Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I love most about the holidays is...

ETA: The winner is...

Virginia C

Congratulations, Virginia! Please email me via my website and send your mailing address!

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Everyone who knows me knows how much I love everything about the holidays. I've also had a lot of wonderful things happen in the past month and have much to be thankful for, so it already feels a lot like Christmas. So I hope you'll help me celebrate by posting a comment here, because I have stuff to give away.

What exactly am I celebrating?

First there was the fabulous cover for The Wedding Bargain (January 2011).

Then I learned that my December 2007 American Romance, With This Ring, is being reissued next month, along with Michele Dunaway's Bachelor CEO, as a Mills & Boon Desire in Australia and New Zealand. Here's the cover.

This is my first foreign sale and I'm very excited!

And then RT Book Reviews gave The Wedding Bargain a fabulous 4-star review. Here's what they said:

"McKenzie's tale evolves with sincerity and sizzling passion as two wary individuals fall hard in this touching story."
Color me happy, happy, happy!

Okay, so enough about me.

What's in this for you?

Well, for starters I'm giving away a copy of Firefighter Daddy (July 2010).

The book will be personalized for the winner to keep, or simply autographed so it can be re-gifted. This is one of those times when I am totally cool with re-gifting.

The winner will also receive a festive, handmade polka dot garland. How fun is this?

I do have a thing for polka dots, but this was not made by me. It's from Love Monkey.

In addition to these two prizes, I reserve the right to throw in a few other goodies, at my discretion.

Now for the big question...what do you have to do for a chance to win?

Simply post a comment that finishes this sentence:

What I love most about the holidays is...
The name of one commenter will be drawn from my hat and posted here...at the end of THIS post...on Friday...the day after Thanksgiving. Check back then!

Happy reading! Happy Thanksgiving! Happy holidays!

Until next time,
Lee
LeeMcKenzie.com

26 comments:

Lynn said...

What I love most about the holidays is...

taking the time to really enjoy life. I love the sparkle from the Christmas lights, the spice of the pumpkin pie and the calmness of Christmas eve after everyone has gone to bed.

Congrats on the great cover AND the foreign sale! Here's to many more.

Pamela Stone said...

What I love most about the holidays is...time to relax and enjoy family. I have a wondeful husband, two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and four gorgeous grandkids, including our newborn granddaughter. It's shaping up to be a fantastic holiday season.

And I'm amused how things have changed. I asked my 9 year old grandson for a Christmas list and we spent an hour on the laptop with him cruising the Toys R Us website and bookmarking things.

Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks, Lynn! I'm always the last one to turn in on Christmas Eve. Hands down my favorite night of the year!

Lee McKenzie said...

Happy holidays to you and your family, Pam.

The image of you and your grandson on the computer made me smile. I wonder if Sears even prints a Wish Book anymore.

Virginia C said...

Congratulations on all your good news & Happy Holidays : )

What I love most about the holidays is...that very special lightness of heart, a feeling that dreams will come true, and the child-like awe of the real magic of Christmas. It's not something that you can touch...but it definitely touches you!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Lee McKenzie said...

You touched my heart, Virginia. Happy holidays to you, too!

roxannewriteson said...

Lights! There's nothing like a street-full of sparkling lights on a dark night to make me feel the brightness of the season.

Congratulations on the foreign sale, Lee, and the gorgeous cover.

Roxanne, fellow GVC-er

Lisa McManus Lange said...

What I love most about the holidays is the free reign to each as much chocolate and goodies as I can. It's everywhere, there for the taking, and it would be very rude NOT to eat it, right?
Congrats on the sale in Australia, Lee, and best wishes in the coming year! Lisa

Lee McKenzie said...

I love Christmas lights, Roxanne. Indoors and out!

Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks, Lisa! Or should I call you Miss Manners? :)

Jessie B Tyson said...

What I love most about the holidays is...

Toasting my toes with friends or foes, and where this leads, no one knows...

(Trying my hand at a bit of poetry..lol)

Lee McKenzie said...

LOL, Jessie!

Rachel said...

What I love most about the holidays is the holiday!

Time away from the usual, extra time with people I love, time to do things that I miss in the usual rush of everyday life…

Leslie Hall Pinder said...

What I love most about the holidays is seeing family and friends, but I must admit that ever since I learned that the fat man with the white beard wasn´t the one leaving goodies under my Christmas tree, something has been missing from Christmas for me.

Silly, I know, but there it is. I wonder if other people feel the same way.

Maybe I should be writing fantasies, eh, Lee?

Lee McKenzie said...

To paraphrase Rachel, a holiday is time spent with the people I love. Perfect!

Lee McKenzie said...

Hm. Afantasy about a man leaving gifts under the Christmas tree. You could have a bestseller on your hands, Leslie!

Estella said...

Having my family all together for a meal.

chey said...

What I love most about the holidays is…all the holiday visiting.

Lee McKenzie said...

I'm with you, Estella. I love family dinners so much, I've been known to spend several hours just setting the table!

Lee McKenzie said...

Chey, I especially loved holiday visiting when I was a child. It was fun to see everyone's decorations and sample all the different food.

Jodie Esch said...

I'm usually traveling - so the holidays are often different each year.
But I reach out and invite folks who are living alone and cook a festive meal for them.
I love to share my cooking and baking and the people I meet, seem to enjoy the invitation to share a lunch or dinner. I've become adept at cooking in a very small space (a fifth wheel).

Lee McKenzie said...

Wow, Jodie. Your holiday sounds as unconventional as mine is traditional...and every bit as festive. Have a happy one!

Gillian Layne said...

Baking with my girls! It's so much fun, and they come up with a new treat to try each year. :)

Lee McKenzie said...

Mmmmm...I love home baking, Gillian! A little too much ;)

Virginia C said...

Wow--Tidings of Joy for me! Thank you very much : ) I sent my info via your website. Happy Holidays to all : )

Lee McKenzie said...

Your package is on it's way, Virginia! Happy Holidays to you!