Saturday, 24 December 2016

Guest Post - Twas the Night Before Chick Lit by Geralyn Corcillo

Hi Rachel - Happy Holidays to you and all your wonderful fans on this Christmas Eve. You know, one day in late November, the title "'Twas the Night Before Chick Lit" just popped into my head, and then I just HAD to write it. Enjoy!

'Twas the night before Chick Lit (some really fab books)
Got put onto Kindles, cell phones, and Nooks.
Stockings and garters and heels with a flair, 
Were kicked off and traded for the most comfy chair

As women were waiting by the chimney with tea
For elves to deliver the most bookish glee
With gift cards for downloads of ebooks galore
Or actual paperbacks bought in a store.

They just want their novels, these ladies who doze
In front of the fire, cuz everyone knows,
That books are the best when you want a great gift
Because they inspire, amuse and uplift.

Like a lamp in the window you see through the snow,
A good book casts light with a warm, cozy glow.
And women, they know this, as they work and juggle
To do this and that without seeming to struggle.

For when the day's over, they get to their beds
Where visions of heroines dance in their heads
As they read of adventures both wacky and wild
Or sometimes more sober, insightful and mild.

There's something for every manner of  fan
Who loves to read Chick Lit whenever she can.
There's Kinsella or Weiner or Cabot or Keyes
Or Fielding or Fowler or Moyes, if you please.

And more authors out there, as yet undiscovered,
Have stories you'll love and some really cute covers!
So look at the book sites, read blurbs and a chapter
To find your book bliss and relaxation rapture.

For downtime, like Christmas and the days that come after,
Are ideal for indulging in romance and laughter.
So load up your eReader with Chick Lit cheer -
You'll feel all the feels for a Happy New Year!

And to start filling up your ereaders with Chick Lit ... here are some FREE Christmas treats for you! Download my FREE Christmas romantic comedy short story "It Doesn't Show Sign of Stopping"

And you can get my Christmas novel A Drakenfall Christmas as a FREE ebook on Kindle Dec 25-26-27. Happy Holidays! 

Bio: When she was a kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo's favorite Christmas present was a box set of four Agatha Christie paperbacks her mom put in her stocking one year. When she grew up, and streaming songs were a new thing, her husband Ron knocked her Christmas socks off when he downloaded her all-time favorite Christmas song, “Snoopy's Christmas,” by The Royal Guardsmen. These days, Corcillo and her husband like to spend Christmas having dinner with friends and talking about 80's movies.

Most of all, Geralyn Corcillo loves connecting with readers! 

Reach her at:

Her Universal Amazon Page :

Thank you to Geralyn, who wrote this great poem
Hope it inspires you to read when snowed in
Whoever your favourite authors may be
I just hope that your holidays are filled with great glee!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


  1. Brilliant! Thanks Geralyn that has really put me in the bookish festive mood :) Happy Holidays to you and of course Merry Christmas to my #BFF Rachel xx

    1. Ali, I am so happy to have sprinkled a bit of Christmas cheer :) Whether I'm writing Christmas novels, short stories, poems, or blog posts, it is all about spreading that kind of magical delight that seems to be in the air this time of year. And if my writing can help lasso that cheer, I am so happy! Merry Christmas, Ali! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

    2. Merry Christmas Ali. Glad you liked the poem.

  2. Rachel, Thank you so much for posting my poem today. And what a delightful stanza you penned at the end! Way to go with the holiday cheer! Books and stories can bring such magic into our lives - and you help connect people with the magic that works for them, making you extra special. Have a very Happy Christmas!

    1. You are very welcome, and glad you liked the last stanza. I couldn't resist. Have a very Merry Christmas, Geralyn


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