By: Abigail Sharpe
Congratulations to "Miss Kat" and "Dana", the winners of Abigail's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
everyone laughed at the lo mien I spilled on my blouse.
We had no stockings to fill or baking cookies gooeyish
it was just a normal day for someone who’s Jewish.
I had a warm blanket all cozy and nice
and settled my brains for a book to entice.
Who Wants to Marry a Doctor was done, my next book still drafted,
and I wanted to read instead of taking a nap-ped.
I realized that though in a holiday look,
I had nothing on my shelves to call a Christmas book.
To my friends I cried, I asked, a plea
for recommendations of books for me.
Kimberly Kincaid, part of The Sugar Cookie Swap,
said Only in my Dreams by Wendy Markham has heart.
It talks of life’s most important treasures.
Fantastic, I said. Friends, tell me more reading pleasures!
Under Cover Santa, said Alexis Morgan
(she wrote The Christmas Gift in Christmas on Main Street – what a bargain!)
is an all time favorite with a hardened cop
who’s softened by a special boy – but here I’ll stop
and let you figure out the rest.
This is great! I said. More friends, tell me the best!
Holiday redemption is the theme of Miracle Road,
said Nicole Burnham (she wrote Christmas With a Prince, I’m told).
Emily March wrote it and released it this year.
PJ Mellor chimed in, in a show of good cheer,
about Jennifer Crusie and Santa Baby with a secret agent lover.
PJ herself wrote Escaping Christmas in Under the Covers.
Heidi Cullinan, author of Let it Snow, named romance old school.
Simple Gifts by Deveraux and McNaught is her holiday jewel.
One last romance gift - and this means it’s free -
is a short download by CA Szarek, you see.
Called Cole in her Stocking and you’ll get the link
further down in my post – near the bio, I think.
On Dalton! On Lane! On Mason and Shalvis!
Give me books to read, even if about Elvis.
In the comments tell me your favorite holiday read
and you might find some new books under your Christmas tree.
About the Author:
Abigail is a Boston-bred Yankee now eating grits and saying "y'all" in North Central Florida. Christmas lights still look weird to her when there’s no snow as a backdrop and she enjoys her family’s Christmas tradition of getting Chinese food for dinner. Her debut novel, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy, was released earlier this year by Grand Central and the next book in the With This Ring series, Who Wants to Marry a Doctor, comes out in 2014.
Keep up with Abigail on Goodreads or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AbigailSharpeBooks or on her website - www.abigailsharpe.com.
Download CA Szarek’s Cole in Her Stocking here!
The giveaway is for two winners--one print, and one electronic. Please leave a comment or email to be entered in the giveaway.
Nicole Burnham, Scandal With a Prince
Kimberly Kincaid, The Sugar Cookie Swap
Heidi Cullinan, *Let it Snow
Debbie Mason,The Trouble With Christmas
Jill Shalvis, Christmas In Lucky Harbor
Lily Dalton, **Never Desire A Duke
Katie Lane, Hunk For The Holidays
*Gay Romance, **Historical Romance
Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Dec. 1st. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. (Print books are for US residents only. Electronic books are eligible Internationally with the exception of Scandal With A Prince.)