Saturday, December 19, 2015

Herd Hops Christmas Treat Blog Hop

The days are counting down fast to Christmas.

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food. I love yummy food and at times, I love preparing it. (Not always.) But I do enjoy making a spread and this year, it's my turn to do Christmas and I'm excited and nervous at the same time - we're having about 20 people in our house!

Anyway, another great treat for me is a good book to read, complete with a happy ending. I just love books with happy endings, don't you?

So, to treat those who stop by, I'm offering three copies of my latest release which only came out a couple of days ago.

Check out my Friends to Lovers fantasy romance:


When Ella Haviland inherits a magic antique photo album that reveals the future of potential couples, she starts a part-time matchmaking business with the help of her three best friends. It's always been her dream to help people find love. But finding true love herself isn't in her plans — even when her best guy friend Ross confesses he's fallen for her. Friendship and love equals recipe for disaster in her mind.

Ross Mitchell is devastated that Ella doesn't want more from their relationship. He withdraws ... but maybe he should play along when Ella tries to matchmake him with a friend, just to make her jealous. He will do anything to make her notice him.

Through a series of adventures and happenings, Ella discovers that maybe The Album brings more than love and magic into the lives of the people it touches. But can she find true love herself, or is there too much holding her back?

Excerpt 1

“We’re so similar, it’s scary.”
He stroked her cheek. “It’s nice.”
“You’re nice.”
Close up, he really had the best face in the world—a face that brought her the most comfort.
He bent toward her until his lips touched hers, only a brush. She jerked back. “No, Ross.”
What just happened? Did I give him the impression I…?
“Ella, I…” He moved forward again as though she hadn’t just said no.
“Ross, please.” She stopped him on the chest with her palm, closing her eyes to block out the sight of his mouth close to her. “Leave the kissing out of it. We’re friends. We’ve never had anything romantic.”
“I can’t see why not.”
“Do you have feelings for me?” She opened her eyes as the ache in her chest expanded again. She didn’t know how she would handle it if he did.
“I don’t know. I care about you. You just looked kissable. I wasn’t thinking. I’m sorry.”
“Okay, you scared me there. The last thing I want is another boyfriend. I’ve had my fill of relationships for a century.” She rolled her eyes. Although her tone came out light-hearted, the fear he’d want more had paralysed her for a second. She could have lost everything—except her besties and new job—in one week.
Ross nodded. “I can relate to that.”
“I seem to keep on attracting the wrong guys, or rather ones who don’t understand me.”
He patted her on the knee, once again his normal, kind self. “One day, you’ll find someone.”
“Yeah, one day. But not today. For now, I’m concentrating on building a life for myself. We’re still friends, right?” She’d hate to lose her precious friendship because of an attempted kiss.

“Of course. We’ll always be friends. My partner in crime.” He knocked his knuckles against her fist in a fun gesture. Phew, he didn’t seem at all offended at her pushing him away romantically. Truly a saint, he was.

You can buy Looking for Love here:


If you want to win this Christmas treat in any e-format you like, please comment below with your email address. Don't forget the email address else I can't send you your prize.

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Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!


  1. This sounds like an interesting read. Wish I had that album years ago.

  2. sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  3. I love friends-to-lovers stories. It's my trope. And oh, Ross, no better reason to kiss someone than just because they look kissable. OTL I don't even know what to say, but I find that extremely funny, if a little cringe-worthy. Haha.

    Congratulations on this new release, and thanks so much for the (another) chance!

  4. This sounds really good. I love keeping a photo album. I think the story is always better when the couple was fiends first. Happy Holidays.
    KristineLR23 (AT) gmail(dot)com

  5. Great excerpt. "You just looked kissable." I'd like to see how that ends up.

  6. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Unique storyline, I would love to read this!

    videoclimber AT yahoo DOT com

  8. Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!

  9. Thank you for taking part in this wonderful hop.

    Have a very Merry Christmas.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for the chance

  11. Thank you for this wonderful chance to win. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  12. Happy holidays

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  13. Your book looks good! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy holidays!!

  14. Sounds like the perfect read to snuggle up with in front of a roaring fire with a huge cup of cocoa!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays!!!:)

  15. Sounds like the perfect read to snuggle up with in front of a roaring fire with a huge cup of cocoa!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays!!!:)

  16. Thank you for the chance.