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Thursday 1 January 2015

Evernight's Holiday Hangover Hop GRAND PRIZE iPad mini @evernightpub #Giveaway #Contest

Evernight's Holiday Hangover Hop (Jan 1 - 4)  

Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover... 

According to the Mayo Clinic (online) the symptoms of a hangover are: Fatigue and weakness, thirst, headaches and muscle aches, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain, poor or decreased sleep, increased sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness or a sense of the room spinning, shakiness, decreased ability to concentrate, mood disturbances, such as depression, anxiety and irritability and confusion. 

This could be me on any given day, no alcohol needed. LOL!

As for remedies, they suggest:

Fluids, such as, water and fruit juice. I usually crave something fizzy like ginger ale. 

Have a snack. Their suggestions are bland foods, toast or soup. I usually want something terribly greasy, like bacon, eggs or french fries. After I'm feeling better, of course. 

Pain killers. I usually do that one before I go to bed as a preventative. (doesn't always work though) Depends what I've been over imbibing on.  

Go back to bed

All common sense.

I know others use concoctions of some kind, like Bloody Marys. Or coconut milk, Gatorade or Vitamin Water. You've heard them all, right? Eat a banana or an apple. Bread or crackers. 

And as I was doing a quick little research, I found one I hadn't heard of. A Wasabi or mustard bath. It takes the toxins out of the body apparently. Who knew.

There's an entire Pinterest page dedicated to hang over cures. Check it out if you're in need. 

And last, my favourite option. Have another drink. 
Cheers All!
Here's a little sneak peek to my upcoming release and first collaboration with Evernight, entitled Next Weekend, coming out in January. It's about a couple going through a divorce but the wife, who initiated the proceedings, is more attracted to her husband after the fact than she was while they were married. Whaaaat??!!?? :D And then there's the (very mild burgeoning) D/s element. Hope you'll check it out.

(here's the unedited blurb)

Miranda and Jordan Lang cordially invite you to their divorce.

Jordie is not completely surprised when Miranda suggests they separate. Their marriage had been deteriorating from the moment they took their vows. Although heartbroken things didn’t work out with the woman he expected to spend the rest of his life with, he doesn’t contest her decision.

The only thing holding up the final divorce decree is the sale of their get-away cabin. In a weak moment, Miranda heads there for the weekend knowing full well that Jordie will also be there. Accidentally—on purpose, she seduces him and leaves an open invitation for another naughty weekender.

But the next time they meet, Jordie’s anger over the entire situation has kicked in and he finds himself being rough and commanding with her. And even more surprising, his ex likes it.

Follow Jordie as he finds and embraces his dominant side and Miranda her submissive self.

Will it be enough to save their doomed relationship or will the issues that drove them apart remain more than they can overcome?

Also watch for my second release with Evernight, coming in February 2015, Memories of Us

Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

My question to you, since we're all book lovers, Name your favourite book of 2014. I know for some of us that's a hard one. If you can't narrow it down, how about sharing your fav book of all time. I'll share mine with you, Jane Eyre. I know, shocker right! LOL

As for my giveaway, I'll be sending my winner a $10 Evernight Publishing Gift Certificate.

Hope you had a fantastic New Year's Eve. 
Hope you didn't do anything I wouldn't do. 

I'd like to wish you all a safe, prosperous 
Happy New Year
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Your Holiday Hangover continues here:


  1. My favorite book of 2014 is Shades Fall by Jamie Begley!! Happy New Year!! Christy_love14@hotmail.com

  2. My all time favorite is The Outsiders but for 2014 probably Born of Fury or Rock Addiction or the Driven Trilogy

  3. My favorite book of 2014 was Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan! Thank you for the chance! Happy New Year!

  4. Ask the Oracle was my favorite.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  5. I haven't read a lot of books this year to pick a favorite. One of my all time favorite books is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
    Nicole Ortiz

  6. Gypsy Brothers, by Lili St. Germain. esseboo@yahoo.com

  7. Fav book of 2014: Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha
    Fav book of all time: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows lol

  8. My favorite book I read this year is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken and really the whole triolgy.

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year! :D

  9. All time fave. Three billy goats gruff. It was my first book to belong to me, it was gifted to me by one of my favorite teachers.

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

  10. My favorite book series would be The Skulls by Sam Crescent. I love them all such a great MC series. Have a Happy New Year.

  11. A book I enjoyed this past year was Euphoria by Lily King.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs.


  13. I just finished The cougar's timid little lynx, I really enjoyed it. I'm more of a alpha interracial girl. It was romantic, funny, and sexy. sweetga_peech@yahoo.com

  14. If I have to pick one book, it would be Knight by Kristen Ashley. NOTE: my answer to this question on another blog less than an hour ago was completely different. I am so fickle sometimes - lol - and I read SO many wonderful books last year!
    I'm a consumer not a creator and have so much admiration for all you gifted story tellers!
    Happy New Year!

  15. My Commander and My Protector by Alanea Alder, Funny...loved it


  16. I could come up with a whole list of favorites for this year but the first that popped into my mind was Vexing Voss by Gail Koger.

  17. I loved The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison.


  18. Take by Ella Frank


  19. the king by JR Ward

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  20. My favorite book was Captivated by You by Sylvia Day.

  21. My 2014 favorite was Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh.
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  22. I have enjoyed Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor books.

  23. ok. so how to be fair and to not upset authors and make sure to remain true to yourself?
    do not ask what is your favorite book dammit! LMAO
    ok ok... if you insist....
    that would be Fanny Hill by anonymous .. this was my first erotic book I have ever read (and re-read) .... NO! absolutely not! I will not tell you when I read it!

    tagsncats at gmail dot com

  24. My favourite book of 2014 was "The Art of Breathing" by TJ Klune fabulous book.


  25. Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer favorite of 2014
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  26. My all-time favorite is Damon Suede's HOT HEAD!

    Trix, vitajex(at)AolD(ot)com

  27. My favorite 2014 book is Air Bound by Christine Feehan.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  28. Favorite 2014 book is Wulfe Untamed by Pamela Palmer.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  29. My favorite book of all time is actually a series of seven, The Harry Potter series. I started reading them when the sixth book was in hardback and only after sending a message to my sis in law finally agreeing to read them after her hounding me for years to do so. The concept just did not interest me. I ended up reading all of them in less than a month and went to Borders Midnight Ball/Release party to get the final installment, Deathly Hallows. This is a beautifully told story of friendship, love and loss and sometimes all three at once. JK Rowling did something that is rarely seen and that is to create a whole new world where generations to come will still be discovering it. laura.striplin@gmail.com

  30. Alanea Alder "My Commander" it was so funny.

  31. I loved the Wanted series by J Kenner,... & the Love In Bloom series by Melissa Foster! <3

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  32. Uhh it didn't come out it 2014 but it was new to me. I really enjoyed Amy's Redemption by BJ Wane. All time favorite romances are After the Night by Linda Howard, Royal Seduction by Jennifer Blake.

  33. My all time favorite ever... The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. dustykattc@hotmail.com

  34. One that was a complete surprise with hilarious dialogue between the H&H. Beastly Desires by Nikki Winter.

    Happy New Year!


  35. That`s a really hard question there were so many good books in 2014. One of the ones I really liked was Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston


  36. I really really liked Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  37. From books I read in 2014, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton was a favorite. Love the humor in the book.
    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  38. That's really tough, but I really liked Groom of Convenience by Vicktor Alexander.


  39. That is an odd cure for a hangover. I probably wouldn't be able to sit through a mustard/wasabi bath without being sick. Lol.
    One of my favorite books this year was The Professional by Kresley Cole! LOVE her!!
    Thank you for sharing, participating and for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  40. I've read so many that it's hard to pick just one.

  41. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Evernight Holiday Hangover Blog Hop!

    My winner is ....drum roll please.... Laura Striplin! *** throws confetti ***

    Wishing you all a Happy New Year!