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Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop












Welcome to the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop! Since it’s the eve of my book birthday for Every Kiss, the prequel in the new series Music, Love and Other Miseries, and since the story revolves around a bet on who will or won’t be kissing beneath the mistletoe, I thought I’d share a few fun facts on mistletoe. But don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, where an ebook of Every Kiss and a $10 Amazon gift card are up for grabs!

Mistletoe Fun Fact Number 1:

Druids believed mistletoe held magical properties, and if it fell to the ground while being cut (with a golden sickle, nonetheless) on the summer or winter solstice, it lost all it’s powers.

Mistletoe Fun Fact Number 2:

Did you know in Norse mythology Loki killed the Sun God with mistletoe?

Mistletoe Fun Fact Number 3:

In ye olden Saxon times, a man could demand kisses from any woman who passed beneath a mistletoe bough, and he would pluck a berry with each kiss. No more berries, no more kisses! And denial from a lady beneath the mistletoe risks dying unmarried.

But in Every Kiss, Gia is more than willing to risk such a scandalous fate, no matter how tempting (or not tempting) her competitor Ian may be.






















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  1. Sharon Yarrell says:

    No, I have not

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ah, too clever to be lured beneath the mistletoe, huh? 🙂 Have a fabulous holiday!

  2. Debra Branigan says:

    Actually no, never have been caught under the mistletoe! It’s about time!

  3. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I’ve been caught beneath the mistletoe.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I should have required a story from everyone who’d been caught. 🙂 Have a great holiday, Danielle! <3

  4. Shirley Emitt says:

    I have been caught beneath the mistletoe a couple times.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      If it happened twice, I’m guessing the first time wasn’t too terrible. 🙂 Have a great holiday!

  5. no

  6. Cali W. says:

    No I have not, but there is still time and hopefully it will be with someone handsome. 😉 Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Karen H says:

    Many years ago when I was decades younger!

  8. Debbie P says:

    I was caught but it was a long long time ago.

  9. Brittany Raisor says:

    I have been caught beneath the mistletoe. Talk holidays!

  10. shelly peterson says:

    No I never have.

  11. Natalie says:

    I have yet to be caught beneath the mistletoe!

  12. Jan Lee says:

    No I haven’t ;(

  13. I have never been caught beneath the mistletoe.

  14. Rita Wray says:

    No, I have not.

  15. Noma A. says:

    I have not been caught under the mistletoe.

  16. Victoria Alexander says:

    Nope, not yet 🙂

  17. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    Yes, I have.

  18. Heather K says:

    I have not but I’m thinking about hanging some myself this year to catch someone else. 😉

  19. Angelica Dimeo says:

    No I have not

  20. Marisela Zuniga says:

    No, I haven’t

  21. Mary Brannian says:

    Nope… but that doesn’t stop me from kissing my hubs every chance I get! 😉

  22. Elizabeth H. says:

    Never been caught!

  23. BlackAsphodel says:

    Nope, the tradition doesn’t exist where I live.

  24. Nope, I don’t think I’ve ever been around actual mistletoe.

  25. Calvin says:

    Have never.

  26. Katrina Dehart says:

    Only on purpose!

  27. Amber Terry says:

    I’ve never experienced mistletoe 😉

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  28. Janet W. says:

    No, I’ve never been caught!

  29. Lois M. says:

    Luckily, nope, hasn’t happened yet. 🙂

  30. Sara Floyd says:

    I have never been caught

  31. No, I have not.

  32. Laurajj says:

    I have not, but always fun to see when others are!

  33. heh no I can’t say that I have

  34. Carolsue says:

    No, I can’t say that I have! 🙁

  35. Sarah L says:

    Lots of times caught under the mistletoe.
    Thanks for the contest.

  36. Kim BookJunkie says:

    I’ve intentionally hung mistletoe in my house and pulled my husband beneath it but I’ve never been “caught” under mistletoe!

  37. Sherry says:

    No I haven’t.

  38. nicole bowers says:

    When I was dating my ex-husband he caught me under the Mistletoe at my GrandMom’s house and proceeded to plant a silly wet kiss on everyone laughed!

  39. Karen DeVaney says:

    Never. I’ve never been anywhere where there was mistletoe hung up.

  40. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I was in middle school and that was the last time.

  41. Jennifer R says:

    No, I have never been caught under the mistletoe.

  42. Susan Smith says:

    No I haven’t.

  43. latoya says:

    No, never…mabe this year!

  44. Mya Murphy says:

    I’m 45 and still think boys have cooties, so I try to stay away from being under mistletoe..

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Hahaha! Yes, yes they do! 🙂

  45. Unfortunately yes but it was a trap. lol

  46. NOPE. I never have.

  47. Heather Poindexter says:

    lol, yes.

  48. I have not been caught underneath the mistletoe sadly!

  49. Alecia G says:

    No, I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never been kissed before. 🙁

    1. CJ Burright says:

      That’s nothing at all to be embarrassed about, Alecia! May that first kiss be extra-magical, whether or not it’s beneath the mistletoe! 🙂

  50. Jeanna Massman says:

    Not really. I may have been kissed under the mistletoe but I always knew it was there.

  51. Sarah Hayes says:

    I have never been caught under the mistletoe

  52. Mary Gardner says:

    Nope. Never been caught under the mistletoe.

  53. Kathy Cozzarelli says:

    I have never been caught beneath the mistletoe.

  54. Daniel M says:

    nope, nobody would want me there

  55. BookLady says:

    No, I have not.

  56. Judy Gregory says:

    No comment. 😇

  57. stephanie baker says:

    I wish I had a good mistletoe story, how fun! The only time I didn’t knowingly stand under to be cute with my current love was a bit awkward. It was with a police officer that I worked with & we were both in serious relationship, though admittedly I wouldn’t have minded smooching him if everyone wasn’t watching. I should write my own tale of what I wish would have happened, that could be a passionate story even if a one time fling. Sigh. Luckily we just laughed & he kissed me on the forehead. But in the story we could finish it off later in a secluded office somewhere? Hmmm…. 😉

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ooh…forbidden love. I say write that story, Stephanie!

  58. No. I wish!

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