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Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20: Celebrating Romance Books this Holiday Season, the Mistletoe Hop #MFRWorg #RLFblog

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 Matchmaker Matchmaker by Bobbi Lerman

With Chanukah around the corner, is there enough magic left for a matchmaker to bring Molly's cynical heart back to life.
 

Ben pushed the button for the elevator. It was empty. They quickly stepped in and Ben hit the button for the eleventh floor. "I thought we'd take a ride before hitting the party," he said and pulled her into his arms as the doors closed. "Have I told you how stone cold amazing you look tonight, Molly?" He cradled her face with his hands, and kissed first her left cheek and then her right. "You take my breath away," he whispered and then took her mouth in a mind-numbing kiss. 

Molly felt herself turning to liquid. Sighing, she reached up and threaded her fingers through his hair, holdng on, wishing for this moment to last forever. 

And here's a second tease from Yuletide Bride by Gerri Brousseau

The Dowager Duchess’s decree that her grandson must marry before Twelfth Night or relinquish his title and fortune sends him into a tail spin. Without any prospects and with only two weeks until Christmas will Stuart Nelson find himself destitute or will he find The Yuletide Bride.

          “His Grace, Lord FitzGerald, the Lady FitzGerald, and Ladies Brianna and Claire FitzGerald,” the butler’s announcement drew Stuart out of his thoughts. His gaze rose tiredly to the top of the staircase. It wasn’t until Lord and Lady FitzGerald descended the first few steps that he got his first glimpse of Lady Brianna.
          Her copper colored hair was piled up upon her head, but unruly curls had escaped the coiffeur. Ribbon that matched her deep green gown was woven through her curls and accented with pearls. Stuart’s heart hammered against his chest and he struggled to breathe. The strains of music and the buzz of conversation seemed to slip away. She’s the loveliest creature I have yet to encounter. Were I to select any of those set before me this night, it would surely be her.
          The family stood speaking to his grandmother, but Stuart’s gaze was frozen upon Lady Brianna. His father’s voice broke his trance. “Allow me to introduce my son, Stuart, The Marquess of Winescroft.”
          “A pleasure, Lord FitzGerald, Lady Fitzgerald,” Stuart said.
          “This is our daughter, Claire,” Lord FitzGerald said gesturing to his right, “And this is Brianna,” Lord FitzGerald drew the girl to stand at his side.
          There eyes met, hers green and sparkling with her smile. Stuart’s mouth went dry. All he could manage to muster was a slight nod.
          “Milord,” the girl said in a tender voice that held the same melodic lilt as her father’s.
          Stuart took her hand in his and bowing slightly, he brought it to his lips. Finally finding his voice he said, “It is my great pleasure to make your acquaintance, Milady.”
          A slight shade of pink stained her cheeks, but the blush only enhanced her beauty.
          “I would be delighted if you would honor me with a dance this evening,” Stuart said.
          “It is I who would be honored, Milord,” she replied.
          Her voice is like music. Her accent is completely charming.
          “I shall greatly look forward to it,” Stuart replied.
          The butler announced yet another family, but Stuart didn’t hear a word that was said. His attention was focused on Lord FitzGerald’s family making their way into the ballroom.

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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14 comments:

Marissa A said...

Cookies! Especially when they're shaped like an ornament or something from the holidays :)
Thanks for the chance!
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Angela Adams said...

"Have I told you how stone cold amazing you look tonight, Molly?" Now, that's a great compliment! Happy Holidays to all!!

Ashley Kolpak said...

I love any kind of Christmas cookies!!
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Cara Marsi said...

Thanks, Vicki. I'm honored to be in this set with all of you talented authors.

Marian Lanouette said...

Loved both excerpts and the book. The humor and the writing made me proud to be in the same book as Bobbi, Gerri, Vicki and Cara.

Roberta said...

Gerri, I loved this Scene. This was such a fun story!

pippirose said...
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pippirose said...

My favourite holiday goody is Christmas cookies--especially Chocolate Shortbread.
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vicki batman said...

How wonderful so many of you hopped by to meet the Season of Magic authors. Hmmm, my favorite goodie is.....*am really thinking hard*...anything chocolate!

And champagne cocktails. LOL

Kim Pinch said...

Candy cane cookies are my favorite. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

Daniel M said...

fudge is my fav, only have it this time of year - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Katie Amanda said...

I love hot chocolate with whipped cream. Yum! Chocolate covered mint oreos are awesome too! Thanks!

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bn100 said...

apple pie

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vicki batman said...

You have such wonderful goodies. I'd sample one of each, but would gain tons of weight!

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