Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mistletoe Meltdown

The season of giving is upon us and some of my author friends have put together this amazing holiday blog hop! I'm thrilled to be a part of it and hope you'll visit each stop, discovering new authors along the way.

I learned some interesting things about Mistletoe while preparing for this post. I thought I'd find one or two fun facts to weave in here for a little holiday fun. What I didn't expect to find is that Mistletoe is actually a parasite plant, leaching water and nutrients from the host plant. Hmm, the wheels are already turning and plot lines are forming just from one harmless little visit to Wikipedia.

I'll be giving away a complete set of e-books for my series, some swag bags, custom made soaps scented like characters in the books and a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Swag bags and soaps are limited to U.S. shipping. Leave a comment below between December 13th-20th to enter! Winners selected at random. Comments left before the 13th or after the 20th will not be included in the drawing.

Hoping your holiday is filled with love, laughter and of course plenty of kisses under the mistletoe!The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases.  1820 American author Washington Irving






39 comments:

  1. Happy holidays. I hope you have a beautiful Christmas. I love your books. Thank for all the hours of relaxing reading.

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    1. Hi Frenchpeach! You just made my day! I'm so glad you enjoyed the books. My fourth book is scheduled for release on February 14th! That's right around the corner! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well! We've been having a fair amount of snow out my way. This might be the first white Christmas we've had in a while. :)

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    1. Happy Holidays to you to Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit the other blogs, there's so many chances to win! Hope you have a wonderful New Year! :)

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  3. Have a Merry Christmas!

    anovelgathering2013(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Donna! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Wishing you all the best in the New Year! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Good luck! :)

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  4. Merry Christmas. Mistletoe doesn't grow in Australia so we hang plastic stuff. If my hubby ate a plastic berry everytime he stole a kiss he would have a tummy ache

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    1. Lol Megan! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. I didn't know mistletoe didn't grow in Australia. I definitely don't recommend eating the plastic berries! ;)

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm in the UK.

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    1. Hi Jen! I'm giving away ebooks, so being in the UK isn't a problem for me! :) I am pretty sure the authors who are only shipping items in the US will have that posted on their blog. You should still have plenty of chances to win! Good luck!

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    2. Hi Jen! I was feeling the holiday spirit and decided to pick four winners for the set of e-books! Your name came up as one of them. Can you send me your email? :)

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  6. Happy Holidays and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)
    U.S.

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    1. Happy Holidays to you to Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by! Good luck on the hop! I hope your stocking is filled with books!

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    2. Hi Elizabeth, can you send me your email? I double checked the one above and it failed to send. Thanks. :)

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    3. Never mind lol! I should have triple checked lol!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a fantastic holiday!!
    flava_sava_chick@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Brandi! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop! Hope you have lots of books under your tree. Or at least some gift cards to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. ;) Happy Holidays!

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  8. Yeah I never knew that about mistletoe. Very interesting and kinda gross at the same time. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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    1. Lol, I know Amy! It sounds more like an alien plant invasion! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Good luck on the hop. :)

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  9. I like these blog hops since I get introduced to a lot of authors I have yet to read. Your books sound like the kind I enjoy.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi J! I love the blog hops too. I get to meet new readers like you! Thank you for stopping by and good luck on the hop. Happy Holidays!

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  10. Happy Holidays!
    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Happy Holidays to you and yours! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

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  11. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi Dovile, you welcome! I love doing these hops. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!

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  12. Happy Holidays! And thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. Hi Evie, thank you for stopping by. It's my pleasure really. These hops are great! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  13. Oh, I have my fingers crossed. I think you are giving a great prize away. Happy Holidays to all.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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    1. Hi Judy, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you like the prize! :) Good luck on the hop. Hope your Holidays are filled with good books! :)

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Holidays!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Natasha, thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop! Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! :)

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  15. Oh the inspiration a lil curiosity and research will gift us with! I hope your muse comes up with an interesting storyline for next year. Thanks for joining the hop, it's such a great way to meet new-to-me writers!
    Happy Holidays! *<}:-)
    DragonStar1974 @ aol . com

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    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for stopping by. I really want to finish my fourth book but this idea keeps nudging at me. I might have to outline my parasite plants and hopefully get it out of my system enough to finish my current wip. Lol! Happy Holidays to you and yours! :)

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  16. Interesting facts. Thank you for sharing.
    I was not aware that it is a parasite plant. I always associated it with Christmas and happy thoughts/memories.
    I think I am just going to stick with that. ;)
    I also didn't realize that people picked the berries off of them. I just thought they were hung there. Lol.
    I hope you have a fabulous holiday season! Enjoy it.
    Thank you for participating in the hop and the giveaway!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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    1. Lol Tina! I love finding out weird things like this. It gives me a new spin on an old tradition. But I'll still keep my happy holiday memories too! Wishing you and your all the best this holiday and through the New Year!

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  17. Happy Holidays!
    Thanks :)
    Lori

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Happy New Year Lori! Hope you had fun on the hop and found lots of books under the tree! :)

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  18. Hi! Thanks for being apart of this great hop! Im having a blast! Thank you! Happy holidays!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Happy New Year Shadow. Glad you had fun on the hop! Hope you got lots of books for the holidays! :)

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