Thursday, December 21, 2017

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganze - A Fortunes of Texas Christmas - Helen Lacey

It's day 9 of my blog christmas party featuring Helen Lacey and A Fortunes of Texas Christmas. Helen is giving away 2 copies of the book full details below.
Sadly the celebrations ends tomorrow but we're going out with a bang and another post featuring Harlequin so be sure and stop by.

ISBN-13: 9780373623907
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 11-21-2017
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Publisher

The Yuletide season brings something tr?s magnifique to Austin, Texas, in the form of sexy French entrepreneur Amersen Beaudin. The sexy but standoffish playboy has zero interest in meeting his newly discovered Fortune relatives, least of all the man who is his biological father. But when matriarch Kate Fortune dangles an all-too-attractive business proposition, he is too intrigued to stay away. And once he meets Kate’s beautiful gardener, Robin Harbin, he starts to rethink his holiday plans…

A spicy affair with the blonde, blue-eyed Texan is now at the top of Amersen’s wish list. But all Robin wants for Christmas is the flirty Parisian’s heart and soul. Can she convince him that love—and family—can lead to a joyeux No'l?

Helen is giving away 2 Print copies of
A Fortunes of Texas Christmas
Open Internationally
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Good Luck!

My Review courtesy of RT Book Reviews Magazine

Helen's Christmas Message and her favorite Cool Salad to serve Down Under at Christmas

Thank you for having me!
I love Christmas! So when I was invited to write a continuity book for Harlequin Special Edition that was set during the holidays, I jumped at the opportunity. That’s how A Fortunes Of Texas Christmas came to be. It was my first continuity, and I loved getting to know my characters and helping them fall in love and share their first Christmas together.
Christmas day is usually a lazy one – a walk on the beach, an overindulgence of food and drinks, gifts shared with family and friends. A nice day, one that often ends with Christmas carols playing in the background and quiet conversation as we sit in the living room and watch the lights on the tree flicker. Writing about the holidays means I can give my characters different experiences, which in the case of A Fortunes Of Texas Christmas, meant my French hero could relay stories about Christmas in Paris. And researching was fun – from ice skating to the lights on the Eifel Tower, from wearing mittens to caroling in the street, it was a definite contrast to the balmy and hot Australian festive season I’m used to.
I live in Australia – so the holidays are warm and the champagne is chilled and we’re more likely to celebrate with cold ham and seafood rather than pumpkin pies and roast turkey (although I know turkey is often prepared).
This is my favorite summer salad! Cool and delicious and so easy (keeping in mind that I am an average cook, so salads are a great easy-make)
Cool Salad
1 cup quinoa (can substitute whole grain pasta or couscous)
1 cucumber, diced
3-4 tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1-2 lemons, juiced
4 ounces Feta cheese
Olive oil
Fresh parsley or mint
Make the quinoa as directed, fluff with a fork. You can also substitute whole wheat pasta or even wheat couscous as desired. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to moisten the grain. Once cool, add diced cucumber, tomatoes and onion, along with remaining olive oil (1-2 tablespoons) and lemon juice. Then, crumble feta cheese and add fresh herbs. Toss to distribute ingredients, chill, and serve!
May your Christmas be wonderful, your wishes be granted, and may your dreams, whatever they are, come true this holiday season.


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  1. Thanks for the recipe! It does look easy and we like quinoa. But I will admit I have been stuck in a rut as far as branching out recipe wise. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    1. I know holdenj me too and I did try a few new treat recipes for holiday gifts including this homemade nut cluster candy recipe that is so easy and tastes great and you make it all in, are you ready for this. a crock pot! I found it on Pinterest

  2. Thanks for this delightful giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  3. Awww what a sweet cover. I want a fireplace

  4. Looks like a salad my sister makes for Down Under Christmas and other celebrations. Unfortunately we can't eat hot!

    1. I know because it's summer at Christmas where you are.

  5. Oh the salad sounds yummy! Totally up my alley.

  6. The salad sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it.

  7. I'm always in the mood for a quiet, laid-back Christmas, too. The salad and the Parisian hero both sound yummo. :)

    1. Oh the Parisian hero definitely was Sophia Rose and the salad is on my shopping list :)

  8. I've never tried to make quinoa, but love book-inspired recipes.

  9. The salad looks yummy. A new way for me to prepare quinoa. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the recipe. Thanks. This sounds like a great romance :)