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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 8

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Angel For Christmas by Caroline Clemmons

Day 8 CCB CoverWhen a dot com billionaire crashes his sports car into a tree, he wakes up in heaven facing angels Gabriel and Michael. He’s given a chance to redeem his carefree ways by helping an orphanage avoid foreclosure and regain a sound financial picture by midnight on Christmas Eve—or else. To do so, he is sent back to earth as orphanage janitor, Jacob Porter.

After her father died four months ago, child psychologist Suzi Stephens was shocked to learn Serenity Springs Children’s Home and Elementary School faced foreclosure unless she met a balloon note due January 1. She can’t understand why her late father broke the trust her grandfather had carefully constructed to protect the private home. She is afraid the annual gala won’t raise enough money to pay the note much less the needed year’s operating funds. Trying to do her job plus step into her late father’s shoes has stretched her to her limits.

She’s suspicious of the handsome new janitor, who appears more like he’d be at home as a CEO. Could he be a spy for the developer who covets the children’s home property? Suzi overcomes her distrust enough to allow Jacob’s help raising funds. Working together, their attraction escalates but Jacob has nothing to offer the beautiful redhead. He is scheduled for earthly removal at midnight on December 24. 

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Day 8 CCB AuthorThrough a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. 

She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards.

  

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Q&A With Caroline Clemmons:

1.  Describe yourself in 50 words or less.

A fluffy, hard-working, friendly, introvert who loves writing

2. What do you love most in the world?

My family

3. What inspired you to become an Author?

First, my dad. Second, my mother-in-law. Third, my husband’s encouragement and technical help. My dad encouraged my writing even when I was young. My husband’s mom loved reading romances and told me I should write them based on the long letters I wrote each week. My husband is always supportive and provides the help I need as well as encouragement.

4. What is your favorite Winter / Holiday tradition?

Opening gifts on Christmas Eve after my husband reads the Christmas story from the Bible. Then, depending on the weather and our health, we may go to the Christmas Eve service at church.

5. What is your trick for getting past writer’s block? And what advice do you have for other authors who are struggling to tell their story?

When you don’t know what to write there are two tricks that help. One, simply write in all caps THE GIANT METOR HIT HERE and move on to come back later. Two, begin writing as if you are explaining the story to a friend. Soon you will be writing the story and can edit later.

6. Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?

When our youngest learned who was Santa, she said that wasn’t fair because I had known what was in my stocking every year. That year, she had wrapped a tiny gift she’d gotten using her allowance and hidden it in my stocking so I’d have a surprise. She’s done that each year since. Soon other members of our immediate family picked up on this and do the same. These are just small, inexpensive gifts, but they’re nice surprises for us on Christmas morning. It’s our own special family tradition.
 

 

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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 7

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Christmas Future by Valerie Ipson

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Scarlett’s fiancé and the warm weather of Arizona will have to wait while she works her PR magic to put Alaska on the nice Christmas Spirit list. 

But when the wait’s too long will a warm-hearted doctor be just the one to lift her Scrooge-like spirits?

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Day 7 CCB AuthorValerie Ipson loves reading, writing, family history, and Hershey Milk Chocolate Almond & Toffee Nuggets. 

She lives in Mesa, Arizona, and Christmas Future is her first Christmas Romance. She is also the author of Ideal High, a YA novel. 

She hopes she can give readers the same experience she has enjoyed through the years while being curled up with a good book!

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Q&A With Valerie Ipson:

1.  Describe yourself in 50 words or less.

I love reading, writing, family history, and Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate With Toffee and Almonds Nuggets (can the name be any longer?). I lives in Mesa, Arizona and have 15 grandkids. One of my fondest memory growing up is being curled up with a good book!

2. What do you love most in the world?

Books and music are life! That’s not what I love MOST, but they are very, very, very near the top.

3. What inspired you to become an Author?

A good creative writing teacher who encouraged me. And good books.

4. What is your favorite Winter / Holiday tradition?

Gathering as a family at Christmas and getting new games to play. And eating fudge, of course.

5. What is your trick for getting past writer’s block? And what advice do you have for other authors who are struggling to tell their story?

Outline. Read Story Genius by Lisa Cron. 

6. Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?

Last year, my dad saw, for the very first time ever in his life, a picture of his biological father, and my dad is 85 years old! I flew to Colorado last weekend to go with him and a few siblings to meet his DNA brothers for the first time. It was such a blessed time to share in old photos and stories, and feel such warmth from strangers who are family.  

 

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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 6

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Eleanor and The Christmas Carol Fudge by Tamara Passey

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Eleanor is saving her grandmother’s fudge business but is becoming like Scrooge in the process. 

The consultant she hires to help is a friend from high school who hasn’t given up his secret crush for her. 

Will the Christmas spirit melt her heart or will she miss out on the love of her life?

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Tamara Passey, author of the The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and children in Arizona.

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10 top favorite things:

  1.    A call from a friend
  2.    Homemade chocolate chip cookies
  3.    Daughter’s smiles and laughter
  4.    Book Club
  5.    Clean sheets
  6.    Sunrises
  7.    Sunsets
  8.    Rain
  9.    A full house
  10.    A quiet house

 

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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 5

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A Christmas Carol for Candy by Peggy Urry

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“A Christmas engagement, broken two months later, rocked Candy Kaine’s world. After months of a schedule crammed with college courses, a full time job, and a few side jobs, the busyness is wearing thin. But school is still top priority. Until a fancy resort threatens to buy the satellite campus in the small town where she lives and takes classes.

Jace Marlowe has been down on his luck. Can a temporary job for an upscale resort in his home town be the turn around he’s looking for? The only problem? His grandmother’s beautiful neighbor who wants to keep the school just where it is. If she doesn’t get her way will she be as vindictive as his ex?

A charmed nativity facilitates the past, present, and future experiences for Candy but will she have the courage to open her heart before it’s too late?”

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Day 5 CCB AuthorPeggy is a small town girl who loves the city and the ocean (and the mountains as long as she doesn’t have to camp or hike). 

She credits her dad and the lack of television in her parents’ home for her love of reading and her imagination. She credits the guy who’s been hanging the moon for over 25 years for her belief in romance and true love. Five wonderful children, extended family, and great friends keep life exciting. 

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Top Ten List:

  1.    Favorite food: Indian (with Mexican a close second)
  2.    Favorite color: purple
  3.    Served a religious mission in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido
  4.    My hair is currently purple
  5.    I can solve a Rubiks cube
  6.    I love traveling
  7.    I love crafting
  8.    I grew up on a farm
  9.    I have five kids, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter
  10.    My husband is my best friend

 

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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 4

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Miss Dashwood’s Dilemma by Arabella Sheraton

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In this delightful traditional Regency romance, Miss Diana Dashwood accepts an invitation to Lady Prescott’s Christmas party at Camden House, in the countryside. But things do not go quite as she imagined. Through an unexpected event, she is forced to spend the night in a woodsman’s hut with one of the guests. What a scandal! 

Of course, Sir Gareth Blakely must propose, and he does. Unfortunately, Miss Diana Dashwood has already been engaged to and broken off her engagement from Sir Gareth Blakely after a bitter quarrel. Is it likely she will bow to social pressure and accept his proposal, one made only to save her reputation, and if they marry, does their union stand a chance of survival? 

And what about the pretty heiress, Miss Jemima Plymstock, whom everyone thinks is the lady Sir Gareth had his eye upon? Headstrong and proud, Miss Diana Dashwood is caught in a dreadful dilemma. A must-read for Regency fans!

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Day 4 CCB AuthorArabella Sheraton grew up on a diet of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and many other writers of that period. From Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer, Arabella has found both enjoyment and inspiration in sparkling, witty Regency novels. She also loves history and generally finds the past more fascinating than the future. Arabella wrote her first Regency romance to entertain her aged mom who loved the genre. Arabella is honoured to share the adventures of her heroes and heroines with readers.

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Fun Facts:

  1.    Arabella Sheraton is a pseudonym but if I tell anyone who I really am, I’ll have to kill them…
  2.    The image I use for Arabella is a portrait my grandmother painted many years ago of her best friend. It seemed a fitting tribute to my wonderful grandmother and her friendship.
  3.     I love anything olde worlde, which means that since I write in the genre of Regency romance, perhaps I lived once upon a time in Jane Austen’s era. Who knows? I like to think so.
  4.    Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen book and book to series adaptation. I just love Mr. Darcy, even when he is acting like a starched shirt.
  5.    I have always loved reading romances set in the Regency era, and I think that has a lot to do with the fact that apart from my mom having all the Austen books, she was also an avid Georgette Heyer fan, and as a result, so am I.
  6.    I am never short of ideas for a Regency novel and sometimes a title just pops into my head and from that comes a book.
  7.    I wrote my first Regency romance to entertain my aged mom, now passed on, who loved the genre.

   

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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 2

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Christmas Secrets by Donna Hatch

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A stolen Christmas kiss leaves them bewildered and breathless. A charming rogue-turned-vicar, Will wants to prove that he left his rakish days behind him, but an accidental kiss changes all his plans. His secret could bring them together…or divide them forever.

Holly has two Christmas wishes this year; finally earn her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and learn the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss…even if that stranger is the resident Christmas ghost.

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Day 2 CCB AuthorDonna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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  1.    I adore cats–kittens are even more fun.
  2.    Claustrophia is one of my biggest challenges.
  3.    My favorite sports are water sports. I love swimming, boating, wake surfing, rowing around on a canoe, and simply walking along the beach of an ocean or lake.
  4.    I enjoy horseback riding and hope someday to take lessons so I can learn how to do it well. I’d also love to learn how to ride side saddle.
  5.    One of my favorite ways to have a good time with friends is having a tea party. I also love to play board games and card games.
  6.    Due to moves in my childhood, I attended 9 different schools including 3 junior high schools. Being the new kid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
  7.    I love chocolate. Chocolate has seen me through many brutal revisions. But please hold the dark chocolate–in most cases, it’s too chalky and bitter. I love MILK chocolate, with or without caramel, and with or without nuts. Mmmmm. Salted caramel is a very close second.
  8.    My favorite color is blue scruffy shade of blue is beautiful. I also adore pink but there are a lot of ugly shades of pink so I’m pickier on that one.
  9.    Though I’m not a real gardener, I love flowers, and I find it rewarding to plan and then carry out ways to add color to my yard.
  10.    I love to dance–any kind–but most especially ballet and ballroom. I would dance every day if I could.

 

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Christmas Countdown Blitz -Day 1

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The Spirit of Christmas by Lauraine Henderson

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George Stone can’t wait for the Christmas season to be over and his employees, especially his executive assistant, Kathryn Gleason, focused once again on their work. When a missing report requires George to stop in at Kathryn’s parents’ home the day before Christmas Eve, he ends up as an unexpected guest. Between the haunting journals of his late grandfather and the unsettling dream of an unhappy future, George is swept away by the magic of Kathryn’s charm and her family’s love.

Will the Spirit of Christmas show George the happiness he’s missing and will Kathryn’s warmth and beauty melt his cold heart?

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Day 1 CCB AuthorLauraine Henderson lives with her husband, dog and cat on 68 acres of woodland 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon. After growing up in Oregon, they moved their family of three children to Utah. From there they moved to Hawaii and Arizona, finally coming back to Oregon in 2015. Their three children, two girls and a boy are all grown and live across the United States.

After being a professional bookkeeper for over twenty years, she turned her hobby of writing into her first published novel in 2016. She loves to write inspirational romance and romantic comedy and hopes her readers will be both entertained and uplifted by her stories. When she’s not writing, she’s working her way through online university, loves to paint (watercolors, oils, and acrylics), sew, knit, crochet, make beaded jewelry, and read (of course!).

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10 Fun Facts About Me:

  1.    Besides being a writer, I’m also an artist. I enjoy painting with watercolors, oils, and acrylics.
  2.    I’m a knitter. I knit by hand, but also on a knitting machine.
  3.    I’ve sewn three wedding dresses.
  4.    I’ve moved 30 times in my life.
  5.    I read almost every evening and finish an average of 4-5 books per week.
  6.    I’m more afraid of someone walking behind me up and down the stairs than lighting professional, commercial fireworks (which I’ve done many times).
  7.    When I snap my fingers on both hands at the same time, I can’t get the snaps to sync.
  8.    I conquered a lifelong fear of being underwater and I am now a certified scuba diver.
  9.    When I laugh really hard, I almost stop breathing.
  10.    I’m secretly very competitive.

 

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