Welcome to the garden everyone! As you can see, it's full on winter, no more fall. I have warm goodies. I have hot chocolate and coffee, and of course, peppermint schnapps for the cocoa and Irish crème for the coffee. Grab yourself a plate and find a place to sit. Today we have Judy Backer writing as Anna Sugg telling us about her Santa Series.
Judy Baker writes historical western romances/suspense, and her alternative-ego, Anna Sugg writes contemporary/suspense romance and paranormal novels. She has written The Santa Series, Yellow Creek Novels series, Silver Sage Creek series. Her favorite holiday is Christmas and her Santa Series has appeared on the top one hundred Amazon list. She’s been involved in many writing groups including RWA, URWA, and the Music City Romance writers of America in Nashville, Tennessee. She also taught a beginners class during the Florida RWA Conference, and taught classes for adult writers with the West Jordan Community Education District.
Baker grew up in the Tennessee, but has lived much of her life in the west. Moving to Nevada to teach school, she was compelled to write the stories that filled her head. She now lives in Utah with her husband and two furry kids, a Lakeland terrier named Stanley and, Bruce, an eighteen pound cat. When not writing, she enjoys RVing with her family, stargazing through one of her many telescopes, digging in her wildflower garden, and golfing, or just swinging on the patio while plotting her next story. She’s also an avid fan of coffee, tea and the ocean. You can contact Judy through her website: http://judybaker.coffeecup.com
I’m excited to be a guest on Mary’s blog and tell you about a series that I wrote, especially for the Christmas holidays. Christmas is my favorite holiday, so it was a natural thing for me to write a Christmas story.
When I first wrote Santa’s Pretty Lady, I wasn’t thinking about a series, but as many of you know, secondary characters can often whispering in your ear. A homeless character in my story, Santa’s Pretty Lady, bugged me to a point that I finally put my fingers to the computer, even though it was the first of August and summer sunshine begged me to be outdoors. I played Christmas music and listened to my muse, letting the story unfold. (My husband just smiled and shook his head.)
In no time, I had completed the next book, Santa’s Secret Gift. And, of course, wouldn’t you know it. The little girl in book two was such a sweet, loveable character that I knew I had to write her story in book three, Mainland Santa.
As an adult, she continued to be the character that I loved in Santa’s Secret Gift.
All three books are filled with fun, emotional, suspenseful drama, all with a Santa hero. You’ll meet loveable, courageous, even insufferable characters that flow from one book to the next as they meet life’s unexpected challenges. These Christmas stories are sweet and wholesome with happily-ever-after endings, and can be read as a stand-alone story. The Santa Series will keep you in the spirit of the holiday season, even after the holidays.
I’m thrilled to announce the book cover of Santa’s Pretty Lady’s won first place in the Still Moments Magazine Winter Holiday Cover Contest. Thank you to all of you that voted for my cover, which was created by Sheri McGathy, http://sherimcgathy.com/
Santa’s Pretty Lady
How could she possibly fall in love with a homeless Santa?
Lena Belle tries to reject the love of a man whose only job for the moment is playing Santa for the department store. Yet, he stirs an emotion within her that she has not felt for many years. How could she fall in love with a homeless Santa? Would he be willing to work for their relationship? Supporting a man once in a lifetime is enough. She will not be the sole provider and risk another divorce.
A gift from a secret Santa gives her hope and a chance to take her daughter and run.
When Madison Sanford is abandoned on a mountaintop in the middle of Nevada's desolate state, where a body could die and not be found, if ever, she never dreamed that one day a secret Santa would give her hope for happiness. Peter Jackson's destiny had once again crossed paths with Madison. Loving her scares the hell out of him and the only thing he knows to do is to run again, pushing her back in the arms of the man that could destroy her.
All men have only two things on their mind: sex and secrets
Dr. Brianna Sanford will miss the salty
smell of the ocean air, the winter nights with their perfect conditions for stargazing, and the island's constant eighty-two degree temperature. As her job at the prestigious hotel in Hawaii nears an end, Brianna meets Cagney Malloy. Since breaking off an engagement, she had decided all men have only two things on their mind: sex and secrets. Cagney Malloy is no different. He has a secret. She wouldn't care, except her feelings for the man has become more than she expected.
Here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and success in all you want to accomplish in the New Year. Judy.
Thank you for joining us today, Judy! I can tell everyone first hand, this is a GREAT Series. Enjoy!