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Monday, December 2, 2019

When you wish Upon a Star…. With PNR author Linda Thomas-Sundstrom + giveaway

When you wish Upon a Star…. 
With Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

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Once upon a time, Jimminy Crickett sang a song in the movie Pinocchio that we all knew and loved. It went like this: “When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.”

Ever since that early childhood movie, I have loved the stars and made wishes upon them, with poems like this one:

“Star light, Star Bight, wish I may and wish I might have the wish I wish tonight.” 

Do you do that? Notice the stars? Hope for a wish to come true? Maybe that’s a universal thing. And it inspired my story that comes out today as an e-book.


This is a story about a woman whose business is to research the stars, and one star in particular… the big, bright, legendary Christmas Star that some people also know as the Star of Bethlehem. She’s on a mission to find the exact time and location of that star in history, through astronomy.

She’s also lonely, and alone, after the death of her parents, who taught her about making wishes and the stars. So… of course, she is going to make her wish this holiday season to end her loneliness.

*Some of you might already know that I write mostly in the paranormal romance genre, with 40 books that trespass in the supernatural realms to date. This story has a truly magical storyline that suits that genre, and has a special place in my heart.

I lost my mother last Christmas. The holidays were her favorite time of the year, and that joy transferred to me. I miss my mom deeply and share the star of my story, Savannah Clark’s, loneliness for times past. My other often called herself a “star child,” and sat on a blanket staring up at the night skies. True inspiration for a story comes from deep within us, I’ve been told. From the people around us, family, and our surroundings. I think this is true. And as sometimes happens, my own wish was granted for the perfect mate for me some time ago. Therefore, I truly believe.

Bright Star has been called a feel-good, magical Christmas tale by reviewers. It’s about sharing the emotions and feelings of the season with others who understand these things less than we might.

In this case, Savannah Clark shares the magic of the season with an immortal who has come to stop her from discovering the origins and placement of that Christmas Star for reasons important to those who have sent him to her. Will finding the star change history, or modify religious doctrine? Who exactly is the immortal who calls himself Dylan McCay?

Savannah is sort of a bright star, herself, in terms of sharing the simpler pleasures relating to the holidays. Although Dylan, sent from a place outside of the range of our current knowledge, just might begin to see things through her eyes. He might be attracted to her intelligence, her take on the research, and her sincerity. But will that be enough for him to blow his mission? 

Can wishes come true for anyone? Everyone? You? 

My next wish is that you’ll read BRIGHT STAR. 

And that you will tell your friends. 

Christmas stories are my favorites, as are Christmas movies. 

The beautiful cover art captures the mood, I think, of this story. 

Ever wonder if wishing on a star could actually work? 

Savannah is close to discovering the date and actual location of the "Christmas Star." Little does she know that the handsome stranger who shows up on her doorstep just days before Christmas has been sent to stop her from doing just that. 

Their goals are personal, and important. Some might say those goals are even life-threatening. But will the Christmas spirit Savannah exudes sway Dylan McKay from his mission? Beyond trees and cookies and lights, can a human teach an immortal about the spirit behind the holiday, and about the power of love? 

I’ve written two other Christmas stories, one for Harlequin – The Boss’s Mistletoe Maneuvers
And a quirky urban fantasy story called Hot Holiday
Believe it or not, both of these are about sharing, in one way or another, the magic of the season. I think I must have Christmas in my blood. *smiles* 

So, from me to you… and with all of the magic of the season coming upon us… 

Happy holidays. 

Peace, love … and may your wishes be heard, too. 


Bright Star: A magical Christmas tale
by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
December 1, 2019
Publisher: GothicScapes

This Christmas... Can wishes come true?

Immortal Dylan McCay has vowed to protect the secret origins of his species at all costs--until he meets Savannah, a passionate astronomer on the brink of discovering the elusive Christmas Star... and learns a few things about Christmas.

About the Author:
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom is the author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels and novellas, both dark and light, for HarperCollins/Harlequin Nocturne and GothicScapes, with more than 30 stories that trespass into the supernatural realm.

Linda is the author of contemporary, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy books for Kensington, Amazon Montlake, GothicScapes, Harlequin Nocturne, and Harlequin Desire. She currently has 30 stories that trespass into the supernatural realm, with ton of ideas for more.

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