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Melissa McClone Has a New Christmas Romance and a Giveaway!

December12

I’m so happy to welcome author pal, Melissa McClone today! With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily-ever-afters. She’s now a USA Today Bestselling author and has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

Christmas romances are my very favorite romance novels. What’s yours? Tell me your favorite kind of romance to read in the comment section to be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card (sent via email).  I’ll pick a winner at random from the Comments section and announce the name Monday morning (December 17) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 21 to claim their prize, so please check back to see if you won.**

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Here’s the blurb for The Christmas Window:

A matchmaking aunt wants her nephew to find love under the mistletoe…

All doggy daycare owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It’s time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the “baby” of the family is thriving on her own.

The last thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking.

Despite their reluctance at being paired up, Callie and Brandt discover the holidays are full of surprises…and romance. But is the magic of Christmas strong enough to keep the couple together through the new year?

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EXCERPT:

December might be six days away, but Silver Falls was ready for Christmas with fresh garland strung across First Avenue, streetlights decorated like candy canes, and twinkling lights, well, everywhere. The scents of pine and cedar hung on the air. The dusting of snow resembled pixie dust, another reminder of the magic of the season.

As Callie Andrews walked toward Wags and Tails, her doggy daycare, warmth flowed through her despite the freezing temperature on this overcast Monday morning. She loved how her small town celebrated the holidays. Loved the Christmas traditions of the First Avenue Business Association. Loved the nonstop cheer that overflowed from Thanksgiving to December twenty-fifth.

Who was she kidding?

She loved everything about this place.

Silver Falls was home.

Moving here and buying a business were the best decisions she’d made. This year would mark her third December in Silver Falls. She wanted to make the most of the holidays, especially with her family coming to visit. This Christmas would be perfect. Especially if her plans—updated last night on the flight home after spending Thanksgiving with her family in Los Angeles—worked out.

Why wouldn’t they?

Up ahead, a blue compact SUV parked in front of Tea Leaves & Coffee Beans, the only coffee shop in town. Raine Hanover—owner and barista extraordinaire—slid from the driver’s seat, opened the hatchback, and removed a large wreath.

“Good morning.” Callie stopped in front of the coffee shop’s window display of potted poinsettias, large bags of coffee beans painted with Norman Rockwell-type Christmas images, and twinkling white lights. “I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.”

“It was great, though I need to lose ten pounds after eating too many slices of pumpkin pie smothered in whipped cream.” Raine shut the hatch. “Thank goodness for leggings. No way could I zip my jeans this morning.”

“I know the feeling.”

A man wearing black sweats, a gray hoodie, and tennis shoes crossed the street toward them. He couldn’t be out for a morning run. Not without a hat and gloves. Must not be from around here.

He stepped onto the curb, giving Callie a full view of his face. Her jaw nearly dropped. He was gorgeous.

Her stomach fluttered.

Raine inhaled sharply. She must have noticed, too.

“Good morning.” His light brown hair was carelessly styled, almost as if he’d crawled out of bed and used his fingers as a comb.

Callie double-checked to make sure she wasn’t drooling. His stubble was sexy. Glasses gave him a nerdy vibe, but did nothing to dull his vibrant eyes. Drowning in those pools of blue would be so easy to do, but what a way to go.

**Giveaway Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Wednesday December 12 to Monday, December 17 at 6 am EST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen at random and must claim their prize by 12/21/18. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

58 Comments to

“Melissa McClone Has a New Christmas Romance and a Giveaway!”

  1. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 6:38 am Nan Says:

    So glad you could stop by today, Melissa!


  2. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 6:41 am Janice Jackson Says:

    The Christmas Window was so good! I love Melissa’s books. I have to say Christmas books are some of my favorites,I love the small town or western settings.


  3. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 6:41 am Liz Flaherty Says:

    The story sounds lovely!


  4. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 6:45 am Lori Thomas Says:

    I enjoy reading Christmas romances


  5. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 6:49 am Denise Says:

    I love Christmas romances, too.


  6. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 7:35 am Kerri White Says:

    I seem to be reading lots of romance novels set in Marietta, Montana so I guess my favorites are the winter/Christmas stories. I mean, who can resist a cozy fire?


  7. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 7:41 am Kate Sparks Says:

    I love holiday romances and second chance ones !


  8. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 9:07 am nova conover Says:

    i really enjoy many types of romance. would have to say romantic comedy is my favorite!


  9. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 9:27 am Gigi Hicks Says:

    Hi Melissa and Nan,
    Christmas books then Valentines and Halloween in that order are my favorite. At the moment i am reading His Christmas Family by Melissa. I am to the part where Grace and Liam are helping Bill decorate his tree. The Christmas Window looks to be a good book. Melissa is one of my all time favorite authors Plus, I love anything involving our four legged fur babies.I know what I will be reading next.


  10. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 9:46 am Margie Evans Taylor Says:

    I love Christmas romance books because they get me in the Christmas season and makes me want what the people have in the books…love, happiness and fun.


  11. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:02 am Laura Otten Says:

    Suspense Christmas


  12. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:04 am Carolyn McCutcheon Says:

    This sounds like a lovely book. I will check it out on Amazon.


  13. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:09 am Melissa McClone Says:

    Thanks for having me on your blog today and featuring The Christmas Window. So appreciate it!!!!!


  14. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:17 am Susan Says:

    I love all kinds of fiction novels!


  15. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:25 am SARAH TAYLOR Says:

    Congratulations Melissa I have so many favorites I love Melissa’s books also I just read Christmas with the Cowboy it was a great read also Thanks for the chance!


  16. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:35 am Melenia Says:

    I love to read military romance


  17. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:46 am Terri Says:

    I love Christmas romances


  18. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:55 am Cheryl Hastings Says:

    I love contemporary romances, especially Christmas ones! The Christmas Window was awesome!!


  19. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:58 am Sharon Forrest Says:

    I also like Christmas romances. I like to read books set in the current season.


  20. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:05 am Johanna Mallozzi Owen Says:

    Friends to lovers


  21. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:13 am Susan Krippner Says:

    Definitely Christmas stories but anything with a happy ending is great!!


  22. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:19 am Sara Says:

    I love you guys in the Tule world. Great books.


  23. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:43 am Maria T Says:

    My fav is clean Regency romance. Add Christmas to that and it is a double winner.


  24. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:46 am Teresa Fordice Says:

    Cowboys are my favorite romances to read!


  25. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 12:17 pm Amber C. Says:

    I love Christmas romances and taken place in small towns. Friends to lovers, neighbors falling in love.


  26. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 12:39 pm Judy Flynn Says:

    Love new authors and book lover here; I especially love Christmas stories!!!


  27. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm Kathleen Bylsma Says:

    So hard to pick “favorite” romance stories….there are so many tropes and so many variations…easier to say what I DON’T like.
    Melissa’s books are top of the line for sure, for an always delightful read….
    Melissa, you’ve had an interesting career!


  28. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 1:04 pm DeeAnn Buck Says:

    Rom com’s


  29. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 2:47 pm Linda May Says:

    I am a Christmas Fanatic, I Christmas Romances & Christmas movies. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway.


  30. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 2:57 pm Tina Peterson Says:

    I love Christmas romances, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be brothers best friend romances. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Merry Christmas everyone!


  31. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 3:15 pm Anita Jude Says:

    My favorite has and still is Romance books I just love the romance in them !


  32. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 3:28 pm sue Leech Says:

    I love romance where some long lost friend returns and there is an amber still left in a romance of their past between them.


  33. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 3:34 pm Melissa Basnight Says:

    Romantic comedy and second chance


  34. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 4:16 pm Renee V Says:

    I love reading Christmas stories especially the ones set in Marietta MT. Love Melissa’s books.


  35. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 4:23 pm Doni Turiace Says:

    I adore Christmas books & movies.
    It makes it feel more like Christmas, in sunny California.
    Melissa, I loved your Mountain Rescue Romance series.
    It’s the perfect Christmas read!


  36. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 4:48 pm Sabrina Templin Says:

    I like a small town romance 😀


  37. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 4:56 pm Doris Lankford Says:

    I love to read contemporary Romances, especially holiday ones. Thanks for the chance.


  38. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 5:15 pm Crystal S Says:

    My favorite are historical romances, but I love all the different types! I’m a sucker for a good love story and look forward to reading Melissa McClone’s new story.


  39. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 7:58 pm Betsy Pauzauskie Says:

    For the past 3 months I’ve been surprised that Christmas Romances seem to be my favorites! I’ve been drawn to them more than usual. So, it’s nice that you enjoy writing them! I think I’m feeling exceptionally festive as all 3 of our daughters & their families will get to spend over a week with us this Christmas Holiday. And, our 7th Grandbaby will get to celebrate her 1st Christmas with us!!! I’m on Cloud 9 this Holiday Season! 🙂


  40. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:02 pm Jess D Says:

    My favorite are Christmas themed romances. Thanks for the chance.


  41. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:04 pm jami jones Says:

    i love second chance, and holiday romance!


  42. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 10:28 pm Judy Weaver Says:

    I love Christmas romance stories. If they are in a small town setting, that’s even better.


  43. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:06 pm Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz Says:

    I don’t have a favorite. I like them all.
    Thanks for the chance!


  44. Avatar December 12th, 2018 at 11:44 pm Christie Sitterly Says:

    Small Town romance!


  45. Avatar December 13th, 2018 at 1:24 am Donamae Says:

    Christmas romances!


  46. Avatar December 13th, 2018 at 10:55 am Rhonda Gothier Says:

    Love rekindled or first love romances!


  47. Avatar December 13th, 2018 at 12:27 pm Nalria Gaddy Says:

    This sounds like a book that I’d love to read. Enjoy Christmas romances!


  48. Avatar December 14th, 2018 at 3:09 pm Kimberly Field Says:

    Love Christmas stories!


  49. Avatar December 14th, 2018 at 3:34 pm Denise Rand Huebner Says:

    I love reading “rom com” romances especially if they include the holidays like Christmas.
    This sounds wonderful. 🙂


  50. Avatar December 14th, 2018 at 5:03 pm Catherine Maguire Says:

    I love Christmas romance stories.


  51. Avatar December 14th, 2018 at 6:09 pm Virginia Says:

    I love Christmas & Romance !Your books are just that!


  52. Avatar December 16th, 2018 at 11:52 am Amy Henry Says:

    I love reading adventure romances. When the people meet each other on an adventure of sorts, they get to know each other in a unique way.


  53. Avatar December 16th, 2018 at 12:06 pm Leslie Henning Says:

    Favorite is Romantic suspense followed by Christmas romance. Appreciate the consideration.


  54. Avatar December 16th, 2018 at 1:22 pm Piroska Says:

    While I don’t have a favourite type of romance, I do love a good Christmas romance during the holidays! Thanks for the chance!


  55. Avatar December 16th, 2018 at 1:27 pm Tina J Says:

    I enjoy many different categories and tropes within the Romance genre. From Sweet Contemporary to BDSM and kink. Both Gay Romance and Hetero. So long as there’s a good PLOT and it’s well-written, I’m happy. I like second chances. I like to be intrigued. I enjoy a good laugh.
    Thank you for the opportunity. Happy Holidays!


  56. Avatar December 16th, 2018 at 6:53 pm Perica Lewis Says:

    I love historical romances & also Christmas !


  57. Avatar December 16th, 2018 at 7:27 pm Roberta Dunton Says:

    I love second chance romances!


  58. Avatar December 18th, 2018 at 4:23 am Lylybell garza Says:

    I enjoy Christmas novels! Loving the romance during the holidays is so magical with all the light and fireplaces especially while reading a good book!


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