Monday, November 18, 2013

Cover Reveal/Excerpt/Giveaway - 'Christmas Confusion' by Monica Garry-Allen

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Author: Monica Garry-Allen (also writes under the name of Siren Allen) 
Book Title: Christmas Confusion
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ New Adult/ Romantic Comedy
Release date: December 13, 2013
Publisher: Front Porch Romance


Can two people be any more confused than Bailey and Max?

Bailey Cooper is very much attracted to her neighbor Max Davis. Unfortunately for Bailey, Greg – Max’s lover is slowly becoming one of Bailey’s best friends. Bailey’s emotions are torn; she adores Greg’s friendship while at the same time she craves Max’s touch. What is a girl to do when she ‘thinks’ the man she's in love with is in love with someone else? 

Max Davis and his baby brother Greg Davis are co-owners of the apartment building they live in. Max has fallen for his tenant, Bailey, but she avoids and ignores all of his advances. Max becomes suspicious of the friendship blooming between Greg and Bailey. He believes Bailey has a crush on his brother but Max wants Bailey all to himself. Now he has to think of ways to keep Bailey and Greg apart. 

Will a holiday weekend full of chaos, confusion and a little bit of charm finally get Bailey and Max on the right track? 

Or will a few innocent caresses lead to more Christmas confusion?


Max scooted back on the couch, he reached toward Bailey, eyes straying to her legs. Even though she wore jeans, he stilled pictured her legs bare, like they were when she jumped on his counter.

Her eyes widened as his hand came closer and closer. Max leaned forward, stretching his arm even closer to her body, he ached to touch her. His fingertips itched for a chance to slide down her body. As he moved closer he heard her inhale deeply and he couldn’t escape the erotic images that flowed through his mind.  

Oh the sounds I could cause her to make if she would give me the chance. 

Max continued edging forward, until his fingers wrapped around what he was reaching for. He picked the remote control up and moved back to his side of the couch. His hand shook slightly. Bailey exhaled. The sound sent chills over his body. Max pointed the remote at the television and pressed play.

He cleared his throat. “Do you want to start from the beginning or do you want me to find that last scene you watched?”

Max waited on her to answer but all he heard was the sound of breathing. He kept his eyes straight forward, fearing the sight of her chest rising and falling would be his downfall. She took so long to answer that he forgot what his question was.

“Whatever you want,” she whispered and his gut clenched. Max pressed pause.

What was his question? For the life of him, he couldn’t remember what he’d asked her. But her answer ‘whatever you want’ was the answer he craved. A thousand questions raced through his head, ‘Bailey, what do you want me to do to you with my tongue?’ her answer of ‘whatever you want’ would be perfect for that question. ‘Bailey, what do you want me to do to you with my hands?’ Whatever you want would be the perfect answer to that question. But none of those were the question she was answering. What had he asked her?

“Or we could just watch television,” she said. “We don’t have to watch the movie, I know it’s a chick flick and you may not like it.”

Oh yeah, the movie. “No, no, we can watch the movie.” Get it together, Max.

“Okay,” Bailey smiled and snuggled further into the comforter. His comforter, the one he would sleep under later on tonight. The comforter that would have her sweet scent on it until he decided to wash it, if he decided to wash it. Get it together, now, Max.

Character Meet-n-Greet:

Christmas Confusion is a fun novella full of surprises and charm. Let’s take a moment to get to know the characters that make up this cute gem. Each will share one interesting fact about themselves.  

Bailey – My name is Bailey Cooper and I’ve just moved into my first apartment. Living on my own is kind of scary. But not as bad as I thought it would be thanks to the big hunk of a man living next door to. His name is Max and he’s extra yummy. He’s also extra gay and his boyfriend, Greg, looks better in skinny jeans than I do. How unfair! Anyway, one interesting fact about me is, I play in stool, urine, blood and any other fluid the body can excrete, on a daily basis. I’m a Medical Technologist, so I get paid to be gross. Oh, one more fact: I’m in love with my neighbor, yeah, the gay one. Have I mentioned how unfair life is?

Krista - Hi, my name is Krista. I’m Bailey’s best friend and play cousin. There are a ton of interesting facts about me, but if I have to pick one to share I will share this one, I have always been and will always be a daddy’s girl. I love my dad with all my heart and I think there is nothing more special than the bond between a father and his daughter.  Can I give one more? I’ll be quick. Another fun fact about me is that I when I’m tipsy I like to dance, but who doesn’t?

Max  -  I’m Max Davis. My two brothers and I own and are currently renovating, Lake Teresa apartment complex. It needs a lot of work but we are managing to get it done in a timely manner. I have a new tenant, Bailey Cooper. She’s the most frustratingly sexy woman I’ve ever met in my life. And she keeps ignoring my advances. My brother, Greg, is driving me crazy with his attempts to get Bailey and I together. Maybe we just aren’t meant to be. Damn shame though, because I know I could make her happy if she would give me a chance. 

Greg – Hey, Y’all. I’m Greg. The youngest and most fabulous of the Davis brothers. One interesting fact about me; hmm let me think. I’m a great listener…. I bet you thought I was going to say something else. Okay, I’ll say it. I am homosexual and I’m proud of it. Oh and I’m also a part-time deejay. Just ask my new tenant and bestie, Bailey. My goal this Christmas is to get her and my brother together. I swear straight people can be so obtuse sometimes. Just call me the Christmas Cupid. 


"My favorite holiday is Christmas. Not just because of the presents but because I love the look on my nieces and nephews faces when they unwrap their presents. I love sitting around the dinner table with family I haven’t seen in a while and catching up over turkey dressing. What’s your favorite holiday and why? Comment below for a chance to win a Christmas Confusion Christmas ornament." 


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Meet The Author

Hi all, my name is Monica Garry-Allen. When I am not writing I am working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician. Since I am a part of the medical field a lot of my characters have jobs as Doctors, Nurses, Laboratory Scientists, etc.

I enjoy reading, writing, and shopping. Cooking however, is not one of my hobbies. But thankfully my husband enjoys creating tasty meals. My hubby and I have no kids yet, but we do have nieces and nephews that we adore.

I enjoy traveling. I'm not much of an outdoors person. Give me an air-conditioned room, a good book, a cup of coffee and I'm in heaven.



  1. Book sounds great. Love this giveaway. I collect Christmas ornaments from places I visit.

  2. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. You have all of the fun of family, food, and laughter, without the budget-crunching expense of our overly commercialized Christmas or Easter.