19 December, 2012

Book Blitz: The Christmas Dare by Joan Chandler with a GC Giveaway

Read My Mind is taking part in a book blitz for THE CHRISTMAS DARE today. One of the things that I love about this time of the season is the Christmas romances that release to both spice up and sweeten the winter nights. Thanks to the author and Goddess Fish Promotions for sponsoring the blitz!

About The Author:

Joan Chandler is a Florida native who has lived in the Deep South all of her life. She is married with two children who are her pride and joy. She lives a double life of sorts, holding down a nine-to-five job during the day, and writing steamy romance at night—often with her black cat curled up in her arms as she types.

When she’s not spending her spare time working on her next novel, she loves to go camping, sharing girls’ night out with her friends, walking her two dogs, and watching football.

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Self-professed Christmas addict Gia Dixon, and by-the-book Ethan Castle have been best friends all their lives. When tragedy strikes Ethan’s family, Gia’s the rock he depends on to pull him through the darkest days. Then, a shared, long-forgotten memory leads to an unexpected yet tender kiss. Can a simple Christmas dare help them find true love?

Here's a taste of THE CHRISTMAS DARE!


She made a face at him as she prepared to get out of the car, and then flipped around to her knees to reach between the seats to gather up her packages. As she pulled everything forward through the gap, she leaned over to kiss his cheek.

He caught her by surprise when he turned to face her, causing their lips to meet. Her eyes widened, while his turned dark.

“Gia,” he said, the name coming out of his mouth in a low rasp.

She closed her eyes but didn’t move. She couldn’t speak. Then she sensed when he was about to kiss her again. She tilted her face up to receive it, her lips parting to let him know she wasn’t opposed.

Ethan put his hands on either side of her head, his long fingers wrapping around to bury themselves in her thick, blonde hair. “Gia,” he whispered again as he closed his mouth over hers and slipped his tongue inside. She twirled hers around it, gently sucking. They were lost in the moment, oblivious to whether anyone else was around or not. They forgot where they were. They even forgot who they were. And in their place, these two sensual, passionate creatures tangled their arms around each other and kissed as if their lives depended on it.

Finally, Ethan sighed and pulled back a little. “Tell me that this is okay with you. Please say that it is.”

Gia had trouble finding her voice, so instead she pulled his mouth to hers again and greedily kissed him. When it ended, she asked breathily, “Does that answer your question?”


Joan Chandler will also be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card, winner's choice, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour!

Make sure you visit each stop and comment to up your chances of being chosen.

At Read My Mind just comment with your favorite fall/winter seasonal beverage. (Mine is Pumpkin Spice Latte in early fall and Gingerbread Latte in winter)

Check out all of the tour stops HERE.


  1. book looks really good. too bad i have to wait until i find a job before i can get it


  2. THank you for letting me be a featured guest on your site today. I appreciate the chance to connect with your readers and hope they enjoy learning about my holiday romance book.

  3. So much fun on this blog tour, discovering more blogs and more authors! So great. Hope you are having a wonderful release day :-)

  4. Thank you for the wonderful excerpt.


  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I love reading about friends falling in love. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

  6. Great excerpt, thank you.



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