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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

“Fa La La Forever” Blog Tour & Giveaway


FaLaSome of my favorite Forever romance authors have stopped to share what their Top 5 elements a story must have for that “holiday feel”.

Debbie Mason

Debbie Mason- To capture the holiday feeling, I need the book to have snow, a Christmas tree, Santa (preferably with the hero playing the part) and a scene or two with family and friends celebrating the holiday.


Jennifer Haymore- The atmosphere is important, I think—snow, winter, and a roaring fire. But I think the most important thing is the feeling of family and togetherness—that’s what the holidays are all about!


Sue-Ellen Welfonder- Loving atmosphere as I do, a charming, ‘enchanted’ setting is a must for me.  There has to be a fairytale element that lends sparkle and magic.  The holidays can happen anywhere, but my personal taste requires cold and snow, brittle air laced with the scent of pine, frosty nights and glittering stars, delicious baked goods and a scrumptious feast at a lavishly-set table, enjoyed by candlelight.  A cheery fire is also a must, as is the prerequisite joy of the season.  The rest comes from within: the goodness of man that so easily spills forth now, softening hearts, spreading gladness, and bringing love.

Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott- I'm from Maine so snow, snow, snow! I love a white Christmas - despite having spent the better part of 20 years in Texas. Give me that classic Christmas card feel - sparkling lights on the snow, cold nipping at your nose and I'm going to just fall into the story!

Nina Rowan

Nina Rowan - I think a holiday story absolutely has to engage all five senses with the wonderful things we associate with Christmas—sparkling trees, silver bells, apple cider, sugar-plums, roasted turkey, golden tinsel, fresh green wreaths, shiny presents, mistletoe tied with a red ribbon…see, you’re getting into the spirit already, aren’t you? Smile



My Top 5 Elements that gives a story a ‘holiday feel’ would have to be:

1-Atmospehric landscapes of snow, ice, and chill wind

2-The scent of gingerbread and pine wafting through the air

3-The magical feeling that anything is possible

4-A sense of antiquity—even if the story is modern, I want a feeling bygone days

5-Fairy lights—no holiday story is complete without lights—or candle light—twinkling

1 lucky winner will receive a copy of THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS by Debbie Mason and a bound copy of all the e-books in one.

To enter please leave a valid email address and a comment telling us what your Top 5 elements a story must have to give it that “holiday feel”.

US & CANADA only

Giveaway Ends December 15


Anonymous said...

My top ten list:
5Secluded setting!

Happy Holidays!

Nicole Laverdure said...

My list is: Snow, magic, gifts sharing, decorated trees and family reunion! Merry Christmas!

Diane D - Florida said...

My magical Christmas list:-

1. The sound of the children laughing and playing.

2. Lots of Fairy Lights.

3. The smell of baking filling the house with the marvelous aromas.

4. The adults gathering together for a sing song, and everybody having fun.

5. Remembering Jesus on his birthday, and giving thanks for all he gave up for us.

Merry Christmas to you all.

dpd333 (at) aol.com

Jeanne M said...

I loved everyone's top ten but mine would be:

1. Going to church on Christmas Eve
2. A lost love rekindled
3. A gathering of family and friends
4. The star on top of the tree
5. Snowflakes covering the lawn
6. Singing Christmas carols
7. Adopting a family for Christmas
8. On Christmas morning finding a book in my stocking!

Di said...

I'd want romance, family, humor, snow, happy ending.

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I want romance, snow and ice, fireplaces, magical settings, and a hero you want to take home.

Merry Christmas


dawna45123 at yahoo dot com

Eva said...

Old-time Christmas traditions
Baking cookies

Merry Christmas!

bossu49 at aol dot com

Jane said...

1. Mentions of the lights and decorations around town.
2. The baking of cookies.
3. Mistletoe.
4. Christmas music.
5. Cuddling in front of the fireplace.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Barbara E. said...

My top five:
1) Snow
2) A cozy fire
3) Family and friends
4) Gifts, especially hand made ones
5) A lovely romance

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