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Gingerbread Mistletoe

By Amy Aislin

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Gingerbread Mistletoe – Interview, Excerpt & Raffle

Interview, Excerpt, & Raffle with author Amy Aislin for her newest book: Gingerbread Mistletoe. MM Romance Holiday Novel.

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The Storyline: Gingerbread Mistletoe

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The last thing Jeff wants is to spend time with the man who totaled his car—the one he spent years restoring with his late father. But if he wants to resurrect his childhood town’s annual outdoor hockey tournament, he’s got no choice.

The last thing Mika wants is to work with the guy who took off right after the accident, without ensuring he was okay. And working together on organizing Jeff’s proposed tournament sounds like a complete nightmare. He’s got enough on his plate after surviving cancer.

Sparks fly as they’re forced to work together, but is that enough for them to set their differences aside and pull off the tournament in only two weeks? Or will they prove to be immune to the magic of Christmas?

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Book Specifics

  • Book Title: Gingerbread Mistletoe
  • Author:  Amy Aislin
  • Cover Artist” Natasha Snow
  • Genre/s: Contemporary MM Holiday Romance
  • Trope/s & Themes: Enemies to lovers, small town, forced proximity.
  • Heat Rating:  2 flames
  • Length: 62,000 words/248 pages
  • This book is part of the Lighthouse Bay series. However, can be read as a stand-alone book (I did!).

Excerpt

Standing, he held a hand out to the man who was so much his type it was almost laughable. Three or four inches taller than Mika’s own five-ten height, dark brown hair that shone red under the warehouse’s lights, like the deepest shade of mahogany, with charcoal-gray at the temples and above his ears, and lines that fanned out from narrow eyes a dark shade of blue. A high forehead in a heart-shaped face and the physique of a footballer completed the package.

All of that wouldn’t have been a big deal on its own, but the way he held himself with the cool confidence of someone who knew his place in the world?

Yowza. Talk about Mika’s type wrapped in a black wool coat and a stubbled jaw more gray than brown. He’d have been giving Jeff his number if the guy wasn’t scowling at him.

Wait, that scowl . . .

Jeff stared at his outstretched hand. “No.”

“Uh.” Rearing back, Mika dropped his arm back to his side. “Excuse me?”

Zach crept up behind him, gaze swinging from Mika to Jeff. “What’s wrong?”

Jeff waved a hand at Mika. “This is the guy you want me to work with?” He put special emphasis on this, as though Mika were a criminal who’d steal his wallet when he wasn’t looking. Straightening his spine, Mika planted his hands on his hips.

Zach blinked once. “Yes?”

Holland Stone—Zach’s boyfriend and Mika’s ex—approached from where he’d been working on his float for the parade, clad in a dusty T-shirt and even dustier jeans. He squinted at Jeff before turning to Zach and Mika. “You two okay?” He held a hammer in one hand like he meant to wield it. Not that he ever would, but the image would’ve made Mika chuckle had he not been so confused.

And frankly? Kind of hurt. What the hell had he ever done to this guy?

“I can’t work with him.” There was no give in Jeff’s tone.

“Why not?” Zach stepped in close to Mika, butting in against his left side. “Mika’s the best.”

Aw. The ire in Mika’s chest faded a little at Zach’s words. It was nice of him to say, especially since Mika had made the worst of first impressions on him last Christmas.

The amount of disgust in Jeff’s scoff would’ve been impressive had it not been directed at Mika. “I’m not working with the guy who totaled my dad’s car.”

Mika’s head jerked back. “What?”

Zach and Holland swung their gazes his way.

“I didn’t!” Taking a step back, he raised both hands. “I’ve never totaled anybody’s car in my life.”

“Oh no?” Jeff argued, raising both eyebrows, and god, the sarcasm. “Not even a turquoise 1956 Chevy Nomad near the Bluffs in Pacific Palisades? About this time last year? Ring any bells?”

That was where Mika knew this guy from! Jesus, he was still holding a grudge? “Okay, first of all, I apologized, like, seven times. Second, I gave you my number. It’s not my problem that you didn’t call. Like I said—I would’ve paid to get it fixed. And third.” Leaning over the desk, he narrowed his eyes on a squinty-eyed Jeff Bellmoor. “Totaled?”

Jeff winced. “Fine. That’s maybe the wrong word.” Uttered so begrudgingly, it was a miracle he managed to say the words at all. “But like I said—it’s not about the damage.”

A huff of exasperation escaped Mika and he threw his hands up. “I don’t know what that means.” He hadn’t known then either.

“Never mind.” Rubbing his forehead, Jeff turned away. “You wouldn’t understand.”

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About the Author: Amy Aislin

Amy’s lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.

An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group, Amy Aislin’s Readers, to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram and Twitter, or sign up for her infrequent newsletter.

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Interview with Amy Aislin

BOOK GEMZ: If you could spend some real-life time with one of the characters in the book, who would you choose and why?

AMY: Mitch Greyson from On the Ice because he’s such a brat that you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth!

BOOK GEMZ: On the flipside, which character would you probably least get along with? Why?

AMY: Ha! Probably Christian from The Play of His Life. He’s a little too ornery for me.

BOOK GEMZ: Have you ever written a line, paragraph, or passage, and thought, “Darn, that’s pretty amazing, even if I do say so myself”?

AMY: I have, but I never think so at the time of writing. I only ever realize it when I’m doing my final readthrough. Sometimes I’ll come across a phrase or witty banter and can’t believe that I wrote those words.

BOOK GEMZ: Let’s talk tropes: do you have a few favorites that you enjoy both writing and reading? If so, what are they and what makes them your favorites?

AMY: Some of my favourite tropes to read and write are opposites attract and slow burn. I love seeing characters who, at first glance, are completely different, find common ground and fall in love. And I adore slow burn romances because it really allows the reader to fall in love with both characters at the same time as the characters do.

Stuff & Nonsense Questions

BOOK GEMZ: OK, Time for some off-the-wall questions – Let’s pretend you’re taking a road trip, and you can choose any three of your characters to go with you. Who would you want on the ride-along, and why them?

AMY: Oh man. This is a harder question than one might think. Okay, after much deliberation: Mitch Greyson from On the Ice, his best friend Cody Evans from Shots on Goal, and Mika Jones from Gingerbread Mistletoe because I feel like those three together would get into so much trouble. It wouldn’t be a boring road trip, that’s for sure!

BOOK GEMZ: If James Corden invited you to Carpool Karaoke, what song(s) would you sing with him?

AMY: “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys and “Into the Unknown” by Idina Menzel from Frozen II.

BOOK GEMZ: HA!! Well, with that let me thank you for joining me today!!


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