Mistletoe Madness 2015: Cat Johnson



Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. This year’s event is hosted by Blogging by Liza, Books Make Me Happy, and That’s What I’m Talking About. It’s is a two week event where authors with 2015 winter releases (November 2015 — January 2016) will take over our blogs with guest posts written from one of their character’s POV with a holiday theme (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, New Years, etc.). For a line up of all of the authors featured at all three blogs, please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post from December 1, 2015.

Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…

Cat Johnson

Book: Tempted by a SEAL
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Series: Hot SEALs #6

The 3 Rules of Christmas According Navy SEAL hero Mack

So you want to land a SEAL? Or maybe you already are in a relationship with one and you’d like to know what to do for him for the holidays. Why you’d want to be with one of us long term is beyond me, but if you do, here are a few Christmas dos and don’ts.

No Sugar Cookies – No. Just no. Never ever make a SEAL sugar cookies. Why not? I’ll tell you. In BUD/S training the instructors made us do what is called sugar cookies. Basically rolling around in our wet uniforms in the sand at Coronado. The words sugar cookie will always remind me of being wet and cold and exhausted for hours, with no end in sight.  If you want to make me cookies for Christmas, make them Rum Balls and we’ll both be a lot happier.

No Bells – The same goes for bells as for sugar cookies. Yeah, yeah, I know… every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. Well, that’s Jimmy Stewart’s world in It’s a Wonderful Life. In a SEALs world, during BUD/S every time a bell rings it means another guy dropped out of the course. Wanna see a SEAL twitch? Ring a damn bell and watch closely.

Lingerie Works – As far as gifts go, we probably want something you’ll never ever think to buy for us. A new scope for our rifle. Night vision goggles (the four tube NVGs, not those crappy two tube ones). Don’t bother trying to get me anything like that. You’ll never get it right. Just get me lingerie. No, not for me to wear, silly. For you to wear for me. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. I’ll be a happy man and believe me, you’ll be a very happy lady. It’ll be a ride wilder than that racing boat I’m dying to buy, I promise. *wink*

About the Book:

Cover200x300Loner. Biker. SEAL.
Known only as Mack to his SEAL teammates, he’s a stone cold killer when he needs to be, but he’d rather just straddle his Harley and escape from everything and everyone. The only person who calls James MacIntyre by his given name is his father, the one family member he has left . . . that is until his widowed father meets a divorcee and decides to remarry.

Suddenly, these former strangers have become Mack’s new family, all calling him James whether he likes it or not. The problem is he’s starting to crave hearing his name breathed against his ear by his new stepmother’s curvy co-ed daughter, Lydia.


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About the Author:

A top 10 NY Times and seven time USA Today bestselling author, Cat Johnson is known for her creative marketing. She’s sponsored bull riders, promoted romance using bologna, and owns a collection of camo and cowboy boots for events. Join Cat’s Mailing List at www.catjohnson.net/news


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Now, head over the BOOKS MAKE ME HAPPY to see today’s feature with Hildie McQueen and BLOGGING BY LIZA to see today’s feature with Silver James.

  • Erin F

    no big traditions. Just spending genuine, happy time with the family. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kim Wade

    Just spending time with family.

    • Agreed. I’m excited because my mom and dad will be here this year for Christmas!

  • Karen Henderson

    my is just to survive the season (I work for UPS) and try to find time to enjoy the holidays. Last year hubby and I hiked all over the woods looking for a christmas tree was hoping to do that this year but our schedules did not work so I bought a little tree for us instead.

    • O.o GOOD LUCK! and thank you for your hard work during the holidays! I know I rely on UPS for much of my shopping delivery!

  • Deb Jones Diem

    I take the kids and grandkids to Red Lobster for lunch Christmas Eve every year. Then back to my house where the little ones get to open a gift…which is always an ornament. They have to wait for the good stuff.

    • What a great tradition! Thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Roma

    Aussie Christmas means loads of food; Chicken, Ham, Turkey, Prawns and heaps of salad stuff, and my family MUST have Pavlova for dessert. There’s also plenty of drinks while the kids are in the pool!!

    • Sounds like fun. It’s weird to think that you are in summer while we are in winter!

  • Dani

    We eat fish on Christmas Eve no meat/

    • Excellent. We have a big family meal after church on Christmas Eve. Usually lasagna.

  • Rules..none. Traditions, well, I need 4 things on my table. Without those 4 things xmas is ruined

    • Wow! Now I’m curious as to what those four things are!

  • Connie Reynolds

    We’re empty nesters so our traditions are shrinking.

  • Jane Nelson

    Riding around checking out the lights in my small city on Christmas eve! It’s the only tradition I keep to! 🙂

    • Nice. It’s pretty amazing how even the smallest towns have wonderful decorations!

  • Kelly B

    Baking is a Christmas tradition that has held true for more years than I can count. Cookies, cakes breads, homemade candies. Needless to say, gaining weight is another tradition I guess.
    I made sugar cookies last year for the first time thanks to Betty Crocker. It was the only batch I ever remember being baked. Had a little one who will only eat sugar cookies. Not my fav to make. Maybe because I come from a Navy home.

    • I love sugar cookies, but making them is a pain in the butt! Thanks!

  • michelle

    We have all the kids abd now the grandkids get to get together and see which team can make the most creative ginger bread house.

    • Oh that sounds like fun – like something I’d watch on HGTV or the Food Network!

  • MaureenE

    We decorate the tree together

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