Friday, December 14, 2012

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop



I love giving and getting gifts, but the older I get, the harder it seems. Especially for my family and friends who live far away. I don't know what they already have, what they want, or what kind of gift would just be lame.

So I fall back on gift cards a lot. A LOT. Amazon, iTunes, VISA, a grocery store near my loved one, Target or WalMart, specialty websites, even gas cards for the new car owners. It never feels personal or exciting enough. So why do I keep doing it?

Because I love getting them! It's not just the joy of possibility that's opened up when you tear off the wrapping. It's also the joy of shopping without guilt! Getting something I might never have bought for myself, or at least not right now. Bookstore gift cards are the best. I always have a long wish list, so those get eaten up pretty fast.

More general cards are good, too. I rarely shop for clothes, but give me a department store or mall gift card for my birthday, and I can't wait to get to the after-holiday sales. :) A gift card for our local grocery store means I might get stuff that doesn't have coupons, or fill my entire tank of gas without getting depressed by the number on the screen.

So I figure if I love gift cards this much, they must be a pretty good gift, right? What do you think?

I'm giving one lucky winner a copy of both books that have been released in my Soul series of paranormal romance, Soul of the Dragon and Souflight. Once the giveaway is over, I'll contact the winner to determine preferred format. Go to the bottom of this post for entry information, and
click the image at the top of the post to go to the main giveaway page, where you can register for the Kindle Fire giveaway. Use the link(s) below to visit other hop participants, all of whom are offering prizes! :)

http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=211362

Thanks for participating


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32 comments:

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

For anyone who entered last week's blog hop and is all WTF about this week's topic, well, I set up this Rafflecopter first, then the Entangled Rafflecopter, and neglected to change the comment instructions. So I apologize for the repetition! Rafflecopter newbie! LOL

Liz S. said...

I just finished reading Under the Moon which I enjoyed very much. I hope to see more of those characters. Thanks for the contest.

lizsemkiu@gmail.com

Judy-Ree said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.

Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Hey, thanks, Liz! I'm so glad!

Merry Christmas back to you, Judy-Ree!

Megan said...

I love to get gift cards. I hardly ever buy anything for myself but if I have a gift card I'm not really buying for myself I'm letting someone else do it.

eqfizzgig (at) hotmail.com

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Exactly, Megan! :)

Amy said...

I love gift cards!
Happy Holidays!
ajcraig77@comcast.net

Dee Thomas said...

Thanks for the contest!
Merry Christmas!

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Eva said...

THanks for the awesome giveaway!

booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

strawberryrose said...

This is great I have those books on my Christmas list. And everyone loves Gift Cards. Happy Holidays to everyone.

Judy/ strawberryrose@earthlink.net

K. April Holgate said...

Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
I could really use some gift cards for the holidays!
grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

Nae said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Totally awesome!
I actually love giftcards. It usually takes me away to spend them, but its guilt free shopping!
I don't give them away very often though. I'm changing that this year and i've brought my brother a sport card.

BLHmistress said...

I love love GC's you can buy what ever you want.

I can't wait for the second book in the Goddess Rising series. I loved loved Under The Moon so much.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks so much for your participation and comments, Amy, Dee, Cassandra, Eva, Judy, K. April, and Nae!

And big hugs to you, BLHmistress! Thank you!!!!!! We have a little wait for Heavy Metal, unfortunately, but I hope to have a novella out in between. Stay tuned! :)

brbalways said...

I believe gift cards are a wonderful gift. Thanks for the giveaway.

brbalways(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carla said...

We don’t really have any traditions except baking a lot. I’m mean hundreds and hundreds of cookies, cheesecakes, and brownies.
planterofhope at aol dot com

Jeanette Platt said...

I like gift cards... sure i like opening gifts but if you get a gift you don't like say from your mother inlaw in which the silver and black sweater makes you look like you just got out of jail and you can't return it incase she goes hey where's that pretty sweater i got you... Should of just stuck with the gift card MIL it would of been better lol...

j.m.platt83@gmail.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi Natalie.
I am new to your books and can't wait to read them. When the word Dragon is on the cover I must have it...LOL
Merry Christmas.
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Holly Underhill said...

Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

skizzles_22_hju@yahoo.com

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks for coming by and commenting, everyone!

Carla, that sounds like a TON of work! My word! (But yummmm.)

ROFL, Jeanette! I hope you get good stuff this year. :)

Thanks, Michelle! I love dragons stories, too. (Not just the one I wrote! LOL)

Z said...

Merry Christmas, thanks for the hop stop.
z
seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

Sherry Johnson said...

Happy Holidays,thanks for the awesome blog hop.


dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

Jyl22075 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Your books look great!

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

SheriV said...

I love gift cards myself.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Northwoman said...

Sounds like a great giveaway. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It is fun to learn about new authors, new books and some other things.
Northwomn@gmail.com

Shadow said...

Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

kimberly holgate said...

thanks for the hop
kaholgate at ymail dot com

joder said...

I'm a big gift card fan too! Thanks for being a part of the Hop!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Once again, thank you for participating in the blog hop, and taking time to enter/comment!

The winner from my post is Kimberly H.! Congratulations, Kimberly!

To all, Merry Christmas and/or Happy New Year!

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