Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop and Giveaway



Since you're reading this now, I am guessing that either you're like me and don't want to deal with the shoppers out today, or you're taking a little break to regroup.  Either way I am glad you stopped by for a visit.

Like many of you, I spent the day yesterday celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  Thanksgiving is actually one of my favorites because I get to spend time with my family without the stress of finding just the right present for everyone.  This year there were 18 people (5 of whom are children) around the dinner table, the oldest being my husband's grandmother who is almost 96 and the youngest being my identical twin daughters who are 3.  As you can imagine with that many people and such a wide range of ages, Thanksgiving around here is a little crazy.  But that is okay, after all family is what the holidays are all about.  Personally, I think family is extremely important regardless of what definition of family you use.  This is part of the reason I like to write romance novels with strong family elements such as those books in my current series The Sherbrookes of Newport. 




And speaking of romance novels, I have put together a list of books for you to pick up for yourself.  After all, we all deserve to get ourselves a little something.

Books I Have Read and Recommend:

Beneath the Wall  My Review
The Rock Star Next Door  My Review
Skykeepers  My Review


Books I Have But Have Not Yet Read (But I have high hopes for):

Winter's Magic
Bedding The Billionaire
Bluegrass State Mind
Dawnkeepers
Reckless: Highland Brides

Books That Have Been Featured On The Blog:

Deadly Relations
Spirit Board
The Billionaire Wins The Game
The Way They Were



Now before you go don't forget to leave a comment with your email to be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway! We have THREE.  You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! To Do So Visit Carrieann Blog Hops for a complete listing of blogs involved.

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card


3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
 
In addition to the Grand Prize Giveaway, I am awarding one reader ANY ROMANCE EBOOK of their choice.  Once a winner is picked I will contact them and they can tell me what EBOOK they want and where they want to receive it from.
 
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


70 comments:

  1. The festiveness and giving spirit of everyone...its so much fun!! As for shopping? Online only for me!! They are freaking crazzzzzzyyy!!!
    Great Giveaway!!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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    1. I agree. I do almost everything online

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  2. Spending time with my family.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  3. Spending time with family.
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  4. would love a chance to win - hope your holiday was happy and awesome! heatherpetersauthor@yahoo.com

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  5. Sounds like your holiday was wonderful! I have a great holiday with family and friends.....and all the crazy shopping!! Yes I am one of them!!l. Lol. I love the craziness! Love the blog hopping! Catburke21@Yahoo.com. thanks for the great contests!! Good luck everyone!

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  6. THe best part is being with family!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  7. Would love to win! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    twilight_rose1027@yahoo.com

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  8. I love spending time with family and friends, and decorating. I love the way the lights looks when it snows. :D

    kristinelaw03(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Thanks for the book recommends and the great giveaway!

    taccb_1981@yahoo.com

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  10. Spent the holidays with my family and no black friday shopping for me. Thanks for the giveaway! heathdan@tampabay.rr.com

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  11. So excited to enter....maybe I can get the birthday wish and win something today lol dezdizzy04@gmail.com...thank you

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  12. Thanks for sharing, Christina. Sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving with family. No wonder your books give such a wonder family feeling as well as a satisfying romance read. Keep writing, we're all waiting for the third installment of the Sherbrooke seres!

    Lily

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tanya my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

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  14. The decorating and the baking. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  15. Thanks so much :)
    swordlily_girl[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail.com

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  17. The memories you get after everything is all said and done

    0713iv@gmai.com

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  18. Thank you for participating in the hop!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  20. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Quality time spent with family! :)
    Thanks!
    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays - sounds like you enjoyed your as much as I did mine. :)
    I love the day after, a day home to read and write!

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  23. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  24. Wow, what an amazing stretch of generations at your Thanksgiving gathering - - 96 to 3! A few more years would have made a whole century! I sounds like it was a wonderful time with family.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. It's a great one!

    maeclair(at)maeclair(dot)com

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  25. I love having family time. My daughter is here from Seattle with her family!

    klawson5@roadrunner.com

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  26. I like catching up with friends I've missed!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. I love these Blog Hops! They are so much fun :) I actually didn't get to do Thanksgiving this year cause I had to work. I did promise the family that I would do a make-up dinner when we all have off. I'm looking forward to that. Thank you for letting me stop in & say Hi :)

    -Selena Mc
    redzsm@yahoo.com

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  28. beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

    thanks!

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  29. Family. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

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  30. I love the down time to be honest with you. Four days off work is awesome!

    Thanks!

    jinni_james@yahoo.com

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  31. I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I like the decorations.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  33. I think Holidays cheer us up when we are in bad mood. They give us an energy blast. We remember all we should appreciate in our life.

    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

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  34. I'm hiding out today. Sunnydaysbook@gmail.com

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  35. I love the chance to see extended family!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  37. I love being with family and friends I don't shop on Black Friday
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  38. The decorations and festive atmosphere. I also like the xmas music!

    Thanks for the opportunity to share,

    Belinda G
    belgre@comcast.net

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  39. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. My fave thing about the holidays is spending time with family!

    I don't do Black Friday -- the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  41. I'm staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop...
    No BF shopping for me.....ktyler13@yahoo.com

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  42. I love how excited my grandkids get when they see all the lights. 3 of them live with me and they are at the perfect age (5, 4 & 2) to feel the magic of Christmas.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. My favorite thing about the holidays is getting to spend lots of time with my niece and spoil her rotten. She is only two (just turned yesterday on Thanksgiving) so the good news is I will have many years of pleasure in doing that much to her mother and father's dismay.

    Thanks so much for being a part of this hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. My favorite thing is getting together with my family and friends.
    Thank you for being a part of the hop.

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  45. I honestly love everything about the holidays. I'm a huge fan of Christmas decorations and music and of course spending time with the family.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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  46. Family is definitely the best part of the holidays. Everything else could disappear, but give me my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

    fancie @ live. com

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  47. Thanks for the hop stop!

    melhalp at msn.com

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  48. My favorite part is spending time with Family.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

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  49. For me it's being with family :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  50. Spending time with the family.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    nerdswillruleoneday@yahoo.com

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  51. My favorite thing about the holidays is watching my kids play with their cousins.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I love turkey and spending time with family.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  53. I love the lights and decorations in my neighborhood...and all of the holiday movies on TV.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  54. Spending time w/family/friends
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot ) com

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  55. There is nothing better than spending time with family. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  56. Definitely the decorating with family and friends! Thank you for the lovely giveaway~

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. My favorite thing about the holidays is definitely the time spent with family and watching the simple joy of all the kids!
    cfierstein@cox.net

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  58. I love looking at the lights on display down in the park and stuffing the kids stockings.
    Z
    Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo .com

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  59. My favorite part of the holidays is the baking! I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  60. Decorations, has to be the decorations.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. I do like to shop on Black Friday, but the last few years I have found better sales, No lines, No rude people, and free shipping on Cyber Monday.

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  62. I love the family gatherings.

    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  63. Family, traditions, smiles on my kids faces, making others happy,the smells and the music!

    You know I love your books...I love The Billionaire Playboy so much that I chose that as my giveaway on the Fall in Love All over Again Hop - http://www.snifferwalk.org/2012/11/snifferwalk-says-its-time-for-fall-in.html :) Couldn't think of a more perfect book!

    Thanks for participating in this hop!

    3girlzmama at gmail.com

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  64. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  65. I love spending time with family :)
    Lacey T
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Thanks for the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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