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Susan Saxx: A Refuge Bay Christmas #1 — Their Daughter’s First Christmas (Contest–2 Winners!)
Thursday, December 24th, 2020

UPDATE: The winners are…Elaine and Laura!

Come to Refuge Bay. Where trouble is brewing in a young girl’s heart this holiday season…

Dear Reader: There’s something special about Christmas.

Yet, it’s also worrisome, and daunting, in a weird way,. There’s so much hype about the happiness, that, especially for a young girl, newly adopted, who’s not quite sure about her place in the world or in her new family, it brings all those emotions to the forefront in a jumbled up, messy way.

Messy Christmases. We all know about those. Right? 🙂

When I wrote A Refuge Bay Christmas #1: Their Daughter’s First Christmas, Trasher’s voice and heart, came to me, loud and clear. (Trasher is the name of the young girl—there’s a whole story there.)  As did the voices of her 2 gay dads, Nathan and Og. They notice something’s definitely off with their new, young daughter, the one who came from a background of abuse, and whom they’re crazily committed to. They all live together in an old century home in Refuge Bay, just off the Chesapeake Bay.

The whole story simply came, and early readers are really enjoying it.

Here’s the blurb!

A Refuge Bay Christmas #1: Their Daughter’s First Christmas

An Orphan. Two Gay Dads. Her First Real Christmas. And It’s scary…

When Nathan and Og fell in love, little did they realize their union would culminate in an adoption: that of the six-year old runaway child they found at Hope House. Now her first Christmas is fast approaching, and everything is hard for the orphan who’s never had a real family. She’s still dealing with ghosts of the past, and she’s trying to do it alone. How can Nathan, Og, and the whole gang at Hope House, show her everything Christmas can be, in a forever family? Most importantly, how can they make sure that the Refuge Bay community’s unparalleled Christmas magic will work its special miracle…on her?

Early reviews:

“A great read. This reads like a warm fuzzy blanket or an awesome Hallmark Christmas movie! – Goodreads Reviewer

“I don’t know what it is about this series, or these people but I am totally hooked!”– Goodreads Reviewer

Please note, this book can be read as a standalone, though readers will enjoy the additional details provided by the main series.

If you’re in the mood for real heart with a dollop of sass, some fun, and two men (as well as a whole community of people) that deeply love a newly rescued, feisty orphan who’s used to solving her own problems, you’re invited to enter their world this Christmas season, as well as that of the century home they live and love in, Hope House.

Other Retailers:

~Susan Saxx~~


For you today? An Early Christmas Gift: Here’s a Christmas Giveaway for TWO lucky commenters!
For a chance to win an e-book copy of Nathan Unwrapped, the first book in the series, let me know in the comments below:   What is your favorite Christmas story trope? I literally can’t wait to hear what you have to say, because I’m crazy about the holidays too! :))

***For ANOTHER chance to win, follow the fabulous Silver Daggers blog tour for this book here:

And…Merry Christmas!

About the Author

Susan Saxx is a top 2 Amazon bestseller with her m/f small town military romance series, Real Men. She has a passion for the small towns of North America, and sets her compelling stories in the north country (Jack’s Bay), mountain country (Terrence Point, Dawson Ridges, Golden) and Chesapeake Bay area (Refuge Bay), replete with quirky yet big-hearted neighbours always willing to lend a hand–and an opinion, whether requested or not. Susan has also started writing m/m romance and has garnered excellent reviews with her first book in the genre, Nathan Unwrapped.

Susan also loves Christmas. Enjoy the many holiday books in her series! Check them all out at Amazon and her site:

Learn more about Susan, her newsletters and her books at

8 comments to “Susan Saxx: A Refuge Bay Christmas #1 — Their Daughter’s First Christmas (Contest–2 Winners!)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · December 24th, 2020 at 9:35 am · Link

    I like stories where they wind up stuck together.

  2. Elaine Howell
    · December 24th, 2020 at 10:06 am · Link

    This sounds like a very good story.

  3. Delaine McLafferty
    · December 24th, 2020 at 10:27 am · Link

    Just depends, I like stories that tell life how it is. Whether it’s a military, biker, security, get stuck together or a good small town romance. It just has to move along and not get stuck in the description phase.

  4. Laura Tavares
    · December 24th, 2020 at 11:11 am · Link

    Love stories where a child gets a new family they have been wishing for.

  5. bn100
    · December 24th, 2020 at 5:53 pm · Link

    no fav

  6. Susan Saxx
    · January 2nd, 2021 at 12:06 pm · Link

    For some reason, Ladies, I’m unable to comment on each post separately, so I’ll put them all in one post here.

    Debra – I love stories like that too. It’s magic when the shift happens, and they both realize they love each other. *sighs*

    Elaine – Thank you! So far readers are seeming to enjoy it. I love the characters too. 🙂

    Delaine – You’re absolutely right, and it sounds like you’ve read a lot. Description can bog a story down, if there’s too much. I also like your comment about the story mirroring real life. That moves us more, somehow, doesn’t it?

    Laura – I know. Me too. It’s special, and means so much. 🙂

    Bn – Glad to see you stop by!

  7. Susan Saxx
    · January 2nd, 2021 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Thank you ALL for coming by! I so appreciated you being here! 🙂

    I’ve picked the TWO winners today by random number generator, and Elaine and Laura have won!

    Ladies, please email me at with WINNER of DELILAH’S CONTEST in the subject line, and I’ll send you your gift copy!

    So good to have all of you here. Wishing you ALL the best for a wonderful new year!

    ~Susan 🙂

  8. Delilah
    · January 3rd, 2021 at 6:27 am · Link

    Congrats to Elaine and Laura!

    And thank you, Susan, for being a great guest!

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