Excerpt + Giveaway: Baby, It's Cold Outside by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne and Kate Meader - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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Excerpt + Giveaway: Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne and Kate Meader


When so many of my favorite authors come together for a holiday anthology, I can’t wait to grab a warm cup of coffee and snuggle up to stories that will surely make me laugh and swoon and smile. Baby, It’s Cold Outside is out this week and I’ve got a special excerpt to share with you!

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baby its cold outside coverOutside it may be frosty, so turn the heat way up with these stories of desire!

Can a determined woman executive and a playboy billionaire survive being stranded together in a snowstorm? Jennifer Probst depicts an encounter almost too hot to handle…

Drew and Kate play an encore to Tangled in this sexy take on a “Christmas Carol” by Emma Chase. When a Christmas Eve argument condemns Drew to a troubled night, three dream women teach him that no gift could be more tantalizing than Kate…

With Kristen Proby, ski slopes are quite delightful. Grace Douglas is sure she’ll never learn to ski, but instructor Jacob Baxter could teach her lessons of a different kind…

Can a southern California transplant survive Montana’s deep snows? Melody Anne, author of the bestselling Andersons series, melts the icy drifts completely away with the heat between sexy Hawk Winchester and brand-new teacher Natalie Duncan…

What could be hotter than a firefighter? Kate Meader shows how hot it can get as Beck Rivera and heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Darcy Cochrane discover that nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love…


“Safe in His Arms” by Melody Anne

Way too much eggnog!

The party was over and her head was beyond fuzzy, but Natalie walked about the nearly empty firehouse with the other volunteers who’d offered to stay for cleanup. She wasn’t capable of doing much to help them, but she could at least say she was trying to help.

After a couple of dances with Hawk, the two of them had been separated, so here she was, trying to decide whether to go home alone or to wait him out. She knew she would rather wait, but on the other hand, she didn’t want to seem desperate. The alcohol was messing with her rational mind.

Music was playing softly over the speakers, smooth country tunes, mellow, relaxing. She felt her eyes grow heavy, and she spread herself out on the front of the nearest fire engine. The step was wide enough for her to get just a little rest.

No one would notice if she lay down for just a moment . . .

Before she knew it, she was asleep.


“See ya later, chief!”

Hawk watched as the last people trickled from the fire station. They’d done such a great job of cleaning, it didn’t even look like there’d been a party. Good. He liked it when things were all in order. He valued a job well done. Only one problem remained.

He’d been separated from Natalie too soon. He hadn’t been ready for their night to end, and he still wasn’t. And now as he turned out the lights and did his final walkthrough of the station, he felt an odd emptiness settle inside him.

It was ludicrous. Hawk didn’t need to be around a woman to find fulfillment. He didn’t have to have companionship. But in the space of a couple of weeks, he’d found himself counting down the hours until he got to see Natalie again. The highlight of his day was when he walked into that gym and found her there, speaking with the children, smiling, gifting them with her laughter.

This was so far beyond anything he’d ever experienced before that he couldn’t even identify what exactly he was feeling. One thing he knew for sure, though—he wasn’t going to wait until Monday to see her again.

He couldn’t. He had to see her. Tonight.

Walking around the front of his line of fire engines, Hawk stopped in his tracks.

“What happened?” Natalie’s voice came out huskily as she began sitting up on the front bumper of the fire engine before him.

So Hawk didn’t have to go anywhere to find Natalie.

She was within grasping distance. At the sight of her sleepy eyes and tousled hair, he could think only of taking her, right now.

“Everyone’s gone,” he said, his voice a low growl.

Her eyes widened, and then, even under the dim lights, he could see the change in her expression. She knew what came next. They both did.

About the Authors

Jennifer Probst’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels, novellas, and ebooks include the acclaimed Marriage to a Billionaire series, as well as Searching for Someday and Searching for Perfect. She lives in upstate New York. Visit her at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Tangles, Twisted, Tamed, and Tied. She lives in a small town in rural New Jersey with her husband and children. Follow Emma on Twitter and Facebook, or visit her at www.emmachase.net.

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Kristen Proby is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Loving Cara and Seducing Lauren, as well as the popular With Me in Seattle series. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her at kristenproby.com.

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Melody Anne is the New York Times bestselling author of the indie published Billionaire Bachelors series, the Baby for the Billionaire series, and the Surrender series, and she has a new series coming soon from Pocket Books. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her at www.melodyanne.com.

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Kate Meader is the author of the sexy new series Hot in Chicago, coming soon from Pocket Books. When not writing she works in an academic library in Chicago. Visit her at www.katemeader.com.

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  1. mmalavec said:

    I have not yet read them, it is so hard catching up to all these amazing book/authors!


  2. Robin B said:

    I think I have read books by all this fabulous ladies!


  3. Charlene E said:

    Yes, I’ve read all of Emma Chase’s books so far, and Kristen Proby’s “With Me” series – which is awesome!


  4. Ayelén said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂


  5. clare flack (@clarebellaflack) said:

    Yes Ive read books by Emma Chase and Kristen Proby i love there writing and very much looking forward to reading these, Thank you so much for the chance.


  6. Laina G said:

    I’ve read Safe With Me by Kristen Proby


  7. Jodie Larson said:

    The Tangled Series is one of my favorite ones!! Love Drew and Kate so much!


  8. Anita Yancey said:

    No, I have not read any books by these authors. But I can’t wait to. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  9. Gina H said:

    I’ve only read The With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby but I have at least 1 of all the other authors either on my Kindle or on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. exbuffalo2001 said:

    Sure have, they are excellent authors!!


  11. kp said:

    I have read everything by Kristen Proby and Jennifer Probst!


  12. Teresa Richards said:

    I have either read or have on my kindle, books by one or more of these authors. I read an awful lot of books. 🙂 If I have not read their books, then I really need to get on the ball. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


  13. kgagnon2013 said:

    I have read and loved everything from Kristen Proby, Emma Chase, and Jennifer Probst. I have not read anything yet from Melody Anne or Kate Meader. Will have to check into their work.


  14. sistahgurl50 said:

    I have read books by all authors except: Kate Meader


  15. Leslie Serrano (@cheekychibi02) said:

    Yes I have. Jennifer Probst is one of my favorite authors and whose books I will automatically want without needing to read the book’s synopsis.


  16. glam009 said:

    I read Emma Chase books 🙂


  17. Denice said:

    I’ve read Emma Chase. This book looks really fun


  18. formerteach said:

    I’ve read Jennifer Probst, Melody Ann, and Emma Chase. Love all three of them!


  19. Jenny said:

    I have read books by most of these authors


  20. shell said:

    looks and sounds great


  21. Ashleigh Downes said:

    No I haven’t. At least not yet. But I sure would love to. They’re all new authors to me!!


  22. Erika said:

    I think I’ve read a few of these authors’ books! Can’t wait to read more! thanks!


  23. Jenny Dauksa Schaber said:

    I’ve read and enjoyed 3 of the 5 authors and enjoyed their books very much!


  24. Guadalupe said:

    Read books from all of them 🙂 all the series of Melody Anne and Kristen


  25. Robbie Bauldree said:

    I have read Emma Chase and Jennifer Probst


  26. Vicki Stanford said:

    I’ve read Kristen’s & Emma’s work, but not yet the others.


  27. Chanpreet said:

    Just by Emma Chase and Jennifer Probst.


  28. Mary Preston said:

    Emma Chase yes.


  29. Tina M said:

    I have Melody Anne..


  30. Filia Oktarina said:

    I read With me In Seattle Series by Kristen Proby.


  31. Alexandra A said:

    Yes, I love all the authors from this anthology! 🙂


  32. Joanna C. said:

    I have! Kristen Proby’s one of my automatic 1-Click authors 🙂


  33. Anna Kidd said:

    I’ve read a couple books by Jennifer Probst. I have also read the whole With Me In Seattle series by Kristen Proby. Thanks for the giveaway! (:


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