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IN A HOLIDAZE with Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren author photo IN A HOLIDAZE cover art event details


Romance is always in season at Creating Conversations, and Christina Lauren (writing partners and best friends Lauren Billings and Christina Hobbs) will be kicking off some holiday spirits (possibly on repeat!) with our virtual event for In a Holidaze. They'll be in conversation with Southern CA bookseller and author Rebekah Weatherspoon (If the Boot Fits), moderated by writer and editor Lily Herman.

Publishers Weekly dubbed In a Holidaze " a perfect Christmas treat" of a rom-com, and commended both the slow burn romance between Mae Jones and longtime crush / family friend Andrew Hollis, and the additional family and friend complications Mae must address as she's caught in an unpredictible timeloop that presents both opportunities to correct past mistakes in the days around Christmas ... and make new ones. 

And in case you missed it, because pandemic, a reminder that DIY reality TV rom-com The Honey-Don't List came out in Spring 2020.

Copies of In a Holidaze ordered from Creating Conversations by noon on Sunday, October 11, can be personalized.
To request a personalization, make a note in the "order comments" box at checkout.
Signed copies available while supplies last. 

Rebekah's If the Boot Fits, second in her Cowboys of California series, releases later in October, and focuses on the challenges facing an Oscar-winning actor and an aspiring screenwriter when they are presented with the opportunity to develop a very hot hookup into a more lasting relationship, away from Hollywood at actor Sam's family ranch. Sam and his siblings were introduced to readers in A Cowboy to Remember, hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a fun sexy [series] launch." 

The event is free, but registration is required -- just click here.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:00pm
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
In a Holidaze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982163631
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - October 20th, 2020

"Pseudonymous writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (The Honey-Don’t List) put a fantastical twist on holiday cheer in this hilarious and heartwarming rom-com. Mae Jones is 26, single, and unhappy with her boring accounting job, but excited for her annual Christmas trip to a cabin in Park City, Utah, with her friends and family. Her vacation is ruined, though, by the announcement of the eminent sale of the cabin, threatening years of tradition. Mae finishes the trip despondent—only to be hit by a car and wake up back at the beginning of the holiday getaway. This Groundhog Day–style time loop repeats until Mae can figure out how to save the season, hold onto the cabin, and finally act on her yearslong crush on Andrew Hollis, the son of family friends. The messy, slow-burn romance between Andrew and Mae is delectable, but just as engrossing are the subplots devoted to Mae’s complex relationships with her vividly rendered friends and family, and her winding path toward self actualization as she realizes which traditions are worth holding onto. The result is a perfect Christmas treat." -- Publishers Weekly

In a Holidaze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123949
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - October 6th, 2020

The Honey-Don't List Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123918
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - March 24th, 2020

A Cowboy to Remember (Cowboys of California #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496725400
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dafina - February 25th, 2020

"With the fun, sexy launch of the promising Cowboys of California series, Weatherspoon (the Loose Ends series) delivers a second chance at love story with depth and authenticity. TV chef Evie Buchanan fled Charming, Calif., for New York City after the death of her Nana, her last remaining biological relative. Ten years later, after a rival chef pushes Evie down the stairs, she wakes with amnesia and returns home to Charming to recover. Rancher Zach Pleasant, Evie’s estranged best friend and childhood crush, failed a grieving Evie when she needed him most. But with Evie’s memory of his betrayal gone, he feels like he finally has a chance to make up for his mistake. Weatherspoon keeps Evie’s amnesia from falling into the realm of melodrama, and the tentative but passionate relationship between Evie and Zach is realistic despite the over-the-top trope bringing them together. The almost entirely black cast is rendered with care and cultural specificity, making for a refreshing entry into the cowboy romance genre. This fabulous love story will delight readers." -- Publishers Weekly

If the Boot Fits (Cowboys of California #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496725417
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dafina - October 27th, 2020

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