Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairing Series #1) by Parker Fairchild

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship by Parker Fairchild. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship
Series: The Perfect Pairing Series #1
Author: Parker Fairchild
Publication Date: November 17th 2020
Print Length: 264 pages
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
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On a Caribbean cruise, a platter full of cookies, and a shot of Christmas magic yields a perfect pairing.

Chemist and budding romance writer Olivia Chasen is on a cruise to avoid spending Christmas with her beautiful twin sister and new fiancĂ©—Olivia’s ex. Now, thanks to her lonely, intoxicated ramblings on Santa’s lap, her fellow passengers think she’s in love with a fictional character.

Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse has dealt with plenty of unusual situations in his career, but he’s never had the honor, the pleasure, or the privilege of being a beautiful and intelligent woman’s fantasy hero come to life. While he hasn’t officially met the sexy chemist, he’s sure eager to explore the chemistry that’s sizzling between them.

Bringing the charming SEAL together with the skeptical Olivia is going to take more than just Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus; it’s gonna take a heaping dose of Christmas magic. 

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EXCERPT:
She stepped to him. “I trusted you. You act all so cool and collected. Perhaps, this will faze you,” she said pushing him back and into the pool.

Suddenly, everything spun out of control. Olivia had been so upset that she hadn’t seen Santa Claus approach Jace carrying a small Christmas tree full of decorations for the hospital in Grand Cayman.

As Jace stumbled back into the pool, he unfortunately carried Santa and the tree with him into the water. The last thing Olivia heard was Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turn into “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” before they both took a splash.

Olivia literally bit her tongue to stop from laughing. This was so not funny, but yet it was hilarious. She, Olivia Chasen, had finally found her fun and excitement. She had a new groove.

And as she looked around and noticed all the phone cameras rolling, and most likely had been the entire time, she delicately took a curtsy as proper as one she’d give Queen Elizabeth herself. Thankfully, watching all those episodes of the The Crown had paid off big time.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Parker Fairchild is a social media copywriter, a freelance writer with multiple writing credits, and a model. Recently, she finished writing a client's memoirs, which will be published in the next few months. 

A Virginia native, she and her husband have their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, "they haven't stopped talking since." When she's not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides. 

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GIVEAWAY:
Parker Fairchild will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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50 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun read! Christmas, a cruise, a rowdy bunch of senior citizens and matchmaking!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Teenyluvkins!!! Yes, "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun holiday read. And for those who love to cruise, but can't right now, I hope it offers them an exciting escape!!!

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  2. Love the cover.. makes me smile...

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    1. Thank you Michele!!! I loved the cover from the first moment my publisher emailed the proof to me!!!

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    1. Yes, thank you for hosting "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful book.

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    1. Thank you Peg42!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun little holiday read, and after the year we've lived through, I think we all need some joy in our lives!!!

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  5. abfantom@Yahoo.comDecember 9, 2020 at 9:46 AM

    I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yes, Abfantom@Yahoo.com, I love the cover, too. As I said above, I loved it the first time I saw it. My publisher and I only made minor adjustments as it was the 'right' cover from the very first draft!!!

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing.

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    1. You’re so welcome Rita, and thank you for being here today. Do you have any questions about “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship?”

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    1. Thank you for your comment Sherry!!! “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” is a fun and festive read that will have you laughing and smiling!!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Wendy, and thank you for being part of my Book Blast!!! Any questions I can answer for you about “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship?”

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  9. looks like a fun one

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    1. Thank you Daniel. Yes, “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” is a fun read for the holiday season complete with plenty of appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus!!!

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  10. Sounds great, I like holiday books and going on cruises.

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    1. Well, then, Susan you’ll love “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship!!!” I definitely love cruising, and I can’t wait for them to resume sailing.

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  11. Well, then, Susan you’ll love “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship!!!” I definitely love cruising, and I can’t wait for them to resume sailing.

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  12. Looks like a fine Christmas read. I love to cruise and cant wait till I can again. Thanks for your good works.

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    1. I hear you, Paige, my family and I love to cruise, too, and we can’t wait to go again!!! But until we can sail, again, I think “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship,” transports you to the Caribbean in your mind. All ports featured in the novel are places I’ve sailed to in my travels. Thank you for commenting and participating.

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  13. Looks like a great read. I love Christmas themed books!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Michelle!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is definitely full of Christmas cheer, and after an unsettling 2020, we need all the cheer we can get.

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  14. What a great holiday read!
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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    1. You're most welcome, and thank you, Barbara, for participating in my Book Blast. Can I answer any questions for you about "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship?"

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  15. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Deb. I loved the cover the moment my publisher emailed the proof to me!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive read just perfect for this year when we need merriment more than ever in our lives.

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  16. This sounds like a really good book!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words David!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive holiday read that's sure to make you smile and laugh!!!

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  17. This book sounds like a fun Christmas read! I love the cover!

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    1. Thank you for supporting my Book Blast Pippirose!!! I fell in love with the cover the moment I saw it!!!

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  18. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. You're welcome Clc408, and thank you for joining me here for my Book Blast. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a Christmas romantic comedy filled with love and holiday cheer!!!

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    1. Thank you DVDgal75!!! When my publisher sent me the proof, I knew it was the cover for the book!!!

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  20. This book looks like a fun and sunny read during our cold winter days.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thank you for supporting my Book Blast Nancy!!! Yes, "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" takes place on a Caribbean cruise, so it's definitely sunny, funny, and the perfect holiday escape!!!

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  21. This holiday romance looks like a lot of fun!

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  22. Thank you for stopping by and commenting Lisa!!! Yes, "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a lot of fun; it's festive and Christmassy and will leave you smiling and laughing!!!

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  23. Heather, I shared this tour–hosted by you–on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages. I hope that “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” will bring joy and provide a dreamy escape to all those who are unable to cruise this holiday season.

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  24. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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    1. Thank you Susan!!! I loved the cover from the moment my publisher sent it to me to approve!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive holiday read that will have you laughing and smiling all the way to the end!!!

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  25. This book sounds really good and would love to read!

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    1. Thank you Yellowlabs, and thank you for participating in my Book Blast and Tour!!! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is the perfect funny holiday escape!!!

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  26. Looks like a fun read.Love what the cover looks like makes me want to read this.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Cheryl!!! I love the cover, too, and yes, "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun read that will brighten your holiday season!!!

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