Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Blog Hop



It's a new year! Time to do what we do best - make resolutions and not stick to them! LOL

I've never been one for making resolutions, but there is one thing I usually do, and that's watch the ball drop. I've missed it a few years - slept through it, to tell the truth - but most years, I watch it. I don't watch the whole event, mind you. I just turn the channel when it's close to time.

I remember New Years 2001, when everyone thought the world was gong to go buggy at the stroke of midnight, my parents got up and went to the front door, and stood there staring out into the night...waiting. They stood there for a good half our before they finally decided we'd averted Armageddon. LOL

Anyhow, for my prize, I'm offering up this fabulous kaleidoscope!


Here's a sneak peek of what it looks like inside -





To enter to win, just leave a comment below and ***please include your e-mail address***


But that's not all....


We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your e-mail address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $300 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!



***please note, everything but the swag prize is international










****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 being associated with that kind of a blog 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.****

57 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the hop and the great giveaway.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  2. Happy New Year! Thanks, the kaleidoscope is gorgeous.

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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  3. This is my first year participating

    thank you

    ashlynn

    ashlynnwiliams81(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for sharing the interesting post... I try to stay up watch the ball drop...
    Happy New Year

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  5. What an incredible opportunity for your readers! Thanks so much for doing this, and have a wonderful New Year!

    Kat C.

    condrons1997 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Thank you so much for the chance!

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  7. While people freaked out during new year's eve 2001, I was just excited to experience the turn of a millennium (haha).

    Happy new year :)
    bedsidelight
    ATgmailDOTcom

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  8. Happy New Year & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  9. Oh gosh, that's so pretty!
    Happy New Year!

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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  11. As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year...take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
    Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  12. I watched last night but it's just not the same without Dick Clark. What a cool prize, count me in please.

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  13. What a exciting prize. I enjoyed reading your blog.
    Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. Happy New Year!

    chellesy.clay at gmail dot com

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  15. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  16. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  17. Happy New Year!

    aprilnu2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Yes I watch the ball drop every year too. I really don't like to be out and about on New Years Eve.
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. really cool giftaway... Hope you have a wonderful 2013 and thank you for being part of the hop.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  21. What a cool prize, I used to have one when I was younger I loved it.

    Dawna N.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can't wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!

    readingdiva@ymail.com

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  23. Happy New Year,thanks for the giveaway.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let's go 50 books!) and staying active (jog, jog!).

    I hope you have a great year :)

    Thanks again!

    hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. played games
    happy new year! Thanks
    mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
    going to try to lose weight this year

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  26. LOL, I remember 1999 New Years, everyone thought the computers were going to go wacky because the change of the year and possible mess up our whole electronic age - ha ha

    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

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  27. I stayed at home with my boyfriend and family!
    Happy New Year,
    movie1997 at live dot it

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  28. Thanks for being part of the Hop!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  29. Very pretty kalidescope. I also like your turtles in your sidebar, lol.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  31. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  32. The kaleidoscope is beautiful :D
    Happy New Year & Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  33. I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  34. 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

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  35. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  36. Happy New Year!

    That is a fabulous prize!

    ~*Drea*~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

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  37. What a great gift! We just watch the ball drop! Happy 2013!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

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  38. I am also not really a resolution person. I prefer to do goals, several this year have to do with reading!

    I hope I win this prize because I love Kaleidoscopes!! I have a tiny one like this and it needs a big brother!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  39. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  41. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  42. Oh, your prize is just fabulous!
    Thanks! :)

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

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  43. I LOVED kaleidoscopes when I was a kid! That prize brought back fantastic memories! :D Thanks, and Happy New Year!

    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  44. The only Kaleidoscopes I've ever looked through are those you buy at a toy department. I'm always mesmerized by the different designs it makes and have always thought it would be so cool to paint of of them! This would make a great gift to myself! Love it!

    ~Rush~
    taina1959@yahoo.com

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  45. Oh that is so neat. I could spend hours looking through a kaleidoscope. They are such fun.
    Happy New Year
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Thanks for participating in the hop and the great giveaway.

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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  47. Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  48. Nice giveaway! Thanks for participating. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Hi! Happy New Years! 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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  50. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. thanks for he hop
    myboo63@hotmail.cm

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  52. Happy New Year!!
    allison(dot)westcote(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Happy New Year
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Cool prize, I like kaleidoscopes. Though, part of it could be because of my ADHD...look, pretty colors!! Er...anyways...have a Happy New Year!! :)

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. A fun new year memory I have is of spending the 2000 celebration with a bunch of computer programmers and their friends and family. We each had special crystal glasses that had 2000 carved out as the stem. Our glasses toasted 30 seconds before midnight. Then the programmers all took to the keyboards and hoovered… waiting to see if Y2K was averted. Yay! It was. LOL.

    j.lennidorner@facebook.com

    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway!

    amnell(dot)khalan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Happy New Year to all and thanks for the hop
    jkgf27@verizon.net

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