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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop

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.”
“Surprise me.”
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. 

To continue on the Hop go to http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/ for more links and to qualify for the THREE grand prizes. There are over 200 participants in the Black Friday Blog Hop. You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! So, be sure to leave a comment! And don't forget to leave your email address.

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)

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment with your email address.


  1. I live in Florida, so fall/winter holidays aren't nearly as exciting as they are elsewhere, but I still love them!


  2. I like autumn for the cooler temperature which kicked in this past week.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  3. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the leaves changing color and jacket weather and all the scents that come along with autumn!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  4. I love how the colors change in autumn, and I don't mind the rain at all ;)

  5. I enjoy the beautiful colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  6. Thankf for the giveaway! I think Autumn has passed and winter has begun!

    melindaromance AT gmail DOT com

  7. Not a big fan of autumn, in my country it's rainy and cold and I tend to get sick all the time ;(

  8. It's Atlanta - chilly but not cold. But also - no really pretty leaves..
    thanks for participating
    glhince (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I love it, because my birthday is in autumn.
    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. I like the changing of the colors on the leaves.I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

    My favorite things about Autumn are the leaves and sweater weather1


  12. I personally believe that autumn is the most romantic season.


  13. oooo I am in..

  14. I love autumn's changing colors and holiday treats!


  15. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping :)

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Autumn is the sign of the holidays approaching and comfort food.

  17. I don't like Autumn. It's the season were everything dies. I prefer Spring!

  18. Hello, all. So glad you stopped by. There was a mistake in the question, which has been corrected. ALL comments will be counted so no worry. Thanks for your responses.

  19. I love shopping on BVlack Friday normally. This year I had to stay home. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. I don't do shopping on black friday.


  21. No black Friday shopping for me. I'd much rather stay home and read, write, and shop online.

    Thanks for participating in the hop!


  22. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  23. I don't do Black Friday -- the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  24. We don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol.
    Thanks! :)


  25. id much rather stay home than fight the crowds today

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  27. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  28. I am staying in today no crowds for me.
    kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

  29. Yep, I agree. I'm not a fan of crowds on a regular busy fay, nevermind the crowds of Black Friday. So home is where I'll be until the hordes die down.


  30. I love it but skipped Black Friday shopping this year.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  31. I used to enjoy Black Friday shopping but there haven't been any sales that appealed to me the last couple of years and I'd rather avoid the rude people if I can. So I stay home and hop! brendem7@comcast.net

  32. A few of my friends do Black Friday, but it's not for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. I'm spending hte day blog hopping!!! I can't do Black Friday shopping (unless it's online) - I don't have the patience or the stamina for the lines and the crowds. Happy Holidays and thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. cfierstein@cox.net

  34. I shop on black Friday sometimes. Thanks for the giveaway. Tanya my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  35. I avoid Black Friday shopping like the plague. I have went a total of one and a half times and cannot believe there are people that LOOK FORWARD to that madness!

    Thanks for being a part of the hop and giving me something interesting to do today!

    Happy Holidays,

  36. I love Black Friday shopping, but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.


  37. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! angadair@nwcable.net Thanks for the hop!

  38. I only shop on Black Friday if it's online lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  39. I do my shopping online. I'm allergic to crowds.

    charraddon (at) pobox (dot) com

  40. I love authumn for the fact I can wear cute boots again and scarves! Aswell it's cool but yet not too cold season


  41. I stay home at home on these insane shpping days! Otherwise sane people loose their minds. What's up with that?

    Thanks for the opportunity to share;

    Belinda G

  42. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  43. no BF shopping

    Thanks for participating.


  44. I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. I don't like the crowds so I don't go black Friday shopping. Thanks for the giveaway
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  46. I do some Black Friday shopping, but I'm more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping.... how can you go wrong!


  47. I'm staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop...
    No BF shopping for me.....ktyler13@yahoo.com

  48. i went to my local shopping mall for a gift card giveaway angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  49. I stay at home and shop, I find it very difficult to deal with rude people, and the lines without drop kicking someone. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  50. I did a little shopping, but I'm mostly done for Xmas.

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  51. Rafflecopter isn't loading.
    Thank you for the blog hop.


  52. Thank you for the lovely giveaway~ got all my big ticket BF shopping out of the way today and last night so it's nice to relax and hop tonight!

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  53. I don't go out on Black Friday, but I do order online.
    Marlene Breakfield

  54. not doing any shopping today, thanks for hopping! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  55. I spent last night and this morning doing my Black Friday shopping and spent the rest of the day relaxing and blog hopping.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  56. I don't do Black Friday, I stay home and chill away from the crazy crowds.

    Rafflecopter name;Dawna Newman


  57. Thanks for the blog giveaway :)


  58. I love shopping but black friday is a bit too much for me. I think all the turkey is making me sluggish? So it's great to come home, rest my feet and entertain myself with a great blog hop.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  59. Happy Black Friday and thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! I don't really do Black Friday, i'm an online deal shopper and prefer not to mess with the crowds!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  60. Love Christmas, don't think black Friday sales are worth the hassle.


  61. I do most my shopping online and away from the crazy crowds! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    tworeads (at) gmail (dot) com

  62. I don't usually like crowds, but I love Black Friday shopping.


  63. I didn't do anything for black friday! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  64. I don't go out on Black Friday, we watched movies in our jammies today. BTW your rafflecopter isn't working for me, it keeps loading.
    Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo .com

  65. I stuck to the web today instead of braving the crowds. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    fancie @ live. com

  66. Rafflecopter isn't working :( I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  67. I don't shop on Black Friday, it's too crowded.


  68. Did my BF shopping already. It was fun and I got good deals! :)



  69. Thanks for the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  70. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


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