On December first, the Writing Wenches released their first anthology. I say “first” because believe it or not, we’re already knee deep in planning for a summer anthology! But let’s talk Christmas first.
Unwrapping Love is a collection of twenty-one short stories, all revolving around the Christmas holidays, all revolving around finding love. Some have bad girls and good guys; some have bad boys and good girls. Some are sweet; some are quite naughty. If you’re concerned (or curious) there are snowflakes at the beginning of each chapter – the more snowflakes, the naughtier the story. Yeah, go ahead and skip ahead if you want. Just make sure you return to read the rest. They’re worth it, trust me.
My contribution is called The Perfect Christmas. It’s about in the middle of the (really crazy ass big) book, and it’s three snowflakes worth of naughtiness. There’s some long-suppressed attraction going on that culminates on the couch shortly before Christmas. So yeah, things get a little steamy.
Oh wait, you probably actually want to know what it’s about, huh? The Perfect Christmas is about Anna, a girl who comes from the perfect family, and is anything but. Her perfect older sister married the perfect man and had the perfect daughter, and Anna has to watch from the outside while they live their perfect lives.
Except, that perfection turns out to be a facade, and much to Anna’s shock, delight, amazement and any other surprise-like adjective you can think of, it turns out her brother-in-law Jesse has feelings for her, too.
Or does he? Does he really like her, or was he using Anna to get revenge on his wife? As impossible as it seems, this story really does have a happy ending – I promise!
This week, a few of the Writing Wenches are hosting a blog hop to showcase our super cool (and outrageously huge) anthology. Each wench is hosting a giveaway, and telling you a bit about her part in Unwrapping Love! Be sure to stop by each website to learn more about the anthology and enter each individual giveaway, which will be posting over the next several days.
Kay Blake contributed Winter’s Gift. Her site is http://www.authorkayblake.wordpress.com
Christine Cacciatore wrote Noah Cane’s Candy. She blogs at http://poopwafoley.blogspot.com/ .
Patricia D. Eddy wrote On The Eve of Love. Her website is http://www.pdeddy.com/holiday-blog-hop.
C. S. Kendall is the author of Second Chance Girl. She would love it if you would visit her at http://www.cskendall.net
Tami Lund is the author of The Perfect Christmas. You can find her at http://tamilund.com/?page_id=91 .
Misti Murphy contributed Christmas Candy. Her site is http://mistimurphy.weebly.com .
Quenby Olson wrote First Position. You can visit her at http://quenbyolson.wordpress.com/ .
Keisha K. Page contributed Rhythm of Love. Her website is http://thewordmistress.blogspot.com/ .
Grace Ravel wrote Shut Up and Kiss Me. Her site is www.graceravel.com
Jennifer Ray wrote Declan’s Special. You can visit her at www.adventuresinjentopia.wordpress.com .
Jennifer Senhaji is the author of Angels in Disguise. You can find her at http://jennifersenhaji.blogspot.com/ .
A.E. Snow contributed Miles and Mae. Her site is at www.aesnowauthor.blogspot.com
Sheri Williams wrote Numb, and is sharing the blog hop from the Writing Wenches main website at www.writingwenches.com.
S. K. Wills wrote Hanley’s Secret. Her website is http://skwills.com/blog/ .
Allison Winfield is the author of Stay With Me. You can find her at http://alwinfield.com .
Other stories in Unwrapping Love were contributed by:
And now for my giveaway! Want a copy of my romantic suspense, Candy Crush? I’ll make it easy. In the comments below, tell me your favorite kind of romance. Do you like the opposites attract concept most of us used in the anthology? Do you like suspense or mystery with your romance? Do you like historical romance? Do you like baby romance or lost loves or love-at-first-sight? Paranormal? Fantasy? Fall in love with geeks romance? December-May romance? Tell me in the comments! At the end of the tour, I’ll randomly pick a winner and that person will get a copy of Candy Crush. And don’t forget to visit the other blogs noted above. Everybody’s giving away *something*!
And if you want to buy Unwrapping Love, here you go: Amazon