Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Blog Hop - What Does 2013 Hold?

And the winner is.....JanD! Jan, look for an email from me shortly about your prize.. And, everyone, there are more chance to win - go check out the winners at Carrie Anns!

2012 is down as a big year for me - I saw my first book (and then second and third!) published, our family (RadioMan, bebe and me) celebrated our third year as an official family (adoption is awesome, let me tell you!), I saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life...here's my list of the best of 2012:

Best of 2012: As much as I loved Argo and Lincoln, I'm going to say Brave was the best flick of 2012 (for me). Having a 4 year old daughter who loves princesses, it was so great to see a princess who fought for what she wanted in life - and wasn't waiting for her Prince to Come (although I still love the old princess films, too). 

Happy To Leave in 2012: All things 50 Shades...I'm just tired of hearing about it.

Most Looking Forward to in 2013: So many things - bebe starts Kindergarten, we're planning a family cruise...and I have new books to write!

Least Looking Forward to in 2013:  More talk of the dreaded Fiscal Cliff - and more waffling by politicians who are more interested in keeping their congressional jobs than in actually making change.

Biggest wish for 2013:  That violent crime--especially against children--comes to an end.

It's another year over! Can you believe it? Well we authors, readers, and bloggers sure can't. And to celebrate the New Year with bang, we're going crazy and sending out so many prizes, fun parties, experiences, and other goodies, that it's a bit scary. Each author has a favorite New Year memory, book, idea, or way to party and we're going to show you! Can't wait to see you January 1st - 6th!
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

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 $300 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, leave a comment below - with your email address! - to be entered to win a copy of my new book, What a Texas Girl Needs! Here's the blurb: 


Vanessa Witte is ready to finally claim her life. The middle of three daughters born into the Witte family - a powerful Texas name - she’s been content to float through life. Being dumped by her shady ex? A blessing in disguise. Having a one-night-stand with Matias Barnes? Not one of her more stellar moments. But she’s back in Lockhardt with a secret and a reason to start fresh: A baby.

Matias Barnes knows all about society women - it’s part of the reason he left his wealthy family behind and took a job on a ranch. He doesn’t like the endless string of parties, the inane conversation, or the gold-digging tricks those women have perfected. But that doesn’t stop him from wanting Vanessa Witte. Mat knows she’s so not right for him, but with her back in Lockhardt, can he resist her charms long enough to really let her go?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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