Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chill Out with A New Orleans Christmas … in July Hop

Oh, yes: It’s time for Blissemas in July. Please leave a comment with a valid email address. The grand prize for the blog hop is a $50 All Romance Ebooks voucher, and I’ll be giving away a .pdf copy of A New Orleans Christmas, or another book from my backlist.

Living in Southern California, I’m used to warm weather year-round. Cold-weather: blah. And, we often can have temperatures as high around Christmas as it gets in July. I know bah humbug! Until my youngest daughter was born in January, and wanted a pool party for her birthday, I never got that “Christmas in July” thing.

With a bit of research, I also found out that countries in the Southern Hemisphere, such as Australia and New Zealand, experience “winter” climates in July, so they like to celebrate the cold-weather holiday during our mid-summer. Ah, making even more sense.

Finally, when temperatures get totally out of control, and I don’t have access to conveniences such as air conditioning, there’s nothing like imagining being in an icy place. What better way to celebrate than with a heart-warming erotic romance!

Here’s a peek at my special “holiday” release. It’s a prequel to my paranormal series, The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf.

The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas

Louisa Bacio

Vampires and werewolves don’t mix … or do they?

Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang’s blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.

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“In her first foray into the m/m genre, Ms. Bacio sets the pages ablaze in this sexy Christmas tale featuring two irresistible characters from her The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series.  There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s night than cozying up with the vampire and the werewolf as they come together in this sizzling story.  This is my Christmas present to myself.”

Rebecca Leigh, author of Dirty Housewives

Available via Ravenous Romance, Amazon Kindle, ARe and other eRetailers.

Ever celebrate a holiday at a different time of year? Remember to leave a comment to enter into the prizes. A special thank you goes out to Victoria Blisse for putting together this hop. Check out other stops on the hop at:


  1. Sadly, we're boring and just celebrate Christmas on December 25th :) Though with the climate in the UK being what it is, we could celebrate in June, sometimes! :)

  2. Oh so incredibly "boring." ;-) I'm sure you have some fabulous lights up in the UK!

  3. We havent celebrated 'out of season', though as Lucy said, some christmases are fairly warm - we've been more likely to be able to have a walk in light jumpers than make snowmen in recent years, so whilst we celebrate on 25/12, the weather is giving us march or april!
    Littlesuze at hotmail dot com

  4. This Blissemas hop has started to inspire me...I think some out-of-season Christmas could be fun. (I'm a northern California gal, so no snow for me either.) I have stumbled onto a lot of Christmas episodes on TV lately, must be a trend!


  5. The only celebrations we celebrate at a different time than scheduled are birthdays. With everyone's crazy schedules we sometimes have to wait a month before we can celebrate. I like the idea of celebrating Christmas in July, much better weather that's for sure. Much less craziness with crowds too. Might have to try this one day.

    Thanks for participating in Blissemas!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  6. my immediate family and I celebrate on Dec.25 but we do a big family dinner in June when everyone is back in Indiana for vacation thanks for the chance to win a great book and prize.
    crystaley73 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. There are usually a lot of Christmas in July craft shows in our area. People want to get a jump on buying Christmas gifts during the vacation season. Thanks for being part of Blissemass!


  8. I dont really celebrate Christmas in July. Ive always just celebrate Dec. 25. Though it does make me want to celebrate! lol Thank you for the awesome Blissemas and fun! ;)