Thursday, November 12, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Christmas Comes to Dickens by Various Authors

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Christmas Comes to Dickens by various authors. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from Operation Snowball by Kathryn Hills from the anthology. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $30 gift card of choice and a book from each of the ten authors. Be sure to follow the rest of the blurb blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Christmas Comes to Dickens
Author: Various
Publisher: Books From a Romantic's Heart Publishing
Publication Date: October 26th 2020
Print Length: 729 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Welcome to Dickens—a quaint New England town bustling with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We have the annual tree lighting in the town square, a snowman building competition, ice skating on Grosvenor’s Pond, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. You’re welcome to cut down your own Christmas tree at Gridley Meadows, or join in the caroling on the Common.

Dickens offers an abundance of heartfelt wishes, a few much needed miracles, and—quite possibly—a touch of magic! Families reunite, new friends are made, and old flames take a second chance at happiness. All while celebrating this most joyful time of the year.

Join us as our best selling and award-winning authors fill your holiday stocking with ten brand new novellas ranging from sweet to sassy.

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BOOK TRAILER:
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OPERATION SNOWBALL BY KATHRYN HILLS:
EXCERPT:
“Oh, wow, look at the line,” Heather exclaimed a short time later as they approached the entrance.

“What do you mean? We can still go, right?”

“Don’t worry. Let me see if I can sneak around to where the worker’s park. We need to be near the back entrance of the store anyway to deliver these books.”

Sure enough, there was a tight spot behind the barn.

“Yes,” Hailey exclaimed when Heather slipped in with her little car and shut off the engine.

Together they loaded the boxes of books onto a handcart and started for the building.

Just as Heather reached the back door, it thrust open, popping the lid on her coffee cup, and spilling the full contents all over the front of her jacket. “Woah,” she cried, stunned to be soaked and steaming in the frosty morning air.

“Mom!”

“Sorry, I didn’t see you,” a deep masculine voice shocked Heather further. “Let me help.”

Suddenly, there were big man hands in work gloves, swiping at her clothes and patting down her chest. Coffee droplets splattered her face. “I’m fine. Really. It’s okay. Stop,” she yelled, swatting the stranger’s hands away. 

Her gaze rose to assess the coffee-dumping culprit. Six foot something of hulking man. Dark hair, beard, wearing a red Gridley Meadows Farm sweatshirt with a black scarf.

Heather’s mouth opened and closed. Nothing, not even a breath, squeaked out as she gaped at him. The guy was drop-dead gorgeous. Strong features sharpened by concern. His eyes? Dark grey, like an impending snowstorm.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of Kathryn’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts...all sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present.

Taking it further—to have her characters experience the past and present, opposite to “when” they belong—is the fun part. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories involve time travel. And ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.

When not writing, this best selling author is researching, taking photographs, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. Kathryn shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband and daughter, and three crazy dogs.

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GIVEAWAY:
The authors will be awarding a $30 Gift Card (of choice) and a free book from each of the ten authors featured in the anthology via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
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45 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting Kathryn's wonderful story in our anthology. It's one of my favorites.

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  2. Thank you do spotlighting Kathy's story today and being so supportive of our anthology.

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  3. A wonderful spotlight--and it's a wonderful story, too!

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  4. I do love Holiday books! They always leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. THANK YOU for this lovely spotlight! I'm so delighted to be a part of this holiday romance anthology. All the great authors and stories - bring on the merry and bright!

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  7. thanks this sounds wonderful, love the cover

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  8. This one is coming up soon in Christmas Comes to Dickens as I'm reading through the stories in order. Can't wait!

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  9. Sounds like an amazing holiday book!

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  10. Great spotlight! Have this anthology on my kindle and can't decide which story to read first. They all sound great!

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  11. Sounds like the perfect holiday read!

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  12. Sounds great, I love holiday stories.

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  13. Thank you ALL for the lovely comments! Hope you enjoy Operation Snowball and all the other books of Christmas Comes to Dickens. Happy holidays, everyone!

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  14. I like the cover. It is very cute!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  15. I love holiday romance reads. They give me the warm fuzzies!

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  16. Have you really seen eyes like the mans you described that was patting away the coffee in the excerpt. I want to have eyes like that or meet someone with eyes that gorgeous!

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    1. I have seen men with eyes of grey, Sam M, and I find them particularly fascinating. Another of my characters, Robert Pennington from Haunting Highland House - A Time Traveler's Journey, Book 1, has similar grey eyes, only the heroine compares them to a turbulent sea. Robert is just as marvelous as John is here, only in a grand, historic way. (Robert resides in 1884) So, if you like time travel romances, and those lovely grey eyes, give that book a try!

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  17. Sounds like A good read - DolphinBaby1369@aol.com

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  18. Looks like a fun book. Thanks.

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  19. I love Christmas books, I think they just bring something special out of people, and I would love to warm up to this book during this holiday season.
    @tisonlyme143

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  20. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  21. I love holiday books and the cover here is so very pretty and festive...

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  22. I always make cookies at Christmas time & I would love to have this cookbook!

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  23. This book looks very romantic and perfect for the christmas season

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  24. I am so excited for all the Christmas books to come out.

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  25. Sounds great, I like reading holiday books.

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  26. This sounds like an amazing holiday book

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  27. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  28. The book sounds so good and love the cover.

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  29. Nice cover. I liked the excerpt. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. This book has me looking forward to Christmas.

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  31. Sounds like a good book to read by the fireplace

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