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LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS
by Jill Jaynes, Barb DeLong, Kathleen Harrington, Ottilia Scherschel, and Angela Shelley
Five Christmas Romances from the heart warming to heart pounding:
A Witch for Christmas by Barb DeLong
Whimsical witch Abigail Goodbody must find her one true love by Christmas Eve or be doomed to a loveless future.
The Christmas Wish by Jill Jaynes
Southern California girl Allie hopes a magical Christmas ornament will bring her the Mr. Right she is hoping for.
A Vote for Love by Kathleen Harrington
In 1886 Montana, feisty Suffragette Paulette Winslow finds love where she least expects it.
Night Train to Hong Kong by Ottilia Scherschel
Sarah Crawford finds getting home for Christmas more dangerous than she bargained for on a Night Train to Hong Kong
Winter’s Warmth by Angela Shelley
Drawn to an abandoned mansion by mysterious Christmas cards, artifact hunter Alma meets a strangely familiar yet distant astronomer and his captor, a powerful, icy specter in a tale inspired by the myth of the Snow Queen.
from Winter’s Warmth by Angela Shelley
Alma squinted into the icy wind, bundled against the cold. The mansion stood quiet and dark, same as yesterday.
The satellite dish had been dragged off the stairs and laid on its side against the smooth, white stone building. The stairs where the equipment hit had crumbled, and several large cracks emanated from the impact crater.
Alma let out a gust of breath. If she’d stood there a second longer, she’d be dead. She dashed up the remaining steps, fearful of what else might come from above.
Inside the shelter of the stoop, the house itself radiated cold. Alma raised her red glove, lifting the brass knocker on hollow frozen door.
No answer came.
She pushed the bell.
Somewhere within, a chime tinkled like shattering glass. Still, no sound betrayed that anyone heard her summons.
She took a deep breath to ready herself.
Memories came easier now, easier than they had in years. She had been here before. Once in a Model T. Once before that in a carriage. Once on horseback. Every time, this ice, this cold. Every time, she’d lost him to her. The Ice Queen.
The door would be unlocked, as before. Something about the house, cold and relentless, stood above threat. It had no need for locks. Alma pushed the front door open and stepped inside.
About the authors:
Jill Jaynes began her love affair with romance when she was a teenager growing up in Southern California, spending many a late-night under the covers with a flashlight and good romance novel. This early addiction stuck, and she discovered one day that telling great stories was even more fun than reading them.
When she’s not writing, you can find her a) wine-tasting, hiking or otherwise hanging out with her awesome husband, b) walking her two high-maintenance dogs, c) plotting her next story with her writer-daughter or d) working at her day job in her spare time.
Barb DeLong has always had a passion for reading and writing. She has won and been a finalist in several writing contests. Animals are another passion, and creatures both wild and domestic are featured in most of her stories of love, laughter and magic. Barb contributed contemporary romance stories in Romancing the Pages and Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthologies. A transplant from Canada, she enjoys the sunny climes of Southern California with her one-and-forever hubby and a fluffy, blue-eyed ragdoll cat, two children and five grandchildren.
Kathleen Harrington, multi-published, award-winning author, has touched the hearts of readers across the country and the world with her sparkling tales of high adventure and unending love. Her historical romances have been published in Chinese, Russian, Italian, and German. She lives in Southern California with her American Bulldog, Auron.
When Ottilia Scherschel, a Hungarian immigrant, started sixth grade, she learned her fifth language. After retiring from teaching languages at the college level, she spends her time writing romantic suspense stories set in foreign climes. She has been a finalist in a number of writing contests and published a short story in the Romancing the Pages anthology. Ottilia loves to pack a suitcase to visit family, friends and food or wine purveyors anywhere in the world. When she is not writing, she can be found at the movies, at the gym, or cooking for her husband, kids and grandkids.
Angela Shelley was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1973 and grew up in rural Southern British Columbia. Her love for children's fantasy stems from reading CS Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald, JK Rowling, Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman, and many, many more wonderful authors. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their twins.