Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jingle Book Blog Hop and Giveaway


First off, I want to say thanks for swinging by my page! Really excited about chatting with you all and sharing a bit of my Christmas quirks with you guys. :)

I'll dive right in.

Chocolate cake.


That's right -- gooey, moist, melt in your mouth chocolate cake. And not a conservative, this-is-our-first-date-so-give-me-a-itty-bitty-slice...I'm talking about a huge, calories be damned piece of cake.

Every Christmas, my mom cooks a handful of cakes for our Christmas feast...and a very special chocolate cake. As soon as it's bright enough outside to be considered morning, said chocolate cake is sliced, a big cup of milk or eggnog is poured, and we cozy up on the couch. That's one of our Christmas traditions...and definitely my favorite: breakfast for dessert on Christmas while we watch the twinkling lights on the tree.

How about you? What's your favorite Christmas tradition?

"Do you surrender?" I repeated, dropping my cuff links in the jewelry tray near the door. "Will you trust me with your body? With your submission?"

Sophia Slater is dying for her big break. An expose on Hush, an elite, invitation-only BDSM club that boasts a member's list full of the rich and famous, is her way in…she just has to pretend she's a submissive.

When she snags a job at the club as a hostess, she begins plotting the story that will put her name on the map. But her lie lands her at sexy Dominant Desmond O'Connell's feet, and Sophia is thrust into his dark, dangerous world…

Red (The Safeword Series: Book One) is the first book in a three part series.

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Will it hurt?"

The leather strips of the flogger danced across my skin. There had to be something seriously wrong with me because I wanted him to say yes.

I wanted to say green, more, and we hadn't even begun.

"Sin," he breathed into my ear, "I made you a promise...and I'm a man of my word." His voice darkened. "I'm gonna make you scream."

Sophia Slater is in the perfect position to write the story that will jumpstart her career. She's a new hire at Hush, a BDSM club where the rich and famous can live out their wildest fantasies. Her plan to infiltrate Hush went off without a hitch--until she spends a night with the man in the black mask.

Desmond O'Connell is still reeling from the loss that inspired him to create Hush in the first place. Attachments are dangerous, and falling for a submissive? Insane. The crazy thing is, he can't help but fall for the one submissive who wants more. Who wants all of him...

Yellow (The Safeword Series: Book Two) is the second book in a three part series.

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Sophia Slater has been handed the story of her career--Desmond O'Connell, the billionaire star of 'America's Chef', is the owner of the elite BDSM club Hush. The trouble is, she could care less. But when she reveals her true identity, Desmond wants nothing to do with her.

Desmond O'Connell can't believe that the first woman he trusts with the whole truth has been lying to him all along. She insists that her feelings for him are real, but how can he trust anything she says when it's reveled that she works for the most vicious tabloid in town?

Green is the riveting conclusion of the Safeword Series.

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36 comments

  1. Every year my family does snacks and appetizers on Christmas Eve. We get together and just hang out, open a few presents and play games. It is always my favorite because it is just time spent together with no rushing around or formality. Merry Christmas and Thanks for the chance to win! caseroo7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I love the decorations and music. I love the family gatherings and festivities. I love watching the faces of the kids as they open their presents -- its priceless. jody.714@hotmail.com

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  3. My favorite Christmas tradition is making holiday sugar cookies.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. My favorite Christmas tradition is the whole family going to the midnight mass.

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  5. My fave Christmas tradition is getting together with my family while opening presents and enjoying finger foods!

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  6. I have kept my mother's Christmas tradition. Every year we would get brand new pajamas on Christmas eve, bake holiday cookies and then after they were made, we would eat them with some hot cocoa and watch holiday movies together. I now do this with my children and we all look forward to it every year.

    On Christmas morning I make hot spiced apple cider along with homemade cinnamon rolls. And we munch on these after we open presents.

    Dinner is holiday ham with all the trimmings. I usually have everything made up around 5pm. I prefer to make this "buffet" style because after all of this I am usually pooped.
    I hope once my kids are grown, one of them will carry on the tradition and give me a break. Unfortunately, they are both boys... so here's hoping for some amazing daughter in laws who know how to cook! Lol. the only one who seems to be interested in helping mommy in the kitchen so far, without being bribed, is my three year old.





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  7. My favorite Christmas tradition is Secret Santa.

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  8. Watching the dogs shred the Christmas paper.

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  9. In our house, it was my Dad setting his model train layout up around the base of our Christmas tree.

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  10. Going around looking at all the lights has always been my favorite.

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  11. We open our family's Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. We start by reading the story of Jesus's birth from the book of Luke. It's a tradition that I cherish!
    Dianna

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  12. My question for Ava is this -- How do you set time aside for writing?

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  13. My favorite tradition is getting together with friends and family over the holidays!

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  14. Favorite holiday tradition used to be taking my 2 kids to get their picture taken with Santa!! Thanks and happy holidays!!

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  15. What is the weirdest safe word you have heard of?

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  16. We open our gifts on Christmas Eve.

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  17. The adults open presents to each other on Christmas Eve, then get up with the toddlers on Christmas Day to watch them open presents on Christmas Day :)

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  18. My favorite tradition is doing our White Elephant gag gifts. It's always so funny.

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  19. My question...can I have a BIG piece of the yummy cake, please? Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  20. My favorite tradition is playing games and watching movies with friends and family on Christmas Eve. We always have a lot of fun.

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  21. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree together.

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  22. Hooray for giveaways!
    And a very happy holiday season to all.

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  23. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking Snickerdoodle cookies with my mom. These cookies were my great grandma's favorite. Unfortunately, she passed away two years ago, but we still love to bake these cookies and talk about fond memories of her.

    On a different subject, I read what the Safeword series is supposed to be about. I am curious what happens to Sophia Slater after Desmond O'Connell finds out her true identity. I guess I will have to read the books soon to see what happens. Thanks for being a host in the Blog Hop and offering this giveaway. Have a great week and a wonderful holiday. =)

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  24. I love how we all take time out of our busy lives to spend time together, and the food, my god I love the food!

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  25. My favorite Christmas tradition is spending time with loved ones. On Christmas, people get together and spend time together without letting all their tech gadgets keep them apart.

    BTW, your series sounds like a good read.

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  26. My favourite Christmas tradition in singing Christmas Carols.

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  27. my favorite christmas tradition is driving around looking at everyones christmas lights and eating the christmas cookies i baked

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  28. My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the tree. Thanks for the chance to win!

    -Amber Terry-

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  29. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies and candy for friends and neighbors. And also singing Christmas carols with my family on Christmas Eve.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎅🎁

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  30. We read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. I enjoy that.

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  31. our tradition is to open gifts at my moms house.

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  32. My favourite tradition is to open presents and see whether my family liked their own. :)

    By the way, those book covers are absolutely gorgeous!

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  33. I like your attitude when it comes to chocolate cake. If it weren't for the fact that I have got some sitting in my kitchen, I would be seriously jealous of this sugary goodness. All right, gotta go. There's some, errr, business that needs taking care of in the kitchen ...

    P.S.: My favorite Christmas tradition is definitely decorating the tree while listening to festive songs.

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