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New Years Blog Hop

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!

(Swag Pack eligible to US residents only, an international prize is available. All other prizes are international.)


Now for my prize:

A copy of A Hunter’s Blade




 New Year’s Memories

My favorite New Year’s Day memory comes from my teenage years. I grew up on a farm and with a grandmother who loved to bake. She could make just about anything and never used a written recipes. I inherited Granma’s knack for cooking without following a written recipe. She was also the storyteller in the family, so I guess I got that from her, too.

But I digress. My favorite memory happened one New Year’s Eve when Grandma and my mom and aunt decided to bake pies for the next day. It was already late afternoon, but it didn’t seem to matter. The four of us ended up ringing in the New Year having a blast baking pies.

I don’t remember the final pie count, but it was probably something like ten pies—pumpkin, apple, and cherry. A few of them were kept for the big traditional pork and sauerkraut dinner the next day and the rest were frozen for Sunday dinners at Grandma’s later in the year.

Do you have any fun memories of New Year’s Day past?

Have a fantastic 2013!




A Hunter’s Blade

Available Everywhere January 2 from The Wild Rose Press.

“Great paranormal Romance!” WiLove Books Book Reviews



Brigit Wolfe, a born werewolf, hasn’t killed a human in over a hundred years, although now, she wonders if the animal attacking people in Silver Creek, Colorado, isn’t her. But she might have bigger problems when her cowboy neighbor, Austin Calhoun, ambles into her bar. Austin hasn’t been a vampire for long, but he is determined to prove to himself that he’s worthy of his hunter’s dagger. Brigit’s rare beauty and blade-sharp tongue enchants him. She ignites a passion he thought was dead, but is she the killer his master sent him to destroy? During Austin’s investigation regarding Brigit’s involvement in the deaths, an old crime surfaces connected to her human best friend. These two immortal enemies have to join forces to solve the mystery before someone else dies. But can they survive the heat of their own desire?


She stopped in front of him and growled, “Let’s get something established about werewolves. There are two kinds. The lesser wolves who are made. And the Lykan who are born. I’m not one of the degenerates. I was born a Lykan in 1647. The first child of Valeriu and Elena. I’m an alpha and you are nothing more than a fledgling just hatched.”

He broke free of her power by drawing on his own. When he moved toward her, Austin held his hands to his side, ready to grab the hunter’s dagger sheathed inside his jacket. His fangs had long ago descended ready for a fight. “I don’t really give a flying fuck whether you were made, born, or hatched.”

When the energy of Brigit’s power touched him again, he pulled the silver blade. “I want to know if you’re the one preying on these people.”

Her eyes widened and she backed up a step as he approached. “I told you I didn’t attack those humans. I haven’t killed a mortal in over a hundred years. How many innocents have you snacked on tonight? How many of them did you want to kill?”

“I don’t hurt my prey,” he said through clenched teeth. He’d never let her know battling the beast within every feeding was the hardest thing he’d ever done. “If you didn’t kill those people then you have nothing to worry about. Best way to figure out who did is by working together.” He put the sliver blade away, and his fangs retracted.

“What do you have planned?”

Austin didn’t miss the slight quiver in her voice. “We begin with you telling me everything you remember from those nights you became the big, bad wolf.”

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70 thoughts on “New Years Blog Hop

  1. Ooh I like the look of that book. One of my favourite New years was the first one as a bar owner in Spain. All the new to us customs like trying to eat 12 grapes with the chimes followed by a class of cava. And wearing new red panties for a lucky new year. I worked hard until 5am but had a ball a great party and I made a small fortune.


  2. Love your excerpt! Long ago, in my early 20’s, I spent New Years in Sri Lanka, a beautifully exotic place (on the cusp of civil war). I had my first massage and it was heaven!

  3. Jo says:

    Two years ago was a fun one – the first time my daughter ever stayed up to midnight, and she was so pleased with herself (she was 7).

    Happy New Year!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Dawna Newman says:

    My favorite memory is that when I was younger , NYE was my favorite day of the year, it was the only time I was allowed to stay up really late. We usually either played cards or watched movies til it was time for the ball to drop. Then we ate pork and sauerkraut.


  5. New Years on a dairy farm thinking the house was under attack by loose cows… ended up reassured by sleepy farmers and sitting in the moonlight toasting passing cows with slo gin

    Happy New Year!

    cristinegasser (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Hunters Blade sounds fantastic and I love your characters name “Brigit Wolfe”. Wolfe is my maiden name so I am partial to it – LOL New Years Eve was real enjoyable for me and hubby, we stayed in and watch Batman Rising on Paperview – LOL Movie ended just in time for our New Year Kiss. LOL It is a New Year I wont forget because the cozy scene setting was romantic even though the TV was on. We had it dark with the fireplace going and I even had my glass of wine. But the funny thing about it is as hubby and I were serious into our New Year kiss, our 3 big dogs jump up on top of us all of a sudden. LOL they are the biggest chickens, they were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off out side. LOL And here I was thinking they wanted in on the loving – spoiled dogs – LOL

    Happy New Years

  7. Judy says:

    I remember when I was very young that mom would let us grab a pot or pan and spoons and bang on them till 12:01am. As loud as we want. Most of the people on the street did the same. It was the one time we didn’t have to be quiet that late at night. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!


  8. Hunter’s Blade sounds sexy!! Love that cover art!

    We usually spend a very chill New Year at our house nothing to spectacular. Although as a kids I remember my uncle going to town on the fireworks display. He is big on them and any excuse to put on a show.


  9. Toni says:

    Loved your story about your grandma..they are special people aren’t they? One year before the kids were really old enough for some goos board games..we spent the whole day coloring in front of the fireplace…even had little snacks..it was wonderful..felt so good to color again..smilz ?hope your new year is full of laughter, good health and warm memories

  10. JanD says:

    When I was younger, my friends and I waited for midnight outside while tending a fire so we could set off fireworks.
    Already have a copy of A Hunter’s Blade.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  11. My favorite memory is from my childhood also 😀 Me & my dad use to make a big bowl of popcorn & watch Chiller Theater (scary movies) ALL NIGHT LONG. Loved it 😀
    Happy New Year & Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  13. Carla says:

    It is just another day in my house hold except we have all the parades on in the background.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  14. deethomas291 says:

    We just watch Dick Clark’s tv special Ball Drop every year!
    Thanks for the hop & Happy 2013!
    I did the tweet thing; following!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

  15. A fun new year memory I have is of spending the 2000 celebration with a bunch of computer programmers and their friends and family. We each had special crystal glasses that had 2000 carved out as the stem. Our glasses toasted 30 seconds before midnight. Then the programmers all took to the keyboards and hoovered… waiting to see if Y2K was averted. Yay! It was. LOL.


    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

  16. Michelle Tucker says:

    All I know is that we truly missed Dick Clark this year…it almost didn’t feel like New Years!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  17. Toni Porter says:

    My mom and I traditionally have our “midnight meal” consisting of appetizers and snack foods, while we wait for the ball to drop. We sip on sparkling pear juice instead of wine, but that’s the way it’s been for years.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  18. Shadow says:

    Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  19. Stacey says:

    Happy New YEar!

    Love the excerpt 🙂 We used to spend it on the lake with a big bonfire and skating party 🙂


  20. Stacy O says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I tend to have a quiet new years with the ball dropping on the tv.


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