I am thrilled to be part of a cover reveal for Wrapped Up In You, the sequel to Learning Curves that comes out December 14! It’s always fun to revisit couples from romances I enjoyed, and I’m excited for another Christmas with these two awesome characters. (You may recall that I interviewed Ceillie Simkiss about Learning Curves, and the MCs discussed Halloween costumes to celebrate the collection Ghosts of Halloween.)
About Wrapped Up In You
It’s been two years since Cora and Elena of LEARNING CURVES discovered how easy it is to learn to love–but with Christmas just around the bend, they’re going to have to learn to cope when both their families descend on their household for the first time ever. With her brothers and parents underfoot and a million dishes to cook, it’s hard enough for Elena to plan her double surprise for Cora, even harder when she has to corral her wayward brothers into it–but when Cora’s own surprise plans tangle with Elena’s, it may be impossible to tie up the holiday in a neat little bow.
There’s mayhem and laughter, warmth and unexpected turns–and even if it all doesn’t go according to plan, neither Cora nor Elena care so long as they can stay wrapped up in each other.
Here’s an aesthetic for this book that the author put together.
Cora and Elena’s Gifting Recommendations
Before I show you the cover, I thought it would be fun to get the main characters Elena and Cora to give some gifting suggestions, as this is a Christmas romance!
For Readers, From Cora:
There’s this super sweet sapphic romance called Learning Curves that I think your friends will just love! *wink*
I also have to recommend Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans. It’s very short and sweet with two trans love interests!
I’ve been really loving reading books by Claudie Arseneault. She has several different series that are all lush, complicated and amazing stories, with more coming out soon! They’re meant for adults but they’re totally teen friendly.
If YA is more your speed, you need to check out Julie C. Dao’s stunning duology, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. They’re absolutely stunning books.
Science Fiction Readers:
If you want some badass military sci-fi, I highly recommend Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire trilogy. I could not put this series down. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the rest of the books to come out like I did. You will definitely want to binge read them, but will also want to take a look at the trigger warnings for them, as there are quite a few.
For Artists, From Cora:
My mother hates to do this, but the best thing you can do for artists in your life for the holidays is grab a gift card to their favorite supply store. Art supplies are freaking expensive and it’s really difficult to shop for them for someone else. Gift cards are the way to go to make sure that they get something that they can actually use. Almost every artist I know has a box full of all art supplies that they are never going to use hidden in the closet somewhere.
For Your Noise Sensitive Friend, From Elena:
If you have a friend who struggles with loud and/or distracting noises, a good pair of noise canceling headphones will do wonders to help them feel little bit better about their life while they are working. This can be a little bit pricey, so maybe you can go in with another friend or two to get a really good pair for your friend. Cora and I both have a pair and they’re amazingly helpful.
For The Friend (Or Parent…) Who Doesn’t Want Anything, From Elena:
If someone in your life doesn’t want anything for Christmas, they’re just being difficult. But seriously you don’t want to buy anything for them that they aren’t going to actually use or want. If that’s the case, find some kind of experience that way and sign the two of you up for it! Make sure it’s something that’s reschedulable, since it’s a gift, and have a great time
For Non-Cooks, From Elena:
If there someone in your life who doesn’t cook very often, but wants to do more of it, you can encourage that! I like to buy a cast iron pan and fill it with all of the ingredients to make one of their favorite meals, with instructions and an offer to help them cook it if they’d like. This has the benefit of making sure that they have a good pan to use when they’re cooking AND they get to spend time with you while you help them! It’s a win-win!
For Bakers, From Elena:
Similarly, I like to buy really good baking dishes and fill them with the same ingredients, but for a baking recipe that they love. These are usually fun because baking takes a while in the oven, so you might want to add a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to the gift package to make it even more fun. Even if the recipe is a flop, you still get to have a good time with your friend, and that’s really the most important part.
Ok now…for the reveal you’ve been patiently awaiting…
Here is the gorgeous cover for Wrapped Up In You by Ceillie Simkiss!
About the Author
Ceillie Simkiss is a queer and neurodivergent author and freelance writer based in southern Virginia. She has bylines in the Danville Register & Bee, Culturess and Global Comment. She blogs regularly on CandidCeillie.com and is the owner and editor of LetsFoxAboutIt.com. Her sapphic romance novella, Learning Curves, and the follow up short story collection, The Ghosts of Halloween, are available on Amazon.
She loves nothing more than curling up in bed with a book and her many furry creatures, but playing silly video games is a close second, even though she’s terrible at them. If anyone wants to reach her, she spends way too much time on Twitter as @CandidCeillie.
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