Monday, December 14, 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…

Shannon Stacey

Book: Controlled Burn
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Series: Boston Fire #2

Being a lieutenant with Boston Fire’s Ladder 37 company keeps Rick Gullotti busy, so somewhere in the pile of paperwork he’s avoiding on his desk, there’s a scratchpad on which he jots down things he needs to get done before Christmas.

Rick Gullotti's Holiday To-Do List

* Delegate decorating the can drive boxes before the community starts dropping off donations. Make sure the box in front of Ladder 37 is better than Engine 59's because their half of the station has taken in more cans three years in a row. More garland, maybe.

* Make the guys sign the Christmas cards we give out as thank you notes for all the baked goods people in the neighborhood are going to bring us. Threaten them with all manner of dire punishments if they don’t sit and get it done.

* Make a list of dire punishments that won’t get me called to the chief’s office.

* Figure out what to get Jessica for Christmas. (Don't delegate that.) Her grandmother says if I buy Jess thermal underwear because she's a California girl in Boston, I should buy her jewelry to offset the practicality. But I know my Jess and warm will trump shiny.

* Get recommendations for local jewelers because I’m not taking any chances.

* Check the long range weather forecast before the grocery shopping list is finalized. Digging out 13,000 fire hydrants if it snows means more slow cooker meals. (Okay, Ladder 37 and Engine 59 don't have to shovel out all 13,000 hydrants in Boston. It just feels like it sometimes.)

* Attach the wreath to L-37's grille. Correction: Delegate attaching the wreath to L-37's grille.

* Draw names for the station’s Secret Santa. Make sure whoever draws Grant Cutter’s name remembers there needs to be payback for the Easter dish of jelly beans that tasted like ear wax and skunk spray.

About the Book:

Meet the tough, dedicated men of BOSTON FIRE—and the women who turn their lives upside down 

Rick Gullotti lives the good life, fighting fires and dating beautiful women—though none for very long. And thanks to helping his elderly landlords, his rent is low. But when his concerns about their health lead to a long-legged girl appearing on his doorstep, life as he knows it starts getting away from him. 

Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego for the rougher side of Boston, but she's been dispatched to deal with grandparents she's never met. She's wholly unprepared for the scruffy-but-hot danger-junkie firefighter who lives upstairs. 

At first, Jessica is determined to get out of Boston Fire country as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house. But nobody's taking advantage of Rick's friends on his watch, even if that makes Jessica his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry—and it's quickly becoming too strong to resist.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her favorite activities are writing romance and really random tweets when she’s not riding her ATV. She loves mud, books, football & watching way too much TV. You can contact Shannon through her website,, where she maintains an almost daily blog, or visit her on Twitter at, her Facebook page,, or email her at


Shannon is generously giving away one (1) $100 gift card to winner’s choice. To enter through Rafflecopter, AND leave a comment telling us one of the items on your holiday to-do list. The giveaway is open during the time specified on the Rafflecopter form. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open internationally, where not prohibited by law. 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 Terry Spear and THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT to see today’s feature with Suzanne Johnson


Jbst said...

One of the items is to send out Christmas cards. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

All the major to do items have been. At least I hope. But I still have drive around town and look at the Christmas decorations.

Jessica Gipson said...

I still have to finish shopping.

Margaret Cook said...

I have a bunch of gifts to wrap but no boxes to put them. So the last thing on my list is to go get boxes.

Jessie H. said...

I really need to wrap things. Totally contemplating doing the bag thing this year. :)

Maureen said...

I have to finish shopping and baking.

JenM said...

Pretty much everything on my list is done except for buying a ham for christmas dinner.