Sunday, December 14, 2014

#TNTConfidential 12 Days of Christmas #GIVEAWAY Day 3: Julie Lynn Hayes & Dirty little Lies #ChristmasStories

 Oh boy!Oh boy! Are you ready for today's treat? I'm not lying; you're going to love Julie Lynn Hayes and what she brings in today's #TNTConfidential 12 Days of Christmas Day 3! 

What is your favorite thing about the Holidays?

I love how people make more of an effort to be loving and kind to one another, and they’re more wont to reach out to those who are in need. I love the time I spend with my daughter and wish I could see all of my children, but that isn’t usually possible. So she and I celebrate together, with gifts and food, and spending time watching holidays movies, like Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life.

What inspired you to write this Christmas story?

Christmas is a very religious time for many people, and I find that religion is a theme in some of my stories. Dirty Little Lies began life as a short story for an anthology, and its original name was Son of a Preacher Man, inspired by the song of the same name. The idea of a preacher’s son coming out to his father on national TV took my fancy, and Levi did too… and the rest just followed.

What's one of your favorite things to do for Christmas?

This is a recipe I’ve made and brought to family Christmas. It’s easy and yummy, and very addictive!


1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners' sugar
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

Levi Thornton is the closeted gay son of homophobic televangelist Marshall Thornton. So what’s the perfect gift for the father who never cared? Levi’s going to find a yummy young man on Christmas Eve, fuck him all night long and six ways to Sunday. And then he’s going to out himself on live national TV on Christmas Day in front of his father and God and everyone else. 

The problem is he’s having no luck at finding that special someone to share this moment with. Just when he thinks his quest is hopeless, in breezes Darjeeling Crane, and it’s off to the family hideaway for a night of fun. This will be a Christmas to remember, if Levi has anything to say about it.

Available at Amber Quill ~ ~ ARe

About Julie:

Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.

She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done; she feels compelled to do it.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stich,  needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, Amber Quill Press, Torquere Press and Wayward ink.

Keep in touch at: 

Twitter @Shelley_runyon

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  1. Thanks for letting me be a part of your Christmas, Elyzabeth! <3

  2. I like the anticipation of what will be in the Christmas presents this year and the hope I will get some of my most wished for presents.

  3. I love giving presents and finding or making a gift that is something that will make the recipient very happy, no matter what it is or how much it cost :)

    Happy Holidays and thank you for the giveaway :)


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