Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Catch That Santa by Karen Docter


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A Holiday Novelette


When widow, Sara Marks, hears her Grams has gone on the lam from Happy Acres Residence on Christmas Eve – on Santa’s arm, no less — she teams up with sexy stranger, Francisco de la Vega, to chase the couple down with one thing in mind…keep her Grams from becoming Mrs. Claus. Of course, Francisco’s grandfather is not really Santa Claus, but Grams did run off to Vegas to marry him and she’s obviously not in her right mind.

Sara leaves her seven-month-old baby, Lanie, with a friend and she and Cisco head west in the worst snowstorm in decades, chasing his grandfather’s ’57 Ford Fairlane over the river and through the woods.

Will they catch Santa and his crazy Mrs. Claus before it’s too late? Or will love stop them in their tracks?

(Novelette, approximately 50 pages)

A Holiday Novelette


“What do you mean, Grams ran off with Santa Claus?” Sara Marks stared at the first floor orderly, Buddy Cantor, who’d met her outside her grandmother’s room at Happy Acres Residence.  She could barely catch her breath after dashing through the facility carrying her sleeping baby.  It had taken her a full thirty minutes to drive from the church near her apartment across Denver’s snow packed streets in her crotchety, old Ford, when it should have taken ten.  Twenty minutes too long if her grandmother was truly missing.

She should never have gone to the Christmas Eve service.  She’d suspected Grams was up to something when she called and told her to come later so she could take a nap before their planned dinner together.  There was something in her voice, but Sara hadn’t paid enough attention with little Lanie fussing in her ear.  “Next thing you’ll tell me is Santa took her to the North Pole in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.”

“No.  A gold ’57 Ford Fairlane convertible.” The man shuffled uneasily in the doorway.  “And they’re headed to Vegas.  We think.”

“Vegas.” Movement in her arms made her aware Lanie was fully awake and ready to play.  She grinned up at Sara with two shiny new bottom teeth, like she’d woken up just to laugh at her great-grandma’s latest flight of fancy.

Oh, Grams, what have you done?

Meet the Author, KAREN DOCTER… KarenDocter3

Bestselling author, Karen Docter writes two different kinds of romance novels…Contemporary Romance w/a Karen Docter and Romantic Suspense w/a K.L. Docter.

Karen’s contemporaries are cute & spicy romances. She loves writing about real men and women with dreams and goals that don’t allow for a relationship just so she can throw them in each other’s path…with a tickle and a smile. Her romantic suspense novels are also filled with romance, although the dangers the hero and heroine face are intense, usually because a serial killer is bent on ending one or both of their lives before they can fall in love.

Karen’s an award-winning author, a four-time Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist, and won the coveted Kiss of Death Romance Writers Daphne du Maurier Award Category (Series) Romantic Mystery Unpublished division.

When she’s not saving her characters from death and destruction or helping them fall in love, she loves camping and fishing with her family, reading, gardening & cooking. If she can do most of those things over a campfire, all the better!


Links to Karen/K.L.’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website/Blog: https://www.karendocter.com
Twitter: @KarenDocter
Karen Docter FB: http://goo.gl/6TXc5X
K.L. Docter FB: http://goo.gl/uD1iGL
Goodreads: https://goo.gl/bsswDd

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Don’t miss the chance to read Catch That Santa this holiday. Happy Reading!!

9 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Catch That Santa by Karen Docter”

  1. Making hard-tac candy & buckeyes with my younger aunt. She is more like a sister than an aunt with only 10 years between us.

  2. On Christmas Eve we always kept the French doors to the living room closed. The whole family would stay in the kitchen and sing Christmas carols. Then, the doorbell would ring, the tree lights would go on and we would rush in and presents would be under the tree. On the Christmas I was six, we rushed in and the presents were there but so was Santa! He was standing in front of the tree. My brother and I each sang a song for him, then he gave us each a hug and was off to deliver more toys. That kept my belief going for a few more years.

  3. I grew up on a fruit farm and we had an irrigation ditch with grassy banks and on hot summer days it would be so fun to jump in and splash the cold water all over us, some days we had enough money to go to the Pool. LOL !

  4. I bought and read this last year! It was a fun story! I’m gonna have to ‘dig’ it up in my kindle library for a reread. ?

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