The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves – What Happened to 2014??

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

I can’t believe it’s the last week of 2014!  What happened to the year?  I spent the last few days reading, hanging out with friends, and eating.  Ugh!  Going to have to start hitting the treadmill again!  Hope you all had a merry Christmas with your families!

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Merry Christmas!

I have recovered (marginally) from my food coma, so before the feasting begins again, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  Dean, the pups, and I have been lounging about the house, not doing much of anything.  Dean and I had a nice dinner yesterday to celebrate Christmas Eve, and we headed over to our favorite Indian buffet for lunch today.  I am taking the next few days off to unwind, so you won’t see another post until Sunday.  I plan on reading, playing Monster Busters (I can’t stop playing!), and cuddling with the puppers.  I hope you have an enjoyable day!  Did Santa bring you everything you wished for??

The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves – Humbug!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

I’ve had zero motivation this weekend to do anything other than play games on my Kindle.  Ugh.  Not sure what’s going on, because I had big, big plans to READ all weekend long.  We didn’t have any plans over the weekend other than a quick run out to PetSmart and to grab a bite to eat and ugh – nothing I’ve picked up has held me interest.  That typically means I need to read a zombie book or a Harlequin romance, so I’ll be trying to do just that the rest of the day. 

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Sharon Cullen, Author of His Saving Grace

Please welcome Sharon Cullen to the virtual offices!  She’s here to share a guest post, and she has a giveaway for you to enter, too!

I love this topic! While I try very hard never to take my deadline down to the wire (I’ve never been a procrastinator), there are times when it occasionally happens. And, hey, I’m always up for a snack!

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Lecia Cornwall

Lecia Cornwall stopped by the virtual offices to share a guest post, and she has two awesome giveaways for you enter!  Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS IN SCOTLAND (and other places) by Lecia Cornwall

Ah, Christmas in the Scottish Highlands. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

My wonderful mother-in-law was Scottish, born in Glasgow. I remember telling her about an ad I’d seen in a magazine, offering a Scottish castle for rent over the holidays. Visitors (up to twenty people) could come and spend a glorious Christmas in the Highlands. My mother-in-law looked at me as if I were daft, and said, “Are you crazy? It’s cold and damp in the Highlands, and those old castles are drafty. You’d never get warm or dry!” Not very romantic, perhaps, but practical. It certainly is easier to enjoy a white Christmas from indoors, by the fire, with good company, a Christmas tree, and a hot drink. Our Christmases with my in-laws here in Canada were always warm and wonderful, and though she might not have welcomed winter in a Highland castle, my mother-in-law brought the best Scottish traditions with her, and never stopped longing to be in Scotland.

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