Monday, November 16, 2015

Criminal Christmas - A Box Set of 8 Christmas Suspense Books for the Holiday Season!

***I'm very happy to present my friend, Kim Hornsby, who has published this wonderful suspense collection for the coming season. Just got my copy and can't wait to dig in!!

USA TODAY Bestselling, National Bestselling & Award-Winning Authors! Christmas isn’t all Peace on Earth this Holiday Season in 8 Outstanding Suspense Stories of Murderers, Stalkers, Terrorists, Thieves, and Kidnappers. Criminal Christmas puts the Danger in the season of Mistletoe and Christmas Cookies. Snuggle up by the fire with our books and enjoy Christmas like never before. This fabulous set is comprised of 6 Novellas, 1 Short Story and 1 Full Novel.

Deadly Holiday by Alexa Grace - Novella
It is four days before Christmas and the characters you grew to love in The Deadly Series are struggling with life-threatening problems.

The Old Man’s Back in Town by Ann Charles – Short Story
A sizzling, suspenseful SHORT STORY wrapped in a puzzling mystery that will leave you hungry for more. **It’s “Groundhog Day” meets the modern day Old West!**

Holiday Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano – Novella
When Justice Team partners, Mitch and Caroline, discover a Santa sneaking around behind the restaurant, Grey and Mitch uncover a theft ring sure to ruin Christmas.

Christmas Interrupted by Kim Hornsby - Novella
Christmas in snowy Carnation, Washington seems like the idyllic get away until Jamey Dunn has a prophetic dream of his father’s house burning to the ground on Christmas Eve.

Marriage Under Fire by Jacki Delecki - Novella
Marine veteran Maddy Jeffers never expected her most demanding and daunting mission would come off the battlefield posing as a wife to Major Hunter Hines.

The Twelfth Day by Alicia Dean – Novella
Years ago, Sabrina Spencer was the lone survivor of a serial killer's attack on her family, and her testimony put the killer behind bars. When she begins receiving bizarre gifts and messages related to the Twelve Days of Christmas, Sabrina suspects her new love is behind the twisted countdown to the twelfth day.

Christmas 911 by Lori Leger -- Novella
Mother-to-be Corrine Landry stops off to purchase a gift for her niece on Christmas Eve, and finds herself in the middle of a crisis situation involving a robbery, a 911 dispatcher, and an unexpected arrival.

The Way Evil Does by Amara Draska - Novel

When novelist Rebecca Reis interviews convicted serial killer, Thomas Eisenbrey in the Washington State Penitentiary she finds herself having strange feelings for the crafty psychopath. 

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This FABULOUS Box Set was compiled and Published by Author Kim Hornsby

Kim Hornsby is an Award-Winning Seattle novelist who loves to write about women in strange lands so she can travel and call it research. Two of her novels are Amazon Bestsellers, having reached the #1 spot in Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance. She's proud to have shared the top 5 spot with the likes of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and J.D. Robb.

A mother, a wife, a messy housekeeper, a dog lover, and a voracious reader, Kim was born in Belleville, Canada, then lived in Vancouver, Maui, Whistler, Taipei and now makes Seattle her home. Instead of clothes and jewelry, she spends her mad money on travel. Plane tickets can usually be found on her desk. 

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Alexa Grace USA Today Bestselling Author, Alexa Grace began her writing journey in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels including her popular Deadly Series (DEADLY OFFERINGS, DEADLY RELATIONS DEADLY RELATIONS, and DEADLY HOLIDAY.

Ann Charles is an award-winning author who writes mysteries that are splashed with humor, romance, and whatever else sounds fun.
Currently, she has several fiction books available: NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD (multiple award-winning book for both mystery and romance/mystery), OPTICAL DELUSIONS IN DEADWOOD, DEAD CASE IN DEADWOOD (selected as one of Suspense Magazine's BEST OF 2012 books), BETTER OFF DEAD IN DEADWOOD, AN EX TO GRIND IN DEADWOOD, and MEANWHILE, BACK IN DEADWOOD, which are all part of her ongoing Deadwood Mystery Series.

Misty Evans USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published thirty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books - and their dreams of being published - to life.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled dogs. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at

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  1. Thanks, Mimi for hosting A Criminal Christmas. It is great to be part of an amazing group of authors.
    All my best.

    1. Be sure to read Jacki's book Marriage Under Fire, and don't leave before the Christmas Wedding!!!

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    1. I'm glad I bought it then :-) Good luck with the contest!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting us. I SO enjoyed writing this story and being a part of such a fun project with all these fabulous authors.

    1. Love your novella The Twelfth Day! Who doesn't want a gorgeous handyman to come to the door during a potentially lonely and possibly frightening Christmas!

    2. Fabulous is right...what a great bunch of authors!!

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    1. This was probably me trying to talk some more...

  5. Hi, Mimi. Thank you for featuring Criminal Christmas. I'm thrilled to be part of such a great group of authors!

    1. We are thrilled to have you USA TODAY BESTSELLING Author, Adrienne! Loved Holiday Justice!
      Fa la la la la

    2. I'm glad to help out in any small way, Adrienne. My best wishes on the set!!

  6. Hi Mimi! When Kim called me about contributing to this project I'd just hit the submit button for a 70,000 word novel I'd written in two months. She asked me to come up with something new, insisting I could do it in one month. I believe the phrase, "You write wicked fast!" was used in her prompting. So, after writing 105,000 words in three months for a novel and a novella, I'm a tad burnt out. But, adding that to my regular formatting, editing, proofreading, reading and reviewing books...the excuse of "I don't have time to write" holds little meaning anymore. So, thank you, Ms. Hornsby, for pushing me to do this, and for including me in this fabulous box set! "Christmas 911" originally was meant to take place entirely with a mother-to-be hiding out in a robbery/hostage situation, with only the 911 operator as her lifeline. I'd planned the entire story around that one incident. Then I thought, what if the 911 dispatcher, a sexy ex-Marine working his way through college, couldn't find it in him to walk away from the female protagonist after the crisis ended? What if he couldn't shake the feeling that he needed to stick around, protect her, find out more about her? That was the birth of "Christmas 911". I'm satisfied with the results and again, I thank Kim for including me, and I also thank you, Mimi, for featuring our box set today!

    1. You. Are. Welcome! I absolutely SWOONED over that ex-Marine in Christmas 911. Well worth pushing you, Girl!

    2. Wow, Lori. You have me hooked with that blurb alone. Will start with your submission first LOL!! I know what you mean about getting those words out. Just wished there were more hours in a day :-)