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That night was bittersweet for sure, but it hasn’t dulled my love for Christmas, only reminded me that I have the power to help it shine–for myself and my family

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

 

Stephanie Worlton is an author, designer, gabber, and sugar addict! She was raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City where she developed a passion for the creation of space, color, and design. Her love of design drove her to pursue a degree in architecture. Her love of family pulled her home to be a mom.  She enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, writing, making massive project lists, doing remodeling and building projects, playing in the dirt, and snuggling with her dogs. She collects power tools, camera equipment, shoes (though barefoot is always best!), and books.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Ali Cross, the award-winning author of the Desolation Series, has always had a flare for the dramatic. As a child she organized backyard performances of classic plays and musicals and hosted tea parties for invisible friends and pets dressed in doll clothes. Her teens were a haze of boys, drama (of the real life variety), and music. So it really didn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the girl her family called a dreamer, ended up writing drama—with angels, demons, and other supernatural creatures thrown in for fun.
After university, Ali traveled from the Great White North to the Utah desert for love and now entertains her devoted husband, almost-grown twin sons and adorable yorkies with her wacky song renditions and random movie lines. As the only female in the house she considers this her right and her duty.
Never one to conform to expectations, Ali enjoys writing in multiple genres:
Ali Cross books for young adult paranormal romance; Ali Banks Cross books for middle grade adventures; and Ali M. Cross for inspirational romance. She promises to entertain you no matter which of her books you pick up.

TARA C. ALLRED
Award-winning Author

I had lots of imaginary friends when I was five years old, and I guess you could say some of those friends never left me. In fact along the way, I picked up some more imaginary friends who have had lots to say.
I love watching stories unfold. And some of those stories seem worth sharing with you.
So, I have written a few books. And have several more in the works.
Meanwhile, some of my books have won some awards. And even more importantly, my books have made friends with some wonderful and supportive readers. I absolutely love it when a reader connects with one of my stories.
Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories. She started out at Utah State University where she pursued a degree in English, learned how to western swing, and watched as many of her fellow students became ‘True Aggies’.  She then finished her BA at the University of Utah where she got an emphasis in creative writing.  
 
After college she worked as an administrative assistant, where she continued to write stories for the amusement of her co-workers. When her first daughter was born, and with the encouragement of a fortune cookie, she quit her job and became a full-time mommy and writer. 
 
Eight books and four small kids later, Stacy has truly learned the necessary skills of balance and time management. Dr. Pepper and chocolate also help. She and her husband live in Utah with their four children and three dogs. Bear Lake is her favorite place to write.

 

Are you ready to fall in love? 
 
Take the chill out of winter with four new multi-genre romances from best-selling and award-winning authors Tara C. Allred, Stacy Lynn Carroll, Ali M. Cross, and Stephanie Connelley Worlton. 
 
From heart-warming traditions to heart-pounding suspense, this cozy collection of toe-tingling first kisses set in Utah’s North Pole (aka Bear Lake) will leave you feeling cheerful and bright.

 

 

Snippet from 
Stolen Kisses by Ali M. Cross:
He was right—her hair was dark. Nearly black, actually. She was white, but there was a slight warmth to her skin and with her coal-dark eyes, straight black hair and long, straight nose, he was pretty sure she might be part Native American. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
“You guys can hang your coats up there,” the petite girl said, pointing to the coat rack by the door. “Your timing is perfect. We were just getting started.”
“Glad to see you made it to your destination safely,” Bent said, offering the girl what he hoped would be a kind smile. There was something about her, something wild but skittish. He’d never been around horses or anything, but she made him think of wild horses. Curious, but scared, too. “I’m Bentley. But everyone calls me Bent.”
“I’m—”
“Mel. I remember. Is that short for Melanie?”
She shrugged and threw him a coy glance. “Call me Mel. But why do you go by Bent?”
Bent chuckled. “I’m Bentley Brown.” He leaned over the couch that stood between them and offered his hand. “And yes, I’m named after the car.”
She shook his hand. He liked the press of her small, warm palm against his and he was disappointed when she broke the contact.
“I like Bentleys.”
Oh, she could flirt, could she? Bent took off his coat and hung it up without taking his eyes off Mel. “Mel suits you. It’s tough. Like you.”
She laughed and looked down, shaking her head. “Oh, I’m anything but tough.”
He looked at her sideways. “You sure about that?”
Q&A With Ali M. Cross: 
1.  Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
Quirky and fun (or dorky and lame, but I’m going with “quirky and fun”). Sun worshipper, happiness enthusiast, believer in hope and magic. Devoted mom to twin 18yo sons and two adorable yorkies, and happy wife to the love of my life. 
2. What do you love most in the world?
God and my family.
3. What inspired you to become an Author?
Stories that moved me and inspired me. I wanted to be a part of that.
4. What is your favorite Winter / Holiday tradition?
My favorite Christmas tradition is we have a little basket we set on the mantel along with some yarn strips to represent “hay”. For every good turn during the holiday season (from Thanksgiving to Christmas), we each fill the basket or “creche” with yarn until by Christmas Eve, we have a nice soft bed ready for Jesus. Before we go to sleep, we gather around and sing “Silent Night.” I’ll put out the porcelain Jesus in his bed, then on Christmas morning, before we open presents, we’ll sing “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”. Helps us to slow down a little bit and remember the “reason for the season.” ❤️ 
5. What is your trick for getting past writer’s block? And what advice do you have for other authors who are struggling to tell their story?
My trick is to keep on writing! I’ll literally write “blah blah blah” or just free write–in my MS–until the words pick up the story again. OR, I’ll jump ahead to a part of the story I DO feel inspired to write. If neither of those tactics work, then I’ll for a walk, or do something else that fills my creative well. My best advice is to not be overly hard on yourself if the words won’t flow…but also to give yourself a chance to open that spigot by sitting down and writing ANY words, even if they aren’t the right ones.
6. Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?

 

My parents divorced when I was four years old. I remember one Christmas Eve when Daddy was coming to see me, AND I was singing a solo in the Christmas Eve mass that night. I wanted my mom and dad to come hear me sing as I’d never done a solo before and even my mom had never heard me. I think I was about ten. I sang “O Come, O Come, Emanuel”, and I remember how, standing in the choir box, my voice carried across the cathedral and the elegance of the procession beneath me. It was a powerful moment in my little life. A real “core memory”. I discovered my sister had come to hear me, but no one else. We rushed home because Dad was there–only to find that he had come and gone. He hadn’t wanted to hear me sing, or to even stay and see me. Everyone else got to see him except for me. And Mom was crying. It was another core memory. These two extremes on one night had a powerful impact on me. Now, I try very hard to always let my sons know that they are loved and that what’s important to them is important to me. That night was bittersweet for sure, but it hasn’t dulled my love for Christmas, only reminded me that I have the power now to help it shine–for myself and my family.
 

 


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When Sabal’s night of training a rookie Sandman goes terribly wrong, she is saved by a Boogeyman named Sam

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Down
the Rabbit Hole
by
Kristen Collins
Genre:
Fantasy
 
When
Nyssa escapes to the Happy Ending Resort with her sister, Siri, after
her disaster wedding from her abusive Ex-Fiancé’. She yearns for the
love and freedom she’s never known in this world.

 

Heartbroken,
she is surprised to meet the handsome Maddox, but things aren’t
always what they seem at the Happy Ending Resort either.

 

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A
Sandman’s Forbidden Love
Hybrid
Love Anthology Volume 3
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
When
Sabal’s night of training a rookie Sandman goes terribly wrong, she
is saved by a Boogeyman named Sam. He hides her away in the Realm of
Nightmares to keep her safe, unknown as to what’s drawn him to save a
Sandman in a world where they’re meant to be enemies. 

 

Sam’s
whole world changed in that moment he laid eyes upon Sabal. Her fiery
red hair with streaks of gold and wild green eyes, with markings of
gold and black vines framing her angelic face causing him to struggle
with feelings he doesn’t understand.

 

Torn
by duty and love, will they fight for their forbidden love or will
they succumb to the Romeo and Juliet tragedy that awaits them.

 

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Child With Silver Eyes
Hybrid
Love Anthology Volume 2
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
Ash
was just your average Alpha, his pack was loyal and they had not been
visited by trouble in years. 

 

Life
was good. 

 

Life
was simple.

 

 

That
is until fate decided to mess around and not only place his mate in
the picture but also a dying Angel that fell from the sky with her
baby. In a single moment his life was forever changed. Protect the
hybrid child to serve good and keep her out of the Lucifer’s hands.
If evil was to get a hold of her she would be the world’s
undoing.

 

 

Life
for Mia hasn’t went well since leaving Ouray and everything she had
ever known. Then by chance she meets Ash Stormcloud and his adoptive
daughter, Tibby. Tibby is a beautiful child and Ash is alluring,
pulling her in a way that other men never have done before. Things
take a turn for the better until Damon, Tibby’s father, and Alpha of
the HellHound pack decides to come searching for Tibby. In a fight of
good versus evil, who will win?

 

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Grimm
Love
Hybrid
Love Anthology Volume 1
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
Sky
was your typical Grim Reaper, well mostly, she was half human too.
She helped souls pass on to the afterlife, but she didn’t expect a
human to see her in the act, harvesting a soul. In shock, Sky
attempts to return to her normal life as the owner of the local
bookstore in the small town of Ouray.

 

Jack
seeks out the strange yet beautiful woman he saw take his friend’s
soul on the mountain. After searching nearly every business in the
small town, he stumbles upon her in a bookstore on Main Street. Part
of him tells him to run the other way. The other part is intrigued by
her beautiful features and sporadic personality.

 

Sky
had hoped Jack would chump it up to the heat of the moment and his
wild imagination. But he seems to think otherwise. Will she be able
to convince him he was seeing things or risk revealing her true self
to him? As their worlds collide and passion unfold will they be able
to fight what’s coming for them? What would you do to save the one
you love?

 

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Eve
Untold
by
Kristen Collins
Genre:
Christian Fantasy
 
Who
was Eve? 
The
fairest and most beautiful of all. The first woman ever created and
made from the rib of the first man, Adam. 
 The
human tempted by Satan himself and sinned, causing not only the earth
to be cursed but her and Adam as well.
She
knows the Creator, she knows love, and she knows pain. 
 Is
there redemption for her? 
Will
she find it?
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Ruth
Untold
by
Kristen Collins
Genre:
Christian Fantasy
 
The
untold story of the historical Ruth from the Old Testament, told like
never before. 

 

A
story of heartache, innocence, and true love.

 

A
young Moabitess in a foreign land who has lost everything, but will a
chance encounter and her faith be enough to save her and her
mother-in-law from a lifetime destined for poverty?

 

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I’m
a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the state. Also
I’m a part-time working mother/housewife, as well as a Lupus
Warrior. 

 

Thanks
to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion in
writing paranormal romance books. Anything fantasy usually suits me
and my novels tend to be able to reach anyone in multiple genres. 

 

I
like to explore to new types of characters such as Sandmen and
Boogeymen for example. I really wanted to give them their own world.
Such as A Sandman’s Forbidden Love. “This book plagued my dreams
every night till I got it all out.”

 

Now
Angels are also a part of my obsession, I will sit on the computer
doing extensive research on both Sandmen and Angels trying to get my
facts straight.

 

Then,
I also create Art Journals that can be cross generational from
thirteen to sixty years younger, My goal with these types of books
are to reach people who need that extra feel good in their lives.

 

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Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and Vampire

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in
Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.
 
In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee,
cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.
 
Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.
 
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The 3rd book in the 1st of several
trilogies featuring Maura & her family! 
 
Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril… 
 
Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to
the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the pair’s friendship and support, forbidden by both her father and the fallout from the dire outcome to see either of them. The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by the weight of these estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ron…whose disappearance delivers
grave consequences Maura would have never dreamed possible…
 
Despised by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons
Maura cannot yet comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise. Aldiva’s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver covens, forcing them to rush to Maura’s aid—even though her father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on
Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they instead rebel against Maxwell’s wishes in order to save her life? 
 
In addition to the menace personified in her
unsolicited enemy, the unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled down into the depths of a far more devastating crisis…one which may condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death. But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is drawing her under,
Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she loves the most… 
 
In this third and final book of The Maura DeLuca
Trilogy, the first of several trilogies to come, the reader will delve even deeper into the secrets guarded by Maura’s father, the mystery of Ron’s role in her life and the identities of the mysterious Vancouver Island Coven members who have, up until now, remained hidden in the shadows. This trilogy rounds out
the segment of Maura’s life during which she discovers she is a member of The Born—a human destined to complete her transformation into a vampire! This series of young adult fantasy novels has been enjoyed by readers of nearly
every age and are found by them to be dramatically different from any other vampire books they have read in the past. Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and other enchanting creatures in addition to two families made up of some of the most likeable vampires—for the most part—to ever
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Snippet:
Millicent rested an elbow on the kitchen counter and watched me pour water and sprinkle grounds with an intense concentration she found comical. “Are you going to have some?” I asked, peering out of the corner of my eye at her as I pushed the brew button.


“Unlike your father, I am not in the habit of sipping at long-lost beverages. If I took anything to drink while visiting, My Dear, it would be you.”


I gasped before I could squash my alarm. She loved to come out with statements rife with shock-value just so she could laugh at my reactions. Although she did this often, I still hadn’t learned to quell my startled expressions, placing myself again and again at the mercy of her dark humor—a fitting element of her unique personality.


I tried to beat her at her own game. “Absolutely.” I affixed a warm smile in place and lifted my wrist to her. “Just a sip, okay?”


She called my bluff. “Oh! I was hoping you would grant me permission someday! You do smell delightful.” Millicent did take a sip of me, albeit a tiny one, but it earned her another deer-in-headlights-of-a-very-large-truck expression from me.


“Mmmmmm…” She licked her lips before throwing back her head and filling the kitchen with her dusky laughter. “Seriously, though, you taste very nearly like him.”


I took that as a compliment.

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