Thursday, October 30, 2014

**@InkSlingerPR Blog Tour Review & Giveaway** BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE (Anthology) by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne and Kate Meader















SYNOPSIS:


Outside 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…





REVIEW:

       


Baby It's Cold Outside is a great bundle of five novellas from five amazing authors!  Honestly, I grabbed this up to review based on the authors included in this anthology not what the stories were about and that turned out to be a very good decision on my part.  Anthologies can be tricky, usually the stories are spin offs of  a series or part of a series where knowing the characters beforehand would be helpful, but with Baby It's Cold Outside (for the most part) I didn't feel like I was missing any information reading that series would have given.   I will say having read these novellas and only knowing Emma Chase's series with Drew Evans I still really enjoyed all five stories and will be looking up Melody Anne and Kate Meader to read in the near future!  

I have been a fan of Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase and Kristen Proby for a while so I knew going in I would love at least three out of the five stories and it turns out they all were entertaining!  All the authors did a great job delivering a full story in a short amount of space.  I tend to shy away from short stories because I want the depth of emotion, the hearty story and to really get to know the characters, but with these stories I got that feeling of a longer novel in a shorter story.  Baby It's Cold Outside may have changed my mind on anthologies and shorter stories.  I really liked getting straight to the point in each of these stories, there was no need for too much build up to the connection or too much back story.  Baby It's Cold Outside is the perfect way to try out these great authors in nibbles and since the stories are not connected YOU can decide what reading order to read them in too!  (I, of course, have issues and have to read front to back, but that's me). 

Each story in Baby It's Cold Outside was charming, sweet, hot and fun to read.  If you are in the mood for a quick read with a taste of winter and the holidays then this is a great anthology to pick up!  Baby It's Cold Outside not only gave me stories from some of my favorite authors it helped  me add new authors to my must read list.  Grab some cocoa and get lost with these great stories tonight! 







BUY THIS BOOK:




MEET 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.





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.




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.




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.




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.





GIVEAWAY:


a Rafflecopter giveaway



TOUR HOST: