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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas in New Zealand with Shelley Munro.

Only three days left until Christmas! Welcome to A Writer’s Mind’s, third annual, WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS BENEATH HER CHRISTMAS TREE blog event. Today it’s my pleasure to welcome over talented author, Shelley Munro to share a little bit of her holiday with us. Shelley is graciously giving away the first book of each of her series Talking Dogs, Fancy Free and Middlemarch Mates to one lucky commenter. All you need to do to enter the contest is answer her question.

What does Christmas mean to you?

Let’s hear from Shelley…

Christmas in New Zealand

Hi! My name is Shelley Munro. Christmas falls during summer where I live in New Zealand. While I was growing up I always heard about New Zealanders who spend Christmas day at the beach. Not true in our family!

Christmas to me means:

1. Warm days, sometimes with rain since we live in a subtropical zone.
2. The pohutukawa trees come out in bloom with their bright scarlet pom-pom flowers.
3. Our daylight saving is in full swing so the days are long to make the most of the good weather.
4. All our local towns and suburbs hold their Christmas parades.
5. Christmas carols start playing in the shops and malls.
6. The towns and malls bring out their Christmas decorations.
7. We have a family discussion about who will host lunch on Christmas day.
8. The kids all break up for Christmas holiday – about 6 weeks off school.
9. Office parties!

10. Shopping for presents.
11. Filling up the pantry and freezer with Christmas treats.
12. Fresh strawberries and asparagus. Pavlova!
13. Family.
14. Excited and tired children.
15. Christmas trees and the decorations we add to every year.
16. Christmas stockings.
17. Shortbread.
18. A glass of Pimms with fruit and mint garnish.
19. Smoked salmon sandwiches.
20. Homemade truffles.
21. An advent calendar.
22. My husband and his brother go to purchase fresh oysters.
23. Barbecues!
24. Staying up late to walk around our neighborhood to view the Christmas lights.
25. Watching our neighbor take two weeks to put up his Christmas lights.

What does Christmas mean to you?

CONTEST – I have three series. I’ll giveaway the first book of each of my series Talking Dogs, Fancy Free and Middlemarch Mates to one reader. All you need to do to enter the contest is answer my question and you’re in the draw.

Shelley Munro lives in New Zealand with her husband and a rambunctious puppy. She writes spicy romance for Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. To learn more about Shelley and her books visit her at her Website.

Sky here. Great post, Shelley! Fantastic Christmas list. In fact, one of those smoked Salmon sandwiches sounds scrumptious! Thanks so much for joining us today. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!

Christmas is Coming, Fancy Free 2

Christmas is coming. Give your lover the gift of pleasure…

Gaby Montgomery works for Fancy Free as a condom designer. Recently she’s been designing sex toys and testing her inventions with fellow designer Marc, but they’ve parted ways. The timing couldn’t be worse because she’s stuck without a willing test subject for her sexy products.

Gaby’s roommates Liam Richardson and Fletch Darcy both want a serious relationship with Gaby, and now that she’s free, it’s time to make a move. But how do they decide which one will date Gaby? Fletch finally suggests they share her. Liam is skeptical but agrees the scheme might work, which allows Fletch to move on to step two of his romance plan. Fletch doesn’t just want Gaby, he wants Liam as well.

The loving is hot, their days full of fun product testing, exquisite pleasure and laughter. Everything is perfect until the outside world intrudes, putting their budding relationship under stress. This time their love and friendship might not stand the pressure.


Don't forget to answer Shelley's question in a comment for a chance to win her giveaway! Contest ends December 25th, 12 AM, EST. Then be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win even more!


bn100 said...

Christmas means spending time with family.


Mary Preston said...

Christmas means hot Summer days & family.

Cathy McElhaney said...

Christmas means chaos and noise and food and fights...yep, family time!