la·gniappe (lnyp, ln-yp) n.
Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi
1. A small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer with the customer's purchase.
2. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit.
I hope these entries give you a little something extra with posts about this southern gal living in the north, about writing, author interviews, new releases, and occasional photos from my photography sojourns.
Thanks for reading!
Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe
Where the Bayous Meet the Mountains
Monday, December 15, 2014
Jingle Belle and Christmas in the Rink
Good Monday Morning Readers!
Our Christmas Romance Blitz continues with two more
Christmas novellas. Today's Christmas Romances include: Jingle Belle by Delia Latham
Jingle Belle Knowles is excited about the opportunity to write a Christmas jingle for a new restaurant in Pohono, Oklahoma—until she meets the company’s cocky PR man. Despite an immediate personality clash with much-too-handsome Italian Nick Santini, Belle finds herself irresistibly and unacceptably drawn to her insufferable client.
Nick isn’t pleased about working with the dangerously lovely jingle writer. But with a grand opening date just two weeks before Christmas, he and his brother need something to draw shoppers off the streets and into their Tuscan-themed restaurant. Given Belle's sterling reputation, Nick makes up his mind to grit his teeth and get through the project.
They’re both adults. They’re both Christians. They’re both determined to make the project a success. But when a passionate, self-assured, hard-headed Italian butts heads with a stubborn, auburn-haired, confident Irish spit-fire…the results could make for a highly chaotic Christmas season. Jingle Belle is the December issue of Pelican Book Group's new Pure Amore line.
DELIA LATHAM is a born-and-bred California gal, raised in a place called Weedpatch and currently living in the lovely mountain town of Tehachapi with her husband, Johnny. She enjoys multiple roles as Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but especially loves being a princess daughter to the King of Kings. She has a "thing" for Dr. Pepper, and loves to hear from her readers. Contact her through her website or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find her also at the following online locations:
Olympic hopeful looking for part time mechanic's job.”
the glamorous life Conner Weddington envisioned during those countless hours of
high school skating practices; but after his mother’s untimely death on
Christmas Day, Conner joined the Army and left everything behind, including the
father who despised his dreams, and his beautiful skate partner, Chaney
Mitchum understands why Conner left, but he stole her Olympic aspirations along
with her heart. She's never matched that graceful rhythm with another partner,
so with her dreams squelched and an adorable niece who requires her attention,
Chaney fills her days with diapers and students, not pleasure skating or
Conner's back in town, will he reclaim the joy he once felt about Christmas and
faith? Can Chaney and Conner rediscover their poetic elegance on the ice?
successful auditing career, Dora left the corporate world to be a stay-at-home
mom to her two sons. When her youngest son no longer wanted her hanging out at
school with him anymore, Dora started writing Heart Racing, God-Gracing romance.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance
Writers of America (RWA).
her real life hero make their home in North Carolina. When she takes a break
from cranking out stories, she enjoys reading, family gatherings, and mountain
cabin getaways. She despises traffic, bad coffee, technological meltdowns, and
a sad ending to a book. Her books always end with a happily-ever-after!
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