LAUNCH PARTY in the Lair! It’s love Under the Kissing Bough….

barbHey everyone!!  Happy (early) Thanksgiving!  You need something to take the pressure off and help you get through Thanksgiving with your family.

an-irish-gift-finalReally.  You do.


How about 15 FABULOUS, fun, happy tales of love under the Mistletoe?  Mischief, reunions, magick, and happily ever afters abound in these fifteen gems from authors in all genres.

Need a historical taste of love under the kissing bough?

That would be regency from Barbara Devlin’s Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me;  medieval from Kathryn le Veque’s Upon a Midnight Dream, Catherine Kean’s One Knight’s Kiss, Anna Markland’s Unkissable Knight, and Elizabeth Rose’s Destiny’s Kiss and Meara Platt‘s If You Loved Me; mail-order brides from Hildie McQueen’s Christina, A Bride for Christmas; Victorian in frequent Lair Guest Sandy Blair’s Tartan Bows and Mistletoe; Regency  from our own Bandita, Anna Campbell’s annacampbell_mistletoeandthemajor_v1Mistletoe and the Major!

For spirited tales of love, adventure and magick, you’ll want my contemporary paranormal A Yule to Remember and Jordan K Rose’s Her Vampire Protector, and for a little Historical paranormal fun, there’s Lana William’s Dancing Under the Mistletoe and our own Joan Kayse’s An Irish Gift.

For a contemporary romp with wonderful fun try Tina DeSalvo with Hunt for Christmas and our own Suz Ferrell returns to her town of Westen with Close to Santa’s Heart.

There’s nothing more fun at this time of year than the magic of love!  I’m so excited about this set.  I’ve read several of the stories and Iclosetosantasheartfinal can tell you they are captivating, LOL funny in some places, joyful, poignant, and perfect.

I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I have.

So….I’m giving away 5 copies of Under the Kissing Bough to commenters today!!  Just tell me…

What’s your FAVORITE mistletoe story?  Did you steal a kiss?  See Mama kissing Santa Claus?

If you don’t have a favorite mistletoe story from your own life, let’s talk carols!!  What’s your abso-favo Christmas/Holiday tunes?  Mine are the Hannukah Song, O Holy Night, O Come, O Come Emanuel, Adeste Fideles in Latin, It caem Upon a ayuletorememberfinalMidnight Clear….so many favorites!  Tell me yours!!

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  • Sandyg265 says:

    We don’t celebrate Christmas but I always liked watching Frosty the Snowman when I was a kid because I liked the song from that.

  • Deb Meredith says:

    About the only time we had mistletoe was when my then boyfriend, now hubby would shoot it down from the trees so we could decorate with it.

    I love all kinds of Christmas music!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Deb! Welcome to the Lair. Grins.

      I had to LOL about shooting down the mistletoe. My uncles used to do that too. Have to have a good aim!!

      I’m with you on loving all Holiday music!!

  • Pearl says:

    Music for me is Chanukah songs which I learned when I was very young and we sang the songs every Chanukah. I miss those special days,.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Aww, Pearl, how cool is that? Do you have anyone with whom to sing the songs now? I hope so. That’s the kind of thing that needs to be passed down!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Colleen C. says:

    I have never actually seen anyone hang mistletoe… I love Christmas music! My favs are Good King Wenceslas, The 12 days sang by the Muppets, Christmas Bells (Snoopy & The Red Baron), and O Holy Night, etc… Wishing everyone a wonderful upcoming holiday season! 🙂

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Colleen! Hanging mistletoe is so fun! You should give it a shot. Grins.

      LOVE the snoopy song! I’d forgotten that one. Also love the Christmas Carol as done by the muppets. Grins.

  • EC Spurlock says:

    My hubby and I were married on Christmas Eve in a 300-year-old country inn, under a mistletoe-wreathed chandelier (where we had our first kiss) in front of a roaring fireplace. All the rooms were done up with mistletoe and holly with candles in the windows. A wonderful, romantic memory to this day.

    Wishing all the Banditas and Buddies a wonderful and romantic Holiday Season!

  • Ruth says:

    We were always enthralled with Christmas lights in the neighborhood and every year my father would give us a tour. Many times it was still, quiet and the snow was clean and beautiful.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Ruth, that’s such a lovely memory! I love the lights as well and my hubby, kids and I love to take evening rides all through the holiday to see how people decorate. So fun!

      Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Jane says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jeanne. My favorite Christmas songs include Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song, Peanuts’ Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas and Grown Up Christmas List(like the Vanessa Williams and Kelly Clarkson versions.)

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Jane! Oh, I’d forgotten about the Grown Up Christmas List. That’s a lovely one. As is Nat King Cole’s Christmas Song. Sigh. Love that one!

      Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • ellie says:

    Since Christmas was celebrated when we were at school way back, there were Christmas concerts which we enjoyed. We also bought gifts for our teachers. We had a wonderful Christmas Day with relatives. No mistletoe but singing and storytelling.

  • Congratulations to all the authors on your new release! I preordered mine and now have downloaded it. I love holiday anthologies and so probably read more short fiction during the Christmas season than any other time of year.

    I have no mistletoe stories. My favorite Christmas carol is “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” and for secular holiday songs, “Jingle Bells” with a nod to the poignancy of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Nancy!! I’m with you in that I don’t read a LOT of short fiction during the year, but I DO read a lot during the holidays. Less time, busier, but still want to escape and read! :>

      I adore I’ll Be Home for Christmas, but have to confess it sometimes makes me melancholy. Sniffle.

      Really love It Came Upon a Midnight Clear too!

  • This sounds like a great set!!! My favorite Christmas carol is one that everyone is singing – even if they don’t have the words quite right 🙂 Then there’s the old Perry Como carol that sends shivers down my spine – the one that has “Fall on your knees – O hear the angel voices…”

    Love the individual covers for these!