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Book: Melting Ms Frost
Release Date (ebook): November 28, 2013
Release Date (paperback): January 30, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Mischief
UK based author Kat Black is here today to conduct (although ‘referee’ might be a more accurate description) a Christmas Q&A session with the lead characters from her newly released contemporary romance, Melting Ms Frost.
For those not acquainted with the story, here’s a bit of background blurb:
Independent and career focused, London restaurant manager Annabel Frost lives her life by two simple rules: Don’t let your heart rule your head, and Trust no-one. Keeping everyone at arms length not only ensures an uncomplicated life, it also makes it easy to spot any trouble coming her way.
And in the busy run-up to Christmas, trouble does come – in the form of her new barman, the darkly handsome Aidan Flynn, whose blood runs as hot as Annabel’s does cold. Fascinated by his manager’s flame haired beauty which appears so at odds with a personality frosty enough to do justice to her name, Aidan makes it clear from the start that he wants her – all of her – on his terms.
With the heat of his passion sparking more than her temper, and threatening to set the wintry festive season ablaze, Annabel knows he is everything she’s vowed to avoid. But with his compelling grey gaze and persuasive Irish lilt, Aidan proves himself a force to be reckoned with.
And now, over to Kat.
Kat: Jen, I’d like to start by thanking you for hosting us here today as part of the Mistletoe Madness Event. Annabel and Aidan, my thanks to you as well for taking the time out to talk to us, I realize it’s an especially busy time of year. Like so many people in the hospitality industry, you’ll both be working non-stop throughout the festive season, but can you tell us what your idea of the perfect Christmas day would be?
Aidan, after a short silence: Annabel, would you like to go first?
Annabel: The perfect Christmas Day? That would involve a fully booked restaurant, seamless service and nothing but clean plates going back into the kitchen for washing…what? Why are you raising your eyebrow at me like that?
Aidan: Seriously? That’s what you’re putting forward as your perfect Christmas Day? What about friends and family? Taking time off to spend with them? Having some fun?
Annabel, glancing impatiently at her watch: Next question.
Kat: Actually, Aidan hasn’t given his own answer to this one yet.
Annabel, with some asperity. Well maybe he should spend less time trying to hijack mine, then!
Aidan, after flashing a grin that he’s lucky not to have slapped off his face. I’m part of a large family from the south coast of Ireland and although London has been my base for some time, unexpected circumstances have meant that for the past few years my Christmases have been spent back at home, surrounded by easy warmth and rowdy chaos and the bracing effect of the sea air. That’s felt pretty close to perfection to me.
Kat: And how do you like to kick off the big day? Presents around the tree? Stockings by the fire?
Aidan, giving Annabel a loaded sideways look: Oh, no question – I’m a stocking man all the way. As Annabel already has cause to know.
Annabel, shifting with obvious discomfort, a flush creeping into her cheeks: I don’t see any point in continuing this…
Kat: Just a few more questions. Flopping out in front of a Christmas Day film has become something of a post lunch institution. What would be your pick between It’s A Wonderful Life and Elf?
Aidan, both brows raised: Really?
Annabel: Yes, really. Why not? What’s the problem with that?
Aidan: No problem. That’s my choice too. I had you down as more of a fan of The Grinch, though.
Annabel, with eyes closed and a sharp sigh: Are we finished now?
Kat: Nearly done. If you could choose any person in the world, who would you most like to kiss under the mistletoe this year?
Aidan, smiling expression suddenly sharpening into intense focus: Annabel Frost.
Annabel, refusing to look at him as she makes to leave: The Grinch! And with that I’m calling time on this nonsense. I need to get back to work. Interview over.
Kat: Well, that seems to be that, then. Thanks so much for reading and Season’s Greetings to you all. If you’d like to get to know a bit more about Annabel and Aidan, you know where to find them!
Melting Ms Frost is available now in ebook and from January 30, 2014 in paperback.
Kat and HarperCollins are offering up one (1) digital copy of Melting Ms Frost to one lucky commenter. NOTE: The copy will be in the form of a NetGalley widget, and the winner will need to have a NetGalley.com log in to obtain the copy of the book. The download and use of the book is bound by the terms set by NetGalley. To enter, leave a comment for Kat telling her your favorite holiday movie in the comment section below and fill out the Rafflecopter form. The giveaway is open to all, where not prohibited by law. Winner will be selected at random from the eligible entries. Giveaway open from December 3 to December 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM (midnight). Open to all readers, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor.
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