Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Release Day Post: A Guy's Thanksgiving by Skylar M. Cates ~ Guest Post #Giveaway

Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Published: November 4, 2015
Length: 136 pages

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Two proposals. One giant dog. Reunited lovers.

Welcome to Glamour, Arizona, where the holidays are never dull. Glamour may be a small town, but the surprises keep coming. 
Everybody’s looking forward to Thanksgiving. Only Mac Sharma is a reluctant guest. Even as Anthony and Dean make him feel welcome at the Carrino table, Mac feels awkward among the close-knit group of friends. Life gets even more complicated when Conor Harvey shows up in town.
Mac has been in love with Conor since his university days. Too bad Conor broke his heart—right before he fled to his hometown in Ireland without explanation. Conor is still a wild artist and as sexy as Mac remembers. But they’re no longer kids. This Thanksgiving, Mac must decide if he can once more open his heart to Conor.
In Glamour, life is full of heartwarming moments. As the guys from Glamour learn, holiday magic happens when love is all around.

Guest Post

Men and Food

I like men, and I like to eat.
 A novel revolving around hot men cooking Thanksgiving dinner? You bet that appealed to me!
A Guy’s Thanksgiving has some fun with the food. One of the early scenes is of a family barbeque because most men that I know in my real life love to grill. My husband grills everything and anything.  My favorite thing that he grills is pineapple. It’s so sweet and yummy. In the novel, I enjoyed crafting a scene where all the guys hang around the grill and tease each other. 
I also had some the characters who don’t normally cook being forced to do it. I did this scene partly because I’m tough on my characters, and partly because I like the idea of big muscular guys in aprons. LOL!
One of the couples fail to make it to the big fancy Thanksgiving, and they have to make due with turkey sandwiches (see the cover inspiration there). I’m not saying which couple it is—hint ---they are not great in the kitchen, but they steam things up in the bedroom.  They get through their own version of the Thanksgiving meal with takeout.  But they have each other. And they have beer.
Finally, of course, there is the Thanksgiving dinner in the novel. I love this meal. Not only is pumpkin one of my all-time favorite foods (pumpkin anything----muffins, pies, coffee), but also I truly love the message of Thanksgiving when it comes to being grateful. 
I’m grateful to have completed this series. I’m grateful for my readers. I’m grateful for anybody new taking a chance on me.
Food is a great expression of love.  As I say goodbye to this series (*wipes eyes*), I’m glad I did it on an upbeat, holiday note.

About the Author

BIO: Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Skylar dreams about spending her days writing her novels, walking along the beach, and making more time for her good friends. On a shoestring budget, Skylar has traveled all over in her early years. Although, lately, the laundry room is the farthest place she has visited, Skylar still loves to chat with people from all around the globe.

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Skylar wants you to answer a question...

Who cooks in your household and why?

Answer the question in the comments and mark that you did so on the rafflecopter.
Winner will get to choose any one of Skylar's backlist ebooks!

Contest will run until  November 11th!
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  1. Well I guess you can say that both my hubby and I cook but really it's mainly me. A couple of reasons first is I am a SAHM so I have the time and secondly he HATES cooking lol. I've had to learn as we go along since neither of us paid attention to those things when our parents tried to teach when we were younger but those turn out to be fun. I mean who doesn't accidentally put cinnamon in spaghetti sauce?

  2. I cook but only because I do it better. My son and my hubby each have certain meals they do well and then they cook.
    Thanks for the chance.

  3. I mostly do the everyday cooking. As my hubby works longer days than I and often I'm home with the kids before him..

  4. I do 99% of the cooking. I am home well before him, and I also know how to cook more dishes. He cooks well when he's motivated, but it's easier with me being home sooner and

  5. We all go to my brother and sister in laws for thanksgiving. She said she wanted to pick a holiday to cook and she chose this get easter since my mom doesn xmas

  6. Noe that my Dad has come to live with me I cook every meal as he isn't able. Sometimes he will say let's go out for lunch and I'm all over that!

  7. I do, because others can't be trusted in the kitchen. :)

  8. My mom and I both cook a lot...I tend to do more desserts, but I've definitely gotten into more mains and sides over the past few years.