It's never too early for Christmas, right? And here's a wonderful collection that will fill you with the wonderful feelings of the season. And included in A HEARTWARMING HOLIDAY is an exclusive coupon worth $1.00 off any Heartwarming title from Harlequin.com. Who doesn't love heartwarming romances?
By Roz Denny Fox
Since I’ve always enjoyed the process of writing a story with characters and setting connected to works written by other authors, I was delighted to take part in this great opportunity. It has offered me a chance to dip into independent publishing with writers I already read and respect.
And who doesn’t love to read and write winter holiday stories?
The fact that Christmas Town, Maine was already a successful fictional town made setting my story there infinitely easier for someone brand new to writing a novella as part of a tried and true boxed set.
But because I’ve only visited Maine once several years ago and in the fall, not winter, coming up with an end-of-year holiday story set there demanded my next favorite part of being a writer—research. I immediately bought a tour guide and several local-lore books written by Maine writers. I read until I was able to feel what Christmas in a small Maine town that I was about to plunge a set of fictional characters into might be like. It was fun and a bit challenging, because you want readers to connect, too.
Having read books by almost all of the writers involved in this project, I had my moments of panic. Could I fit in and not let them down?
I know I’m going to be a reader excited to order my copy of the entire set. I love that there will be a wide range of love stories. Some of our characters will know one another. Others won’t. Some will already have deep roots in the fictional community, while a few will be new to town.
As someone who grew up in a small Oregon town, I can say with certainty that old-timers welcome new families with open arms. I hope readers feel that way about all of our stories.
This holiday season, warm your heart with 15 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 15 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.
There are five connected books in A Heartwarming Holiday. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters.
Book 1: Once Upon a Holiday by Anna Adams, Anna J Stewart & Melinda Curtis:
Book 2: Holiday Heroes by Leigh Riker, Tara Randel & Cari Lynn Webb:
Book 3: 24 North Pole Lane by Carol Ross, Amy Vastine & Cheryl Harper:
Book 4: Magic Moments by Tara Taylor Quinn, Shirley Hailstock & Liz Flaherty:
Book 5: Nutcracker Sweethearts by Dana Mentink, Roz Denny Fox, & Amie Denman:
If this boxed set appeals to you, look for our previous holiday anthology: A Heartwarming Christmas. http://amzn.to/2a6JWcK
Roz Denny Fox has been writing for Harlequin Books since 1989. She writes for various Harlequin lines, has participated in several special projects, articles, and on-line serials for e-harlequin.com. Roz’s books have been nominated for the Holt Medallion, the Golden Quill and Smoky Mountain Published Laurie. Her second book was an RWA RITA finalist in the traditional category. Her sixty-plus published stories are all warm, home and family love stories. Roz’s web site is: www.korynna.com/RozFox. She also interacts with readers on Facebook and via email firstname.lastname@example.org