Looks what’s here! I’ve written a Christmas book every year since 2013 (BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE), and they’re always a highlight of my writing year. I love to write them and I’m also a glutton when it comes to reading other author’s Christmas stories.
This year I’m doing something new. I’m in a series with six other authors. RJ Scott, NR Walker, Anyta Sunday, LA Witt, Jordan L Hawk, and Kim Fielding. I love all of these authors, so I’m thrilled to be doing a project with them.
This is a shared universe series. What that means is that all the books share a common idea but can be read as a stand alone without any reference to the other books in the series. In fact, each book takes place in a different era and they share no characters—except for an angel tree ornament that travels down through time.
The Christmas Angel Series
In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.
Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudges along by) the Christmas Angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk), World War II (L.A. Witt), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday), or 2018 (RJ Scott), the Christmas Angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need it’s blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.
Pretty cool, right? My book is the first one, chronologically. It’s set in 1750 London and is the origin story for the angel. Here’s the blurb:
THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL – BOOK ONE
1750’s LONDON, ENGLAND
When John Trent, a dedicated member of the new Bow Street Runners, finds an exquisite carved angel floating in the Thames, he can’t stop thinking about it. He tracks down its creator, a sad and quiet young sculptor. But neither the angel nor the sculptor is done with John just yet. The blasted angel refuses to leave him be, behaving not at all like an inanimate object should.
Alec Allston is resigned to the fact that his love will ever be a river that flows out and never flows in. All he wanted to do was create a special gift so that a small part of himself could be with his unattainable and noble beloved, always. But when the gift keeps showing back up at his shop in the hands of a windblown and rugged thief-taker, Alec will need to reconsider his conviction that love is destined to remain an ethereal ideal.
YES, ELI WRITES YET ANOTHER HISTORICAL:
I have a (bad? good?) habit of writing in various sub-genres. I’ve written a few historicals. THE LION AND THE CROW is set in medieval England. ROBBY RIVERTON: MAIL ORDER BRIDE is set in the old West. CHRISTMAS ANGEL is set in Georgian London. I love Georgian and Regency romances, and this is my first attempt at writing one. It’s been a lot of fun but also a ton of work with all the research. Hopefully it comes up to snuff!
All the books in the series will hit the market on the same day, December 2. More info on that to come!