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4 TIPS TO HAVING THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER:
1.) Have no expectations from anyone (The season is not about who gives who what or how much it costs.)
2.) Have no expectations from anything (Wherever you’re at, be an example of Love & the way to Peace.)
3.) Be a Giver (Anything you receive will be a bonus.)
4.) Be a Do-er (Don’t focus on yourself. Organize Christmas carolers, or help the homeless. Hand out sandwiches, bottled water, and blankets. Find people living on the streets easily, just by opening your eyes and your heart. Don’t judge them, just help them!)
Check out my new short story, “Christmas After All” in the Black Opal Books Christmas anthology, A Touch of Winter.
CHRISTMAS AFTER ALL
With her parents on a second honeymoon and her best friend in Hawaii, Eydie is dreading spending the holidays alone. Her busybody neighbor invites her over for Christmas Eve, yet Eydie tries gracefully to refuse. She doesn’t want to be caught in the middle as her neighbor’s husband meets his long-lost daughter for the first time. But Eydie hits it off with her, and she comes with a big surprise— one that Eydie hadn’t counted on at all.
EVE’S AMULET, BOOK 1
Mandy Ruhe receives a gift from a mysterious woman and is swept back in time to Texas, 1845, into the body of ranch owner, Carmena Luebber. Mandy must assume Carmena’s role until she can figure out how to return home. She finds herself caught in the lives, hopes, and struggles of her employees and is torn between two amazing men, but she can’t stay with them in the past without destroying the future.
Carole is also under contract for her young adult horror story, Death House, and her non-fiction work, The Long Term Effects of Sexual Abuse.
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Wonderful tips. I’ll attempt to apply them. I’m looking forward to reading your short story and your novel.
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Thank you, Nana! I’m so glad you stopped by!
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Way to go, Nana! Woo-hoo!
Name: Erika Messer
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Super tips! Thank you for being a part of the hop it is much appreciated and fun 🙂
Thank you for visiting Erika. Have fun on the hop!
Name: Barbara Gamble
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Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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I’m so glad you stopped by. I hope you continue to enjoy the blog hop!
Name: Kimberly Mayberry
Comment: I agree with your tips completely and your books sound wonderful!
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Thank you, Kimberly. I hope you have an enjoyable blog hop!
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Wonderful Christmas Tips! Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season!
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So glad you could stop by. Thank you for your well wishes. Merry Christmas!
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Great tips. Added Eve’s Amulet to my wishlist. I just love time travel stories.
Thank you for adding Eve’s Amulet to your wish list. I really think you’re going to enjoy it! Thank you for visiting.
I love the tips. Sometimes we do get too focused on who does what and who doesn’t do enough (in our tiny minds of the moment), instead of remembering the point of the season. Thank you for helping us all to remember to activate our kinder, gentler selves.
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Thank you for writing such a lovely comment. I think when we lose sight of what Christmas is about, we have to remember that for each of us it’s okay if it’s something a bit different. What is important is that we find what is meaningful for us and to act on what we find. Merry Christmas!
Name: Virginia Horton
Comment: Loved your post! Wonderful tips, your book sound really good. Thanks for the great giveaway
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Thank you, Virginia, for joining the Blog Hop. I hope your holidays are amazing!
Great tips! I think having no expectations from anyone is a good one to have year-round lol
If only! Happy holidays to you!
Wonderful and wise tips- thanks for the reminder. And congrats on yur publication! That is wonderful!!
Thank you, Beverly, for your kind comments and for stopping by!
Some excellent Christmas tips. It is important to remember others less fortunate and to be thankful for what we have. Happy holidays to you and congrats on your short story publication.
I’ve been reading Dennis Cardiff’s blog, “Gotta Find a Home,” where he interviews homeless people. We live in an upscale beach area with a super obvious contrast with street people. Some willingly live that way, especially the schizophrenics and druggies, but others are genuinely down on their luck. Early this year I was a quarter-inch away from living in my car and can appreciate the fear, desperation, misery, and feeling of aloneness it can bring. We tend to bury our heads in the sand when it comes to street people, looking away before they ask for money. The thing is, they would be just as happy with a cup of coffee, something healthy to eat, a toothbrush, or a blanket. And saying hello and treating them like a human is enough. It doesn’t take much to help. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comment, giving me the opportunity to stand on my soap box!
Name: Shelly Hammond
Comment: Thank you for the four tips above! They seem so simple, yet they are probably the four most forgotten things. I know when I read them I had to stop and think at each one and have the little ‘light bulb moments’ go off at each one.
1 Eve’s Amulet, Book 1 sounds really good. After reading the blurb, I am going to go check it out more. It sure leaves a lot to want to know. I want to know how she was taken back to 1845, how she will get back to her normal time, and of course how will the little love triangle that it seems to promise get in the way of it all. Oh it sounds so good! Thank you for the information and adding a new book to my must have list 😀 Thank you! Thank you as well for the chance to enter the giveaway. (Sorry again for the sloppy follows. Technology fights me and I fight it every step of the way I think some days)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, good cheer to all and a very Happy New Year to you and anyone else who happens upon this post. Have fun and be safe everybody 🙂
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All your questions about Eve’s Amulet are answered in the book. I would never recommend a dull book to anyone, and I try my hardest not to write one! I made sure it is entertaining and gives people a break from day-to-day routines. When Death House comes out (within a year?) you will find that even though it is a horror story, I did the same thing, infusing a bit of humor and drama into the mix. I always envision my books as film, which to me will be the ultimate compliment of my writing ability. Thank you for your wonderful comments and for stopping by. Happy Holidays!
Love your wonderfully wise tips, Carole. Your book sounds different and interesting.
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You’re right about my book. I hope you get a chance to read it. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visit!
Name: Amy Bowens
Comment: Thank you for the tips definitely going to add Eve’s Amulet to the wishlist. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
I’m glad you stopped by. I’m sure you’ll enjoy Eve’s Amulet. Happy Holidays to you!
Name: Shadow Kohler
Comment: Hi! Thanks for sharing! Your books look quite interesting. Ya all are so awesome! Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Very much appreciated! Thank you! Happy holidays!
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I’m glad you had a chance to stop by. Thank you for your compliments. I hope you enjoy your holidays, too!
Shadow Kohler you have won a signed copy of After Dark by Gena Showalter and Kate Ballenger. Congrats! I will get in contact after the hop.
Congratulations, Shadow! I hope you enjoy After Dark!
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Comment: Sounds interesting
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Thank you, BN100 for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to read Eve’s Amulet. It is interesting, if I do say so myself!
great tips! and your short story and novel sound intriguing. Best of luck to you and happy holidays
Thanks for stopping by T.B! I wish you well this season!
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