The Christmas Bike: pre-order!

I am excited to announce that my third novel,

The Christmas Bike,

is set for release on October 11, 2016 and available for pre-order! (click on link)

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Here is a brief synopsis:

Christmas is already going to be tough for Marie and her family. When a series of events is set in motion long before a Christmas Eve tragedy, she is too occupied to notice God’s grace. An emergency letter to Santa sets her on a quest for a Christmas miracle. With time running out, she prays for the first time in a long time. A miracle does happen, but it is not what she expected.

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This story is true and it happened to me. I wrote this little novella beside the fireplace and twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, while the rest of the house slept. The inspiration to write this story was because of another author who had a similar situation happen to her during the holiday season. I will write about that experience in a later post.

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I also wrote The Christmas Bike as a Christmas gift to my mother and sisters.

I had no intention to seek publication because, to me, it wrote more like a journal entry and less like a structured book. My feelings were raw, my memories thick. It’s the kind of story that was written in a blur of magic.

I hope it feels like magic when you read it. I hope you in turn notice the little miracles in your life, connect the dots, and know that you are not alone.

My publisher and I have been collecting endorsements from people. But my favorite endorsements are personal ones that came from my sisters and mother who encouraged me/forced me to seek representation.

Here are a few professional endorsements:

The Christmas Bike is a tender and sometimes heartbreaking story, told with a rare authenticity; a real, behind the scenes view of motherhood, of struggle, and miracles. Sugar doesn’t fix everything.Angie Fenimore, NYT bestselling author of Beyond the Darkness.

The Christmas Bike broke my heart, then mended it. I love this book!
– Tonya Vistaunet. Owner of A Happy Vista and author of the Color Land series.

Charming narration and a heart-warming journey—I laughed, I cried, and then I went back and read it again.
Laura Rollins, author of Shadows of Angels

The Christmas Bike is more than just another Christmas story—it’s one of resilience, of hope, and of finding the grace we long for.
Emily Wing Smith, author of The Way He Lived and All Better Now.

You are welcome to follow more of my journey writing this novella by viewing my hashtag on Instagram #thechristmasbike.

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Thank you! I can’t wait to get this book into stores and into your hands! And with a price tag that costs less than a gourmet cup of hot cocoa, The Christmas Bike is a perfect read for a winter’s night. 🙂

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My interview with “The Newest Novelist”

It was fun to be highlighted on this blog. She asked some unique questions. I love to do interviews and if you would like to have me on your blog, go to my contact page and send me an email. Thanks!

The Newest Novelist

I’ve just been in touch with the lovely Tara Mayoros, author of the newly-released novel, Broken Smiles. It’s always exciting to me when an author publishes her first book, but when it’s an author I know personally, I want to jump up and down for joy! I met Tara last year at a book launch, and ran into her again at a recent writer’s conference. Tara was gracious enough to grant an interview with The Newest Novelist.

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THE NEWEST NOVELIST:  When did you know you wanted to be an author?

TARA:  That moment happened when I had finished a couple novels, and had some interest with publishers. Up until then, I was doing it for fun, and meeting so many wonderful people along the way.

TNN:  When did you actually start writing?

TARA:  I have…

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12 Days Of Christmas Book Blitz: Day 8 – Eight Birds for Christmas by Tara Mayoros

Here is a 12 Days of Christmas book tour that my Novella “Eight Birds for Christmas” has been a part of. Thank you to all of you bloggers and reviewers who have been a part of this! My novella is only $.99 – Happy Holidays.

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BLURB:

In the Christmas novella Eight Birds for Christmas, a Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother’s lake house with her best friend and her bodyguard, birds appear one by one as gifts that help her through a time of grieving. Each birds carries with it a word and a hope that things will begin to look up.

Hurt from the realization that the rock star life Laidan led had made her selfish, the birds reveal forgotten memories and glimpses into how she can become a better person. It will take confronting her past to make peace with her future. By taking to heart the gifts the birds bring, Laidan begins to realize the true meaning of Christmas and that there are other ways that she can share her song.

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Another song from my Christmas novella
Oh lovely in heart. The meek…

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“Eight Birds for Christmas” is only $.99!

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BUY LINKS FOR MY BRAND NEW NOVELLA EIGHT BIRDS FOR CHRISTMAS

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Companion-Novella-Broken-Smiles-ebook/dp/B00PR3N962/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416335434&sr=1-2

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Companion-Novella-Broken-Smiles-ebook/dp/B00PR3N962/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1416341410&sr=8-5&keywords=Eight+Birds+for+Christmas

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/eight-birds-for-christmas

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eight-birds-for-christmas-tara-mayoros/1120792055?ean=2940150641716

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/494278

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23586445-eight-birds-for-christmas

Cover reveal for Eight Birds for Christmas!!

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Here is my cover for EIGHT BIRDS FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

Release date is November 18th

This heartwarming short novella is perfect for a cozy night sitting beside the fire.

Here is a synopsis:

A Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother’s lake house with her best friend and her bodyguard, birds appear one by one as gifts that help her through a time of grieving. Each birds carries with it a word and a hope that things will begin to look up.

Hurt from the realization that the rock star life Laidan led had made her selfish, the birds reveal forgotten memories and glimpses into how she can become a better person. It will take confronting her past to make peace with her future. By taking to heart the gifts the birds bring, Laidan begins to realize the true meaning of Christmas and that there are other ways that she can share her song.