Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Wonder Hop

Celebrate the Wonder of the Season! Visit all of the blogs to see what they love most about the season and which books have made their Christmas wish lists! There's a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

What do I love about the season? Everything except the consumerism. Seriously, I love the Christmas season. Winter break, end of a year, a new year to start afresh, time to spend with my family and friends just relaxing and enjoying being with them...the list goes on and on. I even like getting to break out my holiday earrings and music (so long as it happens after Thanksgiving, we're all good). The weather's getting colder down here in Florida, and while I'm not a big fan of the cold, it's nice to feel a change from insanely hot. And I love to see all the decorations up. I just love this time of year, it really is a magical time to me.

As for what books made my Christmas wish list? Where do I start? Pretty much every book already on my TBR. Plus, while organizing and setting up my holiday party, I got to catch up with a bunch of authors (and a few new), so now I have even more books added to my list! It's gotten to the point where I just started telling people to get me a gift card to ARE or Amazon, because that would be easier. But my top 5 books on my list right now are:

1. Fighting Instinct by Mary Calmes
2. Megan Derr's Princes of the Blood series
3. Horny by Anne Tenino
4. Capture by Annabelle Jacobs (and then if I like it, the other 2 in the series)
5. Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey

I want to here from you. What do you like about the holidays and/or what's books are on your Christmas wish list? I'll be giving one lucky commenter one of the books on their wish list (though I may give out more as well, depending on how many comments there are).

Plus, not only am I doing this hop all month, I’m also hosting a Holiday Party! I’ve invited some of my favorite authors to stop by and share either what the holidays mean to them or else they're sharing how their characters celebrate the holidays all month long, and many are also offering their own giveaways, so stop by every day to meet a new author and enjoy some holiday fun! I'm also giving away a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of the month, so be sure to enter that giveaway as well!

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  1. This is a wonderful time of year! Thanks for the giveaway--Lotus

  2. 1. Candy Man by Amy Lane
    2. Unwrapping Hank by Eli Easton
    3. The Truth as He Knows It (Perspectives Book 1) by A.M. Arthur
    4. The Holiday Hoax by Skylar M. Cates
    and many many more!
    Thank you for the chance at this giveaway!

  3. 1) The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews
    2) Alpine Yeoman by Mary Daheim
    3) Clam Bake by Mary Daheim
    4) Billionaires Blend by Cleo Coyne
    5) Once Upon A Grind
    I know, I'm a little hung up on the cozy mysteries, but my goal is to read different genres next year!

  4. Archangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh
    Rules For A Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley
    Full Throttle Julie Ann Walker
    Revenant Larissa Ione
    Light My Fire G. A. Aiken

  5. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Awesome time to win some books, Christmastime!

  6. Some really good picks on there. I'm also looking forward to Mary Calmes book.

  7. I enjoy the festive food, music and lights of the Holidays.

  8. I love spending time with my family and the time off of work.

  9. When I was a teenager I was acting pretty awful. Sneaking out, skipping school, etc. My mother was at the end of her rope (after already raising 4 other hell raisers) and she warned me that if I did not shape up I would get black coal for Christmas. Well, being the beer drinking, wild girl I was I did not listen to her warnings. When Christmas morning came I had one package under the tree. I was bewildered at the lack of presents. When I open my one and only present I found a lump of coal. Yep, no presents for me that year. I hope that cheers you up. Could anyone have Christmas that bad? By the way, I still have the coal and bring it out every Christmas so no matter what happens, I still can laugh.

  10. Holiday Party - Brynn Myers - The Echoed Life of Jorja Graham The Echoed Life
    of Jorja Graham
    Holiday Party - Kindle Alexander - Always
    Holiday Party - JoLynne Valerie - STRANGE LOVE
    Holiday Party - Megan Derr - A Touch of Mistletoe
    Holiday Party - Charlie Cochrane - Lessons for Survivors.
    Holiday Party - David Berger - New Years to Christmas: 15 Queer Holiday Tales.

  11. I love the Christmas decorations and music around this time of year.

  12. What I like about the holidays is the Christmas spirit. We should have it all year but you see it more during the holidays. People are more likely to help each other this time of year. As for books there are so many good ones out that I would love to have
    1. Lissa Kasey - Hidden Gems
    2. Groom of Convenience - Vicktor ALexander
    3. Finding Matt-JD Ruskin
    4. Bowl Full of Cherries- Raine O'Tierney

    To name a few. THanks for the giveaway

  13. I have a paperback copy of Light my Fire by G A Aiken on my Christmas list.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  14. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! The top 5 books on my wishlist are:

    Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
    Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence
    Young Elites by Marie Lu
    Cracked by Eliza Crewe
    Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

  15. HI there! First, thank you so much for the giveaway, and Merry Merry Christmas! Second, the link to follow Lucienne Driver's newsletter is broken..... I didn't know how to let her know, so I thought maybe you could tell her!

  16. I have no idea if I'm eligible anymore, being a reviewer and all! But, if my comment helps out other people for the draw...

    JADED by EM Lynley
    MACARONS AT MIDNIGHT by MJ O'Shea and Anna Martin
    THE BAKING BIBLE by Rose Levy Beranbaum (hey, I like to cook)


  17. Okay, guys, can I recommend My True Love Gave To Me? it's a lovely holiday read + all the authors are FAB :D

  18. Magic Breaks By Ilona Andrews or Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs.

    I like the extra days off from work at the holiday time.

    1. Oooh, I love Frost Burned! Great series too :)

  19. Happy Holidays! I love the decorations and getting together with my family. I'd love to get On the Jellicoe Road or The Diviners for the holidays.

  20. Merry Christmas! I agree that one of the worst parts of Christmas is commercialism, but also it's the grumpy, rude people.

  21. Awesome giveaway, thank you so much! Happy holidays!

  22. My favorite part of Christmas is the actual wrapping of the presents. I find it soothing! I just finished wrapping everything, so bring on Christmas!

    Happy holidays!

    morwesong AT yahoo DOT com

  23. The Adam Sandler Hanukkah song is without a doubt my absolute favorite. I have loved it for years, and will love it for many more!

  24. I have several very long Amazon wishlists.
    I want books in many genres.

  25. I have so many favorites and a long wishlist :) Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!

  26. The one thing I enjoy most about the holiday is getting to spend time with my family. We are all over the map and lead such busy lives we pretty much only get together for Christmas. Actually since a lot of us work in retail stores, hospitals, and hotels most of us actually work Christmas Eve and Christmas day so we celebrate in January since that's the only time we can all be under the same roof. Some of the books on my Christmas Wishlist include: "The Collector" by Nora Roberts, "The Mistletoe Promise" by Richard Paul Evans, "Lost December" by Richard Paul Evans, "Pegasus" by Danielle Steel, "Blossom Street Brides" by Debbie Macomber, and "Love Letters" by Debbie Macomber. Happy holidays! Thanks,

  27. I like spending time with family and eating the yummy food. Thanks for all of the great book ideas thorugh out the comments. Merry Christmas!

  28. Well I didn't get any books that were on my Christmas list so I'll have to buy them myself, lol I did have a nice Christmas in any case :)

  29. I want to read Smiley by Laurann Dohner and Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs.

  30. My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with family and friends while sharing yummy food! My wish list of books: 1) Dash of Peril by Lori Foster 3) One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah Maclean 3) What To Do With a Bad Boy by Marie Harte and 4) I Kissed an Earl by Julie Anne Long. Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  31. Here's my top 5 books wish list
    1. Penny Reid's Beauty and the Mustache
    2. Carly Phillips' Dare to Surrender
    3. Gaelen Foley's My Scandalous Viscount
    4. Penny Reid's Love Hacked
    5. Sophie Barnes' Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure
    Favorite thing to do at Christmas time is eat delicious treats and sing Christmas songs!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Happy Holidays :)

  33. my favorite things about the winter/holiday season is looking at all the christmas decorations, baking cookies, and drinking lots of hot chocolate. If I had to pick 5 books for the top of my wishlist they would be:
    1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    2. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
    3. Legend by Marie Lu
    4. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
    5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

    Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity and Happy Holidays! :D

  34. During the holidays I enjoy visiting with family and friends. Books on my wishlist include Immortal by J.R. Ward, Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones, and Omega by Susannah Sandlin. Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  35. My top 3 books/ebooks on my book wish list are:

    Son Of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    A View To a Kill by Mandy M. Roth

    Master of the Hunt by Mandy M. Roth

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  36. I agree with you about the consumerism....or commercialism....of the holidays. I dislike that as well.

  37. A couple of books on my wishlist are Larissa Ione's Revenant and Karen Moning's Burned.

  38. I'm really dying to read the Unwind Dystology! A few other books on my wishlist are: The Martian, Under the Dome and Yesterday's Gone Season 5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Judy Schechter,

  39. I don't have any set books on my Christmas wish list; I just love receiving books in general! If I had to choose, "Three Sisters" by Helen Smith, but I pretty much rely on others' book choices being that I don't have much money to buy anything at the moment.