Cats, Christmas, and Romance

By now, you guys know I love to host other authors on my site. Today I’m super-excited because I get to host one of my favorite writers. She’s also a dear friend. Please welcome Mae Clair back to the blog!

Food for PoeStaci, thanks for inviting me to hang out on your blog today. I’m uber-festive right now with Christmas almost upon us. Every December I turn into a sap.  I love the merriment, festivities, and spirit of goodwill that pervades this month. Given my love for Christmas, I couldn’t resist spinning a yarn around the holiday.

Those who know me also know there are two things (other than writing) I’m passionate about—folklore and cats. When it came time to dream up a Christmas story, I had to weave both elements into the tale. The result is Food for Poe, a short Christmas novella that is also a story of sweet romance twined with the paranormal and wee smidgen of horror (just a smidgen, I promise!).

When a blizzard strands Quinn Easterly at a handsome stranger’s house on Christmas Eve, she doesn’t realize her newly adopted cat, Poe, is the catalyst responsible for bringing them together.

Breck Lansing gave up on relationships after his wife, unable to cope with their daughter’s illness, left him. But the pretty blonde he rescues from a snowstorm has him rethinking his stance—especially when Quinn’s arrival coincides with a dramatic change in Sophie’s health.

Unfortunately, that change also attracts something only whispered about in folklore. Together, Quinn and Breck must defeat a sinister creature intent on claiming the ultimate payment.

Warning: A clever black cat, Christmas magic, and paranormal trouble.

Purchase Food for Poe from Amazon for .99c

Thanks again for hosting me today, Staci. I wish you and your readers a purrfectly Merry Christmas!
 Mae Clair

You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts:
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Mae, it was great having you here again today. I’m a Christmas-oholic, too, and I’m already in festive-celebration-mode.

Come one, everyone. Let’s show Mae some spirit-of-the-season love and write her a message in the comments below.

33 thoughts on “Cats, Christmas, and Romance

  1. Staci and Mae, you are both so wonderfully exuberant with Christmas spirit I feel like starting over with all the festivities! 😀🎄 I’m still in that warm post-Christmas glow, full of peace and calm…Staci, it’s lovely to see Mae here with this book! Mae, this is so odd…I bought this yesterday and your description of it here has tempted me even further…now my next Read. How perfect with Christmas tree still up and snow/ice on the ground. Wishing you both a wonderful and creative New Year!

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    • My post-Christmas glow is fading fast… kind of along with the temperatures here. I like snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and then no more, but it looks like we’re going to get hit for the new year.

      At least I have a new book to help me pass the time. After the discussion about The Storyteller Speaks on Mae’s site, I had to go and get a copy. Looking forward to digging in!

      Happy New Year, Annika. 🙂

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      • Staci, I’m over the moon you have bought my book and hope it cheers you up during the post-Christmas blues.

        Oh, I don’t know…the sound of snow would make a welcome relief from the biting cold rain! Weather seldom seems to arrive in moderation.

        Wishing you a very Happy and Creative New Year, Staci and so glad to have met you here on WP! hugs xx

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  2. I can’t imagine why I haven’t gotten to this one, yet. It’s on my Kindle, and I might just take a day or two off next week for reading! I need to catch up, and novellas are a good way to start. Especially novellas involving Christmas, Cats, and a touch of Creepy. Yep. Gonna get to reading, Mae. SOON!! That’s one of my New Year’s resolutions, for sure. And a Christmas novella should be read during the Christmas season, so it’s first. 🙂 ❤

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