Stacy, thanks so much for inviting me back to visit!
Readers – I’m thrilled to be sharing my new release, One Week to Win Her Boss, book 2 in the Snowflake Valley series, as well as special sale news (see below) about book 1, Snowbound with Mr. Wrong. And I’d just like to let you know that all my books, even in series, can be read as standalones, since each hero and heroine reaches their happily-ever-after by the end of their story.
Here’s the cover copy from the new release:
One Week to Win Her Boss
a Snowflake Valley novel
Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…
A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.
Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.
This clip includes the first time Michael’s attempt to play “Prince Charming to the rescue” goes all wrong. 🙂 (And FYI, Lyssa is Amber’s sister, and Nick is her brand-new fiancé.):
Amber and Lyssa both shouted Nick’s name at once. Served the man right for getting himself trapped into an engagement. Grinning, Michael waited to see whether or not his friend would get himself out this conversation alive.
Instead, to his surprise, Lyssa laughed. “Oh, but that’s not the only volunteer project Callie has on her mind. Amber, she’s nominating you for Snow Ball Queen.”
“No.” Amber’s fork clattered onto her plate.
“What’s that?” Nick asked.
“Tomorrow is the kickoff of the week-long festival,” Lyssa said. “The Snow Ball is the grand finale.”
Nick nodded. “That’s the dance you told me about. The one at the community center on New Year’s Eve.”
“Right. Everyone in Snowflake Valley votes for King and Queen of the Snow Ball. The winners are announced that night.”
Nick frowned. “No offense to Amber, but why isn’t Callie nominating you, too?”
“Thanks.” Lyssa kissed his cheek. “But she can’t. I’m not eligible to compete.”
“Eligible?” Nick echoed.
Let him be the front man here. Michael settled back in his chair and sipped his coffee. This deal sounded worse than the Barnetts’ family project. No way would he get involved in either one.
“I’m not eligible since I’m attached,” Lyssa explained. “Everybody in town knows that when someone competes for Snow Ball King or Queen, they’re declaring themselves single and looking.”
Amber’s face turned as pale as her white ceramic mug, as if whatever illness bypassed her last night had just hit full-force. “I refuse to run.”
“You know the rules as well as I do. If someone is nominated, their name goes on the ballot.”
“I won’t participate.”
He caught it again—that same hint of despair he’d heard in her voice last night. Maybe this snowball thing tied into the secret she was keeping from her family.
“Hmm…” Lyssa shrugged. “Well, it’s true you don’t have to pursue winning the crown. But how will it look for Mom and Dad if a Barnett is nominated but doesn’t make even an attempt to win?”
“Why not?” Lyssa demanded.
“Because…because…” Amber’s gaze met his. He didn’t read anything close to a plea for help in those blue eyes, couldn’t find the hint of a silent SOS. Of course not. Amber’s independent streak would never let her lean on him. Yet he still felt the need to give her an out—maybe since he could relate to having family push her against the wall.
What the heck… He reached for her hand. “Amber can’t compete,” he said firmly, “because we’re together.”
You can find links to many of your favorite retailers here:
One Week to Win Her Boss
Also, my publisher is celebrating the holidays with a special 99-cent pricing for the first book in the series! The sale runs through January 8, 2018. Links here, if you’re interested:
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
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