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A Time for Gratitude … Join the Gratitude Hop

GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William A. Ward.

I have had an especially trying year, one of uncertainty and doubt. Only be stopping to offer gratitude for my blessings have I kept plugging along when it would be easier to throw my hands up and quit. We’re all had these times of adversity. The only way through these events is to plow in and be grateful for the experience.

It is my hope that we will always carry a spirit of gratitude in our hearts and express it often and sincerely to our families, our friends, our co-workers, and everyone we come in contact with. They all deserve our gratitude. I adore Kathy from I Am A Reader Not a Writer  for presenting us bloggers and writers the opportunity to express our gratitude to our readers and supporters. Also sponsoring this year’s giveaway is Mary or BookHounds.net

Thank you, my friends. Blessings to you, my followers and supporters. You have my sincere gratitude for sticking by me during my rough patch this year.

If you feel compelled to leave a message – a note of gratitude for your life and associations, I would appreciate a comment below or a follow. But these things are NOT necessary to enter my giveaway.

To express my gratitude and my thanks, please enter my giveaway. I’m giving away:

A $15 Amazon Gift Card

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An autographed copy of my boxing love story, “Ladies Night”

set in 1950s L.A. amongst murder and mayhem

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And my Christmas short sequel to Ladies Night.0000LNCBlogPost
Good luck!

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Remember, It’s not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy.

Be happy this holiday season!

Begin Again by Brittney Mulliner – Blog Tour Giveaway

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Begin Again by Brittney Mulliner

Escaping her past, Aubrey Tate moves to Southern California for a fresh start with her older brother, Brandon. Starting over at a new school seems easy with her cousin, Mckayla, and her two best friends at her side, but handling the new guys is another matter. Aubrey ends up in the middle of three rivals that each want her to themselves. Mike claims her first and declare himself her friend and protector. Luke is the school heartthrob that stops Aubrey in her tracks, speechless. Gage is the mysterious, dark outsider that Aubrey can be herself around. How will she navigate her new life while she’s still haunted by her past?

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Brittney

Author Brittney Mulliner

Brittney had been an avid reader since she can remember. Her parents’ form of punishment for her growing up was taking away her books and making her go outside to play. She was born and raised in Southern California, with a brief hiatus in Arizona. She loves the beach, exercising, sleeping in, and cookies. She is an obsessive dog lover, although her affection currently has no outlet. Something that she is planning on remedying soon. She currently lives in Utah while she and her husband finish college.

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Ends 12/29/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 
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**READ SOME EXCERPTS OF BRITTNEY MULLINER’S Begin again:

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#1
I grew nervous as the number of unfamiliar faces increased quickly. I tried to busy myself helping Diane clean up the mess we made in the kitchen, but she shooed me out and told me to go make friends. Unsure what to do, I headed toward the fire and took a seat away from everyone else. I started looking around for Mckayla when two unnaturally beautiful girls walked up to me and sat down on either side of me. The tall modelesque blonde smiled at me like she expected me to know who she was.

“Hi, you’re Aubrey! We’re so excited to finally meet you! Mckayla told us all about her amazing cousin and we’ve just been dying for you to get here! I’m Talia and this is Alexis, we’re Mckayla’s best friends. I’m so glad we are now an even number group. I was getting really tired of the threesome jokes.”

I smiled at her then turned toward the brunette that looked about my height and had an amazingly toned body that screamed she was a natural athlete. She was just as beautiful as Talia, but seemed much less intimidating. She smiled back and nodded toward a group of guys on the other side of the fire.

“I’m glad we found you before someone else got ahold of you. Mckayla is crazy busy being the super hostess, so we’re here to introduce you to people and keep you safe from any of those guys. She didn’t explain in detail, but Mckayla mentioned you’ve had guy trouble lately so she thought it would be best if we acted as buffers from them tonight.”

#2

“I don’t have a boyfriend. At least not anymore…We had an incident at my family’s Christmas party and I have sworn off men.”

“Now that’s not fair, new girl! Don’t let some dirt bag ruin all of our chances. A girl like you shouldn’t be allowed to swear off the rest of us.”

I didn’t have the nerve to ask him what he meant by ‘a girl like me’ so I ignored it. “You find me a good guy, Mike, someone honest and loyal and I will consider changing my mind.”

“Done. You and I are going out on Friday.”

I laughed despite his straight face. “Mighty sure of yourself. Are you positive you are the best choice as the representative for all men?”
“Trust me Aubrey, I’m a true gentleman. And this doesn’t have to mean anything. I just want to show you how a girl like you deserves to be treated. Any loser who has a chance with you and ruins it should be committed.”

#3

“Just ignore her, Aubrey. She’s a brat that’s used to getting her way. She’s just threatened by you.”

“She has no reason to be. I’m not trying to take her place.”

“You might not have meant to, but you kind of already did.”

I was confused and it must have shown on my face.

“You have been here for less than a week and you have a reputation of throwing parties everyone comes to, you got a spot in the dance class she wanted, and all the guys are fascinated by you. The best part is that you don’t even notice.”

“I just wanted to blend in. Getting attention was the farthest thing from my mind.”

He opened the door for me to my class. “There’s no way a girl like you could blend in. You stand out against these girls. You’re real, genuine, and you don’t try to be like the rest of them. You’re unique.”

#4

He grunted pushing up and landing on me with his full weight. He stared down at me with those deep brown eyes. My eyes moved down his face to his lips which were inches away from mine, just one move away from touching. I was frozen in the moment too shy to do anything but wait. I watched his eyes move from my eyes to my lips and sucked in a breath.

I laid there for a few moments confused. Was he going to kiss me? The opportunity had definitely presented itself! Slowly I sat up trying to follow him and act like nothing happened. “So should we give it a try?”

He shot a look at me clearly not understanding so I pointed to the boards.

“Surfing? Should I try to get up?”

He shook his head before standing up and reaching his hand out to help me up. I took it and met his eyes when we were next to each other again. He looked like he was about to say something, but turned and led the way to the boards.

Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop

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Jimmy Doherty, Hero of Ladies Night

Jimmy Doherty, the hero of Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night  wants to express gratitude for all his blessings and invites you to do the same. His biggest blessing is the love of a good woman, his gal Lindy, who supports his boxing career and is always in his corner cheering him on to victory in the ring.

Who are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? How will you express your gratitude to that person or people?

Jimmy also wants you to know about his and Lindy’s love story so he’s hosting a giveaway sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Together, Jimmy and I are giving our readers a huge “THANK YOU” to show our appreciation for our many blessings and for your continued support!

Enter below for your change to win an autographed copy of Jimmy and Lindy’s story, Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night.

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Ladies Night, by Author Carol Malone

CLICK below to enter Jimmy Doherty’s Gratitude Giveaway

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Jimmy and I want to express our gratitude Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for organizing this giveaway. The giveaway runs from November 15th through November 30th and involves nearly 200 blogs.

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Don’t forget to check out the other participating blogs and enter their giveaways! Good luck!

February Kindle Fire Giveaway

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Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

 

This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.


The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

 

Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

 

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

 

 

 

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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 2/28/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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