of lovers and holiday midnights…their appeal lies in their playful
sensuality and a consistently generous helping of warm holiday detail.
D'Alessandro rounds out the trio with a classic
story of opposites attracting. Forecast: Each of these authors is
well known in her own right Phillips for her lighthearted contemporaries,
Denison for her sensual Wilde books and D'Alessandro for her playful
historicals and together they should attract a broad spectrum of romance
Jacquie D'Alessandro turns a professional
relationship into a pleasurable one when two business partners melt the
ice on the night before Christmas.
for The Road to Romance
D’Alessandro’s contribution is my favorite of all, with a depth of
characters I was surprised to see in a short story. Tom and Merrie just
leapt off the page at me, keeping me grinning the entire time. The whole
story sparkled like a Christmas tree, making a shining conclusion to this
fun anthology. This story is sure to make you watch for more of this
Emmons – ReaderToReader.com
A collection of three romantic tales
with Midnight titles, each different, each a highly enjoyable read. Get
your fire lit in the fireplace, draw up that comfortable chair, set your
cup of hot chocolate on the lamp table and get comfortable. You're in for
some very pleasant hours.
as you begin to read Mine at Midnight (from Stoke of Midnight) by talented
Jacquie D'Alessandro, you'll begin to share in the Christmassy feeling
this story evokes… A tale to remind you that glowing embers of love can
give off warmth to last a lifetime. Enjoy. I sure did.
Jeri Neal - The Romance Reader's Connection
anthology, by three strong, popular writers, is being published just in
time for the holidays. Each of the stories occurs at Christmastime and
involves themes of misperception. Each of the romantic duos in the
stories is discovering something unexpected about their partner and
finding out that their basic impressions were actually misunderstandings.
The outcomes make for delicious, romantic holiday reading and readers will
not be disappointed.
[Mine at Midnight by Jacquie
D’Alessandro] is my personal favorite of the three and involves Merrie
Langston, a free-spirited young woman who runs a party planning business.
Her accountant is Tom Farrell, a buttoned-down conservative type of guy
who is drawn, in spite of his resistance, to Merrie’s fun-loving, zany
personality. The descriptions of these characters are so vivid that they
seem to jump out of the page at the reader and leave a solid understanding
of the differences between the two. The story is a delightful read about
the ways they incorporate their opposite personality types into their
relationship, all against the backdrop of Christmas. If you choose to
purchase one book over the holiday season and want something light and fun
to read while you’re caught up in the holiday craziness, STROKE OF
MIDNIGHT is for you. Thoroughly enjoyable, it combines three equally
terrific stories from three very readable authors. I highly recommend
getting this book and reading it while you eat a Christmas cookie.
- Owner & Editor for
The best part about STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
is that three of my favorite authors team up and deliver three feel good
romances. These are the types of story that call for a steamy, bubbly tub
and at least an hour’s peace and relaxation. Sensual relationships rise
out of old friendships, what more could any reader ask for?
Reviewed by: Missy Andrews – Fallen Angel Reviews
Midnight by Jacquie D’Alessandro] is a fantastic story; it’s sexy, funny
and heartwarming. I can just see poor Tom shaking his head and wondering
about his sanity and Merrie’s. I can also feel the emotion and see how
these two unlikely lovers are the perfect balance for each other. This is
the first work that I have read by Jacquie D’Alessandro, but I am on my
way to her website now to see what else she has to offer and I suggest
that you do the same.
Midnight, New Year’s Eve: midnight, Christmas Eve: It is a time when
anything can happen, any obstacle can be overcome, and the world explodes
with magic. Don’t believe me? You will after reading Stroke of Midnight
by three of the leading ladies of romance Carly Phillips, Janelle Denison
and Jacquie D’Alessandro.
Susan Lantz -
Romance Fiction Team Captain, America Online
D'Alesandro's contribution to this holiday anthology is bittersweet and
wonderful, and features terrific characters who have differing views of
Three of today's hottest romance authors combine their talents, and offer
up an early, sizzling, and delicious holiday gift to readers.
Romance Review Today
Three stellar authors in one
outstanding anthology and it turns out to be a reader's lucky strike.
STROKE OF MIDNIGHT's three stories are all unique and well written, with a
bit of something for everyone: old lovers reuniting; old friends
discovering love together, and polar opposites attracted to each other.
Pleasurable and hard to put down, STROKE OF MIDNIGHT has enough heated
sensuality to keep you warm on cool nights. I highly recommend STROKE OF
MIDNIGHT for a delightful evening of Christmas cheer and reading."
Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles & Beaux of Romance/Reader To Reader Reviews
OF MIDNIGHT will hit your libido like a stroke of lightning as three
dynamite authors entertain you with delicious stories sensual enough to
make your Christmas bedtimes shake, rattle and roll. Watch out your man
doesn’t go into orbit after you are through with him. Oh, yeah!
Kathy Boswell – The Best
A great holiday
anthology! Lately I've been in a mood to read anthologies and luckily I've
been able to find some really superior ones to delve into. This is one of
those anthologies! There wasn't anything about this anthology I didn't
like. All three stories were just magnificent. I especially enjoyed the
way the stories embraced the holidays so well. Of course, my requisite
happy endings played a big part in why I enjoyed these stories so much.
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4,4 and 4
MIDNIGHT is a tale of couples finding love and a little something extra at
the beginning of a new year.
by Carly Phillips tells the story of Dylan a hometown boy who has made it
big in Hollywood as an actor, but he comes home for the one woman he has
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MIDNIGHT by Janelle Denison is Shayne and Alyssa’s story of two friends
finding out that there is much more than just friendship between them and
what happens when they act on it.
is MINE AT MIDNIGHT by Jacquie D’Alessandro, which is the tale of Merrie
and Tom and what happens when a man that’s all seriousness meets a woman
that’s his complete opposite.
MIDNIGHT is an anthology by three awesome authors who penned wonderful
stories of new beginnings at the beginning of a new year. All three
stories are exciting and romantic with heroes and heroines you won’t soon
forget. The different plots reach out to grab you and sends you on an
emotional roller coaster with the characters. This book makes the perfect
holiday read and a great gift to give or receive.