Spotlight and Giveaway: Wishes for Christmas by Fern Michaels

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Fern Michaels
Releasing Oct 27th, 2015
Kensington Books

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels brings together the beloved heroines from two celebrated series—the Sisterhood and the Godmothers—for a holiday to remember…
This Christmas, instead of finding and punishing bad guys, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little more joy to the world—especially to a beloved teacher from her past. And as the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others…
Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historic homes. But when the Godmothers sense trouble with one of the decorators, they must tackle a mystery and hope for a happy ending…
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Merry Christmas!

I have recovered (marginally) from my food coma, so before the feasting begins again, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  Dean, the pups, and I have been lounging about the house, not doing much of anything.  Dean and I had a nice dinner yesterday to celebrate Christmas Eve, and we headed over to our favorite Indian buffet for lunch today.  I am taking the next few days off to unwind, so you won’t see another post until Sunday.  I plan on reading, playing Monster Busters (I can’t stop playing!), and cuddling with the puppers.  I hope you have an enjoyable day!  Did Santa bring you everything you wished for??

Guest Post and Giveaway: Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Lecia Cornwall

Lecia Cornwall stopped by the virtual offices to share a guest post, and she has two awesome giveaways for you enter!  Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS IN SCOTLAND (and other places) by Lecia Cornwall

Ah, Christmas in the Scottish Highlands. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

My wonderful mother-in-law was Scottish, born in Glasgow. I remember telling her about an ad I’d seen in a magazine, offering a Scottish castle for rent over the holidays. Visitors (up to twenty people) could come and spend a glorious Christmas in the Highlands. My mother-in-law looked at me as if I were daft, and said, “Are you crazy? It’s cold and damp in the Highlands, and those old castles are drafty. You’d never get warm or dry!” Not very romantic, perhaps, but practical. It certainly is easier to enjoy a white Christmas from indoors, by the fire, with good company, a Christmas tree, and a hot drink. Our Christmases with my in-laws here in Canada were always warm and wonderful, and though she might not have welcomed winter in a Highland castle, my mother-in-law brought the best Scottish traditions with her, and never stopped longing to be in Scotland.

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Meet Derrick Collins from Julie Brannagh’s Holding Holly and Giveaway


Please give a warm welcome to Derrick Collins this morning!

I’m Derrick Collins. I have been playing football since my daddy put my brother and me into Pee-Wee. I currently play for the Seattle Sharks. When I’m not playing football, I spend time with my Holly.

[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in five words or less.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: A Newport Christmas Wedding by Shelly Noble

Sticking with the Christmas vibes, this morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for Shelley Noble’s A Newport Christmas Wedding.  Enjoy!

A Newport Christmas Wedding:  A Breakwater Bay Novella

By: Shelley Noble

Releasing December 2nd, 2014

William Morrow Impulse

New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble returns to Newport with this lovely Christmas tale featuring all the characters you fell in love with in BREAKWATER BAY.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Dean and I are spending the day with my parents, and I am so excited to see them!  I haven’t seen them in almost a year.  First, though, we had a whirlwind tour of Walt Disney World (during a monsoon!).  Please excuse the poor picture quality, but this is a shot of the new FROZEN Christmas display at the Contemporary Resort.  It’s made of CHOCOLATE!  I love the cute character designs and their happy expressions.  This is my favorite holiday display this year.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for stopping by to read my posts.  I’m also thankful for my family and my friends, and for the happy circumstances that landed Poppy and Bumble into our lives.  Every day with them is a joy, watching them interact with their world and each other – I am blessed to have them.

What are you doing today?  What are you most looking forward to as you celebrate the day?