Monday, December 14, 2015

Echoes of Winter by C.K. Dawn and More!

Echoes of Winter
L.A. Starkey, DB Nielsen, CK Dawn, Chess Desalls, D.E.L. Connor, Tim Hemlin, Kelly Hall, W.J. May, Lu J Whitley, K.K. Allen, Kathy-Lynn Cross, K.S. Marsden, Fleur Camacho

Publication Date: November 25, 2015
Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing
Genre: YA Holiday Anthology
Print Length: 915 pages
Available from: AmazonBarnes & Noble
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Thirteen never before seen YA short stories just in time for the holidays!

Book 1: Twelve Days to Christmas by L.A. Starkey
Book 2: Christmas Seasoning by DB Nielsen
Book 3: Merry Chris Witch by CK Dawn
Book 4: Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
Book 5: Butterflies in the Snow by D.E.L. Connor
Book 6: The Darkest Night of the Year by Tim Hemlin
Book 7: Cold Hearth by Kelly Hall
Book 8: Code X by W.J. May
Book 9: Good Saint Nick by Lu J Whitley
Book 10: Soaring by K.K. Allen
Book 11: A Spirit’s Last Gift by Kathy-Lynn Cross
Book 12: Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden
Book 13: The Edge by Fleur Camacho 

These stories have never been published before and were written specifically for this anthology. Hope you enjoy this wintery adventure!!

Echoes of Winter by C.K. Dawn and More!

Sometimes sweet, sometimes a little edgy, sometimes delightfully cute! These authors have gotten together to share a piece of the Holidays with young adults, no matter their age! No story is too deep, not story loses its balance in being too short, but each will find a home in your thoughts, and maybe even your heart as one takes a walk down Memory Lane, re-connecting with fantasy characters of Christmases past with just a little tweaking done.

From learning the importance of family, of sharing the Holidays with them to the magic of the gift of young love, each story is a slice of wintry days, snowy nights and festive times, even if you are one of those working behind the scenes.

What is your favorite holiday? For one young witch, of course it was Halloween, but when he met a beautiful girl with attitude and snow falling around her at all times, their high flying adventures made a Christmas fan out of this young man, NOT that he was giving up on Halloween, mind you! Was it the magic of the season or the true identity of this girl that made a believer out of him?

Travel through time, do the impossible and feel the magic and the memories or delight in the healing of butterflies sent with love from someone now gone forever. Of course, there is a tale of Good Ole St. Nick, complete with how he came to be. Is it possible to steal reindeer? One girl tried, but found a budding romance, instead.

A tale of eternal love, two teens brought back together when one has wandered for years, lost in confusion and wishing only to be held by the boy she loved. When she finds him, it is bittersweet, but proves that love is eternal and there is a time for everyone.

I haven’t done justice to this collection of short tales, but I can say, they are the perfect way to take a brief pause to get in the Holiday spirit! Part of enjoying short tales in a collection is looking forward to each author’s take on the paranormal, the fantasy, holiday lore, and bringing it all together to leave their reader with a smile. I chuckled, I sighed, I ha d tears at one point, as each story unfurled, wrapped around me and sent me on my way to the next in line.

Echoes of Winter is a group effort by talented authors who worked as a team to bring forth an enchanting read for all! Thank you to C.K Dawn, K.K. Allen, L.A. Starkey, Tim Hemlin, D.B. Nielsen, Chess Desalls, D.E. L. Connor, Kelly Hall, W.J. May, Lu J. Whitley, Kathy-Lynn Cross, Fleur Camacho and K.S. Marsden for sharing a collection that even Scrooge would love! Maybe you’ll like one tale more than another, maybe you won’t be able to choose your favorite, but trust me, if you just let go and get lost in each tale, they are each a delight to read and completely young adult appropriate!

I received this copy from C.K. Dawn in exchange for my honest review and being the fan of Christmas and all things related, I was delighted!

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