JustRomance.Me Hop: Baby, It’s Cold Outside – The Downsides of Heat by Tara Quan

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Welcome to JustRomance.Me’s Baby, It’s Cold Outside hop. Now that the holiday season is over, we can all focus on the joys (and perils) of this year’s White Christmas.  If you came upon this post by accident, but would like to join in the fun, just click the banner above and you can start at the beginning. There are lots of prizes up for grabs (one of which is a copy of my first novella, Tower in the Woods), and the Grand Prize is a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX.

Before I get on with my post, I probably should tell you that I’ll be giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card (electronic) to a random commenter on this blog (separate from JRM’s prize bundle). All you need to do is state the FULL NAME (First & Last) of the not so comfortable woman featured in the snippet below (aka. the heroine of my new release, Delicious Delay). Yes, this is a blatant attempt to bribe you into leaving a comment (*bats eyelashes*) [According to Random.org, the winner of this GC is the 7th commenter who is *drum roll* “Tammy”!]

Okay, onward with my post. I was born and raised in Bangkok (where it’s perpetually above 95F/39C). When I finished high school, I made the somewhat misguided decision of picking a university in Boston. Below was my dorm-room view for most of the “Fall Semester.”

Boston Winter

Suffice it to say I wasn’t a happy camper (I have absolutely no cold-tolerance). Now that I’m living in DC, the winter isn’t quite as bad, but it’s definitely not to a Bangkokian’s standards. So what’s a girl to do when it’s freezing outside?

One thing that always makes me feel better (and I’m not just trying to plug my book, I promise) is remembering the downsides of heat. Here’s a snippet from my new release that might cheer you up:

“Michelle Day fanned herself with the in-flight menu as she guzzled warming champagne. Hot air blew through the vents above her seat. At the height of summer, no air conditioning could win against the desert sun. […] Even with an icy towel on the back of her neck, her body kept sweating by the bucket. The creases at her knees and elbows itched. Her bra’s underwire and straps chafed enough for it to be classified as an instrument of torture. Desperate times called for desperate measures.”

Wondering what those desperate measures were? Delicious Delay is available from Decadent Publishing (here), Amazon (here), and B&N (here). Click on the cover to get to a much sexier excerpt and the blurb!

You should know my heroine’s name by now, so all you need to do is state it in your comment along with an email where I can contact you for a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card.  I’ll draw the winner after the hop ends on January 5th.


43 responses to “JustRomance.Me Hop: Baby, It’s Cold Outside – The Downsides of Heat by Tara Quan

  1. That would be the one and only Michelle Day!


  2. Michelle Day.
    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  3. Michelle Day, thanks for being part of the hop and for the giveaway!


  4. Michelle Day

  5. michelle day

  6. Michelle Day

    Book sounds great.

  7. Michelle Day

    BTW, love the cover!

  8. Michelle Day

    BTW, love the cover!

  9. Michelle Day nice cover

  10. Michelle Day. it sounds really good.

  11. Michelle Day. Sounds interesting!

  12. Michelle Day sounds like a Mon Day, Tues Day, Wednes Day, etc. I would read aboout her on a Sun Day.

  13. Michelle Day of course! thanks! 🙂

  14. Michelle Day – sweet yet simple…

    cahm at aracnet dot com

  15. Michelle Day – simple and sweet

  16. Michelle Day. Loved the snippet. Added Delicious Delay to my ever growing tbr list. LOL Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. Jeanette (Jeannie) Platt

    Her name is Michelle Day 🙂 Thank you for excerpt and hope your keeping warm.


  18. jennifer mathis

    Michelle Day 🙂

  19. Michelle Day

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  20. Michelle Day

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  21. I feel for Michelle Day, as I don’t think there is anything quite as miserable as wearing a sweaty bra! Happy New Year, and thanks for being part of the hop. 🙂

  22. Loved it! Michelle Day is feeling exactly how I feel in the heat! lol
    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  23. Michelle Day…


  24. Michelle Day thanks for the give away! you can reach me at rsomusic1978@yahoo.com

  25. Michelle Day….I think we’ve all had those hot sweaty(not the sexy kind)moments.

  26. Thanks for the chance to win!
    answer: Michelle Day
    greenshamrock AT cox DOT net

  27. Michelle Day.
    I find it interesting the variety of names used in books. Do you ever hear from a fan that you used ‘their’ name?
    Thanks for the contest.


  28. Michelle Day
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    samanthahodges64 at yahoo dot com

  29. Michelle Day

  30. (Michelle Day)
    Just discovered your work and can’t wait to get into it.

  31. Michelle Day

  32. Michelle Day…know what you mean about a bra being a torture device…lol

  33. MIchelle Day and I wonder what her desperate measures were! LOL!
    Thanks for being part of the hop!

  34. Michelle Day. 😉

  35. Love the colors of your cover. Looking forward to reading about Michelle Day’s Delicious Delay. 🙂

  36. Thanks for being on the hop. What a great way to spend a snowy day!
    Michelle Day is the heroine.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  37. Shelley Chastagner

    Michelle Day is your poor heroine. Warm champagne?! Ewww!

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