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Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19: Celebrating Romance Books this Holiday Season, the Mistletoe Hop #MFRWorg #RLFblog

Welcome to the Mistletoe Hop! Are inundated with the holidays right now? I'm gearing up for Wrap-a-thon and then, am pretty much done. My secret is--don't tell--I shop all year round. I love traveling to new places and finding things I wouldn't find at home.

This year, Merry Holly, Cara Marsi, Gerri Brousseau, Bobbi Lerman and I collaborated on a holiday boxed set, The Season of Magic. So to tickle your fancy, I thought I'd share a bit from the first kiss from my romantic comedy, "Holiday Disaster":

His head tilted up to the heavens above. Water drenched his hair and cascaded over his face. A drowned rat would have looked better. He said, "This is not good for my cold."
I tried hard not to laugh. "As they say when it rains, it pours."
He wiped his face clean with a downward swipe. "Very funny."

"When you aren't substituting for your brother, what do you do?"

"I'm an IRS lawyer."

Which explained the "dealing with idiots" and liars and the business clothing.

“Why were you always saying women?”

His head tilted to the right. “Oh. I heard it in a movie and applied it to you.”

“Not so endearing.”

“No. Sorry.” A long pause passed. "I'm thinking of investing in a raincoat and maybe a few more suits if I'm going to keep seeing you," he commented. "Now will you let me in before I get pneumonia?"

His keep seeing me phrase made me grin. I grasped his hands and pulled him inside. He tossed the box toward the sofa and wrapped his arms around my body, pressing a kiss to my forehead.

I placed my hands on his chest and let his piney scent and wet body envelope me. Lifting my chin while rising to my toes, and despite the possibility of catching his cold, I set my mouth to his. Guess all our tension was released as we kissed like tomorrow would come too soon. Good thing I’d had a flu shot.

When we broke apart, he said, “Wow, mama.”

Wow is right. Funny how a little water changed everything. I laughed.

Tilting back to study the new man in my life, I saw he had a sparkling gleam in his eyes, one that tripped and flitted and made my heart go squee.

Find Season of Magic at:  Amazon


What is your favorite holiday goodie? (Leave your email in the commentS to be eligible for a $25.00 Starbucks gift card!)


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11 comments:

Anna Gibson said...

My favorite goodie is my Mamaw's peanut butter fudge! She doesn't make it any other time and it is soooo good :)
guitarmomma19@gmail.com

joe hawk said...

I like cranberry relish my favorite from when my grandma use to make it, josephhawkshaw@yahoo.com.

Marian Lanouette said...

Ah, I love the mash potatoes with gravy and the stuffing. And it goes without saying all the Christmas cookies.

Penny's Tales said...

Of course, chocolate of any kind is always up there in my "favorites" but during the holidays I indulge and get Baileys for my coffee. I connect Christmas with the good Lord's birthday, shopping, Santa, Christmas music, family, and....... Baileys!!!!
pennyestelle14@gmail.com

HO, Ho, HO...Have a fabulous Christmas (or whatever it is you celebrate)

Loretta Sullivan said...

I always think of homemade chocolate chips and fudge as special at Christmas even though they're available any time of the year!

Nay Nay said...

Happy Holidays!

My favorite goodie is Key Lime Pie. but not just any ole key lime pie. It has to be my BFF's homemade Key Lime Pie. It is to die for.

Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

vicki batman said...

Hi, Anna! I love fudge. Send me some soon.

Hi, Joe! I love cranberry relish. I have a stash leftover from Thanksgiving in my freezer and am thinking will be yummy on cheesecake. Whatchathink?

Hi, Penny! I think you are having some spirit! Merry Christmas to you, too.

Hi, Loretta! Come back and leave your email please. I love fudge. Sigh.

Hi, Nay Nay! I adore Key lime pie and may have some tonight while celebrating my son's graduation from college!!!

And you are most welcome. Share with friends too.

Crystal Newman said...

I love to eat cheese balls and our new thing oreo balls. crystalnewman51@gmail.com

It's Me De said...

My holiday goodies are eggnog! It's the only time of year I drink it. I also like to eat chocolate covered cherries and Andes candies (chocolate mints) Christmas time is the only time of year I buy them!

deannankeller@yahoo.com

bn100 said...

chocolate chip cookies

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

vicki batman said...

Oh my, I haven't thought of chocolate covered cherries in years. Years ago, I took a candy making class and we made chocolate covered cherries. They were quite delicious!

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