Wednesday, December 19, 2012

VBT: Giveaway & Promo ~ The Christmas Dare by Joan Chandler


Self-professed Christmas addict Gia Dixon, and by-the-book Ethan Castle have been best friends all their lives. When tragedy strikes Ethan’s family, Gia’s the rock he depends on to pull him through the darkest days. Then, a shared, long-forgotten memory leads to an unexpected yet tender kiss. Can a simple Christmas dare help them find true love?


Funny how times had changed, Gia thought to herself. How was it possible to have gone all these years and not have thought of him romantically? Yet now all she wanted to do was steal a minute alone to kiss him again. Or more.

She saw headlights coming down the road and opened the door, preparing to walk out to meet him.

“No, ma’am,” she heard Ethan call out. He was already getting out of his Jeep and motioned for her to turn around and go back inside.

She was unsure what to make of it, but did as he asked. Then she heard the doorbell ring. Slowly she opened the door, and saw his smiling face. She backed up a step to allow him to walk inside.

“We may be taking things slow, but I’m still going to do it the right way. When I ask you out on a date, I’ll park and come to your door. If this were seven years ago and you were living at home, your dad would have kicked my ass if he ever caught me letting you just walk out to the curb to get in my car.”

Gia could easily recall the many times her father had complained about that when other boys had done it to her.

“How right you are. My mistake.” She laughed. “From now on I’ll expect to be courted properly according to the Henry Dixon Dating Manual.”

“Besides, stealing a quick moment alone behind closed doors gives me the opportunity to do this.” He pulled her into his embrace to softly kiss her.

When their lips parted, she commented, “I don’t think Daddy had that in mind when he made up that particular rule. But you score extra points for showing initiative.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Joan Chandler is a Florida native who has lived in the Deep South all of her life. She is married with two children who are her pride and joy. She lives a double life of sorts, holding down a nine-to-five job during the day, and writing steamy romance at night—often with her black cat curled up in her arms as she types.

When she’s not spending her spare time working on her next novel, she loves to go camping, sharing girls’ night out with her friends, walking her two dogs, and watching football.

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Previously published works are Perfectly Imperfect, and No Regrets. You can find them both at:, Amazon, Barnes & Noble 

Joan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner's choice), to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

The more comments you leave during the tour, the more chances you have to win. Here is the link to the tour schedule.  Visit the other blogs and leave more comments. :D Good luck!

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  1. I love stories about best friends turns into lovers. I just feel that best friends have the higher chance of getting a HEA because they know each other well and they have a solid foundation.

    Thanks for the giveaway! <3


    1. Thank you for stopping.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

  2. I cant wait to read this.
    Thanks for the tour
    Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 @netzero .com

  3. Have this book on my wish list now :-) Thank you :-)

  4. Nice excerpt.


  5. Kisses on the sly - great excerpt.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  6. What a pleasure to be a featured guest here today! Thank you so much for hosting me.

  7. Congratulations to Joan on the new release! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway

  8. Sounds like a great read!! Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. Sounds like a great read.


  10. Congratz for the release. Thanks for the excerpt.


  11. This makes me miss my dad. :( He wasn't all that old fashioned but still it is always nice to have daddy around to care for us! Congratulations on the release!
    Happy Holidays,