Hello everyone, please welcome Robin Michaela back to my blog with her book, The Santa Bargain. First, lets find out about her dog named Cheyenne!
Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today, Connie.
Years ago, we had a yellow lab named Cheyenne. When my kids were young, we would all head over to the elementary school when it snowed because they had a nice hill that was perfect for sledding.
One day, we took Cheyenne with us. In her mind, the kids were her pups, so she was frantic for their safety when they started sledding away from her, screaming in glee.
She yanked the leash out of my hand and bounded down the hill after my son. When she got to him, she knocked him off the saucer he was riding and accidentally landed on it herself.
Some dog’s faces are very expressive and you could usually tell what Cheyenne was thinking. As the saucer rotated with the weight of her impact, the look in her eyes was priceless. She totally understood why the kids were enjoying the ride. Instead of jumping off, she hunched down and rode the saucer to the bottom of the hill, then grabbed the edge with her teeth and tried to haul it up the hill again. My son didn’t get to ride much that day because Cheyenne kept knocking him off the saucer and trying to take his place!
Labs are great dogs. The Santa Bargain is a contemporary holiday romance that features a tiny, black puppy named Elf. I was thinking of our sweet Cheyenne when I wrote his character.
Before you meet Elf, though, you’ll meet Maria - a relationship-phobic single mom. She pleads with Joe, an equally commitment-shy guy, to help her out and play Santa in their small town’s holiday parade. In order to get him to agree, Maria has to strike a bargain that promises to heat up the holidays.
The Santa Bargain is just 99 cents through 12/20/2018 or FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a merry and bright holiday season!
That is so adorable. I love labs, they are a great dog.
So, tell us a little about The Santa Bargain.
Santa’s gifts can be both nice…and naughty.
Coffeehouse entrepreneur, Maria Thompson, has sworn off men ever since her young son’s father walked out of their lives. But, when she literally runs into sexy carpenter, Joe Sinclair, she wonders if it’s time to rethink her plan.
Joe Sinclair doesn’t need or want romance or a family. He was raised in the foster care system and learned long ago not to get attached to anyone. Now, if he could just remember that, he could put the sensual owner of Copper River, Colorado’s new coffee shop out of his mind.
After Maria and Joe volunteer to work together on the town’s first Christmas festival, their attraction lights up brighter than a new a string of holiday lights. When Santa comes to town, will they finally find everything they’ve ever wished for under the tree?
Let's see if we can get a hint to whether Joe and Maria will get what they wish for....
Every warning she'd ever heard about texting and not paying attention hurtled through Maria Thompson's mind in the seconds after she buried her face in the man's muscular pecs. Her phone catapulted from her grasp but she barely registered that fact. She also didn’t catch the sound it made when it hit the concrete because her hearing was muffled by the sinewy arm that shot out and wrapped around her head, pressing her even harder against the guy’s decidedly powerful chest.
Instinctively, she reached out to brace herself, then felt a blaze of heat course through her body when her hands splayed against his muscular thighs.
Best. Day. Ever.
A flash of desire spiked along her nerve endings. Even though she really should back away, she couldn't stop herself from inhaling a deep breath. His masculine scent – wood shavings with a hint of spicy aftershave – nearly made her moan.
"Wow," she heard herself say. So, apparently her mouth still worked even though her brain had momentarily gone off line. Still, it would have been nice to have said something a little more intelligent.
"”Wow” about sums it up," Sexy Pecs agreed. He let go of her head, allowing her to back away before the rest of her body melted into a puddle at his feet.
"Sorry…I'm really sorry," Maria sputtered, her face burning. "I was checking my texts and—"
His gorgeous blue eyes glinted mischievously as he grinned down at her from two rungs up on the step ladder. "No problem. I probably wouldn't object if you wanted to run into me again."
Well, she wouldn’t object much either. Okay, not at all.
I can feel her embarrassment.... Yum. I want to walk into him too!
Let's see what we can find out about Robin!
Robin Michaela writes heartfelt, small town contemporary romances in all levels of heat, from sweet to steamy. Her stories combine family, pets, hope and friendship – all the elements that bring her readers emotional and enduring love stories.
By day, she’s a dental hygienist. By night, Robin can be found crafting her next novel - often while trying to type around her black cat, Boo. She's a runner and breast cancer survivor and happily married to her own Handsome Prince.
Thanks so much, Robin, for stopping by and sharing your story. I hope you have great success with it.
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12/6/2018 06:07:50 pm
Great set up for romance and I love the excerpt!
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