Friday, December 14, 2012



I just want to quickly say THANK YOU for participating and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments. I hope to see you back here in the future!

Also: Santa chose a SURPRISE SECOND winner!

Drum roll...drum roll...drum roll...

Winner #1 of my $25 Amazon GC:
(via Rafflecopter) Entry #243, Christine!!


Winner #2 of my $25 Amazon GC:
(via Rafflecopter) Entry #322, Nicki Ooi!!


If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME! If you are returning, it’s great to see you again!

Many thanks to the host of this event: Carrie Ann Ryan.

   ~Blog Post~

When I was a kid, my favorite part of Christmas was the TOYS and the anticipation of receiving even MORE toys, but as an adult, my appreciation has shifted to other elements of the season, most specifically, the lights. I love Christmas lights! In fact, one of my must-dos every year is to trawl the neighborhood, drinking hot cocoa and listening to Christmas carols, looking at all the creative and wonderful ways others have decorated their home's exterior in celebration of the season. What about you? What aspect of the holidays brings you joy? 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! 

How does a smart, easygoing serial monogamist tame a closet Bohemian?

Adam Taylor believes selling his childhood home is the only way to put the past…and the memories behind him. Then he meets Joy Pettigrew. The uptight real estate broker isn’t what she seems.

Freaky and Joy Pettigrew no longer mix. She’s a corporate girl now. She plans to make the sale, get the commission, and never look back. So how does she keep the truth from Adam Taylor long enough to get him to sign on the dotted line? He swears he wants to sell his grandfather’s house and move on. She knows he’s lying to himself. He insists she throw off the fa├žade she’s hiding behind. She knows she’s lying to herself. She also knows he’s going back to Houston. Nothing she does will change his mind…and even their shared passion won’t convince her to go with him.

She’s already home. After all, Christmas is just around the corner and everyone knows you spend Christmas at home.  

We have THREE grand prizes! 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! (The Swag Prize is NOT international).

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: 

A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: 

A $200 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!


  My prize for the hop:

$25 Gift Card

Click the link to go back to the hop list


  1. I love the smells, the Christmas lights, and the Christmas music! Thanks for the great hop!!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  2. The sights and sounds of the holiday :)


  3. Hands down, the christmas lights and decorations -- I love going around seeing how brightly lit and twinkling the houses are.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

  4. Christmas music and cookies.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. I love all the food!! Lots of favorites; cookies, pies, chili dogs, everything.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  6. Snow and Christmas music and good people being around you.

  7. I love the happiness of people and the festivites. Good food and great friends, helping others is what makes us happy!

  8. I love the lights also. I try and make sure the inside has as many lights as the outside.


  9. I love the lights and music

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  10. I love the holiday spirit in the air, and the get togethers with family! :)
    Lacey T

  11. I'm with you. I love the lights. That is on my agenda tonight. Driving through the neighborhoods looking at the lights. What a fun evening.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  12. I love the whole holiday spirit of the season and spending time with my family :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  13. I love catching up with old friends, and all the treats!


  14. I love decorating the house and baking Christmas goodies. Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  15. I love all the food! Thanks and happy holidays!
    Beccaboo97200 at att dot net

  16. I love the lights, snow(just on Christmas), all the delicious treats(fudge)and spending time with my family.

    Rafflecopter name: Dawna Newman


  17. I love the eating, the lights, spending time with family, buying gifts for my son, and the snow

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  18. I love to spend time with my family and the food :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  19. I love to see the lights on the houses, spend time with family and eat as many goodies as I can without getting sick. :) Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. I love telling my nephews all about Santa, elves, and the magic of Christmas...they're young enough to still believe in all that magic :-)
    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  21. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

  22. Love the get together of family and friends to celebrate happy ties no matter how the year was!

  23. Spending time with my family and baking Thanks for the chance to win a great prize Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  24. I love spending time with my family, decorate the Christmas tree and baking!
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. I visited my son & daughter-in-love in October for Both holidays. So now its just a quiet time now. Being thankful for all my blessings.

  26. Forgot

  27. Merry Christmas and may your New Year be filled with books
    Love the feelings of family and friendship

    flip at ida dot net

  28. I love seeing the anticipation and eagerness on my sons face. The excitement they show with the prospect of Santa coming to get them toys and stuff. Such innocense.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  29. reunions with the family


    raffle name: Nikki O

  30. I love family time, my mom's ham dinner, the sparkly lights, buying gifts, and watching holiday movies.

    Happy Holidays!

  31. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway! I love spending time with my family.


  32. I love the music and the decorations!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  33. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The thing I enjoy most about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We drive around on Christmas Eve and see them all while singing along with carols on the radio!

  34. being with my family:)
    Happy Holidays!

  35. I love when all our family members get together.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  36. I love giving the perfect gift--regardless of price--and watching the person open it!

    Thank you for a chance to win some goodies.

  37. Every Christmas Eve we go out to dinner and come home to watch the movie Elf.
    Thanks for the chance and Happy Holidays!

  38. I love spending time with my family and off work :)
    thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  39. Baking cookies.

    Thanks for the hop. Happy Holidays!

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  40. I love decorating...the tree, the outside of the house, the doesn't's all so much fun!


  41. i like christmas morning right before the kids wake up and the livingroom becomes a disaster area
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  42. Being with my family means the most to me.

  43. What i love about the holidays is watching all my sweet nieces and nephews open all their presents from their auntie Deedee(pst..that's me the cool auntie who gives all the awesome gifts) ...i love spoiling them since i don't have any babies.

  44. Christmas is my favorite holiday by far! I love all the time I get to spend with my family, we always make goodies, I love the music, the lights, and the movies. I even love snow!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  45. I actually enjoy it a lot more now than in the past. I can enjoy family that only comes to town during the season, the amazing food, the decorations, and my favorite, watching the little ones open their present. It always puts a smile on my face and cheer in my heart.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family,

  46. I love Christmas as it is a time to spend with family, have great food, laugh, and be thankful for what you have and love others... Thank you for being part of the blog hop and merry christmas.

  47. I love the lights, my family, the food, and people actually being
    Happy Holidays & Big Hugs
    missie25524 @

  48. the snow, the gifts, time with my family

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  49. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I love spending time with my family. :)

  50. I love holiday baking! It's so much fun to make special treats for others.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  51. all the decorations

  52. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! My favorite thing about Christmas is being with my family. I love the bonding time. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  53. I love decorating.


  54. I love decorated houses and stockings and spending time with my family.
    Seawitch Reviews at Yahoo .com

  55. My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  56. I love family & pie. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  57. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales.
    Tee Hee. Thanks for being part of the Holiday Blog Hop. Great blog.

  58. I love baking with the kids, and delivering cookie trays...but mostly I love taking the time to spend with kids and making memories.

    Merry Christmas !

    1. the rafflecopter is frozen on the question, how do you read your books...

      I read on my kindle fire, and still love a real book :)


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