Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!

Thank for dropping by my blog for the Holiday Gifts of Love!

I wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays! I love this time of year. Here in Arizona, I really enjoy how the weather cools down and it’s actually chilly when I go outside.

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is bake with my two children. We seem to have made it a tradition to bake Applesauce Cake and Oatmeal Bread every year, no matter what. Those two scents bring back so many happy memories. I hope this year I can create more memories with my family and I hope you are also blessed with moments to cherish.

I would love to hear  what you do for the holidays and what you are reading right now. Happy hopping everyone!

Shrouded in Darkness – set in Northern Arizona with lots of snow to get you in the spirit. Granted, you might want to duck under the blankets from fear more than the cold! 🙂

Winner of the Ready-Set-Go Peninsula RWA Contest
Finalist in the Suzannah North Louisiana RWA Contest
1st place in Peninsula RWA Chapter’s contest.

Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll endup dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him with each breath he takes.

Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead. She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a wineglass. Having moved back to the small town in northern Arizona where she was raised, she’s made a point of isolating herself both mentally and physically from everyone other than a few chosen friends. Little does she know that her life is going to explode into chaos and the person behind Johnny’s death is coming after her.

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Along with three grand prizes, each reader or participant can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. So that means you can enter over 200 times!

I will be giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, Winners Choice!

Below are the Three Grand Prizes:

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

 To enter the grand prize and my prize, follow the rafflecopter below. Further below is the list of the other bloggers you can visit on this hop!

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By | 2017-03-30T07:53:49+00:00 December 14th, 2012|Blog Hop, Giveaways|38 Comments

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  1. Cynthia Woolf December 15, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I love baking and love the lights at Christmas. Right now I’m reading Naughty or Nice by Kari Lee Harmon.

  2. laurie g December 15, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Trix December 15, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Right now I’m reading Katie Porter’s CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR.


  4. Kaci Verdun December 15, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win! I love christmas traditions, every year we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation after we eat and open gifts!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Cassandra Hicks December 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    We do all the ‘normal’ family things lol I’m reading Fear the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Shannon December 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    We plan on baking cookies and having a prime rib roast then opening presents together. Right now I am not reading anything because I just finished Under Her Spell.

    • Shannon December 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  7. Kat December 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Spirits have always been part of my christmas, in many ways , I would enjoy your paranormal read this season.

  8. Evie December 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I’m currently reading This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  9. Dawna Newman December 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Just spend it with my family as to what I am reading right now, Broken Promises by Belinda Boring.


  10. Renee B December 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I love the lights and the eating of the desserts. LOL I’m currently reading He Ain’t Lion by Celia kyle. Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. Toni Cosgrove December 16, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    You are so right, there are certain smells that just seem to go with the holidays like pine, cinnamon, pumpkin, and apple. I love all the smells from baking too, especially when someone bakes homemade bread or rolls. Those scents just seem to go with the holidays, and almost seem out of place any other time of the year. I look forward to those smells and what goes with them all year round.

  12. Crystal Young December 16, 2012 at 4:22 am - Reply

    I love baking ans enoying the lights with my family Thanks for the giveaway Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  13. Veronika December 16, 2012 at 5:52 am - Reply

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

  14. Raonaid Luckwell December 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    The other day I read Shalvis’s Under the Mistletoe. It was a cute story but I was bummed that the hero was not who I wanted for the heroine

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  15. Shar Simms December 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Happy Holidays! Great Giveaway!


  16. Amy December 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    We spend time with the family:)
    Happy Holidays!

  17. Tammy Turner December 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    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!

  18. April December 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  19. Lisa Walker December 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm - Reply

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

  20. Lasha December 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Happy Holidays!

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  21. Joy F December 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  22. Marlena Fein December 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I would love to bake for the holidays. Unfortunately, after lighting the kitchen on fire (twice) I no longer am allowed to use the oven. Before you jump to conclusions, I am 38 so I am allowed to be on here without parental consent! LOL This year, as usual, we will go to the boyfriend’s family’s home and open presents and eat. I am currently reading about five books at once and not one is grabbing me. I am not sure if it is the books I am picking or if it is me.

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway and being a part of the hop.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family,

  23. kimberly holgate December 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    my grandmother is coming over on christmas day and my cousin and her family are coming over the day after christmas
    im reading bound and determined by shelley bradley
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  24. Natasha December 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy holidays!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  25. Daniel M December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    decorate, exchange gifts, big holiday dinner, that’s about it for us

  26. Missie Jones December 17, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Thank you & Merry Christmas 😀
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 @

  27. Jeannie Platt December 17, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Thank you for being part of the hop and merry christmas.

  28. Dovile December 17, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  29. Mer December 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Baking is one of my holiday traditions too! To me, Christmas smells like a pine tree and baking gingerbread cookies. Without my family’s special foods, it just wouldn’t be Christmas.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  30. Holly Underhill December 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

  31. micheleann oboyle December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    i love the baking decorating and watching all of the christmas movies merry christmas to you and your family

  32. Shadow December 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm - Reply

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

  33. Krysta B. December 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Happy Holidays!


  34. Lacey T December 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays! 🙂

  35. Lisa Rayns December 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    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

  36. Carla December 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    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

  37. kym amrarl December 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I love baking with my kids and giving away cookies.

    Merry Christmas !

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