Hi everyone! This is the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop. With fantastic prizes! If you are looking for the Once Upon a Blog Hop Click HERE! And i think everyone should be looking for it since it ends today (Dec 7th) and a $100 Gift Card is the grand prize! Now, as for Christmas Wishes, let me say there are over 160 authors in this Hop with goodies galore.
The other big celebration for me today is THE RELEASE OF SNOW BALLS!!! Snow Balls is my new MM winter romance about a handsome, hunky guy who looks like an alpha male but isn’t one who tries to be happy about who he is until he meets a tough cop he really wants to impress. So he pretends to be someone he’s not. There’s an excerpt BELOW!
What can you win in the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop as Grand Prizes? Get ready!
- A Kindle Paperwhite — with Book Bundle
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- A $90 giftcard to Amazon or B&N
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- A $10 Amazon GC
- Your choice of any of the first three books in the Balls to the Wall series — Volley Balls (Aussie sandwich), Fire Balls (the feisty artist and the firefighter), or Beach Balls (enemies to lovers–underwater).
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Christmas Wishes. My hero, JJ LaRousse in Snow Balls is torn because he really wishes he could have a loving partner but his dominant appearance often gives people the wrong idea about him. He’s trying to be happy with his more fluttery and “girlie” ways, but when his two desires come into conflict, he succumbs to pretending to be another type of man. Here’s a little nibble of my new book which is a favorite of mine. It’s my Christmas Wish that you enjoy it!
Big, handsome and hunky, JJ LaRousse looks like an alpha male but acts like an interior decorator. And he’s trying to be happy about it — until a robbery at the famous Laguna Winter Fantasy brings JJ face-to-face with tough cop, Ryan Star. JJ hears Ryan likes guys who are manly men, so he drops his voice an octave, colors over his pink hair, and tries to pass as a football fan. Ryan Star may be tough but he hides in the closet at work since he learned in New York that being a gay cop can cost you your life. His attraction to that big, handsome kid threatens his anonymity, but he can’t seem to resist. JJ is just his type. But then JJ goes skiing and comes face to face with his greatest nemesis– and all the secrets come out of the closet. Can Ryan love JJ for who he really is? More important, can JJ?
“David. David. Oh my God, oh my God.” JJ grabbed the smoothly muscled arm of his friend and boss.
David trapped JJ’s other waving hand between his. “OK, calm down. What is it? Did one of the exhibitors wear pink and orange together again?” David grinned. Nobody knew better how overreactive JJ was. Thank God, David loved him anyway.
He needed air. He took a deep breath. “The cop. The one I told you about. Oh my God of CSI, he wants me to come to the police station and look at mug shots.” JJ retrieved his hand. He needed it for fanning.
David looked up at JJ. It wasn’t far up since the handsome gallery owner stood a slim six foot one to JJ’s six four. “OK. That’s not hard. The police station is only a ten-minute walk away and I’m here to finish setting up the booth. Perfect timing.”
“Oh God.” JJ collapsed onto a packing crate.
“That’s the hand blown glass you’re sitting on, darling.”
JJ jumped up. “He’s just so…”
David laughed. “That’s a different kind of problem.”
“I’ve got to go to the men’s room.”
JJ took off at a run to the men’s room at the center of the festival grounds. Inside, he stuck his carefully spiked head under the faucet, pulled out his comb, and flattened the do. Of course, the pink streaks still stood out like candy canes in his light brown hair. Nothing to be done about it now. He washed his hands and headed back to the booth.
David glanced up from the last packing box. “What happened to your hair?”
“Rod says the cop likes guy’s guys.” David tucked in his T-shirt with the What Would Anna Do? logo, his homage to Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue. He pulled on his Windbreaker and zipped it up. He did a twirl. “With a cap, can I pass as Daniel Craig?”
David put his hands on his hips. “First off, how does Rod know who or what the cop likes? And even if he’s right, it’s never a good idea to try to be something you’re not. You know that. Pretend at the beginning and you have to keep living your lies. That’s a drag.”
JJ stuck out his lip. “It’s not exactly a lie. Hell, look at me.”
David frowned. “JJ, you’re gorgeous. And you’re a catch just the way you are.”
“But I’m such a…” he waved his hands “…fruit!”
“Strawberries and cream. Any man would be lucky to get you.”
JJ sighed. “Thanks. But I need to be more, you know, masculine.”
David smoothed the crease between his own brows with two fingers. “Who said that?”
JJ frowned. “You mean besides my father?”
“Ancient history. You have a life now with people who love you as you are. Don’t go looking for appreciation from those without the discrimination to give it.”
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