Author Spotlight: Heidi Rice

Posted November 20, 2013 by Addictive Passion in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

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Title: ‘Tis the Season to Get Lucky (A Baby It’s Cold Outside Novella)

Author: Heidi Rice

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 58 pages

Release Date: November 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62266-356-9

Imprint: Indulgence

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Unlucky-in-love PR manager Kate Braithwaite doesn’t think her Christmas
could get any suckier. Until a trip into work on Christmas Day leaves
her snowbound in the Fifth Avenue department store with her boss’s
far-too-tempting playboy son Ryder Sinclair. Ryder’s rugged, reckless
and none too pleased to be stuck in a place he hates with an uptight
workaholic like Kate—but as the night draws on, the lights go out and
the temperature rises, until they’re both wondering is this the season
to get lucky?

Excerpt
He didn’t say anything for the longest time, but his forehead
furrowed as if he were thinking hard about what she’d said. And he
didn’t look too pleased about the information.
She felt the tangle of nerves tie up in her stomach. He probably
thought even less of her now than he had before. She should never have
told him the truth. Why hadn’t she simply refused to answer the
question? Why had she willfully exposed her most embarrassing secret to a
virtual stranger? He’d accused her of being a princess, vain and
selfish and superior, and he had even more ammunition now to support
that theory.
But just as her anxiety reached breaking point, he slung an arm around her shoulders and gave her a quick squeeze.
“Okay, look,” he said, the tone a little stiff but not remotely
contemptuous. “We should head up to the electrical department first for a
couple of flashlights. So we’re all set if the generator goes again.”
He led her toward the stairwell. “Then we need to find you some dry
clothes.” He glanced down at her attire. “Unless of course you want to
wear the lap-dancing elf outfit again. I certainly wouldn’t object.”
“I’m not putting that on again,” she said, so relieved at the change of topic she felt almost giddy. “I looked ridiculous.”
Giddy relief turned to giddy shock when his arm tightened and he
murmured, “Katherine, you did not look ridiculous. You looked seriously
hot.”
The blush shot up her neck and set fire to her ears.
“But if you’re dead-set against giving me any more cheap thrills,” he
added, apparently oblivious to her embarrassment, “which I personally
think is a little small of you, then I suggest we check out the lingerie
department and find a compromise we can both live with as a fallback
position.”
“Um…” She stammered, her wits having completely deserted her.
Was he flirting with her? And if he was, why was it making the giddy
shock turn into a giddy thrill? “I’m not sure that’s appropriate…” She
continued trying to find her indignation. Or at least a tiny iota of her
usually very reliable common sense.

“Katherine, we’re stranded in the middle of a major weather event
here. Forget appropriate. The only benefit to a situation like this is
that appropriate no longer applies.”

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A Little About the Author

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USA Today bestselling author Heidi Rice lives in London and is
married with two teenage sons (which gives her rather too much of an
insight into the male psyche). She also works as a film journalist but
loves being a romance writer because it involves sitting down at her
computer each day and getting swept up in a world of high emotions,
sensual excitement, smart feisty women, sexy tortured men and glamorous
locations where laundry doesn’t exist … Not bad, eh.
Then she gets to turn off her computer and do chores (usually involving laundry!)

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