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I've written 5 such books--if you count Dead Heat which I call my "Die-Hard" Christmas romantic thriller. *G*
Some cynics say Christmas and Romance are a match made by Hallmark Movies.
No, it goes back farther than that. Actually, the first Christmas movie made was Santa Claus by George Albert Smith in 1898. which, coincidentally contained the first depiction of Santa Claus on film. You can watch a clip of it here.
The 1940's and 1950's gave us the classics like It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, and, of course, all the movie versions of A Christmas Carol.
Books Into Movies
When I write, the story often unfolds in my mind like a movie. (Maybe this is why I enjoy making video book trailers.)
Mentally, I cast the characters with who would play them in a movie if my book were a movie.
For instance, in Brianna's Season for Miracles, Brianna would be portrayed by Lucy Fry who played Tikka in Bright.
The hero Daniel would be portrayed by Joe Keery who plays Steve Harrington on Stranger Things.
Most of my other books are set in the summer. You write what you know, and I live in Texas where it's usually hotter than it is colder. Writing a Christmas setting gives me a bit of diversity in the seasons.
Set in San Antonio in December, it depicts the cold, windy weather that often hits that area.
Darcy is in love with her boss, but she's not even a blip on his radar--until her BFF gives her a makeover--and she made a wish on a star. She should have been careful what she wished for!
Last Christmas was inspired by the pop holiday hit that gets stuck in my head every time I hear it.
A woman is swept off her feet one Christmas then she never hears from the man again.
What a great premise, right? Except in my story, the guy shows up when and where she least expects to see him.
"Great story...romance, mystery, suspense, and wonderful people in a small town."
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LuvU4Ever is the story of high school sweethearts who married at eighteen.
Ten years later, there's trouble in their relationship.
Or is there?
"What a wonderful short story. It is amazing the conclusions we can jump to and what lack of communication can do to a marriage.
What a great story. Perfect for a quick get-away from reality!"
It's a Die Hard Christmas for Sabrina Snow
If you like some suspense and a kickass heroine, then Dead Heat is the perfect Christmas romance for you. Oddly enough, when I was writing Dead Heat, I didn't even realize it was set during December.
Review: "Everything’s moving at a dead heat in this story, running full-tilt from the first page. The opening yanks you right in, hurtling you down twists and turns... Joan Reeves delivers the scenes so well that you live it with the characters, finding yourself running for all you’re worth, to coming to a dead stop, caught in the throes of the memory of desire."
Whatever style of Christmas romance appeals to you, I've got you covered from the sweetness of Brianna's Season for Miracles, the comedy of Nobody's Cinderella, the vengeful humor of Last Christmas, the sensual poignancy of LuvU4Ever, or the romantic thriller suspense of Dead Heat. Grab a few romances to help you deal with the stress of the holidays. After all, you deserve a break too.