All due respect for Halloween, Thanksgiving and falling leaves and stuff but to me, this is THE thing.
A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls by Katie Mettner releases today in the Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance.
Actress Carrie Murray’s films are a Christmas lover’s delight. Filled with twinkling lights, festive carols, and happy endings, they’re the perfect escape from reality—for her and the audience. Then Tinseltown calls.
Braxton Timothy is Hollywood’s biggest action star. Handsome and talented but decidedly on the naughty list, no one can fathom his sudden desire to produce a feel-good Christmas movie—least of all, his no-name co-star.
Alternating between scenes reminiscent of everyone’s favorite made-for-TV movies and unexpected, off-screen chemistry, Gingerbread Falls has surprises in store this holiday season. The question is, will there be enough Christmas magic to convince two imperfect people that they’re perfect for each other?
This “sweet as a Christmas cookie” romance (bestselling author Heidi Swain) includes an original recipe for Maple Glazed Gingerbread Scones.
AUTHOR BIO:Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters. She proudly wears the title of, ‘the only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill,’ and loves decorating her prosthetic with the latest fashion trends. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and three mini-mes. Katie has a massive addiction to coffee and Twitter, and a lessening aversion to Pinterest — now that she’s quit trying to make the things she pins.
What did you struggle the most with in writing this story?
My biggest struggle with writing A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls was the point of view. Normally, I write in first person. That’s just the way my brain works when I write, so A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls is my first third-person point of view. I wrote the first 2500 words about three years ago for a library contest in the town where my husband teaches. Because this is told in an interdependent parallel storyline, I knew it had to be written in third person. It was easy in the beginning as I wrote Noelle and Carson’s opening scene. Everyone loved those first 2500 words, and I just knew I had to finish the story. I also knew it was going to be a struggle for me to write the entire story with ‘she’ rather than ‘I’. The only way I could train my mind to do it was to sit down at the keyboard and tell myself I was the ‘narrator.’ I was so used to telling a story from inside the mind of the heroine, that I had to give myself a position in the story to write it from a ‘them’ perspective. I didn’t struggle with the movie scenes, those were incredibly easy to write because the rhythm of them was easy to follow (think Hallmark Movie), but the real-life scenes between Braxton and Carrie were more difficult. I had to learn how to convey emotions, movements, and inner thoughts in a completely different way. When I finished, I let it sit for a year, then went back and read it, surprised to see that I hadn’t slipped into the first-person point of view even once. I’m extremely proud of this book for so many reasons, but it will go down in history as one of my favorites because of the perseverance it required and what it taught me about myself as a writer. The greatest gift I got from writing A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls was the confidence to tell a story in whatever point of view the characters want it told in.
This post is part of a tour. You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2021/08/17/tour-sign-up-a-christmas-at-gingerbread-falls-by-katie-mettner/).
Giveaway:Tour-wide giveaway (INT)
There are 2 giveaways/grand prizes for this tour.
- Grand prize 1:
- Grand prize 2: