By: Autumn Jordon
Congratulations to "Sandra G" and "Julie O", the winners in Autumn's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
Tis the season to rejoice and count your blessings, and for that reason I’m stepping back from talking specifically about romantic suspense.
I am blessed. There is no doubt in my mind that I am. Some of my family and friends who know my beyond-hectic life might think I’m crazy making that statement, but it’s true. It’s true because of the many angels that touched my heart this past year. They held me up through some very difficult times, and made me snort when I didn’t think I had a chuckle in me. Because of them, I’ve never felt like I was walking this rocky path alone.
Among the angels who’ve touched my family’s lives are of all the doctors and nurses of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and the John Morgan Cancer Center that have helped both my husband and my father in their battles with cancer. They are truly God sent. They’ve given us precious time together for which we are eternally grateful.
Another angel repaired our water pump during frightful, frigid weather—with wind gusts that cut through the heaviest of winter wear. He worked tirelessly to pull the old pump and replaced, so we would have water and thus heat.
Angels are all around us. Recalling my loss of heat brought the recent hurricane Sandy to mind. I live in the northeast and thankfully was spared Sandy’s wrath. Every emergency responder who helped those affected by the hurricane are angels. We usually don’t think of angels with chainsaws, picks and shovels, but the men and women who worked to bring some normality to the millions certainly are. Along with the many who donated materials, funds and blood. We really do live during a wonderful time and in a wonderful country.
Now, some might argue that the angels I mentioned above are not angels. They’re people who receive payment for the job they perform. I’ll argue that they are, despite their pay, because without them, what a hell our lives would be. The fact they work tirelessly to help others, often putting their own lives on hold, and do so with compassion confirms their status.
I will forever be grateful for the friendship and love of my angels. Look around this holiday season and rejoice. God has blessed you too. Take the time to breath and filled your soul with the true meaning of Christmas. Say thank you, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to angels and, when appropriate, give a hug.
Now, in honor of my husband and father who continue their battle, I would love to gift digital copies (from Amazon or B&N) of my new Christmas story PERFECT and of In The Presence Of Evil, which has a Christmas setting, to two commenters who’ll share why they feel blessed. The first name drawn will receive PERFECT. The second will receive IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL. Please leave your email address.
IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL
Lucky, an angel comes back to town when a Russian mafia hit-man frames Gina Rizzo for the murder of her boss. Her only hope to stay out of jail is to accept the help of the man who broke her heart years ago.
Staring death in the eye is easier for Marine Cole Hanson than facing the woman who stole his soul and then betrayed him. However, when Cole sees Gina in handcuffs, old feelings flare and even though he doesn’t trust her with his heart, he willingly steps up as her alibi.
Gina’s life is threatened and staying alive while tracking a murder depends on whether Gina and Cole can trust each other again. If they do, will their rekindled love be their demise?
PERFECT, a heart-warming holiday read.
Dylan Kincaid totally screwed up Thanksgiving and now he’s faced with Christmas. Thrown into the frightening role of both mother and father while his brother and sister-in-law are off serving their country, all Dylan wants is to make Christmas perfect for his two nieces. But time is running out.
Down on her luck Charleston, S.C. restaurateur, Darcy Witherspoon is licking a wounded ego when she arrives in Black Moose, VT and meets the handsome Maple tree farmer. Wanting a happy holiday herself, she teams up with Dylan to make a perfect Christmas.
Neither is interested in a holiday affair, but the magic of Christmas has something more everlasting in store for the couple. An absolutely perfect love!
Autumn Jordon is published in both romantic suspense and romantic contemporary. Her first release ‘His Witness To Evil’ was a 2009 Golden Heart® finalist and also won the 2010 Golden Leaf for ‘Best First Book’. Recently, she added a Christmas story, PERFECT, to her growing list.
Taking events from life, twisting them and adding strong heroines and delicious heroes is the recipe she uses for her award-winning novels. She is living her dream as a full-time writer with her own hero in the shadows of the Blue Appalachian Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Visit her at www.autumnjordon.com.