First I want to reveal the winners of our Rafflecopter from November 5 that just ended:
Congratulations, ladies! Now for today's blog!
So, I popped over here to tell you about three books where the characters did talk to me. :-)
Today I'm talking about The Christmas Campaign.
In case you don't know, I write for Harlequin Heartwarming and also for Revell. Tomorrow I'll tell you about my latest book for them.
The Christmas Campaign was so much fun to write. Nicole Montgomery is an independent and sassy young woman, and she has not one, but two, men courting her. For a while, even I didn't know which one would get her...and you'll have to read the book to find out. :-)
Here's the letter I wrote to the readers of The Christmas Campaign:
We all want to win and we all want to be chosen. It’s starts in childhood when we want to be chosen first—not last—for a team and continues into our adult years when we want to be chosen by someone special.
And when it comes to winning, it’s a given that no one wants to lose. But what happens when winning becomes more important than anything else?
My characters in The Christmas Campaign struggle with these issues. Nicole never worried in high school about being chosen for a team—being a great athlete, she was always the team captain and the one doing the choosing, but when it came to dates, well…her brother took her to the senior prom. And then when someone finally does choose her, after four years he drops her for his younger and prettier secretary. So when cousins Peter Elliott and Jake O’Neil start paying attention to her, she is more than a little leery.
All their lives, Peter and Jake have competed against each other, and that doesn’t change when they get reacquainted with Nicole. Not only that, they are in a contest with a half-million dollars at stake.
I loved writing this story and hope you enjoy it as well.
To celebrate the release of The Christmas Campaign and Gone Without a Trace, I'm giving away a few things--your choice of a $20 gift card from a variety of places (like Amazon, Cracker Barrel, Logan's, TGIF--anything I can buy a card for in Corinth), a copy of...well, check out the Rafflecopter!
You can enter to win below...(print books will be awarded where for US addresses only. If the winner lives outside the US, a digital copy will be awarded). Winners will be announced December 17.
Come back tomorrow for a look at Gone Without a Trace! It's a romantic suspense and one of the questions posed on the Rafflecopter is whether an author can write in different genres. Be sure and check it out.
And on Friday, I'll be talking about another Christmas book-- an anthology with 12 stories in it, all of them set in Christmas Town, Maine.