Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop ~ CONTEST CLOSED

Give Books for Christmas!

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and even at this late date I’m sure there are still a few folks out there who have yet to check everyone off their list. Here is the problem I have discovered–I keep finding, and buying, things for myself as well as for others. Oh, well.

Anyway, while I’m shopping, I often turn to books for gifts for those on my list. Cookbooks for my friends. Non-fiction for my father. Romance for my mother, usually my own print books. A classic selection for the little ones on my list (being a New Yorker who has spent considerable time at the Plaza, Eloise at Christmastime is one of my favorite gifts for a child).


THE WINNER of my prize of a download of A Cowboy for Christmas is cait045 and has been contacted by email.


To enter to win my blog hop prize–a digital version of my ebook A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS, simply comment below, what is your favorite gift to give?

The Fine Print: The Blog Hop will begin on Dec 14 and run to Dec 21, 2012. Winner for my prize of a digital file of A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Cat Johnson will be chosen using Random.org from the comments made on this post by 11:59 PM Eastern time on December 21, 2012 and announced here on December 22nd, as well as contacted by email. International entries welcome. Scroll down to read the blurb and see the cover for A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS.


FIND THE FULL LIST OF BLOGS HERE . Thank you to PJ Snyder for hosting.

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A Cowboy for Christmas by Cat JohnsonSexy, independent, corporate executive Casey Harrington’s life and career were shaped by a childhood Christmas wish left unfulfilled.  Now, twenty years later on a Colorado cattle ranch, she finally gets everything she’s always wanted—both a hot cowboy and a dream job.

But Bonner “Blue” Boyd is a rancher and Casey is a New Yorker, and even if the sex between them is hot enough to start a prairie fire, they both know that city and country might mix for a week, but it can’t work for a lifetime. Or can it?

When a dramatic turn of events reunite Bonner and Casey, this time on her turf in her city, she has to prove to her displaced cowboy he belongs with her, no matter where they end up. Luckily Casey knows the quickest way to a man’s heart is slightly lower than his stomach.


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76 responses to “Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop ~ CONTEST CLOSED

  1. I like to give something sentimental or from the heart, like photo books or something that person really loves

  2. When my mother was still alive….Every Christmas she would give the guys tube socks, t-shirts, jeans & a long sleeve shirt. The girls got jeans, shirts, socks, bath stuff & chocolate. The kids would get clothes & lots of toys. (girls=barbies/dolls — boys=g.i.joes, match box cars) We always knew with mom/grandma we would get something needed & something wanted. Thanks for the giveaway & Merry Christmas to you & yours. leann

  3. My favorite gift to give is anything I buy for my nieces and nephew. I love seeing their expression when they realize I got them something they really wanted.

  4. Same for me I turn to books as gifts, Christian lit for my parents, whatever is a MUST read for the kids and so on. I also make pans of baklava and cookies to give to family that has NO desire to open the pages of book.

    Happy Holidays

  5. I love to give my great nieces and nephews books for holidays and birthdays. I loved to receive books when I was young and hope to instill the same love in them.

    Merry Christmas!

    lmjtgm (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. The main gift is what we give to the grandparents and great grandparents. It’s a yearly calendar of the grand kids!! The grandparents faces light up as they look at the pics.

  7. I try to bring all the family together. My kids, grandkids, great grandson and all the extended families. Cook a big meal and just have fun watching all their faces as they tell stories of their happenings.

  8. I like to pick special ornaments as a gift and add a gift card so they can also pick their own gifts.


  9. Great Blog Hop. I like to give something I know they really want. And I always bake batches of Christmas Cookies to give everyone as well.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. Usually sports T-shirts for the guys, pajamas & fluffy socks for the girls. With the 10 grandkids it varies. This year along with their main gift, they each are getting 2 books from Granny & Bampaw.

  11. That’s a hard question! I would have to say my favorite gift to give would be something that I put a lot of thought into and I know the recipient will love it.

  12. Something with thought behind it, a giftcard to a bookstore if it´s a person who loves to read, or a nice bottle of whisky if it´s my brother or hubby =D me, myself am more to the giftcard, or a nice pyjamas *happy sigh*

    best wishes, Linda

  13. If I can’t find or make something personal for each person, then it has to be home baked cookies or candy. I always find out what the grandkids asked Santa for and make sure they have that on Christmas morning.

  14. I like to get something that means something to the person I’m getting for. many times baked goods, books and home made things like crocheted things.

    Happy Holiday every one!
    Judy Peterson

  15. I always love to give a basket filled with items that the person can use. I always tell them that a basket may be empty but it is always filled with love. Sometimes the basket would have handmade/homemade gifts or a lot of small items that they can use.

    Season’s Greetings!

  16. My cousin and I have had a long-standing tradition of giving books to each other. ^_^

    Another friend and I usually gift each other something crafty. ^_^

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  17. I love this question 🙂 Hi Cat…wow, what gorgeous covers you have 🙂 Sorry, I got distracted 😉 Since I live in a house full of boys, I love picking out girly stuff for my nieces. Oh, and I also like finding a special photo from the past and framing it and giving that as well. Happy Holidays everyone!

  18. I find that every year, I am giving more gift cards than anything else. I actually love to get these myself.

  19. My favorite gift to give is something personally picked out for that person that I know will mean something to them. I would love to gift books to everyone but unfortunately people in my family and a lot of my friends are not readers lol but if all else fails gift cards rock!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  20. I actually like to give gift cards because I know people can get exactly what they want – not what I think they need or want. I don’t think it’s impersonal – I’m saying them time from having to return anything 😉
    I love your work!! Glad to see you in the hop 🙂
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  21. I like to give my kids gift cards. I get them a few things that I know they want and then they get gift cards so they can do a little shopping for themselves. They also get a gift card to go to the movies and we go after Christmas and have a day of shopping and fun. I think that is one of our favorite parts of the holidays.

  22. Just wanted to say love your tag line “not your mammas romance”! Priceless

    thanks for being part of erotic enchants fun and games this season!

  23. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I love giving books! Especially to people who are big readers like myself!

  24. I’m a big fan of giving gift cards. All the people I buy for have extremely specific tastes and they love to shop so gift cards make the perfect gift.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  25. Books! I like to give my family and friends books, all except for my partner who would like anything car related. Including spark plugs, which is what he wants this year 🙂

  26. Books make great gifts. I also have started giving gift card to stores, then the person can choose whatever he/she likes.

  27. I like to give something significant to the person – this year I’m giving my niece a blanket from her favorite NFL team.
    Wish I had an eReader to read your ‘A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS’
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  28. this is the year for ereaders at my house. I got my son and me and son went in and bought my aunt one. I so needed to upgrade my fire. but they wanted one so I resisted lol.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  29. My favorite gifts to give are books and homemade food items.
    Merry Christmas!!
    Michelle Bledsoe
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  30. My favorite holiday memory involves cookies. Making cookies, eating cookies, or sharing cookies. There is just something comforting about fresh, gooey cookies.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  31. My favorite gift to give is a homemade gift. This year I am making hats and scarves for all 5 of my siblings, plus their spouses and my nieces and nephews. To me, nothing says “I was thinking of you especially” than a handmade gift.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.

    Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. I like customizing gifts for people and making sure that i get some small goodies i know they will like to go with whatever gift i buy or make for them… Lately I have been making jewerly peices custom to their taste…. Wirewrapped, vintage looking, or strung.


  33. Hi from the Erotic Enchants Scavenger Hunt! 🙂

    Can I also submit an answer to try to win your book? I like to give homemade baked goods for Christmas.

  34. I like to give things I made myself. This might include quilts, knitted hats, sweaters, scarves, bags or socks, things I have sewn or homemade raspberry or rhubarb jam. Many years I sew my daughter and nieces all matching pajamas or nightgowns, my brother and nephew get matching flannel pj pants. I like that they match and that I made them myself. Thanks for doing the blog hop and giveaways.

  35. Every year I try to give my best friend “theme” gifts. Last year I filled a gift bag with spa stuff–loofa, special salts, bubbles, lotion, a face mask, lavender candle and a book.

    She does the same for me.

    doxisrcool at aol dot com

  36. My family doesnt do gifts. Instead, we cook dinner, eat tons of junk food, watch christmas movies, listen to christmas music, play games and tell stories. Its so fun! Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  37. I like to give “wanted” gifts… something the recipient wants but not necessarily needs and won’t buy for themselves. It’s even better if it is a need but “wants” are important! LOL

  38. Angels. I love to give Angels as a gift because it is something that can sit out all year and is a reminder of heaven.