It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Black Fiction Addiction has rounded up a ton of holiday reads to help you make the season bright.
“I’m gettin’ married ya’ll!” The Leblanc’s and extended family are excited about Blanche’s upcoming nuptials. Nothing’s too good for their baby. And, even though the excitement screams across Assumption Parish, the Leblanc’s are a little apprehensive at first about her groom-choice. Everybody thought she would marry her high school sweetheart, Clay Jamieson. Yet, Blanche’s sights are on Canon Jackson, and it’s all good as long as Blanche is happy they are too.
Canon Jackson knew all about New Orleans, the food, drinks, music, and traditions. But where in the heck is Bertrandville? He checks Google Maps twice to find the small village on the satellite view and realizes, getting there is not a straight line. Still, he’ll go wherever Blanche is. His first visit to Blanche’s hometown, meeting her large family, quickly gives him a hint of what he’s in for.
As Cajuns do, everything is big and loud, and weddings are no exception. Especially at Christmas, the welcome and hospitality are as flavorful as the succulent Cajun cuisine. Hey baby, I hope you like red beans and rice!
Rodeo superstar Geoff Burris is adored by legions of female fans, but life on the road makes him shun commitment. During a rare hometown visit to Bronco for a holiday competition, he’s sidelined by an injury—and meets Stephanie Brandt. She’s a local nurse who is not dazzled by his fame—and prefers to keep out of the spotlight! Geoff is captivated by the no-nonsense introvert. He’d never planned to put down roots, but when Stephanie is in his arms, all this cowboy can think about is forever…
Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.
Malcolm Hudson has worked for the Queen for years and has never given a personal, private tour—until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.
Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy affair come New Year’s Day…or are they?
Kendall Freeman is a self-assured, full-figured seamstress and aspiring fashion designer who loves Christmas. Niya Fine, a shy, introverted, plus-size teen, is dealing with the recent loss of her mother. She’s now living with her widowed grandmother, Claudia, an elitist who criticizes Niya’s every move. While Kendall is working hard to make the season bright, planning Christmas parties and whipping up amazing gowns at the boutique where she works, Niya is begging her uncle Reese, the “reprobate” of the family, to spend the holidays with her at his mother’s home. She hopes that will make living there a little less lonely.
A twist of fate leads to a unique friendship between Kendall and Niya, and a quest to pursue some family tradition that seems impossible to achieve. Can Kendall help Niya embrace who she is and help the family rediscover the true meaning of the holiday season? Is there a possibility of finding her own true love in the process?
It’s Christmas in Catalina Cove, a time of promise and second chances. But when you’re starting over, love is the last thing you’re wishing for…
Vaughn Miller’s Wall Street career was abruptly ended by a wrongful conviction and two years in prison. Since then, he’s returned to his hometown, kept his head down and forged a way forward. When he is exonerated and his name cleared, he feels he can hold his head up once again, maybe even talk to the beautiful café owner who sets his blood to simmering.
Sierra Crane escaped a disastrous marriage—barely. She and her six-year-old goddaughter have returned to the only place that feels like home. Determined to make it on her own, Sierra opens a soup café. Complication is the last thing she needs, but the moment Vaughn walks into her café, she can’t keep her eyes off the smoldering loner.
When they give in to their attraction, what Sierra thought would be a onetime thing becomes so much more. Vaughn knows she’s the one. Sierra can’t deny the way Vaughn makes her feel, but she’s been burned before. With Christmas approaching, Vaughn takes a chance to prove his love, and it will be up to Sierra to decide if her one Christmas wish—true happiness—will come true.
A blizzard has trapped this rancher with the one thing he wants under his tree—his ex! Don’t miss this sizzling Westmoreland Legacy: The Outlaws novel by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson.
When a holiday blizzard traps him with his ex
things really heat up!
It’s been ten years since she broke his heart, but Leslie Cassidy’s elegance still stuns rugged Alaskan executive Sloan Outlaw. Now, thanks to a ruthless enemy targeting Leslie’s company, Sloan can use his wealth and influence for something nice—and something naughty. He’ll save her company—if she’ll spend a week with him at his luxurious winter retreat! But when a snowstorm keeps them cabin-bound, this notorious Outlaw will discover that getting what he wants for Christmas might be more than he bargained for…
Norma L. Jarrett
Empty-nesters Yvonne and Earl have been married for thirty years. Earl is recently retired. His slew of antics is driving Yvonne crazy. Lauren, their only child, has decided not to come home for Christmas. Yvonne’s emotions are out of control. She feels unappreciated and unheard. She decides this year the holidays are going to be different! She moves into her “She Shed” to get her groove back and teach them a lesson. While Earl tries everything to win her back, she and her friends are planning a New Year’s Eve party of a lifetime. Will Yvonne’s strategy work? Or will God intervene to show them the meaning of true love in this new and evolving season?
It started with a holiday dare.
So there was no way Joie Pickett could say no to telling the mall Santa, whose name she didn’t even know, her deepest desire.
Theo Blue never thought his stint as a mall Santa would lead to him being seduced by the brown skinned beauty he’d only exchanged a few words with.
But when they’re unexpectedly brought together on Christmas Eve, he had one goal in mind: to find out if she was on the naughty or nice list.
K.O. McGee, C. Monet, Kema B, Sedona Rose and Iesha Bree
Tis the Season to sing, love, and be merry. These 5 authors are bringing Christmas Carols in the key of Black Romance. From Christmas miracles, Santa’s baby, and Love under the Mistletoe all in one novel these stories are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Love is in the air and those silent nights might not be so silent.
The gift Theresa Manning wanted couldn’t fit under a Christmas tree. She desperately wanted a true family, with a faithful husband who would be daddy to all of her children. But she’d struck out three times in the baby-daddy department. And now that her career was on the rocks as well, the only One Theresa could turn to was God. She prayed for God to turn her life around, just as he had done for her friend, Trinity Thomas on Christmas Eve.
Tony Black had made mistakes in his life, he’d never tried to hide that fact. But every since he fell in love with Theresa, he vowed to be a better man. The fact that she didn’t trust him and had called off their wedding because of unsubstantiated rumors was not going to stop him from being with his family and showing them the true spirit of Christmas.
Along the way, this holiday season, Theresa and Tony just may received the greatest gift of all.
Author Nia Michaels is living a blessed life, celebrating her highly anticipated romance novel. Her own real-life romance with Brendan McCormick has been a delight for the past six months. Nia’s hypersensitive emotions flare up when Brendan shows signs of not being into her anymore. Is her history with men about to be repeated?
To make matters worse, her ex-boyfriend returns to town and he doesn’t seem to care that Nia has moved on with a new man. With the way Brendan is acting lately, Nia is wondering if a break-up is inevitable.
With her favorite holiday around the corner, all Nia wants for Christmas is the same happily ever after that she writes about in her books.
Victoria Christopher Murray and Princess F.L. Gooden
There’s nothing like a Miracle to make you see things clearly…
Savannah Hudson always looked for a surprise from her husband, Sheldon, when he returned home from his travels. It was a tradition that began at the start of their twenty-three marriage. But when her husband returned from his latest trip, Savannah finds a surprise she never expected.
One pretty red thong. Lots of questions. But before Savannah can get answers, her husband goes into cardiac arrest.
Now, as Sheldon fights for his life, Savannah struggles to put her bitterness aside. As every female in his life becomes suspect, and Savannah finds herself questioning everything she’s ever believed, a handsome doctor may be the only one that can help Savannah get through to the truth.
Road Trip Holiday
Electa Rome Parks and Monica Garner
Happiness is a car, the open road, and a best friend.
Remember the adage, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? This time around, it is what happens on the road trip, stays on the road trip.
Meet Arlington Harper, a bestselling erotic novelist and a hopeless, helpless romantic who believes in soulmates, but is having no luck in finding one with online dating.
Meet Delilah Jackson, a police officer turned detective, who has given up on love, but is simply fine with a cuddy buddy to satisfy her every need and desire.
Sexy and sassy, these middle-aged, divorced, best female friends find themselves on a road trip from Atlanta to Chicago to attend an event during the Christmas holiday season. What starts out as a fun adventure soon hits a few bumps, twists, and turns along the way – in which Arlington and Delilah deal with in their own hilarious way.
Arlington and Delilah learn that sometimes a sexy, crazy road trip is exactly what they needed as they confirm the meaning of true friendship and love.
Francis Ray and Donna Hill
In You Make it Feel Like Christmas, Donna Hill and Francis Ray bring us holiday cheer with two novellas in one volume: Rockin’ Around That Christmas Tree and The Wish.
Rockin’ Around That Christmas Tree by Donna Hill
Denise has always been the faithful wife and dutiful mother for the twenty-plus years she’s been married to Edward. But now, she’s ready to live a few dreams of her own. When Denise drops the bomb at Thanksgiving dinner that she is leaving Edward and selling the house, everyone is stunned, and her announcement opens the door to Morrison Family Dysfunction 101. But Edward is not ready to give up on them. Not only does he plan to be back at home and in their bed, but he also knows that, come Christmas, he and Denise will be rockin’ around that Christmas tree.
The Wish by Francis Ray
Be careful what you wish for. That’s the lesson brokenhearted Nicholas Darling learns when an eccentric old woman grants him a wish for true love—if he doesn’t fail to see it.
A mysterious fire is set at Christmas…
Forcing a security expert to reunite with the woman he never forgot
Security specialist Gideon Wright knows Mya Rochon’s cancer research is groundbreaking. But when an arsonist destroys his ex-wife’s lab and puts her at risk, he discovers it’s dangerous, too. With Gideon’s protection, Mya’s determined to finish her project—no matter the risk to her life…or Gideon’s heart. But will their rekindled partnership face its most deadly adversary yet?
Danni’s a social media influencer who’s way out of her element. She sort-of broke up with her boyfriend-slash-manager, and she escaped her fast-paced life in New York to spend Christmas with an old friend in Juneau, Alaska. Danni takes in the beauty of the scenery and the warmth of the community…and she’s drawn to the local sheriff.
Before Declan was an Alaskan State Trooper, he was in the Army. An IED explosion cost him his leg…and his fiancée, who couldn’t deal with the injury. He knows Danni’s a city girl, while he loves the Alaskan wilderness. Could two very different people find what their hearts are looking for?
The holidays have never been her thing. But Christmas in Rose Bend has more than one surprise in store…
Grieving ER nurse Nessa Hunt is on a road trip with her sullen teen half sister, Ivy, and still reeling from her mother’s deathbed confession: Nessa’s dad wasn’t really her dad. Seeking answers, they arrive in Rose Bend to find a small town teeming with the kind of Christmas cheer Nessa usually avoids. But then she meets the innkeeper’s ruggedly sexy son, Wolfgang Dennison.
Wolf’s big, boisterous family is like a picture-perfect holiday card. Nessa has too much weighing on her to feel like she fits—even though the heat between her and Wolf is undeniable. And the merriment bringing an overdue smile to Ivy’s face is almost enough to make Nessa believe in the Christmas spirit. But with all her parental baggage, including lingering questions about her birth father, is there room in Nessa’s life for happy holidays and happily-ever-after?
A chance meeting.
An undeniable attraction.
And a first date that starts with a stakeout that leads to a winner takes all shopping spree. It’s the making of a holiday romance.
While philanthropist Sterling Price believes in charitable causes, he and licensed social worker Ciara Summers have a difference of opinion on how to bless others.
Ciara is a rebel with a cause and a hundred reasons why helping those less fortunate is important.
Sterling is a man of means who believes there is a financial responsibility that comes with giving.
The Lord will make sure everyone’s needs are met, and He has something extra for Sterling and Ciara that can’t wait until Christmas.
Chandra Sparks Splond
There’s no place like home for the holidays—unless you’re fifteen-year-old London Bridges and your parents are going through a divorce. Annoyed that her plans to visit her dad in Atlanta have gotten canceled, London begs to tag along with her brother, Landon, to the mall. At least it will get her out of her apartment, and she’ll get to spend time with fine Zachary, her brother’s best friend. Before the day is over, London finds herself valuing those she holds dear and rethinking how she defines home, which just might be the greatest gift of all.
Denise N. Wheatley
She’ll help him find a kidnapped victim
He’ll keep her alive in the process
Mona Avery is determined to investigate Dillon Reed’s high-profile missing person case in the Louisiana bayou. Even if stubborn Detective Reed insists the hotshot investigative journalist is a hindrance. For Mona, the case is personal, especially at Christmas. Working closely with the detective makes it hard to deny their attraction. But a killer wants Mona’s story silenced…and only Dillon can keep her safe…
In “An Unexpected Love for Christmas,” (sequel to the best-selling novelette, “A Leap of Faith”) Allison is beautiful, spoiled, judgmental, and doesn’t mind making it known that the only way to live, is by her own terms. Although she desires a relationship, any man wanting a second glance from Allison better look even better on paper than he does in person – which automatically eliminates handsome, hard-working Ronald McMurray from her potential list of suitors.
Ronald McMurray’s janitorial business receives a huge contract over the Christmas holidays, which happens to be where Allison’s financial firm is located. More interested in raising his ten-year-old daughter Rolanda, working and upholding his Christian values than casual dating, southern gentleman Ronald isn’t impressed with Allison’s beauty and material success which suits her just fine since he falls short of her strict standards. A long-term relationship with Ronald is out of the question for Allison, until an unexpected encounter changes her life forever. Will Allison allow God to direct her path, or will she get in her own way before true love finds her?
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