Duet In Crimson
November 25, 2013
In Holiday in Crimson
Westbrook Department Store’s Christmas party wasn’t that wild--but Santa ended up dead and now window designer Shelby Corbin suddenly finds herself the prime suspect in his murder. While CEO Rand McNabb's romantic attentions both thrill her and frighten her—is Westbrook’s impossibly sexy co-owner really helping Shelby search for the truth about that fatal night? Shelby wonders if Rand has a deadlier motive for courting the only possible witness to the crime...
In Nightmare in Crimson
Last holiday, Pippa McNabb's faithless husband was found murdered in a Santa suit after a Christmas party. Another year, another Christmas party, and another dead Santa – this time, run down by eight tiny reindeer and a sleigh. And now Pippa is the prime suspect.
Sexy sleigh driver Sky Thornton seems intent on helping her, but is the man who knows too much about her really trying to clear her name, or is he trying to frame her for a murder he committed?
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THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
We used to get Christmas cards in those days. Paper ones. We literally hand addressed nearly 100 cards every year. We got an equal number in return and set them on every horizontal surface in the house as part of our Christmas decor. They were more than cards, they were connections to people we cared about. I realized that people were filled with cheer and generosity during the holiday. I learned that it was time to make others feel happy, too, whether with a kind greeting or home-baked Christmas cookies or a donation in the Salvation Army bucket outside the grocery store. Mom taught me that was the true meaning of Christmas.
Every Christmas, Mom took me downtown to see the State Street department store windows. Best of all, she took me to Marshall Field’s. Even as a kid, I knew those windows were special. They always told a story that touched my heart, that sent me home feeling happy, believing in the magic of Christmas.
As I thought about writing a romantic suspense novel set during the holidays, I wanted to tell a story that would touch my readers’ hearts. But first I had to murder someone. Rather my villain did. Though I don’t exactly write funny, I have a wicked sense of humor, and I knew Santa Claus had to die. Twice. I had such fun using the Christmas theme in HOLIDAY IN CRIMSON, that I did it again in NIGHTMARE IN CRIMSON. Both books are set at the Westbrook Department Store (modeled after Chicago’s late iconic Marshall Field’s) and feature nearly the same cast of characters.
This year, Entangled Ignite is offering both HOLIDAY IN CRIMSON and its sequel, NIGHTMARE IN CRIMSON, in one, specially priced package: DUET IN CRIMSON.
So what do I love now about Christmas?
The way people seem to go out of their way to be generous of spirit, giving to food banks and warm clothing drives and animal shelters.
Spending time with relatives I see only a few times a year.
Getting together with writing friends for a special holiday outing—this year to New Orleans!
Driving around the neighborhood to see how everyone has lit up their homes with cheerful lights.
Cooking for Christmas Day—I take the opportunity to go back to my ethnic heritage and make it an Eastern European feast.
The smells—not only food, but wood-burning fires and cinnamon-scented pine cones.
And most of all, memories of Christmas pasts that keep me warm inside.
Happy Holidays to you all. Leave a comment about your favorite Christmas things...
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor has written 95 published novels that have generated more than seven million sales for eight publishers. Her fascination with “dangerous love” has led her to bring a different mix of thrills and chills and romance to each book. ANIMAL INSTINCTS and CRIMSON DUET (2 related holiday novels at a discounted price) are now available at digital retailers.
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