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Friday, December 8, 2023

Deck the Halls with Books Holiday Extravaganza with PNR Author Delta James + giveaway

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Heat Oven to 325 degrees F

2 cups butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (I use a skoosh more)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans (closer to 1-3/4 cups)
4 cups flour

· Cream butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy
· Beat in eggs
· Set aside
· Combine remaining ingredients and add to butter mixture
· Mix well

· Roll into 1 inch balls OR use cookie scoop to place on cookie sheet
· Flatten with a glass or cookie press, dipped in sugar
· Bake 8-15 minutes depending on your oven and desired texture—chewy or crisp
· Place on cooling rack

· Cookies are fragile; store in air-tight containers

by Delta James
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Artist: Wicked Smart Designs
Will a charade under the mistletoe lead to a real love story?

Dash Samuels, a grumpy reindeer shifter, is faced with an ultimatum: marry by Christmas Day or lose his cherished family inheritance. The holidays are his least favorite time of the year and now he needs to find a mate? Panicked, he devises a plan to hire a woman to play his fake fiancée, until the inheritance is secured. But what he never anticipated was the whirlwind of emotions that would follow.

Noel Brooks, a spirited dreamer struggling to make ends meet, agrees to Dash's unconventional proposition out of necessity. The holidays are her favorite time of the year. As they embark on a charade filled with misunderstandings, holiday traditions, and undeniable chemistry, their carefully constructed façade begins to crumble, revealing the cracks in their hearts.

Dash needs to get from a grumpy humbug to a believer if he is going to catch his fated mate before it is too late.

Bah Humbug Mate is an enchanting story that reminds us that sometimes, the greatest gifts come wrapped in unexpected packages – and that true love is the ultimate holiday miracle.

Bah Humbug Mate Excerpt
A Mystic River Shifters Holiday Novella

“What do you mean I need to be mated by the winter holiday? Are you kidding me?” Dash said as he paced back and forth in the attorney’s office.

“Look, Dash, I didn’t write the damn will. Well, I guess technically I did, but your grandmother was very particular. She was very angry you left the herd. So, if you want to inherit what I agree is rightfully yours, you need to be married by the holiday deadline.”

“Which is?”

“December 24.”

“You aren’t serious.”

“I’m afraid I am. Your grandmother took these kinds of things seriously.”

“For heaven’s sake, Blitz, where the hell am I supposed to find a comely, female reindeer-shifter in the next…” he glanced at the calendar on the wall “twenty-three days?”

“Honestly, I don’t know, and there are provisions that will have you tied to this girl for at least ten years.”

Dash plopped down in the chair. “A decade? I have to spend a decade with some girl I don’t even know?”

“You know lots of girls,” said Blitzen.

“And none of them I’d want to marry.”

“Dude, for that kind of fortune, I’d marry Godzilla.”

“Do you have her number?”

Delta James is a USA Today bestselling paranormal and contemporary romantic suspense author, whose goal is to captivate readers with stories about complex, curvy heroines and the dominant alpha males who adore them. For Delta, romance is more than just a love story; it’s a journey with challenges and thrills along the way.

After creating a second chapter for herself that was dramatically different than the first, Delta now resides in Florida where she relaxes on warm summer evenings with her loveable pack of basset hounds as they watch the birds, squirrels and lizards. When not crafting fast-paced tales, she enjoys horseback riding, walks on the beach, and white-water rafting.

Her readers mean the world to her, and Delta tries to interact personally to as many messages as she can. If you’d like to chat or discuss books, you can find Delta on Instagram, Facebook, and in her private reader group


  1. Thanks for the cookie recipe! The book looks great

  2. I can't wait to try these Pecan Shortbread Cookies and to read Bah Humbug Mate! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, author's bio and the book details

  3. The excerpt sounds good. Thanks for sharing.