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Monday, November 26, 2012

Be Bad, for Goodness Sake! Christmas with Tara Lain.

Welcome to A Writer’s Mind’s third annual WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS BENEATH HER CHRISTMAS TREE blog event. If this is your first time here, let me catch you up. This event will be welcoming over twenty-two authors and an editor between now and Christmas. Expect tons of fun and lots of giveaways!

YULETIDE NOTE: I encourage you to leave a comment for a chance to win each featured author's given prize. Their individual winners will be announced in a comment after their post. In addition, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter provided after each post as often as you like for a chance to win the grand prize, three $30 Amazon Gift Cards, 12+ ebooks and over six print novels. Three winners drawn and announced December 26th, 2012.

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome over author Tara Lain who will be doing a little festive sharing and graciously giving away TWO eCopies of Be Bad,  For Goodness Sake.

Tara, the floor’s yours…

Happy holidays everyone! I’m so happy to be here with Sky celebrating our busiest, most mystical and magical time of year. Sky asked us to share thoughts or memories of the holidays and I’d like to tell you about my very early Christmas in Vienna, Austria. I was only about three, but I remember it so well. In Vienna at that time, they had a holiday tradition that brought not only Saint Nicholas out into the streets, but also the frightening beast-like Krampus. While Saint Nick gives children presents, Krampus gives them switches and coal and is said to take a particularly bad child back to his lair for Christmas Dinner--and they are the feast!

On the day I remember, Saint Nicholas and Krampus came to our door! Krampus bellowed in German, “Are there any bad children here?” I hid behind my mom as she assured him that all the children in our household (me) were very, very good. And so Saint Nicholas gave me two cookies. One looked like him and one like Krampus.  I had a good friend -- a Viennese boy named Heinrich. I wanted to share my cookies with him. I looked carefully, and made a fateful decision. I gave Heinrich the Saint Nick cookie and I kept Krampus. Even then I must have known that the villains are often the most interesting characters! Hmm, I wonder if that choice molded my character.  LOL

I’ve had a good time writing holiday stories in my short career. Last year I created a quirky book called Mistletowed with a cast of seven characters who mix and match under the influence -- maybe-- of some magical mistletoe. This year, I’ll be introducing my new book, Snow Balls, in time for the holidays. While the book isn’t truly a “holiday” story, it does take place during the holidays so I got to include the famous Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite at Christmas time. This year, I also have a fun and unexpected holiday story called, Be Bad, for Goodness Sake. It’s my first ever MF love story.

I hope all of us have the best holiday yet! Full of laughter, bounty, and most of all, LOVE!

Be Bad, for Goodness Sake by Tara Lain

Available at Amazon  and  Smashwords
Christopher “Kit” Merchant is a metrosexual. Though he’s great at his job in product marketing for a high tech firm, he loves fashion, grooming, design and planning parties. Sadly, he also loves the CEO of his company, Elizabeth “Bett” Harding, who is nine years older, ten times richer, and has a big successful CEO as a boyfriend. When Bett asks Kitt to plan the big company holiday party at her house, he’s thrilled. Maybe she’ll come to see him as eligible. But when Bett’s boyfriend finds them together in bathrobes sipping wine, Kit discovers Bett thinks he’s gay. On top of that, the boyfriend is trying to take over Bett’s position as CEO “for her own good”. Some serious holiday magic is required. Will Kit and Bett ever get the chance to be bad, for goodness sake?

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Sky here. Tara, thanks so much for sharing! I loved your childhood memory of Christmas in Austria. Very cool! And I 'get it' about the villian. They can indeed have a certain appeal. *grins* Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. Thanks so much for spending some of it at A Writer's Mind!

Readers, don't forget to comment for a chance to win an eCopy of Be Bad, For Goodness Sake. Then be sure to enter the Rafflecopter to win even more!



Anonymous said...

Aww, you were such a nice kid, sharing your non-scary cookie! :)
Thanks for sharing your holiday memory & your new story - it sounds like a good one.

Tara Lain said...

Thank you, Charley! I think i just liked the interesting bad guys! LOL : )

Dani-Lyn Alexander said...

What a great memory! And, what's not to like about a bad guy?! You're story sounds great. I can't wait to read it!

Tara Lain said...

Thank you, Dani-Lyn. : )