12 Days of Christmas

I apologize for the lateness of my post today. My husband surprised me with breakfast out at Cracker Barrel this morning and I’m just now home and getting settled in with my computer.

Our winner for the 1st Day of Christmas is Jill Collins.  Jill – I’ll be sending you an Amazon link for your eBook copy of Compromising Miss Tisdale today.

On the 2nd Day of Christmas … I’m very excited about Darcy Flynn’s newest release, Sealed with a Kiss. It’s the prequel to Keeper of My Heart. I knew she was feverishly trying to finish it by Christmas, so I was surprised but elated when it hit Amazon just yesterday.

SealedwithaKiss3_850Isn’t this one of the most beautiful covers you’ve ever seen? So sweet!  You will love this short story that so perfectly leads you to Keeper of My Heart.

Since the loss of her older brother, Davy, fifteen-year-old Katie McCullough must face the new reality that she is alone in the world, except for a bitter, controlling aunt that is now her guardian.

After her brother’s funeral, Katie escapes to the nearby lighthouse to grieve. While there, she is surprised by a young naval officer, Max Sawyer, who comforts her with one tender kiss, then abruptly leaves.

Max promised Davy that he’d look out for Katie if anything ever happened to him. A task that should be easy, except Katie’s aunt has refused to let him anywhere near her. With only one week stateside before his deployment overseas, Max has to figure out a way to keep his promise to Davy, while keeping his identity a secret from Katie.

For today’s contest, I’m giving away 2 copies of Sealed with a Kiss.  To enter, go to Darcy’s website, DarcyFlynnRomances.com and find out when her next new book releases. You can tell me the title, release date, and/or how many days are left in the countdown.  Leave your comment, spread the word, tell your friends.  I’ll announce the winners tomorrow.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. Stay warm, curl up by the fire, and enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa. That’s where I’m going to be!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog HopWe’re going to take a break from the chapter questions today to kick off the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop.

But don’t worry, I still have giveaways:

1 e-book copy of Keeper of My Heart by Darcy Flynn

1 e-book copy of SnowBound by Dani Wade

1 $5 Starbucks gift certificate

Dear Santa,

I’ve met the most beautiful woman. She has long auburn hair and gorgeous green eyes. And those curves …

As the owner of La Bella Vita, she spent an hour taking me on a tour of her elegant day spa and treated me to a sample temple massage. She has the most amazing fingers. I was so mesmerized that I almost forgot about the present I was there to purchase.

Grandfather tells me that our mothers were friends growing up. If not for the accident, I would have met her a long time ago. Oh, how my life might have been different, if I had. I’ve spent years dating beautiful women who only cared about being seen with me. Wanting the things I could buy them. Assuming I had my grandfather’s money.

But the laugh is on them. Grandfather paid for my college education, giving me a foundation in life. But Brandon and I have sacrificed and built our business without a dime of help from either one of our families.

This woman is different. I can feel it all the way to my soul.

Next Friday’s Christmas party is the first event Grandfather has held at the family estate in over twenty years. He’s going to make a phone call to ensure she joins her parents. I can’t get her out of my head. She makes me think about things … want things … that I’ve barely allowed myself to ever dream of.

I know now what I want in life. A wife and a house full of children. The white picket fence and a dog named Buddy. I want it all.

So, Santa, I’ve been a really good boy this year and I promise I will be for the rest of my life, if you’ll grant this one request.

Give me Beth Sergeant for Christmas.

I’m a believer,

Nick Chester

Five Ways To Enter:

1.  Leave a comment telling us what you’re asking Santa this Christmas.

2.  Facebook and Tweet to your friends about my contest.

3.  Bring a friend to the party. Anyone leaving a comment that tells me you sent them, they’ll get an entry and you’ll get a bonus entry.

4.  Buy your copy of Winter’s Magic today, send a message through the ‘Contact Me’ page, and you’ll receive 5 bonus entries.

5.  Give a copy of Winter’s Magic to a friend. Did you know you can ‘gift’ a copy through Amazon or Barnes & Noble? Let me know through the ‘Contact Me’ page, and you’ll receive 5 bonus entries. At $4.99, it’s the perfect gift for a co-worker or friend.

Yesterday’s Winners:

Marjorie Gilbert – e-book copy of Rescuing Lacey

Shannon G – e-book copy of Jane’s Gift

Jane Aschtgen Bowen – $5 Gift Certificate to Soul Mate Publishing

Have Fun – Spread the Word

Come Back Tomorrow – See Who Won – Enter Again