Monday, December 14, 2015

Blog Tour: Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher includes Guest Post & Giveaway

Please join us in welcoming Lynda Aicher to Sinfully today on the tour of her new release Champagne Kisses.

Binge-Reading Holiday Books

Yes, I admit it. I’m one of those people who gorges on holiday books from Thanksgiving to Christmas day. I horde them all up, savor the anticipation and then dive in the second turkey day arrives.

I know Christmas is really overdone for some, and I too get exasperated with stores pushing the season as soon as fall arrives. Reading holiday romances reminds me of the love and joy, family and sharing this time of year is supposed to be about. While I’m reading I forget about the stress of buying gifts, of sending out Christmas cards, of baking, decorating and attending every holiday concert and performance my children are in. Yes, the very things that are all part of the season are also the things that leave me exhausted.

Reading revives me. The stories set the holiday mood and make me smile. I think that’s the biggest thing really. Holiday books almost always have a gooey happy, sappy ending—and I love it!

They also remind me to hope and believe in love. Yes, I know that romance books are basically about that no matter the time of year, but add in the holiday atmosphere and it seems even more potent. Maybe it’s also about the limited-time feeling of them. That the stories are best enjoyed now even though they can be read at any time of the year.

And maybe it’s just me being a sentimental romantic who loves to see people fall in love during the holidays even if they are fictional.

Whatever the reason, it’s what I do. It’s another part of my seasonal traditions that I enjoy and revel in. What about you? Do you over-indulge in holiday romances?

Champagne Kisses

Lynda Aicher


Publisher
~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 14th December 2015

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Christmas

Rating

Synopsis

The Christmas Eve wedding Evan Cleary pulled together in four weeks is crashing down around him and taking his fledgling event planning business with it. With an empty altar and over a hundred guests arriving soon, he turns to the resistant, gorgeous brother of the runaway groom for help.
When Richard Patterson’s flamboyant brother storms out hours before he’s scheduled to marry his equally dramatic partner, Richard is left dealing with the fallout. The last thing he wants is more drama, yet he can’t deny his attraction to the effeminate event planner trying to salvage the wedding.
Evan thinks his crush on Richard is a lost cause, but one steaming kiss later, he learns different. What starts as a night of hot sex turns into a connection neither expected. But Evan knows their relationship is hopeless unless the ultra-conservative Richard can embrace every part of him—both in private and in public.

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Meet Lynda Aicher

I love to read. It's a simple fact about me that has been true since I discovered the worlds of Judy Blume at the age of ten. This love of reading transferred to young romance (the early version of Young Adult when the stories weren't plagued by vampires, werewolves, and death) which hooked me on the romance genre and the fulfillment that comes with a happy-ever-after ending.

Twenty-five years later, I'm still an avid reader of all types of romance. The diversity of writing in the market ensures that there is always something new to read. I'm still a sucker for the happy-ever-after because there are more than enough not-so-happy endings in the real world that I don't need to read about them. I read a book for enjoyment and I want to feel good when the story ends.

I have the luxury of being a full-time writer, that is, a full-time writer around my duties as mom, wife, cleaner, cook, chauffeur, master scheduler, banker, cheerleader, volunteer, and tutor. Writing has to be a priority, or it would never happen.

I live in the Pacific Northwest which provides many months of rain-filled incentive to stay indoors and write. However, I'm a Midwesterner at heart. A perfect day has the snow falling outside, a fire warming the room, a football game on the television, a roast cooking in the oven, my family hanging out around me and a good book to read.

I'm thrilled to be nominated for a 2015 Romance Writers of America RITA® award (that's the Oscars of the romance world) for my Male/Male book Bonds of Denial. This is the first time any M/M books have been nominated and I'm humbled to be a part of such a great event.

Connect with Lynda:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER| GOODREADS

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Champagne Kisses, Lynda Aicher is giving away a $50 gift card to Amazon! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 19, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway, and don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!

48 comments:

  1. The blurb sounds interesting. I've never read anything by Linda Aicher before, so this may be a good start. ;-)

    I love to binge-read anything over Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year during holidays. Just feels like good fitting, I guess. I might slip in one or two other themes, though the main stuff will be the holidays theme. Are you kidding, there's a bunch of new releases every week that begged to be read!! :D

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  2. I really love how this book sounds. What a mess! I've already added it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway
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  3. sounds interesting!
    please count me in

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. I actually am right in the middle of my first Christmas-themed romance binge and loving it! This release would totally fit the bill there ;-)
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
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  5. She is an amazing author and I cannot wait to read this book. I do not "binge" on holiday romance, though I do read my share. I am very cautious about not reading too many. I do not want to burn out on my favorite time of year.

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    1. Oh, thank you. You're very kind. I hope you enjoy the holiday books you do read.

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  6. Congrats on the new release. I remember the waiting list for Are You There God, It's Me Margaret when I was in middle school. It was a great book (I thought at the time, not sure 40 years later I'd agree), but I didn't continue to read Blume's books.

    acm05atjuno.com

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    1. Yes, Miss Blume was just the beginning of many years of reading enjoyment. (I moved past her long ago.) lol.

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  7. love the sound of this book..will def read it
    jmarinich33 at aol dot com

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  8. Some years I read a lot of holiday books, some years I don't--it just depends on what's out and how pressed I am for time!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh I understand the time thing. This year has been really bad. I'm way behind on my reading. :(

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this book , sounds like a fantastic read!
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  10. This sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading it.
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  11. Congratulations on the release and looking forward to reading it!

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  12. Congrats on the release, sounds amazing.

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  13. Congrats!!! I just love the name of this book!!! The cover and blurb have Mr excited!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  14. Congrats on the new book, it sounds fantastic! Definitely adding it to my TBR! Happy Holidays! :)
    jenndonald00(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Congrats on the new book! Love the sound of it and can't wait to read it!
    kathleenpower@comcast.net

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  16. Champagne Kisses sounds intriguing and looking forward to reading it.
    --Judy S
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  17. I always get a handful of new Christmas books every year. I love the blurb. :-)
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  18. Congrats on your new relase! mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com

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  19. Congratulations on your new release!! amie_07 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. I binge on holiday reads starting at Thanksgiving as well. It's a favorite holiday tradition by now! Toni violet817(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Looking forward to reading, Congratulations on your new release. #1Clicked.

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  22. Congrats on the new release! The cover looks great and the book sounds fabulous.
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  23. not really

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  24. I don't think you can over indulge.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  25. Congratulations on your new release! I am looking forward to reading it.

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  26. I do get in the mood for certain and then I binge read. I have never read anything by this author and hope to change that.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  27. I overindulge in romance of all sorts. Sometimes I find myself in a certain mood and binge re-read a series all over again. Delightful.

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    1. Me too! It really is about the mood and what you're looking for in that moment.

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  28. I, too, am a binge holiday reader. And this story sounds right up my alley. Going to add it to the TBR list. Thanks!

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  30. Hi Lynda Congratulations on your new release I love Christmas books and I admit to wanting to read as many as I can.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  31. I don't necessarily binge read holiday books during the holidays. I'm always doing various challenges so I'm working on those mostly. I've added this to my wishlist b/c I like the blurb. legacylandlisa@gmail.com

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  32. Sounds like a fun read! Lynda, I am very much like you -- I can not get enough of the holiday stories. I absolutely love them.

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  33. Sounds like a good read. I am new to you as an author, but I'm adding this to my TBR. I'm really behind in my reading list, but I'm trying to holiday binge as much as I can right now. jczlapin@gmail.com

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  34. I love all styles and genres of books, but holiday stories seem to being out the extra sappy side in me. I love them! They ooze hope and sweetness.
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  35. You're a new to me author and this story sounds really good! Thanks for this chance and congrats!!
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  36. The blurb sounds interesting.

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  37. Thank you to all who entered this contest. A winner has been selected and the contest is now closed. Happy Holidays! ~ Lynda

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