Welcome Hoppers to Carrie Ann’s Second Annual Black Friday Blog Hop. It’s ONE DAY only and we’re giving away prizes and talking about books we love.
As Black Friday is one of our biggest shopping days before the winter holidays, it seems practical to discuss which books make great gifts. I’m always struggling for gift ideas. So with that in mind, I’m discussing books I like to give as gifts and some fun ones I’ve received.
Books I Give to Friends and Family
- If on a Winter’s Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino (a homage to book lovers that I gift to those who love books as much as I do).
- Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg (for those who write, want to write, or appreciate writing).
Gifts for colleagues (perfect for the Secret Santa or Grab Bag Party)
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Zagats Guides (for the city, state or country, depending on where you live)
Books I’ve Received that I’ve Appreciated
- Idealists by Hans Scherfig (one of Denmark’s most famous writers that I’d never heard of until a Danish house guest gifted this to me)
- Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler (who’d have thunk, great Channukah gift)
I’m giving away a $5.00 gift card to Amazon or Target (your choice) as both are places where you can shop for just about anything you need. To win, tell me either which book (s) you like to gift or the best book you ever got as a gift and why. Maybe by the end of the day, we’ll have some great ideas for our own holiday lists.
And that’s still not all….
There are also THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
Good Luck. Happy Shopping
If you are shopping for an ebook, consider my recent release Fires of Justice from Ellora’s Cave. Just the right amount of hot for a cold, wintry night.
Fires of Justice Book Blurb
Beholden by the sacred vows of her coven, fire witch Calista Reid agrees to temporarily mate with shifter Cullen McMahan to fulfill a mission assigned by the guardians. When tall, dark and damaged arrives on her doorstep, generating enough heat to scorch a fire witch, Calista finds herself drawn to his battle-hardened body and broken soul. His pain speaks to her own deep-rooted isolation and the intensity of his hunger slakes her passion like no other.
Cullen, scarred by a past that left him an indentured soldier to the guardians, resents yet another hump-on-command assignment…until he encounters the compassionate, fearless, incendiary redhead who detonates his body and reawakens the emotions sacrifice and loss had suppressed. But Cullen harbors a terrible secret—one that reaches back into Calista’s troubled childhood and threatens the foundation of their growing bond.
Link to Excerpt: http://www.jasminejade.com/productspecs/9781419941542.htm