Posted: at 7:00 am by Geri Krotow · Comments Off on Lara Lacombe is Helping Send Books to the Military for the Holidays
Please help me welcome the talented romantic suspense author Lara Lacombe to our holiday blog promo party! Lara and I met at RWA in San Antonio last summer when we signed our books next to each other. I know you will find her as charming as I did.
What do you make, bake, create or purchase for the holidays, Lara?
My special holiday talent is wrapping. I LOVE to wrap presents, even the oddly-shaped ones that look ungainly when wrapped. I’m the official wrapper for my family–they all bring me their gifts, and it’s doubly fun for me because I get to see what everyone is getting before the actual day. My favorite paper is the heavyweight stuff that folds nicely, but I’ll use pretty much anything–I’ve made some cute gifts using the comics section from the newspaper. (My services are cheap too–I’m happy to accept cookies as payment! 🙂
Check out Lara’s December release, from Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Lethal Lies here.
Posted: at 7:00 am by Geri Krotow · Comments Off on Jeannie Moon is Helping Send Books To Military Families for the Holidays
Today we welcome Jeannie Moon, a contemporary romance author who certainly supports the military–she writes heart-wrenching romance with military heroes. I so enjoyed reading her latest, Second Chance Hero (excerpt link below).
What’s your favorite holiday activity, Jeannie?
I love to bake around the holidays. For Christmas brunch I always bake cookies and breads, but last year my favorite new thing was a Pizzelle iron. Pizzelles are a flat wafer cookie made in a contraption like a waffle iron. My nanny and aunts on my Italian side always made them and this year I tried my hand. I don’t have a recipe because I’m still finding the perfect one, but there are all kinds on the web. This one from AllRecipes was a winner the first time out. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pizzelles-iii/.
This year my daughters and I are having a cookie baking day. They don’t know it yet…but we are.
Do you have any military connection, Jeannie?
My father was in the Army Air Corps just after WWII. He was drafted on VJ Day! He would have gone in sooner, but my grandmother wouldn’t sign his papers allowing him to enlist. You see, during the war Nanny had five stars in her window. My dad’s five older brothers were in various branches of the military, and serving all over the world from the Pacific, to North Africa, to Europe. She wasn’t letting her youngest go any sooner than he had to.
Kim and Owen, the heroine and hero from my latest Intermix release, are both veterans. It was a story I needed to tell.
Jeannie has provided us with an excerpt of her wonderfully romantic novel Second Chance Hero.