THE NAUGHTY LIST
"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
"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
"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
The Naughty List by Donna Kauffman, Cynthia Eden and Susan Fox
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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
NAUGHTY BUT NICE by Donna Kauffman
“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:
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Cynthia Eden
“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.
TATTOOS AND MISTLETOE by Susan Fox
“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.”
THE NAKED TRUTH/Truth or Dare
PERFECTLY PLUM (Non-Fiction)