Spotlight & Giveaway: Christmas Alpha by Carole Mortimer

Posted December 3rd, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 65 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Carole Mortimer to HJ!

Hi Carole and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Christmas Alpha!

Hi, and a Happy Christmas to everyone. Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1) is now FREE!

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Christmas AlphaFinn Devlin is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend, and the last thing he wants or needs is to find himself stranded in a blizzard, four days before Christmas.

Eva Shaw isn’t the woman he’s mistaken her for. The woman he ‘hired’ from an ‘agency’…

While the blizzard continues to rage fiercely outside, while someone watches and waits…

Please share the opening lines of this book:

“Just go down the hallway and through the door on the left, take your clothes off and get settled on the bed. I’ll join you as soon as I’m finished with this call.”
Eva was left standing on the doorstep, no longer even aware of the heavy snow swirling coldly about her, her cheeks now blazing with indignant color.


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

Everything about writng Christmas Alpha was fun for me. It’s the introductory novella to my bestselling Alpha series, and it’s also set at Christmasstime, which is my favorite time of year.
I love “mistaken identity” stories,and Christmas Alpha is definitely that.


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

The opening scene above. I would love to see how the actors playing the parts of the hero and heroine portrayed this pivotal scene.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

A sense of warmth and love, and the belief that love can be found when you least expect it. Which is probably the best way?


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2015?

I am currently writing Claimed by the Marquis, the second novella in my Regency Unlaced series.
Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7) is released today, December 4th
Claimed by the Marquis with be published January 29th 2016
Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5) has a release date February 9th 2016 (Boxed set with 4 other authors)
Savage Alpha (Alpha 8) will be published March 2016

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1) is now FREE:

The snow was falling heavier than ever outside, but even so Eva had no intentions of stepping into the house of a half-naked and angry man.
Let alone taking her clothes off and waiting for him in his bed.
It was eleven o’clock in the morning, but the fact that he was already half undressed would seem to imply he had already started without her—at least, without the woman he was expecting.
Which wasn’t her.
Eva rang the doorbell again just as he disappeared at the end of the hallway.
He returned back around the corner so fast Eva almost slipped on the snow as she took an involuntary step back from those blazingly angry—Irish blue?—eyes as he now strode back towards her. “What the feck is your problem—” He came to an abrupt halt halfway down the hallway as he looked at her more closely, those blue eyes narrowing suspiciously. “You aren’t the woman I hired from the agency.”
Eva raised surprised brows. This man was probably aged in his early thirties, several inches over six feet tall and spectacular looking. He also oozed sensuality from every pore of that magnificent body. This huge manor house, set in its own grounds in the Welsh mountains, meant he was probably quite wealthy too.
So why on earth would he need to ‘hire a woman’ from an
‘agency’ to go to bed with him? Unless he was into the kinky stuff? Whips and paddles?
Maybe that was the reason he lived out here in the middle of nowhere; so that the neighbors wouldn’t be able to hear the screams!

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Book Info:

Finn Devlin is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend, and the last thing he wants or needs is to find himself stranded in a blizzard, four days before Christmas, with a woman he’s only just met but already knows he wants in his bed. Underneath him. On top of him. Any way he can get her!

Eva Shaw has no idea why Finn Devlin would choose to live alone in such a remote place miles from his nearest neighbors. One thing she does know, however—she isn’t the woman he’s mistaken her for. The woman he ‘hired’ from an ‘agency’…

While the blizzard continues to rage fiercely outside, the passion inside the house becomes even hotter and unstoppable. Taking Finn and Eva to new and undeniable heights of raw sensuality and desire.

While someone outside watches and waits…
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Meet the Author:

Carole MortimerCarole Mortimer has written over 200 books, in contemporary and Regency romance, and is the Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author—ever. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance author. Was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her “outstanding service to literature”.
She is married to her soul mate, Peter. They have 6 sons, and live on the Isle of Man
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65 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Christmas Alpha by Carole Mortimer”

  1. Rita Wray

    My favorite part of Christmas is watching my grandkids open their gifts. They are so cute.

  2. Diana Michelle Tidlund

    family…and last year I had over 100 strokes in December and spent weeks in ICU and missed it.. looking forward to this year… mom has her bed ready for me to take naps if its too much for me

  3. Kate Sparks

    Being with family…. I do want to compliement you on your range of writing…it is amazing!

  4. Patricia Wissore

    The slower pace where the family can be together and remember the reason for the season!

  5. Debbi Wellenstein

    I like the decorations, the lights, the cookies, the presents, Santa, hanging out with friends ad family-I like everything about Christmas!

  6. Joye

    I like the smells, the foods, the colors and the smiles on people’s faces . Oh and the music

  7. Kathleen O

    I like everything about Christmas, the movies, the music, lights and decorations and most of all being with those I love to share it with.

  8. Penney Wilfort

    Family get togethers, baking with my daughters and shopping and reading the Christmas romances that are out.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. kermitsgirl

    Spending time with my family! I only get to see them once every two years (every other Christmas) because of the distance, so when I do get to see them, it’s the best.

  10. taswmom

    Aside from thinking more of and feeling more gratitude for my Savior, I love the time thinking on out and being with my family and friends, and enjoying the carols.

  11. Jen

    I like the decorations, lights, music, seeing my family, the happy faces when opening presents, and food.

  12. Amanda Thompson

    Even though I complain about it every year, I love wrapping presents and of course, spending time with my family.

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