Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday Tales Holiday Blog Hop & Free Book Giveaway - Naughty or Nice?

Me? Be naughty? *Bats lashes innocently*

Okay, I confess. I have been naughty a time or two.



Welcome to our Tuesday Tales Holiday Blog Hop! The authors of Tuesday Tales are joining up to offer our readers a chance to win a book for those brand new e Readers Santa brought. At the end of my post I`ll have instructions on how you can enter to win a PDF copy of my brand new holiday romance, All I Want for Christmas, an M/M romantic-comedy novella that was inspired by a picture prompt here on Tuesday Tales!



Blurb for All I Want for Christmas


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Alexander Dawson thought this Christmas would be a lonely one. He has no way of knowing that his cantankerous cat, Mister Tibbets, would turn a simple online shopping trip into a cataclysmic Christmas conundrum.

Alex ends up on a madcap dash to another state during a snow storm to return a painting to dreamy wildlife artist, Cooper Reynolds.  Once he stumbles across Cooper`s remote log cabin, he and the sexy but emotionally distant painter end up sharing more than a kiss under the mistletoe.


Things aren`t all holly-jolly for the men though. Cooper gets a terrible case of icy feet, and Alex hits the road as soon as the snowplow clears it. Can Alex, Cooper, and their feline friends find a way to have a purrfect holiday together?

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Now I suppose I have to get back to my one naughty time. Back in the day, I had a thing for The Archies. Yeah, they were pretty darn cool. I adored their music, and asked for a copy of their album. One day I spied an album-shaped present under the aluminum tree. I know some of you remember them, and the multi-colored spotlights that shone upon the lovely silver trees. Please tell me some of you recall them!

So there I sat, knowing without a doubt that I was almost pretty sure that album-shaped present was the Archies album. It ate at me. Day after day, night after night, until one day about a week before Christmas morning, I could take it no longer. While mama in her kerchief was sound asleep I snuck out, grabbed that album, opened it with care, and played it on my record player. Then I, in my childish wisdom re-wrapped the gift. Boy howdy was I a clever one! Mom would never know!


Alas, she did know. Somehow, she knew. Maybe it was the rocking and rolling taking place in my room? Or the obvious sloppy re-wrap job. Mom never punished me for that naughtiness. I suppose she knew that the disappointment of not being happily surprised would be enough punishment. She was right. Opening a gift I had danced to wasn`t quite as exciting.



Have you ever peeked at a holiday gift? Tell me about it in the comment section and you`ll be entered to win a copy of All I Want for Christmas! Just leave your childhood – or adulthood – confession of holiday naughtiness along with your contact information. When the hop ends on 12/29 I`ll put all the names into the always merry Random Thing Picker. One lucky winner will be sent a PDF version of my new M/M holiday release! So get commenting, and don`t forget your contact information. I can`t contact you without it. Good luck!

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V.L. Locey

18 comments:

Karen said...

i have gotten better as i have gotten old (a little)...growing up i would wait for my mom to leave and scour the house looking for my presents...even if wrapped, i got really good at opening and rewrapping without anyone being able to notice LOL!

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Jillian said...

LOL! I Love your peeking story. I never did that but my sister did. I love the Archies as well (Sugar, sugar) and we HAD that silver tree with the color wheel - oh yes, we did!!!

Cathy Brockman said...

I actually did that also too I wanted this jewelry bx and was sure it was there i opened it took it out ooed and awed and rewrapped it. christmas morningi savedit for last since i knew what it was but wheni opend the actual box the jewelry bx was gone, My sister had it in her stuff. I had pjs.. I couldnt say anythign or i would tell on my self. Mom just smiled at me.. thnak goodness my brthday is aweek later and i got my jewelry box.. I never had the desire ot open another gift LOL great blog hop you naughty thing lol

V.L. Locey said...

Tee-hee. I see that peeking as kids was pretty common. My husband is still just as bad and he`s well into his 40`s. I`ve gotten better over the years but he is just terrible! =)

SherryGLoag said...

Always enjoy your stories, Vicki. Best wishes for 2014 from a fellow TT-er :-)

Karen Cino said...

Just hopping by. Have a happy New Year.

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for hopping through gals!

Delphina Miyares said...

I did as a teen and it stunk on Christmas Morning :(

V.L. Locey said...

It really does take the fun out of it, doesn`t it, Delphina?

Thanks for commenting and good luck!

Delphina Miyares said...

ummm forgot my email. ooops delphinareadstoomuch @yahoo

Lindsay said...

It's good to be naughty sometimes. Happy Holiday from the nice TTer to you

Jean Joachim said...

Love the bit about the book, your Christmas tree and Archie. I was a huge fan of Archie and Veronica cartoons. Great post!!

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for hopping by Jean and Lindsay!

I`m so glad you came back with your email addy, Delphina. Thank you for making that extra effort!

merriedth said...

Yes totally guilty of snooping...me and my sister found the stash of presents an the attic when we were kids boy does that bring back memories....
maprovince72@yahoo.com

V.L. Locey said...

Oh boy! The whole stash? I bet you two were busy shaking and poking.

Thanks for dropping by and commenting Merriedth. Good luck!

morgan said...

This year I accidentally opened my present. It came in the mail and I open all the bills. I knew when I saw it was my present. I tried to seal it back, swearing to my husband I saw nothing.:)

V.L. Locey said...

Oops, Morgan! Did your hubby believe you I wonder?

V.L. Locey said...

Congratulations Delphina! The Random Thing Picker has picked your name! I`ll be getting in contact with you soon with you PDF of All I Want for Christmas.

Many thanks to all who dropped in and shared their naughty secrets. I promise I won`t tell a soul. ;)

May 2014 bring you and yours every happiness.

V.L. Locey