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Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your holidays and had a very Merry Christmas and here's wishing for a prosperous New Year!

Today we'll meet historical romance author, Tracy Sumner and she's here with giveaways!

I’m thrilled to be here! When I was asked for a holiday post, I thought about the things I love about the season. Glass of hot spiced wine and a romance novel anyone?

My holiday novella, TO DESIRE A SCOUNDREL, would go well with the wine, I think! J

Enjoy! And Happy Holidays!

Hot Spiced Wine
2 bottles light-bodied red wine
1 1/4 cups sugar
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
3 black peppercorns, crushed
2 cardamom pods, crushed
One 3-inch cinnamon stick, crushed
1 clove, crushed
1/2 cup kirsch
In a large saucepan, combine the red wine with the sugar and the orange and lemon zests. Put the spices in a tea ball and add to the saucepan. Bring the wine to a very slow simmer over moderate heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat, discard the tea ball and stir in the kirsch. Ladle the spiced wine into heatproof glasses and serve at once.
MAKE AHEAD The spiced wine can be kept overnight at room temperature. Reheat before serving.

The first rule when dealing with scoundrels?
Never wager more than you are willing to lose.
Especially in matters of the heart.

Come along for a story of holiday seduction that Romantic Times calls, “a searing passion…a sexy tale filled with great verbal repartee!”

“A bad boy…and a lively, independent woman. An excellent sequel!”
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TIDES OF PASSION, the National Reader’s Choice for Best Long Historical, debuted in October 2011. The second novel in the Tides series, TIDES OF LOVE, arrived in November. Tracy’s holiday novella, which begins the new Southern Heat series, TO DESIRE A SCOUNDREL: A Christmas Seduction, released mid-December 2012. Watch for the next Heat novel, TO SEDUCE A ROGUE, in late January.

Happy reading.

Tracy’s story telling career began when she picked up a copy of LaVyrle Spencer’s Vows on a college beach trip. A journalism degree and a thousand romance novels later, she decided to try her hand at writing a southern version of the perfect love story. With a great deal of luck and more than a bit of perseverance, she sold her first novel to Kensington Publishing.

When not writing sensual stories featuring complex characters and lush settings, Tracy can be found reading romance, snowboarding, watching college football and figuring out how she can get to 100 countries before she kicks (which is a more difficult endeavor than it used to be with her four-year-old son in tow). She lives in Charlotte, NC, but after spending a few years in “the city”, considers herself a New Yorker at heart.

Tracy has been awarded the National Reader’s Choice, the Write Touch and the Beacon – with finalist nominations in the HOLT Medallion, Heart of Romance, Rising Stars and Reader’s Choice. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. She loves hearing from readers about why she tends to pit her hero and heroine against each other and that great novel she simply must order in five seconds on her Kindle.
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Comment for a chance to win a copy of TIDES OF PASSION and TIDES OF LOVE!  Also, everyone who signs up on her website for future communications will be entered in an early 2012 KINDLE draw! Good luck! 

For further stops in this celebration tour, please check the Author Page.


  1. Thanks Das. This is lovely and merry Christmas

  2. Tracy, that drink recipe sounds wonderful. Dunno if we have kirsch here.

    Happy holidays to you both!

  3. The hot spiced wine sounds great!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a great recipe! Merry Christmas :)

  5. I was just thinking I'd never had spiced wine! Excellent. And the novella looks delicious as well! Here's wishing you ladies all the best for 2012 as well!

  6. What a super recipe. I will try it, if I can find kirsch. I'll search for it. I live outside of Charlotte, Tracy. In Rutherford county. The novella sounds like a wonderful read to cozy up with this winter. Merry day after Christmas. Great post, Nas!

  7. Let me know what you think when you try it! Best thing is, it makes the house smell delicious!

  8. Robyn:

    I'm in the city -- very close to uptown!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    The novella is doing well -- currently #2 in historical romance. I'm thrilled!

  9. This recipe sounds heavenly, and I wouldn't mind having it with a side of tasty man, like the one on the cover.

    I love your title, Tracy. And the blurb sounds awesome. Can't wait to see if this comes to my bookstore!

  10. All ebooks, Marlena! I went the print book route the first time around. This time, all mine -- and E!!


  11. Ooh the spiced wine sounds divine! I think I'll try making it in the winter. :-)

  12. We've (I should say Mike, my better half, the real cook of the two of us) never thought to put peppercorns in our mulled wine! What a great idea!

  13. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Congratulations on the awards, Tracy!

    Have a Happy New Year!

  14. Thanks Nas and Tracy for excellent recipe and thank you so much for the giveaway and the chance to win I just adore these books they sound soooooo good!


  15. I love historical romance. I think that it goes perfectly with the winter season, when you just want to escape from a cold, dull world and escape into another time and place. Actually, I could say almost the same thing about the wine recipe. Happy new year.