Today I am excited to be a part of Lit' Connects Holiday Jinx Blog Tour. Please enjoy my review of this holiday romance and Abbey's delightful guest post and giveaway:
Thank you so much to Kimba for having me here today! I’m
happy to be here!
It’s hard to believe another year has flown by and we’re in
the thick of another holiday season. I don’t know where the time went. I’m very
busy this time of year. I sing in two local choirs, and I have dozens of
cookies and goodies to bake and presents to rap. I have last minute shopping to
take care of. I’m not as horrible this year as in the past. LOL I actually got
an early start on my holiday shopping this year. Yay!
My most favorite thing to do during the holiday season is to
spend time with my family. Growing up, it seemed like my family was always
getting together for one cousin’s birthday or a holiday. Now that we’re all
older and with lives of our own, we don’t get to spend as much time together as
we used to. I really miss that. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two times of the
year where we all sit and eat and catch up.
As a kid, it was so much fun receiving presents. The
anticipation of seeing what Santa left me kept me up for hours. And as an
adult, I still love receiving presents. *g* The holidays mean much more to me
now though. I tend to reflect on my life and just give thanks for all I have.
And part of that thankful spirit is participating in buying gifts for children
and giving them anonymously. Though I don’t get to see their reactions when
they open their presents, it feels so wonderful to play even a small part in
bringing them happiness.
In one sentimental and pivotal scene in my latest book,
Holiday Jinx, my hero and heroine are invited to share their neighbor’s
Thanksgiving dinner. To my hero Chris, they haven’t done anything to warrant
such generosity. They simply cleared their walkway. But their elderly neighbor
doesn’t’ know of any better way to show her thanks. Her grandchildrens’ parents
are trapped in town, but are on their way. Chris and Natalie did a job that
would give her more time with her precious family. Thanksgiving is all about
being grateful for what you have and for those in your life. I wanted to
include this element in my story because to me, sharing and letting others know
you care, doing good deeds, and bonding with others can enrich your experience
of the holidays.
Of course, there are toys and plenty of mistletoe to go
around in my story too. LOL Not to mention a mischievous matchmaking elf, after
all, the holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without a lot of love and some
How about you? What’s your favorite part of the holidays?
What do you enjoy most about this time of year? Leave me a comment below and
you could win either a $5 gift card to buy either a Kindle or Nook book. Don’t
forget to leave your email address so I can contact you. Only one comment per
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Good luck and happy holidays!
by Abbey MacInnis
Publication date: November 12, 2012
Genre: Adult Contemporary Holiday Romance
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon
*contains mature content
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…unless you’re single and lonely.
Jinx—one of Santa’s elves—is in trouble with the Big Guy. She’s been charged with bringing holiday happiness to Christopher Ragan, CEO of Wondrous Toys. It’s a big job especially when he’s more attached to the bottom of a bottle than helping his fellow man.
She’s got enough trouble without spilling the secrets of the North Pole, but then along comes Natalie Burnes, a newbie CEO of Enchanted Toys and in trouble of a hostile takeover from Christopher’s company. The woman literally crashes Christopher’s vacation plans in a tucked away Michigan cabin---and the sparks start flying. As if Jinx’s job of matchmaking the toy makers isn’t hard enough, she’s got to stay one step ahead of the North Pole patrol and keep out of sight of the humans. No way is she gonna screw up and lose her magic again. If the humans can’t find happiness and love by Christmas, Jinx forfeits her chance of seeing her true love too. What’s an elf to do?
When I joined Lit’ Connects' blog tour of Holiday Jinx
I could not resist reading
the novel. I am a sucker for holiday themed books. Truly! Put a Christmas
cover on anything and I immediately need to read it. I am so glad I did because Macinnis
offered up a heartwarming, funny, made for Hallmark Christmas romance that
definitely put me in the holiday mood.
The tale begins when we meet Jinx. She is one of Santa’s elves
and boy is she in a heap of trouble with the Jolly old elf. To avoid being sentence, Santa charges her
with bringing holiday happiness to the CEO of Wondrous Toys, Christopher Ragan.
Somehow she needs to bring Chris together with Natalie Burnes, the new CEO of
Enchanted Toys. Her task make them fall in love, and not just love but true
love. This will prove to be a difficulty task as Chris has already begun a hostile takeover of Enchanted Toys. Santa gave her
strict rules not to use her magic. The tale that unfolds is sweet, funny, and
full of twists and some very sizzling hot moments.
Christopher comes off as arrogant, and as cutthroat
businessmen that is until you peel back the layers and find a damaged romantic. I really liked Christopher despite the mess he
finds himself in. I found myself wanting to hug the little boy in him while
swooning over the smexy man he has become. Natalie
is full of hope, loyal to the core and has been seriously burned in the love
department. She needs Chris’s help to save her company more then she even
realizes, but can she learn to trust her heart. Jinx is a meddlesome little elf
and her antics made me laugh, especially when they backfired. Other characters
added to the tale and help shape my opinions of the hero and heroine in this
The addition of an elf to this classic storyline made it
amusing and in the beginning a little corny, but the tale comes into its own and
I quickly got caught up in seeking a happily ever after. The sexual tension
between Chris and Natalie felt real and gave way to some steamy scenes. The
thread regarding their two toy companies was compelling and I got caught up in
saving Enchanted Toys. This was a fun,
easy read and I read it in a single sitting.
I recommend Holiday
Jinx to those seeking a fun, romantic holiday escape. Macinnis also writes contemporary
western romances, historical and paranormal romances. I will definitely read
more of her work.
I want to thank Lit Connect and the author for providing
this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.
Three peppermint flavored coffees out of five
Abbey is gifting one randomly drawn commenter from each tour stop a $5 electronic gift certificate to either Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com; Winners’ choice. Additionally, Abbey is gifting a Grand Prize tour wide giveaway of a zip file filled with various author digital book donations. The winner can only win ONCE during the entire tour. Please leave a comment with your broken up email addy and follow the Rafflecopter directions. The giveaway is open internationally and the winners will be notified via email after the close of the tour.
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Abbey MacInnis is a published author of Contemporary Western
romance. Along with Contemporary, she
writes Historical, Paranormal and erotic romance. Whether she’s being swept
off her feet by a Medieval knight, regency rake, or cowboy or cop, her heroes
are always strong men who’ll love their women unconditionally. On most days,
Abbey can be found at her computer, penning her latest tale. A tale where love,
respect, and passion combine to create a satisfying and happy ending. She
invites you to step in to the pages of her romances, to leave your worries
behind and get swept up in her world.
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