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1/04/2012

Welcome to the New Year's Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Year's blog hop! Over 60 authors and reviews are going to talk about their favorite New Year Memory! What does that mean for you? Well we are giving away gift cards, books, and other swag goodies throughout the day! Each author will chose their own winner - so that means over 50 winners! And you can win on multiple pages!


And the best thing? We have TWO Grand prizes. 


One being a Kindle Fire to a lucky winner!


Our second grand prize is a $80 Amazon GC!


My favorite New Year's memory is this New Year's...because I published my first ever New Year's set romance, NO DRESS REQUIRED! It's only 99 cents and it's a short, fun, sexy read set on a night that always makes people dream of possibilities. I love New Year's. The newness of a fresh slate always renews my spirit! Plus I love cracking a little of the good stuff to celebrate!

Here's NO DRESS REQUIRED's blurb, an excerpt and buy link: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/no-dress-required/

What's YOUR favorite New Year's memory? Be sure to comment for a chance to win the grand prizes and ALSO for your chance to win one of my backlist ebooks!

Now let's go hopping! Thanks so much for stopping by!



69 comments:

June M. said...

This year's New Year's was great. I just hung out with my sister and 2 of her kids. We watched a zombie marathon on tv and just goofed off. It would have been even better if her 17 year old had been there, but she was with her boyfriend, lol.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Pippa Jay said...

I already posted my fave on my blog, but this year was nice. Just snuggling up for an early night with my other half after a week of broken nights courtesy of our youngest being poorly!

Amber Skyze said...

Every New Year's for the last five years because it's when I married my hubby. :)

Going to grab me this new book.

CherryBlossomRain said...

The new year's memory I love the most is when my then boyfriend proposed to me. It had pretty much been the worst day ever and that totally just turned it on it's ear. The only day that beats it is my wedding day :)

a_breen87@yahoo(dot)com

Sherry said...

Most of my New Year's revolve around my family. I've always enjoyed being with my family. I don't have any big time memory to write about.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Eva's Flowers said...

Nothing really memorable, but a good time anyway...just spent it with family, watching TV and having some snacks, not even an alcoholic drink since I was trying to get over a cold ;}

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

SiNn said...

honestly so many r favs of mine i have to say alltime fav is the first new yrs i spent with the fiancee was so great and perfect we spenta llnight talkinga nd watching horror films getting to know eachother on a deeper level

tyf or teh chance
mortalsinn(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Christine T. said...

I always have a quiet New Years just reflecting on the way things has gone the previous year :)

christinetoney (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lisa J said...

Watching the little ones stay up to ring in the New Year has always been my favorite.

lmjtgm(at)gmail.com

Anne said...

I remember once when I was about 12we actually had family friends over and played games and ate and drank (soda in my case)until midnight. It was the only time I can remember having others over for New Years.

acm05atjuno.com

lindseye said...

Usually stay home and watch the tv celebrations.
linze_e at hotmail.com

Amy S. said...

Congrats on the new release! Sounds great! Spending time with my family and watching the ball drop on tv.

amysmith98 @ gmail.com

Kathryn said...

I went to a CD release concert this year to support the band (and hey, we were on the CD as well, though you'd never be able to single out our voices, which is a good thing, in my case anyway) :) richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

Ladystyx said...

I posted on another blog my favorite memory of my first taste of champagne. this year I will admit it got lost in just living. i didn't eeven realize that it was new years eve till almost 8:30 in the evening. lol
ladystyx @ spatialfrustration .com

Miho Li said...

Congrats on your release! My fav memory might be this latest one as well. Nice and quiet at home watching movies with my daughter while my husband glowed in the dark with his glow sticks =P

Happy new year!

mihoxli at gmail dot com

DBookWhore said...

My favorite New Year memory would be this year.. I had a party with all my friends and we were so involved in a game we almost missed the ball drop.. We turned the channel just in time for everyone to share a new years kiss.. not with each other of course haha

Dprissypunk(at)gamil(dot)com

Jean P said...

Congrats on your release.
Favorite memory is the year I got engaged. Now the evenings are spent quietly at home.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Thanks for participating! Congrats on your release!!

mnjcarter said...

I really don't have 1 that is more memorable than the next. I've done alot for New Year's over the years, partied, traveled,and pregnant for 4 of them. Now, we stay hoem with the family and friends come over. We play games and such. It's a good time for everyone.

mnjcarter@charter.net

CrystalGB said...

My favorite New Years memories are from playing board games and cards at my brother's house on New Year's eve.
Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Unknown said...

I have never been one to stay awake to bring in the New Year - but when I was 21 years old, my best friend drug me out with her husband and friends to a pub to a New Year's Eve party that was really quite fun, so I'd have to choose that one, since it was my only experience *chuckle*
Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

New Year's is definitely inspiration worthy when it comes to writing! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

DragonStar1974 )AT( aol.com

Jennifer J Saracino said...

All my favorite new years memories are the same; it doesn't matter were I was as long as i'm with friends and family :)

~jennifer

wocaworld{at}gmail{dot}com

Trisha Wilson said...

I have to agree! Beginning a new year is always great! It gives us the opportunity to determine to be/do better than the previous year!

Thanks for sharing & thank you for the giveaway!

May God bless,
Trisha Wilson
TrishaWilson79@gmail.com

savannah said...

I liked this new years because I've got to spend it with my whole family my 2 sons included they are 4 and 1! But my most memorable is 2005 that is the day my husband and I officially started dating ;)
brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

mcv said...

My New years memory was watching my Mom perform an old German custom she learned from her Mom. Have champagne in one hand & pickled herring in another( yes, I know it’s gross). At 12 am, eat the herring and chase it with the champagne. It’s an old wives tale that is supposed to bring luck all thru the year.
mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

Joanne said...

Congrats on the release of No Dress Required. I just bought it but haven't read it yet. My favorite memory was when I was a teenager and my mom let me stay up late and see the ball drop. for the first time. I also had my first taste of champagne.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

StacieD said...

My favorite NYE memory was my first one in Chicago. The fireworks downtown were gorgeous especially when they were reflected in Lake Michigan.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

chey said...

My favourite New Years Memeories are of the ones spent with friends and family.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

shadow_kohler said...

We usually dont celebrate New Years but this year we did. And it was fun and i enjoyed it! My family and i watch superhero movies, ate snacks and had a drink. It was nice, laid back and so fun! Definitely a favorite memory. ;) Thank you! Happy New Year!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

VampedChik said...

Well my birthdays New Years eve so I could tell tons of stories from that! LOL But one of my most memorable would probably have to be last year just for how funny it was. My friend was 9months pregnant. Due any time and she decided that she wanted to play 'Just Dance' on my wii. So she seriously got into it. It was insane watching her dance with her big belly. I have it on video. Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. :) Thanks!
-Amber
goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

Kaye Manro said...

Happy New Year, Cari! I usually have a quiet new years eve and day. Plenty of time to reflect and set goals for a clean slated year.

Maria said...

I don't really have a favorite New Years Eve memory, I usually spend them with family and they are pretty quiet. We usually have a nice meal, prepare a bunch of snacks, watch movies all night or play games and then toast in the New Year at midnight. That's how I've spent the last decade or so...lol

ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

K33p3rofViolence said...

I just love spending it with my hubbie so I don't really have one.

charmed_sphere_mage69@hotmail.com

brbalways said...

congrats on the pub!!

Mine is one with my kids staying up and bon firing with friends!

geschumann said...

I love sitting around playing cards with the family & my folks. Thanks! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

Teressa Oliver said...

One of my fav New Year’s Eve was when I was in the Navy and me and my roommates invited about 100 people over and they all showed up and brought more guests. It was everything you can imagine it would of having that many sailors in one place. It wasn’t much longer after many of us shipped out to Iraq.
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

Kim S. said...

Great excerpt!

We did the usual...hubby slept, daughter and son were on the computers and I was reading!


thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

Lori Z. said...

This year the husband and I had a quiet evening at home to bring in the new year. We spent Dec 26-30 in New Orleans. While we were there, we took a couple of plantation tours and a haunted vampire tour in the French Quarter. On all of these tours, they mentioned where scenes from Interview with a Vampire were filmed. Since the husband and I hadn't seen Interview with a Vampire, we watched it on NYE. It was fun to notice the place we had seen in the movie. After the movie we watched the ball drop, drank some port and went to bed.

Lori

knitrix29 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Last year was nice because our neighbor set off fireworks and thats illegal here...lol! They were beautiful but we kept thinking the cops were going to show up! Lol!
Ljay
Toonsgirl1@yahoo.com

Riane said...

My favorite New Years memory us the birth of my son. Ok, so he didn't make New Years Day.... he still takes his own sweet time to this day.

riane at kinkybookreviews dot com

Barbara said...

We usually spend the evening inside with family and friends, lots of good eats...playing cards (poker) and listening to music until the ball's about to drop. Then the wine is poured, toasts made, kisses shared...and then the party usually continues for a little while longer. Those that drank a little too much, or came without a designated driver snuggle in for the night...that's just how we play. Better safe than sorry. :) Happy 2012!

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

snulfers said...

My birthday is NYE and one of my sisters is NYD so we have a combined birthday party at midnight.
snulfers at hotmail dot com

Mary Keith - Keith Publications, LLC said...

My best NYE - We had a party for our friends and family. We could see the high school fireworks from our backyard. We all had a great time being together. Almost all the food was gone and the drinks...well there weren't any left..lol Those who needed to spend the night found a piece of floor and blankets and we had breakfast the next morning...some not so much LOL

Great Blog Hop. Hope you will blog at KP sometime.

Mary Keith
mary@keithpublications.come
www.keithpublications.com

Anne R said...

My favorite NYE memory is the one I spend with my now husband. We went out with my best friend and her (then) husband. It was horrible. They fought the whole night but at one point during all that craziness he leaned over and told me that he loved me.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

areeths at new dot rr dot com

Heather Cox said...

thank you so much for being part of this giveaway!!! Happy New Year!

yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

Meagan B said...

My mom would make shirley temples and snacks for new years eve celebration- loved it!

mconnolley(at)yahoo(dot)com

elaing8 said...

i don't do New Year's celebrations anymore.I like to stay in.But when I was younger I liked hanging out with my friends going from party to party.Seeing what trouble we could get into ;)

Thanks for the giveaway
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Catherine Lee said...

The blurb for Ne Dress Required sounds yummy!

Cheers,
catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com
@capefearlibn

Juliana said...

Shooting champagne out of my nose the first time I accidentally tasted it when I was 10! Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Happy New Year!
OceanAkers@aol.com

Cathy M said...

New Years Eve will always be special since it was the night my hubby proposed. After 35 years together, so glad I said yes.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

latishajean said...

I stayed home this year and watched movies! I went to bed earley too!
Thank you very much for taking part in this fun blog hop! Happy New Year too you!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net!

Vanessa N. said...

My fav was when I went to ecuador to spend time with the family and see how they celebrated new year's.

mythic021@gmail.com

BookAttict said...

Every year, my best friend and her husband throw a massive NYE party. After almost everyone leaves, I sit around with some of my best friends, (we don't see each other nearly as much as we'd like to),and we just talk about the year just passed, good memories -- it's just a wonderful way to celebrate, and we've made it an annual ritual.

Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy New Year!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

Spending it with my mom. I miss her now that she's passed and all the little things she used to do.

jesse.kimmelfreeman @ gmail.com

Tracy Riviera said...

My favorite New Year's memory is when I was around 7 year's old and my best friend and I stayed up through the New Year all the way up until around 4am. We were the happiest 7 year old's ever! Our parents were too wasted to even notice! lol

Ishanie.Sanchez@gmail.com

http://thealteregotracy.blogspot.com

Susan W. said...

Growing up and spending New Years Day with my family are extra special memories now that my parents are gone.

suz2@cox.net

AsianCocoa said...

I spent this NYE with my teenage son hanging out watching movies. Very low-key but I had a great night.

nenssa said...

My favorite memory is actually a tradition that takes place in my home country of Brazil. For New Years, the color of your clothing represents what you want for the new year. For example, many Brazilians wear white for peace and inner calm, but you see a few wearing red for passion or pink for love, some wear green in hopes of earning more that year as well. Every year i'm excited to see what colors people decide to wear on New Years, and I love getting together at the end of the year to see if their wishes came true.

Donna said...

Favourite memory is spending New Years day with family playing cards and eating a a turkey dinner with all the trimmings

jeanette8042 said...

My favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere!

lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

tammy ramey said...

thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.
my favorite memory is the year my husband asked me to marry him.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Andrea I said...

My favorite was when my daughter and I took my oldest grandson to the Peach Drop.

ainfinger@comcastDOTnet

Renald said...

This year, Dick Clark.

Monica said...

Thanks for the great opportunity. My New Year's have all been pretty tame and spent in the company of family and friends. We have people from out of town, usually family visiting from Mexico. We do the grapes and certain other traditions, depending on what we want to focus for that year. It's all about new beginnings.

monipadron@gmail.com

Kara D. said...

I haven't really had any exciting NYE memories but I guess being able to hang with my family and watch musicians perform on TV and the ball drop is pretty exciting. Get to play a nice game of Trivia Pursuit, too, lol!

supersonic182@gmail.com

orelukjp0 said...

My favorite memory is watching the Tournament of Roses Parade. We do it every year since I was a little girl.

Thank you for the wonderful contest.

I hope you have a very prosperous New Year.

orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

BBL said...

My favorite new year's eve memory is from my childhood, when my parents took my sister and me to the capital just to see the firework. I was so happy - I hadn't traveled that much before and we all liked it.
Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year!
creature-in-night@hotmail.com

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