Reviewers! MERRILY EVER AFTER, my Bridesmaids Behaving Badly Christmas novella, is now request-able on Netgalley! Link in bio (and to an excerpt and preorder links for the muggles among us, aka not-reviewers 😉) Here’s the excerpt:
Elise Maxwell is loving her first Christmas with her husband, Jay Smith. So far, newlywed life has been filled with laughter and lots of steamy marital "bliss." But when Elise discovers she's accidentally, against-all-odds pregnant, happily-ever-after screeches to a halt. Although she sees it as a Christmas miracle, Elise knows her new husband might not agree... Jay never wanted to be a father. In fact, he's avoided it his entire life, worried he'd repeat the patterns of his own messed-up childhood. He's madly in love with Elise and, until now, he thought they were on the same page about not having children. But her surprise pregnancy changes everything. Elise is suddenly committed to parenthood, and Jay knows he can't lose her. Facing his deepest fears will be difficult, but with a little holiday magic, Jay might be able to prove to Elise that - as a family - they're destined to live merrily ever after.
You were good gourds. I’m sorry I bought you on Sept 29 because you were on sale for 97 cents and I’m cheap. I’m sorry I never brought you inside. I considered keeping you because in addition to being cheap, I am super not crafty + a little bit lazy so I could sort of see you being “the pumpkins” on Halloween because you’re hella scary as is and I would not have to try to carve Voldemort or some shit into you. But you are starting to smell, and I am starting to fear that the squirrels dismembering you have developed opposable thumbs and will soon successfully sell me a time share in Costa Rica. And tomorrow is garbage day, so RIP, pumpkins.
It’s a good day when you stumble on Harry Potter Day at your local bookstore! Thanks, @chapterssouthlondon1 (Pic #2 is LEGO Golden Snitch making—aka the overlapping part of the “Things My Kid Loves” Venn diagram.)
The Bridesmaids Behaving Badly prequel novella is here + it's 30,000 words of FREE! It is also has:
-Dirty Scrabble -Grilled cheese -An epilogue that might make your teeth fall out. -Did I mention it's FREE?
Download ONCE UPON A BRIDE (I said FREE, right? 😉) at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, or Apple Books and a few other random little retailers. Buy links in bio; blurb below! *** USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday’s hilarious prequel to her acclaimed Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series!
Jay Smith likes to be in control. His every choice, every move, is made with his carefully planned future in mind. Sure, some people think that’s boring. But Jay knows who he is, and he makes no apologies for it. So when the lobby in his accounting firm needs a makeover, Jay takes charge—and quickly determines he needs a designer. What he does not need is a woman who tempts him to break all his long-held rules.
Elise Maxwell needs this job. After cutting off her overbearing, old-money family, she’s determined to establish a successful design business—all on her own. Independent for the first time in her life, Elise isn’t looking for a boyfriend. She certainly doesn’t want someone telling her what to do.
Until she meets Jay…
This photo is from four years ago today. I used to work at the University of Toronto, and I always wrote over my lunch break, usually in the same area of the library. That day, I was greeted with this ❤️
Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians! Today I am thankful for:
-Finishing the whole Globe crossword! (A rarity!)
-That I ordered a Thanksgiving dinner from a local store, thus freeing me up to laze about doing the crossword.
-That I have a life that enables me to do the above.
-This country I love.
-Family, friends, the kickass women of Romancelandia.
As usual The Ripped Bodice is reading our collective mood.
#Repost @therippedbodice with @get_repost
Mary Shelley - our original goth queen™️ seemed an appropriate choice for October and also for the general hellscape we’re fighting through #believesurvivors