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12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz: Day 12 – Angels From Their Realms of Story by Michael Young

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Christmas carols capture the spirit of Christmas like nothing else, and Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels brings beloved carols to life like never before.
Throw your cares away with the tales from sweet silver bells. Follow the story of the one creature who was stirring on Christmas Eve and feel the redemption of a dying wife’s parting Christmas gift. Experience all this and more in these heartfelt, entertaining tales donated by a team of authors from across the country, teaming together for a good cause.*
Covering twenty-five stories–one for every day through Christmas itself–this anthology is ready to become a new advent tradition for your family!

*All the proceeds from sales of the anthology are donated to charity.

 

SNIPPET:

Grant floated through the damp night, wondering about his future. Would he really be able to stand this line of work? In life, he hadn’t been a Grinch by anyone’s standards, but neither had he brimmed with Christmas cheer. After losing his only daughter on Christmas Day so long ago, the magic had gone out of the season completely. He sent the compulsory cards, drank just the required amount of eggnog, and hummed a few bars of Christmas carols when socially expected to.
The house was not hard to spot. Though to mortals, the house would look like a run-down sort of house that would not even qualify as a fixer-upper. To him, it glowed with ghostly spotlights glinting off tinsel and ornaments draped all over the house. The roof glistened with fake snow, and minor key versions of Christmas carols drifted from each frosted window.
Already feeling a ghostly headache coming on, Grant swept down to the front door, which was flanked by light-up reindeer.
Grant approached the front door, wading through piles of convincing fake snow. On the wooden front door stood a huge iron doorknocker with a frosted iron loop. Seeing no point in putting off the inevitable, he reached for the doorknocker to announce his presence.
When his hand was a mere inch away, the doorknocker burst to life, morphing into a caricature of Vince’s face, groaning and howling like a ghoul. Grant shot back, flailing his arms. It wasn’t easy to scare a ghost, but some just had the gift.
The doorknocker’s wails turned into laughs as Grant picked himself up and dusted the snow off his ghostly body. The doorknocker retained the look of a metallic version of Vince’s face. “Haven’t you ever read A Christmas Carol? You really didn’t see that one coming? Oh, this is too good. What a great start to my poltergeist career.”
Grant grunted and jumped forward. His fingers closed around the metal ring, which now hung out of Vince’s nose, and rapped it multiple times against his face.
“Hey!” wailed Vince. “Stop that! Where’s your sense of humor?”
Giving Vince a few additional knocks for good measure, Grant stepped back and waited for whoever or whatever would answer the door. The scraping of metal sounded from within, followed by the unlatching of several deadbolts. The door swung wide with a creek, revealing a dour ghost draped in chains, some of which were attached to metal boxes. The man wore a rumpled, old-fashioned suit, and an expression that did not convey even a spark of Christmas spirit.
“Uh…ho, ho, ho, or whatever you say around here,” Grant said.
The ghost’s expression did not change.

 

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AUTHOR BIO:

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Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governor’s University with degrees in German Teaching, Music, and Instructional Design. He puts his German to good use teaching online German courses for High School students. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
He is the author of the novels THE CANTICLE KINGDOM, THE CANTICLE PRELUDE, THE FROZEN GLOBE, PALADIN PAWN, and THE LAST ARCHANGEL. He is also the author of the inspirational pamphlet PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER, a contributor to the anthologies PARABLES FOR TODAY and DARK STARS, the co-author of VOICES IN YOUR BLOOD and the author of several web serials through BigWorldNetwork.com. His most recent works are SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS, and CAROL OF THE TALES and ANGELS FROM THEIR REALMS OF STORY, three anthologies of short stories with the proceeds going to charity. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mindflights, Meridian, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.
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12 Days Of Christmas Book Blitz: Day 9 – A Spellbinding Christmas by Chelsea O’Neal

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Can Trinity control her power?
Trinity is headed home to celebrate Christmas with her Gran. She hasn’t been back in nearly ten years staying away from the man she has longed for since she was young. The man who has starred in every one of her fantasies, her Gran’s next door neighbor, Travis. As her emotions run high, her inherent magic is let loose.
Can Travis let Trinity in?
Travis never noticed Trinity, but has grown close to her grandmother after the loss of his parents and his uncle. When Trinity comes swirling into the house an attraction flares in him but he fears loosing anyone else in his life.
The more time spent together the attraction grows, so does a new found realization that Trinity has a magic that has captured his heart.
Will this spellbinding Christmas be merry?

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AUTHOR BIO:

 

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Chelsea lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening. When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals who talk back and taking long walks with her prince charming.

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words to her but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her prince charming, though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Chelsea has published 2 novels and a novella and is working on her next book now.

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12 Days Of Christmas Book Blitz: Day 8 – Eight Birds for Christmas by Tara Mayoros

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In the Christmas novella Eight Birds for Christmas, a Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother’s lake house with her best friend and her bodyguard, birds appear one by one as gifts that help her through a time of grieving. Each birds carries with it a word and a hope that things will begin to look up.

Hurt from the realization that the rock star life Laidan led had made her selfish, the birds reveal forgotten memories and glimpses into how she can become a better person. It will take confronting her past to make peace with her future. By taking to heart the gifts the birds bring, Laidan begins to realize the true meaning of Christmas and that there are other ways that she can share her song.

SNIPPET:

Another song from my Christmas novella
Oh lovely in heart. The meek, and the brave
Hark! Hear heaven’s voice, on this blessed day
Our King has been born, Savior of mankind
He will heal your afflictions, bring sight to the blind
Come to Bethlehem, worship on bended knee
Hosanna! Fear not! He is sent to set you free

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AUTHOR BIO:

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As a child, Tara Mayoros moved to Asia with her family where her love of different cultures and travel began. In college she satisfied her wanderlust by moving to China, filling her head with countless stories, and occasionally writing them down.

Years, marriage, children and many adventures later, she picked up her dusty pen and paper (or laptop) and realized that writing took her to different worlds and gave her the experiences that she yearned for. As an author, artist, baker, music teacher, gardner, and nature lover – she sees the beauty in the process, and the miracle, of creation. The Rocky Mountains are her home and they call to her whenever she finds herself in need of inspiration.

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Cover Reveal: Eight Birds of Christmas by Tara Mayoros

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In the Christmas novella Eight Birds for Christmas, a Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother’s lake house with her best friend and her bodyguard, birds appear one by one as gifts that help her through a time of grieving. Each birds carries with it a word and a hope that things will begin to look up.

Hurt from the realization that the rock star life Laidan led had made her selfish, the birds reveal forgotten memories and glimpses into how she can become a better person. It will take confronting her past to make peace with her future. By taking to heart the gifts the birds bring, Laidan begins to realize the true meaning of Christmas and that there are other ways that she can share her song.
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AUTHOR BIO:

As a child, Tara Mayoros moved to Asia with her family where her love of different cultures and travel began. In college she satisfied her wanderlust by moving to

China, filling her head with countless stories, and occasionally writing them down.

Years, marriage, children and many adventures later, she picked up her dusty pen and paper (or laptop) and realized that writing took her to different worlds and gave her the experiences that she yearned for. As an author, artist, baker, music teacher, gardner, and nature lover – she sees the beauty in the process, and the miracle, of creation. The Rocky Mountains are her home and they call to her whenever she finds herself in need of inspiration.

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