Sunday, December 29, 2013

Midnight Kiss Giveaway Hop + Harper's Wish Excerpt

 
 
I love the first kiss in a book and in real life actually.  I've had a couple of those myself and they are ones I definitely won't ever forget.  I think what I might like even more is that moment right before that first kiss....the anticipation and nervousness of touching your lips to his, wondering if it'll be worth the wait.  Will you do it right?  Will he do it right?  Then once your lips touch, that feel of falling into the unknown bliss...hmmmm. 
 
 
Well anywho, there's a giveaway for this hop. 
 A main giveaway sponsored by Liquid Silver, a $25 gift voucher for Liquid Silver Books.
  
I will also give be giving away a copy of my new release,
Harper's Wish in addition to a New Year's goody bag!  
Make sure you leave a comment below with your email addy :)
 
 
Check out the Midnight Kiss video...  http://youtu.be/m6fHnlbqgTc
 
 
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I'd also like to share an excerpt of the first kiss from Harper's Wish.
 
 
Fin peeked through the opening. “Hey, there. I just wanted to make sure you had everything you

needed.”


“Holy crap! You scared me.” She stepped back with a hand over her heart and tried to catch her breath.

Fin came inside in all his shirtless cowboy glory and closed the door behind him. “Dang, I’m sorry. I
seem to have a habit of doing that.” Warm palms wrapped around her bare arms. His touch took way the chill, but created a whole different set of emotions instead.

She inhaled the scent of his aftershave and glanced up at him, noticing the ends of his hair, the color of burnished oak, were still damp. A vivid mental picture of him naked in the shower had her heart racing again. 
 
Fin’s eyes darkened and grew hungry, as if she were his next meal. Her gaze traveled to his lips, lush
and begging to be kissed. The magnetic energy crackled between them, and her body swayed toward Fin’s bare chest. Her palms burned hot at the contact with his flesh.
 
His lips crushed hers, setting her nerve endings on fire.
 
She returned his kiss with eagerness. Fin’s hands roamed over her back, then lower while she moved
her fingers over his muscles with a feather-light touch and into his hair. Harper couldn’t fight the attraction a second longer. She sighed as his fingers fisted into the t-shirt she wore, edging it higher to reveal her stomach.

“I’m sorry for being so forward, but I’ve wanted to do this since the moment I saw you.”

She expelled a soft moan of pleasure to encourage him.

Fin had the material around her shoulders when a knock sounded at the door—just before it started to push open.

“Hey, are you two oka—”

“Kaleb, don’t open the door!” Fin yelled as Harper shrieked and pulled her shirt back into place.

She heard Kaleb curse in the hallway, and with a muttered apology, his footsteps padded away,
growing quieter the further from the door he got.

Fin had wrapped Harper in his embrace to shield her from Kaleb’s view, but pulled away to look down at her. After a moment, he rested his forehead against hers. “I’m sorry about that. Damn. Every time I turn around, I’m apologizing to you. I sure as hell won’t be apologizing for kissing you, though.”

“I hope not. I wouldn’t accept it anyway. I wanted that just as much as I think you did.” Her heart still hammered against her ribcage.

“Oh, I definitely did. I’m only sorry Kaleb interrupted when he did and ruined the mood.”

She placed a sweet kiss on the tip of his nose and pulled away. “Perhaps this time it was for the best. I just met you yesterday, and while I’m sure I’ll be cursing myself in about an hour, maybe it was a sign for us to take things slow.”

“You’re right. I don’t know what came over me. Well, I do know, but I need to control it better.” His face reddened a little. “There’s just something about you that makes me nuts, besides your beautiful face. You’re sweet and funny, and your smile lights up the whole room.”

Harper thwacked Fin in the shoulder, cheeks burning. “Stop, you’re embarrassing me.” Despite her
protest, she couldn’t seem to wipe the silly grin from her face. “One last kiss, then you’re leaving. I need my beauty sleep.” She grabbed him around the neck and planted a doozy on him, then pushed him out and shut the door.

“Good night, Harper,” she heard him call from the hallway.

Smiling in spite of herself, Harper folded the clothes she’d left lying on the bed, shut off the lamp, and
crawled between the cold sheets.

“How the heck am I supposed to sleep now?”

 
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Yay!! Happy Release Day ~ Harper's Wish

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 Yay, it's official !!  It's finally released :)
There are buy links below, a button to add Harper's Wish
to your goodreads list and a tour schedule so you can follow along !
 

Harper’s Wish

A Montana Series Christmas Novella

by

Krista Ames

 
Blurb:
 
Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.  Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.
 
But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.
 
Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?
 
 
 
 
Harper's Wish
 
 
Buy Links:   Roane Publishing   Amazon    Amazon (UK)   
 

 

About the Author:

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.    Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.   

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world. 

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at krista@kristaames.com or visit her at http://www.kristaames.com   or http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com.

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Tour schedule
 
December 20th

London’s Scribbles  -  Promo / Excerpt

December 23rd

The Writer’s Life -  Author Interview

Happily Ever After – Guest Post

December 24th

Reviews by Crystal  -  Promo / Excerpt

December 26th

The Machenwood Chronicles and Other Tales  -  Guest Post

December 27th

Tina Donahue Presents  -  Promo / Excerpt

December 30th

The Talent Cave Reviews  -  Promo / Excerpt

Darkmotive's Books and More  -  Promo / Excerpt

December 31

Annabelle Blume  -  Review / Promo / Excerpt

January 1st

Long and Short Reviews  - Guest Post / Ebook giveaway

January 2nd

Michelle’s Blog  -  Guest Post

All Things Bookie  -  Author Interview


January 3rd

Musing About The Writer's Life  -  Character Interview

Scribbler’s Sojourn  -  Top Ten List
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

My New Cover !!!


 
Harper’s Wish

A Montana Series Christmas Novella

By

Krista Ames

 
 

Blurb:

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.  Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.

But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.

Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?

  
**  Coming soon (tentatively Dec 20th) to Roane Publishing  **
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Home for the Holidays Hop ! #HomeHolidayHop



Welcome  to the Home for the Holiday's Hop!!

Thanks so much for visiting my page today!
This Hop will run November 13th thru November 18

Grand Prize is an awesome Shopping Spree of $450+ Gift Card or Paypal Cash.  Who wouldn't want that?
Second Place Grand Prize will be (1) E-book from every participating Author...that's alot of great books !!

Make sure you leave a comment on the blog post with your email addy to get you entered for the Grand Prize.
Every stop you visit and comment on will give you another entry into the fabulous giveaway!!

The list of stops are below but you can also visit 
The Romance Troupe.

So, let's talk FOOD !!

Besides free books & money, who doesn't like food?  I know I do :)

Today i'm sharing a super easy yummy recipe that my kids force me to make often !!  I know at least one of the ingredients might make you pause but trust me, you really won't be able to tell once it's baked so just try it !!

My sister gave me this recipe and its simply called...

APPLE THINGYS

2 cans crescent rolls
2 apples, cored, peeled & cut into 8 slices 
(I use 4 apples and cut each apple into quarters)
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
(1) 12oz. can Mountain Dew

Wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll triangle
Arrange in a 9x13 pan
Melt Butter & mix in sugar & cinnamon 
Pour over croissant covered apples
Pour 1 can of Mountain Dew over the top
Bake in 350 oven for 45 min.
  Enjoy!!
 
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Sharing a second recipe just because I love to cook and bake :)
 
Candy Cane Fudge

2 (10 oz) pkgs vanilla baking chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups crushed candy canes
1 dash red or green food coloring(I left my fudge white)

Directions

Line an 8 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and grease the foil.
Combine the vanilla chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir frequently until almost melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until smooth.  When chips are completely melted, stir in the peppermint extract, food coloring and candy canes.
Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan.  
Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares.


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Coming soon...

When the love of Dana’s life leaves without a word, she’s forced to move on.
Nicholas thought leaving would save the woman he loved.
A secret forced them apart; could a wedding bring them together again?
When they reunite, their love and desire are Second Nature.

Blurb:
If a second chance presented itself, would you take it?

When the love of Dana's life leaves without a word, moving on is the last thing she wants to do.  Despite loving him, she believes she will never see him again but, little does she know, she's being set up for a night that will change her life forever.

Nicholas, A Navy man, did the only thing he could to save the woman he loved.  Driven by a secret, he disappeared and now returns, years later, with hope for love.  With one opportunity, will he be able to make things right, or is it just too late? 
Will she resist the desire she has for a second chance or will it be Second Nature?


Coming soon to The Wild Rose Press  

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