As our Countdown to Christmas continues, I am happy to welcome author Angela Hayes to my blog!
Hello everyone, it’s wonderful to be here. A huge thank you to Cathrine for having me on.
Christmas to me, is way more than the commercialism that it’s evolved into over the years. It’s a time when, much like Thanksgiving, we need to reflect on all that we’ve been given, not the material things, because they are fleeting, but the religious aspect of it. To me, Christmas is the gift of salvation. A gift that I am truly thankful for with each and every breath I take.
Strong in my faith, I would be remiss in my Christian duty if I didn’t take the time to share this small bit with you, and offer you the same gift that was offered to me…
I celebrate Christmas as a way to give thanks for the babe who was born in a lowly manger. The babe, who in his sinless perfection grew into the man who died for me, was buried and rose from the grave 3 days later, only to ascend 40 days after that, to take his place at the right hand of God, The Father. I celebrate Christmas knowing that one day, I will look upon his precious face, fall at his feet, and weep overwhelming tears of joy.
Whoo, now that the heavy’s over, let’s enjoy as sneak peek at my new book, Got Love?
A short fantasy written for The Wild Rose Press’ Candy Hearts Series, Got Love? will be available Jan/Feb 2016 at www.thewildrosepress.com or on Amazon.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, gorse fairy, Flora Hawthorne is up to her neck in flowers, chocolate, and all things romance. She has no time for love, until she comes face to face with her own personal Cupid and the sparks fly!
Looking to settle down, Cupid Tharin Terize wants fairy Flora Hawthorne to be his valentine, not just for one night, but for the rest of time. Now, all he has to do is convince her.
Tucking a few extra napkins in her coat pocket, Flora picked up her coffee, only to spin around and smash right into a cashmere-clad brick wall.
“Aw, snapdragons!” She exclaimed over a chorus of stunned gasps and excited squeals, the contents of her cup now soaking the shirt in front of her. Thinking quickly she dropped the near empty cup, pulled her scarf from around her neck, and used it to blot at the spreading coffee stain. “Sorry. I’m so sorry.”
“It’s my fault, I was too close.”
Flora looked up. All rational thought fled her mind. This was no elf, fairy, or nymph in front of her. Oh, no, this was a cupid! Gorgeous beyond description with tempting chocolate eyes a fae-kin could get lost in for days, he had a neatly-trimmed beard that framed a perfect white smile and dark shoulder-length hair that accented a face obviously carved by The Mother, Cailleach Bheur herself.
“Wow, you are ripped under there, aren’t you?” She admired without thinking, only to blush when she realized what she’d said. The man was in possession of a clearly well-muscled chest and the requisite washboard abs that went with it. “Not that I’m trying to cop a feel or anything,” she confessed. “But that’s nice. Kudos on the hard work by the way.” Shaking her head, Flora mentally chided herself. This was not going well.
A married mother of two, I split my time between bringing characters to life by computer, and yarn to life with needle and hook. You can find me at www.authorangelahayes.blogspot.com where I help connect readers and the authors they love.
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Be sure to check my blog www.authroangelahayes.blogspot.com in the coming day for more info. and to stop by Dec. 15- 21 as I take part in Cathrine’s 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Giveaway where I’m giving away an ebook copy of my debut novel, Love’s Battle, to one special person.
Angela will be participating in our
12 Days of Christmas
Holiday Giveaway Contest!