10 December 2011

12 Days Of Christmas Reading Gift List

Welcome to the 12 Days Of Christmas Reading....
Where we will be giving away over 21 books in the next 12 days!

Photobucket Christmas is a time for giving, and if you've got an avid reader on your list, you're in the right place!  J.R. and I are featuring authors from a wide range of genres over the next 12 Days to help you find just the book you're looking for!  (And maybe you'll even win a free book!)

Here are our featured authors and their 2011 releases.  Click HERE to see a complete listing with product descriptions for any book that catches your interest and for purchase links and some great posts on Christmas traditions and memories from our featured authors!  Stop back each day to see each author's featured day - or simply click the link above to see all the authors and their books at once!

Leave us a comment with your favorite Christmas/Holiday song and be entered for a chance to win one of the great books on our list.  There will be at least one book given away each day, with a giveaway bonanza on the final day, 22 December. 
**Winners will be notified by email, so don't forget to leave yours after your comment!

12 Days...

1.  Compis

2.  Warrior's Rise (Warriors For Light, Book 1) and more from this author...

3.  Open Me

4.  The Toilet Business (A Lifetime Of Crappy Jobs)

5. Betrayal's Shadow - The Guardians of Eden book 1 and more from this author...

6.  The Binder's Daughter (The Spirit Binder Series)


8.  Her Dark Baron

9.  Haunted Lake

10.  Depression Cookies

11.  Parallel (Travelers Series)

12. Vessel (Children of the Sidhe) and more from this author...

13.  Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices)

14.  Ellen's Tale being the first part of the Sefuty Chronicles


  1. One of my favorite Christmas songs is 'Belleau Wood' by Garth Brooks. The power of a song can touch every heart, especially at the holidays- even in a war zone.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I'm not familiar with that song. I'll have to google it! My personal favorite is 'We Three Kings'...I think ... I love all Christmas songs...<3

  3. My favorite Christmas song of ALL TIME is Carol of the Bells! I just love it!! And I also agree with Kbelden, I LOVE Belleau Wood as well, Garth Brooks is my favorite artist! Its a very touching song! Gives me chills! I hope you have a VERY Blessed Christmas!!!

  4. Oh! That is a good one, Mama Lee.
    A Happy Christmas to you, too!

  5. You guys are putting me in the Christmas mood! My favorite is Little Drummer Boy -- I have to stop and daydream every time I hear it, it is so powerful. A very merry Christmas to all!!

  6. I have a few favorite Christmas songs, not just one. Some of them are Polish carols but I also adore Jingle Bells, Rudolph, and The Village of Saint Bernardette :-)

  7. I created a Christmas music channel on my Pandora radio today... It was so nice to have Christmas music playing in the background while I baked. It really gets me in the mood for the holiday!
    Thanks, Angela for stopping by today ;}

  8. Enter the Broads in your giveaway! We love books!
    My favorite Christmas song is 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

    Just to let you know, not all of the photos are showing. I cannot see three of them.

  9. I can see them all now. It must take awhile for them all to load. Sorry.

  10. You're entered, ladies!

    Thanks for stopping by. I have had issues today with the images. I've removed them and re-added them in, so I hope all is fixed now.

  11. I like Snoopy's Christmas. I never feel it's Christmas time until I hear this song.

  12. Oh Nadja, I can't name just one. I was a soprano in elementary school before my voice changed, and I loved having the solo for Oh, Holy Night. I was the only one who could hit the high note; ha, now I couldn't hit it with the help of a ladder!

    I do love Angels We Have Heard on High, too, again, because of the Glo-o-o-o-ria that slides down the scale.

    I love almost all the old carols, and a lot of newer ones. See, I can't stop!
    Elizabeth Anne Mitchell

  13. D'oh! My email is lapidaryprose@gmail.com
    Elizabeth Anne

  14. I agree, Elizabeth! I love all the songs listed so far. I especially love The Holly & The Ivy...
    Joy to the World is another favorite...

  15. So excited about the possibility of free books! My favourite 'pop' Christmas song has to be Mariah Carey 'All I want for Christmas is you' and my favourite carol? I think it might be silent night. So peaceful and lovely.

    Forget to post about your 12 days of Christmas so will tweet about it now!

  16. Oh....my email. wantstowrite1983@yahoo.co.uk! Thanks!!!!

  17. My favorite carol is "O Holy Night." I'm really not very into Christmas music though.

  18. i'm hip, so it's rocking around the xmas tree for me *stumbles over ornament*

    great giveaway!


  19. Thanks for stopping, Gina! (Uhhh, yeah. That's me, too. ...the stumbling I mean...Ha!)

    Em - That's my daughter, Maria's favorite Christmas song, too. She has it for her ringtone all year! Good one.

    Darcy words - Ack! Don't like Christmas music? lol. Hey ...I can understand. Thanks for stopping by despite the less than favorite topic!

    Shelley - Snoopy Christmas is great! You have to hear that at least once during the season, right?

  20. 'O Holy Night' is another great one! Hope everyone stays safe this holiday season (seems like everyone loses the majority of their sanity in driving and shopping)... peace, love and joy be yours! Merry Christmas!!

  21. What a great carol!
    I'm close to being finished with my holiday shopping. Thanks goodness! I have a few things more to buy. It's the wrapping that needs doing...

  22. This is a great giveaway. My favorite christmas song is Happy Xmas by John Lennon.

  23. So difficult to choose can I have 3 - little donkey because it was my mum's fav. and she died a month before Christmas so I always have nice memory of her singing along - also Silent Night because when stranded at Bankok one Christmas in 70s berifet of anything Christmases some beautiful Thai school chilren sang this for us and brought me to tears at beauty of it and finaly this year the Forces wives song to service men everywhere - lovely-- am so greedy:)
    happy Christmas everyone

  24. It is so hard to choose just one, right? I like all the songs offered in the comments...ha! (except for the one I didn't know)

    Alberta - you are so well-traveled. I cannot imagine all those wonderful memories you must have locked away. You should write them down!

    Everyone is entered to win! Good luck!

  25. My favorite Christmas song in White Christmas. After every play I did in high school closed, we'd go around to the directors' houses and sing it while we TP'd their yard. (They expected it!) It just makes me happy.

  26. I guess my favorite Christmas song is White Christmas too. I love to hear either Elvis or Bing Crosby sing it the best. (Although the video of Santa and the Reindeer singing it that went around a few years ago was priceless...heehee).

  27. My favorite Christmas song is "In the Deep Midwinter" (this rendition by Gloucester Cathedral Choir gives me goosebumps, so lovely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRobryliBLQ )

    **Katy M
    Recommending YA books beyond the bestsellers at http://BooksYALove.blogspot.com
    Follow me on Twitter @BooksYALove

  28. My favorite song is Angela Lansbury singing " We Need a Little Christmas." It happened to be one song on a collection I bought for our first Christmas (19 years ago) and I'd never heard it before. But now, it's not Christmas until I hear it!

  29. My favorite song is Nat King Cole's "Christmas Song". I grew up in NYC and have memories of the chestnut vendors.; The song brings me back to cold nights on Herald Square smelling the roasting chestnuts. AM ramblingwitham.blogspot.com alanamautone@hotmail.com

  30. My favorite Christmas song changes every day, but today it's Oh Holy Night, simply because it's beautiful. :-)

    I hope this competition is open to foreigners.