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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Guest post by Kate Hardy + Giveaway

Though both January and 2013 have arrived, here at Ex Libris we are still in the daze of the holidays, and celebrating Christmas! ;-) Today's guest is part of the lovely Entangle Publishing's holiday anthology , please welcome Kate Hardy, who will share with you how she decompresses after the holidays are over. Read on to see something incredibly cute and there are TWO giveaways waiting for you at the end ;-)

How do you decompress after the holiday season?
by Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy
The holidays usually means a lot of socialising, a lot of eating and drinking, and by the end of it we're all pretty tired and in need of plain food and an early night! But one of the nicest ways of decompressing is heading for the beach. I live in Norfolk (the big bump above London on the east side of the UK), and our beaches are beautiful. There's nothing better than the wind blowing the cobwebs out and the sound of the North Sea crashing onto the shore while we walk through the dunes. It's too cold to paddle (and there was the one year when it was so cold, we lasted ten seconds outside the car before the children said that their faces hurt from the cold and we had to give up!), but it's a gentle way to start the new year and remember the special things in life.

And if we're really lucky we get to to see the seals at Horsey Gap, as we have for the last couple of years on New Year's Day. (Below, the white one's the baby.)

Connect with Kate at her website - -  - Goodreads

When a freak blizzard hits America’s Eastern seaboard, four pairs of strangers spend a hot night together one cold Christmas season!

‘Tis the Season to Kiss Santa by Kate Hardy

With the help of a sprig of mistletoe and some snow angels, a recently single pastry chef teaches a highly successful and sexy Scrooge the true meaning of the holidays on a snowy Christmas Eve that quickly heats up.

‘Tis the Season to Love Shopping by Heidi Rice

When a Christmas Day blizzard strands an up-and-coming marketing manager and her boss’s very off-limits, very hot playboy son in his department store, the two toe the line between naughty and nice as they unwrap their holiday presents—and each other!

‘Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews

A down-on-her-romantic-luck kindergarten teacher plans to drown her New Year’s Eve sorrows in a gallon of spiked eggnog, but the arrival of her best friend’s sexy brother threatens to melt the snow piling up outside the tiny Vermont cabin.

‘Tis the Season to be Tempted by Aimee Carson

After the worst year ever, a jilted music manager rings in the New Year alone, swearing off men forever. But things get complicated when her brother’s best friend, the perfect man with the perfect body, tempts her to break her vow—if only for one hot night!

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There are TWO giveaways:

Blog Giveaway

Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of  to a lucky commenter!

To be entered just leave a comment for Kate or tell us: How do YOU decompress after the holiday season?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 11 January 2013!

Good luck!

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Aimee Carson is also offering a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card to one reader from all blog stops 12/24 – 1/3.

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