IWU HOLIDAY BLOP HOP – DECEMBER 10-14
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Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop, brought to you by the writers of Indie Writers Unite. There’s all kinds of swag to be won as well as some amazing grand prizes!

Each writer will be hosting their own giveaway on their blogs and offering their own prizes in addition to the grand prizes. Click the banner below to start hopping the author pages.

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Want a teaser of some of the items up for grabs on the author pages? Click HERE.

As the for the grand prizes, there are five. What are they?

PRIZES ONE AND TWO

NOT ONE BUT TWO 7″ KINDLE FIRES
WITH HD, 16 GB, WI-FI, AND DOLBY AUDIO.
$199 VALUE

PRIZE 3

$25 AMAZON GIFT CARD

PRIZE 4

18 SIGNED BOOKS THAT WILL BE MAILED RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP.

PRIZE 5

36 DIGITAL BOOKS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR KINDLE

Visit the GRAND PRIZES page for more details…

HOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 1-3

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TWEET USING THE HASHTAG #HOHOHOP

It’s that simple. We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before December 20th on this site.

RULES:
Tweets MUST include the hashtag #hohohop (This is how we track them)
Tweets MUST include a link to the blog hop.

You are free to tweet as much as you want throughout the hop.
More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!

***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***

Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:

WIN Kindle Fires, an Amazon gift card and more at the #hohohop http://ow.ly/fNeHr #freekindle #free #giveaway #win

WIN FREE SWAG at the author hohohop http://ow.ly/fNeHr prizes include two kindle fires! #freekindle #free #giveaway #win

WIN more than 65 prizes at the author #hohohop http://ow.ly/fNeHr prizes include two kindle fires! #freekindle #free #giveaway #bloghop

WIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 65 prizes including 2 kindle fires! http://ow.ly/fNeHr #hohohop #bloghop #freekindlefire

HOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 4-5

To enter to win the free signed paperback books by 18 of our authors (prize #4) and 36 free books for your kindle (prize #5) you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running. Once you’ve visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS.

***NOW GET HOPPING
AMAZING AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS AWAIT YOU!!!***

Dangerous Temptation Cover

For my part, I’m offer a PDF of my Dangerous Temptation Preview. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address. At the end of the hop, I’ll randomly drawn a winner.

Here is a snippet from the revised second chapter.

His tiger moved just beneath the surface, eager to re-explore the land that captivated man and beast, like nothing else ever had. His fingernails lengthened, and widened as they reshaped into curved claws. His hands grew into wide padded paws. Tawny skin itched, quickly blanked by pristine white fur. Sandy shoulder length hair lengthened, changing to white fur decorated with inch wide black stripes, and flowed down his back.

He clawed his shirt from his wide chest, and tore out of his creased slacks as the muscles of his thighs thickened. Cadmon fell on all fours, back arched as roped muscles conformed beneath his skin. His heart soared as he transformed into the sleek form of a large tiger.

A mighty roar unleashed. He shot into the rain forest, uncaring of the limbs that scratched his fur. It felt good to tear through the underbrush with sure footing as his paws pounded the ground. He hoped to outrun the unwanted memories, but they refused to let go.

A family of rabbits scurried out of the way. His chest tightened as the night his twin sister died replayed in his mind, heart breaking anew. Blood pounded in his ears. The tiger and raked his claws deep into the tree bark, much like he’d rendered flesh from bone that night.

Damn him.

He leapt over to the next tree and raked it, trying to chase away the reminder of his greatest failure. He snarled with each slash of claws, the urge to kill so strong he tasted the metallic tang of blood.

By the time he finished all trees within a twenty acre radius sported several deep gouges. Now they’d know he returned. Let his enemies come if they held such a death wish. He’d shred anyone stupid enough to confront him! A fierce roar exploded from his chest, a challenge to all nearby.

You can buy the preview here.

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About kittyb78

Catrina Barton is a licensed Kung-Fu Instructor of the Black Dragon style, and draws on that experience to make her fight scenes both realistic and action packed. She enjoys being surrounded by the stark beauty of mother nature. Whether it's a moon-lit starry sky, or a picnic by a peaceful waterfall cascading from the mountain side. Growing up no matter where she was physically, she always had at least one book in her hands and spent every free moment lost in a book. It's only natural that as she grew up, her passion for reading grew into an even stronger passion for writing, especially Young Adult Paranormal Romances. She is a proud member of many writing and marketing groups, and an active participant at Critique Circle and several other crit groups. Favorite personal quote: "An author cannot grow without both constructive criticism and encouragement."

23 responses »

  1. Good luck with the hop! -C

  2. Jessica Crawford says:

    you guys are awesome. I love blog hops πŸ™‚

  3. Kelly says:

    I hope your enjoying the Hop! I’m having a blast finding new authors πŸ˜€

  4. Thank you for participating in this hop and I hope you’re having a great time like I am! πŸ™‚ Also, I wish you a happy holiday season!

  5. gaele1 says:

    Thank you for participating in the hop – I β™₯ the All Indie Author idea ..
    and who wouldn’t like Tiger Shifters? It looks really good…

    gl hince at gmail DOT com

    • kittyb78 says:

      hi Gaele. Thanks for taking time to drop by and leave a comment.
      Indie authors are awesome, and tiger shifters always rule in my mind.
      Enjoy the hop, and good luck. πŸ™‚

  6. Alice says:

    i’m hopping too! Good luck everyone!

  7. […] remain for the HoHoHop. Be sure to join us for the chance to win over 65 different prizes. Click here for more […]

  8. Sarah M says:

    Awesome, love the chance to win a free book πŸ˜€ Thanks for participating in this πŸ™‚

  9. Beckey says:

    Thanks for being a part of the hop (email following)

    Happy Holidays
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

  10. Gale Nelson says:

    thanks for the giveaway! Gale
    pgan427@yahoo.com

  11. Thank you so much for the chance to win! This is my first Blog Hop and I love it! Hope you have a great Holiday Season!

    kathyfuierer@yahoo.com

    • kittyb78 says:

      Hi Kathy. Your first hop? I hope to see you return for future hops. just be careful, they’re addicting. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Enjoy the hop, and good luck.
      Merry Christmas. πŸ™‚

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