Happy Christmas in July! And thanks to Happily Ever After for hosting this lovely event.
The Christmas season has a certain feel about it. It's a time of sharing and coming together with those who matter to you. I love that about the Christmas spirit. But I live in the Southern Hemisphere, and Christmastime happens to be in the middle of summer, so a lot of the imagery doesn't quite fit. We don't have any snow, it's not cold, and we aren't wishing for a fireplace to keep us warm.
Instead, we're wearing shorts and tees, flip-flops (which we call thongs) and are looking forward to a nice and sunny day with the family. Some even like to go to the beach. One of my favourite things about Christmas is waking up to a hot, summer day with plenty of sun. And I also love to spend it at home with my small family doing nothing.
Actually, our winter is now. So Christmas in July seems quite fitting at the moment. It's so cold outside.
I guess it's not surprise that a few years ago, around this time of the year, I wrote a Christmas novella set in Sydney, starring a lonely man and a ray of hope that enters his life. That's how Demon of Christmas Past took shape, and before I knew it, I was telling the dark--but hopeful--paranormal romance story between an imp and a human. I had so much fun writing it, that less than six months later, I decided to write the second part: Demon of Christmas Present. But this time, while I was enjoying a warm, summer Christmas season, I decided to set the story in the faraway land of the North Pole. Just to get a taste of the cold Christmas that everyone else is so familiar with. :)
So, how's Christmas where you live? Are you in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere? And which one do you think you'd enjoy best--a cold, wintry Christmas...or a hot, summer Christmas?
Thanks for reading!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Yolanda Sfetsos lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, daughter, and cat. She loves to spend most of her days writing stories. Her muse doesn't like genre restrictions and is always happy to toe the dark edge of storytelling. When she’s not writing she spends as much time as possible with her small family. She also enjoys watching movies, TV shows, anime, going for walks, and reading.