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Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Love... Don't Make Me Laugh!

I know, I know... The Grinch Herself signed up for a holiday blog hop. Personally, I blame the cough syrup over Thanksgiving week. Blog hops about winter holidays sound like So Much FUN!!! when you can't stop giggling as you watch the dry paint on your wall do nothing.

But, I signed up! So here I am.

Let's talk holidays.

I LOVE holidays. Not all holidays, not even most holidays, but I do love SUMMER holidays. Barbeque, fireworks, beaches... oh, yes, I love summer holidays. During the summer I swap my brightly colored socks for eye-popping nail polish and hit the beaches. There's nothing I don't love about blue water, white surf, and tan surfers flexing their muscles to impress me.

Winter holidays on the other hand? Don't make me laugh! I'm not called The Grinch for nothing. Even my kids call me The Grinch. One year I went so far as to cancel Christmas. I rescheduled it for January with a triple-snap of my gorgeously painted nails. "Ha!" said I. "There won't be Christmas in this house this year!" And there wasn't.

How can you enjoy any holiday when your toys are turning blue and you're in danger of frostbite?

Of course, if you have a special someone in your life I suppose there is the possibility you could stay toasty warm. "Oh the fire is slowly dying. And, my dear, we're still good-bying..." Uh-huh. Is that what kids are calling it nowadays? I bet you were Good-Bying...  good-bye to your shirt, good-bye to his jeans, good-bye to that cute lacy bra...

After all, everyone knows the best presents are the ones you can't buy in the store.

Now, be good little Grinches and tell me what warms you up over the holidays. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment ( name at yahoo will do) so I can contact our winner. The prize will be a pair of fuzzy socks to keep your toes warm, some chocolate, and an ebook copy of EVEN VILLAINS FALL IN LOVE.

The #HolidayHop also has grand 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!


A super villain at the top of his game must choose between the world he wants and the woman he loves. 

If you believe the rumors you know that Doctor Charm, the wickedly sexy super villain, retired in shame seven years ago after his last fight with the super hero Zephyr Girl. The fact that the charming Evan Smith—father of four and husband of the too-beautiful-to-be-real Tabitha—bears a resemblance to the defeated Doctor is pure coincidence. And, please, ignore the minions.
Everything is perfect in the Smith household, until Tabitha announces her return to work as a super hero. Evan was hoping to keep her distracted until after he rigged the presidential election, but—genius that he is—Evan has a backup plan. In his basement lab, Evan has a machine whose sole purpose is keeping Tabitha hungry for him.
But children and labs don’t mix. The machine is broken, and Tabitha storms out, claiming she no longer knows him. World domination takes a back seat to meeting his daughters’ demands to get Mommy back right now. This time his genius isn’t going to be enough—he’s going to need both his evil alter-ego, and the blooming super abilities of his children to save his wife. But even his most charming self might not be enough to save their marriage.

Website: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/


  1. What warms me up over the holidays is a mug of hot chocolate with little marshmallows and a cozy fleece blanket. Although with our new heater I don't need the blanket so much. A soft fuzzy sweater is good too but again don't need it in the house. For outside, I have my (reversible) fake fur coat. So warm to snuggle into since I have the fur on the inside.

    What I like the most about Christmas, and warms my heart, are all the pretty lights and decorations, the music, and the smells of goodies baking. Also eating the goodies but have to watch how much I snack so I don't sugar overload.

    Email is redvixen_horn@hotmail.com

  2. Thanks for doing the hop! I tend to resort to cocoa a lot during Christmas ;)


  3. LOL, I certainly can understand that, I don't like Winter at all. I hate being cold.

    What warms me up well, cozing up with my honey whether it be on the couch or bed :).

    Dawna N.


  4. What keeps me warm is not leaving the house. It is frigid cold in Wisconsin and I am not a Winter girl at all. Coffee and my bed with a good book are always something to keep me warm on those cold dreary days.
    sbereza22 at gmail

  5. A good story, a hot drink keeps me warm, during the holidays as during the whole winter. And I tell you, it's really winter in Helsinki, where i live. Freezing!

  6. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  7. For me it's a soft & warm blanket, a sexy read, & a delicious mug of hot chocolate :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!


  9. I agree with you! It is so cold out now -- hard to be cheery for me!


  10. WOO! HOO! Who is ready to go blog hoppin? :) lol.... I have done so many blogs, I have lost track of which ones I have already done, so if you get a couple from me then (sorry) lol.... :)
    I hope everyone is ready for Christmas!!! I am about as ready as I am able to be lol.... :) Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year to all!!!
    Happy reading and writing*

  11. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Great blog. roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

  12. I am all about the food during the holidays >.<


  13. A cup of tea. :)

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!! :)


  14. Hot choclate and a good book warms me up.

  15. Hot cocoa or tea and a great holiday book. Thanks for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  16. Hot Chocolate!
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Things that keep you warm: hot chocolate, wooly socks, electric blankets, throws, coats, sweaters and occasionally a good man?

    Thank you for the chance to win some goodies!


  18. Love hot chocolate.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  19. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!


  20. What warms me up mmm a good hot chocoalte made with real milk.. or Irish breakfast tea.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  21. Definitely hot tea and a steamy romance!


  22. My little two year old niece whom I love dearly is the only one that can get these icicles melting from around my heart! :)

    Thanks so much for bing a part of the hop and for the amazing giveaway.

    Merry Christmas,

  23. The only thing I like about winter is the Christmas season. After that, I want it to be summer again! LOL. The things that usually warm me up are the fireplace, peppermint mochas from Starbuck's a good book to read while cuddled in my favorite fuzzy blanket! hthurmeier @ gmail . com

  24. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Some Naughty Sexy books in my stocking would really warm me up for teh holidays!

  25. I love a good book, an afghan, and a warm fireplace!

  26. a nice warm bath while i read in private
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  27. I love snuggling by the fire with a good book!
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

  28. i'm looking forward to spending more time with my kids. some are out of the house either married or in college. so this is the one holiday i really get to spend with the whole family.and after they all go to sleep i curl up on the sofa with a great book and a cup of spiced rum!!
    thanks for the great giveaway!

  29. Your story sounds cute. Happy Holidays!

  30. lol well this Grinch stays warm with hot cocoa, nothing better then a hot cup ..and now they have peppermint mini marshmellows !!

    I am single, so hot cocoa is the best I got :)

    Merry Christmas !

  31. I break out the sweat shirts and hot chocolate:)
    Happy Holidays!

  32. What warms me up is some Hot Butter Rum, yummy alcohol :)


  33. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!


  34. Warm up with cocoa or tea! :)


  35. A cowboy with a panty meltin drawl, can sure warm me up!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  36. I love hot chocolate.


  37. Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524@netzero .com

  38. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  39. Hot chocolate. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  40. You picked your winner early two. I hope you have a great Christmas.
    Seawitch Reviews at yahoo .com