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Sarah Morgan Giveaway

Update: Congratulations to Leigh our winner of this giveaway.

sleigh bell in the snow giveaway

In celebration of Sarah Morgan’s first full length contemporary, Sleigh Bells in the Snow, Dear Author is actually participating in a blog tour! It’s like the first one since we remade the entire site to celebrate the last of the Hunger Games trilogy. Who knew how that was going to turn out. Save us little golden bird!


Ahem. So Sunita wrote her fangirl review earlier and how could she not? Sarah Morgan writes really good contemporaries. Even when Morgan is writing within the Harlequin Presents constraints she delivers a really pro female storyline with a fairly believable conflict. And her asshole to doormat ratio is pretty even (meaning the heroine is not too much of a doormat to the hero’s asshole quotient).

Sarah Morgan’s official bio reads like this:

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 11 million copies of her books. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award twice; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’ and 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot.

I’m pretty disappointed that the Harlequin promo materials left out Morgan’s appearance in the DABWAHA tournament. Maybe next year she’ll be in the Contemporary section of the tournament and not the category. Or maybe she’ll be a dual threat? You should read the book and tell us whether Sarah Morgan’s debut mass market knocked your socks off.

Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.

Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.

Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?

You can enter to win 1 set of Sarah Morgan’s blog tour prize package:

  1. Snow flake earrings
  2. Copy of Sleigh Bells In the Snow
  3. Package of cute Harlequin holiday gift tags

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Debbie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:05:13

    My favorite thing about winter is snuggling under a blanket on a comfy couch with loved one(s) and/or a book.

  2. Samantha
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:13:11

    Going to have to agree with snuggling up in winter. I would add in bed with flannel sheets and some dark hot chocolate as the best thing ever. A Sarah Morgan book wouldn’t hurt, either!

  3. Louise H.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:22:11

    I’m definitely not a winter person, but I do like days where it’s cold but sunny and the air is all crisp. And my dog looks adorable when bounding through snow. :-)

  4. Sarah
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:25:40

    I love hot tea, slippers, Christmas, and snuggling under quilts!

  5. KellyM
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:59:10

    Honestly, I live near Chicago and I’m NOT a fan of winter here, so usually my favorite thing about it is that moment (sometime in May) when it’s finally over. But I will admit that I enjoy those days when it snows too much to do anything but park myself on the couch to read all day. :-) Thanks for the fantastic give away!

  6. Jen
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:02:59

    There isn’t a ton I like about winter, to be honest. I guess I kind of like the clothes, like warm sweaters, cozy pants, etc.

  7. Kate L
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:04:07

    I love fires in our fireplace and the smells of roasting chicken and making soups and stews.

  8. Nancy B
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:08:05

    Christmas, hot chocolate, and reading under a blanket on cold days.

  9. Sarah Morgan
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:21:36

    Thanks so much for running the giveaway! I’m honoured, and a little nervous to be the first one after The Hunger Games. I’m hoping the odds will be forever in my favour!

  10. CG
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:24:03

    Snuggling in front of the fireplace with something warm to drink and a good book on the rare snow day.

  11. leftcoaster
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:24:49

    baking and slow cooking in my french ovens

  12. Faye
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:41:51

    Coming home from a cold ski with the dogs and warming up by the woodstove. And baking. And crafts! And warm beverages! And caroling! And my wedding anniversary! I love winter.

  13. Priya
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:47:07

    Curmudgeonly I know but my best thing about winter is right about when it’s getting ready to end! I am definitely a warmer weather/summer person :)

  14. Erin K.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:50:03

    Wearing sweaters is my favorite part of winter.

  15. JenM
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:00:41

    Winter is our rainy season, so what I love about it is that when it’s pouring outside, I have the perfect excuse to curl up with a book and not run errands.

  16. Dana W
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:06:52

    My favorite thing about winter is definitely Christmas – I love the trees and decorations and everyone’s just so happy!

  17. Natalie G
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:21:10

    My favorite things about winter are my husband’s and daughter’s birthdays. They are my favorite things in the world, so I love celebrating their birthdays with them. :-)

  18. Sherri
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:30:51

    Now that I work from home, I love it when it snows. I love the way it makes the world look so beautiful.

  19. Tanya
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:41:30

    I live in horrible, humid South Florida (and I’m a knitter!) so our winter is the only time I can enjoy the weather and wear my creations. I live for our winters!

  20. EGS
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:43:40

    I love Christmas.

  21. MarciaS
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:52:00

    A cold ,clear day on the ski slopes especially when there is fresh snow.

    Or any day with dismal weather that gives me an excuse to hide in bed with a book (or 3).

  22. MaryK
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:53:42

    What is this winter you speak of? Heh. I live in South Louisiana where we mostly just have a cooling off period. We’re lucky to get sweater weather in winter. Though, honestly, I don’t think I’d survive snowy weather. I’d probably just hibernate until spring.

  23. Kim
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:03:14

    It’s the obvious answer. My favorite part of winter is the snow. I don’t mind it.

  24. Nicole
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:18:19

    1) I got a bit of toothpaste on my skirt but didn’t have time to change before leaving the house; 2) I cannot get warm at work; 3) I still have a bunch of parts of my Halloween costume to complete, but I can’t do it at work because; 4) the municipal audit people, who were expected some time in August, showed up today while I was out of the office at a professional breakfast because; 5) the universe hates me.

  25. Tammy
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:34:46

    Hands down lighting the fireplace!

  26. Justine
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:48:25

    I like all of the celebratory foods.

  27. Jennifer Estep
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 13:53:49

    One of my favorite things about winter is the snow.

  28. srs
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:16:10

    That it ends? I really, really hate most aspects of winter (the cold, the snow, the ice, all the salt they put on the roads to deal with the snow and ice, how congested I get from my office’s central heating, you get the idea) but I guess I like going to my in-laws for Christmas and getting spoiled by my m-i-l while my partner and I hang out in the basement and watch cable tv. It’s like being back in high school, minus all the angst. Plus, there’s bonus butter tarts with no raisins in them just for me!

  29. erinf1
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:16:56

    I love being able t0 snuggle with my dog under blankets and read! No one chastises me for staying in to read when it’s cold :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  30. Lia
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:41:44

    That eventually it will be Spring again!

  31. Lynnd
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:43:15

    I love snuggling under a blanket and reading and also going for long walks on a cold, sunny day after a fresh snowfall when the snow crunches under my feet and everything is very bright and clean-looking.

  32. Kathryn
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:52:08

    Sunny, clear crisp days when the sky is an unbelievable blue and the just fallen snow is a clean, glittery white. It’s all so stark and beautiful. I’ve use to cross-country ski on a regular basis and being able to glide along an empty trail on such a day was amazing. I should really get back into skiing again.

  33. Brianne
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:01:04

    I love curling up with a god book and hot chocolate with the multi-coloed Christmas lights on in the background.

  34. Maureen
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:13:28

    In theory there should be more time to read and I am hoping that actually happens this winter.

  35. Suz Glo
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:35:55

    My favorite thing about winter might be cozy, flannel sheets!

  36. Juhi S
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:37:34

    Ooh this sounds awesome!

  37. Judi L
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:53:26

    I hate winter but if I had to choose something…..that my neighbor snow blows out my driveway when we get a storm.

  38. cyclops8
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 16:35:31

    My favorite thing are the holiday sales.

  39. Christine L.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 16:37:51

    My favorite thing about winter is celebrating the holidays with my loved ones (not that hanging with relatives is all snow angels and hot cocoa with mini marshmallows). For the most part, we’re a tame bunch; if my aunt is in town, she and I usually end up reading our books in companionable afternoon silence while the others horse around. On the other hand, the blow-out event of the season is my birthday, which falls between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This year I will reach a milestone so the rest of town had better look out!

  40. Ducky
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 16:57:29

    Sitting in front of the fire place and lighting candles.

  41. Sarah
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:02:56

    I love Christmas decorations, snowstorms and curling on the couch with a blanket, a fire and a good book. Not a fan of slush, defrosting my car and frozen nose hairs, though.

  42. Holly
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:13:39

    Snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling. Might as well make use of all that snow :)

  43. Jacqueline
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:19:29

    I love when everything is blanketed in snow. Also holiday decorations and winter foods, desserts, and drinks.

  44. Sally W.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:23:37

    I love all the lights at Christmas, the crispness of the air and the tang of smoke from the chimneys.

  45. Rebe
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:34:25

    Hot chocolate and electric blankets. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my electric blanket.

  46. Julie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:42:46

    Fluffy down blankets and hot tea.

  47. Nicole C.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:45:25

    My favorite thing about winter is that the average temperature of South Texas finally drops somewhere south of hotter than hell.

  48. Kate K.F.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:25:03

    My favorite parts of winter are chilly walks that end with hot tea inside and how crisp the world feels.

  49. Kristi
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:33:15

    Okay ‘Nothing but enter your Data. Nothing at all’ WHAT SHOULD I ENTER? I was having an anxiety attack! (haha, not really but still). I put my email address. Ahem. Anyway.

    I love winter coats, boots, and hot chocolate baby!

  50. Helen Marie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:41:29

    Christmas cookies are my favorite thing about winter! And sleeping in during school holidays. You could add cooking yummy stews to the mix, too.

  51. Jennifer
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:06:32

    Being curled up on a couch under a rug with a good book on my ereader and looking at the cold weather outside – and although I am in Melbourne, Australia, and it is supposed to be spring – it is so ‘unseasonably’ cold at the moment that this is how I spent last weekend

  52. Anne V
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:18:28

    Wood fires. I love the wood stove greatly.

  53. Lynnette
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:25:45

    I’ll agree with the snuggling under a blanket with a book and cup of tea. I love watching it snow while I’m warm and cozy inside. And as much as I love a snow day from school, it always come back to bite in June.

  54. Rylie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:33:22

    I love snuggling under a blanket and reading.

  55. Nicolette
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:38:48

    My favourite thing about winter is hot chocolate: homemade with high quality chocolate, freshly whipped cream, and perhaps a drop of peppermint or vanilla essence.

  56. jules
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:39:16

    My favorite thing about winter? Definitely not snow. I am not a fan of driving in it. I do love curling up a warm blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book.

  57. Marcy Shuler
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:50:40

    Staying inside in the warmth and reading a good book.


  58. Angie G
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 20:22:59

    Hot chocolate! Yum!!!

  59. kp
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 20:32:31

    Hot chocolate, warm blanket and books!!!!

  60. Megan Byou can have so much fun in it a
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 20:35:44

    SNOW! I love how it’s all pretty and you can have so much fun in it and ski and make snow angels and get days off of school. It’s a very all-purpose precipitation.

  61. Victoria Zumbrum
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:08:56

    I love Christmas time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. azteclady
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:10:27

    Well, I live in Florida, so my winter is…not very winter-like, actually. Still, it’s really nice not to be melting for a few weeks.

    Does that count? :razz:

  63. Karen
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:36:22

    I LOOOOOOVE cold weather! And as I currently live in GA, I don’t get much of it :(

  64. Nadia Lee
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:54:27

    Easy! Nabemono (JP-style hot pot dish)! :D

  65. Valerie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 22:25:12

    Snow days! Staying home and watching it snow, drinking hot chocolate and reading a good book.

  66. Sofia
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 22:37:00

    Even as a lifelong resident of Southern California, it feels as if there is a change in the winter and it is great to be able to snuggle up during the longer nights and read.

  67. Kristin
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 22:49:23

    My favorite thing about winter is the snow and the hot chocolate.

  68. persnickety
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 23:05:14

    Here in souther queensland, the best part about winter is the fact that all of the people who grew up here refuse to go swimming because it’s “too cold”. Beaches and swimming pools are blissfully empty. For the record, the water here in the middle of winter is still warmer than the north pacific/atlantic waters i experienced as a child in summer.

    Winter in cold places- I love the smell of a crisp winter day. And I love that all of the insect life disappears for several months- that never happens here.

  69. Chelsea B.
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 23:13:56

    The cool weather! I am so tired of sweating!!

  70. Becky
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 23:23:54

    Snow days! Especially if it really is too nasty to go anywhere, because then I have a perfect excuse to stay in, snuggle up, and read!

  71. Janice Hougland
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 23:55:42

    What I like best about winter is that it’s cold! I love wearing sweats. I love having relief from hot flashes and nite sweats with the cold weather. I love homemade soups and stews and I cook up a storm during winter because I don’t mind warmth in my kitchen when the weather’s cold. I feel more energetic during the winter and get a lot of projects done. And of course we have some wonderful holidays during the winter season. :-)

  72. Jen McKernan
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 03:47:09

    I live in Arizona, so winter is definitely welcome!! The fantastic weather of the next few months almost makes up for the days of 110!

  73. Judith Venne
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 03:52:35

    What i love most about winter is winterstorms. Yes, I know it is not very convenient when one has to use their cars. and even by foot, it can be quite a struggle. But to me there is something magical, especially when the snow is falling at night… It creates a warm environment to me. I love to snuggle with a book, with a warm blanket on my knees, and drink a warm cacao.
    It brings back childhood memories to me.
    Thank you for the giveaway,
    Judith :)

  74. Laura Russell
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 04:03:11

    Favorite part of winter – the sky!

  75. Christina
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 06:11:34

    I like sweaters and warm blankets. My cats like cuddling up on the blankets with me on the couch, which makes reading sometimes harder but I make it work.

  76. Ipshita Ranjana
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:59:22

    Having hot chocolate,snuggling under the bed and getting up late…!!!

  77. Scifigirl1986
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 13:39:18

    I don’t like anything about winter. it is way too cold out and it snows. I guess my favorite part would be all the time spent reading.

  78. Kate Y.
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 14:35:09

    my favorite thing about winter: curling up on the couch with my dogs and reading lots of books. ^_^

  79. Collette
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 19:17:48

    My favorite thing about winter is snuggling under warm covers in a cold bedroom. Best sleeping ever.

  80. Sandypo
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 20:23:15

    My favorite thing about winter is when it ends!

  81. CelineB
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:42:27

    I love trying to find that perfect present for my friends and family!

  82. Lea
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 14:46:26

    Hot cocoa, scarves and hats and sweaters with jeans.

  83. Amy P.
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 15:12:16

    The best part of winter is the warm, yummy comfort food! Soups, chili, turkey . . . mmmmm

  84. KC
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 22:49:21

    My favorite thing about winter – when it turns to spring. Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. flchen1
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 23:07:05

    I love being able to turn up the heat ;) And it’s good weather often for staying in and reading. And it’s a good season for stews and soups and chilis and using the oven–baking and pot roasts and what not… Yay, winter!

  86. Turophile
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 12:58:42

    I love cross country skiing

  87. Anita H.
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 04:42:42

    I love how white it gets with a blanket of snow on the ground

  88. Ada
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 05:00:55

    I love the bite of chill in the air, how freshly fallen snow is like a beautiful blanket…Christmas and my birthday is during the winter :)

  89. Laurie G
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 07:25:27

    A white Christmas! Closely followed by reading a romance book in front of a a roaring fire!

  90. Stacey Masterson
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 08:51:02

    I love the snow and hot cocoa.

  91. Cassandra B.
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 11:46:20

    I love when there is a flesh blanket of snow on the ground and the moon is bright. The reflected light is so beautiful.

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