What I’m Thankful For Holiday Event – A Vampire For Christmas

This is the time of year when people are taking time to reflect on what makes them happy in their lives, and what they’re thankful for. It’s also the time of year we’re all starting to get that little twinkle in our spirits that let’s us know Christmas is coming. I thought I’d do a little mash-up of these ideas by highlighting a few Christmas titles, and giving people a chance to talk about some things they’re thankful for. And for each book, YOU will have a chance to win it!!

It’s the time of year for twinkling lights on trees and kisses under the mistletoe. Yet the passing of another year means nothing to the stunning immortals who lurk in the shadows of the new-fallen snow.

And they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice.

Let four fanged lovers open your eyes to a passion you never dared to imagine. After all, there’s no place like home for the holidays and these dazzling vampires can’t wait for an invitation.

(from Michele):  Around this time of year, we all find things to be thankful for, but I try to recognize and give thanks all year round.  Of course, there’s the usual, family, friends, health.  And my cats.  😉  But lately I’m thankful for tea.  Yep.  I was once a tea-hater.  Thought it tasted like sticks soaked in water.  But over the past year I’ve become a tea lover, and drink 2 – 4 cups a day.  I am thankful because it calms me and brings me to a moment of quiet.  Reminds me to just stop and slow down and think of nothing.  A nice little ritual I can experience a few times a day!

(from Laurie):  Thanks, Jennifer, for having me on right before Thanksgiving.

One thing I’m very thankful for are my bookclubs. I’m actively involved in three of them.

The members of my original group met online over our mutual love of books and they are some of my closest friends today. As we talked about the books, movies, and music we loved and why, we got to know each other. Now, we talk about our families, our hardships, our jobs. We cheer on each others’ dreams of going back to school, applying for a new job, writing a book, starting a business. We’ve been a shoulder to cry on through health challenges, natural disasters, family crises, layoffs. I’ve laughed and cried with these ladies more than I thought possible on Skype, IM, Facebook, in fan forums and chat rooms.

Although I’ve not met some of them in person (my online group hails from 5 or 6 countries), I’m very thankful for each of them.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Jennifer asked me to put together one of my silly sentence games, so here goes.

Use these three things in one meaningful sentence:

  • 1. turkey
  • 2. chisel
  • 3. banana slug

I can’t wait to read your sentences. 🙂

You heard the lady… one lucky sentence writer will win a copy of A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS. Winner will be chosen and notified on Saturday, Nov 26th. Please remember to include your first name and email in your comment. You may enter as many times as you wish. GOOD LUCK!!


  1. Comment by acm05:

    When I spotted the banana slug creeping out from the bunch of bananas I was going to use for my famous banana cream pie, I whipped up the chisel I was using to hack apart my still frozen turkey and severed the beastie in half and with a quick flick deposited the pices into the trash bin at my feet.


  2. Comment by acm05:

    Crap, that should be pieces not pices.

  3. Comment by Pam:

    Last Thanksgiving I burnt the turkey and had to use a chisel to cut it open only to find a banana slug inside. 🙂


  4. Comment by Mary Preston:

    The turkey and the banana slug were fighting it out to the death, with the final blow coming when the turkey drew out a chisel and plunged it into the banana slug.

    (So much fun thank you.)

  5. Comment by Mary Preston:

    Forgot my details sorry. Too caught up in creative writing.

    Mary Preston


  6. Comment by Laurie London:

    Hahaha Gross! I love it.

  7. Comment by Laurie London:

    Now, that would be a nasty thing to find inside. *shivers* *gags*

  8. Comment by Laurie London:

    It’s a fight to the death! Hahahaha

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