Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Blog Hop, Day 14 ~ Holiday Magic ~ #LynnCrain #99cents #AuthorRT #WRWBuzz

First I want to thank my friend, author Marin McGinnis for having this wonderful holiday blog hop. She’s a wonderful author and if you’ve never picked up one of her books, please do as you’ll be in for a treat. You can find the post on her blog here:  

Ever notice just how magical the season feels when it gets around the holidays? There is something very special when there’s a nip in the air, when you’re all bundled up to sing about the joy of the season and you’re drinking a hot drink to keep yourself warm.

A few author friends and myself decided to write about the joy of the season. Please join us in celebrating it by picking up a copy of Holiday Magic. It’s on sale right now for a mere $0.99, that’s right…just 99 cents…you’ll definitely find it worth the read.

Holiday Magic

The World Romance Writers wish you joy and love this holiday season with a collection of heartwarming romances filled with Holiday Magic. This anthology features stories, from far and wide, included contemporary and historical romance, futuristic time travel romance, and romance touched with magic by Award-Winning and Multi-Published Authors: Rose Anderson, Lynn Crain, Gemma Juliana, Cara Marsi and Jenny Twist. 

Come enjoy the many flavors and flavours of our English language.

The Angel of the West Side
By Madeline Archer*

During the Great Depression, newspaper reporter, Jack Kennelly, went to the streets of Chicago hoping to find proof that good still existed in the world. What he discovered was the West Side had its own angel, and her name was Ruthie. 

*Rose Anderson writing as Madeline Archer
Genre: Period Romance

Her Magical Vienna Christmas
By Lynn Crain

Cryptographer Elizabeth “Lizzie” Camden is more in turn with numbers, cyphers and puzzles than she is with the real world. When her job takes her back in time to 1874 Vienna, she’s more than surprised to find Michael Sondervan there as well. She hadn’t seen him since college when he broke her heart.

Michael has always regretted the way things turned out between him and Lizzie. When he needs someone to figure out the cryptic warning, he knows he needs the best. And Lizzie is the best. Giving her a magical Vienna Christmas in the bargain, he hopes will bring them together and prove his love for the only woman for him.

Genre: Time Travel Romance

To Kiss a Prince
By Gemma Juliana
Princess Isabelle de Lily knows no life beyond the seclusion of Chateau de Lily. The family castle was frozen in time, frosted over with ice and snow before her birth. The witch who placed the 99 year curse on her family only left one loophole. The curse will fizzle and ‘melt’ if one from the royal enemy clan miraculously finds his way to her castle and professes his true love for her on Christmas Day. Citizens of Chateau de Lily hold little hop of that happening since everyone who tries to cross the ice floes dies. Only the resident, ever-loyal, royal wizard Zoltar, who has been in service to Isabelle’s family since long before the curse was cast, believes miracles of this magnitude are possible. Twenty-five years have passed but as Zoltar continues experimenting in his dungeon laboratory, he believes this will be their final Christmas spent in icy isolation.

Genre: Fantasy Time Travel Romance

A Very Vegas Christmas
By Cara Marsi

Can things get any worse for Las Vegas event planner Amanda Moreau? Her boyfriend dumped her for a stripper; she’s arranging a Christmas wedding for a Bridezilla; and her mother is playing matchmaker from 2000 miles away. When she meets hunky and ever-so-sweet Erik, who’s in town for a conference, she begins to hope her luck is changing. But Erik has a secret that threatens to split them apart.

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

By Jenny Twist

Jim Durrant, university don at Oxford is trapped in the memory of his lost, beloved wife. When his family comes to stay with him for Christmas, he and his grandson write their letters to Santa Claus and Jim asks for the impossible – the return of his dead love.

Genre: Historical Romance

Author BIOs:
Rose Anderson
Known for crafting characters that stay with you long after the last page has turned, Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes across genres under the pen name Madeline Archer. She lives with her family and small menagerie amid oak groves and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest.

Find Rose’s and Madeline’s books under both names in ebook and paperback wherever love stories are sold.

Lynn Crain
Award winning author Lynn Crain has done it all in her life. From nursing to geology, her life experiences have added to her detail rich stories. She loves writing full time as she weaves contemporary, fantasy, futuristic and paranormal tales, tame to erotic, for various publishers. Her home is in the desert southwest and she’s just returned from her latest adventure of living in Vienna, Austria while her husband worked his dream job. She loves hearing from her readers at



Gemma Juliana
Weaving stories brings me joy, whether I’m turning the screws on a character whose back is against the wall, or playing matchmaker. Adding the extra spice of international settings to my stories is fun, and gives me a chance to revisit some global travels. I’ve authored nearly a dozen novelettes, novellas and novels in fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Many more manuscripts are in various stages of completion, waiting to see the light of day. I live deep in the heart chakra of Texas with my true love in a cozy cottage along with our son and a crafty dog who rules us all. My muse settles for nothing less than the finest chocolates and coffee.

Cara Marsi
An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.

When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast of the United States in a house ruled by two spoiled cats who compete for attention.

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She’s always interested in making new friends.

Jenny Twist
Jenny Twist left school at fifteen and went to work in an asbestos factory. After working in various jobs, including bacon-packer and escapologist’s assistant, she returned to full-time education and did a BA in history at Manchester and post-graduate studies at Oxford. In 2001 she and her husband moved to Southern Spain where they live with their rather eccentric dog and cat.

Her published novels are Domingo’s Angel – a romance set in Spain, Take One At Bedtime – an anthology of short stories, All in the Mind – about an old woman getting younger and The Owl Goddess – a fantasy/SciFi about how the Greek gods were actually spacemen.


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Thanks for stopping by! Have all the joy of the season no matter where you are, no matter what you believe…



  1. Best of luck with your set! Looks like it's sure to warm you up.

  2. Thanks for showcasing us, Lynn.