My Christmas Story Addiction
by Karen Erickson
I have a confession to make (and if you’ve been a reader of mine for a while, you’ve probably figured this out): I’m addicted to writing holiday-themed stories.
Mostly novellas, though I do have a Christmas book (JANE’S GIFT, first in my Lone Pine Lake series from the Bliss imprint at Entangled Publishing). And not only am I addicted to writing Christmas and holiday-themed stories I also love reading them. You should see my Kindle. It’s loaded with them, a lot from last year that I never got a chance to read! I’m hoping to rectify that this year but I’ve already racked up new holiday romances. My Kindle cries every time I one click, does yours?
I’m getting off track with the topic at hand though and that’s holiday stories. There’s something so hopeful about them. Full of tradition and romance, decorations and stress and presents and love, I love them. They’re so real and okay…also full of fantasy. Many times, I can relate. Or I can hope I find a hot hunky dude in need of a place to stay for Christmas considering he just wrecked his car and the snow is falling and my cozy cabin in the woods is warm and full of freshly baked sugar cookies (I really hope my husband doesn’t read this).
More than anything, holiday romances leave me with a warm, fuzzy feeling that I absolutely can’t get enough of.
Considering the plethora of Christmas books that come out every holiday season, I know I’m not alone in my love for them. There are some authors I can always count on for delivering a delicious holiday themed story and my number one favorite is Jill Shalvis. She has so many! But I’m a known Jill fan (she probably has a restraining order against me ha ha) so she can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes.
My latest book with the Bliss imprint is their holiday anthology with three other (amazing!) Bliss authors, STRANDED WITH A HERO (featuring LOVING MINDY, a novella that’s part of my Lone Pine Lake series
Publisher: Entangled Publishing – Bliss
Date of Publication: November 11, 2013
Getting snowed in never felt so good as boundaries are crossed, opposites attract, and friends discovering more promise a Christmas no one will ever forget.
Loving Mindy by Karen Erickson
Mindy can’t believe she’s stuck with her ex–best friend—and the man whose heart she broke years ago—for the holidays, though the tension between them is more than enough to keep them warm. Josh Powers never forgot Mindy, but he can’t risk his heart a second time.
White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan
Naomi’s sworn off men like Aaron—rich, cocky, and dismissive of holiday traditions. Aaron decided to spend Christmas in sunny Australia to avoid snowy New York, not to fall for the woman his best friend warned him away from. But when a volcano grounds him, Aaron and Naomi’s relationship becomes eruptive.
An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen
The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover in a snowstorm is his brother’s ex and former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper. She’s his complete opposite and totally off-limits, but as they wait out the storm together, all he can think is how he wishes she’d stay forever.
Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek
Frankie Sylva was determined to free the captive reindeer, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he’d be the one to be rescued.
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USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Digitally published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She is also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult contemporary romance Monica Murphy.