With Christmas only sixteen weeks away, as of this date, I anticipate that most of you will soon feel as though you are trapped inside a giant snow globe being shook by a sugared-up six-year-old while trying to get the wrappings and trappings of this celebrated holiday put together for your family.
I know from experience that once the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, we then naturally throw ourselves into the Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Christmas Rush, and we don’t allow our heartbeats to settle back to normal until well after the New Year’s baby has pooped his first diaper.
With that lovely image now planted in your heads, I thought this year I would give my readers an early gift. Let’s face it, the Hallmark channel churns out some pretty sweet Christmas movies, but we are all too busy writing lists, signing Christmas cards, and running around like crazy people to watch them, much less read a holiday book. I’m right in there with you.
So! I thought why not ease you all into Christmas with ten chapters from my novel, KRINGLE? Yes! Ten free chapters for you to enjoy starting Monday, September 11th, and running daily Monday through Thursday, up to Thursday, November 16th.
Naturally there is my hope that you will be caught up in the story to want to buy the book, either paperback or ebook, and to make it so much more enticing to you, I’ve dropped the prices. Plus every penny of profit will benefit cats from a local colony.
All of my fur babies, except for Herman, came from that colony. While I cannot afford to adopt another cat — when I took in Candy, Elly and Chevy over the past 12 months with Els and Chev being FIV+, that brought the Wonderpurr Gang up to 13 — I would never turn away a hungry animal who wanders into my yard, especially in winter.
Here’s Holly Kringle to tell you about her own personal hell as the wife to the World’s Biggest Kid aka Santa Claus.
December 21st ~ 84:00 hours to Eve Launch
After twenty years of ‘wedded bliss’ to the original Bad Boy of the Northern Hemisphere, my life is not all Sugarplum Fairies and Joy to the World. I could fill pages about my life with Kris Kringle, but I wouldn’t want to destroy your childhood delusions about Santa Claus.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my wickedly charming husband. He’s a wonderful father. A steady provider, and still makes all the right moves in bed. Ohhh yah! Yet, here’s the thing: I wanted him to look at me and wet himself in fear. I was that mad. So, what did Kris do that had me contemplating divorce with Eve Delivery just hours away? Grab some coffee and have a seat. I need to vent and this is going to take a while. ~Holly Kringle
Holly Kringle has a very full plate. She is Highest Mayor of Polartown and President of Kringle Enterprises–the company that puts the ‘Merry’ in Christmas and the ‘Happy’ in Holidays. She is also the mother of teenagers and wife to Kris Kringle–the World’s Biggest Kid. When the reindeer are poisoned three days before Eve Launch, Holly adds amateur detective to her resume. With just about everyone in Polartown under suspicion, she doesn’t have time to dwell on employee problems, personal family issues, her 50th birthday, or investigate her husband’s highly suspicious behavior. If Dancer dies, her soulmate Dasher won’t want to live without her. And like a pod of whales beaching on the shore, the remaining Famous Eight will surely follow.
Hope that sounds enticing to you Christmas novel readers. And if it does, I have created three ways for you to purchase KRINGLE, if you so desire.
- KINDLE eBooks – If you enjoy ebooks, KRINGLE is available on Kindle for $3.99 with a generous royalty profit of $2.73 for the kitties.
- Amazon.com – You can purchase the paperback for $7.95 where the royalty is .54 (grrr) and shipping is about $4.59.
- CREATESPACE – I’ve set up a Createspace store specifically for KRINGLE readers. There the book is priced at $7.95 with a royalty of $2.13 and standard shipping is about $3.59.
I hope you enjoy the ten free chapters, beginning Monday, September 11th. And if you do, please tell your friends. Better yet…buy a book, either as a gift for yourself, or for someone on your gift list who enjoys campy, funny, holiday mysteries.
Love to you all!