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IN THE SNOW: A SOUL MATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
steamy romances by eight Soul Mate
Publishing authors . . .
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season, Soul Mate Publishing and editor, Char Chaffin, presents Sizzle
In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection, an anthology now
available on Amazon and Soul Mate Publishing. The featured authors and
their stories include:
- Beth Carter http://bethcarter.com/, Santa
Deason https://amydeason.wordpress.com/, Second Chances: A
- Crystal Firsdon http://crystalfirsdon.com/, 'Twas
the Crazy Night Before Christmas
Hersh https://cdhersh.wordpress.com/, Kissing Santa
Hotzon http://kimhotzon.com/, The Snow Bird
- Ryan Jo Summers http://www.ryanjosummers.com/, Tamed
- Tina Susedik http://www.tinasusedik.com/, Operation
Yeko http://www.cherylyeko.com/, Christmas
Welcome to our eighth and final newsletter
in celebration of the release of
Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection.
you'll find great decorating tips, recipes and cocktails, excerpts, craft
ideas, song links, holiday memories, and personalized cards and poems by the
Book CornerWe promised a sneak
peek, so here goes . . .Author Amy Deason shares an excerpt of her short story, Second Chances: A Christmas Story!
Octavia turned and was headed out the
door when she stopped, looking back over her shoulder, her mouth turned up in a
smile. "I just thought you might be interested to know that Michael
Dennison is the coach."
Grace stopped in her tracks.
"Michael?" she asked, her heart skipping a beat.
For a moment, she forgot to breathe.
Michael Dennison. Good Lord, that man had been hot. Tall with an athletic
build, dark brown hair and incredible blue eyes, he caught her attention no
matter where she was. Or he used to the last time she’d seen him, several years
ago when she’d been down here for a visit.
"I see you remember him,"
Octavia laughed, topping in the doorway and turning back.
"Of course I do. How could I not?
But wait, he’s the basketball coach here? I thought he moved away to the
"Oh, he did, but he got divorced
three years ago and moved back. He’s got a little girl, Nicole. Actually,"
Octavia mused, tilting her head, "she’s about the same age as Gracie. Hey,
maybe they could become friends. And no, before you ask, I don’t think he’s
involved with anyone. Yet," she drawled out, her intention crystal
Grace could feel her face heating up.
"Come on, you don’t seriously think he’d be interested in me do you? I
mean, he was so good looking
. . ."
"And you’re what? Chopped liver?
Give me a break."Octavia rolled her eyes dramatically. "I know for a
fact that the man had the hots for you for a long time. I doubt that’s changed.
Oh and one more thing…"
"If I were you, I’d find that
charger for your phone. I have a feeling that you might be getting a message
pretty soon," her friend replied mischievously. "Well, gotta go. See
you tomorrow about five.," she said, dashing out the door before Grace
could say another word.
"Mom, Lee won’t get out of my
room!" Grace yelled, her voice traveling down the stairs.
With a sigh, Grace started up the
steps and heard Lee giggling hysterically.
man, she thought,
I've got to find that charger.
With a sigh, Grace started up the steps and heard Lee giggling hysterically.
shopping, wrapping and socializing?Kick
back with a festive cocktail!
shared by Kim Hotzon:
Recipe = single
2-3 fresh mint leaves
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to
1/4 cup ice cubes, or more as needed
1.5 - 2 fluid ounces white Bacardi
4 1/2 ounces club soda
Place mint leaves, lime juice and sugar in bottom of a glass and
muddle with a spoon until mint is crushed. Fill glass with ice cubes. Pour rum
and soda over the ice; stir. Serve with stirring spoon and garnish with fresh
Optional: Muddle fresh blueberries, raspberries or blackberries
in with mint, lime and sugar for a refreshing switch to this classic cocktail.
Optional: Replace club soda with 7-UP for a sweeter, fizzier
· 1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to taste
Holiday Memory Corner
Authors CD Hersh share their unforgettable
holiday memory . . .
What do you do when you’re poor and don’t have the money for a Christmas tree?
Years ago when
we were recently married college students, we were in that predicament. Not
only did we not have a tree, we didn’t have much floor space to spare in our
on-campus studio apartment. What we did have was access to hundreds of
discarded, rectangular, IBM punch cards which Catherine liked to turn into
paper wreaths. So, we got creative.
Using the IBM
punch cards, some staples, a few cardboard rounds, and some string, we created
a one-of-kind, paper Christmas tree that we hung from the ceiling.
We put the
Christmas cards we received in the center of the wreaths as decorations.
holiday was over we pitched the paper tree (we had no storage room either), but
the memories of that first Christmas tree linger—unique and precious like our
Company coming over? Author Tina Susedik dishes up her favorite holiday recipe:Holiday Recipe: Fruit Nut Sheet Bars
This is a recipe that was a favorite of my siblings (there are seven of us) as we grew up. I made it a few times for my husband and kids, but I'm the only one who ever ate them, so I stopped. Last year we were at one of my older sisters' for a Christmas party. To my joy, there they were, sitting right on top of other bars. She said she was the only one who ate them, but since several of us siblings were coming, she made them. Ah, the joy of sitting with her, dipping the bars in hot chocolate, just like the old days.
Fruit Nut Sheet
1 cup chopped English walnuts
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup seedless dates - cut into small pieces
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Beat sugar and eggs together. Dredge dates and walnuts in flour/baking powder mixture. Add to sugar and egg mixture. Pour into shallow, greased baking pan. Bake for 1/2 hour at 300 degrees. Cut and shake bars in powdered sugar until coated.
These tend to get hardened after a time, so dipping them in coffee or hot chocolate is a fun way to soften them up.
Listen up! Cheryl
Yeko shares her favorite holiday song:
Song Title: O' Holy Night
By Susan Boyle
Song Link: https://youtu.be/JxCO5BGQIcs
Looking for a simple craft to do with your children or grandchildren? Feeling crafty?
Crystal Firsdon shares an easy to do, festive DIY craft:
When I open the ornament box every year and see pictures of my family and how they looked 2 or 5 or more years ago, I love it. Photo ornaments are my favorite, and so easy to make yourself. I take a favorite family photo from the past year, or my kids’ school pictures, and glue the picture to the cover of an old Christmas card. I cut out the shape I want the ornament to be out of the card, punch a hole in the top, string some ribbon through the hole, and voila! Instant picture ornament. Getting it laminated will help keep it safe.
You can also glue the picture to some cool wrapping paper, then glue the wrapping paper to a piece of cardboard or other sturdy backing. And of course, there are lots of pre-made kits out there where you put the pieces together and then insert your picture. Those are great, too.