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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blame It On Mistletoe by Tess MacKall










A free read for you!

Samantha’s gaze nailed Caleb, who was receiving his usual slaps on the back for a job well done. All the employees loved Caleb and hated her. She made them work for their money, and Caleb threw parties! He glanced up, and his green-eyed stare locked with hers. Why did he have to go and do that? They’d been playing cat and mouse for a long time, and she knew what was behind that look. On more than a few occasions he’d said some things to go along with that baby-I-can-give-you-what-you-want gaze that inferred he could do just that. He only did it to ruffle her feathers. Caleb didn’t really want to fuck her, and she made damn sure he understood she didn’t want him to—or at least managed what she hoped was a good impersonation of disinterest. She’d be mortified if he knew the truth.  
            Grinning, he motioned for her to come downstairs.  
            Samantha mouthed, “No way.”
            Caleb mouthed back, “It’s Christmas,” and shook a sprig of mistletoe over his head.
            Oh, God. The thought of his lips on hers sent her body into sensual overload. His bright green eyes darkened, and he opened his mouth to run the tip of his tongue back and forth across his bottom lip. Her hands tightened on the metal banister. Get a grip, girl. She and Caleb would never work—even for one night. Feigning indifference, she shrugged.
            Samantha thought he’d look away, but he didn’t, and as hard as she tried to stop staring, she couldn’t. Dressed in jeans and a dark blue thermal shirt, he had this way about him. Most people weren’t that comfortable in their own skin, but Caleb sure as hell was. His wavy black hair was a little too long but somehow suited him. He hadn’t shaved in a couple of days, and the dark stubble on his cheeks was sexy as hell. A big guy who didn’t need to work out to have muscles of steel, he simply took over a room and never gave it a second thought.
            But his laid back, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may attitude really pissed her off.
            How could someone she disliked so much make her pussy so damn wet? She clenched her thighs. Oh, hell no. That only made the throbbing run the length of her body and spread the sex-hungry sensations to places she didn’t know could feel them. For a brief moment she had the fleeting thought of putting a stop to the orgy atmosphere below and sending everyone home. That would fix Caleb—and elevate her to the status of Tiny Tim killer! Samantha flexed her fingers, gave Caleb a go-to-hell look, turned and retreated to her office. She’d had enough of being on the outside looking in—enough of whatever kind of spell it was that Caleb had cast on her long years ago on prom night, too. It was Christmas Eve, and they’d be gone soon. In the meantime, she’d simply get back to work. 






What others are saying about Blame It On Mistletoe:

"Ms MacKall's Blame It On Mistletoe reads like a forest fire flashover – quick, sizzling and irresistible. " ~author Becca Dale


"Hot from start to finish! I'm surprised the snow didn't melt with all the sparks they were throwing off each other!"  ~ author Stephanie Beck

"Tess McCall weaves a smoldering hot Christmas tale that will make everywoman wish they had a hot hero under the mistletoe."  ~author Mahalia Levey

Like what you've read so far? We'll email you the entire story as a free gift from Tess MacKall and Got Romance Reviews!   GotRomanceReviews at Gmail dot com

103 comments:

  1. We can't thank you enough Tess for this wonderful gift to everyone in the holiday season. I'm sure Santa will make note and put you on the very nice AND naughty list for your super sexy story.

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  2. I'll second that! What a great read, gorgeous cover and generosity!

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  3. I got a peek at the story first, and I'm still in awe that Ms. MacKall gave us such a great gift! I hear there are a couple of other authors who did likewise...I'm going to put them on my ereader to enjoy again by the Christmas tree

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  4. I'm definitely blaming the mistletoe for falling in love with this story! It's an instant classic holiday story in my book... :)

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  5. wow what a great gift . Please add me
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  6. Oh I love it! Please add me to the list!

    dreabecraft@aol.com

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  7. This is a great excerpt! Please add me: jp316ad@gmail.com

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  8. Watch your email, Yvonne I just send you copy. Thanks!

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  9. Now that was a great tease... I want more of it... :O) sdhl3@hotmail.com
    Thanks, Debbie

    Merry Christmas!!!

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  10. I'm sending out copies as fast as I can, isn't it a great story? I think Tess is warming up a lot of cold Sunday afternoons out there lol.

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  11. What a bloody good story!!! I think I need to go and stand outside in the snow to cool down! Tess is amazing! I totally enjoyed that short story and really wished it was longer. Thanks for sharing that with us. Merry Christmas!!!

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  12. Loved this peek, and I want more!!

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  13. I would love to receive the entire story too after reading this great snippet. Thanks so much to everyone for this early Christmas gift!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  14. What a great excerpt. Please add me to the list.Thanks so much for sharing this story with everyone.

    Gabrielle
    meingee@yahoo.com

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  15. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  16. Nancy G...I need your email to send the story, everyone else, I'm emailing as fast as I can lol. I can see this will be a busy week! If you don't get your story pretty fast, ask again in case I skipped a groove ok?

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  17. Hi, I'd love to have a copy of the story. Thanks!

    itmfiddler AT gmail DOT com

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  18. Please I'd love to read the rest. laughtergoddess@yahoo.com

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  19. I think I'm caught up as of this moment so if you haven't gotten a copy yet, email gotromancereviews@gmail.com and I'll send it right over! I'm out of breath from emailing lol

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  20. I loved this excerpt! I sent an email! Can't wait to finish reading.

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  21. I didn't see one from you, Tami, I don't think, so if you don't get the book please email again, ok? This is the biggest response we've every had and I'm barely keeping up lol.

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  22. Who, hot bit of writing there! Great!

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  23. Maureen I'll send you a copy of the story! Because I happen to have your email lol.

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  24. Got the story and I loved it! Just the perfect read before my nap today:)

    Thanks so much Tess!

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  25. The excerpt has me hooked. I'd like a copy, too. Please send one to delaneydiamond(at)ymail(dot)com. Thanks.

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  26. Thanks Maria! Tess does write a smoldering story doesn't she...if read it before a nap I'm afraid dh would well...encourage further reading lol. Anyway, Delaney your story is on the way!

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  27. I like what ive read so far would love tor eadthe rest!


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  28. Your copy is on the way Sinn! Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. Tess, I just finished reading the story. Excellent! Sexy and sweet. A perfect combination. Thanks for the great read!

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  30. Oh, Im hanging here, need more!! Oh my!

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  32. Patty either give me your email here or email us at gotromancereviews@gmail.com and Ill get you the story right away. If you already did, it will probably get to me in a few.

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  33. I'd love to receive a copy of Blame It On Mistletoe. I just finished reading Tess MacKall's His Sweet Obsession for the second time. I'm in love with Jack. ;)

    Hugs,
    Destiny

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  34. You should have your copy right away Destiny, I have sent it. thanks!

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  35. Here's a comment from Tess - she's having trouble commenting
    What a wonderful response! I wanted to give everyone a little something for Christmas,
    and I wanted it to be sweet and loving, but sexy and ohhhh so hot. lol I think Caleb
    and Samantha are the perfect couple to handle a little mistletoe magic.

    And I loved these two characters soooo much that I can't get them off my mind. I just went
    grocery shopping for the week and a man was on the corner selling mistletoe. LOL I just had
    to buy some. So mistletoe is now hanging in my house--and I'm sitting here wondering who's
    going to show up at my door!

    Thanks to all of you who have requested a copy and for those who've read it already--thanks so
    much for the lovely comments. And to the three Got Romance Reviewers who read this and
    their reviews are sitting at the bottom of the excerpt----

    Becca Dale, Stephanie Beck, and Mahalia Levey---I'm overwhelmed by your words. It's not easy
    writing something so short and being able to entertain someone--very hard to get it right as
    you well know. So I'm just thrilled by your response and your very kind words.

    Thanks again to Valerie and Kate for allowing me to work with Got Romance Reviews. We'll have
    to do this for more holidays for sure!

    Hugs to all,

    Tess

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  36. sounds like a winner! Send me a copy please :-) Best wishes with the book!
    sandra.sookoo@comcast.net

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  37. I would love to read this story. Thsnks so much for the giveaway! Hope you have a fantastic holiday!

    pnc07 (at) aol (dot) com

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  38. What a generous giveaway! Would love to read this. Thanks and happy holidays.

    buriednwords (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. This story sounds SO GOOD
    I would love to have a copy sent to me.
    Thanks so much Tess for the wonderful gift

    Yankeesblue22@yahoo.com
    ~Afshan

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  40. Can't wait to read. Please send me a copy and thanks for the free read.
    knmrambo@yahoo.com

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  41. Sounds like a great read. :)

    Janice~

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  42. glad you liked it loooooved the story :)

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  43. Hi Janice, If you'd like a copy just get us your email either here or at gotromancereviews@gmail.com

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  44. Wow, sounds like a fun story. Hot! I think my computer screen is sweating in anticipation...

    Heather Bennett
    Executive Editor
    Decadent Publishing

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  45. Well wipe it off Heather because here it comes! I'll end it right over!

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  46. Oh, My! I've got to read the rest please!! This story hooks you in and now I can't wait to see what happens.

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  47. I'd love to have a copy Tess! I sent an email yesterday but have yet to get a reply. Thanks!

    ledbetterb@aol.com

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  48. Sounds awesome. Please send me a copy. Love your books and thank you.

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  49. What an awesome read!! I Love cat and mouse games, especially when you know the prize is so worth having!

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  50. Didn't leave my email address which is maw1725@gmail.com.

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  51. Would love to have a copy to read over the holidays!

    Be well,

    Dennis (Writing as Desmond Haas)
    Romance Radio Network
    desmond@desmondhaas.com
    desmond@romanceradio.net

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  52. I would love a copy! Thanks so much! :)

    maipsyche@yahoo.com

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  53. Your book sounds great, can't wait to read more. I would love a copy! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:)

    jennylogan59@yahoo.com

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  54. This looks great, I definately want to read more =)

    D

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  55. Sounds great! I love a hot xmas story in the winter! Please add me: kaychristensen@yahoo.com

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  56. booksforever123...I need your email! I'll send it as soon as I get it thanks so much.

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  57. Barb,
    Your copy is on the way, please email me at gotromancereviews@gmail.com if you don't get it so we can figure out what's going on. Thanks.

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  58. Dennis, I don't think I got your email. Can you let us know at gotromancereviews@gmail.com so I can send your copy right out? Thanks!

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  59. DiDi, May I have your email? You can give it to us at gotromancereviews@gmail.com so we can give you the copy!

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  60. Thanks for the free read,

    jane_marshall76@yahoo.com

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  61. What a wonderful story. I'd love to read it.
    I love your page. Nice and wintry.

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  62. Toomany books and orelukjpo...may I have your emails? You can send them to gotromancereviews@gmail.com if you like.

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  63. please please please I want to keep reading

    tweetjohnson@gmail.com

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  64. I want to keep reading! Please send the rest. :)

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  65. Love the teaser..Would love to read the rest! Thank you!
    little12u_2000@yahoo.com

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  66. Sounds like an awesome book! and what an awesome present. Thanks! Please send the rest to
    tiss81@hotmail.com.
    thanks and have a Blessed Holiday Season!

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  67. Sounds like a great read and I would love to have a copy.

    sstrode@scrtc.com

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  68. I'd love to check this out!! Sounds good!

    shortyal2008@yahoo.com

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  69. I would love a copy... what I've read so far is really good:)

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  70. I'm hooked and I need the rest! Please send it to me :)

    gattamelata3@gmail.com

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  71. I would like one too please. Thanks
    deslauree3@aol.com

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  72. Oh, Tess, that sounds SO good. I actually found myself licking my lips at the same time Caleb did.... MMMMM!
    Thank you so much for your generous offer, I would love to read the rest of the story. And could you send some of that mistletoe with the book? :-)
    Merry Christmas to you and everyone at Got Romance Reviews!

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  73. Gah! Such has been my day. I commented and the computer deleted it. Yes, I would love a copy.

    Thanks!
    jepeb@verizon.net

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  74. Please add me ruthmarie94@gmail.com

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  75. The story sounds awesome. Please add me too.

    ta26417@sbcglobal.net

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  76. I love the story so far and would love a copy

    t_manfredi@hotmail.com

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  77. Thank you for sharing/giving this Christmas. I can't wait to read the rest of the story the excerpt has me hooked.
    Shelly
    shelly@ledgetoplogistics.com

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  78. I'd love to receive a copy as well. Just finished reading Tess's post over on Three Wicked Writers, what a great Christmas memory. Thank you for the gift.
    Zina
    seawitch6464@yahoo.com

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  79. Just what I need to warm up these cold London nights! May I have a copy, please?

    Thanks!

    Jay

    flowerchild@sky.com

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  80. sounds like a great book - would love to get a copy - thank you - Kym

    kayjben@googlemail.com

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  81. What I've read makes me want to read more. :)
    Could I have a free copy too, please?
    My email is
    cordykitten (AT) gmail (DOT) com

    Thank you so much for it in advance, looking forward to read.
    (Repost because my comment got eaten.)

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  82. I would love to have a copy. Thanks! My email addy:
    fcammer2@comcast.net

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  83. Eeep! OMG I forgot to add my email addy sorry!! popoki.livsey@gmail.com

    I would love a copy!
    Mahalo!

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  84. Merry Xmas

    I would love a copy. readlmw@yohoo.com

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  85. I think I have everyone's copies out so far! If you haven't gotten yours please email us at gotromancereviews@gmail.com and I will send it right over.
    Merry Christmas!

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  86. Please add me to the list. I can't wait to finish this story!
    lisaguertin@yahoo.com

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  87. If I am not too late I would love to read the rest :-)

    Larena
    lrwirum@q.com

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  88. I would love to read this!
    Thanks so much.

    BJ Carlstrom
    clstrm06@comcast.net

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  89. Just wondering if this story is still available? sam_themaster@hotmail.com

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  90. Is there still a way to get this story? It sounds great. Thanks! terrihawk66@yahoo.com

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  91. *blinks* Wow!!! Talk about incinerating!! This sounds hot! If it is still available I would love to read it! Please and thank you.

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  92. I dont know if this book is still available, but id love to read it
    Jslindzy@hotmail.com

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  93. Would love a copy.
    cherylpetit@hotmail.com

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  94. Is this offer still available?? If so, I would love to get a copy.

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    1. My email, duh!! sherriwilliamson@gmail.com

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  95. Late to the game, as usual! Just received Lily Harlem's newsletter which listed some free reads, and I'd like to give this one a try. Could you email a copy to me? My email addy is jbtandd@ctrutah.com. Thank you!

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  96. I just got a copy of Lily Harlem's newsletter too and saw this was free. If it is still free, can I get a copy of it too please. Thank you so very much!
    reneebennett35@yahoo.com

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  97. Is this book still free? It sounds great, I would love to read it.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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