Thursday, December 13, 2012

Win a $200 Gift Card at the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!



Welcome to stop #68 of the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop! 

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Since my books are set in Italy, I thought I'd talk a little bit about how the Italians celebrate Christmas, which they call Buon Natale

Christmas-related celebrations in Italy often start December 8th, with the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, but the traditional Christmas season starts December 24th and runs through January 6th, or Epiphany. During the week known as Novena (the week before Christmas), children dressed as shepherds travel from house to house playing pipes, singing, and reciting Christmas poems. Everyone fasts for the twenty-four hours prior to Christmas (Christmas Eve), which is broken by a celebratory dinner known as cenono. The meal is often features two of my favorites, panettone (a light cake) or pandoro, for dessert. 

Santa Claus is known as Babbo Natale (Father Christmas); however, although Babbo Natale is becoming more well-known in Italy, he isn't the traditional gift-giver. That honor belongs to a kind, but ugly witch, named La Befana. In Italy, children don't receive their gifts until January 6th because that is when the three wise men gave the baby Jesus their gifts. 

According to tradition, La Befana got lost trying to find the baby Jesus, so she slides down the chimney and leaves presents at every house that has children in case baby Jesus is there. If the children have been good, she fills their stockings and shoes with good things, but naughty children get coal!

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Now that you've learned a little bit about Italy, are wondering about my series that's set there? Of course you are! :)

My current romantic suspense series is called Blood and Honor and is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. The series chronicles the battles--both bloody and romantic--between two warring Mafia clans. Books 1 and 2 are available now. Here's a taste of Book 1: 

A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...


Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar
Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret. 

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves. 

Excerpt: 

Enrico’s hand dropped from Kate’s forehead to caress her cheek, his fingers skimming over the bruises Vince had left. Then his thumb traced over her swollen lip, his face darkening. “I could kill him for this.”

Kate felt a jolt. Did he mean that? He looked so grave. She didn’t want him to do something foolish; he’d already taken enough risks for her. “I’m okay. Just a little beat up. I’ll be fine in a few days.”

He crouched down beside her and took her hands in his, resting them in her lap. “I will protect you from now on. I swear it. You will never be unsafe again.”

Kate’s throat constricted painfully and tears threatened to spill down her cheeks again. Jesus, how did he know just what to say? This man who looked at her with such tender eyes couldn’t possibly be a mobster. Certainly her faulty Italian was to blame for what she thought she’d overheard. 

Enrico leaned forward, one of his hands going to the back of her chair, the other releasing her hand and cupping her knee. He was now just inches from her, his eyes darkening with care, with… desire. Kate inhaled in surprise, her body suddenly on alert. He smelled sharply masculine, like citrus and pine trees mixed together, a hint of something that was all him underneath. He was too close, much too deliciously close. Her heart hammered out of control. She should stop this. She was still married, even if her husband had tried to kill her. 

Enrico let go of her knee and placed his fingers under her chin, tilting her mouth to meet his. Kate stiffened, but after his lips touched hers, she relaxed and forced herself to stop thinking, forced herself only to feel, only to hear. The satiny brush of his lips across hers, the touch of his hands on her face, his fingers tracing her cheekbones. The groan low in his throat when she opened her mouth to his, when she let their tongues touch. He groaned again, the sound more urgent when she opened her mouth wider, her tongue swirling around his. 

He pulled her up from the chair, his large hands sliding down to her ass, crushing her to him greedily. When she felt the bulge of his erection against her belly, a warm tingle ran through her, zinging down between her legs. 

My God, he was an amazing kisser. And if she wasn’t mistaken, his body was going to be amazing too. He was all hard slabs of muscle and sinew, granite next to her softness. She ran her hands across his wide shoulders and down his back. Jesus. This was going to be out of this world

He broke the kiss, both of them breathing fast. She looked up at him, confused. Why was he stopping? 

“Are you certain you want this?” he asked. “A lot has happened—”

“I’m sure. Very sure.” 

His lips curved into a slow smile. “Then we need some place more private, yes?”

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Want to know what happens next? You can find out in Revenge (Blood and Honor #1). 

Regularly $4.99, Revenge is on sale now for only $0.99, for a limited time at most retailers. 


If you prefer printRevenge is also on Amazon US (paperback) or Amazon UK (paperback).
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To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the Holiday Gifts of Love Hop, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)! To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.

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144 comments:

  1. LOVELY BLOG HO:P MS.DELAMAR:D! HAPPBEE HOLI:DAY!
    thanQ
    redz041@yahoo.com

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  2. Thanks for this fantastic opportunity. I loved the insight into the Italian Christmas traditions. Buon Natale, Dana.
    Lynda Dickson
    lyndadickson@skymesh.com.au

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    1. Thanks, Lynda. It's fun to learn what other countries do! Buon Natale, Lynda! :)

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  3. Buon Natale, Dana. Although some of those Italian traditions have changed. Kids, for example, gets their gifts under the trees and families either allow them to unwrap at midnight on the 24th, or send them to bed to open then in the morning of 25th as in the US.

    BUT, also the Befana brings gifts, mostly cakes and smaller ones. Bad kids traditionally receive only "coal", but in reality it is a piece of blackened sugar shaped as a piece of real coal. So the Befana brings toys, sugary, and coal for the naughty ones... and in the ancient times coal was precious as well ;)

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    1. Buon Natale, Massimo! Thanks for clarifying and expanding on my info. The sources I consulted must be behind the times. Blackened sugar in place of coal? Genius! :)

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  4. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I would like to be entered in the grand prize drawing :) delectably_sweet AT yahoo

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing the book and the excerpt!!! Happy Holidays!!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  6. Happy Holidays
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Beckey,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  7. Hoping that you and yours have a very happy holiday. Great excerpt, the book is going on my list. :D

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Thanks, that's so nice to hear. I hope you enjoy it!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  8. Thanks for the chance!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  9. I enjoy hearing of different traditions. And all of it involves love. Love that sees beyond our shortcomings, loves that is unconditional,love that makes us want to do for others and maybe sometimes love that's not traditional.

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for participating in the hop giveaway. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Hi Sharon,

      Me too. And you're right--it's all about love. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  10. Sorry-I didn't add my email:

    djgandyfan@gmail.com

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  11. I love your Blog.

    Staci aka Patches
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    1. Thanks, Staci! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  12. Thanks for telling me about this hop....I love the hops.

    kim86004 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Kim. The hops are so much fun!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  13. Great book series idea!! Love your blog :)

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    1. Thanks, Tom! That's so nice to hear on both counts.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  14. Thanks for the Blog Hop Invite!! Great page :)
    Happy Holidays,
    Angela Rose
    angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Angela! That's so nice to hear. I just love my new Dana Delamar banner from the folks at NinthMoon.com. My blog looks so much better now!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  16. Deena Cross
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    1. Hi Deena,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  17. Very interesting information about Italy! I never knew any of that about Christmas! Thanks for inviting me to the blog hop and Merry Christmas to you! justaddblue (at) blueharvestcreative (dot) com

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I love learning about how other cultures do things.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  18. Hiya Nat! Fun hop :) and gr8 post, as always. Merry Christmas!

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    1. oopsy. Greg Carrico, here. g.carrico(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Thanks for the invite! Great blog hop! Merry Christmas! Cheryl Lynne/cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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    3. Hi Greg and Cheralyn,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  19. Great post. Loved the information about Italy. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    janna@jannashay.com

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    1. Hi Janna! :)

      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. It was fun to write. I love the idea of a Christmas witch!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  20. Happy...Merry...Buon Natale!? Not sure if it should be happy or merry? :) As much as I loved learning about Christmas in Italy, the excerpt...holy hell, amazing! I might need to read this book this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
    danao.b7(at)gmail(.)com

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    1. Hi Dana! (Cool name, BTW!)

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and the excerpt. And you *do* need to read the book this weekend! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  21. Thank you for the chance!

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  22. Thank you for this chance and I am enjoying learning about this.

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    1. Hi T,

      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. It was fun to write.

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      Happy Holidays!

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Farrah,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  24. i loved what you wrote about Italy. I love how so many countries celebrate, yet still in their own way.Your book sounds real interesting. One thing you can say about the mob is their loyalty and sense of family.
    Toni Cosgrove
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Toni,

      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. When I found out Italy had a Christmas witch, I *had* to write about it!

      Yes, the mob definitely know the meaning of loyalty and family. I thought it would be interesting to set a book in that world and explore the many shades of gray that lifestyle would entail.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Laurie,

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      Happy Holidays!

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  26. I love to do hops. I get to met new authors and hear about new books...

    froggy_momma(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Gail,

      I love the hops for the same reason. I'm always finding so many new books to read!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  27. I love reading about other countries in my romance novels. Provides great escapes. Have a great holiday.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Mel,

      Me too! That's why I had to set mine in Italy.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  28. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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    1. Ooh, sounds great! I'll have to check that one out.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  29. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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    1. Hi Cassandra,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  30. I've got your book on my TBR pile. Looking forward to it.

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    1. Hi Roxy,

      That's so nice to hear! :)

      Thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays!

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  31. Perfect giveaway for the Holidays! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel,

      Yep, I figured everyone could use gift cards this time of year!

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      Happy Holidays!

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

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  33. Merry Christmas !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  35. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
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  36. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  37. Sounds like a great read: I just purchased Revenge and can't wait to start reading it tonight!

    Booksie
    books4me67@ymail.com

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    1. Hi Booksie,

      Thank you! You made my day! :) I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  38. I lived in Naples, Italy for three years. Your books sound interesting. Thanks for the hop!

    Lasha
    mslasha at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Lasha,

      I envy you. I'd love to live in Italy, and I can't wait to go back again and visit.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win Merry Christmas
    Crystal Y
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Liese,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  41. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  42. Interesting Christmas tradition.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jan,

      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. La Befana is my favorite part.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  43. Thanks for doing this hop and the chance to win! I love the holidays where i spend time with my family and friends to eat and drink! Happy Holidays!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi Kaci,

      Me too. We're planning a big dinner at my house. Can't wait!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  44. It's fun hearing each person's traditions and fond memories.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Raonaid,

      It definitely is. Everyone has their own spin on the holidays.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  45. My fav thing about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We drive around on Christmas Eve and see them all while singing along with carols on the radio!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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    1. Hi April,

      I love the Christmas lights too. We put up chili pepper and cactus lights this year. Since they're red and green, they look festive. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  46. i love christmas time actually right now while im doing this hop im having hot cocoa and watching the christmas heart on hallmark channel angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds wonderful!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  47. Happy Holidays!
    ajcraig77@comcast.net

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  48. Happy Holidays...
    So my dad was stationed in Italy for three years so i totally had an italian christmas when we lived there... We still did Santa but we put our shoes out for treats from La Befana in the form of small oranges and chocolates...(the man that lived on the hill would put treats in any shoes left outside not to mention he brought his wine cart into the neighborhood every week and would refill my parents wine jug(mom loves wine lol)Guess that is where i got it from lol... You should write about an Italian Easter... Chocolate hollow eggs with toys inside. oh and the lamb cake...

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jeanette,

      Sounds like you had a blast! Great idea to write about Italian Easter. Thank you!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  49. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

    skizzles_22_hju@yahoo.com

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  50. thanks for the hop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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      Happy Holidays!

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  51. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Thanks for being on the Holiday Blog Hop. Great blog. roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Me too. I've been singing Christmas carols for weeks now. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" seems to be stuck on repeat in my head!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  52. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!

    aprilnu2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I loved reading Revenge and am looking forward to getting to the next in the series!
    karysafaire at gmail dot com.

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    1. Hi Karysa,

      Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed "Revenge." I'm working hard on the prequel, which should be out in February.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  54. Great Giveaway!!!
    angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Angela,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  55. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! Happy holidays. hthurmeier @ gmail . com

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      Happy Holidays!

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  56. Happy Holidays!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Krysta,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  57. Happy holidays and thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  58. 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 entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  59. Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

    thompsonem3(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ellen,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  60. Happy Holidays
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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      Happy Holidays!

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  62. Thank you & Happy Holidays
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 @ netzero.com

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  63. Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  64. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    smoofrog at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Tonda,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  65. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  66. I didn't realize children in Italy celebrated on January 6( my birthday)! Loved the post! Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays:)
    allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Allyson! :)

      Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I had fun researching it.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  67. Thanks for the informative post.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Carla,

      You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Happy Holidays!

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  68. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Good luck on winning one of the tablets!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  69. Thanks for sharing your post! Happy Holidays :)
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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  70. Thank you!!
    Krista B
    Deliachic3@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Krista,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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  71. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (or whatever Holidays you celebrate between now and then).

    Theresa Esterline
    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Theresa,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

      Happy Holidays!

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