‘Tis the Season…

Earllowres..of goodwill to all men and of great reading for us gals!

Christmas seems to bring a  million books out of the woodwork – all that kissing under the mistletoe obviously inspires romantic thoughts.

Today, I want to introduce you to three stories of mine with Christmas themes and mention two more Christmas anthologies well worth your time – and then, just as a ring-in, a new novella from Annie West that while it’s not a Christmas story, will definitely light up your Yuletide.

TWW low resAll are available digitally on multiple platforms. If you’ve got a Kindle, just click on the cover and it will take you to the page on Amazon. We like to make it easy for our Bandita Buddies!

First up is HER CHRISTMAS EARL: A REGENCY NOVELLA which has been going like hotcakes, I’m pleased to say, including reaching the number 1 spot on a number of Amazon lists, including Regency romance. This is a story of a mishap on Christmas Eve that leads to an unlikely marriage of convenience – and of course true love!

It’s available for the princely sum of 99 cents. You can read the blurb and an excerpt here: http://annacampbell.info/xmasearl.html

anthologyIf you’re a member of the den (and why wouldn’t you be? Just click the members button on the top toolbar for information and registration), there’s another exclusive excerpt of Earl available this month here: http://romancebandits.com/exclusive-excerpt-from-her-christmas-earl/

My second recommendation is my 2012 Christmas novella, THE WINTER WIFE, which is a reunion story featuring a Scottish earl and his headstrong countess. You can read an excerpt and the blurb here: http://annacampbell.info/winterwife.html

The last of my Christmas stories is such a bargain, it’s FREE! Last year, I teamed up with Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly and Kate Noble on an anthology called A GROSVENOR SQUARE CHRISTMAS. My story, “His Christmas Cinderella,” is, you guessed it, a Cinderella story about a girl from a humble background who dares to love a Scottish earl. Scottish earls seem to proliferate in my Christmas stories!

ChristmasRevels1-187x300Now for the other books I want to bring to your attention. First up features the debut of multi prize-winning Bandita Buddy Louisa Cornell. Her novella “A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas” is included in the anthology CHRISTMAS REVELS, just out! I’ve got this on my Kindle and I’m saving it as part of my Christmas book wallow. It sounds delicious.

Next is another freebie that gives you so much Christmas reading, you’ll still be going next year! A whole stack of authors including Banditas Trish Milburn, Donna MacMeans, Nancy Northcott, Suzanne Ferrell and Tawny Weber got together to put together a free Christmas themed anthology called TINY TREATS. I don’t know about you but at this time of year, short really suits my reading requirements and this is like a big box of chocolates!

Tiny treatsMy final recommendation isn’t exactly a Christmas book but it’s just come out from the brilliant Annie West. Annie visited us yesterday to tell us about her latest release in the Hot Italian Nights Series, BOUGHT BY THE ITALIAN. I’ve read this little treasure and it’s a fantastic story – not to mention an absolute steal at only 99 cents.

You’ll notice that none of these books are exactly going to break the bank which is great news at this time of year where everything else seems to require major spending!

bbti 4The other great thing about all of these is that they’re bite-size chunks of romance goodness. Another item people are short of at this time of year is time. We’re all so busy running around, it’s the ideal occasion for some stress-busting reading, but it’s finding space to indulge in it, isn’t it? Well, all of these will take you a couple of hours at most, mostly less. A sweet moment of bliss to reward you for all your Christmas hard work.

So go ahead, why not treat yourself to some great reading this Christmas?

This is my last blog for the year, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015. Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

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23 Comments

  • Jane says:

    Hello Anna,
    I have Tiny Treats downloaded, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Enjoy your Christmas. I’m so jealous of your warm weather right now.

    • Amy Conley says:

      Jane, how did you beat me tonight I was trying to get the rooster I thought maybe he’d make me feel better or at least I could give him my cold and he could be as miserable as me well enjoy him I hope he doesn’t get sick and make you sick too.

    • Jane, very stormy here right now. More thunder and lightning than in a gothic novel. Thanks for swinging by and have a lovely Christmas. Congrats on the rooster.

  • Amy Conley says:

    Anna, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you for 2013. There’s a couple of those anthologies I’d like to have but it keeps taking me to a weird pages for telling me the page doesn’t exist. I’ll just go to Amazon and see what happens.

    • Amy Conley says:

      Anna, I may be delirious but I do know I said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2015 not 2013. sheesh

    • Amy, I wonder if it’s something to do with me being in Australia. Definitely go to Amazon and check them out. Hope you feel better soon. And thanks for being such a great supporter of the Bandits! Happy Christmas.

  • Annie West says:

    HI Anna. Hey, thanks for mentioning ‘Bought by the Italian’ in the slew of Christmas books. Lovely to be mentioned with yours and Louisa’s.

    Must say I love the cover of your ‘Her Christmas Earl’, and the fact it’s taken from one of your own pics is amazing. Of course the content is enticing too. I think it’s your best novella so far.

    • Thanks so much, Annie. I just loved BOUGHT BY THE ITALIAN and at that micro price, it’s fabulous value. Thanks for saying such nice things about Earl. It’s always lovely to have a Christmas story out.

  • fedora says:

    Such a lovely plate of goodies, Anna! I have a few of those already and can’t wait to dive into some holiday reading! It’s such a busy time of year!

  • Helen says:

    Hi Anna

    I either have read these or have them waiting for me on my kindle woohoo now to find the time to sit and read them 🙂 although because they are all short ones I am sure that I will find some time to get to them

    Merry Christmas Ann Hugs

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Helen, short really suits this time of year, doesn’t it? I’d hoped to catch up with some reading while I was travelling but it just hasn’t happened. Got a stack of great old Liz Fieldings on the new Kindle – they’re just lovely!

  • Shannon says:

    The Christmas crunch is hittling me. Mailing deadline (for me) is today. Looks like a-shopping I shall go for gifts and goodies for Christmas parties over the next couple of days.

    I’ve read Her Christmas Earl, and I have some other treats on the Kindle.

    Merry Christmas, Anna.

    • Shannon, thanks so much for picking up Earl! Hope you enjoyed it. Love reading and writing Christmas stories at this time of year. I’ve got to do the Christmas mail when I get home tomorrow – everything’s crept up on me a bit this year. Merry Christmas!

  • catslady says:

    Merry Christmas, Anna. Hope the Holidays are wonderful for you!

  • Kaelee says:

    Anna ~ Happy/Merry Christmas. I haven’t been around here on a regular basis this past while but I always enjoy everyone’s posts.

    I just finished a Christmas book by Marion Lennox, another Australian author. What a gritty read. Do not read this book if you don’t want to hurt along with the hero and heroine. I cried at the end which is always a great thing.

    • Hi Kaelee! We always love seeing you turn up. Hope you have a magical Christmas and a lovely 2015. Marion’s such a beautiful writer – and you’re right, she definitely twangs the heartstrings.

  • Amy, the GR is NO FUN when he is sick. And for goodness sake don’t anyone offer him chicken soup!

    Sitting here INCREDIBLY CHUFFED at being mentioned in such STELLAR company !! Thank you so very much, La Divina Campbell for your generosity and for your amazing friendship and guidance over the years. A PERFECTLY DREADFUL CHRISTMAS would not be out in the world without you.

    I LOVED HER CHRISTMAS EARL ! It was such fun and so very sexy! And I could relate to getting locked in as I have locked myself in and out of more places than I care to mention. No handsome earls for me, however. I’m letting you script my next lock in!

    And anyone who has read The Winter Wife, for shame! It truly is a lovely, lovely sighworthy romance!

    I have Tiny Treats on my Kindle and I have to say the stories are delightful and the perfect length for me to read on my breaks and at lunch. They keep me in the holiday spirit when the Scrooges at Walmart attack.

    It is hot and stormy in Oz, but it is freezing here in LA (Lower Alabama.) Anyone who is suffering cold winter nights, Bought By the Italian is guaranteed to keep you WARM, WARM, WARM !! Good Lord, could that man be any sexier????? He can buy me anytime! Cheap!

    Wishing all of the Banditas and Buddies a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful, Healthy, Adventurous, Amazing New Year !!

    • Louisa, SOOOO excited about your debut release. May it sell a million and be the first of many wonderful books to come. And you’re most welcome for the mention – you’ve always been so amazingly supportive to me and to the Bandits. What goes around comes around, my friend.

      I so agree with you about Tiny Treats being exactly the right length for this time of year. I hope there’s a TT mark 2 next year.

      Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2015!!! Mwah!

  • That would be anyone who has NOT read The Winter Wife. SHEESH !! Note to self – do not write long posts on the internet right after work.

  • Thanks to everyone who swung by! Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the coming year. And read lots of books!