Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Spotlight & Giveaway

Hello and welcome. Today I have with me author Debra St. John, who is giving away a copy of her book to one commenter. And just in time for the holidays.

Newly single, Heather Morgan gathers her courage and decides to take a Christmas ski vacation on her own. However, the festive holiday atmosphere reminds her how dispirited and alone she feels. When she meets a mysterious stranger, her lonely vacation take an unexpected turn.
Sam is at the resort at the urging of his brother, who thinks he needs to get out and have a little fun. Having no desire to get involved with anyone, Sam needs a way to get his brother off his back. The intriguing Heather seems like the perfect solution to his dilemma, so he makes her an offer she can't refuse.
Sam restores the joy of the season to Heather. Their time together is magical, something she'll never forget. Soon her feelings for him deepen beyond their romantic holiday fling. But Sam has a secret, one that could prevent the fantasy from ever becoming real.

Sam's gaze drifted up, and his lips quirked. “Well, this may help my cause.”
Heather's glance rose to the mistletoe dangling over their heads. Her gaze darted to his, briefly down to his lips, then back up to meet his again. When his gaze lingered on her mouth, a tiny hitch tightened her stomach.
“So, why do people kiss under the mistletoe?” he asked softly, his voice as mesmerizing as his eyes.
“I…I don’t know.” Her words were as breathy as they had been up on the mountain earlier. This time she couldn’t blame the altitude.
He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. “Something to do with Celtic tradition, isn’t it?”
A shiver slithered down her spine. “Maybe.” She’d be hard pressed to come up with her own name right now, let alone the ancient history of some plant.
“It’s a nice tradition, don’t you think?” His thumb brushed her cheek.
Her lips parted.
“Did I ever mention I’m a very traditional guy?”
She shook her head. A wave of dizziness washed over her as he leaned closer. Her surroundings blurred, until her vision narrowed to only his rugged features drawing nearer to her in excruciatingly slow degrees.
His mouth finally closed over hers as his hand splayed across her back to draw her to him.


Unknown said...

*NOTE* Please be sure you are leaving your email addy in your post, or letting me know where to find you, IE: Facebook, Goodreads, Blogger, etc, so we can contact you if you won.

Be sure to re-follow the blog, as I had some blog trouble and lost most of my followers back in March!

Comment away for Debra...:)

Debra St. John said...

Hi Kelly,

Thanks so much for having me here on my release day!

I hope everyone is ready to get into the Christmas spirit a little early!


Suzanne G. Rogers said...

Woot! Looks like a must read. Love the tension in the excerpt. Thanks for sharing, Debra!

Debra St. John said...

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for stopping by...

A 'woot' is always a great compliment!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Hi Debra, the excerpt and synopsis sound great! I can't wait to read it. Good luck and enjoy!

Harlie Williams said...

Love the excerpt and I agree with the "woot". Congratulations on the release, too.

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

Debra St. John said...

Hi Jennifer, Harlie, and Andrea,

I appreciate y'all stopping by and getting a head start on your holiday season!

Paula Martin said...

Definitely a woot! Love this - great sensual tension. My favourite sentence: She’d be hard pressed to come up with her own name right now, let alone the ancient history of some plant. Wonderful!

Debra St. John said...

Hi Paula,

Thanks for popping in from across the pond!

Glad you liked the line...I did a little mistetoe research when I wrote it, but figured its history would be the last thing on her mind at that particular moment!

Calisa Rhose said...

Hi Debra and Kelly. Great post! I hope to win this one since Christmas is my favorite holiday.(isn't it for most?) But most don't have a birthday right after! I do. ;) This would make an awesome early present!

Unknown said...

And the winner is... Calisa. Grats, the author will email you soon.

Big thanks to Debra for being here, and come back soon everyone. xo

Debra St. John said...

Hi Kelly,

Thanks so much for having me today. It was the perfect way to launch my latest release.

Calisa, I'll get your book to you as soon as I get home from work. Congrats and Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday1 (And I'll 'see' you on Friday!)