Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop - And Giveaway!

Update: The randomizer has done its job for this hop - and chosen April H (grapeapril85) to win the necklace and earrings. April, look for an email from me shortly. And more winners are here - including the grand prize go see what else you may have won!

Every holiday season is special but this one gets a highlighter from me: it's my first Thanksgiving as a Published Author. My debut, a contemporary romance, came out from Crimson Romance in June - and it was a long time coming. So this holiday I consider myself very lucky - not just to see my book in print but to have met so many wonderful new friends - both authors and readers!

I'm still giving thanks although the calendar has turned from Thanksgiving to Black Friday. In my family, we don't do the mall thing. We do the Family Day thing - games, leftovers from Thanksgiving and just spending time.

And reading. Because my Kindle screams for attention during holiday weekends. I've found some great new-to-me authors over long weekends, and as you're hopping through the Black Friday Blog Hop I hope you find a new book to read, too. Here's a peek into my debut:

What a Texas Girl Wants: Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.

The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.

Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?

Buy the Book: Amazon   iTunes

What is your favorite thing about the Thanksgiving holiday? Leave me a comment - don't forget your email addy! - for a chance to win a necklace and earring set...the kind of thing one of my heroines might wear! 

While the rest of the US is out handling the crowds, fighting for their holiday gifts, some of us like to stay in, shop online, or just ignore Black Friday all to together (I'm in the ignoring crowd). The 2nd annual Black Friday Blog Hop is a ONE DAY hop - filled with giveaways, plus 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!

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!
Don't forget to leave your comment - with email address - below...and hop on to the rest of the Black Friday Blog Hop blogs!