Here in Texas, July is plenty hot, and we welcome anything that takes our minds off the blistering heat. That’s why today, I’m thrilled to celebrate a little Christmas in July with Barbara White Daille. Just looking at her cover for Snowbound with Mr. Wrong makes me think cooler weather!
Snowbound with Mr. Wrong (a Snowflake Valley novel)
Worst. Day. Ever. After Lyssa Barnett’s sister tricks her into reprising her role at Snowflake Valley’s annual children’s party, she doesn’t think anything can be worse than squeezing into her too-small elf costume. Then tall, dark, and way too handsome Nick Tavlock shows up to play Santa…and an unexpected storm leaves them snowbound in the isolated lodge.
The last thing Nick wants is to spend a cozy Christmas Eve with a trio of kids and the woman who dumped him. But as much as Lyssa frustrates him, he can’t stop thinking about her. And soon, he’s fighting very un-Santa-like thoughts of kissing a certain sexy Miss Elf under the mistletoe. As Nick starts to fall for Lyssa all over again, he knows it will take nothing short of a miracle to have Lyssa in his arms on Christmas Day.
Welcome, Barbara! Thanks for taking part in Five on Friday and sharing your work with my readers!
Thanks for inviting me to drop by the blog, Ann!
If there was one person, real, fiction or fantasy, you could spend time with, who would it be and why?
Agatha Christie, because she was (in my opinion) often a great plotter, and I’d love to learn how her brain worked when she came up with such different, complex, and compelling mysteries.
Ann: Believe it or not, I’ve never read any of Agatha’s books but she’s on my “to be read” list!
If you could choose your last meal, and you weren’t in prison, what would it be?
Pepperoni pizza as an appetizer, King Crab legs with lots of melted butter for the entrée, and chocolate cake with double chocolate frosting for dessert. Not the healthiest meal, but under the circumstances, who cares, right?
Ann: Well, you named two of my favorites. Pepperoni pizza (with a thick crust because I love it as much as the topping) and chocolate cake! Yum!!
If you could change one thing about yourself, physical, mental, emotional, what would it be and why?
Most likely my diet. (See above. LOL) Seriously, though…the wrong diet can lead to so many health issues. Nothing I’ve run into yet, fortunately, but to play it safe, I’m planning to make a few changes.
Ann: Gosh! Seems we all worry about diet—all of our lives. About the time we think we’re eating healthy, new studies come out and tell us to do something different. So frustrating!
You get to have dinner with one character from any of your books. Who would you pick and why?
This is a tough one since I want to choose them all. But I’ll narrow it down to Jed Garland, from my Hitching Post Hotel series. He’s a seventy-something rancher who is now also a matchmaker for his granddaughters and their friends.
I want to give Jed a huge hug for being such a loving grandpa and loyal friend to everyone in his hometown of Cowboy Creek. Plus, as he owns the Hitching Post (the setting for the series), if we met there for dinner, I’d also get to see his family!
Ann: This would also be hard for me. I fall in love with all of my characters, so to choose just one, would be difficult.
Dog-eared pages or bookmarks?
Bookmarks, definitely. I have a “collection” of bookmarks, nothing fancy, but it means there’s never a shortage of them in my house. If needed, I’ll use a piece of notebook paper, newspaper, or even paper towel. Anything, so long as it won’t damage the book.
Ann: I cannot tell a lie. I’ve been known to do both! My bad.
What’s next for you? Any upcoming releases we should be looking out for?
I’m due to have more books released in my Snowflake Valley series with Entangled Bliss. I’m also working on several ideas for Harlequin. No definite titles or publication dates yet, so please stay tuned. 🙂 Thanks for asking!
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Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: http://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter
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