Hmm, so after an extensive (not really) internet search, it seems the twelve days of Christmas starts on Christmas day. Interesting.
We like to jump the gun a bit, I guess. But who doesn't like gifts twelve days before Christmas?
I know I do.
And you probably do too.
Anyway, I have the pleasure of being one of the authors & bloggers of the 12 Days of Christmas, hosted by Reading and Things.
The goal is to answer a holiday-themed question (which if you follow my Facebook or Tsu page, you'll know I've been answering them daily already) and maybe have some goodies for you.
I have goodies, I promise.
Like really, really, really good goodies.
You may love me forever.
I mean, I love me forever with what I have planned.
But first I must answer today's question!
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Okay, this is tough. I love Christmas music. I may or may not start listening in October. Sometimes earlier. Sometimes I may never stop listening to it.
It just makes me so happy.
And people like it when I'm happy.
Just ask the hubs.
Anyway, this is a no judging zone. So when I tell you that one of my favorite Christmas songs is, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by Nsync, you just smile, nod and listen to it.
Because it is freaking catchy.
And totally puts you in the holiday mood.
Plus, come on. Justin Timberlake? Seriously.
Christmas is always better with a little JT.
I used to work in retail and this song would come on no more than ten times a day during the holiday season. And you better believe I sang along each time I heard it. That, and it just put me in a better mood overall.
Have you ever worked retail during the holiday season?
Yeah, let's just say, not exactly a pleasant time.
But a little Nsync can go a long way and making things bearable.
Okay - now you get to listen.
Click on it.
Listen to the awesomeness that is Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.
Like I said, I love Christmas music.
So it's physically impossible for me to pick just one.
Here's a classic.
O Holy Night.
Love it more, when it's sung by Josh Groban.
Because I love that man.
And that voice!
Want to know when I started listening to him?
Did you guess?
Well, I was 17. SEVENTEEN when I started listening to him.
Seriously, my music tastes were all over the place back then, but he was definitely in a category of his own.
When he released his Christmas album, Noel, you better believe I was first in line to get it.
Okay, probably not, but I got it that first year.
And listen to it repeatedly every year.
Sometimes I break it out in July.
No judge zone here, people!
That's all I can say.
Listen and fall in love with Josh too.
You might not know you've been waiting for it, but you have.
Why else would you read to this point?
Seriously, the above was just a crazy person rambling.
I give you props for getting this far.
Am I stalling?
Kind of seems that way.
I just wanted to say, thank you to each and every one of you, for reading my books, for the e-mails, messages and FB comments, for making the past nine months the best experience ever.
It's mind-boggling to realize that it's only been nine months since I released Choose Us.
It's crazy how you all accepted that book.
You loved it.
Which is just...amazing.
I have no other word, everything is just amazing.
But when I think about Choose Us, I get a little sad, because I miss Riley and Travis.
They are my babies.
And I adore them.
They decided to give you a Christmas present. To say THANK YOU for everything.
It's just a little short story.
That happens around Christmas time.
It may or may not include their wedding.
And it is most definitely FREE!
I'll be releasing it on Friday. Okay, maybe not releasing it, but I'll provide a link for it.
You have to wait until Friday.
What a freaking tease I am!
But it's taking longer than I thought it would.
They keep talking to me.
Which means, it's also getting longer than I thought it would.
So, that's something, right?
Did I also mention it's free?
I won't be so mean as to not give you anything.
Here's a little teaser for your enjoyment.
That produced a shudder from me and I ran to the fridge to grab another beer.
“The idea of marrying me turns you off that much?” Travis eyes the beer I’m chugging and his eyebrow twitched up.
The alcohol went straight to my head. I set the beer down and walked slowly forward, until I was chest to chest with Travis.
My hand rest against the hard muscles of his stomach and I glance up at him with hooded eyes. “You know nothing about you turns me off.”
Travis’ tongue darts out and wets his lower lip, before pulling it between his teeth.
Yep, we need to be upstairs in bed, now.
“Uh, looks like we’ve overstayed our visit, Tay.” I hear Chase say. But my eyes are focused only on the man in front of me.
“Yeah, let’s get out of here before he has her on top of the counter,” Taylor says as they shuffle quickly down the hallway.
The counter, why didn’t I think of that?
Come, hang out with me.
Maybe win some prizes?
Maybe chat with some characters?
Maybe another teaser of Forever Us?
Maybe a teaser from Final Chances?
Maybe a teaser from a super-secret project??
No.. I don't have any of those, now that Forever Us is known to you all.
I had to make a little cover to go with the short story.
Makes me smile every time I see it!