{Countdown to Christmas} with Opal Carew, author of Big Package

Countdown to Christmas on Pretty Sassy Cool featuring author Opal Carew

All month long, we’re featuring some of our favorite authors, along with a quick Q&A and a few fun This or That? questions. We’ve got a big giveaway with lots of chances to win some amazing (and steamy!) reads and other great prizes!

Today author Opal Carew stopped by to chat with us about Big Package!

**Q&A with Opal Carew**

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Mary, Did You Know? It almost always makes me cry. After that is A Spaceman Came Travelling (by Chris de Burgh). Then it’s a three-way tie between White Christmas, Santa Baby, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

What was your favorite moment under the mistletoe?

Kissing my DH, of course! 😉

To warm yourself up after playing in the snow, do you drink hot cocoa, egg nog, or hot apple cider?

Hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows!

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

I’m definitely A Charlie Brown Christmas. I’ve watched it since I was a kid. I would be a sucker for that poor little Christmas tree, too!

This or That?

Are you a Santa or a Scrooge?

I’m definitely a Santa. I love giving gifts and making people happy!

Colored Lights or White Lights?

Coloured lights! I love the elegance of white lights, but for the holiday season, I love red and green lights as trim with white lights draping in cascades to brighten things up.

Sugar Cookies or Gingerbread Men?

I love sugar cookies, but if the gingerbread men are hunky looking… 😉

Presents … Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Actually both! When I was a kid, we always opened them on Christmas Eve because often one of my parents had to work on Christmas day. Now, with my own family, we open one gift each on Christmas Eve, then the rest on Christmas morning.

Christmas Parade or Christmas Party?

Definitely Christmas party! I love the whole feel of a holiday party. Apple cider, wine, tasty treats, Christmas music playing in the background. And great conversation with close friends and those that we only connect with once a year.

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Out of the characters in your book, who is most likely to:

-shake the presents?

Kalen from Big Package would definitely shake the presents! At one point in the book, on Christmas Eve, Kalen is trying to talk Holly into opening a present:

“Were you one of those kids who drove your parents crazy on Christmas Eve?” Holly asked, “Because you’re definitely driving me nuts.”

Kalen grinned. “I may have been a bit pushy. But what can I say, it’s Christmas.” He leaned forward. “Throw me a bone.”

The glittering anticipation in his eyes made her laugh.

“Fine, go get it.”

-get drunk on Christmas Eve?

Ordinarily, June, Holly’s sister in Big Package might get a bit tipsy on wine. But not this year. 🙂

-eat the cookies left for Santa?

Tom, Holly’s brother-in-law in Big Package, would probably be all over those cookies!

-kiss Santa Claus?

This year, Holly’s Santa Claus in my book Big Package is sexy Kalen, the football jock she fantasized about in high school, who offers her a ride to her sister’s when she’s banned from the bus because of a very big package wrapped in paper with elves doing very naughty things. When they get stranded in a cabin overnight because of a blizzard, Holly does more than just kiss Santa on Christmas Eve!

-steal the sleigh?

That would be Darlene, the ex-girlfriend in Big Package.

-Make snow angels … naked ;)?

Kalen from Big Package would, and while they’re stuck in the cabin all alone, he would probably be able to talk Holly into it, too.

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**About Opal Carew**

As a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic contemporary romance, Opal Carew writes about passion, love, and taking risks. Her heroines follow their hearts and push past the fear that stops them from realizing their dreams… to the excitement and love of happily-ever-after.

Opal loves nail polish, cats, crystals, dragons, feathers, pink hair, the occult, Manga artwork, Zentangle, and all that glitters. She earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and spent 15 years as a software analyst before turning to her passion as a writer. She grew up in Toronto, and now lives in Ottawa with her husband, huge nail polish collection, and five cats. One of her sons just finished his second Masters degree in Geopolitics (first at Sussex University in the UK and second at Carleton University in Ottawa.) The other son has an undergraduate degree from Carleton University and is now working at Apple. Yes, mom is proud!

Find Opal Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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**About Big Package**

{Countdown to Christmas} with Opal Carew, author of Big PackageBig Package by Opal Carew
Also by this author: His to Possess, No Strings, Savage Kiss, Rock Hard, Wild Ones, Breaking Storm, Perfect Rhythm, Hard Ride #1, Hard Ride #2, Hard Ride #3, Meat, A Fare to Remember
Published by SMP Swerve on October 25th 2016
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, One Night to More, Second Chance Romance
Pages: 131
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Baby it’s cold outside…but things are about to heat up.

I missed the last bus to my sister’s for Christmas, and now I'm stranded in a bus station—in the middle of a blizzard—with a giant package covered in naughty wrapping paper.

Then he shows up: Kalen Welles, the football star from my high school fantasies—and offers me a ride.

Just when the car is getting cozy, the roads get shut down due to snow.

Luckily there’s a nearby cabin where we can hole up for the night.

A warm fireplace, cozy blankets, pent-up longing we both spent years ignoring… maybe I’ll be able to unwrap Kalen's big package before Christmas morning.

But when the snow clears and the ice melts, will the former football star and the shy nerd finally get a happy ending?

Unwrap this sexy holiday story from Opal Carew!


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  1. These interviews are a lot of fun! My family opens one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Morning, too.

  2. Kathleen O'Donnell

    This is an amazing giveaway and all of these authors are so generous to us. Merry Christmas.

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