Have you met this Hottie? – Introducing Karl Reed from A Christmas Together by Tara Quan

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Major Karl Reed, the hero in A Christmas Together by Tara Quan

Welcome to KaLyn’s Rants and Raves. Before I put Karl on the Hottie Seat, let me tell you why you are SOOOO lucky you stopped by today!

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1. I am giving away a FREE eBook of Christmas in Cancun AND a FREE diamond ring.

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Visit all 10 Hottie Hunt blog hop sites to win. Contest is Nov. 29-Dec. 6

2. I am one of ten authors participating in the Hottie Hunt blog hop. There’s a $10 Gift Card up for grabs (and who couldn’t use extra money at the holidays?) The lucky winner will be announced shortly after the Hottie Hunt ends on December 6. There are several ways to enter and commenting here is one. Be sure to check out and comment on each and every blog listed below.

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3. Then there is the $100 Holiday Hottie Hunt Bonanza I’m one of the many romance authors taking part in a completely separate giveaway, where you can win a $100 Gift Card and tons of eBooks. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to enter.

All you have to do to enter ALL THREE giveaways is comment here. Be sure to work in the name of Karl Reed, the hero I am interviewing, into your comment.

Now that I’ve enticed you with books, jewelry and gift cards, let’s talk to Karl Reed from A Christmas Together by Tara Quan


KC: Good morning Major Reed. Thank you so much for taking a moment to chat with me before your flight out of Dulles International Airport. How is D.C.’s weather treating you?

Karl: Please, call me Karl. As for the weather, well… Let’s just say it’s been a cold winter. I’m trained to tolerate extreme temperatures, but surviving the desert heat is my forte, not the capital’s current arctic blast. I can’t wait to go back to the Middle East.

KC: Is that where you’re headed this Christmas weekend? Which city are you planning to visit?

Karl: I’m headed to Dubai for a…umm… vacation. It’s the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates.

KC: Have you been there before?

Karl: Many years ago, yes.

KC: At the risk of sounding overly blunt—you don’t look like a soldier about to go on R&R.

Karl: In what sense?

KC: Well, you’re sure packing a lot of… equipment. I’m not quite certain how you got through airport security.

Karl: These little pea-shooters? They are the Airsoft variety, I promise. *winks*

KC: And that briefcase…

Karl: It’s a personal laptop. I like my electronics big and bulky.

KC: There seems to be a huge knife in your boot…

Karl: How else does a guy peel apples? By the way, I have to run. They’re about to board the plane.

KC: Okay. One last question–Is there anyone in particular you’re visiting in Dubai?

Karl: Yes.

KC: And he or she is….

Karl: My wife, Brennan. She’s been living there for the past two years.

KC: It was a pleasure spending some time with Major Karl Reed, but he has to catch his flight to Dubai. (Don’t miss the blurb below!)


Since KaLyn’s Rants and Raves is just one of ten stops on the Hottie Hunt blog hop, you may want to pop over to Tara Quan’s blog CLICK HERE  [or paste this URL http://www.taraquan.com/blog/ where she is interviewing former SEAL Jack Girard, the Hottie Hunt hero from my new release Christmas in Cancun. She has prizes too! I’ve heard there’s an eBook you can win.

Thanks again for stopping by, and don’t forget to comment using Karl’s name.

Then, scroll past all the information below to find out how to win a $10 gift card from the

Hottie Hunt and be sure to enter the $100 Holiday Hottie Hunt Bonanza.


A Christmas Together

A Christmas Together releases December 22.

A Christmas Together

(Safe Harbor series, #2)

by Tara Quan

Despite Dubai’s oppressive heat, heiress Brennan Caruthers is gearing up to throw a holiday party. She has almost everything a modern woman could want–a tight-knit circle of friends, challenging career, financial independence, and an impressive shoe collection. But when armed men attempt to kidnap her straight off a six-lane highway, she’s forced to revisit her past, and ends up spending the nights leading to Christmas with a man she’d rather forget.

Major Karl Reed can’t imagine a worse end to his year. Cover blown and mission details leaked, his Delta unit and their families have become targets of a vengeful criminal cell. After receiving news of a failed attack on his estranged wife, he rushes to the Emirates to whisk her into hiding. But when his damsel in distress digs in her stiletto heels and presents him with a better plan, he’s forced to become her unwelcome houseguest. Assuming he keeps them both alive, they might just celebrate their first Christmas together.

This contemporary holiday romance will be available at all major eBook retailers on December 22, 2014. If you’re a fan of sexy stories with heroes who pack some heat (pun intended), check out Tara’s website: http://www.taraquan.com

Buy Links: Amazon | AmazonUK | ARe | B&N | Kobo | GoodReads


About Tara Quan

Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, paranormal worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Her characters, armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after. Learn more at www.taraquan.com

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After you comment below, CLICK HERE to enter the Hottie Hunt. If it does not redirect you immediately, use this URL http://www.taraquan.com/giveaways

Hottie Holiday Bonanza

You MUST comment below and CLICK HERE to enter the $100 Hottie Holiday Bonanza. If it does not redirect you immediately, use this URL http://www.taraquan.com/giveaways










Be sure to visit all 10 authors participating in the Hottie Hunt blog hop and don’t forget to Comment.

Layne MacAdam  Jessica Cale * Betty Bolte  * TD Hassett *  Annette Mardis * Tami Lund * Tara Quan *  Skye Jones * Denise Agnew

Christmas in Cancun

Christmas in Cancun releases Dec. 1st and will be available at all major eBook sites. It is already available in print from Amazon.

PSSSST. PSSSSST.  I have a secret. As you probably know Christmas in Cancun releases December 1

BUT >>> Since Dec. 1 is Cyber Monday, for that day only, you can buy Christmas in Cancun for HALF PRICE!! Only at LSBooks. CLICK HERE on Monday to get your eBook copy.

About KaLynCooper

​KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Eastern Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or paddling on the river.
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29 Responses to Have you met this Hottie? – Introducing Karl Reed from A Christmas Together by Tara Quan

  1. Mary M. says:

    Karl Reed sounds like he has met his match in Brennan!

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  2. punkin0001 says:

    Hmmm always a nice time to be introduced to such a hottie like Karl Reed! Now I am off to see what is on the next hottie table! Wink wink!


  3. bn100 says:

    fun interview with Karl Reed


  4. Wow thank you for this awesome chance! Im definately telling people about it on my blog. thank you again you rock fot this! All these books look amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. terrndeb says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and introducing me to Karl Reed

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    • KaLynCooper says:

      Don’t forget to put A Christmas Together by Tara Quan on your TBR list. It releases Dec. 22, just in time for Christmas. 🙂 Pre-order today at http://www.lsbooks.com/ for a discount. (Sorry I can’t remember exactly how much discount you get with a pre-order.)

      Be sure to check out all the other authors playing Hottie Hunt for more prizes.

      AND if you are looking for a HOT Holiday read right now, Christmas in Cancun released Monday. Check out Tara Quan’s bog where she interviews #HottieHunt hero Jack Girard from my new book http://www.taraquan.com/blog/hottiehunt2014

      You are entered in all three contests!


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  7. Jeannie Platt says:

    Karl Reed sounds like a alpha in everyway… I will be putting his book on my trb list. Even though he had to catch a flight I wish the interview was longer 🙂 .

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  8. Rebecca Carr says:

    Karl Reed sounds very interesting.

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  9. Colleen C. says:

    Oh I am loving these interviews… It was great to meet Karl Reed.

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  10. Nicole Johnson says:

    I love military men like Karl Reed. He sounds sexy. Brennan is one lucky woman.


  11. Nicole Ortiz says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and introducing me to Karl Reed

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  12. vvaught512 says:

    Karl Reed sounds hot!!!!

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  13. Tara Quan says:

    Thanks for having Karl over on your place! We’ve got quite the collection of hunks, if I do say so myself 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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