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Monday, October 22, 2018

from the heartwarming to heart pounding - Love for Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology

These short stories were great. They were interesting and quick reads
Perfect Combination of Sweet and Sensual


Five Christmas Romances from the heartwarming to heart pounding: 

A Witch for Christmas by Barb DeLong
Whimsical witch Abigail Goodbody must find her one true love by Christmas Eve or be doomed to a loveless future. 

The Christmas Wish by Jill Jaynes
Southern California girl Allie hopes a magical Christmas ornament will bring her the Mr. Right she is hoping for. 

A Vote for Love by Kathleen Harrington
In 1886 Montana, feisty Suffragette Paulette Winslow finds love where she least expects it. 

Night Train to Hong Kong by Ottilia Scherschel
Sarah Crawford finds getting home for Christmas more dangerous than she bargained for on a Night Train to Hong Kong 

Winter’s Warmth by Angela Shelley
Drawn to an abandoned mansion by mysterious Christmas cards, artifact hunter Alma meets a strangely familiar yet distant astronomer and his captor, a powerful, icy specter in a tale inspired by the myth of the Snow Queen. 

from Night Train to Hong Kong by Ottilia Scherschel 

By the time she stepped into the dining car, she had no appetite. 

Evan secured a table at the end of the car and said, “I want both of us to have full view of who comes and goes.” 

They sat across from each other. She faced a mirrored wall that was at his back and avoided staring at her own image. She was not at her most attractive. She had pulled her dark hair into a tight chignon at the nape of her neck and blotted the dark circles under her eyes with make-up to no avail. Her long work hours had left her looking exhausted, and the threat against her life had heightened her senses. She tried to see and hear everything around her all at once. She was on overload. 

“Comfortable?” He flashed that crooked grin again. 

She inhaled. Was she comfortable? No, but she nodded in the affirmative. Was it necessary to be polite? No, she was responding to his charm. Then, her stomach clenched. “What makes you think my attacker will show up?” she asked in a demanding tone. 

“People do things you’d never expect.” 
“Unexpected things make me nervous.” Under the table, she rubbed the bruises on one shin. 
He fixed his gaze on her and said, “They make my business interesting.” 

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About the authors: 
Jill Jaynes began her love affair with romance when she was a teenager growing up in Southern California, spending many a late-night under the covers with a flashlight and good romance novel. This early addiction stuck, and she discovered one day that telling great stories was even more fun than reading them. 

When she’s not writing, you can find her a) wine-tasting, hiking or otherwise hanging out with her awesome husband, b) walking her two high-maintenance dogs, c) plotting her next story with her writer-daughter or d) working at her day job in her spare time. 

Barb DeLong has always had a passion for reading and writing. She has won and been a finalist in several writing contests. Animals are another passion, and creatures both wild and domestic are featured in most of her stories of love, laughter and magic. Barb contributed contemporary romance stories in Romancing the Pages and Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthologies. A transplant from Canada, she enjoys the sunny climes of Southern California with her one-and-forever hubby and a fluffy, blue-eyed ragdoll cat, two children and five grandchildren. 

Kathleen Harrington, multi-published, award-winning author, has touched the hearts of readers across the country and the world with her sparkling tales of high adventure and unending love. Her historical romances have been published in Chinese, Russian, Italian, and German. She lives in Southern California with her American Bulldog, Auron. 

When Ottilia Scherschel, a Hungarian immigrant, started sixth grade, she learned her fifth language. After retiring from teaching languages at the college level, she spends her time writing romantic suspense stories set in foreign climes. She has been a finalist in a number of writing contests and published a short story in the Romancing the Pages anthology. Ottilia loves to pack a suitcase to visit family, friends and food or wine purveyors anywhere in the world. When she is not writing, she can be found at the movies, at the gym, or cooking for her husband, kids and grandkids. 

Angela Shelley was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1973 and grew up in rural Southern British Columbia. Her love for children's fantasy stems from reading CS Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald, JK Rowling, Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman, and many, many more wonderful authors. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their twins. 

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for bringing to our attention another great book out there to read. I appreciate hearing about them since I have so many readers in my family.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Victoria Alexander said...

I'm looking forward to checking this out :)

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone! We're glad to be here. Good news to report - Love for Christmas is now available in paperback! In plenty of time for Christmas gift-giving!

O. Scherschel said...

Thanks for your interest! Christmas stories are fun to write. Hope you enjoy reading these.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a lovely way of getting into the Christmas spirit.

wendy Hutton said...

thanks for hosting the excerpt sounds great