Mary Strand says:
We're wrapping up a fun-filled year of the Story Garden on Fresh Fiction, and
many of us right now are also wrapping gifts to put under the Christmas tree.
Or, to be a bit more realistic, we're THINKING about buying gifts that we'll
somehow wrap and get under the tree by, oh, say, 2 a.m. on Christmas Day. But
in the midst of all that thinking and buying and wrapping for others, we decided
to put a little thought into what WE would like -- as writers and readers --
under the Christmas tree this year. I got my own Christmas gift a couple months
early, when I sold my first book, COOPER'S FOLLY, to Bell Bridge Books in
October. Oh, happy day! If I'm allowed to be greedy and ask for more, I'd ask
for books (and I still like them in real paper, not on a screen) filled with
adventure and wicked humor and brainy characters and romance. And I'd ask for a
trip this summer to Italy. And, for those who know me, it goes without saying
that I'd ask for Hugh Jackman. What the heck: he doesn't even need to be
wrapped. Ho ho ho!
Brenda Hiatt says:
It's been fun sharing our thoughts and plans with you all this past year! Under
my own tree, I'd love to find a voucher for unlimited travel, since that's one
of my very favorite things, whether for research or not. Shoot, while I'm at it,
I'll ask for a voucher for unlimited e-books, too, since I do all my reading on
my Kindle these days. Oh, and either a clone of myself or several extra hours in
every day, so I'll have plenty of time for work AND play!
Lynn Kerstan says:
Under my Christmas tree, the tree being scarcely visible under ornaments
gathered from around the world, I want to find Two Million Frequent Flyer Miles
and Chris Hemsworth. Oh, and world peace.
Judith Arnold says:
Under my tree, I want good books, good chocolate, and good will to all!
Kathleen Eagle says:
What do I want to find under my tree Christmas morning? Well, I've been holding
off on getting an e-reader, waiting for just the right one. I want a truly
multi-purpose tablet thingie. I don't care about games, and I'm not interested
in watching TV or movies on a tiny screen. I want to read in sunlight or pitch
dark, write, listen to music, take pictures, maybe get driving directions and
call people. Is there such a device yet? Everyone else in my house has
multiple devices with multiple adapters that I find and stash in a drawer, where
they must be plugging into each other and spawning more of their kind. So for
me, one electronic device to meet all my needs, please. If it doesn't exist
yet, I'll wait. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to the imminent release (maybe
in time for Christmas!) of THIS TIME FOREVER from Bell Bridge Books and
ONE LESS LONELY COWBOY,
a February release from Harlequin Special Edition. Visit me at http://www.kathleeneagle.com. Happy Holidays to all!
Jo Beverley says: My
favourite Christmas tipple is port. I'm currently enjoying a gift of Taylor
Fladgate's 10 year old Old Tawny Port. May you enjoy something as tasty! And if
you're looking for a set of delightful Christmas Regency romances, try MISCHIEF AND MISTLETOE. website All
joy of the season, Jo Beverley
And now a few more ideas for gifts you can put under your own tree, from the
authors of the Story Garden:
Sandra Hill has a new
Christmas anthology coming out any day now, SANTA VIKING.
Alicia Rasley and Lynn Kerstan have novellas
in A REGENCY HOLIDAY)
featuring FOUR favorite Regency authors, THREE never-before-in-print Christmas
novellas, ONE beloved classic now back in print ... and a partridge in a pear
Maggie Shayne is
offering THE BAD ASS BRIDES
COLLECTION by Maggie Shayne, a boxed e-book starter set that includes three
great stories at a special holiday price! This tempting package contains
FORGOTTEN VOWS, DR. DUFFY'S CLOSE ENCOUNTER, and THE BRIDE
WORE A FORTY-FOUR (the image has a red ribbon). Kindle: Kindle, Nook: BN.com
Lynn Kerstan has just
released book 3 of her elegant trio of Regency historicals, THE SILVER LION, available
in print and e-book. The perfect aristocrat meets a mysterious woman with a dark
Regency-set historical romance THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS
captures the charm of Christmas in a delightful marriage of (in)convenience
13 comments posted.
I'd like to find the DSLR camera I've been dreaming about for the last 5 years. I had 95% of the money saved for it, then came braces - bye, bye DSLR money. Oh well, we all sacrifice for our families. I will never regret spending that money, but I'll mourn for the loss of the camera. LOL
(Donna Holmberg 5:42pm December 23, 2012)
I would like to find a Kindle Fire HD or a Nook HD with my favorite books and authors downloaded.
(Kai Wong 8:32pm December 23, 2012)
Books are always a popular present in this household. I've some good historical mysteries for my husband ... shhh....
(Clare O'Beara 10:22am December 24, 2012)
I visited a bookstore today and love books. Plus gift cards are quite handy and Starbucks was open until 7PM tonight.
(Alyson Widen 8:53pm December 24, 2012)
i would love to find lots of books under my tree this year along with some jewelry
(Danielle McDonald 6:23pm December 25, 2012)