Three copies of Love’s Nest are up for grabs on The Romance Review Site from today, December 22th, through December 30th! Go HERE and log in — yeah, yeah, it’s a bit of a pain, I know, but it’s required and hopefully it’s worth it — to participate in the contest! I’m excited to give away a few books to new readers!
Don’t forget that three copies of Training Season are also up for grabs there, too!
Meet Ryan and Cary, the Hollywood stars of my upcoming Christmas romance Where the Lovelight Gleams. This Christmas, actor Ryan Drake is pining. He may get to kiss gorgeous Cary Holloway on the set of their hit TV show, Space Academy, but he knows…
More Sufjan original Christmas songs at this link.
You might be asking yourself, “What does the tv show Supernatural and Sufjan’s Sister Winter have to do with each other?” Let Lola explain it to you in the awesome fanvideo below. I think you’ll love it as much as I do even if you don’t watch the show…which, uh, I don’t.
I’ll probably say it again in another post with a Sufjan Steven’s christmas song, but the dude is really into Christmas, okay?
No, really, he’s super duper into Christmas.
People seem to really like his original compositions as well as his nutball covers of standards/traditional hymns. And a lot of his original Christmas songs are already being covered by some pretty well known people, like Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl fame. (And I miss you…like the deserts miss the rain! And I love Traceyyyyy, yeah, like the deserts love the rain!)
And here is a lovely little cover from some internet folks named Leia and Pat.
I actually really love the above cover when I just listen to it and don’t watch it. For some reason watching takes away some of the magic for me, but it’s really lovely when I’m just listening.
You can buy Sufjan’s original or Tracey Thorn’s cover HERE.
The “Coventry Carol” is a Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew. The carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed. The lyrics of this haunting carol represent a mother’s lament for her doomed child. It is the only carol that has survived from this play.
There are many versions out there, including one by Tori Amos, but this is my preferred version. Because it is creepy like it should be–especially near the end. Singing about the slaughter of innocents should be creepy.