Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Christmas Dare, Perfect Reading for the Holidays


    Super Book Blast Tour & Prize Giveaway  


If you're looking for something to read that will infuse you with holiday spirit, love and laughter, Joan Chandler has written the perfect book for you.

Joan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card, winner's choice, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $10 gift card to Bath & Body Works to a randomly drawn host. Be sure to leave a comment and your email address so you can be notified if you're a winner!

The Christmas Dare

by Joan Chandler


Self-professed Christmas addict Gia Dixon, and by-the-book Ethan Castle have been best friends all their lives. When tragedy strikes Ethan’s family, Gia’s the rock he depends on to pull him through the darkest days. Then, a shared, long-forgotten memory leads to an unexpected yet tender kiss.  Can a simple Christmas dare help them find true love?

She made a face at him as she prepared to get out of the car, and then flipped around to her knees to reach between the seats to gather up her packages. As she pulled everything forward through the gap, she leaned over to kiss his cheek.
He caught her by surprise when he turned to face her, causing their lips to meet. Her eyes widened, while his turned dark.
“Gia,” he said, the name coming out of his mouth in a low rasp.
She closed her eyes but didn’t move. She couldn’t speak. Then she sensed when he was about to kiss her again. She tilted her face up to receive it, her lips parting to let him know she wasn’t opposed.

Ethan put his hands on either side of her head, his long fingers wrapping around to bury themselves in her thick, blonde hair. “Gia,” he whispered again as he closed his mouth over hers and slipped his tongue inside. She twirled hers around it, gently sucking. They were lost in the moment, oblivious to whether anyone else was around or not. They forgot where they were. They even forgot who they were. And in their place, these two sensual, passionate creatures tangled their arms around each other and kissed as if their lives depended on it.
Finally, Ethan sighed and pulled back a little. “Tell me that this is okay with you. Please say that it is.”
Gia had trouble finding her voice, so instead she pulled his mouth to hers again and greedily kissed him. When it ended, she asked breathily, “Does that answer your question?”
All About Joan

Joan Chandler is a Florida native who has lived in the Deep South all of her life. She is married with two children who are her pride and joy. She lives a double life of sorts, holding down a nine-to-five job during the day, and writing steamy romance at night—often with her black cat curled up in her arms as she types.
When she’s not spending her spare time working on her next novel, she loves to go camping, sharing girls’ night out with her friends, walking her two dogs, and watching football.

Where in the world can you find Joan?


Twitter account:   @joanchandler1
Facebook:  Joan Chandler
Joan's previously published works are Perfectly Imperfect, and No Regrets. Both are available at: 

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donnasquaw said...

This is the first time here and I'm glad that I did. The Christmas Dare got my interest, I want to read more. I love the cover of the book, it catches you and draws you in to read. I would love to win this book, and I will be putting this on my book list.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Donna Harris

Joan Chandler said...

Thank you for the chance to visit with your followers today, and to present my holiday romance. Christy, your site is really exceptional, and you put so many extra touches on your posts. It is obvious you love what you do! I appreciate you hosting me today.

Christy McKee said...

It's my pleasure to have you Joan. The Christmas Dare is perfect reading for the season. I am anxious to read Gia and Ethan's special story and see their journey to discovering love.


bn100 said...

Very nice excerpt.


Dorthy said...

Thank you for hosting Joan today :-) Joan congrats on the release of your book! I hope you are having a wonderful release day and not working too hard at your 9-5 job :-)

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