Thursday, November 21, 2013

Granting Her Wish by Emma Kaye : Guest Blog and Giveaway

Thanks for having me here today, Roxanne.

The holidays are a special time. Not always fun, not always happy, but always special. I get stressed at holiday time, but sit me down with a glass of eggnog and a lit up Christmas tree and I’m a happy girl. There’s just something about those twinkling lights.

Before I had my kids, I thought my tree was very pretty. Something special. Red and gold ornaments. Red and gold ribbons and bows. A ton of tiny white lights. I thought it was great. My one claim to domestic goddess status. Believe me when I say, I can’t claim it any other way. :)

Our tree has transformed since we had our kids. The basic red and gold ornaments are still there, as well as the tiny white lights, but they’re just a backdrop now. We’ve added colored lights (Wow, do those little LEDs get bright!) And each year the kids pick out an ornament. This year we’re adding Turbo the snail and a blue reindeer. Sometimes they make a craft that either goes on the tree or decorates some other area of the house. Now my tree is a hodge-podge of ornaments, candy canes and handmade crafts. I love it even more. I look at that crazy assortment of keepsakes and I remember the kids’ joy when they picked them out and hung them on the tree.

In my Timeless Keepsakes story—Granting Her Wish—Dani is going through some hard times this holiday. She’s stressing, big time, but a very special keepsake is going to send those worries right out of her head. Along with everything else, including her name. Luckily, she’ll find a reason to celebrate this holiday and make some new traditions of her own.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, what’s your favorite thing about it? How has that changed over the years?

Timeless Keepsakes:
A Collection of Christmas Stories

Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris,
Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, Julie Rowe

Genre: Historical, Contemporary, Time Travel,
Military, Medical Romances

Publisher: Timeless Scribes Publishing
Date of Publication: November 11, 2013

ISBN: 978-0-09910520-0-4

Number of pages: 270
Word Count: 65,000

Cover Artist: Alchemy Book Covers and Design

Book Description:

The magic of Christmas is in the memories we hold dear and those precious treasures that remind us of the past. Join us as our Timeless Keepsakes take us on five remarkable journeys that heal old wounds, remind us of days gone by, play matchmaker, sweep us back in time and prove that love can conquer all.
Mistletoe and Magick ~ Ruth A. Casie

She would give her last breath for him. He would give up everything to guard her well and love her more.

About Ruth A. Casie:

Ruth started reading romance books while traveling the world for business. Traveling alone can be daunting but she found a book in hand could see her through long waits at the airport as well as being good company at dinner for one. For some of her longer treks, she pared down what she packed to make room for books. Her favorite genres are romance and adventure.

A seasoned professional with more than twenty-five years of writing experience in communications and marketing for a large financial institution, she gave way to her inner muse and began writing a series of historical fantasy romance novels. Ruth is published by Carina Press and Harlequin Books.

When not writing you can find her home in Teaneck, New Jersey, reading, cooking, doing Sudoku and counted cross-stitch. Together with her husband, Paul, they enjoy ballroom dancing and going to the theater. Ruth and Paul have three grown children and two grandchildren. They all thrive on spending time together. It’s certainly a lively dinner table and they wouldn’t change it for the world.

You can read more about Ruth online at , on Twitter at, or on Facebook at  

Christmas Spirits ~ Lita Harris

A widow's everlasting love is renewed by the memories of the holiday season.

About Lita Harris:

Lita Harris spends her time between New Jersey and the Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania, where she writes most of her books. She also lived in Alaska for a short time just for fun. An avid crafter, unused supplies clutter her basement and attempts at making pottery, jewelry, and stained glass are proudly displayed in her house, usually behind a picture or holding a door open. She also makes candles and homemade soap. With enough books to stock a small library she may need to construct a building to store her literary obsessions.

She writes in multiple genres, including women’s fiction, contemporary romance, paranormal, and cozy mysteries. For more information about Lita, please visit her website at or at and

Granting Her Wish ~ Emma Kaye

She doesn't belong in his time and he doesn't belong back home. Could they belong to each other?

About Emma Kaye:

Emma Kaye is married to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful kids that she spends an insane amount of time driving around central New Jersey. Before ballet classes and tennis entered her life, she decided to try writing one of those romances she loved to read and discovered a new passion. She has been writing ever since. Add in a playful puppy and an extremely patient cat and she’s living her own happily ever after while making her characters work hard to reach theirs.

For more information on Emma, please visit her online at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at

Letter from St. Nick ~ Nicole S. Patrick

She’s trying to save her home and he’s never had one until now. Can an unexpected gift lead their hearts to the same place?

About Nicole S. Patrick:

Nicole S. Patrick has always loved to read, and in her teenage years, she “borrowed” her mom’s books to sneak away and become lost in the world of romance. After more than ten years in the corporate world of tech recruiting and HR management, she decided to stay home and raise children. But with so many romantic stories and characters floating around in her head, when the kids napped, she was compelled to put those words on a page and pursue this crazy dream of becoming published. Nicole writes romantic suspense and her heroes are those alpha males in uniform. She lives in New Jersey with her real-life hero, her husband, and her two sons.

For more information about Nicole, please visit her website at

Secret Santa ~ Julie Rowe

A nurse grieving the death of her twin brother receives an usual gift at the staff secret Santa party: the bullet that killed him along with a message of hope and love.

About Julie Rowe:

Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the Northwest Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!” In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has a short story in The Mammoth Book of ER Romance (September 2013). Her book Saving the Rifleman (book one of the War Girls series) won the novella category of the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest (Canada), Canadian Living, and Romantic Times Magazine.

For more information about Julie, please visit her online at, on Twitter @julieroweauthor, or at her Facebook page:

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November 11 Group Day Focus on Entire Anthology

November 11 Spotlight
Beverly @ The Wormhole

November 11 Spotlight
Musings and Ramblings   

November 11 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

November 11 Spotlight
The Simple Things in Life

November 11 Spotlight
Fang-tastic Books

November 11 Spotlight 
Adrienne Woods books and reviews

Nov 12 and 19 Mistletoe and Magick ~ Ruth A. Casie

November 12 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

November 12 Spotlight (review later)
Adrienne Woods books and reviews

November 19 review
Beverly @ The Wormhole

November 19 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books

Nov 13 and 20 Christmas Spirits ~ Lita Harris

November 13 Spotlight
Roxanne’s Realm

November 13 Spotlight (review later)
Adrienne Woods books and reviews

November 20 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair  

November 20 Spotlight
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

Nov 14 and 21 Granting Her Wish ~ Emma Kaye

November 14 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books

November 14 review
Beverly @ The Wormhole

November 21 Guest blog
Roxanne’s Realm

November 21 Spotlight (review later)
Adrienne Woods books and reviews

Nov 15 and 22 Letter from St. Nick ~ Nicole S. Patrick

November 15 Spotlight (review later)
Adrienne Woods books and reviews

November 15 Review
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

November 22 review
Beverly @ The Wormhole

November 22 Interview
Roxanne’s Realm

Nov 18 and 25 Secret Santa ~ Julie Rowe

November 18 Guest Blog 
The Divas of Desire

November 18 review
Beverly @ The Wormhole

November 25 Spotlight
Reviewing in Chaos

November 25 Spotlight (review later)
Adrienne Woods books and reviews


Gaby G said...

I love these Anthologies!

Your tree must be beautiful. I have to admit I don't have a 'real' tree my house it's just me and my parents, and it was always me who had to decorate and clean after the mess so... But this year we got a little sparkling silver tree with lights!! It's so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Gaby!
Your sparkling tree sounds magical. I'm looking forward to getting our tree up this year.
Cleaning up the mess is definitely not my favorite part (Maybe that's why it takes me so long to take it down?) but it's worth it.
Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma! I love the sound of your tree. It sounds a lot like mine now except the white lights are no more. I think my favorite traditions aside from the tree and food are photos. I have a photo frame from every year with a picture of my little that has become a part of my holiday decorations.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I need to get myself more organized and collect all the Santa photos from throughout the years and frame them for the tree. Love it!
Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma.

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Spending time with my family is important and reminds me of special moments as a child.

Celebrating is a little more rushed than when I was a child. My kids sing in the church choir Christmas Eve and then I rush to drive to my aunt's for dinner.

Like you, my tree has changed over the years. I had color coordinated red/gold and glass ornaments. Now there's a wide assortment of homemade ornaments. It's represents Christmas past and present. But I secretly can't wait until I can get rid of the Blue's Clues and Hello Kitty ornament!

Best of luck with the release!

Anonymous said...

LOL Maria. I'm with you there. I definitely wouldn't mind if one or two ornaments disappeared. Now, they hold a special place at the back of the tree—so people who look through the window can see them, of course.