Monday, 15 November 2010

Happy Holidays from Victory Tales Press

Victory Tales Press presents 17 complete stories
by various talented authors in 4 books
especially chosen to stir your heart
and make your holidays more romantic.

Find all the buy links for the Christmas Anthologies at
http://victorytalespress.yolasite/online-store.php

A Sweet Christmas read for everyone:
Christmas with Hope by Anne Patrick
Hope Erickson, a Blackhawk pilot, and Nick Cunningham, an army ranger, renew their acquaintance on the battlefields of Iraq. Will they risk their hearts to one another or does fate have other plans in store for them?

A Christmas Full of Memories by Markee Anderson
Piper Sage knows the man who enters her travel agency franchise is trouble from the moment he tells her he's the owner's son. He demands an old-fashioned Christmas, with a ready-made family…and Piper has to deliver.

Severed Hearts by Laurean Brooks
Julie Blanton's dream is realized when shy Johnny Michaels all but professes his undying love. When he enlists two days later without so much as a goodbye, her world crashes. Will these severed hearts survive?

An Unexpected Holidate by Evie Alexis
Audrey Christensen, legal secretary, is in no mood for Christmas cheer. Defense attorney, Tom Finster, generally hates the holidays. Will the duo move past all that and make a little Christmas magic of their own?

Homecoming by Cheryl Pierson
A holiday skirmish sends Union officer, Jack Durham, on an unlikely mission for a dying Confederate soldier—his enemy. Will the miracle of Christmas be able to heal his heart in the face of what awaits him?


Four Tales for those who enjoy more sensual romance:

Scarlet Ribbons by Cheryl Pierson
Miguel Rivera is known as El Diablo. Men avoid meeting his eyes in fear of his gun. Persuaded by a street vendor, he makes a foolish holiday purchase—two scarlet ribbons. Can a mysterious priest and the miracle of the Scarlet Ribbons set Miguel on a new path?

The Proposal by Diane Craver
Jacqueline Andrews hopes her boyfriend is giving her an engagement ring for her birthday. Her best friend, Tyler Jordan, wants Jacqueline to be happy, but not with Brad. Will Tyler's hot kisses sway her? Or is she going to marry Brad?

My Life and Times with Nickolopolus Christog Cringelenstien Clausener by Charlotte Raby
Miranda Jane, a milk bar waitress at the North Pole, looks forward to the end of her shift, but one last customer turns an ordinary work night into something magical. MJ's letter to the world answers how she became Mrs. Claus and what it's like being married to a famous elf!

Angel and the Cowboy by Celia Yeary
U.S. Marshal Max Garrison meets lovely Daniella Sommers and his life changes. Daniella has been different her entire life, with dusky skin and black hair. When Max Garrison enters her lonely world, will she learn love is all that matters?

Stories with a bit more stimulating details of romance:
Christmas in Bayeaux by Stephanie Burkhart
The ravages of war have taken their toll on Aiden and he travels to Bayeaux, France, on a pilgrimage of sorts. Noel provides a place for him to stay and acts as his guide. Will Noel be able to help him feel again and can Aiden find what he is searching for?

Mars Needs Men by Gerald Costlow
Carla, a communication specialist, tries to help an astronaut who will be in space for another year not have an unhappy Christmas. Now she is the one with a problem. Next Christmas the astronauts will return and her secret will be revealed. She needs a Christmas miracle.

Fast Forward Love by Rita Hestand
Connie and Ed are both widowed and everyone thinks they would make a great couple. Connie is interested, but Ed seems to have an on-again, off-again attitude that rocks her self confidence and adds to her loneliness. What is wrong with her? Or is it him?

Wanted by Karen Michelle Nutt
Emma Kelly is convinced her Christmas wish has come true when outlaw JoBeth Riley is brought into town. Sheriff Jace Kelly must keep JoBeth from being broken out by the outlaw gang. JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot when forced to spend Christmas with them.


Spicier reads including intimate detailed relationships:
Feliz Navidad by Kit Prate

Gabriel Hawkins wants vengeance for a boy's death. The son of a powerful man is to blame, but Hawkins won't let that stop him. Will his reputation as El Angel de la Muerte (The Angel of Death) mean his own death as Christmas draws near?

Underneath the Mistletoe by C. A. Paris
Scott Helling allows his best friend, Tiffany Ashby, to talk him into playing Santa for a group of children. Tiffany has waited ages for Scott to see her in a romantic light. When circumstances force a passionate kiss underneath the mistletoe, will their relationship finally change?

White Christmas by Cheryl Pierson
Since her divorce, ER nurse, Carlie Thomas, works on Christmas. This year she’s taking a break. What she gets instead is an unexpected houseguest who needs special care after being injured in a fire. Could this Christmas spark a new, beautiful friendship…or something more?

The Hands of Time by Laura Shinn
Lady Graciela Scott is imprisoned in a snow globe after seeing Lord Kennith Whittingham die. Centuries later, she is released when Ken Montgomery finds the globe. They must find a solution to reverse the spell or she will return to the snow globe forever.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of an ebook version from the above Anthologies.
Drawing to be held after 2 pm Eastern US time on Wednesday, Nov 17. If you comment as guest or anonymous please include your email address.


Learn more about Victory Tales Press and our Anthologies at the following locations:
http://victorytalespress.yolasite.com/
http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/victorytalespress


These anthologies are also available in print and for the Kindle at Amazon.com

26 comments:

Kit Prate said...

It has been a real joy working with Rebecca on the anthology. I really appreciate her ability to forgive my rather skewed version of happily ever after, and her willingness to include Feliz Navidad in the book.

Gabriel will be appearing in other stories down the line; long tales regarding who he is and how is past is always with him. But he will remain true to the woman he love, no matter what.

I hope you enjoy his story.

Gerald Costlow said...

I've wanted for some time crank up the physical side of my love stories a bit, and Rebecca gave me the perfect opportunity with her more Stimulating line of Anthologies. I hope everyone loves my characters Carla and Howard the Astronaut as much as I do.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Congratulations on the release of this super Christmas anthology with Victory tales! I wish you all many sales!

Cheryl Pierson said...

Hi everyone,
I'm so excited to be included in Rebecca's Christmas anthology collections! I have three stories in these anthologies and feel so honored that she accepted these stories and enabled me to share them with everyone.

HOMECOMING is my story in the sweet edition--it's a Christmas story with a very odd twist in it and takes place during the War Between the States. (histtorical)

SCARLET RIBBONS is in the sensual edition, and is the story of an ex-gunfighter who feels he is beyond redemption until he experiences his own unexpected miracle on Christmas Eve. (historical)

WHITE CHRISTMAS is my story in the spicy edition. It's the story of two lonely people who end up spending Christmas together unexpectedly and how love comes into their lives.

Every one of these collections includes a variety of short stories by some fantastic authors. I'm so glad to be a part of this group! Thanks for having us here, Lindsay!

Cheryl

Diane Craver said...

Hi Lindsay,

Thank you so much for featuring the VTP anthologies. I loved working with Rebecca. Being an author herself, she has a natural empathy for all her authors.

I enjoyed writing "The Proposal" for the sensual anthology. I hope readers will enjoy reading about best friends, Jacqueline Andrews and Tyler Jordan. And there's a yummy cake recipe at the end of the story for readers.

Redameter said...

Fast Forward Love explores a widow and widower's dream of becoming a family once more.

Hi, I'm Rita Hestand, and I have the privelege of being in the Christmas Collection Anthology-Stimulating. This is my third story with Rebecca and Victory Tales Press. I hope you all enjoy all the wonderful stories collected here. I know I can't wait to read them all myself.

Love and blessings to all
Rita

Celia Yeary said...

Hi--I'm Celia Yeary, in the Sensual Anthology. My story is titled "Angel and the Cowboy." My heroine's name is Daniella, so who is "Angel?" Read this love story about a cowboy and a lovely young woman who knows her life has been a lie. Can she fit in? Will the man who walks into the Book and Tea Shoppe offer a new life? Celia

Laura Shinn said...

Hi, Lindsay! Thanks so very much for featuring all four of the VTP Christmas anthologies! These are some fantastic tales that will brighten up anyone's holiday.

I'm fortunate enough to have a story in the Spicy anthology entitled "The Hands of Time." It's a story that's been in my noodle for two years and was begging to be written and finished. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to publish it through VTP! *G*

Tonya Renee Callihan said...

So many great Christmas reads! It'll be hard to pick only one. The covers alone will keep you warm enough during the winter:)

Thanks for this great contest!!

Tonya
tonyacallihan AT hotmail DOT com

Laurean Brooks said...

LINDSAY, thank you for featuring our "Christmas Collection" books here. Rebecca is the best to work with, and Laura's covers are beautiful!

"Severed Hearts" is part of the sweet "A Christmas Collection."

I dedicate it to the memory of my brother, a Vietam Veteran, who passed away 3 years ago. Johnny had a similar experience and enlisted to flee heartbreak and humilitation.

Sad to say, my brother's love story didn't work out. (I often think that if he had married this young woman, his life would have been much happier.) But in "Severed Hearts" Johnny and Julie find their way back to each other.

I hope you readers enjoy this story and all the other awesome stories in these Christmas Collections.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Lindsay,

Thanks you so much for featuring us here. Aren't all the covers beautiful?

My story, Wanted is featured in the Stimulating anthology. The western paranormal is about a little girl who has visions and she dreamt about a new mother arriving in town. Only her father isn't so keen on the idea. Here's an short excerpt:
JoBeth leaned her back against the wall of the jail, stretching out her weary limbs on the cot. For the first time in ages, she didn’t fear for her life. Jace Kelly may be a sheriff, but he proved a man of honor. She couldn’t remember the last time anyone addressed her as a lady. She snorted with amusement. Do I call you Miss Maverick or is it Misses? God, the man was too polite for his own good. Nice on the eyes, too, with his sandy colored strands draped over his ears from lack of a trim. Blue-gray eyes looked at her with curiosity and not disdain. He stood perhaps six feet or close to it with a build that told her he didn’t sit behind his desk all day. She wondered if the good sheriff had a wife tucked away at home. Seemed like all the polite men did. They were snatched off the market the moment they were available.

“Papa, Papa.” A little cherub, in the lovely form of a child came traipsing in the door. Her blonde braided-ponytails bobbed behind her like a flag. She flew into Sheriff Jace Kelly’s outstretched arms.

“Hello darlin’.” His large arms encircled the little girl with affection. “Where’s Mrs. Gunthry?”

“Oh, you know how her old bones don’t move so fast. She’s right behind me, only not so close ’cause I ran.” Her lips curved into a bright toothless grin.

So the sheriff was married. Had a little girl too. She was cute as a button with rosy cheeks and big blue eyes, a brighter blue than her father’s. As if the little girl sensed someone staring at her, she turned. Her gaze fastened onto JoBeth before widening in surprise.
She tilted her head to the side then squealed in delight, clapping her hands together as if someone handed her a present. “She’s here. She’s really here.”

JoBeth’s brows drew together in a frown. She turned to look beside her, half expecting someone to be standing next to the cot. Her gaze fastened onto the little girl once more with a frown.

“Now, Emma, don’t be making this out to be something it’s not.”
Her hand went to her mouth, cupping it as if she were going to whisper, but her voice rang clear as day. “She has dark hair and green eyes. Didn’t you notice?”

JoBeth looked at Jace and by damn he turned two shades of red. Interesting. She looked at Emma again. Who did the child think she was?”

“That’s enough, Emma. We’ll talk about this later.”

“But she’s my Christmas present.” Her hands flew to her waist and she stomped her foot with indignation.

JoBeth’s brows rose on their own accord. A Christmas present, now this she had to hear.

Larry Hammersley said...

Looks like quite a nice variety of Christmas stories. The blurbs make the offerings enticing indeed. I know some of the authors via the yahoo groups and have read a few of their stories. I know they will be good. Larry

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Thanks, Larry for stopping by.

I'm glad you enjoyed some of the other stories from Victory Tales Press.

There's quite a few authors here and I'm so thrilled to be a part of the gang. lol

Take care and Merry Christmas!

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Such a variety of stories and talented authors. If I had to pick only one anthology I wouldn't know which to choose. lol. :)

All the blurbs are wonderful!

Savanna Kougar said...

Looks Christmas Marrr-velous, darlings. What a lovely and 'stimulating' lineup of stories.

Mucho sales!

She said...

All the stories sound good. I'd have a hard time picking which book but it would be a fun way to count down to Christmas--a story a day!

smg5775@yahoo.com

Markee Anderson said...

Hey, Lindsay! Thanks for having us here! I'm the author of 'A Christmas Full of Memories' in the sweet anthology. It was a lot of fun to write, because I LOVE Christmas! What better time of year for romance, too?

Anyway, thanks again and Merry Christmas early to everyone!

StephB said...

These anthologies look awesome! I definately want to check them all out. I have the Sensual, Spicy, and Sweet all on my Christmas lists. Hehe.

I really enjoyed working with Rebecca and VTP and I'm looking forward to more oppotunties to be included in Rebecca's anthologies.

Smiles
Steph

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

She,

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. A story a day would be a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Great idea!

Gail Pallotta said...

The Sweet Christmas read sounds inviting. I've read books by Anne Patrick and Laurean Brookes. Both are excellent writers.

Charlotte Raby said...

Thanks for having us here, Lindsay!

It has been so nice being a part of this group of writers, and knowing that our readers enjoy our stories.

I'm the author of The Life and Times of ..." in the Sensual edition. I've always thought it would be nice to grow up and live with Santa Claus and I hope that our readers will enjoy my humorous, paranormal, and sensual ideas about what that must be like!

Happy Holidays!
Charlotte

Anne Patrick said...

Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much for helping to get the word out about our Christmas stories.

Gail, thank you for the wonderful compliment. I'm honored to be included with such a talented line-up.

Anne
author of Christmas with Hope from the Sweet collection.

Miss Mae said...

Congrats to all the authors, and what a fabulous idea of combining all these talents into anthologies!

Gina said...

Lindsay, what a great blog you have here, very nice. And wow, congratulations to all the authors. The contributions look so great that the Christmas spirit could remain with me all year through on my TBR list. Good luck all. Merry Christmas, and thanks!

EA said...

Hi everyone. Sorry I'm late in the commenting.

This was a great experience, and it's exciting to see the final package. I can't wait to get my hands on these copies.

Rebecca J Vickery said...

Congratulations to our winner of an ebook download: Tonya Callihan
An email has been sent to you Tonya. Please contact me about which book you prefer.

Thanks to everyone for your participation and watch for more stories from Victory Tales Press.