Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Snowy White Christmas! (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: A Snowy White Christmas 
Author: Josie Riviera 
Series: N/A
Pages: 116
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romace
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories.

The once successful LA swimsuit model returns to her small upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her.
She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt.

Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?

And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?

~Try an Excerpt!~

Sometimes Margaret Snow’s guilt would go away for a few minutes. But it always returned. Insistent. Dull. Intense.

She was a terrible mother. Check.

She’d never amount to anything. Check.

She only thought about herself. Check.

These negative thoughts chattered incessantly, tucked ever so slightly behind everyday activities. Like uncaged wild animals waiting to pounce at the first opportunity.

She glanced out her office window. Despite the wind and ice, city workers were adding cheery red bells and silver holiday trimmings to the streetlights. It didn’t help. November in upstate New York promised gray skies, bitter sleet, and not an ounce of cheeriness until spring. Today was no exception.

What was the weather like in California? She checked the weather app on her phone. As expected, sunny skies in Los Angeles were predicted.

“Unbelievable,” she whispered. “How could two places be so different?”

And why was she stuck in the least desirable of the two?

She sighed.

But her daughter Amelie seemed content, and only Amelie mattered.
~Meet Josie!~ 
Amazon Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera, is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She writes contemporary and historical sweet and Christian romances. She’s a transplanted New Yorker now living in the sunny Carolinas. She has three grown children and shares the empty nest with her husband and the family dog.

Josie's an expert at board games and a compulsive reader of every genre, especially romance. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they're lower in calories than other chocolate candy.

Josie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Replies
    1. You are exactly correct, Mary! Hope you enjoy!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    1. Carly,
      You are very welcome and very gracious. Thanks for posting!

  3. "... In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they're lower in calories than other chocolate candy...." Really???

  4. LOL! Laney--it's all about calories and chocolate. :)

  5. Thanks so much for hosting A Snowy White Christmas on your blog today!

    What is your favorite fairy tale?

    A Snowy White Christmas is loosely based on the fairy tale, Snow White, and Margaret, the heroine, is said to be Snow White's original name. But that's where the similarities end because this novella explores childhood deafness, dwarfism, pets with deformities (yes, a deaf parrot) and sickle cell sickness.

    Readers are saying that A Snowy White Christmas reads like a Hallmark movie. Please leave a comment and hope you enjoy this "sweet" Christmas novella.

  6. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed getting to know your novel.

  7. Hi Lisa,
    I love stories about everyday people and how they handle difficult decisions. Hopefully A Snowy White Christmas will have you rooting for both the heroine, Margaret, and the hero, Fernando.