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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Will the magic still be there? - Moonlight in Winter Park by Samantha Chase

Published: November 24th, 2014

Description:

“Moonlight in Winter Park” – A modern-day Beauty and the Beast style Christmas.

All Hope Cooper needed this year was to have the kind of Christmas her family always cherished. But with her parents gone and her only brother having to work, it doesn’t look like it’s going to work out for her. There’s nothing she can do about her parents, but she most certainly can voice her annoyance at her brother’s boss for making him work out of town all through the holidays.

Beckett James hates the holidays and everything that goes with them. They were important at one time, but now the only thing that mattered was his company and it’s continued growth and anyone who worked for him better feel the same way. If not, then they could find employment elsewhere and good riddance. With a major expansion deal on the line, Beckett needs to focus. What he doesn’t need is Hope to come barging into his mountain retreat demanding that her brother come home immediately due to an emergency.

Suddenly it’s two alone in a snowstorm. Two alone for Christmas. And two alone to fight an attraction that had been there all along. Hope soon begins to realize she may have misjudged Beckett while he comes to see that there really is something special and magical about Christmas. But once they leave their private winter wonderland and return to their normal lives, will the magic still be there?

EXCERPT

“Hope? Hope, come on, sweetheart, open your eyes. Talk to me,” he coaxed as he quickly got the rope off of her and her suitcase. His hand was bleeding and he was starting to get numb from the cold but he needed her to wake up so that he could get her on the snowmobile and get them back to the house. He felt for her pulse and almost cried with relief when he found it. Patting her cheek, he gently called her name again. 

Long eyelashes fluttered open as she seemed to blink him into focus. “Beckett?” she whispered. “What…? How…?” 

“Come on,” he said and carefully pulled her into a sitting up position. “You’re soaked to the skin and we need to get you warmed up. Can you stand for me?” 

“No, I can’t stand you,” she muttered as she gingerly came to her feet.
Beckett couldn’t help but laugh.  The snarky comeback meant that she was going to be all right.

About the author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.



21 comments:

Samantha Chase said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Rita said...

I enjoyed the excerpt.

Jessica Stout said...

Loved the excerpt:)) Thank you so much for the giveaway.

joe hawk said...

Love the cover wow looks so awesome great job.

collenga said...

This sounds like a great romantic story and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing!

John Thuku said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. Loved the excerpt.

David Smith said...

Thank you for the giveaway. $100 Amazon credit would really help us.

nrobak said...

enjoyed the excerpt thanx for the giveaway

Don Balboa said...

Just dropping by to say I love your blog! It's set up nicely and easy to navigate. Also, reading it inspires me that is why I wish to share your blog posts to all my family and friends. :-)

Edmond Leung said...

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Kelly Maxwell said...

The exerpt is fascinating! I can't wait to read this.

books4me said...

Sounds like another great read by Samantha!

Barrie

Stephanie Watson said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stella Martis said...

Thank you! I hope I win.

suzie said...

Thanks for the excerpt enjoyed it

Cyndi F said...

Perfect Christmas read!! And with my life I could sure use it. I don't have much family left so I feel alot like she does. So a Happy story at the Holidays is always great!! Great giveaway too thank you so much!! Merry Christmas!!

Judy Thomas said...

Sounds awesome! Thank you for the great excerpt.

Jolanda LovestoRead said...

Sounds like a wonderfull read.
Thank you.

Emiliya Petkova said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Teja Kocbek said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Bartlett said...

Thank you for posting the excerpt. Looks like another book I need to add to my Christmas list!