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.
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.