More Christmas stories by a great author!
Christmas Notes by Daryl Devoré releases today in the Contemporary, holiday genre.
Can a slice of pizza and a flute erase the ravages of life and allow Giselle and Ethan to fall in love by Christmas?
Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?
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She looked so cold and weak, like she hadn’t eaten in a while and was clinging with failing resolve to any semblance of a normal life. I heard the rumbling of her stomach. Anybody could who happened to be within a ten-foot radius.
But more importantly, she was beautiful. No, not her outside. Her clothes were worn and hung on her like she’d purchased them three sizes too big. The sallowness of her skin resembled some of the dead and faded leaves that still clogged the city’s sewers. Her hair was wet from the weather and a small cap of whiteness rested on her shoulders. A shiver shot through me as I glanced down at her feet. Tired shoes soaked from the slush on the sidewalk. I fought off the sensation of how cold her toes must be.
It was her eyes that captured me. No, not the color, which was brown if you really needed to know. It was the pain of her existence that poured from them. They were a billboard exposing the humiliation that hung around her shoulders and robbed her of the proud stance she’d once possessed.
I wanted to help her, offering her a moment of warmth, rest and nourishment. What stopped me? A debate raged inside. Did I offer her this gift and then release her back into the elements and despair that had become her life? Wouldn’t that be cruel? Or, did I look away and pretend she didn’t exist, like so many others had done? I knew how this city worked. What we refuse to acknowledge does not then taint our lives.
Taint me—dammit. I needed to meet this woman
Bio and Links
Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines and sweet romances with little to no heat. She has several published books available on Amazon in ebook, print and audio. Also, available at other book retailers via Books2Read.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and 2 cats. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
Long story shorten down to – a hot romance writer wrote a sweet Christmas novella and it is one of the author’s favourite stories.
Christmas Notes just wrote itself. I had no idea what the story was going to be about or where it was going. The epilogue surprised the daylights out me. My original title was… meh… to say the least but a writer friend came up with Christmas Notes and I think it’s a perfect title.
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Thanks for letting me stop by and bring my new release – Christmas Notes.
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Always a pleasure having you! 🙂