Thursday, 13 December 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for joining the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop. Hope you are having fun discovering new stories and new authors.

So when I think of Christmas, why is it that my mind wanders off to a picture perfect Dickensian scene full of carriages, snow and carollers? Maybe I read The Christmas Carol once too often as a child. It’s kind of silly when the majority of my Christmases have been far from white. Christmas in Australia is generally hot (and you can take that anyway you like!). No seriously, the mercury climbs and more often than not we swelter in 45 degree heat (that’s Celsius which I think equates to about 113 degrees Fahrenheit).

Christmas dinner can mean anything from a picnic at the beach, firing up the barbie in the back yard and cold buffets. Some brave a hot Christmas dinner, although I can only imagine that they have fantastic air conditioning. It’s filled with ice, water fights, Pavlovas and ice cream Christmas pudding. The sun beats down and you can smell the dry grass as the heat rises.

Wherever you are, I hope that you are happy and safe over this holiday period.

 

I’m giving away a pdf copy of Capturing Bliss. Please leave your name and email address to be in the draw.
All valid entries will be placed into my top hat (circa 1880’s and according to the label – Johnson & Co Hatters to the Queen & HRH the Prince of Wales. 113 Regent Street, London) and a random winner will be drawn.
Top hat modelled by Alannah -

 

Of course by doing this you are also entered into the Holidays Gifts of Love major draw. Check out these amazing prizes! The competition is open to everyone but the 3rd prize is only available to U.S. residents (the postage is too high to send overseas).

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!
GOOD LUCK!


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Capturing Bliss
In 12th-century England, love isn't part of the marriage equation. But Lady Blissot de Woodville adores her younger sister too much to see her suffer such a fate. Instead, Bliss recklessly switches places with her sister—and marries a total stranger under false pretenses! Fortunately, she soon discovers she shares a rare passion and genuine love with her new husband, the ardent Lord William Reynard. Yet the happier Bliss becomes, the more her secret weighs heavily on her heart...because one desperate lie could destroy everything she's come to cherish.
 
 
My new Christmas novella, Misrule’s Mistress will be released on the 20th December by Pink Petal Books. I hope you will check it out. It is a medieval tale which is set during the Twelve Days of Christmas.
 
Misrule’s Mistress
She has refused him once but with a golden ring, the Feast of Misrule and a little cunning, Lord Barric Cranley intends to catch his bride.
 
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63 comments:

  1. Hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas.

    Dawna N.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Hi Dawn, thanks for leaving a comment. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. :)

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  3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  4. Oh, I'm from Brazil and my Christmas are around 40 - 45 C also. lol
    Still, I imagine the snow and cold chill in my body when Santa's arriving. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

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    1. Nothing like a 'hot' Christmas! Thanks for dropping by Isabelle - have a happy & safe Christmas.

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  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  6. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hope you have a Merry Christmas, Veronika!

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  7. Thanks for the great giveaways Merry Christmas
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Thanks for being part of the hop... Love your top hat... I live in the south for the past 9 and this year has been warm in high 70's a couple of times which is weird for dec. But i do have to say I have been to the beach on christmas but i miss the snow of Wisconsin sometimes. Happy Holidays

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jeanette, I wished it snowed here at Christmas! Hope you have a lovely & safe Christmas.

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  10. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

    skizzles_22_hju@yahoo.com

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  11. i'm looking forward to spending more time with my kids. some are out of the house either married or in college. so this is the one holiday i really get to spend with the whole family. i loved the blurb and can not wait to read the book! thanks for the great giveaway!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Miriam, I hope that you & yours have a wonderful, happy & safe Christmas.

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  12. Totally love the top hat! But I hope you and yours have a great holiday!

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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  13. Thanks Raonaid, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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  14. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for participating in the hop.

    woolfcindy@aol.com

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  15. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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  16. thanks for the hop all the books look good
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!!!
    jenalang(at)live(dot)com

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  18. Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!

    squiggles87(At)aol(dot)com

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  19. Every Christmas eve we go out to dinner and then come home to watch the movie Elf.
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  20. Hope you & yours have a wonderful, happy & safe Christmas.

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  21. I think we all have the "ideal" Christmas in mind even though we may not have ever experienced it quite like that. White Christmas is rare in Nevada or California, and yet what do people dream of? LOL

    Merry Christmas!
    solerawinters@hotmail.com

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    1. I tend to think of castles, snow & yule logs. lol Hope you have a lovley Christmas, Solera.

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  22. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!

    aprilnu2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Merry Christmas!~ Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Merry Christmas, Kym - I hope it's wonderful, happy & safe.

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  24. Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. Merry Christmas! Thanks for participating in the hop!

    deliachic3@hotmail.com

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  26. Hope your holidays are special and full of great memories.
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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  27. Thank Leena, you too. Happy Holidays!

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  28. Happy Holidays! That sandman/snowman picture is too cute!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Happy Holidays!
    ajcraig77@comcast.net

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  30. Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524@netzero .com

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    1. May your holiday season be wonderful, safe & happy.

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  31. Book looks great! 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

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  32. 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

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway, Merry Christmas!
    smoofrog at gmail dot com

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  34. Love your sandy snowman. I hope we get snow here in WV.
    Z
    Seawitchreviews at yahoo .com

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  35. I live in America on the east coast along the Great Lakes. Because we're in the snowbelt area, we usually get buried under many feet of snow each winter. This year, we have had mild temperatures and a lot of rain. I believe we'll have a wet and green Christmas.

    Happy Holidays!
    HC Harju

    hchandler3003@yahoo.com

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