Friday, December 27, 2013

12 Smart & Savvy Days of Christmas - Day 8

Thanks for stopping by and joining in the celebration!
On the eighth day of Christmas, Stephanie gave to me...
Featured Author: Hadley Quinn
Featured Book: Beck by Harper Sloan
Giveaways: E-books by Hadley and Harper
Today we welcome Hadley Quinn to our celebration and we are talking about Christmastime with family, snow and release day feelings!
Stephanie: Would you rather have a winter Christmas or summer Christmas ?
Hadley: I've been lucky enough to experience both types, but I actually like Christmas in the winter with SNOW! I split my time between California and Washington state, but I almost always spend Christmas up north. My dream Christmas would be for everyone to be at my house with lots of snow and no rush to go anywhere else; a fire in the fireplace, lots of food, lots of decorations--especially lights!! ... I love all the kids in my family, especially when they are all together. I love that cousins can be best friends. They also pick up a lot of crazy things from the adults because, well, we are all kind of, um, adventurous. So it is no surprise that there's always some excitement. From crazy snowboarding/sledding stunts to the weirdos that make snow angels in their underwear...there is always something to laugh about (or video record!) and only an occasional trip to the E.R.

Stephanie: When you have a new book go “live” on release date, how do you feel?

Hadley: Well I pretty much panic like a freaking idiot. It's scary, but also exciting. I mean I never wrote books with the plan to actually publish them. That kind of came a few years later because it had always been just a hobby. I'm pretty intense when it comes to having things "just right" though ... so when it's release time, my head is going a thousand miles a second, wondering if I've done everything to the best of my ability. I don't really publish in standard fashion like most indie writers, I have a different process. really is kind of like a total surprise when release day hits and then reviews start coming in. I don't allow my family or close friends to leave reviews, so I get honest reviews from people I don't know and I appreciate that entirely. Besides the nerves, release days are also party days on Facebook, so that is cool. I love to interact with everyone, and am SO thankful for the people that give up their time to celebrate with me and show their support. That is THE BEST part of writing.

Hadley's All Time Favorites!
Song: I really don't have one! I work in the music industry so there are SO MANY songs that have influenced my life. I will chat music with ANYONE. =)
Book: I wish I had the time to read more. I would love to read at least 2 or 3 books a week!
Movie: Gahhh too many to name! I love AVENGERS, NEWSIES, FAST AND FURIOUS series, HAPPY GILMORE, DUMB AND DUMBER, LETHAL WEAPON series, and tons of others.
Television Show: I'm so non-traditional and do not watch what everyone else does, and I don't watch television much. But I do love Counting Cars, New Girl, The Sing-Off, and Guitar Center Sessions.
Color: Teal

Hadley is the author of Kiss This and the follow-up Tame This.

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KISS THIS continues with Jay’s story, a rebel of his own sort with the need for freedom and unfiltered opinions. His days of unruly behavior and risky decisions have dealt him a hand that he’s still trying to overcome as he seeks to accomplish his business dreams.

But the hits keep adding up. His best friend is knocked up by an ex that won’t back off, a family member drops in unexpectedly and questions need answered, and the easier aspects in life are suddenly being tested beyond his control.

When ultimate tragedy wreaks havoc on his life, it sends Jay over the edge. He can’t seem to manage the simple things anymore and he reverts back to his old ways of shutting people out and living carelessly. He loses everything he’s gained so far—everything that he didn’t know he wanted—all in one ugly weekend.

There is only one thing that can really save him from complete ruins, and this time it might not be so easily at his disposal. And then there is that damn McCallan pride that automatically resists help at every turn. It just may be the very thing that causes him to lose everything for good…


Today we are featuring Beck by Harper Sloan. Beck is book 3 in Harper's Corps Security series.


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I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man.

But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.

All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.

So I did the only thing I know how to do.
I run.
But he just won’t let me go.


The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.

To make her mine.

She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her.
She’s it for me and she knows it.
She’s just too scared to admit it.
There will be two lucky winners for Day 6!
Giveaway #1 - E-book of Tame This by Hadley Quinn

Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
Giveaway #2 - E-book of Beck by Harper Sloan

 Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
**All winners will be announced on January 1st**
A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree is an object made to resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or other foods. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which with electrification could be replaced by Christmas lights. Today, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes. An angel or star might be placed at the top of the tree to represent the angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modern Germany with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th and possibly the 15th century, in which "devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes". Christmas trees are hung in St. George's Church, Sélestat since 1521. It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century. The Christmas tree has also been known as the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloristic origins. 
Did you have an angel, a star or something else at the top of your tree this year?

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. I actually have a star on my tree every year! Great giveaway I am a huge fan of both of these authors!

  2. We did not even have a Christmas tree this year. Actually, no decorations at all. It has not been a good year for our family, as we are separated, and are in between housing right now. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. This year, we didn't put our usual angel on the top of our tree. I didn't even realize it, I've been so distracted until this question. That's rather sad, isn't it?

  4. We have a gold star atop our tree. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  5. A star with Mickey Mouse & gang on a sleigh filled with presents, pulled by reindeer going around the star.