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Thursday, December 27, 2012

WE'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by HelenKay Dimon (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm holiday welcome to author, HelenKay Dimon!


Thank for having me here today to talk about my newest release, WE'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.

You can probably tell by the title but this is a holiday romance. It is my latest in a series of connected books set in the fictional town of Holloway, West Virginia. The books are linked by the characters.  The hero here, Spence, showed up in early books. In WE'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, he gets his happy ending. 


When my editor invited me to write this book she didn't say who the characters should be. That was my choice. I picked Spence, the brother of the hero in my 2011 Christmas novella, IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU, because he seemed like a guy in desperate need of a happy ending. He's strong and decent, a bit gruff and not as tactful as he should be. He's super smart with a high IQ and general air of cluelessness when it comes to women. Poor Spence.  It seemed to me he needed a tough, no-nonsense woman who refused to be pushed away when he pushes.  And he does push.

But what a perfect time of year to throw these two people together. They start with a three-night stand and go their separate ways.  When they meet up again the heat between them continues to spark. Add that to the hope of the season and a small town that's very invested in Spence finding the perfect woman and you get a sexy holiday romance with a hero who finds the happy ending he didn’t even know he needed.

I hope all of you find happiness this holiday season and get to spend it with the people you love. Best wishes!




We'll Be Home for ChristmasWe'll Be Home for Christmas 
(Holloway #3)
by HelenKay Dimon
No man likes having his bedroom skills described as forgettable, but that's just what Lila Payne does when she runs into Spencer Thomas again. When she discovers that he'd lied about his name during their brief three-day romp a few months before, she's so angry that she pretends she doesn't remember him.
Spence regrets his deception, but not as much as he regrets that their time together didn't last longer. When she shows up in his town, looking to revitalize her uncle's mountain resort, Spence is determined to help. Maybe rescuing Lila from a hopeless renovation project will get him in her good graces—and back in her bed.
Lila has no interest in being rescued, and Spence is insulted by her stubborn rebuffs and her "faulty" memory. But when rehab work turns into an after-hours meeting, the two of them are in for a night that just might prove unforgettable…


HelenKay Dimon is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. Her first single title, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine in August '07 and spotlighted at E! Online. She made Cosmopolitan a second time in December 2009 with her novella "It's Hotter At Christmas" from the Kissing Santa Claus anthology.  Her books also have been published by Doubleday Book Club and Rhapsody Book Club and translated into several languages.

HelenKay's road to publication took a few turns. She's not one of those authors who burst out of the womb with a notepad in one hand and a pen in the other. She didn’t know she wanted to write until much later in life. She tried international travel and journalism and enjoyed careers in politics and law first. After graduating from Syracuse University with a double major in newspaper journalism and political science, she landed in Washington, D.C. A few years as a legislative assistant to a member of the House of Representatives convinced her law school might be a good idea. Three years at Wake Forest University and one bar exam later and HelenKay moved back to the D.C. metro area as a lawyer. General civil litigation gave way to a specialty in family law and an eventual partnership in a highly respected boutique firm.

After twelve years as a divorce lawyer specializing in unhappy endings, HelenKay now writes romance for a living. The sudden career change resulted from her husband getting one of those "can't turn it down" job offers. With only a few months' notice, his work took the family from Maryland to their current home in California. So, instead of days filled with court, clients and a great deal of whining and complaining, HelenKay now writes for a living. She thinks of herself as a "recovering lawyer" and is grateful every day for the ability to write full time.






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HelenKay is giving away is an eBook (BN or Amazon) of We'll Be Home For Christmas to one reader today. To enter, please leave a meaningful comment or question for the author on this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

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15 comments:

Karen C said...

We'll Be Home For Christmas sounds like a wonderful holiday romance - and I've been reading a lot of them this month. I love that you call yourself a 'recovering lawyer'!
Happy New year!!

Joanne said...

Congrats on the release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I like Lila's "faulty" memory. She needs to make Spence grovel.

rhonda1111 said...

sounds good. Love smart guys.

erin said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Helenkay on the new release!

Beautiful Disaster said...

Can't wait to read this. I've heard a lot about it. It is on my wish list. Thanks,
lorih824@yahoo.com

Beautiful Disaster said...

Can't wait to read this. I've heard a lot about it. It is on my wish list. Thanks,
lorih824@yahoo.com

Michelle H. said...

I've never read anything by HelenKay before, but this story sounds like something I'd really enjoy! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. I'm off to look for more info on her books!

Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Kimberley said...

Can't wait to read this book. It is on my tbr list. Congratulations on the release, thanks for giveaway.

jessiel said...

Congratulations on the release of this book! I've been a fan of yours for awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!

Mary Preston said...

There is always something rather magic about Christmas stories.

Arely ZPerez said...

Sounds really good, thanks!! :)

Maureen said...

It looks like a story I would enjoy.

crystalg123 said...

Congrats on the new release. It sounds like a wonderful holiday romance and i will definitely be adding it to my to-read list. Happy New Year!

Crystal Guidroz
cguidroz2@cox.net