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On the Night Before Labor Day, a preview of my latest novel: Opening chapter of first story.
New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and change. Jocelyn has more changes coming at her from all directions beginning on a Portland, Maine winter day than she’s faced since her mother’s death. None of it bodes well for the junior editor’s fledgling career when her fiancé abandons her. If not for three unwise princes, a Viking warrior and a sinkhole…
So starts the last day of an Old Year in Jocelyn Tavers’s life. Over the next 12 months, she faces her 26th birthday, falling on Mother’s Day, at the same time as she wonders what happened to a certain officious lawman and a certain deserter father remembers her birthday after only fifteen years of neglect.
An ex-boyfriend and the appearance of a complete stranger are not the only obstacles to disrupt her author’s book launch, especially when that stranger is her next editing assignment.
But this New Year isn’t all downhill. Nights Before national holidays bring more than big sale weekends for Joey-Jo, including all she ever wanted for Christmas.
Posted in Men, Publishing, Romance, Women, Writing, tagged alone for New Year, candy, chocolate, Clement C Moore, Maine, Portland, romance, romantic comedy, self-publishing, small press on December 23, 2012| 2 Comments »
I’m beginning my new serial with ‘Twas the Night Before New Year, inspired by the children’s poem by Clement C. Moore and a personal experience. As you may know, the legend is that Clement Clarke Moore wrote A Visit from St. Nicholas on Christmas Eve, 1822 on a sleigh ride home from Greenwich Village. His inspiration may have been Sinter Klass or more literary sources. In any case, The Night Before Christmas became a self-published classic, loved and treasured from generation to generation.
Moore refused to acknowledge this work until fifteen years after its appearance in a neighboring town’s newspaper and became an overnight success – in today’s terminology – went viral. Very little of his scholarly work is remembered, but he reluctantly included this ‘mere trifle’ in a collection of other writings in 1838 and became a legend as well as generating an industry based on the trifling matter of Santa’s sleigh ride through the midnight sky.
I have written ‘Twas the Night Before New Year for fun. This humorous serial novel will follow the trials and tribulations of Portland, Maine small press editor, Jocelyn Tavers, after she is abandoned by her fiancé – who’d rather be skiing, without her – on New Year’s Eve, through a year of Nights Before.
Sandra Carey Cody has decided to take a short break from murder and has written a short romance – More Than Words Can Say. This story is available on Kindle and will be free tomorrow and through the weekend.
I’ve started reading already. If I hadn’t stopped to post this blog, I wouldn’t have put it down.
The Wild Rose Press
paperback $15.99, digital $6.00
PRIMAL OBSESSION is set in northern Maine on a canoe and camping trip, but one that paddles into dangerous waters when a killer stalks the outing. The heroine Annie, an investigative reporter, and the Maine Guide hero Sam, an injured former pro baseball player, must work together to defeat him.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: THE LOVE GENIE
Download price: $1.95
Can the Love Genie work his magic on a widow looking for a cuddle-buddy and a lonely divorced man in search of a hot Christmas?
PLAYING WITH FEELING
Contemporary Romance (soft romance)
BAYOU BOOKS LLC
$ 2.99 (ebook)
Available on Amazon, B&N and on most digital outlets
Jounalist, photographer and single mother, Angie Lathen prides herself on being objective and fair, but when she comes face to face with her new assignment, Coach Garrett Fuller, she finds it isn’t easy to forget the past and see beyond preconceived notions. In PLAYING WITH FEELING, these two professionals find that even when the playing field is rocky, love can find a way to grow.
Contemporary Romance (sweet romance) publication date Dec 9, 2011.
Avalon (my first book by Avalon)
$14.08 (hard cover)
Interior Designer Alex is emotionally bruised. So is Matt, the owner of the hotel she is working on in Tenerife. Throw untrustworthy Francesco into the mix and things start to go wrong. Can Matt and Alex ignore their feelings as they try to finish the hotel in time for Christmas?
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTERNUT CREEK
FaithWords APRIL, 2012
A young, inexperienced minister is called to a small church in the beautiful hill country of Texas because he is the best they could afford. Once there, he falls in love with Butternut Creek. However, there is one catch: Miss Birdie, a pillar of the church, who decides it is her duty to whip him into shape and get him married. This book about small town Texas is filled with humor and warmth.