My guest on the Red Carpet today is Joanna Chambers, talking about her fabulous new Christmas release, HUMBUG.
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Thanks 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.