I wish you all the joy, blessing and peace of the season. As my dear Papa would say, may the joy of the shepherds and angels, the love of the holy family and the peace of the Christ child be with you this Christmas time. I very much hope you are happy and well however you keep the season (even if it is just to stare at the rest of us as if we're bonkers :)).
To my friends who I know are struggling with bad things, all my love. This time of happiness for others must be incredibly hard. I wish you survival and the hope that the coming New Year will bring you everything you deserve and life will be better.
I am just off to make Last Minute Christmas Chutney ready for Boxing Day lunch, then I have to make a galette from Mary Berry's recipe for those of us who don't like Christmas pud and after that I will be on to the veggies to make sure they are all prepared for tomorrow's feast. If that's not enough, it's also my dear daddy's birthday, so we will be going round there for dinner this evening.
I've been roped into singing in the choir for Midnight as well, which I am so looking forward to. I love singing carols and descants. They're down a few members this year because of various things so they asked if anyone would mind standing in. Can't wait :). Then on Christmas morning Daddy is taking the 10:30 service, yay! It doesn't feel like Christmas until Daddy has taken a service (CofE vicars never really retire, they just take services for other vicars now that they don't have their own parish ;)).
So I promised FREE eBooks didn't I :). Here is the public service announcement ;)
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Those of you already subscribed to our mailing list will remember us asking you to vote on your favourite genres and now the two books based on the top two genres are ready for you to enjoy :).
by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Meet Kira Roltof, or rather Jasmin Welby at the moment because she’s undercover. Kira’s an assassin with a sense of humour that’s almost as dangerous as she is. When hunting down her targets it helps that she's a vampire/werewolf hybrid and has been at the killing game for over seventy years. Practice makes perfect and all that jazz.
Of course her combined species status could just as easily get her killed as help her out. If either the vampires or the werewolves figure out she’s both, she’ll never be safe again.
Her latest target is a Mafia big shot. Nothing she can’t handle easily, except she runs into a little snag of the vampire persuasion at the end of the job.
Assassin’s Blood is a short story full of paranormal intrigue and action with a little bit of romance to round it off.
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Curse of a Banshee - (The Darwell [Magical] Cleaning Services #1)
by Sophie Duncan
B, a djinn/banshee low fae, runs Darwell Cleaning Services, a business that specializes in tidying up magical crime scenes. She's managed her company with her friend and business partner, Jean, for over one hundred years without any complaints, or problems. She keeps her head down and offers a job to those whom higher fae look down on for their lack of personal magic.
B and her team are expecting an ordinary night of clean-up when they arrive at the aftermath of a spell battle in the middle of an English woodland. However, when a terrified djinn boy appears in the middle of their job, B finds the mix of her djinn and banshee instincts, which she normally keeps under strict control, beginning to rise. The boy is not alone, he is being chased by criminals intent on selling him to become a genie, the same gang who took B's father a century earlier.
B must struggle with her own unsettled powers and fight the slavers for the boy's freedom, risking her own life and those of her friends in the process.
Curse of a Banshee is fast-paced fantasy taking a fresh look at ancient powers in a contemporary British setting.
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