Christmas Countdown with @lovingthebook
Day 2 The Unknown Elf by Karlie Lucas
teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie
received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of
Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the
American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and
mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien
and J.K. Rowling.
When not writing, Karlie can often be found
drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time
with her family.
She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her
husband and a cat named Kally
alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but
couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man. Now, Marie has
to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause
the destruction of everything he holds dear.
Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them
even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep
hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.
Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a
bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole
Organization. Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face
her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to
truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?
shoulder blade. She lost balance, twisting from the force. With eyes wide open
in shock, she stared at the man who had taken everything away, her freedom, her
family, and now, her life. Her feet continued to twist as her head whipped
around, sending her over the roof’s edge as thunder rumbled through the air. A
scream of agony was forced through frozen lips, and then was silenced as the
rain came pouring down.