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Monday, October 18, 2021

Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship by Parker Fairchild πŸ’• Behind the Scenes, Book Tour and $25 Gift Card Giveaway πŸ’• (Contemporary Christmas Romance)



On a Caribbean cruise, a platter full of cookies, and a shot of Christmas magic yields a perfect pairing.

On a Caribbean cruise, a platter full of cookies, and a shot of Christmas magic yields a perfect pairing.

Chemist and budding romance writer Olivia Chasen is on a cruise to avoid spending Christmas with her beautiful twin sister and new fiancΓ©—Olivia’s ex. Now, thanks to her lonely, intoxicated ramblings on Santa’s lap, her fellow passengers think she’s in love with a fictional character.

Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse has dealt with plenty of unusual situations in his career, but he’s never had the honor, the pleasure, or the privilege of being a beautiful and intelligent woman’s fantasy hero come to life. While he hasn’t officially met the sexy chemist, he’s sure eager to explore the chemistry that’s sizzling between them. Bringing the charming SEAL together with the skeptical Olivia is going to take more than just Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus; it’s gonna take a heaping dose of Christmas magic.



After my publisher, 5 Prince Publishing, accepted “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” for publication, they told me that sadly it was too late in the holiday season to release it for that year. Then, a few days later, they contacted me excited to share with me that they’d just learned of an opening in their publishing calendar, and I’d be able to get Christmas Cookies out for that holiday season after all. However, in order to meet this deadline, I’d have to work diligently on my end to get all the edits completed with their in-house editor.

Every writer understands the tremendous importance of editing and proofreading. As amazing as spell check is, it can’t determine, for example, the difference between and the correct usage of ‘their’ and ‘there’. Therefore, in this short period of time, the more people reading my manuscript the better the finished product would be.

My mom and hubby were my initial and steadfast rock star readers and editors. Late one night, we were all working together on the book, and I was so tired and stressed that my hubby put me to bed and said that my mom and he would carry on with the work of proofreading. Unbeknown to me, while I was in dream world central, my hubby and my mom accidentally deleted several pages of my manuscript. Thankfully, my computer savvy husband restored my book and in correct order, too. Talk about things that go bump in the night!




She stepped to him. “I trusted you. You act all so cool and collected. Perhaps, this will faze you,” she said pushing him back and into the pool. 


Suddenly, everything spun out of control. Olivia had been so upset that she hadn’t seen Santa Claus approach Jace carrying a small Christmas tree full of decorations for the hospital in Grand Cayman. 


As Jace stumbled back into the pool, he unfortunately carried Santa and the tree with him into the water. The last thing Olivia heard was Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turn into “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” before they both took a splash. 


Olivia literally bit her tongue to stop from laughing. This was so not funny, but yet it was hilarious. She, Olivia Chasen, had finally found her fun and excitement. She had a new groove. 


And as she looked around and noticed all the phone cameras rolling, and most likely had been the entire time, she delicately took a curtsy as proper as one she’d give Queen Elizabeth herself. Thankfully, watching all those episodes of the The Crown had paid off big time. 



  


Parker Fairchild is a model, social media copywriter, and freelance writer with multiple writing credits. A Virginia native, she and her husband had their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, "they haven't stopped talking since." When she's not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides.


    

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35 comments :

  1. This sounds delightful! I just bought a copy!

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive holiday read. Thank you so much for purchasing a copy. I appreciate it!!!

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" has many laugh out loud moments!!! Thank you for participating in my Book Tour.

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  3. Thank you Romance Novel Giveaways for hosting me and "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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  4. Oh my gosh, Parker! That's a crazy story. I was thinking how amazing it was. Then I was thinking it was sweet, it's still sweet. But they deleting part was a little heart-dropping.

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    1. My hubby is a real sweetie, and I'm so thankful that he was able to restore the deleted portions. Thank you so much, Kim, for attending my Book Blast for "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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  5. This sounds like a fun read and something different.
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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive holiday read that will leave a smile on your face and love and laughter in your heart. Thank you, Heather, for being here with me and sharing in my Book Tour.

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  6. Looking forward to reading this one. Looks like one I will love.

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    1. If you love warm, happy, and playful modern romances, you'll enjoy "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship." The fact that it's set on a Caribbean cruise during the holidays makes it all the sweeter. Thank you, Saundra, for being here during my Book Tour.

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  7. OMG! This book sounds SO good! I'm definitely checking it out! I'm so happy you were able to get Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship finished in time for the holiday season! Sounds like you have an awesome husband!

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    1. I have the best husband Elizabeth! In fact, I loved putting touches of him in my hero Jace. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is definitely a feel good holiday read that will put you in the Yuletide mood!!! Thank you for coming today to my Book Tour.

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  8. A Christmas book! Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

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    1. Thank you Cali for your kind words, and thank you, too, for sharing in my excitement with me today during my Book Tour. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a pure holiday delight that will keep you smiling and laughing from the first page to the last.

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  9. Hi Parker! I enjoyed reading the excerpt and your book sounds like a delightful and charming holiday read for me! Thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with the tour!

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and support Stormy. I appreciate you being here with me today. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is the perfect book to read today to get you in the holiday mood and kick off the season right!

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  10. Thank you for your kindness and support Stormy. I appreciate you being here with me today. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is the perfect book to read today to get you in the holiday mood and kick off the season right!

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  11. This sounds like a super fun book!

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    1. Yes, Glenda, "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a super fun and festive holiday romantic comedy that will have you laughing until you cry from page one all the way to the end. Thank you for being here with me today for my Book Tour.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and being part of my Book Tour!

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  13. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" delivers lots of love and laughter on a holiday Caribbean cruise.

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  14. This sounds so good! This should put me in the holiday spirit.

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    1. Yes, Sheila, with its many laugh out loud moments, “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” will surely put you in the holiday spirit! Thank you for being with me on my Book Tour.

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  15. sounds like a fun one

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    1. “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” is a fun and festive holiday read that will have you laughing until the end! Thank you, Daniel M, for participating in my Book Tour

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  16. I enjoy these light and cheerful stories as a break from more serious things.

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    1. In our often turbulent world, we need a happy escape that is found in a great book. Thank you, Clynsg, for supporting my Book Tour for “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship.”

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  17. In our often turbulent world, we need a happy escape that is found in a great book. Thank you, Clynsg, for supporting my Book Tour for “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship.”

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is full of laughter and love and sure to get you ready for the holidays!!! Thank you, Danielle, for being part of my Book Tour.

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  19. Sounds like an awesome book for the holidays!

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    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is the perfect book to usher in the holiday season. Full of laugh out loud moments, love, and festive spirit, my romcom is sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Thank you for participating in my Book Tour DreaDrake1.

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