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  “Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!” 5 Stars! ~ Cat’s Reviews

I’m thrilled to announce that SANTA TO THE RESCUE, my sweet firefighter romance novella, has been reissued by Entangled Publishing with a great new cover as part of their Bliss line. Isn’t it pretty? And still only .99! My hero Jamey Tucker and heroine Heather Longhurst look better than ever.


A Love Romances Cafe’ Reader’s Choice Award Winner!


Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

Here’s what book bloggers are saying about SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

“That first flush of ‘this could be love’ makes for a wonderfully sweet read. I need to see what else this author has written!” 5 Stars! ~ First Page To The Last

This festive romance novella is the perfect read to lift your holiday spirits.” 5 Stars! Philadelphia

Ms. Downs’ writing is smooth, seamless, and engaging…Santa To The Rescue is one of those magical Christmas stories that bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.” 5 Stars! ~ The Snarkology

“[Adele] Downs’ Santa to the Rescue is a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of love during the holidays… Those who love romance added with the magic of the holidays will enjoy this read!” ~ 5 Stars! ~The Pen and Muse

“The one-dimensional holiday specials on the Hallmark channel should take a lesson from Adele Downs. She developed believable, emotional characters that keep you turning the page and leave you satisfied.” 5 Stars! ~ Amazon community reviewer

Buy on Amazon! .99!

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Entangled Christmas in July Event! July 28, 29!


Join us on Facebook Monday and Tuesday July 28, 29 for our Entangled Publishing Christmas in July event!

Lots of fun and tons of prizes! Just one of the items being given away is this adorable Firefighter Santa Bear Christmas ornament. Too cute!


Here’s the link. I hope to see YOU there! 

Win! Virtual Gift Basket From Entangled Flirt Authors!


Have you placed your bid for one…or two…or more of the fabulous items available at the Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research? In addition to the many fun and unusual offerings for readers and writers is the gift basket from the Entangled Publishing Flirt authors, which includes Yours Truly. Here’s what we’ve donated for this worthy cause. I hope you’ll support the auction and place your bid. Auction ends May 31, 2014.

The winner will receive a virtual basket of goodies from the ENTANGLED FLIRT authors.


Items include, but are not limited to:

$50 Amazon Gift Card

3-chapter critique (50 pages max, YA or NA) by authors LS Murphy and Bethanne Strasser

and includes autographed copies of the following books:

Twelve Days of Christmas Past-Emily Larkin, Susanna Fracer, Rebecca Thomas

Under the Hood-Sally Clements

Pushing the Limits-Nancy Fraser

The Blacksmith’s Son-Rebecca Thomas

Neighbors-LS Murphy

Second Chance Christmas-Ellen Butler

Letters From Home-Bethanne Strasser

White Lie Christmas-Christine Bell and Riley Murphy

Santa to the Rescue-Adele Downs

On His List-Wendy Sparrow

Eat, Play, Lust-Tawna Fenske

Hold Me Down Hard-Cathryn Fox

 Here’s the full auction link:


Three Truths and a Lie. Come Play!


Entangled Publishing Flirt Novellas and I are playing Three Truths and  Lie today (12/12/13) on Facebook at 4:00 PM ET. (That’s 3:00 PM CT.)

Join us! The game will be much more fun with YOU there!

A Real Life Firefighter Santa Claus


“Be prepared.” The Girl Scout motto has served me well through the years, though I never would have guessed it would pave the way to a VIP pass to Santa Claus.

One of the first things I learned as a published author was to carry business cards and promotional materials inside my purse. For SANTA TO THE RESCUE that meant keeping postcards handy in case someone asked about my sweet romance and its firefighter hero. (Be Prepared!)

While driving through a neighboring town at the start of the holiday season, I passed by a firehouse and a group of firefighters dressed in their turnouts. Naturally, like any red-blooded American woman, I turned to look. That’s when I noticed the sign advertising Santa Claus and a holiday bazaar inside the station. My convertible made an automatic turn into the parking lot and I headed to the indoor event. I wanted to meet firefighter Santa, a real life version of my fictional SANTA TO THE RESCUE hero, Jamey Tucker.

Turned out, Santa was on coffee break.

At the baked goods table (my personal favorite), hosted by the Ladies’ Auxiliary, I introduced myself and asked if I could take pictures of Santa Claus when he returned. I showed them my book cover postcards and explained what my book was about. SANTA TO THE RESCUE is a PG rated romance, suitable for readers from high school to the senior center. The women found Santa for me and asked him to return to his throne at the front of the room. Santa-the-firefighter graciously posed with my book cover while everyone gathered around.

After pictures were taken, a cupcake pop was eaten, and new friends were made, one of the women offered me the most wonderful gift I could ever have imagined. She promised to ask her husband to copy my postcard and send the information about SANTA TO THE RESCUE to all the firehouses in the county. In addition, she agreed to list my book on the fire company website. Turned out, she was not only a firefighter wife, but the wife of a District Chief. Talk about Christmas miracles!

I owe my VIP visit with Santa and the firefighters to my years as a Girl Scout, where I learned to “Be Prepared” (and to wear make-up, even when running errands). I also decided that firefighters and the women of the Ladies’ Auxiliary must know the Girl Scout slogan, “Do a good turn daily.” They certainly live by that creed.


New Release SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs is an Entangled Publishing Flirt Novella.

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Scavenger Hunt on Facebook Tonight 8-9:30 PM ET!


Flirt Novella authors from Entangled Publishing will host a Scavenger Hunt with HUGE prizes tonight, December 4, 2013 on Facebook from 8-9:30 P.M. ET. 7 P.M. Central.

The more the merrier!  I hope to see you there!

Christmas Mexican Cinnamon Cookie Recipe

Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst, the hero and heroine of SANTA TO THE RESCUE,  baked Mexican Cinnamon Cookies for a Christmas party hosted by one of Heather’s co-workers; another pediatric nurse at County Hospital. Heather wanted to prove to Jamey that chocolate chip cookies weren’t the only cookies worth serving at Christmastime. She hopes you agree these cinnamon cookies are a delicious addition to your holiday table.

Enjoy! Here’s the recipe, courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.


Mexican Cinnamon Cookies: (Photo via Flickr: Missy Corley)


1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter  1 large egg  1 tsp. vanilla  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  1 1/2 tsps. Mexican Cinnamon  1 tsp. baking powder  1/4 tsp. salt  Cinnamon Sugar (1/2 cup sugar + 2 tsp. cinnamon)

To Make:

In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter; beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and blend well. Cover the dough and refrigerate about an hour, or until firm enough to roll into balls. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Shape the dough into small balls just less than an inch in size. Roll in cinnamon and sugar mix to coat. Set cookies 1 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on the pan and then remove to rack to cool completely.

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