CHRISTMAS WITH… Nicole Flockton
What are your plans for Christmas 2015?
After spending the last couple of Christmas traveling we will be spending Christmas home. I want to put the Christmas tree up, the sock monkey Christmas inflatable we have up in the garden and enjoy spending Christmas at home.
Tell us about a usual Christmas in your home?
Well since we’ve moved to Houston our Christmases have varied from year to year. But what we will probably do this year is get up and open presents. We will probably hang at home with a cooked lunch and then relax with leftovers for dinner.
Any gift in particular that you’d love to see wrapped under the tree?
You know I don’t know what I want for Christmas. But a girl wouldn’t say no to a nice piece of jewellery.
What is a typical Christmas lunch and/or dinner at your house?
When I used to host Christmas for the family back in Australia. We would have a combination of hot and cold food. So we’d have hot chicken or beef or pork. And cold ham. Then we’d have a couple of salads and the usual roast vegetables.
Tell us, what is the one dish that gets served every single year? Is there a story behind this?
Well that would be a ham. I don’t think there’s a story behind it, just need to have a ham at Christmas.
Essentials for an Aussie Christmas…
Light, loose fitting clothes. Not only will they keep you cool if it’s a hot day but won’t feel too tight if you eat too much.
Your best Silly Season survival tip?
Pace yourself with both drinking and eating.
What will you be reading this Christmas?
I don’t know actually. I’ve so many books on my Kindle that I don’t know what I’m reading when I’ve finished this book. It’s a matter of what I feel like reading at the time.
What have been your big achievements in 2015?
Dipping my toe into the self publishing pool is probably a big one. It’s been an interesting experience and while the results weren’t like I hoped I know it takes time but I’m learning as every day passes.
What are your plans/goals for 2016?
Get some more books out. Hopefully increase my author presence both domestically in the US and internationally. I’d like to definitely expand my readership in my home country of Australia as the majority of my books are based there.
Kyle Davis doesn’t do Christmas – not after he lost his whole family in the Boxing Day Tsunami. His idea of celebrating the festive season is going to his Margaret River property where his only companion is what’s residing in his liquor cabinet. Finding winemaker, Jordan Hastings in his shower is the last thing he expects or needs. No matter how attractive she is or how his body responds to her, a relationship is not on his Christmas wish list.
After being betrayed by the man she thought loved her Jordan has taken over her father’s caretaker position at a Margaret River property. Trying to get her career on track by bringing the neglected vines on the property back to life becomes her only focus. When property owner Kyle turns up and demands she leaves she stands her ground and convinces him to let her continue her work on the vines. Falling for a man who controls her employment is something she has no plans on doing again. Only resisting Kyle proves impossible when she learns of the tragedy he has suffered.
Time spent together has each of them evaluating their goals and finding that taking another risk on living and loving could be the best Christmas gift after all.
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