27 December 2013

Tuesday Tales Holiday Blog Hop

Today and over the weekend authors from the Tuesday's Tales group are holding a simple Thank-you Holiday Blog Hop from the 27th - 29th December.
Each participating author is offering a prize on their own blog, so there's still time to add to your pile of Christmas gifts. There are lots up for grabs.
I am offering nine separate prizes. A single pdf copy  of every book I've had published.
To be in with a chance of winning a prize please tell me what you are thankful for, and please remember to include your email address to be added to the winner's list.
to find out about all my published books.
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As this, is by way of a 'thank you' to everyone who participates, whether as group members or visitors, without you we wouldn't have the wonderful opportunity to share some of our writing with you all.
So... I'm going to start by thanking Jean Joachim, founder of the Tuesday's Tales group for all the behind the scenes work she puts into making it happen every week. And for the wonderful promotional pictures she provides. Jean is a prolific award-winning writer of romance stories in more than one genre. But most of all I want to thank her for her friendship, - a gift beyond price.
Tuesday's Tales is, deliberately, a small group of authors, and thereby is the core of the strong bond of friendship between members. The support for one another whether in times of stress or celebration is a force to be reckoned with. We may not 'talk' to each other for weeks or longer, but are 'there' when needed, and delighted to be able to share in celebrations.
I count each and every member of Tuesday's Tales as a friend, and they enrich my life's journey by their presence.
And then there are the books... Tuesday's Tales has in many cases been the starting point for several now published, and in many cases, best-selling books. For example

Jean Joachim 4 that I can remember! lol. Champagne for Christmas, Rescue my Heart, the Marriage List, If I loved You (which led to a 7 book series), Some were tested out, begun in TT but had been conceived of before then. Oops! 5 - left out The Dating List.

Vicki Locey All I Want for Christmas is a direct result of a TT picture prompt. Laco Law is largely influenced by the weekly word prompts as well as the comments I`ve gotten.

Davee Jones Author Sexy Bea Spelling! I started it for TT and wrote many entries. I just returned the contract and it is scheduled for release in February!

Lindsay Downs Ice Queen, Red Queen, White Queen, Rodeo Queen, To Love a Lady,Saved by the Maid are released or will be released.

Iris Blobel Innocent Tears and New Beginnings I believe - and I think More Beginnings as well.

Sarah Cass Deep Fried Sweethearts is my first TT-turned novel to actually make it to e-print! Eve's New Year was written first, but will be published later.

Kathleen Tighe Ball who writes as Kathleen Ball is a prolific writer of Western Romance, as you can tell from thes list. ~ Winter's Embrace, Summer's Desire, Autumn's Hope, Alice's Story, Spring's Delight

For me, I have four books that all owe Tuesday Tales for their 'birth'. His Chosen Bride, (Book two in the Gasquet Princes) Vidal's Honor, (A Christmas Regency) Honor's Dilemma, (A prequel to Vidal's Honor) and Name The Day, my current Christmas contemporary romance.

To name just a few. There are several other wonderful authors who have also had their TT stories published. 

And when you think of it, that is some accolade to Jean Joachim for providing a secure, friendly and secure base for a mixed group of authors to share their writing, and their books from.
So just in case you missed the theme of this blog, I'll say it again... THANK YOU to everyone, authors and readers, who are part of Tuesdays Tales.

Before I finish I'd like to share a poem that can be found almost anywhere online, but is one I came many, many years ago and cherish...

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

And finally here is a link to my short, fun TT picture prompt story from June this year. SHOES

Best wishes for health, wealth, and happiness to your all in 2014.

 And finally, here is a link to a short, fun TT picture prompt story from June this year. SHOES
All Done?
Not quite. For the chance to win more prizes nip on back to Tuesday's Tales and visit all the other TT Holiday Blogs.


V.L. Locey said...

What a lovely post! I also feel that my fellow TT authors are good friends. <3

Karen said...

At this moment I am thankful that in 7 hours I will be off of work for 5 days! LOL!


Angela said...

I am thankful for God, my children, my parents and siblings who have all helped out at some point with my raising y kids alone; my brothers do "guy" things with my boys. I am truly thankful for them.


Jillian said...

I'm thankful for good friends and that I still have my parents here as they both had medical issues this past year.

Christine said...

I am thankful for my family which includes my husband, my 4 children, my 8 grandchildren and my parents who are both still alive(I am saying that because of their ages, 81 & 79) thanks for the giveaway. lacombejc@suddenlink.net

ceblain said...

What a nice (and fun) contest. Would love to be the recipient of one of the books, if not multiples. :) This site looks so good, as I have checked it out before this too. Hope to join in a lot more often in the new year.
I am grateful for our 2-1/2 year old granddaughter, adopted from China, to have the best care and all the medical advances here in the US to keep her as healthy as possible until she can receive her transplant. She is a beautiful child and we love her so deeply. We are so lucky to have her in our lives.
Thank you.

ceblain said...

I'm sorry, I forgot to leave my e-mail address in the post. I go through via Google, so thought that you would have it that way, rather than me leaving it publically. But I don't know for sure, so here it is. ceblain(at)tmlponline(dot)net

Thank you.

Karen Cino said...

Hi Sherry. Just hopping by. Have a happy New Year.

Unknown said...

This year I was super thankful to have power because so many people here did not have any due to an ice storm :( . delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Vicki, All the best for 2014

SherryGLoag said...

lol Karen I hope you have a wonderful long break. Happy New Year.

SherryGLoag said...

Angela :-) I love your list of people and things that you are thankful for. I appreciate your visit and your sharing. Best wishes for 20114

SherryGLoag said...

Jillian, thanks for sharing, and I am so glad your parents are both till with you. It is hard to watch those close to us when their health is below par and you can do little to help or ease their pain.
I hope 2014 is good to you and your family.

SherryGLoag said...

Christine, thank you for sharing with us, and I hope 2014 continues to be good to you.

SherryGLoag said...

Cynthia, thank you for sharing that special treasured gift of your granddaughter with us here.
All the best for 2014 :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Bless, Karen C, and right back at you. Best wishes for 2014.

SherryGLoag said...

Delphina, due to storms here in the UK thousands of people (including my s-I-l) have been without power over the Christmas holiday, and others are flooded out of their homes. Like you I am thankful I have, so far, been spared.
I also think about those who are out in those storms trying to reconnect power back to those homes and have also missed out on their family Christmas/holiday time together.
Thank you for sharing.

Lindsay said...

Now I see why you wanted the books associated with TT. Wonderful tribute to Jean and all of us.
Thanks and have a Happy Hoiday.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Glad you approve Lindsay. Best wishes for 2014

merriedth said...

I am thankful for my family and friends....

SherryGLoag said...

merriedth, Thank you for sharing, family and friends are such a gift. Best wishes for 2014

morgan said...

I am thankful for SCP and all the people who work hard to knit a group of far flung authors into a community. Thanks.

I don't know any other publisher who does that!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for sharing Morgan. A good publisher is a treasure, you're right.

SherryGLoag said...

Delphina, gmail is refusing to recognise your email addy, please will reaffirm it?

SherryGLoag said...

I have contacted all winner of this blg hop :-) Thank you all for your support and your comments :-)
Happy New Year to you all.