Tory Richard’s Twelve Books of Christmas giveaway!

And I’m participating in this wonderful event!


From December 17th through December 21st, author Tory Richard and 11 other authors (me included) are all offering up holiday books as a grand prize giveaway. Yes, that’s right, some lucky commenter will win TWELVE new books plus a food item from the Swiss Colony donated by Tory herself!

Here’s the blurb for the book I’ve donated. It’s called DISENCHANTED CHRISTMAS.

SS_DisenchantedChristmasChristmas in 1899 starts as a joyless affair. Bethany Cundiff has hit a rough patch of life. While caring for her young niece and nephew, she’s evicted from her residence and fired from her job ten days before Christmas. To make matters worse, a gentleman who desires her company for the holiday, and has the money to back up the promise, propositions her for sex.

Blake Wenchal is a disenchanted elf that’s been banished from the Northern Realm and Santa’s court because he’s lost the spirit of compassion and charity. Lonely from years spent by himself, he’s thrown off balance when Bethany accepts his ill-advised offer of paid bed mate—except she arrives on his doorstep with children in tow.

Neither one counted on the power of love, acceptance and the miracle of family to make the holiday unforgettable.

Now, let’s talk. I know I’m a sucker for writing Christmas-themed stories. It seems every time I tell myself I won’t do it, I end up writing a couple every year. I can’t help it. There’s something special that gives off the warm fuzzies of reading a love story set at or around Christmastime. It’s got magic and hope. It makes everything even more possible with a few miracles thrown in.

What about you? Why do you love holiday romances?


And because I love my readers so much, I’m throwing in my own little giveaway here for this post. I’m giving away a five dollar Starbucks gift card plus a free download of a backlisted books (2012 titles NOT included) So you can have a warm drink and a good read on me! Please remember to leave your contact information.

Note: Winners will be randomly drawn on December 22nd and the winners notified by email. Grand prize winner will be announced on Tory Richards’ blog on December 24th.

In order to qualify for the grand prize, you MUST comment on all blogs.

Here’s a full list of participating authors and links for their giveaways:

Tory Richards
Cris Anson
Fiona McGier
Naomi Bellina
Vonnie Davis
Lily Harlem
Karen Stivali
Lynne Marshall
Cynthia Arsuga
Taryn Elliot
Karenna Colcroft


  1. 1
    Mary M. Says:

    I love holiday romances because even the cynical, once burned twice shy heros and heroines seem to be more willing to take a chance that things will finally work out for them at Christmas time.

  2. 2
    Natasha Says:

    I love holiday romances because they make the holidays feel more magical!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  3. 3
    DebraG Says:

    I love the magic of the holidays. They bring something special to the book.

  4. 4
    Carol L Says:

    You just seem to know when it comes to Christmas romance something wonderful will happen. It’s the magic of the season I suppose. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. 5
    LorettaLynn Says:

    There is just something magical about them :) Thank you for the chance and Happy Holidays to you and your’s :)
    elliott2668[at] yahoo[dot ] com

  6. 6

    Sandra, I love Starbucks coffee! I’ve written a couple books with Christmas scenes in them but haven’t done a book strictly around Christmas. I will have to work on that:)


  7. 7
    Carin W Says:

    I love a Christmas romance because it just adds the magic of the season to the magic or romance. Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

  8. 8
    Debra Says:

    I love holiday romances because it is an escape from the real world and ends with happy ever after. It reminds you that love is still possible and holidays can still be magical.

    deb ;0)


  9. 9
    Michelle Levan Says:

    I love how reading a Holiday romance gets me in the mood to celebrate. People who believe find miracle in the season find their happy ending and those who do not, find a way to believe! (ps. thanks for your addition to the giveaway).

  10. I love holiday romances because they make me feel all cozy and excited for the holiday. Romance is a good thing during the holidays.

  11. 11

    I love holiday romances because they really get me into the holiday spirit. It also makes you believe in the magic of the season and lifts my spirits. :)
    Rhonda D

  12. 12
    Amy S. Says:

    They get me in the holiday mood. Plus I like reading about miracles at Christmas. I like to believe in a little bit of holiday magic too.

  13. 13

    Strange as it may seem but in my part of Spain there is no Starbucks. Don’t need them the Spanish make great coffee. I would like to win the books though. Happy Holidays.

  14. 14
    Desere Says:

    Holiday romances are a fav for me as it reminds me that love can happen any time but when during holidays it is even more special. The get me into the right mood and just adds to the spirit of Christmas! Thanks for the great contest !

  15. 16
    Karen H in NC Says:

    I like seasonally themed book but I don’t necessarily save them to read during the season. As an example, I received an ARC copy of His Mistletoe Bride by Vanessa Kelly as a contest prize several months ago. When it arrived, I had to read it right away…this must have been October!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  16. 17
    katsrus Says:

    I love holiday romances cause they always have a happy ending. And they are filled with magic and romance. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  17. 18

    I love holiday romance because of the magice that comes with it this time of year.

    Thank you for the contest.
    Tracy M

  18. 19
    Suzy Says:

    I enjoy holiday romances, it puts you in season and you can almost always be sure that they will have a happily ever after ending…Happy holidays!

  19. 20

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. You are wonderful. I love holiday romances.

  20. 21
    rhireading Says:

    I ♥ holiday romances!!! I actually just read A Galactic Holiday last week which I highly recommend to scifi romance fans in the mood for a fun holiday themed read. I didn’t think you could do a Christmas scifi anthology and make it feel organic but the 3 authors did it with flair! Loved it. :)

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  21. 22

    I love holiday romances because of how they make you feel loved. The excitement of the emotions during this time of year. Who doesn’t want to feel loved and special. You put yourself in the characters place and feel what they are feeling.
    Christine Moore

  22. 23
    JeanMP Says:

    Love holiday romances because of the magic and the feeling of hope and love that is such a part of the stories.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  23. 24
    cat Says:

    love holiday romances because you are guaranteed a happy ending!

  24. 25

    I love the holidays because people are a little nicer and smile a little easier.

  25. 26
    belindaegreen Says:

    I love romances at whatever time however, holiday romances seem to be written by the authors with more love and heatfelt emotions that depict the spirit of the season. There seems to be more of a determined deliberate goal toward the HEA. I love to read about the journey both characters take to find true and lasting love.

    I watch a lot of the made for tv Christmas movies and become enthralled in the storyline, and feel so emotional when the characters finally realize they care for each other. Throw in a kid and I’m lost. :-). I love the holidays because it’s a wonderful time of the year!

    Thanks for the opportunity! Best wishes to you and your family during the holidays!

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

  26. I love holiday romances because they always seem to have an extra bit of magic in them, especially when the cynical Christmas hater hero/heroine discovers they do still believe in Christmas magic.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  27. 28
    elizabeth gray Says:

    I don’t really read holiday romances, but I suppose it would because the Christmas holidays are a time of family gathering. It’s a happy time, with the kissing under the mistletoe, never know who you might fall in love with.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray

  28. 29
    Pamk Says:

    i love holiday romances because to me christmas is magical. and anything can happen. anyone who’s ever seen the eyes of a little one after visiting santa, or baking cookies, or receiving that one special present has to believe in the magic. Love having little ones around just for that purpose.

  29. 30
    Leni Says:

    The holiday adds a bit more drama and suspense and finding out how the characters delve into dealing with stress and expectations gives me added insight into their characters.

  30. 31

    Holiday romances seem to make the holidays more magical. I like it when my favorite authors put out a holiday story with characters from their ongoing series. Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  31. 32
    laura Says:

    Love Holiday Romances because there is always a happy ending and it makes you smile.

  32. 33
    Sherry Says:

    I think holiday romances help get you into the holiday spirit.

  33. 34
    CarolynO Says:

    the magic that is found only at this time of year. I start reading Christmas romances in November to get me in the spirit of the holiday season.
    j-coverholser at sbcglobal dot net

  34. 35
    Tammy Sommervold Says:

    They help get me in the holiday mood

  35. 36
    lisagk Says:

    They make you all warm and fuzzy during a cold time of year. Thanks for the giveaway. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  36. 37
    bn100 Says:

    I like the focus on family.


  37. 38
    Teryn Says:

    I love Christmas romances because it gives hope that romance is still alive. This time of year everyone should have a special someone to keep them warm on a cold night and to spend the holidays with. Holidays can be very depressing and it makes things better if you have a special someone, Christmas romances give that special glimmer if hope.

  38. 39

    I love holiday romances because they make everything magical and seem possible.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  39. 40
    Fedora Says:

    Like some other responders, I love holiday romances throughout the year, but they’re especially fun now because you can enjoy both the magic of falling in love AND the magic of the season :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  40. 41
    Meg W Says:

    Like many above me mentioned, it’s the magic of the season that draws me into holiday romances. Especially if the story involves a grinch finding love.

  41. 42

    Looks like I’m number 42, important number- that’s how old I was when I had my baby Ephraim, my ninth and last wee one.
    Thanks for the contest Sandra.
    seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

    • 43

      Opps forgot to say I love romances that have a holiday theme as usually they have snow or the Cchristmas good will in them and it just feels good, adding to the happy season.
      seawitchreviews at yahoo .com

  42. 44
    angadair Says:

    I enjoy Holiday romances because they usually turn out happily.

  43. 45
    Tori Says:

    I cannot tell a lie, I just recently read my first Holiday Romance. *bows head*. but I can say it will not be my last. Who knew how much fun it would be.

  44. 46
    Shannon Bereza Says:

    Holiday romances always give me the warm fuzzier. Most of the holiday romances are seem like they are impossible situations but it always works out in the end and usually there is a happy love story. I’m a sucker for all love stories. And to top it off so many Christmas books get made into movies so that makes them extra special. The movies never quite live up to the book but they are still fun to watch.

  45. 47
    Johanne Says:

    I love Christmas romance because it is always about opening your heart and offering all you can to those you love!

  46. 48
    allysonbb Says:

    I love Holiday Romances! They always seem to boost your spirit, lots show you the true meaning of Christmas! I am sucker for happy endings! Merry Christmas:)

  47. 49
    SheriV Says:

    I love Holiday reads. I read them all year long

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  48. 50
    Joder Says:

    I love the magical feel of holiday-themed stories. That feeling that anything is possible. That sense of family that two people coming together create. Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  49. 51
    kimberly holgate Says:

    there’s something about the cold that makes you want to read a good story with a happy ending to get warm in all ways
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  50. I love holiday romances because they always have that magical happy ever after! And they add a little fun to the season!


  51. 53
    Julianne Says:

    Holiday romances have a special kind of magic that lets the reader share in the happiness of the hero and heroine. It seems like anything is possible.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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