Happy New Year everyone! I’m happy to once more be participating in a blog hop. This time there’s a Kindle Fire and a gift card up for grabs and every time you make a comment on any of the connected blogs you’re entered!
Isn’t that easy?
The hard part was for me to write about my most memorable New Year’s Day memory. Why because I’m a morning person. Morning people do not stay up until midnight. I can count on all my thumbs the number of times I actually stayed up to midnight. Morning people think that when the sun goes down that mean you can sleep now. I like sleep. Sleep is my friend.
But this isn’t about sleep, it’s about my favorite New Year’s memory.
My favorite memory happens most New Years. I go to be at a reasonable 9PM, snuggle under the blankets and sleep without interruption until my husband climbs into bed. He gives me a kiss and wishes me a Happy New Year. I wake up about 4 hours later and stare at him in the glow of the alarm clock, then I snuggle up to him, debate about whether or not to let him sleep then nip him on the shoulder. Er, I mean, kiss him on the shoulder. Yeah, that’s it. I wish him a Happy New Year and kiss him. He murmurs and goes back to sleep.
I get up feed the animals, walk the dog, answer all my emails, check my sales numbers then take a shower before crawling back into bed and wait until he rolls over and hugs on me before falling back to sleep.
Of course, being that practice makes perfect, I repeat the procedure every chance I get (although we do swap the Happy New Year for good morning, with the occasional Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary thrown in for good measure).
So now since that is out of the way, I suppose you’re wondering what exactly I’m giving away on my blog to one lucky commentator. Well, since you’ve asked, it is an free download from smashwords for my latest release, an urban fantasy/scifi entitled Blue Maneuver (released January 11th, 2012).
Here’s the blurb:
The extraterrestrials have landed and they’re human.
Rae Hemplewhite didn’t believe in aliens until a close encounter with out-of-this-world technology drags her into the extraterrestrial security program. Helping alien refugees adjust to life on Earth is difficult enough, but her first clients have a price on their heads. Plus, her new partner seems torn between the urge to kiss her or kill her.
And that’s the good news.
The bad news: Alliances are forming in deep space. If Rae doesn’t keep her witnesses alive long enough to transfer their top secret information to the right faction of humanity, Earth will become a battlefield.
And all you have to do is answer one simple question: Do you believe that extraterrestrials have visited the Earth? And are any of them your coworkers or family? Wait that’s two questions.
Oh, and if you want to follow my blog (Most Saturday’s I host an author who is coerced, er, asked to give away a free book)