For the last four months I’ve been able to say “New Release Today!” at least once per month. So for the last time this year I say “New Release Today!”

I’d like to re-introduce you to Amy and Brent. You met them in My Mistletoe Master, and saw them again in Not His Type. Well, today they get their own book! It’s a short sweet but spicy romance, holiday themed and much of it takes place at the Fuller’s Annual Christmas Party. We might even get a peek at what happened to Nick after the mistletoe incident (read that bonus scene and the excerpt for My Mistletoe Master here).

I want to say a big thank you to eXtasy books. They published My Mistletoe Master on December 16th last year, and today they’ve published my 8th story within a year’s time. This year has been incredible for me, making the jump from aspiring author to published author. I’ve learned so much and of course there is still so much to learn.

Thank you to my readers as well! I always appreciate hearing from you. You can connect with me on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, or via email (the form is on my contact page). I hope you’ve enjoyed my work so far, and I hope you will continue to do so in the future. I’ve got a long “to write” list that I’m cracking away at.

If you are interested in winning a copy of An Unexpected Christmas Gift I have a contest going on which is connected to the holiday tour I’m hosting in a week’s time. You can learn about the tour and the contest here. There will be another chance to enter and win via the FB party I’m attending this Thursday. Click here for details about the FB party. I’ll be running a giveaway or two that day as well.

Can’t wait that long?

Here’s an excerpt and the blurb for the book, followed by the purchase link.


“I really don’t want to go to this party,” Brent complained as he and his cousin Josh stepped out of the cab.

“It’s a little late for that,” Josh replied. They stared up at the Manor, an extravagant building usually reserved for weddings and proms, but each year at Christmas the Fuller family rented it to throw the biggest Christmas bash in town.

“It wasn’t too late the first five times I said it. The first of which was last week.”

Josh’s shoulders tensed. “Listen, you’ve been bumming me out for weeks now.”

It wasn’t his fault Mia had dumped him right before the holidays.

“I needed to get you out of the house, and this seemed like a good time to do it. Come in, have a few drinks, talk to a few pretty girls, and dance a bit. That’s all I’m asking.”

“You make it sound like I’ve been sitting around the house in my boxers eating cheese puffs all day.”

Following Josh, Brent climbed up the front steps of the Manor. After giving their names at the door, Josh glanced at him. “When was the last time you left the apartment?”

“I go to work every day.”

“Not for work. To socialize.” Josh took them to the coat check area, where they abandoned their outer wear to a volunteer.

“I’ve been busy at work.”

“That’s a load of crap.” Josh headed into the crowd. Brent had dragged his feet, so they were late arriving, and now it seemed the party was in full swing. A buffet line started in the hallway and wound through a dining room, past a long table of food. In another giant room was a DJ and what seemed to be a full dance party. “Where do you want to start?”

Back at the apartment with a new Netflix original, and an icy beer, Brent thought. He knew better than to voice it though, but that didn’t seem to matter. His cousin read him like a book.

“This. Will. Be. Fun.” Obviously losing patience, Josh gritted his teeth and punctuated each word. Relaxing a bit, he patted Brent on the shoulder. “You didn’t even notice the coat check girl checking you out.”

“What?” Brent looked back toward the entrance.

“Come on.” Josh threw his arm around Brent’s shoulders to lead him further into the party. “That girl was probably still in high school, only here as a volunteer. Let’s see if we can’t find you someone more age appropriate.”

Brent hoped this wasn’t going to turn into a whole big production. If he had to suffer through tonight, first he wanted a beer, and then a little breathing room to survey the crowd. He wasn’t ready to get back into the dating scene so soon after being dumped, but Josh was right. It didn’t hurt to look.

Book Blurb:

A holiday party. Two lonely people. Can one night of passion change what started out as a miserable night?

After a recent breakup, Brent is dragged by his cousin to the Fuller’s Annual Christmas Party. There’s plenty of food, good music and lots of pretty women. Brent’s only problem is his mood. He has no interest in partying. That is, until he meets Amy.

Upset with one friend and missing another, Amy is suffering through what is normally the best party of the year. Trying to solve a problem for her friend, Amy is distracted and frustrated when she encounters Brent. She wonders if she can fix her problem and walk away with the sexy stranger from the patio, or will the evening end the way it began?

An Unexpected Christmas Gift can be found at eXtasy books for $1.99.

They also have a big sale on this month. All backlist books are 30% off. So My Mistletoe Master, Not His Type, The Perfect Fix, Neptune’s Passion, and His Confession are all on sale!