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Romance in your mailbox: my 2017 holiday mailing

Happy holidays, everyone! Would you like to see your pals from my books celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah? Well you can!

I’ve written five adorable Christmas mini-stories, one about Solomon and Serena from A Lily Among Thorns, one about Nev and Penny from In for a Penny, one about Phoebe and Nick from Sweet Disorder, one about Sukey and John from Listen to the Moon, and one about Robert and Betsy from “A Taste of Honey”.

And I’ve got three charming Hanukkah stories, one about Ash and Lydia from True Pretenses, one about Simon and Maggie from “All or Nothing”, and one about Rachel and Nathan from “Promised Land” in the Hamilton’s Battalion anthology.

I’ll mail you the scene of your choice, autographed by me!


1. Fill out this google form by December 1st with your name, address, and which couple you want to see celebrating.

If you have trouble with the embedded form you can access it directly here. PLEASE e-mail me immediately at [email protected] if you have any problems with the form.

I will never use your address for anything else, ever. However, if you’d rather not share a physical address, I am happy to send your story via e-mail. Just leave the “Mailing address” question blank.

2. Except for the new “A Taste of Honey” and “Promised Land” stories, everything is the same as last year, so if you’ve already read one, you don’t need to request it again.

3. This is open internationally.

4. I won’t be posting these mini-stories online anywhere—I want this to be special.

5. I will add a bolded note to the top of this post when all stories have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable time, please let me know.

That’s it and that’s all! I can’t wait to hear from you.

Image credit for the Hanukkah candles: 39james, via Wikimedia Commons.

Holiday mailing 2016

gambled away cover with hanukkah gelt instead of silver dollarsHappy holidays, everyone! Would you like to see your pals from my books celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah? Well you can!

I’ve written four adorable Christmas mini-stories, one about Solomon and Serena from A Lily Among Thorns, one about Nev and Penny from In for a Penny, one about Phoebe and Nick from Sweet Disorder, and one about Sukey and John from Listen to the Moon.

And I’ve got two charming Hanukkah stories, one about Ash and Lydia from True Pretenses and one about Simon and Maggie from “All or Nothing” in the Gambled Away anthology.

I’ll mail you the scene of your choice, autographed by me!


lily among thorns cover with big mistletoe sprigHere is how to sign up for the mailing:

1. Fill out this google form by December 1st with your name, address, and which couple you want to see celebrating.

If you have trouble with the embedded form you can access it directly here. PLEASE e-mail me immediately at [email protected] if you have any problems with the form.

I will never use your address for anything else, ever. However, if you’d rather not share a physical address, I am happy to send your story via e-mail. Just leave the “Mailing address” question blank.

2. Except for the new Listen to the Moon and “All or Nothing” stories, everything is the same as last year, so if you’ve already read one, you don’t need to request it again.

cover of True Pretenses photoshopped so Lydia is holding a menorah3. This is open internationally.

4. I won’t be posting these mini-stories online anywhere—I want this to be special.

5. I will add a bolded note to the top of this post when all postcards have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable time, please let me know.

That’s it and that’s all! I can’t wait to hear from you.

All images used in adapting my covers are from Wikimedia Commons. The bow in the Lily Christmas cover is from this photo by Milad Mosapoor.

2015 holiday mailing: now with Hanukkah!

cover of True Pretenses photoshopped so Lydia is holding a menorahHappy holidays, everyone! Would you like to see your pals from my books celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah? Well you can!

I’ve written three adorable Christmas mini-stories, one about Solomon and Serena from A Lily Among Thorns, one about Nev and Penny from In for a Penny, and one about Phoebe and Nick from Sweet Disorder.

And brand-new for this year, I’ve got a mini-story about Ash and Lydia from True Pretenses celebrating Hanukkah together! (SPOILER: Ash has a beard.)

I’ll mail you the scene of your choice along with a Listen to the Moon postcard that will give you a sneak peek at the first five chapters, so you can get started on the book before it releases January 5th.

(Listen to the Moon is my third Lively St. Lemeston book, about an impassive valet and a snarky maid who marry to get a plum of a job—Toogood and Sukey from Sweet Disorder, if you’ve read it. If you’d like to be notified when the book comes out, sign up for my newsletter. There’s an option for new release notification ONLY if that’s your preference.)

sweet disorder cover with holly borderHere is how to sign up for the mailing:

1. E-mail me at [email protected] before December 1st.

2. Put “2015 holiday mailing” in the subject line.

3. Tell me your address and the name you want me to put on the envelope.

I will never use your address for anything else, ever. However, if you’d rather not share a physical address, I am happy to send your stuff via e-mail. Just ask!

4. Tell me which couple you want to see celebrating—Solomon and Serena, Nev and Penny, Nick and Phoebe, or Ash and Lydia.

5. If you want more than one story, no problem! For each additional story, just retweet my tweet about the mailing, reblog my tumblr post, share on facebook, or somehow link to this post on social media or your blog. lily among thorns cover with big mistletoe sprigLet me know in your email what you’ve done and which extra mini-storie(s) I should send. 🙂 All additional stories will be sent via e-mail to save mailing costs.

(Except for the new True Pretenses story, everything the same as last year, so if you’ve already read one, you don’t need to request it again.)

If you don’t use social media but want extra stories, feel free to come up with an alternative! The simplest would be telling a romance-reading friend about the mailing, but if that doesn’t work, here are a few other ideas: request your library buy one of my books; recommend or loan one of my books to someone you know; leave an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads. Anything goes, this is supposed to be fun!

in for a penny cover, there's a christmas tree in the background and nev wears a santa hat6. If you don’t get a confirmation email within 3 days, please comment on this post asking me to check my spam folder.

7. This is open internationally.

8. I won’t be posting these mini-stories online anywhere—I want this to be special.

9. I will add an ETA to the top of this post when all postcards have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable time, please let me know.

That’s it and that’s all! I can’t wait to hear from you.

All images used in adapting my covers are from Wikimedia Commons. The bow in the Lily Christmas cover is from this photo by Milad Mosapoor.

2014 holiday mailing!

ETA (12/8/14): all postcards have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable amount of time, please let me know! My email is [email protected]

sweet disorder cover with holly borderHappy holidays, everyone! Would you like to see your pals from my books celebrating Christmas? Well you can!

I’ve written three brand-new adorable Christmas snippets, one about Solomon and Serena from A Lily Among Thorns, one about Nev and Penny from In for a Penny, and one about Phoebe and Nick from Sweet Disorder. And this holiday season, I’ll mail you the scene of your choice along with a True Pretenses postcard that will give you a sneak peek at the book’s first five chapters!

(Remember, True Pretenses is my second Lively St. Lemeston book, about a marriage of convenience between a philanthropist heiress and a Jewish con artist, coming out in January. If you’d like to be notified when the book comes out, sign up for my newsletter—there’s an option for new release notification ONLY if that’s your preference.)

Here is how to sign up for the mailing:

1. E-mail me at [email protected] before December 1st.

2. Put “2014 holiday mailing” in the subject line.

lily among thorns cover with big mistletoe sprig3. Tell me your address and the name you want me to put on the envelope.

I will never use your address for anything else, ever. I cannot emphasize this enough. However, if you don’t feel comfortable sharing a physical address, I am happy to send your gift via e-mail. Just ask!

4. Tell me which couple you want to see celebrating Christmas—Solomon and Serena, Nev and Penny, or Nick and Phoebe.

5. If you want more than one snippet, no problem! For each additional snippet, just retweet my tweet about the mailing, reblog my tumblr post, share on facebook, or somehow link to this post on social media or your blog. Let me know in your email what you’ve done and which extra snippet(s) I should put in your envelope. 🙂

in for a penny cover with christmas tree background and nev in a santa hat6. If you don’t get a confirmation email within 3 days, please comment on this post asking me to check my spam folder.

7. This is open internationally. To keep the envelope under one ounce, international folks may receive some or all of their snippets via e-mail.

8. I won’t be posting these snippets online anywhere—I want this to be special.

9. I will add an ETA to the top of this post when all postcards have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable time, please let me know.

That’s it and that’s all! I can’t wait to hear from you.

All images used in adapting my covers are from Wikimedia Commons. The bow in the Lily Christmas cover is from this photo by Milad Mosapoor.