Friday, December 23, 2011

New Year's Blog Hop!

Merry Christmas 
and Happy New Year!!

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you have a great time during the hop. Book mark sites you want to return to, then head out to enter on all the other hops so you get your contest entries in on all the blogs! You might even win on more than one blog. Good luck everyone!

PRIZES:   Two winners 

1st Place - a $20 Gift Card!
(Amazon, B & N, All Romance book bucks)

2nd Place - both of my books, signed for YOU!
and a goodie bag filled with author promo

MY Contest Rules: 4 things to do:
  1. Leave a comment 
  2. Include your email addy (santa.claus at yahoo dot com)
  3. FOLLOW my blog in Google or Networked (winners will be chkd)
  4. Tell me where you want your GC to
  5. You're done! 

Nothing difficult and not a bunch of hoops to jump through. (I don't like it when I have to visit other sites to enter a contest either!) Leave your comment here then begin the hop! Leave this window open, right click on the next blog and open in a new tab. Close that window after you've finished their contest requirements, come back here and right click the next blog.

Good luck and have a great time!

Happy New Year to all of you!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Deanna's Blog Christmas Party!

Congratulations Winners!!

Sharon H - Mousepad of her choice

MeljPrincess - basket of lotions/bath gel/shampoo/conditioner

     Come on in, the party is in full swing and we're all glad you stopped in! I hope the music isn't too loud for you. Help yourself to food and drink but I do have to warn you that the bartender has hung up two mistletoes! Champagne is there too!

     Before you leave, please be sure to follow my blog, leave a comment about your favorite holiday happening, be it a party, walking in the snow at night, sharing a drink with you honey before a crackling fire, dinner with friends, sure to leave your email addy and I will pick TWO winners. On Dec 22 after 10 PM one will receive one of my mouse pads of their choice (see them all in my store, one goes to the winner!) and one lucky commenter will be picked to win this:

A bath & body package which
also includes one each of my new lotions!

Another Gift to You:  All my books are .99 for the remainder of December at Smashwords. All format downloads are there. Click HERE to grab the codes that are put in on the buy screen and these codes will take the price to .99. Follow the link in that post to get over to Smashwords. Thank you so much for reading my work and I hope they make you smile. You could give back a gift to me by leaving a review at Smashwords, Amazon or B & N where all my books are available. Those reviews do help authors and readers can find my work.

     I want to say thank you for your continued support all year long and reading my work, passing it on to your friends or sending them to my store links online. I do appreciate it. I love reading your letters and posts to my sites so please don't stop. Warm holiday wishes from my family to yours! *hugs*

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Romance authors make love happen!

     Romance authors are true romantics at heart and even before I became an author, I wished that I could write a story that would make people fall in love because I'm a romantic. I like to think that everybody loves everybody even though we know deep down that isn't how the world works.

     Readers who crave romance novels are romantics, too. We all love the way a great book makes us feel inside...that good things DO happen but we also have to help that along in our own way. By that, I mean that we have to look at who we have in our life and make sure the communication stays open with them. Let them know that you love those around you and in return, you should be able to expect they will love you back...but we also know that isn't always possible.

     Surround yourself with friends who think like you do, who enjoy the same things as you do. If there's a few people who are intent on bringing sadness into your life, it may be time to cut ties with those people so you can continue on a path toward happiness. You don't have to be dragged down and sad just because that may be how those people live their lives. Make a change; choose to be happy! Start now to attract what you think and happiness is one of those things!

     Love makes so many things better and improves our well being. Don't forget that we also have to love ourselves! You are unique and do good for others. We wake up happy knowing we're in love, too. I'm glad that my stories fall into that category and my readers are happy when they finish. Love plays a part in how we look at the world and those around us.

     This holiday season, I wish happiness for all of you! We can play a big part in making happiness happen in our own lives by doing good things for others and that doesn't have to cost money. Look around to see what you can do for those around you. It might be as simple as lighting candles that flicker while you watch a movie together or getting them coffee when you get your morning coffee. Please scroll down to the next post to find my gift to you this books are .99 at Smashwords for those who've not read them yet.

     Lighting candles makes me smile and I enjoy smelling those spice scented candles that make me think about the holidays as I envision sitting in front of a crackling fire or walking at night while it snows, holding hands my husband. Do you have certain smells like the scent of a candle that bring happy holiday memories? Or maybe it's baking Christmas cookies with your children to create a holiday memory they will carry with them for life! Make a point to create a holiday memory this year.

     As I surfed the internet reading blogs these last few weeks, it made me smile to read about all the traditions so many have this time of year, like getting together with friends, or maybe the type of gift they might by for that special someone or a dessert they fix for their family each year. What are some of the special things you do for those around you? We'd love to read about them so please share with us! Thank you for stopping in and may your holiday season be filled with loving friends and family!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My gift to you...


 SALE!!  .99 for December!

     I want as many of you to read my books as possible so for the remainder of December, you can grab each of my books for .99 at Smashwords! Send this link to your friends and they can send it to their friends! The codes listed below get input on the buy screen and will lower the price to .99 for you. I hope you enjoy my stories. Both are are in different settings and eras as well as different continents!

     I'd love to hear back from you about how you enjoyed the stories or better yet, you can leave a review at Smashwords returning to my page. No one has left a review for me so my books are a bit lonely over there! They'd love a few stars if you think they've earned them. Thank you so much for taking a peek and here are your codes to use on the buy screens:  

until 12/31/11 use these codes:

  DQ66X - No Turning Back

  SQ46U  - Never Surrender

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Come Join us!!


You're all invited to join us today at our Christmas Party over at Ravencraft's Romance Realm where we're giving away books! If you love to read, stop over, join the party, leave a comment with your email addy so we can reach you if you win and your entry will then be included. Pretty easy for a chance to win a book!

The party is well under way so hurry, drawings are TONIGHT!

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful readers!