I love the holidays and they love me. Okay, maybe it’s just my hips they love because they keep leaving a bit of themselves behind for the next year.
What I love most about the holidays is time spent with family, whether it’s around the tree or tucked in at the heavily-laden supper table. It’s all precious. I’m blessed to have my family close by and I feel for those whose families are spread far and wide. This year promises to be special as my youngest grandchild (17 months) will be at the adorable, gift-wrap-tearing-open stage. I look forward to seeing the excitement as he rips into each present.
I also enjoy giving and receiving books for the holidays. I plan to send quite a few copies of my holiday romances to friends. Today, I’d like to share them with you … just in case you haven’t yet finished your cyber-book shopping.
First of all, we’ll start with the 1920′s … a time when flappers were plentiful, holiday cheer flowed freely (although often illegally) and a good time was had by all. My Roaring 20′s holiday romance, Erin’s Gift, is the story of a young woman struggling to get by, an ill-fated night out with friends, and the discovery of a new and exciting man in her life. Add to that the festive season and an adorable child and you have the perfect holiday mix.
On sale for just 99 cents, all the buy links for Erin’s Gift can be found here:
There’s also a first-chapter preview!
For those of you who prefer the modern day, my contemporary novella, Pushing the Limits, will take you on a sexy, saucy trip through the holidays compliments of a hilarious case of mistaken identity. When Cade Tucker is mistaken for a hired Santa, he can’t resist playing along. Especially if it will give him a chance to charm the auburn-haired beauty with legs that send his fake beard rolling up and down with excitement.
Also available for just 99 cents, the buy links and first chapter preview are here:
Now, a gift to my fellow authors/readers … my grandchildren’s favorite holiday treat!
Holiday CRACK ROLLS
1 loaf (16 ounces) thinly sliced white bread, crusts removed (you can also use 16 phyllo squares or 16 crescent rolls shaped into squares instead of triangles)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened (chocolate cream cheese works great as well)
3/4 cup confectioner sugar
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, melted
Flatten bread with a rolling-pin.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar.
In another bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
Spread about 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture on each slice of bread.
Roll up, jelly roll style.
Dip in melted butter, then in cinnamon-sugar.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 16 roll-ups. Good warm or cold. ADDICTING!
No matter which holiday you celebrate, do it well and safely. I’ll be back next week when my next Golden Decade of Rock and Roll novella releases. Dream Lover is a wonderful throw-back to a simpler time and I look forward to sharing it with you. We’ll also be going on tour starting on the 29th with some great sales and giveaways!
May you be blessed with peace, love, and many, many great forms of chocolate!