Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hello, again! 

During July and August I told you about the 8 stories selected by Cotillion to be part of their annual Christmas print anthologies. This is the fifth year for these volumes. Hooray!  Happily, the theme this year being Traditions, the first of the two (to be released on November 13) is called Cotillion Christmas Traditions. Isn’t this a gorgeous cover?

I don’t know the price as yet. The four stories are also available independently as e-books. They are:
Twelve Days of Christmas  by Barbara Miller 
A Christmas Caroline  by  Christa Paige & Vivien Jackson
Festive Persuasion by  Charlene Roberts
Lydia's Christmas Charade by  Saralee Etter

The second print volume is called Cotillion Christmas Celebrations and is due out on December 17. Sorry, there’s no cover to show you, as yet, but these stories are also available separately as e-books. They are:

 Snug in a Snowstorm  by  Cynthia Moore 
 Helena's Christmas Beau  by  Aileen Fish 
 A Twelfth Night Tale  by  Susana Ellis 
 Sense of the Season  by Kate Dolan 

In case you missed last year’s anthology it was Christmas Surprises and is still available as print or as separate e-books. 

The year before that (2011) I was privileged to have a story included. It was “Wagered Kiss” and this is the neat cover for it. It is still available, as is the anthology shown below! 

This year, I’ve done my own thing – I’ve published three of my Christmas stories as Kindle e-books. They are The Duke’s Christmas Gift ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJQFA7S),  A Castle Cramlye Christmas  (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G1VRWUI ), and Pongo Guthridge Finds Love (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FW6WO9C ). These three distinctly different stories will also be combined into a print collection, The Regency Christmas Collection which will be available in early November in regular print, and before the end of the month (with a little bit of luck!) in large print.  Here's that cover:  

If you’d like more information on my own stories, or any of the Cotillion books, please feel free to write to me at:  HettyStJames@gmail.com  Thanks for reading! 


Tina Donahue said...

What a wonderful collection, Hetty - can't wait to read them. Your covers are beautiful!! :)

Susana Ellis said...

That is a beautiful cover! Can't wait to see what ours is going to look like!

jean hart stewart said...

Lovely covers! I started writing a story for this collection but mine got too spicy and will now be out individually as 'Unexpected Xmas", due Dec. 4th. Next year I'll try to tone it down an (hopefully) join the anthology...

Fiona McGier said...

@Jean, isn't it funny how the characters can "take over" and suddenly you're not writing the story you planned on?