Sloane B. Collins

On the 3rd day of Christmas…


On this 3rd day of the 12 Days of Christmas blog tour celebrating the holidays and authors, we are talking about Christmas cocktails. My favorite cocktails for Christmas are Mimosas.  I think it’s because when I lived with my dad and stepmom in high school, she would serve mimosas on Christmas morning.  Us kids didn’t get them, of course, but once I got older, I was able to partake.  Sadly, my dad passed away right before Christmas 12 years ago, so it’s bittersweet when I serve them, but my husband and I have carried on the traditions.

So for recipe….ah, just a little of this and a little of that.  Equal parts of chilled Champagne (whatever you prefer) and orange juice.  Mix, stir, and et voila, the perfect Christmas morning cocktail.  I’ve been experimenting with different juices, such as adding cranberry juice, or using pineapple juice.  All yummy!

My guest today on the Christmas tour is Jessica Jefferson.  Welcome, Jessica!

Taming Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson

Miss Tamsin Tisdale believes herself to be completely unsuitable for London life. After a myriad of social mishaps, and the potential ruination of her family name, she’s shipped away to her cousin’s northern estate. Only after she accepts the type of existence Society dictates she must follow will she be welcomed home.

Marcus Winston, the Duke of Grayson, has a lackluster reputation. The last in a dying line, he’s endured a protected life—rank with privilege, but encumbered by isolation. After a brief encounter with rebellion, he learns the devastating consequences of his carelessness and willingly accepts living life from inside his gilded cage.

However, a chance meeting with the brazen Miss Tisdale gives Marc the opportunity to reinvent himself into the man he’s always dreamed of being. But when his deception comes to light, and ghosts from both their pasts threaten to unravel the intimacy they’ve come to cherish, will either of them set their fears aside long enough to embrace love? Or will Miss Tisdale’s stubbornness divide them?

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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Jessica donated a $10 Starbucks card, paired with an autographed PB of Marked from Jeanne Hardt to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it – almost Chicago. Jessica originally attended college in hopes of achieving an English degree and writing the next great American novel. Ten years later she was working as a registered nurse and reading historical romance when she decided to give writing another go-round.

Jessica writes likes she speaks – which has a tendency to be fast paced and humorous. She is heavily inspired by sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy.

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