Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Month of Christmas Stories

Join the Roses of Prose as we celebrate the holiday season with Christmas stories all month long! Each one begins with the same opening line: This was the last place she expected to spend Christmas. But all the stories are unique and wonderful, a reflection of our authors' diversity. We hope you'll visit daily and enjoy our gift to you! And now, for a preview...

Dec. 2-4 Santa and the Elf by Jannine Gallant

Spending Christmas Eve in jail dressed as Santa isn’t the way Kit Noble expected to celebrate the holiday. But when the sexiest elf he’s ever seen is tossed into the cell next to his, Christmas suddenly looks a whole lot brighter…

Dec. 5-8 Christmas Sham by Alicia Dean

Given a choice between two undesirable options, Nina Crenshaw is forced to miss Christmas with her family. Instead, she attends a wedding, posing as the girlfriend of her boss, Jack the Jerk.

When the holiday takes an unforeseen turn, Nina discovers people aren’t always who they seem, and sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them.

Dec. 9-11 Mistletoe and Misdemeanors by Alison Henderson

Callie Rayburn can't believe her luck: fired from her job, evicted from her apartment, and now locked up in Chief "Hard Ass" Tom Blackstone's jail. This was going to be the Christmas from hell.

Dec. 12-14 Stakeout For Love by Margo Hoornstra

Tony and Holly haven't seen each other in the past few months. Not since their divorce. Stuck together in the same squad car on Christmas Eve, will they rediscover a love once shared? Or will their unexpected holiday end in more heartache?

Dec. 15-17 Cookies for Christmas by Christine DePetrillo

Detective Lyndie McDowell had imagined a posh Christmas at a Newport mansion. Her partner, Detective Zak Preston, expected to spend the holiday with his dad and sister's family just like always. Neither of them could have predicted that a batch of cookies would change everything.

Dec. 18-20 Christmas Delivery by Leah St. James

Dr. Angela Jensen is a surgeon, raised to believe in logic and science. She doesn’t celebrate Christmas and is perfectly happy keeping her distance from the mythology of a divine birth that grips normally rational people each December. Until a terrible accident early Christmas morning brings her face to face with the miracle of new life.

Dec. 21-24 The Fireman's Flame by Vonnie Davis

Eight years ago, Aaron had two obsessions--music and Franny, the shy redhead who sat in front of him in homeroom. When he asked her to the senior prom, her strict father intervened to separate them. Now Aaron's found her the most unlikely of places. Can a love denied have a second chance at Christmas?

Dec. 25-27 One Fateful Christmas  by Laura Breck

When Bailey Kirkpatrick’s Christmas plans change, she finds herself dependent on the one man she thought she’d never see again. Dependent on Nick Andreas and his boat to get her to her home on an island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, she wants only to reach out to see if the spark is still alive between them.

Dec. 28-29 Christmas in Space by Diane Burton

After 5 years in cryo-sleep, astronaut Sara Grenard awakens to discover a malfunction in the other sleep tubes. Will she celebrate a happy Christmas with her love and their companions or be forever alone in space?

Dec. 30-31 The Ghosts of Christmases Past and Present by Betsy Ashton

Every year Jennifer and Dan celebrated their wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve. When he was killed on their seventh anniversary, Jennifer kept the tradition. Dan joined her at his grave site.

Merry Christmas from the Roses of Prose!


Alicia Dean said...

Can't wait to read these stories! Sounds like quite a mixture of different genres. I will be interested to see how all these stories handle that first line. Fun stuff!

Leah St. James said...

Ditto! Looks like a fabulous group of stories.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

I love seeing how our minds can take the same phrase and twist and turn it into something unique. Creativity at its best!

Jannine Gallant said...

Yea us! I'm up first, so I hope you'll check in tomorrow for part 1 of my fun Christmas story.

Margo Hoornstra said...

I am so looking forward to my morning Roses of Prose fix this month.

Christine DePetrillo said...

I loved reading our tales last December and this line up looks even better!

glenys said...

Lovely variety of story blurbs - look forward to reading!