It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Deck The Shelves (+ guest post)

Posted December 11, 2019 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2019, romance, Toni Shiloh / 41 Comments

today’s book: deck the shelves by toni shiloh

Christmas is only 14 days away according to Google (if we get to Dec 25th and we have days left over, blame Google, not me lol.), BUT now ’tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. (Okay – I crave them all year round but now’s when I can get away with talking about them LOL) This year I’m continuing my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads, and I’m super excited! Christmas books make me happy!

So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your own bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

Today’s featured book is a delightfully bookish contemporary romance novella + the author shares some of her Pinterest inspiration board for Deck the Shelves!

Heartfalls #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2019 (*Previously released in the Comfort & Joy boxset, October 2018)

Kendall Jackson is the proud owner of Heartfalls’ bookstore, The Cozy Shelf. Her life is one straight out of the pages, except she’s missing that leading man. Although she has a crush on the handsome auto mechanic, Quinton Hendricks, Kendall wants an old-fashioned type of romance—the stuff swoon-worthy romance books are made of. But Quinton seems to need a little prodding.

Something about Kendall sparks hope in Quinton Hendricks that love could be his again. Only being abandoned by his ex-wife has made him cautious to the point of non-moving.

Can two people hesitant on second chances find love as they Deck the Shelves?


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*all images in this guest post taken from Pinterest*

One of my favorite things to do when writing a story is to build a Pinterest inspiration board. I can honestly admit I may have gone overboard for Deck the Shelves. I mean making my heroine the owner of a bookstore (The Cozy Shelf) ensured I would have way too much fun adding bookish pins to the board.

And that’s exactly what happened! But first I started with my heroine and hero inspirations with Zazie Beetz as Kendall and Terrence J as Quinton.


These two perfectly captured my heroine and hero. I even selected pictures for the secondary characters who I hope to give an opportunity to be front and center in future books to come.

I also had a lot of fun selecting pictures for The Cozy Shelf, Kendall’s Victorian that had been made into a bookstore. Once I had the right house selected, I choose some inspiration pictures for the inside of the store. I picked a room with a window nook and some bookish holiday décor.


There are a lot more pins in my board with bookish décor, bookstore signs, and even odds and ends Kendall sales in her store (can we say bookish wrapping paper, anyone?).

Of course Kendall wasn’t the only one who had inspiration pictures for where she lived (she lives in the top floor of the bookstore!). I also picked a place that Quinton lives in with his son and father. It’s charming and had the perfect look of fall (you know before huge snowstorm brings in the winter).

Oh and because I like to have an inspiration for what the town could look like, I checked a few places in New York state and settled on Ithaca as my inspiration for Heartfalls. Of course it’s not Heartfalls but they look similar enough I knew how I wanted to describe the place.


I’m so glad you joined me on the scenic tour of Deck the Shelves. You can take a look at all my bookish pins at

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys in northern Virginia. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Virginia Chapter.

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Toni Shiloh is offering one of my readers an ebook copy of Deck the Shelves & a $5 Amazon gift card! (open internationally except where prohibited by law or logistics) 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? What interests you most about Deck the Shelves and/or Toni Shiloh’s virtual tour of her “Pin”spiration for this story?

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41 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Deck The Shelves (+ guest post)

  1. Patty

    I love the Pinterest tour! Especially the settings for the bookstore, and old Victorian house is such a neat idea for a bookstore.

  2. Julie Waldron

    I love the cover! The snowman & reindeer stacked book are really cute. Our daughter made a Christmas Tree from her books a couple years ago. It was a lot of work!

  3. Peggy Nunn

    I love stories where people get second chances that work. I like the images… you can see the covers easily.

  4. Melissa Wenger

    Every year I look forward to reading Christmas novels through December. This year we’re moving so I’m not fitting as many in. I’m thinking I might have to continue through January to fit all the good ones – like this one – in!

  5. Alison Boss

    I love all things Christmas and so enjoy reading Christmas stories. Deck the Shelves sounds like a great story. Wonderful Pinterest pictures too!

  6. Robin L Davis

    I ask all my author friends where they get their ideas for all the books they write. I love to learn about these things. I love all the covers of your books. Bright and very beautiful.

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    My ideal house is a Victorian. So I could put in a library and window seats. Those pictures are so inspiring. Looking forward to reading this book.

  8. Peggy Nunn

    I just love everything about Christmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I love all the pictures on the pintrest page. My DIL is a big reader. I sent the link to her.

  9. Janice Moore

    I love the snowman build with books, etc.!
    With the clever title of “Deck the Shelves” I know I want to read this book! When I saw who the author was, that confirmed my decision!

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