Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Hop!

1 Dec

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Kid Lit Frenzy are hosting the Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Hop!  Lots of bloggers will be giving away books and bookish stuff from December 2nd through the 6th. To check out all the fun giveaways, click HERE.

To help you get in the holiday mood, I am giving away 3 Christmas books — The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts, A Christmas Journey Home by Kathi Macias and an ARC of The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover. To enter, leave me a comment including your email address.  Please Note: your email address must be in the body of the comment to be eligible to win.  Good luck and Merry Christmas!

The Nine Lives of Christmas — Two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn’t enough…sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.

When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe.  He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him—and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.

The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life.  Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever thought.  Merriliee is way too shy to make the first move on a ladies man like Zach, and Zach thinks he’s all wrong for a nice girl like Merrilee.  Now it’s going to take all of Ambrose’s feline wiles—and maybe even a good old fashioned Christmas miracle—to make them both realize that what they’re looking for is right in front of their eyes.

A Christmas Journey Home — During Isabella Alcantara’s seventh month of pregnancy, her parents and siblings are murdered in gang- and drug-related violence, simply because their home was targeted by mistake. Isabella knows she was spared only because she now lives in a different location, but she knows too that the same thing could easily happen to her and her husband, Francisco. When her grandfather offers to hire a “coyote” to bring them across the border to America, she agrees. But Francisco and Isabella are abandoned by the coyote and left to die. Francisco then valiantly sacrifices himself to get Isabella to safety. Homeless, nearly penniless, pregnant, and alone, Isabella determines to find a way to honor her promise to her beloved husband.

Living on one of the smaller spreads along the Arizona border, Miriam Nelson becomes furious with God and turns from her faith when her border patrol agent husband, David, is killed in a skirmish with drug smugglers. Though her mother and young son do their best to woo her back from the anger and bitterness that have overtaken her, they make little headway.
Two widows—one driven by fear and a promise, the other by bitterness and revenge—must make their journeys along different pathways, but with the same destination: a barn full of animals that stands waiting for them on Christmas Eve. Forced to face their personal demons, Isabella and Miriam soon discover a common yearning that will bind them together in a most miraculous way. 

The Legend of Santa Claus —  In this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.

 Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa’s magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.

By turns enchanting, hair-raising, and inspirational, The Christmas Chronicles is a beguiling tale destined to become a holiday favorite for the ages.

44 Responses to “Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Hop!”

  1. krystallarson November 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Thank you for the awesome chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom 🙂

  2. It's Time To Read Mamaw November 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    I have already read a couple of Christmas books. Thanks for the chance to win some more Christmas reads.

    plb1050 at gmail dot com

  3. Cindy December 1, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Oh I love Christmas and Christmas stories. Would love to be entered to win in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity,.

    🙂 Smiles,
    Cindy W.


  4. Abigail @ The Story Factory Reading Zone December 2, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    These sound like super Xmas reads.

  5. KimS. December 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway. The books look awesome. Happy Holidays.

  6. Judy Strunk Burgi December 3, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    What a great giveaway! I too love Christmas and Christmas books. The more the merrier! I would love a chance to win!

    Judy B

  7. wall-to-wall books-wendy December 3, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Yay! Christmas books!!!! I would really love to win these books!
    Please enter me. I signed up for your emails and I will be back to check out your blog more.

    forevereading at gmail dot com

    • rbclibrary December 3, 2011 at 9:10 am #

      Welcome and good luck!

  8. debbie December 3, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    I would love to read these books, they sound really good.

  9. Holly L December 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    hhollyhal at gmail dot com

  10. ANN* December 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Such a nice book giveaway for Christmas. Thank you .
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  11. Jessica McLaughlin (@JessEmmaZack) December 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Thank you for participating in the giveaway! These are some awesome books 🙂

  12. Marie December 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    I’ve actually read Nine Lives for Christmas (from the library) and loved it — it was so good! Would love to win a copy to read with my daughter 🙂

  13. Andrea Williams December 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    The books look like fun! Thanks!

  14. Marianne December 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    i am following your blog via email. Thanks for participating in the Book Lover’s Blog hop, as that is where i found you! Please enter my name in the draw.


  15. Christine Jensen December 3, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    Great giveaway! thanks 🙂

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  16. Miranda Sherman December 4, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    Awesome, Thank you for a great giveaway!

  17. Mary Ward December 4, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    What a nice giveaway! Thanks for joining the hop.


  18. Lisa Walker December 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  19. Gena Robertson December 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    What a perfect giveaway for Christmas time! Thank you for the opportunity!

    Happy Holidays!

    Gena Robertson

  20. mamabunny13 December 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I love Christmas themed books! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  21. Gloria December 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

  22. Mary @SweepingMe December 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  23. Linda Kish December 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    These books sound wonderful. Perfect for this time of year.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  24. Kelly Fox December 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

  25. Kristy Wilson December 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    What a fabulous giveaway!

  26. Lolawid December 5, 2011 at 1:31 am #


    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  27. Cindy Macbeth December 5, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
    Would love to win one of the Christmas books
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  28. mochagirlsread December 5, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    What a great giveaway!

    mochagirl at email dot com
    (yes! email not gmail)

  29. Susan Byerly December 5, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    What a nice giveaway! Thank you. Would love to win – all books sound great.

  30. Leah December 5, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Fun giveaway! Thanks!

    leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. Maria December 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    mariamusings at gmail dot com

  32. Janelle December 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    What a delightful and generous Christmas giveaway!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaway Blog Hop!

  33. Jennifer Rote December 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  34. krystallarson December 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Sounds great, thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  35. Katie W. December 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas!


  36. Laura H. December 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop!


  37. Jinky December 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Thanks for the chance! Please count me in.
    ldsmomof03 at yahoo dot com

  38. SiNn December 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    theys oudn fantastic dont have many christmas reads ata ll ty for the chance


  39. Brenda Demko December 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  40. gala December 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

  41. Lora1967 December 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    I Love christmas stories. Any books won are donated to the Franklin High school library. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Laurie Brown December 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    awesome giveaway!!

  43. jacque stengel December 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Cats and Christmas…what a combination!

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