Feed your Kindle for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is soon here and you know what that means: a houseful of wonderful but noisy relatives, overindulging on delicious and maybe just a tad bit too rich food, drunk uncles (and maybe aunts too), and the inevitable food coma. It’s also when–if you’re an extroverted introvert like me–you need to retreat for just a little while with a good book.

And since Thanksgiving (at least for me) marks the beginning of the holiday season, it’s also time to feed my Kindle with lots of holiday fiction and romance. I’ve already started scoping out a few. 

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Imagine being put under quarantine with your family for seven days…how claustrophobic would you become after a few days? That’s the premise of Francesca Hornak’s Seven Days of Us

And the blurb? 

It’s Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years.

Olivia, the eldest daughter, has returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must go into quarantine for seven days. Her mother has decided it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some ‘special time’ together. Her youngest sister wholeheartedly disagrees. Her father isn’t allowed an opinion. 

When no one can leave the house, seven days for the Birches feels like an eternity. 

Especially when they’re all harbouring secrets. One of whom is about to come knocking at their door…

Sounds like fun, right? I picked this one up in paperback at Pocketshop here in Stockholm. I’m going to start reading it at the weekend, so there will be a review soon. 🙂

Winter Nights by Penny Reid et al

Want a box set to fill your Kindle for the holidays? Grab a copy of Winter Nights featuring stories by Penny Reid, Tijan, Elle Kennedy, Shayla Black, J. Kenner, Katy Regnery, Kate Canterbary, Charlotte Byrd, Lena Hart and Skye Warren. 

So what’s the scoop? 

HEAT UP YOUR NIGHTS!

Ten steamy books from bestselling authors fill this limited-time winter boxed set! If you love alpha heroes and sexy romance, this one’s for you…

Author’s Note: WINTER NIGHTS is a brand new boxed set for the season as a gift to our readers and to introduce you to new series to love!

TEN BOOKS INCLUDE:
Carter Reed by Tijan
Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid
Wicked Grind by J. Kenner
Feeling Hot by Elle Kennedy
More Than Want You by Shayla Black
Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren
The Space Between by Kate Canterbary
Her Seductive Dare by Lena Hart
Black Edge by Charlotte Byrd
Bidding on Brooks by Katy Regnery 

12 Nights of Christmas: a holiday anthology by Kate Allenton et al

Another holiday anthology to keep you busy and this one features a story by me. Plus we’re raising money for Feeding America

Twelve bestselling and award-winning authors each bring you a sexy night of romance, fun and a little magic. ‘Tis the season for falling for the right guy!

Two people stuck in an elevator, snowed in, on an all-night bus trip, locked in a store… Can a magical fruitcake be the special ingredient they’re all looking for?

**‘Tis the season for giving, too!**
20% of the proceeds will be donated to the hunger relief organization Feeding America

December 25: “Scrooge You” by MK Schiller

December 26: “Unexpected Daddy” by Gemma Brocato

December 27: “The Meant to Be Girl” by Tawdra Kandle

December 28: “For One Night Only” by Carrie Elks

December 29: “Best Friends for a Night” by Alice Gaines

December 30: “Entwined” by Kristi Rose

December 31: “Rekindled” by Stacy Finz

January 1: “New Year’s Negotiation” by Kate Allenton

January 2: “Playing House” by Kim Golden

January 3: “Book of Love” by Cd Brennan

January 4: “A Winter Wonderland” by Rebecca Hunter

January 5: “Wild Honey” by Sarah Hegger


Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh

You know I am a sucker for Regency romance, so I’ve already 1-clicked Someone to Trust.

What’s it about? 

During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in the Westcott series.

After her husband’s passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides that she must enter into another suitable marriage. That, however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight in the afternoon. Both are surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than he.

They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other, more suitable matches. Still they agree to share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds, as each dance steadily ensnares them in a romance that forces the two to question what they are willing to sacrifice for love. . . .

That’s it for today, but I have the feeling I will be back soon with more holiday book suggestions. 🙂 What book will you sneak away to read during Thanksgiving? 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! Since I am in Sweden, I have to wait until saturday to celebrate Thanksgiving. I’ll pick my turkey up tomorrow and make my stuffing and sweet potatoes. My hubby is on dessert duty and he’ll make his stellar pumpkin pie. 🙂 We’re having dinner with some friends so they’ll take care of veggies and then I can imagine we’ll enjoy a few glasses of wine and lots of good cheer. 🙂

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks to all of you who’ve enjoyed reading my blog and who’ve followed my many Nanowrimo ventures. I’d also like to thank everyone who has bought and enjoyed any of my writing. Your support means the world to me and the messages of encouragement and the book reviews you leave on Amazon and Goodreads really make my day. I’d also like to thank my patient hubby, Tord, who graciously accepts that I am often in front of my computer typing away on a novel when I could be snuggling with him. Thank you, readers, and thank you, Tord!

ImageFor those of you who prefer paperback books over ereaders, i have a Thanksgiving present for you. 🙂 Today and tomorrow only (28-29 November): save 50% when you order Snowbound in paperback from my CreateSpace page. Just give this code J8TLMFCJ when you check out! Remember: this is ONLY valid for the paperback version ordered from Createspace. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nano Update Week 4 — 40K? You betcha!

Picture: Andy Shapiro

This week has been a really productive writing week. The words have flowed easily, even without having the final chapters outlined. My characters are, for the most part, doing what I want them to do. The manuscript is, of course, not perfect. There are scenes that are nothing more than dialogue–those “talking head” scenes where you don’t bother to add details about who is where or how they react physically. There are scenes that are way too much “telling” instead of “showing”. All of that will be fixed when I begin revising. I am just happy that I made it this far without falling completely off track.

If I am lucky this weekend, I may actually be able to wrap up this baby. I am not going to count on it. Who knows if I will have the steam to write as much as I did last weekend. I may be too busy making my belated Thanksgiving dinner. As long as I get my word count goals completed I will be happy. So what is my official word count now? 40,330 words. I have roughly 1200 more words to write today to reach my minimum daily word count. I will write the rest of it when I come home from work. Right now, it’s 6:30AM in Stockholm and I need to eat breakfast. I’ve already put in a half-hour of writing.

So what’s happening now? The roads are finally open again. The people of hunters Grove are digging themselves out of the remnants of the storm. Mia and Jake get another surprise visitor…and it doesn’t look good for Evan… I wonder what will happen next. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see… 🙂