Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 5 - Amy Jo Cousins

On day 5 of The 12 Days of Christmas we have Amy Jo Cousins stopping by, welcome Amy...

Can a Grinch show an orphan the importance of family during the holidays? In Glass Tidings, two deeply lonely men in denial of their desire for connection come together at home and at work for one holiday season, and find themselves hesitantly bonding not only with each other but with friends both old and new. (Geekery also abounds, with Renaissance faires and old school science fiction all playing a part.) I have an abiding fondness for holiday crankypants, from Scrooge to the Grinch to Doris Walker from Miracle on 34th Street.

Which is your favorite: the grouchy holiday Grinch, or the enthusiastic celebrator? Comment on the post with your answer for the chance to win an ebook from my backlist :) 

The Book

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus to Texas after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.

He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a car and left to die.

Local shop owner Grayson Croft isn’t in the habit of doing people any favors. But even a recluse can’t avoid everyone in a town as small as Clear Lake. And when the cop who played Juliet to your Romeo in the high school play asks you to put up her key witness for the night, you say yes.

Now Gray’s got a grouchy glass artist stomping around his big, empty house, and it turns out that he . . . maybe . . . kind of . . . likes the company.

But Eddie Rodrigues never sticks around.

Unless a Christmas shop owner who hates the season can show an orphan what it means to have family for the holidays.

Author Bio

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series again.

Twitter: @_AJCousins


  1. AHPG:
    Congrats on the release of Glass Tidings and a happy release day.
    I really can't choose between reading about the grouchy holiday Grinch or the enthusiastic celebrator, because i can see the appeal in both of them. Best way for me would be to have them both in one story that way i don't have too LOL

  2. Congrats on another new release, Amy. I read Glass Tidings and have to say I kinda like groucy Holiday Grinch on this one. So I lean on this choice, too. Enthusiastic celebrator could be exhausting imho. ;-)

  3. Im an enthusiastic celebrator so I have to defend my people here!

  4. Congratulations on your new book! I have to go with the Holiday Grinch. The enthusiastic celebrator can get to be too much sometimes.

  5. Congrats on the new release. I prefer the enthousiastic celebrator

  6. I like the holiday grinch.

  7. I like the Holiday Grinch as long as by the ending he/she finds the meaning of the holiday.

    Thanks and congrats on the new release - it sounds wonderful.

  8. I like the grouchy grinch... I can't stand overenthusiastic people (I'm as grumpy as the grinch...)

  9. I'm not an enthusiastic celebrator but I'm not grinch either!

  10. Grinch that gets converted!!
    Congrats on Glass Tidings - I ordered it as part of the bundle and plan on reading it later this week!

  11. I love the fireworks when grouch meets enthusiasm... makes for some of the best dialogue :)

  12. I'm kind of in the middle, but I think I prefer the grouchy Holiday Grinch. :-)

  13. Definitely the grouchy holiday grinch! I am one and I have no apologies for it!

  14. The holiday grinch. I love seeing the enthusiastic celebrator in the grinch over >.<
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  15. I like when the two get paired together as MCs. Let the fireworks begin!

  16. Even though my mother loved Christmas more than anything, I'm a fan of the holiday grinch.

  17. I like's fun to see a grinch's attitude get totally turned around, and the enthusiastic ones always help me perk myself up for the holidays ;-) I also like seeing them paired up in stories, it usually makes for a fun read.

  18. Hmmm, for reading? Grouchy grinch is more appealing -- to see how they change heart haha