Christmas is just around the corner and romance novelists Samantha Chase, Kim Redford and Terry Spear are here to help get you in the holiday spirit. We’ve asked them all to share their favorite holiday drink as well as their characters’ favorite drink!
Samantha Chase (The Christmas Cottage/Ever After):
I’m pretty basic and boring. Hot chocolate is my drink. Not peppermint. Not white chocolate. Just your regular, yummy hot chocolate – Starbucks makes the BEST!!
Because Lacey is a busy career-girl on the go, she is someone is makes Starbucks a part of her day. And because she loves Christmas, she looks forward to their holiday menu. Her favorite is their Peppermint Mocha. But when she’s feeling a little overwhelmed, she indulges in their Christmas Cookie Latte.
Legend has it that any couple who spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting…
THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE
Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she’s the one getting married. It’s Lacey’s job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.
Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that’s right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her forties to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Teaching creative writing to students from elementary through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams motivated Samantha to take that step as well. Stay With Me (Montgomery Brothers book 3) hit the USA Today bestseller list upon its debut. Catering to the CEO was included in the romance bundle Loving the CEO, a five-book package that made the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists. In March 2013, The Christmas Cottage was nominated for two Indie Romance Convention Awards—Best Indie Romance Novella and Best Indie Contemporary Romance—while Samantha was nominated for Indie Author of the Year. When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing Scrabble on Facebook, and spending time with her husband of twenty-four years and their two sons in North Carolina.
Kim Redford (A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas):
Hot Spiced Cider made with fresh cider, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, orange, and a cinnamon stick.
Trey’s favorite drink is Cranberry Grog:
1 bottle muscadine wine
zest of one lemon
1/2 inch fresh ginger sliced
1 stick cinnamon
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted almond silvers
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup water
2 tbsp. honey
Boil water, zest and spices for one minute. Add cranberries to hot mixture.
Allow to cool one minute. Remove spices. Add almonds, cranberry juice, honey. Stir with wine. And enjoy.
Warm up this Christmas with a sexy cowboy firefighter who knows how to ignite flames as well as put them out…
He’s hotter than a wildfire
Trey Duval is a rancher, proud as can be of his Wildcat Ranch. He’s also the top volunteer firefighter of Wildcat Bluff, Texas, the town that pulls out all the stops for its Christmas festivities.
City girl Misty Reynolds comes to Wildcat Bluff just in time to help Trey put out a suspicious fire, leading him to dub her his “Christmas angel.” Unfortunately, Misty’s past has left her with terrible memories of fire, and of Christmastime.
As the two are thrown together again and again, Trey finds himself wanting Misty more and more, and Misty feels stronger and braver when Trey is around. Though their trust grows slowly, their passion for each other is burning hot…
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Kim Redford draws her inspiration from a Texas lifestyle of cowboys, cowgirls, horses, cattle, rodeos and small towns to create her bestselling novels. When she’s not writing steamy romances, she’s a rescue cat wrangler and a horseback rider. She divides her time between Texas and Oklahoma. A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas is first in her Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series with Blazing Hot Texas Cowboy coming soon. Visit her at www.kimredford.com.
Terry Spear (A Silver Wolf Christmas):
Wassail—the aroma scents the air with Christmas and my family loves it. It just embodies Christmas for us. In medieval times, the people of England would go a wassailing, chasing away the evil spirits and promoting good fruit crops for the coming year. I wing it on the ingredients: Apple Cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, fresh oranges sliced and floating on top. Just let it simmer on the stove and the fragrance of apple cider, oranges and cinnamon is delightful.
For my hero and heroine, their favorite is Poinsettia champagne. Just mix a little orange liqueur and cranberry juice, then add the champagne. Very pretty, refreshing, fragrant and delicious, just for the right touch on a holiday date.
Author: Terry Spear
Series: Silver Town Wolves, #5
Pubdate: October 6th, 2015
IT’S A SILVER TOWN CHRISTMAS, AND THE WOLVES ARE READY TO HOWL
CJ Silver and his brothers have returned to Silver Town eager to reconnect with the pack. And with the she-wolf newcomers renovating the old Victorian Silver Town Hotel, it looks like the holidays are going to be very merry indeed.
Laurel MacTire and her sisters are excited to be living in a wolf-run town, but they have another motive— to solve the fifty-year-old mystery of their aunt’s disappearance. When CJ gets a whiff of trouble brewing, his protective instincts kick in—now Laurel has a hotel opening to prepare for, a mystery to solve, and a brawny wolf shifter underfoot. Perhaps she should have resisted the temptation to kiss him so wickedly in the snow.
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world and is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Crawford, Texas.
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