Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christmas in July Hop!

ETA: The giveaway is closed as of Friday, August 1. 
Winners will be announced Monday, August 4!

Thanks to everyone who participated!


Beginning July 22 (Tuesday) and running through the end of the month, I'm part of the Christmas in July blog hop sponsored by the hugely popular I Am a Reader blog!

I got to meet Kathy, who is behind the blog, at a recent writing conference. Kind of a fun fan girl moment for me. Here we are:

The blog hop is filled with a ton of great prizes: CHRISTMAS-THEMED BOOKS!

Here at The Lyon's Tale, I'll be giving away THREE copies of the upcoming Timeless Romance Anthologies Christmas collection, which will be called Silver Bells! Here's the gorgeous cover:

As always with the Timeless Romance Anthologies, I'll have a novella in the collection, as will Heather B. Moore and Sarah M. Eden. This collection's guest contributors are Lucinda Brant, Lu Ann Brobst Staheli, and Becca Wilhite. That's SIX clean romance novellas, all with historical settings.

The Timeless Romance Anthologies have become Amazon bestsellers, and our fans love how they can finish a whole story in one session, or, if they have time, they can read all six at once.

I'm excited about this collection; it's going to be awesome! And the winners will get to read it about a week before it's available to the public!

To enter for a chance to win a copy of the SILVER BELLS collection:

Simply leave a comment on this post where you include these TWO things: 
-A family Christmas tradition (from your childhood or one you have today).
-Your first name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you're selected as the winner.

Other Important Information: 
NO entries will be accepted until Tuesday, July 22, and all hop entries must be received by 11:59 PM, MDT, on July 31, 2014. So

DON'T leave your comment until Tuesday, July 22 or after July 31, or it won't count!

Winners will receive an electronic copy of the anthology, in Kindle (MOBI) or EPUB format, or, if desired, as a PDF file.

After I've e-mailed the winners, if I haven't heard back from them with their choice of file type within 24 hours, their prize is void, and another winner may be chosen in their place.

Winners' first names will be posted here on or before Monday, August 3, 2014, and the book files will be sent to the winners in early OCTOBER, prior to the official release on October 20, 2014.

Be sure to hop around the other blogs for chances to win other Christmas-themed books!



Kathy Habel said...

I'm not entering but just commenting to say it was so fun to meet you!! Thanks for participating and I can't wait to read this one!!

Linda Romer said...

Our christmas tradition is on christmas eve we gather around the christmas tree with hot cocoa and cookies and someone different each year reads the night before christmas. My name is Linda email thank you for the giveaway.

Liz Mason said...

We eat seafood for Christmas Eve Dinner because my great grandparents thought that was what the Savior would have eaten. Elizabeth

Angela Baarz said...

We ate lasagna for dinner on Christmas Eve (my dad grew up in an Italian town). Angela.

Heidi Reads... said...

We always put a container of Tic Tacs in everyone's stocking as a memorial of my Grandpa who passed away when I was six; he always had Tic Tacs in his shirt pocket for the grandkids to find :) 28 years later and the tradition is still going strong!

Thanks so much for the giveaway- I'm so excited to download some of these anthologies! I don't know which one to start with!

colorvibrant at gmail dot com

Sherri said...

When I was growing up, Christmas morning for breakfast we had cereal. Not just any cereal, mind you. Mom bought the little variety boxes which you cut down the middle and poured the milk right into the box. Besides the novelty of the "rectangle bowl," the cereal assortment included ones Mom would NEVER buy because they were too sweet. We loved it. Sherri at

Unknown said...

I do a smoked turkey and ham every year. And spend time with the family.

melissa crisp
leighannecrisp at

Judy said...

We always exchange our gifts Christmas Eve and then Santa comes on Christmas morning to the kids.

Judy Cox

Elizabeth said...

I love to bake Christmas cookies using the recipes my mom has collected and now passed on to me. It's yummy and meaningful!


egholtrop at gmail dot com

Patricia P. said...
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Patricia P. said...

As a child, we never saw our Christmas tree until Christmas morning. My mother put the tree up and decorated it after bedtime. And, it was a live tree.Don't know where it was kept until then. Since she was of eastern European extraction, we followed the tradition of leaving the tree up until King's Day, January 6th. that was supposed to be the day that the wise men came. My name is Patricia and my email address is

Michelle J. said...

With a lot of kids in my family, we would draw names of who we would buy a present for. That was the gift we got to open on Christmas Eve.

justcallmemj (at) gmail(dot)com

Mer said...

My favorite tradition is our family get together to bake Christmas cookies. Such a fun way to spend the day together.

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Kathy Heare Watts said...

Love the book cover! Growing up we always got to open 1 present on Christmas was always new pj's. What do I do now, I'm a grandmother and we have a family get together at our house on Christmas Eve which is also my husband's birthday. We let the grandchildren open their present from us. We have a fun dinner with lots of finger foods and desserts. On Christmas we all go to our youngest daughter's house for a dinner and family get together.

Kathy Watts

Brandi said...

A Christmas tradition with me & I got my family into this,... we have to watch the Christmas Story marathon atleast once while it is on lol. I always end up watching it more than onve because I love the movie lol. <3

Thank you for the giveaway!

Take care & I hope you have a great day! =)
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com


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