Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday BlurbFest this weekend

Need a little help getting into the holiday spirit? You've come to the right place. :) This weekend, TBR invites authors of holiday stories to share their blurbs.

How? Thanks for asking. :)

It's easy to participate. In the comments section, enter the following:

1) Book title
2) Author name
3) Book blurb
4) Buy link(s)

One blurb per author, please.

Don't let the Santa image fool you. Whatever December holiday your story touches on will work. I'm easy. :)

Readers, get ready to add to your TBR list!
Writers, post away!



  1. "Snowflake Secrets"
    by Lorna Collins, Sherry Derr-Wille, Luanna Rugh and Christie Shary

    A sweet romance anthology

    Can a simple crocheted snowflake contain magic? The Sullivan sisters think so. On Christmas Eve, 1958, Great Aunt Maude gives a unique snowflake ornament to each of them: Allegra-thirteen, Sonata-twelve, Melody-nine, and Carole-eight. Years later, they learn she might have crocheted a little something extra-a bit of magic and wisdom-into their gifts. In Snowflake Secrets, each sister, now grown, uncovers the magic of her unique ornament. As they confide their revelations to each other and their dying mother, they discover the secret they all share. Every narrative is unique and told in a different voice by four authors: Allegra by Lorna Collins; Sonata by Christie Shary; Melody by Luanna Rugh and Carole by Sherry Derr-Wille. Yet all their stories are woven together into the tapestry of Snowflake Secrets, an inspirational tale of family, love and finding that special joy that makes life worth living.

  2. "An Aspen Grove Christmas"
    by Lorna Collins, Sherry Derr-Wille, Luanna Rugh, Christie Shary, and introducing Cheryl Gardarian.

    A sweet romance anthology

    Christmas is a magic time, especially when love is all around and the Mother Lode hosts five weddings and a family celebration.
    Cory’s Christmas – Sherry Derr-Wille
    Cory never expected to run Baker’s Secret Hideaway, but when she needs help, Dex Trenton enters her life in more ways than one.
    Christmas Day – Luanna Rugh
    Chris Day isn’t looking forward to Christmas. But injured skier Raven Chase lands in Red Rock Clinic on Christmas Eve, and her holiday plans change.
    Mistletoe Magic – Lorna Collins
    All Noelle McGregor wants is real mistletoe her first Christmas without family, but getting it leads to literally falling for Matt Spicer.
    The Gathering – Christie Shary
    Sonata Sullivan returns home where she encounters her widowed high school boyfriend, Tommy Henderson. But her heart belongs to Jamali in Morocco.
    Christmas Treasure – Cheryl Gardarian
    Posing as tourists, Sara Hayden and Gretchen Dodge meet Swedish businessman Thad Johansson. When he returns unexpectedly, will their deception be discovered?

  3. Thank you for the opportunity to share the news of my holiday release. Happy holidays!

    PERFECT by Autumn Jordon

    Dylan Kincaid totally screwed up Thanksgiving and now he's faced with Christmas. Thrown into the frightening role of both mother and father while his brother and sister-in-law are off serving their country, all Dylan wants is to make Christmas perfect for his two nieces. But time is running out.

    Down on her luck Charleston, S.C. restaurateur, Darcy Witherspoon is licking a wounded ego when she arrives in Black Moose, VT and meets the handsome Maple tree farmer. Wanting a happy holiday herself, she teams up with Dylan to make a perfect Christmas.

    Neither is interested in a holiday affair, but the magic of Christmas has something more everlasting in store for the couple. An absolutely perfect love!

  4. Ground Rules (Christmas fantasy)
    by Cate Masters

    Can a bad boy angel and a dispirited mortal find a Christmas miracle together?
    Alice Garner scores a great contract to illustrate a children’s book by a famous author, but lack of inspiration forces her to cancel her holiday plans. Alone on Christmas to meet her looming deadline, Alice wishes on her Christmas tree angel for help.
    Luke, newly promoted to Watcher Angel, is reluctant to take the assignment. Long ago, his fiancée broke his mortal heart on Christmas Eve, and even returning to Earth on his Harley won’t dull the sting. Good thing the ground rules forbid getting involved with an assignment—Alice is tempting, but he’d rather not stay on Earth.
    But Luke brings Alice more than inspiration. He reawakens her heart. Now Alice has to convince him he’s her greatest wish. With a little Christmas magic, can she convince him to break the ground rules and stay?

    Available from The Wild Rose Press:
    and Amazon:

    1. aww christmas tree angel wishes xx sounds adorable! And i don't think I've ever read a fantasy holiday romance before...first time for everything ;)

  5. This Endris Night
    D L Jackson
    One night. One party of a lifetime. One secret a century old which could end it all.

    Shiya, a Yupik supermodel, travels to Alaska in pretense of attending a party where she’ll find the man of her dreams. But her real intent is to lure the man of her nightmares to where she can finally end a deadly game of cat and mouse.

    Gunnar is on Earth for one reason—to recover the wreckage of a Doppelganger crash that is scattered for miles, throughout an Alaskan resort and human settlements. In order to get closer to the ship’s debris, he agrees to a date and finds himself face to face with a Terran woman who doesn’t know her genetics are from his world, or that she’s being tracked by someone whose duty is to eliminate all threats to their secret. Shiya’s heritage has placed her at the top of the killer’s list.

    Now the only way to save her, is to claim her, and Shiya isn’t about to make it easy.

    Buy Links


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  6. The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping

    Edited by J. Alan Hartman

    A Thanksgiving anthology to die for! Untreed Reads presents a new anthology with a table full of seasoned authors and new voices alike. So make some room for that extra portion of turkey, scarf down another slice of pumpkin pie and make room in the basement for all the dead bodies in this hilarious short mystery anthology that's destined to become a holiday classic.

    Buy Links:

    Direct from Publisher:


    Author: S. Furlong-Bolliger

    Bailey isn't too thrilled with the fact that she had to bring a jello salad to her real estate office's Thanksgiving party, and even less happy when her boss suddenly drops dead after eating it. When the police arrive to investigate, Bailey soon finds that the world of selling houses is a LOT more cutthroat than even she had realized.

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    Direct from the publisher:


    Author: S. Furlong-Bolliger

    Maureen is facing the prospect of a depressing Christmas after her husband Bob loses his job and she's forced to clean hotel rooms. When Bob's former boss is murdered, she thinks there's a chance that the couple's luck has changed. Unfortunately, for Maureen, her luck just got a lot worse.

    Buy Links:

    Direct from the publisher:

    1. oh fab, a holiday story set in Killarney! Irish & holidays, now that's what I'm taking about WOOT

  9. A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER by Debra St. John

    Newly single, Heather Morgan gathers her courage and decides to take a Christmas ski vacation on her own. However, the festive holiday atmosphere reminds her how dispirited and alone she feels. When she meets a mysterious stranger, her lonely vacation takes an unexpected turn.

    Sam is at the resort at the urging of his brother, who thinks he needs to get out and have a little fun. Having no desire to get involved with anyone, Sam needs a way to get his brother off his back. The intriguing Heather seems like the perfect solution to his dilemma, so he makes her an offer she can't refuse.

    Sam restores the joy of the season to Heather. Their time together is magical, something she'll never forget. Soon her feelings for him deepen beyond their romantic holiday fling. But Sam has a secret, one that could prevent the fantasy from ever becoming real.

  10. such fun!! Thanks for hosting these blurb fests xxx yeay. holiday romances are like my all time favorite romance sub-genre!!

    Hot Winter Kiss, Irish Kisses bk4 (can be read as a stand alone)
    Author, JoAnne Kenrick

    Hot winter kisses to warm broken hearts….

    Sick of tending to everyone else’s needs around the holidays, divorced barmaid and granny Sandra ferries it from London to Belfast. All she wants for Christmas is some peace with a romance story in front of a roaring fire in a remote Irish castle. What she gets is a most unexpected Christmas present from her friends at Bell’s—A 1Night Stand with a young Irishman.

    Can she hack it in the real world of romance, or are life’s complications and treacherous snowstorms best left to the pages of a book?

    Newly widowed Ardan Draighean owns Ballygalley castle. Once run as a hotel with his late wife, the stone building now serves as a home for him and his son. After hearing about Madame Eve’s matchmaking skills, he contacts her in search of the perfect match. Although much older than him—by fifteen years—Sandra is his ideal woman. He be damned if he’ll let a good story get in the way of his happy ever after with her.

    Hot winter kisses are all this couple needs to stay warm this Christmas, but will the heat stay long after the magical season of mistletoe has finished?
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