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?
Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing
Published ~ 14th December 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Christmas
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.
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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!