Monday, November 12, 2018

Annabeth Albert Guest Post + Giveaway!

Today I've got Annabeth Albert on the blog with a fun guest post -- favorite holiday heroes! There's also a great giveaway at the end, so don't forget to enter that! And of course go pick up Annabeth's latest release, BETTER NOT POUT!

Favorite Hunky Holiday Heroes

Hi! I’m delighted to be here on one my favorite blogs talking about one of my favorite things—seasonal romances in books. My latest, BETTER NOT POUT, stars a cranky solider about to leave the service and a much-younger man intent on giving him a good holiday. This one stands completely alone, so if you’ve been waiting to try my military romances, this is the perfect time to try! I loved crafting these two heroes. I love Nick’s buff, gruff military police officer exterior and Teddy’s blond, bubbly personality and the way they clash and play off each other. There’s nothing better to me than a memorable holiday hero.  Here are some of my favorite hunky holiday heroes—I tried to include multiple subgenres of romance from my absolutely bulging collection of holiday romances. 

  • The infamous Lord Dashwood in Tessa Dare’s m/f historical Lord Dashwood Missed Out.  This is such a fabulous enemies-to-lovers tale, and I loved the hero’s unusual profession (he makes maps) and his genuine befuddlement where the heroine is concerned. He’s in over his head, and it’s delightful to watch. 
  • Steve in ZA Maxfield’s contemporary m/m I Heard Him Exclaim. One of my all-time favorite Christmas romances, Steve is a silver fox with a heart of gold who embodies the spirit of Santa, and his desire to make a holiday for Chandler and his niece is so lovely. 
  • Nate in Keira Andrew’s lovely Hannukah m/m romance, Eight Nights in December. He’s a little nerdy, a little older, and a whole lot of sexy especially where his virgin co-hero is concerned. We need more Jewish holiday romance heroes, and Nate is an awesome example of why. 
  • Ronan in Anne Calhoun’s m/f contemporary Breath on Embers which is a master class on character development, and this hero is utter perfection. He produces presents and experiences and gradually thaw’s heroine’s battered heart. You’ll finish this one wanting more, more, more of Ronan. 
  • Tru in Edie Danford’s m/m cowboy romance Tru Burn. There’s something so lovely about established couple holiday romance, and this middle book in her Ember Peak trilogy is perfect for readers wanting something meatier than typical holiday novellas. I love everything about Tru as a rich, sexy, alpha hero. 
  • Alexander in Ava March’s historical m/m  My True Love Gave to Me.  Is there anything more swoon-worthy than a reunion romance with a hero who’s carried a torch for years? And historical holiday m/m is something of rarity, making this one even sweeter! 

Who’d I miss? Got any sci-fi or paranormal heroes in holiday romances or other under-represented subgenres? Any new heroes I should be adding to my list? Tell us in the comments! Thank you so much for having me, and I hope you check out BETTER NOT POUT! 

Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press (November 12, 2018)
Genre: Contemporary Romance -- Queer, M/M

One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

Annabeth Albert says that, “BETTER NOT POUT is a male/male holiday romance featuring endearing characters with a fun, flirty plot that will remind readers of their favorite holiday rom-coms.”

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Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance series include the #OutOfUniform, #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat, #RainbowCove and #PerfectHarmony series.

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Giveaway: Win 1 of 2 e-copies of any OUT OF UNIFORM series book or a finished Paperback copy of BETTER NOT POUT!

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Thanks for stopping by, Annabeth! Obviously I had to add all those heroes to my TBR list. :)

Don't forget to answer Annabeth's question: Who’d I miss? Got any sci-fi or paranormal heroes in holiday romances or other under-represented subgenres? Any new heroes I should be adding to my list? Tell us in the comments!

And be sure to one-click BETTER NOT POUT now!


Until Next Time,

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