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I have so much to be thankful for this year, it’s hard to know where to start. This has been a year of ups and downs, saying hello and saying goodbye, meeting new friends, celebrating old friends. It’s been a year of making changes, making commitments and meeting new challenges.

So where do you begin to account for all the little things you are grateful for? The more I stared at this post as I was writing it, the more I realized that I couldn’t make a true list without forgetting someone or something that I was grateful for, but let’s see if I can at least hit all the high notes and believe me, if you aren’t on this list, it’s not because I wasn’t grateful or that I didn’t think it was worth mentioning, it’s because my cup runneth over and I am overwhelmed by all the things I have gratitude for.

Celebrating the Holidays

Because I am so thankful for so many things, I’ve invited a huge number of fabulous authors and others to celebrate the coming holiday season with my annual Holiday Giveaway. I have over a dozen wonderful giveaways to share with you beginning today and running through the 18th of December. Each day a new giveaway will be posted and they will each stay live for 72 hours before a winner will be picked.

Heather Long’s Holiday Giveaway

As we go into the holiday season, I have been asking myself what I can do or how I can give to others. It has been a tough year for my family and a tough year for many families whether it is our soldiers fighting overseas, their families waiting at home, death in the families, divorces, economic hard times, cutthroat politicians trading on fear and hate and last, but most certainly not least tragedies such as those faced in Paris, Beirut, and many other places.

We are very familiar with the choke of the times. Here, I wanted to give something back this holiday season. Years ago, one of my local radio stations used to have write ins for people to nominate families for Christmas or holiday gift certificates. Nominated families or individuals included those who really were not going to have much to celebrate because they couldn’t afford gifts or decorations or a big Christmas meal.

Beginning today and lasting until December 18, I am hosting a holiday give away post featuring an item and the author who is giving it away. To enter, all someone has to do is nominate the person they want to send the gift to and post a short reason why. If that person wins, then the gift will be sent to the recipient with a note wishing them a happy holiday season signed from the author giving it away, me and of course the person who entered them.

So far, I have several authors and items pledged to this effort. Be sure to visit daily throughout the holiday season and nominate those you love and care about and send them a gift – and yes, I will send them around the world!

Holiday Giveaway Rules

For a chance to win:

  1. Nominate the person you want to send that day’s gift to and a short reason as to why. (All entries in comments are counted toward final giveaways whether you use rafflecopter or not)
  2. For an extra entry, spread the word about this giveaway: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – leave a link in the comments. 
  3. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  4. This giveaway is open to everyone for nominations, however you cannot enter yourself.
  5. You may only win one gift to send.
  6. Giveaways begin November today and run through December 18.

As a special edition to the giveaway, several of the authors have donated towards gift cards that will go to three lucky commentators for giving the gift of caring to someone else in their lives. Every time you nominate someone for a prize is an opportunity to be listed in this giveaway. The final winners will be announced on December 19, so be sure to watch for it!

Thank you to the readers for hanging out with me each day, even when I have nothing to say (which is far more often than I’d like!).

Today’s Giveaway

Know someone who loves a romantic suspense and military romance? How about an autographed print copy of Her Marine Bodyguard for someone you care about? Nominate them here.

Her Marine Bodyguard is part of the Always a Marine Series

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Heare2Watts says:

    My sister, Sandra Turner. She gave up her job 3 years ago (which greatly affected their household income) to be there for our parents. She is the one that lives in the same town (state) and she takes our mother to all her many, many appointments. Mom has dementia. Sandy is great with Mom, has so much patients. Not only that, she calls me after doctor appointments and keeps me informed of everything. By her doing this, she gives Dad a break too. Mom has what is known as "short term amnesia" and she can't remember what was said in a conversation five minutes ago. Sandy is one of those people who puts others ahead of herself.

  2. Donna says:

    I nominate my big sister Debby I know she will love your books as much as I do. She is the one who got me started on romance. Shared on G+, tsu and facebook.

  3. Linda Herold says:

    I'd like to nominate my 81 year old mother. She doesn't have the greatest health and needs books to keep her company. Her name is Lucille Moznett and she is a wonderful person! Thanks for this opportunity to give her a smile!

  4. Mary Preston says:

    I nominate my daughter. She is such a sweetheart & very deserving.

  5. Debby says:

    I nominate my daughter Alicia. She is leaving for the Peace Corps and needs books.

  6. Jessica Bush says:

    Elizabeth Neal because she is always there whenever I need someone to just listen. Never judges and I always feel lighter for our chat's.

  7. Colleen C. says:

    I nominate my sister Kali… she is always there for me! greenshamrock at cox dot net 🙂

  8. Heather Long says:

    Congrats Heare2Watts – your nomination was selected. If you can send me the mailing address for your sister to heather (at) heatherlong (dot) net I will get her present on its way

  9. bn100 says:

    would have said mom, but doesn't matter since it looks like a winner was already selected

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. Heather Long says:

    My heather(at)heatherlong(dot)net email appears to not be working currently, winners please fill out this form so I can get your gifts on their way: http://goo.gl/forms/APxSqCQaBm

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