Saturday, October 10, 2020

It's Autumn...why am I talking about winter and Holiday books??? by Peggy Jaeger


I know we're all sick of those Christmas in July Hallmark store sales, the way retailers start promoting their holiday sales and markdowns around Labor Day, and the general commercialization of what is supposed to be a religious celebratory time. Not to mention the Netflix, Hallmark Channel, and now Lifetime Channels all flooding the airwaves with Holiday themed movies from October 1 until New years Day.

I'm sick of all that, too.

But....

There's a reason writers of romance release Holiday Romance/Love stories before the holiday season begins: we want to get a leg up on the Holiday book buying/gift giving consumer market.

Makes sense, no? Hee hee

Plus, we're all really excited to share out stories with our readers.

So, with that in mind, let me introduce you to my Holiday RomCom release for this year, which drops in just 4 days: MISTLETOE, MOBSTERS, & MOZZARELLA.

I love big families, all the drama and comedy that comes with them, and the way each member fits a certain spot in the family food chain. I grew up an only child, but when my mother married my stepfather he brought along with him 4 brothers and a sister, all their spouses, and the plethora of children they'd each had. Even though most of them didn't like my mother and  I ( Don't ask. Long story) I was still an observant member of a loud and at times comedically volatile family that I've patterned my fictional San Valentinos after. Only, it's really a little too close to home to be called totally fictional.

In MMM, my heroine, Madonna "Donna" San Valentino, is the oldest and only daughter in a family of 6 kids. Her younger brothers are spoiled and selfish, and she wonders nightly how any of them managed to get girls to marry them. When Donna discovers the dead body of one of her employees in the family deli freezer, it sets off a series of events that have her connecting with her first love and wondering what's happened to all the dreams she had for her life.

Don't let the heavy content material scare you. This IS a romcom. You can't write the San Valentinos any other way but with laughter ringing through their lives.

Because I am so passionate and so in love with this family, I've got several promotions going on right now for the  10.14.2020 release of the book.

1. I’ve got a Goodreads Giveaway from now until 10.13.2020

2. I’m having a Facebook release day party with 15 of my favorite author/friends

3.Plus, I’ve got a GoddessFish blog/blitz tour currently going on.


Those are just some of the ways you can get a copy of the book, but let me offer you one more: I'll gift an autographed PRINT copy of the book ( US residents only due to exorbitant shipping costs! Sorry) to one luck winner who comments below and tells me their favorite HOLIDAY MOVIE. Mine is LOVE, ACTUALLY. Now you...

Be sure to join me at any of the above events. I love meeting new readers!!! Until then, you can follow me here:  Peggy Jaeger
Until next time ~ Peg




22 comments:

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    1. Lori - OMG I just watched that last night!!! I always forget how charming Jack Black is in that movie because he's usually so...odd!!! Great choice!

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  2. My favorites (not for entry) are all the old ones; if they have Bing Crosby or Jimmy Stewart in them, I'm there. However, I still spend hours watching Hallmark Christmas movies, no matter what the season. Oh, and I agree with Lori R--I think The Holiday is great, too!

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  3. Liz - I have only ever watched 1 Hallmark movie and that was enough for me to know what every other one was like! hee hee. I love the oldies, too!!!! WHite Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut! All those fabulous black and white classics.

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    1. So glad you mentioned Christmas in Connecticut. I thought our family was the only one that considered it a must each year.

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  4. What a lot of ways to get a copy of the book! Purchasing is a good way, too! Wishing you tons of sales, Peggy.

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    1. Hahah. Bonnie, IMHO it's the best way - purchase. Heehee

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  5. I can't wait until this book drops onto my Kindle!!

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  6. I am torn between The Holiday and Love Actually, although I enjoy the oldies like White Christmas and Holiday Inn equally well.

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    1. Holiday Inn! that;s the one I forgot - love that one, too!

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  7. I enjoy many of the Hallmark holiday movies. You should know that if they star Candace Cameron Brue (spelline?) or Danica something, then they will be good. They are not all created equal. LOL I loved The Holiday and, like you, was surprised at how much I liked Jack Black. I think Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite. I'm a sucker for ANY Christmas themed movie, though.

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    1. The original Miracle on 34th street with Natalie Wood is a goodie!

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  8. I can't wait for your book! I LOVE the San Valentino family! As for movies...so many great ones already mentioned, BUT I'm torn between Halloween and Christmas this year with my own (and yours too) other project releasing later this month. Spooky/Sweet, Spooky/Sweet...Ugh...The two sides of me! hahahaha

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  9. Miracle on 34th Street. Love seeing young Natalie Wood, her beautiful, practical/realistic mother Maureen O'Hara, handsome dreamer John Payne and who can beat Edmund Gwen as St. Nick!? The whole cast was fabulous. They deserved all three academy awards. "I believe."

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  10. I really enjoy watching all the Hallmark movies with my daughter every year, but I have to admit, my favorite holiday movie is Christmas Vacation. It's our family tradition to put that movie on when we do our marathon gift wrapping sessions.

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  11. Now that's the one with Chevy Chase isn't it? I've never seen it.

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  12. I'm definitely going to have to look into this San Valentino family!
    As for holiday movies - my husband and I laughed ourselves silly watching Bad Santa in the theater. We were the only ones laughing. I think I've mentioned "inappropriate senses of humor" before.

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  13. I remember that movie. It was a bit inappropriate for sure! Hee hee

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  14. Good luck with the holiday romance, Peggy. I'm sure it will be a winner.

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