Tis the day before Christmas (eve), and all thro’ the world
Not a reader is stirring, they’re all up and curl’d;
They’re tapping on keyboards with great care,
Visiting author’s websites to see short-stories there;
The readers read in safe little nooks,
Fun, little, bonus, Christmas e-books.
It’s December 23rd and not only is it the day before Christmas,it’s also my last day of school in 2014. But both of those things have been outshone by the fact that a bunch of authors are publishing tiny short stories for Christmas. I don’t know if it’s because they want to practice the gift of giving (so that they’re good and ready for the big day) or if they’ve trapped their characters in the holiday spirit, but I will never complain about their sudden desire to give us fans stories to tide us over to the new year.
One such short story is Until Midnight by Melissa Landers. It’s part of the Alienated series and takes place between Alienated and Invaded. It’s a free ebook that’s downloadable on pretty much any device, and best of all, it has excerpts from both books in the series!
Here’s the blurb:
Cara and Aelyx only have one day to spend together before he returns to earth and she travels to Aelyx’s home planet, L’eihr. Homesick and worried about the upcoming year apart, Cara is desperate to make these final hours count. Worst of all, Cara is missing Christmas, stuck on board an alien spaceship. When Aelyx learns that Cara is forgoing her favorite holiday, he tries to recreate Christmas in space by researching traditional earth customs…but a few things get lost in translation.
It promises to be sweet, fluffy and Christmassy. Perfect.
Here’s a link to this book: For Kindle owners
So a Merry Christmas to everyone here (and those not here as well). Happy Hanukkah if that’s your thing and a Great Kawanza too. If you’re like me, and don’t typically celebrate anything during this time of year, enjoy the holidays!
If you know of any free holiday short-stories that authors are publishing, let us fellow fangirls(/boys) know by posting a comment.