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Excerpt from The Christmas Cookie Shop Christmas Town #1) by Ginny Baird w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

mediakit_bookcover_thechristmascookieshopThe Christmas Cookie Shop

by Ginny Baird

 

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

 

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BLURB:

 

Come home this Christmas to…

 

CHRISTMAS TOWN, TENNESSEE

 

Where everyday dreams come true!

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird brings you the start of a brand new holiday series…

 

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SHOP

 

(Christmas Town, Book 1)

 

Hannah Winchester is down on her luck and disillusioned with love, but her fortunes are about to change. When Hannah inherits a defunct bakery in East Tennessee, her first thought is to sell it and settle her substantial debt. Then the townsfolk welcome her warmly and she’s taken with the joyful spirit of the place, where stores employ holiday themes and residents have surnames like Christmas and Claus. After a handsome lawman comes to her aid dressed as Santa, Hannah learns he’s more than a hot guy in a red suit and shiny black boots. Sheriff Carter Livingston has joined in the cause of rejuvenating the town, and he’s encouraging her to do her part. Hannah’s great-grandmother, Lena, sold special holiday cookies that brought hope and renewal to the people of Christmas Town. Yet Hannah has plans elsewhere and isn’t looking to stay. Can she possibly reopen the shop known for kindling romance—without sacrificing her heart?

 

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Excerpt Three:

 

Carter wondered what someone so young and pretty was doing in this neck of the woods. Christmas Town, Tennessee. Population: thirteen hundred. And, most of those thirteen hundred were over the age of sixty, which was probably why Carter couldn’t take his eyes off the striking brunette with warm brown eyes. Wispy raven tresses tumbled out from beneath a colorful knitted cap, framing her creamy complexion and lightly grazing her chin. She turned her eyes back on his and Carter’s heart stuttered. What was wrong with his ticker today? When he’d first laid eyes on her, it had skipped a beat. Now, it was slamming like a jackhammer. He pounded his chest with a fist to set it right before asking, “Long drive?”

 

She shook out her map and folded it, setting it aside. “I came here from Stafford, Virginia. Near Washington, DC.”

 

“Wow. What did that take you? Seven or eight hours, I’d guess?”

 

“Could have been less without the weather.”

 

“I’ll bet.” A blast of cold air roared through the lowered window and the woman shivered, gripping her arms by the elbows of her tattered pea coat. “My apologies,” Carter said, embarrassed by his attempts to detain her. “Here I am keeping you, when what you asked for was help in getting under way.”

 

“That’s all right.” Her pretty mouth drew up in a smile and heat warmed the back of his neck. “I’m new in town so I don’t have many friends yet.” The kittens mewed again. “Apart from those two,” she said with a laugh.

 

“Then you’re in for a treat. Everyone knows everyone in Christmas Town. It’s a very friendly place.”

 

Mirth sparked in her eyes as she lowered her window even further and stuck out her hand. “I’m Hannah, by the way. Hannah Winchester. It’s nice to meet you, Sheriff.”

 

“Call me Carter, please.” He latched onto her worn leather glove, thinking it felt warm and feminine in his calloused hand. Apart from patrolling, Carter did a whole lot of handyman work around town. All pro bono stuff to help the locals. Gave him something to do, since he’d only written one traffic ticket all year. Even then, he’d ultimately let the guy off with a warning.

 

“Staying in Christmas Town long?” He tried to downplay the hopefulness in his voice, but he wasn’t completely successful.

 

She blushed and withdrew her hand. “Just passing through. I’ve rented a place for a month. But I might stay two, depending.”

 

Carter scolded himself for nearly hitting on the woman. But nearly wasn’t doing. Nearly only counted in horseshoes and hand grenades…

 

Copyright © 2016 Ginny Baird

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:mediakit_authorphoto_thechristmascookieshop

 

Romance writer Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. Whether writing lighthearted romantic comedy or spine-tingling romantic suspense, she delights in delivering heartwarming stories.

She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women’s Fiction categories. When she’s not writing, Ginny enjoys cooking, biking and spending time with her family in Virginia. Ginny loves hearing from her readers! She invites you to visit her website and connect with her on social media. http://www.ginnybairdromance.com/

 

AUTHOR FOLLOW LINKS

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006KH1S1M

WEBSITE / BLOG – www.ginnybairdromance.com

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/GinnyBairdRomance/

TWITTER – https://twitter.com/GinnyBaird

GOODREADS – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5374955.Ginny_Baird

 

BUY & TBR LINKS

 

Amazon US

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JSTBE2Q

 

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JSTBE2Q

 

Amazon CA

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01JSTBE2Q

 

Amazon AU

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01JSTBE2Q

 

Barnes & Noble NOOK

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-christmas-cookie-shop-ginny-baird/1124277151

 

Apple iBooks

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-christmas-cookie-shop/id1141489207

 

Kobo

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-christmas-cookie-shop

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31358784-the-christmas-cookie-shop

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Ginny will be awarding The Complete Holiday Brides Collection (Books 1 – 5) to five randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.
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Cover Reveal for Silver Bells, Curses and Spells by K.M. Thompson & M.S. Murray w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @kmthompsonauthor @indiesagepromo

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Silver Bells, Curses & Spells
by K.M Thompson, M.S. Murray
Publication Date: December 11, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Holiday, Romance

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Purchase: Amazon

Andrea Benezier is a clumsy witch who can’t seem to control her magic. Setting someones hair on fire and messing with the weather are everyday mishaps for her.

Eryx Castille is a pretentious billionaire who has come to claim what is his—the stores run by Andrea and her neighbors.

After the death of her parents on Christmas Eve three years ago, Andrea now hates the holidays and anything associated with it. When Andrea receives an unwanted gift, The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, she is sure Eryx is behind the book that keeps mysteriously appearing.

When Eryx questions her magic abilities it’s the last straw in an already horrible week. In a fit of defiance she casts the Christmas Carol Curse and curses them both for seventy-two hours.

Will they survive this curse without killing each other? Things will get heated but will it be enough to melt the snow built up around their cold hearts? Or will they learn the true magic of the Christmas season?

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ABOUT K.M THOMPSON

KM Thompson

I’m twenty-eight, a wife, a mother to three children and the author of the Daylight Series. Currently my writing career consists of four books, the Daylight trilogy and Hell Hath no Fury, which is a standalone novel based on a true events. All of them are self published and can be found on Amazon. When I was younger, I never dreamed of being an author—I think I wanted to be a pop star or actress these were pretty farfetched dreams, so I settled for being an accountant or marine biologist. My grades at school were abysmal and not worthy of a mention, I also never went on to higher education. I have absolutely no qualifications in creative writing or any similar subjects, but I have a very overactive imagination and I’m an avid reader of all genres of fiction.

ABOUT M.S. MURRAY

M.S. Murray (1)

I know the voices in my head aren’t real, but they’ve got some great ideas!!
Hey,
Voices here, I’m M.S. Murray the leader and spokeswomen for said voices. I’m their translator from brain to paper. I take all their ideas and turn them into books.

A bit about me.
I’m from the West of Scotland and have lived here all my life. I love it here.
I’m married to an amazing man who sometimes looks at me like I might need institutionalizing and sometimes thinks he’d love the room beside me.
I have two amazing children who I love more than life itself along with a hamster, a cat and a dog. All of which are mental too.
Don’t tell the dog or the hamster but the cat rules the house.
Writing is a dream for me. One I didn’t realise until later in life.
One day (not too long ago) I sat down and actually listened to the voices then started writing down their ideas. Since then I’ve not looked back.

If you like my books or if you’d like to see what other ideas the voices produce follow me on Facebook. I’m always happy to hear from you.

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