Stella: Is there anything special you usually do for the holidays?
Sydney: Aside from trying to hold on to my sanity? We have five kids (ages 11 to 4) and since things can get a little hectic, we try to keep things simple and stay close to home. We’re lucky that our families are close enough that we don’t have to try and pack the Herd up for travelling.
Sydney: I’ve always loved watching White Christmas as far as older movies go. I think I saw it so many times growing up that I could still sing along for all the musical numbers. I also make sure to watch Love Actually and Christmas Vacation at this time of year. It’s not really Christmas time until you watch Chevy Chase handle the holiday chaos.
Stella: Could you share with us your favourite holiday meal/dessert/candy?
Sydney: Anything cheesecake :-)
Stella: What’s your favourite thing about the holidays?
Sydney: Hands down it’s being with family. But watching the expression on my children’s faces on Christmas morning comes in at a close second.
Sydney: I can’t really think of any best gifts, but one of the more memorable ones was a dancing flower. If music was playing, the flower would dance. I had been snooping in my parents closet before Christmas on year (I was 9 I think) and seen it, but wasn’t prepared for how disappointing I’d find opening a present I already knew I was getting. I never snooped for presents after that.
Stella: What makes you feel that Christmas time is finally here?
Sydney: Snow and Christmas lights. It seemed like when I was a kid there was always at least a couple feet of snow on the ground every Christmas but in recent years it’s always more of a green Christmas. All the lights people put up always look better with snow.
Stella: Christmas/the holidays wouldn't be the real deal without...
Stella: What would be your (bookish or not) New Year’s resolutions?
Sydney: To remember that life is so much more than how many things you have or think you want. It’s about laughing, and being happy and spending as much time with the people who matter to you, even when it seems you’re too busy. Sometimes that simple truth can get lost in the day-to-day craziness.
Sydney: I’ve always wanted to ask Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones series) what possessed him to wear those ugly Christmas sweaters ;-) But if anyone can pull them off...
Stella: What are those things or details that set you in a festive mood?
Sydney: Christmas music—as long as I don’t hear it too soon before the holidays. That last week before Christmas is the sweet spot :-)
Happy Holidays everyone and thanks for having me!
Busted by Sydney Somers
Book #3 in the Promise Harbor Wedding series
His game... her rules.
Hockey star Jackson Knight has a hundred reasons not to return to Promise Harbor, but none of them are good enough to get him out of attending his best friend’s wedding. Even with a career-ending knee injury, every puck-bunny in town will be gunning for him.
Worse, getting a pair of cuffs slapped on him at the bachelor party could ruin any chance of getting back in the game, even as a coach. Unless he can convince the arresting officer to smooth things over—by going to the wedding as his date.
Hayley Stone figures posing as Jackson’s girlfriend is the least she can do to salvage his reputation. Plus, having a man with a toe-curling smile on her arm will keep her ex off her back.
What starts as a simple plan to deflect small-town pot-shots unexpectedly becomes a sizzling night that hits Jackson like a full-body-check to the heart. Now he’s determined to prove that she’s the best of reason of all to come home—for good.
Warning: Contains a fiery powerplay both on and off the ice, skin-tingling forced intimacy, interfering grandparents, bear costume hijinks, a haunted house and the kind of game-changing chemistry worth fighting for.
Twenty-five novels and novellas later, Sydney is thrilled to spend her days slaying demons, running with shape-shifter packs and making the people in her head fall wildly in love. When she’s not writing or curled up with a good book, Sydney can be found chasing after her herd of kids, talking her way into a gourmet meal, exterminating rogue dust bunnies or joking about the pending zombie apocalypse. She loves hearing from readers and invites them to contact her anytime at:
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