Thursday, December 26, 2013

12 Smart & Savvy Days of Christmas - Day 7

Hope your Christmas was awesome! Thanks for stopping by and joining in the celebration!
On the seventh day of Christmas, Stephanie gave to me...
Cherry Adair!
Featured Author: Cherry Adair
Featured Book: Ricochet by Cherry Adair
Giveaways: E-book and autographed paperbacks by Cherry

Today we welcome Cherry Adair to our celebration and we are talking about Christmas in Venice, reading and more.
Stephanie: What Christmas movies are a must watch?

Cherry: Scrooged
Stephanie: Fresh or fake Christmas tree?

Cherry: Fake because I start decorating on the 1st of November J and by the time I’ve finished loading sparklies on the tree, no one can see the tree itself anyway.
Stephanie: I personally have on my wish list to visit New York and London during the holidays to see each city lit up and decorated. Do you have any place you'd like to see during the holidays?

Cherry: My favorite place at Christmas-time is Venice, Italy. It’s magical with the lights reflecting off the Canal, and all the winding, cobbled streets festive with lights and decorations.



Stephanie: What was the best and worst gift you have ever received?

Cherry: Worst? Perm rods!
Stephanie: Would you rather have a winter Christmas or summer Christmas ?

Cherry: I spent half my life having Summer Christmas in South Africa. We’d spend the day at the beach. I much prefer a cold winter Christmas in front if a roaring fire.

Stephanie: Do you read outside the genre that you write? If so, what genres?

Cherry: I love Regencies, and historical romances.
Stephanie: Are you from a reading family?

Cherry: No. My family loves the outdoor, and doing – I like to curl up with a good book. At least while they were out ‘doing’ the house was quiet so I could read in peace! lol
Stephanie: What do you prefer e-book, paperback or hardcover?

Cherry: I swore I’d never switch from paper to eBook. I love the feel and smell of a ‘real' book. I have a library filled with ‘real’ books. I’d never ever switch… That was until I took a recent trip to Europe, and rather than pack 20 books, loaded my iPad with 30 new books to take with me. What an eye opener! I loved how easy it was, how convenient to finish one book, and have another right there at my fingertips to read next. Having them on an eReader while I was on vacation was one thing, but I was pretty sure I’d switch back once I returned home. . .Then I realized that there was a Kindle app. An app that made it possible for me to read on my phone – Anywhere! Love, love, love being able to read in the doctor’s office, or standing in a long line anywhere. I always had a book in my purse. But I might’ve been on the last few pages, and run out when I’m somewhere far from home. With my phone, I have access to as many books as I want at any time. It’s magical!!
Stephanie: What's your favorite place and or time to read ?

Cherry: Anytime, anywhere. It’s hard to carve out reading time when I’m always on deadline, and should be *writing*. So whenever I have the opportunity to read, I snatch it. I love long lines in stores at Christmas time. lol
Stephanie: When you have a new book go “live” on release date, how do you feel? Nervous, excited?

Cherry: Always excited. I love imagining people I don’t know, settling down to read one of my books.


Cherry's All Time Favorites!
Song: Right now – ROAR by Katy Perry
Book: Always Gone With The Wind
Movie: ConAir
Television Show: Strike Back
Color: Orange


Cherry is the author of the Cutter Cay, Lodestone and T-FLAC series, including Ricochet, our featured book of the day!

Buy It On Amazon
Hannah Endicott's only purpose for traveling half a world away to Ecuador is to retrieve what her feckless best friend appropriated to invest in yet another bad business venture. Unwillingly drawn into meeting his new associates, she overhears a nefarious plot and instantly goes from irritated to terrified.

The right person, in the wrong place, at the worst possible time. . . .

When T-FLAC operative Grayson Burke and his team storm the yacht, the last person he expects to find is the woman he stood up at the altar three years ago. Now she’s in his deadly world…

On the horns of a life and death dilemma
When his brother and the diamonds disappear, Hannah suddenly becomes Gray’s only hope of locating his quarry and retrieving the stolen money. Low on her stock of insulin injections, Hannah’s inability to remain with Gray is rapidly advancing to a critical end. Now his entire world turns into a time bomb ticking away the minutes. Gray must choose between his brother, his mission, and the woman he loves.
There will be three lucky winners for Day 7!
Giveaway #1 - E-book of Ricochet by Cherry Adair

Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
Giveaway #2 - Autographed set of the Lodestone series including Hush, Afterglow and Relentless by Cherry Adair
 Open to U.S. Residents Only
Giveaway #2 - Autographed set of the Lodestone series including Hush, Afterglow and Relentless by Cherry Adair

  Open to U.S. Residents Only
**All winners will be announced on January 1st**
The exact etymology of the term "boxing day" is unclear. There are several competing theories, none of which is definitive. The European tradition, which has long included giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions, has been dated to the Middle Ages, but the exact origin is unknown. It is believed to be in reference to the Alms Box placed in places of worship to collect donations to the poor. Also, it may come from a custom in the late Roman/early Christian era, wherein metal boxes placed outside churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen, which in the Western Church falls on the same day as Boxing Day.
In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary entry for 19 December 1663. This custom is linked to an older English tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts and bonuses, and maybe sometimes leftover food.
What do you do the day after Christmas? Recover? Shop? Sleep?

Be sure to check out all 12 Smart & Savvy Days of Christmas for more great author & book features and giveaways! 

Day 1 ~ Day 2 ~ Days 3 & 4 ~ Day 5 ~ Day 6 ~ Day 7 






  1. I try and recover the day after Christmas >.<

  2. I shop three, day after. Try to get some good deals and a head start on the next year.

  3. this year the family all got together for one more day as most are departing for home tomorrow morning.

  4. I used to work in retail and had to work, so now I stay away from the stores on the day after Christmas! It's more relaxing to stay home.

  5. I'm a big fan of Cherry. Would love to win the books.

  6. Love her books :)

    Lori P

  7. Eat, sleep, read, sleep again and then eat even more :)

  8. This was a great interview. I found out a few things about Cherry that I didn't know. And I love her place to visit at Christmas. I have to say that is the one place that I would love to go and not just at Christmas. Venice would be great any time of the year.

  9. I have enjoyed Cherry Adair's books for several years. Thank you for letting us get to know you a little better!

  10. I was just asking what boxing day was yesterday. I wanted to go out to shop but I had other things to do instead like nap with my baby and eat with visiting friends

  11. tradition for 20 yrs now is to shop with sister in law, eat left overs because we always have to much food, and make Turkey Gumbo.

  12. The day after Christmas I relax, eat leftovers and regroup for the New Year!

  13. The day after Christmas we relax/ recover. Sometimes that does include a little shopping.

  14. I love to relax I am not much of a shopper I hate the crowds! Awesome giveaway BTW!!!!

  15. Rest and recover. Look at all the cleaning that needs to be done and decide it can wait until the next day. lol

  16. Rest and growl while I look at my house that needs cleaning!

  17. The day after Christmas is the day we visit my dad (basically another round of present opening - Day 3 in our family!). I try to get in some bargain shopping (wrapping paper, etc.) and some "me" time at the gym. Thanks for the giveaway!