Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Hi there! I'm participating in the Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

We're supposed to talk about birthdays, so I'll talk about my favorite one. It was several years ago, back when Hubby was out of work because he was ill and I was working part time at a speech and hearing camp for kids. We had no money. Just...none. So I wasn't expecting anything at all.

Turns out, my Hubby had borrowed enough money to make me a cake - which he decorated himself - and buy me a couple presents. I'll never forget coming home and opening up the oven door to find my beautiful birthday cake. 

What was even more special, was this was probably only 1 of about 10 birthday cakes I'd ever had in my life. Growing up, I didn't get birthday cakes very often. 

So, in honor of Carrie Ann's birthday, I'm giving away a prize on my hop today: A PDF copy of any of my books, which can be found at! 

Entering to win is easy:

1. Follow my blog
2. Leave a comment below, including your e-mail, (and follower name, if it's different)

That's it!


****PLEASE BE AWARE:  I write GLBTQ romance. GLBTQ stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer. This means my works feature same sex relationships AND same sex sexual acts. If winning that kind of a book isn't your cup of tea, kindly pass on to the next blog in the hop and leave the spot open for someone else. Thank you.****


  1. What a wonderful hubby you have! Thanks for participating in the hop!
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

  2. Every time you post about your hubby (here or on Facebook) I think he's just incredible!

    I follow you as Tigerblossoms (Teresa Tio Miller)

    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!


    tigerblossoms at hotmail dot com

  3. Sounds like you have a great husband. It's so nice to get a cake or presents when you don't expect anything.
    GFC - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  4. Great post. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. thx for the giveaway

  6. I do a cake every year for my kids but we don't do partys very often because I have 9. Sometimes the cakes come a few days after.
    Z Follower
    SeawitchReviews @

  7. Woohoo! M/M ^.^ There were very few this time, but I think I've fished them all out.

    Already following :)

    eripike at gmail dot com

  8. Happy Birthday! I love birthday cake. Especially in the morning for breakfast.

    I follow via email: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
    GFC: Mel Bourn / Melissa

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  9. Love a fun birthday celebration.

    Gfc follower

    Cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  10. That was an awesome story:) Its a special man that goes out of his way like that!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Thank you for the giveaway!
    gfc- shadow_kohler
    email subscriber

  12. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

    sumopalk (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I feed the fishies & turtles, lol.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. That was a great story! You are lucky to have such a thoughtful husband.
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    GFC follower as Lisa Walker

  15. What a great birthdy memory! He's a keeper! Thanks for the giveaway!
    RSS follower

  16. What a lovely memory to have! Have a great Easter weekend. diannewrites2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. What a nice story!
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
    GFC: VanillaOrchids


  18. I'll take a sexy story anytime regardless of the season it's set in!

    GFC Anne38

  19. Sex is sexy, Happy Blog hop. :) Deb P

  20. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann and everyone else having a birthday this month. Thank you for the giveaway.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  21. Thanks for participating in Carrie Anne's birthday celebration!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  22. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  23. And the random winner is.... ::drum roll::.... shadow_kohler (shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com)!!

    Congratulations!!!!! I'll be contacting you tonight to find out which book you'd like.

    Thank you to everyone else who commented/participated!! I'm participating in a ton more blog hops, so check back for more chances to win!