Sunday, November 13, 2011

SSS: First peek at Ground Rules, my Christmas fantasy

Thanks so much for visiting, and especially for your comments. I love 'em all.

Here's the opening of Ground Rules, my Christmas fantasy soon to be released from The Wild Rose Press

The first snow of December fell like a promise, full of sparkle and glimmer. Like hope.
From her desk by the tall, second-story window, Alice Garner watched, enraptured. This year, though, she'd stopped believing in promises.
Still, snow had been second on her Christmas list.  Today being Christmas Eve, she could almost believe someone had been listening.

Don't forget to check out the amazing offerings of other SSS authors. For those who celebrate it, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm sitting out the next two weeks to catch up on NaNoWriMo and share the holidays with my family. Have a good one!

31 comments:

Vivien Dean said...

This makes me all fuzzy for Christmas. Well done!

Angela Guillaume said...

Alice is about to get a surprise, I can feel it! And you made me want Christmas so bad! I can already smell the mulled wine and walking by sparkling trees, to the sound of those familiar Christmas tunes. Which reminds me, I need to re-watch one of my favorite Christmas movies - Serendipity.

Megan Johns said...

You've made me feel all Christmasey. Looks great

Jessica Subject said...

So much hope in this six. Makes me long for Christmas. :)

Lisa Fox said...

Yay Christmas! What a great snippet!

Paula Martin said...

Lovely Christmas snippet. Wonder what was first on her list - or maybe I can guess :-)

Liz said...

Nicely done. Such a cute cover too!

Alexandra O'Hurley said...

I am so ready for Christmas!

charmainegordon author said...

Delightful and full of promise and cheer.

Patricia Preston said...

Love this! And the cover is great!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Sweet start, Cate. Liked this six. :)

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Awww, love this.

Sarah Grimm said...

Oooh, what's first on her list? Does she get it? :-) Great six, Cate!

Zee Monodee said...

Very sweet! Nice six, and love that gorgeous cover :) xoxo

Taryn Kincaid said...

Love all the hope, wistfulness and anticipation you've packed into these sentences. Great descriptions, as always.

Lorrie said...

Oh wow, love the cover and the trailer. Feels like another winner for you. Keep them coming, and have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
Lot's of luck keeping up with NaNo too.

Krystal Wade said...

I bet someone granted that wish!

melissamackinnon said...

Aww, this is sweet, and makes me a little sad. And it certainly has a wonderful Christmas feel to it. Very nice. Gets me in the mood for the holidays!

Lydia Sharp said...

Love the magical feeling in this.

Alix said...

Fantastic six, I'm looking forward to Christmas now.

Joanne Stewart said...

I agree....gives me the warm fuzzies. Captures the Christmas spirit, I think. Great six.

Ginger Simpson said...

Awesome, but then when aren't you? Christmas is my favorite holiday and this really put me in the spirit.

gemma parkes said...

Lovely six! l'm all Christmassy now!

veronicascott said...

Can't wait to read MORE, put me in a holiday mood right away. Excellent excerpt!

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Vivien Jackson said...

Lovely magical snippet.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Cate! And thanks for reminding me that Christmas is so close...

Stephanie Adkins said...

Awesome six, Cate, and makes me anxious for Christmas! Can't wait to see what you give us next week! Happy Sunday!

diannehartsock said...

'December fell like a promise.' What a wonderful line! I hope she gets the rest of the things she wishes for.

E. Jamie said...

Lovely six!

J.A. Beard said...

Hrmm. Alice should remember: Be careful what you wish for. ;)