2013-01-01

Happy New Year!

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Welcome to another awesome New Year's Blog Hop!!! It's a new year and we have new books for you to celebrate with--not to mention some fabulous prizes:


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 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!


As I write this post, the new year is only a few minutes old. My daughter and I have just concluded our traditional ringing-in of the new year, which includes writing down our wishes and goals for the new year and--at midnight--burning the paper on which they were written to send our wishes out into the universe. Then we stood outside, watching the fireworks, while drinking sparkling pink moscato. This year we added a new twist by drinking our wine out of snowman mugs. We'll see if that one sticks.  

Earlier, I made my traditional New Year's Day dessert (and breakfast--what can I say?) Meyer lemon chess pie and my daughter, who spent part of the summer in Portugal made pastel de nata. 

As you might imagine, we're big on New Year's traditions, which (as I've mentioned several times this month--sorry, I mean LAST month!) is something I share with the characters of my newest release, Finders Keepers, even though the book is set several decades in the future. 

To me, it makes sense that people in my fast-changing future world would seek to hang on to whatever traditions would help them feel grounded and secure--especially on a holiday that emphasizes newness. 

So, on this beautiful new day (and according to the weather forecast, it will be very beautiful) I wish you all a very happy new year, wishes fulfilled, and a future that's brighter than you can imagine. 


Sometimes finding what you want is the easy part.

Caleb is a bionic soldier with little-to-no memory of his past. He's seeking the truth about himself and those missing memories.

Aldo's an undercover cop who just might have the answers to Caleb's questions. But if Caleb's the man Aldo thinks he is, how can he let him get away a second time?

Then there's Sally; she's an ER physician who used to be married to Aldo's late partner, Davis. Sally's not dealing with widowhood very well. In fact, it's getting harder, every day, just to find a reason to keep getting out of bed. If the truth about the men's shared past comes to light, she could lose them both. Along with her last, best reason to go on living.

This holiday season, chance will bring them together and give them an opportunity to help one another find what they each want most. But every gift comes with a price. And keeping what they've found once they've found it? Yeah, that's gonna be the hard part. 

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64 comments:

Evie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!
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Happy new year!

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Happy New Year!

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Krista said...

I like your writing out your resolution tradition! Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
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Kassandra said...

Thank you for the chance!

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Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!
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laurie said...

Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

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Thanks for the great hop.
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kipha said...

Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year.
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taletrader said...

Thank you for the giveaway, Happy New Year!

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Jenn Irving said...

super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating!
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Shannon R said...

I appriciate the chance to win!

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DL Thomas said...

I don't do to well with blog hops. I have only visited 5 and already I have to leave my PC and lay down.

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve and Day!

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Mary D said...

Thanks for doing the Blog Hop! Happy New Year!
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Jeanette Platt said...

Thanks for being part of the hop...Happy New years

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BLHmistress said...

I hope to quit smoking for my NY's resolution.

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Danita Minnis said...

Hope all your dreams come true in 2013, P.G.!

kimmyl said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can't wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!

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Mel Bourn said...

As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year...take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
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Sherry Johnson said...

Happy New Years,thanks for the chance to win.

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Sandra said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year.
I hope you have a great year :)

Thanks again!

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wpogrant said...

Thanks for participating in the hop.
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played games
happy new year! Thanks
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going to try to lose weight this year

Céline G. said...

Thanks you very much for the giveaway and happy new year!

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Ronda Tutt said...

No resolutions or traditions for me this year, Hubby and I stayed at home this year, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us - LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside - LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

Happy New Year

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Twilight Shopping Blog said...

My resolution is to publish my novel!
Thanks for the giveaway and happy New Year
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Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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strawberryrose said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. I'm going to read 25 books this year, how about you?

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gamistress66 said...

happy new year :)
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Missie1 said...

Happy New Year & Big Hugs
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Carla said...

I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
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latishajean said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
I wish you a very Happy New Year!
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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

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Drea Becraft said...

Happy New Year!

My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin.

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K. April Holgate said...

We do not really have any traditions in out house except for corned beef and cabbage for new year's day.

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Dione Sage said...

Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
Best Wishes in 2013
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donnas said...

Happy New Year!!

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Dita Škarste said...

Thanks for participating the blog hop!

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Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

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Toni Porter said...

Every New Year's Eve, my mom and I have our traditional "midnight meal" consisting of appetizers and snack foods, while we wait for the ball to drop. We sip on sparkling pear juice instead of wine.
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Maureen said...

We usually have a nice dinner at home.
Happy New Year!
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Liese2 said...

I want to start eating healthier.
Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
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Michelle Bledsoe said...

Happy New Year.
May the new year bring you lots of joy and success.
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Rhianna said...

Happy new year and thanks for the giveaway!

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Katie Amanda said...

Thanks for participating. I spent new years on the couch. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

qaf22 said...

Thanx for the hop and Happy New Year!
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nikki.t.23 said...

Happy New Year!

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Shadow said...

Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
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Renald said...

Happy holiday.
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Veronika said...

Happy New Year to you!
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myboo63 said...

thanks for the hop
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Brenda Hyde said...

My daughter is 12 and we had fun food and watched the ball drop with my husband. She's still young enough that just doing that is cool:)

Happy New Year!

Stacey said...

Happy New Year
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Emily said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy New Year!

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michedt said...

Happy New Year! I thank you for being a part of the hop!
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Dee Thomas said...

I have to complete my weight loss program!
Thanks for the hop & Happy 2013!
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J. Lenni Dorner said...

Yay! My pointer is a snowflake...
I'm so easily amused.

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Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Sue said...

I wish I had a snowflake pointer. :) Happy New Year.

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S Oconnor said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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