Today I’m thrilled to welcome fellow eXtasy Books author H K Carlton to our blog. If you love erotic romance suspense thrillers, do check out her Cambridge series, which features one of the best kick-ass heroines I’ve known. But that’s nothing to do with Christmas and why she’s here today – a holiday celebration of a somewhat different nature…
Are there any December babies in the house today? Make sure to leave us a comment below if you are. I’m one of those kids born in the month of December. 🎈 The Kymmie me, that is. (Though if you read my author bio on certain sites my birthday might be listed as August. That’s because the author me, H K Carlton, wasn’t born until my first book was published, August 27, 2012). 😉
I know some of the Sagittarius/Capricorn crowd have issues with their birthday falling in December, feeling perhaps a bit cheated, especially when that date falls on or about the 25th. I’m not one of those people. My lovely mama always made me feel special. 🎂
When I was really young, I had pizza parties with my schoolmates. We had cake and presents, none of which were Christmas-themed or wrapped in festive paper. The one holiday tradition my parents did adhere to every year though was that the Christmas tree didn’t go up until my b’day, even when my siblings begged them to put it up early. It wasn’t lost on me, that my brother and sisters didn’t get a bedazzled evergreen raised on their birthdays. And though I did recognize and respect the symbolism and true significance of the Christmas tree, the fact that my mum and dad waited to put it up, made me feel extra special. And I still adhere to that tradition with my own family. 🎄
Our heroines from Xmas Spouse Swap, Iris and Siri, are also December babies.
Meet the twins who take share and share alike to a whole new level…
Separated at the age of sixteen by selfish battling parents going through a bitter divorce, twin sisters Iris and Siri Beaulieu vow to never be apart on Christmas Eve, which is also their birthday.
Now grown and married and perhaps a bit bored with their husbands, the twins decide to give each other the ultimate birthday present, by switching identities.
One tipsy Christmas Eve leads to a twin swap the husbands will never forget.
How’s that for a Merry Christmas to all?
Iris downed what was left in her wine glass before topping up all four goblets.
Brett and Kyle continued to toss ornaments on the tree as Siri joined her by the counter. Siri snagged her glass and took a long swallow.
“You okay?” Siri asked.
“Mmm hmm,” Iris answered.
“You still wanna do what we talked about?”
“Tonight’s the night? All or bust?” Siri crooked her pinkie finger.
Without hesitation, Iris curled her baby digit around her sister’s. “Pinkie swear,” she whispered.
“Happy birthday, sista-mine.” Siri winked conspiratorially.
“What’s up, ladies?” Brett asked, suddenly towering over them.
“Nothing,” Siri shrugged and guzzled her drink.
“Doesn’t look like nothing to me,” Kyle interjected, joining them. “Do you think they’re up to something, Brett?”
“Guaranteed. Especially when they’ve resorted to the old pinkie swear. That means it’s serious business.”
“We merely wished each other a happy birthday,” Siri said.
It wasn’t a lie. If things worked out, they were giving each other the ultimate gift.
About the Author:
H K Carlton is a multi-genre Canadian author of romance, with over thirty titles in publication. From naughty to nice, contemporary to historical, time travel to space travel and everything in between.