Saturday, December 24, 2022

ONE WEEK TO WIN HER BOSS by Barbara White Daille: #OnSale #99cents

Barbara White Daille is here to tell us about her sweet romance ONE WEEK TO WIN HER BOSS. OWTWHB is on sale for .99 cents until January 4 so pick up your copy now!

Jana, thanks so much for hosting me here at your blog, and best wishes to you and your readers for a great year ahead!

One Week to Win Her Boss, sweet romance by Barbara White Daille

Book blurb:

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It's a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she's the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude. 

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she's looking for. 


Let him be the front man here. Michael settled back in his chair and sipped his coffee. This deal sounded worse than the Barnetts’ family project. No way would he get involved in either one.

“I’m not eligible since I’m attached,” Lyssa explained. “Everybody in town knows that when someone competes for Snow Ball King or Queen, they’re declaring themselves single and looking.”

Amber’s face turned as pale as her white ceramic mug, as if whatever illness bypassed her last night had just hit full-force. “I refuse to run.”

“You know the rules as well as I do. If someone is nominated, their name goes on the ballot.”

“I won’t participate.”

He caught it again—that same hint of despair he’d heard in her voice last night. Maybe this snowball thing tied into the secret she was keeping from her family.

“Hmm…” Lyssa shrugged. “Well, it’s true you don’t have to pursue winning the crown. But how will it look for Mom and Dad if a Barnett is nominated but doesn’t make even an attempt to win?”

“I can’t…”

“Why not?” Lyssa demanded.

“Because…because…” Amber’s gaze met his. He didn’t read anything close to a plea for help in those blue eyes, couldn’t find the hint of a silent SOS. Of course not. Amber’s independent streak would never let her lean on him. Yet he still felt the need to give her an out—maybe since he could relate to having family push her against the wall.

What the heck… He reached for her hand. “Amber can’t compete,” he said firmly, “because we’re together.”

Her fingers clamped around his, nearly cutting off his circulation.

Lyssa’s jaw dropped.

Nick slapped him on the shoulder.

Amber stared at him, her eyes now like twin blue pools, as the saying went. Eyes he could drown in—if she didn’t kill him first.

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About Barbara:

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. You can find her books, blog, and newsletter signup here:

Friday, December 16, 2022

Vicki Batman's Top Ten Holiday Movies

Vicki Batman is here to talk about her favorite Holiday movies. My favorite is the 1953 black and white version of  "The Christmas Carol". Love that one! Are some of your favorite holiday movies the same as Vicki's?

Top Ten Holiday Movies

I believe my holiday season is complete when I can watch my favorite holiday movies. Recently, I watched "The Shop Around the Corner," which became a mega-hit with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail." I found it interesting to hear some of the same dialogue and scenes. I like to watch "While You Were Sleeping" to see my friend in the role of a doctor, toasting the new year. 

Some of these favorites you will certainly know, but maybe you'll discover others:

"It's a Wonderful Life" - The brother's tribute: "To George. The richest man in town," makes me sob. We could all aspire to be thought of this highly.

"Star in the Night" - I highly recommend this Academy award-winning nativity story set in an auto court, which sometimes airs on TCM. I finally DVR'd last year. Go to: A Star In the Night - 1945 original short movie - YouTube

"Millions" - Danny Boyle directed this one before his Academy award-winner, "Slumdog Millionaire." Two brothers find a duffel full of money and try to spend it or give it away while the bad guy is looking for it.

"Charlie Brown Christmas" - who else cries during "Hark the Herald Angels Sing?" And Linus' speech about the true meaning of Christmas is beautiful. I bet I've watched it every year since it first aired. 

"Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer" - I am partial to the "Misfit" song.

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - The Grinch gets a nasty song - "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," cause he's a nasty wasty skunk. 

"Miracle on 34th Street" - I miss it not airing after Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving Day. The scene at the end focusing on the cane by the fireplace is priceless.

"Christmas in Connecticut" - Lots of lies twist up the heroine and unroll into romance. Barbara Stanwyck has a wonderful part, pontificating on "I'm tired." LOL.

"Love Actually" - Billy the rock star is hilarious. I love the sign scene, too.

"White Christmas" - "Sisters" is a favorite song of my sisters and me. The ending scene at when snow is falling, and the cast is singing "White Christmas" - sob. 

Hopefully, some of you will find time to indulge in holiday movies. To hold a special beverage and snack, snuggle on the couch (possibly with friends or family), and immerse in the joy. 

What's your favorite holiday movie?

And in between all these favorites, curl up with these holiday stories:

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When a five-time baking champion teams up with her new neighbor for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn't just about a ribbon.

Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn't so bad after all.

Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent-turned-lawyer meet the challenges of running the establishment; yet, when revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.

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Author Bio:

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman's stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

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