Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Fa-La-La-La-Love": X-mas Guest Post and Giveaway with Tessa Dare

One of the things I love best about the Christmas season is music.  I love Christmas carols, of course, but also just music in general.  I first met Mr. Dare at Christmastime, while I was working overseas and experiencing my first hot, humid Christmas in a tropical country.  When you’re far away from home, familiar holiday traditions take on a whole new level of importance.  An American friend of mine conjured up a box of Stove-Top stuffing, and it was like a Christmas miracle.
Anyway, I “met” Mr. Dare as I was rehearsing a song for a Christmas program.  Literally, right in the middle of the chorus.  Someone was strumming a guitar, and there I was singing through “Go Tell it on the Mountain,”  (yes, seriously.  I couldn’t make this up.) and right then, Mr. Dare walked through the door.  We locked gazes for one of those brief-yet-unending moments we romance writers are so fond of.  Then he kept on walking, and I kept on rehearsing, and that was pretty much that.  J

Still, there was a little something there.  Not love at first sight, but a spark of interest.  In that first wordless interchange, we knew we both loved music.  As good a place as any for a romance to start, right?  A few days later, we went to a karaoke bar with a big group.  He and I ended up singing “Build Me Up Buttercup” (badly) as a duet. A little over a year later, we were singing it (badly) at our wedding reception. 

So as a couple, “our songs” are Christmas carols and cheesy karaoke tunes—songs that are not especially romantic to most, probably. But they’re romantic to us. And during the month of December, I always seem to have “Build Me Up Buttercup” running through my head, along with “Silver Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman” and all the others.

Tell me about your favorite holiday music. Do you have any especially funny or romantic musical memories? Comment, and you could win a present! What kind of present, you ask? How does that 12 days song go again?On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

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Five golden rings!

Four calling birds

Three nights with a scoundrel, 


Okay, I know. It’s not three nights with a scoundrel, it’s three French hens. But really, which would you rather have? Comment today, and you could win a signed copy of my latest release, Three Nights with a Scoundrel.

~*~Giveaway Details~*~
Tessa Dare has generously offered to giveaway a signed copy of her latest release, 'Three Nights With A Scoundrel', to one (1) lucky commenter. Follow the guidelines below and comment for your chance to win! The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 11:59:00 PM. The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve and contacted via email shortly after.

Giveaway Guidelines: To be entered in the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment with either an answer to Tessa's question or a question of your own!
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