Monday, December 19, 2011


OH the weather outside is Frightful....  Well...Not so much in North Carolina...but its COLD!!  So lets give you an excuse to stay in bed, or snuggled up with a blanket and some Hot Cocoa....FREE BOOKS!! 

Today, we are celebrating Day One of My FAVORITES GIVEAWAY!! 

A Tasty Read is giving away FIVE books this week to FIVE lucky winners.  The ONLY catch is that the books are MY FAVORITE BOOKS...Hey, I am ALWAYS recommending these books to I figured why not Give Away a few...just to get the party started!!


1. You will have to leave a comment in order to be entered to win.  Just click on "comment" at the bottom of the post. ( You don't have to be A Tasty Reader in order to leave a comment!)

2. Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact the winners.

3. You may enter each day, but can only win once. (Its the Holiday's...Lets spread the joy around)

4. If you are announced as a winner, please choose which book off of MY FAVORITES LIST that you would like to receive.  YAY!!


See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Fatal Affair by Marie Force

Birthright by Nora Roberts

Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins

Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson

Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Untraceable by Laura Griffin

It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Paradise by Judith McNaught

Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery

Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hildebrand

Not Another New Years by Christie Ridgway

Something About You by Julie James

Tempt Me Tonight by Toni Blake

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin

Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Wild Card by Lora Leigh

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

 YA Favorites

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Going to Far by Jennifer Echols

(**I would just like to say that I have SOOO MANY FAVORITES, these are just the few that stay with me long after I finished reading them.)

Day One Giveaway Question: Of all the Christmas Presents you have ever received, Which one stands out the most to you, and why??

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!  XOXO


Amanda Gehman said...

Hey Lisa!
I think my most memorable Christmas gift was when I was 6. The only thing I wanted was baby shivers (do you remember that doll) you had to unscrew her head for her battery pack, yes kinda morbid, but then she would shiver and until you held he close enough and cuddled her. She was just like a new born baby to me. I took that doll everywhere with me. For some reason I kept that doll and gave it to my daughter 2 years ago when she turned 6. Her head has been glued on now as that broke years ago (thanks to having 3 brothers) but my daughter still loves her as much as I did! Merry Christmas.

Jay R said...

You are the first person I have "met" that loves Wild Card by Lora Leigh. It is one of my all time favorites, and most definitely her best book.

Patti P said...

I think I would have to say my most memorable Christmas gift would be my engagement ring. My husband and children conspired to make sure it was the last present I opened. My children were preteens and he didn't think they would be able to keep the secret but they did! It was definately a wonderful morning!

Lizzie Walker said...

Who doesn't love free give aways! Christmas being my favorite time of year, not because of the presents. Sure they are fine but it gives me great pleasure to sit somewhere quiet and read.

Yes, my guilty pleasure. After the family is gone and DH is tucked into bed, I sneak off, sit in front of the fireplace and read until my eyeballs fall out. LOL

So yes, more books is what any reader or writer wants for Christmas. ;-)

A Tasty Reader said...

Amanda, I had two babies named Lisa and Larry (Don't ask) and they looked like real babies, which I took EVERYWHERE with me!! I still have them. I know how yoo feel!!

Jay..LOVE WILD CARD!! I think I cry EVERYTIME I read it, and for those of you who haven't read it...MISSING OUT!!

Patti...Congrats belated! What a nice gift under the tree, especially when it is a true surprise!! Love it and Merry Christmas!

Lizzie..You have the right idea. Taking the time to relax and enjoy a books is harder to come by these days!! Hope you have a GREAT book to snuggle up with!!

Anonymous said...

I've had some great Christmases, but this year will be a hard one to beat - both of our grandchildren were at our house for an early celebration last week! Our Arizona granddaughter moved back to Ohio in June and our grandson visited from Seattle. There is nothing like having both grandbabies together! Seeing Christmas through the eyes of a 2 1/2 year old and an almost 2 year old was priceless!
Karen Lawson

Jen Shields said...

I think the best gift is being with family...

My most special memory is the year that my dad, my aunt, my sister and I suprised my grandpa by appearing at his doorstep on the early hours of Christmas day.

We had never spent Christmas at his place, because he and my grandma have been long divorced, and the family always ends up with her. But one year, we decided no matter what, we were going to spend Christmas with him at his home in Chehalis, Washington. The only problem was, a massive blizzard hit the west coast that year. He told us not to come, not even to fly. He was completely suprised when we drove 13 hours through a blizzard to be with him on Christmas.

I'll never forget driving down the middle-of-nowhere roads, our car slipping and sliding all over the place. Tran-Siberian Orchestra blasting Carol of the Bells, and each of us, smiling and screaming as we neared out destination. I think our angels were with us that night, because we didn't get stuff in the snow until halfway up my grandpa's 500 yard driveway. We rolled our suitcases through the snow at midnight and knocked on his door to see the happiest, most shocked face in the history of faces. We all spent hours crying, because we were just so happy to be with one another. It was the greatest gift of all.

And the next day, the whole town came to dig my dad's car out of the snow! :)

Julie Canoutas - Esthetician said...

I will never forget my Christmas present when I was 7 years old.... I woke up and my strawberry shortcake bike was under the tree!! It had pink & red streamers and a white basket on the front with a chime on the handle was AWESOME.. I think I rode that bike until the wheels feel off !!!! Really I think they use too get all my brothers toys, GI joe, hot wheels and nope I didn't mind a bit ..but that pretty little pink bike was awesome! If I could find the picture I would post my cheesy face right up here for you.

A Tasty Reader said...

Formerteach...I am in the same boat as you...Can't wait to see my niece and nephew this weekend, they are around the same age as your grandchildren and they make my world sparkle!

Jen...I LOVE IT!! Your grandfather must have been SOOO surprised and so happy to see you!!

Julie...Strawberry it!! I was a huge rainbow bright person myself...and I can just see you on the were probably so cute!!