Happy New Year - champagne and party decoration

It’s another year over! Can you believe it? Well we authors, readers, and bloggers sure can’t. To celebrate the New Year with bang, we’re going crazy and sending out so many prizes, fun parties, experiences, and other goodies, that it’s a bit scary. Each author has a favorite New Year memory, book, idea, or way to party, and we’re going to show you! Can’t wait to see you January 1st – 6th!

While we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that’s not all….

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

 Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Floral Background in Black and Gold Colors

My favorite New Year activity, is spending the night watching family movies with hubby and our kids.  Hubby and I aren’t fans of alcohol, so we settle for sparkling white grape juice and cheese crackers with the kids.

I’m offering an in depth first chapter critique to one lucky commenter. Be sure to leave your preferred email address to be entered for the grand prizes.

Meanwhile, enjoy a brief teaser from the revised chapter two of my upcoming release Dangerous Temptation.

Trees competed for space. Creeping vines and various plants crowded them as if trying to strangle the towering giants. In the canopy, birds flew to and fro making their nests and feeding their young. The sun shined down, warming his skin with an affectionate glow as if welcoming him home.The worries of the past five years melted away. He trapped the fresh air and held it in his lungs, afraid to let it go. It’d been far too long since he’d returned. Throughout his travels to different lands, no place called to his soul like his homelands.

Cadmon smiled as the foliage sprang to life with movement. Several small animals darted in and out of their homes. Orangutans swung through the vines, even their hoots and the proboscis monkeys’ screeching sounds of play was music to his ears. The abundance of wildlife, and fresh water were only part of the reason he’d chosen this spot for his cabin.

You can read the five chapter preview on Amazon.

Click the link to start hopping! http://www.linkytools.com/basic_linky_include.aspx?id=168190


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."

94 responses »

  1. ratmom says:

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and have a Happy New Year.

  2. Kassandra says:

    Thank you for the chance!


  3. laurie g says:

    Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!


  4. Joy F says:

    Thanks for the hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  5. ki pha says:

    Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year.

  6. Tammy Turner says:

    Happy Nw Year and thank you for sharing your love and your soul with us in your books!


    • kittyb78 says:

      Hello Tammy,
      Aw, you’re welcome. I think every writer shares part of themselves in every book, whether intentional or not.
      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop.
      Happy New Year. 🙂

  7. Thanks for the giveaway, Happy New Year!

    Dawna N.


  8. Sandra says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. It’s a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let’s go 50 books!) and staying active (jog, jog!), but I hope you have a great year 🙂

    I also like just chilling with the family and watching movies! It’s much nicer than going out I feel.

    Thanks again!


  9. jeannie platt says:

    Thanks for being part of the hop… I don’t write i read so please choose someone else if my name is drawn thanks.


  10. kimmyl says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can’t wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!


  11. As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year…take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven’t taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week’s vacation. We will do it.
    Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  12. vicky says:

    played games
    happy new year! Thanks
    mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
    going to try to lose weight this year

  13. Jbst says:

    Thanks for being part of the Hop!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  14. Judy says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! I wish I could write, but alas it is not my talent. My the year be abundant with your new releases.


    • kittyb78 says:

      Hello Judy,
      it takes a strong determination and a willingness to learn new things and adapt along the way. If you want to write, you can learn.
      Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the hop. Happy New Year. 🙂

  15. Ronda Tutt says:

    Hubby and I stayed at home this year too, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine – he doesn’t drink (sober for 20 yrs) and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us – LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside – LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

    Happy New Year


  16. Tin says:

    Stopping in from the hop!

    Having fun at all the stops!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    – Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

  17. Cassandra Hicks says:

    I haven’t wrote enough to have a critique yet but thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. alice dellanova says:

    Thanks for the chance!
    Happy New Year 🙂
    movie1997 at live dot it

  19. dragonkeep62 says:

    Happy 2013,thanks for the chance to win.


  20. Lisa Walker Liese2 says:

    Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!

  21. Mary Doherty says:

    My husband and I also prefer to stay home on New Years Eve.

    • kittyb78 says:

      Hi Mary,
      it’s safer to stay home, than be on the road with the crazy and often times drunk drivers.
      Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop.
      Happy new Year. 🙂

  22. bn100 says:

    Happy new year!

  23. Missie Jones says:

    Happy New Year
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  24. Carla says:

    I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  25. Jennifer Rote says:

    My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn’t follow through on my 2012’s.

    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  26. Drea says:

    Happy New Year!


  27. Nikki Trettel says:

    Happy New Year! 🙂


  28. Penumbra says:

    Happy and Prolific Writing for 2013! 🙂


  29. latishajean says:

    Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  30. JanD says:

    My resolution is to exercise 5 times a week.
    I’m only entering for the grand prize.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    • kittyb78 says:

      Hello Jan,
      that’s a good resolution. One of mine is to cut back on my workload, lol. We’ll see how that goes.
      Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the hop.
      Happy New Year. 🙂

  31. Dione Sage says:

    I plan to read more books than I did last year, which was 100.
    Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    • kittyb78 says:

      Hi Dione,
      that’s a lot of books! I finally managed to reach my goal of one hundred books read and reviewed on Goodreads last year, just before it finished. This year I’m going to have to cut back some, so I can get my novels revised and published. I have dozens of them started, half finished, or waiting to be written out, and one that needs completely re-written, all waiting for some TLC and blood, sweat, and tears.
      Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop.
      Happy New Year. 🙂

  32. donnas1 says:

    Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  33. Michelle Tucker says:

    Happy New Year! I thank you for being a part of the hop!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  34. Dita Škarste says:

    Thanks for participating in the hop!


  35. Toni Porter says:

    Well, seeing as my short term goal for this year is to finish polishing my current novel, a critique would be useful. 🙂

    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  36. Hello to a new author. I am glad I found you. I look forward to reading your books…
    Happy New Year
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  37. Maureen says:

    Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  38. Katie Amanda says:

    Thanks for participating! I’d like to buy a house this year. katieamanda1(At)yahoo(dot)com

  39. Natasha says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy New Year!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  40. Shadow says:

    Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  41. Veronika says:

    Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. Stacey says:

    Happy New Year

  43. deethomas291 says:

    Thanks for the hop & Happy 2013!
    DEETHOMAS291 AT gmail dot com

  44. deb p says:

    I plan to do a diet and exercise this year.

  45. Oh! A critique! I’d love to win that.


    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

  46. Wow, this is fabulous! Sorry I missed it. Hope 2013 is a great year for all. Happy writing!


    • kittyb78 says:

      Hello Angela. I have another one coming up this weekend if you want to stop by for it.
      Thank you for stopping by.
      I hope 2013 is a successful year full of love and happiness for you. 🙂

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