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Harlequin Historical Advent Giveaway

Well,  I can’t say that this is my first blog post, because I’ve done lots of guest blog posts when I’ve had a new book out, but this is the first blog post for MY blog. Not something I was planning ever to do, I might add. However the Harlequin Historical Advent Giveaway is upon us and my aging laptop has done a number on my website files. So here we are.

The Harlequin Historical Authors Holiday Giveaway is back. In the spirit of an Advent calendar, the authors are giving away daily prizes and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire (or equivalent tablet depending on your location). Play every day for more chances to win.

The Rules:
Each participating author will have an activity planned on their website for their special day. You may be asked to comment on a blog, find an ornament, or visit a Facebook page. For each day you participate, your name will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

At the end of the month on December 23, one day from the calendar will be randomly selected. One of the entrants from that day will then be randomly selected to win the Kindle.
The more days you visit, the better your chances!

Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you.

Nearly Christmas! I started thinking about presents for people, husband, kids, in-laws, out-laws. It occurred to me that every so often someone gives me a gift that is absolutely perfect for the moment. Many years ago I house-minded for one of my singing teachers. The gig included the budgerigar. Sadly I returned one evening to find the budgie dead on the bottom of the cage.

Doing all this started me thinking about presents for people; husband, kids, in-laws, out-laws. It occurred to me that every so often The Other Half gives me a gift that is absolutely perfect for the moment. Many years ago I house-minded for one of my singing teachers. The gig included the budgerigar. Sadly I returned one evening to find the budgie dead on the bottom of the cage.

Panic stations! And more than a little ironic …. I’d been out at a musical evening singing Tom Lehrer’s classic, Poisoning Pigeons in the Park!

Convinced I had somehow caused this disaster by my classy choice of repertoire, I rushed out the next morning to find the family a new budgie. Several months later I turned twenty one, a fairly significant birthday in anyone’s life. And what did my beloved give me to mark this auspicious occasion?

A papier mache budgie!                               Paul's Trip 2013 295

About 18 months later my adored old Labrador died. I was heartbroken. I’d had Tim since I was eight and a world without Tim was unthinkable. So what did my beloved give me for my next birthday?

A Beswick china Labrador!   Paul's Trip 2013 297

What do you do with a guy like that? Well, in my case I married him.

To enter my part of the Harlequin Historical Authors’ Holiday Giveaway, tell me about a very special gift that you have either given, or received. You can comment here, or check out my Facebook page, which basically repeats this post anyway, or email me via my very out-of-date website www.elizabethrolls.com and I’ll put you in the draw for a copy of whichever one of my books you’d like. And I know it’s confusing about which time zone folks are on, so I’ll keep “my day” going for a little longer just to make sure.

Happy Holidays!

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