To celebrate the holiday season, Harlequin is showcasing some of their awesome authors. And I’m so happy to have Geri Krotow stop by to talk a little about one of her holiday traditions and a favorite recipe … and of course share her new book 🙂
The Day After Christmas
Ah, the day after Christmas. Wads of festive wrapping paper have been forced into the already too-full garbage and recycle bins and the refrigerator is stuffed to the gills with leftovers. If I’m lucky, my family will bless me with yet another Christmas gift: a break from it all. We call it “fend for yourself” in our house, and the day after a major holiday is almost always “fend for yourself.” Hungry? Grab a plate, pile it high and enjoy.
This me a free day to do as I please—knit and read. Maybe go for a walk, but really, reading is tops. I get to catch up on all the holiday romances I haven’t already devoured and as an added treat I can sip tea and eat cookies as I do so. We go all out for the holidays in our house–from decorating to cookie baking to wrapping even the stocking stuffers. It’s about family. We made a decision years ago as a young Navy family that we’d celebrate Christmas Eve and Day in our home wherever it was around the globe. It’s how we gave our kids stability and kept our own traditions.
And whether my Navy pilot husband was home or deployed, whether we lived in Annapolis, Maryland or Moscow, Russia, I read on the day after Christmas. And I delight in romances during the holiday season, especially the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s a way to keep the holiday going, to eek out the last possible sparkles of joy as the holidays move on and become memories.
I hope you get enjoy the days after the holidays, too, and hopefully with a romance novel! It was with this wish for you that I wrote each of my holiday books, which I’ve listed below. And as a special treat I’d like to share one of my favorite easy breakfast recipes, perfect for the week between Christmas and the New Year.
Let there be Peace on Earth!
Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal
4 cups water or milk of your choice (or a combination is great, too), and you can add an extra cup if you’re going to cook for the full eight hours
1 cup steel-cut oats (not traditional rolled or quick cooking)
½-1 cup dried fruit depending upon your taste. I use dried cranberries and cherries, both are great
Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Brown sugar, honey, toasted walnuts or almonds for garnish
Combine the liquid and oats in a large slow cooker. Stir in the dried fruit. Cook on the lowest setting for 6-8 hours (overnight). The consistency of the hot cereal will be like your favorite pudding. Enjoy!
Geri Krotow’s Christmas Books:
Whidbey Island series
Navy Joy novella in Coming Home for Christmas
Silver Valley PD series
Her Christmas Protector
Her Secret Christmas Agent
Silver Valley PD series
by Geri Krowtow
Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense (December 1, 2016)
Can a former marine and an undercover cop crack a deadly Christmas case?
When a cult threatens the high school where he teaches, ex-marine Mitch Everlock is on the case. His priority: protecting his students. His world is rocked when one of his pupils, Nika Pasczenko, reveals she’s an undercover police officer! But can the agent with secrets of his own trust his partner-in-crime?
The last thing Nika expected on this investigation was meeting a sexy veteran who makes her heart light up like a Christmas tree. But with both their lives at risk, and the students in danger, neither of them can afford the slightest distraction. Especially one as big as falling in love just as a killer closes in…
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Geri Krotow is a Naval Academy graduate and Navy veteran. She has traveled to and lived in many places abroad, including South America, Italy and Russia. Her family has finally settled down in Central Pennsylvannia but Geri still writes about all the places she’s been. An award–winning author, Geri writes the Silver Valley PD for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.
Baking-inspired prize pack!
Harlequin has gathered up some delicious recipes and books to keep us warm over the holidays. Make sure you visit all the great sites to check out fantastic reads and yummy recipes!
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