On the 2nd day of Christmas…Movies and Linda O’Connor

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So, as a kid I can remember the usual festive suspects – Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown… But as I grew up, I began to appreciate holiday movies in a whole new way.  For me, it’s all about the nostalgia.

When I was younger, my mom would always put White Christmas on as we decorated the Christmas tree.  I loved the singing (oh, Bing!), the costumes, Danny Kay.  But most of all, I loved my mother’s commentary.  She’d tell me every movie Bing and Danny had ever been in, just who Rosemary Clooney was, and tidbits and other information that made me question if she’d ever had a job working for Variety.  She always knew everything about every movie, but White Christmas was her favorite.  And no matter how many times she’d tell me just what my Grandfather thought of Vera-Ellen’s thigh gap, it was like hearing it for the first time, year after year.

In White Christmas, there’s a little bit of deceit that eventually turns into love…just like in Linda O’Connor’s upcoming release – Perfectly Honest.

 

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You never know where your words will take you.

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s ‘fiancée’ for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka ‘Dr. Eye Candy’, is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his ‘fiancée’ helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his ‘fiancée’ ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

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On the 1st day of Christmas…Fudge and Author Meda White!

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My true love gave to me…dessert!

Memories of the holidays always seem to center around my Gramma’s house, more specifically, Gramma’s food.  She would put out a spread and we’d eat for hours.  Years later, my mother continued this tradition and now that I have a house and kids of my own, it seems only natural that I do the same.

For me, no Christmas is complete without fudge.  Now, there are a lot of recipes out there, but I find this particular one to be the absolute best.  Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s my Gramma’s secret recipe – it’s actually Better Homes and Gardens’.

Simple Fudge:

1 1/2 cups of sugar

1 – 5 oz can of evaporated milk

1  stick of butter (don’t even try to use margarine)

2  cups of tiny marshmallows

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup of walnuts (chopped, chunks, whatever you like)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

First, line a square baking dish with foil and butter it up.  Then, butter a sauce pan and then combine butter, sugar, evap. milk.  Cook it for about 10 minutes – the mixture should be boiling.  Reduce the heat down to medium and continue stirring for about another 6 minutes.  Then remove from the heat, add the marshmallows, then the chocolate, then vanilla.  Finally, add the nuts (always optional), and pour the mixture into your pan.  Let it sit for a couple hours in the fridge and then you have almost 2 pounds of delicious fudge to serve at your holiday celebration.

Since we’re on the subject of sweet things – meet author Meda White and learn a little about her newest release,

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Southern musician and closet geek Liz Baker enjoys her quiet life. While in Los Angeles helping her brother with a house project, the simple life gets complicated when British television actor Ian Clarke walks into the picture.

Ian enjoys his celebrity status in Hollywood and is determined nothing and no one will get in the way of his plans for success on the big screen. He never counted on meeting a woman like Liz, but she’s the only one who can help him with a personal problem.

Forced into close quarters where priorities and cultures clash, an intense attraction catches them both by surprise. Secrets, old lovers and the paparazzi threaten their new dreams and a chance for love could be lost forever.

Play With My Heart is a finalist in the 2014 BTS Reader’s Choice Red Carpet Awards in the Contemporary Category.

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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow

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Each day you’ll be introduced to new authors with an opportunity to win swag daily (gift cards, books, chocolate, and more!).  Check back tomorrow to meet Meda White and learn my favorite Christmas dessert recipe!   You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

Here are some of the authors you’ll meet!

Darcy Flynn

Abigail Sharpe

Aidy Award

Ann Lacey 

Christi Barth

Cynthia Gail

Heather Miles

Jeanne Hardt

Jennifer Faye

Jessica Jefferson

Kim Hotzon

Linda O’Connor

Maureen Bonatch

Meda White

Meggan Connors

 Rachel Lacey

Rebecca E. Neely

Ryan Jo Summers

Sloane B. Collins

Sophia Kimble

Stephanie Berget

Tracey Livesay