Christmas Countdown

Please excuse the glitter as I finish the last bit of gift wrapping and card writing. I can’t resist showing off my favorite buy from this year: a gift for my nephew-to-be.We’re counting down the days until Little Sis becomes a mommy!

I subjected this bunny to rigorous evaluation. First, he has big, sensitive eyes so you can tell all your troubles to him. He’s got floppy ears that a baby can grab onto. And he passed the hug test. I was a little sad to ship him off since he was so cuddly, but I have to remind myself that he’s going to a good home.

Along with the bunny, I sent my copy of The Velveteen Rabbit. I read it one more time before wrapping it up and, of course, had myself a good cry when the bunny becomes real. *sniff*

Speaking of countdowns, there’s only four more days until the Harlequin Historical Advent Calendar drawing. I’ll be drawing for my special giveaway and the group will be drawing for the Kindle 3G.

Check out the last several days on the calendar. A list of the daily winners can be found here. Many of the days are still open so if you want additional chances at the Kindle, feel free to catch up on any missed days. I’m pleased that there are still entries coming in for my giveaway. Find out more about Christmas in the Tang Dynasty if you haven’t found the ornament yet.

The December newsletter has also gone out with some preview information about upcoming releases for 2011. Also popular was the link to the online clothing store where I get my hanfu. Check it out here or click on the newsletter link if you’d like to sign up for future updates. I send out the newsletter once a month and always have a great time putting it together.

Happy Holidays! I’ll be back on December 23rd to announce winners.

Holiday Giveaway from Harlequin Historical

Remember those calendars where every day you open a door and there’s a little chocolate or surprise inside as you count down the days until Christmas? Well, the talented authors of Harlequin Historical are doing a fun giveaway in December.

Each day, one author will be hosting a special activity. It may be commenting on a blog, visiting a Facebook page, or scavenging for a special ornament. Join in and you’ll be entered to win the daily giveaway as well as the Grand Prize giveaway. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Many activities will remain active after the calendar date so you can always go back and catch up. The more days you participate, the more chances you’ll have.

On December 23, we’ll be drawing one lucky name to receive a free Kindle along with the Kindle versions of some great Harlequin Historical novels. (Official rules and eligibility)

On December 4th, my holiday scavenger hunt becomes active. So come by next Saturday for details! In the meantime, the celebration starts on Wednesday, December 1. Happy hunting and Happy Holidays!

Participating Authors:
Lynna Banning – December 1
Annie Burrows – December 2
Charlene Sands – December 3
Jeannie Lin – December 4
Elizabeth Rolls – December 5
Deb Marlowe – December 6
Barbara Monajem – December 7
Terri Brisbin – December 8
Diane Gaston – December 9
Joanne Rock – December 10
Emily May – December 11
Blythe Gifford – December 12
Cheryl St.John – December 13
Carol Townend – December 14
Deborah Hale – December 15
Amanda McCabe – December 16
Michelle Willingham -December 17
Georgina Devon – December 18
Julia Justiss – December 19
Michelle Styles – December 20
Ann Lethbridge – December 21
Denise Lynn – December 22

Lynna Banning Annie Burrows Charlene Sands Jeannie Lin Elizabeth Rolls Deb Marlowe Barbara Monajem Terri Brisbin Diane Gaston Joanne Rock Emily May Blythe Gifford Cheryl St. John Carol Townend Deb Hale Amanda McCabe Michelle Willingham Georgina Devon Julia Justiss Michelle Styles Ann Lethbridge Denise Lynn Grand Prize Drawing Day