Snow Day Contest!

Sweet Charity releases on Tuesday! Wanna win a copy early?

Blurb: Blurb: Charity Harris has finally got a taste of handsome bad boy and lifelong friend, Gabriel Bettencourt after eight years of pretending a horrible one night stand never happened. Trouble is, he’s persisting with his story about not wanting a relationship and not being good enough for her.

Gabriel has ached to make Charity his for many years now and having her in his bed, willing and not flinching away from his darker urges is more than he’d ever imagined it could be. But Charity needs candlelight, not candle wax and he didn’t have the kind of soul she needed in a husband. But he’d be a fool to turn down the offer of a short term fling so he could have his fill until it was time to move on.

Charity can’t be managed and Gabriel finds less and less resistance to her insistence that good girls can still be naughty and bad boys like him can still be gentle and loving when the time was right.

When he runs away to think things over on New Year’s Eve, she follows. Gabriel is about to find out that even sweet girls have their limits.

Okay so this is so gonna be an easy one – I’ll choose a winner at 5 pacific/8 eastern TODAY. Just reply with your favorite holiday treat or tradition. Can be any holiday! I’ll choose a winner a la randomizer. Good luck!

27 comments to “Snow Day Contest!”

  1. Christine
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:04 am · Link

    On Christmas Eve and on New Years Eve we play bingo. We have been doing this since I was a little girl and now I do this this w/ my kids.

  2. sara hurt
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:28 am · Link

    We take the kids to see santa and then drive around and look at all the christmas lights. We are actually doing this tonight. The kids are very excited.

  3. azteclady
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:33 am · Link

    On New Year’s Eve, take a suitcase or other piece of luggage and carry it with you across the threshold while saying goodbye to the rest of the party. Supposedly, it’ll increase your chances of traveling during the new year.

  4. jessi
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:37 am · Link

    Favorite treat is during christmas time when bourbon balls are made

  5. Nancy
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:37 am · Link

    Oh squee! I so want a copy of this one.

    Ah let’s see, holiday traditions, nothing out of the ordinary except maybe the amount of FOOD on the table/s. Portuguese people entertain like tomorrow is the apocalypse and we’re all gonna die so let’s eat everything in exsistence so it doesn’t go bad.

    We do the presents at midnight Christmas Eve as opposed to Christmas Day. Oh, and my dad’s part of Portugal does potatoes and cod as opposed to turkey.

    My mom’s not a big fan of turkey so on Christmas Day she makes duck. Mmmmm.

    They’re divorced so we usually all split our time between the two days so yeah, waaaaaaay too much food.

  6. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:42 am · Link

    I’ve got to say, my favorite Holiday is Thanksgiving. For me it’s the start of the holiday season. Every year as I grew up, we dragged the Christmas tree in after dinner was finished and each person added a personal ornament they brought with them to the tree. Every year more ornaments were added. I loved doing that.

  7. Debby
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:51 am · Link

    I just love cookies at Christmas. But now I canot eat them. I have a gluten problem.

  8. Marti
    December 19th, 2008 at 12:01 pm · Link

    My mom and I always watch romantic comedies on Halloween while handing out candy. Now that I’m across the country we still “phone watch” together because we don’t like the scary ones they show on the day.

  9. Bree
    December 19th, 2008 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Caramel Apple Cider from Starbucks. The Barnes & Noble I worked at only had it during the holidays, and maaaaan, I crave that stuff all year long. It is so good. But just cider in general, with all the mulling spices. I love it!

  10. Cynthia
    December 19th, 2008 at 12:38 pm · Link

    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the night before Christmas Eve we bring pizza home for dinner. I’m not certain when this started, but it’s been our tradition since I was really little.

  11. ThatBrunette
    December 19th, 2008 at 12:52 pm · Link

    My mother’s stuffing and egg nog. While I can eat myself silly with stuffing, I only need one glass of egg nog per season.

  12. Collette
    December 19th, 2008 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Hmm, that’s a tough one. We had all sorts of traditions when I was little but we haven’t really made a lot of our own. I guess my favorite part is that we go to a candlelight service at Rockefeller Chapel (University of Chicago) where we all sing Christmas songs/hymns. That’s pretty nice.

  13. Pamk
    December 19th, 2008 at 1:40 pm · Link

    sugar cookies. And I love to bake them with my kiddos and then eat them afterwards

  14. Michelle
    December 19th, 2008 at 1:45 pm · Link

    On Christmas Eve, we traditionally start a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle – the more difficult, the better. We start putting it together while munching on Chex mix and fudge. Also, since I was very little, we have always opened one present on Christmas Eve. Generally we stay up until at least 2 a.m., and then are up on Christmas morning by 8 a.m. to attack the rest of the presents!

  15. Carrie Stoll
    December 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm · Link

    On x-mass day we make home made raviolis, my grandmothers recipie.

  16. Janet H
    December 19th, 2008 at 2:20 pm · Link

    We exchange gifts on Christmas Eve at my mom’s. We have seafood gumbo for our Chrismas Eve meal. My favorite treat is Chocolate Fudge!

  17. Stacy S
    December 19th, 2008 at 2:44 pm · Link

    My favorite treat would be chocolate walnut fudge. Only seem to eat it around Christmas.

  18. Natasha A.
    December 19th, 2008 at 2:58 pm · Link

    Hubby and I are still trying to create our traditions. So far, the one that comes to mind is every year for xmas I make mulled wine (YUM!) I will be making some xmas eve this year!.
    Natasha A.

  19. Stephanie J
    December 19th, 2008 at 3:03 pm · Link

    my favorite holiday tradtion is cutting our christmas tree down. We normally end up with one large than we need, but my boys love manning the saw.

  20. Eshani
    December 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Hmm..I think it has to putting our tree up with the entire family, and my mom’s ginger cake, homemade hot chocolate, and spiked coffee. Yum!!

  21. Cathy M
    December 19th, 2008 at 4:13 pm · Link

    My favorite holiday goodie are the pecan bars my sisters makes for Christmas Eve. They just don’t taste the same when I make them myself.

  22. Karin
    December 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm · Link

    My favorite holiday treat is my mom’s candied walnuts. She makes them every December for both the Christmas open house my family has and to give as little gifts to all my aunts and uncles.

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to my grandparents’ houses on Christmas Eve to get a little holiday time with all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins I don’t see regularly.

  23. Tracy
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:07 pm · Link

    My favorite family tradition is going to see a movie and then eat at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas.

  24. Pat L.
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Wow, just made it – traditions – we have an Italian meal at my aunt’s Christmas Even and then I cook usually a spiral ham meal Christmas Day with Italian Pastries as one of our desserts of course.

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays.

  25. Brandy W
    December 19th, 2008 at 6:00 pm · Link

    Favorite holiday treat are actually candy canes.

  26. Karen
    December 19th, 2008 at 6:58 pm · Link

    Pecan pie on christmas day or holiday M&M cookies – too hard to choose just one (just like trying to eat one cookie!).

  27. Ann M.
    December 20th, 2008 at 3:44 pm · Link

    My would be I would make homemade rugelach when the kids were younger. We’d keep this special by only making my rugelach for Chanukah.