The 12 Days of Christmas

Day #11On the Eleventh Day of Christmas

My true love raised his glass.

“Cheers to our 25th Christmas, our

future’s even brighter than our past.”

Warm up with a Hot Toddy and your Christmas Eve will be full of cheer. It’s one of the easiest winter cocktails and can be customized based on your preferences.

Start with 1.5 oz Brandy, Whiskey, or Rum.  Add 1 Tbsp honey and juice from half a lemon. Add 1 cup hot water, a tea bag, and a cinnamon stick.

For a non-alcoholic version, steep your favorite tea and pour 7 oz into mug. Add 1 Tbsp honey, juice from half a lemon, a sprinkle of ground cloves and nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick.

Experiment with various tea flavors and brands. Add and subtract winter spices to make it perfect for your taste. Most black and green teas blend well. Cinnamon and spice teas are a favorite, too.

So, grab a mug of your favorite Hot Toddy and share a toast with your friends and loved ones. Christmas is just a wink away!

Our last guest for the season is a brand new friend of mine, and I’m thrilled to introduce you to her just in time for her next release.

Pretending with the Playboy by Tracey Livesay

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Commitment makes you weak...

It’s playboy Carter Richardson’s motto. The only exception to the rule is his aunt, and when Carter learns she’s terminally ill, he rushes to her bedside. Filled with fear and guilt—and desperate to ease his aunt’s mind—Carter does the only thing a guy could do…he panics and blurts out that he’s engaged to his aunt’s enticing protégée.

Lauren Olsen has already had her heart crushed once by Carter. Against her better judgment, she agrees to keep up appearances—until Carter makes their “engagement” public in order to protect the family business. Now Lauren’s torn between obeying her conscience, and obeying her desire. Because while she could never trust the womanizing Carter she once knew, she seems to be falling for the man beneath the playboy…

Pretending with the Playboy goes on sale 12/29 at Amazon and B&N. Reserve your copy today for just $.99.

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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Tracey donated a $10 B&N card to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

I write powerful and passionate romantic fiction. I believe in alpha heroes, intelligent heroines and happily ever afters. Obstacles may threaten my couples’ happiness, but true love will ALWAYS prevail.

If you want to chat about TV, movies and/or purses, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter, when I’m not trying to meet an ever present deadline.

I wrote my first romance novel at the age of eleven, called “The Healing Power of Love.” With a detour through college and law school–where I met her husband on the very first day. I live in Virginia with said husband and three kids.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

Join our 12 Days of Christmas Celebration.

This year’s event is bigger and better, with lots of fun and prizes from 22 authors, celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

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Starting December 14th (the First Day of Christmas) and running through December 24th, visit our hosts daily, as they will be sharing their favorite holiday recipes, movies, songs, memories, traditions, gift and decorating ideas. Come back on December 25th to find out if you won one of the 16 fabulous prize packages.

Darcy Flynn

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Aidy Award

Ann Lacey

Christi Barth


Heather Miles

Jeanne Hardt

Jennifer Faye

Jessica Jefferson

Kim Hotzon

Linda O’Connor

Maureen Bonatch

Meda White

Meggan Connors

Rachel Lacey

Rebecca E. Neely

Ryan Jo Summers

Sloane B. Collins

Sophia Kimble

Stephanie Berget

Tracey Livesay