Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fresh Prints of Romance by @BonnieEdwards #RomanceGems

 I wrote this post in early January before we left for our Winter Break in sunny Portugal, so it might seem a little...um...dated. But so be it, there’s only so much brain power to go around when you’re juggling packing, planning, arranging housesitting, and more for two months away. But here we are and I STILL want to share this post because of the pretties...

One day early in December,  my daughter suggested that I could sell some copies of print books at the reception desk of the clinic she owns. "Christmas movies from Hallmark are all the rage with my clients. I thought they might also enjoy your Christmas books."

YAY! Yippee! I thought. "I'll get right on that," I said.

I'm a little late receiving these, but here they are, my three Christmas stories: Not-So-Blue Christmas, Invitation to Christmas, and One Crazy Christmas. All in print and so pretty! As much as I love reading on my Kindle, there is still something wonderful about seeing my work on the printed page.


It may be too late to sell any of these in the real world, but I'll have them ready for next Christmas's shopping season. In the meantime, I'll bask in the glow of knowing my daughter wants to help and support me in this crazy endeavour called writing.

This year, I'm hoping to get a lot more followers on BookBub, a site for readers and writers to share their love of books. I'm one quarter and a bit of the way to my target of 1000 readers following me there. So if you’ve never poked around Bookbub here’s a chance to follow me and see what it’s about.

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/bonnie-edwards

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22 comments:


  1. Super news about your followers and your outlet at your daughter's work. The covers look ready for a Hallmark Movie.

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    1. Nora, thanks you. I sent them to Hallmark but they aren’t “clean” and they’re set partly in Canada so that’s a no-go.

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  2. I love reading holiday romances all year long. But I agree about waiting until next year to market them. There's that perfect window of opportunity and something tells me March, when everyone is sick of winter, isn't the right time. LOL

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    1. You’re right Nancy. When I first wrote this is January there was talk of a polar vortex on the way...I think the forecasters got it right!

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  3. I love Christmas! It’s my favorite time of the year. Christmas books, Hallmark movies, twinkling lights... lol. I’m ready to put my tree back up! Great post! Clever title.

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  4. I love Christmas stories!
    Enjoy your trip!

    crossnstitch2 at aol dot com

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    1. We are having a great time and I’ve got a new idea for a new series!

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  5. I hope you are enjoying your trip!

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  6. There is nothing quite like the real paper book. How sweetly supportive of your daughter. When are you back?

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  7. The first day of Spring...let’s hope the weather understands what that means! Then a full week of catching up the 8 timezones - it’s killer bad.

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  8. I am happy to read Christmas stories the year round.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I need to be sort of , kind of near the season to catch the right mood to write them.

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  9. I was already your follower woohoo! Probably through a giveaway!


    My contact info: adissidente [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Thanks for following Iris! Every reader gets me closer to my goal!

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  10. I loved your post and like many others here, I love Christmas all year round. I get excited when July comes around because I get to read tons of Christmas book for our Christmas in July event.

    I'm sad to hear that Hallmark won't accept your stories because they take place in Canada. You'd think, since they film a lot of their movies up here in Canada, they'd be a little more accomodating.

    Mrs. N

    nnlight at nnlightsbookheaven dot com

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    1. Christmas in July event...now I have a goal for my next Christmas book! Which will be Christmas in Welcome. (You heard it here first)

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  11. I am already following you on BB! My mom loves watching Hallmark Christmas movies, she can't wait until they start showing them every year! I think it's great that your daughter is so supportive of you!

    MsRedK at aol dot com

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  12. DD said “ now watch - others will want to sell things too”. I said, “Tell them when they write 3 books set here at Christmas and they’realso my mother, then they can sell them.’ LOL

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  13. What a great idea. I love it.
    debbby236 at hotmail dot com

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  14. Bonnie, your books are simply beautiful!! I read mostly on Kindle because I can turn pages without waking my darling hubby snoozing the night away while his loving insomniac wife (me) reads. But I still buy print too. There's nothing like the smell of a new print book.

    I love Christmas books and movies. Would love to have Hallmark pick up one of my Christmas stories, but mine all have sex in them which Hallmark does not want. *sigh*

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