Monday, December 31, 2012

Win a $300 Gift Card at the New Year's Blog Hop!



Welcome to stop #77 of the New Year's Blog Hop!

To enter the giveaways, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. 

Every year I tell myself "This is the year where I actually keep my resolutions! I'll lose weight this time, I'll be more organized this time, I'll exercise more this time..." and so on, and so on. And I usually fail miserably at most of them. So this year, I've set myself a few goals that I think I should be able to keep: 
  1. Publish two more books. (I managed this in 2012, so I should be able to do it again.)
  2. Read adventurously! Continue trying new authors and new genres. Challenge myself. I did this in 2012, and it worked out marvelously
  3. Continue working on the organization thing. I don't want to end up in an episode of "Hoarders." (I've hired someone to help me, so I think this has a real shot. You can actually walk around my office now, so there's already progress!)
I will still work on my weight and exercising, but I think I'll try to baby-step them this time. Maybe that way I'll feel encouraged instead of discouraged when I'm not knocking those out of the park right away. 


Now it's your turn: What resolutions are you making for 2013? And which ones did you achieve in 2012?

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If, like me, you want to challenge your reading self by trying new authors and new genres, you might want to check out my Blood and Honor romantic suspense series, which 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 raised a hand in greeting to Kate, and she returned his wave and started descending the steps. She headed straight for him, her auburn hair gleaming in the sun, a few strands of it blowing across her pale cheek and into her green eyes. With a delicate hand, she brushed the hair out of her face. Enrico’s fingers twitched with the desire to touch her cheek like that, to feel the slide of her silky hair. A small, almost secretive smile crossed her features, and he swallowed hard. Dio mio. He felt that smile down to his toes.

She stopped a couple feet from him. “Signor Lucchesi, it’s good to see you, as always.”

He bowed his head slightly. “And you, Signora Andretti.” He paused, a grin spreading across his face. “Since when did we get so formal, Kate?”

She half-turned and motioned to the doorway behind her. And that was when he noticed it—a bruise on her right cheek. Merda! Had someone hit her? Tearing his eyes off the mark, he followed her gesture. A tall, sandy-haired man, well-muscled and handsome, leaned in the doorway, his arms crossed. “My husband, Vincenzo, is here.”

Enrico’s smile receded. He looked back to Kate. “I’d like to meet him.” And if he did this to her, he’s going to pay.

Want to know what happens next? You can find Revenge at these retailersAmazon US (Kindle)Amazon UK (Kindle), Amazon Canada (Kindle)AppleAll Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble UKDieselKoboOmniLitSmashwords, and Sony

If you prefer printRevenge is also on Amazon US (paperback) or Amazon UK (paperback).
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Prize Giveaway!

To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the New Year's Blog 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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Grand Prize Giveaway!


We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. (Comments without an email address will be discarded.) Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet (international)
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N gift card (international)
3rd Grand Prize: A huge swag pack stuffed with books and more! (U.S. only)



To continue hopping, click the link below!

http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/p/new-years-blog-hop.html

188 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and have a Happy New Year.
    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity, Dana.
    Happy New Year!
    Lynda Dickson
    lyndadickson@skymesh.com.au

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    1. Hi Lynda,

      Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Hi Tammy,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  4. Thank you Dana happy New year! perfectimage772000@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Tiffunee,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  5. Thank you Dana happy New year! perfectimage772000@yahoo.com

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  6. Happy New Year! Great giveaway!
    angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Angela,

      Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  7. The book looks great! Happy touring and have a terrific 2013! linze011@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Linze! Nice to "see" a familiar face! Thank you, and you too!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest.

      Happy New Year! :)

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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    1. Hi Evie,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  9. Thank you Dana. Have an awesome 2013! Loved reading the excerpt from your book - it has me hooked - have to read the book - can't wait to get over to one of those online bookstores and order it!
    Love, Vanessa
    vanessa.naidoo@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you! That's so nice to hear! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  10. Happy New Year!

    Dovile
    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi Dovile,

      Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  11. Thanks so much for participating in the hop! Happy New Year!

    sandywolters(dot)author(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  12. Thanks for participating! Happy New Year!
    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com :)

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  13. Happy New Year Dana!
    I totally agree - baby steps!
    Jamie Salisbury (TudorRose29@gmail.com)

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    1. Hi Jamie,

      Definitely, baby steps! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  14. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE:D! GREAT BLOG HOP! ThanQ Ms. DELAMAR!
    redz041@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Ruby Swan,

      Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Farrah Sayyed; farrahsayyedATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Farrah,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  17. Ooh, I love the blurb and excerpt. Gotta read this one!

    I didn't make a resolution last year simply because I never keep them. This year however I've decided to start the Nutri-system diet. I begin next week. Wish me luck.

    Best of luck with your resolution!

    Happy New years!

    shielas @ shaw.ca

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    1. Hi Shiela! Nice to see another familiar face! :)

      Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy the book!

      I know what you mean about resolutions. Then I decided I'd make different ones. And just a few. Good luck with Nutri-system! :)

      Happy New Year!

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  18. Thanks for participating in the giveaway Dana!

    I agree my new years resolutions about losing weight or exercising never seem to make it ;)

    This year my resolution is to spend more time reading with my daughter, or should I say having her read her books to me (she is 6).

    Thanks! Theresa Esterline
    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Theresa! :)

      Aww, that's a great resolution! And fun too.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  19. No New Year Resolutions for me. Just keeping on striving to stay healthy.
    staci1964@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Patches!!! :) So nice to see you here.

      That's a good goal--I like it. Maybe I should try that!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  20. Happy New Year!!

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Beckey,

      Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  21. Thanks so much~!

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ki!

      Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  22. Grand plan, Dana! Happy new year!
    quiestinliteris@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  23. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New Year.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Ingeborg,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  24. Happy New Year! Great blog hop!
    shawna@trindiebooks.com

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    1. Hi Shawna,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  25. Happy New Year.
    T
    t.abule (@) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Hi T,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year! Cheryl Lynne/cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Hi Kyra,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  28. I don't generally do resolutions, and didn't make any for 2012, but this year I am releasing my debut novel and moving to a new city. My goal is to retain my sanity and pant size during the process! LOL

    Michel_Lee_King(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Michel,

      Those are great goals; I wish you luck with all of them!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  29. I'm trying to read more books this year :)

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Kirsten,

      I LOVE that goal. It's one of mine as well. I'm still striving for another 100 this next year.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  30. Thank you so very much for the chance!

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kassandra,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  31. As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year...take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
    Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Mel,

      Welcome back! That's awesome to hear. I'm sure you'll love it. Some of my fondest memories are of the family vacations we took every summer when I was a kid. I'm not sure how we survived with three kids in the backseat, but somehow we did it. You're going to have a blast. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  32. Be more confident! I achieved my goal in being more open to people.

    Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Mimi,

      That's a great goal! People always respond well to confidence and openness. I swear it really helps you make your own luck.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  33. I don't make New Years resolutions. That way I don't feel guilty when I don't keep them
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      I love your attitude! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  34. I hope to be able to read more books this year. Both of your books are on my wish list.


    carolynvaldez51@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Carolyn,

      Great goal, and I'm so happy both of my books are on your wish list. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  35. Just finished Revenge and it is awesome!

    Thank you, Dana!

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    1. Hi Sharon/Gail/GeeGee! :)

      Aww, thank you for telling me! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the book. You just made my day.

      Happy New Years! :)

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  36. thank you a lot for your participation in this blog hop and teh international giveaway

    happy new year and best wishes

    miki
    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Miki,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  37. Thanks for hosting! I have so much fun entering & reading.
    Alison Jones, tippycam@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Alison,

      These blog hops are a lot of fun. I love finding out about new authors and books, and of course it's fun entering the contests too!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  38. I live in fear of being on Hoarders as well - so decluttering as to be a big part of my life in 2013.

    Happy New Year!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Yeah, I just got to the point where I realized the clutter was really bothering me--I just felt out of sorts! Good luck with your project!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  39. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Laurie,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  41. Happy 2013 and thanks for the fun!
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi Elie,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  42. Happy New Year!

    chellesy.clay at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  43. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jenn,

      A great resolution, because it's fun! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  44. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Liese,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  45. Happy new year!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  46. Happy New Year!
    thanks
    Mrsbrinius at comcast dot net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  47. This is a wonderful giveaway event. It's a great way for readers to be introduced to authors, your book excerpt is intriguing. Jeannie illbeyoureverything2001@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Jeannie,

      Thank you! I hope you get a chance to check the book out further.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  48. I don't remember what my resolutions were for 2012. This year, I want to try to be more positive.

    Shannon
    Shana7426@aol.com

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      I love that goal. Think how nice it would be if everyone had the same goal!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  49. I don't think I made any for 2012, I know I want to try and stop smoking this year.

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dawna,

      That's a great resolution. I wish you luck with it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  50. I didn't make any resolutions last year but this year I want to read at least 150 books and run my first 5K.

    Amy Smith

    cleophatra911@aim.com

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    1. Hi Amy,

      Wow -- those are two great goals! I wish you all the best with both of them. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  51. Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let's go 50 books!) and staying active (jog, jog!), but I hope you have a great year :)

    Thanks again!

    hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sandra,

      Yep, we're starting off the year right! :) I love your resolutions and wish you all the best with them.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  52. Happy Nw Year and thank you for sharing your love and your soul with us in your books!

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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    1. Aww, that is so sweet! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  53. Awesome Blog/Hop & giveaway.

    Have a wonderful New Year and good luck to everyone.

    gayle2b74@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Gayle,

      Same to you! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  54. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope you write those two books!

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Chelsea,

      I certainly will. I'm hard at work on the one I'm trying to get out in February.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  55. For 2012 i hit my goal weight of 154 which was a weight loss of 35 lbs...so that is a good feeling

    My goal for 2013 is to have an accounting job by the time I finally graduate in October with my degree... I also have 10 lbs to lose to be at my stop weight of 144 and i need more me time. Thanks for being part of the hop


    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jeanette,

      Congratulations on hitting your 2012 goal! Woot! :)

      Wishing you all the best on your 2013 goals--sounds like you've got the determination to hit them all.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  56. Still going to lose weight to help my health!!!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Best wishes with your goal--I'll be doing the same!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  57. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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    1. Hi Krista,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  58. 2012 wasn't a great year by any means, but I know 2013 will be better :) I'm making a resolution to finish up my schooling, find a decent job, and have fun guest reviewing !

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    readsalot81 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Sounds like you're getting 2013 off to a great start. Best wishes on all the goals. Having fun is always a good one. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  59. Happy New Year! Here is wishing you a great new year and may you accomplish all your future goals. My goal this year is to live day to day and see where life takes me, hopefully I can read more this year (100 books) and my health continues to get better.

    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Ronda,

      Thanks! Those are great goals, and I hope your health gets better too. Focusing on the present seems to reduce anxiety and stress, and sometimes that can make a nice impact on your health. Best wishes with all of those. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  60. Thanks a lot for the awesome giveaway!
    Happy new year!

    celine.guissart@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Celine,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  61. Happy New Year!

    I'm hoping to be able to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin sometimes.

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

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    1. Hi Drea,

      It's good to recognize that you need "me" time. I've found it's really helpful to do things like book a spa day or some other "me" activity so that it's in my schedule and doesn't get tromped on. Gives me a good reason to say "no" when I need to--the time is already taken! Best wishes on getting re-charged. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  62. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! I want to loss #25 this year. I have a good chance because I'm very determined to do so. Last year I moved in May and was working more than one job at the same time and didn't have time to put it all away in new spots. I was to finish before the end of the year. I got bite by a dog and two days later tripped on a tablecloth that was too long. I have to wait till my ankle heals more before I can move more boxes.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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    1. Hi Judy,

      Good luck with all of your goals. Sounds like you had a rough time of it for a while but that you're determined to bounce back. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  63. In 2013 I am resolving to read some of those books I have from Amazon's free reads. This will help my 365 book a day challenge and my budget!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi April,

      That's a great resolution! I know I have way more books on my Kindle than I could read in a year (unless that's all I did). Best wishes on hitting your book challenge goal!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

      Delete
  64. I want to get my house more organized and actually keep it that way! It's also be nice to lose that extra weight! :) And of course read as many books as I can! :)

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Nikki,

      LOL--you sound like my (evil?) twin! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

      Delete
  65. I don't believe I accomplished any last year but this year my resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Cassandra,

      Hey, there's no time to start over like the new year! Best wishes on hitting all of your goals. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  66. Weeee! Awesome giveaway, thanks! rose (dot) bethancourt (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Rose,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  67. Love the giveaway. Happy new Year!

    mrs.hildebrandATgmailDOT com

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    1. Hi Melinda,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  68. My resolution is to publish my novel.
    Happy New Year.
    movie1997 at live dot it

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    1. Hi Alice,

      Woot! Get 'er done! :) It's scary actually doing it, but very liberating too.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

      Delete
  69. don't make resolutions myself
    happy new year
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  70. My resolution is to exercise 5 times a week.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jan,

      An awesome goal--here's hoping you stick to it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  71. I stopped making New Year resolutions years ago and I am so happy I did.
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      I know how you feel, but I just can't help myself. A new year rolls around and it feels like a clean slate, so I hit the Reset button--and start a new goal or two. I'm definitely paring back from prior years though!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  73. Am having a lovely time with the hop.
    Happy New Years.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      I'm glad to hear it. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  74. Staying alive was a biggie for me last year as I was very ill ..now my goal is so stay out of hospital and walk and stand for 5 min...hope to increase that one as the year goes on. Your books sound awesome and hope you have new year full of warm memories, fun adventures and laughter
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Leena,

      Wow--kinda puts it all in perspective, doesn't it? I wish you all the best in making progress and getting well.

      Thank you for all the kind words and wishes. Take care. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  75. Happy New Year & Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  76. Jeeze, your excerpts are always so good. Vincenzo is the husband's name. Can't wait to read this one.
    Happy New Year, Dana!
    danao.b7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dana (cool name, BTW),

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  77. Happy new year!
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Welcome back, LL! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  79. Happy New Year

    karatemom15@yahoo.com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  80. Pasting in for D'Ann so it gets counted in the contest:

    D'Ann January 1, 2013 6:29 PM
    Happy New Year! I'm not making any resolutions. I'd love to read your book!
    dldauthor@frontier.net

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

      Happy New Year! :)

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  81. On 2012 the goal I achieved was my Bachelor`s Degree in Translation Studies. Goal for 2013 is to find a job I love!

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

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  82. To continue to grow as an individual and keep starving to be the best me I can be...

    caiidynsmommie@gmail.com

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  83. 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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  84. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  85. Hi Dana! Great to see you in the hop.

    For 2013 I resolve to meet the goal of finishing the polishing of my first book in the Existence series and to submit it (to agents, publishers, etc). I also have a goal of house hunting this autumn. (Need lots of luck. Or patience. And maybe money... I hear that helps. Ha ha.)

    Back in 2012 I... oh no, that was one of the goals last year! Well, I could call that a fail, or I could call it a 90% progress- as a LOT of editing got done. (Though a decent shrink might argue that my inner perfectionist needs to take a chill pill before I destroy to much). In 2012 I also had the goal of starting a blog (accomplished!), using twitter more (I'd say the tweets4authors has kicked that into the accomplished category), doing the A to Z challenge (accomplished- it was in the blog I started, and it really got my characters talking), and do NaNoWriMo again (also accomplished). All in all, not a bad year.

    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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  86. Happy New Year! Thanks for the great giveaway :)
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Happy Holidays!

    Sue
    sue_holston@hotmail.com

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  88. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  89. I didn't make any resolutions for 2012 to break nor will I make any for 2013 either :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I don't really make any resolutions never keep them. I would love to read more books this year ! 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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  91. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  92. I've never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  93. 2013 will be the year I man up and start improving my life, home and health - especially getting back on track with my weight loss and working with my son on his job improvement goals!

    Happy and Healthy 2013 to everyone!

    Felicia
    mrschopchop(at)verizon(dot)net

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  94. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. Happy New Year!
    -Miranda
    bones_mcp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. happy new year and thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  97. thanks for the hop
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  98. Happy New Year!

    NO resolutions here...past or future :)

    Stacey
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. Thank you for your giveaway!
    Annette
    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  100. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy New Year!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  101. Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. 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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  102. I don't normally do resolutions but I do have goals one being instead of dreading my 30th birthday( jan. 6) I need to be grateful for the fact that I can enjoy another year and that it is just a number! Another one is to enjoy the simple things! Happy New Year!
    allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

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  103. I want to eat healthier and exercise more. Last year I was able to start doing that.
    Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  104. Final day of the giveaway, let's do it!

    muggledATgmxDOTcom

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  105. I love blog hops...thanks
    kim
    kim86004 at gmail dot com

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  106. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  107. Happy new year,
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  108. Thanks for the giveaway. My resolution is to spend more time with friends and lets time at work.

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

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  109. My resolution is to become better organized. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!

    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. I decided not to make any resolutions...then I don't feel so guilty at not keeping them!

    Happy 2013!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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