Book Promo: On the Night Before Christmas

On the Night Before Christmas

by Sheilagh Watkins

On the Night Before Christmas is a modern version of the classic poem, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The original poem first appeared in print in 1823 in the New York “Sentinel”. Clement Clarke Moore composed the poem after a shopping trip on a sleigh. This version follows the theme of a father who awakens to the sound of reindeer. He runs to the window and sees Santa slip down the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him. He watches as Santa fills the stockings hanging by the fireplace. Santa then disappears up the chimney, climbs onto his sleigh and flies away into the snowy, night sky.

About the Author:

Shelagh Watkins is writer, editor and publisher at Mandinam Press. Her first novel, Mr. Planemaker’s Flying Machine, was serialised on Preston FM community radio in 2009. The sequel, Mr. Planemaker’s Diving Machine, was published in 2011. Shelagh’s second novel, The Power of Persuasion, was published in 2008. The same year, she edited and published Forever Friends, an anthology of short stories and poems written by members of publishedauthors.org. A follow-up anthology, Forever Travels, was published in 2010. A third anthology, Forever Families, was published in 2012.

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Book Promo: ~FREE e-book~ Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading – Holiday Stories and More

FREE Holiday Gift for YOU!

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’Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading

Holiday Stories and More

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That Christmas Feeling – Tamara Philip; A Date With Mistletoe – Chelle Cordero; Jock Stewart’s Holiday Hilarity – Malcolm R. Campbell; Dead for a Night – Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard; Esperanza-The Holiday that Wasn’t – Neva Squires-Rodriguez; Surprise in August – Charmaine Gordon; The Gift – Lauren Shiro.

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Brenda Novak for the Cure of Diabetes

All I Want For Christmas

Brenda Novak’s latest “digital box set for a cure,” ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, is a contemporary romance collection of delightful and romantic Christmas stories. It features Brenda’s Rita-nominated novella, “A Dundee Christmas”, as well as stories by some of the biggest romance authors of our time, including #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber and romance favorites Bella Andre, Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Marie Force, Heather Graham, Laurelin Paige & Kayti McGee, Jane Porter, Melanie Shawn, RaeAnne Thayne, Melinda Curtis, Anna J. Stewart and Scarlett York. The set sells for only $9.99 (less than $1/story) and is up for pre-order now wherever e-books are sold. The box will be released November 1st and will only be available through December 31st.

All the proceeds will go to Boston University to help Dr. Ed Damiano (who also has a son with Type 1) finish engineering the artificial pancreas. Why is his work important? Because the artificial pancreas will go far toward helping insulin-dependent diabetics remain healthy until that elusive biological cure can be found. So, please, pre-order this boxed set today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. You’ll get many hours of enjoyable reading in exchange for a small donation that will help a lot of people.

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When my youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with diabetes at only five years old, and I learned of the terrible side effects he would likely face, I could not just hope for the best. I had to do something to fight back.

The drive to protect my child led me to start an online auction for diabetes research in 2005. It started relatively small–we raised only $34,500 or so our first year–but it grew quickly. I ran Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for ten years and managed to raise $2.4 million, thanks to the fabulous support I received from readers, writers, publishing professionals and advocates. I won’t be running annual auctions anymore, but I’m not giving up the fight. I’m just shifting my fundraising focus to selling my cookbook–LOVE THAT! Brenda Novak’s Every Occasion Cookbook–and curating and selling at least one digital boxed set per year that will include a collection of stories from big-name authors (like ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS).

According to the CDC, nearly 10% of Americans have diabetes. That’s just an unacceptable number. So I thank everyone who has supported my efforts in the past–and I ask for your help in the future. Together, we can raise the money necessary to beat this terrible disease.

 

Book Promo: Believing in Santa by Chelle Cordero

Believing in Santa by Chelle Cordero

Believing in Santa

a Holiday Short Story
by Chelle Cordero

Dini didn’t want to think about her past. And, Seth wasn’t thinking about anything but his past. Thrown together as Santa and his Number One Elf at the homeless shelter, Dini and Seth seem to be on opposite sides… of everything. Her past is catching up to her, and Seth may risk his future to protect her.

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Book Promo: The Holiday Secret by Neva Squires-Rodriguez

The Holiday Secret by Neva Squires-Rodriguez

The Holiday Secret

a short story
by Neva Squires-Rodriguez

When Evaliz’s parents send her to New York to visit her sister, Tatiana for the holidays, she has no idea what the weekend has in store for her. After a devastating conversation with her boyfriend she is doubtful that her visit with her sister, who she’s always been jealous of will be any better. After Tatiana reveals a shocking secret, Evaliz wonders how her life will ever be the same.

Will Evaliz finally realize that the most important thing she could have wanted for Christmas was something she had the entire time?

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