As I settle in to write the first story in my next six book contract for Harlequin Love Inspired (Yay, I was officially offered six books for the tentatively titled series A New Leash on Love!) I groan at the hundred degree heat and sigh. We have two fans running turbo on us but it’s still practically as hot as a desert in here. We try not to run the air conditioner more than a few hours a day or our electric bill skyrockets, so I’m looking forward to the afternoon when I can write in the relative cool.
In the meantime, the sun is shining, heat is pressing in around me and I have a Christmas book to write. All six of these stories, though not all specifically Christmas books, take place on a Christmas tree farm in the fictional town of Whispering Pines, Colorado. And so even though it’s scorching outside, I’ve got to think snow, ice and cold. Let it Snow instead of the Star Spangled Banner. I think it’s time to turn on some Christmas music—Elvis, Harry Connick Jr. and of course The Texas Tenors.
Now that’s a writer’s imagination at work.
To help me set the scene, I’ve put out the first book in two series, each of which is a Christmas novella. I read through them recently to remind me of Christmas cheer. If you’re dying of heat stroke like I am, I encourage you to pick up one or both of these books and enjoy a little snow and mistletoe. They are only $0.99 on Kindle or free if you have Kindle Unlimited.
When a couple of mischievous six-year-old twins show up on Maisey Gray’s property and scare her horses, she’s ready to let their VR glasses-wearing, socially-awkward guardian have a piece of her mind. She soon learns there’s much more to Cam than meets the eye, but he’s the twins’ permanent guardian and she isn’t mother material. Can an adorable set of twins, a snowstorm and a wild horse bring a this cowgirl a Christmas gift she’ll remember forever? (Last Chance Ranch Book One)
When their best friends’ wedding is about to collapse the night before the nuptials, the best man, wrangler Matthew Wilde, and the maid of honor, Riley Weaver, must work together to make their friends’ Christmas wish come true. Despite their differences and a family feud, can Matthew and Riley embrace the holiday spirit–and each other–before the clock ticks down? (Weddings by Wilde Book One)
However you decide to cool down this summer, I hope reading plenty of books is in your plans!