Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Christmas Mail-Order Angels Feature: CHRISTMAS GOLD by Cynthia Hickey

Continuing our fun week of Christmas novella giveaways (Keep checking back and entering, y'all!), we have Cynthia Hickey here today answering a 1-Question interview to satisfy our reader-curiosity!

When Phoebe Ross's employer dies, leaving her with a wedding gown, Phoebe feels she has no choice but to answer the call for mail order brides to Angel Vale, Wyoming. When she arrives her groom-to-be is nowhere in sight. With the other brides claimed, she sets off to find her groom. He is nothing what she expected.

What was your inspiration for your

When the call came out for the stories and it was mentioned that I would make the covers, I began looking at stock photos and came across the woman in the fancy dress. I already associated Wyoming with Black Hills gold, so I wondered what such a fancy woman might be doing there and the plot line of an inherited wedding dress came to me.

Question #2:
What personal experiences have you drawn from in writing this book?" Cindy, Lynette

Not very personal, considering the time period, but I believe we’ve all been in circumstances where we felt very out of place and alone. In the story, Phoebe Ross takes the only path she believes is available to an educated single woman with no job prospects. Marriage to a man she’s never met. During the story, the reader is taken along as Phoebe and Alex get to know each other and discover what matters most.

Multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She had several historical romances release in 2013, 2014, 2015 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold half a million copies of her works. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference. She is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazone blog and Suspense Sisters blog. Her and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at www.cynthiahickey.com

Giveaway!! Cynthia is giving away a copy of her E-book Christmas Gold. To enter, leave a comment telling us you'd like to enter. Remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! To protect yourself from spam, you can use the following format: emailATserverDOTcom.

Enter to win Christmas Mail-Order Angels Volume 1 via the Rafflecopter below.

Christmas Mail Order Angels:
A dying town populated by miners eager to settle down. . .but not a single marriageable woman lives in Angel Vale, Wyoming. The women of Merville, Maine, have lost too many men to the Civil War and to the sea. When the Ladies Aid Society receives the request for mail order brides, eleven matches are made. Enjoy the first six novellas in the collection by Darlene Franklin, Susan Page Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Brandi Boddie, Jennifer AlLee, and Teresa Ives Lilly

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  1. I'm wondering where the groom has gone?
    Please toss me into the drawing, I do enjoy Cynthia's writing!
    dkstevensneAT outlookDOTcoM

  2. Cool a group of great authors and a bunch of books.

  3. Cynthia Hickey-
    Can't wait to read these they all sound wonderful. The Gold rush is something I don't know enough about. Look forward to win this series!


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