Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Power of a First Kiss by authors of Christmas Actually #PrismBookTours #GuestPost

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

Christmas, Actually
Christmas, Actually
by Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, & Melinda Curtis
Clean Contemporary Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 202 pages
November 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Discover the magic of Christmas Town, Maine!

Three lonely strangers come to Christmas Town, Maine, and find love with three Banning siblings in the town that celebrates the holidays by decorating its square with lights and ribbons and a holiday pageant on Christmas Eve. Tradition has it that a kiss beneath the mistletoe that night means marriage for the couple in the new year.

The Christmas Gift by Anna Adams:
Jack Banning promised to support the mother of his unborn child… But she doesn't need money, she only needs him.

The Christmas Wish by Anna J. Stewart:
Callie Banning's student has declared war on Christmas, so it's up to her to help the little girl—and her widowed father—believe again.

The Christmas Date by Melinda Curtis:
Gina Vernay is about to meet her online mystery date…and she's in for the surprise of a lifetime!

The Power of a First Kiss

I write sweet romance. Christmas, Actually, an anthology I wrote with Melinda Curtis and Anna J. Stewart is filled with brave heroes and heroines facing lifes most difficult decisions. They have children and pasts and each couple has a future to choose.

Dont let the sweet descriptor fool you. Youll find a passion for living, for change, for wanting more, in these stories.

Im drawn to Heartwarmings stories like Im drawn to my favorite movies, emotional, black and white, vintage Hollywood films.

Remember another holiday story? Its a Wonderful Life. The first time I saw it, a gazillion years ago, I thought, oh, noclassic tragedy of a guy who wants to explore the world and his place in it, except he cant break out of his home towna prison and a heaven at the same time--formed by responsibility and emotional bonds. The first bond forms when George (Jimmy Stewart) decides to stay in town so his newlywed brother can leave. Mary (Donna Reed), whose dreams are all centered at home, is the girl George finds he cannot leave. Shes loved George since childhood, but hes had his eyes focused on farther horizons.

Hes at her house, killing time because he cant go home and face his brothers happiness when another friend calls to offer him an investment opportunity. Mary is leaning against George, also listening on the phone, when finally, he admits to his feelings. He takes her in his arms for a kiss he clearly doesnt want even as he desires nothing in the whole wide world more than the hometown love of his life. 

His voice breaks. His eyes break my heat. His touch is gentle, and she comforts him.

That moment won me over. I want George to have everything. I want to write like that.

About the Authors

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Anna Adams wrote her first romance in wet sand. The Atlantic Ocean washed it away, but Anna kept going. Her stories are of love, like the proverbial stone in a lake, making ripples that spread and contract and involve. From Iceland to Hawaii, and points in between, Anna and her own hero share with children and family and friends who’ve become family. All this living and loving gives Anna plenty of fodder for stories of love set in real life. Come along and live them with her!

Anna J. Stewart can't remember a time she didn't have a book in her hand or a story in her head and credits her mother never saying no to a book for turning her into a writer. Anna lives in Northern California with an overly attentive cat named Snickers and is happiest when setting her heroes and heroines on their road to happily ever after amidst family, fun and laughter.

Melinda Curtis
Melinda Curtis grew up on an isolated sheep ranch, where mountain lions had been seen and yet she roamed unaccompanied. Being a rather optimistic, clueless of danger, sort she took to playing "what if" games that led her to become an author. She spends days trying to figure out new ways to say "He made her heart pound." That might sound boring, but the challenge keeps her mentally ahead of her 3 kids and college sweetheart husband.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- Gift Card Prize Pack: $20 Amazon gift card and ebook of Christmas, Actually (open internationally)
- US Prize Pack: Paperback of Christmas, Actually and three Christmas ornaments (US only)
- 3 ebooks of Christmas, Actually (open internationally)
Ends November 30th

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