Friday, November 7, 2014

Excerpts for the #1 Holiday Fiction on Amazon!

This week I've released the Romancing Christmas boxed set, with nine other great romance authors. During our first day of sales yesterday, we've shot up the charts and are currently #1 in Holiday Fiction!! To kick off this release, once a day over the first two release weeks, I'll be posting an excerpt from each story. Take a look and then go buy this awesome set, priced at just 99 cents for its introduction! Grab it now before the price rises! Now, for today's book excerpt:

Romancing Christmas: 10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays ~EXCERPTS EDITION~

Multi-author boxed set
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: Holiday Romance
Cover Artist:

Do you like your Christmas nice...or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.

~~Purchase Links~~
Barnes & Noble
Apple iBooks

Christmas Hope (2013 Golden Heart finalist) by Leslie Lynch 

A one-man landscape business keeps a roof over Sam Bledsoe’s head and food on the table—and keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. With Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all, even to them. Will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?


“Mommy, who’s that lady?” Megan’s voice rang out in the cold air like Christmas handbells.

Regret squeezed Becca’s heart. She’d let far too many months pass without making an effort to repair her relationship with Maggie. Now the months had stretched into more than a year, and Megan didn’t even recognize her anymore.

But Megan’s question ricocheted in her mind. Who am I, Mags? Your sister? A bag lady? Granted, she had a car full of stuff rather than a bag or a grocery cart, but that answer stung. The black sheep of the family? Well, that was a given, and had been since her earliest memories.

More than her imagined replies, though, Maggie’s silence struck a shaft of pain through Becca’s heart. She trudged through the accumulated dusting of snow toward her car, head bent against the wind.


Tears pricked at the back of her eyelids, but Becca refused to shed them. She blinked, causing the image of her car to waver in front of her. At first, she thought the sensation was because of tears shimmering in her eyes, but then her vision narrowed. The odd combination of hunger and nausea that had dogged her over the past several months surged to the forefront and sapped the strength from her legs. She wobbled. Horror filled her as Becca realized she was on the verge of fainting.

“…my sister. Your Aunt Becca.”

Her knees gave out. Becca flung an arm out to break her fall, and everything went dark.

As her consciousness faded away, one clear thought flared bright before it, too, evaporated.

Maggie had acknowledged her. My sister.

Hope, unearned and probably unreasonable, sparked as Becca’s surroundings slipped from her awareness and snow chilled her cheek.

What readers say about Leslie Lynch:
Powerful, challenging, uplifting
Characters are complex: endearing but never saccharine
Beauty in the broken, hope in the darkness, justice through courage
PERFECT for your book club!
Emotional powerhouse!
My tagline: Out of Darkness, into Hope. Novels of suspense and healing.

Other: Women’s fiction with a twist of suspense.

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