Michael Crawford has an absolutely beautiful voice and I love his Christmas album- here’s one of my favorite songs.
Hildie McQueen is hosting a flash fiction month on her blog and Jillian is there today with her 498 word story called “Holly” – the rules were romance and under 500 words and use the word Holly. Go see how she did, here.
Jillian Chantal has a free read available today from Desert Breeze Publishing- there are quite a few over there and I encourage you all to head over and download them- it will give you a chance to check out the writers’ styles and see if you like their work. I love that DBP gives their authors the option to do this each year (the free reads from prior years are available, too). This was Jillian’s first year to do it and I love this little story – it’s called Christmas on St. Charles Avenue and takes place in New Orleans- Here’s the blurb and cover: Isn’t the cover wonderful? The present means it’s a present to you- FREE! Merry Christmas from the Gambler and his family as well as the author.
BLURB: New Orleans, Christmas Eve, 1947: Brothers, Dirk and Beaumont McSwain are both about to become fathers. Dirk’s wife has had a number of miscarriages and at thirty-six years old, is afraid this is her last chance for a healthy baby. Bo’s wife is pregnant for the first time. Both are due to give birth soon. The brothers arrange a surprise ride for their women in Papa Noel’s sleigh which is actually a horse drawn carriage with fake reindeer. The evening starts out merry and bright but before the night is over, they will need a Christmas miracle. http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-394/The-Gambler%27s-Inheritance-cln–Christmas/Detail.bok