Monday, October 13, 2014

Holiday Romance Hop!

Holiday Hop Featuring Jill Shalvis, Carolyn Brown, Grace Burrowes, Terry Spear, and Sarah Morgan + Giveaway

Ready or not, Christmas is right around the corner, which means shopping, food, family — and holiday romances! This season, award winning authors Jill Shalvis, Carolyn Brown, Terry Spear, and Sarah Morgan each have Christmas romances releasing. To get readers into the holiday spirit, the authors answer the following question: What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Ladies, take it away!

Jill Shalvis author of One in a Million

My absolute favorite Christmas tradition comes on Christmas Eve when my three girls give each other their presents. These are presents that they’ve bought with their own money, or made with their own hands, for each other. I just love watching them excited to GIVE presents, not just receive. Growing up, I was desperate for a sense of family, for sisters, it never happened. It gives me so much pleasure now that my girls have what I didn’t.

Carolyn Brown author of Cowboy Boots for Christmas

Mr. B and I have this Christmas tradition that we look forward to every year. We have Easter and Thanksgiving at our house and the kids all come home on those holidays (that means cooking for 30 to 50 people). So on Christmas our kids all have their own traditions and we spend Christmas Day on the beach in Florida. We give each other this trip as our present to each other almost every year and we enjoy each other’s company for two weeks. There’s no agenda other than sitting on the deck and watching the sun set over the water in the evening, feeding the gulls and petting the cat that makes its home at the place where we stay. The sound of the ocean is my muse and sometimes I get the most wonderful plotting done while I’m there.

Grace Burrowes author of What A Lady Needs for Christmas

Gathering with family and friends, which goes way, way back. Winter seems like the worst time of year to travel, but between the cold and darkness, it’s also the time we need each other’s support the most. I take that for a year round metaphor, too.

Terry Spear author of A Highland Wolf Christmas

In A Highland Wolf Christmas, the children in the pack toss their Christmas lists into the fire where the smoke carries their message to Santa in Lapland. Now what could be more fun than that? I loved it! For us, it's opening a Christmas present Christmas Eve.

Sarah Morgan author of Maybe This Christmas

Choosing the tree. We go to the forest and it’s often snowy, crisp and cold. The foresters always have a wonderful fire blazing and we drink hot chocolate to warm up. Then my sons and I choose the biggest tree we can find and my husband, who is the voice of reason, points out that it won’t fit in the house.

About the Authors

Jill Shalvis’ bestselling Lucky Harbor series continues with three consecutive releases It’s In His Kiss (August), He’s So Fine (September), and One In A Million (October). If you are ready for some Alpha heroes, crazy high jinx, and nosy neighbors, learn more about Lucky Harbor here at the author’s website

Carolyn Brown kicks off her newest Western romance series with this month’s Cowboy Boots for Christmas. All readers are welcome to Burnt Boot, Texas where two families face off in a decades long quarrel. Fightin’ and feudin’ has never been so fun! Visit the author at

Award winning author Grace Burrowes delights readers with her gorgeous tales of historical happy-ever-afters. What a Lady Needs for Christmas, featuring the author’s popular MacGregor brothers, is a beautiful Victorian set tale of second chances. Learn more about Grace and her bestselling books at her website:

Get ready for shifters in kilts as Terry Spear releases the next book in her Heart of the Wolf paranormal romance series, A Highland Wolf Christmas. Find all of the author’s titles at

Maybe This Christmas, the third book in Sarah Morgan’s O’Neill Brothers series, releases this October. Get the inside information on this holiday tale that features friends-turned-lovers at Sarah’s website:

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  1. I like Jamie Fessenden's THE CHRISTMAS WAGER and Robin L. Rotham's NOT SO TINY TIM!

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  2. I had to go out of town last week and missed a few days of this wonderful Holiday hoo! But better late than never. I really would like to have ALL of these terrific authors' holiday stories. They are all on my auto-buy lists so I plan on having them for my relaxation time during the holidays which are soon upon us. Holiday reading is one of my fave holiday traditions because all of my grown children (five of them) do most of the cooking prep and festivity planning, which leaves me with free time on my hands...when I'm not playing with my grand babies. :-) Thanks so much for this post stop.

  3. My fave holiday romance read is The Wish by Francis Ray. Or anything Christmassie by Beverly Jenkins. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  4. I love to read Holiday stories. I don't really have a favorite. I do love a good one with a nice HEA