Mistletoe & Magic: A YA Books Central Holiday Anthology…by Melissa A. Craven , C.J. Redwine et al.

Posted January 6, 2019 by Karen in Books, Mini Review, Reviews /

Mistletoe & Magic: A YA Books Central Holiday Anthology…by Melissa A. Craven , C.J. Redwine et al.Mistletoe & Magic: A YA Books Central Holiday Anthology

by: Melissa A. Craven, C.J. Redwine, Michelle MacQueen, L.J. Higgins, Amalie Jahn, Kayla King, Bethany Wicker, Angela N. Blount, Beth Rodgers, Patrick Hodges, Stephanie Augustine, Kim Baccellia
Published by:YA Books Central on October 31, 2018
Genres:Young Adult, Anthology
Format: Mobi (Kindle file)
Source: Author (via YA Books Central)
Pages:425
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

YA Books Central presents 12 heartwarming, bone-chilling, and magically enchanting stories from the award-winning, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling authors of the YABC Staff. YABooksCentral.com is one of the leading children’s and adolescent literature sites on the web today. With much love, our staff of volunteers bring our readers this collection of YA stories representing the genres we love at the most wonderful time of the year.

From Contemporary Romance to Horror, Sci-Fi, Dragons and Fantasy, this exclusive collection of complete Holiday stories offers something for every YA book lover this holiday season.One click now to get into the holiday spirit!

The K Word: PeytonA Contemporary Romance by Award Winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Melissa A. Craven (YABC Indie Manager & Staff Reviewer)A Christmas Eve party just might be the night Peyton and Cameron find themselves under the mistletoe and out of excuses.

The K Word: CameronA Contemporary Romance by USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author, Michelle MacQueen (YABC Assistant Indie Manager & Staff Reviewer)
A Christmas Eve party could ruin everything when a cruel joke crushes Peyton. And the only way to make her see just how beautiful she is might be to reveal the feelings Cam has tried so hard to hide.


Skywatchers A Sci-Fi Story by L.J. Higgins (YABC Staff Reviewer)With airships descending from the heavens, can Kylah survive Christmas Eve?

The Uninvited Guest: A Ravenspire short story A fairytale retelling by NY Times Bestseller, C.J. Redwine (YABC Director & Staff Reviewer)An old enemy. A new curse. And one chance to save her kingdom.

After Checkmate A Contemporary Romance by Award winning, USA Today & Amazon Bestselling author, Amalie Jahn (YABC Staff Reviewer)Sometimes you find love where you least expect it.

In the Valley of StarsA Magical Realism Story by Kayla King (YABC Blog Manager & Staff Reviewer)Begin with a wish: For family. For love. For light.

Unexpected Christmas An Urban Fantasy by USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author, Bethany WickerWhat happens when vampires invite werewolves over for Christmas?

Young Saint Nick A Sci-Fi story by Award Winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Angela Blount (YABC Staff Reviewer)A futuristic retelling of a story credited to the Greek historical figure of Saint Nicholas (who was the basis for the traditional model of Santa Claus.)

Hearts & Homes A Contemporary Romance by Beth Rodgers (YABC Staff Reviewer)Join Cassie as she learns that home is where the heart is through experiences with holiday fun, new friends, and rewarding work.

Choices: A Joshua's Island ChristmasA Middle Grade contemporary fiction by Award Winning author, Patrick Hodges (YABC Staff Reviewer)What do you get the perfect girl for Christmas?

Krampusnacht A HolidayHorror Story by Stephanie Augustine (YABC Staff Reviewer)“Have you been naughty? Or have you been nice? Let Krampus be the judge!”

A Shot of Christmas MagicAn Urban Fantasy by Award Winning author, Kim Baccellia (YABC Staff Reviewer)A mysterious stranger makes wishes come true and injects some magic into an otherwise dreary holiday.



Cute Christmas anthology of various genres from my fellow YA Book Central reviewers. I discovered some great new authors and got into the holiday spirit.

A few of my favorites were:

‘After Checkmate’ by Amalie Jahn,

‘Young Saint Nick’ by Angela Blount, and

‘Choices’ by Patrick Hodges

 

 

About Amalie Jahn

USA Today Bestselling author Amalie Jahn is the recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for her debut novel, The Clay Lion. She is a contributing blogger with the Huffington Post and Southern Writers Magazine, as well as a finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards. A TED speaker, human rights advocate, and active promoter of kindness, she lives in the United States with her husband, two children, and three extremely overfed cats.

When she’s not at the computer coaxing characters into submission, you can find Amalie swimming laps, cycling, or running on the treadmill, probably training for her next triathlon. She hates pairing socks and loves avocados. She is also very happy time travel does not yet exist.

About Michelle MacQueen

Michelle MacQueen has a brain that won’t seem to quiet down, forcing her into many different genres to suit her various sides. Under the name M. Lynn, she writes fantasy and under Michelle Lynn, it’s all romance all the time (Sweet and YA). Running on Diet Coke and toddler hugs, she sleeps little – not due to overworking or important tasks – but only because she refuses to come back from the worlds in the books she reads. Reading, writing, aunting … repeat.

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Karen
Karen

About Karen

Karen is a native Orlandoian and still lives there with her family. She loves reading Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction ,’Chick Lit', YA, and Southern Fiction. Some of her favorite things are fuzzy animals, Bigalow tea, and air-conditioning.
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