Tomorrow is the BIG DAY and that means our party is all but over.
I love the Christmas season. The stories, the traditions, the shopping, the baking, and the anticipation. But most of all I love that magical moment around ten o’clock on Christmas Eve when I open my window and hear nothing but, absolute silence. I live in the center of a town that boasts close to half a million citizens so the moment lasts only a few seconds. Just long enough to remember a few special things like the phone call I made to my mom that first Christmas Eve after we came to Canada. It was my first time away from home so we spent most of the time crying. It also reminds me my mom and dad were married on Christmas Eve. It was a while before I was born, but I know the bride wore a cream satin dress and carried a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums. The groom wore a navy suit, and the choir sang the carol, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. The way my mom described it to me, I’ve never been able to imagine anything more beautiful or more romantic than that simple candlelight ceremony in our old village church.
This is the church of St. Mary le Moor where my parents were married:
And this is The Old Ship—the local pub where my dad would go to fetch cold beer on a hot summer night after we’d finished haymaking.
I wish everyone at Amber Quill and all our readers the very happiest of holidays, and I look forward to reading all the new Paxes we have planned for 2014…such as five stories balanced ON THE EDGE OF DANGER, five nail-biters on the subject of GHOSTS/HAUNTINGS, and five furry tails involving CAT SHIFTERS.
And now for a tiny bit of personal promo. I love the two main characters in this story. They were so meant for one another from the moment their eyes first met and their hearts began to beat a little faster…
One Perfect Night
by Christiane France
ISBN-13: 978-1-61124-502-8 (Electronic)
Paul knew Nico was special the moment they exchanged that first glance at Termini station in Rome late one hot summer afternoon. And when it was announced their train had been cancelled and travel suspended until further notice, they explored their feelings over dinner and spent one perfect night of passion in a nearby hotel.
Early next morning, when Nico found a flight cancellation and took off, all Paul knew was his first name.
Two years later, Paul hasn’t forgotten Nico, and now when they meet again at another train station in London, the chemistry is still there. Nico believes Fate brought them together, and is ready to close his eyes and jump into a relationship. Paul, however, believes they need to be sensible, to first check the water and then take it one step at a time. Which man’s strategy will prevail?
NOTE: This story is part of the London Calling series. (This title is also part of the ALL ABOARD AmberPax Collection.)
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