A native New Yorker, Shoshana David adores celebrating the romance in and of the city. Unlike many authors, she didn't catch the writing bug until college, but since then she has filled up notebooks and thumb drives with her various writings. Her stories feature the kind of hero/heroine she wishes she'd seen in fiction, including characters who share her own Jewish Heritage.
When she's not typing away at a computer, you can find Shoshana working as a librarian at a small library in one of New York's suburbs, exploring the city on the hunt for a CVS which doesn't print out receipts taller than her, or taking in a show. Shoshana lives for tea, chocolate, and latkes... probably in that order.
Eight Secret Nights by Shoshana David
Someone’s been leaving Hanukkah presents on Mara’s doorstep.
Mara never gets presents. After all, this is New York. No one leaves anything on your doorstep unless it's an eviction notice. And the gifts definitely aren't that.
Who can her secret admirer be? Her best friend? Her family? The cute guy who just moved in next door? The creep from 7A? Please, dear God, not the last one! Either way, this Hanukkah will be one Mara will be sure never to forget.
This is a standalone novella that is complete with a happy for now ending. No cliffhangers here.
I’d love to read more of Mara and Evan together - Evan’s family’s Ugly Christmas Sweater competition sounds like a blast - and I’d be delighted to read more by this new author who writes with such an authentic New Yorker Jewish voice. Five stars for a fantastic short read. -- Brutally Honest Reviews
I really want to see how this author develops, though, especially if she continues to draw on her own traditions and experiences to bring us thoroughly modern, but also slightly different to the usual, heroines in her future writing. -- Stevie Carroll
I couldn’t put this book down. Well that’s true with just about any good read. But this book made me remember our first Hanukkah’s, 25 plus years ago, and the following interactions during the various religious holidays of both our faiths. -- Debra Rodriguez
Weird & Wonderful by Various Authors
Helmed by USAT Bestselling Author Caitlyn Lynch, 18 authors explore several lesser-known holidays. Featuring sweet country romance and sex in the big city, there's something for all romance readers. Polar bear plunges. Sexy neighbors. Even a cute shifter or two. This anthology has it all!
Come celebrate the year with us!
Taking the Plunge by Shoshana David
January First is Neve’s favorite holiday. Not because of the new year but because it’s City Island’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. She expected the usual day: an icy swim in Long Island Sound, a beach party, and a long hot shower. She definitely didn’t expect her neighbor’s visiting friend to be as hot as he is. But is that all there is?
Will Neve be able to act on her attraction?
Or will she be stuck out in the cold?
Made sure to get clean before getting dirty, and both were very sweet and considerate of each other. -- Mel
The sex is definitely sweltering. Five Stars. -- Michelle Louise
Seasonal Shenanigans by Various Authors
14 sensual seasonal tales!
Eight Secret Nights - Shoshana David
Someone’s been leaving Hanukkah presents on Mara’s doorstep. Sweet presents. Thoughtful presents. She wonders who her secret admirer is. Hopefully it’s the cute guy who moved in next door and not the creep from 7A.
Eight Crazy Nights-Shoshana David: This one was sweet and sensual. A little build up with Hanukkah serving as the time frame. There’s laughter too. The writing itself was a little different, in a good way. This new author will set herself apart in the romance world. -- AM Kipp
Of the fourteen stories, I really enjoyed the plot, humour and characters of:
* Eight Secret Nights (Shoshana David) - a sweet but hot romance between a shy guy and a Jewish heroine who celebrate Hanukkah together. I loved the premise of a secret admirer giving the heroine gifts and learning more about Hanukkah (which I wasn't all that familiar with to be honest) and what it means. I loved how the hero went out of his way to learn too, and the special way he helped the heroine celebrate this event. -- LLB Paranormal Romance