Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cookies + Kisses, New Release + Giveaway!


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Hello everyone, and welcome to San Gabriel Fire Station 1, where the holiday season is in full swing -- though not everyone is happy about that.

Mulligan surveyed the shabby, workaday training room, now lit with twinkle lights and scented with spruce boughs. “It’s not even Christmas yet. Why are we doing this?”
“Christmas is in two days. When are we supposed to do it?” Vader Brown, the new captain of the engine company, gripped a steaming mug of coffee in his enormous fist.
“Don’t ask Mulligan that,” Sabina answered, strolling in from the kitchen with a red-and-green-iced doughnut. Mulligan used to have a crush on her, but he hadn’t thought about her that way lately. Not since he and Lizzie had started their . . . whatever it was. “Mulligan’s the original Scrooge. He actually said we should ban Christmas for safety reasons.”
“Christmas lights . . . electrical hazards . . . family stress . . . it’s a nightmare. Ask any suicide hotline..” Mulligan headed into the kitchen to pour himself a mug of coffee. “Oooh, cookies.”
“Don’t touch those,” Fred warned. “A lady wearing an elf costume brought them in. You might get Christmas fever.”
Mulligan popped a fudge cookie—the least Christmassy of the choices—in his mouth. “An elf costume. Like, a hot elf?”
Sabina rolled her eyes, while Vader made a “little bit” gesture with his fingers. Stan, the firehouse dog, trotted into the room. His head drooped under the weight of felt reindeer antlers.
“Who did that to poor Stan?” Mulligan demanded, nearly choking on the rest of his cookie.
 Yes, firefighter Dean Mulligan has a few issues with Christmas. But little does he know, as he consumes his cookie, that he's about to go through one of those miraculous experiences that change your life forever. If you've ever seen the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," then you know what I'm talking about.

The entire story unfolds in IT'S A WONDERFUL FIREMAN, which is out today in ebook format (only .99), and will be out on December 23 in paperback.

Hard-edged fireman Dean Mulligan has never been a big fan of Christmas.  Twinkle lights and sparkly tinsel can’t brighten the memories of too many years spent in ramshackle foster homes.  Although he’s established himself as one of the top firefighters at San Gabriel Station 1, he doesn’t think he’s good enough for someone like gorgeous Lizzie.
Lizzie Breen is used to fighting—from her alpha male brothers who try to smother in the name of safety to the childhood life-threatening illness she overcame.  She knows what she and Mulligan feel for each other is a lot more than a fling, but she can’t get him to see that.  The only gift Lizzie wants to give him this season is her love, but he’s not willing to accept it.
When Mulligan is trapped in the burning wreckage of a holiday store, a Christmas angel arrives to open his eyes. But is it too late? This Christmas, it’ll take an angel, a determined woman in love, and the entire Bachelor Firemen crew to make him believe … it is indeed a wonderful life. 
To celebrate, I'm giving away a download of any previous book, full-length or novella, in the Bachelor Firemen series! Start at the beginning or fill in a gap, it's up to you. Since we're also celebrating Tawny Weber's new Cookies and Kisses Cookbook (yum!), I'll also give away a Bachelor Firemen Season's Greeting mug.
All you have to do is tell me what your favorite holiday treat is. Is there something you look forward to every Christmas? I'll pick a winner on Thursday, December 4.



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Have a wonderful holiday season filled with Cookies and Kisses, peace and joy! Click here for more about Tawny's awesome new free Cookies & Kisses Cookbook -- which includes my recipe for Firefighter's Cookies!

xo
Jennifer

39 comments:

  1. My family has a tradition of gathering everyone up and driving around town to see the christmas lights.
    My parents started it when my 4 sisters and I were little. We continued it with our kids and now our grandkids.

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  2. The family treat in the house is my husbands Yule Log, divine. I love to bake with my three sons and husband. We bake and cook the month away...And enjoy hot cocoa and the treats after sledding and shoveling the snow.

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    1. You sound like our family in Alaska! Sledding is our favorite winter sport, actually. Tons of hot cocoa gets consumed around here. :-)

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  3. My favorite holiday treat is Kolacky. They are a cookie that my family has made for many generations. My favorite is the apricot.

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    1. Hi Sue G. - You are the randomly selected winner of my prize, which is a download of any book in my fireman series and a Bachelor Fireman mug! Just send me your ebook format of choice (and email address for delivery) and mailing info for the mug. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy that apricot kolacky! Sounds delicious! JenniferBernard.author@gmail.com

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  4. My fav holiday goodie is always my grandmother's pumpkin pie!

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  5. Now that I live in town, my holiday treat is going to countryside.

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  6. My favorite treat is choc fudge or our choc.pb fudge. Hi Jennifer ;)

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  7. Pecan Pie!! I love it anytime, really. ��

    But I also look forward to new matching pjs with my mom for Christmas Eve. ��

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  8. I have two favorites chocolate covered cherries with the liquid center and homemade fudge. This is the only time of the year I have them so I really look forward to indulging!!!

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  9. Italian cookies! I especially love the ones with chocolate dip on the end. Yum!

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  10. My mom makes these amazing cheesy potatoes for Christmas dinner. I have tried many times to make them. Following her advice and recipe. But they are never even close. Its the one food thing I miss not being there at Christmas.

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  11. Snickerdoodle cookies and turtle cheesecake

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  12. Ellen Eaves AndersonDecember 2, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Other than divinity? :) I love the tradition of mine & my husband's siblings and all of their families all getting together for one day out of the year.

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  13. My favorite holiday treats are charlotte russe and stuffed angel food cake. I enjoy it most when my family gets together to enjoy the day.

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  14. I love my aunt's anisette bread!!

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  15. My favorite holiday treat is buttery Spritz cookies!
    Our family getting together and decorating the Christmas tree as we listen to Christmas music!

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  16. Our favorite tradition at Christmas is making cookies. I have doing it with Jenny for all of her life. Our favorite is my Grandma's sugar cookies. We are making them this Saturday with her kiddo's.

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  17. I love the cookies that are homemade and fudge.

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  18. I look forward to eating Buche de Noel log cake made with mocha and rum

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  19. Our favorite tradition is enjoying homemade latkes and homemade applesauce with the grandchildren and lighting the menorah. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Shortbreads are the favorite around here!

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  21. Erica Mitchell. I love snickerdoodles cookies, especially the soft ones the fall apart as you eat them.

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  22. I have a bad back, live alone and am diabetic, so no sweets for me anymore. However, when my mom was alive, she made cakes, pies, cookies, candy and wedding cakes for a living. One of my favorite Christmas treats that she made was a type of Greek candy called Panuchi. It was like a white fudge only better. When she died, I was devastated to find out that the recipes for most of my favorite sweets were in her head. Jen, I just finished It's a Wonderful Fireman and I LOVED IT!!! What a perfect Christmas story!

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I'm so glad you loved it! But that's so sad about your mother and her lost recipes. We don't think about things like that until it's too late sometimes. Big hugs to you!!

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  23. i love home made chocolate fudge for the holidays :)

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  24. My MIL makes a white fruitcake that we fight over. She gave me the recipe but made me promise not to share it. *eyeroll* We also always made Peanut Butter Blossom cookies with the Hershey's Kiss on top. Yum!

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. All of it. I love LOVE Christmas. I love putting up decorations, I love making candy with my mom, I love shopping for family and friends, I love spending time with family, I love sitting at night and looking at my tree, I love the spirit of the Holiday, I love the fact that so many people will speak during this time of the year. I love it all. It's my favorite Holiday. I love LOVE watching my kids get so excited about it all.

    WendyK

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  26. I love baking cookies and bars with my kids!! We celebrate Hanukkah, not Christmas, so a tradition we have at our dinner are potato latkes, made by non-jewish dad, and kugel (a noodle & fruit dish) by me. No matter what else we eat, we have to include those 2 items.

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  27. cookies

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  28. I always looked forward to my aunt's homemade peanut butter cookies, but I won't be enjoying them anymore since finding out I can't tolerate gluten. Bummer!

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    1. Oh no! That's too bad. Can she make them with coconut flour or some other non-gluten flour?

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  29. I love pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting. Yum!!

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  30. Leaving Santa Fudge Rounds and a glass of water since he needs a break from cookies and milk (and mama hates milk).

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