Saturday, November 25, 2017

A CHRISTMAS DECEPTION (A CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE) - Cynthia Hickey and 6 other authors - One Free Ebook

Dear Readers, this looks like a real fun collection, don’t you think?

Bio: Multi-published and Amazon and ECPA Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey has sold over a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference, several small ACFW chapters, and RWA chapters. She and her husband run the small press, Winged Publications, which includes some of the CBA’s most well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, one cat, and three box turtles. She has eight grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer.”

Welcome back, Cynthia. How did your story for the collection come about?
To me, masquerades mean you can be anything you want to be. I’m also a huge fan of The Phantom of the Opera. There is a scene in the play where he pretends to be someone else. I thought what if a rich socialite had her maid take her place.

Are these stories connected in some way? If so, how?
All the stories have a Christmas masquerade that either starts the romance or fulfills it.

The more I read about it, it’s sounding like more fun. Cynthia, what are you reading right now?
Atonement by Winter Austin

How many other books have you had published?
Counting novels, novellas, and boxed sets, I’ve written 129.

What is the hardest thing about writing a part of a collection?
Making sure the stories relate to each other in the way the collection was planned

How did collaborating with this team impact you?
This was a great group of women to work with. Everyone loved the idea of a Christmas masquerade.

What did you want the reader to take away from your story?
That deception can risk everything you hold dear

Please give us a peek into your story.
Ladies maid Lydia is coerced into attending social functions in place of her mistress. When she meets her mistress’s long-time and handsome friend, she no longer wants to pretend. There are more deceptions at stake though than her filling in for her mistress.

What is the best piece of advice you received as an author?
Write the books you like to read

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
Connect with me on FaceBook
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Thank you, Cynthia, for sharing this new collection with me and my blog readers. It will be a good addition to our Christmas ebooks collection.

Readers, here’s a link to the book.
A Christmas Masquerade: 7 historical romances at a Christmas ball

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2 comments:

Anne Payne said...

I enjoy masquerade ball stories. This one sounds good. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
Anne-VA

Linda Rodante said...

What a unique idea for a boxed set! Sounds like fun reading.