Category Archives: Christmas Eve

#LeftHandersDay and my WW2 romance “Christmas Once Again”

I’m left-handed!

I’m left-handed.

It’s like living life looking through a mirror.

Everything is backward.

When I was a kid in ballet school, I got thrown out of the chorus because I always went right instead of left. I worked hard to get a solo gig so I wouldn’t run into anyone when I chasséd across the stage.

And I love Japan. They read from right to left and back to front (I was at the top of my Japanese language class since right to left is more natural to me).

Yes, it’s a pain, but I’ve learned to find the pot o’ gold in all this. Like a lot of left-handed people, I’m artistic. And I love to write. Create stories.

And therein lies the magic.

I walk through the looking glass every time I sit down to write and go off into a world only I can see. It can be funny, soulful, heart-wrenching, sad, but always romantic.

How about you? Any lefties out there?

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My heroine in CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN finds out how important eating with your left hand is for an American spy in Nazi-held France when she receives a mysterious letter after the war…

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

 

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th!

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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#VinylRecordDay and my WW2 romance “Christmas Once Again”

When a soldier found some quiet time during World War 2 to read a letter from his girl back home, most likely he was humming his favorite tune . . . a romantic melody they danced to . . . fell in love to . . . and kissed under the moonlight to on his last furlough home.

Big bands ruled the radio waves, but vinyl records of those romantic tunes were played in USO canteens and community center dances and anywhere soldiers could find a piece of home overseas.

So on VINYL RECORD DAY I want to remember those tunes and the soldiers and their sweethearts. I’ve put together some favorites from my sheet music collection from World War 2.

And now for our quiz question. What was the number one tune on the charts in August 1943?

(hint: it’s one of the pieces of sheet music in my graphic)

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Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th!

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Answer: YOU’LL NEVER KNOW by Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners.

 

Check out my “Christmas Look Back Tree” Blog Post on A Slice of Orange

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th!

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

More info about what inspired my story on A SLICE OF ORANGE blog.

What is a Christmas Look Back Tree?

Christmas Night with Cinderella and her surprise gift on the Christmas Tree

Guess what Cinderella found on her Christmas tree . . . a glass slipper.

Did the prince put it there?

We’ll find out in the New Year as we continue our princess adventures . . .

Merry Christmas night, everyone!

Here’s a still from the video:

Love Cinderella’s gown and tiara

Christmas Eve with Santa and Princess Elf

Santa and Princess Elf are out making their stops around the world!!

A Kentucky Christmas and a holiday piano on #KentuckyDay

A small fictional town in my Christmas Piano Tree story

 

I remember Christmas in Kentucky when I was a kid.

We lived in a lot of states, but I loved Kentucky with its beautiful woods and small towns like Versailles and Corbin.

And Kissing Creek.

Oh, but wait . . .

Kissing Creek exists only in “The Christmas Piano Tree.”

It’s my manuscript on submission to Hallmark Publishing . . .

It’s a homespun small town where a pretty young war widow lives with her little girl. When an old Army buddy of her late husband shows up looking for a hot meal, she’s intrigued . . . he’s homeless, but he has a secret that will change her life!

Keep you posted . . .

Jina

PS — actually I have two Christmas books on submission to Hallmark!

Christmas Eve and my bad boy billionaire is about to see his whole life before him…can 3 sexy, female ghosts save his soul before it’s late?

Christmas Eve with my bad boy billionaire who will be visited by 3 sexy, female ghosts tonight…can they save his naughty soul?

First up…Ghost of Christmas Past

Next, Ghost of Christmas Present

And finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

 

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Merry Christmas!!

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My bad boy billionaire is doing his holiday shopping at Mamie’s Club. Check out the sales!

Heading out to the mall for those last minute Christmas sales before the holiday?

I bet my bad boy billionaire Nick Radnor has other plans. Mr. One-Percenter thinks nothing of dropping $5,000 for a suit or a measly $3,000 for a bottle of champagne.

I imagine Nick is at Mamie’s, his Gentlemen’s Club, checking out the girls for his favorite past time…BDSM.

Wouldn’t it be fun if the girls at Mamie’s ran holiday sales?

So here you go. MAMIE’S deals just for you Nick Radnors out there looking for personalized Holiday BDSM treats:

Two girls wearing Christmas stockings and heels for the price of one.

Half off on caning.

Private “Strip-Mas” show at midnight for early shoppers only.

Christmas suckers wearing cherry-flavored lipstick.

And Nick’s favorite:

Christmas comes but once a year, but at Mamie’s, we guarantee you’ll come more than once, then come again!

Happy Holidays and have a Cruel Yule!!

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Can 3 sexy female ghosts save his soul on a wild Christmas Eve?
Find out in A NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS CAROL

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Our Mr. One-Percenter isn’t the only naughty one in the office: Meet Mistletoe Holly

Our Mr. One-Percenter isn’t the only naughty one in the office…

Meet Mistletoe Holly.

Holly is a saucy blonde who can’t resist stealing a kiss

from the cute guys in her office.

She hangs the holiday plant with

goldish-green leaves and

big, white berries over her head.

Strutting her stuff.

She’s a Christmas kissing bandit.

She kisses and runs.

Into the arms of the next guy.

So watch out…

If she comes to your holiday office party, she might take your man.

But not if you steal her mistletoe first…

 

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A Bad Boy Billionaire finds out he’s in big trouble when Charlie’s ghost shows up in “A Naughty Christmas Carol”

 

Bad boy billionaire Nick Radnor can be such a humbug until Charlie’s ghost shows up and warns him where his life is heading if he doesn’t change his Mr. One-Percenter ways…

Can 3 sexy female ghosts save his naughty soul on a wild Christmas Eve?

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