Is Christmas in July really a thing?

The idea of Christmas in July has totally become a thing, but even before it was, I used to wish I could celebrate Christmas all year long. As a kid, I really enjoyed the whole “feel” of Christmas. This was back when October was Halloween, November was harvest and Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t until December that the Christmas music and Christmas decorations made an appearance either in homes – or shopping venues.

I’ve long been a sucker for a good holiday movie, starting with White Christmas when I was really young, watching reruns with my mom, and now devouring the streaming options (something I used to have to purchase on DVD. 🙂 )

Two recent favorites are The Spirit of Christmas and The Nine Lives of Christmas. What’s not to love? Between these two, you have a hunky, historical hero, cats, fun female leads, a bit of time travel and paranormal, a fireman – complete with firehouse – and, did I mention, cats?!

If you’re someone who enjoys the feeling of Christmas all year long, no matter what time of year – or if you’re just so stinkin’ hot from the middle of summer, I hope you’ll give Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord a read.

It’s a lighthearted, feel-good Regency novella that takes place during the official Twelve Days of Christmas – from December 25 through January 5. There’re a couple of angels and a hint of paranormal, but the main focus is a blind heroine and the abrupt Lord Frostwood who takes an interest in her while they’re both attending the same Regency house party.

Available in e-book, paperback and large print at retailers throughout, and coming in audio this fall, which I am absolutely over the moon about.

Looking for ARC Readers

Do you like your historical romance to sound “historical”? Not written just like  people talk nowadays, but supposedly set in the past?

When people ask me what I write, and they aren’t familiar with the Regency period, I tend to tell them “sexy Jane Austen”. Paying close attention to word choice, and attempting to only use words that were documented as part of the English language by 1850 or before, I love composing emotional, humorous Regency stories of love.

The tamest thing I’ve written, Miss IsabellaThaws a Frosty Lord, is currently available via Booksprout for free to reviewers.

If you’re looking to join my Advanced Review/Launch Team, I’d love to hear from you!

Larissa_Lyons AT yahoo DOT com

 

 

Miss Isabella Available in Large Print

After wanting to do a Large-Print edition for years, I’m tickled to announce that my best-reviewed book to date, Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord, will be coming out in large print next month. Just in time to celebrate Christmas in July. 😉

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For anyone who likes authentic-sounding historical romance, but may not be overly fond of super sexy stuff, Miss Isabella might be right up your alley. It’s my tamest book, and reviewers compared the style and “caliber”– to my surprise and immense delight – to books by both Jane Austen and Carla Kelly, thrilling me to no end.