Christmas Stories and a Card

Merry Christmas! I am so thankful that you chose to visit my little blog in the midst of your holiday preparations.

I love Christmas stories!

Don’t you?

Christmas is such a magical time of the year that any story set during Christmas instantly takes on this warm and fuzzy feeling of nostalgia and magic.

From the original Christmas when a God came to live as a lowly creation, to the story of a miser who’s heart was changed by spirits in one night, Christmas stories are ultimately about how to live everyday of the year.

If you are looking for a good seasonal story and will give you all the Christmas feels then check out this Fellowship of Fantasy blog post to read more about each book and find links to where you can buy them. 

I’ve personally read at least half of these books and can promise you that they are amazing and full of holiday cheer. 

Oh yeah, and one of them is mine.

My Christmas Card

This year I wanted to do something special for my Christmas cards.

I knew I wanted a music theme and I knew I wanted them to have a steampunk look. 

I looked everywhere and I couldn’t find a card I liked.

Suddenly, it hit me. Why not just design my own? So I did. The result is the Christmas card you see below. It is very Christmas and very Steampunk.

The card front says: 
May music show you the magic of the season. 
The image is the girl from my cover art, holding her violin, surrounded by a holly wreath on a background of blue gears.
The back says: 
As the Lyrics tell you of the reason. 
Warmest Wishes and Happy Holidays.
C.O. Bonham. 
(Only instead of a signature I put my author logo there.)

I also need to tell you about an anthology that I am in. It’s called Hope and Renewal 2021. It’s another one of the Challenge anthology from author Michelle Francik. It’s super short, mostly poetry, but it’s priced pretty reasonably and it does have a short story from me it. My story is titled Birth and it’s my attempt to figure out why people would even want to be born.

My story is first so honestly you can cheat and just read it in the free sample.

Also with al this talk of Christmas stories I want to leave you with a wonderful song that I love so much for the story that it tells. It’s a little sad but also upbeat. Listen at your own risk.

Gift for Christmas!

Hello everyone, I know it’s been a light month for blog posts but that’s because I’ve been busy. I’m editing a novel. Hoping to have it ready for beta readers soon. I will tell you all more about it after the new year.

Right now I have a different book to tell you about. A new book. A free book. But still, my book.

I’ve written a Christmas story and I decided to throw it up on Amazon.

Free Book: Dec 21st-25th.
Join Annalee as she searches for the perfect way to light the orphanage’s tree. A sci-fi/steampunk/dystopian adventure for the whole family.

It was mostly an experiment because I know I want to self publish so I decided to play with the Kindle Direct Publishing platform and it all looked so easy that I was like, “I should try this.” The question was what to publish? So I looked at my November project and pulled out a Christmas subplot that I added for word count reasons, (NaNo, am I right?) and just formatted it as an ebook.

Here’s the cover, I designed it myself. I can’t take credit for the art though. I Frankensteined this cover in Cavna using elements I found on Pixabay.com. Credit for each element used is on the copyright page of the book.

Lights for Christmas

A Steampunk Conspiracy Christmas Story

By: C.O. Bonham

It’s Annalee’s last Christmas at Miss Audrey’s home for children, and she wants to make it extra special for her family. She also needs to find a purpose for her life before the government assigns her to a boring factory job. A chance encounter on the street and an adventurous detective may provide both.

The price will normally be 99 cents, but because it’s Christmas I decided to make it free. Starting today and going through Christmas you can download my first solo published work for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

It’s also in the Kindle Unlimited program so if you you are a subscriber and you want a little holiday cheer after the free period ends, you’re in luck.

Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R2GVGZ5/

Add it to your Goodreads shelf here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56354102

If you do decide to read it, would you consider leaving an honest review. I would love to know what you thought.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

“Wait,” I here you saying, “what is the Steampunk Conspiracy?”

It’s the title of the series I’m going to focus on publishing in 2021. The books are in progress and I’ll update you as I get them written. I won’t talk about them too much until I get them mostly finalized because I don’t want to get locked into keeping something that needs cut, character, subplot, world building element etc., just because I mentioned it here.

So in the coming year be prepared to hear more about my own writing along with all the other great books I plan on featuring.

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