Welcome to #TNTConfidential 12 Days of Christmas Day 6! Today's visiting author is Doris O'Connor.
What is your favorite thing about the Holidays?
Spending time with the family. Our eldest has flown the nest, and she's coming home for ten days over Christmas, so that will be awesome. I'll have all my brood under one roof again—bliss. J
What inspired you to write your book?
A submission call sparked my muse, and then I had the heroine in my head getting annoyed with folks calling Christmas the holidays. It kinda went from there, and took on a life of its own, as my stories always do.
Share a Holiday anecdote with the readers
My story is set around a homeless shelter, and that's largely due to my gran. Every Christmas she prepared several food and clothing parcels, and we used to take them down to the local homeless shelter. My gran was a great believer in the fact that there is always someone less fortunate than you out there, and it's your duty to look after those people. There for the grace of god go I and all that.
We can all fall on hard times, and Christmas can be an extremely hard time for lots of people. I know it was for my gran. She lost her husband on Christmas Eve, just after the war, when my dad was still quite small. My grandfather was driving home for Christmas and was run off the road by a drunk driver.
My gran soldiered on, like she always did, but I always thought how unfair that had been. He survived Nazi Germany and being incarcerated in a concentration camp, only to be run off the road like that.
Life is cruel and unpredictable at times, and we got to live in the moment. That's one of life's lessons I learnt from knee high, and every Christmas I raise a glass to my amazing gran.
For the love of Mutt
For the love of Mutt
A homeless shelter at Christmas may seem an odd place to find one's soul mate, but love knows no boundaries—or does it?
Anja has grown fond of the wolf-like dog hanging around the shelter. With her soon to be ex -boyfriend putting pressure on her, her canine friend proves to be more reliable than any human could ever be. If only he were more than just a dog.
Helping others is not always easy to do, unless Ethan can do so undercover. However, hiding your true self brings problems of its own. Finding a mate had not been in Ethan's plan of action, but Anja's easy acceptance of Mutt breaks through all of his defenses.
The problem is he is not what he seems, and will his deception by proxy prove the end of them before they even have a chance at love?
Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris... at least that's what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.
There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.
She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.
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