The north east is slammed with snow. At some stores, Christmas decorations went up before the Halloween displays came down. It seems every year the holidays rush on us faster and faster with an endless To Do list.
Which makes it even more important that we catch our breath and count our blessings. This time of year reminds me how grateful I am for...
Real life heroes who can check the oil in your car or figure a tip, who think it would be a great idea to grill the turkey in the back yard or drop it in a garbage can full of boiling oil on the driveway. (I mean, seriously, what woman would come up with that idea?)
I’m thankful for guys who play football in the front yard or yell at the game on TV, those wonderful men who fix the toilet when company’s coming, who put up with your relatives at one more holiday dinner and swear your pie is as good as their mom’s. I’m thankful for guys who haul the extra chairs into the dining room and raid the refrigerator for leftovers, who rake leaves and shovel snow over the long Thanksgiving weekend. (Yes, boys, I’m talking to you!)
I’m grateful, too, for the fantasy guys, the ones who fire our imaginations and libidos, the heroes of our books.
When the power is out or you can’t stand one more minute at the mall, nothing takes the edge off like curling up in bed with...a Christmas story. Some of the first romances I read were the Signet Regency Christmas collections. So when my editor asked if I would consider doing a Christmas story, my answer was a resounding "yes!!!". I'd planned on expanding the world of my Children of the Sea to include more about the fallen Children of Air. Christmas and angels? What could be more perfect? But my love of those Regency romances, with their house parties and kissing boughs and Christmas bells, snuck into my contemporary paranormal world. The result is "Upon a Midnight Clear" in TIED WITH A BOW, with disillusioned angel Lucien Hartfell as its hero.
So, tell me. Who are the guys you’d most like to find under the tree this year? Real life hero or fictional favorite? Do you go for the stand up guy, the sexy bad boy, the battered knight in rusty armor?
One commenter will receive a copy of TIED WITH A BOW.