Drinking and Winning Giveaway Hop!

Given my love of wine, y’all had to know I would want to participate in this! I really enjoy having a glass of wine while making dinner, sometimes while writing in the evenings, or while reading a good book. Thank you to Reading-Romances.com for hosting this pre-party blog hop and then hosting their blogiversary party for all of us to enjoy on March 29th!

My favorite wines are Muscadine wines from Duplin Winery here in North Carolina:

They are sweet, and not acidic. I prefer their reds and blushes rather than their whites. Most white wines tend to be too dry for me, however, I have found that Moscato wines are lovely in their sweetness, in their fruitiness. I buy mine from Trader Joe’s. And I don’t spend a lot of $$$ on wine. Less than $10. However…OMG…I bought what’s called an Eiswein from Trader Joe’s and it was definitely more than $10 and I am so in love with it. It’s sweet and delicate and the grapes are harvested at 17 degress F. When they are COLD! Delicious stuff…

Now, for the giveaway… I am going to give away 3 of any of my backlist along with a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

If you’d like, feel free to Like my Facebook fan page, follow me on Twitter, follow my blog by any of the three options available, or sign up for my Newsletter. All graphics and icons are on the side bar… These are not required, however if you think you’d like to be kept up to date with me and my books and find out more about me as a writer and a person, then I’d be happy to have you!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

So, easy peasy, right? This is the first time I’ve used Rafflecopter on a giveaway so let’s hope I’ve done it right!

Hop and enter the other giveaways!


Thanks for playing!

~lissa

Feelin’ Lucky Giveaway Hop

Yes, yes, yes! We’re participating in another giveaway hop. Don’t y’all like how I always say ‘we’re’ most of the time instead of just ‘I’. I do. I like it to sound and be as though y’all are included because well, those of you who read this blog on a steady basis ARE included. All the time.

This hop is brought to us by I Smell Sheep (interesting name, huh?) and Fictional Candy! Please take some time and visit their sites…

So, for the next 7 days, hopefully some new readers and visitors are going to drop by, take a look around, give a comment or two, and maybe, just maybe a few of them will come back and join in regular like. 😉

In this hop, I am going to be giving away a cute tote bag that says “When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left over, I buy food and clothes.” The saying is by Erasmus and the sentiment is something all of us can probably relate to. Now, along with this tote bag, I’m going to be giving away a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com. Your choice, of course.

What do you have to do to enter? It’s simple really. Answer the following question by leaving a comment. I’d love it and it’d be really cool if you wanted ‘Like’ my Facebook page or sign up for my newsletter or follow my blog on Networked Blogs (all options are over on the side bar ——> ), but it’s not a requirement for this hop.

So, my question is… who was your teen idol? I started thinking about Davy Jones when he passed away last week and while the Monkees were already done by the time I knew who they were, I still loved them. I loved David Cassidy from the Partridge Family and loved Shawn Cassidy in the Hardy Boys. But those were when I was little. In my teens, my early teens I had a thing for Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. I still have a thing for him, too. In my late teens, it was Richie Sambora and Nikki Sixx. I wasn’t much for the actors in my teens but the musicians… Who was yours?

I’ll pick the winner on March 14th…

Best of Luck to you all! And don’t forget to head off to the next blog…

~lissa

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Thanksgiving and More…

I seem to be doing that a lot lately, huh? Adding ‘and More…’ to my blog posts. But, I have so much I want to say and unless I write 2 or 3 posts in one day, it’s just easier to do it all at once.

So, first of all, to my American friends and counterparts, Happy Thanksgiving.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Family, friends, readers, health (minus the sinus infection I can’t get rid of), writing, a home, freedom… There’s a lot of hardship in our country and in the world and we need to remember the things we do have, the people we do have that enrich our lives and help share our burdens because there are many who don’t have anything or anyone.Be thankful for what and who you have…

If you are not celebrating Thanksgiving today, well, Happy Thursday! smiles…

Onto the more part of my post… Tomorrow I will be participating in a Black Friday blog hop. Myself and 19 or so other authors have gotten together to talk about Black Friday and any deals or shopping tips we may know of. We’re also giving away a Kindle Fire, and most of us if not all of us are giving copies of books and other such prizes. Click here for the details…

There’s also a HUGE holiday party happening over at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews. A lot of authors with a lot of gifts being given and sharing holiday traditions, memories, recipes, etc… It’s a fun time and it’s going on through the end of December. You should check it out! Click the graphic below if you want see what it’s all about. I’ll be there on November 29th and on December 19th.

I have been writing, but not as much. One of these days, years actually, I’m going to learn that November and NaNoWriMo and I don’t really go well together. I need to stop. I’m not that kind of writer. I wish I were, but I’m not. I want to be, but I’m not sure I ever will be. It’s too much pressure for me. I write differently. Sometimes a lot in a short amount of time and sometimes a little in a very long period of time. It’s gets done. Maybe not on my timetable or your timetable but it does get done.

I will be concentrating in December on finishing up Trouble in the Making for a January release. I had wanted next weekend, but it’s just not going to happen and as I get into December, I want to concentrate on the release of Twisted Up. I am planning a little 10 day party and will give details as they come to me.

Revealed has done well and I’m thrilled beyond imagination at how many of you have written and commented that you want another story in the series. I have a feeling, y’all will keep wanting more as long as I’m willing to keep writing them. 😉 I don’t have a title and I don’t have a cover concept yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll let you know and I’ll get started on it soon.

I will be reworking Sugar Rush soon as well for re-release. I’ve missed cowboy surfer Graham and snarky Jane and look forward to revisiting them. I am still working on Drive Shaft. I’m concerned about some of the business end of it and so while I’ll mull it over, what I want to do with it, what I think is best for you, my readers, I am still writing it. I love it so far… Alli is really out of her element at the moment.

That’s all on the update front for now. I need to get back to cooking… Have a great day, y’all!

~lissa