Sunday, November 11, 2018

Guest Post: HOT AND COLD by RJ Scott featuring CHRISTMAS PRINCE from The Christmas Angel Series-Includes Giveaway!

I feel like I am out of control right now. It’s the weirdest feeling because when it comes to my writing I am in control of what I do. I decide when to write something, and release it, I figure out tone, and character, and when I reach ‘the end’ I am proud of every word I’ve written (even the dangling thingies my editor points out to me). So it isn’t the writing that is making me feel out of control. 

I just think it’s something I like to call November/Summer/Winter/Hot/Cold madness. 

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for me. I love Christmas stories, and this year I have five new Christmas stories coming out between 13 November and 7 December. It’s insane, and I think part of the reason why my head is all over the place. Picture me being asked to attend a release party and forgetting which book I am supposed to be promoting. Or maybe it’s me uploading the wrong Christmas file to Amazon and only realising just as I am about to press enter. 

Yep. I’m a hot mess. 

I started writing my first Christmas story in July, that was Dallas Christmas, which is in an anthology out on 13 November. Next was Neutral Zone with VL Locey, Railers 7, a Ten and Jared Christmas story. That wasn’t too difficult because it’s co-authored, and the Railers books have such strong characters that they are almost ‘easy’ to write. Meanwhile I was writing Christmas Prince, one of seven stories written by seven separate authors, whilst thinking about how Home For Christmas (Texas 9, Connor’s story) was going to pan out. So yeah, with all four done, three fully edited and ready to go live, and Texas 9 in editing, I feel like I should sigh and take some time off. 

BUT, I’m now writing a book due out in June with DSP. It’s set in impossibly hot weather, and is based on a drought revealing secrets in a reservoir that were never meant to be seen. My inner clock is all over the place, particularly when I see the golden leaves on the trees outside my office.

Oh, and in case I’d forgotten, I mentioned 5 Christmas stories. The last one isn’t even written yet. Okay, it’s a FREE short story for the advent calendar, it only needs to be a 1000 words or so. Yeah, right. Last year’s story came out at 10,000 words. 

I really need to switch from hot to cold and start writing that one!

You can find links for all my Christmas books here:   


To win a $10 Amazon gift card (or equivalent in your country), tell me what your favorite Christmas trope is. Is it trapped in the snow, or home for Christmas, or something else? One winner will be picked at random in a couple of days.

Christmas Prince

Prince Raphael, the youngest son of the Montaunoit royal family, is the custodian of his country's history. At a Sotheby's auction, he outbids Marc on an item he doesn't even want. Just because he can.

Meeting the museum curator turns Raphael's world upside down, and when lust turns to love he knows he has to change,

Can Marc be the one to show Raphael that he doesn't have to stay the lonely prince forever, and that love is always an option?

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This story is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

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In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas Angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk), post World War II (L.A. Witt), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday), 2018 Europe (RJ Scott), the Christmas Angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need it’s blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

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RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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  1. Getting snowed in over the holidays <3

  2. A widower and their children, Christmas is hard, maybe their spouse passed away around the holiday. They meet someone who brings the spirit of Christmas back, showing them how to celebrate and remember those they loved!! And of course they have fallen in love and live happily ever after

  3. I love a trapped in the snow holiday story!

  4. Former lovers, still deeply in love, torn apart by a misunderstanding that could have been resolved by having a calm conversation, get trapped together in a snowstorm. Friends who said they would be there, never planned to because they want these two back together again. Too specific?

  5. Snowed in for the holidays for sure!

  6. Home for Christmas. Old friends reconnect and fall in love.

  7. I like any of the Christmas stories, because it's Christmas and they all have a happy ending

  8. Grumpy no Christmas spirit him's life gets invaded by a bright spark who turns his life upside down.

  9. I love the snowed in trope or the grouchy got no holiday spirit who finds their angel and love trope

  10. Snowed in, friends to Lovers I like best :D

  11. I do love the snowed-in scenario. It is one of my favorite tropes in general. This cover is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it.

  12. Friends to lovers trope when one has to return to his home town and he meets his old High School crush.

  13. Traveler caught in bad weather, gets lost and then stranded in the snow. Just when he thinks he's going to freeze to death, rescue comes along in the form of a reclusive mountain man. ☺

  14. I love when enemy turn into lover. Snowed in is cozy