Monday, November 26, 2018

Welcome Christmas with This Festive Novella Blog Tour! | Introduction Post

With Thanksgiving 2018 now a memory and December less than a week away, it's time to deck the blogs with Christmas posts! I'm thrilled to be the coordinator for this tour on behalf of author Cindy Vincent. :) Yes, Carol...It's Christmas! is a contemporary novella that reimagines A Christmas Carol with a former party host as the heroine. Keep reading to learn more about the book, Cindy, the tour schedule, and the tour-wide giveaway...

About the Book

As the top salesperson for Pfunn Party Supplies, Carol Frost doesn’t exactly know how to have fun herself these days. Though she wasn’t always such a humbug. Once upon a time, she was famous for hosting Christmas parties that were filled with everything from laughing guests and luscious hors d’oeuvres, to artfully iced sugar cookies and creatively decorated Christmas trees. To top it off, she even wrote a bestselling book that became the authoritative tome on Christmas party entertaining at the time—The Complete, Total, Ultimate, Everything-You-Might-Possibly-Want-to-Know Guide to Hosting the Best Christmas Parties Ever.

Yet that was long ago, before her life changed and she stashed her tinsel and twinkle lights away once and for all. And while Carol soon learned to settle for her boring but comfortable existence, an old friend knows that Carol isn’t really living up to her potential. An old friend who . . . well . . . now enjoys her eggnog in the afterlife, you might say. To goad Carol into going back to her former party-hosting ways, said friend sends three of her specter pals to pester Carol. Then, much to Carol’s annoyance, she is visited by the Ghost Hosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on a plane filled with plenty of holiday revelers. And though Carol only wants to be left alone, the Ghost Hosts have other plans. Instead, they take her on an adventure that wasn’t exactly on her itinerary . . . or printed on her ticket stub. From that moment on, Carol’s life will never be the same. Provided, of course, she survives the jingle-bell rollercoaster of a ride and makes it home in time for Christmas . . .

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About the Author

CINDY VINCENT, M.A. Ed., was born in Calgary, Alberta, and has lived all around the US and Canada. She is the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls. She is also the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper novels and the Daisy Diamond Detective series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and an assortment of fantastic felines.

The Tour Schedule

Monday, November 26 
Tuesday, November 27 
Wednesday, November 28 
Thursday, November 29 
Friday, November 30 
Saturday, December 1 


Put together your own best-ever Christmas party with this fun “party in a box” giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a package with the following prizes: a signed copy of Yes, Carol…It’s Christmas! by Cindy Vincent, two Betty Crocker sugar cookie mixes, two cookie cutters, a four-pack of sprinkles, a strand of Christmas lights, and two glass ornaments. Due to shipping costs and varying international laws, this giveaway is open to US residents (age 18 or older) only. Void where prohibited. Good luck!

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Julie said...

A favorite Christmas in the past was the year we couldn't get to my daughters in-laws to celabrate because of snow. We were so disappointed but my daughters father-in-law who didn't mind driving in snow decided we could not miss it so he came and picked us up! We ended up spending the night. I will never forget what a gracious host he was and how important it was to him for all of us to be together. And one year my mom bought all of us red sweats andI stenciled rudolph for the guys and Christmas trees for the girls on them. The whole family was comfy and we all had fun!

Heidi Reads... said...

One of my favorite Christmas memories was the year we spent the holiday at a cabin in the mountains with my family, grandparents, and uncle.

Cindy Vincent said...

Julie -- what a great guy, your daughter's FIL!! He was so determined, and he just wanted you there! Gotta love it.

And the matching Christmas attire sounds like a hoot! What a fun Mom!!

Cindy Vincent said...

Heidi -- sounds stunning. What a perfect Christmas locale!!

Amber Holcomb said...


That is so sweet and such a wonderful memory! An in-law to the rescue. :) And I love your second memory too! That's a unique, practical, and totally fun gift for everyone! And perfect for lounging around the house in the winter. :)

Thank you for sharing and being part of the tour!


Amber Holcomb said...


So cozy and beautiful! A cabin Christmas sounds delightful. :) Now that I'm a Montana girl, I'm falling in love with the mountains and their beauty!

Thank you for your comment and for being part of the tour!


Cindy Vincent said...

Merry Christmas, Amber! So nice to have you hosting another Christmas blog tour for me. When was our first . . . let's see, I believe it was Buckley and Bogey's The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks. Lots of great memories with that one. Now here we are, with another Christmas tour! So much fun, and what a perfect way to kick off the Christmas season!

Amber Holcomb said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Cindy!

I believe that was the first book I edited for you too, and what a wonderful little Christmas story! Love all the memories we've made and all the projects we've been able to work on together. :) Definitely fitting and fun to be doing another Christmas-themed blog tour! Excited for all the posts to come this week!


Liz V. said...

Hope your Christmas is spectacular.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I think that our most memorable Christmas is the year that we were building our house. We had 4 children from 2 to 8 and were living in a 20 foot travel trailer. We woke up with 5 inches of new snow on the ground. Our Christmas tree that year was a big tumbleweed with green mini lights on it.

Unknown said...

My very favorite Christmas was the very first one after I had my first child. My son, Raymond, was only four months old, so he didn’t really know what Christmas was about. But oh to see Christmas through his eyes that year back in 1979 was so magical! He was so fascinated with the lights and the tree. And helping him open all his Christmas presents was so much fun! When reading him “The Night Before Christmas”, it even made me believe that Santa would be coming on our rooftop with all his reindeer! Such a beautiful, fascinating and exciting Christmas that was in 1979! It has been so much fun for me right now remembering that special time! Thank you so much dearest, sweet, beautiful Cynthia for this awesome giveaway! Love �� and big hugs �� to you and your precious Buckley, Bogey, and Amelia! Merry Christmas to you and your precious family! ����

Amber Holcomb said...


Thank you! Hope you have an amazing Christmas too! :D So glad you stopped by for the tour!


Amber Holcomb said...

Hi, Cheryl!

Aww, what memories! I asked Josh if he remembered it, and I guess that's the kind of Christmas you don't forget. ;) I love that you made it special with a tumbleweed for a Christmas tree! I bet things were crowded but cozy, especially with the fresh snow and all the family together. ♥

Thanks for sharing!


Amber Holcomb said...


What a sweet memory! I love that you got to experience the enchantment of Christmas through your son's eyes. :) Thank you for sharing and for checking out the tour!


Robin in NC said...

It'll be just hubs & myself for Christmas Day this year for the first time ever! We haven't really decided on anything other than there will be Honey Baked Ham, even though it's just the two of us. LOL

Amber Holcomb said...


I can totally relate! It'll likely be just my husband and me for Christmas this year too. And ham is probably going to be on the menu. ;) That's what my mom always cooked for Christmas when I was growing up, and Josh loves the opportunity for yummy leftovers!

I hope you have a peaceful, delightful Christmas with your husband! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)