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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent contemporary Christmas romance: Feast of Candles #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my Christmas romance, Feast of Candles. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Lily and Drake talk about Christmas. 

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"In Denmark, the sun rises after eight in the morning and sets before four in the afternoon, so light is important in our Christmas traditions. Candlelight drives away the gloom and creates a warmth and coziness for many families during this cold and dark time of year. This last weekend my family gathered to light our first candle on the Advent wreath."

"Family is important to you?" 
"Yes, and you?"


"My mother passed away when I was a little girl, and my father threw his heart and soul into the winery. I have an uncle, but he lives in New York. I grew up not knowing what a close family was like," Lily said.

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**This snippet was modified a bit to fit the 8 sentence requirement.

"Feast of Candles" is a spicy contemporary Christmas romance. Drake de Brettville travels all the way from Denmark to San Franscisco to meet Lily Marquand, a wine maker. Will romance blossom, despite their different worlds? 

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Reviews for Feast of Candles:

5 Stars, Angela S. Britnell, Amazon Reader

This is a wonderfully romantic story with a hero to die for.

5 Stars, Karen M. Nutt, Amazon Reader
Pour yourself a glass of wine or your drink of choice and treat yourself to a romantic interlude with Ms. Burkhart's Feast of Candles.

5 Stars, Caroline Clemmons, Amazon Reader
A wonderful, fast-paced read with FEAST OF CANDLES.

BUY LINKS:  

AMAZON KINDLE:
http://amzn.com/B008NXELPG

SMASHWORDS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452548

BARNES AND NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/feast-of-candles-stephanie-burkhart/1119887243?ean=2940046043792





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4 comments:

  1. Nice introduction to how different their worlds are. :-) Good, clear dialogue.

    Have a merry Christmas, Stephanie! :-)

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  2. Oh, poor Lily! That's sad. I have a feeling she's going to like Danish traditions.

    Merry Christmas, Stephanie!

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  3. I like the way this snippet points out their differences and is so appropriate for the season right now! Great 8!

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  4. Interesting information regarding the Scandinavian traditions. It makes the characters seem more human, talking about their background in this way.
    http://peppersfetch.blogspot.com/2014/12/weekend-writing-warrior-excerpt-for.html

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