What true, faithful friends do…and download a FREE ebook!

“You have it all, Karley. You just don’t know how to use it.”

“All. By that you mean height. Weight. Awkwardness.”

“No. Beauty. Grace. And a sweet personality.”

Karley swallowed. Hiked her chin. “You’re just saying that because you’re my friend. You’re biased.”

“No. I’m saying that because I know you.” Cammie plopped on the edge of the mattress, seriousness darkening her face. “You’re beautiful inside and out, Karley. Why can’t you see that?”

Have you ever felt that way? That’s what friends are for, right? To point out things that we can’t see. To tell us the truth, even though sometimes it’s painful or not what we’d like to hear. To be there when we need someone to listen.

Kissing Santa Nic is FREE for kindle today and tomorrow (2/22 & 2/23/17). As you can see, this little gem isn’t just for Christmas! 🙂 You can download by clicking this link ☞ here. Oh, and please spread the word to all your booklover friends! Thank you. ❤

Kissing Santa Nic

Kissing Santa Nic Tori Kayson

Release day for Kissing SANTA NIC!

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Firefighter Karley “Nic” Nicolas intends to win Merriville’s coveted Police vs Firefighter Basketball game this year. Not only because her ex-boyfriend plays for the opposing team, but victory means a huge check for her beloved charity to honor her twin brother. Losing is NOT an option…until the reclusive detective Gray Newnan flashes his rare smile and makes her forget why she’s even on the court.

Detective Gray Newnan isn’t ready to dive back into the dating scene. Two years isn’t long enough to recover from his ex-wife’s abandonment after learning of their son’s autism. But after Karley’s recent breakup with his coworker, Gray finds it difficult to stay immune to her giving spirit. From that first shove on the basketball court to discovering the true identity of Santa Nic, Gray must reconsider his solitary life or risk losing a second chance at love this Christmas.

Kissing SANTA NIC, a Christmas novella by Tori Kayson. Sweet Romance that Sizzles!

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Time for Family

So, now that we’re nearing the end of January,  

how are you doing on your resolutions or one-word theme?

I don’t make resolutions. Nor do I focus on one words. But, for me, 2016 seems to be all about family so far.

My parents spend the winters in TN, four hours away from us. The rest of the time, they hang out in AK. As in A L A S K A. So, we try to squeeze in as much time as we can with them while they’re in the lower 48.

This month they both scheduled cataract surgeries for the same day. One eye at a time, two weeks apart.

It’s been fun watching them see things in a new light. Everything’s brighter, more colorful, and now, after 50+ years of wearing glasses, all they’ll need are readers.

Both pictures were taken after the first eye surgery.

I’d allotted time in my calendar to be there to drive them around and help while they recuperated. They didn’t really need any help, though. After surgery and a nap, they were good to go. 🙂

What I didn’t schedule were snow days. Note to self: must remedy that for next year.

Let me ask you. Would you be able to write with all this cuteness in the house? 

Nope. Not me. 🙂

My word count definitely tanked in January. I’m working on Kissing Santa Nic, a Christmas story that I’ll publish independently as Tori Kayson. No contract, no deadlines, so it’s all good. But even so…

“There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens…” ~Ecclesiastes 3:1 

Little Man won’t be five forever. Before I can blink (practically), he’ll be driving age. And my parents will head back to AK soon. 

Apparently, God has designated 2016 as the time for family for me. So, I will adjust my calendar and not fret over my poor word count. Because when I release my schedule to God, He blesses my time beyond measure. 

What season are you in right now?