Just wanted the readers of Places, Everyone! to know that there is a Christmas one-shot story available entitled The Surprising Gift that I wrote as my gift to you.

Here is an excerpt:

"Okay, enough with the sucking up," Rosalie said on a sigh. "Your turn to give a gift to your husband. That one," she suggested, pointing at a slender box I had picked up to give to him privately. At my panicked expression, Rose's lips slid into a most mischievous, sly smile. "Come on, Bella. You know the rules."

If I could have blushed, I would have. "But that was supposed to be private," I whispered. My eyes met Edward's and he appeared concerned, but he didn't say anything to release me from this part of the tradition. "Please?"

Amusement and curiosity and some small wickedness lit his whole expression. "It was in the stack to come over," he assured me. "Maybe you've mistaken that box for another?"

"Oh, come on, Edward! You know that isn't possible."

The rest of the story is at this URL

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