The Naughty List by Donna Kauffman, Cynthia Eden and Susan Fox

Read by Heidi
"Naughty but Nice by Donna Kauffman – Melody Duncastle doesn’t trust Griffin Gallagher, who has arrived in the small town of Hamilton, to expand and grow the town into a bigger moneymaker. Griffin’s mission is to save the area from it’s money woes, before it’s too late. The trust issues seem mute next to the passion and heat between them. Both of them know they are in trouble before the holidays.

All I Want For Christmas by Cynthia Eden – Christie Tate doesn’t want to be the good boring girl anymore. She wants a little bit of naughty in her stocking at Tate Toys. Santa’s lap is waiting, in the form of her brother’s best friend, Jonas Kirk. Jonas has wanted Christie for years, but his job as a cop seems to have gotten in the way. The magic of Christmas may need to work on both of them, to get what the desire most.

Tattoos and Mistletoe by Susan Fox – Charlie Coltrane never wanted to return to Whistler, because of all the bad memories of her childhood. She left and her dream of owning her own tattoo parlor is about to come to fruition, but she has to return to sell her Aunt’s B&B first. Nerdy Lester Jacoby, or LJ, is in charge of the renovations and is now the hottest bachelor in Whistler. LJ wants Charlie more than anything, but the past may be harder to put behind them and make their Christmas wishes come true.

I believe there are three things that make up a good holiday story: love, magic and Passion! When those three mix together like a good drink, you come up with perfection. The Naughty List is like that. A good drink that goes down smoothly and leaves you feeling warm all over." ~ Publisher’s Weekly “Beyond Her Book” by Barbara Vey

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NAUGHTY BUT NICE by Donna Kauffman
“Irish businessman Griffin is determined to transform Hamilton from a small close-knit community to a global commodity. His plan would revive the town and bring in much needed revenue. However, not everyone shares his enthusiasm. Melody owns the town bakery and she isn’t interested in changing anything about her life or the town. Griffin and Melody may have differing views on the future of Hamilton, but that doesn’t stop them from caving into the passion broiling between them.”

“Donna Kauffman kicks off THE NAUGHTY LIST anthology with an utterly charming story that will drive home the power of love versus adversity. I got a kick out of the sparks flying between Griffin and Melody and love how they’re able to express their feelings regarding the town and the reasons behind their points of view. Besides all that you get to revisit HAMILTON and the people who make it so special. Look for other HAMILTON stories, pick up copies of these anthologies:
KISSING SANTA CLAUS – ‘LOCK, STOCK & JINGLE BELLS’
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT – ‘UNLEASHED’”
http://donnakauffman.com

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Cynthia Eden
“Toy creator Christie Crenshaw’s ego has taken a blow since her ex-boyfriend has already moved on – and more than likely cheated on her before their split. Christmas is quickly approaching and she’s been a very good girl this year but what she wants won’t fit in a stocking – a red hot scorching fling … no strings attached. Given the opportunity she even perches on Santa’s lap and whispers her request to him. Police officer Jonas (AKA Santa Stud) has wanted Christie for years and he’s definitely more than willing to deliver her gift personally.”

“Cynthia Eden makes brainy women downright sexy. I adored Christie’s spunky attitude and how she refuses to back down from what she wants. Jonas is really very sweet and loveable – as well as undeniably sexy. This story has the perfect blend of humor, suspense, scorching sex and Christmas cheer.
http://www.cynthiaeden.com

TATTOOS AND MISTLETOE by Susan Fox
“Charlie’s whole reason for returning to her hometown is to fix up her aunt’s B&B so that she can sell it and open her own tattoo parlor in Toronto. What she doesn’t anticipate is to have to contend with major renovations and LJ who has fond memories of Charlie’s younger days. Charlie doesn’t view her artistic endeavors in town as vandalism, it was creative expression – but some people never forget … or forgive. Can Charlie find a way to resolve her feelings about the town and people she left behind? LJ certainly hopes so…”

“Susan Lyons will have you smiling and remembering those ‘growing pains’ with only a twinge of embarrassment as you delve into TATTOOS AND MISTLETOE. I love how Charlie forges her own path and doesn’t kowtow to other peoples ideals. LJ won me over when he chose to overlook Charlie’s snarky attitude and love her despite his parents’ opinions about her. This story shows readers that there’s real beauty in simply being yourself – without any pretense. http://www.susanlyons.ca

THE NAUGHTY LIST may be marketed as a Christmas book but in actuality it’s a perfect ‘feel good’ book for any time of year. Each author’s voice resonates through their individual story while sticking with the naughty theme which makes this a wonderful read. Looking for a bad boy out to change the world? What about a good girl brainiac who’s only Christmas wish is to be very bad? And of course, even tattooed artists with an axe to grind enjoy a little mistletoe and merry making. Take a break from the hussle and bustle of the holiday season and rather than worrying about being nice so that Santa leaves those gifts you desire, imagine how much more fun you’d have if you’re on THE NAUGHTY LIST.”
~ Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies, Rating: 5 Blue Ribbons

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