Merry Christmas! This is my absolute favorite time of year. It’s a special time because of my faith, and I also love that it’s a season to celebrate with family and friends. Of course this year is a little different. We have to be creative about ways to safely enjoy the season. And that’s one reason I’m so excited to be part of the Christmas Scavenger Hunt Round-robin. Although it’s important to demonstrate a selfless spirit to keep everyone safe during the pandemic, we can still enjoy special things like this scavenger hunt. In addition to the prizes you can win by correctly answering all of the scavenger hunt questions, I’ve got included some treats of my own in this post. (*Spoiler alert: FREE books and $50 Visa gift card giveaway ahead!*). So be sure to read my entire post. But first, a little housekeeping: At each author’s blog post, you’ll find a question that can be answered by looking at their book’s free Amazon preview. You’ll need to provide the answers at this Google Form. Note: You must answer the questions for every author in the round-robin to be eligible to win one of the prizes – a $350, $250, or $150 Amazon gift card. There is a link at the end of my post that will take you to the next blog, which will provide a link to the next blog, etc., to the very end. To keep things simple, I’ll also include the Google form again at the end of the post.
I hope you have fun discovering some new authors and inspirational stories on the scavenger hunt. My book is a collection of very short fiction stories called Beautiful, Complicated Family. It celebrates relationships between family members and friends—the ups, the downs, and everything in between. So I think it’s a great choice for Christmas reading. The stories in the collection capture struggles that are common in today’s families—secrets, mother-daughter conflicts, coping with aging family members, and a more subtle question of what makes a family. Unfortunately, we know that those issues don’t go away just because it’s Christmastime. In fact, they’re usually more active during the holiday season. Most of us are dealing with heavy things in real life, so that’s why my author’s tagline is Uplifting stories with a little bit of hope, faith, and love. Like most families, the relationships in my short story collection consist of intricate elements. Sometimes things get messy, but it’s always beautiful.
I know it’s a busy time of the year, and it can be challenging to carve out time for reading. The good news is Beautiful, Complicated Family is perfect for when you only have a little spare time. The collection comes in two volumes. Each volume has five flash fiction stories (very short stories of 1000 words or less each), and each volume has a story with a Christmas theme. You can read each story in about 5 minutes. Volume 1 is FREE via Amazon and most other ebook vendors in the US, and you can get Volume 2 for FREE by subscribing to my website (or you can buy it from ebook vendors, if you prefer). Click here for the FREE downloads. Consider them my gift to you! 🙂
So, are you ready for my scavenger hunt question? What is the title of the Christmas-themed story in Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 2? Use this link to see my book’s preview on Amazon and find the answer. When you have the answer, fill out the Google form and head to the next blog!
But before you go, I’ve included a bonus giveaway below for a $50 Visa egift card (or the winner will get to choose $50 in books from Book Depository if they live outside the U.S.). My bonus giveaway will end on December 14th at 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to enter before you check out the next scavenger hunt stop.
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The next author on the tour is Julie Arduini, who will share about her Christmas romance entitled Restoring Christmas. Click here to go to her post. Remember that the scavenger hunt round-robin will end on December 13th at 11:59 PM EST!