New Christmas Collection Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!

I have been waiting for this day for what feel like forever! As both an author and a graphic designer, there’s few parts of the publishing process that are more exciting for me than revealing a book cover for the first time.

Seeing a book cover makes the project feel REAL. Soon, something you’ve worked so long and hard for will be out in the world for others to enjoy. What makes today’s cover reveal all the more sweet is that I get to do it alongside some women who have become dear friends. When authors Andrea Boyd, Mikal Dawn, Toni Shiloh, and Jaycee Weaver invited me to join their new Christmas collection, I was so thrilled. Having had to pull out of their Once Upon a Christmas project last year, this felt like a chance to get back in the writing game. This team of ladies has made that reentry so great.

Be sure to read to the end for the pre-order button! This sweet holiday collection would also make a great Christmas gift for family and friends who enjoy uplifting stories. The book releases October 20 and we’ll have much more merriment leading up to that big day!

Without further ado, it’s with MAJOR excitement that I get to finally show you the cover of Something Borrowed: Christmas Wedding Collection! I had so much fun working with these authors to design the fun and festive illustrated-style cover that cleverly reflects our five novellas connected by friends turned Christmas brides.

Something Borrowed: Christmas Weddings Collection Now Up for Pre-Order!

Want an more up-close look at the collection cover AND the cover for my novella in the collection?

About Something Borrowed: Christmas Weddings Collection

Old friends, new loves, and a borrowed tiara.

Always Been Yours by Jaycee Weaver — Hanady’s planning her dream wedding, but her injured best friend Keenan isn’t the groom. If she can’t see she’s marrying the wrong guy soon, his leg won’t be the only thing broken. 

All the Moore by Toni Shiloh — Leilah Anderson has been living behind the screen to hide her disability, then she meets Reggie Moore face-to-face. Can their relationship survive the truth and distance between them? 

A Holly, Bolly Christmas by Mikal Dawn — A dream wedding venue at Christmas? Sign Chahna Kapoor up. Even if her fiancé doesn’t know it… 

Somehow, This Christmas by Teresa Tysinger — When not-so-merry mishaps threaten wedding planner Cate Forsyth’s holiday wedding and reputation, will her own happily ever after with sweetheart Noah Bennett melt away? 

A Promise So Sweet by Andrea Boyd — Lydia Osborn hasn’t heard from her ex in ten years, so imagine her surprise when he shows up proposing marriage. Tis the season for love? 

It may not look a lot like Christmas yet, but don’t these stories look like they’ll be just the thing to get you in the Christmas mood? You can pre-order your copy TODAY for a special price of just $0.99!

The collection officially releases October 20.

PRE-ORDER SOMETHING BORROWED NOW!

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Merry and Dashing

The last of our featured books in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway is Merry and Dashing by Kari Trumbo! I love the tagline: “One elf, one Scrooge, three weeks ’til Christmas.” I love reading about someone with a grinchy attitude catching on to Christmas spirit!

Even though this is the last of our books being given away this month, you have several days to enter before I announce winners in a big WINNER POST on July 31! (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!) So, if you’ve not yet entered to win the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, be sure to scroll back to previous posts and enter!

Tomorrow, be sure to come back for the big COVER REVEAL of the upcoming Christmas collection that my novella Somehow, This Christmas will appear in this fall. Me and the other authors in the collection will be sharing teasers in the morning (follow me on Facebook to sneak a peek!) before the full reveal at noon Eastern time. We’ll also launch the book for pre-order AND I’ll personally be revealing the cover to my novella. It’s going to be a HUGE DAY, so don’t miss it!

ABOUT MERRY AND DASHING

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He’s a geeky Christmas elf, and maybe looks a bit like Prince Harry.

She’s a Scrooge, but her heart wants to be in the right place.

With only three weeks until Christmas, Jacob Dashing takes on the task of turning Merry Clarkson from her Grinchy ways. As Merry learns to examine her heart, Jacob must also come to grips with his life outside of being an elf at the local thrift store. Is Merry the Mrs. to his Claus?

Follow Author Kari Trumbo:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Merry and Dashing, simply leave a comment below on this post!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Restoring Christmas

Today’s Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway book is Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti. This novella grabbed my attention because it includes home renovation! I have a special place in my heart for that since my novel Someplace Familiar does, too!

If you’ve not yet entered to win the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, be sure to scroll back to previous posts and enter! I’ll be announcing winners in a big winner post at the end of the month. (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!)

ABOUT RESTORING CHRISTMAS

Available on Amazon

Alexis Blake has one chance to land her own show on the Home Project Network and nothing – not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer – is going to stand in her way.

Elsie, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she wants her fieldstone house to look like, and no designer can tell her otherwise.

Gabe Langley, the man with the camera, is caught in the middle and it is his wisdom and warmth that just may be the bridge that will bring these two women together. Can they restore more than just a house and bring about special, almost lost forever Christmas memories?

Follow Author Cynthia Ruchti:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Restoring Christmas, leave a comment below about anything! Question for Cynthia? Book you’re currently reading? What you’re looking forward to this Christmas? Sure…tell us!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Once Upon a Christmas

Today’s Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway is extra special because it’s the first Christmas collection published by an amazing group of Christian authors! Andrea Boyd, Mikal Dawn, Toni Shiloh, Angela Ruth Strong, and Jaycee Weaver released Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales last fall. It’s simply the best and I’m so excited I get to include it in this month’s giveaway! What’s better? All of these authors, except for Angela (because she’s busy working on another big project), are coming together for another exciting collection — and they’ve invited me along this time!

This Friday, July 24, we will be revealing the title and cover of our new Christmas collection that will release this fall. You’ll be able to pre-order the book on Friday, too! In addition to revealing the collection’s cover, I will be revealing the cover of my novella in the collection, too. It’s a BIG WEEK!

If you’ve not yet entered to win the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, be sure to scroll back to previous posts and enter! I’ll be announcing winners in a big winner post at the end of the month. (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!)

ABOUT ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS: CONTEMPORARY RETELLINGS OF TIMELESS TALES

Available on Amazon

Embrace the magic of the Christmas season with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

Upon a Dream — A rare sleeping disorder keeps Talia from performing, but when Philip recognizes her gift, he’ll do whatever it takes to see her onstage.

Claim My Heart — Li Na and Colin Wen face off in a Mulan-esque courtroom battle where the real win might be losing their hearts.

A Snow White Christmas — Sheltered heiress Amala White flees her conniving stepmother’s plans and finds refuge with a handsome orchard owner and his seven quirky uncles.

Christmas Ella — Reality TV meets Cinderella story when a location director is swept off her feet by a rising star.

A Splash of Love — Las Vegas glitz meets Land of Enchantment culture in A Splash of Love, a modern twist on the Little Mermaid.

Follow Authors in this Collection:
Andrea Boyd | Mikal Dawn | Toni Shiloh | Angela Ruth Strong | Jaycee Weaver

ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales, leave a comment below telling us what your favorite fairy tale is!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: It Happened at Christmas

The Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway book for today really sparked my interest being billed as a spin on While You Were Sleeping — one of my favorite romantic movies! It Happened at Christmas by Christen Krumm is a really cute Young Adult book, and I don’t usually pick up YAs. SO, SO GOOD!

Can we also take a moment to collectively appreciate the gorgeous cover?! SWOON!

After you enter to win this sweet book, don’t miss the others in this giveaway! If you’ve not yet entered to win all the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, scroll back to previous posts and enter. I’ll be announcing winners in a big winner post at the end of the month. (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!)

ABOUT IT HAPPENED AT CHRISTMAS

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In this enchanting YA spin on While You Were Sleeping, Christen Krumm delivers laughter and Christmas sparkle through a swoon-worthy story of first love and belonging.

Life at Iverson Preparatory Boarding School isn’t easy when you’re basically the maid. Murphy Cain spends her days cleaning up after her upper class peers in exchange for tuition while dodging their cutting remarks. All of that changes when she rescues her crush, the popular and hunky Tripp Harrington, after a near-fatal accident and is mistaken as his girlfriend.

Murphy finds herself struggling with the choice to reveal the truth or play along. As Tripp’s girl, his wealthy family will offer Murphy something she’s been craving her whole life—a chance to be one of the “in” crowd. A chance to belong. Without it, she’ll be right back where she started.

It only gets worse as Tripp’s brother Hank enters the picture. He’s handsome, down to earth, and seems to understand Murphy better than anyone else. The only problem? She’s supposed to be dating his brother.

As Christmas break draws to a close, Murphy must decide if telling the truth is worth losing it all or if the risk will bring a greater reward in the end.

Follow Author Christen Krumm:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of It Happened at Christmas, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite romantic movie! Or leave a comment for Christen.

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Deck the Shelves

Today’s Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway title is Deck the Shelves by my friend Toni Shiloh. I think I’ve said a few times during this giveaway that the author is my friend. The Christian author community has been such a blessing to me! I’ve met so many wonderful people while chatting about writing, learning about each other’s projects, and cheering each other onward. Toni is definitely one of a particular handful of women who’ve taught me so much and become a true friend. I’m thrilled to get to tell you about one of her books today!

If you’ve not yet entered to win the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, be sure to scroll back to previous posts and enter! I’ll be announcing winners in a big winner post at the end of the month. (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!)

ABOUT DECK THE SHELVES

Available on Amazon

Kendall Jackson is the proud owner of Heartfalls’ bookstore, The Cozy Shelf. Her life is one straight out of the pages, except she’s missing that leading man. Although she has a crush on the handsome auto mechanic, Quinton Hendricks, Kendall wants an old-fashioned type of romance—the stuff swoon-worthy romance books are made of. But Quinton seems to need a little prodding.

Something about Kendall sparks hope in Quinton Hendricks that love could be his again. Only being abandoned by his ex-wife has made him cautious to the point of non-moving.

Can two people hesitant on second chances find love as they Deck the Shelves?

Follow Author Toni Shiloh:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Deck the Shelves, leave a comment below telling us of another favorite Christmas book or any question you might have for Toni. Anything counts!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: 12 Dates of Christmas

Today’s book featured in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway is Chautona Havig’s 12 Dates of Christmas. I’ve not yet read this holiday book, but I think it sounds so fun. I’m all for clearing up misunderstandings and finding love! Throw in Christmas and we’re sure to have another winning page-turner!

If you’ve not yet entered to win the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, be sure to scroll back to previous posts and enter! I’ll be announcing winners in a big winner post at the end of the month. (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!)

ABOUT 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS

Available on Amazon

She’s spent the last ten years not forgiving him. Why should she start now?

When Reagan runs into her old high school nemesis, she’s flummoxed why he thinks she’d ever have coffee with him.

Alex is stunned to discover he was a nemesis in the first place.

Challenged into accepting a date for every offense he can name, Reagan is confident she’ll be spending her Christmas vacation away from the big bad Alex.

Maybe she should have gotten to know him a bit better first.

Follow Author Chautona Havig:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of 12 Dates of Christmas, leave a comment below… question for Chautona? Comment about Christmas? Just some general love and support of this sweet author? It all counts for your entry today!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: The Wedding Dress Christmas

Today’s book featured in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway is Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress Christmas. This sweet book combines several of my favorite things: Christmas, the South (it takes place in Tennessee), and anything to do with weddings! I don’t want to give any spoilers too soon, but this book might just have a lot in common with my upcoming Christmas novella I’ll be telling you more about later this month!

If you’re a fan of Rachel’s, you know what a masterful storyteller she is. And so much about Christmastime, for me, is traditions told through story. The story of Jesus’ birth and of his unlikely parents, Mary and Joseph. The stories told in favorite songs like The Little Drummer Boy or even nostalgic fun melodies like Snoopy’s Christmas vs. the Red Baron. Whether sentimental or silly, I just love that we revisit them every year.

When I read The Wedding Dress Christmas last year, I just knew it would become one of those stories I want to read every year to help get me in the holiday mood. I know you’ll love it, too!

ABOUT THE WEDDING DRESS CHRISTMAS

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December comes to quaint Hearts Bend, Tennessee, with a blanket of white and the glitter of Christmas lights.

For JoJo Castle there is no place like home. Her onetime love of adventure ended when her life in the big city came crashing down. Now that she’s home, she never wants to leave again.

Country music sensation Buck Mathews has charmed the world with his smile and his music. However, news of his mother’s illness brought him home to Hearts Bend for the holiday season.

Working with her cousin Haley in The Wedding Shop, JoJo has no aspirations of love. But when her high school crush returns to town, her buried feelings surface.

Busy with his career, Buck hasn’t had time for family and friends, much less love. Seeing JoJo in The Wedding Shop reminds him there are things more important than his career.

But JoJo and Buck have opposing life goals, and there’s no middle ground. Can love, especially the kind that touches hearts at Christmas, overcome her fears and his quest for greatness?

With the help of a very special wedding dress, there just might be a Christmas miracle.

Follow Author Rachel Hauck:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of The Wedding Dress Christmas, leave a comment below and tell us your favorite Christmas song! Are you a traditionalist, lover of hymns, or enjoy the new stuff the most?

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Enchanted Christmas Collection

We’re now more than a week into the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway! Are you in the “Christmas in July” mood yet? I realized something extra fun yesterday. Even if you’re the type to save festive, holiday-themed stories for December, you’re in luck! When you download the eBook to your device, it’s yours! Whether you read it right away or save it until the Christmas season, it’ll be there.

Also, I hope as you read about each of the books in this month-long giveaway, you’re taking a few moments to give some love to the wonderful authors. You’ll notice that I’m including links to their websites and social media accounts. Show them some love by following! It’s a great way to keep in touch with what’s up in your favorite author’s world and what’s coming next. So, be sure and click those links!

Now, without further ado, today’s giveaway is from one of my personal favorite authors. Melissa Tagg’s Enchanted Christmas Collection includes three charming novellas. They’ve got everything that makes me swoon as a reader: small town setting, family connection (familiar characters!), and realistic but super sweet romances! Add a thread of Christmas and you’ve got the perfect holiday read.

ABOUT ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

Available on Amazon

A Collection of Heartwarming, Small-Town Holiday Romances (3 Novellas), including:

One Enchanted Christmas: Last December, author Maren Grant went on a magical date with her book’s cover model–Colin Renwycke. Fast forward one year. With a looming deadline, Maren is desperate to recapture her creative spark. Then she remembers Colin’s invitation to visit his family’s Iowa farm… Drew Renwycke never planned to move home and take over the farm. But he’s spent too many years watching his siblings unravel–including Colin. When Maren lands on his doorstep, he realizes she may be the key to coaxing his brother home.

One Enchanted Eve: As a Denver Culinary Institute student, Colin Renwyke is out to embark on a new career as a pastry chef. But despite his skills in the kitchen, he’s a mess in the classroom and his ongoing disasters are proving too much for his prickly instructor. If he loses his spot at the school, he’s out of backup plans. Culinary school instructor Rylan Jefferson has the chance to reclaim her dream of running her own bakery. But she only has until Christmas Eve to come up with the perfect recipe to impress an eccentric investor. She has no time for holiday parties or family plans . . . and especially not for her unruliest student baker. But Colin has the one ingredient Rylan needs most–talent. Lots of it. And when he makes a proposal that just might solve both their problems, Rylan can’t say no.

One Enchanted Noel: When Seb Pierce agreed to work for his wealthy grandfather for one year–in return for an early draw on his inheritance–he never expected the agreement to land him in a quirky small town in Iowa at Christmas-time, renovating a dilapidated theater…and running into a woman he never thought he’d see again. Although she’s finally settled in her hometown, Leigh Renwycke can’t shake the familiar restlessness that used to get her into trouble. When Seb Pierce waltzes into her world and begs for her help planning the theater’s holiday reopening, it might be enough to jumpstart a new career…and to prove once and for all that the new-and-improved Leigh is here to stay. Until old secrets and new sparks get in the way…

Follow Author Melissa Tagg:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Melissa’s Enchanged Christmas Collection, leave a comment below and tell us if you like to read Christmas stories all year long or just around the holidays?

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Love, Laughter, and Luminarias

Okay, friends. Before we get to our next book in the month-long Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway, I’m going to give one more shot at giving away our first book. I’ve never had such a difficult time getting a winner to claim their prize, but maybe the third time will be the charm!

Our new winner of Royally Yours is Heidi Robbins! (All winners are chosen using Random.org.) Heidi, please email me TODAY to claim your prize!

Today’s book, Love, Laughter, and Luminarias, is extra fun because it was written by one of the authors in the Christmas collection we are revealing later this month! I have had so much fun getting to know Jaycee Weaver. She’s sweet and spunky, smart and talented, plus a fierce go-getter. I’m tempted to keep her Christmas book for myself because I’ve not yet had the chance to read it! I guess I’ll keep my word and let one of you enjoy it first. Wink, wink.

ABOUT LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND LUMINARIAS

Available on Amazon

He has his books. She has her fandoms. They’ve always had their friendship. Could Christmas projects, snowball fights, and local traditions spark feelings neither knew were there?

Surprisingly successful action-suspense author Garrett Wilson is struggling to write a summer novel in December. That is, until he witnesses his best friend, Nina, chase down a shoplifter and realizes that maybe his tough, attractive heroine might not be based solely in fiction.

Geeky-chic Nina Trujillo finds herself contemplating a God she’s never believed in after her brush with danger taking down a thief. That one decision could change the whole course of her life, and quite possibly, her feelings for the one guy she’s never considered more than a friend.

When Nina dives head-first into a series of Christmas projects and ideas for new traditions, she drags Garrett along for the ride. Will her newfound courage and all the extra time together bring their feelings out into the open, or will Nina escape back into the comfort of her fandoms and lose him forever?

Follow Author Jaycee Weaver:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Love, Laughter, and Luminarias, leave a comment below telling us about a favorite Christmas memory or give Jaycee some love!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.