Today we're excited to chat with Kim Baccellia (Goddesses Can Wait) as part of YABC's Brand New Holiday Anthology,

Mistletoe & Magic!

Read on for more about Kim and her story, A Shot of Christmas Magicplus a giveaway!

Meet Kim

Kim’s published YA fantasies include NO MORE GODDESSSES, GODDESSES CAN WAIT, CROSSED OUT, CROSSED FIRE, and EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA. All are available on Barnes & and Kim is a staff reviewer at YA Books Central and loves to read and review YA books! She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and Damon, her pet cockatiel.

Meet A Shot of Christmas Magic

Available in the YABC Holiday Anthology: Mistletoe & Magic

"Everyone deserves a shot of Christmas magic."

When a bad storm hits her hometown, Tiffany Lake is stuck at the airport on Christmas Eve. She is sure it’s going to be her worst Christmas ever, until a mysterious stranger makes wishes come true and injects some magic into an otherwise dreary holiday.


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YABC: What was your inspiration for this story?

Kim: One Christmas break, I almost got stuck at the John Wayne airport while traveling back to Sacramento to be with family. It wasn't fun! I thought why not add an element of magic and use a twist with a mythological god to bring Christmas cheer! Also a certain god we all know and love will be popping up in book three of my GODDESS series.

YABC: Tell us about your other works or projects? Where can we find your books?

Kim: I'm currently revising a YA post-apocalyptic novel where a Latina teen questions her cult’s faith. I'm also working on a romance set in Tuscany, Italy and book three of the GODDESS series which will find Jordan and Selena in Rome. Readers can find my books on, Barnes &, and IndieBound.

YABC: When it's book haul time at YABC, how do you decide which books to request?

Kim: It really depends on what my mood is at the time. Right now I'm loving books set in European cities like Rome, London, Paris. I always love a good paranormal. Diverse novels with strong Latina protagonists are my all-time favorites too. Plus, I love graphic novels, historical YAs, Sci-fi soap operas, and anthologies.

Kim's Awards: 

I’m a member of Romance Writer’s of America, where my manuscript placed third in the From the Heart Romance Writer’s Pages of the Heart Contest.



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One winner will receive 
A signed copy of Pawns by Patrick Hodges
Paperback ARC of The Next to Last Mistake by Amalie Jahn + bookmark
Once Upon a Road Trip duology by Angela N. Blount + an ornate journal and a bumper sticker
Paperback Crossed Fire by Kim Baccellia + swag,
ebook copy of Crossed Out by Kim Baccellia
ebook copy of Emerge: The Immortals of Indriell (5 book)Collection by Melissa A Craven
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