Nov 242014

This column originally appeared on 11/23/2014 at The Roses of Prose.

It happens fast, doesn’t it? Summer ends, school starts, Halloween hits and – boom – before we know it we fall into the holiday season.

Parties, shopping, decorating, shopping, tree lighting ceremonies, shopping, family dinners, followed by shopping.

In our family, the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas isn’t quite as smooth as it could be. In our family, which includes me, my husband, our four children, three in-law children and four grandchildren, we have six birthdays to celebrate before we can fully break out the holiday cheer.

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The writers at The Roses of Prose will present An Unexpected Holiday, a series of romance short stories, each penned by a different writer, each with different characters and events, all beginning with the same first line. “This was the last place she expected to spend Christmas.” These stories will be presented daily the entire month of December.

Please stop by and enjoy.

By the way, we did the same thing last year with the first line “She had just one wish for the holidays.” and got this great REVIEW

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by Diane Burton
Barnes & Noble

If ever two he and she characters were created to be so totally and completely opposite, it would have to be Jessica ‘Jessie’ Wyndom and Marcus Aurelius Viator of Diane Burton’s Switched.

The brash and sassy Jessie takes on the straight laced, unemotional hero with, to use her words, ‘great buns’ and space travel will never be the same.

Switched is a well written science fiction slash romance with romantic comedy overtones that made me sigh, gasp, snicker and, once in a while, laugh out loud.

Nothing But Trouble
by Jannine Gallant
Barnes & Noble

“Chase Paladin slammed on the brakes and prayed.”

With that opening line, multi-published author Jannine Gallant does it again. She delivers a highly sensuous, extremely satisfying romance. Love ‘em and leave ‘em rancher Chase is the most charming reluctant husband material character ever crafted. One who doesn’t stand a chance when strong-willed and feisty Honor Jackson takes him for the ride of his life. And all the while putting him in his place, right by her side.

Nothing But Trouble is nothing but fabulous. Watching Chase struggle to rein in his raging libido is especially entertaining. Two people to care about and a story to love.

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