Best Christmas Present Ever
Thank you so much to Sophia for having me here today! I’m a huge fan of the holidays so any excuse to celebrate and I’m there! Christmas is probably my favorite holiday (with Halloween a close second). I love the decorations, the music, the excuse to bake like a madwoman, getting to hang with my family and I love giving gifts.
The best gift I ever received was years ago (and no, I’m not saying how many) when my husband and I were still engaged. He was in the Marines at the time and had just returned from a five month long tour overseas. To the say the least, we were very anxious to see each other and I really wasn’t expecting anything in the way of gifts. I was just ecstatic to have him home. But, the very resourceful man that he is, he bought me one of the best gifts ever; a Siberian husky puppy. She was the runt of the litter, had the clearest blue eyes, could literally fit in one hand and had the most badass attitude of any dog I’ve ever come in contact with. Full grown she ended up being only 37 pounds, but she had the attitude of a 200 pound Great Dane—and she had that attitude when she was a tiny puppy. She knew how cute she was and capitalized on it. No shame, that girl.
I’d never had a pet of my own before so I was a bit clueless, but she totally ‘owned’ me. Before her I never thought I’d be the type of person to let a dog lick my face or yes, sleep in the same bed. But about six months later my husband was sent overseas again and let me tell you, that dog was my best friend. She was a total lifesaver in getting through long deployments. Sadly she died a couple years ago, but she was literally the gift that kept on giving. It was hard to have a bad day when I got to come home to the sweetest, loving dog in the world.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! What’s the best gift you’ve ever given or received? I’d love to give away one copy of Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, my holiday novella that just released, to one random commenter! Open to all.
A little about Katie: I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I’m the author of the Moon Shifter series for NAL/Signet Eclipse and I also write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press and Harlequin Nocturne. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.
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