Saturday, December 21, 2013

12 Smart & Savvy Days of Christmas - Day 2

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and joining in the celebration!
On the second day of Christmas, Stephanie gave to me...
Featured Author: Elyssa Patrick
Featured Book: Needing Her by Molly McAdams
Giveways: E-books by Elyssa & Molly 

Today we welcome Elyssa Patrick to our celebration and we are talking about Christmas, book preferences and release day nerves!

Stephanie: What Christmas movies are a must watch?

Elyssa: So many to name but here are a few I particularly love: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Elf, It's a Wonderful Life, and Love Actually.

Stephanie: What do you prefer e-book, paperback or hardcover?

Elyssa: E-book. I read fast and I like being able to order books I want and have them appear on my Kindle almost right away.

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

Elyssa: I'm a little bit of both actually. Usually I can't sleep the night before because I'm waiting for release day much like a kid waits for Christmas morning and then sometime during release day I crash. :)

Elyssa's All Time Favorites!
Song: "Hallelujah" performed by Jeff Buckley

Book: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

Movie: Gone With the Wind

Television Show: Sleepy Hollow

Color: Blue

Elyssa is the author of several books including Stay With Me and While It Was Snowing which is part of the Holiday for Two Duet with Maggie Robinson.

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Felicity Evans and Harry Walsh have been best friends forever, but lately, Felicity has noticed the looks Harry has been giving her. And she’s going to do something about it. Sex solves everything, or so she hopes. But she never knew Harry was a virgin—until now. Being snowbound in a Vermont cabin is the perfect opportunity to take things to the next level . . . and perhaps dare to lay her heart out on the line.

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With one look, I’m his . . .

With one touch, he’s mine . . .

With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.

Today we are featuring Needing Her by Molly McAdams. If you've read From Ashes, then you'll remember Connor Green as the cop who was in love with Cassidy. This is his story and I'm so freakin' excited for it to come out on 12/23!
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She’s the Girl Next Door
Maci Price isn’t really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult, anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the perfect guy – and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.
He’s Her Brother’s Best Friend
Connor Green is trying to find himself again. He loved then lost and it’s time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but, Maci Price, who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell.
They’re Made for Each Other
When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all out war leads to a night that will break all their rules, and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they’re electric. Apart they’re safe. And soon they’ll find they’re exactly what the other needs.

There will be three lucky winners for Day 2!
Giveaway #1 - E-book of Stay With Me by Elyssa Patrick

Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
Giveaway #2 - E-book of Holiday For Two by Elyssa Patrick & Maggie Robinson

Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
Giveaway #3 - E-book of Needing Her by Molly McAdams

Open Internationally (as long as you can receive a gifted e-book from the US)
**All winners will be announced on January 1st**

Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 as an assignment for Montgomery Ward. The retailer had been buying and giving away coloring books for Christmas every year and it was decided that creating their own book would save money. May considered naming the reindeer "Rollo" and "Reginald" before deciding upon using the name "Rudolph".[4] In its first year of publication, 2.5 million copies of Rudolph's story were distributed by Montgomery Ward.[5] The story is written as a poem in the meter of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".

Is Rudolph your favorite reindeer?

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 like all of the reindeer! :)

  2. Yes. Rudolph saved Christmas the year of the blizzard. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  3. I like them all in different ways. They each have a unique personality. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I, too, love all the reindeer, but as Rudolph was the underdog, I have always felt a more personal connection with him.

  5. Sure, I like Rudolph. Clarice was nice, too! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  6. Rudolph is the cutest! Thanks for the chance & happy new year!