Barbara Monajem here. Like it or not, the Christmas anthologies and boxed sets are coming thick and fast, and it’s only late September, with more coming next month. I think the reason they come out so early is because 1) people love heartwarming stories and want to work up to a Christmas sort of mood, and 2) come December, many people are too busy preparing for the actual event to have time for reading.
So anyway, I’m in two of this year’s offerings. They’re fabulous 99 cent deals!
The first one (first because it’s already out) is Once Upon a Historical Christmas. It contains my slightly Gothic mystery romance, The Christmas Knot, which has star-crossed lovers, an irritable ghost, and a family curse. If you’ve already read it, this is still a great deal, as there are stories from seven other authors as well. And quite a few brawny Scottish heroes. 😉 Check it out here.
The second one, which is up for pre-order and releases October 18, is A Very Wicked Christmas. It’s an anthology of six brand-new novellas. Mine is Love at First Dance (aka Jane and the Vile Seducer), and it’s a sequel to The Reluctant Seductress in the boxed set Rakes and Rogues (which is also available for 99 cents). My two novellas have just a touch of the paranormal in the form of erotic dreams. Here’s where you can pre-order A Very Wicked Christmas.
As for the GIVEAWAY… I have a gorgeous **paperback** of A Very Wicked Christmas sitting on my desk right now. Just comment on why you do, or don’t, like seeing Christmas romances out so soon, and you may just win it. (USA only, I’m sorry to say, because the postage is too high to send elsewhere.)