Please welcome guest author Debra Druzy to the Cafe!
Thank You, Samantha Ann King and the gracious authors at the Contemporary Romance Café, for having me on the blog. And Hello to your fabulous followers!
I’m Debra Druzy, author of the contemporary romance story SLEEPING WITH SANTA.
I’m a little late to post about Fire Prevention Week, however any time’s a good time for talking about Firemen. Strong, sexy, smoking-hot firemen. The kind of firemen that make you consider burning down your house so they’ll come rushing to your rescue. The kind willing to dress up as Santa Claus for the fire department’s annual kiddie Christmas party.
In SLEEPING WITH SANTA, the hero Nick Knight is a fireman, newly transferred to the Scenic View fire department and unexpectedly picked to play Santa Claus. During Fire Prevention Week, Lily Lane, the spunky redheaded heroine, must endure Nick’s sexual innuendos as he gives a community CPR training class. No matter how hard these star-crossed lovers try, they can’t fight fate forever and eventually hook up on Thanksgiving. One thing leads to another, and by December, Nick’s renting a spare room at Lily’s place. The lovebirds have fun playing house while being snowed in, but when things heat up can they survive Christmas?
The concept for SLEEPING WITH SANTA came from a conversation with my sister, who eats up all the latest, hottest books. I had a Christmas plot in the works, but I wasn’t sure which direction to take the story, so I asked her via text, “What’s the sexiest thing you can do at Christmastime?”
She replied, “Sleep with Santa,” and in that moment the title was born. She then requested Joe Manganiello be the muse for the hot fireman. Since my sister is a redhead, naturally the heroine is too.
During the time I was writing the story, I had to take a CPR class for Girl Scouts. Although the trainer was tall, he wasn’t sexy like Nick; and as the shortest person in the room, I was chosen for the demonstration like Lily.
The town of Scenic View is modeled after Port Jefferson, New York, and the fictitious name comes from one of the highest points of Long Island once known as the scenic view overlook.
I loved writing SLEEPING WITH SANTA, so much so that I’m working on a spin-off story between Nick and Lily’s friends. And I have a short story coming out for Valentine’s Day 2016, called DARE ME, which also takes place in Scenic View.
Have you slept with Santa yet? If so, I hope you enjoyed it.
If not, get the e-book while it’s on sale for only 99 cents, October 16 – 29.
Thanks again to the Contemporary Romance Café for hosting me today!
I wish you all a Happily-Ever-After,
Find me online at http://www.debradruzy.com/
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Sleeping with Santa
When Nick reluctantly accepts the temporary transfer to the Scenic View Fire Department he doesn’t plan on playing Santa Claus for the kiddie Christmas party. Sticking around town for the special assignment will give him a chance to get to know lonely, local sweetheart Lily and find out why she wants nothing to do with him. Lily is a lifelong fixture in Scenic View, sick of living hand-to-mouth in a place where everyone’s nose is in her personal business. Just when she’s ready to move out of town, she meets the gorgeous newcomer, and it’s lust at first sight. The only thing is she doesn’t date firemen, which is too bad, because charming Nick seems like a real keeper. With a little Christmas magic and help from the Santa suit, will Nick find a way into Lily’s heart and change her mind?
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Debra Druzy is a married, stay-at-home mom, writing romance in between running errands and doing household chores. SLEEPING WITH SANTA is her first published book, but there are plenty of unfinished stories in the closet and under the bed, which is probably bad for feng shui, but a good lesson in persistence pays off.
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