Fiction River: Christmas Ghosts

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For the fourth anthology in the Fiction River line, paranormal romance writer Kristine Grayson invited a stellar lineup of cross-genre authors to tell heartwarming stories of love set in the holiday season. From Regency England to modern day Portland, Oregon, ghosts facilitate-or try to stop-true love in the dark at the end of the year. Featuring stories by bestselling authors Mary Jo Putney and Carole Nelson Douglas to fan favorites M.L. Buchman and Anthea Lawson, Christmas Ghosts provides the perfect beginning ...
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Overview

For the fourth anthology in the Fiction River line, paranormal romance writer Kristine Grayson invited a stellar lineup of cross-genre authors to tell heartwarming stories of love set in the holiday season. From Regency England to modern day Portland, Oregon, ghosts facilitate-or try to stop-true love in the dark at the end of the year. Featuring stories by bestselling authors Mary Jo Putney and Carole Nelson Douglas to fan favorites M.L. Buchman and Anthea Lawson, Christmas Ghosts provides the perfect beginning to the mid-winter festivities.

"A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance."
-Publisher's Weekly

"The beloved Victorian Christmas ghost storytelling tradition continues to thrive in modern day, and this multi-genre anthology of short stories is proof. Cuddle up next to a crackling fire with some holiday music playing softly in the background, and lose yourself in eight amazing Christmas stories by a gang of super-talented, cross-genre authors. Not only are they heartwarming, but they incorporate mystery, science fiction, romance and ghosts! A few tend to be more animated than others, but each one is special, and guaranteed to jingle someone's bells."
-RT Book Reviews

"This title offers eight original love stories that will give romance readers several satisfying happy endings."
-Library Journal

"We thoroughly enjoyed every tale in Christmas Ghosts. The collection offers a unique cross-genre take all within one solid tome of tales. Enjoy it with a glass of your favorite eggnog by a roaring, crackling fire this holiday season... and hey, it goes great with Halloween ... as well!"
-Astroguyz

"Each tale will take you on an eerie love adventure and all end up with a warm and loving conclusion gearing you up into the Christmas spirit. Kristine Grayson has chosen some of the best to be included in this anthology, guaranteed to give the reader thrills as well as an abundance of romance and love. Settle yourself down with a hot drink and entertain yourself with this wonderful book that will fulfill your desire for love sought during the amazing magical time of Christmas. This is a must read for anyone enjoying a little mystical adventure at this great time of the year."
-Fresh Fiction

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/02/2013
In this charming paranormal anthology, the fourth in the Fiction River multigenre anthology series (after Time Streams) overseen by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch (for whom Grayson is one of many pseudonyms), eight authors take on the challenge of writing romantic ghost stories. Among the standouts are M.L. Buchman’s “The Ghost of Willow’s Past,” about two grieving Army sergeants who meet and find comfort and love in a Portland, Ore., public garden; Lisa Silverthorne’s “Christmas, Interrupted,” a poignant tale of a woman who attempts to go back in time to save a young man from his grisly fate; and Anthea Lawson’s traditional Regency story, “A Countess for Christmas.” There’s also a surprising contemporary tale, “Toasted,” from famed Regency romance author Mary Jo Putney. While most of the stories are quite short, the characterization and story development are masterfully done and are well edited. A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance. (Oct.)
Library Journal
10/15/2013
In this latest volume of an anthology series from WMG's Fiction River imprint, best-selling authors (Mary Jo Putney and Carole Nelson Douglas) and rising stars (M.L. Buchman, Anthea Lawson, and others) present a wide selection of romantic stories, from Regency to romantic suspense to paranormal, all set during the Christmas season and featuring some form of a ghost. VERDICT This title offers eight original love stories that will give romance readers several satisfying happy endings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615783550
  • Publisher: WMG Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/12/2013
  • Series: Fiction River Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology series of the past, from Orbit to Universe to Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, the goal of Fiction River is to provide a forum for "original ground-breaking fiction of all genres."
Each Fiction River volume will have electronic and trade paperback issues published by WMG Publishing, and will feature some of the best new and established fiction writers in publishing.
Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch are award-winning editors, as well as award-winning writers, and will act as series editors for the anthologies.
For more information about the authors or Fiction River, go to www.fictionriver.com.
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