Friday, December 7, 2012

I've Got Goodies for you in the Christmas Wishes #BlogHop


Welcome to my Christmas Wishes Hop Post everyone! It's blog hop mania around here! So be sure to visit the Entangled in Mistletoe Holiday Hop Post that's ALSO running 12/ 7 - 12/14 for more giveaways!

Today, along with my giveaway down below, I'm sharing a humorous holiday scene from my new contemporary romance, One Night with a Hero. Here, Army Special Forces hero Brady Scott is doing a favor for the heroine, Joss:


Brady emerged from a stall in the men’s bathroom. “Don’t say a word.”

Bobby, Victor, and Danny all burst out laughing.

“Yes, Sergeant Santa,” Victor chortled.

Brady glared and turned toward the mirror. Aw, hell. The Santa suit had arrived, and Brady’d had a momentary lapse in cognitive function wherein he decided it would make the most sense if he donned the costume and saved Joss the stress of finding a volunteer. But now… “I’m the least convincing Santa there ever was,” he said.

Bobby tried not to laugh but failed. “Put this on next,” he said, handing him a big furry blob. The beard. Elastic bands looped around his ears. The mustache was attached and filled with wire that could be shaped over the lip. Next came the wig. Brady settled it over his head, which was easy since his hair was so short. Finally, Bobby handed him the cap and a pair of wire-rimmed glasses filled with fake lenses.

“Uh, we have a problem,” Brady said. His dark eyebrows now stuck out like a pair of inchworms
crawling across his forehead.

Bobby held up a tube. “We have a solution.” He uncapped it and leaned in.

“What in the hell?” Brady grumbled, glaring at Victor and Danny as they stretched to watch Bobby work.

“There. Look.”

Brady turned back to the mirror. “Huh.” Whatever the stick was had turned his eyebrows white. In a not too fake way. “You have a Santa belly for me in that bag of tricks?”

Something pillow-like whacked him in the gut. “Asshole,” he said, chuckling.

Danny elbowed Victor. “I don’t think that’s approved vocabulary for Santa.”

“Keep it up. Wait ’til you see what’s in your stocking this year.”

“That’s the spirit,” Victor said.

Bobby helped stuff and organize his belly and buckle the wide black belt. “There.”

Not bad. Not bad at all. He turned to the guys. “How do I look?”

Danny’s expression cracked first. “Like someone who is thoroughly pussy-whipped.” Bobby most tried to resist, but then he joined the others, who were laughing so hard they could barely remain upright.

Ignoring the asswipes behind him, he fished his wallet and a few other necessities from his uniform pants and slipped them inside the pocket at his hip.

Luckily the coat and all the padding would hide the lump. “Whatever. You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. I’m outta here.”

“Wait,” Bobby choked. “Don’t forget your bag. These are the favors for the kids.”

“Fine.”

“Maybe you should…practice your ho, ho, ho. You know, to…make sure it’s authentic,” Victor said, nearly wheezing.

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Buy One Night with a Hero at Amazon | B&N
Click HERE for the complete linky list of all the participants in the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop!
Now, for MY giveaways!:

Rules: Both giveaways are open to international entrants and the contest runs through midnight EST December 13. Complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


#1: $5 gift card to winner's choice of Amazon or B&N! WINNER: ROBERTA CASH HORN

#2: Snowflake necklace and earrings set with Swarovski crystals! WINNER: MARLENE BREAKFIELD

Finally, don't forget to enter the hop's grand prize giveaways where you could win a Kindle Paperwhite, a Nook Glow, a $90 gift card for either Amazon or B&N (and both e-readers come with book bundles, including some of my books!) 

Thanks for hopping! ~Laura

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85 comments:

Penni said...

Oh that earring and necklace set is adorable!

Penni said...

OH! my favorite line from the excerpt would have to be.....


Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

laurie said...

OH! my favorite line from the excerpt would have to be.....


Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Tanya said...

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you

love it!
Tanya

crystaley73 said...

My fave line would be Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. "Ho, ho, fuck You.He stalked out of the bathroom, and could hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

teena3940 said...

It looks like everyone picked the same one..lol
Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Irene Velazquez said...

"Ho, ho, fuck you" flipping hilarious! Thanks for always having awesome give aways Laura! <3

Sharon Stogner said...

“I don’t think that’s approved vocabulary for Santa.” lol, he better watch his mouth or he will end up on someone's naughty list

LM said...

“Like someone who is thoroughly pussy-whipped.”

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Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

"Ho, Ho, Fuck you." Is my favorite line and one of my favorites in the book!

Aurian said...

Lol, I loved it all, but this is the best line: Not bad. Not bad at all. He turned to the guys. “How do I look?”. That is usually the woman's question ;)

Amy S. said...

“Yes, Sergeant Santa,” Victor chortled. My other favorite one is Ho, Ho, Fuck you too.

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sassyspeaks said...

cute snippet

Victoria said...

“Uh, we have a problem,” Brady said. His dark eyebrows now stuck out like a pair of inchworms
crawling across his forehead.
What a great line :).

I love the necklace and earrings, Laura! Kind of reminds me of Owen ;).

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Kelly said...

"Keep it up. Wait ’til you see what’s in your stocking this year.”
Sounds like a good threat to me!

Amiee Ryan said...

my favorite line from the excerpt is “Yes, Sergeant Santa,” Victor chortled." sums up Bradys pain in one line :D poor guy thought he was doing something nice for the woman he liked and then the friends come along and well don't help :) lol Thanks for the great giveaway the necklace and earrings are beautiful!

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Beautiful Disaster said...

I like the line... "I don't think that's approved vocabulary for Santa."
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Raonaid Luckwell said...

“Yes, Sergeant Santa <---- I can just imagine! LOL!

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Sophia Rose said...

I'm not sure that an actual individual line struck me. I just found their back and forth snarky humor funny.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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Gaby Pendragon said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!
My favorite line was: “Ho, ho, fuck you.”

LOL, so funny!

Di said...

gotta love “Ho, ho, fuck you.”
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Eva said...

This part is so real and funny to me:

“Maybe you should…practice your ho, ho, ho. You know, to…make sure it’s authentic,” Victor said, nearly wheezing.

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Thanks!!

Laura Kaye said...

LOL! I'm having so much fun reading your favorites guys! Thanks and good luck!

Vickie said...

The whole book is my favorite part!!! LOL

Heather said...

Love the snowflake jewelry set!

Jansen Garland said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.” Hahahaha...been meaning to get my hands on this book!

Stephanie said...

Apparently I'm in the majority here. "Ho,ho, fuck you."

It appeals to my inner sailor and it seems like something V might say. So it's win-win. :D

Siobhan Muir said...

Poor guy, but it sounds like he makes a great Santa, and besides, it's the girl he has to impress, not the guys. They're just jealous cuz he's getting some. ;) Great post, Laura. I thoroughly enjoyed the snippet. :)

GzNKz4evr said...

Love this one!
“Ho, ho, fuck you.”
It's the new Bahumbug! *snort*

Alex said...

I don't have a favorite line but that excerpt made me giggle a little.

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.”

Love it. Steph at fangswandsandfairydust dot com

Thanks Laura

Pinkim Kimberly Wright said...

"Don't say a word"
I love it...

cheralyn said...

My favorite quote:“Keep it up. Wait ’til you see what’s in your stocking this year.” Thanks for the great giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

BLHmistress said...

My Favorite line is

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

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KForth said...

"You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good."

Timitra said...

The last three lines are my favorite especially "Ho Ho Ho fuck you."

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Unknown said...

My favourite line:


Danny’s expression cracked first. “Like someone who is thoroughly pussy-whipped.” Bobby most tried to resist, but then he joined the others, who were laughing so hard they could barely remain upright.

Rebecca Boucher said...

My favorite part of the book. I have to differ and say my favorite line is "wait till you see what's in your stocking this year." Just love Brady, awesome character

Holly said...

Well I must go with the flow and say my favorite line is...

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Kim said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I gotta read this book.

Catherine Lee said...

"I don't think that's approved vocabulary for santa." Great line.

Readsalot81 said...

The "Ho Ho Fuck you" is pretty classic! :) I look forward to checking out the book!

Thanks for the giveaways!

JessS said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Awesome excerpt! And thanks so much for the giveaway, those earrings are really, really pretty!

Lily B said...

“Keep it up. Wait ’til you see what’s in your stocking this year.”

Oh my the necklace is lovely!

I wish you happy holidays :)

heather said...

Lol, but there's so many ;) I really like " I make this shit look good!"
Thanks for the giveaway!

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ML said...

Definitely liked the "Ho, ho, f--- you." line! Fun!!

Great excerpt.

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DANIELA said...

I agree
my fave is
"Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

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Anne R said...

My fav line would : Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. "Ho, ho, fuck You.He stalked out of the bathroom, and could hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Loved the snippet, thanks for sharing. Happy Holiday

mariehahn13 said...

This is my favorite: “Whatever. You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. I’m outta here.”

It made me laugh :)

Thanks for a great giveaway and for sharing! :)

Marie
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CBarton said...

"Ho, Ho, Fuck You"...

I like that!!

Thank you for being a part of the hop. Cute earrings and necklace!

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Laura Kaye said...

Aw, so glad you guys are enjoying the excerpt! Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by my place!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

This is my favorite line:
"Keep it up. Wait ’til you see what’s in your stocking this year.”

Sounds like a good read. Happy Holidays!!

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Arianne Cruz said...

favorite is "ho ho, fuck you" LOL

redzsm said...

"Ho, Ho, Fuck You" made me smile :) It seems to be the consensus, people love a naughty Santa!

-Selena Mc

kimberly holgate said...

“You have a Santa belly for me in that bag of tricks?”

Something pillow-like whacked him in the gut. “Asshole,” he said, chuckling.

Danny elbowed Victor. “I don’t think that’s approved vocabulary for Santa.”

Diana said...

Loved it!!! My favorite line is: “I don’t think that’s approved vocabulary for Santa.”
Happy Holidays and thank you for the giveaway,
Artemis

bas1chs said...

Laura, I have read this one and LOVED it. My favorite line here is "Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” "

Jyl22075 said...

“Whatever. You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. I’m outta here.”

I'm loving the confidence! LOL!

Laura Kaye said...

I'm really enjoying reading all your comments! Thanks for hopping by everyone! Good luck and have fun!

Jbst said...

I like the "I don't think that's approved vocabulary for santa."

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Filia Oktarina said...

when Victor suggested “Maybe you should…practice your ho, ho, ho.
and Brady say “Ho, ho, fuck you.”
It was made me smile :)

Liz S. said...

"I don't think that is approved vocabulary for Santa."
Great excerpt. The jewelry is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

Mary Preston said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.”

Had to laugh.

Nay Nay said...

“I don’t think that’s approved vocabulary for Santa.”
Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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nurmawati djuhawan said...

“Uh, we have a problem,”

Dovile said...

I like:
"Maybe you should…practice your ho, ho, ho. You know, to…make sure it’s authentic"

Thank you for the chance!

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

Luckily the coat and all the padding would hide the lump. “Whatever. You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. I’m outta here.”

zitarva said...

Looking forward to reading this book!

zitarva said...

Loved the last piece of the excerpt: Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

SdyLion said...

“I don’t think that’s approved vocabulary for Santa.”
Funny- love it. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Julianne Keller said...

OOoooh shiny!!!! Very pretty necklace and earrings.
Here's my favorite, Luckily the coat and all the padding would hide the lump. “Whatever. You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. I’m outta here.
The books sounds like a lot of fun to read.
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Sandy said...

Favorite line from the excerpt:

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

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scott wilcox said...

You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. Although there were many great lines in the excerpt! BUHAHAHAHAHH Love it. Thanks so much for sharing this and the prizes.

Merry Christmas,
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Laura Kaye said...

LOL! So glad you guys are having fun with the excerpt! Good luck!

Jeanette Platt said...

That sounds like army guys for ya... as a army brat and marine wife i can tell ya they are all like that when playing santa... It is now on my to read list.. thanks.

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susanmp said...

I loved the whole excerpt but "HO, Ho Fuck you" was hilarious!

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Caitlin said...

Yes sergeant santa, lol
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Sassy Chassy said...

I have to go with the most popular answer: "Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall."

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Roberta said...

"Ignoring the asswipes behind him, he fished his wallet and a few other necessities from his uniform pants and slipped them inside the pocket at his hip."

joye said...

And then his lips found hers.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Judy-Ree said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.” I love it. I can hear the guys ribbing each other and this totally coming out.

Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.

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Kaci Verdun said...

I liked: “Whatever. You three be dickheads all you want. I make this shit look good. I’m outta here.”

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Gayle Latreille said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.” I love it. I can hear the guys ribbing each other and this totally coming out.

Great Blog. Merry Christmas to all!

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Sherry said...

Brady threw the bag over his shoulder. “Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.

Marlene Breakfield said...

“Ho, ho, fuck you.” He stalked out of the bathroom, and could still hear their laughter at the far end of the hall.