How did this anthology come about, you ask? Here’s a snippet of the conversation one night in mid-October.
Amanda: Hi Kathy! I know it’s short notice, being October and all, but would you want to do a short Christmas novella collection? I have a couple novellas we can use, and you could do one connected to your Regency series? If you have time, they’re short and kind of fun! We can talk about it more this weekend….
Kathy: Wait, what? Not write one. I can certainly share… We need to talk.
Amanda: I wish I had thought of it sooner, Xmas anthologies always do so well…
And, well. A Christmas Anthology was born and thus, Lady Felicity’s Feud with Christmas. I worked like crazy for three weeks, aiming for 20k words, on the hook: She hates Christmas… an odd thought? Perhaps, but, well, growing up, I never got anything I wanted for Christmas. And I seem to remember being sick on Christmas day for several years in a row from about age eight to fifteen. I wonder if my mother remembers… spoiled child that I was. 😊
So, not to give anything away: To get the Lord Lexum’s aunt off his back to marry some silly girl, all he has to do is secure Felicity’s assistance for his aunt’s pet annual Christmas Charity project. But since our heroine will have nothing to do with Christmas our hero must come up with something that garners her attention and does not send her running for the hills.
Lady Felicity’s Feud with Christmas – Kathy L Wheeler
(Part of The Viscount’s Vendetta of Rebel Lords of London series)
Christmas does not come easy for a young woman who has seen too much tragedy around the holidays. Lord Lexum is snared into obtaining Lady Felicity’s assistance for a Christmas event. Can he find a way to show Felicity Christmas also means hope?
Other books in the series include that are currently in the final stages of edits include:
The Earl’s Error
The Marquis’ Misstep
7th Son (contemporary novella related to Marquis’ Misstep)
The Viscount’s Vendetta
Kathy L Wheeler (aka Kae Elle Wheeler) loves the NFL, the NBA, musical theater (don’t ask how her how many times she’s seen Phantom of the Opera (12); or Wicked (7)), travel, (Europe, Grand Cayman, Mexico, All over the US), reading (practically a book a night), writing (15 books and counting) and karaoke (well….what can she say). She assists other authors in critiquing, formatting, and creating covers for their publishing dreams. She writes contemporary and historical stories where the heroines save themselves and the heroes who honor their courage with suspense and humor.
Amanda McCabe wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen–a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject…). When not writing or reading, she loves yoga, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network–even though she doesn’t cook. She also writes as Laurel McKee. historical Elizabethan mysteries as Amanda Carmack., and Eliza Casey…
AMZ buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LVKXXFP/
Christmas Waltz listen link: https://soundcloud.com/user-284942894/