Monday, October 18, 2021

Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ CHRISTMAS COOKIES ON THE CRUISE SHIP by Parker Fairchild

Christmas Cookies on the Cruise Ship (Perfect Pairings, #1)
by: Parker Fairchild
Series: Perfect Pairings
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
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Chemist and budding romance writer Olivia Chasen is on a cruise to avoid spending Christmas with her beautiful twin sister and new fiancĂ©—Olivia’s ex. Now, thanks to her lonely, intoxicated ramblings on Santa’s lap, her fellow passengers think she’s in love with a fictional character.

Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse has dealt with plenty of unusual situations in his career, but he’s never had the honor, the pleasure, or the privilege of being a beautiful and intelligent woman’s fantasy hero come to life. While he hasn’t officially met the sexy chemist, he’s sure eager to explore the chemistry that’s sizzling between them.

Bringing the charming SEAL together with the skeptical Olivia is going to take more than just Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus; it’s gonna take a heaping dose of Christmas magic.


Get to know author Parker Fairchild

Name:
My name is Parker Fairchild.

Occupation: I’m a freelance writer, social media copywriter, model, and author.

3 likes in no particular order:
Bunnies
Cruising/Traveling
Cooking/Eating

3 dislikes in no particular order:
People Who Harm/Hurt Animals
Disorganization and Clutter
Tardiness

Drink of choice: Coffee/Cappuccino

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite dessert: Chocolate Anything

Favorite song: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

Favorite color: Pink

Choice of transportation: “Katie” My Car

Most prized possession: My most prized possessions are the novels/outlines I’ve written and saved on my computer and which I hope to publish one day soon.

Favorite way to unwind: My favorite way to unwind on a daily basis is to take a walk, read, cook, or knit. On a more macro level, traveling is my best escape.

Favorite way to spend an evening: My favorite way to spend an evening is cooking dinner with my hubby and then curling up on the couch with him to eat while watching a good movie or TV show.

Best friend: My hubby and my mom

Best memory to date: One of my best memories to date are the four days my hubby and I spent in Rome on our honeymoon followed by our 14-day Transatlantic cruise home.

If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently? When my hubby and I met, it was love at first sight. In hindsight, I wish we’d gotten married sooner rather than doing the long-distance relationship deal for a couple of years.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Lawyer

What profession would you not like to do? I wouldn’t enjoy a profession that lacked creativity.

Most romantic gesture: My most romantic gesture was leaving my home in Virginia and moving to Arizona to be with and marry my hubby.

Words to live by: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel

She stepped to him. “I trusted you. You act all so cool and collected. Perhaps, this will faze you,” she said pushing him back and into the pool.

Suddenly, everything spun out of control. Olivia had been so upset that she hadn’t seen Santa Claus approach Jace carrying a small Christmas tree full of decorations for the hospital in Grand Cayman.

As Jace stumbled back into the pool, he unfortunately carried Santa and the tree with him into the water. The last thing Olivia heard was Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turn into “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” before they both took a splash.

Olivia literally bit her tongue to stop from laughing. This was so not funny, but yet it was hilarious. She, Olivia Chasen, had finally found her fun and excitement. She had a new groove.

And as she looked around and noticed all the phone cameras rolling, and most likely had been the entire time, she delicately took a curtsy as proper as one she’d give Queen Elizabeth herself. Thankfully, watching all those episodes of the The Crown had paid off big time.

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Parker Fairchild is a model, social media copywriter, and freelance writer with multiple writing credits. A Virginia native, she and her husband had their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, "they haven't stopped talking since." When she's not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides.

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50 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and am looking forward to reading your story

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    1. Thank you for visiting my Book Tour Bea LaRocca, and thank you for your interest in "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship." My holiday romantic comedy is the perfect read while you get ready to welcome the holiday season!!!

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  2. Love the cover - makes me smile!

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    1. I love the cover, too!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is full of moments that make you smile!!! Thank you for participating in my Book Tour Michele S.

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" has so many laugh out loud moments; it's the perfect book to get you in the holiday mood. Thank you, Rita Wray, for stopping by my Book Tour.

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  4. Thank you Read Your Writes Book Reviews for hosting me and "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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

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    2. Thanks, again, so much for hosting me Kim!!! Such a fun event!!!

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  5. This looks like the perfect holiday fun read. Good work.

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    1. Yes, "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive read that will soon have you in the holiday mood!!! Thank you, Paige, for stopping by my Book Tour.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a heartwarming holiday read that will have you believing in love at first sight!!! Thank you, too, Peg42 for attending my Book Blast.

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome, Debbi, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the excerpt. Reading "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" will quickly put you in the holiday mood.

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive romance that will leave you believing in true love and the power of love at first sight. Thank you, Zelda, for visiting with me during my Book Tour.

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  9. Yes I am in the mood for a romance!
    I love the playful cover.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. The cover perfectly matches the fun and festive tone of the book Barbara. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive holiday read full of laugh out loud moments.

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  10. Sounds like a great book, love the cover makes me want to be on a cruise

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    1. While the Serendipity cruise ship in "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fictitious ship, I modeled it after the cruise ships I've sailed on in the past. I've also been to the ports referenced in the story, so I feel I was able to give my readers a very real feel for what cruising is like. Thank you, Christina, for coming today to my Book Tour.

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    1. Thank you, Chucosgirl, and thank you for joining my Book Tour. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a festive, holiday romantic comedy that will leave you smiling and laughing page after page.

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  12. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. I love the cover, too!!! Thank you Abfantom for participating in my Book Tour. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is full of love, laughter, and holiday antics all set aboard a Caribbean cruise.

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  13. In support of this great read I tweeted -
    https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1452354140437426190

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing and showing some author love to Parker.

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    2. Thank you, Barbara, for such a wonderful tweet!!! I really appreciate your support of me and "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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  14. Fun excerpt! Bought this book....can't wait to read it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Sue.

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    2. Thank you so much for purchasing my book Sue G!!! I really appreciate your support of my work. I hope you love "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive read that will have you laughing all the way to the end. Thank you, Amy, for participating in my Book Tour.

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    2. I will have to read this one over Christmas break!

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    3. I hope you do, Amy, and I appreciate your support of my first published novel, “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship.”

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    1. Thank you, Nancy P, and thank you for celebrating “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” with me on my Book Tour.

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  17. Thank you, Nancy P, and thank you for celebrating “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” with me on my Book Tour.

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  18. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun read full of love and laughter that will put you in the holiday mood. I love the cover, too. Thank you, Susan, for being part of my Book Tour.

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  19. Christmas is my favorite holiday! Living in Iowa we have our share of snowstorms. I love to read books during the holiday break and with a Christmas theme is gets only better!

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    1. I love Christmas, too. Actually, the last three months of the year--October, November, and December--is my favorite time of the year. Iowa sounds beautiful at Christmas. I think you'll find that "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" will be a welcome pleasure to your holiday celebrations.

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  20. Thank you for such an interesting excerpt - well done!

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    1. You're so welcome Barbara!!! And thank you for celebrating "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" with me during my Book Tour.

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  21. I loved the excerpt. Would love to read this book

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  22. I’m so glad you liked the excerpt!!! Thank you, Darkgoddess, for taking part in my Book Tour for “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship.” I hope you check out the book!

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