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Friday, November 24, 2017

Fall into Romance Event with Author Barbara White Daile

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!

Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), and many more books on the schedule.

Hi! I’m Barbara White Daille, and I’m very happy to be the wrap-up author in this Fall Into Romance Event here at Ramblings From This Chick. The fact my date “falls” on Black Friday makes it even better.

Confession time. Unlike the three Barnett sisters in my Snowflake Valley series, I’m not very handy when it comes to crafts, homemade holiday ornaments, etc. Bigger confession: I’m also not much of a shopper.

One of my friends is The. Best. Bargain-Hunter. Ever. I’ve said this before—and will probably say it many times again—but this woman can stand at one end of the mall and spot a sale sticker all the way down at the opposite end of the building!

So when I orchestrated a real coup of a deal that left her nearly speechless…well, I have to tell you, that felt pretty darned good.

Take a look at this tote bag.

It’s fully lined and genuine leather. It was originally $74.00. I found it in a clearance bin for…wait for it! :)…seven dollars and forty cents.

When I told my bargain-hunter friend, she literally stood there speechless for a few seconds. Then she gasped and said, “But that’s ninety-percent off!

Score one for me. LOL

Have you ever gotten a great deal on something special? And do you shop the Black Friday sales?

This excerpt from One Week to Win Her Boss comes early in the book, when Michael and Amber finally have some time to talk. Unfortunately, being under Michael’s watchful eye is the last thing Amber wants!

Amber couldn’t stay at the lodge with Michael here. But where else could she go?

Run home to her family? No way. She refused to let them know she wasn’t the independent, in-control single mom she wanted them to see.

She trusted all her friends but couldn’t ask for their help. Even if not a single one of them talked, everyone in Snowflake Valley would eventually know what had happened. One person would see something, another would overhear something else, and before she knew it, she would have no secrets from anyone, including Michael.

He took his seat again and looked at her. “Amber, what are you hiding from your family?”

She clamped her coffee mug in a death grip. “Who said I was hiding anything from them?” she asked cautiously.

“You did. You said not to tell your mom and sisters about the soup.”

“Oh. That.” She forced a laugh. “They would disown me for not making it from scratch. They’re all very into homemade food, homemade clothes…homemade everything. Callie, my oldest sister—you met her, she’s the one who’s a teacher. Anyway, she even has a recipe to make her own Christmas ornaments out of paste and flour.”

He eyed the tree in the corner of the room. Needing some Christmas cheer, she had turned the lights on when she’d come downstairs with Penny.

“Don’t worry,” she said, “I decorated it myself, and I promise you there’s not a handmade ornament in the bunch.”

“Hey, I already told you, I couldn’t care less. It’s your tree, not mine. If it were up to me, there wouldn’t be one in the house.”

“Scrooge,” she teased. Instant conversation stopper. No return smile from him, as she had hoped. No comment, either. Just a silent shrug.

But somehow, she needed to change the subject. To keep him away from the topic of secrets…

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It's a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she's the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she's looking for.

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  1. At this point in my life I don't go out Black Friday shopping. I hate the crowds. I do buy some sales online though! This past spring I found a pair of Columbia boots, regularly $110 marked down to $13.20 at Kohl's. I had a 15% and $10 in Kohl's cash!

    1. Hey, Sue - that's an awesome deal! Love when those discounts can be combined and max out the savings.

      And I'm with you about the crowds. One of these day I should give online shopping a try! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, May! I appreciate the comment!

      Reader input has been wonderful so far - which, as far as I'm concerned, is sort of like the best early Christmas present ever. ;)

  3. I don't think I've ever found that great of a bargain, Barbara! I don't do Black Friday anymore - I'm usually working now that I work retail.

    1. Glenda - hugs to you! I can't imagine having to be on the other end of the Black Friday mad rush.

      As for the great bargain, I'm still bragging about it - because after all, it may be a once in a lifetime experience for me. :)

  4. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I agree with everyone about the crowds. I hate them. This year, I decided to shop online, in my comfy jammies with some hot chocolate.

  5. Joanne - as far as I'm concerned, you've got the perfect solution - down to and including the hot chocolate. :)

    Thanks for the compliment about the book. If you do read it, I hope you enjoy the story!