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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Get Yout Holiday Sparkle on!

By: Marcia King-Gamble

December is around the corner and with it comes some amazing reads from some of your favorite authors.  It’s a time for feel good stories and true holiday miracles.

December is also one of my most favorite months. It’s a month of parties, giving, receiving and forgiving.  Love is in the air. Caring is sharing!

When I blogged two weeks ago, I gave you a preview of some of the holiday projects I’ve been working on.  As promised, I’ve returned to tell you more.

Last year, author Bettye Griffin and I put our heads together to come up with The Holiday Sparkle series; 4 novellas that all center around the magic of a rented red dress. At the time we had no idea how well received these novellas would be.

The first novella released at Thanksgiving was Bettye Griffin’s Love on Lakeshore Drive, followed by my Naughty in New York. Bettye’s Holiday in Houston followed, and the series concluded with my Loose in Las Vegas. These red dress stories took place over the holiday season, starting with a Thanksgiving wedding and ending with a New Year’s Eve bash in Las Vegas. Our heroines find love wearing a memorable red dress.

Keeping with this trend, in 2017 we bring you Rockin’ the Rockies set in both Aspen and Denver, and told from two points of view.

Heroines Sari Saunders and Bethany Gill attend a fundraising event in Aspen with their respective dates. Both women are wearing almost the same red dress.  Livingston Cox, Sari’s date, is the heir to L&L Markets; a chain of grocery stores in the Denver area.   Dante Martinez is the manager of one of Livingston’s most successful stores. He’s surprised to run into Sari, his twins’ nursery school teacher, and he’s even more surprised to discover how attracted he is to her.  Now Dante has plans, and those plans include Sari and his own store.
Livingston from the moment he sets eyes on beautiful Bethany wants her as his own.  And so, the two switch dates.  Will the red dress weave its usual magic?       

Rockin’ the Rockies will be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in a few weeks. We’d be ever so grateful if you’d pick up a copy and give us a review.  

Next up this holiday season is By Design, my collaboration with New Times Bestseller, Sandra Kitt. Our story, set in the historical city of Philadelphia, has at its center Elle Stanford; a marketing executive who loses her job. To get through the holiday season she takes a position as a sales associate at H. E. Caldwell's; Philadelphia’s only black owned store; a store currently up for sale.

Elle runs into Miles Bradshaw for a second time, (a man she hooked up with years ago), at the store shopping for a gift for his son, and the romance is on. Can Elle and her innovative marketing ideas save H. E. Caldwell’s? Is Miles Bradshaw the upstanding man he purports to be?  Will this holiday season be the best one ever?

Readers of Romancing the Genres Blog are the first to see to the cover of By Design. This full-length novel will be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both  eform and in print.

Everyone loves a good holiday story and we hope we delivered. For more about me and my books, please visit me at or on my website

This holiday season put a little love in your heart. Read, and get your sparkle on!.

Romantically Yours,

Marcia King-Gamble

About Marcia King-Gamble

Romance writer, Marcia King-Gamble originally hails from a sunny Caribbean island where the sky and ocean are the same mesmerizing shade of blue. This former travel industry executive and current world traveler has spent most of life in the United States. A National Bestselling author, Marcia has penned over 34 books and 8 novellas. Her free time is spent at the gym, traveling to exotic locales, and caring for her animal family.
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Diana McCollum said...

Marcia, your stories sound intriguing. Anthologies are great,because I can take a break from all the holiday stress and decompress with a cup of tea and a short story! Good luck with sales!! Happy Holidays!!

Sarah Raplee said...

I am ready for some Holiday Magic!!! These stories sound perfect for what I need!

Marcia King-Gamble said...

Thanks ladies, I love holiday stories. So uplifting and gives me hope.

Judith Ashley said...

Love the "By Design" Cover - so elegant! Thanks for bringing us more stories to read!!!

Marcia King-Gamble said...

Thanks Judith. I was a bit worried about the By Design Cover. I wanted an elegant look but got feedback from another author the cover did nothing for her.