Friday, 7 December 2012

Heidi Rice & Amy Andrews: Entangled Under the Mistletoe Blog Hop!

Amy and I welcome you to our stop on the Entangled Under the Mistletoe Blog Hop... Yay!

We'll be giving away a copy of our gorgeous Festive anthology Baby It's Cold Outside (check out that chest, ladies!) so don't forget to click on the Rafflecopter below to enter.

Psst: Our fellow anthologists Kate Hardy and Aimee Carson are appearing at Kate's blog as part of the Hop with another prize to win!

Here are two tantalising tastettes from our two stories to get you in the mood to win a copy - or maybe just in the mood for some hot Christmas lovin'...


Tis the Season to Love Shopping

by Heidi Rice



When a Christmas Day blizzard strands an up-and-coming marketing manager Katherine Braithwaite and Ryder Sinclair, her boss's very off-limits, very hot playboy son, in Sinclair's luxury Fifth Avenue department store overnight, the two toe the line between naughty and nice as they unwrap their holiday presents—and each other!


And here's the tasty tastette - when Ryder and Kate have just discovered they are going to be stuck together alone in the store overnight...

“We should head up to the electrical department first for a couple of flashlights," Ryder began. "So we’re all set if the generator goes again.” He led her toward the stairwell. “Then we need to find you some dry clothes.” He glanced down at her attire. “Unless of course you want to wear the lap-dancing elf outfit again. I certainly wouldn’t object.”

“I’m not putting that on again,” she said, so relieved at the change of topic she felt almost giddy. “I looked ridiculous.”

Giddy relief turned to giddy shock when his arm tightened and he murmured, “Katherine, you did not look ridiculous. You looked seriously hot.” The blush shot up her neck and set fire to her ears. “But if you’re dead-set against giving me any more cheap thrills,” he added, apparently oblivious to her embarrassment, “which I personally think is a little small of you, then I suggest we check out the lingerie department and find a compromise we can both live with as a fallback position.”

“Um...” She stammered, her wits having completely deserted her. Was he flirting with her? And if he was, why was it making the giddy shock turn into a giddy thrill? “I’m not sure that’s appropriate...” She continued trying to find her indignation. Or at least a tiny iota of her usually very reliable common sense.

“Katherine, we’re stranded in the middle of a major weather event here. Forget appropriate. The only benefit to a situation like this is that appropriate no longer applies.”




Over to you Amy:

‘Tis the Season for Kissing

by Amy Andrews


Down-on-her-romantic-luck kindergarten teacher Tamara plans to drown her New Year’s Eve sorrows in a gallon of spiked eggnog, but the arrival of her best friend's sexy brother Luke Jackson threatens to melt the snow piling up outside the tiny Vermont cabin.

After almost bashing Luke over the head with a golf stick, then stripping off most of her clothes in a cluelessly drunken striptease because she was hot, Tamara goes on to regale Luke with the hopeless state of her love life:




Luke chose his words carefully, taking a pull of his beer before he said anything. She might have been intoxicated but this angst was obviously coming from somewhere. “So...this ban on casual sex includes kissing?”

She nodded vigorously and Luke was left in no doubt that kissing was off the table. Damn.

“Most definitely,” she added for extra emphasis. “It’s like a gateway drug.”

“A gateway drug?”

She looked directly at him and somehow, sitting in her long johns with no bra, possibly no underwear, and high on eggnog, she still managed to look just like a kindergarten teacher.

“I don’t have good impulse control. Not when it comes to kissing anyway. I like kissing. Hell,” she bugged her eyes at him, “I love kissing. It’s addictive.”

She held his gaze and Luke was captured by the earnestness he saw in hers. “You know those deep, wet, hungry kisses with plenty of tongue and a lot of groaning that taste like cotton candy laced with cocaine and reek of anticipation that can go on for hours until you can barely breathe and every cell feels alive? Just kissing and kissing and kissing like it’s never going to end?”

When she shut her eyes and sighed with her mouth slightly parted, Luke swallowed. Hard. Hell yeah, he remembered those kisses.

She turned her troubled gray gaze to the fire. “But then I want more. I want to feel his hands all over my body. I want to be naked. I want to be horizontal. Or not,” she shrugged. “It depends. And I don’t want to leave until I know all of his kinks and erogenous zones and he knows that I like it when he talks dirty to me as I’m about to come and we’re lying in an exhausted heap barely able to breathe.”

Luke didn’t say anything as she stared into the fire. Her voice had become husky and he could hear a hitch in her breathing. Her admissions sent all the blood rushing from his head and other areas of his body straight to his dick. There was none left for his vocal cords, which seemed to have gone into some weird kind of paralysis.

She sighed and looked at him. “Gateway drug.”

He cleared his throat. “Right,” he said and hoped it came out a lot more manly than it sounded.

Has that whetted your apetite? I thought so. To enter the giveaway and be in with a chance of winning a copy, click the Rafflecopter link below! And Good Luck.

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Entangled are also hosting a Twitter Party tonight (7th December) at 9pm Eastern Standard Time in the US (so I'll probably be fast akip, but Amy hopes to be there). Lots of other cool Entangled authors will be attending and followers can answer fun holiday-themed questions with the hashtag #EntangledUnderTheMistletoe to win 10 prizes -- including ebooks, gift cards, and more!

Party On... And have a great Christmas.

31 comments:

Amy said...

I love how excited my daughter is about the holidays. Seeing her so happy and excited makes me happy.

Eva said...

I love all the foods, movies and music that I only indulge in once a year -- makes everything special when I spend it with family, too!

Amy Andrews said...

Hey Amy. What a great name :-) Christmas definitely is for kids, isn't it? But I think you'll find lots of " adult" fun to be had in our antho :-)

Amy Andrews said...

Ooh Eva I lurve the food too! Why why why does it all taste so good?

Heidi Rice said...

It tastes so good because it is EVIL!! And yes, definitely adult fun. LOL. Thanks for commenting ladies. Hope you enjoy the rest of the HOP.

Natasha said...

I love decorating and spending time with my family. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

KimberlyFDR said...

I love spending time with family!

Leticya said...

I like picking out our christmas tree :)

JackieW said...

I love going shopping with my daughter the best.
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BLHmistress said...

I just love being with my family during this time of year.

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Kati R said...

I love baking and catching up with family and friends.

Heidi Rice said...

Oh yes, family time is so special isn't it. We have a fairly huge family gathering each year. This year I'll be spending New Year with my brother and my sister's families in France (where they both live) and I can't wait. Have two new nieces to cuddle, which is pretty cool. And Jackie I love that you enjoy shopping with your daughter, I think I'd rather poke an eye out than go shopping with my teenage sons!

Amy Andrews said...

And I will be travelling north to my family where it will be even hotter than it is here:-/
It'll be our first Xmas in the family home since my mum died last year though so we're all putting on our big girl pants and are determined to get through it....

lisa neutel said...

i love being together as a family..not much fighting during the holidays lol

CanadianBaker said...

I love making gingerbread houses. It's my favourite part of Christmas.

*Pernille* said...

I love seing my family, and eating all the good food ;)
I love all the traditions on this time of year, and I love how pretty it looks driving in the dark past all the pretty snow covered houses and the christmas lights shining

Heidi Rice said...

Oh wow! How could I forget the joy of making Gingerbread houses. Have to admit I do cheat though and buy the already moulded gingerbread from IKEA so it's just a case of sticking it together! And Pernille (that is such a cool name btw) we don't always have snow in London but there are always sooo many lights, I love it. Especially as it gets dark at about 3.30pm... Lights my way home from work.

Liz S. said...

Spending time with family watching Christmas cartoons and movies, driving around the neighborhood looking at the lights, watching the faces on my kids as they open their gifts.

K. April Holgate said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I need books for the holiday break! I love all the yummy treats that only turnup at holiday season!
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Judy-Ree said...

My favorite part of Christmas is singing carols and drinking eggnog with family and friends. Nothing says quality family time like singing and making a joyful noise.
Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.
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bn100 said...

I like the decorations.

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Amy Andrews said...

I'm loving everybody's Chrissy favourites. Keep 'em coming!

Krystal A said...

I love spending time with my kids. My fav thing is baking cookies with them. Each year the kids make a list of people that made a difference in their year, then we drop off a tray of cookies as a thank you :)

Merry Christmas !
~Kym
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Ellen Thompson said...

I love everything about the holiday season except for the crazy running around trying to get everything done. I really like all of the great foods and the looking at all of the lights.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Julianne Keller said...

I just love spending time with my family during the holiday season. Since my Dad retired, I get to spend a lot more time with him, we make cookies together for the holiday. I really treasure this time I get to spend with him. It's priceless.
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JanD said...

I love the decorations that people put up.
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Heidi Rice said...

Ellen so with you on the crazy running around!!! Everyone else, love all the Christmas favourites... Spending time with family still seems to be top of the pops... And Julianne I LOVE that you make Christmas cookies with your Dad, how cool.

Lily B said...

Everything really, from getting together with family to music, to just joy. Of course always wishing for a white christmas :)

Jamie said...

This year, for the first time, I have been drawn to holiday romances. It was great to find this blog hop.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Heidi Rice said...

Hey Jamie so glad you found the Blog Hop... I love holiday romances too, just puts me in the mood for the season.

Rhianna said...

Sweets! Oh how I love the sweets... and surprises! Classic holiday movies and music... okay there's a lot to love. lol Maybe I love best that there are fun holiday romance releases this time of year to help fuel the holiday spirit. :)