Tuesday, December 31, 2013

12 Smart & Savvy Days of Christmas - Day 12

Happy New Year's Eve! Thanks for stopping by and joining in the celebration! We've got a lot going on in this post, so be sure to read all the way through!!!
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Stephanie gave to me...
Featured Author: Kelly Elliott
Featured Book: Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams
Giveaways: E-books by Kelly and Molly and all sorts of other goodies!

 Today we welcome Kelly Elliott to our celebration and we are talking about everything!
Stephanie: What Christmas movies are a must watch?
Kelly: Miracle on 34th Street
Stephanie: Fresh or fake Christmas tree?
Kelly: After the real Christmas tree from hell this year... I say fake
Stephanie: I personally have on my wish list to visit New York and London during the holidays to see each city lit up and decorated. Do you have any place you'd like to see during the holidays?
Kelly: Paris <~~ Oooh, another good place for my list! -Stephanie
Stephanie: Would you rather have a winter Christmas or summer Christmas ?
Kelly: Summer
Stephanie: Do you read outside the genre that you write? If so, what genres?
Kelly: Sometimes but I mostly read romance and historical romance.
Stephanie: Are you from a reading family?
Kelly: Nope
Stephanie: What do you prefer e-book, paperback or hardcover?
Kelly: eBook...never thought I would say that.
Stephanie: What's your favorite place and or time to read ?
Kelly: When I can read...snuggled up with a blanket either outside or on my 'reading bench'.
Stephanie: When you have a new book go “live” on release date, how do you feel? Nervous, excited?
Kelly: Both nervous and excited! It's the birth of a new child every time!

Kelly's All Time Favorites!

Song: Anything by Christina Aguilera
Book: Pride and Prejudice
Movie: Steel Magnolias
Television Show: Friends <~~ Me too! -Stephanie

Kelly is the author of the popular Wanted series which continues with the just released novella, Believe. This is such a great novella and a great addition to the series!


Brad and Amanda are finally living the life they dreamed for themselves. However, Brad still carries the guilt from missing out on Amanda’s first pregnancy with their daughter, Maegan, and has been unable to forgive himself. The ultimate blessing to right the memories of his past is given to him when they learn they are pregnant again. Another baby means a second chance for Brad to try and forgive himself for the pain he caused the woman he loves and to show her how much she means to him.

Will this Christmas bring the healing that Brad needs to move on and let go of the guilt? Or will an unexpected visit from his parents cause a rift in his family?
Christmas is a time for love, healing, miracles, and second chances. There is only one thing Brad needs this Christmas, and that is to just….



Today we are featuring Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams. I've read this book twice already and I'm already ready to read it again!

Buy It On Amazon

A matter of secrets . . .

Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. To catch a serial killer, he needs to stay focused, yet all he can think about is the feisty, long-legged coed whose guarded nature intrigues him.

A matter of lies . . .

Deceived and hurt before, Rachel would rather be a single, crazy cat lady than trust another guy, especially a gorgeous, tattooed bad boy with a Harley, like Kash. But when his liquid-steel eyes meet hers, it takes all of Rachel's willpower to stop herself from exploring his hot body with her own.
A matter of love . . .

As much as they try to keep it platonic, the friction between them sparks an irresistible heat that soon consumes them. Can Kash keep Rachel's heart and her life safe even as he risks his own? Will she be able to forgive his lies . . . or will she run when she discovers the dangerous truth?

There will be 29 lucky winners for Day 12!
Giveaway #1 - E-book of Believe by Kelly Elliott (1 winner)

Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
Giveaway #2 - E-book of Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams (1 winner)

 Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
Giveaway #3 - Jasinda Wilder Author Goodies (9 winners)
Open to U.S. Residents Only


Giveaway #4 - Autographed Cora Carmack Author Goodies (5 winners)
Open to U.S. Residents Only


Giveaway #5 - Montana Born/Jane Porter Author Goodies (4 winners)
Open to U.S. Residents Only


Giveaway #6 - Autographed Hadley Quinn Postcard Set (1 winner)
Open to U.S. Residents Only


Giveaway #7 - Hadley Quinn Postcard Set (not autographed) (1 winner)

Open to U.S. Residents Only
Giveaway #8 - Hadley Quinn The Fighter's Block Postcard Set (1 winner)
Open to U.S. Residents Only
Giveaway #9 - Cherry Adair Author Goodies (3 winners)
Open to U.S. Residents Only
Giveaway #10 - Autographed Totebag (1 winner)
Autographed by: Steph Campbell, Cora Carmack, Jillian Dodd, Rebecca Donovan, Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover, Kristen Proby, K. Anne Raines, Tina Reber, Liz Reinhardt, Dina Silver, Tara Sivec, S.C. Stephens, J Sterling, Tammara Webber, Nicole Williams & Ryan Winfield
Open to U.S. Residents Only
Giveaway #11 - Autographed Totebag (1 winner)
Autographed by: Michelle Valentine, Cassia Leo, Gretchen de la O, Kristen Proby, C.M. Stunich, Julie Prestsater, Hadley Quinn, Rebecca Shea, Kylie Scott, Joanna Wylde, Karina Halle, Renee Carlino & Nicole Williams
Open to U.S. Residents Only
Giveaway #12 - Autographed Set of Kristen Proby's WITH ME IN SEATTLE series + totebag (1 winner)
Open to U.S. Residents Only

**All winners will be announced on January 1st**
"Auld Lang Syne" is traditionally sung at the conclusion of New Year gatherings in Scotland and around the world, especially in English-speaking countries.
It is common practice that everyone joins hands with the person next to them to form a great circle around the dance floor. At the beginning of the last verse, everyone crosses their arms across their breast, so that the right hand reaches out to the neighbour on the left and vice versa. When the tune ends, everyone rushes to the middle, while still holding hands. When the circle is re-established, everyone turns under the arms to end up facing outwards with hands still joined.

In countries other than Scotland the hands are often crossed from the beginning of the song at variance with Scottish custom. The Scottish practice was demonstrated by the Queen at the Millennium Dome celebrations for the year 2000. The English press berated her for not "properly" crossing her arms, unaware that she was correctly following the Scottish tradition.
What was your favorite moment of 2013?


Be sure to check out all 12 Smart & Savvy Days of Christmas for more great author & book features and giveaways! 

Day 1 ~ Day 2 ~ Days 3 & 4 ~ Day 5 ~ Day 6 ~ Day 7 





  1. My favorite part of this year is today. I had a crummy year and I am glad to leave it behind and I am looking forward to 2014.
    Dude, I want a tote bag! LOL

  2. My favorite part of 2013 was when my 19 year old got up to leave on Sunday afternoon to go back to college and he wrapped his arm around me and gave me the biggest hug ever. Then he let me give him a kiss on the cheek before he looked at me and grinned. He's not done that in a long time. I loved that day.

  3. My favorite moment was when I got to go to my first author signing in Seattle! It was amazing I met new friends and I met some fabulous authors! My highlight was getting to meet Kristen Proby and Tammara Webber

  4. Hmm, my favorite moment of 2013? Probably the end of the 12-13 school year! I enjoy my summers off :-). Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Favorite moment...spending Thanksgiving on a cruise with 12 family members. Also got to attend 2 book signings in Texas! Happy New Year!

  6. Meeting a new friend that feels like the sister I never had. Thanks for the chance & happy new year!