A December Knight was supposed to be released last year, but… Sometimes things don’t go as planned. However, this year, it’s a go!
I consider this novel to be your typical, run of the mill romance story. It has two main characters looking for love and when they find it, they’re eager, yet there’s something holding them back. I’m no Nora Roberts or Harlequin Romance author, but from the ones I’ve read, A December Knight follows a similar story line.
Here’s the first scene.
Chapter 1, Scene 1
Emmie Cooper stiffened when she heard the exasperation in her mother’s voice.
“Christmas? It comes too early and never leaves quick enough.”
“Humbug, Jan! I love the holidays,” said Lorette Dalrymple. “Magic fills the air when everyone is happy and giving.”
“You mean when they are spending money they don’t have on gifts no one needs.”
Emmie burrowed deeper into the closet, letting the jackets on the clothes hangers disguise her hiding place. Her mother and Aunt Lorette sat at the kitchen table drinking tea. She hadn’t intended to eavesdrop, but she was almost into the room before she realised they were there. Instead of saying hello and drawing attention to herself, she sneaked into the shadow of the closet. With Christmas only two weeks away, she expected to hear about a gift bought for her. She had been dreaming of many wonderful things but had narrowed her list down to ten: five for the list she’d given to her mother and five written in her letter to Santa.
“Oh, come on; where’s your holiday spirit?” said Lorette.
“It went out with last week’s trash,” said Jan.
“Honestly, sis, I don’t know what to make of you. Every year you dive into depression as if it’s a punch bowl laced with rum. It’s as if someone killed your cat, swiped your favourite heels and posted your baby-fat pictures on Facebook all in one day.”Continue reading “A Hot Christmas Romance that Will Melt the Snow from Your Tree”