Jill Shalvis, J.S. Scott, Jessica Scott,
Nadia Lee, and Rita Herron
Love a great Christmas romance, but pressed for time? Pick up a holiday novella to satisfy your craving for a great happy-ever-after. This season contemporary authors Jill Shalvis, J.S. Scott, Jessica Scott, Nadia Lee, and Rita Herron are all releasing Christmas reads.
Today these authors stop by to spread the holiday cheer and discuss their favorite Christmas movies. Take it away ladies!
Jill Shalvis, author of Merry Christmas, Baby
One of my favorite holiday movies is The Holiday because I think it’s warm and funny and hugely romantic. As for my characters, Tanner, the hero from One in a Million, really loves A Christmas Carol, the original black and white version because it scares the crap out of Callie, and when Callie is scared she holds onto Tanner really tight and he likes that. A lot… And if we asked Callie, she might say the same movie for the exact same reason… 🙂
J.S. Scott, author of The Billionaire’s Christmas
I drag out my holiday movies every year (much to my hubby’s dismay!) and watch the same ones over and over. Probably my favorite is Miracle on 34th Street. My hero’s favorite movie is probably none of them since Grady hates Christmas until he meets Emily. He might be able to relate to A Christmas Carol because he acts a lot like Scrooge. My heroine’s favorite holiday movie would have to be It’s a Wonderful Life since she appreciates the joy and the true meaning of the holidays. She gets rescued by a very unlikely angel, a billionaire Scrooge, and teaches him to find meaning in the holidays again.
Jessica Scott, author of All I Want For Christmas Is You
My favorite holiday movie is a toss up between The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. I know they’re kids movies but they’re just part of my habitus and they bring back all the holiday feels.
Sam, from All I Want For Christmas Is You, loves the holiday movie Scrooged. She’s got a pretty warped sense of humor and she loves Bill Murray. Patrick’s fave is The Muppet Christmas Carol and if he’s not around his family, Bad Santa. Because there’s just something dark and twisted about that movie that strikes his bizarre sense of humor just right.
Rita Herron, author of Going To the Chapel
There are so many great holiday movies, it’s hard to choose but I do have two. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a classic that I never get tired of watching. I love Chevy Chase’s character; he wants to please his family and give them a great Christmas, and his obsession with the lights on the house is funny and endearing. The other characters are quirky and the family dynamics are hysterical. My next favorite is While You Were Sleeping. I loved Lucy’s (Sandra Bullock) sweet, vulnerable character and felt for how desperately she wanted a family at the holidays. It was fun to watch her fall in love with Peter’s brother while Peter was in the coma. Very well written with great dialogue, timing, and characters.
My hero’s favorite is probably anything with Scrooge since my guy is jaded at the beginning of the novella about love, romance, and the holidays. Izzy’s favorite would probably be The Ref because there’s tension between the family at the beginning and some quirky suspense as the criminal holds the family hostage, but in the end the family comes together to save everyone just as her family does in Going To The Chapel.
Nadia Lee, author of The Billionaire’s Holiday Obsession
My favorite holiday movie is The Sound of Music. Technically, yeah, it’s probably not a holiday movie, but it has the song “My Favorite Things” so I feel like it should count. 😉 My hero from The Billionaire’s Holiday Obsession doesn’t have a favorite holiday movie. Iain hates holidays because it means obligatory family time, and his relationship with his parents is rather uncomfortable. Jane, however, loves Christmas and Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s fun to watch an adorable misfit reindeer find a place for himself.
Wild child Chloe Thompson can’t believe how much things have changed. She still can’t get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.
Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.
Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine—until an angelic woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to become the monster everyone thinks he is to get his Christmas wish?
Emily Ashworth is desperate. The Youth Center has been robbed of all its money, and as the director, she has to find a way to give the town’s needy children the Christmas they deserve. With nowhere else to turn, she ventures to the mansion of a mysterious billionaire to ask for help. Warned to expect a beast, Emily is shocked to find Grady Sinclair a handsome and passionate man. Is this misunderstood billionaire just a lonely soul who needs the gift of love for Christmas?
All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left – and she doesn’t know if she can love him anymore.
But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what’s coming for them. It’s going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart.
If there’s a naughty list, Izzy Sassafras is on it—but she’s ready to make a new start this Christmas. Especially after leaving her lying, cheating, no-good husband and fleeing to her old hometown of Matrimony, Georgia. Izzy’s made herself a promise: no more men. All she wants to do is get her wedding business up and running—and mend fences with her estranged sisters. But Izzy knows she’s in trouble when her very first client, a smooth-talking Texan, makes her light up like a Christmas tree.
Desperate for business, private investigator Levi Fox reluctantly takes a case involving a runaway wife in a town called Matrimony. When he meets sweet, sexy Izzy, he decides she can’t possibly be as innocent as she seems. At first, posing as her client is the perfect cover; but he soon imagines himself as a groom—with Izzy as his Christmas bride! Will this case end with a trip to the chapel…or the jailhouse?
Deep in debt and stalked by a deadly conman, Jane Connolly needs a job and a safe place to stay. With no one to turn to in an unfamiliar city, she can’t refuse the kindness of a magnetic stranger.
A former mixed martial arts fighter, billionaire Iain Pryce couldn’t walk away from a small town girl in a big city, especially when it’s obvious she’s in trouble. But her sweet spirit threatens the single principle he’s been living under for the past thirteen years: don’t lose control…