Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas on My Heart: Mistletoe Kiss by Andrea Boyd

Personal Essay by Andrea Boyd about her book, Mistletoe Kiss:

The inspiration for Mistletoe Kiss came to me two Decembers ago when I was taking the two-hour drive to see my oldest grandson. It all started with a radio announcement. A Guinness World record had been broken
–  the most people to kiss under the mistletoe at once. Over eight-hundred couples visited Six Flags in various locations to help break the record.

I began to imagine all the couple types. Long-time married couples, dating couples, strangers who met for the first time at the park that day and decided to go for it...but the one that flowed rapid-fire through my brain was of two people who decided to go as friends but ended up wanting more after that one kiss.

As soon as I got to my destination, I started doing research. The participants were provided the mistletoe. One of them had to hold it above their heads as they kissed. They had to hold the kiss for the count of ten. Oh boy! The ideas were flowing faster than I can write. Chase and his friend, Rachel, came to life.

Chase has been in love with Rachel since they first met in grade school. She has him firmly planted in the friend zone and he’s too afraid of losing what they have to ask for more. He is one of five in the Spencer family. As I wrote, I fell in love with all of them and their stories may come to life in future books, but don’t expect them to have it as easy as Chase.

Rachel is the one to come up with the scheme of them kissing under the mistletoe. She has always dreamed of breaking a world record and she and Chase had made it their goal to visit every amusement park in America. This little trip to Six Flags would serve a two-fold purpose. And the kiss, that would be a piece of cake—no different than when they played spin-the-bottle in sixth grade. A peck on the lips and it’d be over. Except she missed the part where they had to hold it for ten seconds. Oops!

I wanted to write the type of story I like to read at Christmastime—sweet, heartwarming, and full of nostalgia. There’s not too much conflict in this one. My hope is that it is in keeping with the Christmas spirit and leaves the reader with a smile.

Author Bio:

Each of Andrea Boyd’s series represents a different genre but all fall into the category of romance. All offer an element of her own brand of humor. And all are a tribute to God. 

Besides writing, she loves spending time with her family, quilting, going to car shows, and driving around in her 1968 Barracuda convertible. 

Andrea lives with her husband, Tommy, and at least a couple of cats in York County, SC.

Book Blurb for Mistletoe Kiss:

Calling All Couples!
Sign up now. Help us set a record!
On December 10 at 5:00 pm, we need your help setting a Guinness World Record for the most couples kissing under the mistletoe!

Chase Spencer had been firmly planted in the friend-zone ever since he first met Rachel Anthony back when they were in grade school and it looks like that’s where he’s destined to remain. And her latest scheme is bound to be torture. She wants them to help break the Guinness World Record for the most couples kissing under the mistletoe at one time. How should he handle this? Should the kiss be a chaste, friendly kiss like she envisions? Or should he do it in a way that leaves Rachel without a doubt that he wants to be more than friends?

It had always been Rachel’s dream to break a world record, and who better to do it with than her best friend Chase? And it wasn’t as if they hadn’t kissed before—sixth grade, spin-the-bottle at Iona Puckett’s party—a peck of the lips and it’d be over. Except she missed the part where they had to hold the kiss for ten seconds. And no one warned her of how she would feel afterwards—confused and longing for more. How can she convince Chase to change her status from friend to girlfriend?

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1 comment:

  1. This story sounds great! Can't wait to read it.


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