Title: Captured by Christmas:
Snowbound, The Mistletoe Effect
Series: A Christmas Anthology
Author: Lynn Crandall, Lainee Cole
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2016
It’s Christmas, and the season of holly, Christmas trees, and goodwill is drifting on air in merry holiday wishes. Romantic suspense and paranormal author Lynn Crandall and contemporary author Lainee Cole present in their own way two stories of love in Captured by Christmas. However it finds you—under a Christmas tree or drifted in snow in a backwoods cabin—the spirit of the season will wrap you in love.
In Snowbound, Lynn Crandall lets readers check in on favorite Fierce Hearts series were-lynx characters Kennedy Mitchell and Asher Monroe as they uncover the identity of the creature scaring the humans in Octavia, a small rural community in northern Michigan. Plans for an intimate getaway and family-style holiday are crumbling as the snow piles higher and Kennedy and Asher find themselves snowbound with a killer outside their door.
In The Mistletoe Effect, Christmas is second-grade teacher Tess McCall’s least favorite holiday, but she’s doing her best not to let it show. Learning he’s a father to seven-year-old Holly makes Alex Randle anxious about the upcoming holidays. When Tess’s class starts reading to shelter dogs, Holly and the antics of shelter dog Mistletoe lead them all to rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Playlist for Snowbound:
Music sets my day. I’ve always loved music, but when I’m writing a particular story I create, or my VA creates, a list of songs by which I write.
I typically start my day with what I call my morning songs. They engage my spirit and pull me into a writing mode.
Afterlife by Ingrid Michaelson https://youtu.be/pjuKmk6H3Ko
Day to Feel Alive by Jake Reese https://youtu.be/XMjOlZGZdhk
I’m Gonna Be the Man as performed at the Superbowl https://youtu.be/yJ6wJqaE6o4
Chopin Ballad by Melanie Doane https://youtu.be/8Ks02_Er9hA?list=RD8Ks02_Er9hA
Then I turn my iPod to my playlist named the book title, in this case, Snowbound.
Wait by Alex Murdough https://youtu.be/ZFPVF9J9Wmo This song is a little different from many of my playlist songs, but it created a solemn, reflective tone for me, very useful for somber moments in the story.
Jeff Buckley – “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” Everything isn’t always upbeat in a paranormal romance. In Snowbound, there is grave danger and there are dark moments. This song brought me to those kinds of places inside me. ~ Lynn Crandall ~
Lynn Crandall lives in the Midwest and writes in the company of her cat. She has been a reader and a writer all her life.
Her background is in journalism, but whether writing a magazine or newspaper story or creating a romance, she loves the power stories hold to transport, inspire, and uplift.
In her romances, she focuses on vulnerable, embraceable characters who don't back down.
Lainee Cole’s love affair with books began when she was young, and her mother encouraged her love of reading. By the time she was in seventh grade, Lainee was making up her own stories and poems, exploring various styles of writing. Ah, the drama of junior high.
She wouldn't go back to those days for anything! But reading voraciously and exploring different types of writing led her to romances. She loves the challenge of writing romance, developing characters and figuring out what makes them tick.
They often take on a life of their own, surprising and annoying her. But they also give her hope and inspire her to follow her dreams. Lainee strives to write stories that will make readers laugh and cry, give them hope, and encourage them to believe in the power of love.