Sunday, November 27, 2016

Snippet Sunday: 99 cents Christmas romance: Gifts #wewriwa

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

About this snippet:  Famke meets her new ice skating partner.


Chris had always been tall, but slim, with a wild haircut and a very pale complexion. He was still tall, but now he filled out his clothes well with his muscular frame and broad shoulders. His hair was golden- yellow, but he'd found a cut that framed his face to perfection. She spied a scar on his temple, and despite the imperfection, it gave him a very masculine appearance. Oh, dear. Christian Jansen had become a very handsome man.

He approached, his gait emphasizing the force of his thighs and the slimness of his hips. She prayed a man that good looking wasn't vain and self-absorbed. She couldn't work with anyone who was like that.

Christian stopped and held out his box, "Hi. I bought you a gift." 
She pointed to her chest, a bit surprised, "For me?"



Figure skating is in Christian Jansen's blood. When he trips on uneven ice and drops his partner, Chris breaks his arm. Now he's looking for a second chance.

Famke deVries lost her skating coach four months ago. Needing to connect with her roots, she returns to Amsterdam and agrees to be Christian's new skating partner.

Christian and Famke connect on a deep level, understanding each other's losses, but will their chemistry off the ice interfere with their goal to go to the Olympics? 


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5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:  "This love story is a joy to read."

5 stars, Delores Goodrick Beggs, Amazon Reviewer: "The touches of Old World Christmas combined with Olympic ice skating make this well-written story a special read I couldn't put down."

5 Stars, Diana Amper, Amazon Reviewer: "Excellent Short Story." 



  1. Nice meet, Stephanie! I'm going to like this guy (forceful thighs and all!)!

  2. Mmm he sounds very handsome indeed!

  3. I've always been interested in skating stories, perhaps because I can't skate. Makes a lot of sense, right? Anyway, between the skating and the Amsterdam setting (one of my sons now lives there), this is very intriguing.

  4. I guess it depends on whether he *knows* he's good looking or not. Some people get a bit spoiled with people letting them get their way, but he seems pretty kind so far. She might be in luck!

  5. Great snippet, I look forward to more

  6. Thanks so much everyone for visiting. Glad to hear your curiousity is up.