Every year in our house, we all write lists of the things we wish we could have. My kids shock me every year by having very reasonable lists… This year, my oldest said she wanted a board game, some books, some boots and a DVD. The middle one wanted a doll, some lip gloss, books and a DVD. The youngest wants about 10 My Little Ponies… The hubs wanted a PS4 <–these are COMPLETELY out of stock… Thank goodness for Ebay! He is going to be TOTALLY shocked!
So, beyond wishing I could travel through time and meet all of my favorite historical heroes, I thought I’d share with you all my wish list this year! This is the one I actually gave my husband J Let’s see if he makes my wishes come true!
- A life-sized cardboard cutout of Channing Tatum. (Seriously…)
- A life-sized cardboard cutout of Thor. (I’m really not kidding!)
- A cabinet to stuff all my office junk into. (With much praying that my office will miraculously clean itself.)
- Some sexy shoes w/plaid on them. (‘Cuz what Highland loving girl doesn’t have these?)
- A gold-colored purse. (I have an admitted purse fetish and I don’t have one in this color…)
- Pens/notebooks. (I love pens and notebooks!!!! PAPER!!!! INK!!!!)
- A cool author necklace J (That’s how I roll!)
- CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!! (If this does not appear beneath the tree there might be some serious problems come Christmas morning…)
You may notice that books are absent from this list… That is because I am unable to resist book buying throughout the year. Amazon should just set up a distribution center in my backyard. It would make both of our lives much easier, LOL!
Happy Holidays to you all!!! Wishing you the best in 2014!!!
A Kilted Christmas Wish
Down on her luck with men, Darla Strider wonders if she’ll ever meet her own kilted hero. Considering she lives in present day New York City, the likelihood of that happening is nil. She’s certain only a Christmas wish could make her dreams come true. Until the day Aaron Sutherland walks into her café, and changes her whole world.
Leaving his pain in Scotland for life in the States, the last thing Aaron has in mind is hooking up with a city girl. But one look at Darla and she’s got him singing All I Want for Christmas is You.
Highlanders. Oh, she wished.
Darla Strider, hopeless romantic and cynical love hater, tossed the Scottish romance novel she’d been reading aside. Highlander’s Reward… Ultra alpha hero, fiercely loyal, powerful, hot body, good in bed, not to mention his kilt… When was she going to get her reward? The Scottish hero from the novel certainly wasn’t going to leap from the pages, long sexy hair flowing, sword glinting, eyes filled with desire and ask her out to dinner followed by mind-blowing sex—except in her fantasies. And in her fantasies, she would say, yes, a thousand times yes, throwing herself into his waiting, muscular arms.
Leaning an elbow on the counter of her gourmet deli and resting her chin in her hand, she gazed out the paned glass onto the busy, holiday-adorned Manhattan street. Any minute the lunchtime rush would begin. Thank goodness her chef was in today. With Amanda, her hostess/waitress, out sick, the counter was going to get crazy. Reading time was over for the next few hours. What did it matter, anyway? She was beginning to be overly bitter about romance and a reminder of that was the last thing she needed.
One miserable, failed date after another. A couple of meaningless relationships and a series of messy nights bumping uglies. Romance, for Darla, was dead.
What she wouldn’t give to have a Highlander walk through her door that very moment. At least a free year’s supply of her prized veggie and goat cheese panini. To hear his brogue stroke her like a caress while he told her how beautiful he thought she was. She smirked. For that, she’d throw in a daily glass of sangria.
Never going to happen.
She glanced over at the miniature Christmas tree tucked into the corner near the window. Stockings hung from its branches, all in the name of holiday cheer. A little bronzed Santa sat nestled in the branches, surrounded by twinkling white lights and silver tinsel.
“Santa,” she murmured. “Please bring me one of these Highland heroes for Christmas.”
Oh, God, now she was resorting to talking to inanimate objects. Hopeless.
The bell over the door dinged. Swiping her hands on her snowman-covered apron as she stood straight and plastered a smile on her face, Darla resisted the urge to gasp at the gorgeous man who walked through the entrance. Dressed in a dazzling fitted, charcoal-gray suit, with a light blue dress shirt and shiny black tie, he looked like he’d just walked off a billboard titled, Every Woman’s Dream. Dark hair, slightly on the longish side, clean shaven, chiseled features—and those eyes. Gray as storm clouds and just as unpredictable.
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Bio: Eliza Knight is the multi-published, award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor.
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