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.
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.”
“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.
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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