Monday 10 December 2012

Let It Snow Books: Interview with Laura Kaye + Giveaway

Welcome to Day 1 of Let it Snow Books 2012, where for the next three weeks you have the chance to read some really fun holiday posts from some of your favorite authors, both here and at Ex Libris.

Today, we welcome Laura Kaye here at Books to Brighten your Mood with a festive post and you will have the chance to win a copy of Her Forbidden Hero, one of the best contemporary romance that I read in 2012. If like me, you love hot and tortured alpha males and sweet heroines then Her Forbidden Hero is just the books for you!
Do you want to remember my review of Her Forbidden Hero? Here is a preview of it:
This is the first book by Laura Kaye I read, and now I can safely say that I fully understand all those people who praise and love her work. Her Forbidden Hero was simply amazing!

This is the story of Marco, a soldier who gets back from war seriously injured both physically and emotionally... Read the rest of the review here.

And now, let's give a warm welcoming to Laura!

-Since this whole event is about the Best Books we read in 2012, could you share with us some of your favorite titles you read this year?
Laura: Oh, I’d love to! These are all ones I read and loved in 2012, though some weren’t published this

J.R. Ward, Lover Reborn
Maya Banks’s McCabe Highlander Trilogy and her newest Never Seduce a Scot
Lisa Kleypas’s Travis series (Sugar Daddy, Blue-Eyed Devil, Smooth-Talking Stranger)
Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain
Gina Maxwell, Seducing Cinderella
Christine Bell, Down for the Count

I’m sure there are more, but that’s a good sample!

-What’s your favorite thing about the holidays?
Laura: I love the festiveness of decorations, Christmas carols, family get-togethers, presents, and holiday food!

-What makes you feel that Christmas time is finally here?
Laura: The cold, the first snow, and carols on the radio and in stores.

-Do you have any favorite holiday themed stories (movies or books)?
Laura: My favorite holiday movie is Love, Actually. I also love The Sound of Music, which I always
associate with Christmastime whether it’s actually a holiday-themed story or not!

-Could you share with us your favorite holiday meal/dessert/candy?
Laura: Oh, man, just one??? I really love turkey and stuffing for the holidays. And iced sugar cookies always make me think of Christmas. Tins of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. And, omg, Panera Bread has this holiday bread stuffed with apples and chocolate chips that is out of this world! See? I could go on and on!

-You’re holiday shopping, name a few things you’ll buy this year.
Laura: I’ve already done a little holiday shopping, so I can share that so far my older daughter is getting the Hogwart’s Lego castle and the Monster High Monster-Making Kit, and my younger daughter is getting the Monster High High School playset. I *might* also get them each a Kindle or a Nook. Sshh!

-We all love Christmas holidays, but I was wondering if there’s anything about them that you find annoying?
Laura: I loathe mall parking lots during the holidays! Whatever kindness people feel from the season seems to flee them when they’re circling for parking spots! LOL And as much as I love decorating, I really hate taking all the decorations down again!

-Let’s say you have the chance to spend the holidays with a fictional character, who would that be and what would you be doing?
Laura: Aw, see, I’m torn between spending the holidays with Owen Winters, my totally playful and adorable (and OMG hawt) snow god from North of Need, or the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s Zsadist, who is my hands-down favorite fictional male. Can I have them both? Heh. Then again I’m not sure Zsadist would play very nicely with Owen.

-What would be your (bookish or not) New Year’s resolutions?
Laura: I’m hoping for more balance in 2013. I have a crazy ambitious writing schedule between now and September, but I need to get better about making time for exercise, rest, and sleep!

-What would you ask Santa to bring you this year?
Laura: Hmm. Geez, it’s been such a year of wish fulfillment, I’m not sure what to ask for? I wonder if he could give me more time??? If not, maybe a Kindle Fire so I could stop doing all my reading on my iPhone! LOL

Happy Holidays Laura and thank you for stopping by :)

About the author

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Visit Laura:

About the Book:
Title: Her Forbidden Hero
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: The Hero, #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Length: 240 pages
Release Date: May 15th 2012
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads

She's always been off-limits...

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that...and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become.

...but now she's all grown up.

When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can't stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa's not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she's back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time...


Laura has generously offered to one lucky reader a paperback of the new edition of Her Forbidden Hero, a guitar pick keychain, and a Laura Kaye pen. Open to international!

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  1. Snow! As soon as I see flurries my Holiday Spirit kicks into over drive.

  2. Laura you know how much I love your books and you! Rest of the world this is for you!! Laura rocks! I can never put one of her books down until I am finished with it. I froget to eat!! <3

  3. The build up to christmas begins for me with the Advent calendars for our little grandchildren. We have one with a chocolate a day too!
    I think Hearts In Darkness is my favourite of your books I have read so far. Loved it!
    Merry Christmas.

    1. That's a good one, Irene! And so glad you enjoy that book! xo

  4. In our house we have a tradition of getting together xmas eve, all the family and The Polar Express is put on for the little ones but everyone always ends up sitting down together with a tin of sweets being passed around watching it together :) when everyone starts calling each other to arrange tome and places thats when it really starts feeling like christmas for me :)
    Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!


  5. The beautiful decorations in the shop windows wrapping papers of all colors but when we are lucky to have snow then it's really christmas time for me^^

    thank you a lot for this great prize

    1. See, the store decorations come too early for me, but snow? Definitely! :)

  6. Christmas Time for me is here when my mom spends the entire weekend baking the holiday strudel and cookies we have for our annual Holiday Open house (this Friday). The house smells of cookie as and spice for days!

    Great holiday interview Laura! As for Owen and Zsadist playing nice I think Zsadist would melt Owen with one dark stare from him.

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Ooh ooh, I want to come to your house! Strudel!!!

      Seriously. I agree. Zsadist comes with a warning that says, "Does not play well with others" LOL

  7. The traditions of my church--Advent wreath, nativity, music, specific Bible readings--these are the things that really make me feel like it's Christmas.

  8. When I start seeing Christmas movies on tv that's when I know Christmas is here!

  9. For me, it's when I see Christmas trees everywhere...

  10. Christmas decors and lights at the malls. That's the cue to decorate our house as well. :)

  11. Christmas lights! I LOVE driving around just to look at all of the lights!

  12. Just spending time with my family makes my holidays. But I do love to look at Christmas decorations.

  13. when I get the tree up & some wrapped packages under it.

  14. When I am preparing for Black Friday madness:)

  15. Seeing Christmas decorations and lights always put me in Christmas mood! Also I'm listening to xmas songs and watch holiday themed movies!

  16. Love this giveaway! the weather! and christmas music! :)

  17. Christmas Tree, Christmas Song everywhere and the gift when people shopping :)

  18. Christmas trees, lights and making goodies!

  19. The music, the lights, the heavy shopping traffic, the tree and decorations! Love this time of year:)

  20. The decorations and the music. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Listening to Christmas music and rushing to buy last-minute gifts.

  22. seeing the decorations

  23. I'm enjoying all your comments everyone! Keep 'em coming and good luck!

  24. The holiday spirit you can see shining from people's eyes ...
    and the smell of home-made cookies!

  25. When I get my tree, a few days after Thanksgiving!
    Happy Holidays!

  26. Snow and Christmas decorations.

    Happy Holidays!!

  27. Christmas decorations!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  28. Christmas decorations always get me in a holiday mood.

  29. Snow and Christmas decorations. :D

  30. When i see Christmas tree everywhere :D

  31. As soon as I hear Christmas Carols I know.

  32. The chilly weather! I love it!

  33. When all the family starts coming in! :-)

  34. Eating candy canes. Doesn't feel like Christmas until I have some

  35. Christmas decorations in the stores and hearing Christmas music on the radio. And of course the colder weather!

  36. When we go and buy a Christmas tree and decorate it. That and Christmas movies!

  37. Christmas begin when i go to shopping for Christmas gift


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