Monday, October 05, 2015

RETURN TO CHRISTMAS - Kathi Macias - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Kathi Macias has written a Christmas novel each year for several years. I’m always anxious to read them. I think you will be, too.

Welcome back, Kathi. Do you have a favorite genre to write?
I prefer general contemporary, issues-related fiction, though I will write other kinds as well.

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
Somewhere in the mountains, possibly in the Pacific Northwest.

What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
Israel, for obvious reasons. I would love to see the sites so often mentioned in the Scriptures, and to see the places where our Lord and Savior walked, talked, healed, delivered—and then died and rose again.

Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
A month (or more) in a cabin in the mountains, with a fireplace stocked with lots of wood. And, of course, lots of good books to read.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Hawaii, most likely the Big Island, but possibly Kauai.

Tell us about the story.
Return to Christmas is about a Marine who comes home from his second tour of duty with PTSD. This causes him problems in his family and at work. He is in denial about his problems until a little boy with Childhood Attachment Disorder manages on Christmas Eve to break through the Marine’s hardened heart.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Sand. Why did there have to be so much sand? At times Chet Mason suspected it was in his food; other times he was certain of it.
He glanced at his friend and fellow Marine, Todd Bishop, who stood less than fifty feet away. Their guard duty would end in less than an hour. Chet knew Todd would make a beeline for some chow; the guy was always hungry. After considering the very real possibility of sand in their food, however, Chet wasn’t so sure it was worth it. Besides, the lure of sleep was stronger. He’d been up for nearly thirty-six hours, and all he wanted now was some serious shut-eye.
Todd must have felt Chet’s gaze, as he turned his head and offered a smile. “Hey, Sarge,” he teased, “don’t tell me we’ve been here so long that I’m starting to look good to you.”
Chet chuckled. “Never happen, Bishop. Your ugly mug’s the reason they call us Jarheads.”
Todd scarcely had time to shake his head and grin before a white-hot explosion rocked their world. The next thing Chet knew, he was face-down in the dirt, wondering if his ears had been blown off. He couldn’t hear a thing.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
My website is I am on Facebook (Kathi Macias and Kathi Macias author), as well as Twitter: @alandkathi, and Pinterest at

Thank you, Kathi, for sharing this new book with us. I always look forward to your Christmas novels.

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Return to Christmas -
Return to Christmas: A Novel - Amazon
Return to Christmas: A Novel - Kindle

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collettakay said...

This looks like a great story. I'd love to win.

Colletta from PA

Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela and Oreo in KY

Melanie Backus said...

Another great one from Kathi!

Melanie Backus, TX

Linda Kish said...

Christmas stories are always wonderful.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Trixi said...

Seems more and more there are books about our military returning home with PTSD. I'm glad there are authors out there who are willing to tackle this sensitive subject. I think the more we understand, the more we can possibly help a person who suffers from this. God bless these brave men & women out there in the combat zones!
I'd love to find out more about Chet & the little boy he meets! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Return to Christmas"

Trixi in OR

P.S. Kathi, I am living in the Pacific Northwest myself (on the coast of Oregon) & I love both the ocean and mountians. I hope someday you can see your dream come true to live in a place like this. I think it's truly God's playground, you can see His hand in all the beauty around you! :-)

Mary Preston said...

A great first page thank you.

Mary P


Cindy W. said...

Oh I so want to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.


Cindy W.
I live in Indiana

Cindy W. said...

Oh I so want to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.


Cindy W.
I live in Indiana

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GrandaddyA said...

I really enjoy Kathi's books and look forward to reading this one.
Edward A in VA

Deanna Stevens said...

Putting this on my wish list.. sounds like one I'd really like..
Deanna S in Nebraska

kim hansen said...

Looks like a great read. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom. North Platte Nebraska

sm said...

I have been to Israel twice and I recommend it to you, highly!
I like the current event theme you are writing about-PTSD in a returning Marine.
sm CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Kathi, your first page suggests a wonderful story! I love Christmas stories and this sounds like a heartwarming book.
Blessings to you and Lena!
Connie from KY
cps1950 at gmail dot com

Brenda Arrington said...

This book sounds like one I will surely enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it. Also enjoyed the interview.
Brenda in VA

apple blossom said...

Oh, I love Kathi's boodks thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Kathi Macias said...

Wow, such wonderful and encouraging comments! Thank you all so much--and sorry I didn't get here sooner. I was on a two-day road trip with my youngest son. Blessings to you all!

Terri said...

I visited Israel with a church group. The Sea of Galilee was special, sitting on the "mount" while our pastor spoke.
And this sounds like a special book.
Terri in WI

Terrie Coleman said...

Sounds like another great book by Kathi.
Blessings to you.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Unknown said...

I would like to read your Christmas book!

Thank you from Illinois.

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me.
Blanch NC

Kathi Macias said...

I so appreciate all of you. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lena and Kathi. Thanks for hosting Kathi. She is a special lady. I love the way she writes stories about real life problems.
I was so touched by the series she wrote about sex slavery. And, would recommend it to everyone. And, I have a lot. Such a sad subject. I would love to win her knew Christmas book. So many of our veterans suffer with PTSD. Please put my name in for a chance. And, may GOD continue to bless you ladies. Maxie (TX.) > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Melissa M. said...

I'd love to visit Israel, as well!

This story sounds good--thanks for the chance to win!

-Melissa M. in TN

Jackie Tessnair said...

Looking forward to reading this book...I love Kathi's books.Jackie Tessnair

Unknown said...

This sounds like a marvelous and encouraging book. I would enjoy reading it.

Deanne in PA

rubynreba said...

Kathi's books are always a hit with me. Return to Christmas looks so good!
Beth from IA

Pam said...

I don't think I've read this author before would love to try it and this sounds like a great story.