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Meet Tanya Anne “Emerald” Crosby
Tanya Anne Crosby’s novels have graced numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times and USA Today. Her first historical romance, Angel of Fire, was published in 1992 for Avon Books, where her fifth book Once Upon a Kiss launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line. Her novels have garnered reader praise and critical reviews and she’s a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her books have been nominated for Best Innovative Historical in 1998 and Best Historical Love and Laughter in 1999. Other nominations include multiple Historical Romance of the Year nominations, Best All-Around Historical and Best Historical Mystery. After a 10-year hiatus, she returns in January with her first new full-length historical romance in more than a decade. Look for Tell No Lies in March, 2014, a romantic suspense novel for Kensington Books, and Highland Fire in January 2014.
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MISCHIEF & MISTLETOE
(a Christmas Novella)
by Tanya Anne Crosby
In contrast, Lucien’s dinner last week at Buckingham Palace was quite extraordinary but solemn. He found himself wanting to tell them about the pfefferkuchenhaus—a gingerbread house decorated with candies, sweets and sugar icing—that had adorned the Queen’s table, and the Christstollen, a fruitcake with marzipan filling. Both were German dishes the Queen’s new husband had introduced to the royal holiday table. But he said nothing, feeling ill at ease at the prospect of insinuating himself into their holiday traditions—particularly with Emma so conspicuously absent.
As he understood it, she had taken her meal in her room—something she had apparently never done in her life. He felt like an ogre full of humbuggery, despite that Peters and his wife were as gracious as they came. It didn’t appear to bother Peters in the least that his sister was protesting Lucien’s presence at their table.
He regaled them all with more stories, eliciting giggles from the children and censure from his wife. “This year,” he apprised his children. “We must leave better cookies by the crèche, and perhaps the spoils will be better.”
“Were you thinking something in particular?” his wife asked, her look knowing.
He shrugged and gave Lucien a bit of a wink. “Perhaps a fat slice of Christmas cake will do.”
“Of course,” Cecile said.
“And what about you, Your Grace? What sort of confection do you believe would suit le petit Jésus?”
Lucien gave Peters a pointed look, and suggested, “Perhaps a good slice of humble pie.”
Peters had the good graces to choke a bit on his bite of pheasant. He nodded, taking Lucien’s meaning directly. They both knew what had befallen his wheels, and Peters ought to apologize and make it right, but he sat there eating his pheasant with a half smile.
Want to read more? Get yourself a copy, or give it away this holiday season! Mischief & Mistletoe
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