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Kari Lee Townsend | IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR… + Giveaway!

Naughty of Nice
Kari Lee Townsend



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Merry Scroog-mas #1

June 2021
On Sale: June 8, 2021
ISBN: 0004838106
EAN: 1230004838104
Kindle: B096Y239BH
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Also by Kari Lee Townsend:
A Touch of Malice, October 2022
Two Cents of Doom, April 2022
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Murder in the Meditation, December 2021
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Chaos and Cold Feet, October 2021


Every year I say I’m not going to start planning for the holidays until after Thanksgiving, but who am I kidding? I start watching Hallmark holiday movies the second they come out, usually before Halloween. With all the shortages in supplies as well as delivery services from the pandemic, this year more than ever it’s time to start planning early.

Start what, you ask?

Everything, I say!

Start making a list and checking it twice. Start reflecting on the past year. Have you been naughty or nice? In NAUGHTY OR NICE, Samantha Darling is through being nice. Nice has gotten her nothing but heartache, so she decides to give naughty a try. Getting back at her ex is worth ending up on the naughty list. You’ll have to read the story to see what crazy situation her new motto has landed her in and how she handles it. I have no “real” exes to get back at because I’ve been with my hubby since I was eighteen; but if I did, I could see myself doing what Samantha does.

Sometimes I feel like I’ve always been way too nice in life. Don’t get me wrong, I love being nice. Helping people and doing for others gives me great joy, but sometimes a secret little part of me would love to be naughty just once. Or maybe even for a day ;-) If I could be a devil for a day, I would say exactly what was on my mind and not worry about what other people think. I would go a whole day without saying yes and actually learn to say no for a change. I would go skinny dipping at night and not care who was watching. I would order as many items on the menu of a fabulous restaurant impossible to get into as I wanted and eat them all. I would go on a shopping spree for myself in ridiculously expensive stores and spend way too much money. I would go on a road trip with my Writing Roadies besties (authors Barbara Witek & Danielle LaBue) with no destination in mind and no schedule (trust me, that’s naughty for a super organized schedule queen like me).

I know, my list is pretty tame lol, but I bet some of you can think of some interesting things for a naughty list. So, for my contest, I want to know what list do you think Santa would put you on? Naughty or Nice? And why? Are you generally nice or naughty? If you could be naughty for a day, what would YOU do?


COMMENT TO WIN: Are you naughty or nice? Answer Kari's question in the comments for a chance to win an e-copy of Naughty or Nice and a $10 Amazon gift card. Good luck and happy reading ;-)


NAUGHTY OR NICE by Kari Lee Townsend

Merry Scroog-mas #1

Naughty or Nice

Being nice is safe, and being naughty is overrated, but getting McScroogy to find the joy in Christmas is beginning to sound oh so merry.

Samantha Darling, Boston advertising executive, has spent her life making a list and checking it twice, but she’s through being nice. All being nice got her was a broken heart when her fiancé cheated on her last Christmas Eve, ruining her favorite holiday, and then ran off with the small-town boutique owner. After one too many All Powerful Peppermintinis, Samantha decides to give naughty a try. She breaks into the shop in Redemption Massachusetts and puts her spin on the Christmas display in the front window. Only, the window doesn’t belong to Stowe’s Boutiques, it belongs to Snow’s Antiques, and Nathan Snow is none too pleased. This was his year to win the Best Christmas Window display contest against his rival, but Samantha ruined it. While he might not like Christmas, he knows winning this contest will bring in business. He makes Samantha a deal. Create a winning display by Christmas Eve, and he won’t press charges. Samantha has no choice but to agree and has learned her lesson, but finds a bonus in her punishment. The challenge of getting the scrooge to find the joy in Christmas. Except losing her heart wasn’t part of the deal.

Romance Contemporary | Romance Holiday [Oliver-Heber Books, On Sale: June 8, 2021, e-Book, ISBN: 1230004838104 / eISBN: 1230004838104]

About Kari Lee Townsend

Kari Lee Townsend

Kari Lee Townsend is a National Bestselling Author of mysteries & a tween superhero series. She also writes romance and women's fiction as Kari Lee Harmon. With a background in English education, she’s now a full-time writer, wife to her own superhero, mom of 3 sons, 1 darling diva, 1 daughter-in-law & 2 lovable fur babies. These days you'll find her walking her dogs or hard at work on her next story, living a blessed life.

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26 comments posted.

Re: Kari Lee Townsend | IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR… + Giveaway!

Your book sounds wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to
enter a contest. Have a wonderful day!
(Tracey Boehm 8:40am September 13, 2021)

I'm overall nice with a little bit of naughty!
(Tracy Urschler 8:47am September 13, 2021)

I try to be nice,,I have a big family,,i start buying for
all year long
(Vickie Couturier 9:26am September 13, 2021)

I try to be nice I come from a family with 12
siblings.Every year I buy everyone a Christmas gift.if
stuff is cheap anytime of the year I buy it for them
(Kendra Muonio 11:47am September 13, 2021)

Definitely nice - naughty always backfires on me. Thanks for the chance to
win. Book sounds great.
(Nancy Reynolds 11:56am September 13, 2021)

I can be naughty on occasion...but nice is more me!
(Linda Gawthrop 12:56pm September 13, 2021)

I try to be nice at all times
(Ken Ohl 1:29pm September 13, 2021)

I tend to be nice and would have a hard time being very
naughty. Revenge tend to backfire, so I work on changing my
attitude and let go of the 3 "D's" (Disappointment, Disgust
and Dismay). Does being sassy count?
(Alyson Widen 6:44pm September 13, 2021)

I’m a good mix of naughty and nice—mostly nice, by far, though.
(Kara Marks 7:37pm September 13, 2021)

I'm generally nice, but I'll definitely take the last
(Nancy Krueger 7:47pm September 13, 2021)

Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read it! Thanks for sharing!
(Andrea Drake 10:39pm September 13, 2021)

& I’m totally nice, not naughty at all! ;)
(Andrea Drake 10:40pm September 13, 2021)

You all sound like very nice people ;) So glad you like the
book. There will be 2 more in the series. Good luck to all!
(Kari Townsend 10:33am September 14, 2021)

I try to be nice all the time. However, I have been naughty
a time or two, but I've never hurt anyone or damaged
(Tina Rucci 12:11pm September 14, 2021)

I sure TRY to be nice...heh, heh
(Martin Bodnar 1:59pm September 14, 2021)

naughty of course!!! ha ha ha!!
(Julie Nish 2:19pm September 14, 2021)

I think I'm nice, if I could be naughty for a day. I don't
think I would, but I wish I could be a little naughty. :)
(Deb Pelletier 5:36pm September 14, 2021)

nice - always
(Joe Titone 6:30pm September 14, 2021)

nice list
(Colleen Conklin 6:04pm September 17, 2021)

This is the perfect book to get us in the Christmas spirit.
Happy release!
(Megan Allen 1:10am September 18, 2021)

(Patricia Wong 1:47am September 18, 2021)

I would probably be on the nice list. If I could be naughty for a day I would likely
quit some of the volunteer situations I have gotten into. They are eating my life
and I have reached the overload point. After doing that, I would go out and have a
wonderful dinner with wine and a wonderful dessert, not worrying about calories
or fat.
(Patricia Barraclough 1:51am September 18, 2021)

I'm nice when it counts - but who isn't a little naughty!!
Thank you for the opportunity. Love your books!!
(Terry Kirgan 12:34pm September 18, 2021)

Generally nice, I hope! But sometimes I would like to be a
bit naughty. The fun kind of naughty -- fun, harmless, no
lasting consequences ... if that's at all possible!
(Lyssa H 4:16pm September 18, 2021)

Mostly nice. Occasionally naughty. Love Hallmark movies,
especially the Christmas ones.
(Pam Howell 7:05am September 19, 2021)

I'm nice.
(Caryl Kane 1:17pm September 20, 2021)

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