Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Blog Hop January 1st - 6th



New Years is a time for new beginnings. I always picture the calendar as a big half moon. December 31 ends at the bottom half and we jump into the new one at the top with parties and promises. My favorite part of New Year’s eve is watching the different fireworks on TV from all over the country. And of course, the champagne. J
I’m starting off the new year with a new beginning. A new release some of you know about. Allusive Aftershock.

A little about Allusive Aftershock:

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking. 

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict. 

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?
Excerpt from Allusive Aftershock
    An explosion burst through the air and I almost jumped out of my skin. I turned toward the noise and stared in horror at the sight of the Arco gas station completely engulfed in flames. The fire immediately spread into a clump of trees between the station and the half-demolished grocery store about six feet from where Max stood.
    “Max!” I screamed and leaped up forgetting about the clenching in my stomach.
    Max hurried back and grabbed my hand again. We ran, hopping over broken brick, concrete, glass, and wood from collapsed buildings, swerving between and around abandoned cars stopped or smashed along the road. Max never let go of my hand. Trees and buildings consumed in flames glowered around us, the heat almost too much to bear. The scent of gas permeated the air along with the muck of smoke and debris. Water spewed up from a broken fire hydrant, knocked on its side by the delivery truck now perched on top of it and I gasped at the sight of a bloodied man’s head hanging out the window.
    I wanted to be home more than anything now. Did we even have a home? Were my mom and dad okay? The twins? What about Big Blue? I fought back tears, trying to convince myself they were all fine and probably wondering where I was. I squeezed my eyes shut to picture my mom pacing the living room, worrying and telling my dad they needed to find me.
    All of a sudden, we stopped running. I glanced up to see why and gaped with horror at the road in front of us. The broken asphalt had buckled into a pile about twelve feet high, obstructing our way. The crumbled debris from the buildings on both sides blocked the entire area. With the newly formed abyss in front of us and the out-of-control inferno behind us closing in fast, we were trapped.
Fine Allusive Aftershock on Amazon on both digital and paperback.

Each blog on the hop is doing a giveaway. There are over 200 giveaways.

But that's not all....

We have Three (3) grand prizes. You as a reader can go to Each blog and comment with your email 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!
Continue hopping from the list below and be sure to check out the grand prize at Carrie Anne's blog.






86 comments:

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

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  2. I stayed home, watched some celebrations on T.V and then brought in the new year reading!

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  3. I stayed home and watched the celebrations on TV.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    farrahsayyedATgmailDOTcom

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  4. I went to work- boo, hiss! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Stayed @home watched the TV and had snacks to munchy on ...

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  6. Love your giveaways!

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  7. I sat at home with my family last night and started reading Whisper Cape. So far I am absolutely loving it.

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  8. Well my night was spent at home with sick kids...but at least we got to watch all the fun on TV LOL

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  9. snuggling with the hubs.

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  10. I stayed at home with the family and played on the computer!

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  11. I stayed home and drank Mimosa's (2) and then stayed up half the night trying to convert a book I didn't have to convert! hahaha

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  12. I stayed home, read.
    Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. Stayed home and watched TV. Happy New Year.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. Happy New Year! I spend it with family.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  15. Happy New Year! I watched the ball drop with my husband at home and shared a glass of wine to ring in the New Year.

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  16. I did Absolutely nothing....it felt so good!!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Happy New Year Everybody! So glad you all stopped by. I have a really good feeling that 2013 is going to be awesome. ♥ you all.
    Susan

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  18. We never do anything for new years.
    Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  19. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. Just read and watched the ball drop on tv.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I stayed home and celebrated with my family :) Nothing big, but we watch the ball drop on tv.

    Hope you have a great new years eve! Thanks for the chance.

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  21. I stayed home with my family and friends. Nothing exciting.

    Happy New year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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  22. I had a quiet evening at home, trying to keep our dogs calm despite the fireworks XD

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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  23. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! We stayed at home with the boys, ringing in the UK new year, watched a movie, and put the boys to bed by 9 :)
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  24. Stayed home since the hubby had to work NYE and NYD so we stayed home celebrated during the day and called it a night around 9pm. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. Happy New Year!

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  25. Nothing special, we just stayed in

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  26. Just stayed at home, watched wrestling and my boys played Xbox

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. We are very low key around our house. We have friends over, the kids play, the adults play board games and try new drinks. Lots of food, laughter, and fun. Not to mention, the doggy gets lots of attention from everyone.

    Happy New Year.

    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  28. Hi! Happy New Years! I spent the day with my family. We watched movies, put together a fairy puzzle and had a drink and toasted in the new year. 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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  29. Went bowling with my family.

    jess820[at]gmail[dot]com

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

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  31. I would love to be sitting there in the picture below also. Although I do burn very easy but it is so beautiful. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! May everyone get their resolutions and I lose #25.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  32. I stayed home
    wendy.pogrant@yahoo.com

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  33. we also stayed home sick in bed.thanks for the hop. cant wait to see who wins
    vera28546 at yahoo (dot) com

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  34. Just stayed in with my family

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  35. 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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  36. We stayed home cleaned the house and moved around the livingrooms... i know exciting huh lol.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  37. I just stayed home with my family and boyfriend.
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    movie1997 at live dot it

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  38. I just watched Dick Clark's New Year's show :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  39. I stayed home with a good book, Hot chocolate and cookies
    Happy New Year

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Drinks and a movie at home. Lazy but nice.

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

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  41. Stayed in & watched the ball drop.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  42. relaxed with some wine & a good book till time to watch the ball to drop
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot0 com

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  43. Cuddled up with the hubby and watched tv. 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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  44. Unfortunately this year I had a cold and slept through the celebration knocked out on cold meds! But I spent the day chillin with family and that was nice!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  45. celebrated with family
    Happy new year!
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. On New Years Eve, I was at home, snuggled in my bed with a good book. Not exactly exciting, but it was a nice evening nonetheless :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    readsalot81 at hotmail dot com

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  47. Spent the day with relatives and watched DVDs :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Stayed at home with my man & watched movies all night long :D
    Happy New Year & Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  49. 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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  50. Every New Year's eve we eat snacks and watch the Twilight Zone marathon with the kids.
    Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  51. New Year's Eve this year consisted of me being sick...That means I will have to make next year even better
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. I slept through everything.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  53. Happy New Year!

    I'm lucky If I can stay up long enough to watch anything lol.

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

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  54. I stayed home with my kids and watched fireworks!

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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  55. My son and I stayed up to watch the ball drop - it was his first time to see and he was pretty excited. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  56. was too sick to do anything - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  57. Happy New Year! Stayed at home with the family and watched the ball drop.

    aprilnu2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I ate a lot of food and went to bed early. Exciting stuff. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  59. Stayed in and relaxed

    Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  60. Happy New Year, I was sick so I' spent all day laying in bed reading, which was a lot of fun lol...

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  61. Stayed at home with my family and watched fireworks outside at midnight!
    Thanks!

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

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  62. My mom and I had our traditional "midnight meal" consisting of appetizers and snack foods, while we waited for the ball to drop. We sipped on sparkling pear juice instead of wine.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  63. I watched New Year's fireworks.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  64. We ordered pizza and watched movies for New Year's Eve.
    Happy New Year
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. My husband and I stayed home. We just don't like to be on the roads on NYE.
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Happy 2013!


    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

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  68. sat on my couch and read nothing more interesting than that
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  69. We had a nice dinner at home.
    Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  70. I spent New Years on the couch with my boyfriend and pup. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I stayed home and read some books.
    bones_mcp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. We just watched the Ball drop in Times Square!
    Thanks for the hop & Happy 2013!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

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  73. Stayed at home.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  74. Thanks for this impressive hop!

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

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  75. I stayed home and spent time with my family :)
    Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  76. I had 4 grandbabies stay over thanks for the hop
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  77. The family stayed in and watched the ball drop. Happy New Year!
    coach4kat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. Lighted fireworks til midnight, and ate with the family :)
    bedsidelight
    ATgmailDOTcom

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  79. Slept thru NYE since hubby had to work :)

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

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  80. I stayed home on New years eve watched tv. 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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  81. We watched the ball drop:)
    Happy New Year! I thank you for being a part of the hop!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  82. Thanks for being in the hop! I've already broken my resolution about book-buying...

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  83. This year was a quiet night with the family.
    I know a guy who went SCUBA diving under the water where New Year's fireworks were being set off this year. He got some neat shots of "how the fish see the celebration."

    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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  84. Hi! Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing in the hop!
    jukyjoauka(at)aol(dot)com

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  85. I had a pretty boring new years. Happy New Year!

    janeajlc@gmail.com

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  86. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Happy New Year!

    Karen

    whitk227 (at) gmail (dot) com

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