9 of 12: On Christmas Eve by Mona Risk

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Tiffany broke their engagement five years ago when she thought Matthew cheated on her. Now, fate keeps throwing him into her path. His tender gaze erases years of loneliness and her heart squeezes with longing. And then, she notices the two little girls in his arms. His daughters? Where is their mother? Can Tiffany and Matthew forgive each other, live in the present, and create a new future?

Holiday Babies Series:
With high moral values and a strong sense of unity, the Ramsay family counts five daughters—Madelyn, Roxanne, Heather, Claire, Tiffany, and their mother Barbara. Later, stepdaughter Monica Roland joins the clan.
Holly Jolly Christmas: Prequel to the series. Mr. Ramsay is still with his family and Heather is pregnant at eighteen. (Heather’s story)
Christmas Babies: A sweet and powerful Christmas Story. (Madelyn’s story)
Valentine Babies: Can he love a woman expecting another man’s baby? (Roxanne’s story)
Mother’s Day Babies: Never too late to find love and happiness. (Barbara’s story)
Wedding Surprise: Is it the worst or best wedding surprise? (Claire’s story)
Christmas Papa: Who’s my Papa, Mommy? (Monica’s story)
On Christmas Eve: We want a mommy for Christmas. (Tiffany’s story)



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Mona Risk, received an Outstanding Achiever Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. She’s a two-time winner of Best Contemporary Romance of the Year from Readers Favorite, a winner of Best Romance Novel of the Year from Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, and an EPIC Award finalist. Mona lives in South Florida and has traveled to more than eighty countries on business or vacation. She writes contemporary romances, medical romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal fantasy. Sprinkled with a good dose of humor, her stories are set in the fascinating places she visited or more simply at home. Visit her website at www.monarisk.com



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Interview with Tamara Gill, author of time travel romances

Today, I am pleased to present to you Tamara Gill, a lovely author whom I invited to my blog to talk about her work that includes historical and time travel romances. Here is a small sample, and you’ll be pleased to know one of them is FREE right now!


One small mistake in the past will change everything about her future…
Archaeologist Sarah Baxter just broke one of the biggest rules of time travel: leaving a piece of 21st ­century equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English Earl. Now his brother is not only out for revenge, but he also has Sarah’s device. Which means an entirely different approach is needed. It doesn’t occur to the new Earl of Earnston that his charming acquaintance is responsible for his brother’s death. He is merely swept away by a passion that threatens his very reputation. Yet he gets the distinct impression that Miss Baxter is hiding something from him. Now Sarah must find a way to steal back her device, hide the truth about the earl’s brother and—most importantly— not fall in love…




Unlucky in love, Maddie St. Clair hides behind an antique store and her mudlarking hobby. That is until she finds a medieval ring that throws her back to 1102 Cumberland and into the life of Lady Madeline Vincent, heiress to Norman lands and about to be married to an autocratic Baron, William Dowell, nine hundred years her senior.

Lord William Dowell protects his own. Usually, from his closest neighbor and long standing foe the Baron of Aimecourt. Forced to marry his dead enemy’s daughter, Lady Madeline, by King’s decree, he hides his growing respect for his wife behind a wanton mistress. Yet when Madeline’s life is threatened, William’s loyalty to his kin is tested by the astonishing desire that flares between them. Not to mention the love that Madeline ignites that would last an eternity. If fate will allow…




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Chloe, beautiful and privileged daughter of a powerful god, literally has the world at her feet. Until she falls in love with a Scottish druid. Her enraged father sentences her to an endless cycle of birth and death; each life spent yearning for a man she no longer knows or remembers. Scottish druid, Cian McKay searches the world for his long lost love, only to have her appear at the local pub in his highland hometown. Cian must win Chloe’s heart again but without the ability to tell her who she is. Back in the place where she first loved Cian and fell from grace, Chloe’s memory haunts her with images that could not possibly be true. She must find the truth and the only way is a confrontation with the Deity who banished her a thousand years before – her father, Zeus.



Hello Tamara and welcome to my blog!

Hi Fros, it’s very exciting to be here!

My first question is about your medieval time travel romance, Defiant Surrender. What was the inspiration behind it?

I was inspired to write Defiant Surrender a few years after visiting England, London in particular, where I learned of mudlarks, which are people who used to search for items in the Thames at low tide to sell for food etc. People now do it to find historical items. Mudlarks just intrigued me, enough so that I wrote a book where my heroine is one.

Tamara, I must say, you just hooked me on the story! What was the first thing you ever wrote and how old were you then?

Thinking back, I used to write small plays and have my friends at school act them out in the drama room and show it off to other students and teachers. That’s my first account of writing. I didn’t pick it up again until after my second child was born and I was on maternity leave.

What other writing have you done? Anything else published?

I write time travel, regency and paranormal (mythological) romance and have an array of books / novellas published.

Any hobbies or interests that you enjoy in your spare time?

I like to garden mostly. I have three small children, so I read at night after I’ve had my word count down for the day. I can’t sleep without getting a little reading in. I used to like to travel, but I’m not a big fan of flying, and so, that’s gone by the way side.

Do you see yourself in any of your characters, or do any of them have traits you wish you had?

I suppose it’s inevitable that I’m in my characters somewhere, but sometimes they do things that frustrate me, and I’m left shaking my head at them (*laughs*).

Oh, I know the feeling! What are you working on at the moment? Tell us a little about your current project(s).

I’m working on a Regency series for Entangled Published which will be out next year. I’m also working on a Scottish time travel series for my agent. It’s all go, very busy, and a lot of fun.

Which are your favorite authors, and what do you love about them?

I have a few. Eloisa James, Anna Campbell, Stephanie Laurens, but there are so many more that I love. I read widely too, and I adore Karen Marie Moning. Oh, this is a hard question. They’re all fabulous.

What genres do you read mostly, and what are you reading now?

I’m reading Iced by Karen Marie Moning. I read mostly historical romance, but I also read paranormal, erotic, shape shifters, contemporary, you name it, I have it on my kindle.

Do you have any advice for other indie authors?

Don’t be afraid to get out there and publish. I have stories that I couldn’t sell, Defiant Surrender is one of them, and it’s gone on to be very popular with readers. Have it professionally edited, formatted and covered correctly to suit your market and get it out there.

If you could choose another profession, what would that be?

Archaeologist. Hands. Down.

Thank you for our interview, Tamara! It’s been wonderful to have you.

Thank you for the invitation, Fros.


Tamara Gill

Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.

A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal.

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