“Seduction in a Santa Claus suit? How is that supernatural?” by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

“Seduction in a Santa Claus suit? How is that supernatural?”

 by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom


Thumbnail.Boss's_Mistletoe_Maneuvers_2I love writing about paranormal worlds. Love it. And another thing I love is Christmas. Always have. The sights, the smells, the crazy feelings of happiness . . .

So when I was asked if I’d like to write a story about Christmas for Harlequin’s Desire line, which is contemporary, rather than paranormal, I jumped at the chance. (That jump could have earned me a gold medal)

For a paranormal romance writer like me, used to the built-in conflicts and tension of the supernatural world, dealing with two characters in tension for other reasons seemed a challenge at first. So when Christmas became my theme, I knew I could do this, and the writing flowed. I mean . . . Christmas is about magic, right?

To get started on this new challenge, I just asked myself this question: Who doesn’t like the holiday?

I couldn’t honestly answer that from my own perspective, so I added another question: If someone wanted to like the Boss's_Mistletoe_Maneuvers_promo_2holiday, but couldn’t, for some reason, what might that reason be, and how could they get around it?

And so, in answering that, I had my story. And Kim McKinley’s life took on a life of its own.

Toss in a sexy adversary with a big heart, like Chaz Monroe, who isn’t afraid to try anything to get his best new employee to handle Christmas ads for his agency… and sparks flew.

UK_immortal_obsession_cover_2This is “The Boss’s Mistletoe Maneuvers.” (You get a medal for saying that title five times, fast). I’m celebrating its release, hot off the press after my latest September Nocturne paranormal release of “Immortal Obsession.” These are the new two sides of me, as a writer, and I accept the challenge wholeheartledly, because it’s really all about making the magic work.

So if you feel the need for some light-hearted pre-holiday spirit, can read beyond the paranormal worlds we all have grown to love, and would like to share in my delight for the season as that season approaches, I hope you’ll join Kim, Chaz, and me on our crazy romp through love, loss, and the ultimate magic of a very special holiday. We’d love to meet you there.

Thanks for joining me today.

May you find your own magic this year!



Linda_Gate_2Linda Thomas-Sundstrom is award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance novels for Harlequin’s Nocturne and Desire imprints. Vampires, Werewolves and Spirits are the usual fodder for this writer, who also swears that the sheer magic of the Christmas season is equally as compelling for inspiration. Linda lives in the West, juggles teaching, writing, family, and caring for a ranch, and says that there are so many stories she wants to write, she types as fast as she can.


Linda’s web site: http://www.lindathomas-sundstrom.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LindaThomasSundstrom


“The Boss’s Mistletoe Maneuvers”




“Immortal Obsession”



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