MEET THE NEIGHBORS!!!!!!!!!!! It’s Guest Day over at A Fairy Tale Life. Today I’m please to have Megan Kelly, Harlequin American Author who has released, not one, but two Christmas stories under her own brand as an independent author. I loved reading Holly and Ivey! I’ll stop gushing and turn the blog over to Megan.
Thank you for having me, Lynn. I’m so happy to be here talking about Christmas, I’m offering your readers the chance for an early gift. One person chosen at random wins a pdf of either Santa Dear or Holly and Ivey. Woo hoo!
Tell us about your release.
Holly & Ivey is a contemporary holiday romance featuring Holly MacDonald and Luke Ivey. Earlier this year, a publisher had a call out for short Christmas stories. I brainstormed it one night at a conference with some writer friends. They encouraged and expanded on good ideas and shot down bad ones. Love them!
Unfortunately, I fell twice during the next week and wound up on painkillers–strong painkillers that made me loopy. The deadline overlapped the time I’d scheduled a vacation, cutting off time to write. It wasn’t going to work out to submit it. But I loved the story of reunited friends feeling that holiday magic. I wanted it to be published so readers could meet these two. That’s when I decided to publish it myself.
Here’s the blurb:
Holly MacDonald rushes to the town she left as a child to prevent her friend from marrying an unfaithful groom. Her old buddy, Luke Ivey, is the best man and intends to stop her interference. She’s no longer his tomboy pal, and he’s no longer her nerdy sidekick. They fall for each other despite their different views on the wedding and living four hours apart. But when “The Wedding March” fades and Christmas is over, will they stay together?
Desert Island time – 3 must have books.
Can I take 3 pre-loaded reading devices instead? Then if the batteries die, I’m covered. No? Okay, here’s a shot: I’ll take JD Robb, probably the first in her series, Naked in Death, which is a romance as much as a cop story. My all time favorite hero is in A Rose for Maggie by Kathleen Korbel, so that one would get me through the lonely days. And one more…How about a survival guide specific to the area where I’m stranded!
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m an avid Cardinals baseball fan. Of course, I read: romance and mysteries with some general fiction. I knit a little and I’m teaching myself to crochet. I love movies, which is just another form of storytelling.
What do you enjoy most about life?
The people in my life keep me going. My husband and kids are my heartbeat; the rest of my family and my friends are my breath.
What is the craziest thing you did as a kid, and would it ever end up in a book?
Hahaha and NO.
What do you hope readers take with them after reading your work?
I hope they sigh with satisfaction over the love story and the characters’ growth. I hope they have laughed and maybe blinked hard against tears here and there. And I hope they want to read more of my books.
Please visit my website for information about my books. Thanks for having me.