December 27, 2011

Welcome Guest Blogger Louisa Masters

'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, chaos ruled.

I don't know about your house, but the day after Christmas, mine resembled a bomb site, and I didn't even host Christmas!

I spent Christmas Eve at my parents' place and stayed over, Christmas lunch with one aunt, and dinner with another. Most of Christmas Eve day I was baking, so there's a pile of dishes that was left to air-dry on the draining board. I'm actually quite impressed that I washed them right away!

Gifts are scattered haphazardly around the room, the result of several stop-ins to drop off presents and pick up more between events. Torn wrapping paper is piled mixed in with the piles.

And, of course, there are rolls of wrapping paper, ribbon, tape and scissors on the table, where I left them after I finished wrapping the last of the presents.

The fridge groans with the amount of food packed into it—leftovers sent home with me. Even as I write this, my stomach growls at the thought of the truly excellent ham waiting for me. The Christmas tree looks forlorn without gifts beneath it, as if it knows it's time on display is nearly over for another year.

I look around and dread the thought of putting everything back in order. Instead, I'm going to settle comfortably onto my couch and find something to read. Naughty? Perhaps. But after the crazy lead-up to Christmas, culminating in the chaos of the last two days, I think I'm entitled to a little indulgence. Don't you?

If anyone else feels like being a bit naughty, Inter-Office Relations is a great way to indulge. The best part is, it's short enough to lessen the guilt!

With her resignation submitted, Jeannie Price has one last task she’s itching to perform before leaving her job. After months of sitting next to hot, sexy colleague Tim Harding, it’s time to turn fantasy into reality with a scorching invitation to collaborate on matters of the flesh in Conference Room B. Then she can walk away without regrets.

Tim’s dreams of wild, sweaty sex with Jeannie come true when he accepts her offer, but he’s stunned to learn she doesn’t want to see him again after their steamy tryst. She may be trying to brush him off as just one more item on her To-Do List, but he’s determined to convince her there’s nothing taboo about inter-office relations.

You can buy Inter-Office Relations here, or read an excerpt here. I'll be selecting one lucky commenter to receive a title of their choice from Sarah's backlist. I won't be choosing until midnight Thursday, so there's plenty of time to recover from Christmas!

Big thanks to Sarah for hosting me, and I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!


Louisa Masters said...

Thanks again to my wonderful host, Sarah!

Calisa Rhose said...

Yep- sounds like my house...and I did host Christmas! Sit back and give yourself permission to relax and read, Louisa. We deserve it. You book is on my list to buy.

Liz Flaherty said...

My house, too. I had a houseful and loved it, so I just kept pushing stuff back--it's still there@

VampedChik said...

Sounds like my family! Luckily this year we didnt have to host. It was at my Aunts house. :) Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Hyde said...

*snicker* My house looks just like this! We have one more get together next weekend before we are done. O_O
I STILL have baking to do! We don't have any leftovers because my boys are 17 and 18 plus we've had their friends over. They are like food vacuums!!!

We all need some indulgence:)

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Louisa Masters said...

Congratulations, Liz! You've one a title from Sarah's backlist. I'll email you for details.