Sunday, November 24, 2013

Aloha to Jill Shalvis and CHRISTMAS IN LUCKY HARBOR


On this day in 1984, 36 musicians recorded Band Aid's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS to raise funds (and awareness) for famine relief in Ethiopia.   Here's a link to the artists who participated in this humanitarian effort.

I know its Christmas with the holiday romances lined up on my bookshelf, including Jill Shalvis' holiday anthology, CHRISTMAS IN LUCKY HARBOR:

Love awaits you in Lucky Harbor . . .

Simply Irresistible
After losing her boyfriend and her job, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim her inheritance-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. She sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if she can give the inn the makeover it needs. Enter Jax, a tall, handsome contractor who knows exactly what Maddie needs...

The Sweetest Thing
Helping her sister set up the family inn is just the thing to make Tara forget her ex-husband and focus on her new life. Until she meets a sexy, green-eyed sailor determined to keep her hot, bothered, and in his bed. When her ex reappears, Tara must confront her past and decide what she really wants.

Kissing Santa Claus
NASCAR driver Logan Perrish returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, with love in his heart and a ring in his pocket. But can Sandy Jansen forget the past and give him a second chance? Or will Logan be spending another Christmas alone?

Under the Mistletoe
There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts - and asking for forgiveness.

I am giving away a print copy of CHRISTMAS IN LUCKY HARBOR to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Have you kissed Santa Claus ... or another jolly fellow under the mistletoe?  

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 30, 10 pm in Baltimore.   I'll most the winner on Sunday, December 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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  1. I haven't actually... Just my husband!

  2. I have kissed under the mistletoe.

  3. I haven't kissed Santa Claus, but I have kissed under the mistletoe.

    Marcy Shuler

  4. I've never kissed anyone under the mistletoe. I doubt it even grows here.

  5. I have not kissed anyone under the mistletoe! I don't think I've ever seen mistletoe before!

  6. Not yet, I haven't. But a girl can dream, right? :)

  7. I've only ever kissed my husband under the mistletoe.

  8. I never kiss him I was always scared of him Loved the toys I got from Santa. I have kissed my husband under the mistletoe!

  9. I know I've never kissed Santa. I have kissed my husband under the mistletoe - we have lots of it growing in our trees. I never realized mistletoe was a parasite and would kill the trees eventually.

  10. I've never kissed Santa and don't think I've ever been around mistletoe. Maybe I'll have to find some this year.

  11. I have never kissed anyone under the mistletoe.

  12. I have kissed my DH who was or was not dressed as Santa at the time under the mistletoe.