Thursday, November 13, 2014

Aloha to Michele Gorman and THE RELUCTANT ELF


Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper

Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.

But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

THE RELUCTANT ELF is available now  on Amazon.

Amazon US: link
Amazon UK: link

Check out the video trailer at this link.

Michele Gorman is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several romantic comedies including the Single in the City series and The Curvy Girls Club. Born and raised in the US, Michele has lived in London for 16 years. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word “portion”.

Michele is represented by the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency ( and published by Penguin and Avon/HarperCollins.


I am giving away holiday swag to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about your favorite place to visit during the holiday season.  Mine is a bakery to enjoy the holiday aromas!

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 15, 10 pm in Baltimore.  

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 16.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City 

Check out Michele's holiday romance, CHRISTMAS CAROL, including my review at this link.



  1. I love Disneyland during the holidays. The lights, the decorations, the food, and it snows every night.

  2. The holiday windows at Macy's and Bloomingdale's and the tree at Rockefeller Center.

  3. Shopping then c
    Some coffee at starbucks,

  4. Since it is unbelievably hot here for our Christmas season I like to head to the local shopping centre. Look at all the wonderful things to buy & enjoy the AC.

  5. I love going to the local nurseries. They set up beautiful displays. When my kids were young, we went to see the baby animals.

  6. We love to drive around at night and enjoy the holiday lights!

  7. I like looking at Holiday lights. Herr's potato chip factory has a nice, small lighted display to drive through.


  8. We enjoy the mountains and just looking at the lights.
    We also enjoy the conservatory which they decorate so pretty at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tn.

  9. The garden centre, they decorate the place from top till bottom. Polar bears, snowman, mini village with riding train... You name it they have it. I love to walk through it all & pretend to walk in Christmas land :)

  10. I like going to a store called Canterbury Gardens which has tons of Christmas tree displays throughout the store. It is so beautiful.

  11. Yes, a bakery or pastry shop not only to smell but to buy of course. LOL.

  12. I love visiting the Christmas stores.