It is my absolute honour and pleasure to blog about this amazing book. Brought to us by freelance editor Emma Mitchell – and a whole host of fabulous authors – When Stars Will Shine is a must read at any time of year. Authentic detail and heart stopping narrative grips you from the outset, bringing stories from a host of bestselling authors at the top of their genres. A book for everyone and a solid five star read!
Amazon reviewers are quoted as saying:
The writing standard is superb and all the different styles and ‘ways’ seem to fit perfectly and flow even though all are different. Book Mark (Top 500 Reviewer)
Would I recommend this read? You bet your Christmas baubles I would! When Stars Will Shine is an anthology packed with twists, emotions and compelling tales to keep readers turning the pages – all the chills and Christmassy thrills to hook you in! Highly recommended!’ Noelle@Crimebookjunkie
What a truly AMAZING collection of stories. Welcome to When Stars Will Shine!
When Stars Will Shine is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.
With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty Christmas crimes that will shake you to your core, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops, you can rest assured that you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.
From authors such as Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, and Alex Kane, you are in for one heck of a ride!
When Stars Will Shine is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life!
Print Length: 346 pages
Publication Date: December 9, 2019
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
(Story descriptions taken from author Kerry Parson’s Amazon Review)
Fredrick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman
Heart-wrenching and heart-warming.
Four Seasons by Robert Scragg
A very clever tale of revenge.
A Close Encounter by Gordon Bickerstaff
Actually gave me goosebumps!
Believe by Mark Brownless
Creepy! I did not see that coming.
What Can Possibly Go Wrong? By Lucy Cameron
Mountain Dew by Paul T Campbell
Gave me goosebumps!
The Art of War and Peace by John Carson
A chilling mystery with a touch of romance.
A Gift for Christmas by Kris Egleton
Heart-warming. Sometimes the kindest people are those who don’t have much themselves.
Free Time by Stewart Giles
Hard hitting. A split-second decision with devastating consequences.
Died of Wounds by Malcolm Hollingdrake
A very powerful and emotional story, beautifully written.
The Christmas Killer by Louise Jenson
Made my blood run cold!
The Village Hotel by Alex Kane
A Present of Presence by HR Kemp
So sad, but full of hope.
The Invitation by Billy McLaughlin
Heart-warming and heart-breaking.
Brothers Forever by Paul Moore
Girl in a Red Shirt by Owen Mullen
Captivating and thought provoking with a heart-breaking conclusion.
Pivotal Moments by Anna Osborne
So, so sad. I can’t imagine feeling so helpless, but there is always something, or someone, worth living for.
Uncle Christmas by Val Portelli
Time for a Barbecue by Carmen Radtke
Christmas Present by Lexi Rees
Inside Out by KA Richardson
So sad to think how much some people suffer from past traumas. This story is full of hope for a brighter future though and proof that just one person can make all the difference.
Penance by Jane Risdon
Oh my! Not what I was expecting at all. Very cleverly written,
New Year’s Resolution by Robert Scragg
Another thought provoking tale and an important message to us all.
Family Time by Graham Smith
A tale of sacrifice and truly being the bigger person. Beautifully written!
What people are saying:
‘WOW! When Stars Will Shine is an anthology packed with twists, emotions and chilling tales to keep readers turning the pages – all the chills and Christmassy thrills to hook you in! Highly recommended!’ Noelle Holten, author of the DC Maggie Jamieson series.
‘I intended to only pick out a few of the stories to read, but once I picked it up I read one, and then another, and then another……and before I knew it I had read the whole book!’ Lorraine Rugman, The Book Review Cafe
‘When Stars Will Shine is a wonderful collection of short stories that are very readable. I have to be honest I didn’t think I would enjoy them as I’m more a romance reader but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each one I’ve read and I’m looking forward to continuing with the rest.’ Adele Blair, Kraftireader
‘If you are looking for a great collection of stories that will not only shock, cheer, chill and entertain, but give you that warm glow that comes from knowing you’ve helped a really worthy cause, this is the book for you.’ Jen Lucas, Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘Frederick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman was a really touching story especially when you realise that it is actually about members of his family. It’s not always easy to convey everything you want to in a short story but this one was very well written and effective.’ Mandie Griffiths, Jen Med’s Book Reviews
A Note from Emma Mitchell:
As the blurb tells us, When Stars Will Shine is a multi-genre collection of Christmas-themed short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity.
Working closely with Kate Noble at Noble Owl Proofreading and Amanda Ni Odhrain from Let’s Get Booked, I’ve been able to pick the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support we’ve received from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and Shell Baker from Baker’s Not So Secret Blog, who has organised the cover reveal and blog tour.
There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.
It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.
Where to buy the book
When Stars Will Shine is available to in digital and paperback formats and on Kindle Unlimited.
For more information, please contact Emma Mitchell: email@example.com