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Bonus Features: A CHRISTMAS MOSAIC

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Warm Mulled Kisses officially released last week and I started a two-week celebration with all of the authors. Yesterday, we hosted the main character from Marilyn Eudaly’s novella, “Santability.” Today, we get another letter to Santa, but this time from Carly, the star of Karen Jurgens’s story, “A Christmas Mosaic.”

Dearest Santa,

cover A Christmas MosaicCarlie here in Ohio. This is a difficult year for me, but I am trying to be good as always. I guess I am a little too old to be writing you a letter—now that I’m a senior in college—but I really need you to come through for me, just like you always have. Although these may be things you can’t pull out of your sack, here is my list:

• A good grade in chemistry—so I graduate with honors
• Time to organize Panhellenic’s Christmas dance (my sorority’s reputation is important)
• A date for the Christmas dance (my social reputation is at stake)
• A nicer roommate (for my sanity’s sake)
• A happy ending to my parents’ turbulent marriage
• A Christian husband (and patience to wait!)

I promise to leave you a plate of cookies and a glass of milk on the usual table by the fireplace.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,
Carlie

About the Author:

Karen Jurgens, a native Cincinnatian, has been a Texan transplant for thirty years and counting. Since retiring from teaching in 2014, she has begun a new career writing, blogging, and speaking within the context of Christian ministry.

Her first contemporary romance novella will be published in October, 2015. A Mosaic Christmas will be part of a multi-author anthology, Warm Mulled Kisses. The second novel, Desire’s Deception, is in progress with an anticipated release mid-2016.

She is a Crew Member at Jennifer Hallmark’s Writing Prompts, Thoughts, and Ideas blog and a member of ACFW. You can follow her blog about scriptural answers to life’s trials at Touched by Him Ministries: www.karenjurgens.com.

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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