Happy holidays! All month long meet some of our authors and their best selling books.
Today we’re getting to know Chris Cannon and her hero and heroine from her best selling book, 99% Faking It!
Hello, my name is Chris Cannon. I’m a speech therapist by day and an author by night. I write urban fantasy and sweet snarky romance. My favorite thing about the holidays is the food. (If you’d read any of my books this shouldn’t surprise you.) I love getting together with my mom and my sister to bake Christmas cookies. I love when everyone gathers in the kitchen to eat and socialize.
Favorite Holiday Song: Jingle Bell Rock
Favorite Holiday Food: Christmas Sugar Cookies with Icing
Favorite Holiday Movie: A Christmas Story
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!
I’m somewhere in the middle. I don’t decorate for Christmas until the middle of November but my car radio changes to Christmas music asap.
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 try to finish up by December 15th. Doesn’t always happen.
Get to know Chris’s hero and heroine from 99% Faking It…
Hero’s Name: Matt
Heroine’s Name: Lisa
What would the perfect gift your hero would give your heroine and why?
A signed hardback set of Harry Potter Books.
What would the perfect gift your heroine would give your hero and why?
He loves being outside. I think she’d crochet him a scarf in his favorite color.
Where would your hero or heroine secretly hang some mistletoe to catch an extra special holiday kiss and why?
Somewhere in the library since Lisa is a huge bookworm.
Matt helped me carry everything into the house. Harry did the puppy dance of happiness, spinning in a circle and then he made a beeline for the back door.
“Right.” I ran over and opened the door. He dashed out to the grass and did his business. “He really is a good dog. It’s kind of sad that someone loved him but couldn’t keep him.”
“He has a good home now,” Matt said. “And that’s all that matters.”
“Would you really have kept him if my mom said no?”
Matt nodded. “Absolutely. Since I can’t keep him, I think I’ll keep you instead.”
He reached out and pulled me close. Speaking in quiet voice, with his mouth right next to my ear, he said, “You’re cute, and small, and soft, and cuddly.” His warm breath hit my neck and my ear sending a shiver down my spine. “And I think you should be my girlfriend.”
Rather than answering him, I turned my head and kissed him. Heat flowed between us making it hard for me to think. This one, my hormones screamed. We want this one.
Harry barked pulling me from the hormonal haze that I’d fallen into. I blinked looking around. Matt appeared as stunned as I was.
Harry scratched at the glass patio doors.
“He must want food,” Matt said.
I wasn’t capable of rational thoughts at the moment, so I walked over and opened the door for Harry. We followed him inside where I opened the bag of dog food and put about ten pieces in his new bowl.
It took him three point five seconds to suck down his food.
“Isn’t he supposed to chew his food?” I said to Matt, since between us he was the dog expert.
“Yeah, but I don’t think he knows that.”
Harry walked over to the counter where I’d left the Petsmart shopping bag. “Woof.”
“I think he knows that stuff in the bag is for him,” Matt said.
I walked over and pulled out the bag of long lasting chew sticks. “You’ll have to use your teeth on these.” He sniffed the small twisted up piece of rawhide I held out to him, chomped down it, and trotted into the living room where he laid down under the end table.
“Now that he’s taken care of,” Matt grabbed my hand and pulled me to the couch. He kissed me, and it seemed like the most natural thing in the world. Maybe this could work out. Maybe we did belong together.