It’s time for one of my favorite things in the writing process, y’all – a cover reveal! For those of you who haven’t heard, Bloomsbury Spark is publishing my Christmas novella set in Ireland in less than a month!

Here’s the description:

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…but lust refused to settle in for a long winter’s nap.
She might be all nestled, snug in her bed, by why, oh why, do visions of the wrong guy dance in her head?

Jessica, (not Jessie), figures that nothing could be better than a trip to the Emerald Isle for Christmas break. So she takes a flying leap and follows her boyfriend home for the holidays, not only sure that he will finally agree they’re destined for each other, but also that Ireland will provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of their happily-ever-after. 

But it turns out his family–and his gorgeous ex-girlfriend–don’t feel the same way, and even the family goat seems to be conspiring against her well-laid plans. The only person making the trip worthwhile is the very last one she should be thinking about, but Grady, the local farmhand, has a way of showing up when Jessica needs him most…and least.

USA Today bestselling author Lyla Payne wraps up the perfect holiday novella, ties it with a ribbon of romance, and tops it with a light dusting of snow. Perfect to curl up with under the tree. Just add hot cocoa!

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd THE COVER!


You can preorder Mistletoe and Mr. Right on Amazon or Barnes and Noble and it will be available November 20th on those platforms, as well as iBooks and Kobo!

So, I think it’s totally adorable – what about you?! Are you excited to meet Jessi(ca)??

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