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Susan Mallery, #1 NY Times bestselling authorSusan Mallery, #1 NY Times bestselling author

Dear Reader,

In May 2014, I hosted a Create-a-Character Workshop at a conference in New Orleans. At that workshop, a wonderful group of enthusiastic readers dreamt up Nancee Smith, a lawyer-turned cupcake maker who just happens to be the great-niece of the incorrigible Gladys Smith of Fool's Gold, CA. And then, of course, we couldn't leave Nancee without a man, so they created Jesse "Shep" Sheppard, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who's been running from commitment all his life. There's also a very special cat named Calvin who is based on the real-life cat of a special reader at that workshop. (Hi, Tanya!)

Today, finally, I bring you Nancee and Shep's story—A KISS IN THE SNOW is available today! At the moment, it's an ebook exclusive, but it will be available in print later this month as the bonus story that's included with the paperback edition of MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS.

Click here to read an excerpt of A KISS IN THE SNOW!

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A Christmas gift straight from the heart of Susan Mallery, one of today's most beloved writers—a brand new Fool's Gold romance!
Cupcake baker Nancee Smith is stunned when search and rescue pilot Jesse "Shep" Sheppard strides into her kitchen. The last time she saw the Ghost of Heartbreaks Past was the night before he left her at the altar. He said he loved her, then didn't even say goodbye.
Now Shep claims he's done dashing away at the first sign of forever. The romance of Fool's Gold at Christmas tempts her to have faith—snow glistening on rooftops like great swirls of frosting, twinkle lights in every window—but this time around, she's the one with cold feet. If promises alone aren't enough to sway her, Shep will have to show her the love in his heart.

A KISS IN THE SNOW is a true collaboration between me and some of my most enthusiastic readers, and so it will always have a special place in my heart. I hope you will fall in love with Nancee and Shep. I know I did.


As a special way to thank my readers, I've created a Reader of the Month program. The Reader of the Month will win the backlist book of her choice, plus the chance to ask me three questions, and will be featured on my website and social media pages. I'll answer those questions in a video. You can see this month's video and sign up for a chance to be next month's Reader of the Month at

Happy reading,
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