Archive for December, 2012

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Simply Ali’s 12 Days of Christmas

December 20, 2012

I’m over at Simply Ali’s today talking about holiday memories and giving away copies of my Soulbearer books. You can also enter to win a Kindle Fire, so check it out!

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Entangled Under the Mistletoe Winner!

December 16, 2012

And the winner of the B&N gift card is Judy Ree (comment #32)! I’ll be emailing you, Judy, to get the details on where to send it.

Thank you to everyone who participated and share their holiday traditions!

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Deck the Halls (Roman Style)…

December 7, 2012

I loosely based the Deizian Empire on Ancient Rome, so I thought it’d be fun to talk about the Ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia.

Saturnalia was a festival to honor Saturn, the god of agriculture. It was a week-l0ng festival of fun and frivolity that took place during the darkest days of the year around the Winter Solstice, usually culminating with the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus (the “Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun”) on December 25. Common practices included decorating the home with candles and evergreen wreaths, singing in the streets, drunken revelry, feasting, and the giving of gifts. Masters served the servants, and society’s rigid rules were forgotten during those days. So the next time you deck the halls, light a candle, go caroling, indulge in too much eggnog or holiday dishes, or give someone a gift, you can thank the Ancient Romans for starting those traditions.

What silly or fun holiday tradition are you looking forward to?

I’m giving away a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card to one commenter below. Drawing to be held on Dec 14th!

Don’t forget to check out what the other authors participating in the hop are giving away!

Diane Alberts
Rachel Harris
Ophelia London
Lisa Burstein
Nicola Marsh
Jenna Bennett
Barbara DeLeo
Sarah Gilman
Chloe Jacobs
Kate Avelynn
Aleah Barley
Candace Havens
Tiffany Allee
Natalie J. Damschroder
Robin Covington
Coleen Kwan
Karen Erickson
Crista McHugh
Patricia Eimer
Roxanne Snopek
Taryn Elliott
Michelle McLean
Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
Victoria James
Annie Seaton
Boone Brux
Robin Bielman
Lisa Kessler
Christine Warner
Jus Accardo
Rosalie Lario
Stacey Kennedy
Robyn DeHart
Laura Kaye
Cari Quinn
Stephanie Draven
Paige Cuccaro
Katee Robert
Bronwen Evans
Rita Oberlies
Nina Croft
Marisa Cleveland
Michele de Winton
Jennifer Shirk
Amy Andrews and Heidi Rice
Ros Clarke
Rachel Lyndhurst
Hope Tarr
Aimee Carson and Kate Hardy
Sara Daniel
Lea Nolan

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A Soul For Chaos Blog Tour!

December 2, 2012

I’m going to be stopping by a bunch of blogs to celebrate the release of the second book in The Soulbearer Trilogy, A Soul For Chaos.  I’m giving away over a dozen prizes (like copies of the book, B&N and iTunes gift cards) along the way. Please stop by and say hi!

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December 4

Fang-tastic Books

December 5

ReaWrite

December 6

Flutey Words

December 6

Victoria Danann

December 7

The Stuff of Success

December 9

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

December 10

Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

December 11

Book on a Wire

December 12

Blooding Book Reviews

December 13

Tory Michaels’ World

December 13

Book on a Wire

December 14

Krystal’s Enchanting Reads

December 14

Book Addict

December 16

Butterfly-o-Meter Books

December 17

Monique Morgan

December 17

JeanzBookReadNReview

December 18

Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

December 18

Carly Fall – Where Fantasy Meets Romance