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Holiday songs, anyone? Or a holiday cover 🎄?



Did you catch DAMAGED DESIRES this week? I can’t believe Dani and Nash had such a good turnout. If you bought it or downloaded it on Kindle Unlimited, thanks for showing up for them (and me!). I can’t tell you how happy it makes me knowing Dani and Nash are finding a place in people’s hearts.


Believe it or not, I’m going right from Damaged Desire’s release into prep for My Life as a Holiday Album which is coming to you Dec. 7th! And today, I have the GORGEOUS cover for you that Megan at Designed with Grace created for me.


Y’all, I put her through the WRINGER on this one. We went from a retro collage harkening back to the original cover for My Life as a Country Album, to a gazillion different couples. But I’m SOOOO happy with how it came out. What do you think of it?



Keep reading for the full book description, insights into the characters, an entire holiday album playlist ready to go, and a way to get a sneak peek of the story for FR🎄EE now.

What else is in this blog post?

🎶 Song Inspiration of the Week

🎶 My Life as a Holiday Album Playlist and Teasers

🎶 Hot Book World News, including a FR🎄EE story

🎶 Goodbye

SONG INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK


This week’s song is I KNEW I LOVED YOU by Savage Garden which inspired this scene between Ginny and Cole that takes place AFTER My Life as a Holiday Album is all over! It was only available to my newsletter subscribers... I hope you're one of them, if not, you can sign up now: http://bit.ly/LJEmoGive



Who loves holiday music? I’m a little addicted. So, I’m doing something a little different with the playlist for Holiday Album and my #musicmondays social media posts. I’m giving you ALL 42 songs on the playlist link NOW because…um… HOLIDAY SONGS! Then, each week I’ll feature the songs from one of the six couple’s stories.


Today, I’m sharing the songs from Stephen and Khiley’s story. They’re childhood friends and soulmates. They’ve been together so long that no one can remember a time when they weren’t tied together like strings. It also reminds the family a bit of Cam’s relationship with Jake. Their friend and almost cousin, Ty, teases them about being “Stephley.” What the family doesn’t know is that Stephen and Khiley have a secret that is tearing at the fabric of them.


🎶Not This Year by Aly & AJ

🎶Mistletoe by Colbie Caillat

🎶Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me by Elvis Presley

🎶A Christmas to Remember by Amy Grant

🎶This Gift by 98 Degrees

Playlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/36aMKCx



WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WINTER HOLIDAY SONG?

Even if you don’t celebrate a winter holiday, do you have a song that reminds you of your own special celebrations?


❤️🎄MY LIFE AS A HOLIDAY ALBUM ❤️🎄 BOOK DESCRIPTION:


A small-town romance coming to you December 7th.


🎄 Holiday Romance

🍾 New Year’s Eve kisses

❄️ Snowball fights

☃️ Family secrets revealed

💚 Swoony heroes and sassy heroines

❤️ Full length, standalone novel, but six HEAs

“She was the bow to my present, the universe of stars to my small round Earth.”

This holiday, all the children from the original cast of the album series come home with secrets sure to send their parents and their families into a frenzy. Will they be able to keep them hidden, or will they be exposed with a bang that isn't at all the New Year's Eve fireworks that are planned? Edie is so pregnant she's about to burst, but she's come back to her small town in Tennessee minus her Scottish, whiskey distillery owning husband. What she doesn't tell anyone is her marriage may be over before it's had a chance to really begin. Khiley and Stephen have been soulmates since they could crawl. Unfortunately, the secret they're keeping may be the one thing to tear them apart forever. Ty is tired of being compared to his dead, football god of an uncle. He wants to be recognized for his own talent and passion. The chip he's wearing on his shoulder may be the one thing to keep him from getting the woman he loves and his future in the pros. Eliza is ready to step into a future with the one man who's loved her for who she is rather than her famous family. The secret she shares with her Air Force cadet boyfriend is sure to knock everyone for a loop. Joining Watery Reflection has been an experience most musicians would give a right eye for, but to Mayson, it’s a threat to everything he holds dear, especially his relationship with Grace. Can he set things right before he loses her completely? Ginny is the family member who keeps everyone else’s dreams on course. She's the shoulder to cry on and the conscience to guide the way. But when Cole walks into the room, she sees something she wants for herself. Can she have him without sacrificing her family's happiness? rom award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes six holiday love stories tied together in a colorful ribbon as original as the My Life as an Album series itself. If you loved any of the album series books, you won't want to miss this soul-filling, wintery goodness inspired by Lady A's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

Need to catch up on the entire gang? Don’t miss the My Life as An Album series box set with all four novels and an exclusive novella that’s available now on Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

HOT BOOK WORLD NEWS

❤️🎄 LOVE AIN’T FR💲EE💲BIE 🎄❤️


When you download rodeo king, Dalton Abbott’s FREE flash fiction, LOVE AIN’T, you ALSO get the first 3 chapters of My Life as a Holiday Album.



“𝙃𝙚 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙨𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨. 𝙇𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚.”


Reese knows one thing for a fact. Her best friend and rodeo king, Dalton Abbott, is never going to fall in love, get married, have kids. No way would he repeat his father’s mistakes. He’s left so many broken hearts behind there’s gotta be a museum full of them somewhere.


But when he shows up at her door the same night she’s sporting a black eye from her last attempt at the folly called love, she isn’t sure she can ignore the way his body calls to her. The look he gives her from under the brim of his hat promises both jagged relief and pain.


A sexy, HEA My Life as an Album series short inspired the Eli Young Band’s "Love Ain’t."

GOODBYE


Okay, that’s it for me today. I hope you have a gorgeous weekend full of books, love, and happiness.


Happy Reading and Stay Safe Out There!

LJ

♬ "𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒." ♬



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