Let’s get Snow Kissed!
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!
It seems impossible but in just a few more weeks we’ll enter the holiday season. This time of year holds different possibilities and memories for everyone. Maybe you live in the Southern Hemisphere where the weather’s turning balmy or perhaps you live in Florida or Southern California where there is no place for snow in the holiday. Then again, you might live in Minnesota or Wisconsin and the first snow holds a special place in your heart. Wherever you are, I’m sure the upcoming holiday fills your mind with the activities and events in whatever way you choose to celebrate.
When I took up my pen to compose this winter-themed story (due to a call from my publisher), I had no idea what it would be about. But I knew I had the story in me. Then I got the idea of a winter wonderland carnival in a town that had no snow. And the romantic scene that played through my mind was that of the hero and heroine dancing in a gazebo. (See the cover!) Mind you, my hero hates dancing, hates town activities (hates snow too), but he’d do anything for the woman he loves…even if she doesn’t know it yet.
Imagine dancing by moonlight on a crisp winter night in a gazebo decorated and lit with small sparkly lights. The music is soft and oh so romantic. What song is playing?
To get you thinking, here is an excerpt from the book:
“Yes, Logan.” Holly tried to smile, but it was futile by the way he stared at her.
“I—I…would you like to dance?” He broke eye contact and pointed over at the activity above them.
His offer to dance couldn’t have been more surprising if he had expounded upon Bach’s harmonic chord analysis. Logan didn’t dance. Holly wasn’t even sure he could dance. The music playing was slow and romantic with the words sung in Italian by an awe-inspiring baritone. To dance in the muted light to such a song was way too romantic a gesture for Logan.
“You hate to dance.”
“Yeah, I know.” The smile he gave her was subtle as always, yet so darn adorable. Her legs went a little weak at the sight. Lord, help me. Seriously, Lord. Help! The last thing I need is to go head over heels—figuratively and literally.
How infuriating was this? Not only was he flubbing up all this with Holly, but now he’d roped himself into dancing. Not just dancing, but dancing in the gazebo at a major town function. Logan could just imagine the look on Muriel Potter’s face if she spotted them. He grabbed Holly’s hand and raced up the steps. No use in prolonging the inevitable.
It didn’t take long before they were face-to-face in one corner of the dance floor. He stepped closer, her profound blue eyes staring him down. She didn’t think he could do this. Her smile was almost a dare; it was definitely playful. He pulled her into his arms and began swaying in time to the music. Holly followed his lead without question as if they had been made for this moment in time, each movement fluid and together.
“You’re good,” she said, with a laugh.
“Surprised?” He gave her a slow spin.
“Yes!” she replied with energy when she faced him again.
“For that I just might make you dance again.”
“Threatening me now?”
“Is it a threat?” He tightened his hold around her waist and she pulled her perfect, sweet lips up into a radiant smile.
Leave a comment either about snow or the song in the gazebo, and I’ll enter you into a contest to win a copy of Snow Kissed.
Snow Kissed Just Released with White Rose Publishing last week.
Hope you have a great holiday season!
Cindy K. Green is a multi-published author with degrees in History and Education. Previously a middle school English & History teacher, she now homeschools her own children and writes in several genres: Inspirational, Contemporary, Suspense, Fantasy and Historical romance. No matter what she writes, she always throws in a bit of humor and fun. Find out more about Cindy and her books at www.cindykgreen.com and http://cindykgreen.blogspot.com/. To join her newsletter email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will send you out all three parts of her FREE READ serial, “Valentine’s Challenge.”
thank you Cindy.
Wow thanks for all the Great comments the last couple days! It’s been fun. 🙂
****The winner of a pdf copy of Snow Kissed goes to….Dina!!****
Email me at Cindy@cindykgreen.com and I will send that out to you, Dina.
Take care everyone and have a splendid holiday season.
Lovely cover and I love your nondancing hero being a great dancer. I’m thinking the soft romantic song would be Love me tender, a timeless ballad that always melts my heart. I miss the snow here in coastal Georgia, but one of these years we might have snow here.
Hi Cindy – I love that cover and the book sounds lovely too! I was raised in snow land but have lived in Florida many years now so no more snow for me! I like the song “Winter Wonderland” for the Gazebo! mesreadsATgmailDOTcom
I love snow as long as I do not have to travel on the bad roads. It is so pretty. Winter to me means a few fond memories..snow, warm house and a good book to enjoy. susan L.
Hi Terri W! I’m not a fan of the cold weather either. But at least when it does get cold it better snow…or what’s the point?? 😉
I love the cover and the song!
I’m not a big fan of snow because it reminds me of the cold weather!
Hi Celia & Mona! Thanks for stopping by.
Great song choice, Celia. Hmm, yes I like that.
What a lovely excerpt, Cindy. A great read and Chritmas present for sure.
CINDY–the song is The Starlight Waltz. I’m not a fan of snow except on TV or in a movie–I just don’t want to be in it! Lovely cover, and the excerpt is superb. Celia
Well, hello, Nell! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.
Lovely cover and the excerpt was fab.
Thanks Cindy, it was 70 last wkend and should be ok this wkend, but we could also get snow next week, lol. With us you just never know, lol.
Hi Dina! Enjoy your 1st snowfall. My critique partner is from Wisconsin. She gave me lots of insight into SNOW. 🙂
I live in Wisconsin and love the first snow fall, just hope it’s not a foot of it or it’s not as enjoyable, lol. Your cover is just a prefect winter scene. 🙂
When I was in college in Florida, I remember all the students from up North yearning for snow right before Christmas break. Those of us from the warmer climates could not understand them. LOL! Thanks for your comments.
Lovely cover! I enjoyed the excerpt. Makes me miss the snow. Not shoveling it but rather the beauty of freshly fallen snow. I live in Florida now so around the holidays I get this yearning for snow.
Hi Loraine! Thanks for stopping by. It is a sweet excerpt-probably my favorite.
Hello Linda H. That’s a great song. Quite romantic for a dance in the gazebo.
Your cover is lovely. I love the look of snow, much better than the ice we always seem to get. It’s beautiful when it’s covering the trees and it looks like a winter wonderland. I think the music playing in the gazebo should be “Just The Way You Look Tonight”. That would be a lovely song to dance to.
Hi Cindy! What a sweet excerpt! I love the snow and gazebo idea and I’ve said this but the cover truly is beautiful.
Thanks for all the comments, Ladies! Seems as we are in agreement that snow is pretty to look at but who wants to do all that shoveling?? I’ll post a winner for the free book on Friday.
Love the sound of this book! The cover is awesome and I would love to read it. It sounds really good! I love snow if I don’t have to get out in it and try to go somewhere! A lot of times where I live we get ice instead of snow and this is not a good thing, although it is pretty! I really don’t like the cold weather that winter brings.
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Thank you Mariska, what a beautiful story. I love snow on the mountain tops. I love to feel the flakes falling on my face. Yet, I only like to see it during the holidays. I hope to received a copy.
Love the cover and the theme.
I love snow, hate to shovel, and ice can just stay away.
Can’t wait to get a copy.
The cover looks so enchanting! I loved the excerpt you posted as well. This sounds like a wonderful read for the holidays. I live in south Alabama so snow is foreign to me as well. I’ve always thought it beautiful though. Ofcourse, my friends in upper states all think I am crazy lol. They tell me I’d change my mind after having to shovel it a time or too to leave the driveway.
The cover lures you in just like it ought. The excerpt sounds so romantic.
I will certainly add this to my TBB list.
Love & Hugs,
Pam Keener in PA
Hi P.L.! I love this cover too. Thanks for stopping by.
Cover is great! The excerpt sounds excellent. Good luck on sales.
Hi Mariska! Thanks, it is a beautiful cover, isn’t it? 🙂
Well, I grew up in California where the weather is Mediterranean so I had to ask for help in writing this book.
since i live in tropical country, i’ve never seen snow before 🙂
i love the cover of Snow Kissed!
Hello Romance Junkies,
Thanks for having me today. Looking forward to reader’s thoughts on snow and dancing.
I’ll extend this contest until Friday. So come on back to see if you’re a winner.