On October 7th, Grace Burrowes, Terry Spear, and Carolyn Brown all released Christmas romances! From October 1st to 21st, Sourcebooks is celebrating with a ‘Holiday Blog Hop’ which includes an iPad mini giveaway to help get readers in the holiday spirit. Today I am thrilled to be sharing a naughty excerpt from A HIGHLAND WOLF CHRISTMAS with you, enjoy!
A Highland Wolf Christmas | Heart of the Wolf #15
It’s going to take a lot of mistletoe…
Guthrie MacNeill, financial advisor for his clan and werewolf pack, is at his wit’s end when the pack leader’s mate hires a gorgeous party planner to bring holiday cheer to the castle. Guthrie’s wildly attracted to Calla, except he can’t reconcile the fact that his job is to save the clan’s money, and hers seems to be to spend it.
To warm this Highlander’s heart.
Calla Stewart has never had a more difficult client. The laird and lady of the castle are delightful, but the handsome Highlander holding the purse strings is quite impossible. Since she specializes in holiday magic, Calla hopes she can make the scrooge-like wolf lighten up. Then Guthrie takes on the role of Highland warrior to protect her from an unexpected threat, and the holidays take a turn for the passionate.
Women shrieked and shouted, but Calla was on the other side of the tree where she couldn’t see the commotion. But then she saw the twelve-foot tree toppling over—right toward her.
Before Calla could get out of the way, something hit her hard from the side and slammed her against the floor. Just before the tree landed on top of them. He was on top of her, smelling like the great outdoors, fir tree, and musky, sexy male wolf. Guthrie.
“Sorry,” he mumbled against her ear, branches framing his head and touching the floor on either side of her. “I meant to rescue you.”
She smiled. “From … the tree?”
He smiled back. “That was the idea.”
Guthrie lifted his head, smiling at her with a mischievous glint in his green eyes. Despite all the commotion, and to Calla’s surprise, Guthrie kissed her. His lips were warm and masculine and tasted like wassail. Cinnamon, apple cider, and oranges. She licked his mouth to enjoy more of the taste and he licked her back, smiling. Then he deepened the kiss.
Oh my God! She hadn’t felt this naughty in forever! The men were going to move the tree soon, and here she and Guthrie would be. Kissing. In front of several members of his pack.
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas.
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45 responses to “Sourcebooks Holiday Hop + iPad Mini Giveaway: A Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear”
Omg I loved that excerpt! I’m such a fan of this series and of this author. I like just about any type of paranormal reads but for the holidays I like the backdrop settings to have snow, cold, ice and lots of snow. Mostly because we just don’t get snow here and I miss it. Mary Kirkland recently posted…Dealing With The Loss Of A Pet
Snow is a MUST for me as well; I’ve never experienced a green Xmas in real life, so why would I want one in my fiction? Glad you remembered to come back today, and that you enjoyed the excerpt!
I’ve only had one white Christmas and I loved it. But we don’t get snow in Las Vegas so unless I move, not gonna happen. Thanks for the heads up about coming back and the excerpt was awesome. Mary Kirkland recently posted…Freebie Friday!
Oh yeah, I guess it doesn’t snow in the desert. LOL
In that case, here’s hoping that A Highland Wolf Christmas will be your first!
My favorite Christmas read is actually a Christmas listen (I know hold back your shock). I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper. I don’t do many Christmas stories. As someone who worked for ecommerce for twelve years, I became to hate Christmas. This year will be my third Christmas away from angry customers. I’m slowing getting to like it again, though I don’t think I will ever get back into it the way I used to be, but at least I’m not all bah humbug anymore. 🙂 Melanie Simmons recently posted…Best Audiobook Player App for Smartphones (besides Audible)
I’m not big on the holidays either, so you’re not alone, and when I do read a Christmas story, I must do so in DECEMBER. You can’t go wrong with Molly Harper, especially in audio!
Fancy seeing that both you AND Melanie have favourite Xmas listens. Shocker! 😉 Good luck!
Love this author and since i enjoyed the excerpt, i am sure the new book will be one of my favorites and I enjoyed “A Highland Werewolf Wedding”.
I’ve only read Spear’s Jaguar Fever so far; I MUST give her werewolves a try!
Thank you for sharing this and believe it or not, I don’t have a favorite holiday read but for whatever reason around Christmas time I really loving reading the classics and historical romances. There is just something about them that screams holidays to me. kindlemom1 recently posted…Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Once Perfect by Cecy Robson
Classics never get old whether we’re talking books or movies. Thanks for participating! 🙂
Oooh, I like the sound of “rock ‘n roll spin on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” I just might have to check that out. Thanks!
I don’t think I have a favorite holiday read. I love to read Christmas stories all year long. I think that reading them helps put me in the Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men mindframe any time of the year. Judy recently posted…Review: All He Wants for Christmas by Lisa Plumley
That’s a really nice POV, Judy! I’m a bit of a Scrooge, so December is the only time I’ll read Xmas stories.
I don’t really have one!
How can you NOT have at least one?? o_O
Little Women would be my favorite holiday romance read. Thank-you for the fab giveaway. 🙂 La,La in the Library recently posted…TEN BOOKS TAG… double yikes!!
You’d better get on that because Xmas is right around the corner. I’m SO not looking forward to gift shopping. Urgh! Good luck! 🙂
I don’t have a favorite holiday read, but I have been collecting a few for the upcoming season and will start reading them after I am done with my Halloween reads. Thanks for the great giveaway. sherry fundin recently posted…Friday 56 #28 & BB #4 – Myths and Murder
Sounds like you’ve got the next few holidays covered. Happy reading!
Highlands and wolves, I really like that combination.
I’m not crazy about Christmas books, but if I have to pick one it’ll be the same one Lupdilup picked, A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas. BookaholicCat recently posted…Movie Trailer: Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ooh, two votes for A Wallflower Christmas—that’s it, onto my holiday reads list it goes!
i wonder if the giveaway is international or not… now that being said i would prefer the book in print ( yes even if it’s a ipad^^;;)
Weirdo! I’m not sure if it’s international, the Terms & Conditions section is blank, but if you win, feel free to send it my way. I’ll BUY you another book. LOL
I haven’t lived in snow during the Holidays — ever, except for one year in Philadelphia when my hubby was attending Drew University for his Ph.D. I don’t miss it though because a lot of our family still gets together every Christmas or Thanksgiving at our home here in central valley California…and that’s what I care most about. We do it potluck style so it isn’t a burden on anyone, we go for long walks in-between the food marathons, reminisce and play board games. It’s a wonderful life we have here during the Holidays. Plus, I like to take time out from festivities to read Christmas romances from my fave authors, one of whom is–tada: Terry Spear!!! Thanks for the post. firstname.lastname@example.org
See, I’d find that super weird. I’ve always experienced the four seasons, and as much as I complain when it’s -30C outside, I wouldn’t want to forgo the white stuff altogether. It helps that I’m into snowboarding mind you because otherwise I can see how those winter months could get long. At least readers who don’t live in the North can experience the season vicariously through Spear’s books!
I don’t think I’ve ever read anything Christmas related besides Harry Potter. 0.o I think I typically read mostly paranormal in the winter for some reason… Makaela recently posted…Top 5 “Fictional” Places I Want to Visit
LITTLE WOMEN is my favorite read at Christmastime. “I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”