November 28-December 3rd
Magdalene is a senior in college, preparing for a trip to Europe and finally got the girl of her dreams. She has a perfect job working for a flower shop (that isn’t your typical flower shop) and not a care in the world. But Magdalene has a couple of pretty big secrets, that she wants to keep. However, the most dangerous of secrets walks in on the first day of school.
Her ex-boyfriend is back in town and ready to violate his restraining order, as well as mess with her job. So she calls in her favor to The Family, and all hell ensues. In the end only one will survive, but who is going down?
My gloomy prison cell is adorned with a single beat up black Stetson that doubles as an air freshener. Once a week I sneak into the bathroom to steal an Old Spice bottle and refresh the smell. It’s my favorite scent in the world, one that I miss now in isolation. My forgotten room has a perpetual chill in the air as the heater, two rooms down, doesn’t quite reach. Sadly, I no longer notice it as I move to pick up my senior key and class ring. Both worn as a shield against the world and a reminder that soon my sentence shall be up. I turn to the plain brown door that separates me from the harsh reality of my world and cringe at what lays beyond. A disgusted stepmother caring for her toddling son. My younger brother, now a chosen mute, sitting in a chair quietly waiting for breakfast to end and an oblivious dad frying his stupendous hash browns like every Saturday morning. Except, today is different. This is the first Saturday since my step-mom said, “I like it better without you or your brother here.” If it wasn’t for my starving hunger pain, and the mouthwatering smell of bacon, eggs and, god, those delicious hash browns I wouldn’t leave my room. I would be content with staying in my room and hiding from her. I second-guessed going out to eat, to stay with my drool stained Accounting homework but then my ears picked up on the one thing that would drag me out. “Swinging” by John Anderson comes on the radio and I know dad is trying to coax me out with my song. I take a deep breath, paint a happy smile on and prepare for another day of lies and avoidance. I place my hand on the door handle and pull hard against the sticky jam. “Good morning.”
Source: Setting from a Memory
The title of Santa Claus is held by one person for a hundred years, passed down from father to son or son-in-law, before he moves on to become Father Time. Candy is the only child of the current Claus family. Her father is in his last year as Good Ol’ Saint Nick and has to find the next Santa before New Year’s Eve or hell will come to Earth.With the help of Jessiy and Steelwell, members of the Legends’ Survival Squad, she sets out to find a man worthy of taking over. Along the way she meets three potential candidates but everything goes wrong from the minute she hears of her task.As the days pass and her prospects look bleak, she begins to doubt herself and the magic of Christmas. Will she be able to restore her faith and save the world? Release Date: December 23rd, 2016
Source: Finding Santa: First Book Blurb and Cover Reveal