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All I Want For Christmas: Day 9 – Merry & Bright Blog Tour Stop

ImageFour authors of the Christmas anthology Merry & Bright answered the following question: What gift does your story’s main character want the most for Christmas?

Laura Chapman: In Twelve Drummers Drumming, newlywed Autumn Williams is married to the drummer of Rolling Mountain, a band with a number one album and a promising career. After spending the past year on a tour bus and dodging paparazzi, for Christmas she wants a peaceful vacation in the mountains with her husband.

Cindy Arora: This Christmas, Saffron Swift initially asks Santa for a pair of flannel pajamas, a soft bed, down comforter and the gift of sleeping through the holidays so she doesn’t have to think about her ex-husband and his gorgeous new girlfriend snuggling under the mistletoe. But since that’s not going to happen, she’s happy to settle for the gift of friendship, chocolate cream pie, and a little holiday magic, all of which she finds while staying at her best friends bed and breakfast: Mulberry Inn.

Isabella Louise Anderson: Lexi is a simple girl and has never been one to focus on material possessions. Traditionally, her Christmas wishes have been things along the lines of world peace and ending hunger, but this year is different. With the events that transpired with her ex, all she wants for Christmas is to be loved by a man she can trust.

Lauren Clark: My story’s main character, bakery owner PD (Patricia Dye Jordan), most wants to save her 8-year-old daughter’s faith in the magic of Christmas. After a classmate attempts to convince Ella Rae that Santa Claus isn’t real, PD–with the help of a very cute UPS man–restores her daughter’s belief that miracles, large and small, can happen during the holiday season. Along the way, PD discovers her own recipe for true love and lasting happiness.

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Book news: Merry Chick Lit

81LLg1YZ0bL._SL1500_In the spirit of giving, six chick-lit authors present a charming collection of seasonal shorts sure to inspire holiday cheer, plus love and hope throughout the year, with all proceeds donated to Rocking the Road for a Cure!

On Friday 22nd November, Merry Chick Lit, a warm, funny Christmas anthology in aid of Breast Cancer Care, will be officially released.

Every penny of the royalties is going to Breast Cancer Charity, Rocking the Road to a Cure.

Rocking the Road to a Cure is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people undergoing the often energy-depleting and emotionally draining treatments for breast cancer.

The name comes from their founder and President, Dawn Frey, a musician, who learned through personal experience that “it takes a village” to get through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and not every individual has the support network they need.

Rocking The Road For A Cure provides free, in-home housekeeping, health and wellness services to restore strength and confidence, and to rebuild spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.

So, when you settle back and relax to enjoy reading Merry Chick Lit, please know that you have helped us help a breast cancer patient to also settle back and relax…and heal.

Featured authors & stories include: 

Carolyn RidderAspenson 
In “Santa’s Gift,” journalist Jessica thinks Santa’s just a silly myth for children, so when he asks what she most wants for Christmas she tells him the one thing she knows he can’t deliver–true love. Or can he…?

Sarah Hitchcock 
In “The Christmas Lights,” one competition pits two families against each other…who will win this war?

Francine LaSala 
Pretty Izzy knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: hunky sales manager Jake Harrington wrapped up with a shiny silver bow–and nothing else. Except Santa may have other plans in “Carol of the Belles.”

Nikki Mahood In “Spinster Christmas,” Cara’s looking forward to spending Christmas alone until she learns her old–and she believes very gay–crush needs a place to stay. Though it soon becomes clear that while still hot, Ronan isn’t gay after all…

Holly Martin 
Ella’s dreams of making a better life for her and her daughter seem further away than ever in “Iced Dreams.” But as Christmas approaches, and she wishes for a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand to fix her life, things begin to change in ways she never imagined!

K.C. Wilder 
In “The Mermaid,” Allie’s content to spend Christmas by herself at a vacant beach house to make good on a promise made to her true love lost, Jeff. Until Jeff’s gorgeous college roommate Tim crashes in on her with his own promise to keep…

So snuggle up near the fire, drink a glass of wine or a cup of cocoa and enjoy these festive holiday shorts, knowing your purchase of this book is helping women with breast cancer.

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