These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Christmas is one of my "favorite things"!  I love this time of year ... usually.  However, this season our home has been hit hard by the flu that has been ravaging families across our great country.  So far, more time has been spent washing up floors from missed "sickness runs" to the bathroom, or trying to keep fevers down while cooking Chicken Noodle Soup for those adventurous enough to try eating.  I'm thinking our house is in need of a good miracle to get us moving towards the best Christmas ever!  And that is exactly what I did ... I pulled out my own "Christmas Spirit" miracle.

Here is the perfect remedy!

These are two of my all time favorite Christmas reads!  I have had these books on my shelf for years now and every year I re-read them from front to cover.  They are absolutely perfect for the holiday season.

There is something about reading true Christmas experiences that tug at the heart strings.  Christmas Miracles get you to look at things from a different perspective.  When I am reading these short stories, I am reminded that life is good and there are amazing people all around us.  I am also reminded that miracles still do happen!  We just have to look for them.  Albert Einstein said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."  If you believe in miracles -- or want to -- let Christmas Miracles light the candle of hope in your heart this year.

If you want to know more about these books ... keep reading below:

Snow Like Ashes Prize!!!

Okay, so it took me a little longer then I thought for the glue to dry on our prize for the giveaway! But now it's done and here it is.

I asked Sara Raasch what her favorite quote from the book and this is it...
But that's not all!  When I was reading, there was a line in the book that jumped out at me.  It was love at first read.  So I just had to make a second with my quote to go along with Sara's ...
The winner will win both!!!  So spread the news around and be the winner of our Snow Like Ashes Giveaway!!!

Snow Like Ashes

Okay, so I just finished Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. 
There is just one thing to say about this book ... I wish I would have read it earlier.  It's amazing!  I have been holding out for a good book that I just can't seem to put down and, well, this is it. 
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Our hero is 16 year old Meira, one of the few surviving Winterians.  16 years ago, Spring massacred the Kingdom of Winter, destroying their magic and killing their Queen.  A handful was able to escape the evil clutches of Spring and now those 8 survivors are the only hope the Winterians have.  The orphan Meira has trained her whole life to be a warrior and to protect her best friend and Winters future King, Mather (Love interest #1).  With blond hair, blue eyes and a body to kill for, you can't help but love him right from the start. 

Later in the book we meet Love Interest #2.  The Prince of Cordell Theron (my personal  favorite, yup that's right.  As of book 1 I'm team Theron.)  I could go on and on about why I feel this way but I guess you will just have to read it for yourself and find out why he is so amazing.   lol

After Theron's dad, the King of Cordell turns out to be a real jerk, the fighting begins.  A war is fought and Meria is taken prisoner.  Thrown into the work camps with the rest of the Winterians, Meira sees what they have gone through for the past 16 years and it's heart breaking. 

This is where I must stop because I don't want to give spoilers.  You just need to read the book!  I will say, there is more fighting, kissing and (of course) hot boys ... so run don't walk to the nearest book store and buy this book today!  Or sit on Santa's lap and ask him for it ASAP.

But hold on ... there is a giveaway as well to go with this book! 

The picture is to come but here is a hint ... I asked Sara Raasch what her favorite quote was from Snow Like Ashes and the prize has something to do with that.

Good Luck!

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Wish #1

Some People are worth melting for - "Some people are worth melting for" with heart and snowflake design stamps, and framed gem charm. Chain length measures 17". Would make a neat gift for any Disney fan!
Some People Are Worth Melting For Frozen Olaf The Snowman Quote Inspired Necklace Handmade SHIPS FROM USA $19.00

Wish #2

Red Magnetic CHALKBOARD - Beautiful gloss apple red vintage inspired frame turned chalkboard. Perfect size for a kitchen to add elegance and function! We can customize the frame in any color to match your decor perfectly. 

Red Magnetic Chalkboard

Red Magnetic CHALKBOARD Framed Chalkboard Menu by ShugabeeLane, $124.00

Wish #3

The Parent's Voice Book Storyteller - LOVE THIS!!

This is the storytime buddy that lets you prerecord any picture book so a child can hear it read in your voice. Ideal for loved ones who can’t be there at bedtime or story hour, the device clips to the cover of any illustrated hardback or paperback and records your voice as you read the book page by page; you can also insert personal messages or include your own sound effects or other special touches. The recorder recognizes each page visually, so if a child skips to the end or flips back to the beginning, the narration switches accordingly.
Parents' Voice Recorder Storybook

Books Coming out In December!!

It's the start of a new month!  In fact, it's the last month of 2014!  What a great way to finish off the year.  So many amazing books are coming out this month it shouldn't be hard to find a gift for that reader in your life.  I know what books I'm excited for ... what about you?  What are you looking forward to reading to finish off 2014?

Keep reading to find out more about the books coming out this month.


To those of you in the USA, "Happy Thanksgiving".  This is one of my favorite holidays.  It's a day to remember exactly what you are thankful for and to spend it with those you love.  It's this time of year that I miss family ... something I am so very grateful for.  Today, I have put together a list of books that are Thanksgiving worthy...

I am always looking for a good book for the holidays.  Keep reading to find out what all these books, for all ages, are all about...

Heartlines Cover Reveal!

Today we have the cover reveal for S. G. Holster’s HEARTLINES. I’m so thrilled to be bringing this gorgeous cover to you!!   Title: Heartlines Author: S. G. Holster Genre: Paranormal romance Release Date: December 30th front only About Heartlines: BRETT3 Sometimes in battle surrender is the strongest move of all. Brett Owen, the son of a Sentori leader, promised himself he’d never do the work of his brotherhood - killing reborn souls. He’d been naive to make such a vow. He’d been naive about a lot of things – such as the bond of family and love.   Taunted by a Sentori hunter, Brett does whatever he can to survive, even if it means embracing his dark Sentori side and earning the unwanted attention of the Sentori leaders. His life had never looked so frantic. And all the while, his true family is infecting his heart and mind. When his heart is tied to an unexpected soul, he finds himself fighting for a future he desperately wants to live to see. It becomes clear that whatever freedoms Brett is hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Fragile lives that had been carefully woven together will be ripped apart swiftly and easily. Faith is betrayed. Remorse and innocence intertwine. Fate and chance collide to mend the tattered strands of Brett’s heart in the shocking conclusion to the Thirty Seconds To Die Series. Goodreads   Catch up on the series now!! Thirty Seconds To Die Goodread | Amazon | BN Terrible Lies Goodreads | Amazon | BN   About S. G. Holster me (1)S.G. HOLSTER lives in California with her husband and their two daughters. She is the author of the THIRTY SECONDS TO DIE series. The third and final book in the series, Heartlines, will be published late in 2014. Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Website | Email Heartlines book cover (final) Enter S.G.'s giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway