Let’s have a little holiday giveaway up in here…

Good morning, all!!

This should have been up a week ago, so I apologize to the amazing guy who runs The Elementalists fanpage on Facebook. (If you don’t already like the page, you should check it out! It’s not all about the Merrick brothers. There’s a lot of talk about other books, too, and numerous pictures of hot guys. Sometimes in compromising poses. :-P)

Here’s the big news! We’re going to have a holiday giveaway to celebrate the anniversary of The Elementalists! This is an easy-peasy giveaway that only requires a few clicks on the Rafflecopter.

The prize? A $25 gift card to Amazon, iTunes, or Barnes & Noble.




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60 thoughts on “Let’s have a little holiday giveaway up in here…

    • Also, this isn’t a particular holiday memory, but I always felt bad for telling my brother Santa Claus doesn’t exist (I know, I’m horrible. I won’t even excuse myself with the whole “it was a hormone thing” because that would be lame). Anyway, I tried making up for it by sneaking my own set of presents under the tree before everyone else woke up for a few years, and pretended I didn’t know who they were from. Last year, I gave up on pretending and just found awesome presents for him.

      I think he’s forgiven me. Either that, or he has better things on his mind.

  1. My holiday memory is from when I was about 16 years old. My father always waited until Christmas Eve night to buy our tree. He figured he’d get a great deal from a desperate street vendor at this hour and he usually got some really nice, full trees for cheap. Well, this year he waited too long and we ended up with a sad, Charlie Brown Christmas tree. We stayed up until 2 or 3 am. trying to decorate and revitalize the poor thing but in the end it was still a scrawny, sad tree. But, the most memorable too πŸ™‚

  2. I could really use $25, but I’ll share a holiday memory too!
    One Christmas eve a fireworks rocket went through our garage door… since the smoke was getting inside my room (my window overlooked the garage) I had to sleep in the living room couch! The next day I had to pretend to my little brother that I was totally asleep and didn’t manage to see Santa!

  3. My holidays are usually the same – the family comes to my house. There are always a ton of people here. My mom always goes insane before the family comes – she acts as if one speck of dust will send them running. I love her sense of organization (I sort of inherited it), but I feel like the family wouldn’t mind if the house weren’t quite so spotless (especially since al 54576543135 of them are nowhere NEAR as organized as my mother and father). But I love setting table! My sister and I do it every year. It’s probably one of the best parts of the day! We also watch It’s a Wonderful Life every year (it was just on!). I love traditions! Have a great holiday, Brigid! THanks for the giveaway!

  4. That’s a great way to celebrate. I loved all the Christmas stories above. Unfortunately I don’t have one that is memorable. I found out the was no Santa when I was 4, but still I believe in the Christmas spirit. I love Christmas, best time of the year!!!

  5. I will never forget the first christmas with my daughter. It was so amazing seeing how different it feels to be the parent on christmas instead of the child. Plus I really need $25 bucks Brigid! LOL

    • I totally know what you mean about seeing Christmas differently through the eyes of a parent!! I was watching Home Alone last night for the first time in YEARS, and I was thinking how HORRIFIC that movie is from a parent’s point of view. πŸ˜€

  6. My favourite christmas holiday is the one from the year 1999!

    All of my sibblings got a computer that year – not bragging, it’s important! – and so we were all super excited and playing on new games and exploring our new devices but no one was watching the adults! Apparently, while they were supposed to be preparing dinner, they kept reaching for that delicious tasting alcohol. My dad, step mum, and nan all drank themselves silly and my grandad who was mostly sober had to deal with the onslaught of them and six ruly kids!
    But when you compare six children playing together on a computer quietly, it is no comparison to how tricky controlling three drunk adults are!
    Funniest moments include, trying to close a fold up chair while someone was sitting in it. My Nan screaming; “I’m stuck on the toilet!” from the bathroom, Dad picking up my little sister and turning her upside down – it’s a miracle he didn’t drop her!
    And of course, the dinner burnt so my nan rang my aunt saying she should travel an hour to us to cook our dinner. Then when my aunt started telling her off, she simply let the phone on the chair and walked away.

    Best. Christmas. Ever.
    Thanks for this giveaway Brigid! <3

  7. What a nice thing to do!! Thanks!

    Christmas memory, a short story.

    You know those electric candles people stick in there windows? Ok, good. Well I was 6 years old and the one in our living room burn out, so I told mom and she went to get another light bulb for it. While she was gone my twin sister walked in and I told her to stick her finger in the socket, because it would make her light up. Needless to say she wasn’t the smartest of the two of us and so she did it! It shocked her so hard the lights on the tree flickered! The best part was I told her if we unplug the candle that nothing would happen (which is totally true, if you unplug it, which I didn’t) I told her I unplugged it and all was safe. Yep ,you got it, she stuck her finger in it again!!!! Mom came back and was pissed!

  8. I don’t really have any good Christmas memories that I can think of…so I really need 25 bucks. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I would LOVE 25 dollars. (Does it still count if I don’t say I “need” it? :P) (It’s just that I’m pretty sure there are people who need it more than me, that’s all.)

  10. I really want some books! LOL!
    One of my favorite holidays tradition I do with my grandma is making cookies just her and me, nobody else, I feel special everytime! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Last Christmas! I was with my aunt in Italy, I have never ate fish on Christmas, and we had a dinner exclusively with it. All kind of dishes just of sea food. It was different and really delicious. I spent a great time with my family, I hadn’t seen them in 10 long years!

  12. Favorite Holiday Memory… Hmmmmm… There are so many to choose from (I love this time of year), but I guess it would be the time my entire family got together to go skiing for Christmas. Coming from a place with no snow, it was AMAZING to finally have a white Christmas!! And then there was the time I got to go to NYC πŸ™‚ Oh and did I mention I would love $25 to spend on books??? Thanks Brigid for an awesome giveaway and a fantastic/addicting series.

  13. Well I kinda really do need $25, because there’s a heck of a lot of books I want, so GIMME TWENNIE FIFE BUCKS!

    But yeah, I love the holidays. Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year (except for my birthday, cos that’s the one day of the year everyone makes a fuss over me!) and I have a lot of holiday memories that I can’t pinpoint one. But I love it best when it snows, which is practically never in Australia, but when I’m in the UK it does! πŸ˜€

  14. Aside from the fact that I’m saving up all my Amazon gift cards to buy an Asus tablet? OK, we’ll skip that part.

    My best holiday memory was when I was a child and my best friend’s uncle dressed up as Santa and came down the roof hatch of the building we lived in. He was carrying pillow cases stuffed with our holiday gifts. Chanukah for me and Christmas for Patti.

  15. Last Christmas I got my KOBO. It was the best gift I’ve ever received! I also have two nieces who finally could really understand Christmas, and this year I’ll be having a new little nephew to add to the motley crew!

  16. My favorite holiday memory will always be from the Christmas we postponed. My brother was in the hospital undergoing cancer treatments, and we knew he wouldn’t be home in time for Christmas. We waited a week until he could come home, and it was the best Christmas ever.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. My family does a real tree every year and when I was young we used to get an 18 foot tree, but then we moved and the living room no longer had such large vaulted ceilings and we didn’t think to measure it so we guessed about a 12 foot tree would do… It was huge. It hit the top of the ceiling an then some. We needed about a 9 footer. But we chopped it down and started decorating and soon discovered that 9 foot trees can’t hold 18 foot tree decorations. It was so crowded that we ran out of room for ornaments. It was funny and something we love to joke about each time we decorate now.

    • Hahaha, that’s awesome. One of the guys I work for just got a 12-foot tree, but he kept putting it in a tiny tree stand from when he lived in a tiny house. It kept falling over before he realized he needed a big tree stand. πŸ™‚

  18. My best holiday memory is of 4 years ago. Christmas evening I spent at home with my mother, brother, grandparents and first boyfriend. Christmas day I went to my boyfriend’s family. I was surrounded by people I loved and that loved me back. It was also the last Christmas we celebrated with my grandmother. Around this time of year, I think back of that time, when I was fully happy and surrounded by love.

  19. I love every holiday that rolls around, but Christmas is definitely my favorite. I love the meaning of the holiday, I love being with all of my family. I love being able to give people gifts and watching their faces light up. Christmas is an amazing time of year. Thanks for this giveaway. It is awesome. I know there are people who need the 25 bucks more than I do, but it would be awesome to have for book money!

  20. The one Christmas memory that sticks out in my mind is the Christmas I went downstairs and found snow shoe prints leading from the chimney to our Christmas tree and back again. I think I was like 10? Could have been a tiny bit older I can’t really remember. All I remember is the shoe prints πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Hey – I could use 25.00 buck πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway – when Christina comes home we need to get together !!!

  22. $25 would really help this season. I hate how all our bigger bills come due at once, and then we have no money for Christmas presents.

  23. I have so many Christmas memories. But the one I really wish I could remember is my first time meeting Santa Claus. According to my mom she took both me and my older brother to get our picture taken with Ol’ Saint Nick, but-after waiting in line for an hour-my brother got a good look at the jolly ol’ fellow and became terrified! The whole screaming his head off sobbing mess. I, on the other hand, refused to miss a chance to meet Santa. My mom tells me that while she was trying unsuccessfully to calm my brother down I calmly walked over to Santa, climbed up on his lap, smiled for the photographer and told Santa what I wanted for Christmas =)

  24. Christmas Memories?

    Being 19 years old and still waking up at the crack of dawn to see if “Santa” has been.

    Plus, a voucher would be wicked πŸ™‚

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