My new Christmas romance, Invitation to Christmas (November 15) has been banned from sale on iBooks, Kobo and 3 smaller subscription services. I’m devastated and distressed. And for a week, I didn’t know what to make of this new problem or how to handle it. Then I remembered that I’ve been writing for publication for decades and a small thing like a rejection had never stopped me before. And it won’t now.
Have at it! And please let me and other readers know what you think of it in a review. i.e. were you offended in any way?
Here’s the blurb:
Christmas brings family together…
Jordyn Bailey kissed Tom Fontaine last Christmas.
But their parents are engaged…
For Jordyn keeping secrets in a family determined to mesh their lives is all kinds of crazy. Secretly sleeping with her soon-to-be stepbrother could get messy because she’s on the baby track while he’s on the party track.
If they’re careful and keep their attraction under wraps maybe it will burn out and they can be friends.
Now…It’s Christmas again and Tom wants to unwrap everything, including Jordyn.
Why has this book been banned? Because censorship is alive and well I suppose...and with automated scanning, my happy little Christmas novella has been caught in a wide net.
My main characters meet one Christmas morning, share an attraction and then learn their parents are engaged. Do they ignore the fact that someday they may be related? Of course not! They talk about it...and therein lies the problem. They use words like step- and related- when they discuss the elephant in the room: how to handle things with the family if this attraction burns out...or flames brighter?
Invitation to Christmas is Book 2 of my Christmas Collection which began when my characters' parents met last year, (Not-So-Blue Christmas) when Miranda Bailey's dog brings two lonely people together for the holiday. Next year, I have plans for their friends to sort out their family situation on the way to their happily ever after, too. Hardly the stuff of banned books, right?
Still, I'm in damn fine company there...and as my hairdresser said: "Wow! I'd love to have written a banned book!" (and now I love it, too!)