Karen’s Killer Book Bench: **FREE** 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 17,000 words/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 seven-month-old. 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 usual 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?

Headshot DallasAbout the author, Karen Docter…

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 (as K.L. Docter) 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/K.L.’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’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website: www.karendocter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karen.docter

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Catch That Santa by Karen Docter:

Satin Pleasures by Karen Docter:

Killing Secrets (A Thorne’s Thorns Novel):


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

  1. I just got this last night and couldn’t wait til my lunch break to read more I loved it !!! Wonderful story for this time of year I am a fan of both your mystery romance and just plain ole romance !!!

    1. Aww, thank you for saying so, Cheryl. You made my Christmas. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed Cisco’s and Sara’s story. I had a ball traveling with them while I wrote it. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy at Christmas myself. Holiday romances can be so much fun. If you haven’t read my other contemporary romance, Satin Pleasures, I’m giving away two copies next week from this week’s Tuesday blog. Just skim down the timeline on my blog and you’ll find it.

      You might be happy to know I’ll have another K.L. book done soon. I’m hoping to release it by the end of January. This isn’t the second in the Thorne’s Thorns romantic suspense series but another stand alone novel. Don’t worry. I’m still working on the second foster brother’s story, but Ben is being a cranky puss so I’m letting him stew until this other book comes out.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours, Cheryl!

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