Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Secret Santa Wishing Well by Nikki Lynn Barrett ~ Blurb Tour & Giveaway

The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at the mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn't seem to work, until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish...
 
Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex-husband who refuses to acknowledge his daughter's existence and doesn't provide for the son he does. This Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last, until her son Ben's kind actions lead a stranger to them.
 
Ah, but it's Christmas time and the magic has begun.
 
When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, their feelings grow stronger and stronger.
 
With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life. Now, if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.
 
Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true- for everyone after all.


It didn’t take long for her to come back.  Jacob moved to the living room, standing and waiting.  When he saw her coming, he closed the gap between them.  Before he could could think twice, he touched her shoulder gently, wanting to thank her for the evening.
        But instead of talking, he leaned in and kissed her.  Just a light kiss.  Gentle.  Friendly.
        Until she responded.  She had her arms around him, pulling him for another kiss.  Deeper.  Sweeter.  She tasted so sweet.  Her need made him swell.  He could do this all night.  Jacob pressed her against the wall, their kisses deepening with urgency.  He ran his fingers through her fine hair.  Her hands wrapped around his neck, rubbing lightly.  She tasted so good.
        Jacob pulled back abruptly.  “Cheyenne,” he ground out.  “We have to stop.”
        Before I lose it.
        He didn’t want to stop.  He never expected her to reciprocate like this.  Wow.  Maybe it wasn’t one sided after all.  Jacob sighed.
        That halted everything.  She pulled away, looking at him with wide, beautiful eyes.  “I’m sorry.  I pushed.  You must think I’m a fool.  I thought, when you kissed me...”  Cheyenne attempted to move out of Jacob’s  embrace.  Oh, damn.  She  thought  he  didn’t want her.  He did, oh, how he did.
        “No, no.  Honey, that’s not it at all.  Kissing you was magical.  Amazing.  But we just met.  I don’t want to take things too far.  But I would love to see you again.”  He pushed back loose strands of her hair that hung over her face when she’d moved.  She looked so vulnerable.  Was she going to cry?  Oh hell, he wouldn’t be able to handle it if she did.  The last thing he wanted was for her to be upset with him.
        “I’d like that, too.  It was a wonderful, amazing day, and I have you to thank for it.”  She nearly whispered the words, choking up on the last part.  “God, I’m a mess.  I’m sorry.  There’s been so much going on, and my signals are going crazy at the moment.”


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Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book. You can visit Nikki's site at: www.nikkilynnbarrett.blogspot.com for more information. She is working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com


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9 comments:

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    1. You're welcome Lisa. Thanks for allowing me to be apart of it.

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  2. Thanks for hosting my tour today!

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    1. You're welcome Nikki. Thank you for stopping by today.

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  3. My secret wish list is a whole new kitchen. Everything I have is so out-dated and on it's last legs, I just hope Santa's listening!

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  4. My secret wish list includes lots of electronic toys...a smartphone, tablet, e-reader. Any (or all) would be appreciated if Santa could hook me up! :)

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  5. This sounds like a WONDERFUL story! Thank you for this opportunity to win the book

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  6. On my secret wish list, I want either the new Kindle Paperwhite or the Kibdle Fire HD

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  7. Hey Anita, Ada and Sandra. I like the sound of ALL of your wishes. Good luck in getting those. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

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