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WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Saturday, October 28, 2017 by Patti

FEATURED BOOK:  Winter's Kiss (6 in 1 collection)

AUTHOR’S NAME:  Laura V. Hilton 

(other contributing authors: Elaine Stock, Tanya Eavenson, Ginger Solomon, Carole Towriss, Liwen Ho)

PUBLISHER:  self-published

GENRE:  contemporary sweet romances/contemporary Christian romances

STAND ALONE OR SERIES:  stand alone

TARGET AGE:  women, upper teens through adult

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON. LAURA, WELL KNOWN AND LOVED FOR HER AMISH NOVELS, JOINS OTHER AUTHORS TO BRING A DIFFERENT READING ADVENTURE TO FANS. 

 

Authors seem to gravitate to boxed sets or collections, because it helps get your name out there. If you are in a collection with Author A and she is a New York Times bestseller, and you are, well, nobody, then it helps to get your name out when people buy the book for Author A because the assumption is they’ll read the rest of the stories, after paying their hard-earned 99 cents to preorder.

 

So even though I am traditionally published, I self-published a couple of my stories (making me what is called a hybrid author). I was happy when I was asked to participate in a boxed set that needed an extra person. They told me the theme, the approximate word count, and when they needed it and since I was between contracts and had already written a chapter of mine plus a synopsis for a traditionally published collection that never happened due to the publisher closing the line, I was happy to accept.

 

The theme: Kisses, Kids and Christmas.

 

Mission: To write a story including all three.

 

My story, Carousel Christmas, is set in New York State. My son was stationed there for a brief time when he was in the Coast Guard, and while I didn’t use the area he was stationed at, I used a different town that we went through on our way to Vermont. It has a lot of fascinating history behind it, and was once used as a sort of hospital for the wealthy to check into and be treated for various problems, with a medical doctor on hand. It wasn’t technically a hospital though, but more of a resort town, with things to do, including a lake.

 

Now it is “merely” a town and no longer a resort, but the carousel written about is real. The skating rink is real. And the people in my story are real to me. And I hope that when you read the story they become real to you as well.

 

The whole collection is only 99 cents to preorder. And you’ll not only get my story, but also ones by bestselling authors Liwen Ho, Tanya Eavenson, Carole Towriss, Ginger Solomon, and Elaine Stock.

 

If you are looking for a Christmas themed novella this season, Winter’s Kiss would be one to consider. Six sweet romances by Christian authors.

 

Hope your holidays are merry and bright!!

 

Winter’s Kiss Blurb

Six Christmas romances with a Christian message from  bestselling authors.

And You Came Along by Elaine Stock

Five days before Christmas, single parent Jacey Tucker thought the broken pieces of her life were falling into place until an eviction notice and termination at her job sends her and her little boy scrambling out of town. Zander Paxton, a detective recovering from an injury and loss of faith, needs to start the next season of his life but he isn’t sure how or where. As Jacey heads south and Zander heads north, they get caught in a blizzard...and trapped together in a remote cabin.

A Different Kind of Christmas by Carole Towriss

Robinson Taylor Mitchell, unwelcome at home, wants a special someone of his own to celebrate with—someone like Juli, who’s just moved to town but won’t give him the time of day. Juliana Hellisch won't be home for Christmas for the first time ever. She’s stuck in Brandon Beach workibng off school debt as a nanny to an adorable three-year-old. She meets Rob, but there’s no way she’s getting involved with another rich snob, not after what happened last time.

To Gain a Bodyguard byTanya Eavenson

Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds has spent years infiltrating a human-trafficking ring, but when her life is threatened, she is forced to walk away and advised to leave the country. War Veteran and ICE agent Brice Johnson faces the biggest assignment of his life--protect the woman he loves.

Tropical Kiss and Tell by Liwen Y. Ho

Micah Chan has loved Lucy Choi ever since they were kids, but life—and some regretful decisions—stopped him from pursuing her. Now he has a choice to make: Let her marry another man or break up her engagement to make this Christmas the most memorable one of their lives.

Carousel Christmas by Laura V. Hilton

Romance sparks for Noelle and Nick as they work together to decorate the carousel barn and relationships begin to be healed.

Christmas Reflections by Ginger Solomon

Marisol Jones never expects to marry. Most men can’t see past her scars, but Garth Simmons isn’t most men. He doesn’t seem to notice her imperfections and neither does his daughter.

 

Amazon order link

 

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

Find Laura online:

Laura V. Hilton blog

lighthouse-academy blog

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Amazon author page

Purchase Laura’s books:

Amazon 

Barnes and Noble

CBD

Deeper Shopping 

 

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Comments

Connie Saunders From KY At 10/31/2017 10:07:14 PM

Kisses, Kids & Christmas sounds like a wonderful theme and I'm sure that this collection will be very enjoyable.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Connie, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Becky Smith From Kansas City, Missour At 10/31/2017 11:21:35 AM

I loved reading Elaine's story in this collection, and look forward to reading Laura's story! Fun interview, great collection of authors!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Becky, we always get such a treat when we have the opportunity to read a collection. We often find our favorite authors in one book and are introduced to new ones.

Gail Kittleson From Iowa At 10/28/2017 6:22:14 PM

Sounds like a great collection, Laura!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Gail. Glad you stopped by.

Elaine Stock From NY At 10/28/2017 12:13:21 PM

Patti, thanks for featuring Laura Hilton, and high-lighting the Winter's Kiss novella collection. I hope your viewers will enjoy the stories!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Thank Laura, Elaine! I was so pleasantly surprised to see that you are a part of this collection. I will definitely be ordering it for a Christmas read.

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1/29/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
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1/16/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
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1/2/2016

IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
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12/26/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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12/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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12/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
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11/29/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
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11/6/2015

PERSPECTIVE
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11/1/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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10/23/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
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10/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
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10/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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10/3/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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9/11/2015

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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8/22/2015

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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8/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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7/24/2015

WHY WE WAIT
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7/11/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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6/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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6/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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5/22/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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5/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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4/10/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
3/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
Patti Shene
3/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
Patti Shene
2/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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2/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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1/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
Patti Shene
1/10/2015

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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12/27/2014

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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12/20/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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12/18/2014

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
Patti Shene
12/14/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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12/6/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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11/29/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
Patti Shene
11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
Patti Shene
11/14/2014

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Patti Shene
11/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
Patti Shene
11/1/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
Patti Shene
10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
Patti Shene
10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
Patti Shene
10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
Patti Shene
10/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
Patti Shene
9/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
Patti Shene
9/15/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
9/5/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
Patti Shene
8/23/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
Patti Shene
8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
Patti Shene
8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
Patti Shene
8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
Patti Shene
7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Patti Shene
7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
Patti Shene
7/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
Patti Shene
6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
Patti Shene
6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
Patti Shene
6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
Patti Shene
6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
Patti Shene
4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
Patti Shene
4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
Patti Shene
4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
Patti Shene
4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
Patti Shene
4/4/2014

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
Patti Shene
3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
Patti Shene
3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
Patti Shene
3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
Patti Shene
3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/15/2014

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
Patti Shene
3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
Patti Shene
3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
Patti Shene
2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
Patti Shene
2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
Patti Shene
2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
Patti Shene
2/8/2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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2/5/2014

A Matter of Perspective
Patti Shene
2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
Patti Shene
1/25/2014

Monopoly!
Patti Shene
1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
Patti Shene
1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
Patti Shene
1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
Patti Shene
1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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1/8/2014

The Dumbest Kid in School
Patti Shene
1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
Patti Shene
1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
Patti Shene
12/22/2013

One Spectacular Christmas Display
Patti Shene
12/19/2013

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
Patti Shene
11/29/2013

Shared Experience
Patti Shene
11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
Patti Shene
10/25/2013

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
Patti Shene
9/27/2013

I'll Be Happy When...
Patti Shene
5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
Patti Shene
5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
Patti Shene
5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
Patti Shene
4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
Patti Shene
4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
Patti Shene
4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
Patti Shene
4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
Patti Shene
2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
Patti Shene
2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
Patti Shene
2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
Patti Shene
1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
Patti Shene
1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
Patti Shene
1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
Patti Shene
1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
Patti Shene
1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
Patti Shene
1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
Patti Shene
1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
Patti Shene
1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
Patti Shene
12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
Patti Shene
12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
Patti Shene
12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
Patti Shene
12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
Patti Shene
12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
Patti Shene
12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
Patti Shene
12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Going Home
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
Patti Shene
11/13/2012