Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happy Holidays!

To all my wonderful readers and friends, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with warmth, love and laughter.

I've released a short Christmas novella in honor of the holiday season. He's a sneak peek.

Excerpt:  The woman in question was a distraction he couldn’t afford. She’d been working for Bishop’s for ages, longer than he had been. It had been just over a month since he’d stepped into the shoes recently vacated by his beast of a stepmother and they had come with all sorts of complications. Holly, and her soft, shy smile that stirred urges in him he’d thought long buried, were something he needed to avoid, if he could just find the willpower. “I have a business to run, Barbara. Relationships will just have to wait.”
“You don’t need a relationship, Nathan. You need to get laid!”
Hearing his nearly seventy year old secretary, a woman who was like a surrogate grandmother to him, utter those words made him cringe. “We are not having this conversation. Just dinner, Barbara. Have a wonderful Christmas and be safe out there. The ice storm that’s coming tonight is supposed to be the worst the city has seen in decades. I will see you the day after tomorrow.”
Nathan felt her glaring at him, but he refused to take the bait. Had he bothered to look up, he would have seen the devlish gleam enter her eyes, he would have noted the brisk purpose in her stride as she walked back to her desk. Instead, he stared at a column of numbers on the screen in front of him, and focused on how to save his family business even though their wasn’t a family to leave it to anymore. 

Now available at Amazon and
Making Merry! 

Nathan Bishop is so focused on keeping his family’s department store afloat that he’s planning to work through the night on Christmas Eve. That kind of dedication to the business leaves no room in his life for anything else. With that in mind, he’s chosen to ignore his growing attraction for Holly Merriweather, the sweet and shy young woman who operates the store’s small coffee shop. 

Little does Nathan know that Holly’s been indulging a few fantasies of her own. Holly thinks Nathan would never notice her and certainly never be attracted to her, so she contents herself with adoring him from afar. When a chance meeting with Nathan’s secretary results in Holly’s admission that she’ll be spending Christmas alone, the plot thickens. 

Nathan’s meddling secretary gets him locked in the store with Holly on Christmas Eve, while a winter storm blankets the city in ice and snow. With no electricity and nowhere to run, there’s only one way to keep warm on a cold winter’s night.

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