It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Holly, Ivy & Intrigue

Posted December 11, 2017 by meezcarrie in Alexa Verde, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Denise Weimer, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads), Joanie Bruce, mystery/suspense, romance / 25 Comments

Only two weeks until Christmas!! ‘Tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. There’s something about the magic of my favorite holiday that can make even the creepiest suspense novel feel warm and cozy haha!

In doing my own research on what Christmas reads are available, I couldn’t help but pass along my finds to you, my dear readers ♥ Continuing through the end of the year, I’m going to spotlight several new Christmasy releases as well as books from recent Christmas past. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!!

Special thanks to Amanda Dykes for the gorgeous graphic and to each author who has graciously offered a giveaway for their spotlight post!

about the book

Christmas Murder Mix-Up by Joanie Bruce

“I have to get rid of her now.”

After four months of a blissful marriage, Paige is devastated to overhear her husband, Cooper, say those words to his best friend. Because of a suspicious Christmas gift, a gas leak, and a home invasion, Paige’s love for Cooper is tested to the limit. Will their marriage survive the Christmas Murder Mix-up?

Holiday Pursuit by Alexa Verde
When Brianna Rockwell’s brother finds himself in danger and disappears three days before Christmas, she does everything to rescue him. Brianna dodges bullets, escapes fire, and even turns to her longtime crush for help. But the closer she gets to solving the mystery and finding her only sibling, the more desperate someone gets to silence her forever…
A Holiday Intruder by Denise Weimer

Kelsey Jordan prefers upcycling junk and refinishing antiques for her store in a Georgia mountains town to being the center of attention. When a robbery and an unknown benefactor shove her in the middle of a decades-old mystery, and a real estate developer and a former baseball star compete for her attention, Kelsey isn’t sure who to trust.

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about the author

As an avid reader, Joanie Bruce welcomed the transition from reading to writing and considered it a wonderful new experience to please others with her words. She has three published Christian suspense novels, and enjoys writing from her home in the country. Thankful that God has given her the ability to write, draw and paint, Joanie strives to use them to encourage others and to honor Him in all her accomplishments.

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Alexa Verde penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has a bachelor degree in Spanish, a master’s in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her series Rios Azules Christmas and Secrets of Rios Azules.

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Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. An associate editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Denise is the author of The Restoration Trilogy, The Georgia Gold Series, romantic novella REDEEMING GRACE, and ACROSS THREE AUTUMNS: A Novella of The Backcountry Brides Collection through Barbour Publishing (May 2018). This wife and swim mom of two daughters always pauses for coffee, chocolate, old houses, and to write any story God lays on her heart.

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Celebrate Lit Publishing is offering TWO digital copies of Holly, Ivy and Intrigue to my readers! That’s two winners! (Void where prohibited by law) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? Have you ever experienced intrigue (or suspense or mystery) at Christmas?

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25 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Holly, Ivy & Intrigue

  1. Rebecca Maney

    I can’t say that I have experienced mystery or intrigue at Christmas, but I sure do love reading about those that do. This book sounds so fun and I love cozy mysteries!

  2. Hannah Corner

    I don’t think I have ever experienced anything like that at Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. Michelle Lunsford

    Sounds like a good read. Fun to have some intrigue and mystery to mix in with my usual Christmas romance reading. 🙂

  4. Alexa Verde

    I haven’t experienced intrigue or suspense at Christmas, but I do like to write and read about it. Thank you so much for featuring our book, Carrie!

  5. Kara Vaughan Marks

    I’ve never had any big mystery or intrigue at Christmas, and that’s probably a good thing.

  6. Thank you, Carrie, for featuring our book. We appreciate the time you spent reading the book and writing the review. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. I never experienced suspense at Christmas either, which I’m thankful for, but I hope all your readers enjoy this book. 🙂 Merry Christmas.

  7. Winnie Thomas

    The only intrigue or suspense I’ve experienced at Christmas is trying to guess what is in my presents.

  8. Penny A

    I am in agreement with Winnie, trying to figure out what was in the package was the biggest mystery I faced.

  9. Janice Moore

    The only suspense at Christmas is whether my gifts to others will be liked! However, I love suspense books at Christmas and any time of the year!

  10. I’ve not experienced intrigue during the Christmas holidays, but in a way I think it could be fun as long as it ended well. I think it would be exciting!

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