today’s book: A Killer Christmas Wish
Hello again! We are continuing our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is our largest year yet, with the most authors & books, and we’re back with an all-new look, too.
I also officially broke out my Christmas playlist yesterday, too. If you have Spotify and want to listen along you can do so HERE.
Christmas is only 28 days away, so… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes (see above lol) and continue your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s next featured book is a Christmas visit to one of my fave cozy mystery series, and author Lynn Cahoon talks about her fave Christmas tradition!
A KILLER CHRISTMAS WISH by Lynn Cahoon
SERIES: A Cat Latimer Mystery
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
RELEASE DATE: September 14, 2021
From NYT bestselling author, Lynn Cahoon, comes a new Cat Latimer mystery.
Santa’s on his way, but the house Cat shares with her best friend and a monthly writing retreat isn’t even decorated yet. Christmas is coming early to Cat Latimer’s Writers Retreat. Cat and the gang aren’t feeling the Christmas spirit. First up on her to do list, the last retreat of the year. A group of non-fiction authors dying to get into the Covington library. When one writer is found dead before the first retreat session, Cat must find the killer before he puts her on his naughty list.
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by Lynn Cahoon, author of A Killer Christmas Wish
What’s my favorite Christmas tradition? The tree. I love putting it up. Checking each ornament as I unpack them and remembering the story behind it. The ones my son made. The ones I bought for my new husband to welcome him to the tradition. The ones I bought because I NEEDED them. Our tree isn’t fancy, but it feels like home.
My first memory of a tree was an aluminum one with a color wheel. I am very nearsighted, so I saw the tree and the colors in a beautiful blur. I didn’t get glasses until I was six. Until then, the tree was magical. I still love sitting in the dark watching the lights twinkle and change colors.
When we moved to the farm, we got a green artificial tree. It was pretty, but hard to put up. It was like a jigsaw puzzle, the wires the branches were on all color coordinated with small spots of colors. The bottom line was blue, then next line, red, and so on. Which was fine, except the spots of color wore off and then we had to guess.
My first husband and I did the real tree for several years. Even going out to a tree farm to cut our own tree. I’m just not good at remembering to water most things unless their pets or people. So my trees died soon after the holidays.
When I divorced, I went treeless for a few years. My son was out on his own and it just didn’t seem worth the time. Finally, my new husband and I moved to a new house, and we bought a pre-lit tree, small enough to set on a table so the cat and dogs wouldn’t destroy it.
I still have this pre-lit tree and love putting ornaments on each year. I do a theme, like one year was all balls. Another, angels. But lights are always a must. And every year, I turn off the living room lights and sit in the dark like that small little girl so many years ago, remembering the magic of Christmas.
In A Killer Christmas Wish, Cat’s a lot like divorced me. Too busy to bother with decorating. At least until the writing retreat guests have gone home.
What’s your favorite tradition? Comment below [and claim your entry in the Rafflecopter] and one lucky winner will get a copy of Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas.
Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today best-selling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. She also pens the Cat Latimer series, the Farm to Fork series, and the Kitchen Witch series. Small town setting, big time fun with a bit of murder to keep it interesting. Romance novels are published under the pen name, Lynn Collins. She lives in a small river town like Mark Twain with her husband and three fur kids.
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What about you? What makes you want to read A Killer Christmas Wish by Lynn Cahoon? What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?