Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Love is... With Annabeth Albert and CONTEST



Love Is…

Thank you so much for having me today! I really appreciate it, and I love the theme of “Love is …” Because my latest release is a holiday tale, I have holidays on the brain. For me, love is a full house with homemade decorations, warm food on the stove, and loved ones nearby. So many people don’t have that that I feel really fortunate to be at a place in my life where I can create that holiday magic for my family and friends. I start early in the year, collecting little trinkets on deep sales to be stocking stuffers and starting my holiday knitting early. This year, I’m all about scarves. I blame the hero of my latest release for that. He got me into scarf knitting again, and now I can’t stop. My besties, my mom, and others are all getting scarves this year. In addition to knitting handmade things, I also love making decorations with my kids. To me, nothing says love more than a tree full of salt dough ornaments, paper chains, and popsicle stick snowflakes. And food is always love around here too—eggnog log cookies, potato soup, blueberry muffins, gingerbread. All my family traditions add up to love for me.

What part of the holidays say love to you? Do you have traditions that allow you to share that love? I’ll give away the winner’s choice of any of my #gaymers series books in e-book format!

If you’re curious about my newest release with a hero who isn’t so sure he likes the holidays anymore, check out the blurb:








In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town . . .
 
For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of festive cheer. But Sawyer Murphy, a hunky gift shop owner whose brother is married to Hollis’s sister, has made it his mission to pluck Hollis out of his holiday blues. And his plan is beginning to work. Wrapped in the warm glow of newfound passion, the former business rivals hit up Portland’s finest holiday traditions—and Hollis’s icy attitude begins to melt like snowflakes on his tongue. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone with the only gift he has—his heart—without breaking it like an antique ornament. Unless he can find the courage to take a leap with the one lover he never expected . . .







2 comments:

Sula said...

One of my favorite traditions is meeting my mother on my last day of work, normally lunch time on Christmas Eve, and then we just wander around sharing a bag of hot chestnuts and catching up. Then I take her back home and help her prepare for the horde onslaught over the next few days. Thank you for the giveaway chance, I love Annabeth's books <3

sassytdw said...

I love getting together as a family. My siblings and their family, my parents and their siblings, cousins and their families all stopping by for food and fun times.