Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas and a Smooch!

Today marks the official beginning of the Christmas season in Canada!!!
(Hence why I had to talk about it.)

My DVR is already full of holiday movies to watch, and I have a bunch of Christmas books to read.
(When I’ll actually find the time, is not the point.)

My tree and lights are up.
(But my other decorations still need to find homes.)

In short, my to-do list is longer than a child’s list to Santa.

But I refuse to be bogged down. I have several books in the making that I am so excited about and can’t wait to share! (However, I won’t be dishing on these today. But stay tuned!)

Today, I’m sharing more about my short story, Disinherited Love, in the anthology, A Kiss is Still a Kiss, which is available now!

Next Step Books has a page on Facebook that is introducing each story with a Smooch of the Day. I will be featured on December 9th!

“A Kiss is Still a Kiss offers a buffet of stories to tempt the appetites of fiction readers. Twenty authors, from beloved, familiar names to fresh new voices, present tales of love in a variety of genres. Every story shares one thing in common – a kiss.

Over the next few weeks our editor for this book, bestselling author Virginia Smith, will share her thoughts about each story she has included in this delightful collection. We’ll tell you about the author, and include a brief excerpt. We’re calling this series Our Smooch of the Day.
Be sure to check back every few days and smooch with us!”

Until then,

Eva Maria Hamilton is the author of Highland Hearts, a Love Inspired Historical novel published by Harlequin. Her novel, Highland Hearts, won 2nd Place in the Historical Romance, as well as the Traditional/Inspirational Romance Categories in the Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Awards, and was an Inspirational Series Finalist in the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Highland Hearts
Scotland 1748
The Battle of Culloden is over, but one Highlander’s fight has just begun…
Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in the Americas to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father – that his years as an indentured servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost… and Sheena is engaged to another man.

To connect with Eva Maria Hamilton online, please visit her at


  1. I shall have to check out your Historical Novels. I've mainly been buying the Suspense books, but perhaps I should add Historical ones, and build another book shelf.

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    2. Thanks, Bonnie! There are always so many good books it seems, but never enough shelving :

  2. I must admit to being pretty excited about A Kiss is Still a Kiss, as well. It's fun to share an anthology with you! I've been slowly making my way through the book, but I'll jump to your story today. :)

    1. Angela, my fellow author :) I'm excited about it, too! So much fun to be part of such a project! I haven't read all of it either, I'm still basking in it's beauty :) Enjoy your day!

  3. Incredible how the short story and anthology have become so prominent now. They truly are two of many benefits that have come about through the ebook revolution. Long may it continue. Lovely to see one with such an endearingly romantic title.

    All the very best Eva with the anthology.

  4. You're right, Ian. There does seem to be a lot of anthologies.
    And thank you! Have a great weekend!

  5. Book looks interesting and I do love Ginny Smith, 20 stories makes it great. Is it easier writing a shorter story?

  6. Thanks, Jenny! I don't know if it's easier, but it takes less time. This short story flowed quick and easy for me, which is always a blessing :)