Thursday, September 23, 2021

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt from Romancing the Holidays (Vol.2) Anthology

Title: Romancing the Holidays, Vol 2
Authors: Debby Grahl, Melody Johnson, Elise Darby, Barbara Whitaker, Maggie FitzRoy, Leah Miles, Karen Renee, Sara Walker, Vickey Wollan, Gloria Ferguson, Abigail Sharpe, Laura Salas, P.K. Brent, 
Candese Nieves
Release: September 22, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantic suspense and young adult
Cover Design Credit: Glowing Moon Design
Looking for a Happily Ever After? How about fourteen of them?! Romancing the Holidays, Volume 2 is a collection of romantic short stories all with the happy ending you crave. Genres include: contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantic suspense and young adult.
And what better time to find romance than during the holidays? Escape into these Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Three Kings Day and Valentine’s Day adventures, and swoon anew with each couple as they fall in love.
Proceeds from this anthology benefit First Coast Romance Writers, a non-profit chapter of Romance Writers of America that helps writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.
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My Thoughts:

If you are a fan of holidays and anthologies, I think you will enjoy this one.  The book is filled with short story romances that takes place in various holiday situations.  As with a lot of short story anthologies, this was kind of a mixed bag for me.  I liked some and I didn't like some.  My favorites were "Christmas Peril, Christmas Promise" by Maggie FitzRoy and Stolen Christmas by Leah Miles.  I have included a snippet of the first one below.  I would recommend giving this one a try.

Enjoy this snippet:

Maggie FitzRoy - Christmas Peril, Christmas Promise

     Piper stood at the edge of frozen Lyons Lake, admiring it, and its surrounding beauty. The lake’s sun-kissed surface sparkled, as if sprinkled with diamonds. The evergreens along the shore rose majestically toward the sky, their branches draped in snow. Long shadows cast by birch trees wove intricate patterns across the ice.     
     Ahead, Rob captured the scene. Then pointed his big camera her way.
     She laughed. “You just took a picture of me.”
     He twitched his lips in a guilty smile and fiddled with the camera’s long lens. “Just one,” he said, his voice soft and teasing. “Something to remember you by, Piper.”
     In the frigid air, Piper went hot. She’d only known this man a few days, but it felt like forever.

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