A World of Joy

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Brought to you by Grey Mouse Publishing and the authors of ASMSG, A World of Joy is a collection of holiday-themed shorts. It is a Yule-tide celebration of joy, hope, renewal, and love. With stories from multiple holiday traditions, geared towards all audiences, this anthology is meant to infuse the reader with the holiday spirit of good cheer. More
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ASMSG, or Authors’ Social Media Support Group, was founded by R. Grey Hoover to provide like-minded authors a network of diverse Social Media platforms from which to gain greater reach than each could accomplish alone. We currently have nearly 300 authors affiliated with ASMSG, with a vast aggregate following on many platforms. We support each other’s event promotions, share experiences and triumphs, and learn from each other’s various experiences and knowledge. Our goal is to create quality works of short fiction and poetry, all produced by ASMSG Authors

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Patricia Scholes reviewed on Jan. 2, 2014

A World of Joy by ASMSG (Authors’ Support Media Social Group) Authors
A Holiday Anthology

This is a collection of stories by a collection of authors. These authors wrote personal reflections, fantasy stories, stories with twist endings, stories originating from love and tragedy, and from hope. They will delight your soul.
Meet Jack Frost, who finds his love at last. Meet Bill and Sadie, who are expecting their first child. Meet those who would have no Christmas at all, but for a strange twist of fate. Meet a snow woman who receives her heart’s desire.

These stories will delight you. They will give you a laugh, make you cry, inspire you, please you. Even if it’s not Christmas, or any other holiday, there are places in all our hearts for this bit of cheer, brought to you by the Author’s Support Media Social Group, a very talented collection of writers, each one with something important to say.

Read and be blessed.
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PJ LaRue reviewed on Dec. 28, 2013

I haven't had a chance to read all of the stories in this book yet. But, I have read two and they are enough to make me want to read more. Great job!
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Eileen Lynch reviewed on Dec. 17, 2013

From the surprise visit to a struggling mother in Angels of Christmas, to the sweetly conniving aunt in Weekend Wife, this anthology warms the heart like a cup of cocoa and a plate of Christmas cookies.
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DJ Marcussen reviewed on Dec. 17, 2013

I read this book using the PDF format saved to my computer. But then I learned how to download the Kindle app, and that is even better, so I guess you could say this anthology opened up a World Of Joy for me to read other Kindle books!
Thoroughly enjoyed this Xmas anthology. Some of the stories that stand out to me are: Weekend Wife by Elizabeth Rye, Axe Man by Jessica Knauss, and Once Upon A Christmas by Lucy Pireel. But honestly, they were all good, I just can't name them all.
Nice Christmas read.
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Rebecca Scarberry reviewed on Dec. 6, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful collection of short stories as I sat in my home office on a snowy day. Now I’m definitely in the mood for the holidays.

I’ve read books by two of the asmsg authors before and enjoyed their writing. Now I want to read books by all of the others. Very well done and the title is perfect.

Being an author myself, I know how hard it is to write short stories. Many readers don’t realize this until they try it.

Many of the stories brought back childhood memories of the holidays. I found them to be uplifting and heartwarming. I highly recommend that you read this collection. I’ll be thinking about many of them on Christmas day.

Rebecca Scarberry (@Scarberryfields on Twitter)
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Barbara Mojica reviewed on Dec. 4, 2013

Just finished reading A World of Joy. It truly brought a smile to my face. There were some stories by authors which I had not read previously as well as those I love. The book contains something for everyone; stories of hope where there is desperation, holiday traditions around the world, fantasy, children and Santa,family and friends. Each of the authors writes from the heart.Guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit no matter how you felt before starting out to read. Highly recommended!
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Christoph Fischer reviewed on Nov. 30, 2013

"A World of Joy" is a remarkable collection of short stories with the common theme of the holiday season. We know that this period represents different things for different people and that is marvellously reflected in the careful selection of the included stories.

The first Christmas without a loved one or a Christmas under dire financial circumstances are just two examples of stories that go beyond the appearance of father Christmas and angels. Humans can find themselves in that season in all kinds of situations and not every Christmas is necessarily a happy one.
But the anthology has a much more positive note and many stories covering the classic magical themes of the season.
Thankfully the editors have put together a rounded selection which covers a great many aspects of the holiday experience and is sure to have something palatable to offer for anyone.

X-mas is all about togetherness, about joy, hope and celebrations. This Anthology pays tribute to this motto with wonderful stories about the human condition and about Santa, mistle toes, magic surprises, family and love. For better and for worse. Christmas is what you make it and the ASMSG authors have made it a World of Joy.

It is no surprise to me that ASMSG anthologies are frequently topping the download charts and Listopia lists on Goodreads. The quality of their formatting, cover choices, editing and writing is consistently high and has brought some very talented writers to my attention.

In true Christmas-spirit the stories a free to download, so enjoy the gift that is A World of Joy.
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