Sunday, December 4, 2011

Give Books for Christmas!

It’s Christmas time! And I'm participating in the Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by Inksplasher.

Again, I’m not jumping on a bandwagon, but doing something that sounded fun because, well, it’s Christmas, and I feel like giving things away. Yahoo!

Every year my kids come in on Christmas morning and open at least one book. Some of them (my book lovers) receive multiples. Sometimes, mom gets all the books, and then passes them around. But regardless of whom opens the brightly wrapped box of books, rest assured, they’re there every year.

I believe the world would be such a better place if everyone gave books for Christmas. (For your convenience, here's a really amazing online holiday catalog: You can also learn more about books written by me by checking out my books tab.)

So I’m giving away not one, but TWO copies of Hashbrown Winters by Frank Cole. This is the first in a series, and the books are hilarious, short, and easy to read. The perfect gift for that early reader on your list.

The blurb:

There I stood, hiding next to the vending machines, disguised as a potted plant. I brushed the plastic leaves from my face and stared down the hallway toward the front double doors. Snow Cone always said one day this ridiculous costume would come in handy. Fifteen minutes had passed since the last student left for the buses, but I wasn t about to take any chances. Not with my life hanging in the balance. Leaning forward, I peered around the corner just as the sound of footsteps echoed down the hallway. Was this it? Could this be him? Was I about to be pulverized by Hambone while wearing an emergency disguise I had just pulled from my locker? Hashbrown Winters and his treehouse club of buddies are well known around Pordunce Elementary, especially after Hashbrown s seminar last year on how to give the best show and tell performances... er, presentations. But when Hashbrown accidentally crosses Hambone Oxcart, the death dealer of Pordunce, he ll need more than just the support of his friends to survive Hambone s wrath.

Here are the details:

In order to give myself time to contact the winner, I’m going to close this contest on DECEMBER 15th at NOON. So if you enter, watch your email that day.

To enter you must be a follower (see the sidebar) and leave a comment telling me what books are on your Christmas list this year. That’s it!

The hop runs from December 1 through the 15th. All books will be shipped on December 16th. We can't guarantee books will arrive in time for Christmas, but we're going to give it a good try! **U.S. mailing addresses only, please**

At the end of this post, you'll see a long list of the participating blogs. Just click the links and go check out the contests.


Donna K. Weaver said...

Fun sounding book!

I'm already a follower. Good thinking about cutting it off at noon. I may need to change my posts to say that.

I want Rachelle's book Exiled. I've already got Bound and Become. There are others I want but my stack of books to read is already so high I don't dare buy anymore.

kbrebes said...

Hi, Nichole. I'm a follower, of course. I want your books, Tristi's books, Bound, Become, and all the books our LDS friends have written that I haven't been able to get yet. : ) I'd love to read Frank's book because I'd love to one day (soon) write a middle series book. I'll post this on my FB. Have a very Merry Christmas, Nichole!!! Enjoy the books you receive!

ps I want CROSSED, and the sequels to WINGS, oh, the list goes on and on and on and on and....on.

Cheri Chesley said...

I'm a follower. My list includes Crossed, Death Cure, and the books from the TV series Castle. :)

Connie Hall said...

I am a follower and the book you are giving away sounds fun.

The book high on my list of wants is by Tristi Pinkston, "Hang Em High". Since I have her other books I have to have this one.

Jennifer K Clark said...

I became a follower. I have a ton of novels on my Christmas list, so I'm going to mention the non fiction books that I want. Top two--The Entitlement Trap (great ideas with raising kids), and I Almost Divorced my Husband, But I Went On Strike Instead. Just met Sherri Mills and her book sounds great.

L.T. Elliot said...

I met Frank Cole last year at Storymakers and I was laughing so hard, my ribs literally hurt. Just the other day, I thought about the story he told and totally started laughing again. The man is comic gold.

Aubrey said...

My Christmas list for books is full of books that are coming out I want to stock up on money to buy them! Ex. Everneath by Brodi Ashton, the last Dark Divine, etc.

Bonnie said...

I'm a follower. I'd love to get CJ Hill's Slayers and/or The Death Cure by James Dashner

Taffy said...

I'm a follower!
I just finished The Girl of Fire and Thorns and LOVED it! I want it for Christmas.
Plus the rest of the Iron Fey series; I have the first book.

Unknown said...

I'm a new follower. Of course your book is on my list as well as The Walk and Miles to Go by Richard paul Evans.
my e-mail is
rmhulse78 at yahoo dot com