Howdy friends! *waving from Texas* My name is Kadie Scott. I write romantic comedy. I also write paranormal romance as Abigail Owen. Other titles include mom, wife, ex-skydiver, Star Wars superfan, and dessert obsessed.
I love the holidays for so many reasons. I love the general feel of hope and love, a time to focus on what you are thankful for and spend time with those closest to you. I love the music and the glitter. I love making the holiday special for my kids. And yes, I even love (okay obsessively watch) the Hallmark holiday romance movies. Who’s with me?
Favorite Holiday Song:
I have 2. White Christmas by Bing Crosby because I am an old movie buff and I love it. The voice, the words, the tune. All classic!
My other favorite is O Holy Night because the words are just so beautiful.
Favorite Holiday Food:
Oh gosh, so hard for me to choose. We do the full traditional turkey dinner day of. We do a ham dinner Christmas Eve. But my favorite food would have to fall in the dessert category. Unfortunately I can no longer get them. A bakery in New Jersey called Trosts used to make these cookies we ordered every Christmas. We called them leaf cookies because they were shaped like leaves. Thin and crunchy with (I think) an amaretto flavoring and covered in chocolate. Best things ever! But Trosts doesn’t exist any more, and neither do my cookies.
Favorite Holiday Movie:
As a classic movie buff, you’d probably guess It’s a Wonderful Life, but nope. 99% of that movie is depressing. I can’t watch it. I do love White Christmas, however. I also own every stop-animation Rudolph movie.
But for my favorite, I’m going to have to go more contemporary and say Love Actually. I love all the different story lines and the message of love and hope. Plus it makes me laugh.
Are you the type of person who on November 1st…thinks it’s time to break out the Christmas music or thinks It’s not even Thanksgiving yet folks!
Ummm… not quite. I will admit to watching the Hallmark movies as soon as they start, but I like to celebrate Thanksgiving first. In fact, I’ve been on a mission to increase my Thanksgiving decorations. But I will say that the day after Thanksgiving, game on for Christmas.
Are you one of those shoppers who has gone through your list and are done shopping well ahead of Christmas or are you elbowing people out of your way on Christmas Eve to finish your shopping?
I’m awful. Totally last minute. All I can say is thank goodness for Amazon because it saves my bacon every year. And I am so organized when it comes to most things, but not Christmas shopping. I wish I was better.
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Hero’s Name: Max Carter
Heroine’s Name: Gina Castillo
What would the perfect gift your hero would give your heroine and why?
Max would give Gina boxes and tools to organize all her modeling supplies (art supplies, not photography), because it drives him nuts that she keeps it in shoe boxes. Plus he knows he could make it easier for her to pack and move it.
What would the perfect gift your heroine would give your hero and why?
Gina would give Max coffee from Larry’s cart in the park because she knows he secretly loves it. But really, Gina’s Christmas gift is helping Max loosen up. The guy really needs more fun in his life.
Where would your hero or heroine secretly hang some mistletoe to catch an extra special holiday kiss and why?
Gina would hang some in the building gym. Max goes there in the middle of the night, and so she’d hope to catch him there alone. It’s be the last place he’d be expecting it.
Max would hang his in his family room. She keeps invading the space either with her dog or with Christmas decorations she insists on putting up. Might as well justify all those kisses he’s stealing in there anyway.
Share an excerpt of your favorite kissing scene between these two characters.
“I like what I can do with numbers.” Max blinked, as if shocked at himself for bringing it up.
“Balancing ledgers really turns you on, huh?” Gina smirked.
“Numbers can be sexy. All those curves.” His gaze traveled down her body, deliberately, she was pretty sure. Then the heat in those blue eyes disappeared as he leaned back on his hands. “Except ones, fours, and sevens. They suck.”
“Funny…” Cute she wanted to say, but no way was she admitting such a thing out loud. “But I’m not buying it. You obviously need more fun in your life.”
Max rolled his eyes. “Now you sound like my mother. My kind of fun just isn’t your kind of fun.”
She got the feeling he wasn’t talking about numbers any more. Time to put a halt to…whatever this was. Flirting with the guy holding T-Bone over her head was not an option. Gina held up both hands. “I wasn’t judging. Mostly. To each his own, and all that. I just hope I can find something to talk about with all your finance people.”
His lips twitched. Scooping up T-Bone, Max dropped back down beside her, closer than they’d been before…close enough the heat of his skin penetrated through his thin shirt and her elf costume. “You’ve had plenty to say to me.”
“That’s different.” She tried to ignore her body’s reaction to his nearness. That earthy-orange scent from his room wrapped around her. The guy had to have women standing in line. Besides, despite the banter, he’d made it clear this deal was business-only.
“Different how?” he asked.
“I don’t like you.” Only the words didn’t come out firm, more mushy around the middle, maybe because they felt wrong.
“No?” His eyes crinkled in a smile, and this time it reached his eyes, lighting up the blue depths in a way she found disturbingly mesmerizing. His focus remained solely on her, in a center-of-the-universe kind of way that had heat zooming to her erogenous zones.
She couldn’t look away, and he didn’t.
Suddenly, he leaned in and placed his lips over hers. The kiss was short and sweet and breath-stealing—and over way too quick. Tremors of shock ricocheted through her as he pulled back.
His charm seemed to desert him. He cleared his throat and…blushed?
Her heart tumbled around inside her. Oh, no. The guy was not the most adorable thing since puppies. Yeah, he could be charming and even sort of sweet, but she needed to remember he was also rigid about cleanliness, and schedules, and dating, apparently, and he knew he had a certain effect on women.