A Naked Hero Scavenger Hunt, Day 1

We’re celebrating the holidays the Naked Hero way!  Today kicks off five days of

ScAvEnGeR HuNtInG!

Each day, we’ll post a Scavenger Question.  At the end of the day, a winner from the days comments will be announced!

Five days of scavenging.  Five days of prizes!  Five days of FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Today’s Prize is: A gift bag of books!

Scavenger Question #1:

Go to D. D. Scott’s website and  tell us something from her favorite things!


Christmas Cook Club, by Lori Wilde

“On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.”

The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier—not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children’s book author “Sadie Cool”now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she’ll never fall foolishly in love again!

But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she’s shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl’s father—unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.

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Stripping Down Travis Walker

Lori Wilde has a knack for creating endearing stories with relatable and endearing characters.  The Christmas Cookie Club fits the bill.  It’s the story of Sarah Collier and Travis Walker.  Sarah returns to Twilight, Texas, the town where her grandmother lives and where Sarah spent her Christmas and summer holidays.

Sarah believes in her one true love (because of Kismet cookies) and is sure Travis Walker is him.  The problem?  Sarah is only 15 and Travis is about to be married to someone else.  Sure Travis is making a huge mistake, she races to the church and interrupts the wedding.

Fast-forward nine years.  Sarah is a writer with a pseudonym (Sadie Cool) and is still trying to forget her most embarrassing moment.

Meanwhile Travis is divorced, devoted to his daughter, and a true romantic hero.  Lori adeptly crafts Travis as a reformed bad boy.  It works because we get glimpses of his bad boy traits beneath the caring father/nurturer persona he’s grown into.  Having and caring for Jazzy, his sickly daughter, has transformed him, but we know (as does the wonderful Lori Wilde), that you can’t change whatever archetype is at your core.  You can grow and mold it and have it manifest itself differently, but once a bad boy, always a bad boy.

Travis has a mischievousness about him that speaks to that bad boy side of him, which is endearingly attractive when blended with his single dad/devoted father side.

The Christmas Cookie Club is a fun holiday read with real emotion (read the acknowledgments to learn about the real life Travis and Jazzy in Lori’s life).  Travis is a great romantic hero.

If you have a chance, pick up The Christmas Cookie Club for your holiday reading!




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About Misa
Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. Pleating for Mercy: Available Now! Visit her at Misa's Web Site and come by Books on the House and enter to win free books!

Comments

  1. Terri Noble says:

    This is my submission for the scavenger hunt. One of D.D. Scott’s favorite things is: Starbuck’s Extra Bold Italian Roast

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  2. Tonya Kappes says:

    Oh~great guess Terri. I’m heading there now!!

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  3. D. D. Scott says:

    Right on, Terri! Luuvvv me some Starbuck’s Italian Roast!!! And here lately I’m stuck on these peppermint bark lattes with soy…yummy!!!

    And if y’all haven’t read Lori Wilde’s THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB…it’s truly a must-read!!! I’m half-way thru it right now on my Kindle and am sooo putting kismet cookies under my pillow forever more now that I’ve got my Sweet Man!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Scavenger Hunt Wishes — D. D. Scott

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  4. Virginia C says:

    Happy Holidays! D.D.’s Favorite Character She’s Written: Aunt Tulip (“Stompin’ on Stetsons”)

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  5. Ginger C says:

    D.D. ‘s favorite meal would be a Cheese Omelet Breakfast : )

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  6. Carole says:

    D.D.’s fav male singer is Keith Urban. He’s mine too!

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  7. Pamela Mason says:

    …and her favorite holiday is — you guessed it! — Christmas!!! “Magical” …

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  8. Pamela Mason says:

    That cartoon next to my comment above looks like the germ that’s making me feel not so good today….

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  9. Jeff Salter says:

    Okay, I’m in the competition. My vote for DD’s favorite is:
    the shift captain from the sheriff’s dept. who completes her life as hubby, manager, etc.
    No way I can lose this round.

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  10. D.D.’s website rocks!

    Since I’m a hot pink and chocolate type of girl too, I’m going to go with hot pink and chocolate brown.

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  11. D. D. Scott says:

    What a fabulously fun week this is here at The Naked Hero!!!

    I’m sooo tickled y’all are enjoying my website!!! Wait ’til you see what all’s in store for 2011!!! Talk about more quirky fantabulous fun!!! And tons of great new publishing info too!!! I’ll be giving you little hints on my blog as to what’s in store…including a little sneak preview later today!!!

    Thanks, Misa, for a wonderful Scavenger Hunt Idea, and thanks to all of you “playing the game” with us!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Scavenger Hunt Wishes — D. D. Scott

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  12. D.D. loves her mother”s meatloaf!!

    I have a great recipe if you ever want to branch out. I use potatoes and oatmeal.

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  13. Misa says:

    Love a good game! And looks like I’m not alone. Have fun scavenging all week long, everyone!!

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  14. Lee says:

    Wow, some great guess…Keep guessing. We love a good challenge here at TNH.

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  15. dru says:

    D.D.’s favorite restaurant is the same as mine: Italian

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  16. CBlaire says:

    Totally unfair, Ginger C.. I wanted to pick cheese omelet as D.D.’s fav breakfast food. I was even drooling over the thought of making a cheese omelet for lunch (since I am a Virgo who cannot break the bowl-of-cheerios-for-breakfast rule). Oh well, in the spirit of scavangering, I will recind the omelet (though I’m still making one for lunch) and go with one of D.D.’s favorite authors, Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

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  17. Terri says:

    One of her favorite authors she loves is Nora Roberts. She’s also one of mine too!

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  18. Peggy J Alford says:

    Well I’m new at this but I like D.D.’s Life Philosophy and Spiritual Guidance: loving kindness and living your personal truth

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  19. Linda says:

    One of her favorites is her Bella, her schnoodle!!! We love our pets

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  20. D. D. Scott says:

    Oops…I guess I need to update that one…I don’t have my little Bella anymore…but we’ve got our beloved shelter-rescued Buckley! Check out his pictures on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001238957002 !!!

    No worries though, Linda, you’re still in the Scavenger Hunt with your fabulous comment!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Scavenger Hunt Wishes — D. D.

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  21. Jill James says:

    D.D. loves winter and so do I! Snow bunnies rule!!

    I can’t wait to get this book. It looks so sweet and just right for holiday reading.

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