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The Christmas season is upon us and I swear I can feel the Christmas Spirit in the air! (Or perhaps the creepy stares of the elves presently lining my kitchen cabinets are responsible for raising the hair on the back of my neck.) Either way I'm definitely in the mood for sugarplums and moonbeams, and wait impatiently for the night I'll hear reindeer bells and Santa's jolly laughter coming from the roof top! I've felt so festive lately that I've even ventured out and, like a trooper, battled the crazy crowds in search of the perfect present for loved ones. All I can say is they better like what they get because I'm not going back out there. (I know it's strange but I really don't like to shop. The only exception would be if I can do it in twenty minute intervals when there's absolutely no one around and I know exactly where to find the items I want... As I said, I don't like shopping.)
Speaking of the season, I've noticed a LOT of Christmas movies popping up on the telly these last few weeks. Although many of them are the cheesy, made for T.V. movies that aren't worth the time it takes to watch them, the classics are a different story. For me Christmas wouldn't be the same if I didn't watch my all-time favorite It's A Wonderful Life. For the handful of people that don't know, it's about George Bailey, a desperate man at the end of his rope and Clarence, the gentle angel who helps George discover that he really does have a wonderful life by showing him what would have happened to the people in his life if he'd never been born. Part of the charm of this movie is that the characters are believable, even Clarence whose obvious inexperience makes you wonder if his angelic efforts will be in vain. It's funny, sweet, dramatic, romantic and best of all by the time the credits role it leaves you feeling just like George did in the end... filled with hope and wonder. Even writing about it makes me smile. :-)
As for my latest news I have some upcoming releases to tell you about...
The first one is a reissue of my one and only contemporary spy novel, The Loving Daylights, which is hitting bookstore shelves at the end of December. The James Bond-esque cover they gave it is perfect for this spy novel which spoofs the infamous series but with a female lead of course!
The Loving Daylights, this contemporary spy novel will be reissued on December 30th, just in time for the New Year!
And book #21 called The Immortal Who Loved Me will be out on the bookstore shelves on February 24th! This is book #21 in the Argeneau series and it’s about Katricia’s father, Basileios Argeneau and newcomer Sherry Carne. Many familiar faces are drawn into this story including the gifted but troubled teenager Stephanie McGill, the infamous Basha Argeneau and Marcus Notte just to name a few. This story starts with a bang and never really slows down so if you like nonstop action then you just might like this book.
The Immortal Who Loved Me, book #21 in the Argeneau series will come out on February 24th!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and fantastic year to come! Every time January rolls around it reminds me that it's a brand new year and the perfect opportunity to tackle new projects or perhaps finish up old ones that had been pushed aside months ago. Have fun! <G>
Hugs and heartfelt Christmas wishes my friends!