Sloane B. Collins

On the 11th Day of Christmas…


It’s day 11 – where has the time gone?  I’ve so enjoyed blogging every day, and sharing my favorite things about the holiday.  Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of the year.

So today we’re posting our favorite cocktails…yes, again.  But it’s all part of the celebrations, right? In fact, one of my favorite websites is The Glamorous Housewife.  I absolute adore the pictures…yes, I’m a throwback to the fashions of the 40’s and 50’s (I am WAY younger than that, however!).  Take a look here at the cocktails she has posted for Christmas.

One drink I love to have every year at Christmas is my own concoction.  I like to call it CocoaMint Dream.


Fix hot cocoa any way you like it.  Add a shot of Peppermint Schnapps.  Top with whipped cream. Stick a candy cane in the cup as a stirrer.

On that whipped cream, you can add however much you like.  I’m kind of like “would you like some hot cocoa to go with that Cool Whip?  The more the merrier, I always say.


On our almost-last-day of the Christmas blog tour, I welcome Darcy Flynn to my page. She owns Mille-Fleur chickens!  Please help me welcome Darcy, and don’t forget to enter for great giveaways!

Rogue’s Son by Darcy Flynn

Tough, driven Kit Kendall has replaced her frills and dresses with no nonsense haircuts and wranglers, years ago. As owner of Sage Brush, the once thriving west Texas bed and breakfast ranch, she now struggles daily to keep her business afloat. Since McCabe Resort Lodge reopened next door as a multi-million dollar hotel, her financial difficulties compound, as she suffers one cancellation after another.

Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, Kit’s childhood sweetheart turned nemesis returns as the new owner of the resort that’s now putting her out of business, resurrecting memories she thought she’d buried long ago.

Cowboy, entrepreneur Sam Dawson has returned to Sugar Creek, Texas after six years of exile with a secret that could destroy Kit’s happiness. He left town because of it and for the past two years has secretly tried to make it right. Having failed, he now returns to make one last attempt to undo the tangled web created by his father.

Set in motion by his father’s Last Will and Testament and with the clock ticking, Sam has only weeks to convince Kit to sell him her ranch or reveal the truth that will break her heart.

Pick up a copy today at Amazon.

As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Darcy donated a package full of author swag, paired with a $10 Amazon card from Jennifer Faye 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

Joy Dent writes sweet contemporary romances as Darcy Flynn. Her life is a gumbo world. Take a little New Orleans heritage, some art, music, dance and add a lot of love and time to simmer and all you have is spice, flavor, and a memory of something so fine you can’t wait for another helping. Her fiction is a few B&Bs, a bit of moon magic and a lot of problems mixed with a healthy portion of sweet romance. Add a dash of sizzle and a lot of sass and all that’s left is magic.

A native of New Orleans, Darcy swapped her city roots for garden boots when she and her husband moved to their farm in Franklin, Tennessee, where Darcy is surrounded by her beautiful gardens and a menagerie of living creatures–English setters and Millie Fleur chickens, being her favorite.

Although, published in the Christian non-fiction market under her real name, Joy Dent, it was the empty nest that turned her to writing romantic fiction. A lover of lighthouses, Darcy’s first novel, Keeper Of My Heart, is set in a small Maryland fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay. Her short story, Sealed With a Kiss: Prequel to Keeper of My Heart is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

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