Monday, November 28, 2016

Writing a Holiday story with paranormal characters by Barbara Edwards

Until I wrote this blog, I haven’t thought about using the holidays in my books. I did read a story by Christine Feehan about a Christmas ‘Dark Celebration’ by her Carpathian characters. I though it was well done since it took people who didn’t celebrate the holiday with those who had fond memories. It is a feel good story.

So would I chose to use a holiday?

I do write Christmas novellas and they’ve been published by The Wild Rose Press. They are about regular people, except for my ghost dog Dixie. I’ve added the url at the end of this since it is a paranormal story.

I have a free read on my blog about Halloween in Rhodes End the setting for my series.
So I guess I do use the holidays.

I’m not sure I could write a full-length novel about a single holiday. What do you think? 

Do you want to write a full-length holiday book?

Which holiday? Why?

Dixie’s Gift by Barbara Edwards
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Ellen Carter deeply grieves for her husband Dan, but at least she still has Dixie, her beloved Malinois. However, soon Dixie leaves her too. But the faithful dog cannot rest easy in heaven while her mistress is unhappy. Dixie pleads with the Archangel Michael to let her send help, and intercedes for Ellen in the only way she can. But will Ellen get the message, and more importantly, will she accept Dixie's gift?

Sexy newcomer Michael Burke can barely take enough time from his successful restaurant for a decent night's sleep, let alone romance. Still, he is intrigued by the beautiful widow and can't resist entering her shop. Sparks fly, and when Ellen has an accident in a snowstorm, he comes to her rescue. Trapped by a blizzard and aided by Dixie's Gift, Ellen and Michael find more than shelter--they find love.

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Diane Burton said...

I loved Dixie's Gift, Barbara. A real feel-good story. I'm not sure I could write a full-length novel set during the holidays. That would be a challenge, though. Ghosts and angels would be perfect paranormal characters for the holidays. Now my mind is going "what if..." LOL

CJ Burright said...

If I wrote a holiday novel, it would definitely revolve around Halloween. So much paranormal goodness there!