Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Evernight's Holiday Hangover Blog Hop





Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!






Happy New Year! For those of you still suffering from last night’s celebrations, I’ve provided a link (above) to an article about Hangover Cures I wrote back in my freelance days. I can’t promise any of them will work,  but at least you’ll be entertained while you recover.



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So here we are in 2015. No flying cars, no hover boards, and I’m still waiting for modern medicine to invent a safe, stable, overnight weight loss pill, preferably chocolate flavored. Hmm, maybe they could just add the medication directly to a chocolate sundae, toss on a cherry and a few sprinkles, and call it mankind’s greatest medical achievement? Someone needs to make this a thing…but I digress.

This post is actually about resolutions. Like the human race in general, I tend to aim for the stars and end up falling short of my lofty goals. Mankind should be on Mars by now, and I should be eating fewer cookies. This year, I’m going to dial back the goal and ramp up the expectation that I will succeed. 2014 was the year I pushed to see just how far I could go. How many words a day could I write? How much sleep did I really need? How much caffeine was “too much.” I wrote, I worked, I learned what my limits were and what happens when I push past them. (It wasn’t pretty.) I pushed my comfort zones, tried new things, changed my hair color a record breaking number of times, and had a hell of a lot of fun.

2015 is going to be the year I take what I learned in the past twelve months and put it to good use. I know my limits now, and I’m going to (try to) respect them. I know who my friends are, and I will appreciate them every day. I will protect my work from thieves and plagiarizers, because I have learned that there will always be some who believe they have the right to benefit from someone else’s ideas and effort. (And these people will not always be strangers, sometimes they’ll come in the guise of friends.) I plan to laugh more than I cry, travel somewhere I have never been before, and continue to write every day.

This is the year I will finish telling the last two Wilde Brothers’ stories, making sure that Dave and Jared Wilde have their happily ever after, despite the fact they’re both in my head, insisting they’re quite happy as they are. Dave’s story, Wilde Blues, is next, but you won’t have to wait for that book to read more about the Wilde family. Wilde Start, the story of Brian and Meg Wilde, is part of Evernight’s Uniform Fetish Anthology, due out in February.

In closing, I hope your year brings you more laughter than tears, more highs than lows, and many hours of contented reading.


Happy New Year!


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Wilde Brothers Series




Wilde Chase:


Police Officer Ben Wilde is married to his work, and he wants a divorce. A third generation cop, he knows the price his career demands, but he still hopes for more out of life than taking down criminals and late nights with his canine partner, Chase.

Veterinarian Kelly Towers loves all animals, but she has a special place in her heart for Chase and Ben, his human handler. When her clinic is broken into, it brings the sexy Chicago cop and his four footed partner to her door, and the sparks that have been smoldering between them finally combust into flames.

Two passionate souls, two demanding careers and too many secrets lead to a wild chase...




Wilde Edge:

Two bullets. That’s all it took to change Taggart Wilde’s life. His wounds have healed, but his career as a police officer is over. Struggling to move on, Tag searches for new purpose, and ends up finding it in the most unlikely of places.

Jolena Miller’s passion is fixing up classic cars. As the owner of her own garage, she has convinced herself she’s happy just being one of the guys, unnoticed and unremarkable…until she meets Tag.

One look at the curvy little mechanic has Tag’s engine revving, and he is determined to make her his. But just as Jo starts to believe they might have a future together, her ex-husband reappears in her life, stirring up old pains and new problems. When pushed to the edge, can two lonely hearts fight for a future together, or will the past be too much to overcome?





Wilde Ink:


Nick Wilde is a man content with his life. Business at his tattoo shop is booming, and he’s never lacking for friends or female company. But when he meets Lia, he knows everything will change...

A moment’s flirtation and a kiss in the dark leaves Nick wanting more. When his Cinderella vanishes before the night is over, she leaves him nothing but her name and the memory of a kiss he can’t forget.

Chicago Police Detective Lia Archer’s life doesn’t have room for distractions, and that’s exactly what Nick Wilde is. He’s sexy, charming, and a threat to everything she’s worked so hard to achieve. She ran out on him once, but when Nick reappears in her life, he’s determined not to make it easy for her to vanish on him again.

When past decisions and old secrets come back to haunt them, will the fairytale end, or will they find a way to reclaim their Happily Ever After?







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Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

What was a highlight of 2014 for you? Big milestones or small moments, I'd love to hear about them. 


I'll be randomly selecting an answer from the comments section of this blog to win a $10 Amazon GC.

Your Holiday Hangover continues here:







46 comments:

  1. You asked: What was a highlight of 2014 for you? Big milestones or small moments, I'd love to hear about them.

    I was able to work with my doctor to bring my A1Cs under control. Keeping it under 6.0 is the goal. I'm at 5.9 and holding. That will continue to be my goal in 2015.

    Thanks for asking!

    Belinda G
    belgre at centurylink dot net

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  2. for me it was able to keeep the job i had all year in this economy

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  3. We can't wait for more from the Wilde brothers, Susan! Happy New Year! We're happy to have you in the Evernight family.

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  4. My biggest 2014 memory will be watching my 2-month old daughter become a 14-month old. It's been a touching journey so far, and I look forward to many more years of smiles and laughter. dbalkin [at] bellsouth [dot] net. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  5. As my oldest has one more year of high school left I watch him turn into a young man and to know I did all I could for him and he has turned out to be a wonderful child/man.

    dennisntabitha28@yahoo.com

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  6. I'm going to be an Aunt for the first time!! That's what I'm really looking forward to in 2015!! Happy New Year!! Christy_love14@hotmail.com

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  7. I retired this past year from teaching.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I would say the birth of my niece and nephew
    Nicole Ortiz
    nicky0909@sbcglobal.net

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  9. i dedicated myself to promote more menage romances and if I look at the stats, I am very happy.
    I would never have achieved this without incredible menage authors like you, Susan.
    I made sure to let people know that menages are not porn at all and spread the word that it takes talent to write one!
    So yes. this is my biggest accomplishment and I am damn proud about it! Thank you!

    mary
    tagsncats @gmail.com (space before @)

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  10. I finally earned my high school diploma last year. Took me forever after dropping out but thats my greatest achievement and Im very proud of myself.

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

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  11. actually nothing. still living at my parents. husband still has health problems. esseboo@yahoo.com

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  12. My hubby and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and then found out I was pregnant with our second child about 4 weeks later. :) It is a big achievement when everyone said we wouldn't last.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  13. For me it was dedicating myself to some hard classes and passing them :) Thanks for the chance & happy new year!
    butterflypetals7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. The best part of my year was getting a drug pump for nerve pain implanted in July. It had an immediate positive impact on the level (from 8+/10 DOWN to around 2/10) of constant pain I was in and after healing from the 2 surgeries and months of tweaking doses and dosages, I am starting to have continued relief even as I try to be a little more active. I am hoping to begin the long battle to attempt to return to work soon! And that is also what I have to look forward to in 2015.

    email - hhand (at) sasktel (dot) net

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  15. A huge milestone for me was when my son started school. I was afraid he would hate it and turns out that he really enjoys it!
    haleymiller354@yahoo.com

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  16. A huge milestone for our household last year was my husband's decision to retire later this year.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  17. Curing my asthma and fibromyalgia with diet & lifestyle changes! So nice to be in control of (at least part of) my life again!
    Happy New Year!
    whitk2227(at)outlook(dot)com

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  18. My mother died in July (after many years with a variety of cancers so it wasn't unexpected) and my dad and I took our first cruise alone and it was very nice. I was afraid I'd have to hide from him for a few hours a day because I'm not used to being with someone 24/7.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  19. Controlling my diabetes and losing weight...deborahetta61@gmail.com

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  20. Turning 40 was my big milestone this year :)
    hopkins.ab@gmail.com

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  21. My husband got a full-time job, now it's my turn to find one.
    dark_princess_rosie@yahoo.com

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  22. The biggest highlight of 2014 was my daughter turning, I still can't believe it, 21! She's an only child and I think it officially makes me old regardless of my actual age! She was pretty funny because she didn't want any alcohol or anything, instead she wanted to have sparkling grape juice (which we always called kids wine but I didn't think everyone would know what it was if I typed that) and pizza hut for her party! She said she wasn't quite ready to let go just yet. Yep, that would be the highlight of 2014. Aside from that, it was one of those uneventful years (which isn't a bad thing!).

    Happy New Year one and all. I hope it's a great one for everyone who happens to read this post (and even for those who don't).

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  23. Spending my nephew's first birthday with him.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  24. My biggest highlight was almost losing my mom this year. She had 2 mini strokes, but thankfully recovered. She is in her late 80s but is as feisty as ever. I thank GOD everyday I get to spend with her.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  25. finally getting a job!

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. cleaning the house

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  27. Climbing in mammoth caves, kentucky! tiffanie.ford@aol.com

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  28. Going back to school! I finally decided on a major so now I'm determined
    asmith98574@gmail.com

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  29. Several small things. Most of them about learning to be kinder and more accepting of myself. dustykattc at hotmail dot com

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  30. Succesfully reaching my goal to read 180 books in 2014.
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. My milestone for 2014 was turning 50 years old. I am really excited to start 2015 as someone who is 50 years young. When I turned 50 in October I felt like everything that happens from here on out will be nothing but the best years yet. I don’t know why 50 has made me feel like a different person but I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings with it. My 2014 goals are to take chances that I wouldn’t have before.

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  32. Reconnecting with friends and realizing that I am stronger than I thought.
    angiek@cfu.net

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  33. I have Crohns disease and I have to accept my limits and learn to listen to my body and stop stressing.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  34. It was nice to achieve some career goals!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  35. I got a promotion at work this year, so that was good. Thanks for being part of this fun hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  36. My stress echocardiogram came back good. Works for me. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  37. One of the biggest highlights of 2014 was having my mother in law see the dragon tattoo of a dragon with a beaded necklace with the letter K wrapped around it. Seeing the best mother in law I could ever have been given cry because I got a tattoo for her (her name is Karen) was wonderful to see. I hope she has many more years to be around us, but Multiple Mylenoma is a b***h of a cancer to have to deal with. laura.striplin@gmail.com

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  38. Met with relatives who survived a hurricane.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  39. I had one daughter graduate high school and the younger one graduated elementary school. They grow up too fast.
    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  40. In November I got to go to NYC & hang with friends for my birthday. We went to Good Morning America & I met Katie Holmes & Stana Katic(From the tv show Castle) & the workers at GMA were looking for extras for a segment & I volunteered to help out & I was on tv!! Def a great highlight for me in 2014! <3

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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  41. My greatest milestone was getting on with life with the passing of my mom. Every day was hard but I put one foot in front of the other...even when I didn't want to. I finally decided to put the house up for sale and relocate. I haven't done it yet but that decision was one of the hardest to make. I hope this year ..no I know this year is going to be extraordinary. It has to be.

    Kyratinker36@gmail.com

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  42. Really started a good exercise regime.

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  43. My baby graduated and is now going to college.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  44. I was finally able to graduate from university
    bmiller44@hotmail.com

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  45. I've had a lot happen this year. I went back to school, went to my first book conventions, I've been robbed twice, and I've made lots of new friends. And that's just part of it. All in all, 2014 was pretty eventful for me.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I'll have to check this series out. :)
    For me, a milestone is starting martial arts. I have been doing it for about 11 months now and I LOVE it!
    Thank you for participating in the hop and for the wonderful giveaway!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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