Sunday, July 12, 2015

Snippet Sunday: Christmas in July - 99 cent spicy contemporary romance: Feast of Candles #snippetsunday #christmasinjuly

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my spicy contemporary romance, Feast of Candles. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:

About this excerpt:  Lily spies Drake...


She spied him out of the corner of her eye. He had to be over six feet and his stance emphasized the force of his thighs and slimness of his hips. The Nordic blue of his eyes reflected glimmers of light from the overhead chandeliers. His classically handsome features warmed her to her bones. He possessed an aquiline nose and high cheekbones. Even in a crowd, his presence was compelling and he carried himself with a commanding air of self-confidence. She wanted that in a man.


Travel to California wine country and enjoy this snippet from my 99 cent Christmas romance, "Feast of Candles," featuring Jimmy Thomas on the cover.

Drake de Brettville is going to take the biggest risk of his life – because of a bottle of wine. When Drake's brother returns to their home in Denmark with a bottle of wine from the Marquand Winery, Drake finds himself compelled to discover who the wine maker is. Intrigued to learn that the owner is a young woman named Lily Marquand, Drake travels to Napa Valley, California, to meet her. 

When Drake finds Lily, the sparks fly. Lily is that rare woman who stimulates him like no other, but to win her love, Drake has to shatter the battlements that guard her heart and prove to her Christmas wishes do come true.


5 Stars, Loves Reading, Amazon Reviewer: "This is a beautiful romantic tale of a kind hearted but lonely woman who finds the love and happiness she has dreamed of."

5 Stars, Angela S. Britnell, Amazon Reviewer: "This is a wonderfully romantic story with a hero to die for."

5 Stars, Caroline Clemmons, Amazon Reviewer:  "Ms Burkhart has once again created a wonderful, fast-paced read with FEAST OF CANDLES."
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  1. Hi Steph! Great description of him . . . I love how you color his eyes :-) Great snippet!

  2. Sounds like she knows what she wants and he's IT. Enjoyed the description in the snippet!

  3. Hmm. She wanted THAT in a man, or she wanted THAT MAN? :-)

  4. Love the title and the setting on CA wine country draws me in. Best of luck, Stephanie, with your release.

  5. Thanks everyone for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the snippet! Smiles, Steph

  6. Somehow I think she wants him, not some other guy like him. Nice detail about the chandelier