Everything is a bit different for us this holiday season. My writing office was our first room decorated for Christmas this year. My husband and I decorated the room five days before Thanksgiving, an hour before we had a three-hour drive from Memphis to the airport in Nashville so that I could take pictures to share with you. From Nashville, we flew to Fort Lauderdale where we boarded the Norwegian Star for a ten-day Caribbean cruise to Jamaica, Aruba, Curaco, St.Maarten, and St. Thomas.
The decorations in my office this year are a combination of old and new. I have a Dickens Village collection, which I’ve been collecting for over twenty years. My husband used to buy me a new piece to add to the collection every Christmas. The Dickens pieces decorating my office this year are, Dickens mailing his first manuscript, the Publishing house, the Curiosity Shop and the chocolate wagon. The year Mike gave me the chocolate wagon, he tricked me. I held the package and shook it saying, “What can it be?” He said, “It’s chocolate.” Now this was a heavy and solid package and I thought, oh my goodness, how in the world will I ever eat all this chocolate? Then when I opened it I was surprised, excited and relieved.
The newest decorations in my office are six Christmas elves.
They will only visit my house this season until my elf party is over then they will move to new homes as prizes. This will be the third year I’ve hosted my ‘twelve days of Christmas Elf’ party on Facebook. This year I’m celebrating the release of To Catch an Elf: Pennsylvania Fighter Pilot, which comes out in December. These six elves that are climbing all over my bookshelves getting ready for the party.
Check out Debra’s latest releases MONTANA MARINE AND TO CATCH AN ELF: (PSST: they’re twins)
The homeowner has instructed Marcie to take pictures of the elf every day for the Biggest Busiest Elf Contest and then to text them to her so she can enter the pictures in the contest for a chance to win. She’s determined to win the five thousand dollar prize and she has an antique girl elf named Tanana that she received as a gift from her boyfriend. Ginger, her King Charles spaniel, does not like the elf and barks at the elf every time she sees it.
Marcie has caught the attention of a serial killer and when she goes missing, Ted is determined to find her.
Now because I am finishing this book over the Thanksgiving holiday, in between travels, I’m going to tell you about Jack Barr’s story, Ted’s twin brother. Jack is the hero in Montana Marine.
Marine Recon Gunnery Sergeant Jack “Gunny” Barr has retired and returned to Texas when he’s hired by The Brotherhood Protectors bodyguard service in Montana. His job is to protect the volatile actress Angelica Glory. She’s a bombshell and an obsessive stalker has fixated on her as a target. Lucy Wood, her shy assistant, has her hands full watching out for her. When the women are sent to Montana to lay low until the stalker is caught, Angelica has nothing to do but lay by the pool drinking rum and cola while trying to seduce the hunky bodyguard set to protect them or die trying. Jack and Lucy are drawn to each other, but working for Angelia leaves little time to see where their desires might lead. A dangerous stalker with a love obsession is determined to have the woman of his dreams.
You can read a sample here:
You’ll learn more about To Catch an Elf and we’ll have loads of fun over at the party in December so be sure to join us at https://www.facebook.com/events/315103562418893/
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Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season, wherever and however you celebrate.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was young, Debra Parmley has always ended her stories with a happy ever after. Every story she writes turns into a romance. She started out writing gritty western historical romance and damsel in distress stories. Her first book, A Desperate Journey, was traditionally published in 2008, after competing in the American Title II contest. A hybrid author, she went on to write for five publishers before branching out with her own Indie press, Belo Dia Publishing Inc., to publish her backlist. Belo Dia is Portuguese for Beautiful Day.
Debra writes historical romance, contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her 1920’s series, Butterflies Fly Free, is about flappers in the jazz age. An Air Force veteran’s wife, she writes military heroes in the present and in the future. The Hunger Roads is a futuristic dystopian trilogy with a SEAL hero and a belly dancer heroine. Debra’s work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries. Her luggage often carried home folk tales from the countries visited. Her travel experiences are scattered throughout her books.
Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding a perfect shell upon the beach. For more information about Debra, please visit www.debraparmley.com.