Friday, November 30, 2012

Hot Winter Kiss Blog Crawl & Pub Quiz


Hard to believe my 10th book with Decadent Publishing JUST released today. Or that it's only been two years since they accepted my first ever book to be published. What a journey it's been, I just hope Decadent are prepared for another ten books from me hehe and that readers have the sleeved rolled up and their eReaders at the ready. I've caught the writing bug bad, and it's here to stay!

Ready to help me celebrate? Bloody hope so.

First, deets on my 10th Decadent release, which is a may to december holiday romance featuring the very likable Sandra from Bell's Irish Pub! Then scroll down for a rafflecopter contest!  I'm giving away TEN Decadent books via all romance or Kindle. 

HOT WINTER KISS, Irish Kisses book four
Tasty treats await you.

GENRE: contemporary romance
CONTENT: May to December / Tinsel Play / Irish Castle / Snowed In / Holiday Romance

Hot winter kisses to warm broken hearts….

Sick of tending to everyone else’s needs around the holidays, divorced barmaid and granny Sandra ferries it from London to Belfast. All she wants for Christmas is some peace with a romance story in front of a roaring fire in a remote Irish castle. What she gets is a most unexpected Christmas present from her friends at Bell’s—A 1Night Stand with a young Irishman.

Can she hack it in the real world of romance, or are life’s complications and treacherous snowstorms best left to the pages of a book?

Newly widowed Ardan Draighean owns Ballygalley castle. Once run as a hotel with his late wife, the stone building now serves as a home for him and his son. After hearing about Madame Eve’s matchmaking skills, he contacts her in search of the perfect match. Although much older than him—by fifteen years—Sandra is his ideal woman. He be damned if he’ll let a good story get in the way of his happy ever after with her.

Hot winter kisses are all this couple needs to stay warm this Christmas, but will the heat stay long after the magical season of mistletoe has finished?

HOT WINTER KISS, Ardan's tree excerpt
Should he have been upfront with Sandra? He had hidden his identity from her both times he’d bumped into her in the castle yesterday. First, in the morning in Laura’s kitchen, and later, in reception, where he had hoped to discreetly drop off her suitcase. She had spotted him and wrapped her arms around him, even kissed him on the cheek. He played along like the guest she seemed to think he was and chatted about pheasants, leaving out the tiny little detail he was Ardan, her date for the evening.
Now what would he say? Should he pretend her date was a no-show because of the snow? No, not a very gallant thing to do. He did not want her to know he was loaded and king of the castle, but he could’ve certainly explained he was her date arranged by 1Night Stand. He could’ve given her that much.
Our kiss in the snow sent me cuckoo. Ah, bugger it.
She was a looker, with her blonde hair and bright blue eyes—those oceanic pools mesmerized him, took him into the very depths of her. And her womanly curves stirred him to the brink of insanity. He’d like to feel her flesh under his touch, to clamp those nipples in his teeth, to hear her squeals of delight, to tie her up in tinsel and....
He wrestled with the tree so it stood straight. Next, he trimmed some of the more unruly stems and stood back to study his work. It’d been two years since he’d had a Nordmann Fir in the house. Two years since he’d even considered celebrating Christmas in any form. It’d taken him ages to locate the old box of decorations and lights in the attic. Even found the treetop fairy he made as a child. It had been Amy’s favorite decoration, and she always took such care perching her in such a way so a tree light would sit beneath her skirt and light her up.

Sweet Irish Kiss, book 1
Shamrocked, book 2
Threesome Sweetness, book 3

Author bio:
Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren't demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway....with JoAnne Kenrick!
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  1. Congrats, Joanne!

    (I'm so thirsty right now!)

  2. Congratulations on the new book Joanne. i haven't been able to find the rafflecopter on any of the websitesor blogs. maybe i'm just to early? congrats again,

    tammy ramey

  3. Congrats, JoAnne. That's quite an achievement!!!

  4. Super sorry for the mix up -- it was five books, and the rafflecopter wasn't posted xx
    If ya'll want to comment and share the post, then post a link here to where you shared it, I'll count that an entry instead xx Really sorry about that.
    My internet was down all weekend, so i didn't have a chance to pop in sooner.

    *hands you all a drink and flutters eyelashes* can you forgive me?