Winter Blogfest: Getting Sucked In with Wendi Zwaduk

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Getting Sucked In with Wendi Zwaduk

Sounds like a crazy title for a winter blog post, doesn’t it? I agree, it’s odd. So what doesn’t it mean? Getting sucked in?

This time of year always gets me thinking of romance. Where’s one place you can always find romance? On the television! All those sappy movies playing on the different channels. Each one has a happy ending. There are a few miscommunications, some mishaps and merriment, but the characters usually get what they want in the end. Some of the movies could use better actors or better scripts, but hey, I want romance and happiness. I’m willing to overlook a wooden actor or choppy dialogue. I want to be put into the spirit of Christmas and these movies are the way to go—for me anyway.

So what does this have to do with getting sucked in? The Christmas movie marathon is well underway on two of the channels on my television. I flip through the guide trying to find something to watch. An action flick or maybe a crime show. But this time of year, I tend to stop more frequently on the Christmas movies. I also can’t watch just one. Yep, that’s how I get sucked in. I need to know that the happy ending the last movie will bleed over into the next movie. Before I know it, I’ve watched three!

Now that’s not to say I’m only sitting there watching the movies. Nope. I’m usually writing, reading or doing another chore. I tend not to sit while watching movies. I’m a mover. But that doesn’t stop me from watching. Nope. I love the happy feeling and the romance. I’ve got to watch them.

Call me kooky, but it’s a fun holiday tradition. I can’t say there is a particular favorite among the newer holiday movies, but I’m a sucker for Miracle on 34th Street (the black and white version). If it’s on, I’m probably watching.
What about you? What movie is your holiday addiction? Are there any you can’t stand? Let me know. Grin.

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Jordy Murphy isn’t the warm, fuzzy family type. Instead of getting together with all the newly minted couples in his family, he is in the center of sin, decadence and sex for the holidays. He craves the lights, the Christmas glitter and dancing with sexy women when he spots the one woman he hoped to see, but never expected to be there—Ally.
Allyson Benson wants Jordy Murphy in her stocking for Christmas. No other present will do, so she’s pulling out all the stops to show him a sexy time. Will their relationship extinguish faster than Christmas candles or do they have the passion to last throughout the season?

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
An Adult Romance from Ellora’s Cave

About the Author:By day, Wendi Zwaduk wrangles moose (you should see her black lab, he’s massive), juggles cats (she has three who believe dinner time comes at 1am and 3 am), and shuttles the tot. She’s a mom, football enthusiast, race fan and a sucker for anything blue.

By night, she writes love stories and feeds her inner romantic. She believes second chance romance is awesome no matter what the pairing. She also writes under the pen name of Megan Slayer and is published with Loose Id, Totally Bound, Resplendence Publishing, Changeling Press, Liquid Silver Books, Turquoise Morning Press, Decadent Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. Come join her for this fantastic journey!

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  1. Salisa Waheed says:

    You know what sucks me in? Books and every now and then when Movies.
    Sometimes I find a book that I absolutely love and gets curious enough to try the other books written by that same author and when that happens I would read all those books in one go and surface only to eat drink and satisfy the must dos unless my parents gets fed up and forces me outside my room.
    When that happens I spend the time on movies and trying to do anything else just to not be forced to watch the soap dramas my mother watches. Let me tell you some of those dramas are just stupid and idiotic.

    • Some of the soap operas are a little…kooky. 🙂 I agree. I know when I get the Hallmark channel Christmas stories, there will be a happy ending. There’s also a good chance the story might be a little hokey, too.

      I got sucked into the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but I started on Book 3 because I didn’t know the order of the books. Yeah, that was a LONG weekend getting caught up and not sleeping while I read. 🙂

      Thanks for playing along!

  2. kim amundsen says:

    Sounds like a good read. Home alone is my holiday movie addiction

  3. For me, I always have to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life”

    • I finally saw that movie all the way through for the first time this year. Crazy. Mine’s Miracle on 34th Street. I’m a sucker for Mr Galey. 🙂

      Thanks for playing along!

  4. haven’t seen Miracle on 34th Street
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  5. Tracey Steinbach (@MamaS449) says:

    Rudolf isn’t really a ‘movie’ but I love it! Holidays usually mean Harry Potter marathons, so, if I can wrestle the remote away from everyone else, that’s what I watch. 🙂

    • You’re my winner!! Tracey, I need you to email me at wendi (dot) zwaduk @ gmail (dot) com so we can talk details. Thanks to everyone who entered and commented. I hope you found a great new read and had a wonderful holiday season!
      Hugs ~

  6. I missed ‘Miracle on 34th St’ unfortunately, but although I don’t usually watch much TV I do love romantic Christmas movies. I packed my Christmas gifts, wrote my cards and did some decorating this year while watching them – I rarely just sit and watch a film but it really gets me in the mood to watch a Christmas film while doing the preparations.

  7. Wendi / Megan write great stories! She gets you pulled in quickly and before you know it you have read through the whole book. The characters are great and feel real and relateable.

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