Thursday, December 11, 2014

Addictive Reads: Our Favorite Things December Giveaway Event

Santa with Roses, Lily Silver 2012

Enter to win the Kindle fire and other Gift Cards at the main site.

Addictive Reads Holiday event page

My Gift to readers this month:  Thank you for being there.

**Dark Hero, A Gothic Romance, is Free on Smashwords this month. Full length historical-paranormal romance!

Link to the e-book giveaway are on the bottom of the page. And don't forget to visit the other blogs for more goodies!

Hello readers and friends, 

I'm part of the Addictive Reads collaboration of authors. This month, for December, we're celebrating Christmas by sharing some great prizes with readers, including a Kindle fire for one lucky reader, loaded with our books.  So indulge yourself a little by entering the contest to see if you might win a Kindle Fire as the grand prize, or  gift card to buy yourself a few of your favorite things.  

 Each of us has agreed to share our favorite things with you.  If you'll bear with me, I'll share my most favorite Christmas things with you. I'll keep it short and sweet.  Here goes.......

Top 7 Favorite things about Christmas:


Movie:  White Christmas!    It is my Martini Movie, one I share each year with my dear husband. The dancing in this is spectacular. It has romance, dancing, a heartwarming Christmas story of helping others, and BING CROSBY singing! Also has Danny Kaye as the comedic relief, Rosemary Clooney singing, and Vera Miles Dancing! It's artsy, with musical numbers in the movie that will entertain you. What's not to love? 



Candy: Angel Food Candy!  (also known as seafoam candy or sponge candy) Loved it as a kid, still love it today. I received a recipe from my sister years ago to make it, but after several botched batches, I just buy the stuff every year.   


Drink:  Tom and Jerry.  I'm old fashioned in that. My parents drank this on Christmas, and I still keep the tradition. Its warm, creamy with whipped cream, sugar and eggs batter, and it has rum in it. Like a hot toddy. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and ah..... it's a great winter warm up drink.    



Christmas Cartoon:  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It came out in 1964, when I was a wee lass. I watched it faithfully every year as a child, and then with my children. Thanks to the digital age we can buy the DVD, don't have to wait for it to come to broadcast TV each year like when I was a kid. 

 Food:  Lefse---a family tradition from my Norwegian side. We had lefse all the time when I was a kid, but especially on Christmas. In our family tradition with our kids, we have Lefsa on the Christmas Buffet every year, and there's never any left over. It's a potato type flat bread, like a tortilla. You put butter on it and roll it up, YUM!



 Music:  The Rat Pack Christmas Album. Hey, there's just something magical about Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. belting out Christmas songs that makes me happy. And who doesn't like Frank's singing? 

Time for a Martini and some fun!  How about a game of Spades, or a game of Scrabble? That's our tradition after the grandkids are asleep on Christmas eve.

 Christmas Romance Novel: The Wallflowers Christmas by Lisa Kleypas.  I love the series, with four women, wallflowers, seeking beaus. Each of the books was compelling as the four women were friends and helped each other win their honey. So, the Christmas book is all four married women together for the holidays at Stoney Cross Manor, with their families.  I love it when an author gives us a peek at the couple after the happily ever after at the end of their story, and Kleypas does this beautifully with Annabelle, Lillian, Evie and Daisy and their dashing husbands. The four women do a little Christmas magic to help out another wallflower find happiness and true love at Christmas. 

That's all for now. It's not the end of my list, but my top favorite things of the Christmas season. I hope your Christmas is the best one ever.  Don't forget to go to the main site to sign up for the Kindle Fire giveaway and the gift cards. This might be your lucky season! 

My Gift to readers this month:  Thank you for being there.

Dark Hero, A Gothic Romance, is Free on Smashwords this month. Full length historical-paranormal romance!  Dark Hero on Smashwords

This Event with Addictive Reads goes on until December 31st, so check back here frequently for new free gifts of books to my awesome readers. It will change regularly.  




Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Hello, Lily! I cringe as I say this, but I've never seen White Christmas. I may have to give it a try. :) I love Angel Food Candy, too, and though I'm not as enamored with the old Christmas cartoon classics anymore, I do enjoy some of the newer ones like Shrek the Halls, and the Jim Carrey Grinch movie.

Wishing you and your hubby a very Merry Christmas! :)

Jean MP said...

Oh my gosh, lefse, I haven't had that in so long, it was a tradition with my Dad, but once he passed we never made it again. Happy Holidays!

D. D. Larsen said...

Hi, Lily. I loved your favorites list. Many are my favorites, too. Especially Christmas With The Rat Pack. They warm my heart and stir my soul. May your holidays be the greatest of all!

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