12 Days of Giveaways—Day 1: Leylah Attar

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Today is the first day of my 12 Days of Giveaways and I am happy to feature Leylah Attar on my blog. I asked the 12 authors participating to answer some fun holiday questions and here is what Leylah had to say.



Favorite Christmas Carol/Song: George Michael's 'Last Christmas'

Favorite Christmas Cookie/Holiday Dessert: Fruitcake. One time, my parents left me with my aunt for a week. I agreed, but only if they got me fruitcake. And only if I was allowed to keep it under my bed. I could survive a zombie apocalypse without them, but a kid needs to eat, you know? Fruitcake is rich and nutritionally dense. Plus you can throw it at people.

Favorite Christmas/Holiday Movie: Home Alone

Best Christmas/Holiday Gift: Good Fruitcake

Worst Christmas/Holiday Gift: Bad fruitcake

Best Christmas/Holiday Tradition: It's not a tradition yet, but I'm working on it: getting someone else to do the dishes.

Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for gifts?: Since I get the gifts for everyone including myself, I'm usually ahead of the curve. Sometimes I open my gift in advance, like in August.

Funniest Christmas/Holiday party moment: A few years ago, I thought I'd found the perfect gift for my 8 year old niece: an air-swimming Nemo. It was this huge, remote-controlled helium balloon. When the time came to open gifts, hers came floating down the stairs towards her. She screamed and screamed, and was completely traumatized. It took us hours to calm her down. Obviously fish are meant to stay in the water, especially giant, shiny ones.

Dream Christmas/Holiday destination: So many! But some place warm, where you can't tell where the ocean ends and the sky begins.

Who is your Christmas/Holiday pass? (famous person you'd pick for Christmas): I refuse to choose, mostly because this changes every year. I am a fickle, fickle Christmas/Holiday Pass player.

What's at the top of your list? Duh. Fruitcake.

What book boyfriend would you want to kiss under the mistletoe? Christian Grey - not because I fancy being tied up in tinsel (okay, maybe a little mutual, contractual tangle), but because he's the one that got me back into books and reading.

Leylah Attar is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction.  She is the recipient of the 2017 Indie Reader Discovery Awards for fiction. Her books, which include  Mists of The SerengetiThe Paper Swan53 Letters for My Lover (#1) and From His Lips (a 53 Letters novella #1.5).

You can follow her and purchase her books below:


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