It's Christmas in November Seekervillagers!!!
Today I'm giving away an ebook copy of a very
Novella collection called
The three novellas were published a while back but separately.
Now we've gathered them together in one volume.
All three love stories.
All three Christmas stories.
All three set in a beautiful old Victorian Mansion.
A bed and breakfast called
Fun and special because it's a novella collection with RUTHY!!! And, as always when I'm working with Ruthy....I made her do all the work.
Truth is, I published a novella back in September and I did something … ahem … hinky to KDP so I am...grounded? for a year from putting a book up for pre-order.
I know what I did. I put it up for pre-order and then I decided to change the release date by ONE DAY!
Apparently that exploded something and I was labeled a troublemaker (that was only a matter of time!) and I was grounded like a curfew-challenged teenager!
But that was okay because I have no plans to indy-publish anything in the forseeable future...which could mean...as in this case...ONE MONTH.
So Ruthy, who has been, as always, perfectly behaved, (show off) had to put it up.
Margaret let her do it, too, so it wasn't ONLY ME dumping the work on Ruthy. Besides she seems to love it!
Anyway, the lesson for today is, think carefully before you put your indy-pubbed Amazon Kindle book up for pre-order. You could get slapped down like a mosquito in a bug zapper.
I'll add here that they distinctly WARNED me.
As in...IF YOU CLICK PRE-ORDER THEN COME BACK AND CHANGE THE DATE OF PUBLISHING YOU ARE GROUNDED FOR ONE YEAR.
Or words to that affect.
But I didn't exactly believe those rules applied to me for some reason.
Leave a comment about when you start getting ready for Christmas. When you like to read Christmas novels. When you get annoyed at Christmas coming too early!
One lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of
A little bit about Christmas at Star Inn.
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Margaret Brownley
Two bad things happened to Sally Cartwright that week. Three if she counted the pink slip received at the Home and Family magazine’s annual Christmas party. But nothing was worse than plowing into a snowbank and being stuck in a town she swore never to see again. A town she once called home. Now she must spend the long cold night in the car or follow the bright shining star through the woods to the old Star Inn. She chooses the inn and that’s where her troubles really begin…
Lumbermill owner, Rick Rennick is in no mood for Christmas cheer. Having recently buried his father, he’s still trying to sort out the financial mess left behind. Unless Rick comes up with a miracle, the mill run by the family for generations is about to shut down for good. That would put a lot of men out of work and impact the future of the town.
If things aren’t bad enough he’s now stuck at the old Star Inn waiting for the road back to his cabin to reopen. His luck takes another turn for the worse when he suddenly comes face to face with the past he’d sooner forget. For unless he’s seeing things the only woman he’s ever loved is standing in front of the inn’s blazing fire trying to get warm. How is it possible that one chance meeting could stir up so many old memories?
Both Rick and Sally regret what happened between them, but his family lumberyard clashes with her tree-hugging ways and neither are willing to try again. It will take the storm of the century, one stage-struck young boy, a certain meddling “angel”—and even a cranky cat—to convince them that in matters of the heart, the second time around is sometimes best.
"Silent Night, Star-lit Night" by Ruth Logan Herne
Jed Taylor knows how to cowboy up on horseback and in their busy farm & feed store, but when he heard Mia O’Loughlin was planning a trip north the week before Christmas, pregnant and alone, he can't let her make the long trek alone. More Grinch than grace, he flies to the coast, determined to help.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this...
E.R. nurse and Red Cross emergency responder Mia O’Loughlin was strong, but losing her deployed husband the week before she realized they were expecting their first child knocked her off-kilter. With Christmas and her due date approaching, all she can see is getting back home to Kittitas County for the birth of her child… their child… and seeing her failing Grandpa Joe one last time. Determined to do it on her own, she reluctantly allows Jed to accompany her, mostly because the gruff cowboy showed up and won’t take no for an answer.
But when a blizzard grinds their progress to a stop in Northern Oregon, the light from an old inn beckons them into the sweet town of Heywood where old truths open the way to new beginnings for both of them.
And in "Room at the Inn for Christmas" by Mary Connealy
Amanda Star is a high-powered executive in the multi-national Halston hotel chain…then she inherits the Star Inn, her childhood home, from her father. With no time to be away from her job, she impatiently rushes home to list the beautiful old bed and breakfast for sale. Now that she’s here she’s swamped with sweet memories and keen regret.
As Amanda struggles against the lure of home, she also is reunited with an old classmate: Anthony Carter, a handyman with a guarded heart. Can he help Amanda realize the Star Inn is worth saving…and can he do it in time for Christmas?