Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Snippet: Holly Hollow, An Organic Nature Short

*meep* Pardon me while I have a small panic attack. It's somehow five days before Xmas and I have nothing wrapped. This doesn't happen, at least not for a long time. All I can say is the sages have been prolific and when they're feeding me words, I pretty much lose all track of time. So… a whirlwind wrapping session is on tap starting first thing tomorrow. Ugh.

I missed the Haven finale. See previous comment about the sages feeding me words. I'll catch it on demand in the near future. I hope. LOL

The Librarians and Agent X had pretty great episodes this week. I'm also in a good mood after watching the magic and mayhem the librarians get involved in. And Agent X makes the conspiracy theorist part of my brain work to figure things out. Two hour finale next week and I'm definitely interested in where the season ends.

That's it for TV this week.

Tonight's post is from Holly Hollow, an Organic Nature Short featuring Eppie and Vin in a Christmas story.

Here's the mini-blurb:

Eppie's business turned its best holiday profit yet and Vin wants to whisk her off for a celebration at Holly Hollow, a secluded B&B. The insane pace from Thanksgiving to December twenty-third has Eppie in a bah humbug mood and Vin wants to put a smile back on her face.

And a snippety peek…

Eppie put the last of the chocolate peppermint rolls in the delivery box and heaved a sigh. She stacked the smaller container in the large bin she'd use for delivery and carried the items to the enclosed porch where she'd been storing the orders to keep them cool. Entering the house, she found Vin cleaning up the kitchen. The man amazed her, especially after she'd been in full on Grinch mode most of the week.
Her shoulders slumped and fatigue seeped in. Since Thanksgiving, Organic Nature kept her going nonstop. She loved the explosion of popularity, but holy Christmas trees, she hadn't planned for almost doubling her orders and sales from last year. She certainly couldn't and shouldn't complain, her wildest dreams were coming true, after all.
The business turned a profit and she could expand into new lines earlier than she expected. Vin's suggestion she hire some help would be under serious consideration. No, it would happen, because she loved what she did for a living and wanted to succeed. Just not at the cost of losing herself in the process. And not if she turned into a raving lunatic.
Her lack of preparation showed in her snappish behavior. Thankfully, Vin had been a trooper, giving her some space when she got too Scrooge-like—which had been a lot. Gads.
She tilted her head to one side, admiring the way his ass filled out his jeans. She hadn't seen enough of his naked butt lately—totally her fault, of course.
Clearing her throat, she wondered aloud. "Why on earth do you put up with me?"
Vin didn't turn from his task. "Because I love you." His head angled around. "Okay with you if I finish up here?" He rinsed off a glass baking dish. "You look wiped." He thrust his hands back into the sink.
Eppie moved behind him, wrapping her arms around his waist. "I'll grab a shower then." She gave him a tight squeeze, grateful to have him around. "Thanks."
He craned his neck but kept his hands in the water. "You're welcome, Ep." He held her gaze a long moment then dropped a kiss on her nose. "I'll meet you in bed with some hot chamomile tea."

Who wouldn't want a guy who washes dishes and delivers tea? LOL Eppie is one lucky girl.

That's it for this week. Happy reading.


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