Today I’m happy to feature author Christy Newton on my blog. Her new book, Once Upon A Christmas, is available now. I must say, I loved this novella. But, before I get into that, let me share info about the book.
Theia North never believed in writer’s block until after her first romance novel was on the NYT Best Sellers List. Pressure mounted and she couldn’t seem to find the words for her next book. On a deadline, and with her sister’s encouragement, Theia rents out a cabin in Montana for solitude and inspiration.
Elliot Asher has no idea Theia’s an author when he sees her wandering around the snowy woods talking to herself. Curious he follows the beautiful, but quite possibly insane woman without being seen. Her words of romance and love strike something deep inside his shielded heart.
Fascinated with her, Elliot intends to find out if the woman is truly mad by taking on the role of her imaginary man. When Theia meets the very real and very alive hero from inside her head, she doesn’t know whether to embrace the phenomenon or check herself into therapy.
It will be a Christmas that neither will ever forget.
Theia’s heart thumped inside her chest. It was as if Rocco had come to life. As if her story was coming to life. Snow continued to flutter around them. This had to be a dream. Being an author she had an overactive imagination and some very realistic dreams. She reached out and lightly touched the back of his coat. The fabric even felt real. Maybe it was.
Ecstatic, she followed Elliot back out of the woods. The man couldn’t have heard her fleshing out her characters. He would have said something. Right? She could explain herself, but if he hadn’t heard her, why bring attention to it and ruin her magical moment of getting to live part of her story. Like Caroline, Theia was smitten with a man she barely knew.
I give ‘Once Upon A Christmas’ five stars!
The author’s descriptive words brought the book to life and I could clearly picture each scene as if I was watching a movie. The moments when the hero watched the heroine ‘flesh out’ her characters were hilarious. This book had me longing for snow and hot chocolate. If you’re a fan of romance and holiday reads this is definitely the story for you.