Christmas Lites II Giveaway

Digital hardback

Next week, Christmas Lites II, the anthology put together by Amy Eye to raise money for the NCADV, will be officially released. To celebrate the event, we’re having a huge giveaway. And since I don’t throw around adjectives, judge for yourself the magnitude of the gifts.

Click this awesome link to be one step away from winning this beautiful anthology and so much more. Like two copies of The Priest, for example.

Join us this Christmas season as authors from across the globe unite to spread holiday cheer and raise money for a very important cause. You will delight in the various stories these authors have created in order to take you on a journey from inside their heads and into your heart. Fairy tales, mysteries, journeys with zombies and monsters, vampires, angels, trips to the North Pole and much more await inside the covers of this book. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Not only will you get a taste of the spirit of the season, but you will do so knowing you did your part in helping a very worthy cause. Merry Christmas!

Contributing authors:

Addison Moore
Amy Eye
Angela Yuriko-Smith
Cassie McCown
E.C. Stilson
Frank Smith
JA Clement
JG Faherty
Kimberly Kinrade
Lizzy Ford
Lynn Rush
Melynda Fleury
Misty Baker (Mysti Parker)
Monica La Porta
Nichole Chase
Patti Larsen
S. Patrick Pothier
Tish Thawer
Tricia Kristufek
Vered Ehsani
Elizabeth Evans

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Christmas Lites II Giveaway

Friday Snippet #25

Logbook entry #1. It’s the second day of Nanowrimo and I’m still coherent. I’ve written 4k of TCOM and then applied myself to X. All in all a successful day. Marie got branded and Allegra discovered something else about Julius she didn’t know about. Stay tuned to witness my steady descent into the abyss of nanomadness. It’s going to be fun for you. Although, I’ll let you know that both The Priest and Prince of War are nanobabies. The Priest in its entirety and Prince of War partially. Time to do some editing.

From X, just because I’ve become attached to this project.

“Here we are.” Julius sighed out loud while she looked at one of the biggest houses she had ever seen.

“How distant are you from the throne again?” She tried to be funny, but a feeling of inadequacy was settling in her heart.

“Too distant. Don’t get any ideas. I won’t let you seduce me to marry into monarchy.” He laughed, but she didn’t need his power to read auras to know he was frantic.

“You wish.” She playfully swatted his arm.

They walked toward the granite steps leading to the front door, but someone burst through it before they reached the landing.

“Julius! My baby! You made it home—” A woman in her mid-forties, long dark hair and strikingly green eyes, took Julius in her arms and didn’t let him go.

“Mom, I’m so glad you’re here. I thought you were gone too…” Julius kissed his mother on both cheeks. “Are the others…?”

The woman hugged him even tighter. “No, no, everybody’s here. When they came for us, we didn’t let them enter the house. Papa shot them away.”

Allegra felt an uncomfortable ache in her heart and stepped back to distance herself from the scene. Only then, Julius’s mother seemed to realize she was there and directed her outstretched arms toward her.

“You must be Allegra Lionhead, yes? Thank you for bringing my boy back to me.” A ferocious hug followed her words. “I’m Caterina Blanchard. Nice to finally meet my Julius’s guide. He talks so much about you.”

“Mom?” Can we go inside? We had quite a morning so far and I need to rest.” He made a tentative step toward the door.

Julius must have seen Allegra’s reaction through his mother’s eyes. It hadn’t escaped Allegra he had kept a finger on his mother’s arm the whole time the woman was talking to her. She followed them inside the house, making a mental note to ask him later why he went under his mother’s last name.

Friday Snippet #25

Christmas Lites II: Cover Reveal

 

Christmas Lites II 5th version printI’m proud to be part of a charity project for the NCADV which was put together by my editor extraordinaire, the one and only Amy Eye . The anthology Christmas Lites II will be available for purchase on November the 26th, but today the cover designed by Regina Wamba has been revealed in its entire splendor. And, if I may say so, it’s gorgeous. I humbly contributed with a short story of the fairytale variety, although there are no fairies involved. Just good, magical vibe to make you feel all warm inside when you read it.

 

 

 

“Join us this Christmas season as authors from across the globe unite to spread holiday cheer and raise money for a very important cause. You will delight in the various stories these authors have created in order to take you on a journey from inside their heads and into your heart. Fairytales, mysteries, journeys with zombies and monsters, vampires, angels, trips to the North Pole and much more await inside the covers of this book. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Not only will you get a taste of the spirit of the season, but you will do so knowing you did your part in helping a very worthy cause. Merry Christmas!”

The list of the super-duper (Amy’s adjectives) authors who have participated with their shorts:

Addison Moore

Amy Eye (my super-duper editor)

Angela Yuriko-Smith

Cassie McCown

E.C. Stilson

Frank Smith

JA Clement

JG Faherty

Kimberly Kinrade

Lizzy Ford

Lynn Rush

Melynda Fleury

Misty Baker (Mysti Parker)

Monica La Porta (yours truly)

Nichole Chase

Patti Larsen

S. Patrick Pothier

Tish Thawer

Tricia Kristufek

Vered Ehsani

Christmas Lites II: Cover Reveal