Hot Christmas Nights and The One That I Want kick off the holiday reading season from powerhouse romance publishers Kimani and Dafina Books.
The One That I Want features Essence Bestselling author Donna Hill, Zuri Day and Cheris Hodges. Publisher's Weekly has already voted this book as one of the top ten romances for the fall season.
A PROMISE FOR THE HOLIDAY by Donna Hill
Devastated by her divorce, Cara Holiday vowed never to be vulnerable again. Now she’s a wildly successful real estate broker, and wildly lonely. Restaurateur Mitch Davis has had his eye on her, but can’t break the ice—until he cooks up a scheme to hire her. Soon Cara is enjoying his company—and secretly drawing out the process of selling his house. When their deceptions collide, will their blossoming relationship make it to the holidays?
A SEXY CHRISTMAS CAROL by Zuri Day
After years of travel working for a pop diva, Carol Robbins has moved back to Detroit in time for the holidays. She’s bought a home and bonded with her family. As for romance, she’s got no prospects—until she attends a VIP party and makes a surprising love connection. Soon she’s torn between her old “big life,” her hopes for the future—and one man who may give her the greatest gift of all…
CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Cheris Hodges
Tired of coming second to her wealthy husband’s career, Lola Yvonne Joseph is sending him a very special gift this year: divorce papers. Then she’s leaving Miami for the kind of wintery white Christmas she’s always wanted. She definitely does not expect Jonathan to track her down, whisk her away, and do everything possible to win her back. If he succeeds, Lola has one more surprise in store for him…
Kimani Arabesque offers Hot Christmas Nights featuring authors Farrah Rochon, Terra Little and Velvet Carter. For Rochon, writing her Christmas novella was just as fun as spending the holidays with her family.
"Coming from a large family that gets together every year for the holidays, writing stories set at Christmastime is like going home for me. Ironically, my story in Hot Christmas Nights, Tuscan Nights, takes place far from home, in gorgeous Italy. It was a treat to explore this romantic country and infuse some of its holiday traditions into my story."
Tuscan Nights by Farrah Rochon
It's not the breathtaking scenery that brings Aiden Williams to Italy for Christmas—it's gorgeous pastry chef Nyla Thompson. Five years ago Aiden's older brother was fool enough to let Nyla go. Now a mature and sexy Aiden is determined to turn their Italian fling into everlasting amore….
Vegas Affair by Terra Little
Professional dancer Wendy Kincaid thinks she knows her best friend, Frazier Abernathy, inside out. But he's got a season of surprises in store for the woman he's always desired, leading to a Las Vegas rendezvous, where he'll raise the stakes in an all-out merry seduction….
Tied Up In Tinsel by Velvet Carter
Entertainment agent Landis Keates is stunned to learn that his old college classmate is now an international singing sensation! Back then, he was too clueless to notice Brooke Lynn Samuels. Now a friend's winter wedding in picturesque Bridgehampton is the perfect backdrop to a very intimate Yuletide reunion….
Arabesque is celebrating 20 years of publishing African American romance and boast introducing readers to authors like Sandra Kitt, Beverly Jenkins and Brenda Jackson. This trio of authors were honored at this past year's Romantic Times convention with the Pioneer Award.