I have a new release! I’m very excited to introduce A Becharmed Callie Christmas, a short story that goes along with the Renegade Series, and takes place approximately between book 1, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, and Book 2, A Beckoning Hellfire. This is the story of Callie Mae Copeland, a minor character in the series, and how Christmas 1862 affects her. Here is the back cover blurb:
Christmas comes but once a year … but will it be different this Christmas?
Callie Mae Copeland is the only child of affluent landowner, Sullivan Copeland, and his wife, Faye. Because Callie has been doted on her entire life, she is pampered and outspoken. Although the Civil War is looming and is in its second year, it hasn’t affected the Copelands or their neighbors in north Alabama too much … yet.
Once she turns sixteen, Callie realizes the influence she has over boys her age and uses her flirtatious graces to her advantage. She turns her sights on Christmas and is determined to do everything in her power to make the Copeland’s annual Christmas party a success. Although money is tight, she convinces her father to buy material for her stunning new Christmas gown. She can’t wait for the party so that she can impress her beau, his best friend, and all the other guests who are invited.
But following the party, Callie is abruptly faced with the realization that the war is closer than she imagined, and everything is uncertain. A terrifying thought consumes her. Will this be the last Christmas she will ever see in her family’s old antebellum home? Will anything ever be the same again?