Spotlight & Giveaway: Santa, Bring My Baby Back by Cheryl Harper

Posted December 23rd, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 44 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome romance author Cheryl Harper to HJ!


Christmas Songs and Santa, Bring My Baby Back

SBMBBI love Christmas music, although I think if I were still working retail, I’d walk around with ear plugs in every minute of the day.

Singing “Do You Hear What I Hear?” has long been one of my Christmas pleasures because I can really belt out the king’s line: “Listen to what I say!” One of my favorite parts of the “research” I’ve done for Santa, Bring My Baby Back is watching YouTube videos. Yes, because I’m such a dedicated writer, I’ve lost track of the hours I’ve spent immersing myself in Elvis music and videos.

It’s a very demanding job. And with every book I’ve written at the Rock’n’Rolla Hotel, I’ve found a new favorite Elvis song. If you’re like me, when you think Elvis and Christmas, “Blue Christmas” comes to mind. Now “Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me” is on my Christmas playlist. Don’t know it? Here’s a handy YouTube link:

It’s a finger-snapping, foot-wiggling song. It makes me smile. The idea that, no matter what gifts you get at this time of year, having someone to share the holidays with means so much is perfect for this book.

Santa, Bring My Baby Back is a story about second chances, love in unexpected places, Christmas, weddings, and a bloodhound named Misty. I hope it makes you smile too.


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About the Book:

A bride abandoned at the altar . . . just in time for Christmas? ‘Tis the season for second chances at Cheryl Harper’s Elvis-themed Rock’n’Rolla Hotel.
After trying and failing at acting, modeling, dog grooming, and a dozen other jobs, Grace Andersen thought for sure she’d nail marrying a rich man. But dumped in a hotel chapel and strapped for cash, Grace needs a miracle—and a job.
If it were up to Charlie McMinn, Grace would be a married lady by now. Officiating weddings in gold lamé and a rock star pompadour may not have been his idea of getting into the holiday spirit, but with a gorgeous bride asking for his help, Charlie doesn’t mind sticking around his mother’s hotel a few more days. Especially if it means getting Grace settled …
Grace isn’t sure what to think of sexy, rugged Charlie, except that she can’t deny the attraction between them, or how good it feels to finally fit in somewhere. Is she ready to give a certain place—and a certain someone—a real chance? Or will she abandon a true Christmas miracle?

SANTA, BRING MY BABY BACK is available now at Amazon | B&N | iTunes IndieBound

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Author Bio:

Cheryl HarperWhether she’s writing, reading, or just checking the items off of her daily to-do list, Cheryl Harper loves her romance mixed with a little laughter. When she’s not working, you will find her ignoring housework, cursing yard work, and spending way too much time with a television remote in her hand.







44 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Santa, Bring My Baby Back by Cheryl Harper”

  1. Glenda

    Right now, Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rendition of Angels We Have Heard on High. It’s a fast paced fun version.

  2. Evelyn

    My all time favorite Christmas songs are Jingle Bell Rock and Do you hear what I Hear. Whenever I think of Christmas I think of these songs.

  3. Margaret

    Silver Bells is my traditional favorite – love to belt it out and mix up the melody! Dominick the Donkey is my favorite non-traditional carol – no explanation necessary with this one, who doesn’t love a Christmas donkey?

    • Jenn McElroy

      I think JBR is my favorite because it’s upbeat and probably the only XMAS song I can tolerate after 24/7 holiday.

  4. Barbara Hopkins

    Silver Bells. Why? I love the melody, it always makes me feel the spirit of Christmas.

  5. Kai W.

    My favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth sang by Bing Cosby and David Bowie.

  6. kimberlyindy

    I love the classic long version of White Christmas, because I now live in CA and grew up in the Midwest and White Chrsitmases.

  7. Sandie W

    Right now it’s The Little Drummer Boy. There have been a couple of new versions out this year and they are fantastic! (especially the one sung by Mary j Blige)

  8. Christine L.

    “Silent Night” is my favorite because of the connection to my heritage. An excellent rendition can bring tears to my eyes. I also love the version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” that includes the call-and-response (e.g., “They never let poor Rudolph [Rudolph] / Play in any reindeer games [like Monopoly]”) because it transports me right back to the time I learned these non-traditional, kid-preferred lyrics.

  9. Ada

    I have so many favorites but I would say My Grown Up Christmas Wish. I love the words in the song, they’re so meaningful at any age.

  10. Amy Rickman

    White Christmas (Bing Crosby) is my favorite Christmas song, it just makes me smile. Honorable mention to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland) and All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey).

  11. Sue G.

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams….always gets me in the holiday spirit.

  12. Leanna

    AAll I want for Christmas is you. Mariah Carey version. I listened to that cd all the time in high school and still love the song.

  13. Lori P

    Little Drummer boy is my favorite. It makes us all see that we are no different from the little boy. We have nothing to bring to the Christ child, but ourselves. Just love it 🙂

  14. Gretchen

    I have lots of favorites. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” makes me think of my grandparents:)

  15. bertie welck

    I’ll be Home for Christmas I love it because it meant at the time that my brother was coming home from Nam

  16. lisagk

    Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, it is just fun and made me want to dance. Thanks for asking.

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