Special Edition: Winter’s Kiss

This is a special edition of Everyone’s Story and I’m excited to share it with my lovely viewers. I’m honored and grateful to have been asked to participate with the five other authors of the Winter’s Kiss novella collection: Tanya Eavenson, Laura V. Hilton, Liwen Y. Ho, Ginger Solomon, and Carole Towriss. Each of these lovely and talented authors, under the editorial genius of author Cindy Flores Martinez, bring to the collection, which is releasing on November 7th, a special touch of love and warmth to gladden your hearts. Below, please visit with each author as she shares about her novella.

Please note: Everyone’s Story will now be published Friday mornings instead of Friday evenings. However, occasionally it may also publish at a different time or day. It will continue, though!!


Winter's Kiss

Here’s the link if you’d like to take advantage of the 99 cents pre-sale price

before it releases on November 7th: link




Blurb for To Gain a Bodyguard:

Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds has spent years infiltrating a human-trafficking ring, but when her life is threatened, she is forced to walk away and advised to leave the country. Undeterred, she continues her plan to attend her brother’s Christmas wedding, with her partner assigned as her bodyguard. But after seeing Brice care for her niece, she finds it’s more than her life that needs protecting. Is there really any defense for the heart?

War Veteran and ICE agent Brice Johnson has been defending his country and American lives for as long as he can remember. Now, he faces the biggest assignment of his life–protect the woman he loves. He’s never been one to run from a fight, but when an old flame butts in expecting a second chance with Madi, and crippling visions of war call out to him, he begins to wonder if surrender is an option after all.


In writing your novella, what did your character(s) teach you?

Brice and Madi have taught me that we all can be heroes in this world to one person or another. Sometimes we just have to step out in faith and do it!

What would you hope your readers will gather from your story?

Love conquers all, even if the road isn’t always easy.

Author BioTanya Eavenson is a bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Visit her at http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/ on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.



Blurb for Carousel Christmas:

Every year, Nick Trombley volunteers his time to decorate the Adirondack Carousel barn for Christmas, hoping that this will be the year when Noelle Callanan returns to the New York lakeside village to spend Christmas with her family. And that somehow, he might be able to make amends for the biggest mistake of his life.

Noelle fled from Saranac Lake, New York, four years ago when she caught Nick kissing her sister, April. He said it was innocent, but it drove her and Nick apart. Now Noelle wants nothing to do with home or her family who she believes sided with April. Even though April married another man, Noelle has no desire to see her or Nick again. She has made a new life for herself in New York City and is content. But this year her ninety-three year old great-grandmother wants to ride the carousel and have a family picture made in front of the giant Christmas tree. Her mother insists it’s past time to rebuild the bridges Noelle destroyed when she left home.

When Noelle arrives, her mother recruits her help decorating the carousel barn. She may be forced to work side-by-side with Nick, but will they be able to rekindle their high school romance? Will Noelle be reconciled with her sister and family? Or will this ride end where it started?


In writing your novella, what did your character(s) teach you?

Sometimes forgiving others before they ask for forgiveness is healing for yourself and begins to break the ground for a restored relationship.

What would you hope your readers will gather from your story?

I always like to leave this up to God, because He might have a different message in mind. But forgiveness is a huge theme in this story, so I hope that if someone wronged them, they will reach out in forgiveness.

Author BioLaura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New. Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children. When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas. Visit her at http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/ and http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon.




Blurb for Tropical Kiss and Tell:

Micah Chan has loved Lucy Choi ever since they were kids, but life—and some regretful decisions—stopped him from pursuing her. Now he has a choice to make: Let her marry another man or break up her engagement to make this Christmas the most memorable one of their lives.



Liwen Ho

In writing your novella, what did your character(s) teach you?

In my novella, we see Lucy and Micah’s relationship grow and
progress from childhood through adulthood. During these years, they
made mistakes and hurt one another, but their love and care for each
other never waned. I love how real and vulnerable these two
characters are and how they used their growing pains to mature in
their faith and character. They taught me the importance of embracing
each other’s strengths, as well as showing compassion and grace for
another’s weaknesses.

What would you hope your readers will gather from your story?

I hope readers will remember that God is in control and He works everything out for good for us. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and we may not always make the right choices, but God is faithfully walking with us every step of the way.

Author BioLiwen Y. Ho writes sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). She lives in California with her techie hubby and their two children, and blogs about her life as a recovering perfectionist. Visit her at Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.





Blurb for Christmas Reflections:

Marisol Jones never expects to marry. Most men can’t see past her scars, but Garth Simmons isn’t most men. He doesn’t seem to notice her imperfections and neither does his daughter.





In writing your novella, what did your character(s) teach you?

This quote from one of my characters encompasses what this book has taught me (even though I don’t have obvious external scars):

“Your scars don’t define you. They may have shaped the person you are, but they are not who you are. You are God’s child, a princess of the King of Kings. He loves you just as you are. We all have scars, sweetheart. Mine just aren’t as visible. Some of our scars change us, either by making us better people or by making us grumpy, like Mr. Swanson. But even then, the choice is ours — to be better or to be bitter.”

What would you hope your readers will gather from your story?

The world looks at external beauty, but God loves us no matter how we look.

Author BioGinger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer—in that order (mostly). She writes or reads inspirational romance of any genre, and if she’s busy homeschooling, doing laundry, or fixing dinner, it’s on her mind. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and blogs regularly. Visit her at gingersolomon.com, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon.



Blurb for A Different Kind of Christmas:

Robinson Taylor Mitchell hasn’t been home for Christmas in four years—not since he walked away from his father’s lucrative but unethical business to live a simple life in Brandon Beach. What he wants more than anything this year is a special someone of his own to celebrate with, someone like Juli, who just moved to town but won’t give him the time of day.

Juliana Hellisch won’t be home for Christmas for the first time ever. She can’t understand why God would keep her away from her mother and four brothers, especially when they need her most. But she’s stuck in Brandon Beach working off school debt as a nanny to an adorable three-year-old, and there is no way she’s getting involved with a rich snob like Rob, not after what happened last time.


In writing your novella, what did your character(s) teach you? What would you hope your readers will gather from your story? (combined answer follows)

They taught me to be patient! And to never give up. This story, and the characters, changed so many times as I was writing it, that it reminded me of what ended up being the message of the story. Sometimes God has a different plan for you, and you just have to be patient until he reveals it. Neither Juli or Rob wanted to be where they were, but they were exactly where God needed them to be to experience the blessing he had in store for them. My life looks nothing like how I would have mapped it out, but it’s wonderful. We have to stand back and give God time and room to work.

Author BioCarole Towriss grew up in beautiful San Diego, California, and now lives just north of Washington, D. C. in a Maryland suburb. She shares her home with her husband of 30 years and their four children, Three of which are adopted from Kazakhstan. She is the author of In the Shadow of Sinai and By the Waters of Kadesh, biblical fiction novels set in the time of the Old Testament. In between making tacos and telling her four children to pick up their shoes for the third time, she reads, watches chick flicks, writes and waits for summertime to return to the beach. Visit her at her Website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon.



Blurb for And You Came Along:

A Mother’s Christmas Wish

All single mom Jacey Tucker wants for Christmas is for her young son to have a home and a smile. What she never expected was an eviction notice from her apartment, or the loss of her job. Now she can’t leave Kindred Lake, Pennsylvania fast enough.

A Wounded Detective’s Second Chance

Zander Paxton, wounded on duty while trying to save the life of his partner, needs a new residence for the second half of his recovery. His hometown of Kindred Lake offers promises, but it may be too late to make up for his past.

She heads south. He heads north. In the middle of a blizzard, five days before Christmas, they collide and wreck their vehicles, and nearly each other, on an ice-covered road. The kindness of two strangers provides a cabin for shelter, a place where pain is soothed and hope is renewed . . . until their pasts catch up to their present and threatens a forever separation. Is true love ever mistaken?


In writing your novella, what did your character(s) teach you?

It took Jacey a few heavy-duty life lessons, and finally getting stranded in a blizzard, and throw in a handsome cabin companion and the mercy of kind strangers, for her to finally grasp the meaning that if one believes in God that no matter what happens in life, He does NOT surrender His love and hold on you.

What would you hope your readers will gather from your story?

No matter if the time is a planned one or a complete surprise, but if you find yourself starting yet another new-beginning, with God as your #1 Partner, you can and you will come out ahead in a beautiful way you once couldn’t imagine.



Meet the authors of the Winter’s Kiss novella collection. (Tweet This)

We look forward to your comments.



Look for me to appear on author Norma Budden’s blog, on Sunday, November 5th http://www.normasbooks.com/blog


Like Author parties and Giveaways? Hope to see you on the Winter’s Kiss Facebook Release Party on November 7 from 12-6pm EST: link



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