Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship



Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship

by Parker Fairchild

Contemporary Romance

Chemist and budding romance writer Olivia Chasen is on a cruise to avoid spending Christmas with her beautiful twin sister and new fiancĂ©—Olivia’s ex. Now, thanks to her lonely, intoxicated ramblings on Santa’s lap, her fellow passengers think she’s in love with a fictional character.

Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse has dealt with plenty of unusual situations in his career, but he’s never had the honor, the pleasure, or the privilege of being a beautiful and intelligent woman’s fantasy hero come to life. While he hasn’t officially met the sexy chemist, he’s sure eager to explore the chemistry that’s sizzling between them.

Bringing the charming SEAL together with the skeptical Olivia is going to take more than just Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus; it’s gonna take a heaping dose of Christmas magic.


She stepped to him. “I trusted you. You act all so cool and collected. Perhaps, this will faze you,” she said pushing him back and into the pool.

Suddenly, everything spun out of control. Olivia had been so upset that she hadn’t seen Santa Claus approach Jace carrying a small Christmas tree full of decorations for the hospital in Grand Cayman.

As Jace stumbled back into the pool, he unfortunately carried Santa and the tree with him into the water. The last thing Olivia heard was Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turn into “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” before they both took a splash.

Olivia literally bit her tongue to stop from laughing. This was so not funny, but yet it was hilarious. She, Olivia Chasen, had finally found her fun and excitement. She had a new groove.

And as she looked around and noticed all the phone cameras rolling, and most likely had been the entire time, she delicately took a curtsy as proper as one she’d give Queen Elizabeth herself. Thankfully, watching all those episodes of the The Crown had paid off big time.

About the Author

Parker Fairchild is a model, social media copywriter, and freelance writer with multiple writing credits. A Virginia native, she and her husband had their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, "they haven't stopped talking since." When she's not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides.

Q&A With The Author

When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t a writer. For instance, I always loved writing term papers in my history classes. Of course, receiving my first paycheck for my first published article truly made all my efforts feel official. While I’d already accumulated multiple writing credits as a freelance writer and social media copywriter, publishing “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” made me feel like I’d truly made it and entered the big league. And since the release of my first novel, a memoir I’d previously ghostwritten for a client is now due to be released soon.

What advice do you have for a new writer?

Never give up on your dream. You know you can write, so keep writing until you get to where you need to be. With hard work and determination, you can become published and grow a successful writing career.

What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?

Researching my characters is not only the easiest part of the writing process, but for me, it’s also the most creative and fun aspect. I love bringing these new people to life—these people who are going to live and grow while facing and overcoming challenges on the pages of my novel. For example, I can spend hours on finding them their perfect house that’s uniquely theirs.

What is your favorite part of this story?

The happily-ever-after at the end, of course! Everyone loves a happy ending—most especially us authors who craft them.

Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why?

I had fun creating and developing all my characters; therefore, I don’t have a favorite. But since my hubby and I did meet and fall in love on a cruise, I had much real world experience and the perfect hero on which to model my fictional hero Jace. So, in that sense, I’ll say Jace was the most fun to create.

Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?

Olivia’s twin sister, Jane, is the proverbial character that everyone loves to hate. She is, of course, my quintessential bad girl. Beyond all this, though, what truly made her a challenge is the fact that she’s the heroine in my next book in The Perfect Pairings Series.



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    1. Yes, thank you, Literary Gold, for hosting me and "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

  2. The title just trips off the tongue. Sounds like a lot of fun.

    1. Thank you Mary. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship"--yes, the title is fun, and it reflects a fun and festive holiday book that will have you laughing from page one all the way to the end.

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    1. Thank you Rita! "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is full of laugh out loud moments that keep going right to the end when you close the book with a smile on your face and joy in your heart.

  4. This would be a great book to read on my next cruise. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love being able to share all my fun cruise moments with my characters giving my readers their own fun, holiday, tropical escape. As you can imagine, I love to cruise and travel. Where is your next cruise? Thank you for coming today to share in the fun of "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

  5. This book sounds like a fun read. Thanks!

    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a heartwarming, funny story that will leave you laughing page after page. Thank you, Pippirose, for joining me here on my Book Tour.

  6. What inspired you to write this book? Sounds so good!
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    1. I began “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” while sailing on a Caribbean cruise some years ago. Then, on a cruise to Hawaii, I met my husband, Jason. I completed the book once we were married, and I love to tell people that I shaped my hero Jace after my hubby Jason. Thank you for participating in my Book Tour Carolsue!

  7. The cover is cute! I like the colors and graphics.

    1. I love the cover, too, Jeanna. I was so excited when my publisher first sent it to me; I knew it was the one for "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship." Thank you for joining in on my Book Tour; I appreciate it.

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    1. Thank you Debbie P! I love the cover, too. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is full of laugh out loud moments. I think the cover reflects the playfulness of the story.

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    1. Thank you Katrina! I have my publisher--5 Prince Publishing--to thank for the cover and all their hard work they did in publishing "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

  10. This sounds like a fun holiday story. Parker is a new author for me, so I'm looking forward to reading this.

    1. "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship" is a fun and festive read that will have you laughing until the end! I appreciate your eagerness to read it Tina R!!!

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    1. Thank you, Katrina, and I appreciate your support of my book and being part of my Book Tour for "Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship."

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    1. Kim, “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship” is a fun and festive book that’s perfect for this time of year.

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    1. Yes, Katrina, I’m currently working on the sequel to “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship,” which is the second book in The Perfect Pairings Series.

  14. Good luck with your book! I'm excited to check it out

    1. Thank you, Katrina, I think you’ll enjoy reading “Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship.”


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