Thank you so much for hosting me today for the awesome “12 Brides of Christmas” Author Spotlight!
In my book, Piper’s Piping, my werewolf heroine (much as I have always wanted to do!!) travels to Ireland for the holidays. But as with much of Aribella’s life, her long-awaited honeymoon doesn’t quite turn out the way she planned!
For a chance to win a FREE e-copy of “Piper’s Piping”—my holiday story with a werewolf twist—comment below with your answer to my holiday question: If you could go anywhere for the holidays, where would you go and why? I can’t wait to hear where you’d go, and because I’m a writer—I’m curious as to WHY you’d choose that location! We writers always need to know the backstory! ☺ I will be choosing one random comment by noon tomorrow for that FREE e-copy, so scroll down and comment below!
Here’s a little bit about my book, Piper’s Piping, including an excerpt and some buy links for you! Thanks again for stopping by, and don’t forget to comment for a chance to WIN!!! ☺
Werewolf Aribella Lupari-Gray is on her long-awaited honeymoon. Or at least, that was the plan. When she and Mason land in Ireland just before Christmas, their dream holiday turns into a nightmare: the pack’s werewolf children have all vanished.
To top it off, the werewolf king—who was supposed to sanctify Ari’s marriage to a human—is away searching for the missing pups and may not return in time to grant his official blessing, jeopardizing her family’s future status within the pack.
If things don’t change fast, there may not even be a marriage to bless.
Ari’s desire to help puts her life—and her relationship with Mason—in jeopardy. With Mason gone, presumably back to the States and Christmas on the doorstep, Ari sets out on one final mission to find the lost pups. Her life and the pack’s young in the balance, will Ari be able to perform a holiday miracle or will she die trying?
Ari unfolded the note, and glitter cascaded down from the folds.
“Santa loves sparkly things,” Keeva said, anxiously eyeing the lost glitter. “So after I wrote my Christmas list, I outlined it in red and green glitter. See?”
Ari’s smile faded as she scanned the child’s crayoned letter.
Dear Santa, Can you please find my cousins for Christmas? Even Phaedra, but do not give her candy, as she is not a good sharer. I know you won’t have room in your sleigh for toys with all those kids, so you don’t have to give me anything else. But maybe you can fit a kitten in your pocket? Mum says no way can a werewolf have a cat, but if you bring one she will have to say yes. Thank you, Keeva Carney P.S. I like black kittens best.
Ari carefully refolded the paper, and Keeva stuffed it into her stocking once more.
“Mum said Santa is busy Christmas Eve, but if that’s all I ask for, he’ll bring them back. He won’t let them miss Christmas, right?” Keeva looked up at Ari.
Ruffling the girl’s ginger hair, Ari mustered a smile. “When a good girl asks Santa for something, how can he resist?”
As Keeva scampered to the kitchen for dinner, Ari stared fixedly at the festive decorations. Santa was in way over his mythical head.
Buy Links for Piper’s Piping:
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Dylan Newton was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York where the local library was her favorite hang-out. Despite earning a degree in English Literature, Dylan spent more than a decade sidetracked by an executive position in corporate America where she swears she contracted testosterone poisoning. After leaving, she dedicated herself to more estrogen-rich passions, like motherhood, writing romance novels and her never-ending quest for the perfect date night. Dylan married her high-school sweetheart and they are busy living out their own happily ever after in sunny Florida with their two incredible daughters. Visit Dylan at www.DylanNewton.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DylanNewtonAuthor
I think I’d like to go to Puerto Rico and experience the holidays there because I’ve heard that one of the traditions is that people travel house to house singing Spanish holiday music. The group gets bigger as they go along because sometimes people from the house join in as they move along.
Puerto Rico does sound heavenly the way you’ve described it at the holidays, Vanessa N! I’ve always wanted to be in a traditional caroling (and wassailing) group, too. Great answer, and thanks for dropping by today! You are officially in the drawing for a free copy of “Piper’s Piping”! 🙂
Ireland! The land of fabulous lore, sprites, and magic — a writer’s paradise. 🙂
🙂 I agree, Jo Grafford! Which is why I convinced my hubby that I simply must go to Ireland to ‘research’ for this story. Somehow, my convincing worked, and the place was magical, even in March. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
I’m not too picky about the location,
but my family must be there!
Rhonda, that’s so true! Being with family on the holidays makes any place special! In my novella, much of the angst the heroine is feeling at the beginning is due to missing her twins at Christmas. As a mom myself, I can’t imagine being away from my kids at this special time. Thanks so much for stopping by, R–you are so sweet!! 🙂
Favorite destination would be Maui, Hawaii. We went there for our honeymoon and 10 year anniversary. Both times were in November/December. Celebrating Christmas with a Luau was fun. Dream vacation would be a European Vacation with family 🙂
Joy, Maui sounds like a great holiday destination–especially since you have such wonderful romantic memories there! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting–you ROCK!
Would love to go to an island in the Greek islands and be with Nature. Been to Jamica and the Dominican Republic
Ooh, an island sounds so remote and blissfully peaceful for the holidays, Demetra! I’ve been to neither Jamaica nor the D.R. yet…someday, I hope! Thanks for stopping by and commenting–happy holidays to you! 🙂
I would love to try an Aussie Christmas, never had a ‘summer” Christmas, and I NEED to check out Manly Beach!
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Mary M, your comment was so intriguing, I had to stop and Google ‘Manly Beach’–because what an outstanding and virile name for a beach!! It does look inviting…and I imagine you don’t get a name like ‘manly beach’ for nothing! I’m curious to see just how ‘manly’ it can be – 😉
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your holidays!