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Monday, November 24, 2014

Season of Magic

Season of Magic

Christmas is truly a season of magic for most of us. It’s also the title of a boxed set I’m in with four talented authors. I’m honored to be part of this collection of fun, flirty stories of couples finding love during the holidays.

Christmas changes as we grow older. As children, it’s the magic of Santa Claus, the anticipation of Christmas, then Christmas morning, waking our sleep-deprived parents at dawn, running down the stairs to behold the wonder of toys and gifts under the tree.

Then as teens and young adults it’s all about holiday parties and boyfriends. Once we have our own families, we become the sleep-deprived parents, up late Christmas Eve putting together toys and wrapping gifts.

Many of us become grandparents, and that puts the holiday on a whole new level. In my case, my husband and I aren’t grandparents yet. As empty nesters with our son living 2500 miles away, our Christmas day has changed drastically. At first, I felt a little sad with just the two of us home alone to celebrate Christmas. Now, I love my new Christmas. Weeks before the holiday, I scour my recipe books for tasty appetizers to make. My husband and I spend the day in front of the TV eating appetizers, drinking wine and binge watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Then I make a special dinner. Last year it was filet mignon. Before you feel sorry for me, we visit our son at least once a year (twice this year), and spent Christmas with him a few years ago. But we don’t like to travel during the holidays.

As I grow older, things will change again. But through it all, I’m sure Christmas will always be magical. What are your special Christmas memories? And how have your holidays changed?

The Season of Magic anthology is an Amazon bestseller. Five fun holiday romances guaranteed to warm your heart. And there is a recipe at the end of each story. All this for only 99 cents!

Hopes and wishes. And holiday kisses...the Season of Magic.
            Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit with five romantic stories filled with fun and forever after.

Noel Noel Noel by Merry Holly
Dumped and lonely, is it possible to find love at the local mall? Noelle thinks not, but a chance encounter with Chase Clayborne while Christmas shopping has her rethinking her rigid set of rules, as sparks flare between them.

A Cinderella Christmas by Cara Marsi
Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairy tales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.

Matchmaker Matchmaker by Bobbi Lerman
With Chanukah around the corner, is there enough magic left for a matchmaker to bring Molly's cynical heart back to life.

Holiday Disaster by Vicki Batman
The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Clause. This Christmas is a disaster.

Yuletide Bride by Gerri Brousseau
The Dowager Duchess’s decree that her grandson must marry before Twelfth Night or relinquish his title and fortune sends him into a tail spin. Without any prospects and with only two weeks until Christmas will Stuart Nelson find himself destitute or will he find The Yuletide Bride.

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A merry and romance-filled holiday to everyone!


Paris said...

I love holiday stories and can identify with binge watching the Hallmark movies during the Christmas season. I usually have my favorite holiday stories that I will read over and over during this time and Season of Magic would make a lovely addition! All of the stories sound wonderful! Congrats on being a bestseller:)

Tina Donahue said...

What a wonderful set, Cara - congrats on the release - hope you and yours have an awesome Thanksgiving! :)

Judy Baker said...

Cara, congrats on your fun Christmas release. Throughout the years I too have seen changes in our holidays, but I still love them. Hope you Thanksgiving is a wonderful one.

Sandy said...

Cara, Christmas has always been fun starting as a kid, growing into teens, leaving home to work, and then shopping for our children and grandchildren. It was all fun.

Now, we're mostly alone, but we still enjoy the quiet and meaning of the reason for celebrating Christmas.

The holiday stories sound wonderful, and I love watching the old Christmas classics on television. It even brings a tear to my eyes for days gone by.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Cara and everyone! My holidays have changed in a big way with a new daughter in law. And my sisters' families have had changes which have impacted how we get together. Then I decided: it is about the holidays, it's about being together no matter when.

So I drag Handsome to the sofa and we watch holiday movies and he helps with the tree and I help with the outdoor lights.

I hope you can check out our boxed set. We are all thrilled at how well it is doing.

Anonymous said...

Nice piece, Cara. My holiday's have chanced several times over the years and I'm sure will change again. However, I've found that it is the changes that bring new energy to the holiday's!

jean hart stewart said...

Son and family coming from New York so it will be a merry Xmas for sure. PUrely love Xmas..Congrats on your new release...

Gerri Brousseau said...

Hi Cara, Popped in to say Hello to you and the readers. Christmas is my favorite time of year as well. Tons of memories of when I was a child, but the memories of Christmas when my son was a boy are cherished. Thanks for sharing Season of Magic with your wonderful readers. I hope they love the set as much as we, the authors, loved writing those heartwarming holiday stories.

Gemma Juliana said...

I agree, Cara, Christmas season is all about magic. We make our magic to a large degree ourselves, no matter what phase of life or conditions we find ourselves in.

Congratulations on your boxed set of Christmas stories.

Melissa Keir said...

I remember when I was younger going to my father's parents for Christmas Eve. We always had the same special soup and I was too afraid to try it. Now nothing says the holidays like the smell of that soup!

Happy Holidays Cara!

Marian Lanouette said...

Great blog, Cara. I agree through the years, the holidays have changed. Christmas time is my favorite time of year. I remember the lovely ones as a child, the exciting ones as a new bride and the ones now. I love hosting the family (lots of work). I'm now waiting for the younger generation to take over :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your readers. Merry Holly (Marian)

Cara Marsi said...

Thank you, everyone, for sharing your memories. Happy Thanksgiving

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