I love Christmas, I do.
But am I crazy that I like it in its normal timing? There are some great celebrations that come BEFORE Christmas! Like, I dunno … Halloween? Or how about Thanksgiving?
For a summer lover like myself, it’s difficult enough to entice myself to change the outdoor decorations from my summer look to fall. I love to decorate my front step with seashells and flowers and beachy stuff. When I make the official decorating season change it doesn’t feel right. Maybe because here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the weather hasn’t changed. It’s still shorts weather, although the temps have dropped from the 90s to the 80s now that it’s fall. Here’s a peek at what I recently changed my front step from, and to.
But Christmas? In October?
Christmas novellas are very popular. And I love that. I love reading about people falling in love in the crisp cold winter, surrounded by snow and wool hats and mittens and Christmas trees and stockings. But why do we like reading about that in October, two holidays early?
I don’t know, but it’s well known that Christmas novellas are released. In. October. Period. So, not to buck a trend, here I am, offering my new Christmas novella for you this month.
One Big Apple Christmas is Book 2 in my Big Apple Blessings series. All three books in the series feature people making their wildest dreams come true in my favorite city in the world, New York City. And oh boy, if you love winter-y Christmas love stories like I do, you really can’t find a more magical setting for one than New York. Massive Christmas trees with twinkling lights, ice skating, hot chocolate, the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, window shopping at Macy’s with all the elaborate holiday displays. And this short little story is chock-full of all of it!
The holidays can be stressful, especially for New York advertising exec Tony White, who just got dumped. Will his Christmas be as dismal as he expects, or will wannabe Rockette Joss McGee dance her way into his heart?
Tony White has soared to professional heights as an advertising executive at a major New York agency, but his love life is far from a success. Dumped by his girlfriend weeks before Christmas, Tony has little to look forward to in this season of good cheer.
His luck begins to change when he meets talented and ambitious Joss McGee, who is hoping to secure a position within the world-famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. She’s sacrificed nearly everything to pursue her goal, and romance is a complication she simply doesn’t have time for.
In the midst of his stressful world, Tony discovers that success can mean helping someone else achieve their goal. And as much as Joss wants to be a star, that pinnacle holds little meaning unless you have someone to share it with.
It’s a festive, heartwarming little story for all of you, and as a special holiday gift for my readers, it’s FREE on all ebook retailers. Click on this link and take your pick of what type of ereader you want to download it to.
Enjoy the story but please … in the meantime please enjoy your Halloween and your Thanksgiving too!
Discussion questions: Do you like Christmas novellas? What do you like most about them? When do you like to start reading them? When do you start decorating your house for Christmas?