Happy New Year!

Click to Hop in!Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by my blog in the New Year’s Blog Hop. Over 200 authors and bloggers are giving away prizes ,and as you can see to your left, the grand prizes are awesome! Remember to comment below to be entered to win my giveaway. Plus your name will be entered for the grand prizes. Everything but the Swag Pack is international. The more blogs you leave comments at, the more times your name gets put in the drawing. Easy and fun. Just click on the image to go to the link for more bloggers and authors’ websites.

I can’t believe 2012 has come to an end. What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Do you have a family tradition?

My family and I like to spend the evening at home in our PJs. We live in the Pacific Northwest and it’s too cold for the kids to be out until midnight. So every year we turn on the t.v. and watch the countdown. My kids ooh and ahh at the fireworks shooting off of the Space Needle.

After the firework show, we toast each other with glasses filled with sparkling cider. Then we run out onto the front porch and yell “Happy New Year” to the neighbors. The kids have fun and my husband and I get in our first laugh of the year :).

For my giveaway, I have a “Leatherette Journal.” As it says on the tag, why not start your 2013 by thinking, creating and recording with style? As a writer, I try to have a notebook or piece of paper with me in case a scene pops into my head. If I don’t get the scenes down, I might not get it back. Odd, I know :). I hope you enjoy the firework show in your time zone, whether live or on the television.

If you like fireworks of passion in your romance novels, be sure to include the steamy stories of a relatively new author like myself in your 2013 to-be-read pile. For a limited time, my contemporary novella, IF ONLY, is free on Amazon! Again, thank you for stopping by and have a happy and safe 2013!

Here is my giveaway! Leave a comment for a chance to win this journel. Psst, there’ll be a secret gift inside :).

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