Tuesday 13 December 2016

Captured by Christmas...

A Christmas Anthology: Snowbound and the Mistletoe Effect.

Isn't that a fab title? Not my own, but by wonderful (and beautiful!) author, Lynn Crandall.

It’s Christmas, and the season of holly, Christmas trees, and goodwill is drifting on air in merry holiday wishes. Romantic suspense and paranormal author Lynn Crandall and contemporary author Lainee Cole present in their own way two stories of love in Captured by Christmas. However it finds you—under a Christmas tree or drifted in snow in a backwoods cabin—the spirit of the season will wrap you in love.

In Snowbound, Lynn Crandall lets readers check in on favorite Fierce Hearts series were-lynx characters Kennedy Mitchell and Asher Monroe as they uncover the identity of the creature scaring the humans in Octavia, a small rural community in northern Michigan. Plans for an intimate getaway and family-style holiday are crumbling as the snow piles higher and Kennedy and Asher find themselves snowbound with a killer outside their door.

In The Mistletoe Effect, Christmas is second-grade teacher Tess McCall’s least favorite holiday, but she’s doing her best not to let it show. Learning he’s a father to seven-year-old Holly makes Alex Randle anxious about the upcoming holidays. When Tess’s class starts reading to shelter dogs, Holly and the antics of shelter dog Mistletoe lead them all to rediscover the magic of Christmas.

Lynn very kindly agreed to answer some random questions that I like to ask any author...just a bit of fun :). 

If you were told that you couldn’t write in any medium anymore otherwise the world would blow up, what would you do? I have been told something similar to that. The voice is an inner critic that tells me I’m going to have my head chopped off if I write. I keep doing it. If the fate of the world depended on my not writing, I’d consider hiding my writing and keep an eye out for signs of explosions.  Hey, that's a fun answer, go for it Lynn. Just hope the explosions don't start on this side of the Pond!!

If you knew that no-one would ever read your writing, would you or would you not still write and why? Be honest! I would continue to journal. I’ve journaled almost all of my life and feel it is creatively and emotionally satisfying. But I do want my writing to be read. Still, I’ve come to an understanding that I write for myself with the hope that readers will find my work enjoyable. If they do, it’s very nice and I feel all sparkly inside.  Feeling sparkly is simply the best :). 

What is your favourite word, and why? AAHH…I have so many. In fact just this year I started keeping a list of words I find interesting. Maybe that’s one of my quirks. The list includes moribund, vacuous, capricious, acute, and many more. I’ve always loved the sound of words and enjoy stringing them together. Capricious is wonderful--makes me think of fairies and fun things!

How would you like to be remembered? I’ve given this thought, believe it or not. I’m an introvert who reflects a lot. As an author I would like to be remembered for writing interesting stories that feature characters who struggle but don’t back down. Who don’t succumb to what others think and who travel through their internal issues to become the best they can be. As a person, I would like to be remembered as someone who listened and accepted and loved. That's a nice way to be remembered!

Desert Island question – I know, it had to be here – so you know you’re about to be banished to a desert island for ten years. There will just about be enough food and water for one person, but nothing nada zero zip else. You can make one wish – what is it? My wish would be to go home or wherever I wanted to go, but definitely off that barren island. A-ha! Clever one!

If you had to choose between love and sex for the rest of your life, which would it be? Definitely love. I think a relationship can have wondrous intimacy without sex. But sex is a really good thing to do with a loved one. I agree with you, wholeheartedly!

And just for pure, adolescent fun, which superpower would you choose and why? I am so glad you asked this question. It’s a question more people should ask. I write paranormal romance and look at the characters as within the world’s realm of normal, we all just don’t realize it yet. Life has so many possibilities. N-e-way…I would choose the ability to fly. Life has so many possibilities--you're right. Perhaps we all have superpowers, we just don't know it. Flying would be awesome!

Awesome answers, thank you Lynn. It's been really wonderful getting to know you better and I wish you all the very best of luck with your fabulous sounding anthology. Perhaps your co-author might pop along and answer some questions for me too. Thanks, and have a wonderful holiday season!!


To read more about Lynn and to buy her Captured by Christmas, head on to:  

Twitter, @lcrandall246, 


  1. Thank you for hosting me, Cait! I love your blog.

  2. Thank you! And it was my pleasure, Lynn.

  3. Interesting Q&A. It's nice to get to know Lynn better. I wish you much success with your new holiday anthology. Many sales!