Romancing The New Year Blog Hop

Picture courtesy of Aaron Rhode Photography

The Countdown by Savannah Chase

Only sixty seconds left till the clock strikes midnight Tom saw as he glanced at his watch. The New Year was almost here, and it signalled a time for him to make some changes.
Tom tossed his apron under the counter next to the sink and made his way out from behind the bar. He grabbed his suit jacked just as he rounded the corner and started to make his way into the crowd. For the next few moments the drinks would have to wait.
“Ten seconds left,” he heard someone shout from the other side of the bar.
“Eight,” the whole bar shouted.
“He pushed his way through the crowd. His eyes set on her, the woman he’d pined for since the very day she’d started to work at the Halo Pub. Now it came time to stop wanting and do something about it.
Christina turned in his direction just as he reached her. The sparkle in her blue eyes tugged at every part of his heart. Those were the eyes he fell in love with.
Without a word he reached for her hand and wrapped his fingers around her. With the other he cupped her face.
“I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted this. I’ve wanted you for so long,” he said as he leaned in and whispered it in her eyes.
With one last glance into her beautiful eyes he captures her lips. Their bodies collided.
She welcomed his kiss, didn’t shy away. Her arms wrapped around him, pulled him closer with her hand on the back of his neck. She deepened their kiss. Her tongue explored his mouth just as he delve his own tongue into her sinful mouth. She tasted sweet, and so addictive. For a brief moment they were all alone. No bar full of patrons drinking, singing, cheering.
Every part of him wanted more of Christina. Her lips, her kiss and her body, and most important he wanted all of her heart. To show her just how badly he wanted her, and how much her very presence affected him.
“Happy New Year,” the whole crowed yelled.
He could hear the dinging of glasses beside him, cheers and celebration around him, but all he focused on is the woman in his arms. It was the beginning of another new year, but this time it held something special, the woman he’d wished for.

I’m running a contest along with the huge contest going on during the New Years Blog Hop, where you can win a Kindle Wi-Fi. I’ll be giving away this glass heart pendant necklace. To enter just leave a comment.

The blog hop will run from Saturday 1/1/11 at 1am till Sunday 1/2/11 at 7pm EST. (Remember to fill in your email when you are leaving a comment. There is a line for email under your name in the comment box. No need to post email with the comment.)

Remember to get to the next stop of the hop click this link

The story posted is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, places, events or incidents is purely coincidental. No part of this story may be reproduced in whole or part and or sold without the written permission of the author. Copyright 2011 Savannah Chase

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Comments (56)

Carol LJanuary 1st, 2011 at 7:54 am

Very Romantic Savannah. Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop. Happy New Year.
Carol L


Em WoodsJanuary 1st, 2011 at 7:55 am

What an adorable story with just a little sizzle at the end! Very cool…

And I’m definitely checking out the bloghop! How’d I miss that? LOL…

Hope you’re having a wonderful new year so far.


Sandra SookooJanuary 1st, 2011 at 9:36 am

What a cute take on the pic!


Lisa FoxJanuary 1st, 2011 at 9:51 am

What a sweet story! I enjoyed that very much.

Happy New Year Savannah!


Rebecca BoothJanuary 1st, 2011 at 10:51 am

A Rocking New Year 2011!


nosogirlJanuary 1st, 2011 at 11:29 am

very sweet! happy new year!


Susan C.January 1st, 2011 at 11:29 am

Loved it, so romantic! The necklace is gorgeous as well.


Jane ConnerJanuary 1st, 2011 at 11:38 am

This blog hop is fun! What a great idea.


DarkreaderJanuary 1st, 2011 at 11:45 am

Happy 2011!!


Kelly ThrashJanuary 1st, 2011 at 11:56 am

I loved your snipprt above! 🙂 Your stuff is always great! 🙂

kittykelly28 @


Cassandra CarrJanuary 1st, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Love your interpretation of the photo!


Amy S.January 1st, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Happy New Year! Sounds good!


Rae M.January 1st, 2011 at 12:23 pm

That was really cute!

Thanks for the mini-story and Happy New Year!


jayel kayeJanuary 1st, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I think most of us dream of a midnight kiss just like that. Well done.


Jolene AllcockJanuary 1st, 2011 at 12:53 pm

very romantic, I loved it 🙂


sue brandesJanuary 1st, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Loved the story. Beautiful necklace. Happy New Year.


JoderJanuary 1st, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Love your snippet and all the possibilities that the New Year represents. I look forward to your 2011 book releases! Happy New Year!


DeniseJanuary 1st, 2011 at 1:34 pm

awwww that was a very cute story…glad you did the Blog Hop this year!


TiffanyJanuary 1st, 2011 at 1:39 pm

That was an awesome story!


D. F. KriegerJanuary 1st, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Wow, that was very sweet. It made me smile while I was reading it. There are still nice guys in the world, even if it’s only within our imaginations!


KristiJanuary 1st, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Wow.. that was great. Happy New Years!


Brandy BJanuary 1st, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I love the story and how it goes with the picture scene. Happy New Years!!!



Brandy BJanuary 1st, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Howdy, I love the picture and the scene you wrote for it. Sorry if this is a duplicate but my other comment didn’t show up so I wanted to be sure I did it right, Happy New Year!!!



Yadira A.January 1st, 2011 at 3:29 pm

That was great!



Savannah ChaseJanuary 1st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Carol L- thank you so much…Happy New Year to you as well.

Em Woods- thank you so much for your comment..I am so happy you like it…Wishing you a Happy New Year as well. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Sandra- thank you…

Lisa- thank you so much, your post was good as well. Wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

Rebecca- wishing you a Happy New Year as well…

nosogirl- Thank you so much. Happy New Year to you as well.

Susan- Thank you so much…I hope the winner likes the necklace when they receive it..

Darkreader- Happy New Year to you as well.


Savannah ChaseJanuary 1st, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Kelly- thank you so much. Your support means so much.Thank you.

Cassandra- Thank you

Amy S- Thank you, Happy new Year to you as well.

Rae M- Thank you..I’m glad you like it. Wishing you a very Happy New Year as well.

Jayel- You are right..It would be a great way to start off a New Year…Thank you so much.

Jolene- Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it…

Sue- thank you so much, Happy New Year to you as well.


Savannah ChaseJanuary 1st, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Joder- Thank you so much. That is so kind of you…Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Denise- thank you so much. I am glad too.

Tiffany- thank you so much

D.F- oh wow thank you…yes there are, even if they might be hard to find..

Kristi- thank you so much. Wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

Brandy- thank you so much…The moment I saw the picture the story just came to life…Happy New Year to you as well.

Yadira- thank you so much…Happy New Year to you as well.


Lisa JJanuary 1st, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Your story of love on the job was great.


Savannah Chase Reply:

Lisa thank you so much…I’m so glad you like it.


wanda flanaganJanuary 1st, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Love the pic and story that goes with .Very awesome of you to offer up the heart pendant necklace its soo pretty.


Savannah Chase Reply:

Wanda- thank you so much. I’m so glad you like the story.It makes me so happy. I’m thrilled to offer the necklace as a prize.


XakaraJanuary 1st, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Who knew they were so cute together! Thank you so much, Savannah!

Happy New Year!



Savannah Chase Reply:

Xakara- thank you so much. Happy New Year to you as well.


Jennifer MathisJanuary 1st, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Aww that is a sweet story.


Savannah Chase Reply:

Jennifer- Thank you…I am so glad you like it..


Amy BrewerJanuary 1st, 2011 at 7:10 pm

A great way to start a new year…Finding the love of your life..


Savannah Chase Reply:

Amy- It is the best way to start. Nothing beats love…


FedoraJanuary 1st, 2011 at 7:18 pm

What a cute scene, and what a fantastic way to launch the new year! Thanks, Savannah!


Savannah Chase Reply:

Fedora- thank you so much. I’m happy you like my scene..Changed it up..A little more romance…Happy New Year to you as well…


Cindy LJanuary 1st, 2011 at 10:12 pm

How sweet! Midnight is definitely the time to take that chance on someone! A New Years kiss is the best excuse!


Savannah Chase Reply:

Cindy L- Thank you so much…You are so kind. New Year is the time to start fresh and take the big leap…Love is worth it.

Gabrielle- Thank you so much..I wanted to make this story a little more sweet…Add a little old fashion romance…

Sherry- Thank you so much..I’m so happy you loved it..

Virginia- It is so great to see all the different takes on one picture…How each person’s take is different and unique…Thank you so much.

Alanna- Thank you..I tend to write from my female character but decided I should switch it up some with going the male route.

Virginia- Thank you so much…Your support and comment means a lot.


GabrielleJanuary 1st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

love the story great romance.


Sherry S.January 1st, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Loved your story.


Virginia CavanaughJanuary 1st, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Going through these are really neat. I never even really noticed the girl bent over working the bar untill people started writing about her LOL. Very good take on the 😀


Alanna CocaJanuary 1st, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Great story, Savannah. Love the male POV 🙂


VirginiaJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 am

Loved the little story, very romantic.


Val PearsonJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 1:05 am

*dreamy sigh* And this is why I love your books so much. You nailed the romance! Happy New Year!


BethJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 5:01 am

Very romantic.
Happy New Year!


JoannJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 am

*grin* that kiss pulled out a sweeeet story, YUM!


dawne PJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 11:21 am

Confession is good for the soul- glad he opened his mouth and admitted his feelings for her


PamkJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm

interest story and that’s a lovely necklace.


Savannah ChaseJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Val- wow thank you. Your comment made my morning…I’m so thrilled you like it so much.

Beth- Thank you so much..I’m happy that the romance got through in such a short story. Happy New Year to you as well.

Joann- Thank you so much. That is the type of kiss we all wish for..

Dawne P- It is very good. It makes things a whole lot easier.

Pamk- Thank you…Good luck…I can’t wait to draw the winner for it.


CaffeyJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Now thats a great wish to come true!

Happy new years!
cathiecaffey @


Savannah ChaseJanuary 2nd, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Caffey- thank you so much for coming by and reading the story…
Happy New Year to you as well.


Casey SheridanJanuary 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 am

I know I’m too late to enter your contest for the necklace, but I wanted to leave a comment anyway.

Your story was was beautiful, Savannah. Sweet, romantic and sexy all rolled into one.

Have a great new year.


Savannah Chase Reply:

Casey thank you so much for your coment and support. I’m so thrilled you like it.


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