Twelve Days of Christmas, Day 3 - Amy Lane

Day three and my visiting author is the fabulous Amy Lane!

She is offering a ebook giveaway of her new release, Winter Ball. Leave a comment here to enter the giveaway. The giveaway will close 20th December, 6pm GMT.

Question 1: What is your favourite Christmas movie? 

While You Were Sleeping
Question 2:What is your best Christmas memory? 

Heh heh—conceiving our daughter while our son was asleep, on Christmas Day before we left to see family.  ;-)
Question 3: What is the best present you’ve received? 
My son—he was born on December 12th and a colicky handful at Christmas. But he was still my best Christmas present ever.
Question 4: What is the best present you’ve given? 

I gave Mate a set of clothes for our second Christmas together—they were his best for a couple of years.
Question 5: Santa Claus – real or fake?  

Question 6: What is your favourite Christmas book? 

A Secret Light by ZA Maxfield.
Question 7: Do you like eggnog? 

Question 8: What do you eat at Christmas? 

Question 9: Be honest, when do you put up the Christmas tree? 

After my son’s birthday.
Question 10: When do you open your presents? 

The kids open a few on Christmas Eve, but we all open them Christmas morning.
Question 11: Do you have snow at Christmas? 

Only on television.
Question 12: What is the best – all-time – Christmas song. Ever!  

The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams

Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.

One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected—nor want to forget. Soon Skip and Richie are living for the weekends and their winter league soccer games—and the games they enjoy off the field. Through broken noses, holiday decorating, and the killer flu, they learn more about each other than they ever dreamed possible. Every new discovery takes them further beyond the boundaries of the soccer field and into the infinite possibilities of the best relationship of Skipper’s life.

Skipper can’t dream of a better family than Richie—but Richie’s got real family entanglements he can’t shake off. Skipper needs to convince Richie to stay with him beyond winter ball so the relationship they started on the field might become their happy future in real life!


  1. Winter Ball looks good.

  2. Doesn't matter how many times I have seen it, 'While you were sleeping' still turns me into mush and puts a smile on my face.

  3. I like the cover of Winter Ball.
    Not sure f I've ever tasted eggnog

  4. Happy Holidays everyone! I can't wait to read your new book, Amy!

  5. Winter Ball sounds great and who doesn't love a cat on the cover!

  6. I have pre-ordered "Winter Ball" it has such a cute cover and I'm looking forward to reading it.


  7. Cat person here...I love the cover. :-) The story sounds as good as the cover looks.

  8. Winter Ball sounds amazing Amy, can't wait to read it, I'm adding it to my TBB list for after Xmas. :)

  9. I'm looking forward to Winter Ball. Love the cover.

  10. I have actually not yet ordered Winter Ball, so yay happy to enter LOL

  11. Mmm eggnog!! I also have a Dec baby although he's grown now! lol Thanks for a chance to win, it sounds like another awesome story!


  12. I can't wait to read Winter Ball. It sounds wonderful!

  13. I'm very excited for Winter Ball

  14. This sounds like a good read. Thank you for this post and the chance of winning a copy :)

  15. Love everything Amy Lane writes!

  16. It's Amy, can't wait to read this.


  17. winter bell looks great

  18. I'm glad I'm not the only mother of a December baby who waits until after the birthday to start decorating for Christmas. Mind you if my daughter had arrived on time, instead of early, it would have been awkward, she was due on Christmas day :D

  19. Winter Ball looks great.
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