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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59 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Happy new year!

    My family meets the new year with a sort-of party, and because it ends in the morning, we tend to sleep in on the first day of the year 😀

    bedsidelight
    ATgmailDOTcom

  2. Hey Ashlyn!
    My family celebrated with a rousing hand of chicken scratch (a dominoes games), Alice from Syfy, Justified from FX, and lots of yummy food. 🙂 Best of luck in 2013!

    nikkieDOTlockeATliveDOTcom

  3. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. Just read and watched the ball drop on TV.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. One of the things I like to do is read Tuesdays with Morrie on New Year’s Eve — the insights I gain from reading it serves as my compass for the new year.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Happy 2013!

    – Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

  5. We always just eat the traditional Southern foods–black-eyed peas, cornbread, collard greens, and ham.

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

  6. We just watched wrestling then my boys played Xbox while I played on the PC until it was midnight then we watched the Backup Plan.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. No traditions in my family, just spending time together relaxing 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy New Year!
    movie1997 at live dot it

  8. We stayed home due to being sick over the holidays… cleaned the house and moved around the living rooms… I did have a glass of wine… Thanks for being part of the hop and I hope that 2013 treats you good.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

  9. No traditions or resolutions for me this year, Hubby and I stayed at home this year, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us – LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside – LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

    Happy New Year

    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

  10. We stay in and spend a romantic night watching movies….lol
    Happy New Years
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  11. Our new years are typically pretty quiet. I have to admit, I don’t like battling traffic or tipsy drivers.. so I’m pretty much in for the night. Our family will have snacks, watch movies, play music or board games, then call it a night. 🙂 Fun, but not crazy.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    readsalot81(@)hotmail(dot)com

  12. Michelle Tucker

    Didn’t see any fireworks this year. It’s too dry here atm for them. 🙁 Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  13. I stayed home with my family. Sometimes we go to masquerade ball after the midnight!
    Thanks!

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. We are very low key around our house. We have friends over, the kids play, the adults play board games and try new drinks. Lots of food, laughter, and fun. Not to mention, the doggy gets lots of attention from everyone.

    Happy New Year.

    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  15. A surprise?! I love surprises! lol Thanks for doing the Blog Hop and Happy New Year. I love finding new authors, so I will be looking you up on Amazon.com.
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. I definitely added you to my TBR pile!! I am finding so many new authors this hop! And I love surprises! I hope it is an Amazon card! Happy New Year!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  17. latisha depoortere

    Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  18. We just watched the ball drop in Times Square!
    Thanks for the chance and the hop! Happy 2013!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

  19. My mom and I traditionally have our “midnight meal” on New Year’s Eve, consisting of appetizers and snack foods, while we wait for the ball to drop. (We used to watch the Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy, but since we cut cable in 2012, we didn’t this year.) We sip on sparkling pear juice instead of wine.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  20. Hi! Happy New Years! I spent the day with my family. We watched movies, put together a puzzle and toaster in the new year. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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