19 November 2012

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Thank you to everyone who visited and those who left comments. I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Using Random.org the
winners of my Thanksgiving blog hop are--->
1st Ruth Hartman --No Jbo For a Woman
and
2nd Tanya Eavenson --Vidal's Honor.
Tanya, please will you let me have your email addy by tomorrow (Sunday) evening?
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Welcome to the Thanksgiving Blog Hop running from Monday November 19th to Friday 23rd.

Before we get to the Heart of the Hop ~ let's talk prizes. :-)
I am giving away one copy of
Vidal's Honor
(currently#58 in Amamzon'z Books>Romance>Regency)
a one copy of
No Job For a Woman
(also a Regency Romance with lots of suspense.)


Here in the UK we don't celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday, but that doesn't stop me from, every-so-often, taking stock of the things to be grateful for. For this blog I've been asked to name five things I am grateful for.

1- Friends and family.  They say you can choose your friends, but not your family, but that's not strictly true, if you twist the meaning of family.  Some may call these twists, 'groups' but in
relation to my writing, I call those I have met along the way, part of my 'writing family'.  Whether we passed briefly, almost everyone has enriched my writing experience.  Authors and readders, both.  "But," I hear you sy, "those, surely are friends?" And in the strictest sense you may be right, but, I consider them/you more than just friends.  For fellow authors who share their experiences, I give my thanks.
For readers who take time to buy and read my books, my thanks go hand-in-hand with the hope you like them enough to keep coming back for more :-0  And Thank you.

2- I love the gives Nature gives me, the animals that visit my garden and let me into their lives by trusting 'me and mine' enough to trust us and share many of their antics with us.

3- Now, lol, I have to mention the 'net.  What and where would we be today with the 'net?  I have access to information at my fingertips because of those who created the net and others who shared the information and 'put it out there' for writers like me to make use of.

4- In the same vane I am thankful for all the 'invisable' workers who go about their daily work so we can enjoy, warm homes, well lit streets, who look after us when we are ill, and all those who who in the recue services. And what about those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe?  Yes, I not only thank them, but their families. 

5-And you wouldn't think a stream of childhood illnesses would be anything to be thankful for.  And they're not.  It was the recuperation times that lead me to raid every bookshelf in the house, and therefore discover Georgette heter.  Yes I read plenty of other authors' books, but Georgette Heyer's books remain on my shelves now.
And if it wasn't for her, Id never have tried my  hand at writing my own regency Stories.

The first, No Job For a Woman, published by Sweet Cravings Publishings in August took several years to completee, having gone through several re-writes.
Blurb:
Julian Fanshaw answers a call for help from his life-long friend Lord Worth to help keep his friend’s widowed sister, Deborah, safe from her increasingly vindictive neighbours. It doesn’t take long to realise him or Freddie long to realise the Grangers aren’t using her as a long-promised act of revenge against them; but are playing a deeper and far more sinister game of their own.

Deborah Stavely is determined to overcome the increasing harassment from her neighbour without calling on her brother for help. So she is not pleased when Freddie intervenes and involves his friend, Julian Fanshaw.

Circumstances demand Julian and Deborah learn to work together and Julian dares to dream that he might gain the love of the only person he’s ever given his heart to.

But will Deborah live long enough to discover that by releasing everything she values, she will gain everything her heart desires?
 
Amazon. com    
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And my latest, a Christmas Regency story, Vidal's Honor, published by Astraea Press,  released on November 1st. 
 
#58 Amazon on19th
 Blurb:
When plunged into a world of spies, agents and espionage during the Peninsula wars, Honor, Lady Beaumont, flees for her life when the French capture her husband at Salamanca, and relies on his batman to arrange her safe passage back to England.
Viscount Charles Vidal is ordered by Robert Dumas, the First Lord of the Admiralty, to travel to Spain and escort the only woman he’s ever loved, Lord Devlin Beaumont’s widow back home before the French discover her whereabouts.
Their journey is fraught by danger, least of all knowing whether they are surrounded by friends or foe. Will they survive long enough to explore the possibility of a future together or will whispers of treason be enough to see Honor dispatched to Tyburn first?
 

Available at:

Now please HOP over to, Nell Dixon, the next participant in this THANKSGIVING BLOG HOP
 
Please include your email address with your comment if you want a chance to win a prize

19 comments:

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Have a great Thanksgiving! (Or Christmas season. :-))

SherryGLoag said...

Bless, and thanks Joselyn. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

Elaine Cantrell said...

You may not celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, but you can make a great dinner and enjoy your family anyway. You can come to my house anytime!

BLHmistress said...

I am so thankful for my family and friends. Especially my son and a very special person that came back into my life.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

I think that we need to live a spirit of thankfulness and not just celebrate a spirit of thankfulness once a year.
planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

Tanya Eavenson said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sherry! Blessings!

SherryGLoag said...

Bless, Elaine, week had a lovely family get-together on Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Thanks for coming by.

SherryGLoag said...

BLHmistress, thanks for coming by, I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Very true Carla. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for your good wiahes, Tanya, back at ya :-)

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Sherry, Vidal's Honor was a wonderfull book! I encourage other to read it, too!

Lisa Orchard said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Sherry!

SherryGLoag said...

Bless Ruth, Thanks for your kind words. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Back at you Lisa. Thanks for your good wishes.

Shadow said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you have a fantastic holiday! :) Im thankful for my family, our health, the wonderful blessings we've had, all the amazing authors and friends i have met and all the books that ya all have released! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! Many blessings to you!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Samantha Combs said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sherry. We were fb friends before you became an AP author and I am so happy to call you a friend. Have the best holiday!

SherryGLoag said...

Shadow, thanks for coming by and sharing your list of things you're thankful for.

SherryGLoag said...

Bless Samantha, and thanks for your kind words. Yes, we were, and t gives me so much pleasure to watch your writing career grow.
Best wishes, Hon.

SherryGLoag said...

Thank yo to everyone who visited and those who left comments. I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Using Random.org the winners of my Thanksgiving blog hop are--->

1st Ruth Hartman --No Jbo For a Woman
and
2nd Tanya Eavenson --Vidal's Honor.

Tanya, please will you let me have your email addy by tomorrow (Sunday) evening?

Otherwise the prize will be awarded to Joselyn Vaughn whose name was drawn 3rd.