Happy Holidays friends and readers! Welcome to stop 69 on the hop! (Hmm… that should be my number on the Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop I’m also doing. Click here to enter that one too!)
Although everyone celebrates the holidays with different traditions and for a variety of reasons, most people do celebrate. It’s a time to share with those who mean the most to us. And for me, that includes you–my readers. January will mark the end of my first year as a self-publisher, and thanks to all of you, it’s been an amazing experience. This blog is my chance to give a little something back. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for the details on the giveaways and how to enter to win!
When my oldest son was about four years old, he decided that all he wanted for Christmas was a beach ball because the one he’d gotten the previous summer had popped. He first mentioned this to me in early November, so for two months, I searched high and low for a beach ball. Ever try to find a beach ball in Chicago in the middle of winter? Talk about a mission impossible.
At the time, my husband was working in Memphis and was also searching for a beach ball, without much luck. When Christmas came around, I packed up the kids and drove sixteen long hours to my parents’ house. My husband was to join us there as he was flying in from Memphis. The whole trip, I obsessed about the fact that all my son wanted was stupid $2 beach ball, and I couldn’t give him one.
Fortunately, I’d brought his popped ball as a back up plan. I thought to give it to him attached to an IOU. Not that a four-year old would care about an IOU. The kid just wanted his ball. My brother-in-law, aka Mr. Fix-it, patched up the broken ball as best he could with his swimming pool liner repair kit. The ball could be blown up, but I could tell it wouldn’t last five minutes once my son started to play with it.
On Christmas eve, my husband flew into town, arriving just as our celebrations began. And in his bag, he had the best surprise of all — a brand new beach ball! How he managed to find it, I don’t know. He must have had some help from above. Later that night, my son whooped and hollered when he unwrapped the new beach ball “Santa” had brought him.
My husband, the hero, saved Christmas for my little boy, and a merry time was had by all.
* Sniff, sniff *
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!
Note: 1st and 2nd Grand Prizes are International. The 3rd Grand Prize is US-only.
As some of you may now, I’ve started a new erotic romance series called Six-Alarm Sexy. The prequel, “Aftershocks” is already available, and the first book in the series, Under His Command, is releasing on Monday (12/17/2012). So, my prize today is:
Title: Under His Command
Series: Six-Alarm Sexy
Author: Kristine Cayne
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 17, 2012
Description: A firefighter desperate to save his failing marriage earns the trust–and the sexual submission–of his controlling wife in the most pleasurable of ways.
Title: Deadly Obsession
Series: Deadly Vices, Book One
Author: Kristine Cayne
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4.6 stars on 66 reviews (Amazon.com)
Want another chance to win a copy of Under His Command? Check out my pre-release contest page and enter to win one of five copies of Under His Command on release day (12/17/2012). It’s super easy!
You can find the other hop spots by going to the our Blog Hop Central: Website: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/ or by clinking on the links in the list below.
Good luck and Happy Holidays!