Monday, December 9, 2013

Aloha to Debbie Mason and THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS


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The trouble with Christmas, for me, is too much to do!  School concerts, neighborhood parties, house decorating, and present wrapping ... sometimes the hustle and bustle takes away from the spirit of the season.  Enter Debbie Mason with THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 1 in her new Christmas, Colorado series:

It will take a Christmas miracle to melt her heart.

Resort developer Madison Lane is about to lose the one thing she loves most in the world—her job. Dubbed "The Grinch Who Killed Christmas," Madison spoiled a deal that would turn quaint Christmas, Colorado, into a tourist's winter wonderland. Now the citizens want her fired but the company gives her one last chance, sending Madison to the small town to restore the holiday cheer.


For Sheriff Gage McBride, no hotshot executive from New York City is going to destroy the dreams of the people he loves. But one look at this beautiful woman and it's his heart that may be broken. In just a few days, Madison causes more trouble than he's had to deal with all year. He can't decide if she's naughty or nice, but one thing is for certain—Christmas will never be the same again...


I am now reading THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS - its hard to put down when Christmas beckons me with the long list of preparations ... but it is a welcome break to the season's stress!   Perhaps Debbie writes about Christmas, Colorado from the heart.  From her bio (link),

A SMALL RAILROAD TOWN was not my idea of teenage paradise. But I can forgive my dad for moving the family there, because he was the one who introduced me to my future husband, a handsome Italian boy whom Dad said, " looks a lot like Rocky, only taller." Two years later, I married that Italian boy. We eventually had three amazing children, who hardly ever did as they were told. But that was okay, because the children in my stories did.

Alas, the adults in THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS add comic relief to this sizzling romance.  I am giving away a print copy of THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about your teenage hometown ... what entertained you?

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 14, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 15.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

To learn more about Debbie and her books, check out her website at authordebbiemason.com.


18 comments:

  1. In my teenage years I lived in a very rural area. There weren't any girls my age, so I didn't have anyone to hang out with. My parents both worked and I was expected to watch my younger brother, prepare the meals, etc. Books entertained me.

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  2. I lived in the suburbs but our closest town had a movie theater and a YMCA and most of all a library lol.

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  3. I lived out in the countryside too. We made our own entertainment. The house was always full of books thank goodness.

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  4. I lived in a few different places during my teen age years. We really just had parks to visit.

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  5. My husband and I laugh about my hometown where the YMCA built an outdoor pool and this was in New Jersey. Unsurprisingly they ended up closing down.

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  6. I lived in a small town... back in the days of 'feral children'.. we came home from school and our moms said 'change into your play clothes and go outside til dinner.' We spent summers rollerskating, bike riding, playing games outdoors, playing card game on porches in the rain..

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  7. I grew up in London, and there was always something to do. I loved going to the coffee bars, meandering around Kensington Gardens or riding in Hyde Park. London has so many things to do and see. I always loved window shopping in Oxford Street and one of my favorite things to do was going to the Museums.

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  8. Sad to say that I still live in the city that I grew up in. But I love it and it's so amazing to see how much it's grown and changed. All for the good thank goodness!

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  9. I grew up in Chicago! I loved the diversity of living there.

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  10. I grew up in a small town so you could easily walk to the movie theater for the $1 shows. There was also a nice park and many interesting little stores, a library and an ice cream shop.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. My mom still lives in the same house I grew up in in San Diego. The beach entertained me, going to the 99 cent double feature movie theater, taking the bus to the big shopping mall until we could drive there ourselves. Walking to get 5 rolled tacos for 99 cents, and going to the Baskin Robbins. Also swimming in my friend's about the ground pool.

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  12. I still live in my teenage hometown, which is a very tiny sleepy village. Some of the people entertained me, the surroundings not so much. There is a shop, a postoffice, a primary school & a windmill. The last is pretty but if you grow up with it, or are a teenager it's nothing new/special :)

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  13. Hockey, curling, walking around town.

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  14. there wasn't much going on here and you need a car to get anywhere - no local public transport.

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  15. The small town I lived in had a lot for young teens to do. There were dances, coffee houses, movie theaters and always some special event. I still live on this town but unfortunately, many years later and there is really nothing for teens or young tweens to do unless they are in sports.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. We lived out where there was no bus service, so until you could drive it was talking on the phone and hanging out at each other's homes. My mother couldn't believe my friends and I had that much to talk about.

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  17. I grew up in what was at the time a small city. We went to the drive-in theatre and skated.

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