Congratulations to Sue S. who won the $10 Amazon Gift Card.
Winners of the Grand Prizes can be found at: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/
Welcome to the second annual Black Friday Blog Hop.
Today is the busiest shopping day of the year. The day when brick-and-mortar retailers make most of their money. So, am I out shopping? Hah. I hate shopping. Even worse than shopping, I hate crowds. And today there aren’t just crowds. The Mongol Horde isn’t half as scary as the shoppers descending on retailers today. Those bargain hunters could give Attila the Hun himself lessons in pillaging.
My hat's off to those brave enough to venture out at midnight last night or to those who camped out for a week at Best Buy. I just hope you didn’t get trampled by the marauders who left the concepts of fair play and waiting one’s turn at home.
As for me, I’ll sit here in my tryptothan stupor induced by yesterday’s delicious turkey, dressing (especially, the dressing) and gravy dinner. I have to admit the best part was I didn’t even have to cook. Thanks, Sis. Now, I’m going to indulge myself in my favorite occupation--reading a good book.
How are you spending today?
Looking for something to read? Here’s a little taste of Switched, Too.
It’s Scott Cherella’s first day pretending to be his twin as commander of a starship. In this scene, he depends on an alien, who is enamored with American entertainment, to help him through the complexities of his first meal.
“I will eat here.” Scott selected a corner table, away from those that were occupied. Once they were seated, he nodded to his companion. “You may order for us.”
Drakus looked flabbergasted. “But, sir, I do not know what you wish to eat.”
Drakus shook his head then pressed a small square pad flush with the tabletop. “Two hot selerias and Mid-Day Repast for the captain.”
Scott settled back in his chair. “Playing it safe, Drakus?”
Moments later, a robot server rolled between the tables, a tray clutched in its metal appendages. The robot set cups of steaming liquid in front of them then departed.
Scott picked up the mug and sniffed the dark green depths. Fragrant, gingery maybe. He took a sip.
“Captain,” Drakus began hesitantly. “I have noticed your speech is peppered with American slang. I mean no disrespect, but you didn’t act or look this different before you went to Earth. May I ask why you decided to come out of the closet?”
Switched, Too available digitally and in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble For other digital formats go to Smashwords
The Black Friday Hop is ONE DAY only. Today, November 23rd. There are over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
I’m giving away a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card to a lucky commenter who leaves an email address. For more chances to win, enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway.
Now what are those Grand 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! (Sorry this prize is only open to U.S. addresses)
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