Please welcome my guest and friend, Sandra Jones. You may remember Sandra was here last month with her release, Moonlight Madness. This author is on a roll this season with two releases. I am thrilled to introduce you to her other winter release, Five Golden Rings. There's also a giveaway!
I’m so grateful to Brinda for having me back! I had such a good time on my last visit that I’m going to give away a copy of the romance ebook FIVE GOLDEN RINGS, which includes my Christmas novella, to one commenter.
Brinda gave me FIVE questions to answer in honor of the new historical romance release, FIVE GOLDEN RINGS:
1. Favorite Christmas song
This is a MUST for me. Every Christmas, I have to hear one song in particular. I adore God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman! It sounds so old-fashioned to me, and I can’t get enough of it. Just hearing those lyrics makes me want to go back in time and shop on the streets of London at Christmas.
I’m also fond of What Child is This and Ave Maria. I’ve never been to a Christmas madrigal concert, but it’s on my bucket list.
2. Favorite Christmas memory
My granny lived in a farmhouse in the woods of the Ouachita Mountains, and visiting her for Christmas each year will always hold a special place in my heart. She made the holidays special with her cooking, her tree, and her little decorating details she’d added just for me. One year it snowed, and the ice-covered trees on her mountain drive made the season magical.
3. One thing you must have for the season
My family. I like all the traditions, but having family close is the greatest part of the holidays to me, especially now that my sons are grown and on their own.
4. Do you bake or have a special dish you make?
I ATTEMPT to cook! I’m the family dessert cook because I tend to foul up everything else! I usually get persuaded to make pecan pie, or my new favorite: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Mmmm. The boys always request eggnog with nutmeg, too. (Now I’m getting hungry!)
5. Is there a Christmas tradition at your house?
Christmas Dinner is a big tradition for us. We gather at my house for a huge ham and cornbread dressing. Sometimes there’s duck, too, depending on if the boys went hunting. Duck broth makes the best dressing!
My latest novella, HER CHRISTMAS KNIGHT, is a medieval romance included with stories from four other fabulous historical romance authors in FIVE GOLDEN RINGS: A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, available now in ebook from Avon Impulse.
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
by Sophie Barnes, Karen Erickson, Rena Gregory, Sandra Jones, Vivienne Lorret
The holidays are a time for wishes, magic and, of course, love. Celebrate the season with this delightful collection of Christmas tales. What better way for Connor Talbot, Earl of Redfirn, to spend the holidays than convincing Leonora Compton that the only match she needs to make is with him!
The Duke of Ashton has had three years to plan for his perfect Christmas present—the Lady Eleanor Fitzsimmons as his wife. Now, all he has to do is convince the reluctant lady …
Phin Baldwin does not believe in Christmas magic … until the clever and beautiful Ginny Overton gets it into her head to show him how wonderful it can be when wishes come true.
Just returned from the Crusades, marriage is the last thing on Sir Caerwyn's mind. But will he be able to resist Lady Nia, the thief of his boyhood heart, when she tempts him yet again?
Responsible Ethan Weatherstone is determined to save Penelope Rutledge—and her reputation—from her silly scheme, but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?
Available now from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
About the author: Sandra Jones is the author of historical romances. She’s worked as a bookseller and a librarian, where she indulged in her love of old books.
When not researching or writing her next novel, she enjoys being with family, reading, and watching British TV. A self-proclaimed history geek, she currently lives in a 1905 Greek revival home in the Mississippi Delta. Visit Sandra at her website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.
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