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Calling all readers! If you enjoy holiday-themed books–or simply books which take place during the holiday season–you’re in luck. We’re celebrating all month long at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s Christmas and Holiday Book Festival. 34 holiday-themed books featured, plus a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card.
I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. On December 8th, the spotlight will be on Soul of the Wolf, the second book in The Novels of Ravenwood medieval romance/time travel series. I’ll be sharing one of my family’s holiday traditions and an excerpt from the book. Other participating authors will do the same.
Bookmark this event and come back every day:
Enter to win the gift card here! The giveaway is open internationally, but you must have an active Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to be eligible. The drawing will be held on January 3rd, 2022.
Good luck, and happy December! 🙂
Congrats to Peggy Jaeger, whose new release, Santa Baby, is out today! If you love holiday reads, you’ll want to snap up this sweet romance novella. It’s the prequel to a full-length Christmas book releasing this November. Here’s a little about the story:
It’s Christmas Eve morning in the tiny New England town of Dickens.
Santa’s arrival is imminent, and a hint of snow is in the air.
Amy Dorrit is just about to open her popular diner for the breakfast rush when she discovers an abandoned baby on her back doorstep.
Amy knows she should call the authorities and turn the infant over to them, but she just can’t. Thoughts of her own abandonment as a baby flood through her and she wants to keep the little one out of the hands of the authorities until the mother – hopefully –returns.
But will the mom come back? And if she doesn’t, what is Amy prepared to do about the baby who has, already, claimed her heart?
A peek inside:
As she moved through the breezeway connecting the diner to her apartment, Amy heard a mewling sound at the back alley door. Her cook, Willie, often left scraps out for strays, especially in winter, and sometimes when she took the trash out at the end of the day, Amy would find a mamma cat searching for something to feed her kittens.
Amy opened the door, expecting to see a hungry animal looking for a handout, and got the shock of the century when she found a baby carrier, complete with a crying infant nestled in it.
She gasped, her head flicking right, then left, to find the person responsible for leaving a baby out in the frigid night air.
“Hello? Is anyone here?”
The still sleeping and silent town surrounded her as shoe impressions in the fresh snow indicated the baby hadn’t been there for long.
The infant’s howl echoed in the quiet.
“Oh, you poor thing. Let’s get you out of the cold.”
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Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!
Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.
When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.
As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go “What??!”
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All the best, Peggy! Wishing you great success with the book!
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The Christmas and Holiday Book Festival continues at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven! Today, they’re featuring an excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, the third of The Novels of Ravenwood. I also share a family holiday tradition. Check it out here!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You could win one of 5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Wishing you luck and a joyous holiday season! 🙂
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N. N. Light’s Book Heaven is celebrating Christmas and the holidays all month long with their Christmas and Holiday Book Festival. 48 books featured–many of them holiday-themed–plus a chance to win one of the following:
~ $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~ $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~ $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~ $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~ $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Shadow of the Swan, will be featured on December 10th.
Each author will share a family holiday tradition, including me. You won’t want to miss it.
Bookmark this event and come back every day:
Enter to win here!
Runs December 1 – 31.
Drawing will be held on January 4.
Good luck! 🙂
I’m thrilled to have a sister Rose (published by The Wild Rose Press) here today to talk about her life as an author and her new release, Waiting for a Miracle. Please welcome Jennifer Wilck!
At what age did you write your first story?
Oh my gosh, I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. But my first book was published by Whiskey Creek Press when I was thirty-six years old.
Which genre was the first to hook you?
I’ve always loved writing romance. I grew up reading Danielle Steele, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Judith McNaught, etc., so when I decided to start writing, that’s the genre I turned to.
What was your first published book?
A Heart of Little Faith, published by Whiskey Creek Press. They went out of business, and I eventually self-published it. It’s available now as an e-book only on Amazon.
What’s your favorite part of the writing process? Brainstorming? Research? Outlining? Writing? Editing?
I love when a character starts talking to me and I’m compelled to write it down.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on several projects. I was approached by a group of authors to join them in a self-publishing venture—we all write our own books but they revolve around a similar theme and legend. Mine comes out in the fall, so I’m busy writing right now. I’m also in the middle of editing a series of books that I need to figure out what to do with.
Of all the settings you’ve used (or created!) for your books, which is your favorite? Why?
I write a lot of Jewish characters, so many of my books are set in New York City or the surrounding area. It’s what I know best, so it comes easily to me.
Have you ever dreamed about a character you created?
All the time! I still dream about Gideon from A Heart of Little Faith.
Awesome! If you could have a conversation with anyone—dead or alive—who would it be?
I’ve always been intrigued by Thomas Jefferson. I’d love to talk to him about his inventions. And I’d love to talk to my grandmother—I have some serious questions for her!
My husband and I used to work for Colonial Williamsburg, so I agree with you about Thomas Jefferson. He’d be a fun guy to talk to. If you could travel to any time and place, when and where would that be?
So many places and time periods! I’d love to go to Scotland in the middle ages, the US during the Revolutionary times, Jerusalem during Biblical times…
Cool choices! If you could step inside any book or series and live there for a week, which would you choose?
Lynn Kurland has two series that intertwine—the dePiaget Family and the MacLeod Family. They are time-travel romances and I’d love to explore them for at least a week if not longer.
If a fairy godmother appeared and offered you one thing—anything at all—what would you request?
Happiness for my family.
I want that for mine, too. Now, it’s time to learn some of your favorites!
Sound: My girls’ laughter
Eye color: green
Foreign language (whether or not you speak it!): French
Song: “1000 Years”
Book: Jane Eyre
Movie: Dirty Dancing
TV show: MI-5
Cuisine: Anything I don’t have to cook
LOL. I love it! Cookie: chocolate chip–mine
US location: Block Island, RI
Foreign location: Paris
And finally, list your preference from the following choices:
Tea or coffee? Coffee in the morning, tea at night
Cake or pie? My mom’s apple pie
Nancy Drew or Sherlock Holmes? Sherlock Holmes
Jane Austen or the Brontë sisters? Brontë sisters
A mortal, vampire, ghost, or fae for a lover? Depends on who he is.
English gent, Scottish highlander, European count, or all-American guy? Scottish Highlander
Thanks so much for joining me today, Jennifer. Waiting for a Miracle sounds like a wonderful read, and I love the cover! Wishing you all the best with it!
For all you avid readers, here’s the scoop on the story:
Benjamin Cohen, widowed father of six-year-old Jessie, is doing his best to hold it together through order and routine. The last thing he needs is his matchmaker mother to set him up with her next door neighbor, no matter how attractive she is.
Rachel Schaecter’s dream of becoming a foster mother is right within her grasp, until her meddlesome neighbor tries to set her up with her handsome son. What’s worse? He’s the father of her favorite kindergarten student! She can’t afford to let anything come between her and her dream, no matter how gorgeous he may be.
Can these two determined people trust in the miracle of Hanukkah to let love and light into their lives?
A peek between the pages:
Six-year-old bodies were good at many things— bouncing, hugging, and racing. Rachel was thankful they were also good at hiding her surprise. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine her favorite student, and her student’s father, would be at her neighbor’s house the same night she was invited to celebrate Hanukkah.
She met the hard gaze of Jessie’s father across the room. Eyes narrowed as if he suspected her reasons for being here. His broad shoulders were stiff. His jean-clad muscular legs were spread apart in a solid stance. Square hands fisted at his sides, and one of them held a menorah. Did he plan to throw it or club someone with it?
Giving Jessie a last pat, she rose. With an arm around Jessie, she extended her other hand to her father. “Happy Hanukkah.”
“Oh, please,” Harriet said, “Such formality between you two. Rachel, this is my son Benny. I mean Benjamin.”
Benny. Rachel filed the information away for later, along with his flushed skin at the nickname. Interesting.
“And Benjamin, this is my neighbor, Rachel. We’re not at a school event. You can call each other by your first names.” Harriet pointed at Jessie, who gripped Rachel’s hand so hard, Rachel’s fingers lost their circulation. “Except for you,” Harriet added. “You have to call her Ms. Schaecter.”
Jessie giggled. “Yes, Grandma.”
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More about Jennifer:
Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. Pretty soon, her head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Even as an adult, she thinks about the characters and stories at night before she falls asleep or walking the dog. Eventually, she started writing them down. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and her stories always end with happily ever after.
In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. She believes humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing her chocolate.
She writes contemporary romance, some of which are mainstream and some of which involve Jewish characters. She’s published with The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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