Red Carpet – Joanna Chambers’ Christmas release + Giveaway

My guest on the Red Carpet today is Joanna Chambers, talking about her fabulous new Christmas release, HUMBUG.
And add your comment to be entered in the draw for a FREE copy 🙂

humbug-f-smlThanks for hosting me, Clare!

I realised the other day that, considering the size of my total output as an author, I’ve written about Christmas a lot. As well as Humbug, I’ve put out two other holiday novellas and the festive season features significantly in my two of my full length novels. In short, I enjoy writing about Christmas.

In fact, the only thing I like more than writing about Christmas, is reading about it – so I thought that instead of talking about Humbug again, I’d share the love for five of my personal favourites in this sub-genre which aren’t new releases but which deserve to be read by new readers.

  1. Lone Star by Josh Lanyon – gah, I love this book! Ballet dancer Mitch returns to his recently deceased father’s ranch in Texas and runs into old love Web Eisley, a Texas ranger. I loved seeing self-disciplined, lonely Mitch open up to the love and warmth of Web and his family. This is a gorgeous story. (You can read my gushing review from 2011 here)
  1. Mistletoe at Midnight by LB Gregg – this fabulous romp comes from one of my favourite storytellers, LB Gregg. I recently revisited it via the Audible version and loved it all over again. Set in a whimsical inn in Vermont over Christmas, we have reunited lovers plus snow, a fun cast of family and friends and a love-to-hate-him ex.
  1. Nine Lights over Edinburgh by Harper Fox – when you put together my favourite city and the lovely Ms Fox’s prose, you get something special. Harper always writes setting wonderfully and this is a glimpse of the seedy side of Edinburgh. I imagine DI James McBride looking a bit like Daniel Craig.
  1. Blame it on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton – probably one of my favourite geek/jock stories, probably because Fielding (the geek) is this great mix of overconfidence and vulnerability and the way Eli Easton plays with that aspect of his character is just delicious. Plus there’s Christmas kisses and mistletoe aplenty.
  1. My True Love Gave to Me by Ava March – this is a fab little reunited lovers at Regency Christmas story. The first section features Thomas’ betrayal of Alexander (and Ava March is good at making characters really bleed in these sort of scenes!) and in the second section we have Thomas returning seeking forgiveness.

What about you? What are your favourites?
I’m giving away two copies of Humbug to commenters!
The WINNERS will be announced on Mon 30th.


Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas. As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time. Quin’s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project. But when Quin’s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone and makes him take an unscheduled day off, Quin finds himself being forced to confront his regrets, past and present, and think about the sort of future he really wants…and who he wants it with.

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Joanna Chambers always wanted to write. In between studying, finding a proper grown up job, getting married and having kids, she spent many hours staring at blank sheets of paper and chewing pens. That changed when she rediscovered her love of romance and found her muse. Joanna’s muse likes red wine, coffee and won’t let Joanna clean the house or watch television.


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Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home. Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her here: Website: E-mail: Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: Amazon: Google+ :

11 thoughts on “Red Carpet – Joanna Chambers’ Christmas release + Giveaway

  1. Thanks for the list, Clare! I’m making a list with all the Christmas books that come to my mind, short and long ones. This are some of the books I’ve read: Indra Vaughn’s Dust in the Snow and The Winter Spirit, Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles, Minnesota Christmas series by Heidi Cullianan, Sweet and Sour by Astrid Amara. And several more I haven’t read yet. 🙂
    Thanks for the chance, by the way! I look forward to reading this one too.


  2. Thank you for the great list of book. I’ve read aome of them, but I’m adding the rest to my wishlist. 🙂

    My favorites include Heidi Cullinan’s Minnesota Christmas series and Blame It on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton.


  3. Great list of recommendations, Joanna. Some of my favourites are in that list… Together with Baby, It’s cold by Josh Lanyon, or Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane…


  4. I love Christmas stories but have never made a list of all those I’ve read. I know I have about 18 still to read out of roughly a hundred or so in my e-book library. I’m not even going to check out my paperbacks and hardbacks as there are too many shelves to go through.


  5. Omg, I love Christmas stories so much. I’m busily writing down all your recs now. Can’t wait to start reading!


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