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PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel

PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel is a PodCastle original.

Rated PG-13.

The Cursed Noel

By Tim Pratt & Heather Shaw

It was supposed to be a Very Zoom Christmas, but the internet went out on Christmas Eve, and out here, it usually took a couple of days to get going again. Travis didn’t expect things to happen any faster during the holiday. He could get a bar on his cell phone if he stood in the right spot in the cabin, but that wasn’t enough for a video call. He could always drive into town tomorrow where the service was better, but sitting in some parking lot in the cold, looking at the thumbprint-sized faces of his mother and sisters and cousins on his phone, all broadcasting from their own places of pandemic isolation, didn’t exactly sound festive.

Travis went to the window in the kitchen and looked out at the whitened evergreens. Loneliness settled onto him, like the weight of all that snow on those branches. The smell of his morning coffee was already dissipating in the chill air. The original plan, back when everyone thought the pandemic would surely be under control by the end of the year, was to fly to Chicago for the traditional giant gathering, but the Midwest was even more ravaged by the virus than everywhere else. So he was staying here instead, wintering for the first time in the cabin in the North Carolina mountains he’d inherited from his grandfather, and only used as a summer place before. The isolation hadn’t bothered him much so far, but like the snow in the song, the pandemic didn’t show signs of stopping, and it had all become a bit wearying.

He was on sabbatical, working on his next book, which was mostly about epistemological nihilism. His editor wanted to call it Knowing and Nothingness; he preferred Cogito, Ergo So What? Since he wasn’t teaching at the moment, Travis had been spared the necessity of navigating the whole remote-learning thing, though it looked like he’d have to come to grips with it next year, at this rate; he couldn’t imagine teaching a Philosophy 101 class or even a senior seminar through a screen. The whole point was engaging with other thinkers, and doing that remotely would spoil the flow of conversation he cherished so much when teaching. But, he supposed, life was about making adjustments.

Not seeing his family for Christmas wasn’t an adjustment he’d wanted to make, though. The life of the mind was all well and good, but he also wanted the life of the eggnog, and Christmas carols, and spiked apple cider, and twinkling lights, and presents he could actually present in person.

Looking out at the trees, he smiled. Adjustments. Okay, so, he couldn’t join his people for the holidays. That didn’t mean he couldn’t be a little more festive himself. The junk his grandfather had left in the back room included strings of Christmas lights and the most unloved family heirloom ornaments and the metallic tang of out-of-fashion tinsel. He had an axe. He owned two acres, positively infested with pines of all sizes. He would by God go out and cut himself a Christmas tree, decorate it, get a fire going, pour some rum into something (maybe just into a glass), and be as merry as he could be under the circumstances. He couldn’t stream holiday movies with no internet, but he had a book of Charles Dickens, and that Connie Willis collection of Christmas stories, and re-reading those would do just as well. He even had packages to put under the tree, so at least that would look cheerful—he’d wrapped up gifts for his family, hoping until the last minute that he’d get to deliver them in person. He should have mailed them already, really, but that could be an errand for Boxing Day.

He bundled up, his winter gear consisting of a hoodie with a leather jacket on top, which together almost approximated a winter coat. He’d only planned to be here through the Fall, but by then infection rates in his hometown were spiking because of an ill-thought-out and ill-fated attempt to bring students to campus for the fall semester, and the local authorities were pleading for people to stay away. This little mountain town, in the meantime, had experienced a grand total of two cases, both tourists from Florida who’d decided a little thing like a worldwide virus outbreak wouldn’t stop them from driving up to see the leaves change. People weren’t great about wearing masks out here in the country, it was true, but the grocery store required them to get in, and otherwise he never really saw anyone anyway. Hunkering down here until there was a vaccine, or at least until the inevitable winter outbreak spike abated, seemed sensible. The change in plans meant he didn’t have a proper winter coat here, or long underwear, and his hiking boots weren’t as waterproof as he’d like, but better cold than coughing to death, or on a ventilator in an overcrowded ICU.

He wrapped a woolly scarf that had belonged to his granddad (and still smelled faintly, and not unpleasantly, of his pipe smoke) around his throat and chin, pulled a knit cap low onto his ears, and stepped out onto the porch. The day was clear and bright, the snow glittering like diamond dust, and the air was more brisk and crisp than annihilating. December was cold, but it was worse in January and February, or so he’d been assured by the locals.

Travis found his axe out by the tarp-covered woodpile, which was probably high enough to get him through winter. If not, there were neighbors who’d be happy to sell him a cord or two at well above market rate, he was sure. He crunched through the snow, which was mostly ankle deep and knee-deep at worst, since he was on the lee side of a hill. He followed his best recollection of the trail through the trees, his breath puffing out, the muscles in his legs warming up as a cold ache settled into his arms. He didn’t want some monster pine it would take forever to chop down. Something five or six feet high would do, and he could nail a couple of planks together to make a stand. The smell of evergreens in the house would do wonders for his mood, reminding him of those childhood holidays, when he’d tromp out with his dad or granddad or both to chop down a tree and take it home, just like this—

There were footprints in the snow. Travis was no tracker — he knew semiotics, not trail sign — but the snow was fresh and the marks were clear. They belonged to a person, more specifically a small person, and were made by a shoe with a substantial heel. Lady’s boots? He lifted his head, looked around, and saw a flash of red off to the right. “Hello?” he called.

The red vanished behind a crowd of trees, but, well: there were tracks. It wouldn’t be hard to follow them. Travis couldn’t think of any logical reason—good or nefarious—for someone to be on his land on Christmas Eve, so maybe it was a lost hiker or someone whose car had broken down on the other side of the hill. He followed the tracks, pausing occasionally to call out, to no response. When the tracks curved behind a thick stand of pines he paused. Sometimes there was illogical nefariousness, wasn’t there? But he had an axe, the intruder was alone and clearly not a hulking behemoth, and by the standards of middle-aged philosophy professors, he was in good shape. He was probably okay. He lifted the axe and went around the trees.

A woman was sitting on a tree stump, her elbows on her knees, her chin in her hands. A bob of chestnut curls, dusted with snow, hid her face. “Are you all right?” Travis said.

She looked up. She was pretty, Travis supposed; maybe even hot, as the straights judged things. She wore a shiny red dress embroidered with intricate beading, including a fringe that did nothing to warm her poor legs. The dress was a bit old-fashioned and flapper-y, and way too light for this weather, and the beaded, ivy-embroidered shawl couldn’t have helped much. She was indeed wearing lady’s boots, but thin ones made of kid leather — better for looking good at a party than walking around the forest. An out-of-place odor of old leather, fresh tobacco, and rose wafted from her. “I’m freezing, thanks for asking,” she said. “But, as always, it’s my own fault.” She sounded like she had a cold, and Travis automatically kept six feet between them. Neither one was wearing a mask, though his scarf probably halfway counted. “Where am I this time?”

“Sorry?” he said.

She waved her hand around vaguely; he noticed her other hand held an ivory cigarette holder, though there was no cigarette in it. “This place. Where am I? Last time, I was back in New York. I hadn’t been there in ages. They have a big Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. I met Rockefeller once, at a party — a girl I knew was some kind of distant cousin or something to his wife Abby. After a while it gets so even seeing a familiar name is something, you know?”

“I’m afraid I don’t know,” Travis said. She didn’t have an obvious head injury. “Have you had an accident, or something?”

She threw her head back and laughed uproariously; if most of the birds hadn’t flown south already, the noise would have startled them out of the trees. Travis just thought of droplets spraying. “I didn’t really have an accident, no. I had an on purpose. This was done to me intentionally. I was walking with some friends, on our way to a dance, and talking about how much I was looking forward to Christmas. I was going out to my uncle’s estate. He always threw the best rubs, and he was a Big Cheese banker, but he had a great tolerance for new fads and young people, and never even blinked when I rolled my stockings or smoked. The whole town came in for his parties, people danced till dawn, it was positively the tops. This old woman was shuffling along, dressed in rags, she smelled like cabbage and worse things, and she plucked at my sleeve and said, I’ll never forget it — ‘Young miss,’ she said, ‘young miss, could I come to your party? Only I’m ever so hungry and lonely and cold.’ I shook her off me and didn’t answer her at all.” The woman sighed. “Not showing much Christmas spirit, I know. Maybe if I’d given her two bits, or something, this wouldn’t have happened. I guess I’ll never know. Anyway.” The woman’s shoulders went up, and then came down. “She was something. I don’t know what. An angel in disguise. A bad fairy, or a fairy godmother. She tested, me and I failed. Right before she touched me, I remember this, too, right before, I said, ‘I wish that every day could be Christmas Eve.’ It’s even better than Christmas, because that’s all church and cooking, but Christmas Eve, that’s dancing and gin and someone banging on the piano, that’s all the presents still wrapped and shining, that’s all the anticipation, you know?” She looked up at Travis, and her eyes were as green as the pines. “That’s the time when you can still imagine everything will be just perfect, before it has a chance to disappoint you.” She stood up and brushed snow from her dress. “That’s how she punished me. Every day is Christmas Eve for me, now. I wake up, and I’m cold and lonely and hungry, for the most part, and then I fall asleep, and when I open my eyes, it’s a year later, or sometimes two. I don’t even ask what year it is now, when I run into someone. It’s been a century, more or less, I guess. Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. I am curious where I am, though.”

Travis let that extraordinary speech sit for a moment, then said, “You’re in the mountains of North Carolina. I could give you a ride to, ah . . .” Maybe not a hospital. Nobody wanted to go to a hospital in a pandemic, and it wasn’t like the local county facility was famed for its mental health services. Mostly they treated accidental gunshot wounds, car accidents, truck accidents, ATV accidents, sundry broken bones, and complications from doing too much meth. “Into town? Maybe someone can help you.”

“No, thanks. I spent a day at some kind of shelter once, and I’ve been on enough locked wards in my life, if you can call it a life. What is that axe for? Did you come out here to get a Christmas tree?” She looked around. “I saw a good one, where I woke up. Come on.”

Travis followed her as she retraced her own tracks. She hadn’t asked him for money or any other kind of help, and if this was a scam, it was a really weird pitch. He figured she was either mentally ill or having a laugh, but he couldn’t tell which. He’d go along with things for now until he figured out the best way to help her.

“There.” She pointed to a small, perfectly formed evergreen, no more than six feet high, standing all on its own in a little clearing.

Travis wasn’t looking at that, though. He was looking at an indentation in the white powder nearby, like a snow angel without the wings, where a person had clearly been stretched out. The woman’s bootprints led away from that spot . . . but no prints led to the place. It was like she’d been lowered to the middle of the clearing from a helicopter, or simply . . . “Materialized on the spot,” he said aloud. He walked to the indentation and looked carefully at the snow around it for some sign that she’d hidden her tracks. The crust was unbroken. It had snowed yesterday afternoon, but then the clouds had cleared, and had stayed clear all night — he’d gone out to look at the moon shining in the dark sky. Had she, what, walked out here yesterday and just slept in the snow for a full day, waiting for fresh snow to eradicate her incoming tracks? Wearing that dress? She would have died of exposure. Maybe she’d had a blanket . . . but where was the blanket? He’d walked the entire length of her tracks, and seen no sign of any warmth or shelter. “That’s not possible,” he said.

“That’s what I said,” she replied. “For the first dozen or so times. Here, look, I got these in New York right before I went poof, and they’re still a little warm. Cost me my last few coins.” She reached into her purse with its gold fringe and pulled out a rolled paper bag, and when she opened it, the scent of roasted nuts wafted out. She offered the bag, and he reached in, and the chestnuts were still warm.

More things in heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, he thought. He knew curses weren’t real; he knew time-travel was impossible; he knew women didn’t materialize in the snow. But people had known all sorts of things throughout history, hadn’t they? They’d known floods were the punishments of angry gods. They’d known the stars were candles lit by angels. They’d known there were dragons in the caves and leviathans in the seas. They’d known if you wore your clothes turned inside out, the fairies couldn’t see you. They’d been wrong, of course, everybody knew that . . . but maybe some of them had been right.

Travis pulled his scarf down and uncovered his nose and mouth. “Well. I guess you can’t be infected, then.”

She took a step back. “Infected? With what? I’d rather not be cold, hungry, lonely, and sick, thank you.”

He shook his head. “I’m fine. I haven’t left my cabin in two weeks. But there’s a pandemic, worldwide, it’s pretty bad.”

“Like the Spanish Flu?”

Right. She was some kind of flapper, so 1918 would be fresh in her mind. “Like that,” he agreed.

“Everyone wearing masks and everything again, then.” She sighed. “I got the worst blemishes on my chin from wearing a mask all the time.”

“Some people are wearing masks,” he said. “Not enough. It’s getting worse, too. The scientists asked people not to travel or gather in groups for the holidays.”

“Cold and lonely for a lot of people, this year,” she said. “That doesn’t make me feel any better, oddly.”

Travis took off his leather jacket and held it out to her. After a moment’s hesitation, she took it and pulled it on; it was so big on her, she swam in it. She wrapped her shawl around her neck like a scarf and gave a sigh. “Thank you.”

“What’s your name?”

“Joscelyn.”

“I’m Travis.” He held up his axe. “Shall we get ourselves a Christmas tree, Joscelyn?”

Travis did most of the chopping, while she stood back and complimented his prowess. He’d been cold in just his hoodie, but working the axe soon had him warm and sweating. After what felt like a thousand swings from all directions, the tree tottered and fell, and Joscelyn cheered. Travis dragged the tree behind him, and Joscelyn followed along with the axe. “I don’t have much,” he said. “But you’re welcome to spend Christmas Eve with me.”

“I’ve had a few invitations like that over the years, on the rare occasions when I wake up around people who speak my language.” Her voice was colder than before. “Usually the men who invite me have certain intentions.”

How did flappers feel about gay people? Travis had no idea, but he supposed he was about to find out. “I . . . prefer the company of men, Joscelyn. I hope that’s all right.”

“Of course it is,” she said. “My favorite cousin Bobby was a nance. He always knew the best speaks. I’d be happy to accept your invitation, Trav. Usually a man alone on Christmas Eve has something wrong with him, but there’s not usually a new Spanish Flu going around, so you’re all right by me.”

Joscelyn chattered merrily as they walked back to his cabin, exclaiming over its rustic charm and going on about how it reminded her of the chalet where she did cocaine for the first time. He hammered together a base and they carried the tree inside, setting it up in a corner. He made sure the fireplace was roaring, then poured them both brandies. “To a Christmas Eve less lonely than either of us anticipated,” he said.

“Hotsy-totsy toast, Trav. Hear hear and chin-chin.” They clinked mugs and drank.

She helped him fish out the old ornaments (glitter-covered pine cones, glass Santas with cracked sacks, a stunned-looking toy mouse wearing skis) and strands of lights. They decorated the tree, and when they plugged it in, Joscelyn sighed happily. “Better than Rockefeller Center. I remember when they started selling these in stores.” She fingered the twinkling bulbs. “You only saw electric lights on trees in the hoity-toity houses before that.” Her stomach audibly rumbled, and she grimaced. “Sorry about that.”

“You must be starving!”

She shrugged. “Hungry, anyway. I always wake up hungry. I had a good meal, oh, four or five years ago, must have been, when I finally woke up in a place that took American money. Didn’t have enough to afford more than that bag of nuts last year though.”

Travis went to the kitchen and rummaged through the cupboards. “What sort of things did you used to have for Christmas dinner?”

“Oh, plum pudding, oyster dressing, codfish balls, roast duck, currant jelly, parsley potato balls. The usual things, like everyone has.”

Travis grinned. “I can’t manage all that, but I’ve got chocolate pudding mix, clam chowder, frozen meatballs, chicken breasts, marmalade, Yukon gold potatoes we can roast . . .”

“You’re sending me to heaven, Trav.”

They cooked together — she was terrible at cooking, and he was only competent, but they had a wonderful time. He told her stories of academic cocktail parties gone wrong, and she told him about the Jazz Age social scene, and then they swapped pandemic stories; they both had lots, mostly about how selfish people ruined things for everyone else. They ate dinner on a blanket on the floor, sharing treats back and forth, until they were both stuffed.

He had some Christmas music downloaded on his phone, and he played it through his bluetooth speaker. She knew “Silent Night” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” but not “Let It Snow” or “Silver Bells,” and the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” made her literally roll on the floor with laughter by the end.

It turned out she knew how to make real eggnog, sugar and yolks and all, and she whipped up a batch with brandy and rum so potent that it made his eyes water. They sat by the fire and talked, and she told him the places she’d awakened over the years: Paris, London, Rome, Melbourne. She turned sad, her face softening in the firelight. “But mostly I’m just in the trees, or in a field, or a prairie or a plain, maybe sometimes a little nothing-special town but they don’t speak English, so I don’t know where I am. Two years in the States in a row is a strange rare treat.”

Outside, it was dark, and the only light inside was the fire. Things were turning sad, and Travis wanted to fight that, but knew he couldn’t. “I’m glad I met you, Joscelyn.”

“This is the nicest Christmas Eve I’ve had since all this started,” she said. “I can’t thank you enough for taking me in. I don’t know how much longer I have here, but I’m enjoying every minute. Tomorrow will be a new year, cold and lonely and hungry and all, but memories of tonight will keep me warm.”

“Keep my jacket too,” he said. “Wait. I have some other things for you.” He hunted up his wallet, which only had about fifty dollars in it, but he opened her purse and popped the cash in. “That will he helpful sometime, I hope.”

“Trav, you’re the best, really—”

“Here.” He sorted through the wrapped presents until he found the one he’d gotten for his niece who’d just turned thirteen, a very special gift acquired with her mother’s permission. He passed the box to Joscelyn. “Open that.”

She smiled at him, all twinkles, and tore off the candy-cane patterned paper. The shining white box in her hand made her raise an eyebrow. “This is one of those portable telephones that’s also a camera and all that, right?”

“I’ll show you how it works.” He helped her open the box (shrink-wrapped items were strange to her) and went through the setup process, showed her how the charger worked and how to activate the device. “I’ll pay to get it working, and for an international calling plan. If you end up in the wilderness somewhere, there might not be service — there’s barely even service here — but if you wake up in civilization somewhere . . .” He programmed his own number into the phone. “There. Call me if you can. I probably won’t be close enough to see you, but at least you’ll hear a friendly voice.”

Joscelyn sniffled, tears in her eyes, then leaned forward and wrapped her arms around him. “I haven’t hugged anyone in about a hundred years,” she said.

He thought back. “It’s been around five months for me.”

She squeezed him tighter. “It only feels like three months for me, though, so you might even have it worse.”

“Maybe next year will be better,” he said.

“Maybe this year isn’t so bad,” she replied.

She put the phone and charger in her purse. They sat in front of the fire, holding hands companionably, and listened to Bing Crosby sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and Montgomery Gentry sing “Merry Christmas from the Family” until she said, “Oh, it’s starting.”

He looked at her, and she twinkled, shimmering, like moonlight seen through falling snow. “Oh, Joscelyn, oh no,” he said.

“It’s okay. I’m not so cold tonight.” She leaned forward to kiss his cheek. It felt like being brushed lightly by the needles of a pine tree, and then she was gone.

“Not so lonely,” Travis said, and sat and watched the fire until the night before turned into the morning of.

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Using Programmatic Marketing to Create Relevant Customer Experiences

I believe customer experience is THE differentiator future resilient brands will use to stay ahead of the competition. That’s a loaded sentence, which comes with a few assumptions. First, the price of admittance is a valuable product or service. Second, you have to think strategically about how to reach your audiences to offer those products and services. Third, you must ensure value is created for your audiences at every step along the way. Today I’d like to dive into how programmatic marketing can help create the positive customer experiences you want as your audiences interact and engage with your brand. 

What is Programmatic Marketing?

To make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s start with a quick definition of what programmatic marketing or advertising is. Digiday says: “Programmatic” ad buying typically refers to the use of software to purchase digital advertising, as opposed to the traditional process that involves RFPs, human negotiations and manual insertion orders. It’s using machines to buy ads, basically.” 

That sounds very tech-heavy and light on human interaction. And that’s actually not a bad thing, because that’s where the opportunity lies for savvy marketers. The advertisers that have the ability to use programmatic marketing to show they care and provide value at scale (i.e. programmatically) have a fantastic tool to meet people where they are with relevant messages and offers. And if you need more convincing about why this is important, I wrote a whole blog post just on the impact programmatic can have on customer experience (CX), which you can read here

Delivering Relevant Experiences in Real Time

Perhaps the biggest advantage of programmatic advertising is its ability to serve ads in real time, to help us get closer to the “right message to the right person at the right time” nirvana all us marketers seek. No matter the digital ad platform or ad network the advertiser uses, whether they work with a DSP, SSP, social media platform or even a PMP, they all have one crucial element in common – they can deliver ads in real time. So if I’ve been flagged as someone who might be shopping for Christmas presents for kids, it’s likely I’ll see toy ads as I browse the internet, which is really helpful when I’ve waited until the last minute to finish my shopping! 

It is vitally important to understand potential touchpoints with your audience and map them to a customer journey. This way you’ll be able to develop your campaign strategy so it helps people on their own individual customer journeys, and then execute your plan in an impactful way. While this must be driven by strategists and people who understand the brand’s campaign and business goals, without the ability to optimize the tech and platforms that deliver ads, your campaigns can fall flat.  

Programmatic Campaign Considerations for a Superior Customer Experience

So how can you bridge the gap between strategy and execution to ensure a fabulous customer experience? We recently published a report that takes a deep dive into this topic (and others!) that I encourage you to read: Connecting with People on Their Terms Where They Are and How They Want

In the section about using data and technology to bolster trust and positive customer experience, we outline three areas of consideration. 

  1. What data is being collected, and why?

There should be a cohesive strategy around the data you collect and its intended use. This requires the participation and alignment of stakeholders across your organization – it should not sit solely within your data team. Strategy, marketing, analytics, and media all need to be aligned on the data collection and application plan, as well as the governance process.

  1. How is second- and third-party data being used?

There is a lot of focus on your own data, and for good reason, but the same focus and rigor should be applied to second- and third-party data used across the organization.

You want to know what data is being used and where to ensure you are not duplicating audiences you may already have. You should also understand the construct of the data to ensure its validity and that it will truly reach the desired audience. For example, how is the head of household identified? Some data companies default to the male in the household, which we know is not an accurate view. Are location or home ownership used in ways that could create bias? Try to ensure the data collected follows the same governance guidelines as your brand.

  1. How does technology connect audience creation to activation and measurement?

Technology like DMPs, DSPs, CDPs, and ad servers enable the application of data. They are the rails on which the data train runs. Each platform should be set up to speak to the others and each enabled to seamlessly carry the data to activation. It comes down to having the right tech and taxonomy. Make no mistake though: data strategy should always come before tech. People need to see the connection between the data they share and the experience brands create to establish trust.

Armed with the answers to these questions, your programmatic marketing can’t help but be one of the most powerful methods you’ll have to reach your audiences, and also to have the knowledge and ability to craft meaningful, positive customer experiences. 

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Frisky Frolic: It’s Beginning…

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‘To Look A Lot Like Christmas…’

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I tend to start celebrating the holidays earlier than most.  I don’t mean fully decorating or putting up my Christmas Tree, I still haven’t got that up!  But, in about mid-November I brought in some branches, put up some white lights and hauled out a few winter decorations and my snow globes with the snow sculpture and the red cardinal.  

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It was about that same time FH started inching towards holiday related posts.  Although the hunks in Santa hats came later,  my 12 Days holiday hunk series began about the same time in mid-November and the countdown to Christmas was on.  I don’t know about you, but there are certain things, and certain signs that really have it looking, and feeling, a lot like Christmas.  For me, it’s when I hear from JayBee from Frisky Frolic about his latest holiday shoot.

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JayBee was really one of the first photographers that I found, that I really thought was as crazed about holiday imagery as I was.  I’ll never forget first discovering his Flickr page and finding naked ghosts and goblins, a slew of sexy Santa’s and models with furry Easter bunny ears as their only form of fashion.   JayBee’s imagery has helped FH celebrate almost every holiday of the year since 2012.  Although a move across country created a temporary hiatus, I was thrilled when JayBee shot me a message on Instagram earlier this year letting me know that Frisky Frolic was back!

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What I love so much about JayBee’s work is explained clearly in his brand name of Frisky Frolic.  His images are spotlighting the fun, tapping into the excitement and joy we all felt about holidays when we were kids.  I especially love JayBee’s ability to so skillfully tap into that creative imagination we all experienced as kids.  That wonderment of being in our fifth grade art class in the middle of December gluing cotton balls onto a paper plate to represent Santa’s fluffy white beard.
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So, while the folic may take us back to fifth grade, and the anticipation we felt as Christmas approached, the frisky is a little more adult.  JayBee combines that childhood wonder, with a mature erotic edge.  Although the images may appear to be straight forward, they are holiday, but with an erotic edge and a Frisky Frolic twist.

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In this series, the adorable Ezra at first,  looks so sweet posing in Santa’s sac.  it soon becomes clear however, Ezra has more than visions of sugar plums dancing in his head.  His head is more focused on Jeff, his late night hookup who just arrived.  Ezra tries to be nice, but at night, he veers more towards naughty.  Ezra is fine with taking his chances with 1 day of  receiving coal.  Especially if it means the other 364 days are filled with frisky fun.

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Best Christmas Songs From the ‘90s: Mariah Carey, More

Festive throwback! The 1990s brought Us Beanie Babies, AOL Instant Messenger, Crystal Pepsi, Clueless — and some of the catchiest holiday songs ever.

From Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” to Adam Sandler’s “The Hanukkah Song,” the ‘90s were jam-packed with holiday tunes that remain favorites more than three decades later.

Boy bands, including the Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Hanson and Boyz II Men released festive songs for the season that still hold up. Boyz II Men teamed up with Brian McKnight for 1993’s “Let It Snow” and in December 2020 they reunited to perform the track during a joint TV appearance.

‘NSync, for their part, dropped the Home for Christmas album in 1998. The record has endured as a holiday classic despite the band — Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone — going their separate ways in 2002.

“I mean, I don’t put on the album, but if it’s on a station that I choose, I have fun with it,” Chasez exclusively told Us Weekly in December 2017. “They are fun memories for me. I don’t know how to equate it other than saying it’s a college memory.”

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TLC’s holiday single, “Sleigh Ride,” was featured on the Home Alone 2: Lost in New York soundtrack in 1992, which starred Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister two years after the original film was released.

Sandler’s catchy song about Hanukkah, which originally premiered on Saturday Night Live in 1994, has been added to over the years, totaling four versions.

“That’s a long time for one song,” the comedian told Ellen DeGeneres in December 2019, on the song’s 25th anniversary. “If there are any other Jewish people out there who want to write a new one, that’d be great. I’d love to share the Hanukkah spirit with you.”

Scroll down to flash back to the ‘90s and celebrate the holidays … retro style!

1. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (1994)

From James Corden’s epic Carpool Karaoke mashup of Carey singing her holiday classic with everyone from Adele to Selena Gomez, to New York City’s Empire State Building doing a choreographed light show to the song, all anyone wants for Christmas is to belt this 1990s hit.

2. ‘NSync’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” (1998)

The only thing better than Kirkpatrick’s dreadlocks in this video is Gary Coleman’s waterproof green outfit. Then again, there is also Santa’s autographed 8×10 photo of the band.

3. Backstreet Boys’ “Christmas Time” (1997)

Not to be confused with the Backstreet Boys’ 2012 “It’s Christmas Time Again,” the 1997 song “Christmas Time” was first released on the Christmas edition of their “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” single … back when there were singles!

4. Hanson’s “Everybody Knows The Claus” (1997)

Just six months after Hanson’s debut Middle of Nowhere, the brothers released a Christmas album, Snowed In, which included a handful of original tunes — include the almost-as-catch-as-MMMBop “Everybody Knows the Claus.”

5. 98 Degrees’ “This Gift” (1999)

This sounds like, well, any other 98 Degrees ballad, except it contains Christmas words.

6. TLC’s “Sleigh Ride” (1992)

Chilli, T-Boz, and Left Eye got in the Christmas business too — with this original song featured on the Home Alone 2: Lost in New York soundtrack.

7. Amy Grant’s “Grown-Up Christmas List” (1992)

Although David Foster and Linda Thompson technically wrote the song for Natalie Cole in 1990, the ballad didn’t take off until Amy Grant added her own verse in 1992. Kelly Clarkson also paid homage to the song on an American Idol Christmas special.

8. Adam Sandler’s “The Hanukkah Song” (1994)

“When I was a kid, this time of year always made me feel a little left out because in school there were so many Christmas songs and all us Jewish kids had was the song, ‘Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel,’” Sandler lamented on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update before premiering the humorous ditty in 1994.

9. Gloria Estefan’s “Christmas Through Your Eyes” (1993)

The Latin-American singer wrote the title track from her 1993 Christmas album with Diane Warren.

10. Carnie and Wendy Wilson’s “Hey Santa!” (1993)

This was the title track of the first album from Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson after Wilson Phillips went on hiatus.

11. LeAnn Rimes’ “Put A Little Holiday In Your Heart” (1997)

The ballad came from a 1997 made-for-television movie on ABC called Holiday In Your Heart — which was based on a story co-written by a then 15-year-old LeAnn Rimes.

12. Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight’s “Let It Snow” (1993)

Nice and slow snowfall: Nineties R&B royalty united for this song containing super-90s phrases like “You are my everything.”

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Zara solo vende mangas de suéter y producto causa revuelo en redes sociales

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  • Un elemento que no podemos perder de vista hoy en día es cómo las marcas se han consolidado en el mercado, de la mano del retail.

  • La especialidad en retail como el fast fashion se ha hecho de marcas como Zara, de una popularidad única.

  • Entre los aspectos que no debemos perder de vista hoy en día está la capacidad de las marcas de lograr ser un referente en el mercado.

Zara es una de las marcas clave en el mercado de moda y un referente de gran valor, que sin lugar a dudas nos ayuda a comprender la capacidad que tiene una firma de moda con productos, que indudablemente logran transformar el mercado.

El mercado es hoy en día uno que se transforma y lo hace en total innovación, considerando la capacidad con que hoy en día cuentan las firmas en lograr transformar el mercado.

Ante esta transformación, un elemento que no podemos perder de vista es el que nos advierte de la innovación y el valor que encuentran las marcas al momento de comprender el valor de esta implementada en el diseño.

El mejor ejemplo de ello lo ofrece Zara, ahora que la marca se ha convertido en un referente por sus productos que en redes sociales logran viralizarse.

La firma ha lanzado unas mangas de suéter y la idea se ha convertido en una conversación dentro de redes, donde esta prenda ha llamado la atención por lo simple que es.

En su propuesta, Zara ha comenzado a vender la que parece ser solo la parte superior de un suéter, que indudablemente genera atractivo por tratarse únicamente de las mangas de dicha prenda.

El resultado en diseño ha dejado sorprendido a las redes sociales, por el efecto que ha logrado la prenda, al ser una simple pieza de suéter.

Si se quiere ver ridículo este fin de año, Zara le trae esta prenda por tan solo $29,90. Que lo disfruten. pic.twitter.com/hajzMIhsJe

— César Mauricio (@losdiazclaros) December 22, 2020

Polémico diseño

El diseño es fundamental en moda y se ha convertido en una materia que indudablemente nos enseña a comprender la capacidad que tiene en áreas como la moda, donde las prendas terminan convirtiéndose en un elemento de tremendo valor en el mercado.

Como es de esperar, la moda se ha hecho del diseño para lanzar al mercado productos que no decepcionan, por el contrario, se convierten en emblemas de gran valor para el consumidor.

El mejor ejemplo de ello lo encontramos con Zara, ahora que la firma se ha convertido en un emblema de productos que se distinguen por su diseño.

Ahora lee:

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  21. *Ryan’s Robot (Deal, Not Free) by Brian Kacica. Price: $2.99. Genre: Futuristic Thriller Deal, Sponsor, AI and Robots and what might the impact be on humanity, cleverly plotted with hidden agendas and conspiracies and surprising revelations. Rated: 4 stars on 5 Reviews. 332 pages. ASIN: B07Z2YDW96. Get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  22. *Toronto Shakedown by Martin Linskey. Price is: Free. Genre: Nuclear Thriller Deal, Sponsor, Their world is about to be shaken apart.
  23. *The Contract: Kill Jessica White (A Taken/Tanner Book 1) by Remington Kane. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Suspense. Rated: 4.4 stars on 128 Reviews. 167 pages. ASIN: B016QIY9VK.
  24. *A Body a Blade and an Early Baby (Bakers and Bulldogs Mysteries Book 20) by Rosie Sams. Price: Free. Genre: Cozy Mystery, Suspense. Rated: 4.6 stars on 19 Reviews. 122 pages. ASIN: B08M6DXNJX.
  25. *Petectives: Christmas Party by Robert J. Smith. Price: Free. Genre: Cozy Mystery, Animals, Suspense, Contemporary. Rated: 4.4 stars on 26 Reviews. 134 pages. ASIN: B00AL3IODG.
  26. *Merry Christmas Murder (A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery) by Rachel Woods. Price: Free. Genre: Cozy Mystery. Rated: 4.2 stars on 75 Reviews. 340 pages. ASIN: B084L6Z4RQ.
  27. Double Deceit: A psychological crime thriller with gripping suspense set in Amsterdam by Julienne Brouwers. Price: Free. Genre: Crime Thrillers. Rated: 4 stars on 36 Reviews. 276 pages. ASIN: B08KSGH6Q7.

Free Kindle Books – Christian & Religious

  1. Christian Blogs: All Christian, Christian Romance, Christian Mystery.
  2. Clean Books Blogs: Clean Romance, Clean Books.
  1. ***The Mystery of the Iron Duke by Fanny Finch. Price: Free. Genre: Christian Romance, Historical. Rated: 4.7 stars on 226 Reviews. 198 pages. ASIN: B07YRQZMNQ.
  2. *The Accounts of Benny’s Diner and Other Stories (Deal, Not Free) by . Price: $0.99. Genre: Christian Fictional Biography and Memoir Deal, Sponsor, With Wit and Different Perspective of End Times. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 292 pages. ASIN: B07Y63V83D. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  3. *Risking it all for Love (A Snow Valley Romance Book 1) by Kimberley Montpetit. Price: Free. Genre: Christian Romance, Religious. Rated: 4.3 stars on 101 Reviews. 198 pages. ASIN: B00OL1FP7M.
  4. **Get Money Do Good – A True Story How-To (Deal, Not Free) by J.D. Vermaas. Price: $0.99. Genre: Christian Nonfiction Deal, Sponsor, A family’s epic journey to
  5. *The Christmas Bride by Melanie Dobson. Price: Free. Genre: Christian Romance, Historical. Rated: 4.5 stars on 32 Reviews. 313 pages. ASIN: B07K1947JH.
  6. a dozen children. Rated: 4.9 stars on 53 Reviews. 316 pages. ASIN: B08HGBX43M.
  7. *City Faith – Following Jesus in Expensive, Transient, Secular Places by Jared Kirk. Price: Free. Genre: Christian Devotional, Sponsor, How to Keep Faith in a Distracting World, Self Discovery in your Urban Adventures. Rated: 4.9 stars on 24 Reviews. 169 pages. ASIN: B08NPV4QKV. Paperback: B08NDVJ6Q8.
  8. *Fourfold Kingdom of God – Design of the Space-time Universe (Deal, Not Free) by Gerald Paul Kooyers. Price: $0.99. Genre: Christian Spiritual Growth Deal, Sponsor, The fourfold understanding, Tabernacle as a picture of the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 216 pages. ASIN: B08QFZ3W5X.
  9. *The Sabbath and The Gospel: Finding Rest in the Completed Works of Christ by Keith T. Ferguson. Price: Free. Genre: Christian Living, Inspirational. Rated: 4.9 stars on 18 Reviews. 198 pages. ASIN: B07DRBXXXD.
  10. *False Beliefs – 2nd Edition, The Serpent Seed Doctrine & Kenite Myth by C.L. Shaffer. Price: $0.99. Genre: Christian Nonfiction Deal, Sponsor, Gain the biblical and factual information needed to refute Anglo-Israelism, the Edomite Myth, and the Khazar Theory. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 345 pages. ASIN: B08M41BC7T.
  11. *Bible Prophecies for the End Times (Deal, Not Free) by Wallace Christian. Price: $0.99. Genre: Christian Non Fiction Deal, Sponsor, Judgement day, Bible references. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 53 pages. ASIN: B08P3RNRQB. Get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  12. *Hero of Hope by Daniel Villarreal. Price: Free. Genre: Christian Fantasy. Rated: 5 stars on 6 Reviews. 169 pages. ASIN: B0899D1WJF.
  13. *Chloe’s Christmas Story (Deal, Not Free) by Cindy Dulaney. Price: $14.36. Genre: Christian Books for Children Deal, Sponsor, A wonderful time of year, Christmas. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 36 pages. ASIN: B08P3SBTVX. Also, get the eBook version here, the paperback version here, and take a look at the author’s website here, please.
  14. Heart of a Hero (New Beginnings Book 4) by Margaret Daley. Price: Free. Genre: Western & Frontier Christian Romance. Rated: 4.2 stars on 14 Reviews. 179 pages. ASIN: B07RHQLF3J.
  15. Gwen, A Mail Order Bride: An anthology of Mail Order Bride & Amish Romance by Hannah Winstone. Price: Free. Genre: Religious Romance. Rated: 4.2 stars on 12 Reviews. 183 pages. ASIN: B087B6S2S2.
  16. New Beginnings in Summit County: A Standalone Enemies to Love Reunion Christian Romance (Summit County Series Book 3) by Katherine Karrol. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance. Rated: 4.5 stars on 7 Reviews. 173 pages. ASIN: B07KFPXP9N.

Free Kindle Books – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. Free Kindle Horror Blog.
  2. Free Kindle Fantasy Blog.
  3. Free Kindle Science Fiction Blog.
  1. *** Science Fiction
  2. **Resistance to Magic (The Sariah Chronicles Book 1) by Peter Glenn. Price: Free. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure. Rated: 4.5 stars on 75 Reviews. 288 pages. ASIN: B08D3X4QVC.
  3. *The Winged Lion – Marion’s Match (Deal, Not Free) by Patrick D Carlson. Price: $0.99. Genre: Dystopian Science Fiction Deal, Sponsor, Surprising and imaginative Dystopian novel. Rated: 4.8 stars on 7 Reviews. 249 pages. ASIN: B08NFM4RHW. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  4. *Mutants by Abby Smith. Price: Free. Genre: Genetic Engineering Science Fiction. Rated: 5 stars on 8 Reviews. 319 pages. ASIN: B08HY19GC6.
  5. *Coach’s Hue (Deal, Not Free) by David W Piazza. Price: $0.99. Genre: Climate Fiction Deal, Sponsor, The human species is meant to coexist harmoniously with the Earth, this principal was lost, Mother Nature must be cruel to be kind. Rated: 5 stars on 20 Reviews. 283 pages. ASIN: B08MH76WPH.
  6. *Manifest Destiny: A First Contact Sci-Fi Thriller by Allen Ivers. Price: Free. Genre: Hard Science Fiction, Cyberpunk Science Fiction. Rated: 4.6 stars on 10 Reviews. ASIN: B081DT5KYR.
  7. *Blood Ink and Fire (Deal, Not Free) by Ashley Mansour. Price: $0.99. Genre: Dystopian Thriller Deal, Sponsor, a terrifying vision of the future that readers say is reminiscent of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Rated: 4.4 stars on 44 Reviews. 397 pages. ASIN: B0170Z4K26. Also, get the eBook version here, please.
  8. *Dragon Knight Chronicles Book 1 – The Awakening by Andrew Wichland. Price: $0.99. Genre: Science Fiction for All Ages Deal, Sponsor, If you like Philip K Dick. Rated: 4.2 stars on 17 Reviews. 122 pages. ASIN: B01GAFBQGA. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  9. *Jake & the Dragons of Asheville (Deal, Not Free) by Brian Kacica. Price: $2.99. Genre: Science Fiction Adventure Deal, Sponsor, His absent grandfather sends him on a journey into the gated forest bringing him face-to-face with a family of ancient dragons thought long extinct. Rated: 4 stars on 43 Reviews. 201 pages. ASIN: B072FDQ9RB. Also get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  10. *Casindra Lost – Paradisi Chronicles (Lost Mission Series Book 1) (Deal, Not Free) by Marti Ward. Price: $2.99. Genre: Science Fiction Deal, Sponsor, A deep space science fiction novel that is replete with artificial intelligence, space exploration, wormholes, sophisticated space vehicles and a cat. Rated: 4.4 stars on 45 Reviews. ASIN: B07ZB3VCW9. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  11. Longshot by Sean Platt. Price: Free. Genre: Space Fleet Science Fiction. Rated: 4.2 stars on 10 Reviews. 202 pages. ASIN: B08MSQP78S.
  12. Empire Eternal: Eloir by Philipp Münzer. Price: Free. Genre: Space Opera Science Fiction, Science Fiction Adventure. Rated: 4.2 stars on 9 Reviews. 264 pages. ASIN: B081QLXC9J.
  13. What a Time to Be Alice! by G. S. Taylor. Price: Free. Genre: Hard Science Fiction, Colonization Science Fiction. Rated: 4.7 stars on 8 Reviews. 358 pages. ASIN: B083SHDNFX.
  14. *Kronos Rising Book 3 (Repeat) by Max Hawthorne. Price: Free. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure. Rated: 4.4 stars on 151 Reviews. 554 pages. ASIN: B01DVOB31Q.
  15. *** Fantasy
  16. ***Benjamin Ashwood by A C Cobble. Price: Free. Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Adventure. Rated: 4.3 stars on 793 Reviews. 278 pages. ASIN: B01G9BSFH8.
  17. *Canticle of the Spear (Deal, Not Free) by S.C. Terlecky. Price: $0.99. Genre: New Adult Fantasy Adventure Fiction Deal, Sponsor, A classic tale of good versus evil, light versus dark, and two worlds, metaphorically at least, colliding and fighting for survival. Rated: 4.9 stars on 17 Reviews. 285 pages. ASIN: B08C288D8N.
  18. *The Elfkin Journals – Blending Of The Races by JDeVereS. Price: Free. Genre: Alternate Universe Fantasy, Sponsor, They have to enter an alternate universe, find the weakness in the aggressor’s system and stop the plague, but the enemy they face is like a minor god. Rated: 4.5 stars on 5 Reviews. 410 pages. ASIN: B07HQZHJ2L.
  19. *The Arena (The Shadow Epics Book 1) by R.B. Ellis. Price: Free. Genre: Greco-Roman Myth & Legend Fantasy. Rated: 4.5 stars on 30 Reviews. 392 pages. ASIN: B082H3RP8Q.
  20. ***Shardless (Tempris Book 1) by Stephanie Fisher. Price: Free. Genre: Sword & Sorcery Fantasy, Sponsor, The Sanctorum has returned to the island, and if they find her, they will kill her, And anyone that tries to protect her. Rated: 4.9 stars on 213 Reviews. 641 pages. ASIN: B07SH1N8JQ.
  21. *Reluctant Hood (Red Hood Chronicles Book 1) by Kendrai Meeks. Price: Free. Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Adventure. Rated: 4.9 stars on 18 Reviews. 278 pages. ASIN: B071NYZKMJ.
  22. *Supreme Alpha (King of Alphas Book 2) (Deal, Not Free) by Krystal White. Price: $0.99. Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance Deal, Sponsor, The storyline is great and there are some twists and surprises. Rated: 4 stars on 29 Reviews. 105 pages. ASIN: B00UQPQJR2. Also, get the eBook version here, please.
  23. *Advent of the Relinquished – A Solicitor’s Animus Novel by Joshua Hooker. Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, One of the deadliest Lord Solicitors the Church had ever produced, he did not relish the job but understood the need for it. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 208 pages. ASIN: B08N6VL9LP.
  24. *The Hunt of the Unicorn (The Tapestry Trilogy Book 1) by Chris Humphreys. Price: Free. Genre: Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy, Action & Adventure Fantasy. Rated: 5 stars on 4 Reviews. 312 pages. ASIN: B08DL9RHW1.
  25. *Verge of Corruption – A Love’s Warrior Novel (Deal, Not Free) by P.C. Stevens. Price: $0.99. Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance Deal, Sponsor, Light-blooded son of a deity, A feline beast who can turn into any cat, Trigger Warning. Rated: 4.1 stars on 26 Reviews. 350 pages. ASIN: B08D729WBY.
  26. *The Silver Island – Tales for Grownups (with not necessarily happily ever after) Tale First by Ruby Moon. Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, Fairy tales for adults with not necessarily happily ever after. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 38 pages. ASIN: B08QLY3YX5.
  27. *Dragon Rider Prophecy – A Journey Begins (Deal, Not Free) by Andrew Wichland. Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, They have wanted nothing, they are starting to lead ordinary lives but the fate of the entire world lies on their shoulders. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 398 pages. ASIN: B08PDW4347. Also, get the eBook version here, please.
  28. *Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes (The Dark Eyes) (Deal, Not Free) by M. R. Noble. Price: $4.99. Genre: Dark Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, An attack that destroys her home, She is blamed for murder. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 201 pages. ASIN: B08KVR2SLB. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  29. *Armilus – And So, The End Begins (Deal, Not Free) by Iván Cordero. Price: $4.99. Genre: Epic Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, A time of light and darkness, where what lurks in the shadows often holds the deepest secrets. Rated: 5 stars on 4 Reviews. ASIN: B08L48H95D. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  30. *Journey of hope and tears (Deal, Not Free) by Dieter Ryckewaert. Price: $2.94. Genre: Dystopian Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, a journey towards an escape, an unusual story about the true meaning of love. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 211 pages. ASIN: B08LDV756G. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  31. *The Order of the Dark Rose (The Cursed Mage Case Files Book 1) (Deal, Not Free) by Claudia Silva. Price: $0.99. Genres: Epic Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, The menace of a much larger conspiracy than he expected looms behind his curse. Rated: 4.1 stars on 14 Reviews. 283 pages. ASIN: B08LYMQH6M. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  32. *Fractured (Deal, Not Free) by Hamish McBain. Price: $2.99. Genre: Family Drama Deal, Sponsor, Each previous anniversary had been hellish, He expected this one to be no different. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 257 pages. ASIN: B08FF4YZPH. Also, get the eBook version here, amd the paperback version here, please.
  33. Tribute at the Gates: An Epic Fantasy Saga (Catalyst Book 1) by C.J. Aaron. Price: Free. Genre: Wizards & Witches Fantasy. Rated: 4.2 stars on 206 Reviews. 494 pages. ASIN: B088FXLGBS.
  34. Another Fairy Bastard: Rise of the New Arcana by Ron Randall. Price: Free. Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy. Rated: 4.2 stars on 9 Reviews. 342 pages. ASIN: B08LBRT18J.
  35. Stunning Short Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction: Superb Collection of Speculative Fiction by Kate Rauner. Price: Free. Genre: SciFi Fantasy. Rated: 4.2 stars on 5 Reviews. 150 pages. ASIN: B08NZYLY1P.
  36. *** Horror
  37. *Bloodbreeders: Living in Darkness by Robin Renee Ray. Price: Free. Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban. Rated: 4.8 stars on 25 Reviews. 428 pages. ASIN: B00F587YP6.
  38. *Ekleipsis – How far would you go to obey your instincts by Tamel Wino. Price: Free. Genre: Horror Book, Sponsor, Dark, complex characters and twisted tales. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 136 pages. ASIN: B08LR1PCJH.
  39. *Lucid Screams by Red Lagoe. Price: Free. Genre: Horror Short Stories. Rated: 4.4 stars on 36 Reviews. 158 pages. ASIN: B084KK2GPN.
  40. Divine Heir: The Infinite Series by Kelly McNeal. Price: Free. Genre: Dark Fantasy Horror. Rated: 4.4 stars on 9 Reviews. 456 pages. ASIN: B08473CF3T.
  41. ***Terror in the Shadows Vol. 1 (Repeat) by Scare Street. Price: Free. Genre: Horror, Occult, British. Rated: 4.4 stars on 398 Reviews. 161 pages. ASIN: B07FSK76HT.

Free Kindle Books – Historical Fiction
The Free Kindle Historical Fiction Blog.

  1. ***The Man With Two Names (The Sertorius Scrolls Book 1) by Vincent B Davis. Price: Free. Genre: Historical Fiction, Italian. Rated: 4.4 stars on 489 Reviews. 339 pages. ASIN: B073GGNWQ9.
  2. *Melanie – A Tale of Wonder by Ed Benjamin. Price: $0.99. Genre: Historical Fiction Deal, Sponsor, A beautiful, fun, story with a little mystery. Rated: 5 stars on 5 Reviews. 32 pages. ASIN: B07BZ3RGDJ.
  3. *Santa Claus (Deal, Not Free) by Ed Benjamin. Price: $0.99. Genre: Holiday Fiction Deal, Sponsor, Christmas story. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 10 pages. ASIN: B081NX8V2G.
  4. *Forbidden Woman – Realistic historical fiction that exposes a dark side of American history (Deal, Not Free) by Blair Bronwyn. Price: $0.99. Genre: Historical Fiction Deal, Sponsor, Family Saga, Surviving as a Single Mother in the Roaring Twenties, Overcoming Discrimination. Rated: 4.7 stars on 27 Reviews. 445 pages. ASIN: B08HKKD8LC. Also, get the eBook version here, please.
  5. *Thryke – The Man That Nobody Knew (Deal, Not Free) by Simon Gary. Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical Fiction Deal, Sponsor, 1915, sleepy English village, a star was born, Cornelius Arthur Thryke. Rated: 5 stars on 4 Reviews. 210 pages. ASIN: B08B8ZHKXK. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  6. **White Wolf and the Ash Princess by Tammy Lash. Price: Free. Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure. Rated: 4.7 stars on 58 Reviews. 339 pages. ASIN: B073D93YZ6.
  7. *Gates to Tangier by Mois Benarroch. Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical Fiction Deal, Sponsor, Family Saga, A journey that will force them to think about their identities. Rated: 4 stars on 40 Reviews. 173 pages. ASIN: B082XHZQFK. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.

Free Kindle Books – Young Adult

Free Kindle Young Adult Blog

  1. *** YA Romance
  2. ***Configured Book 1 by Jenetta Penner. Price: Free. Genre: YA Romance, Dystopian. Rated: 4.5 stars on 869 Reviews. 368 pages. ASIN: B01M0XHNFX.
  3. *** YA Fantasy, YA, YA Thrillers
  4. *Vengeance Blooms (Guardians of the Grove Book 1) by Chloe Hodge. Price: Free. Genre: YA Fantasy. Rated: 4.7 stars on 16 Reviews. 376 pages. ASIN: B07VV96NHM.
  5. *The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol (Mom’s Choice Award Recipient) – A Dragonstone Story (PDF) by Mark M. Even. Price is: Free. Genres are: YA Fantasy of the Day, Sponsor, A multi-generational family’s magical secret. Rated: 4.9 stars on 18 Reviews. 152 pages. ASIN: B07ZDKRQFC. Note: If you like this book, please leave an honest review here.
  6. *Enchanted Inheritance (The Purple Plague Mysteries Book 1) by Levi Doone. Price: Free. Genre: YA Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, An evil force works to use their abilities for its own purposes. Rated: 4 stars on 1 Reviews. 201 pages. ASIN: B07J39T4N2. Please note: The book has been re-edited and improved after reviewer feedback.
  7. ***The Dawn Of Grace (Deal, Not Free) by Randy Mixter. Price: $0.99. Genre: YA Fiction Deal, Sponsor, A time for joy, A time for tears, A time for reflection, A time for hope, And a time for miracles. Rated: 4.4 stars on 99 Reviews. 52 pages. ASIN: B08LBV8B73.
  8. *Keystone (Deal, Not Free) by Katie Delahanty. Price: $0.99. Genre: YA Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, She is forced to return to the Influencer world, while unraveling a conspiracy that began decades ago. Rated: 4.6 stars on 36 Reviews. 353 pages. ASIN: B081LWN7KN. Also, get the eBook version here, please.
  9. *Soraia, Child of the Sea (SUMMER) (FOUR SEASONS Book 3) by Leen Lefebre. Price: $0.99. Genre: YA Sea Adventure Deal, Sponsor, A Princess is Forbidden to Leave Her Cosy Palace, She is Hungry for Adventure. Rated: 5 stars on 2 Reviews. 102 pages. ASIN: B08LSSB5PF. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here. Please also check out book 1 here, and book 2 here, please. Please Note: All 3 books are discounted to $0.99.
  10. *Broken – A Novel (Deal, Not Free) by Allen S. Long. Price: $7.49. Genre: YA Fiction Deal, Sponsor, A Young Girl Deals with her parents’ divorce, She Displays Anger as a Coping Mechanism. Rated: 4.5 stars on 2 Reviews. 129 pages. ASIN: B01MF6AVAP. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  11. *Retribution Dies (Guardians of the Grove Book 2) by Chloe Hodge. Price: Free. Genre: YA Fantasy. Rated: 5 stars on 6 Reviews. 394 pages. ASIN: B08BLQ3TTT.
  12. Fearghus Academy: October Jewels by I.O. Scheffer. Price: Free. Genre: YA Fantasy. Rated: 4.6 stars on 7 Reviews. 498 pages. ASIN: B088LQL841.
  13. *The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol (Mom’s Choice Award Recipient) – A Dragonstone Story (Deal, Not Free) by Mark M. Even. Price: $2.29. Genre: YA Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, A Magic Parasol Transports Three Cousins to a Magical World, War Breaks out Between Good and Evil. Rated: 4.6 stars on 18 Reviews. 152 pages. ASIN: B07ZDKRQFC. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  14. *Voiceless – A Mermaid’s Tale (Deal, Not Free) by Anna Finch. Price: $2.99. Genre: YA Mermaids Book Deal, Sponsor, A stark contrast between the openness and kindness of the human world and the bitter reality of her draconian society. Rated: 4 stars on 6 Reviews. 326 pages. ASIN: B08HWZ4YJG. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  15. *Prophecy of the Twins (Deal, Not Free) by Talissa O’Shrigar. Price: $4.99. Genre: YA Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, Everyone knows what is waiting for them and makes decisions based on that, except him and her twin sister. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 201 pages. ASIN: B08KTTB3JQ. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.

Free Kindle Books – Children

Free Kindle Kids’ Book Blog.

  1. *Jack Staples and the Poet’s Storm by Mark Batterson. Price: Free. Genre: Children’s Books, Time Travel. Rated: 4.9 stars on 28 Reviews. 339 pages. ASIN: B07BYN1D2P.
  2. *Pondlife – Blue Moon Eclipse (Deal, Not Free) by Patricia M Ahern. Price: $0.99. Genre: Children’s Book Deal, Sponsor, A Delightful Tale, Has all the Ingredients of a Magical Adventure but is also Well-Grounded in Real Life Values. Rated: 5 stars on 10 Reviews. 201 pages. ASIN: B01L2KTS4A.
  3. *Eddie Versus the Shadow Shifters – in the Battle for Christmas (The Adventures of Eddie Book 1) by Brandon Stevenson. Price: $0.99. Genre: Children’s Action & Adventure Deal, Sponsor, A curious adventurer and young spy, Accidental whirlwind ride through a portal, shady characters. Rated: 4.7 stars on 35 Reviews. 129 pages. ASIN: B075K5GVRD.
  4. *Pondlife – Baboozle’s Revenge (Deal, Not Free) by Patricia M Ahern. Price: $0.99. Genre: Children’s Magical Fantasy Deal, Sponsor, A tale of a young girl, her brother, and friends in the world of Pondlife, where they encounter magic, shapeshifting, fairies and monsters. Rated: 5 stars on 2 Reviews. 210 pages. ASIN: B07PJ552PN.
  5. *The First Ride – The Real Story of Santa Claus by Gary Paul Bryant. Price: $0.99. Genre: Children’s Folk Tales & Myths Deal, Sponsor, Connecticut 1870s, the Clauses came to work at Max Pepin’s farm, Christmas has not been the same since. Rated: 4.3 stars on 18 Reviews. 21 pages. ASIN: B00562O4IQ. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  6. *Harrison Waits (Deal, Not Free) by Missy Hagen. Price: $14.95. Genre: Children’s Book Deal, Sponsor, A cleverly written book. Rated: 5 stars on 25 Reviews. 201 pages. ASIN: 0988904888. Also get the paperback version here or here, please.

Free Kindle Books – Spanish & Other Languages

  1. ***La Octava Condicion (Saga Ordinales n 2) (Spanish Edition) by Phavy Prieto. Price: Free. Genre: Spanish, Romance, Contemporary. Rated: 4.5 stars on 144 Reviews. 339 pages. ASIN: B07C32SQMP.

Free Kindle Books – Various Genres including Adventure

  1. Free Fiction Book Blogs: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Westerns, Classics
  1. *** Adventure
  2. *Hood of Sedna: A Capot Adventure Series by L D Wosar. Price: Free. Genre: Adventure, Contemporary. Rated: 4.6 stars on 33 Reviews. 266 pages. ASIN: B08P8Y49RS.
  3. *** Contemporary Fiction
  4. *That Man Was Me: The Story of Excitement, Pain and Revolt by Ashish Sharma. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction. Rated: 4.7 stars on 43 Reviews. 278 pages. ASIN: B08CR1F3JX.
  5. *Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories (Deal, Not Free) by Edgar Thurston. Price: $3.99. Genre: Contemporary Fiction Deal, Sponsor, Exciting, meditative, and funny stories. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 183 pages. ASIN: B08NV1BT2K. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  6. *Snatch 2&20 – A Satirical Romp through the Wall Street and Silicon Valley Swamps by Luke E. Fellows. Price: $2.99. Genres: Current Affairs Contemporary Fiction Deal, Sponsor, the whole system is rigged, not just Wall Street, a sharp look at Silicon Valley and Wall Street and America. Rated: 4.8 stars on 8 Reviews. 233 pages. ASIN: B087KP7S11. Get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
  7. *** Classics
  8. ***The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Price: Free. Genre: Classic, Adventure, Historical. Rated: 4.5 stars on 666 Reviews. 274 pages. ASIN: B077X3S882.
  9. *** Literary
  10. *Twelve Months of a Soviet Childhood by Julia Gousseva. Price: Free. Genre: Literary Fiction, Short Stories. Rated: 4.5 stars on 48 Reviews. 121 pages. ASIN: B0089MXRII.
  11. *Jolly and Li (Deal, Not Free) by Hal McCartor. Price: $0.99. Genre: Literary Fiction Deal, Sponsor, A thirteenth-century Chinese Zen hermit poet explores himself. Rated: 5 stars on 1 Reviews. 33 pages. ASIN: B086RX4SZQ. Also, get the eBook version here, and the paperback version here, please.
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Murder under the Mistletoe 2020 – A Round-up of the Best Indie Holiday Mysteries and Crime Fiction

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Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite holiday mysteries by indie authors.

The holiday mysteries cover the broad spectrum of crime fiction. We have plenty of cozy mysteries, small town mysteries, culinary mysteries, animal mysteries, paranormal mysteries, historical mysteries, Victorian mysteries, jazz age mysteries, WWII mysteries, romantic suspense, police procedurals, crime thrillers, pulp thrillers, men’s adventure, private eyes, masked crime fighters, telepathic detectives, thieving Santas, crime-fighting witches, crime-fighting bakers, crime-fighting watchmakers, crime-fighting wedding planners, crime-fighting dogs, crime-fighting frogs, magical cats, holiday body swaps, murder in circusses and aboard cruise ships, in ski resorts and cupcake shops, in small towns and the big city, missing children, missing presents, orphans in danger and much more. But one thing unites all of those very different books. They’re all set around the holidays.

As always with my round-up posts, this round-up of the best indie holiday mysteries is also crossposted to the Indie Crime Scene, a group blog which features new release spotlights, guest posts, interviews and link round-ups regarding all things crime fiction several times per week.

As always, I know the authors at least vaguely, but I haven’t read all of the books, so Caveat emptor.

And now on to the books without further ado:

A Very Mercy Christmas by M.Z. AndrewsA Very Mercy Christmas: A Witch Squad Holiday Special by M.Z. Andrews:

It’s Christmas time at the Paranormal Institute for Witches. Excited to go home for the holidays and be reunited with their families, Mercy, Jax, Holly, Sweets, and Alba say their goodbyes. However, when an unpredicted snowstorm ravages Aspen Falls, the girls must scramble to figure out their next move. Tempers flare as blame is placed and feelings are hurt. By the looks of it, Christmas will surely be ruined.

But when a surprise visitor arrives, the girls are forced to find out what friendship really means and decide whether or not it’s worth saving. Visited by some blasts from the past, the girls are given glimpses into each other’s pasts and find out what life would have been like if they’d never met and formed the Witch Squad on the first day of classes.

A Very Mercy Christmas is the 5th book in the Witch Squad Cozy Mystery series – there is no mystery to solve, instead sit back and enjoy a Christmas story about what went down over the Witch Squad’s first winter break and get a glimpse into the lives of each of the girls before they met.

Murder at the Mayfair Hotel by C.J. ArcherMurder at the Mayfair Hotel by C.J. Archer:

It was the most fashionable place to stay in London, until murder made a reservation.

December 1899. After the death of her beloved grandmother, Cleopatra Fox moves into the luxury hotel owned by her estranged uncle in the hopes of putting hardship and loneliness behind her. But the poisoning of a guest on Christmas Eve throws her new life, and the hotel, into chaos.

Cleo quickly realizes no one can be trusted, not Scotland Yard and especially not the hotel’s charming assistant manager. With the New Year’s Eve ball approaching fast and the hotel’s reputation hanging by a thread, Cleo must find the killer before the ball, and the hotel itself, are ruined. But catching a murderer proves just as difficult as navigating the hotel’s hierarchy and the peculiarities of her family.

Can Cleo find the killer before the new century begins? Or will someone get away with murder?

The Season for Slaying by Hillary AvisThe Season for Slaying by Hillary Avis:

All is quiet at the Pines and Needles Christmas Tree Farm. Too quiet.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Darla Cooper is merrily preparing for a family holiday when she witnesses a shocking murder in the woods.

Luckily, her son is a police detective. The problem? He doesn’t believe her—and the body is missing.

Darla must prove that a murder occurred, but she has no body, no witnesses, and no evidence except her own memory—which, to be honest, isn’t that great these days. Plus, she didn’t have her glasses on.

Join Darla as she hunts down a killer…just in time for Christmas.

The Season for Slaying is a short holiday cozy mystery story full of suspense, snowflakes, and sleighbells.

The Reluctant Witness by S.L. BeaumontThe Reluctant Witness by S.L. Beaumont:

In the weeks leading to Christmas, Liam McArvey, lead singer of The Fury, falls for enigmatic Bella, a waitress at his local café. However, little does he know that she is hiding a dangerous secret. After a photograph of the couple, taken outside a London recording studio, surfaces on the internet, Bella panics and prepares to move on.

But Liam enlists his friend, and sometimes sleuth, Stephanie Cooper, to help Bella unravel events in her past. Together, they uncover a crime within a crime, and Bella must decide where her loyalties lie.

The Reluctant Witness introduces new characters into the Carlswick world along with some old favorites and can be read as a standalone.

Fatal Festive Donuts by Cindy BellFatal Festive Donuts by Cindy Bell:

Christmastime at the holiday market means mistletoe, colorful lights and…a dead body.

It is almost Christmas and Joyce and Brenda are excited to get a coveted spot at the local holiday market. Business is thriving and they are looking forward to celebrating the holidays.

But Christmas becomes the last thing on their minds when a dead body is found on ‘Donuts on the Move’. Not only is their truck shut down, but they become the prime suspects. With the evidence stacking up against them and a detective who thinks they’re guilty, they decide to take things into their own hands and find the murderer.

Joyce and Brenda’s investigations lead them straight towards danger. Will they find the killer before they land up in handcuffs or even become victims themselves?

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A Merry Murder at St. Bernard Cabins by Cindy BellA Merry Murder at St. Bernard Cabins by Cindy Bell:

A pet-loving sleuth. A perplexing murder. Will the murder be solved before the clues are buried forever?

Nikki Green is taking a break from walking and pet-sitting her loyal companions. She is going to a ski resort for the holidays for some quiet time with her family. To her delight her solo journey turns into a group excursion. However, the trip doesn’t go according to plan when Nikki lands up in the middle of a snowstorm.

Then things go from bad to worse when someone is murdered, and her brother is the prime suspect. With the roads impassable, and two inexperienced officers on the case, Nikki decides to take matters into her own hands and clear her brother’s name. She plows through a mountain of clues to reveal the truth before the snow melts and the murderer disappears forever.

It’s a slippery slope of suspects and danger as she goes hurtling towards the truth.

A Bullet for Father Christmas by Cora BuhlertA Bullet for Father Christmas by Cora Buhlert:

When two men dressed up as Father Christmas rob a London jewellery store and one of them ends up dead on the floor, shot by his own accomplice, it’s certainly one of the more unusual cases for Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team. But as Helen begins to investigate, it turns out that the case is even more bizarre than she suspected.

This is a mystery novelette of 9300 words or approx. 30 print pages.

 

Santa's Sticky Fingers by Cora BuhlertSanta’s Sticky Fingers by Cora Buhlert:

Normally, Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd doesn’t deal with petty crime and pickpockets. But when the Christmas market in Kingston upon Thames is hit by a wave of thefts, Helen and her team are called in to help out.

Harry, a homeless man who always hangs around the market, seems to be the most obvious suspect. But there is also the mysterious man in the black leather jacket some witnesses claim to have seen. Or maybe, the thief can be found much closer to home…

Can Helen and her team crack the case in time for Christmas?

This is a holiday novelette of 7800 words or approx. 26 print pages in the Helen Shepherd Mysteries series, but may be read as a standalone.

St. Nicholas of Hell's KitchenSt. Nicholas of Hell’s Kitchen by Cora Buhlert:

Christmas time in 1930s New York. After escaping through the chimney of an orphanage in Hell’s Kitchen, Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer is mistaken for Santa Claus by one of the children and learns that the orphanage is under siege by both a gang of brutal racketeers and an unscrupulous landlord.

Richard vows to help the children and their guardians. However, it turns out that the attacks on the orphanage are only part of a much larger plot, when Richard’s quest for justice leads him into the upper echelons of Manhattan’s high society.

Soon, the Silencer finds himself face to face with one of the most powerful men in the city, while Richard and Constance struggle to save the orphanage and give the children of Hell’s Kitchen an unforgettable Christmas.

This is a novella of 30000 words or approximately 100 pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

A Jolly Little Murder by Beth ByersA Jolly Little Murder by Beth Byers:

December 1925

Violet Wakefield is determined to dive into the holiday and enjoy every occasion. She’s going to see the live nativity, listen to Handel’s Messiah, and attend the Nutcracker ballet. She’ll cover her house in all the holly and lights. In fact, Vi wants nothing more than to put up the largest Christmas tree she can locate and stuff it with gifts. ??She little expects, however, to stumble across a crime in action. When she gets pulled into the madness, her biggest concern isn’t the crime, it’s keeping Jack from committing a holiday homicide.

Silver Bells and Murder by Beth ByersSilver Bells and Murder by Beth Byers:

December 1926

Violet and Jack take the train to Scotland with their friends for the holidays only to arrive and realize that the village has been exposed to scarlet fever. Given the delicate babies in their family, they determine to insulate themselves at the lodge they’d taken.

Nearly desperate for some peace and holiday cheer, they intend nothing but lolling by the fire, diving into cupfuls of eggnog, and feasting.

Only, once again, they discover a body. The worst of it is that they were alone at the lodge when the crime was committed. Is it possible that one of them is the killer? Join Vi and friends as they determine their loyalties and hunt a murderer.

Merry Masquerade in Savannah by Hope CallaghanMerry Masquerade in Savannah by Hope Callaghan

Carlita, Mercedes, and Tony are gearing up to celebrate their first Thanksgiving at their new home in historic Savannah, Georgia. Along with the excitement of the upcoming holiday season, there’s a lingering sadness because part of their family won’t be there to celebrate.

When Carlita’s friend, Victoria “Tori” Montgomery, invites the Garlucci family to her “Merry Masquerade” party at Montgomery Hall, Carlita is thrilled to have something to take her mind off the approaching holiday.

Despite a recent theft and an assault on her butler, Tori moves forward with her party plans, a grand affair and a gathering of Savannah’s elite. The Merry Masquerade turns out to be everything it was billed to be and more, when one of Tori’s employees is found murdered inside the pool house.

Is the murder linked to the recent break-in and the butler’s attack at Montgomery Hall? Could the killer be living under Tori’s roof? Or was it a masked party guest trying to make it look like an inside job?

Join the Garlucci women as they help one of Savannah’s most prominent residents track down a killer!

Reindeer and Robberies by Hope CallaghanReindeers and Robberies by Hope Callaghan:

The Christmas Season is in full swing on board the cruise ship, Siren of the Seas thanks to Andy Walker, the ship’s cruise director who is all in on his new holiday theme, “The Reindeer Games.”

Millie and her co-worker, Danielle, are tasked with taking charge of the holiday theme and everything is running smoothly until one of the reindeer comes up missing. But the missing reindeer is the least of the security staff’s worries after a string of thefts are reported.

Millie jumps in with an investigation of her own that soon turns south when a stalker surfaces, determined to make her life miserable or worse yet.

Despite escalating incidents from the deranged stalker, Millie sorts the clues and discovers a possible link between the mysterious thefts and her stalker that hits close to home.

Can Millie survive the holiday season…or even more terrifying…make it out alive?

Frosted Croakies by Sam CheeverFrosted Croakies by Sam Cheever:

’Tis the season for great folly…walawalawalawalala…ribbit.

It’s Christmas time at Croakies. The tree is up. The stockings are hung. And Christmas tunes are turning the atmosphere jolly. After a tumultuous Samhain, I’ve found my chi again and I’m starting to enjoy the season of love and giving.

Yeah. You probably know how this is going to end.

When Sebille suggests I open the bookstore up to a small holiday party, I foolishly agree. How was I supposed to know that the hobgoblin would decide it would be fun to hide everybody’s stuff? Or that we’d be hit with a freak winter storm that confined everybody inside for the duration. Or that a “You’re me but who am I?” spell would be released inside the shop, switching everybody’s identities and creating general chaos and hysteria?

I could probably deal with all that if it weren’t for the fact that my friend, Lea…the one person who could possibly reverse the spell…was ensconced in SB the parrot, with no opposable thumbs for spelling.

And me? Of course, I’m sitting fat and squishy inside Mr. Slimy. Thank goodness Rustin isn’t currently in residence, or it would be really crowded in here.

Who spelled my party? What do a pair of Santa’s elves have to do with it? And why have old enemies suddenly become new friends? I apparently have a little holiday mystery to solve inside Croakies, and I have no idea how I’m going to solve it with everybody mixed up and some of us human.

Have I told you I hate this season?

Ribbit!

Never Mess with Mistletoe by Edie ClaireNever Mess with Mistletoe by Edie Claire:

Frances Koslow was ecstatic to have her humble abode chosen as stop #3 on the Holiday House Tour. Then everyone drank the cider.

When Leigh’s parents’ house becomes a last-minute substitution on the regional garden club’s famous Holiday House Tour, Frances Koslow is thrilled. But the tour is tomorrow, there’s work to be done, and Frances’s dwindling and aging “Floribunda” chapter is in dire need of reinforcements. Worried about her mother’s blood pressure, particularly as sisterly tensions rise over Leigh’s Aunt Lydie’s upcoming Christmas Eve wedding, Leigh steps in to make sure the tour runs smoothly.

But perhaps Leigh isn’t the ideal choice for the task. Not when a fortune cookie has just portended the return of her infamous “bad karma.” Not when everyone knows the real reason the Floribundas have declined is because every remaining member is a whackadoodle. And not when someone’s idea of Christmas spirit is to add a little something extra to the sweet cider punch.

One dead Floribunda later, Leigh struggles to keep her family calm in the midst of swirling suspicions, flying accusations, and dubious warnings of biological warfare. But when someone threatens to silence her own all-too-curious daughter, mother-rage kicks in. Nobody is ruining Leigh’s family’s Merry Christmas. Not even her family.

The Christmas Key by Philippa Nefri ClarkThe Christmas Key by Philippa Nefri Clark

A hot summer Christmas Day is just around the corner in the Australian seaside town of River’s End. Beachside BBQs and sumptuous dinners are on the menu.

But Martha Blake is like a dog with a bone, determined to solve the last of the cottage mysteries. She and great-niece Christie begin a secret investigation.

Meanwhile, Thomas is busy with his own clues and enlists the help of his reluctant grandson, Martin.

At Palmerston House, loving new couple Elizabeth and Angus face their greatest obstacle, throwing their happy future into doubt.

With everyone working at cross-purposes, who will find themselves in the middle, cast decades back into memories of a terrible mistake?

Is love enough this time, as the beloved residents of River’s End deal with the fallout of the old mystery? Who, or what, will bring them all together in time for Christmas?

The Christmas Key is a heartwarming novella rounding off the Christie Ryan Romantic Mystery series with the last of the secrets revealed, and delightful Christmas magic to touch the favourite residents of River’s End. Read as a standalone, or start the series with The Stationmaster’s Cottage.

Merry Buried Christmas by Lyndsey ColeMerry Buried Christmas by Lyndsey Cole:

Murder always ruins the best baked plans . . .

Annie Hunter has a lot on her plate just before Christmas, but it’s not all sugar and spice and everything nice! With an open house at her aunt’s new Blackbird Bed and Breakfast, all Annie hopes for is a drama-free day.

Of course, events never go as planned.

On top of preparing a whirlwind of food, holiday decorating, and keeping to a tight schedule, a surprise visitor is also on the menu. When that visitor turns up dead, Annie must search for the killer to keep everything from crumbling like a stale Christmas cookie.

Annie’s plan to flush out the murderer includes one tasty bribe, a pinch of needling, and a heaping tablespoon of accusation. When she is threatened, it’s time to put it all on the back burner.

But the killer has other ideas.

While the snowflakes fly, Annie finds herself caught between a cookie and a crazy person. This time, it looks like she bit off more than she can chew.

***Merry Buried Christmas is volume 12 in the Black Cat Cafe Cozy Mystery Series. Lyndsey’s books can be read and enjoyed in any order.

The Cop Who Stole Christmas by Christie CraigThe Cop Who Stole Christmas by Christie Craig:

It’ll take a tall, hot Texan and a little holiday spirit to mend a broken heart and catch a Christmas killer . . .

Savanna Edwards is feeling downright Scrooge-like. Who can blame her? A truly unjolly Santa—suit, beard and all—just repossessed her car because of her ex’s shady business dealings. She’d like to murder the no-good lying cheat, but somebody already did that for her—and left him right in the middle of her kitchen, wrapped up with a bow.

Detective Mark Donaldson has a rule against getting involved with his neighbors. He can look—and he’s studied every sweet curve of Savanna from across the street—but he can’t touch. So when she lands on his doorstep in need of help, he finds himself torn between being naughty or nice, and fights every urge to unwrap her like a shiny new Christmas present.

Trouble is, even Mark can’t resist a little holiday magic . . . and there’s definitely something magical happening between him and the girl next door.

Jingle Bells and Deadly Smells by Amber CreweJingle Bells and Deadly Smells by Amber Crewe:

“Each of the Sandy Bay mysteries are great! I think they just keep getting better.”

Christmas is that season…that season of pleasant surprises…delicious smells…and family and friends to share the holidays with.

This Christmas, Sandy Bay’s lovable bakery owner, Meghan Truman, gets a whole lot more than she bargained for…plus a dead body at the door of her favorite restaurant. Some people would rather sweep this murder under the carpet but something smells awfully fishy about the events surrounding it.

Will Meghan join Detective Irvin to find the murderer or will this event serve to etch unpleasant memories of this most wonderful time of the year?

Twelve Days by Mark DawsonTwelve Days by Mark Dawson:

John Milton hasn’t seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton’s efforts to keep the boy safe didn’t go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight.

But Elijah’s burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear. They have noticed Elijah, too, and decide that now is the time to settle old scores.

Can Milton keep the young man and his mother safe, or will Elijah’s old running mates get to him first?

Swamp Santa by Jana DeLeonSwamp Santa by Jana DeLeon:

It’s Christmas in Sinful and Fortune is set to participate in all the local hoopla. A Christmas gala, caroling, and a sleigh ride are on the agenda. Murder is not. But when someone bumps off Santa, Fortune is aware a killer is lurking among the holiday cheer. But with no client and no reason to interfere with a police investigation, it looks as if Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie will have to sit this one out.Big and Little Hebert might be criminals, but they prefer no competition in their territory, especially someone brazen enough to kill a man at the Christmas gala. When they hire Fortune to investigate the man’s death, she gets her Christmas wish and Swamp Team 3 sets out to solve their final case of the year.

Trepalli's Christmas by Marcelle DubéTrepalli’s Christmas by Marcelle Dubé:

It’s Christmas eve day and Constable Marco Trepalli of the Mendenhall Police Department can’t wait to be off shift. He’s planning a big surprise for his girlfriend, Amanda. Something special. Something romantic.

Then a kid doesn’t return home after sledding and Trepalli forgets all about his plans in the mad scramble to mobilize search parties and interview the kid’s friends. And as hour after hour slips by with no sign of the boy, Trepalli braces himself for what could turn into the worst Christmas ever… for him and the kid’s family.

Claus for Celebration by Laura DurhamClaus for Celebration by Laura Durham:

Wedding disasters are one thing. A missing Santa (who is presumed dead) is quite another.

This is no normal holiday season for DC’s top wedding planners. Not only is the weather too warm for their winter wonderland wedding, but their neighborhood’s singing Santa, Kris Kringle Jingle, is missing. On top of that, Annabelle’s engagement party is looming, and someone seems to be sabotaging their wedding plans. Can the Wedding Belles and their colorful crew find Santa, save the wedding, and stop the person who’s trying to make their lives a holly, jolly catastrophe?

Claus for Celebration is the 15th standalone book in the hilarious Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery series. If you like larger-than-life characters, madcap capers, and an insider’s look at glamorous society weddings, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s award-winning cozy mystery series.

Buy now to cozy up to this funny, festive holiday mystery today!

Winter Downs by Jan EdwardsWinter Downs by Jan Edwards:

Bunch Courtney stumbles upon the body of Jonathan Frampton in a woodland clearing. Is this a case of suicide, or is it murder? Bunch is determined to discover the truth but can she persuade the dour Chief Inspector Wright to take her seriously?

In January of 1940 a small rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion from across the Channel, finds itself deep in the grip of a snowy landscape, with an ice-cold killer on the loose.

 

Spirit of the Season by Cynthia E. HurstSpirit of the Season by Cynthia E. Hurst:

In a season of peace and goodwill, it was shocking for residents of the Cotswold town to learn a stranger had been murdered in their midst. It was even more shocking that he died on the doorstep of the town’s police inspector’s home as he was entertaining guests on Christmas Eve. It appeared Daniel Keegan’s only failing had been to fall in love with the wrong person, something that sends a chilling message to two of the inspector’s guests. Newlyweds Jacob Silver and Sarah Simm are used to criticism, but does Keegan’s death mean their own lives may be in danger?

‘Spirit of the Season’ is the eighth book in the Silver and Simm Victorian Mysteries series.

Potluck by Cynthia E. HurstPotluck by Cynthia E. Hurst:

The R&P Labs staff members are planning their Christmas potluck lunch when a stranger arrives on the doorstep with an announcement that threatens to turn several lives upside down. ’Tis the season to be wary, and in this short story, the five scientific sleuths have to do some rapid research to discover whether one of them will be getting a very unusual Christmas present.

 

 

Zukie's Gift by Cynthia E. HurstZukie’s Gift by Cynthia E. Hurst:

All sorts of things were donated for St Augustine’s Christmas bazaar — books, second-hand clothes, cookies, murder weapons …

Zukie’s Gift is a short story and part of the Zukie Merlino Mysteries series.

 

 

 

Big Top Treachery by CeeCee JamesBig Top Treachery by CeeCee James:

Christmas at the Circus!

What if the holly berry meant more than a cozy Christmas tradition? When Trixie, billed by the Concello circus as the world’s smallest Lady Godiva, finds a large ruby on the circus grounds, she thinks she’s one of the luckiest people on earth. Until she learns the stone’s past is stained as holly-red as the jewel itself. ??

When the police get involved, suspicion is cast not just on Trixie, but on her other friends at the circus. ??The pressure is on with Trixie getting threats from an anonymous source. When the calliope player is murdered, Trixie knows the threats she has been receiving aren’t just to scare her… she’ll be the next to die if she can’t find out the truth about the stone and unmask the murderer?

Eggnog, Extortion and Evergreens by Tonya KappesEggnog, Extortion and Evergreens by Tonya Kappes:

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky~ where nothing is normal. A Campers and Criminal Mystery Series is another brainchild of USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. If you love her quirky southern characters and small town charm with a mystery to solve, you’re going to love her new cozy mystery series!

Mae West is busy this Christmas season. She’s running around Normal getting the town ready for the first Winter Festival, which she hopes will become an annual event for the tourist town.

The freshly fallen snow sure does make the Daniel Boone National Park beautiful and ready for Santa’s arrival, but it also makes the curvy roads through the forest very slick. Unfortunately, Mae finds out just how slick the roads are after her car slides off the road and hits a tree, putting Mae into a deep coma.

Mae is one of the lucky patients who does wake up and happy to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

One of the patients in the emergency room with Mae didn’t die that night of natural causes, and Hank Sharp has himself a new homicide case on his hands.

Mae starts having memories about the fire that took her family and a memory of a murder plot that she thinks happened when she was in her coma. Only, she’s having a hard time distinguishing between the two memories and the clues seem to have blurred lines. There’s one thing she does know for sure, both incidents come with clues that neither were accidents.

Once again, Mae West with the help of the Laundry Club Ladies put on their ameatur sleuth cap to help solve the mystery of the murders before the killer sends her Christmas gift she can’t return.

How Aunt Tillie Stole Christmas by Amanda M. LeeHow Aunt Tillie Stole Christmas by Amanda M. Lee:

Fourteen years ago, Christmas hit Walkerville with a bang. Or, rather, a big ball of fire.
When a local group home for orphaned children goes up in smoke right before the holidays, Tillie Winchester volunteers her family to take in some kids – even though her arch nemesis Margaret Little is dead-set against it. Of course, that’s part of the appeal for Tillie so she’s considering it a win.

Three boys – all of them with a little attitude – have no idea what to expect from the Winchester household. No matter what, Tillie is sure they’re about to get more than they bargained for. In short order, they’re welcomed into the family at the same time the town is on edge due to a second fire.

Tillie is determined to prove the boys are innocent while also finding them a forever home … even if she has to take on a local judge and declare all out war to do it.

So, hang your stockings by the fire and sit back for another Christmas with the Winchesters. You’ll never be the same again.

Note: This is a 28,000-word novella set in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest world. It’s set back in the past so it can be read in any order.

Cremas, Christmas Cookies and Crroks by Harper LinCremas, Christmas Cookies and Crooks by Harper Lin:

It’s almost Christmastime in Cape Bay, and another murder has everyone in town talking. A despised new drama teacher at the local high school is killed in the school’s parking lot. The police arrest a beloved teacher, Mrs. Crowsdale, but everyone else thinks she is too nice to murder anyone. Mike, however, says they have solid evidence that proves she did it.

Sammy is particularly devastated. Mrs. Crowsdale was her favorite teacher and still her hero. Sammy begs Fran to find the real culprit. Fran isn’t so sure. Mike would be angry with her for butting in on another case. And what if more danger befalls her? After all, there are some pretty dangerous people in town…

Includes 3 special recipes!

Fur-miliar Felines by Harper LinFur-miliar Felines by Harper Lin:

Three witches and their magical cats solve paranormal murder cases in the mystical town of Wonder Falls.

It’s Christmastime, but something strange and sinister is in the air. Treacle, Cath’s courageous black cat, can’t see what it is, but he feels a dangerous presence out there in the snow-blanketed streets.

Aunt Astrid also feels dark ripples in the dimensions. The Greenstone witches suspect this creature is somehow tied to the disappearance of two high school students. Soon, one of them turns up dead, half-eaten.

The holiday spirit is in full effect in Wonder Falls, but so is a puzzling and gruesome murder mystery.

Pilfered Promises by M. Louisa LockePilfered Promises by M. Louisa Locke:

Holiday cover edition: It is November, 1880, and the future looks promising for Annie and Nate Dawson. Nate’s law practice is taking off. Annie has made the transition from pretend clairvoyant to a successful financial consultant. And they are looking forward to spending their first Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together.

For Robert Livingston, the owner San Francisco’s newest grand emporium, the holidays don’t look so promising. Not if he can’t figure out how to stop whoever is stealing from his department store, the Silver Strike Bazaar. However, when he hires the Dawsons to investigate, they discover that behind the doors of his “Palace of Plenty,” nothing is quite what it seems.

Pilfered Promises, a sweet cozy historical mystery, is the fifth novel in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series featuring Annie and Nate Dawson and their friends and family in the O’Farrell Street boarding house and it comes right before the newest novella, Kathleen Catches a Killer

Kathleen Catches a Killer by M. Louisa LockeKathleen Catches a Killer by M. Louisa Locke:

It’s the very end of December, 1880, and the servant Kathleen Hennessey expects to spend a quiet week taking care of the O’Farrell Street boarding house while her employers, Annie and Nate Dawson, are off spending the Christmas holidays with Nate’s family. However, when she agrees to help out one of her friends, Kathleen discovers that a simple case of a servant being dismissed without notice has turned into a complicated puzzle that she is determined to solve.

While featuring minor characters from Locke’s Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Kathleen Catches a Killer contains all the light romance, humor, and suspense of the longer works. Chronologically, this novella comes right after the events in Pilfered Promises, but it can be read as a stand-alone and an excellent introduction to this mystery series about the gas-lit world of the late 19th century.

'Tis the Season by Jean Louise and Michael Yaworsky‘Tis the Season: Two short holiday stories by Jean Louise and Michael Yaworsky:

Heartwarming stories of comfort and joy….

In Stealing Christmas, two modern-day Robin Hoods use a little fa-la-la-la-larceny to bring cheer to those who could use it most.

Tipping Point is the story of a single act of generosity that sets a series of acts into motion, touching a surprising number of people with the holiday spirit.

 

Murder on Holiday Lane by London LovettMurder on Holiday Lane by London Lovett:

It’s a warm and sunny Christmas season in Los Angeles. Things are slow at the Starfire Detective Agency, but Poppy is sure things will pick up after the holidays. When a pretty young starlet who works part-time as an elf at Santa’s Workshop on Holiday Lane is murdered, Poppy’s close friend, the up and coming director, Wyatt Blaze, becomes a prime suspect. Wyatt needs Poppy’s help to find the real killer. Gossip travels fast in Tinseltown and an arrest, even a false arrest, will destroy Wyatt’s career for good.

Now Poppy must start from the very beginning to find out just who had it out for the elf. Is it possible Santa himself is behind the diabolical deed?

Iced Inn by Karen MacInerneyIced Inn by Karen MacInerney:

It’s Christmastime at the Gray Whale Inn. The inn’s kitchen smells like ginger and spice, the ground is frosted with snow, and wedding bells are about to ring out for innkeeper Natalie’s favorite niece, Gwen. It’s a joyous time… until the families of the bride and groom descend on the island, bringing nasty tempers and a wicked winter storm with them. Add a baffling rash of thefts, a dash of romantic intrigue, and an unexpected power shutdown, and Natalie’s plans for a magical season are looking more like a recipe for disaster. Can Natalie find the missing gifts before the big holiday? And will the happy couple make it to the altar… or will the wedding go up in flames?

A Mind Reader's Christmas by Al MacyA Mind Reader’s Christmas by Al Macy:

Eric Beckman, a mind-reading private investigator, is spending Christmas in snowy Vermont with his wife and daughter. He needs a break from solving cases, but the townspeople convince him to look into the village mystery: Every holiday season, someone switches the baby Jesus with one of the other figures in the town’s Nativity scene.

With the help of his ten-year-old daughter, also a mind reader, he soon learns that some of the residents of the small town are not who–or even what–they seem to be. There’s something supernatural going on in Newburn, Vermont.

His investigation causes an escalation of strange happenings, and soon, swapped manger figures are the least of the town’s worries. If Beckman can’t adjust his view of the world–force himself to believe in things he never thought possible–the Christmas vacation could turn out to be his family’s last.

A Mind Reader’s Christmas may be read as a standalone book or as Book Four in the Eric Beckman series.

The Santa Claus of Mystic Springs by Mona MarpleThe Santa Claus of Mystic Springs by Mona Marple:

What if Father Christmas is on the naughty list?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mystic Springs, but all is not still or calm with the department store Santa.

The amateur dramatics club is full of big egos and legends-in-their-own-heads, so their spats aren’t unusual. But when the theatre owner is shot dead during the Christmas play, it’s Santa who pulls the trigger.

With the arrival of an unwelcome ex, a petition to end Discrimination Against Spirits, and a second attack by St Nick, the chances of a quiet Christmas seem to be quickly disappearing.

Has Santa really gone bad? Or is there more to it?

Town medium Connie and her dead sister Sage are both avoiding their own festive conundrums. A mistletoe murder is just the distraction they need.

Frostycake Murder by Summer PrescottFrostycake Murder by Summer Prescott:

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MISSY AND CHAS!!!

Life is full of surprises in the sleepy beachside town of Calgon, Florida, and the holiday season proves to be no exception. Echo faces a new reality that could change her life forever, Missy and Chas wrestle with the pain of facing their own limitations and uncertainties, while Spencer finds himself in a sticky situation relationally.

In the midst of all of the personal turmoil, a gruesome murder is discovered, and Chas once again has to take charge and hope that he finds the ruthless killer, before tragedy strikes a bit closer to home.

Murder on a Midnight Clear by Sara RosettMurder on a Midnight Clear by Sara Rosett:

A snowbound country mansion, a missing butler, and a Christmas case…

Olive and Jasper have never been closer—except in one area. Jasper is still reticent about his frequent disappearances from polite society. With the holidays approaching and no paying client on the books, Olive decides to shadow Jasper when he’s unexpectedly called away. Her search brings her to Holly Hill Lodge where an eclectic group has gathered to celebrate an old-fashioned English Christmas.

The guest list includes a celebrated lawn tennis champion, a fussy scientist studying snowflakes, a persuasive luggage salesman, a famous lady explorer, and the family’s eccentric aunt who has a fondness for the newfangled drinks called cocktails.

When the butler goes missing, Olive and Jasper must work together to solve the Christmas crime—as well as the secret Jasper hides.

North Pole Unlimited by Elle RushNorth Pole Unlimited: Decker and Joy by Elle Rush:
Jaded P.I. Decker Harkness must track down a missing prototype if he wants a shot at a corporate security contract. Sexy cat-lady Joy McCall has her own investigation running after someone breaks into her animal shelter. When they cross paths during a triple kitten-napping, they’ll have to work together to close their cases. Will everyone make it home to celebrate a merry Christmas together?

Only Santa knows.

 

All I Want For Christmas is Wicked by Lotta SmithAll I Want for Christmas is Wicked by Lotta Smith:

Trees decorated, stockings full of presents, and another case to crack!

The Rowling family is gearing up for another Merry Christmas, and Mandy has her hands full with holiday prep, but how can she get into the spirit of the season when the victim in her latest case isn’t a ghost?

Twenty years ago, during a Christmas Eve blackout, Kevin Holt, the husband of a rich heiress, lost his memory in a fall down the stairs of their mansion. Now he’s discovered evidence that someone might have been trying to kill him, and all he wants for Christmas is to find out who. Since the resident ghost of the Holt house didn’t witness the attack, Rick and Mandy will have to rely on old fashioned sleuthing (and a little help from Mandy’s paranormal pal Jackie) to find out which of the four suspects is the culprit.

Meanwhile Rick has been saddled with novice investigator Cameron Gibson (call him Ace!) the son of one of USCAB’s wealthiest clients. Ace is trying to catch the creep stalking a New York City fashion model, but despite wanting Mandy to mentor him, one ghostly encounter has him seriously spooked.

A run in with a biker ghost and dancers in danger complicate the case, but the big question on Mandy’s mind is why does little Sophie want a bear trap for Christmas? Find out in this wickedly merry holiday installment of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series.

Christmas in Nuala by Harriet SteelChristmas in Nuala by Harriet Steel:

In the sixth instalment of this popular and charming series set in the 1930s amidst the rolling green hills of colonial Ceylon, the little town of Nuala is full of Christmas good cheer, until murder overshadows the festivities.

The mystery he needs to solve baffles Inspector de Silva. It’s just as well he has his wife, Jane, to support him in his race to unmask the villain and save an endangered romance.

If you love entertaining and absorbing mysteries, spiced with colourful characters and a dash of humour, don’t miss The Inspector de Silva Mysteries. Christmas in Nuala makes a great short read for the busy holiday season. Treat yourself to a copy today.

Blood and Mistletoe by E.J. StevensBlood and Mistletoe by E.J. Stevens:

Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are undead vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common–they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind–a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim’s blood.

The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she’ll be lucky to survive Christmas.

Gusty Lovers and Cadavers by Anne R. TanGusty Lovers and Cadavers by Anne R. Tan:

Gusty winds…and a trail of destruction.

Graduate student Raina Sun is in for a season of mayhem and murder. When she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas, she ended up in a riot for the last hot toy of the season and an abandoned baby. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a Good Samaritan.

But calling the mysterious phone number in the diaper bag leads to more questions than answers. A strange man claims to be the child’s father, and his alleged mother turns up dead. The local police are more interested in keeping the town’s good name out of international news than considering if there’s foul play. And to make matters worse, she has less than a week to find his birth parents before the FBI takes over the case.

Raina summons her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and soon discovers everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. With her pimp-cane-toting grandma, she must track down a hidden killer before she becomes the next victim. There’s no place for an amateur when it comes to murder…

Don’t miss out on Raina’s new adventure–get your copy of “Gusty Lovers and Cadavers” today!

Pineapple Gingerbread Men by Amy VansantPineapple Gingerbread Men by Amy Vansant:

Sheriff Frank asks newly-minted private detective Charlotte to help him crack the case, but she has no idea those darn gingerbread men will start showing up everywhere. What did Santa do that made them so angry? And what’s the secret in his colorful Christmas-themed bureau?

Charlotte is forced to split her time between searching for Santa’s killer and helping Declan’s crazy ex-Stephanie stop a corrupt district attorney in exchange for a book that could help solve more crimes in the future. She never thought she’d help calculating Stephanie with anything…but as this story comes to it’s shocking ending, you’ll find it could be Stephanie who’s finally bitten off more cookie than she can chew…

Tangled Destiny by Jenny WheelerTangled Destiny by Jenny Wheeler:

A promising proposal. A life-changing secret. Will she live out a lie or follow her heart?

New York, 1847. Elanora dreams of marrying her childhood sweetheart Eustace. The proposal on her 21st birthday is everything she hoped for, until her fiancé’s father dispatches him to the West Indies. After the promise of a white Christmas with the man she loves evaporates, she stumbles upon a secret that could tear Eustace’s family apart…

After a sudden death further sends Elanora reeling, she’s as vulnerable as ever until a gifted photographer comes to her rescue. With the tragic love triangle forming before her eyes and the secret burning within her, she has an impossible Christmas choice. Will Elanora obey the powerful men who want to control her or will she trigger generations of consequences by exposing the truth?

Tangled Destiny is a prequel novella to the Of Gold & Blood historical mystery series.

Run-A-Way for Christmas by Victoria L.K. WilliamsRun-A-Way for Christmas by Victoria L.K. Williams:

Christmas is all about children, but usually not all the children at once.

Megan and her faithful beagle Barney meet a gang of runaway children at the beach. Soon the investigative duo learn of exploitation, injury, and murder and with the help of FBI consultant Aiden and his dog, Gypsy, begin to investigate.

Megan’s family and friends rally round and share the joy of Christmas with the children who need it most, while Megan finds that Christmas is truly a time of love.

'Tis the Season to Be Murdered by Valerie Wolzien‘Tis the Season to Be Murdered by Valerie Wolzien:

The appetizers were to die for.

Exhausted after shopping for teenagers, struggling with cappuccino machines, and eating way too many cookies, Susan Henshaw is glad she hired “The Holly and Ms. Ivy” to cater her annual New Year’s bash.

But when half the team, the blond and buffed Z Holly, chef extraordinaire and notorious ladies’ man, is found strangled in a van full of helium balloons, Susan starts hunting for a killer—and a way to save her party.

Though kept in the dark by the police, Susan crashes the holiday parties of the area Hancock, nibbling her way through epicurean delights and sordid tales of sin. Will she discover if really,’Tis the Season to Be Murdered?

Elixirs and Elves by Astoria WrightElixirs and Elves by Astoria Wright:

The elves of Mount Vale are throwing a Christmas Party, and they’ve invited everyone! While the human residents of Moss Hill are excited to attend, many of the sidhe find the invitation beneath them. It’s no secret that they dislike mingling with non-faeries, but are they so hostile toward humans that one of them would commit murder? Carissa has never gotten along with the sidhe guard, but Varick of Vale has helped her on occasion. So, when he asks for her help after suspicion falls on him, it’s up to her to prove his innocence – if, that is, he isn’t guilty after all.

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Sierra Skye Flaunts Pert Derriere By Kneeling In Risque Lace Lingerie

Sierra Skye walks the runway at the SWIMMIAMI 2018 Collection fashion show.

On Tuesday, December 22, American model Sierra Skye made the workweek a little more exciting by uploading a suggestive snap for her 4.1 million Instagram followers to enjoy.

The photo showed the 25-year-old posing in what appears to be a living room. She kneeled on the floor in front of a coffee table with wrapped presents and a decorated artificial pink Christmas tree to her right. Stockings hanging on a fireplace could also be seen in the background.

Sierra flaunted her fantastic figure in white lingerie that left little to the imagination. The set, which was from the online retailer Fashion Nova, featured a lace bralette with cut-out detailing, a pair of matching thong underwear, and a coordinating garter belt. Her incredible curves and toned midsection were put on full display. The color of the risque garment also beautifully complemented her bronze skin. The model finished off the sexy look with hoop earrings, delicate layered necklaces, a silver chain bracelet, and a toe ring.

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Decking the Halls of History: The Origins of Christmas Decorations

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Anne Lawrence-Mathers
University of Reading

The idea of hanging up decorations in the middle of winter is older than Christmas itself. Decorations are mentioned in ancient descriptions of the Roman feast of Saturnalia, which is thought to have originated in the 5th century BC.

Some 900 years later, a Christian bishop in Turkey wrote disapprovingly about members of his congregation who were drinking, feasting, dancing and “crowning their doors” with decorations in a pagan fashion at this time of year.

The 6th-century Pope Gregory the Great took a different line. The Venerable Bede, an English monk, records that English pagans had celebrated the start of their year at the winter solstice and called it “the night of the mothers”.

Gregory recommended that these celebrations should be reinvented rather than banned. So the construction of green boughs and natural adornments was instead focused on churches – using plants that have retained their festive significance to this day.

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Nature, of course, has a role to play. In countries like the UK, midwinter greenery is limited. The leaves that are available – holly, ivy and mistletoe – became obvious choices for decorations. Mistletoe had long been revered by druids, while holly and ivy were celebrated in English songs at least from the 15th century.

King Henry VIII composed one which begins: “Green groweth the holly, So doth the ivy, Though winter blasts blow never so high, Green groweth the holly.” (I have modernised the spelling, but it was never very catchy.)

Greenery was cheap and perhaps for that reason is not mentioned in descriptions of domestic decorations from medieval Europe. Aristocratic households preferred to display their wealth by bringing out their best tapestries, jewels and gold platters.

Wax candles were another form of conspicuous consumption, as well as a nod to religious significance. But descriptions of Christmas festivities well into the 17th century focus on the decoration of the person rather than the house. Strange costumes, masks, role-reversing clothes and face-painting are all repeatedly mentioned.

Early emphasis on domestic decorations does appear in a Christmas song by the English poet and farmer Thomas Tusser, written in 1558. It opens: “Get ivy and hull [holly] woman, deck up thine house.” Clearly, the decoration of family homes was considered to be work for women – and this too has become a persistent tradition.

In the following century, Christmas celebrations became a matter of heated argument between reformers and traditionalists, with the reformers attacking what they saw as pagan revelries.

Creating modern traditions

It was the Industrial Revolution which came much closer to destroying Christmas than the puritans managed, by taking away traditional holidays in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Social reformers responded by energetically reinventing traditions.

The emphasis remained heavily on female responsibility for decorations, however. The British magazine, The Lady, asserted in 1896 that any hostess whose decorations were “meagre” was a disgrace to her family.

What then would be expected by this date? A middle-class woman might have been guided by the song which opens with the celebrated instruction to “Deck the hall[s] with boughs of holly”, published in 1862.

This song is itself a good example of the ongoing recreating of traditions throughout history. The new English lyrics were written to accompany a 16th-century Welsh melody, whose original words made no mention of holly or decorating. The 1862 lyrics were almost immediately updated to remove encouragement of heavy drinking.

Still relatively new in Britain and the US at this time, though rising in popularity, was the German custom of the decorated Christmas tree, which was first recorded in the Rhineland in the 16th century.

Its decorations were mainly candles and small presents, which were often homemade food and sweets. By 1896 the tree might be accompanied by a display of printed Christmas cards bearing images of holly, mistletoe, seasonal food and bells. Newer images included robins and, of course, Father Christmas. Another innovation was the arrival of electric lighting in the 1890s, which made possible the invention of fairy lights.

Arguably, the Industrial Revolution, having failed to destroy Christmas, eventually absorbed and expanded it. Affordable, mass-produced toys, gifts and decorations turned Christmas into the festival we know today and made decorations possible for almost all households, even in big cities where foliage was scarce.

One man who played a major part in creating and spreading affordable versions of decorations was the American entrepreneur and retail mogul, F W Woolworth. His decision to import large quantities of glass baubles and stars, originally produced by family workshops in Germany, did much to spread this new medium.

Alongside these came paper garlands and decorative Christmas stockings, as well as painted tin toys. Another idea which started in Germany was tinsel. This was originally fine, sparkling strips of silver, but was later mass produced – first in cheaper metals, and then plastic.

Today, of course, plastic is widely out of favour. As a result, perhaps we will see further reinvention of our Christmas decorations and traditions – which, from a historical perspective, is a tradition in itself.

Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Professor in Medieval History, University of Reading

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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