Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to the New Year's Blog Hop!

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Well, it's 2013 so the world didn't end as predicted once more. I trust none of you reading this went too overboard in expectation of yet another predicted apocalypse and lived your lives to their fullest despite all the hype. The world moves on and what better way to start the New Year than by blog hopping, meeting new authors, and perhaps finding a new book to read?

As part of my post, I am featuring a story from a frequent contributor to this blog, Dorothy Davies, "Happy New Year." To read this story click this link: http://georgewilhite.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-new-year-by-dorothy-davies.html

NOW--THE PRIZE INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT!

CARRIE ANN  BLOG HOPS IS GIVING AWAY THREE GRAND PRIZES. You, as a reader, can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!


AND HERE ARE MY BLOG'S GIVEAWAYS FOR THIS EVENT:

Signed copy of my self published debut collection of horror stories On the Verge of Madness. For more details and reviews of this book, click this link: On the Verge of Madness.



$5.00 gift certificate good towards e-books at Musa Publishing. Check out my new collection from Musa, Silhouette of Darkness or Musa's Main Page to explore the e-books available. 









COFFEE!! -- Your choice of either Starbuck's $5.00 gift card for (2) Specialty beverages (ecups) from Peet's.







HOW TO ENTER:

Simple! Leave a comment on this blog post. Say something about New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, your resolutions for 2013, the 12/21/12 hype--anything along those lines.

You must provide your email address in the comment to qualify. I don't want to pick a winner and then have to find them. It's not fair to the other participants.

The gift certificates can be sent via email.

If you are the winner of the signed copy of On the Verge of Madness, I will pay to ship it to you but you will need to provide a shipping address.

You can enter once per day, so that gives you up to six chances--you just need to make a unique comment each time--no cutting and pasting! PLEASE NOTE--YOU WILL ONLY BE ENTERED ONCE PER BLOG FOR CARRIE ANN'S GRAND PRIZES.

I will post the winners at this blog on January 7, 2013.

This contest is fully administered and funded by this blog and is in no way affiliated with the giveaways of the main blog page or of any of the other participants.

Enjoy the hop and good luck with your prize entries. Before returning you to the hop, and the over 200 great blogs involved, I will leave you with a quick poem by David S. Pointer, another frequent contributor to this blog.

Please follow my blog for more information about myself, other contributors and special guests that pop in from time to time. Mike Flanagan, director of Absentia, and Jeffrey Thomas, author of the Punktown novels are just two guests to be interviewed here in 2013.

David has recent work in Star*Line and elsewhere. He is the author of Sundrenched Nanosilver (soon to be reviewed and featured here), Sinister Splashplay, and others.

Post Party Clean Up
David S. Pointer

Every white January 1st,
womens’ bodies strewn
on our front lawn like
yard art decorations,
encased in protective
metal, we kiss to great
days ahead then release
champagne bottle shaped
balloons before alerting
locality bound space cops



53 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and Happy New Year.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  2. I never do resolutions. I may set a goal, but I hate to call it a resolution. I love champagne though. LOL Best thing about a new year. ;) tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

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  3. No resolutions here.
    Thanks for the chance!

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  5. Happy New Year! I plan to lose more weight for 2013!
    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  6. To resolve conflicts.
    Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  8. My resolution is to start on a doctoral in 2013...Let's see if I follow through this time! LOL.
    Happy New Year!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  9. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. For this year I need to find a job since I’m graduating college this Spring, so yup.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  11. Hoping 2013 is grand!
    Thanks for the fun and Happy 2013!
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  12. I want to publish my novel in 2013!
    movie1997 at live dot it

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    1. I am working on my first novel also. Good luck!

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  13. I want to be able to walk and stand for more than 5 min....have a few others too.
    Creature Features...what a blast from the past..thank you for that....the scariest of all are the things that could be happening right next door and you have no clue...lol
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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    1. Yeah, those old Creature Features are brilliant. Horror in the movies is in a sad state. The only great ones now are indies, most of which go largely unwatched.

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  14. I want to complete my reading challenges that I signed up this year.

    Dawna N.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. played games
    happy new year! Thanks
    mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
    going to try to lose weight this year

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  16. The whole end of the world thing was way too much and overblown. I don't get how so many people bought into it.

    Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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    1. Yeah, people can be so gullible. I guess the planetary alignment is decades off and that has never proven to be "earth shattering" either.

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  17. Thanks to all the visitors who have commented. Lots of resolutions. I gave up on those myself--I just admit I am weak!--LOL
    Please feel free to follow my blog also--I don't post that often so you won't be flooded with notifications.

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  18. Happy New Year!

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. Happy New Year

    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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  20. Happy New Year!

    susanaellisauthor@gmail.com

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  21. My resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  22. I don't make NY resolutions :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. To get my own place (home) again.
    Hope u had a great new years.
    Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  24. Happy New Year!

    My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin.

    ~*Drea*~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

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  25. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! I'm going to lose 25 # and read 52 + books this year.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  26. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  27. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  28. I am looking forward to 2013. Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  29. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  30. Happy New Year,thanks for the giveaway.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I have to finish losing my extra weight!
    Thanks for the hop!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

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  32. Walking more! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. I don't do resolutions I do goals. i have a couple reading goals this year. One is to read 365 books this year! Gonna make a dent in that TBR list!!
    Thanks for doing the hop!!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  34. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  35. This year I am going to have to make reading more my goal. With all of the authors and books I have found on this blog hop, my tbr is bursting.

    Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  36. I want to start eating healthier this year.
    Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  37. I spent new years on the couch with my boyfriend and pup. Thanks for participating! Katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Awesome initiative, George! 2013 resolve - must, must, must blog more! thinkincau [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  39. i sat on my couch and read didnt even see the ball drop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  40. I've never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel. It's actually my ninth book, but I guess I've always been intimidated by the prospect of getting my work published. (I don't want to self-publish unless it's my last option.) But not this year. I'm going to go for it, because heck, I've been telling stories and writing since I was six.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  41. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I`m mostly excited about On the Verge of Madness! :)
    Thanks!

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I hope to make 2013 more fun :)

    Happy New Year
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. thanks for the hop
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  46. I plan to write and read more in 2013. Glad to see another horror author, and Creatures Features. Kinda remember them myself.
    pamelakkinney (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  47. I'm hoping for a healthier new year. Thank you for your giveaway!
    annettekz2 AT yahoo DOT com

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  48. Mmmmm.... starbucks....

    j.lennidorner@facebook.com

    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! My resolution/goal is to get a new job.

    amnell(dot)khalan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    www.jobzcorner.com

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