Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Samantha Chase **** Christmas in Silver Bell Falls **** OUT NOW!!!!!

“Christmas in Silver Bell Falls” is out TODAY!!  I love writing Christmas romances and I had a lot of fun with this one.  Melanie Harper is not a fan of Christmas – and with good reason.  When she gets stuck in the ultimate Christmas town over the holidays, she’s pretty sure she won’t survive.  But meeting the sexy sheriff changes everything.

Here’s an excerpt from “Christmas in Silver Bell Falls”:

And then there was the book.

The groan that came out this time had nothing to do with relaxation and everything to do with dread.  “Damn Christmas story.  Why can’t I write what I want to write?”  It was something she’d been asking her editor for months and the only response she got was how all of the other in-house authors were contributing to building their holiday line, and she would be no exception.  “Stupid rule.”
And then something came to her. 

Melanie sat up straight in the tub and only mildly minded the water that sloshed over the side of the tub.  “All I need to do is write a story that takes place around Christmas.  It doesn’t have to necessarily be about Christmas!”  Her heart began to beat frantically.  “I’ve been focusing on the wrong thing!”  Relief swamped her and she forced herself to relax again.  Sinking back into the water, she closed her eyes and let her mind wander to all of the possibilities that had suddenly opened up.

“A romance at Christmas time,” she said quietly.  “Major emphasis on romance, minor on Christmas.  Technically, I’m meeting my obligations.”  She smiled.  “Hmm…a heroine alone—maybe stranded—in a winter storm and a sexy hero who storms in and rescues her.”
Melanie purred.  “Yeah.  That could definitely work.”  Sinking further down into the water, an image of the hero came to mind.  Tall. That was a given.  Muscular, but not overly so.  Maybe lean would be a better way to describe him.  And dark hair.  She was a sucker for the dark hair.  “Sex on a stick,” she said quietly, enjoying the image that was playing in her mind.

The bathroom door swung open and Melanie’s eyes flew open as she screamed.  The man standing in the doorway seemed to have stepped almost completely from her imagination.  If she wasn’t so freaking scared at the moment, she would appreciate it.

“I wouldn’t count on sex on a stick or anyplace else if I were you.  You’re trespassing and you’re under arrest.”

For a moment, Josiah could only stare.

There was a naked woman in Carol Harper’s tub. 

Holy.  Crap.

When he’d driven up to his place a few minutes ago and saw the strange car parked out in front of the cabin, he immediately became suspicious.  Hazards of the job, considering he was the sheriff of Silver Bell Falls.  The front door had been locked and the blinds drawn just as they always were, but the car was definitely a red flag.  So he let himself in.

And found the naked woman he was currently staring at.

“Who the hell are you?” she demanded, strategically covering herself so he couldn’t see what he already saw.

Like he was going to forget that any time soon.

“You need to step out of the tub, Miss…?”

“Oh, right,” she snapped.  “You break into my house and I’m supposed to listen to what you have to say?  I’ll call the cops!  You have no right breaking in here and…”

“Wait, wait, wait,” he interrupted.  “Your house?  I don’t think so.”

She rolled her eyes.  “Look, can you…can you just turn around or something so I can get out of this tub and put some clothes on?”

His immediate thought was to say no, but there was no way she was going to get by him—certainly not while she was naked and wet.  Wordlessly, he turned his back to her and almost instantly heard the water begin to drain and then the gentle splashing as she rose.

“Um…without turning around, could you hand me a towel?  I can’t reach it.”

It was almost as if the universe was mocking him.  He hadn’t been with a woman in over a year and now he had one soaking wet and naked two feet away and he had to arrest her.  Yeah, sometimes life really sucked.

“Christmas in Silver Bell Falls” is available everywhere!
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iBooks:  http://bit.ly/1jugtdS
Kobo:  http://bit.ly/1iElWy4
Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1QIfHEB

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.


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