Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Celebrate the Season with... Monica Garry-Allen- GIVEAWAY

Another festive post! Please welcome Monica Garry-Allen. Check out her question to be entered in the drawing!

In Christmas Confusion, Bailey has just moved into her first apartment. She’s graduated college and has landed her first ‘real’ job. She’s also fallen in love for the very first time. But she’s slowly realizing that love isn’t as wonderful as people make it out to be, especially when the person you’re in love with is in love with someone else. Or so she thinks. The more Bailey tries to avoid Max the more fate seems to throw them together causing Bailey to fall deeper in love with her next door neighbor. What she doesn’t realize is that he’s fallen just as hard for her. It takes them a while to finally figure things out but when they do sparks fly and Bailey finds herself experiencing a few more firsts, thanks to Max Davis aka Mr. Handy Man. Bailey had planned to spend Christmas alone but her plans are quickly changing. Hopefully a weekend of chaos and confusion will finally get Bailey and Max on the right track. 

~Sometimes ‘Mr. Right’ is right next door. ~

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Book Blurb:
Can two people be any more confused than Bailey and Max? 
Bailey Cooper is very much attracted to her neighbor, Max Davis. Unfortunately for her, Greg – Max’s lover, is slowly becoming one of Bailey’s best friends. Bailey’s emotions are torn; she adores Greg’s friendship while at the same time she craves Max’s touch. What is a girl to do when she ‘thinks’ the man she’s in love with is in love with someone else? 
Max Davis and his baby brother Greg Davis are co-owners of the apartment building they live in. Max has fallen for his tenant, Bailey, but she avoids and ignores all of his advances. Soon he becomes suspicious of the friendship blooming between Greg and Bailey. He believes Bailey has a crush on his brother but Max wants Bailey all to himself.
Will a holiday weekend full of chaos and confusion finally get Bailey and Max on the right track? Or will a few innocent caresses lead to more Christmas Confusion? 

Christmas Confusion Excerpt:
Max scooted back on the couch, he reached toward Bailey, eyes straying to her legs. Even though she wore jeans, he still pictured her legs bare, like they were when she jumped on his counter.
Her eyes widened as his hand came closer and closer. Max leaned forward, stretching his arm even closer to her body, he ached to touch her. His fingertips itched for a chance to slide down her body. As he moved closer, he heard her inhale deeply and he couldn’t escape the erotic images that flowed through his mind. Oh, the sounds I could cause her to make, if she would give me the chance.
Max continued edging forward, until his fingers wrapped around what he was reaching for. He picked the remote control up and moved back to his side of the couch. His hand shook slightly. Bailey exhaled. The sound sent chills over his body. Max pointed the remote at the television and pressed play.
He cleared his throat. “Do you want to start from the beginning or do you want me to find the last scene you watched?”
Max waited on her to answer but all he heard was the sound of her breathing. He kept his eyes straight forward, fearing the sight of her chest rising and falling would be his downfall. She took so long to answer that he forgot what his question was.
“Whatever you want,” she whispered, and his gut clenched. Max pressed pause.
What was his question? For the life of him, he couldn’t remember what he’d asked her. But her answer ‘whatever you want’ was the answer he craved. A thousand questions raced through his head, ‘Bailey, what do you want me to do to you with my tongue?’ Her answer of ‘whatever you want’ would be perfect for that question. ‘Bailey, what do you want me to do to you with my hands?’ Whatever you want would be the perfect answer to that question. But none of those were the question she was answering. What had he asked her?
“Or we could just watch television,” she said. “We don’t have to watch the movie, I know it’s a chick flick and you may not like it.”
Oh yeah, the movie. “No, no, we can watch the movie.” Get it together, Max.
“Okay,” Bailey smiled and snuggled further into the comforter. His comforter, the one he would sleep under later on tonight. The comforter that would have her sweet scent on it until he decided to wash it, if he decided to wash it. Get it together, now, Max.
Max cleared his throat again. He felt like his t-shirt was getting tighter, choking him. Max found it hard to swallow. “We can just watch it from the beginning. How long is this movie anyway?” he asked her.
“It’s a short movie, about an hour long.”
He would have an hour in her company, an hour with her sitting within arms-reach of him, an hour of sweet torture and he would enjoy every minute of it.
“Can I have a little cover?” he asked her.
“Sure, here.” Bailey leaned forward pushing some of the comforter his way.
“Thanks,” Max told her, before draping the cover over his legs and pressing play. The first scene of the movie came on. Bailey’s eyes were glued to the television screen. Making good use of his peripheral vision, Max watched her from the corner of his eyes.
He loved watching her smile at the funny scenes and tear up at the sadder ones. Emotion after emotion flitted across her face as she watched the movie. He wondered what kind of emotions he would draw from her if she was underneath him. Would she be as passionate in the bedroom as she was outside of it? Max had a feeling she would be.
‘Whatever you want,’ she’d whispered; Max groaned again. 

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Giveaway time: I hope you enjoy reading Christmas Confusion as much as I enjoyed writing it. To celebrate its release I’m giving away a copy of my romantic comedy, The Makeover, to one lucky commenter. Share what you love most about the holiday season for a chance to win. I can’t wait to read your comments! 


  1. What do I love most about the holidays? Well I love decorating the tree with the kids. As were putting the ornaments on the tree my kids and I sing our favorite Christmas songs together after the decorations are up the kids and I turn the lights off and enjoy are handy work while sippng on hot chocolate. This is very special to me because I used to do this with my mom and siblings and now it is a tradition I carry on and I hope that one of my kids will too! I really enjoyed your excerpt definitely going to check it out. Thanks and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. I love seeing how happy and excited my son is on Christmas morning, when he realizes Santa has visited. These are memories that I'll always hold dear <3 :)

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  4. I love seeing my kids on Christmas morning, and the Christmas carols and movies on Hallmark!

  5. I love the family time - whether its just a few or a house full - its always a time of laughter. Plus I love the presents!! :-P

  6. I love all the smiles and laughter I see and hear during the holidays. There is nothing better than seeing a child happy, laughing, and smiling! It makes the whole world glow with the light of HOPE! Thank you for the giveaway! kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Congrats! The winner of this drawing is Amy Bowens. The author will contact you soon. Thanks!