Tasty Virtual Tour & Guest Post: Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories by Megan Hart, KK Hendin, Stacey Agdern and Jennifer Gracen + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Burning Bright
Four Chanukah Love Stories
By: Megan Hart, KK Hendin, 
Stacey Agdern and Jennifer Gracen
Releasing December 1st, 2015 
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Burning Bright
Four Chanukah Love Stories
Megan Hart, KK Hendin, 
Stacey Agdern and Jennifer Gracen
Releasing December 1st, 2015 
Avon Impulse

This December, take a break from dreidel spinning, gelt winning, and latke eating to experience the joy of Chanukah. When you fall in love during the Festival of Lights, the world burns a whole lot brighter.

It’s definitely not love at first sight for Amanda and her cute but mysterious new neighbor, Ben. Can a Chanukah miracle show them that getting off on the wrong foot doesn’t mean they can’t walk the same road?

Lawyers in love, Shari Cohen and Evan Sonntag are happy together. But in a moment of doubt, he pushes her away-then soon realizes he made a huge mistake. To win her back, it might take something like a Chanukah miracle.

When impulsive interior designer Molly Baker-Stein barges into Jon Adelman’s apartment and his life intent on planning the best Chanukah party their building has ever seen, neither expects that together, they just might discover a Home for Hannukah.

All Tamar Jacobs expected from her Israel vacation was time to hang out with one of her besties and to act like a tourist, cheesy t-shirt and all, in her two favorite cities. She definitely was not expecting to fall for Avi Levinson, a handsome soldier who’s more than she ever dreamed. 


Chanukah Fun with Stacey Agdern
Favorite Chanukah Memory, or tradition:
My brother holds a pretty big Chanukah party every year (he calls it Laktepalooza).  It’s filled with family and friends, gingerbread houses, music and it’s centerpiece : my brother at the stove frying latkes.  I’m not always able to attend, but when I do, it fills my heart with joy, even when it ends up being in March ;)  

Favorite Chanukah Dish/Dessert:
Latkes of course J

My family recipe involves applesauce (as a dipping sauce)
-6 potatoes
-3 onions (or one big one )
-2 eggs
-breadcrumbs, matzah meal (or gf alternative) to bind.
-Olive oil

Wash, cut and grate the potatoes (you can use a food processor if you have one ).  The goal is thin strips that will crisp up in the oil).
Use a paper towel and get as much water out of the potatoes as possible.  Squeeze ;)  Then put in a bowl.
Peel and cut the onions, put them in the food processor (or grater).  You want them finely chopped.  Add them to the potatoes.
Break the eggs into the bowl with the potatoes and the onions.  Mix.
Add the breadcrumbs or your substitute into the bowl, just enough to sop up the water that’s being released from the potatoes and the onions.
Oil in the pan; make sure the oil is on the hotter side.  Test the oil with a small piece of the potato.  When it sizzles, you know it’s ready.   
A tablespoon of batter is usually enough.  Lower
When the oil sizzles through the latke, it’s time to turn it over.

NB: as long as the latkes are crispy on both sides, you’re good J

Recipe Transcribed from Jane Agdern

Do you have any real life experience with finding love during Chanukah?
The love I find during Chanukah is the love of family and friends; the family who I love, the friends both near and far.  All of them make me smile and cry with thoughtful gifts, of memories and of their presence.      

What was your favorite scene to write for ‘A Home for Chanukah’?
There’s a scene in ‘A Home for Hanukkah’ that takes places in a big box store.  The store has huge displays for each December holiday (and there’s even a nod to one that doesn’t take place in December!).   There’s also a big bold wonderful(fictional) Chanukah song playing in the background as my hero and heroine gather the items they came to the store for.  I think I cried writing that scene, because it’s symbolic of a world I’d like to see.  Where ‘holiday’ means more than one, and at least for a little while, the world is a little brighter and filled with understanding.

One line that describes your holiday romance
3 boroughs, two mensches and one Chanukah romance complete with menorahs, latkes, chocolate and love.

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Megan Hart is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels, novellas and short stories. Her work has been published in almost every genre, including contemporary women’s fiction, historical romance, paranormal and erotica. Learn more at www.meganhart.com

Jennifer Gracen hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two young sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and has fully embraced her lifelong passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance and romantic women’s fiction for readers who yearn for better days, authentic characters, and satisfying endings. When she isn’t taking care of her kids, doing freelance copy editing/proofreading, reading, or talking to friends on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s shocked her family hasn’t yet staged an intervention for her addiction to social media. But the concerts she gives in her car and the dance parties she has in her kitchen are rumored to be fabulous.

Stacey Agdern is an award winning former bookseller who has reviewed romance novels in multiple formats and given talks about various aspects of the romance genre. She also a romance writer. You can find her on twitter at @nystacey. She’s a proud member of both LIRW and RWA NYC. She lives in New York, not far from her favorite hockey team’s practice facility.

KK Hendin writes books where people flirt awkwardly, make out, dish out a whole lot of sass and ridiculousness, and live happily ever after. She’s the author of many books, including the TWELVE BEATS IN A BAR series and the upcoming UNDERCOVER series. She also writes books as K. Hendin, where people aren’t as nice and Happily Ever After isn’t a guarantee. KK is currently writing way too many books, and is still waiting for the subway to run on a regular schedule. When she’s not playing book Tetris in an attempt to fit everything onto the bookshelves in her tiny NYC apartment, she’s probably wandering her neighborhood with her camera or drinking yet another cup of coffee.