On The Road at The Jaunty Quills!

His Mistletoe Bride

I’m doing my regular blogging at The Jaunty Quills today, which includes a giveaway of my Christmas historical romance, His Mistletoe Bride. Stop by the JQs for a chance to win!

On The Road at The Jaunty Quills


I’m talking about Christmas trees and favorite holiday traditions at my regular gig on The Jaunty Quills today.  Stop by and tell us about your favorite traditions–or ones you don’t like–for a chance to win a copy of my holiday romance, His Mistletoe Bride.

His Mistletoe Bride

Happy Holidays!!

I’ll be taking a short break here on the blog to be with my family and celebrate the holidays.  I won’t be disappearing completely, though.  You can still find me hanging out on facebook and Twitter, sharing fabulous Christmas recipes and chatting with readers and friends.  But like most of you, I’m taking a little time out to focus on those things that matter most in our lives – our loved ones.

I wish all of you who celebrate at this time of year a very healthy, happy, and peaceful holiday.  Be well, and see you in the new year!

Merry Christmas!!

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!!

It’s a Happy Holidays blog hop from your favorite Authors and Bloggers! While we know that everyone celebrates in different ways during this season, we wanted to show you guys how much we appreciate your support. So from Dec 14th to Dec 17th, all 200 or so of us will be blogging about the holidays and what they mean to us, and we want to hear what they  mean to you!

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 $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! (U.S. giveaway only)

I’m also giving away a great prize right here on my blog:  a copy of my holiday historical romance, His Mistletoe Bride, and copy of my latest VK Sykes contemporary romance, Bigger Than Beckham, AND a $10 Amazon gift card.

Wow!  What’s not to love about this blog hop?!

So what do I love about my favorite holiday, Christmas?  A lot of things, but I really enjoy the beauty of the season that comes from all the wonderful decorations.  Nothing says Christmas to me like a big tree covered with glittering ornaments and twinkling lights.

When I was a kid, my family took great pride in having the biggest tree in the neighborhood.  My mother had boxes and boxes of glass ornaments – the real thing – that she carefully unpacked each year and helped us to hang on the tree.  To this day, decorating the tree is one of my favorite parts of the holidays.

And there’s nothing like a gorgeous wreath to make things festive, too!

So pretty!

What about you, folks?  Do you have any special decorations you put up to help you celebrate the holidays, whatever that holiday might be at this time of year?  One person who comments will win my giveaway of two books and a gift card, and you’ll also be entered to win the grand prizes, too!  Please be sure to include your email in your comment so you’ll be eligible for one of the grand prizes.

And once you’ve left a comment below, click on this link or the picture at the top of the blog and hop away to all the other great blogs in the Gifts of Love Holiday Blog Hop!  And for more info about my latest Regency-set historical romance, His Mistletoe Bride, please visit my books page to read an excerpt and the blurb.

Happy Holidays!

Author Buzz Contest Winners!

I have five winners in my Author Buzz Contest.  They are:  Jan P; June V; Cath S; Patricia T; Melissa K.  Congratulations, ladies!  You’ll all be receiving a copy of His Mistletoe Bride and a lovely Christmas ornament.  I’ll be in touch soon about shipping your prizes.

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest.  His Mistletoe Bride, of course, is still available in stores and on-line.  Just check out the handy buy links on my website for all the info!