Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Jump with @Miadowning007!

It's a Happy Holiday from your favorite Authors and Bloggers. While we know everyone celebrates a different way, we wanted to make sure that you guys knew how much we treasure you all.

Personally, I hate the holidays and sometimes it's hard to find the love in the mix of shopping, wrapping and finding parking spaces. I will say as my kids have gotten bigger, our traditions have gotten more interesting. Last year the kids took on a new tradition--extreme wrapping. That means your new sneakers in a shoe box may be transformed into a wrapped robot with moving arms and legs. Or your kitchen utensils may become a dachshund. Other unique presents were wrapped to look like a mouse, a cat, and a dolphin. The kids were so proud of their handiwork and it made the day really fun.
In my writing, none of my characters have gotten to celebrate the holidays on paper. I would think their gifts would be fairly interesting, though, seeing Chase and Kate Sanders gave their close friend, Jake, a menage for his birthday in Birthday Games. I can't imagine what Santa could shove in a stocking to beat that.

I do have a fun gift for you guys. My newest m/m Just Ask is free on Amazon this week! If you haven't tried m/m this is a great book to cut your teeth on. The book has spent the last 20 days on the top 100 list for Gay and Lesbian literature peaking at #4 and it's free until 12/16.

I'll leave you the link, go check out the blurb and download!

On to the prizes!!!! 

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?

(INT) 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

(INT) 2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

(US only) 3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

And I have something, too! 

I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card and an e-copy of one of my books. 

All you have to do is leave your email in a comment. What's your favorite holiday tradition?
 Are you a Grinch or do you love the holidays? Weigh in and get a little more than coal in your stocking.

To continue along the candy cane trail of holiday gifts, hop on over to: Carrie Ann's Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop 

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Urb said...

I just read Just Ask, loved it! Thanks for an early holiday gift. I love Christmas lights and decorations. An annual over the top visual feast!

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

gigi said...

Decorating everything!!! Please count me in. Thanks!


Brooke said...

I love your books, Mia! Finished reading Just Ask yesterday, and thought it was wonderful!! Looking forward to starting Ripped very soon. :)
I adore Christmas! One tradition that we do from year to year is decorate our tree with the special ornaments we have collected throughout the years. Each of my kids, hubby and I have our own box, filled with ornaments from growing up. So much fun to take them out each year and put them on the tree while remembering when and where we got each one.

Unknown said...

I love your books! Just Ask was one of my favorite m/m reads, ever!

I LOVE Christmas! I have 2 favorite traditions. First, every year we decorate the tree as a family on Black Friday. Each ornament has a story or sentimental meaning and we laugh and talk about each one as it gets put on. Second, I have a Polish Catholic Mother, so on Christmas Eve she makes a traditional Polish dinner. Homemade Pierogies, mushroom soup with carrots and potatoes, and shirley temples. My family from Virginia comes to her house and we all chat, eat, and have fun.

Trina said...

every year while growing up, my mom gave me a Christmas ornament, when I got married, she gave me that box, with all the ornaments, so I could decorate my first tree. it's something I've carried on and started with my own kids.

Unknown said...

Love the holidays just to see the sparkle in the kids' eyes. I need to read Just Ask. Can't wait.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Lee said...

Hi Mia!!! =) I love that creative wrapping your kids did...that would be fun to see!! Our tradition is simply being with hubby's family now that our kids are grown. Not quite ready to become parents though so I imagine once we have grandkids we'll have some really fun and cute christmas ideas!!! Thanks for a chance to win...and by the way....I do so LOVE your stories!!!! Just Ask deserves to be in the top spot!!! Hugs!!!!

Lee (Alisa)

Amy said...

Hi Mia! I can't wait to read Just Ask! I've loved everything I've read by you so far!! Congrats on your success with Just Ask and Amazon-You deserve the best!! Usually our tradition is pretty simple, we go to a movie on Christmas Eve (it's almost always just the four of us, except this year we are going to TX) and spend Christmas Day relaxing in our jammies and playing board games.

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for JUST ASK! I love eating homemade tamales before opening gifts Christmas Eve...


Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Unknown said...

This year the Grinch was kicked out and our place has been christmas-fied!!! I love watching Christmas movies cause it wakes up all the wonderful Christmas memories...Christmas. Is a gorgeous time....just don't tell my mum I said that cause it will ruin my reputation!!!!

Loveless3173 said...

haha... yeah, I sometimes really dislike having to deal with the holidays. people go fucking crazy over nothing and think they're excused just cuz it's holiday season... whatever.. lol
But this year, since my beautiful nephew understands more of what is going around him, we're really celebrating. I can hardly wait! lol..

Thanks for the contest~


Evie said...

Christmas dinner with my family is my favorite holiday tradition :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

Anonymous said...

Love your background. Thanks for participating in the blog hop

JanD said...

A feast after Christmas eve mass is my favorite tradition.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the Christmas Gift, I haven't read M/M yet so this will be a first for me.

Dawna N.


Denise Z said...
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Denise Z said...

What a wonderfully fun idea - extreme wrapping. What an incredibly imaginative and talented family. Thank you for making me smile today. :)
oops forgot the email. dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

Melissa Phothisane said...

Didn't know that M/M is free. Getting it now! Thanks!

Becca F (ReadingTeen) said...

Caroling with friends when I was younger. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!

Beccaboo97200 at att dot net

Lasha said...

Baking cookies. I got your book on Amazon. Thanks for the hop!

mslasha at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I do love the holidays. My favorite tradition is chinese on christmas eve and prime rin on christmas day

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

crystaley73 said...

I usually love the holidays this year I been a little more of a grinch though. We drive around and look at all the lights and then come home and have Hot Chocolate and Cookies Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the great hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

When I was younger I loved the magic of christmas. Now hat I am older I fell disenchanted with it. But I try so much to make it special for mysons
Raonaid at gmail dot com

Ink Dipped Moon said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is to go downtown and ride the horse and buggy, while we look at the town decorations.

inkdippedmoon (at) gmail (dot) com

Veronika said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Angels Cove said...

merry christmas to you and your family

Holly said...

Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I love everything about the Christmas holiday. :)

Liese2 said...

Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for offering your book for free. What a nice Christmas gesture. Everyone on the hop has been so wonderful. Thank you for offering the amazing prize and being a part of the hop.

Merry Christmas,

Unknown said...

already downloaded and read on smashwords thanks. we make christmas cookies for santa with the kids. i get people gifts and such but i would much rather sit at home wAtching christmas movies than go to a christmas party so dose that make me a grinch
kaholgate at ymail dot com

Anonymous said...

Now that hubby and I are older we don't really have a tradition. But we both enjoy Christmas. I love watching all the Christmas tv movies. I enjoy the smells of Christmas, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Thanks for being on the Holiday Blog Hop. Great blog.

Unknown said...

Happy Holidays! Great giveaway! Listed as April B in the rafflecopter.


Melinda said...

I love going to christmas eve candalight service with family.

mrs.hildebrand AT

Daniel M said...

my fav is the big holiday dinner! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Natasha said...

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

Krysta B. said...

I love baking cookies with my nephew, it's been our tradition for a few years now. Nope not a Grinch.


Beckey said...

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
My family tradition that I started with my daughters is that we take turns reading the Polar Express together on Christmas Eve

Are you a Grinch or do you love the holidays? Niether. Its here oh well next please

Beckey said...

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
My family tradition that I started with my daughters is that we take turns reading the Polar Express together on Christmas Eve

Are you a Grinch or do you love the holidays? Niether. Its here oh well next please

Happy Holidays

Amy said...

I love the holidays and our tradition is to bake cookies:)
Happy Holidays!

Kym said...

My favorite tradition is baking cookies with the kids. I am not a Grinch but this is going to be a very hard one. I love Christmas

Merry Christmas !

Missie1 said...

Thank you & happy holidays
missie jones

Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

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Stacey Brucale said...

Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!


Shadow said...

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

Carla said...

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

LisaRayns said...

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

Lacey T said...

I love the holidays! This is my favorite time of the year :)
Happy Holidays!

Heather Thurmeier said...

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! hthurmeier @ gmail . com

Krista B. said...

I decorate d all that jazz but feel somewhat?grinchy!

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