Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Christmas is Coming

Susan Sleeman here. Okay, no need to panic from the title of my blog post. You have eighteen weeks until Christmas, but I’m thinking Christmas this week. You see, I have two Christmas themed books releasing this year. Silent Night Standoff in November and a military themed novella in October. I just received my author copies of the novella and want to tell you about it because it's a new venture for me.

The book is titled Holiday Defenders with three military novellas. Mine is titled Special Ops Christmas, and I’m joined in the book by two wonderful Love Inspired Suspense authors, Jodie Bailey and Debby Giusti. I love, love, love the cover, but  . . . it reminds me that Christmas shopping is just around the corner.

And seeing the packages on the cover got me to thinking about presents I’ve received in the past and reminiscing about my favorite ones. I’d have to say my all time favorite present is an opal necklace, ring, and earring set I received from my husband on our first Christmas together. Maybe it's because I like  jewelry, but I think it's more likely that I love it because it was my first Christmas of many to come with my amazing husband.

So what about you? Have you given Christmas shopping a thought yet? Do you have a favorite gift?

Operation Christmas
For Green Beret Travis Chapman, special operations and covert missions are the norm. When his country calls, he reports for duty without question. Until now. Until he’s tasked with protecting a woman he’d once loved then shattered his heart. He’d rather go AWOL than spend time with civilian researcher Claire Reed. Even when he learns that the research project she’s poured six years of her life into is stolen, he has to think twice about exposing his heart to her again.

But everything changes when he hears that the prototype and specs for the Army’s latest virtual training program are worthless without knowledge only Claire possesses, making her a target for abduction by the cunning thief. Despite his wounded heart, Travis won’t let anything happen to Claire so he puts aside his feelings and goes undercover to keep her safe. Now all he needs to do is convince strong, stubborn Claire that she must rely on him if they are to keep the training program out of the hands of subversive military groups.

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Awards include Thread of Suspicion-2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award, No Way Out-2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence finalist, and The Christmas Witness-2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence finalist. In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website TheSuspenseZone.com. She currently lives in Oregon with her husband, but has lived in nine states. They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. To connect with Susan outside of her – Website visit any of these social media sites-


Unknown said...

Susan, it's hard to think about Christmas in August, but I love the cover of your book. And the title "Special Ops Christmas" sounds great, too. Can't wait to read it!

Keli Gwyn said...

Susan, what fun it must be to have two Christmas stories coming out.

Gwynly and I have been married twenty-six years and have a house packed with stuff. Rather than struggling to think of things to get each other when we've already been blessed with so many, we've chosen to give experiences instead of the kind of gifts that go under a tree.

I think Gwynly would appreciate an offer for me to join him on one of his snow trips. He cross-country skis, but I rarely join him. When I do, I snowshoe, but it's been a couple of years since I did that. Since spending time together is his love language, my offer to join him on one of his treks into our beautiful Sierra would be a gift that's sure to please.

Jackie Smith said...

I LOVE Christmas stories....can't wait to read yours!!

Jennifer said...

My favorite times are reading Christmas themed books. They always warm my heart.
Usually for my family it's how are we going to afford it but God has blessed my husband with the talent in making things with wood which has enabled us to have Christmas!

Susan Sleeman said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Christmas, Leigh, Keli, Jackie and Jennie. It's hard to think Christmas when it's 90 plus degrees outside. LOL