Wednesday, December 09, 2015


Thank you for stopping by Blogging by Liza for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. This year’s event is hosted by Blogging by Liza, Books Make Me Happy, and That’s What I’m Talking About. It’s a two week event where authors with 2015 winter releases (November 2015 – January 2016) will take over our blogs with guest post written from their character’s POV with a holiday theme (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, New Years, etc.). For a line up of all the authors featured at all three blogs, please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post from December 1, 2015.

Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…

Kimberly Lang
Book: One Little Thing
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Series: Magnolia Beach #1.5

Holiday Coffee Drinks from Magnolia Beach

Hi! I'm Molly Richards, coffee lover and proud owner of Latte Dah, the best (okay, the only) coffee shop in Magnolia Beach. It doesn't get freezing cold down here in south Alabama, but everyone enjoys something hot and steamy to drink on chilly evenings. While Latte Dah doesn't have a liquor license, these are the drinks I'd put on my holiday drink menu if I did (even if it meant I'd never get my best friend Helena out of the shop).

This one is a basic, easy upgrade on a classic:
Fancy Mocha
1 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate liqueur
garnish with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

This one's classy and light on the liquor -- have more than one!
Snow Cap
1/2 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Frangelico
top with whipped cream and a raspberry.

Feeling a bit brave? Need extra caffeine? Try this:
Hot Shot
1 oz Patron coffee liqueur
1 oz Bailey's
Double shot of espresso
steamed milk
garnish with a sprig of mint

Pumpkin spice lattes are for teenagers. Here's a grownup version:
Irish Gingerbread
2 oz Bailey's
4 oz coffee
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
Top with whipped cream.

About the Book:

Even though her family moved away in disgrace after her father’s affair, Sophie Cooper knows that her childhood home in Magnolia Beach is the right place to open her bed and breakfast on the water—especially if it means she can watch the handsome local walk his dog on the beach every morning...

Quinn Haslett’s greatest regret has always been exposing the affair between Sophie Cooper’s father and their high school physics teacher—not that she ever knew who spilled the beans. When he sees Sophie again, the guilt comes rushing back, but it doesn’t stop him from wanting to see if the sparks flying between them could lead to something more.

But with such a big secret lying in wait, it’s only a matter of time before their newly ignited relationship goes up in smoke... 

About the Author:

Kimberly Lang isn’t one of those people who always knew she wanted to be a writer. She actually wanted to be a ballerina, but puberty failed to deliver the required swan-like elegance. That dream scuttled, she went on to get her Master’s Degree in English – and she has the bartending skills to prove it. At her husband’s insistence, she quit teaching in 2007 to write full-time, and in May 2008, sold her first book to Harlequin’s London office. That book, The Secret Mistress Arrangement, debuted at number nine on the Borders Series Bestseller list and won the 2009 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best First Book.
Since then, Kimberly’s books have appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Borders, and Bookscan bestseller lists, and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. (And, yes, that’s really cool.)

She’s married to her college sweetheart, whom she affectionately (but appropriately) calls her Darling Geek, and is Mom to the most brilliant and beautiful child on the planet (aptly nicknamed Amazing Child). She started taking yoga-based fitness because she eats way too many jelly beans while writing, and became an instructor once she figured out that spending time with her butt over her head helped spark her creativity. More than one sticky plot point has been solved in the Down Dog position.  She has no hobbies because she doesn’t have time, but if she did, they’d include knitting, skiing and ballroom dancing, because they sound like they might be fun.


Whether you're watching snow fall on the mountains or waves lapping at a snow-white beach, these are all great drinks to warm up winter nights.  Let me know which one sounds best to you. Kimberly has generously offered One (1) commentor  (US only) their very own Latte Dah coffee mug and a copy of Something to Prove, the first book in the Magnolia Beach series.  And be sure to check out my happily-ever-after in Everything at Last, coming in January! The giveaway is open during the time specified on the Rafflecopter form. Complete the Rafflecopter form AND comment with your favorite holiday drink. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the author. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.

Now, head over to BOOKS MAKE ME HAPPY to see today's feature with Clay & Susan Griffith and THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT to see today's feature with Christine Allen-Riley


Beautiful Disaster said...

I like hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows :)

Maureen said...

Eggnog is my favorite.

JenM said...

I love eggnog, but only the homemade kind. I don't like store bought eggnog at all.