Author Archives: Josie

About Josie

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at:

Sneak Peek Excerpt: A Portuguese Christmas

As we continue into the holiday season, this week I want to share a first chapter excerpt from my sweet holiday romance, A Portuguese Christmas Love can come softly, like holiday snow. Or sweep you away like a riptide. Chapter … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Excerpt: Candleglow and Mistletoe

As we continue into the holiday season, this week I want to share a first chapter excerpt from my sweet holiday romance, Candleglow and Mistletoe Noelle Wentworth doesn’t mind getting away from St. Augustine to fill in at her ailing … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

For those who are celebrating on Thursday with family and friends:

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Books and More Giveaway

Here’s another great giveaway featuring my newest sweet romance holiday release, Aloha to Love!

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Romance by Firelight Giveaway

ROMANCE by FIRELIGHT All-Genres Romance Giveaway November 5-25 Kindle Fire 7 • Ebook Prize Packs • Amazon Gift Cards Whether staring up at the stars or lounging on a soft, furry rug in front of a hearth, nothing is … Continue reading

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Sweet Treats Giveaway!

🍪LIKE SWEETS?🍪 Come check out LitRing’s Sweet Treats Giveaway and find new clean & wholesome books filled with inspiration for your spirit. You’ll also have an opportunity to win a three-month subscription to Cratejoy for a Sweeters Cookie Box! CHECK … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

For those who will be celebrating on October 31st:

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Aloha To Love

I’m thrilled to share the news that Aloha To Love, my sweet Christmas romance, set on a cruise ship and on the beautiful island of Hawaii, is available on pre-order! Aloha To Love Goodbye has never been this hard…especially when … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Chapter One Excerpt- Sweet Peppermint Kisses

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to be part of Sweet Christmas Kisses 5! Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 brings you contemporary romances that celebrate the joy of the season around the world, including snowy Maine and the sun-kissed skies of Florida, … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Excerpt: A Love Song To Cherish

A Love Song To Cherish, my inspirational novella and the first book in the Cherish, SC, series, is available now. I am a professional musician, and the heroine is a concert pianist. She is also recovering from an opiate addiction. … Continue reading

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