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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop: Are you shopping today?

Wow, can you believe it is already the day after Thanksgiving. Are you ready for Christmas? I'm not. And I'm NOT going shopping today. I don't like crowds and a bunch of irritated and pushy shoppers is not something I want to be around. Now I know, there are some civilized people shopping today, so I'm not talking about them. I prefer to stay home and if I see something online that is too good to pass up I'll shop from the comfort of my dinning room/office.

What about you? Are you going to venture out to the stores today? Have any interesting or funny Black Friday stories to share?

~~The Divinities Series ~~

Forgotten Visions, The Divinities, book 1

Kalissa Bradenton isn’t your average coffee shop owner. Born to an elite witch bloodline with a rare genetic mutation, she’s a Divinity on a mission. The death of her parents sends her away from her Maxville, Florida, home and into an ancient war between witches and demons. When childhood friend Ayden Daniels comes to her aid after an almost fatal accident, visions of a past she doesn’t remember sparks an old flame and new desires. With the past slowly becoming clearer, she eagerly sets her sights on mending Ayden’s heart and gaining his trust–until a ghost from her past returns to claim her as his demonic mate.

Ayden, the new Sheriff of Maxville and grandson of the oldest living Divinity, is investigating a series of Divinity killings. When he comes face-to-face with the one woman he hopes to have little to no contact with, old pain rises, quickly followed by anger and resentment. Through his rare power of adaptability, he learns actions from the past may not be what they seem. Hope fills his broken heart and determination pushes him to do whatever it takes to win Kalissa’s heart once more before he loses her forever.

Together they must find the strength to mend their tormented souls, while fighting an evil out to destroy the world.

Death's Storm, The Divinities, book 2

Technical genius and demi-goddess--aka Divinity--Khloe Bradenton relies on no one for help, and she definitely doesn’t need comfort from anyone other than her twin. After her parents died by the demons’ hands over two years ago, she has graciously stepped up to her place in the war between demons and witches. When a creature far more dangerous than the ones responsible for killing her parents claims he is her guardian, she is torn between her desires for the dark predator and the painful loss she has endured at the hands of her enemies.

One of the last death demons still in existence, Jagger has pledged his life to the Goddess Hecate. Charged with the guardianship over the Divinities, he is never to approach them, but to aid them from a distance. When the firestorm, Khloe, sacrifices herself to save her twin and best friend and becomes the prey, he has no choice but to reveal himself to her. He is taken by surprise when the need to claim her as his own emerges. A desire he has never felt before could be more dangerous than the demons out to destroy them.    

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~~Come hopping with us~~

Black Friday Blog Hop is a one day only blog hop with over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

There are THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

~~My Giveaway~~

Leave a comment with your email address to enter to win a $5 Starbucks gift card and a swag pack. 


  1. Nope, not going out shopping today.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  2. No shopping for me.


  3. no shopping today


  4. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping :)

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. No. I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  6. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!


  7. e don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol.


  8. No Thanksgiving celebration in my country, but I have a Great respect for the Day.

    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

  9. no shopping for me today - don't like crowds :D

  10. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  11. Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great

    and no black friday shopping for me. i don't like the crowds


  12. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  13. Nope, not this year. Thanks for the chance! angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. Happy Black Friday! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! Not going this year. I'm an online shopper and perfer not to deal with the crowds!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  15. Happy Holidays! I stayed home and relaxed. no shopping for me.

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

  16. I didn't go out this year. I'm waiting for cyber Monday. But DH had to go in at 8pm last night. :) But I've started shopping.
    joyskidsdidit at gmail.com

  17. I skipped Black Friday shopping this year.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  18. I don't shop on Black Friday. I got a call from my cousin earlier and she said she saw someone get punched in the face over a TV.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  19. I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it's not for me!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Staying home on Black Friday is the only way to survive it.

  21. I'm staying home and doing my black Friday shopping online. What little I actually did. I'd rather just relax after stuffing myself the day before. lol.



  22. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  23. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  24. i go to my local shopping mall for a gift card givaway on black fri angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  25. I lucked out with having to work I think and sent the hubby to do the shopping.I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. I do some Black Friday shopping, but I'm more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping.... how can you go wrong!


  27. I'm staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop...
    No BF shopping for me.....ktyler13@yahoo.com

  28. This is the BEST way to spend Black Friday. Sitting at home, hopping with old friends and making new ones. I can't handle the crowds anymore so I only do Black Friday shopping online if I do any. I tend to pick up gifts throughout the year so come November I'm finished. That way I can spread out the purchasing and not spend a fortune at the time of the year when my job is at its slowest and my paycheck is at its lowest. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  29. Thank you for the blog hop.


  30. I don't even dare to try and shop on Black Friday, I used to work that day and that just curbed any urge to shop that day.


  31. Thank you! christiethemom@hotmail.com

  32. Dont like crowds when I shop!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  33. I'm not a big fan of Black Friday, be we did go out this morning for a couple of specific things and got them...and NO LINES!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  34. Thanks for the hop stop!

    melhalp at msn.com

  35. I love Black Friday shopping, (I live in a small town and people are pretty friendly, most even say excuse me) but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.


  36. There is not a chance in hell I would venture out on Black Friday ever again. I tried it last year for the first (and last) time and it just wasn't for me. Rude employees, rude people, LOTS of people, cold, early mornings, none of these things appeal much to me!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,

  37. I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I avoid Black Friday, I think I will make my gifts this year and maybe shop online. Thank you for being a part of the hop.


  39. I shopped online today. isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  40. Thank you for the lovely giveaway~ I love BF shopping! Got all my big ticket items out of the way last night and this morning so now it's time to just relax and hop!

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  41. Thanks for the chance to win.


  42. The only shopping adventure I went on today was to do my weekly grocery shopping (Took the bill from $279 down to $151)


  43. I only shop on Black Friday if it's online lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  44. I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  45. Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  46. I only shop online.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  47. Not a fan of crowds so no black friday shopping for me. Thanks for your giveaway!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  48. I don't do Black Friday. I've found that the sales are usually not worth the hassle and aggravation. I'd rather stay home


  49. Thanks for the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  50. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  51. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have happy holidays. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! ;)

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  52. I stuck to the web today instead of braving the crowds. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    fancie @ live. com