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I like to keep these simple, easy since I know everyone has so much going on and so many other blogs to visit. Below is the first scene from my novella Silent Night.
The soft sounds of I’ll be home for Christmas, filled Corrine Montana’s ears as she tried to balance the shopping bags in her arms while making her way through the crowd of holiday shoppers. She was not happy, far from it. She hated this, always had. She had almost tripped over a child near Santa’s Village about an hour before, for God’s sake. She had for the most part avoided the holiday hoopla for the last few years by not going home to see her family instead, celebrating the holiday, drinking wine and watching A Christmas Story, over and over again with her roommate and a few close friends. But this year, no. She had been summoned home, for a big family Christmas in some rented mountain cabin so that everyone could fit. It would be her Father’s family and her Step-Mother’s gaggle as well.
“Miss!” Someone called out from behind her, but she was too pre-occupied to even really care who he was after, until she felt a hand on her shoulder.
She swung around knocking him over with her shopping bag from H&M. “What?”
He looked up at her shocked, his eyes a stunning icy blue against his tanned skin, and chestnut sun kissed hair. “You dropped a bag.” He held in his hand the small bag she had gotten at the Build-A-Bear filled with bear buck cards and stocking stuffers per Mona’s e-mail.
She shook her bags off her arms and piled them next to him, “Oh, I’m sorry. I wasn’t really paying attention.”
He took her hand and stood up, “It’s all right, I understand it is kind of easy to be distracted this time of year.”
“Yeah well I try to usually avoid the holidays but, not this year. Big Family Christmas I’ve been ordered to attend.” The bitter tone coated her voice as she spoke.
He nodded as he helped her gather all her bags, “Which explains the pre-occupation with trying to balance everything.”
“Thanks again.” She said, her heart beating, feeling like it would jump out of her chest, suddenly feeling a rush to escape.
“You’re welcome.” He looked towards his feet, smiling as he heard the music change over to Jingle Bells. “I know this is going to sound cheesy; but do you shop here often?”
She felt the blush flush across her face, her neck, all over her body really. “All the time.”
Before either of them could say anything else a stream of shoppers burst from the toy store in a fury and pushed them apart. Corrine tried to spot her knight in casual wear, whose name she didn’t get but it was too late, he was lost. “Bah humbug.” She muttered as she went on her way.
So today I’m giving away an eBook copy of Silent Night, along with a copy of my latest Novel Stranger in my Bed.
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