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Friday, November 7, 2008

Rescued by the Magic of Christmas

If you've read book #3 of The Wedding Planners, SOS Marry Me, then you've already met Jake Porter, the hero of my November Harlequin Romance, Rescued by the Magic of Christmas. It was fun getting to introduce my hero in SOS Marry Me.

From Chapter 8 of SOS Marry Me:
"You won't find a better group of men and women. One of the best SAR experts in the country is out there, too. Jake Porter. He's from Oregon Mountain Search and Rescue and was training our unit this past weekend. When the call came in on Sunday, he decided to stay and join the team in the field."

Belle forced a smile. "Well, you can't ask for more than that, can you, darlin'?"

The strain on Charlie's face eased. "I guess you can't.

From Chapter 8 of SOS Marry Me:
"You're in good hands, Miss," Ray said. "Freeman's new at this, but Porter is from Oregon Mountain Search and Rescue. He knows exactly what he's doing."

She looked up at Porter. "I've seen those mountain rescues in Oregon on the news. I'm sure I'm in good hands."

"Hey," Freeman said. "We have mountains in Idaho, too."

Porter winked. "You've got foothills here, kid."

From Chapter 9 of SOS Marry Me"
"We're almost there, Serena." Jake Porter encouraged her along the snow-covered trail as they traveled on horseback. The way he had for hours. "Warm enough?"

"Toasty and dry in these clothes you guys loaned me." She appreciated his humor and upbeat attitude not to mention his killer smile and blue eyes, but she was ready to get there. Wherever "there" might be. "Thanks."

In Rescued by the Magic of Christmas, Jake Porter is back home on Mount Hood in Oregon. The sister of his late best friend is back in town for the holidays after being away for six years. Jake is determined to she'll enjoy herself. If you'd like to read an excerpt, click here.

I love reading Christmas romance novels so I was thrilled to get a chance to write another Christmas story. Imagine listening to Christmas carols in the summer and fall. I also got to dream about gingerbread houses, mistletoe and snow! I'm a total Christmas junkie and could spend hours in a Christmas themed store no matter month of the year.

Do you love Christmas? What about Christmas romance novels?

Everyone who comments on this post will be entered into my blog contest for the month of November. The prizes are:

1st prize: $25 gift certificate (your choice of any website that offers email gift card/certificates)
2nd prize: $15 gift certificate (your choice of any website that offers email gift card/ certificates)
3rd prize: $10 gift certificate (your choice of any website that offers email gift card/certificates)

For more contest details, click here.

It's a little early to wish you Merry Christmas, but remember Harlequin Romances make great stocking stuffers.  Four of the Wedding Planners authors, Myrna, Shirley, Susan and I, have books coming out in November and December.  Lots of Christmas cheer and happily ever afters for you!


Melissa McClone

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Blogger Julie Hilton Steele said...

I was born in a blizzard two weeks before Christmas and my mother was always sure to make sure we focused on my birthday before focusing on Christmas. But these days, with so many Christmas novels coming out in October even, I have started getting in a Christmas mood before Halloween hits.

There is something about snow, anticipation, even the children often featured in Christmas novels that makes for a wonderful read. Looking forward to yours!

Peace, Julie

November 7, 2008 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Dru said...

I love listening to Christmas music and how everyone feels during this time. I've already read one Christmas book so far and I'm looking forward to reading yours.

November 7, 2008 at 3:16 AM  
Blogger Sarita Leone said...

I'm a definite Christmas lover. Reading holiday books are one of my favorite things to do. Great excerpts; thanks for sharing them!

I look forward to reading Resued by the Magic of Christmas.

Have a nice day! :)

November 7, 2008 at 5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite time of year is Halloween, but I just love reading Christmas Romances. I tend to keep those books and re-read them thru New Years. Im def looking forward to checking your book out.

November 7, 2008 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger catslady said...

Julie were you born in 1950! My mom was taken to the hospital in a herse because it was the only thing that could travel the roads - thank goodness she made it to the hospital in time.

Great excerpts. I've started a collection of tbr Christmas books which I start reading the day after Thanksgiving.

November 7, 2008 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I love the holiday season. I enjoy Christmas romances. One of my favorites is "The Nutcracker Sweet" by Nancy Warren.

November 7, 2008 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

I like reading Christmas novels, especially around this time of year. As for Christmas my Mom used to call me her Christmas Angel when I was little and now I do the same for my two kids. *G* I can't wait to pick this up! Thanks for the sneak peeks!

November 7, 2008 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Hi Melissa, I love reading Christmas books and I adore the cover of your new book. It is beautiful.

November 7, 2008 at 5:56 PM  

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