Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Blog Hop--Midwinter Night's Dream

Midwinter Night’s Dream—a Christmas Story Coming December 10th from Loose Id! Meet Errol Lockhart, and learn a bit about him and his relationship with Joe.

Describe yourself in four words. Determined. Loyal. Romantic. Creative.

Boxers, briefs, or commando? Weeell, considering Joe worked for a high-end underwear company, I’d have to say designer briefs by Escalade. Before that it was a gold thong for work. If you want the details, you’ll have to read it yourself—too embarrassing!

Favorite food? Ordinarily I’d say anything—beggars can’t be choosers. Joe is a much better cook than I am, and I really like Joe’s five-alarm chili. He fixes it at the fire house about once a month. I’ve eaten enough Ramen noodles to last me a lifetime.

What about Joe makes you crazy in a bad way? Joe is a great guy, but he can take overprotective to a new level. Getting him to understand he doesn’t have to keep the bad things away all the time is one of the things we’re working on. As far as a bad thing, though, it’s endearing. He means well, and I love that about him.


Two years ago, Joe Blake lost his secret lover, firefighter Bryce Marshall. Grieving, Joe left his job as a fireman and paramedic to become the spokesmodel for undergarment company Escalade. They lured him into the limelight and drove him deeper into the closet. Modeling doesn't provide fulfillment; Joe wants privacy and to feel useful again. A holiday at his mountain cabin outside Denver is the perfect escape. The last thing he anticipated, or wanted, was sharing his retreat with another man.

Last Christmas, actor Errol Lockhart discovered boyfriend Carson had stolen a play. Carson accused Errol and then blackballed him in the theater community. Some Christmas that was. Now Errol has to take whatever work he can to survive. Delivering a singing telegram during a blizzard isn't wise, but it pays double and rent is overdue. He's got dreams, not of a white Christmas, but of getting a shot at Hollywood. He's determined to make it, if he survives this storm.

As Joe and Errol ride out the blizzard, more than marshmallows get toasty in front of the fire. When Errol discovers Joe's identity, he's sure he's found his way in, his big break. But Joe won't sacrifice Errol to the Hollywood sharks. Unless they can forge a compromise, they're going to wake from their midwinter night's dream to lumps of coal in their stockings.

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