S. J. Reisner began writing at the age of ten and never stopped. Because she loves to read everything, picking a genre didn’t come easy. This is why she has four different pen names and writes everything from non-fiction to horror to contemporary romance. Her non-fiction and erotic romances have been bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Under S. J. Reisner she writes general fiction, contemporary romances, adventure fantasy, and YA paranormal stories. This is her first published contemporary romance novel. When she’s not writing you can find her herding cats, wrangling vegetables in the garden, or engaging in one of her many hobbies. She lives along the front range of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and two rescue cats. To learn more visit www.sjreisner.com
S.J. Reisner's story is included in the 2022 Christmas Anthology.
THE MRS. CLAUSE by S.J. Reisner
It's going to take a Christmas miracle for Abby to escape the Mrs. Clause.
I'm Abby Preston and I'm in need of a few elves.
At thirty-four, I'm trying to start my own business, fend off my parents' attempt at matchmaking, and avoid a relentless old flame who thinks we can pick up where we left off after he cheated on me. All the while, the clause in my grandfather's will, that I need to be married or at least engaged by my thirty-fifth Christmas to claim my inheritance, looms over me. That money could really help my new business.
Just when my ex is starting to look like an option again, Gary has to walk into my life and make things complicated. He's funny, attentive, attractive, and generous, and so poor that my family would never accept him. So, of course, I fall for him immediately. When he asks me to help him out by being his Mrs. Claus at a local children's hospital where he plays Santa Claus every year, of course I say yes. But my thirty-fifth Christmas is only twenty days away, my ex, Luke, is the jealous type, my parents love to meddle, and I'm pretty sure my inheritance is toast.
Only some of Santa's magic can fix my life.
Adventurous Sarah May had everything, the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect future. But when the love of her life is killed in Iraq, it plummets her entire world into darkness.
Emily Frost never imagined an end to her abusive marriage. Now divorced, living with her mother, and raising her daughter, she vowed never again to give her heart to anyone.
Food critic Kate Berkhill has jumped from bad relationship to bad relationship, and after her boyfriend dumps her for her sister, she’s decided to give up on men altogether.
For three friends, a trip to Ireland seemed like the idyllic, carefree break from their troubled lives. Instead, the emerald isle forces each of them to face her demons head on, to discover herself, find healing, and possibly new love.