Friday Fascination

Naughty and Nice Blog Hop

 

Good luck on landing the grand prize, a Kindle Fire HDX 7” plus lots of awesome books to go with it!! My apologies, but winners of items in need of shipping must be in the US or Canada. Shipping costs are a bummer. Want to know the hop rules and how it works? Follow the link to the Safari Heat site. And on to the fun!

In honor of all the glamour and glitz of the yule season (and the fabulous Naughty and Nice blog hop), I sat down with the main characters from Wonderfully Wicked (in separate rooms, of course), and asked them two quick questions. Tag along!

CJ:  How do you celebrate the holidays?

dreamstimeextrasmall_9173660Kalila:  “Celebrate. Right.” Arches eyebrow. “It’s always party time for me. Nothing better than sharing snoozes with my freakin’ nightmares, fighting to keep them in. Snow angels and sparklies don’t slow them down. If you want to get me a present, find a cure.” Taps finger on chin. “But I do love the seasonal candy cane mochas.”

Lydon FinallyLydon: “I don’t do holidays. Great season for nightmares, though. Fruitcake sends spikes of fear into a surprising number of people, not to mention the horrifying scenario of a weekend with family. I once picked up from a lone man’s dreams a flock of carnivorous snowmen, Randolph the demon reindeer, and a four-eyed punk toting a Red Rider hellfire bazooka – all in the same night. Score. My nightmare collection usually doubles during the winter festivities.”

 

CJ:  Ohhhh-kay. Well, if you could choose one person to spend the holidays with, who would it be?

Kalila:  “I’m not one for gush and mush, but in between my nightmares I actually had a good dream. Smokin’ good. Of this guy…” Shudders and glares. “Forget it. I spend the holidays with Mel, of course. She’s my family.”

Lydon: “There is a particular dreamcaster whose nightmares I recently invaded.” Smirks. “Tasty. I’d like to explore her…” coughs “er…cache more. Can’t, though. She’s marked to die. Shame.” Shrugs. “I’d keep her if I could, but disobeying my master? Not conducive to a V’alkara’s health.”

CJ:  I guess Kalila and Lydon don’t waste much time bothering with the holidays. Can’t really blame them – they’ve got issues.

What about you? What was the best present you ever received? Comment to be entered for the grand prize, and don’t forget to leave your email address and country.  If your info is wrong and you win, you’ll get skipped over, which would suck, right?

You don’t have to, but earn extra drawing points (and brownie points! Plus I’ll love you forever) if you sign up for my blog, like my FB page, and join the growing ranks of Twitter groupies. I promise I won’t bombard you with annoying info – I’m too busy writing. 🙂 Be sure to note your extra credit brownie points (followed blog , FB, Twitter, etc.) in the comments!  I have an exclusive prize to give away too, and one more point for that if you sign up for my newsletter…

 

 

An ornament to match Lydon’s eyes and dark chocolate covered coffee beans. Kalila takes coffee in any form possible. 

My best present?  I walked into the garage and found a car with a giant red ribbon on its hood. Best. Present. Ever. My hubby rocks. 

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY! AND PASS THE LOVE ON…

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77 Comments

  1. Hmmm…
    Best Present Ever…
    I. Am. Totally. Stumped. That’s a lot of freakin’ Christmas’ to go through. I’ll drink more coffee and get back to you.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      🙂 If I hadn’t got the car, I’d be in the same boat. Lots of great presents over the years!

  2. Erika Messer says:

    Name: Erika Messer
    Email: abbyswarriormom@aol.com
    Twitter: Followed @austenfreak1976
    Facebook: Followed Erika Messer
    Blog: Followed email – abbyswarriormom@aol.com
    Country you live in: US
    We always celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve that way we can just relax Christmas Day and enjoy it 🙂

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Thanks, Erika! Great idea – relax on Christmas. Unfortunately (or fortunately, as the case may be), I have family segments which require visiting. It’s a lot of hustle and bustle, but still lots of fun. Have a great Christmas!!

  3. Entertaining post, CJ! My best present…In Grade One, Santa arrived and gave me three lovely books. While everyone else in the class was oohing and aahing over their dolls and other toys, I was in awe of the fact that Santa knew I loved to read.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ha! That Santa, he just knows things, huh? Some of my best presents, I have to admit, were books. Thanks for coming by, Joanne!

  4. Piroska says:

    The best present I ever received was a computer. :o)

    1. CJ Burright says:

      That’s a great present! Happy holidays!

  5. Piroska says:

    I follow you via email.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Piroska, you’re awesome! 🙂

  6. Piroska says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@pippirose77)

    1. CJ Burright says:

      More Brownie points…

  7. Piroska says:

    I follow you on FB (Piroska B…)

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Yay! Thank you!

  8. Michael Torres says:

    Following you by email 🙂

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Thanks, Michael – although I’d really prefer to call you Kiki the Mage. You should totally go by that title. 🙂

  9. Name: Charlotte Copper
    Email: charlottecopper.author@gmail.com
    Comment: Diamond earrings from hubby the year my daughter was born. The hubby is gone but the earrings remain!
    Blog: following
    Country you live in: Canada

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Oh, that’s a fabulous present and a great reminder you can pass down to your daughter (wipes stray tear away). Thanks for dropping in, Charlotte – and for following my blog!

  10. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    GOOD LUCK ALL. IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO WIN

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I could think of worse presents than a Kindle and free books (socks, underwear, fruitcake). Good luck, Linda!

  11. Theresa Beck says:

    Thank u for the chance. My name is Theresa Beck theresabeck14@yahoo.com is my email. My best gift was the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. It was the day before Christmas 16 years ago. Best gift ever.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      A daughter is definitely an unbeatable present – mine arrived about a month after Christmas almost 19 years ago. Time flies! Happy holidays, and good luck with the giveaway!

  12. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    THANKS CJ! IT WAS MY ONE FANTASY AS I FELL IN LOVE WITH ALASKA WHILE WATCHING LOVE BOAT!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Did you get a cruise to Alaska, Linda? That’s awesome! I used to watch The Love Boat too, and if I was really good, I got to stay up to watch Fantasy Island. Da plane, da plane!! 🙂

  13. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    YES!! ME TOO. FIRST 3 DAYS WAS FUN BUT 50 PEOPLE INCLUDING ME GOT A STOMACH VIRUS AND WE WERE QUARTINE THE LAST 3 DAYS TO OUR ROOMS, I ONLY GOT 200 BUCKS ON A FUTURE CRUISE FOR MY SUFFERING!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ack – a dream turned into a nightmare – what a bummer, Linda! Quarantined, sick, and only $200 bucks in return…totally ripped off, I’d say. Hopefully the days before were fabulous!

  14. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    THEY WERE. SAW WHALES, SEA LIONS, AND HUSKIE WHO CHECK/GREETED ME. NEXT DAY FULL MASGE THEN WAS SICK. THEY COOKED FOR ME AS I AM ALLERGICTO SPIXES, PEPPER AND PAPRIKA, THEY CUT MY FOOD AS I’M SEMI-PARALYZED SO DAUGHTER COULD ENJOY HER FOOD.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      At least they treated you like a queen BEFORE imprisoning you. 🙂 My sister lives in AK – I should really take a cruise over to visit her.

  15. Name: Kimberly Mayberry
    Email: kbinmich@yahoo.com
    Comment: My best present ever was a marriage proposal from my boyfriend, whom is now my Fiance’!
    Twitter: Followed – @SexyWriter69
    Facebook: Followed – Kimberly Mayberry
    Blog: Followed
    Subscribed to Newsletter? YES
    Country you live in: US

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Congratulations, Kimberly! Woot-woot! And thanks for all the extra brownie point follows! 🙂

  16. I follow your blog, newsletter, etc. I want the book. Now would be good. I’m having issues with delayed gratification; I’ve been channeling my children. Okay, on to the question. Hmmm…best present ever…I’ve had awesome gifts of jewelry, and I love jewelry. But, year before last, my health had become so bad I could barely hold a book, thus taking away the one remaining hobby left to me. That Christmas, my husband gave me a kindle, thus reuniting me with my books. I’m wanting print books now, but only because I miss holding them and touching them, etc. I love my Kindle. His thoughtfulness at that moment in time and that gift, giving me back something so precious to me meant more to me than anything else he could have given me. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Your hubby sounds like a keeper, Michelle (sniffle) – I’m just loving all these touching present stories! I resisted getting a kindle for so long, it felt like sacrilege or something not to be reading on paper. I still prefer books, but I’ve made peace with my kindle now. Thanks for all the love! 🙂

  17. Eva Millien says:

    My best present ever was: 2 huge boxes under the tree that couldn’t be picked up they were so heavy, I had to go over to the tree to open them and they were full of books. Thanks for sharing the hop and the wonderful fun post! Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Eva Millien says:

      oops forgot! USA subscribed to blog, follow Twitter and Facebook. And I am already sighned up for your newsletter.

      1. CJ Burright says:

        …which is why I love you. 🙂

    2. CJ Burright says:

      Boxes so full of books you couldn’t life them? One word: AWESOME! So glad you popped in, Eva, and happy holidays to you too!

  18. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    CONGRATS KIM

  19. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    MY CRUISE BACK IN JUNE WAS MY BIRTHDAY/CHRISTMAS PRESENT! BUT KNOW SHE’S BUYING ME SOME HEELS.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Shoes and a cruise? Somebody loves you, Linda! 🙂

  20. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    FOLLOW/FAN TWEET!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Thank you – MUWAH!!

  21. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    PLEASURE!!

  22. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    YES, SHE DOES! FIRST WORD WAS MAMA! LOL

    1. CJ Burright says:

      🙂

  23. Lori Ha says:

    Best present ever was my car from my hubby 🙂
    I followed your blog via email at lorih824 at yahoo dot com
    I followed by twitter at @loriharvey3
    I followed by FB at lorih14 at bellsouth dot net
    and I signed up for your newsletter via of email (listed above)…
    Thanks and Happy Holidays!]
    Lori
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

    1. Lori Ha says:

      ***forgot to add that my country is United States

    2. CJ Burright says:

      Happy holidays to you too, Lori! I STILL love the car my hubby gave me. Thanks for all the extra follows! 🙂

  24. Carey Abbott says:

    Time to give away another prize and the winner is…Eva! You have won a gingerbread recipe and cookie cutter from author Melissa McClone. Congrats! I will contact all the winners towards the end of the hop.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Yay, Eva!!

      1. Theresa Beck says:

        Congrats Eva.

  25. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    CONGRATS EVA YOU LUCKY GAL!

  26. Michelle Willms
    michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Twitter yes
    Blog yes
    FB yes
    My best present ever was my Kindle – I answered above, but hadn’t read the rules (I’m a naughty girl).
    USA

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I don’t like rules either, Michelle! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  27. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    LINDA BASS
    lindarb49@hotmail.com
    TWITTER HOTCHA12
    FB HOTCHA1
    USA
    BEST WAS ALASKAN CRUISE

    I HOPE I WIN THE KINDLE OR A BOOK AT LEAST.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I’m rooting for you, Linda! 🙂

  28. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    LINDA BASS
    LINDARB49@HOTMAIL.COM
    FAN
    TWIT
    SUBSCRIBE
    THANKS CJ I SURELY NEED THE LUCK!

  29. Alice Derrickson says:

    Best present ever…….spa gift certificates 🙂

    Following on facebook, twitter, newletter

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Nice to see you entered my blog hop, Alice! Spa…I want to go…right now…

    2. Carey Abbott says:

      Alice you have won an copy of Always Remember by Sheila Seabrook. Congrats! I will contact you after the hop is over.

      1. CJ Burright says:

        YEAH, Alice!! 🙂

      2. Alice Derrickson says:

        Thank you!!!

  30. Alice Derrickson says:

    Country: usa

    email alderrickson@yahoo.com

  31. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    good luck all!!

  32. Virginia H says:

    Name: Virginia Horton
    Email: lead@hotsheet.com
    Comment: We spend Christmas eve with my family and go to husband family on Christmas day.
    Twitter: Followed@VH110
    Facebook: Followed Virginia Horton
    Blog: Followed Quilt Lady
    Country: USA

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Thanks for swinging by, Virgina – happy holidays!

  33. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    I SPENT CHRISTMAS WITH DAUGHTER SON IN LAW AND HUSBAND

  34. amy bowens says:

    Name: Amy Bowens
    Email: amybowens34@yahoo.com
    Comment: My best present ever was when I gave birth to my son! I will never forget this day!
    Twitter: Followed
    Facebook: Followed
    Blog: Followed
    Country USA

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Children are definitely a gift from…well, God, although sometimes I question their origins. 🙂 Thanks for all the extra follows, Amy – way to sneak in at the last minute! Happy holidays!

  35. shadowluvs2read says:

    Name: Shadow Kohler
    Email: shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com
    Comment: A car? Awesome! That would be so cool! Very awesome! 🙂 My best present? A laptop. 😀 Loved it!! I wore that poor thing out! It had so much use, the keys were falling off. lol Thank you for sharing! Ya all are so awesome! Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Very much appreciated! Thank you! Happy holidays!
    Country you live in: US

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I recently spilled cereal on my laptop, which wasn’t part of my plot to get a new one for Christmas, I assure you. My keys are a little on the sticky side now… Merry Christmas, Shadow!

  36. Name: bn100
    Email: bn100candg at hotmail dot com
    Comment: gift cards
    Already signed up for newsletter
    Country you live in: US

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Thanks for popping by – and all the extra love!

  37. CJ Burright says:

    Thanks to everyone who jumped into the Naughty and Nice Hop – I had tons of fun, and I hope you did too! In case you hadn’t heard the announcement of the Big Winner of the Kindle Fire, it’s…

    LINDA BASS!! Way to go, girl! Your enthusiasm added a great element to the hop, making it even more enjoyable. I’m sure you’ll be contacted soon, if you haven’t been already.

    And the winner of my hop prize is Lori H. – I’ll rip out an email to you soon.

    Happy Holidays, everyone!

  38. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    SSSSSQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUEE OMG! OMG!! OMG!! THANK YOU!!!!!

    DO YOU NEED MY ADDRESS?

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Carey from Safari Heat will be contacting you, Linda – congratulations!! 🙂

  39. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    CONGRATS ALICE!!

  40. LINDA B/HOTCHA1 says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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