Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Christmas, Actually by Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, & Melinda Curtis

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

I'm excited to be a tour stop for this Christmas novella compilation that I reviewed earlier today here
Scroll on down to read an excerpt and enter the fabulous giveaway!

Christmas, ActuallyChristmas, 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!

From The Christmas Date by Melinda Curtis

     “Who’re you meeting at nine?” Nick’s question was 100 percent proprietary male, surprising in its directness and the thrilling tendril of feminine power it created in her.
     “It’s just a guy I, uh, met online.” Her cheeks heated. “I can’t believe I told you.” The only other person who knew was Callie.
     “Maybe you’re worried.” There was something unreadable in those dark eyes, as if he knew something she didn’t. “Do you trust this guy?”
     “Of course. I wouldn’t have accepted his invitation if I didn’t.” In the dining room, the sounds of conversation were increasing. She needed to check on Aunt Martha. Gina needed to walk out there as if she owned the place, with a smile on her face, so she didn’t negate his faith in her. Her feet wouldn’t budge. At this moment, she didn’t have the courage to face them as if she wasn’t flawed...and she didn’t want to step away from Nick.
     “What does this guy think about your scar?” His voice. So close to her ear. Intimate.
Her cheeks were on fire now. She was surprised Nick didn’t back away from the heat. “He doesn’t know. I—I didn’t tell him. Do you think he’ll run?”
     “Are you kidding? You’re beautiful. Why would he do that?”
     “You have to say that. You’re standing in my kitchen.” With me practically in your arms. Nevertheless, she hugged his words to her heart. No one had ever called her beautiful before.
     “He won’t run.”
     She bit her lip.
     “You think he’ll look in the front window and bolt.” It wasn’t a question. Nick was incredulous.
     “That’s why I replied that coming early was fine. It’s best to get it over with.”
     He made an unintelligible noise, turned her to face him and kissed her.

About the Authors

Photo 34Anna 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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  1. Lovely Christmas book!! <3

  2. Thanks for hosting us today! We hope everyone has a safe and joyous holiday season! (Yes, I can say that now a week from Thanksgiving!)

  3. Happy Holiday to everyone and to you! Thank you for the giveaway. I need a good Christmas read :D No now where's my hubby :)

  4. Yes I have been smooched

  5. I've always thought mistletoe was fun! I love that scene in the movie While You Were Sleeping :) I'm sure I've kissed my husband under mistletoe...

  6. Linda Szymoniak11/19/14, 10:10 PM

    My first kiss under the mistletoe was at a youth party at my church. The funny part is, the "mistletoe" was actually a small branch that broke off the artificial Christmas tree when it was put up, so we hoisted it up to the ceiling to be our mistletoe. It worked just as well.

  7. Seconding Mel's thanks for hosting us! And, Mel, excellent excerpt from a beautiful story!

  8. I've only received smooches from pooches under mistletoe :)

  9. Thanks for stopping by, Melinda! I know I've been feeling the holiday season coming for a little while. It is my favorite time of the year. :)

  10. Lol! I think I've read more holiday reads this year than I have ever before, but I have enjoyed them all.

  11. I think mistletoe is fun too. I love that movie as well. :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by, Anna! I really enjoyed these stories, which means I'll be looking up all of your guys' other books. :)

  13. Well, I do love my pooch too. ;)

  14. Oh, thanks, Tressa! :-) I can't wait for time to ready some lovely holiday stories, myself! They're stacking up!


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