I had the pleasure of meeting Crystal St. Clair this year when I attended Ignite Your Soul Author Event in London this past September. Crystal is one of the hosts for the event, which this year boasted over 30 different authors and all the money raised through the event, which goes to charity, went to the Alzheimer’s Society this year.
She’s new to the blog so let’s give her a warm welcome!
What is your favourite Christmas song?
Silent Night. It used to be one of the songs I sang to my kids as babies to get them to sleep.
Those songs are very important. What food do you most look forward to over the holidays?
Turkey, homemade stuffing and gravy!
Yummy! Do you have a holiday beverage you like? Alcoholic or non-alcoholic?
Candy cane hot chocolate
Is there a book you like reading at this time of year?
Multi children’s’ Xmas books to my kids
That’s sweet. Next year I need to get a copy of “The Night Before Christmas”. I didn’t have it this year, luckily she fell asleep before we could have read it! LOL Do you participate in Boxing Day shopping? Is Boxing Day a tradition in your country?
If I do then it’s online. I haven’t had the patience for large boxing day shopping line-ups since I was a teenager lol.
Do you get your shopping done in advance or leave it to the last minute?
In advance, but no earlier than November (regardless of telling myself all year that I will start in July!)
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
Oooh, tough one! I love all of the original cartoon holidays movies like Frosty and Rudolph (who doesn’t love Herbie dentist elf!).
When do you decorate your house?
When you were a child what was the best Christmas gift you remember receiving?
Spice Girl Barbies and N64
I got a Spice Girl Barbie for my birthday one year. Is there a unique holiday tradition your family keeps?
Before my grandparents passed away, we had very large family gatherings with distant cousins and all! We’ve always had fake Xmas trees and since my mom is a hoarder, I get to still use them and remember those memories, and will always remember the memories I make now.
When do you open Christmas presents?
Usually one on Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning.
What’s your favourite outdoor winter activity? If it doesn’t snow where you live what makes it feel like Christmas to you?
Figure skating, skiing and tubing all equally my favs. I have a fear when toboggining since I dumped over into a giant puddle at the bottom of a hill some time ago lol.
Crystal will be selecting TWO winners. One will win an ebook copy of Kingdom of Celosia: Hearts on Fire Amongst Cold Shadows, and one will win an ebook copy of Intuition. For your chance to win comment on the blog. The contest will be open until January 3rd. The winners will have one week to contact Crystal about claiming their prize.
INTUITION – 0.99 ON AMAZON!
Can be read as a standalone or first in its series.
My name is Destiny, a fact I appreciate, since I’ve always felt like I have one.
I live in the fast lane, which runs right through a world of expensive cars, designer bags, and top-of-the-line everything else – none of which I get to experience. I’m not fancy; I never have been. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that the world is quick to put labels on everyone and everything, but what a label can’t do, is tell you who you really are.
I’ve come a long way from who I used to be. Ten years ago, I was dependent on others, lacking in direction, and … in love with Sebastian Medina.
He captured me with his chocolate-brown eyes and his reckless heart. I gave him everything I had to offer back then, even the most sacred parts of my heart and body. When he left, he took my virginity with him. My heart was in tatters.
So, I started trying to put the pieces back together. I went to law school, became independent. Now, he’s come back, and the only thing I haven’t been able to do is mend my broken heart.
I’ve followed my intuition, and let him back into my life, but it’s carried with it a price. His past has come to haunt us, and the life I’ve carefully constructed for myself is in danger of being lost …
KINGDOM OF CELOSIA: HEARTS LN FIRE AMONGST COLD SHADOWS vol 1 – can also be read as a standalone – 0.99 CENTS ON AMAZON
Princess Faith faces a life of duty to the Kingdom of Celosia, but she dreams of freedom.
She is daily reminded of the burden she will one day carry as she is educated to become a Queen…
The greatest of these reminders is a pendant given to her by her mother which is imbued with magical properties. Matters of the heart also hinder Faith from accepting her role. She is engaged to Prince Merek, but has no feelings for him. She secretly longs for true love, despite the fact that her rank keeps her from loving the man she desires most, the stable-hand Justus. Feeling trapped by the arrangement, there is little she wouldn’t consider doing to stop the wedding, but it seems her fate is sealed.
On the borders of their land is the Dark Forest, a home for many creatures with elemental powers of untold might. In that realm, the Troll King plots to kill her father and the wolves in his court are on the hunt for her, believing she is easy prey. But Faith is much stronger than they suspect, and against all odds, she sets out to protect those she loves.
Armed with her bow, riding on the back of her trusted mount, Ruby, she must confront the forces of evil that threaten to take everything from her and conquer them in the name of Celosia.
Connect with Crystal!