Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Author Interview & Giveaway: First Kiss at Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain

First Kiss at Christmas JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for First Kiss at Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


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Title: First Kiss at Christmas 
Series: The Off Season #5
Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Publisher: HQN
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance

At 25 years old, preschool teacher Kayla Harris is embarrassed to admit she's never been kissed. When Tony DiNunzio and his grieving nephew show up in her classroom, she can't help being drawn to both of them. If only her insecurities-and his guilt over his sister's death-would stop standing in their way. 

As Christmas approaches, can these three come together to form a family... not just for the holidays, but forever?

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Lee Tobin McClain 

Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble. Learn more about her books at

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Q: What was the inspiration behind First Kiss at Christmas? 

Lee: I have always loved preschool kids and classrooms, so when a preschool teacher appeared as a secondary character in a couple of the previous books in the series, I knew I wanted to give her a story of her own. She was just the right match for my world-weary veteran hero and his grieving nephew.

Q: How long did it take you to write this novel? 

Lee: Four months of writing; a lot of thinking before that to dream up the main ideas and plot points.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote from this novel? 

Lee: “Tonight, in this fairy tale world, he could do what his heart wanted to do. He leaned closer and pressed his lips to hers.”

Q: What do you hope readers take away from First Kiss at Christmas? 

Lee: I want my readers to like they’ve escaped from their problems and visited a place where there’s always a happy ending.

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know? 

Lee:I have travelled to China twice. Once to adopt my wonderful daughter, and once to take her back to visit her birthplace. What a beautiful, complex country!

Q: What are you reading now? 

Lee: I just finished Belle Calhoune’s No Ordinary Christmas, and now I’m reading Susan Mallery’s The Christmas Wedding Guest. Both are fabulous!

Q: How many bookcases are in your home? 

Lee: I went through a minimalist phase and got down to two big bookcases. Now they’re overflowing, because even though I try to use the library, I can’t resist buying books!

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing? 

Lee: I love to get outside and hike with friends and my goofy goldendoodle.


(1) winner will receive a copy of the first four books in The Off Season series, a Christmas ornament, and a $10 Amazon gift card!

First Kiss at Christmas JustRead Giveaway 

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 26, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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