Melissa McClone Has a New Christmas Romance and a Giveaway!
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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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.
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!
I love second chance romances!
I love historical romances & also Christmas !
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!
While I don’t have a favourite type of romance, I do love a good Christmas romance during the holidays! Thanks for the chance!
Favorite is Romantic suspense followed by Christmas romance. Appreciate the consideration.
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.
I love Christmas & Romance !Your books are just that!
I love Christmas romance stories.
Denise Rand Huebner
I love reading “rom com” romances especially if they include the holidays like Christmas.
This sounds wonderful. 🙂
Love Christmas stories!
This sounds like a book that I’d love to read. Enjoy Christmas romances!
Love rekindled or first love romances!
Small Town romance!
Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz
I don’t have a favorite. I like them all.
Thanks for the chance!
I love Christmas romance stories. If they are in a small town setting, that’s even better.
i love second chance, and holiday romance!
My favorite are Christmas themed romances. Thanks for the chance.
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! 🙂
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.
I love to read contemporary Romances, especially holiday ones. Thanks for the chance.
I like a small town romance 😀
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!
I love reading Christmas stories especially the ones set in Marietta MT. Love Melissa’s books.
Romantic comedy and second chance
I love romance where some long lost friend returns and there is an amber still left in a romance of their past between them.
My favorite has and still is Romance books I just love the romance in them !
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!
I am a Christmas Fanatic, I Christmas Romances & Christmas movies. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway.
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!
Love new authors and book lover here; I especially love Christmas stories!!!
I love Christmas romances and taken place in small towns. Friends to lovers, neighbors falling in love.
Cowboys are my favorite romances to read!
My fav is clean Regency romance. Add Christmas to that and it is a double winner.
I love you guys in the Tule world. Great books.
Definitely Christmas stories but anything with a happy ending is great!!
Johanna Mallozzi Owen
Friends to lovers
I also like Christmas romances. I like to read books set in the current season.
I love contemporary romances, especially Christmas ones! The Christmas Window was awesome!!
I love Christmas romances
I love to read military romance
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!
I love all kinds of fiction novels!
Thanks for having me on your blog today and featuring The Christmas Window. So appreciate it!!!!!
This sounds like a lovely book. I will check it out on Amazon.
Margie Evans Taylor
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.
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.
i really enjoy many types of romance. would have to say romantic comedy is my favorite!
I love holiday romances and second chance ones !
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?
I love Christmas romances, too.
I enjoy reading Christmas romances
The story sounds lovely!
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.
So glad you could stop by today, Melissa!