I am SO excited to continue the Days of Christmas Book Giveaway Celebration! This has been an awesome time of meeting new authors and showcasing their books and hearing their delightful Christmas memories and traditions!
Before I announce today’s giveaways, don’t forget to go back and leave comments on Days 1- 3 for your chances to win those books as well. Here are the links:
Day 1 – The Cowboy (romance novel) by Staci Stallings and Tamed (action) by Sarah Witenhafer https://pennyzeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/day-1-of-the-days-of-christmas-book-giveaway-celebration/
Day 2 – You Can Have a Happy Family by Amanda Beth and Christmas is About Jesus by Mukkove Johnson https://pennyzeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/day-2-of-the-days-of-christmas-book-giveaway-celebration/
Day 3 – Board to Death (suspense) by Tracy Ruckman and Dandyflowers by Jordan T. Maxwell https://pennyzeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/day-3-of-the-days-of-christmas-book-giveaway-celebration/
Remember, you can enter on as many giveaways as you wish! Anyone can enter and subscribers (who have confirmed their subscriptions) receive two entries.
Without further ado, here are today’s awesome books, so don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite Christmas memory or tradition!
The Huguenot Sword by Shawn Lamb. Read on for a synopsis…
For faith, for friendship, for freedom.
In the time of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, when being a Protestant could mean death, The Huguenot Sword roamed the streets of Paris by night, defending those faithful to the young heretical religion. The nobility scorned them as ruffians. To the oppressed Protestants they were saviors, but to the Cardinal’s Guards they were a pestilence needing to be terminated.
The situation becomes desperate when those in power launch a bold plan to destroy the group. One wrong move can be fatal. But the ordeal of Paris pales in comparison to the possible annihilation of the faith and people at the Battle of La Rochelle.
And Peril by Suzanne Hartmann…
A top-secret agent struggles with trusting God to protect her many secrets when she must use her enhanced abilities while escorting a Muslim king-turned Christian to the White House an the Talladega Superspeedway, which not only draws the unwanted attention of the media and a NASCAR champion, but makes her a terrorist target.
And now for some Christmas memories from Shawn and Suzanne!
A Dog, a Cat and the Christmas Tree (A Christmas Memory) by Shawn Lamb
When we lived Southern California, Christmas trees were inexpensive at around $10. So when we moved to Tennessee in 1989, we thought nothing about getting a real tree, until we saw the cost starting at $35 for a 5ft tree and up. Since it was too close to Christmas, we bought a 6ft tree at $50.
At the time, our daughter, Briana, was a toddler and we had 3 dogs and a cat named Panther. We barely finished putting up the tree when along comes Ranger, our 75 lb black shepherd, who promptly sniffed the tree and decides to anoint it, to our utter surprise and Briana’s delight. Then the tree starts to move. Rob considers tying it to the vent latch to keep it upright thinking its not secure in the stand. We hear something along with more moving and out pops Panther’s head. He had crawl up into the tree and much our dismay – up come pine needles wrapped in a fur ball.
This time Briana is grossed out and we regretted ever paying $50 for a pine cat tree and doggie hydrant. Needless to say, the following year we went artificial.
For more information about Shawn and her books, please see http://www.allonbooks.com
The Huguenot Sword can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/Huguenot-Sword-Shawn-Lamb/dp/098292044X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323185565&sr=1-4
Favorite Christmas Memory by Suzanne Hartmann
While young, my family’s tradition was to exchange gifts on my mother’s side of the family on Christmas Eve. So the four of us would load up the presents, pile into the car, then drive to Grandma’s house. By the time we arrived back at home, Santa had visited and all of our presents lay under the Christmas tree.
When I was eight years old, I decided I was too old to believe in Santa. Even though I knew he wasn’t real, however, I couldn’t figure out how our presents appeared under the Christmas tree every year while we visited Grandma. Finally I couldn’t stand it any more and asked my parents.
They realized that they couldn’t convince me Santa brought the gifts, so they spilled the beans. Every year, after the presents had been loaded into the car, Mom would “forget” something. Dad would take us down the street to a small store to get some cigarettes (and if we were lucky, some .02 candy too!). Then we picked up Mom and went to Grandma’s house.
Ah, what creative parents I had…and what a wonderful memory the tradition leaves in my mind.
For more information about Suzanne and her books, please visit her website at http://suzanne-hartmann.blogspot.com/
Peril can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/Peril-Suzanne-Hartmann/dp/1602903069/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323185382&sr=8-1