Wednesday, December 31, 2008
To my readers and friends, may 2009 be filled with new beginnings and “happily ever after” endings.
I’d also like to say a special Happy New Year to those soldiers still overseas and all the families without their loved ones this holiday season, my heart goes out to you.
Happy New Year All,
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
It's been a very long weekend up here in New Hampshire after that big ice storm hit us Thursday night. I was lucky enough that I didn't lose power so I was able to post. Many in my state are still without power today!
Okay, back to business. Drum roll please...Congratulations Mindy, you won the Highland Bagpipe Christmas CD! Please contact me at Sky@SkyPurington.com.
Another big round of applause for Kim S., you won a free download of Destiny's Denial as well as a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, congratulations! Please contact me at Sky@SkyPurington.com
Again, thank you all so much for swinging by my blog and sharing a little piece of your Christmas with me. Happy Holidays to all and don't forget to gather Christmas carols along the Christmas Ride for a chance to win the grand prize, a $75 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Christmas happens to be my favorite holiday of the year. With a small child underfoot I spent the first week of December decorating. I’m still in that bizarre transition where I have all my elegant decorations intact but they’ve started to blend with everything a three year old would find acceptable. You know what I mean…the big Mickey Mouse face ornament now hangs alongside my crystal reindeer. The expensive Scottish Santa (yes, I have a Scottish Santa, are you really that surprised?) now stands alongside Christmas SpongeBob Squarepants. But I’m loving every minute of it. If you’re a mom, you know what I mean.
Well, I’ve a few presents stashed away in my sleigh and feel like giving them away! The first is a copy of the Highland Bagpipes at Christmas. If you visited back in the Christmas in July event you’ll remember how much I loved this CD and it only made sense that I’d give away a copy now. For a chance to win this CD simply play the video below (Highland Bagpipes of course!) and tell me what song is playing in a comment.
My sleigh’s not empty yet. I have more to give away! For a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free download of the second book in my Scottish trilogy, Destiny’s Denial, I’d like to hear a Christmas memory. I shared my thoughts about having my son’s decorations blending with mine, this year is definitely a memory that will stay with me forever . What about you? Tell me in comment for a chance to win. It can be anything at all, a sentimental moment that made you remember a loved one or a humorous moment when the lights all blew out. It’s up to you!
So, quick recap, you have a chance to win a few things. If you want to try for all of them simply leave multiple comments!
And to spread more Christmas cheer, everyone hosting the CHRISTMAS RIDE came together and we’re giving one lucky person a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send it to http://us.mc632.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=Christmasrideblog@live.com by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!
Here’s a hint from my carol….
Peace on earth and mercy mild...God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise...Join the triumph of the skies
(Smile, snicker, I've made this quite easy for you my friends!)
Remember, the first blog connects to them all so scroll down two posts at this blog to begin the easy research that will lead you to a quick win!
Well, I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. The next stop on the CHRISTMAS RIDE (and it’s bound to be a blast!) is http://alishapaige.blogspot.com/. So pop on over tomorrow for a chance to win more great stuff!
Merry Christmas all!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I've been pretty silent so far this month but December is super busy in my household.
We bought our tree today and it's all decorated, lights blazing blue. Me with blue Christmas lights, who would have thought? Wide grin.
When I haven't been busy with my family I've been working on my latest Song of the Muses story and really like how it's coming along. In fact, I'm halfway through it! With this one, think an old Victorian New England home, ghosts and a hero and heroine with more internal issues than any character has a right! She's Greek American, he's a Scot in denial...again, grin.
Anyway, I did create a book trailer for the story that I wrote before this one, Highland Muse. That tale leads into the one I'm writing now. If you want to check it out just click this link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5pfw3KBAOQ
Also, while I have your attention, the CHRISTMAS RIDE arrives at this blog on Sunday, December 14th so if you have a second and want to pop in for a chance to win some great prizes, mark me on your calender now. I plan on giving away not only a Gift Certificate but some fantastic downloads!
I look forward to seeing you all soon. Until then, enjoy the holiday season!