Under a winter sky a fantasy holiday anthology

by Kennedy, Jeffe

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Summary
Four powerhouse authors of fantasy and urban fantasy bring you a feast of romantic midwinter holiday adventures. These heartwarming and pulse-pounding tales celebrate Hanukah, Christmas, the solstice, Yule - and holidays from worlds beyond our own. With fancy-dress balls, faery bargains, time travel, blood sacrifice, and festive cocktails, these stories will delight lovers of fantasy and romance, with a dash of seasonal joy. "Ballgowns & Butterflies" by Kelley Armstrong: The North Yorkshire moors are always a magical place, but they're particularly enchanting at the holidays...especially if one gets to travel back in time to a Victorian Christmas. For Bronwyn Dale, it is the stuff of dreams. Fancy-dress balls, quirky small-town traditions, even that classic one-horse open sleigh, complete with jingle bells. There's just the tiny problem of the Butterfly Effect. How does a time-traveler make a difference without disrupting the future forever? "The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon," a prequel novella to Heirs of Magic, by Jeffe Kennedy: Shapeshifter Prince Rhyian doesn't especially want to spend the Feast of Moranu at Castle Ordnung. First of all, it's literally freezing there, an uncomfortable change from the tropical paradise of his home. Secondly, it's a mossback castle which means thick walls and too many rules. Thirdly, his childhood playmate and current nemesis, Lena, will be there. Not exactly a cause for celebration. Princess Salena Nakoa KauPo nearly wriggled out of traveling to Ordnung with her parents, but her mother put her foot down declaring that, since everyone who ever mattered to her was going to be there to celebrate the 25th year of High Queen Ursula's reign, Lena can suffer through a feast and a ball for one night. Of course, "everyone" includes the sons and daughters of her parents' friends, and it also means that Rhyian, insufferable Prince of the Tala, will attend. But on this special anniversary year, Moranu's sacred feast falls on the long night of the crystalline moon--and Rhy and Lena discover there's more than a bit of magic in the air. "Blood Martinis and Mistletoe" by Melissa Marr: Half-dead witch GenevieĢ€ve Crowe makes her living beheading the dead--and spends her free time trying not to get too attached to her business partner, Eli Stonecroft, a faery in self-imposed exile in New Orleans. With a killer at her throat and a blood martini in her hand, Gen accepts what seems like a straight-forward faery bargain, but soon realizes that if she can't figure out a way out of this faery bargain, she'll be planning a wedding after the holidays. "Echoes of Ash & Tears," an Earthsinger Chronicles Novella, by L. Penelope: Brought to live among the Cavefolk as an infant, Mooriah has long sought to secure her place in the clan and lose her outsider status. She's a powerful blood mage, and when the chieftain's son asks for help securing the safety of the clan, she agrees. But though she's long been drawn to the warrior, any relationship between the two is forbidden. The arrival of a mysterious stranger with a tempting offer tests her loyalties, and when betrayal looms, will Mooriah's secrets and hidden power put the future she's dreamed of--and her adopted home--in jeopardy.
Contents
Ballgowns & butterflies / Kelley Armstrong
The long night of the crystalline moon / Jeffe Kennedy
Blood martinis & mistletoe / Melissa Marr
Echoes of ash & tears / L. Penelope
A memory of summer / Grace Draven.

Additional Information
Subjects Holidays Fiction
Time travel Fiction
Shapeshifting Fiction
Fairies Fiction
Witches Fiction
Magic Fiction
Fantasy
Romance
Fiction
Science Fiction
Electronic books.
Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Brightlynx Publishing,2020
Brightlynx Publishing2020
Other Titles Ballgowns & butterflies.
Long night of the crystalline moon.
Blood martinis & mistletoe.
Echoes of ash & tears.
Memory of summer.
Contributors Armstrong, Kelley, author.
Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966- author.
Marr, Melissa, author.
Penelope, L., 1978- author.
Draven, Grace, author.
Armstrong, Kelley. Ballgowns & butterflies.
Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966- Long night of the crystalline moon.
Marr, Melissa. Blood martinis & mistletoe.
Penelope, L., 1978- Echoes of ash & tears.
Draven, Grace. Memory of summer.
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ISBN 9781945367755
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