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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Already in the Holiday Spirit!

It's hard not to get in the Holiday spirit when I have two Holiday releases this month! The first one is a free novelette with two short historical western stories. Every year about this time I like to give a gift to readers. This is year it is a bit smaller of a gesture because we are in the middle of building a house and trying to get in before the new year, so writing related things haven't been my first priority, but I wanted readers to have something.

Western Holiday Duets 
Two historical western romance short stories.
Christmas Eve Promise
Sheriff Jubal Denton promises Suzie Harper they’ll marry Christmas Eve. Two weeks before Christmas a breakout at the Willow Bend jail sends Jubal across the state in an attempt to capture the outlaw. Christmas Eve arrives. Other members of the posse have returned, but where is Jubal?
New Year’s Kiss
Edda Rae Bartlett is pacing back and forth on New Year’s Eve waiting for her beau, Cort Haywood. He said he had something important to tell her before the end of the year. And there are only a few hours left to this year. Her best friend arrives, dragging her to a party and into a game her friend learned while traveling. Edda Rae likes the fact she is elbow to elbow with Cort, but soon learns everyone in the room knows something about the game but her.  

And I have a Christmas story in the Windtree Press The Gift of Christmas An Anthology. My story "Isabella's Christmas Box" is about Anthropologist Isabella Mumphrey and her Latin lover and DEA agent, Tino Constantine. It's their first Christmas together and Isabella's father calls with a mission for her. 

The Gift of Christmas An Anthology

“Metro’s Mountain Cabin” by Susie Slanina (Children’s Story)
“The Cancer Christmas” by Melissa Yuan (Non-fiction)
“Christmas Miracles” by Pamela Cowan
“The Nest” by Courtney Pierce
“Isabella’s Christmas Box” by Paty Jager
“The Mermaids Treasure” by Anna Brentwood
“Don’t Forget the Mistletoe” by Christy Carlyle
“First Love” by Judith Ashley
“Christmas with You” by Jane Killick
“Career Conundrum Christmas” by Jamie Brazil
“The Hogmanay Stranger” by Maggie Jaimeson
“A Marine’s Christmas Proposal” by Susan Lute

Print ISBN: 9781940064727
eBook ISBN: 9781942368007
Publication Date: October 13, 2014
Price: $3.99 ebook, $14.99 print

A former Marine, desperate for employment, takes a temp job that leads to a life-changing decision on Christmas Eve. A family locket with magical powers saves the life of its wearer during the holidays. A doctor’s nonfiction reflection of her father’s cancer diagnosis reveals the spirit of Christmas.

Add in a little dog’s snowy adventure, magic realism, and a touch of mistletoe, and readers will delight in these 12 diverse and heartfelt stories exploring the love, messiness and miracles of Christmas.

Check out the book at Windtree Press. You may purchase it at the website or use the links to major venues.

With so many Christmas and holiday books out there, I hope you take a moment and check these two out.

Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon.  On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.

You can learn more about Paty at her blog; Writing into the Sunset  her website; or on Facebook;!/paty.jager , Goodreads  and twitter;  @patyjag.


  1. Paty, you are a busy lady. I'm looking forward to reading more about Isabella Mumphrey and Tino, as well as the other books you mentioned.

    1. Caroline, I'm looking forward to the new year and hopefully things slowing down. Thanks! I hope you enjoy Isabella and Tino's Christmas.

  2. What a great collection! Thank you for sharing with us!

  3. Looking forward to reading Isabella and Tino's story! As busy as you are, I am amazed that you had time to "whip" out stories for our reading pleasure! I am impressed!

    1. HI Karen! I hope you enjoy Isabella's Christmas Box. I feel guilty if I don't get stories written and out.


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