Saturday, December 2, 2017

Author Saturday Spotlight: Annabella Michaels Exclusive #Excerpt #Review #Giveaway

Today for the Author Saturday Spotlight we have a special treat. Annabella Michaels, author of the Souls of Chicago series, is here today with a special exclusive excerpt to her new book. Ever- Greene Christmas is the end for this series for her. It's been an amazing ride that consists of seven books. I highly recommend this series. You can go on to her Amazon to check them all out: Annabella on Amazon

Today we are focusing on her Christmas Novella. The gorgeous cover was done by Jay Aheer of Simply Defines Art. Check out all the pretty, read the excerpt, my review and enter the giveaway at the end.

Ever-Greene Christmas
Series: Souls of Chicago
Author: Annabella Michaels
Publication Date: December 1, 2017
Length: 101 pages
Cover: Jay Aheer~ Simply Defines Art

Exclusive Excerpt
Caleb's POV

Gio stuck out his bottom lip in an adorable pout and I couldn’t resist leaning over to kiss it. He kissed me back then gave Sarah a kiss on the cheek before blowing into her neck and making her squeal in delight as it tickled her. My phone rang as he began to tickle her ribs and I dug it out of my back pocket to answer it.

“Hello?” I answered with a laugh.

“What in the world is going on there?” Michelle asked, obviously hearing the loud noises through the phone.

“Tickle war,” I told her.

“Oh, sounds like fun! Tell my niece to fight dirty,” she said with a laugh.

“I’ll come to her defense if I need to,” I assured her with a chuckle.

“Good. Now, I’m calling for a reason. We need you guys to get over to Mom and Dad’s place as soon as possible,” she informed me.

“Why? What’s up?” I asked.

“It’s competition time,” she said deviously.

“Ugh! Seriously? My legs are still sore from climbing that hill over and over in the sled-riding competition and I’m just starting to feel my feet after being outside for four hours yesterday for the snowman-building competition,” I teasingly complained. The truth was, Gio and I had both had a blast, even if we’d lost both challenges.

“Oh, quit your whining. You and Carter are younger than me and I’m not complaining,” Michelle pointed out.

“Are you even going to tell me what the competition is?” I asked.

“Nope. You’ll find out along with everyone else when they get here,” she teased.
“Fine, we’ll be there soon,” I said.

“Another competition?” Gio asked as I hung up.

“Yeah, I’m sorry. I can call her back if you’d rather just stay in tonight,” I offered.

“No way! We took it easy on them the last couple of times. It’s time we kick some Greene as…” I cut him off with a loud cough and nodded my head at our daughter who was still on his lap, watching the TV. “Bootay,” Gio finished with a smile. I laughed and grabbed him by the back of the neck, so I could pull him forward for a kiss. 


I have read all the books in this series, and you do have to read them in order. Each book adds to the growth of this family and this story. We follow the Greene family in these books. Even in the two books where the Greene family aren't any of the MC's, their presence is felt and seen. 

Ever-Greene is a farewell in a sense. Even though the author has stated she's doing two spin offs, this chapter ends. The Greene's are all happy and in love. Annabella Michaels gave so many men their HEA's. 

This was the best way to close off a series. Who doesn't love the holidays? I'm a huge Christmas junkie! This book had all the merry's and jollies and happy's. We get to see each couple from the beginning of this series. We see where they are now, the new things that have happened for them and how amazing their futures look.

My heart was warm and my smile was huge throughout this entire story. It put me in the holiday mood and even though I wiped a tear or two because we are saying goodbye; I am thrilled I took this journey.

I very much recommend.


Annabella Michaels will be gifting three people 
ebook copies of Ever-Greene
(These will be sent to your kindles)

Contest will end December 8th
Thank you!

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  1. I love this series! Hope the boys will pop in future books :)

  2. Just finished Ever-Green last night. So much fun to revisit all the guys. Thanks for wrapping it all up in a bow! Can't wait for more stories.

  3. Congrats Annabella!! I’m very excited for this book!! I love holiday books!!

  4. I won the first book in this series, now I just have to read it so I can get to the rest of them.

  5. Congratulations on your new release Annabella I wish you many sales.

  6. congrats and love annabella's writing

  7. Congrats, Annabella, on getting the spotlight. This sounds like a great holiday read.

  8. congrats on the book release! It sounds fantastic.