I am super delighted today to have fellow Harlequin Romance author, Jennifer Faye, here to talk about her latest – and very Christmassy – release, Snowbound with the Soldier!
Take it away, Jenn…
Holidays & Traditions
With summer over and the leaves changing colors and fluttering to the ground, it means that the holiday season isn’t far off. First there’s Halloween…then Thanksgiving…then Christmas. I keep asking myself how that can be when it seems like we just had Christmas…but I guess that was ten months ago. At least that’s what the calendar is telling me. *shakes head*
But on the plus side, it means that the holiday romances are hitting the shelves. And I don’t know about you but for me there is nothing better than a stirring romance wrapped up in the holiday festivities.
When I set about writing SNOWBOUND WITH THE SOLDIER, my first ever Christmas romance, I was excited. I was writing what I loved. But then I bumped into my hero, Jason, and he wasn’t bubbly and full of holiday cheer.
So I had to stop and wonder, what if someone hadn’t grown up with holiday traditions such as trimming the tree? Singing Christmas carols? Having a family dinner?
What if something had happened that made the holidays less than festive? My heart went out to Jason. There was a reason he was a Scrooge, but being a military man, he wasn’t forthcoming.
My heroine, Kara, has a hard time imagining someone missing out on the fun and joy of the season. But if she plans to convert Mr. Scrooge, it’s going to take more than some twinkling lights and cutout cookies.
Our family has a bunch of holiday traditions starting with trimming the tree and the house on Black Friday, while I take periodic breaks to check out the online sales. 😉
How about you? What’s one of your holiday traditions?
Maybe this Christmas…?
It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday….
Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there’s too much water under the bridge—not to mention too much lingering attraction.
But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.
Jennifer Faye is a two-time RT Book Reviews TOP PICK author. Maybe that’s partly due to the fact that she has spent most of her life with her nose in one book or another. It was only natural that she dreamed of becoming a romance writer and spinning the tales of the imaginary people running around in her mind. But first life took her on a couple of detours. Refusing to give up on her dreams, she finally succeeded in getting her name on a book cover. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her very, very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When she’s not glued to her laptop writing another contemporary romance (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, she loves to get lost in a good book, cross-stitch, embroider, quilt, knit, watch hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and garden. Jennifer loves to hear from readers–you can contact her via her website.