Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christmas Comes Early Blog Tour! My FIRST tour!

Christmas tour

Christmas time is here! Okay, so not quite yet. It's still over a month away, but that doesn't mean we can't start celebrating early, right? So today, we're celebrating the release of not one, not four, but eight new Christmas books! All written by Rebekah A. Morris. I'll be spotlighting two of her books today and you can find out more about the others as you follow the tour.

About the Books

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At the Christmas Lodge

When Desirae Richey agrees to go home with some college friends for Christmas, she expects a small family gathering. Instead she is taken to the Christmas Lodge in the snowy mountains of Canada to a noisy, fun loving, adventurous group of family and friends who welcome her as one of their own. Everything seems to be going as planned until an unexpected snowfall occurs.
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The Christmas She Wanted
Christmas had lost its charm and wonder. Mrs. Rush hated the feeling but was powerless to fix things. Traveling to visit relatives for the holidays, the Rush children pass the time with their eyes glued to the screens of their devices. That is, until the flashing lights of a State Highway Patrol car bring their trip to a sudden and unplanned-for stop.

About the Author

Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, and her bestselling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn't’ writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.

Excerpt/Interview/Review

Excerpts:  She gave a sigh. “You know, I wish we could have a real Christmas for a change. ~ The Christmas She Wanted
Des plunged into the glittering white mass and laughed with pure joy. This was snow! ~ At the Christmas Lodge
Interview:
Bryce's Review: I really enjoyed these two books! They were well written. I'm looking forward to buying some of these stories when I get a kindle. I recommend these books for anyone really. I think they would be great to read to little children as a bedtime story. The vocabulary in them is not too hard but it is hard enough for the content inside. They both made me warm and fuzzy inside and I read them while I was snuggling under a blanket. I rate this 5/5 on the good book scale.
1. How did you get inspired to write about Christmas?
Probably my love of Christmas and growing up reading Christmas stories had the biggest impact on my wanting to write Christmas stories. I don’t think there can ever be too many Christmas stories, and I love adding to the number. :) And as for the inspiration of different stories, you never know what may inspire a Christmas story!

2. Do you write anything other than Christmas stories?
Yes, actually I do. I write many other different kinds of stories. I’ve written a western, some mysteries, a six book series set on a western ranch, a book about WWI, books set in modern times, and books of short stories. As you can tell, I’ve written historical fiction as well as modern. All of my books are family friendly. Meaning that I don’t put graphic scenes in them, or scenes that I wouldn’t want my 10 year old niece reading. One of my newly released books is written more for older readers, and while I wouldn’t mind her reading it, I don’t think she’d find it as interesting.

3. What is your favorite genre?
To read or write? That’s rather a tough question. I enjoy reading many different genres, though there are some I won’t read or write (like is-fi, fantasy,  thriller, or futuristic). Usually I write the kind of books I like to read. My favorites are Christian fiction, Historical fiction, and Christian mystery.

4. What is your favorite book out of At The Christmas Lodge and A Christmas She Wanted?
“At the Christmas Lodge” would probably be my choice of those two books. When I wrote that story, I included many of the things that I only dream of doing. It was also one of my longer short stories so there was more happening in it even if the plot isn’t “exciting” or anything like that. Add to that, I loosely based some of the adults off of people I knew.

5. When did you start to enjoy writing?
When I was in school I hated writing! However, once I had graduated from high school and spent some time writing pretend letters with some friends, I discovered that the world of crafting words could be almost as exciting and interesting as reading an already written book. I started working on my first book, and the rest is lost in thousands upon thousands of written words.

6. How do you make your characters feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you write?
Hmm, I’m not exactly sure. Perhaps it is because I become my characters. I live the story with them, and if I am feeling warm and cozy, it is easier to replicate that feeling in my story. Another thing that helps is the setting. If you don’t have a setting that your characters can relax in, your readers won’t feel it either.

Thanks for having me over, Bryce, and letting me share with you and your readers.

Rebekah Morris

Read Another Page Publishing
A Story Worth Telling, A Story Well Told

Bryce's Review: I really enjoyed these two books! They were well written. I'm looking forward to buying some of these stories when I get a kindle. I recommend these books for anyone really. I think they would be great to read to little children as a bedtime story. The vocabulary in them is not too hard but it is hard enough for the content inside. They both made me warm and fuzzy inside and I read them while I was snuggling under a blanket. I rate this 5/5 on the good book scale.

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Tour Schedule

November 13
Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Kaylee's Kind of Writes – Book Spotlight
Resting Life – Review and Excerpt
Perry Elisabeth – Excerpt
Rachel Rossano's Words – Book Spotlight and Excerpt

November 14
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Odelia's Blog – Author Interview and Book spotlight
Bryce’s Creative Writing Corner – Author Interview, Review, and Excerpt
Counting Your Blessings One by One – Review and Excerpt
Perpetual Indie Perspective – Book Spotlight

November 15
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Whimsical Writings for His Glory – Author, Review, and Excerpt
Maidens for Modesty – Author Interview and Review
The Destiny of One – Book Spotlight
Rebekah Ashleigh – Book Spotlight
Stephany's BLOG Snippets – Book Spotlight and Excerpt

November 16
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Laurel's Leaves – Author Interview
Stories by Firefly – Review
Claire Banschbach – Author Interview
Kelsey's Notebook – Review and Excerpt
Jaye L. Knight – Book Spotlight and Excerpt

November 17
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Ruffles and Grace – Book Spotlight
With a Joyful Noise – Book Spotlight
Bookish Orchestrations – Closing Post


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for being a part of my blog tour, Bryce! You've got a great post! I'm glad to know you enjoyed the stories.

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  2. This is super interesting! How did you get into this blog tour?

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  3. I saw on a Goodreads group that she was advertising a blog tour plus she was a friend of my goodreads friend :)

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