Friday, November 28, 2014

It's a "Marshmallow World" in Albany, New York #12DaysofChristmasisMurder


Excerpt from Christmas is Murder, Chapter 2:

Flames were dancing in the fireplace, adding warmth to the room. The Rat Pack was crooning over the speaker system, and the snow was coming down harder than before, transforming Albany into a picturesque landscape. Maybe she should experience guilt for having everything so perfect, but in this moment, Sara simply appreciated every nuance.

Her parents had pulled their truck into the garage to protect their tree and had taken up the offer of hot chocolate she’d extended to them and the Wilsons. Her dad had to be convinced to forego his poker night but, surprisingly, he did it with little protest. It was probably because he’d rather not show than be late.

She and her mom were snuggled on the sofa in front of the bay window, while Sean and her dad struggled to get their tree upright and in place. Sara held back her amusement—for a small evergreen it came with big issues.

“Voila!” Her dad stood back, his arms flailed out, admiring his hard work.

Her mother put her hand on Sara’s forearm. “You have your tree.”

“I do.” Those two words managed to form aloud, but her emotions were tapping at the back of her jaw. For a relatively simple thing, it warmed her soul more than the hot beverage. This would be her first time celebrating Christmas with Sean.

She got off the sofa and sauntered over to him. She slipped her arms around her husband and kissed his lips, passionately, but briefly.

“I think she likes it, dear.”

She heard her dad talking to her mom and pulled back, smiling. She palmed her cheeks. “It’s beautiful.”

Christmas is Murder releases December 4th, but is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo

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