November 2, 2017

Kringle Chapter 9 Part 1

Kringle Chapter 9 Part 1

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought why not ease you all into the spirit of the holiday with ten chapters from my novel, KRINGLE. Yes! Ten free chapters for you to enjoy running Monday through Thursday until November 16th. Hope you enjoy!

To catch up on the story I’ve added the Links to the end of this post.


Accompanied by Joost’s big beat style drumming, Kris careened off walls and people as he stormed the East Wing corridor. Whatever Valda put in the figgy pudding had opened his eyes to the world and its ugly deceptions. Holly’s cutesy pocket note was the final straw. He wanted his Smooch back and he would get it, or there would be heck to pay.

A squeal broke his manic rant. Realizing he’d knocked the Décor & More committee’s head designer off her ladder, he caught her with profuse apologies.

“What do you think of my tribute to Brazil’s rainforest?” Jessica gestured to the sixty-foot kapok trees, waterfall, exotic ferns and thousands of butterflies.

Kris looked into the leafy canopy. A dozen capuchin monkeys gazed back. “What’s with everyone wanting monkeys? They’re worse than cats.” Joost nodded from his shoulder. Kris noticed one monkey gnawed on a bright yellow frog. “You brought in frogs?”

Jessica opened a box of assorted colors. “Just a few. For drama.”

The frog-eating monkey fell dead at her feet. Jessica screamed. Kris confiscated the box. “Drama we don’t need.” His stomach gurgled. Tasting sour metal, he hoped the figgy pudding wasn’t life-threatening. He didn’t have time to be sick, much less dead. Read More

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