31 December 2013

New Years Eve Blog Hop

New Years Eve Blog Hop
The Hop will go until Friday Jan 2, 2014.
Grand Prize winners
will be chosen the next day, Jan. 3, 2014.
Winners will be notified  that weekend.  
Prizes Include:-
Grand Prize will be drawn on January 3, 2014

The Grand prize, which will be chosen from the rafflecopter at the bottom of the page will include:
bngift  Barnes and Noble gift card 


or a $150.00 Amazon gift card (winners choice)

SSLY Key Chain,


a signed copy of Bohemian Grove by T.M. Williams,
an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer,


paperback copy of Summertime by Christina Cole,

e-book Scorned (LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted) by Tyffani Clark Kemp,


a Godiva Chocolate Basket Courtesy of Morgan Wyatt

an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer,


a signed copy of Mail Order Brides of the West: Trudy by Debra Holland,

and an awesome prize, a 30 minute tarot card reading via Skype or telephone by author Shauna Aura Knight!

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As a Scot, right now I'd love to be in Edinburgh where they are already celebrating the coming New Year, or Hogmanay, as we call it. Apparently last night's show consumed 20 tons of fireworks! And it wasn't even Hogmanay!
I've never given much credence to the # 13, but 2013 came in with a sting and the sting just kept getting stronger and sharper as the year went on, so I - for one - will be glad to see the back of 2013.
We all get them, those periods of what seems like unrelenting challenges, and we all get through them in our own ways, and in our own ways we set out our stall for the coming year.  

New Year Resolutions?

Well, I'm not too good at keeping those so mine are kinda loose. More a direction I want to go in that hard and fast rules about how to get there. I find it works better for me if my resolutions leave plenty of 'wiggle room.'
So what are my resolutions, or as I prefer to call them, my goals for 2014?  Immediacy. I'm a procrastinator, so this year my chant will be 'do it now.'
I already started on this by setting up my blog lists for the coming month, and was so pleased with myself, until I discovered nearly everything I'd organised was incorrect!! But then, it's still 2013, so I'm still in with a chance to make good on this one :-)
So I guess 'attention to detail' has to be up there near the top of my goals in 2014, too.
These may not seem like much to many folk, especially those to whom organisation comes easily, but for me they are biggies. But the biggest of all, and the most traumatic is promotion. This one was at the top of the list for 2013. I could say that 'life got in the way' and it did, but still I feel I could/should have made more progress on promoting my books than I have managed so far.
So those are my goals for 2014?  What are yours?
I am adding my own prize to the list above and giving away a pdf copy of both
Honor's Dilemma and

Vidal's Honor
Amazon UK

to one lucky commenter. To be in with a chance to win a pdf copies of these books, please remember to include your email address.
All Blog Hop Particpants are listed below
Smile Somebody Loves You
Sherry Gloag
Tonya Renee Callahan
Madison Sevier
Tricia Andersen
Cate Masters
Tabitha Shay
Paula Millhouse
Hunter S Jones
Magella Troche
Tory Richards
Deena Remiel
Evelise Archer
Ashley Nemer
Roxy Wilson
Inner Goddess Forum
Literal Hotties
TM Williams
Jayn Wilde
Victoria Pinder
Eden Connor
Elise VanCise
Andrea R Cooper
Adriana Kraft
Leigh Ellwood
Lisa Carlisle
Andrea Cooper

Natasza Waters
Kathryn Beyerle Lively
Sugar and Spice Reviews
Jeanine McAdam
Morgan Wyatt
Naomi Bellina
AJ Williams
Lyncee Shillard
Beth Barany
Candy Caine’s Corner
Shauna Aura Knight
Kimmie Easley
Fiona McGeir
Donna Michaels
Tiffany Clark
Brenda’s Book Beat
Reading by the book
Tuere’s not so
Random Thoughts
Flossie Benton Rogers
Stephanie Kepke
Debora Dennis
Samantha Holt
Heidi Sieverding
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Unknown said...

My goal is to read more, spend time with family more and hopefully a peaceful new year for us all.


SherryGLoag said...

:-) Best wishes to you and your family, for 2014 Donna, Thanks for coming by and sharing your goals with us.

Anonymous said...

Sherry, those 2014 intentions don't sound like trifles at all. Organization and promotion are two of the toughest activities to keep up with. I have done the same as you and, for the first time, am planning out a year's worth of blog posts. That was after I finally settled on weekly categories that would keep my interest. I bought a cheapo paperback calendar to keep a close eyeball on the process. After a sad 2013, I am ready for the joy and peace that come with gratitude in 2014. Best to you and yours.

Happily Ever After One Book at a Time said...

These are definitely great goals for 2014. I just might have to adopt them!

Thank you for joining the hop!

Tamara Hoffa said...

Find more time to spend with my family. Organize my time better
Happy New year!

Tuere Morton said...

Wow! Living in England, how can you NOT write romance?! Best wishes in the contest & many more blessings in 2014 :)

SherryGLoag said...

Flossie, on and off during the year you have come into my mind so I've sent healing thoughts your way. Your goals for 2014 sound like 'gold' to me. Best wishes and (( ))s to you and yours for 2014.

SherryGLoag said...

LOL Beverly, and a BIG thank you for organising this wonderful blog hop. What a lovely start to 2014.
I hope this year brings your dreams to fruition, even if the guise is not quite what you anticpated!! :-)

SherryGLoag said...

That's a great resolution, Tamara. It's too easy to get involved with our characters and forget how time's passing. Thank you to you too, for organising such a wonderful blog hop.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014.

SherryGLoag said...

LOL Tuere, and here I am thinking how romantic it would be to live several other places/countries! lol.
Thanks for coming by and commenting.

Unknown said...

My resolution is to be a happier person! Thanks for the giveaway!
zipstersclue04 at gmail dot com

Deena said...

Happiest of New Years to you Sherry! :D

Koala Reading Den said...

Better health for my husband and read more books. Thanks for the hop and giveaway. Happy New Years. koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

Kay Webb said...

I am using one word as a nyresolution this year. My friends are playing also........How do want to live in 2014

My word is jaunty.........it will be a fun year!!!

I am another creative spirit......

SherryGLoag said...

Kathy I can empathise with your goals/wishes for 2014. I hope they are all fulfilled for you. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Kim, I love your ambition, may it come to pass and you get lots of enjoyment from it :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Blessings, Deena, and best wishes to you and yours for 2014.

SherryGLoag said...

Love the reason behind your resolution, Kay. May 2014 be a thoroughly jaunty year for you :-)

Elise said...

Happy New Year and here's hoping 2014 brings much success and many blessings :) Gladiator's Pen

SherryGLoag said...

Thank you for coming by Elise :-) I hope 2014 is a good year for you. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Thank you and best wishes for 2014 to everyone who came by, and left comments.

Congratulation to Kay Webb for winning the pdf copies of Honor's Dilemma and Vidal's Honor. I have emailed you Kay :-)