Win a Prize Pack of Books from “Last Chance Christmas” Author Joanne Rock!

Rock-Xmas-300dpiWe’re thrilled to have Joanne Rock here with us today celebrating her brand new release from Holiday Books! Leave Joanne a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a prize pack of books! Happy Holiday reading, Book Girls!

Writing a Christmas romance is almost as much fun as reading one. And that’s really saying something as writing a book can be very challenging. But no matter what writerly obstacles a story presents, a Christmas tale is special because it contains that extra measure of holiday magic.

Of course, I’m a romantic in every sense of the word, so it’s easy for me to find a holiday romance magical. Especially one set in a fictional town like Cloud Spin, Vermont, where the weather is like walking into a snow globe.

Last Chance Christmas gave me an excuse to turn on the holiday tunes early this year. I created a Pandora station of all my favorites and the inspiration was immediate. Is there any music that can set a mood faster than Rocking Around the Christmas Tree? Or Nat King Cole singing The Christmas Song? Not for me! In minutes, I was reliving past holiday trips to Vermont where quaint towns celebrate the season with Old World charm, complete with Wassailing Weekends and Father Christmas.

But my new story isn’t all window dressing! The best part of this one is sexy hockey hero J.C. Royce, who wooed and won me early on in this story. He’s strong, driven and athletically gifted. Most importantly though, he recognizes the importance of family, Christmas, and a sense of home and community that Shea Walker has forgotten. I hope you’ll join me to see how J.C. goes about convincing Shea to stick around for the holidays… and more!

***Leave a comment for Joanne Rock – your favorite Christmas tune or movie!—and you’ll be entered to win a holiday prize pack of books.

auth_JoanneRockJoanne Rock writes romance of all shapes and sizes from sexy contemporary to medieval historical and an occasional Young Adult story. She’s penned over seventy books, appearing most often in the Harlequin Blaze series. Joanne taught English at the college level before becoming a full-time writer, and she returns to the classroom as often as possible to share her love of stories. A quiet and unassuming Virgo, Joanne married a fiery and boisterous Aries man in true opposites-attract fashion.

 

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  1. For fun my favorite song is the Hippo song! And I also love Mary Did you know. I love most any Christmas music Amy Grant is a favorite. My mom used to put on the records and play old time country music stars’ Christmas albums, loved it we have quite a collection. I also have several CD’s of Christmas music. I also love Christmas romances, I was actually looking through my books on my kindle Sunday night after I had finished a book, and thought about starting some of the Christmas ones I had purchased last year, but didn’t get around to reading, it’s finally feeling a little like fall here in central Alabama, so I am in the mood. Yours looks like a great one!

  2. My favorite Christmas movie is The Grinch! Both the old school one and the Jim Carrey one, I could watch them over and over – and I do! Because my 3yr old loves them too :) Unfortunately, toddler pronunciation is a terrible thing and he is always asking me to watch “the bitch”! ;)

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  3. i love the song “Mary, Did You Know?” done by Kenny Rogers. i love the movie “Miracle on 34th Street”; older & newer versions.

  4. My favorite Christmas song is Last Christmas by WHAM! and my favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually. Not to mention I love books that have hockey players in them… Thanks for the chance!

  5. I’ve become a big fan of hockey player heroes, so I’m looking forward to reading this book, Joanne. ;-)

    My favorite classic Christmas movie is White Christmas. My favorite newer Christmas movie is The Family Stone. Both are filled with humor and heart and I have to watch them every year.

  6. white christmas…. Love Bing…. and its the answer for both though white christmas was originally the song from Holiday Inn and I own that too

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    1. Hi Gretchen! One of the stations has played it all day on Christmas for the last few years so it’s always easy to catch on that day. And who can pass by when he walks down the stairs in his bunny suit?!

  7. Your book sounds like a fabulous read, I do love a good holiday romance especially with hockey players! So many wonderful Christmas songs to choose from but my all-time favorite is Silent Night. There’s just something about it that’s so peaceful and beautiful.

  8. I haven’t read any of your books yet, I’m looking forward to though. My favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy and my favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Story, I look forward to it every year. Thank you for this opportunity.

    1. Hi Christy! Nice to meet a new-to-me reader and thank you for taking a peek at LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS! I saw a poll online where readers ranked their fav versions of Little Drummer Boy and the one I saw rated David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s duet the highest. You can’t go wrong with Bing….

  9. I love Christmas music and I guess my very favorite songs are Mary Did You Know & I’ll Be Home For Christmas. I love Hallmark movies and a very special favorite of mine is November Christmas with Sam Elliott.

  10. I love, love, love Christmas music, I could listen to it all year long! I have tons of favorites on my playlist including My Grown Up Christmas List by both Kelly Clarkson or Michael Buble, All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey, 12 Days of Christmas from Straight No Chaser and O Holy Night the N’Sync version.

  11. I love xmas movies. My favorites are Home Alone 1&2. I also love Xmas cartoons like Rudolph and Charlie Brown Xmas. Thanks for the chance.

    1. today in class we listen to Fanfare for the Common Man. it was about the soilders and sailers that were going to a war. Copland llived between the 1900 – 1990. He wrote this durning ww2. the instruments that were playing were the brass and it was the loud insturment. and then the percussioon was the even louder ine . it was like this because of the hsrd tyime of the war.

  12. I have so many favorites, it’s hard to choose. I will go with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas.

  13. My favorite Christmas movie isn’t only a Christmas movie, but I love it anyway. . . “Meet me in St. Louis” I love it and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” would have to be my favorite song (that and “Silent Night”). My sister and I make it a point to watch the movie in our PJ’s with hot cocoa every year.

  14. Love Joanne’s stories. Favorite Christmas movie…EEK!

    Four Christmases starring Reese Witherspoon.
    And “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway is my favorite Christmas song.

  15. Congratulations to Chris Bails, winner of the thread prize!! Chris, I’m messaging you privately, but all you need to do is email me at jrock008@gmail.com with a mailing addy and i’ll ship the prize out asap. Thank you so much to everyone for visiting and sharing my new release day with me!

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