Today’s guest blogger is author Holli Winters!
Holli’s debut, A Christmas Wish, was released last week from Whispers Publishing.
Here’s a little about the book…
Two years ago, Brady and Macy kissed and walked on the edge of giving into their desire, but the time was not right. She was newly widowed after the death of her abusive husband, who was also Brady’s cousin. Now it’s Christmas Eve in the midst of a snow storm. Macy heads to Brady’s bar for a drink and ends up stranded when the storm turns into a blizzard. Now, she’s trapped with a man she’s wanted for a long, long time…and the timing couldn’t be better.
One night of passion isn’t enough for Brady, but can he convince Macy they have more going for them than just the desire that’s been simmering for years?
And here’s a lovely video to tell you more…
Now here’s Holli’s blog…
Why do we like Christmas Romances?
I love Christmas themed stories. There’s something about the holidays and all the love that flows from person to person as they share the magic and pageantry. Goodwill to all men and women. We put aside our differences and invite strangers into our midst to help celebrate the holiday. No matter what, or where you are, there’s no barrier between people during Christmas.
When I started writing A Christmas Wish, I knew there wasn’t any way it wouldn’t take place on Christmas Eve. (Title notwithstanding, I wrote it before I had the title) I think of Christmas Eve as one of the most romantic holidays, apart from Valentine’s Day, where we get together with our loved ones and push aside our differences. In a way, this is what Macy and Brady did during A Christmas Wish. As much as she saw Brady as being part of her painful past, she set aside that and took a chance on one, magical night together. Fortunately, that one night broke the ice for a happily ever after.
Every year, dozens of romances are released that take place during the holidays. Publishers know they’ll sell, despite readers busily getting ready for their holiday celebrations. There is a variety released, from the super hot romances to those with religious themes. They all have something in common: love and a happily ever after. I’m one of the buyers of these Christmas romances and they are usually available from September onward. I think one of the biggest publishers of holiday romances is Harlequin, as most of their releases in October and November take place during Christmas. When things are hectic during December, there’s nothing like a good, Christmas themed romance to keep you in the mood while being relaxing.
I hope you enjoy reading A Christmas Wish, because it’s a story I loved writing. Macy has had a terrible past, but she’s now on the road to happiness…with Brady, the man she was meant to fall in love with and marry.
Question for readers: do you read a lot of holiday themed romances?
Readers, you can learn more about Holli at her website: http://www.holliwinters.com/
Or visit her blog: http://holliwinters.blogspot.com/
So readers, do you read a lot of holiday-themed romances?
And I’ll take things a step further and ask…do you only read them around the holidays or do you read them year-round?
Go ahead and comment…one lucky winner will win a download of A Christmas Wish.
I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, Dec. 14.