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On the 8th day of Christmas…


Our theme today centers around our favorite Christmas songs.  Songs are so powerful to the memory.  I can hear a song and immediately be transported back in time.  I love “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – the Andy Williams version, of course.

But this year, I’m hooked on the “12 Days of Christmas” by Straight No Chaser.  They mixed several songs in this rendition, including music from Toto’s “Africa”.  This acapella group is fantastic, and I love what they did to the holiday songs.  You can hear it here on YouTube:

That bit from Toto’s song “Africa” sends me back waaaay too many years to high school, even though the words are changed. I hear the tune and immediately think of my friends and the good times we had that year.

What’s your favorite song for Christmas, and what version do you like?  Do you like the new songs, or the classics from days gone by?

Turning to my guest for the day, I welcome Heather Miles to the 8th day of Christmas on our author tour.  Heather is from my old stomping grounds of Kansas City.  Welcome, Heather!

Merger by Heather Miles

Kasey Blakely doesn’t know that her date is anything more than incredibly hot. It’s after things have moved past friendship, that she learns her new lover is also slated to be her partner in a corporate merger. He knew it all along withholding his identity to have her.

Self-assured, future CEO, Kasey Blakely stumbles into Joshua Crawford, leaving her breathless and momentarily senseless. Taken with her, he learns she’s more than just a beautiful woman, she’s slated to be his partner in a corporate merger. Never feeling as smitten or intrigued, he’ll do anything to have her, including, not revealing his last name. After a passionate exchange and the prospect he could lose her, does he come clean with his identity. Always confident, Kasey, struggles with her growing love for a man who has claimed her heart and changed her world, but should be forbidden. She’s all in…then all out. Despite the warnings not to mix business with pleasure, Kasey and Joshua risk it all. Committing to return to California with Joshua, Kasey’s world unravels. Were her fears right, or can they manage the MERGER of their hearts and their future partnership?

Pick up your copy today at Amazon.

As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Heather donated a $15 Amazon card and a giant bar of chocolate 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

Heather Miles was raised in Kansas City, but transplanted to the most culturally diverse place in the country…The Mississippi Delta. She resides in Cleveland, Mississippi with her husband Derek Miles, and is the mother of two incredible kids.

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