12 Days of Christmas

On the 12th Day of Christmas … I’m thankful for the wonderful family and friends that I have to share the holidays with.

My husband, son, and I left Nashville yesterday morning to spend the day in Kentucky with both of our families. We started the day at my parents’ home. Even though my younger sister could not be with us, we were able to conference her in as my father read the Christmas story from Luke, just before the noon meal. It’s a family tradition that I hope we never forget.

Dinner was with my husband’s family. I’d forgotten how wonderful it is to have small children in the midst of presents, candy, and lots of attention!  My son is 19 and his two closest cousins are 18 and 20, so it’s been a long time since they made a list for Santa. But my sister-in-law’s four children are now at the young ages of 6, 4, 2 and almost 1. You can imagine how wonderful it was to see the gleam in their eyes as they opened their presents and played with their piles of new toys.

On our way home from my in-laws, my husband made the comment that it was the best Christmas Eve he can remember having in a long time. It wasn’t about getting presents or eating two big meals (although both of our mothers are amazing cooks). It was truly a day of celebrating the season with the ones we love.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your families. Today, I’m not posting a contest. As a thank you for supporting my second annual 12 Days of Christmas blog series, and generating over 300 visits to my website in the last 11 days, I’m gifting each person who posted at least one comment on Days 1 through 11 with a copy of their favorite featured book. All you have to do is leave a comment by end of day December 26th with the name of the featured eBook that you would like to receive and I will gift it to you through Amazon.

The list:

Compromising Miss Tisdale                               Sealed With a Kiss                             Blind Allegiance                                                  The Hot Shoppe                           Wounded Wings                                                 All I Want For Christmas is a Soulmate   Building a Christmas                                           Winter’s Magic                                       The Zoastra Affair

Merry Christmas!

12 Days of Christmas

On the 4th Day of Christmas … we really need more commenters! Show your friends some love and spread the word. Every day is a different giveaway with the grand finale coming on Christmas.

Today, we’re highlighting Letty James and her Hot Shoppe Series.  Two sizzling short stories that will have you feeling all warm & tingly no matter how cold it is outside!

TheHotShoppe_850_12384630_stdDELIGHTFUL
Molly Cartwright is stunned when sexy musician Gavin Fouchet whips out a pen and proceeds to demand a list of her preferences for a man. Molly finds she can’t help mentioning every single one of Gavin’s tempting attributes. Too bad he’s way too young for her.

When Gavin tricks Molly into a date, she doesn’t expect more than a one-night stand. Can Gavin persuade her that there’s more to him than what meets the eye?

DEVILISH
When developer Stowe Hampstead shows up at Claire Fouchet’s coffee shop, she can’t decide if she wants to slam the door in his face or … It’s a difficult choice when the devil is so attractive, but he’s just the type of man her mama taught her to hate.

Stowe’s got a secret. He knows The Hot Shoppe is in trouble. But he wants more than just the historical property—he wants Claire—in every possible way. Can he convince her that a partnership will solve all of their problems?

GIVEAWAY  To enter, all you have to do is visit Amazon and use their ‘look inside’  feature to preview The Hot Shoppe. In the very first paragraph of Delightful, Molly is complaining to her girlfriends that her date from the previous night didn’t like to do … what? Tell me how old Molly is (just 2 paragraphs later) and I’ll give you a second entry. Want to spread the word?  Share on Facebook and Twitter and get an extra entry for each.

Today’s prize – a $5 Starbucks gift card.  So, if you read the first three paragraphs to find entry answers and you just can’t stop reading – go ahead and grab yourself a copy of The Hot Shoppe. You don’t have to wait and see if you’ve won to start reading.

Yesterday’s winner – Gianna. I’ll be sending you an Amazon link for Blind Allegiance later today. I know you’re going to love it!

Good Luck & Merry Christmas!