Sunday, December 6, 2009

RETURN TO CHRISTMAS WINNERS ARE!

Before I announce the winners of the Return to Christmas contest give away, I'd like to say, Lorelei, I can't thank you enough for coming here and sharing the last three weeks with us. Your stories remind us why we celebrate the holidays and brings joy to our hearts, thank you for this...your book is a true Christmas gift to us all.

Now (drums rolling in the background) second place winner is,

Dottie!
I will forward your addie to Lorelei and she'll mail you your new free mouse pad! BTW, Congrats on the win!!!

Our winner of the contest is,
Elaing8!
WooHoo darlin' congrats! Send me your private e addie and I'll pass it on to Lorelei who will send you the coupon for the book's free download!

The past few weeks have been a blast girls! May this holiday season be the best for each and every one of you. The sisterhood and all her sisters are a wonder to me. It's been a gift of love, friendship and cyber fun that can't be beat! I adore you all! xoxo

Before I go - I'd like to share an award. I'm sure you all noticed that beautiful award I put up on my blog last week...well, sweet Leontine at;

Leontine

honored me with this fabulous award...called "Larissa's Kick Ass Award" and like so many of you who have honored me with awards from your hearts; I say, thank you. I'm touched by your thoughts and words, and speechless by the love behind it all. xoxo

BTW for those of you who might not have been over to see her blog, take a leap over there, because if you think mine is a KICK ASS blog, wait till you see hers! OMG! It's awesome!

The rules of this award are;

• Accept this award, add the badge above and post about it on your blog with the name (link) of the person who granted it to you.

• Name 5 Blogs you think are Kick-Ass and write why. Don't forget to let them know that you have Awarded them.

Now me choices are:

Cecile Because ...well, it's a KICK ASS Blog! ;-) and I can't help but adore the girl even if she's naughty most of the time! Her blog is as creative as Cecile herself...you'll never forget it....or her.

Dottie Because...hers is a KICK ASS blog! Like Dottie herself, her blog is as entertaining as Tinker Bell and as fascinating as the books she reads. This blog is awesome!

Lea The wonderful woman behind every KICK ASS blog on here. A friend forever in my heart and a woman with such a great blog - all others pattern theirs after her KICK ASS BLOG! xoxo

Sia You want a KICK ASS BLOG...this is it! Sia has a talent for giving awesome reviews and interviews few can match! WooHoo darlin'!

BlodeueddThis is a KICK ASS blog from across the pond...go look - it is a super blog! I love it! And I'd never guide you wrong!

Erotic HorizonNeed I say more...the name of her blog tells you this one KICKS ASS!

LizaThis blog starts out soft and alluring - then Kicks your Ass with it's grander...an awesome blog that does KICK ASS!

Kelly Moran
This is a well done blog that peaks your mind and keeps you thinking...it KICKS ASS IMHO.

Now...I'd like you all to welcome a few new sisters to the sisterhood! The sisterhood award goes to:


Eliza March

Pixie

Maureen Sevilla

Sharron

Lorelei Confer

Cat McMaster

Marissa

Kathy Lane

Each of them have or are building Kick Ass Blogs - so go, visit and welcome them to the sisterhood!

Hugs to all
Hawk

41 comments:

Erotic Horizon said...

Ladies congrat on your win - I will be getting this one for the holidays as well..

I had loads of fun learning about this book...

You do deserve those awards Hawk - you make my Sunday's fun and I am guaranteed a smile when I come over here...

Thank you as well for passing it on and to a great bunch of blogs as well....

Happy rest of the week hon...

E.H>

Blodeuedd said...

Wohoo congrats to the both of you!! :D

And yay thank you for my award Hawk. it sure made my day!

Your blog is kick-ass too!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

EH!

I always enjoy it when you visit...you always make me laugh.

Ah, thank you for the sweet words about me and my blog...I feel the same about you. That's why I gave you this KICK ASS AWARD!Your blog is FAB!

You're an awesome lady and you have one hell of a blog! I alway enjoy visiting there!

Enjoy the award because you deserve it!

I adore ya'
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Blodeuedd!

Honey...you're just KICK ASS all the way around...
you're the sweetest thing and your blog is always entertaining...you're deserving of this award.

I know you hate them but CYBER HUGGGGGGSSSSSSSS!

xoxoox
Hawk

Liza said...

Congrats to the winners!

Hawk, you are such a sweetie! Thanks for my award.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Hawk!

Thanks for the mouse pad, I bet it will look cute!

You deserve the kick-ass award because your blog rocks! And thanks for passing it along to me sweetie!

((hugs))

Dottie :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Liza,

hey hon...glad you like your award...it's well deserved, your blog is awesome!

cyber hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Dottie!

Glad you came by - I tried to go by your place this morning and couldn't get your blog to load...each time I only got half a page. I was not happy, the provider was not providing and on such a very important day too!

Well, I'm just glad you came by and saw your award!

Hugs Darlin'
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Dottie -

I just went over there again...there is no right side bar and no place to leave a comment...what's going on with your blog? The whole bottom half is empty...????

Hawk

M.V.Freeman said...

Congrats on all of the winners! You deserve it. :-)

I don't know about you, but I am loving this cold weather. (It justifies the hot toddy!)

May you all have a wonderful day,

and to the ever gracious Hawk, let this day be extra special. Why? Coz I want it to be. :-P

Now, I am off to my chaotic life and world..LOL

Julianna Sage said...

Congratulations to the winners and Hawk, you're such a sweetheart! Thank you for the Sisterhood Award! I am displaying it proudly on my blog!

Julianna

~Sia McKye~ said...

Hawk, I came here because I was determined to actually read your blog during the day and not after the fact which seems to be my pattern this past month.

And I find? I won an award! I love it, Kick Ass. Yah! I do try.

Lorelei, I've read most of the articles here with you. I enjoyed them.

Congrats Dottie Elaing!

Congrats to the Kick Ass girls.

Lea said...

Congrats to Dottie and Elaine!!!

Happy Holidays to all. :)

Hawk, you are so sweet, thank you for your lovely note and Blog Award. It means more than you can know.

All the very best.

L

elaing8 said...

Oh wow I won..yay..thanks so much.I'll email you now.
Congrats to Dottie.

HAWK your blog is Kick-ass and I'm glad I found it.And congrats to the other blogs who got awards.

**sneaks off with youngblood who's only wearing a santa hat ;D**

Happy Holidays

Marissa said...

Congrats to the winners!

And thank you so much for the award! I will tell Sinterklaas all about you, maybe he will come visit you too next year!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

M.V.,

I so wanted to put you on the Kick Ass Blog Award, but you don't have a personal blog....and I think it had to go to personal bloggers not group bloggers...but, don't you worry, I'm thinking of a making an award for group bloggers and you'll be first on that list! xoxox

You know I adore you!
Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Julianna,

Oh, you've got it on your blog...I'll be right over to see it!

I'm so happy you've joined the sisterhood here! This is a cyber family of women and men (yes, girls - we have a special Irish male member who will remain un-named by request...but he lurks. One day I hope to get him to share with us his male "IRISH" opinion!)
But, as I was saying...we are a cyber family and we love each other, we care about each other and we trust each other. WE ARE THE SISTERHOOD! Welcome Julianna! xoxox

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Sia...Ah, you were surprised? With a blog like yours??? How could this be a surprise???!!! It's a KICK ASS BLOG!
LOL. Ah, me Sia...I do adore you.

I left a comment on your blog telling you I had an award for you...you didn't see it?

Well, either way - I'm glad you hopped on over here this morning! xoxox

BIG HUGS
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Sweet Lea,

Darlin' I adore you more than you'll ever know. My blog could not be what it is today to win an award like this - if it hadn't been for you!

You are the best, Lea. You are the one who gave me wings to fly with me blog...I'll never, ever forget you and all you've done for me. xoxoxo

Sisters forever girl - you know that!
Hugs
Hawk

M.V.Freeman said...

Hawk,
Don't you worry, I never thought a thing about it. But, you made me smile, I am quite flattered you thought of me. My biggest angst is that I can't visit all the blogs I want to. *sigh* So many wonderful things to read, and so little time. But, who knows...I may just pop in on some when y'all least expect it.

It's time for some tea...any takers?

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Elang8,

Congrats Babe! Hon, contact me at houstonawknight@tampabay.rr.com and give me you snail mail addie so I can give it to Lorelei.
I know you'll love this book!

Oh Cecile's calling - got to run!

Hugs
Hawk

elaing8 said...

I sent you an email
thanks again :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Marissa,

You're Welcome, hon! Oh, please do tell Sinterklass about me - I've been good, it's only fair that he visit me! ;-)

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

M.V.,

Gosh I'm up for tea if I only had the time...I get up running these days.

To get in the writing time I need and still visit blogs as well as my own...I put in sixteen hour days...yeah, fun and I'm still waiting to make a pay check...talk about starving artist! But, maybe when I'm dead they discover my awesome books and I'll be a best seller.

ROTFLOL....Ah, what a life, but what else would ya' be expectin' from an Irish girl's life?

HUgs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

E8 -

I got your e! xoxoxo
Hawk

M.V.Freeman said...

Hawk,
I wish I had a smidgeon of your focus. What a gift, a double edged sword so to speak! But you will reach that goal, I know it.

*raising a glass of tea* Here's wishing you rest when you most need it, and a great things to happen!

Now, I have to run...(I'll always have a hot pot of tea when you need it!)

Cecile said...

Oh yayayay!!! Congrats ladies!!!
And Hawk, you sooo deserve all the awards you get!! Why, cuz your blog rocks freaking apples!!!! You know I love ya!!! And thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the KICK ASS award, I am sure that is what you want to do sometimes to me... when I am in the middle of trouble (notice I did not start trouble, lmao).... Hee hee!!!

***Oh Elaing has youngblood.... Oh, Cage is taking my hand... I am trying to be good... I promise... hee hee...***

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a wonderful day!

Kelly Moran said...

THANKS, HAWK!
YOU kick ass.
Getting some people requesting the manuscript consults. I love doing 'em.
If you have anyone looking, send them my way. It's on the blog and my site.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
xo

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Kelly,

Glad you made it by! Thanks for the kind words!

Hugs to you darlin'

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile!

xoxoxo - You've got the biggest heart, girl! I adore you!

I'll kick ass you but only with an award! ;-)

Love ya'
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

M.V.,

Ah, thank you honey! You're such a sweet thing. Ah, no...you don't want my focus...not even a wee bit...it's called workaholic - meaning NO LIFE but work.

I could use a pot of tea right now! Give me 6 hours more and I'll be knocking at the door.

:-) Hugs Babe!
Hawk

Kelly Moran said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting that critique info, Hawk! You are a gem. Wasn't expecting that, but thank you. It looks great. If you ever need anything, let me know!
~K
xo

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Kelly...

It's my pleasure and I know a lot of writers want this ... now they know where to get it done! ;-)

Hugs
Hawk

Anonymous said...

Love the new look Hawk!

T

Houston A.W. Knight said...

T!??

OMG! xoxoxo Thank you for making a comment! Glad you like me new look! I have to thank CECILE and JENNJ for this...both girls are just the best of the best in my book!

Kisses and hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Everyone! SOOOOOoooo what do you think of my NEW image...???

Do you LOVE it or do you LOVE IT!!!???

:-D
Hawk

Christine said...

That banner is awesome! Seriously gorgeous!!
Woot!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Christine!

Isn't it...I'm happier than pudding in pie!

This will do so much for my writing career...It's given me a more professional look (which is very important) and something every writers really need to do if they want the Pub's and agents to take them seriously.

I'm so happy I can't think!
I'm so glad you like it!
Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Cecile sweetie - again I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful and awesome Christmas gift! The Banner, the footer, the signature and the avatar are just awesome!

OMG, I had to go over and check out Jenn's site and Her book covers are great too!

You amaze me and I hope you know just how much I adore you!

Cyber squeeze
Hawk

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Houston A.W. Knight said...

Prashant,

I'm so happy to hear you're enjoying my blogs.

Welcome, we hope to see you comment more often.

Hawk