Kris Norris is our Blissemas elf today and Kris brings us a very yummy gingerbread recipe (it’s up to you the shapes you make with the dough but there’s a suggestion below) And also a tasty hot book excerpt!
It’s that time of year again. Good will toward man and Christmas carols playing in all the stores. Coloured lights gleaming through town, the cold air taking your breath away. What better time to share a family favourite recipe—and some hot reading—than now?
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And now a Blissemas Bonus with Bite! Here’s a little excerpt from Stopping Point where Josh and Cara are talking about their Christmas plans:
“Hey, it’s nearly Christmas, isn’t it?”
“Yeah, it’s only a few days away.” Cara nodded. “I don’t bother with it anymore, though.”
“Oh.” Josh was disappointed. “I was just going to suggest helping you decorate the house. I know I won’t be able to do much, but hanging a few decorations on a tree wouldn’t be too difficult, and it’d be kind of fun.”
“Well, I guess I could get a tree and a few decorations. You do realise we can’t have turkey on Christmas day, though, right?”
“Of course not, but we can still pull Christmas crackers and open presents and watch twee Christmas movies.” He grinned. For the first time since he’d been injured, he was actually excited about a future event.
“I don’t know if Father Christmas visits vampires, love.”
Josh laughed. “Nah, I mean you, me and the lads exchange gifts. It’ll be a laugh.” STOPPING POINT Victoria Blisse
“All right then, for you.” She smiled. “I’ll go to the shops tomorrow to pick up the decorations.”
“Thanks. Cara, that’s great. I love Christmas.”
“I did too, once, but it got too filled with painful memories for me, so I just ignored it for many years.”
“Oh, I didn’t think about that. You don’t mind, do you? I don’t want you to get upset.” “No, no, I’ll be fine. It’s time I moved on, anyway. My George would hate to think I was
sulking around pining for him, and my son loved Christmas. Well, all kids do. I should do it to celebrate their memories now that the pain of their passing has sunk to a just about bearable level.”
“I am sure they’d approve.” Josh laughed. “We’ll make it the jolliest vampire Christmas ever.”
“Ha, now there’s an image,” she laughed. “Jolly vampires in Santa suits, oh boy.”
Josh joined in. It was good to see her laughing. She’d looked far too serious for far too long. He liked the way her laughter sounded. It soothed him and her eyes sparkled when she smiled. It lit up her pretty face. Josh shook himself out of his daydream as they came back round to her front gate.