Merry Ex-Mas | Podium Audio

Merry Ex-Mas

By: Courtney Walsh

Performed by: Lee Samuels, Virginia Rose

Released: September 12, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 08 hr, 49 min

I haven’t been home for Christmas in eight years.
That’s about to change. This year, I’m traveling to my small hometown to convince my producer to make me the permanent host of Good Day Denver.
The plan: Charm viewers by sharing my favorite family Christmas traditions and, in turn, get the likes, clicks, and shares to land the job.
Not the plan: Run into my ex-boyfriend. In my house. For Christmas.
Here he is, a guest of my mother, who apparently had more trouble letting go of Max Weber than I did.
Unfortunately, he is as handsome and charming and talented and annoying and frustrating and flirty as ever. Even more unfortunately, he seems to have a plan of his own to convince me to give him a second chance—not_ _happening.
There’s just one problem—my viewers love him. More than that, they love us. Me and Max. My ex. The boy who broke my heart. The boy I now have to fake flirt with to win over the hearts of my viewers.
It’s not their hearts I’m worried about… it’s mine.
Merry Ex-Mas is a sweet, small-town, second-chance romance with a dash of not-so-fake flirting, a tiny bit of enemies-to-lovers, and just enough forced proximity to make things sizzle.



Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is the Carol award-winning author of  seventeen novels and two novellas. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, was a New York Times and USA Today e-book best-seller and a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. In addition, she has written two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives with her husband and three children in Illinois, where she co-owns a performing arts studio and youth theatre with her business partner and best friend—her husband.



Lee Samuels

From the beginning of his career as a narrator, the deep, rough timbre to Lee’s voice naturally attracted romance projects in all of its shades, from erotica to romantic suspense and meet-cute college affairs. Now with well over 100 finished titles, he looks forward to capturing the spontaneous moments of chemistry and personal realization found in every manuscript. Honestly conveying vulnerabilities, emotion and humor is a challenge that never grows old.  With over a decade of professional narration experience and a member of SAG-AFTRA, Lee follows the directions of the manuscript, working to stay in the moment and not force anything, letting the natural story and characterizations do the work. Similarly, and unless otherwise noted, he prefers to keep accents as light as possible. With an easygoing general American dialect, he has a natural ear that translates to comfort with all American accents as well as British, European, Australian, Middle Eastern and whatever is called for. No BDSM, M/M, or nonconsensual/dark material.



Virginia Rose

Virginia Rose is a Southern native, currently residing in New York City. As a professional actor of both voice and stage, she loves diving into the world of her characters. Especially heartwarming sweet romances and gut-busting romcoms. She has recorded over 250 audiobooks from her home studio with such publishers as Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Harper Collins as well as many indie authors. She has a passion for traveling, crafting of all kinds, and gardening. She enjoys nothing more than snuggling up with a hot pot of tea and a good book.