31 Wicked Days of Xmas With Sierra Dean

  • What is next for you book wise in 2013?

In 2013 I’ll be releasing the 5th Secret McQueen book – Grave Secret. If scheduling goes well, I’ll also have the 6th releasing in the fall. I’m currently working on a baseball contemporary, and also my first young adult book.

  • Do you have a favorite book of 2012?

Romance wise it’s an easy pick: Ruthie Knox’s About Last Night stands out as the best romance I’ve read in a very, very long time.

  • What is your favorite holiday food?

I’m a sucker for egg nog. But when it comes to food, my favorite thing is mashed potatoes.

  • Least favorite holiday song?

I used to hate Christmas music in general, but I’ve come to like it a bit more over time. I’m not a religious person so I don’t tend to like the religious based songs as much as the more whimsical ones, but I can’t say I have one in general I like least.

  • Do you have any holiday family traditions?

New pajamas. It’s tradition in my family to give out new pjs on Christmas Eve.

  • Worst gift you ever received?

My grandmother one year gave me the most hideous sweater vest in history. It was covered in sequins and bobbles and had a Christmas theme. It was genuinely hideous. I was 16 at the time and just horrified.

  • Worst gift you ever gave?

I’m sure I handed out some pretty terrible macaroni-art gifts as a kid. But “gift cards” would be my go-to answer here. I get lazy sometimes.

  • Favorite holiday memory?

Winter hay ride with my whole family when I was about 8 or 9. Froze our buns off but it was a lot of fun.

  • If you could share one lesser known fact about yourself to our readers, what will it be?

I’m afraid of llamas. Yes, I’m serious. They have under bites, they spit, and their ears go back when they’re angry. They’re demented and they frighten me.

  • Weirdest thing you collect?

I only really collect two things. I have about 58 copies of Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. I collect different editions/covers/etc. It’s my favorite book and it sort of became a strange little collection. I also collect pins from baseball stadiums I’ve visited.

Giveaway Details: Sierra is giving away an E-Book copy of A Low Down Dirty Shane to one lucky INTERNATIONAL reader. Just tell Sierra your favourite holiday smell!

  • Rebe December 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Hmm, my favorite holiday smell is probably the Christmas turkey in the oven. Very yummy!

  • Lee December 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I would say my favorite holiday smell is the scent of a real Christmas tree. We have a fake one. I miss the real deal. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • erinf1 December 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    thanks for the fun post! I’d have to say peppermint too!

  • Denise Z December 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    My favorite holiday smell is an Eggnog Latte – just screams comfort and joy to me 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us, so looking forward to the next Secret book!

  • Viki S. December 11, 2012 at 10:25 am

    The smell of mulled cider. I love the spices. Thank you.


  • Little Lamb Lost December 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    The scent of a real Christmas tree and wreath.

  • Texas Book Lover December 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I love the smell of a Christmas Tree.

  • Brenda H. December 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    *snicker* Llamas. I will admit they aren’t the most friendly of creatures with that whole spitting thing going on:)

    I love the smell of a live Christmas tree!

  • bn100 December 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I like the smell of vanilla.

  • Denise Z December 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I love the smell of those oranges that are studded with cloves and hung around the kitchen; they just say holidays 🙂

  • Mary Ellen Thompson December 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Gingerbread! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Laurie January 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    The smell of cookies baking, cinnamon and spices.

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