15 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 13 Christine Ashworth


So, I feared that yesterdays post might not get seen do to the end of the world and all. I didn’t really worry too much about it. However I am thankful to see another day and another post on my blog about the 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Normally I’d have a little more to say before jumping into the post, but I figured I might as well start right in! So please, let me introduce to you Day 13’s Author, Christine Ashworth. She’s another Crescent Moon Press alum, she was here last year (I had a great time!) and she’s got a great guest post and a great novel!

As always, let me share what’s at stake for today’s post.

The prize to be won?
A $10 Amazon Gift Card
The task you need to complete?
Become a fan of Christine on Facebook!

Now let’s get a looksy at Christine Ashworth’s Demon Hunt, shall we?

 

Tribred Gregor Caine decided long ago to deny his blood legacy. So he isn’t happy when paired with a full-blooded Fae to hunt the demons threatening to overrun Los Angeles. As they fight side by side, he finds she calls to both his Fae and his demon blood; a call he can’t resist.

Warrior Fae Serra Willows crossed into the Human Plane to help destroy the demons released from the Chaos Plane. Finding and shutting down the portal between worlds is more challenging than she expected...and Gregor and his world more seductive than she had ever imagined.

As the killings escalate, Gregor and Serra realize one of the most deadly demons from the Chaos Plane has marked Serra as his own. To save her, Gregor has to face his greatest fear—losing his humanity to the darkness in his blood. But in a race against time, that darkness could become his greatest strength. And he will kill to claim Serra’s love.

Alright, now it’s onto the guest post!

THERE’S A BOOK FOR THAT

Thanks, Avery, for having me again this year! The so-called apocalypse has come and gone (either Buffy, or The Doctor, saved us, from what I can tell on Facebook), and we’re all still here! Which means I need to figure out Christmas Dinner. Over the years, it’s been everything from turkey to ham to lasagna to prime rib. This year, I’m leaning toward prime rib, even though beef prices have gone up a bit due to the drought in 2011. (This year’s drought won’t hit meat prices until next fall/winter, or so they say.)

How are you all doing with your holiday prep? My lovely Jewish friends are all done, and snickering at the rest of us. I’m not bitter.  I’m usually a maniac when it comes to Christmas, but not this year and for a couple of reasons.

The first reason? Money’s not exactly falling from the sky. I’ve got a good job, but the hubby is an actor and he hasn’t worked in a while. Unemployment helps, but we’re watching the government dance on the edge of the fiscal cliff and, thus, are preparing for the worst come January 1st.

The second reason? Sandy Hook Elementary. All of a sudden, it became so much more important that everyone I know and love is alive and well. That we’d be spending time together either in person, on the phone, or on Skype.  But still, even keeping gifts to the immediate family, what to do?

I focused on the one thing I do every year (pajama pants for my young men), and on books. But this time, books that are in the interest of the recipient. Your son is a game enthusiast? There are a TON of how-to-build-computer-games books. Architect? Ditto. Any profession, any interest you can imagine, there’s a book for that.

And call me old fashioned, but I like books to give as presents over eBooks. I like seeing my family rip into the paper. I like the act of inscribing a book for a family member, or a beloved friend. It makes the gift that much more special.

 

But whatever you do, and however you celebrate, do take the time to hug the ones you love and to tell them that you love them. For life is fleeting, and it’s never a waste to give a kiss or a hug as you return home, or as you leave.

May your holidays be bright, and may 2013 be your best year yet!

 

Thank you so much, Christine for writing this guest post! I am a huge fan of giving books, for any occasion, especially Christmas! It’s important to spread the book love bug to all those around us. And also, I love writing a little message into books, besides, if you didn’t know it, it’s actually BAD LUCK to give a book without writing an inscription! Just like it’s bad luck to give a wallet without any money in it! Who knew!

If you’d love to learn more about Christine or her book, Demon Hunt click on one of the links below!


 
Now, as the contest slowly draws to a close, I urge you to remember to take a moment to enter to win today’s giveaway (and all the previous) by using Mr. Rafflecopter, he loves it when you push his buttons, I swear!

And if you’re wondering what other giveaways I’m talking about, click the link HERE and it will take you to a page with all the info and all the previous blog entries and contests!

Of course, I’d also love to see you back here tomorrow for Day 14!

3 Response to "15 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 13 Christine Ashworth"

  1. Christine Ashworth Says:

    Thanks again, Avery - love it here!

  2. Rhonda Hopkins Says:

    Great post, Christine! I like to give books as well. I didn't know it was bad luck not to inscribe one though. I learn something new everyday! Happy Holidays! :-)

  3. Samanthe Beck Says:

    I'm a big fan of pajama pants AND books -- two gifts that go great together. Alot of folks in my life have made the digital conversion, so this year I found myself shopping for Kindle and Nook covers too. Thanks for a funny, touching blog!