What is your favorite thing about the Holidays?
My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with friends and family. When it can be a super busy and stressful time of year, being surrounded by the people I care about keeps me sane.
What inspired you to write this Christmas story?
I love Christmas and am totally a holiday story junkie. This time of year my Kindle is full of Christmas and holiday themed stories. I was inspired to write A Chris-mas Miracle based on my own experience as an exchange student overseas during the holidays. Being so far from home can be lonely, but when you spend it with your friends and made family you often find yourself making new traditions.
What's one of your favorite things to do for Christmas?
The Easiest Holiday Fudge Recipe Ever!
(I’ve adapted this recipe from The Pioneer Woman Blog but I’m not a big fan of the crushed peppermint candies, so here’s my take on it)
- 3 cups Chocolate Chips
- 1 can (14 Oz. Size) Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Whatever kind of candy or nuts you might enjoy sprinkled onto the fudge. I use crushed Andes mints or also a variation of walnuts and mini marshmallows.
Line a square 8 x 8 pan with foil and smooth the surface as flat as you can with your hand. Spray foil with nonstick spray to keep the fudge from sticking.
Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a double boiler over medium heat. Heat until melted, about 5-7 minutes. You can also try this in the microwave and follow the directions on the package for melting. Stir until smooth, then pour it into the foil-lined pan. Use a spatula to smooth the surface, then sprinkle on the nuts or candy pieces on top.
Refrigerate for 2 hours, lift the entire brick of fudge out of the pan by the foil, then cut into small squares.
You’ve just made fudge!
Exchange student Drew Clarke should be happy. With a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel all over Australia he shouldn’t have any worries. But when his straight roommate who he has a crush on kisses Drew then freaks, he’s left without his only friend. Alone during the holidays and in a foreign country, Drew finds himself lonely. When he meets surf lifesaver, Scott; he thinks he’s found a distraction in six feet of easy on the eyes male. But when Scott wants to keep Drew in the closet, Drew’s had enough. Will his sexy friend and co-worker Chris be able to pull off a miracle for Drew and make his holiday happy?
Nikka Michaels lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest where she spends her time cooking up romantic tales to satisfy her craving for HEAs with heat. A voracious reader, novice knitter and music lover she’s been known to multitask without breaking a sweat. She loves to read and write M/M romance but believes everyone deserves a love story.
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