Thursday, November 4, 2010

Spicing things up

Okay, we need a giveaway. It's been too long. Since it's five months before the second book of Alvor is released, I'm going to do a double book giveaway.

Meaning.... the winner gets Alvor and another YA book of my choice. Ha ha ha.... I'm not going to tell you what the other book is. But I will tell you that I read it and I liked it. It's clean, funny and has a touch of romance without being mushy.

So... do you want something new to read?

Here's the scoop. You have to leave a comment- give me something that spices up your November days. You know, cinnamon in your cocoa, watching the latest flick with a bag of popcorn, painting your nails orange, whatever. Just give me some spice.

And, of course, you need to be a "Very Cool Person" ( a follower of this blog for those of you who weren't completely sure what defined you as one of those) AND make sure your e-mail address is in your comment so I can find you if you win.

That's it. Now give me some spice. Starting now.

Contest ends Friday November 12- and I'll use to choose the winner.


Katy F. said...

I read (& really enjoyed) Alvor over the summer, so no need to enter me. But I wanted to comment and say YAY I'm looking forward to the second book coming out! :)

dor said...

What spices me up for november months are cups of hot chocolate with cinomin sticks. Mmmm
I follow....dor

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

A hot chai latte spices up my November.

I'm a follower

Aik said...

Chocolates and cookies spices me up in November!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Lena said...

Caramel in my spiced cider! Oh good! And it keeps me warm. :)



Libby's Library said...

I'm a follower - Libby's Library
PUMPKIN PIE - need I say more?
Thanks for the giveaway:-)


MDYBYU said...

My November was spiced up by my wife going into labor during the first hour of the month. We have a new baby boy to show for it!

ossmcalc said...

Yes, I am a very cool person according to your definition. My life was spiced up when my daughter told me this week that she and my grandson might come to visit after Christmas. He turned 4 years old on Labor Day, and they have not been to visit me since he was 4 months old. This would be the best Christmas present that I could receive.

Thank you,


xxsquigglesxx said...

White hot chocolate from Starbucks spices up my november!


M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Hi Laura :) I follow you both via email and GFC.

AS for what spices up November for me, I am hooked on Cinnamon brooms lol

Thank you for the terrific giveaway, I'd LOVE to have my own copy of Alvor!!!

Mystica said...

I am a follower via GFC but too old to get spicy! Please count me in.

Llehn said...

Going to the beach with my family spices up my November.

Already a follower.


Christine H said...

Carmel Apples and I Love painting my nails orange this time of year!!

RagDollVampGirl said...

I Love Drinking A Salt Caramel Hot Chocolate With A Dash Of Pumkin Spice! It's Soooo Good! I Drink One Everytime I Feel Stressed. I Tend To Drink One Everyday Though.. Si I Guess I'm Stressed A Lot.. Lol!



Pam said...

I'd have to say I agree with all the chai latte and hot cocoa comments but I also have to mention that my November days get spiced up by starting my Christmas baking with some wonderfully spicy gingersnaps!

melacan at hotmail odt com

Kerren said...

Hmmmmm . . . spicing up November days? Well, they're already so good, they hardly need any spicing up. I love having a fire in the fireplace compliments of a switch on the wall that makes it happen instantly! I love a bowl of my husband's famous clam chowder, and I love the rosy sunsets that come earlier every day. I love that people I know and love do amazing things to share with others and bring fulfillment to their dreams. (i.e. Laura!) Have a great day.

Lucy said...

Please include me in the giveaway. I'm a very cool person by way of Google Friend Connect. November starts the hot chocolate with a candy cane in it. I learned this from a local celebrity named Sally Starr. She was a beautiful blond with a long ponytail. She dressed in a cowgirl outfit with beautiful embroidery and fringe. I remember her hosting a kids show with loads of old cartoons (Betty Boop, Popeye, etc.). During the cold weather she would have hot chocolate and tell us kids to put your Christmas candy canes in your hot chocolate. I add a squirt of whipped cream and remember Our Gal Sal. Thank you.

Julie said...

I love to get the fireplace going on a cool November night :)


Follower :)

ladystorm said...

hot chocolate and pumpkin cookies! Yummmmmm.



ParaJunkee said...

Hot mochas. Call me a slave to consumerism...but nothing says weather transition like the switch from iced coffee to hot coffee ;)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've been drinking hot Good Earth Original Flavor (very spicy) tea with lemon slices. Very spicy and very good!
I follow by email subscription.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Alden said...

Birthdays (mine and my wife's) keep November pretty hopping.

alden.ash at

L.T. Elliot said...

My November's pretty spicy with Nano going on. ;) But things I do? I like to burn "pumpkin spice" candles or "mulberry" to get ready for Christmastime. =D
(You know me, LT. ltelliot at live dot com)

van_pham said...

Warm Chocolate chip cookies and hot coco, spices up November for me.


Alyce said...

My November favorite is pumpkin pie - especially if I've grown the pumpkins myself (didn't happen this year).

I follow on GFC.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jolynn_Reads said...

I love the Spicy weather here in Nov. in Ut. nice and warm & sunny, then Snow, then even rain too. And of course, this could all happen on any Nov. day.

lag123 said...

Sitting by the fire, drinking hot tea.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

emfawcett said...

Spicing things up.....putting on more fuzzy blankets, getting to wear sweaters, and helping rake other people's yards (and jumping in the leaves).

emfawcett said...

Spicing things up.....putting on more fuzzy blankets, getting to wear sweaters, and helping rake other people's yards (and jumping in the leaves). I was so excited I forgot to add my email address the first time!

throuthehaze said...

Hot apple cider spices my November up :)
I am a follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What spices my november is adding the peppermint mocha cremer to my coffee, which seems like something more for December. But, I also make my coffee by adding cinnamon to my coffee. Even if I just end up putting regular cremer, it still tastes delicious!

Thanks for a great chance to win awesome books,


windycindy said...

What a fabulous book giveaway contest!
I follow you publicly via Google]
Friend Connect.
I love November and what spices me up
is sitting in front of a roaring fire, reading a good book while sipping on hot spiced tea...
Many thanks, Cindi

Kristen said...

What spices me up is my stash of Chai Tea Latte from David Rio (I get Tiger Spice) and I just love coming home to a warm cup of chai tea latte. Nom.

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

Going apple and pumpkin picking and feeling the grass crunch underneath my boots from an early morning frost spices up November for me.

I'm a follower.

lastnerve said...

What spices me up in November is the changing of seasons, the smell of the leaves and cinnamon and getting ready for THANKSGIVING!

I also follow your blog.


emmad said...

Over here Novemember is just spring so I often get a pedicure to have my toes and feet looking nice.

andrea said...

what spices up my November days is wearing colorful scarves with my dark coat :)

I'm a GFC follower.
email: brigneti(at)gmail(dot)com

thanks for the contest!