I’ll have a new Christmas story coming out in a festive charity anthology which is releasing on 1st November, with all proceeds going to the Trevor Project. It’s all organised by the fantastic RJ Scott who has put an amazing amount of work into it.
The anthology, called Gifts for the Season, features 15 authors – all brand new stories – and the collection will be available for a limited period of three months (full details of authors and stories below).
You can (should you wish) pre-order now: https://books2read.com/GiftsSeason
My story is a 12k historical story called The First Snow of Winter which links to the Winterbourne series – it’s sort of a prequel story, featuring two characters who will appear as side characters in the next book in the series – the much touted (by me) but as yet untitled Jonny-and-Perry book.
Blurb for The First Snow of Winter:
Captain Sam Alderton returns to England from the continent with his life in tatters. Maimed and directionless, the last thing he wants to do is spend Christmas with his family and their close friends, the Huxleys—especially Jasper Huxley, who he almost kissed five years before.
Sam plans to avoid the festivities, but when the first snow of winter arrives, and he and Jasper are trapped alone together at Alderton Hall, they find themselves revisiting old traditions and painful memories together—and discovering that things may not have been quite as either of them thought five years earlier.
As a small FYI, I plan to bring all the Winterbourne stories together in a single print book once Jonny-and-Perry is out.
Full story and author list:
Joanna Chambers – The First Snow of Winter
Christmas Eve, 1814: a maimed war hero and the childhood friend he almost kissed five years earlier are trapped together by the first snow of winter.
Annabeth Albert – Must Be Santa
Tis the season for Operation Christmas Papa!
Eli Easton – Twelve Days of UPS
What happens when your Secret Santa is less intriguing than the delivery man who brings the gifts?
Suki Fleet – Sometimes, Always
When Echo’s Christmas Eve surprise for Peri goes a little sideways, it turns into a night they’ll both remember for the best reasons, for always.
Lane Hayes – Out For The Holidays
Good Things Happen When You’re Out for the Holidays!
Annabelle Jacobs – Driving Home For Christmas
A road trip, snowstorm, and only one big bed at the Inn…
Alex Jane – Homestead for the Holidays
Alone in a cabin in snowy Nebraska for Christmas
Amber Kell – A Santa for Trin
Everyone needs a bit of Christmas magic.
Garrett Leigh – No Place Like Home
As long as they’re together, love always wins
V.L. Locey – Dressed In Holiday Style
Can the spirit of Christmas save this budding love affair?
Clare London – Five Gold Blings
Where Christmas sparkle leads two lonely hearts.
Posy Roberts – Sojourn with You
This year, a place to stay is the best Christmas gift Sawyer could ask for.
RJ Scott – Single Dad Christmas
It would be a Christmas miracle if he loved me back.
Felice Stevens – The Gift of Forever
What do you get the man who has everything?
AE Via – An Unworthy Gift
What do the lonely do at Christmas?