Thanks for stopping by. Come on in and make yourself right at home next to the fireplace. Join me for a virtual hot chai tea latte and let’s catch up!
Whew, this year has flown by, hasn’t it? Am I the only person who thinks they all disappear in a blink nowadays? Already winter’s barged through NC, plummeting temps into the twenties but that’s okay by me. After living in Florida for a gazillion years, where we could stow all our winter gear combined into one dresser drawer, I can’t wait to pull out the sweaters and scarves! I have such a scarf addiction, hubby even had to customize a special hanger in our closet for me. Lol. What’s one of your favorite aspects of winter?
2016 was another crazy year for book releases with the last two books in the Kester Ranch Cowboys series, Roping the Marshal and Roping the Daddy; and three holiday novellas, Where Wishes Live, Kissing Santa Nic, and Christmas on Mistletoe Mountain. Take a peek at that cover.
Isn’t it adorable? But, really, all my holiday novellas are geared for reading all year, not just around the holidays. Someone recently asked me to describe all my Christmas books. All of them? Seriously? A bit taken aback and being an extreme introvert, I’m sure I hmmm’d, rattled off something totally incoherent, and scurried away. But, after analyzing it in private, I’d tell that person – or any other person 🙂 – that I try to write stories that are flirty and fun yet weaved with an uplifting message of grace and hope for the holiday. I hope I’m fulfilling that goal. If not, you be sure to let me know, okay?
What’s up next? If all goes as planned (you all know it almost never works that way, right? lol), you’ll get to know the three firefighters from Nic’s shift and their love interests. You met them briefly in Kissing Santa Nic. Also, a minor character from Christmas on Mistletoe Mountain will find her happily-ever-after, but I’ll let you guess which one. Yes, I’m evil like that. 🙂
Friends, don’t give up on your dreams. More than twenty years of dreaming and talking and “one day’s” became real this year with the keys to our very own mountain getaway.
Eventually, this almost-tiny house will become our everyday house, but for the next few years, we plan to head there every chance we get. And who could blame me if I snuck a few more days in during the long, hot summers? Do you think the cooler temperature and the stunning scenery will inspire or distract? I’ll let you know by this time next year. Lol.
That’s it for me. Please know that you, dear reader, are one of my greatest blessings! It warms my heart to open your sweet, encouraging emails and to hop on Goodreads or Amazon and read your kind reviews, so keep them coming! You all are awesome!!
Thanks for hanging out with me for a few minutes. I hope you’ll come back often. Wishing you the most joyous of holidays and a blessed 2017!
With all my love,
Dora Hiers also writing as Tori Kayson
“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” ~Lyndon Baines Johnson