Poppies for Christmas by Stacy Renée Keywell
Publication Date: November 16, 2016
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
A celebration of love without labels. It’s easy to be brave with you by my side!
Popular DJ Dexx finds himself positively smitten by the precociously pristine Poppy Paris. Too bad she’s already taken by an older boy, Declan Davies, a beautiful model with a thriving career, and a perfect family. By a dreamful stroke of chance, Dexx finds himself invited to spend Christmas at the Davies home by a gorgeous girl, granting him the opportunity to pursue the precious Poppy. But in his quest to win her over, he unlocks a world of imperfection and insecurity, where people are picked on for their disabilities, speech, appearance, and eccentricities. For Poppy and her friends, love trumps labels, and everyone deserves a brave friend to stand by their side. What gifts will Dexx discover this Christmas? Will he ultimately find true love, or will he discover something even greater?
You are invited to read a powerful story about living with autism, but not letting it define you, about being bullied, but carrying on with determination and grit, and about having dreams, but not giving up in the face of adversity. Come celebrate something beautiful with Poppies for Christmas.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Stacy Renée Keywell lives a life of fabulous clichés. She enjoys asking rhetorical questions, and speaking redundantly. Stacy works hard at telling bad jokes, dancing oddly yet awesomely, and making up amazing new words in hopes that they will one day find their way into the dictionary. She strives to love without labels. She vows to bravely stand by the sides of those who need her, especially her two daughters. Stacy, her husband, and her children live in Michigan in a quaint house in the woods.
Guest Post with Author Stacy Keywell
Cover Love (Why you love the cover)
Why do I love the cover of Poppies for Christmas? What an interesting question! When I am deep in my writing trance I visual all of the scenes, all of what is going on in the book in my mind, sort of like watching a movie and recording the words as the story progresses. All of the characters, the warm Davies home, the beautiful decorations, jump around in my head with vivid detail and color. So, I was super excited to see how that translated on paper for the cover artist to capture.
I think my artist did a beautiful job. I adore the glowing lights, and the couple caught in a sweet moment, mid-kiss. Even down to the red cursive title is exciting to see “in real life!” She captured the fiction in my head and brought it to life. The Davies home is place I yearn to visit. It is a welcoming warm celebration of love and the holidays, and I feel that really came through on the cover.
I hope this cover is as inviting to the reader as it is to me. I love the winter season. It is a great time to snuggle under a blanket with a warm up of hot cocoa and a nice book to read. Perhaps that book will be Poppies for Christmas!
Thank you so much!!!
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