“A World of Joy” is a remarkable collection of short stories with the common theme of the holiday season. We know that this period represents different things for different people and that is marvellously reflected in the careful selection of the included stories.
The first Christmas without a loved one or a Christmas under dire financial circumstances are just two examples of stories that go beyond the appearance of father Christmas and angels. Humans can find themselves in that season in all kinds of situations and not every Christmas is necessarily a happy one.
But the anthology has a much more positive note and many stories covering the classic magical themes of the season.
Thankfully the editors have put together a rounded selection which covers a great many aspects of the holiday experience and is sure to have something palatable to offer for anyone.
X-mas is all about togetherness, about joy, hope and celebrations. This Anthology pays tribute to this motto with wonderful stories about the human condition and about Santa, mistle toes, magic surprises, family and love. For better and for worse. Christmas is what you make it and the ASMSG authors have made it a World of Joy.
It is no surprise to me that ASMSG anthologies are frequently topping the download charts and Listopia lists on Goodreads. The quality of their formatting, cover choices, editing and writing is consistently high and has brought some very talented writers to my attention.
In true Christmas-spirit the stories a free to download, so enjoy the gift that is A World of Joy.
Brought to you by Grey Mouse Publishing and the authors of ASMSG, A World of Joy is a collection of holiday-themed shorts. It is a Yule-tide celebration of joy, hope, renewal, and love. With stories from multiple holiday traditions, geared towards all audiences, this anthology is meant to infuse the reader with the holiday spirit of good cheer.
ANGELS OF CHRISTMAS—Carole McKee
THE FIRST HOLIDAY—Claudia Burgoa
MASON AND BESS AT CHRISTMAS—Diane Major
WEEKEND WIFE—Elizabeth Rye (AKA Grace Rellie)
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…—Genevieve Dewey
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE—Ginny Bryce
AXE MAN—Jessica Knauss
TOMMIE’S GIFT—James J. Murray
FROM SADNESS TO JOY—Joseph Ackerman
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES OF ROME—Judith Works
ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CAROL—Juliet Kincaid
SANTA’S VISIT—Kirstin Pulioff
THE TICKING RING—K.N. Lee
THE SNOW PERSON—Lorna Dounaeva
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS—Ludy Pireel
BLEAK CHRISTMAS—Marcy G. Dyer
CHRISTMAS COOKIES— Gwendolyn Michelle
CHRISTMAS ON CALL— Olga Núñez Miret
JOHNNY’S JOURNEY AND REUNION—Oscar Wager II
AN ANGEL FOR MAGGIE—Rebecca Vance
THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL—Susan Hawthorne