Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop. The hop will be running from December 14th through 17th.  I will be giving away a copy of my eBook Roses or the Boardwalk.  (Your choice.)

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday.  What I love the most is decorating the house and baking cookies.  The scent of cookies lingers through the house for days.  One of my favorite cookies to bake is the seven layer cookie.  They are fun and colorful.  I love making trays of cookies and bringing them around to my friends. I make so many different cookies from scratch and decorating each. 

I believe in love and the magic of Christmas.  I’m a Hallmark and Lifetime Movie Christmas Movie junkie.  I love them all.  I especially like watching the city woman going home to her small town and finding love again.  I especially like when love comes when and where you least expect it.

In Roses, Nikki Petrino finds true love when she accidently runs into Drake Dente in Acapulco.  They immediately hit it off sending their life into a tailspin.  Secrets are revealed pushing their love to the limit.

Brooklyn DeMelli also finds love in an unpredictable place proving that things aren’t always what they appear to be, in The Boardwalk.

To be entered into the grand prize and be eligible to win a copy of my book, I’ll ask that you become a friend of my blog, and tell me what your favorite holiday memory is along with your email address so you can be contacted.

My special memory is driving around on Christmas Eve with my mom, grandmother, aunt, my brother and my two cousins looking at all the Christmas Decorations.  We started this tradition when I was twelve, and even after my grandmother and aunt died, I continued this tradition with my kids.

To all my writer friends and readers, I’d like to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season full of love and happiness!

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hopping!


  1. thank you for the awesome blog hop and wonderful giveaway

  2. Both you books sound wonderful and I wish you well with both of them :-)

  3. Christmas memories....let's see. One year when I was just a kid, I wanted a Betsey Wetsey doll. They were expensive, but my Mom got me one. It was the best ever.

    I want to wish ya'll a Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing with us.

  4. thanks for the great blog and wonderful giveaway

  5. Even though we were extremely poor financially growing up, Mom always made sure we got one present on Christmas. Sometimes is was a toy, usually it was clothes. And we alway had a stocking full of fruit and nuts with one little toy like a matchbox car on top.

    Thanks for the hop

  6. My mom didn't want me so she only made sure only my older brother got something for Christmas. I hated Christmas and everyone believed in Santa growing up but I knew he wasn't real and as a kid lost a good amount of friends over it. So my favorite Christmas was when I went to spend the Holidays with a fiance and his entire family. It blew my mind how many people would get to together in this double wide trailer and all the food. Everyone had a small gift for everyone else. Well everyone but me.But somehow they all had a little something for me. I couldn't help the tears that flowed from my eyes.

    xstitchdiva at att dot net

  7. GFC Cassandra Hicks
    I have so many great memories :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. 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!

  9. I'm a GFC follower-BLHmistress

    My favorite memory is going to my grandma's on Christmas Eve sitting around in the living room watch Christmas Movies, then we would either go out to eat or eat at home. Lastly open her presents to us grandchildren.

    Dawna N.


  10. A favorite memory is caroling with my friends when we were kids.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  11. GFC crystaley73
    Going out any seeing all the lights and decorations and then coming home and having Hot Chocolate and Cookies
    Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  12. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. one of my favorite was when I was little and we were poor so we got lots of used things, On Christmas morning there was some brand new coloring books and a big box of the Crayola crayons...all for me. I still remember how they smell an how smooth they felt

  14. The music at the midnight christmas services with the pipe organ in the church. Running home to jump into bed because Santa would not come if we were not asleep.

  15. Fond memories of christmas past for me is when my grandparents were alive. They were the christmas spirit. Now that they are gone....

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  16. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!


  17. Merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with books.

    flip at ida dot net

  18. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My fav thing 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! My greatest memory is doing this with my grandpa as a kid!

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

  20. when my grandmother came up from florida to visit for christmas
    gfc kimberly
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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

  22. Opening presents when I was little.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  23. following via gfc.
    Happy Holidays!

  24. Favorite Memory: This may be cheesy or corny (I'm a mother of 4 daughters) my answer would be each of thier first Christmases...

    Happy Holidays

    GFC Following

    PS The Boardwalk was amazing read that I really enjoyed :)

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


  26. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  27. My favorite memory is of my grandfather and I decorating his Christmas tree.


  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. My favorite memory is of my mom. She past 2 yrs ago so all my memories are special cause it was her fav holiday.
    Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 @netzero .com

  31. Congratulations to Jan for being the winner of a copy of my book.

    Thank you to everyone for stopping by and for your support. I wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.


  32. Congratulations to Lisa for being the winner of a copy of my book.