12 Days of Christmas: Jaci Burton

Posted December 20, 2013 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Author Override, Featured Authors / 78 Comments

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~ JACI BURTON ~

Congratulations on the release of HOLIDAY GAMES.  You go back to the original family we fell in love with, the Rileys, in this novella and one of my favorite couples still to date.  Do you miss writing about them now that we are seeing a different group of guys the series focuses on?

Thank you! I do love the Rileys a lot. But I’m still putting them in my books even though I’ve moved on to other characters, so my readers can still look forward to having them appear in some of my future books. 😉

What was your favorite scene in the book, if it’s not too spoilery?

Definitely the Magic 8 Ball scene.

Liz and Gavin still have so much chemistry and I love to see that you haven’t changed them a bit with time.  Especially Liz!  What do you think is her best quality?

I love Liz. She’s probably been one of my favorite characters to write. The thing I love most about her is her tenaciousness, her never-give-up attitude.

Have you considered doing a spin off series with the Riley offsprings? 🙂  I know, I’m greedy.

Heh. Maybe someday.

And because we are celebrating the Holiday season, we would love to find out some of your favorites.  So here’s a few quick fire questions!

Favorite tradition: We don’t have a lot of traditions, but I have to say it’s not officially the holiday season until I’ve watched White Christmas. It reminds me of watching it with my parents when I was a kid, and that makes me smile because they’re both gone now and I miss them both, especially at the holidays.

Favorite song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Sung by Judy Garland.

Favorite drink: Rum punch

Favorite food: I’m a big fan of rum balls. (Are we sensing a rum theme here?)

Are you done decorating? – Yes!

And last but not least, feel free to tease us a  bit with what’s to come in MELTING THE ICE!

Carolina Preston is on deadline to produce her own fashion line, and she has a dilemma—she needs needs a few famous faces as models, and when her brother, Gray, suggests hockey player Drew Hogan, she initially balks, because she and Drew have a past. But he’d be a great catch to walk the runway, so she can’t really complain—too much. Working with Drew comes with its own set of complications, namely having him in her life again, reminding her of all the reasons she fell head over heels for him in college, and why she’s worked so hard over the years to forget that one passionate night they shared.
Drew, on the other hand, would like nothing more than to start things up again and prove to Carolina he’s not the same guy he was back then. He’s a man now, not a boy, and he won’t trample all over her feelings and her heart this time. But Carolina is guarded and won’t let him in, so it’s going to take a lot of effort on Drew’s part to melt the ice guarding Carolina’s heart.
holidaygames

A Holiday Novella A Riley wedding is in the works, a Riley Christmas means a house full of family, and baby making is on Liz Riley’s mind. Chasing Gavin around and meeting in dark closets can be fun, but Liz is more than a little determined. Even with family in every corner of the house, Gavin is more than ready to do whatever Liz wants—especially when sex is involved. It’s a Riley family Christmas.

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About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.

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Marissa
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Marissa

Great interview. Love her books

Amy R
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Amy R

I love the Play by Play series and sports themed romance are an addiction of mine, it’s also a HUGE bonus that they are centered around St Louis where I was born and raised. My favorite candy is dark chocolate rum truffles.

Ronda Thayer
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Ronda Thayer

I’m a big fan of Rum! I love this series. Can’t wait to read this one.

Diana Huffer
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Diana Huffer

First, congratulations on the new release! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

Second, I can definitely relate to your “tradition” involving White Christmas. Both of my parents are gone also and watching Bing, et al, brings back a ton of great memories! I haven’t watched it yet but I will soon…

Third, Melting the Ice sounds cool! 😉

Happy holidays, all!

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Kim Turner
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Kim Turner

awesome interview. I just love this series

Michele Ficht
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Michele Ficht

Love this series. I have already read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t wait for Melting the Ice.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

Laura Z
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Laura Z

Love this series, so glad that there is another book with the Riley’s.

Jennifer Zorko-Legan
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Jennifer Zorko-Legan

Thank you for the chance! Awesome interview.

Von
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Von

I enjoy reading the Play by Play series & I can’t wait for the next book.

Casie Boland
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Casie Boland

Great interview! I love anything with rum in it and can’t wait to read more of jaci’s books! Thanks

Zsofia T
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Zsofia T

This series is my favorite contemporary one with definitely one of the yummiest covers 🙂 I can’t help smiling when I read them, tese books are so amazing … Can’t wait for Melting the Ice!!

Ashley
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Ashley

I love these books. Love the Riley’s. Can’t wait to read this one.

Ann Waters
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Ann Waters

Jaci, I just love your books. Great interview.

Meagan Wells
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Meagan Wells

Love the Play by Play series. Can’t wait for the next book. I would like to see a spin off of the children of the Riley’s also. thanks for the chance!

Christine Houser
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Christine Houser

I love this series and I cant wait to get my hands on this book. Out of all of them Liz’s book was my favorite and now to get this one would make it all the sweeter. Thank you for the chance.

Hannah oberson
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Hannah oberson

Sweet! can’t wait to read I love holiday romances and sport romances this is a twofer wonderful. great interview.

Janice McCarthy
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Janice McCarthy

Great interview. Love the Play by Play series!

Chris Adkins
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Chris Adkins

Love her books!

Timitra
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Timitra

Love the covers for this series!

Brittany
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Brittany

A spin-off series of the Riley offspring would be awesome! We can only hope 🙂

Christy
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Christy

I love Jaci and everything she writes.

Ruth Ayres
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Ruth Ayres

I love everything Jaci writes, especially this family.

Lisa Orsino
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Lisa Orsino

Love the Interview, Thanks For Giving so Much Of Your Time. Merry Christmas And May The New Year Bring Even More Success

Tawnya Bentley
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Tawnya Bentley

Love the interview and rum balls. Burton’s books are wonderful, I can’t wait to read more.

Jane
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Jane

Huge fan of Jaci’s and looking forward to her upcoming Hope series.

Jeannie L
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Jeannie L

Love Jaci’s books and I can’t wait to read this. Great interview.

kp
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kp

Love these books….thanks for the giveaway!

Arian B
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Arian B

I love these books, they’re amazing.. crossing fingers to win this one

Maureen
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Maureen

Thanks for the interview. You can’t go wrong with rum.

bn100
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bn100

Sounds like an interesting scene

Marisa Joy
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Marisa Joy

Hi, Thanks for this great giveaway and hosting. I can’t wait to read 🙂
Love the holiday songs to get you in the spirit.

Cheryl Sanders
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Cheryl Sanders

Great interview! Love this series 🙂 Fantastic covers 😉

Linda Brennan
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Linda Brennan

Congratulations on the book – I enjoyed the interview. I love the Rileys! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

denise smith
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denise smith

love the interview thanks for the giveaway

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Thanks for asking about a spin off!

Pansy Petal
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Pansy Petal

Love Jaci Burton! Although I haven’t had the chance to read any of the Play-by-Play series yet, they are on my tbr list. I look forward to reading them and this. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

We watch White Christmas every year and I love Judy Garland singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in fact we watch Meet Me In Saint Louis each year too and I hum when she sings the song.

Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

Zita R
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Zita R

Great interview! Happy Holidays!

Lianne
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Lianne

Congrats Jaci n the new release! Happy holidays to all!

Susan Rollison
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Susan Rollison

Jaci, I love your books.

Karen G.
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Karen G.

Thanks for the post! I am so happy you wrote about the Riley’s, I love to catch up with the characters we fell in love with! =D

Kathleen O
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Kathleen O

This is going to be another fantastic Jaci Burton book to read..

Renee P
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Renee P

The covers of your books are amazing!

ghwasd
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ghwasd

Magic 8 Ball scene?! I’m already curiously excited!!

infinitieh
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infinitieh

Another winner of a book cover! Still Claudio Marinesco?

Lisa W
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Lisa W

Love Jaci’s writing… and there’s nothing wrong with Rum 🙂

Sharlene Wegner
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Sharlene Wegner

Both books sound good! Merry Christmas!

Betty
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Betty

Can’t wait to read them!!

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

big fan of jaci’s books