Simple Fix to Master your 2016 Holiday Gift Giving List

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I Love Christmas!


Oh, boy. Everyone’s so busy these days! How’s your Holiday Gift Giving List shaping up?

Between work, and writing, and our recent election, somehow the holidays are suddenly upon me. And while this is certainly my favorite time of year, sometimes things get hectic. Do you wait until the last minute to finish your shopping?

I’ve got a simple fix to share with you this year. Here’s a tutorial on how to gift a book via e-mail. Yep, it goes right to the recipient’s Inbox. What could be simpler, right?

Amazon has a cool function where you can give a book as a gift, and deliver it electronically via email, or right to their Kindle. I’ll use my latest story, Marmalade’s First Christmas, as an example:

Step 1: Log into your Amazon account.

Step 2: Choose the book you want to give as a gift. Go to the book’s page on Amazon: Example:

Step 3: On the far right hand side of the book’s page, choose “Give as a Gift.”


Amazon’s Give As A Gift screen

Step 4: Enter the recipient’s email address, and personalize your message, then place your order. You can even choose WHEN you want the gift to appear in their email.

I think that function is so cool – you can deliver the gift on Christmas Eve, so their book will be waiting for them on Christmas Day. It’s kinda like playing Santa Clause, with books!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this short tutorial on how to gift books to readers on your 2016 Holiday Gift Giving list.

So, what about you? Are you guilty of waiting to the last minute to shop for the holidays?


Good News for your Christmas 2016 reading list!

Marmalade’s First Christmas is moving to Amazon Kindle exclusively.

Here’s the book’s link:

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I’m excited! This will let Kindle Unlimited subscription readers take a peek at the story, and gain access to Jake’s holiday recipes in the back of the book.

Author Paula Millhouse, Marmalade's First Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Holidays, Kitten, Love, season, giving, hot chocolate recipe

Marmalade’s First Christmas

When billionaire Jake Simons rescues a kitten the week before Christmas, the orange tabby cat leads Jake to the greatest gift of the season – Veterinarian Marley West.
The last thing Marley needs is a client meddling in her personal business, but Old Man Winter, Mother Nature, and Jake’s pregnant mares have other plans for her holiday. When she gets snowed in with Jake during the worst blizzard in racehorse country, sparks fly.
But will Jake be strong enough to let go of ghosts from his past? And, in this friends-to-lovers story, will Marley learn to trust that Jake just might be her very own Christmas miracle?

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I hope you enjoy reading this spicy holiday love story. All reviews are appreciated, whether positive or negative. Reviews help other customers find good books, and even just a few words can help. Thank an author. Leave a review on the book’s page today.

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Marmalade’s First Christmas a new #contemporary #romance by @pmillhouse #RLFblog

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I’m so excited to be featured over at Kayelle Allen’s Romance Lives Forever Blogspot. Today is Super Tuesday for Marmalade’s First Christmas.

Come join in the fun, leave a comment, and check out all the details on my new holiday contemporary romance, Marmalade’s First Christmas.


Meet my sweet little Marmalade!

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Meet Marmalade, the cutest kitten on the Internet. He’s got matchmaking powers galore, and he loves to snuggle and purr. Marmalade brings out the magic of Christmas in this story of holiday love.

Connect with the people you love this holiday season over this decadent, sweet, hot chocolate #recipe.

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Jake’s Rich Holiday Hot Chocolate:


2 cups heavy whipping cream

8 oz (1 Cup) Dark Chocolate (Substitute your favorite Milk Chocolate if desired)

2 Tbsp of your favorite Cream Liqueur (Jake uses Baileys Irish Cream)

3 Cinnamon Sticks

1 tsp fresh grated Nutmeg

Candy Canes for stirring


Heat whipping cream gently on low-medium heat, in a saucepan, and do not boil. Keep heat at a simmer.

Cut up dark chocolate into small pieces, and float into simmering cream. Stir well until chocolate is incorporated.

Float cinnamon sticks in the simmering chocolate cream.

Pour into Christmas mugs.

Douse with a generous splash of your favorite Cream Liqueur.

Grate fresh nutmeg over the Hot Chocolate.

Garnish with a candy cane to stir.

Serve generously to the people you love.

© Paula Millhouse 2016

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