Congratulations to the following winners of Clarissa's blog:
Chelle - firstname.lastname@example.org . Amazon $20 dollars
By the time you are reading this letter, you will notice that your naughty/nice list is missing. Who is the culprit?
Bah Humbug! You’re a big fat meanie! So, I decided to help you out a bit.
Why? you ask.
1. I’m freezing my tush off in New York and my muse left me for warmer weather. No more exotic lagoons, clear blue skies, and palm trees in Hawaii for me. Instead, you give me cold weather, pretty snowfalls, AND I have to give up my sandals for UGGS. (A new pair of UGGS would be nice, preferably gray or dark brown. Here’s the link: UGGS
2. I’m gaining weight. Thanksgiving, I had to eat four turkey dinners and now with you coming into town, my sister is baking me all these yummy goodies. Cupcakes! I’m actually fed real food instead of the usual cup of coffee for breakfast, a walk to the empty fridge for lunch, and a quick run to the drive-thru for dinner. I have normal meals with my family. I get food coma so often, I can’t seem to write. How am I going to get through this? (A new gym membership would be nice. Preferably Gold’s Gym. I like their marble countertops.)
3. I wrote an anthology with my Passionate Critters (my critique partners), called A Passionate Christmas Series, and Decadent Publishing had to put up with all of us monsters, but I bet no one told you how many times I wanted to pull out my hair and call it quits. Instead, they kept encouraging me to finish and now I have a new release, called Snowy Encounters. If I hadn’t finished, then Cole and Maddy along with Five Oaks wouldn’t have existed, and the letter ‘A’ and ‘delete’ on my keyboard wouldn’t be so faded. (A new computer would be nice. The Macbook Air would fit perfectly in my purse.)
4. My editor praised me and said she liked Snowy Encounters. I had to enlarge the document to make sure I wasn’t seeing things when I got my edits. I thought she must have lost her highlighter, but no torture session this time. Christmas came early. Run! Now I have to keep an extra eye on her and question what I am doing right in my writing. ( A pair of night vision goggles would be nice. I think you can find those at any sporting goods store.)
Now, you’re probably weighing the amount of coal to put in my stocking, but let me tell you one last thing. If I hadn’t written you this letter, then you wouldn’t have known where your list had gone to. It’s in Five Oaks. You have no choice but to go there now to claim it and see the wonderful town I had built with my awesome anthology minions. I hope you don’t cross Five Oaks off your map just yet. My hero, Cole Harmon, thanks you for working with Old Man Winter to help him rebuild the town and bring his spunky wife, Maddy, home to him. I’m sure you’re curious as to see what has happened to them, since I had stolen your magical orby thing, and now you can’t see anything, so you and Mrs. Clause will just have to come and find out for yourself. You only have twenty-two days left before Christmas, so you better hurry!
P.S. In case you haven’t figured it out, you won’t get your list back, until I get the things I’ve asked for.
P.P.S. One more thing, if you’ve really decided on the coal for my stocking, then I have no choice but to read you a bedtime story from Snowy Encounters. Look for me on December 17th, along with my other fabulous Decadent Authors.
Just to make up for my bad behavior, I will give away two copies of Snowy Encounters and a $20 Amazon Gift Card to anyone willing to aid in getting Santa to Five Oaks. If you don’t find me here, than look for me over at http://decadentpublishing.blogspot.com/ . I’m causing mischief over there, too.
**To Celebrate our '8 Crazy Nights', Decadent Publishing will also be giving the winner one FREE book of their choice from Decadent Publishing**