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A Note From Lynsay

Winter Wonderland... not where I live. We have only had a smattering of snow so far but, don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining. I wouldn't want the disabling chaos that follows a huge dumping of the white stuff such as what happened in NYC not two weeks earlier. Shudder. I do hope we get a white Christmas without the blizzard conditions though! Read on

 
Upcoming Releases

January 12, 2010: Another paranormal anthology called Bitten By Cupid will be coming out this winter just in time for Valentine's Day! And because four very different writers will be contributing to this anthology, there will definitely be something every reader can sink their teeth into. Heads up for all you Argeneau fans, as this one involves Tiny! What immortal woman can resist a man who is courageous, funny, gentle, is talented in the kitchen and built like a linebacker?

January 26, 2010: Taming The Highland Bride, the second book in the Devil Of The Highlands series will be coming out this February. It involves Evelinde's brother Alex d'Aumesbery and his bride to be, Merewen, the Stewart Shrew. Merewen has had it with the lot of them! She dreams about getting away and marrying her betrothed, Alex D'Aumesbery. Merry hopes that Alex will be a proper Englishman that isn't weak willed and in his cups by noon like her father and brothers. So why was he drunk the first time they met?

February 23, 2010: The Hellion and the Highlander, the third book in the Devil Of The Highlands series will be coming out this March after Taming The Highland Bride. This story involves Kade Stewart, Merry's brother who went missing during the crusades. After three years in Baibar's prison, Kade, his men and Will Montagne escape. En route to England, a severe storm cuts their party in half and blinds Kade. Not knowing if he will see again, Will's sister, Averill, cares for Kade comfortable in the knowledge that he can't see her plain features and unseemly red hair. Or can he?

 
Favorite Christmas Characters Crossword

This crossword is based on your favorite characters from movies like Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, etc. Have fun!

Across
1  Scrooge often says "Bah ______". (6)
4  Eddy's dog in Christmas Vacation. (4)
6  Jack's dog in A Nightmare Before Christmas. (4)
9  The name of the Christmas movie that starred Bill Murray. (8)
10  The Grinch hated the ___s. (3)
11  Clark's daughter in Christmas Vacation. (6)
13  Scrooge's old boss was _____ Marley. (5)
15  The Griswald's Christmas tree went up like a match because it was ___. (3)
17  Jack Skellington's girlfriend from A Nightmare Before Christmas. (5)
18  The actress that played the ghost of Christmas present in Scrooged. (9)
19  We often decorate these at Christmas. (4)
21  Ebenezer was visited by the ghost of Christmas _______. (7)
22  _____ ___ Who liked the Grinch despite his surly demeaner. (8)
24  Ebenezer's girlfriend from the past. (5)
27  Who stole the Who's Christmas? (6)
29  The reindeer that could light the way for Santa and his sleigh on Christmas Eve? (7)
30  The main character as a child from The Christmas Story. (7)
31  Clarence from It's A Wonderful Life was an Angel second class because he still didn't have these. (5)
32  Rudolph floated to the island of misfit ____. (4)
33  Clark's cousin in Christmas Vacation. (4)

Down
1  Jack Skellington, from A Nightmare Before Christmas, can remove this without harm. (4)
2  The town where George Bailey lives from It's A Wonderful Life. (12)
3  Clark's surname from Christmas Vacation. (8)
4  Ellen calls Clark this in Christmas Vacation. (6)
5  Aunt Bethany's cat, from Christmas Vacation, was chewing on the Christmas lights and as a consequence is ____. (4)
7  The boogie man in A Nightmare Before Christmas. (11)
8  Another name for Santa is ___ ___ Winter. (6)
11  The __________ snowman from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. (10)
12  Clark, from Christmas Vacation, was waiting for this but instead got enrolled in the jelly of the month club. (5)
14  He's a clumsy family man with a heart of gold. (5)
16  Scrooge's employee. (8)
18  Aunt Bethany, from Christmas Vacation, wrapped this up to give as a gift. (3)
20  Scrooge's first name. (8)
23  Another name for Santa is good old Saint ____. (4)
24  One of the Oogie boys from A Nightmare Before Christmas. (6)
25  Clark's wife from Christmas Vacation. (5)
26  Clark had a lot of trouble setting these up in Christmas Vacation. (6)
27  Frank Cross, from Scrooged, was visited by three _____s. (5)
28  He lost 8,000 dollars on Christmas Eve in It's A Wonderful Life. (5)

 

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