Are you in the holiday mood? I have two Christmas books out—one new and one a little older. My earlier one, CHRISTMAS AT ANGEL LAKE, is on sale for only 99 cents! It’s book 2 of my Rescued Hearts series, and like all the books in the series, it stands alone. If you’re a dog lover, there’s a dog story in it that will touch your heart as much as the hero’s and heroine’s story. (There’s a cat, too, but the dog story is the one that will make you sniffle.) Get the book while it’s still on sale!
A LOVE & MURDER CHRISTMAS, book 3 of my Love & Murder series, is also a stand-alone. I just published it last week, and I’m so happy with it. This series is my contemporary romance/romantic suspense series. No paranormal. But early on in the book, I went to bed at night, and a word popped into my head: POOKA
I jumped out of bed, rushed to my office, and scribbbled down pooka. Sometimes you’ve got to listen to the crazy voices in your head. I’m so glad I did. I love the way this book ended up, even if it will be the only book with a five-foot cat pooka in my series.
Thanks to Delilah for inviting me to her lovely blog. 🙂
Below are the blurbs and links to the books, but I’m wondering what your favorite Christmas stories or movies are. I still love the Christmas scenes in LITTLE WOMEN, and my favorite Christmas movies are Love Actually and the original Christmas on 34th Street. What are your favorites? I’m giving away an ebook of A LOVE & MURDER CHRISTMAS to one commenter.
A LOVE & MURDER CHRISTMAS
Good will to all, and peace on Earth. Even to those trying to kill you.
Adam Donahue lives in the perfect vacation place – Door County, Wisconsin. But his life isn’t perfect. His wife was killed by a drunk driver three years ago, and his twelve-year-old daughter has type one diabetes. Now his daughter claims a mythical pooka, in the shape of a giant cat only she can see, is living in her bedroom. It scares him enough to do something he hates – ask for help from his late wife’s best friend.
Lauren Finney’s insurance agent husband disappeared four and a half years ago. Good riddance. Her Irish wolfhound is better company than he ever was. And she misses her best friend more than the missing husband, though Adam – her best friend ‘s widower – makes her heart beat faster. Now it’s time to initiate divorce proceedings against her husband, before the prenup restrictions expire and he comes back to claim half her considerable assets.
As soon as she starts the proceedings, bad things happen. Very bad things.
Then Adam asks her help with his daughter, and good things happen. Very good things.
It might be their very best Christmas … or it might be their very last.
CHRISTMAS AT ANGEL LAKE
A kitten saved her…
Broke, pregnant and deserted by her boyfriend, Maddie Barrymore swerves to avoid a kitten while driving in a Wisconsin blizzard—and her life takes another turn. Like Puss in Boots, she stays in an empty house. She has the baby, the kitten, gets a job and a degree…yet every day she’s ready to flee if the real owner shows up.
Five years later, he does…
Dumped by the woman he loves, film producer Logan MacLeesh’s heart is as dark as one of his movies. He plans to hole up in his grandmother’s old mansion and throw himself into his work…until he discovers the sexy squatter and her four-year-old son. Before he can call the sheriff, Maddie’s tale of how she ended up there entertains him. They make a deal that as long as she tells him a story every night, she and her son can stay. Even the cat, though Logan’s always been a dog person.
A dog in need of saving…
Far away in another state, a homeless dog lifts his head, sniffs…and smells him. The human who’s meant for him. As he heads through the snow toward the scent, his journey seems impossible, even though it’s Christmas, a time when miracles happen.
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A Christmas Carol is my all time favorite
My favorite Christmas movies are Home Alone and the Santa Clause series 😉
Debbie, it’s been quite a while since I saw A Christmas Carol. I’m pretty sure it made me cry a little. lol
Kim, the first Home Alone movie was really good!
BN, thanks for stopping by! I don’t know if I ever watched the entire Elf movie. I’ll have to try the next time I see it on cable.
My favorite Christmas movie hands down is White Christmas. I can sing along and quote large chunks of the movie. 🙂
Judith, I love White Christmas, too!
Like you the original “Christmas on 34th Street” is a most see every year (I have it on DVD) and it ain’t Christmas without “It’s a Wonderful Life” (also have that one on VHS & DVD)!
Linda, I love so many things about It’s a Wonderful Life. What I don’t love is that nothing really happens to Mr. Potter. I like the villains to be punished.
I hope that doesn’t ruin It’s a Wonderful Life for you!
I have so many…Miracle on 34th Street(original), White Christmas, Holiday Inn, and The Bishop’s Wife(Cary Grant).
Don’t forget the Die Hard movies and Home Alone……lol 🙂
Elaine, I’d forgotten about The Bishop’s Wife. That had the best cast. Didn’t you want her to somehow end up with Cary Grant? I know, that couldn’t be, but there was a lot of chemistry between him and Loretta.
Congratulations to Judith! Random.org picked her as the winner of an ecopy of A LOVE & MURDER CHRISTMAS.
I hope you all have a Christmas as wonderful as all of the movies we love!
These both look like great books I’d be happy to win either one. Thanks for the chance. 😉 My Favorite Christmas Movie is The Christmas Story