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Friday, December 2, 2016

Alpha Male Diner's Special: A Southern Man—or Two (Twelve Spirits of Christmas book tour) + giveaway

Cookin’ Up a Southern Man—or Two
By Kathryn M. Hearst
Twelve Spirits of Christmas (Tessa Lamar Novels Book Two)


One Blue-Eyed Detective
· “You-know-I’m-Trouble” grin
· Eyes the color of the Caribbean Sea
· A butt made for a pair of jeans
· Tall, lean, and ready to get it done

One Nunnehi Bodyguard – (Nunnehi is a Cherokee Fae for you Northern Folks)
· Chiseled features
· Muscles to die for
· Dark soulful eyes
· Hair long enough to wrap around your hands

1. Marinade the Nunnehi for a century or two, until he’s confident, comfortable in his sexuality, fiercely loyal, and has enough patience to deal with even the most frustrating heroine.

2. Shape the detective by giving him a Southern momma to teach him manners and how to treat a woman, and a father to show him what it means to be a man. Pound the detective with the loss of his parents, long hours at the office, and a magical attack that leaves him fighting for his life.

3. Mix a cup of Nunnehi magic with the detective until the two men are linked. Allow enough time for male bonding.

4. Test the strength of their connection by introducing a woman, and stir the pot until they’re mixed-up.

5. Top with enough danger to weigh them down.

6. Broil until any insecurities, doubts, or inhibitions are gone, and they’re ready to love a strong woman.

Taste Test:
Aaron sat beside me. “I know what you’re thinking. It’s an entirely different situation with you and Darlene.”

“How in the hell did you know that’s what I was thinking?”

They laughed and pulled me from my chair. Aaron grinned like he knew the punchline, but didn’t share. I looked between them and for once didn’t feel like they’d ganged up on me. When we weren’t trying, the relationship eased into a yoga pants and T-shirt kind of comfortable.

Bryson wrapped his arm around my shoulder. “We know how you think.”

I poked his side. “Keep telling yourselves that.”

Aaron rubbed the back of his neck. “I should get going. It’s late.”

“Stay.” I glanced between them, holding my breath. The word hung in the air like a smoke ring.

“I’m good with that,” Bryson said.

“I could stay. I’m off tomorrow unless they call me in.” He shrugged.

“Good. We’re decorating Christmas trees before Mae has a fit. Everything is running late this year.” I smiled, knowing that adding Aaron to the mix meant we could finish in half the time.

Aaron asked, “Has she forgiven you for Thanksgiving?”

“Not exactly.”

Bryson shook me playfully and spoke with his lips against my temple. “Babe, you need to mend fences with Darlene.”

“She stopped by this morning. The fences are in the wood chipper.” With everything hanging over my head, I had my choice of issues to worry over. I glanced between the men and bit my lower lip. “Are we ready for bed?”

They both eyed me, but Bryson broke the silence. “We should talk about this first, make sure we’re on the same page. Tessa, I’m certain you have questions.”

Between Bryson’s arm around my shoulder and Aaron holding my hand, I’d settled into the idea of the three of us. Any discussion on the matter now would feel like greasing the tracks and threaten to derail us. “What did you mean, exactly, when you said Aaron and I should explore?”

“It means that I don’t have a problem with the two of you getting physical.” He nodded to Aaron. “He and I talked about this while you were out after the accident. We’re good with sharing, if you are.”

“In whatever way you’re comfortable.” Aaron watched my reaction as if questioning a suspect.

“Sharing. Does that mean you each get alone time, or will it always be together?” I turned to Bryson. “We’ve been sharing a bed. Will that continue?”

“As long as you’re comfortable with it, yes.” He nodded. “I don’t have a problem with you staying with Aaron, or him staying here with us, when he isn’t working like a madman.”

Bryson met my gaze. “We’ll take things slow, talk about what worked and what didn’t, and put our relationships first.”

“I can do that.” I smiled, though doubt hovered on the edge of my conscience.

Bryson leaned in and gave me a hell of a kiss. He pulled back and watched me through half-lidded eyes.

I turned to Aaron, who wore the same hazy expression.

“Agreed.” Aaron brushed his lips across mine twice before teasing my lips apart with his tongue.

Bryson slid his hand down my side. I wanted this, wanted them, both of them. We’d slide down the long oily road to Hell in vinyl suits together.

Twelve Spirits of Christmas (Tessa Lamar Novels Book Two)
by Kathryn M. Hearst
November 8, 2016 

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wyndham House
Number of pages: 315 e-book 354 print
Word Count: 86,000
Cover Artist: Marcela Bolivar
Two amazing men. A serial killer. A Christmas to remember.

Tessa Lamar is dreading her first Christmas without her beloved grandfather. They say the holiday season brings out the best and the worst in people. This year, it’s brought out a serial killer, who chooses his victims based on the carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

As Tessa comes to terms with her life as a Nunnehi, the Cherokee equivalent to fairy, she finds herself in cahoots with a ghost to stop the Christmas Killer before he strikes again. She must wrangle her magic, manage family responsibilities, juggle the men in her life, and discover the person she was meant to be, in order to save…

Seven Swans a Swimming

Eight Maids a Milking

Nine Ladies Dancing

Ten Lords a Leaping

Eleven Pipers Piping

Twelve Drummers Drumming

Twelve Spirits of Christmas is the second of the Tessa Lamar Novels, Paranormal Romances with a Southern twist. If you like Southern humor, supernatural creatures, and a healthy dose of romance, then you'll love this series. Be sure to check out Kindle Scout winner, The Spirit Tree, to read the beginning of Tessa’s journey.

About the Author:
Kathryn M. Hearst is a southern girl with a love of the dark and strange. She has been a storyteller her entire life, as a child, she took people watching to new heights by creating back stories of complete strangers. Besides writing, she has a passion for shoes, vintage clothing, antique British cars, music, musicians and all things musical (including theater). Kate lives in central Florida with her chocolate lab, Jolene; and two rescue pups, Jagger and Roxanne. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, raising a nerdling.

The Order of the Sinistra Dei is her first series and includes titles, Feast of the Epiphany and Feast of Mercy. Kate's novel, The Spirit Tree, won a publishing contract with Kindle Press through the Kindle Scout contest. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies.

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  1. looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Sounds like a different take on a Christmas story.

  3. I love serial killer novels AND I also love paranormal tales. Combining them both should make for a very nice treat!

  4. I love serial killer novels, but I haven't read one with paranormal thrown in. Sounds great!