Baby, It's Cold Outside by Merline Lovelace

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The best way to keep warm... when the weather turns cold:

1) Seek shelter

Opting to spend the holidays in solitude, Emilie Sutherland has found the perfect place: a hunting lodge in Alaska! But when a hunky stranger comes seeking shelter during a blizzard, Emilie wonders if maybe isolation is overrated, after all....

2) Build a cozy fire

Nothing ruins an adventure to Antarctica like being stranded on a lifeboat! But when a hot Air Force pilot rescues Mia Harrelson, she wonders if she's escaped the danger of freezing only to lose herself in the sexy fire of his eyes....

3) Curl up with a nice, hot male...

She is a consummate professional. Until Stacy Bristol finds herself working on a series of photo shoots with a gorgeous Viking--er, Olympic skier. But the minute his shirt comes off, Stacy is torn between icy professional resolve...and her melting knees!

 

About Merline Lovelace

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Jennifer Greene is a USA TODAY bestselling author with a long history of awards in the contemporary romance genre. She has sold over seventy romances since her first sale in l980. She is an RWA Hall of Fame author and the winner of three RITA Awards, as well as a variety of other awards including a Career Achievement, Lifetime Achievement and Reviewers Choice awards from Romantic Times BOOKclub.Publisher's Weekly calls Jennifer's writing "vivid and fresh" with "crisp, pulls-no-punches humor." Booklist described her as "combining expertly crafted characters with lovely prose flavored with sassy wit." Romantic Times labels her writing as "insightful and compelling," and Affair de Coeur credited her as writing a "masterpiece on the bonds of family."Susan Elizabeth Phillips calls her "the author most likely to steal your heart."Jennifer lives in southwestern Michigan with her husband, Lar, whom she says is one of the last "true heroes." They're hard-core animal lovers and have rescued everything from puppies to raccoons and baby squirrels. Daughter of a career air force veteran, Merline Lovelace grew up at bases all over the world. Living in Newfoundland and France and almost half of the fifty states as a child sparked a lifelong love of travel she continues to indulge to this day.A Woodrow Wilson scholar, she graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Ripon College, WI, with honors in German and Russian. She also studied Mandarin Chinese at Princeton University and Middlebury College, VT; earned a masters from Troy State University, AL; and attended Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.During her twenty-three year military career, Colonel Lovelace served tours in Taiwan, in Vietnam, and at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She commanded Eglin Air Force Base, the biggest and best base in the air force, and is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officers' School, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. Her many military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Bronze Star.When she hung up her uniform for the last time, Colonel Lovelace decided to combine her love of adventure with a flair for storytelling, basing many of her tales on her experiences in the service. Since then, she's produced one action-packed sizzler after another. She now has sixty published novels to her credit, many of which have made USA TODAY and Waldenbooks bestseller lists. Over eight million copies of her works are in print in thirty countries. Merline's novels have won numerous honors, including the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award--the Oscar of the publishing world. She's also very proud of the fact that the University of Oklahoma chose her as the 1998 Oklahoma Writer of the Year, adding her name to a roster of literary luminaries that includes Louis L'Amour and Tony Hillerman. Married for more than thirty-five years to the handsome hero she met her second day in the air force, Merline enjoys golf, travel and long, lively dinners with friends and family. Cindi believes in love at first sight, good chocolate, cold champagne, that people who don't like animals can't be trusted, and that God obviously has a sense of humor. She also believes in writing fun, sexy romances about people she hopes readers will fall in love with.Blessed with an overactive imagination and a love of reading, Cindi wrote her first story at age eight about the family's Siamese cat. At age 12 she submitted her first manuscript, hand-written and illustrated with crayon drawings, to Little, Brown and Company. She received a very kind rejection letter advising her to study hard and keep working and one day she might be a real writer.In addition to writing, Cindi enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, hiking, and downhill skiing. She lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her husband, who she met on a blind date and agreed to marry six weeks later, and three spoiled dogs. Cindi loves to hear from readers. Email her at Cmyers1@aol.com.
 
Published December 15, 2009 by Harlequin Anthology. 288 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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