Katelina here. Glitterary Girl is hosting the Holiday Wishlist Blog Hop, with plenty of holiday giveaways, and you know Jo can’t resist a good blog hop and giveaway! Sadly, though, she’s busy working on book 6, Children of Shadow, and getting us into all sorts of trouble, so she left me, the protagonist in the Amaranthine series, to come up with a blog post.
Yes, she’s that kind of lazy author.
My holiday wishlist would be a simple one:
I’d like a Christmas Tree that isn’t dripping with gore (long story there), a cup of egg nog, a nicely wrapped present from my boyfriend Jorick (vampires are capable of shopping too, after all. Wouldn’t hurt him), and a nice, long vacation on a tropical island. After submitting my requests to my author, she has graciously, sort of, granted one of those. of course, she has to let Verchiel come along, so I don’t know how much of a vacation it really is.
See for yourself what I mean:
Katelina slipped from bed and tiptoed out of the large, airy bedroom in search of a bathroom. It wouldn’t be long before the sun was up. Already the sky beyond outside had a thin, colorless quality along the horizon. Soon all the protective plates would be in place to block the burning sunlight and protect the house’s occupants. Through the windows she could already see some of the island’s occupants struggling to put them in place.
When she was finished, she slipped through one of the corridor doors to a broad balcony. The last of the night breezes blew her long hair back from her face and tried to tell her stories of others who’d stood on the sandy beaches and bathed in the surf.
She surveyed the lush lawn below and traced the line of palm trees that marched down to the beach. The whole place was almost too perfect.
“That’s why it’s expensive,” a voice volunteered from the shadows. Katelina turned to see Verchiel step out onto the balcony. Dressed in a t-shirt and a pair of baggy shorts, his ridiculous red hair was wet and the faint smell of soap wafted from him. He stopped next to her and leaned on the railing. Like she had, he scanned the beach scene, and something strange passed across his face.
“What?” she asked.
“It just seems… I don’t know. Maybe I’ve been here before.” He shrugged and stepped back, his usual smile plastered on his face. He nodded towards the humans hurriedly fastening up the last of the metal plates. “The sun will be up soon, and since I don’t fancy a third degree sunburn I’ll leave you to it.”
He started back for the door and Katelina asked absently, “Don’t you miss it? The sunrise, I mean.”
“Nah. I’ve already told you I don’t remember anything from before Kateesha turned me, including sunrises. Besides, I have a rather snazzy tropical sunrise calendar in my apartment back at the Citadel, so I can see one every day if I want.” He gave her a wink. “Don’t stay out too late or Jorick will worry.”
And then he disappeared.
And now for the giveaway! One lucky commenter will win a copy of the 2014 Sunrise calender, so just like Verchiel you can look at the sunrise anytime you want.
To enter: Leave a comment below telling me what YOU want for the holidays. I will use Random.org on December 21st (or thereabouts) to choose a winner. winner will be contacted via email or facebook so PLEASE leave your contact info in you comment or email it to me (Joleene at JoleeneNaylor dot com) or your entry is ineligible. It’s too hard for me to chase people down.
Standard disclaimers apply: I’m not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents where permitted by applicable law.
Be sure to check out the hop and the other participants in this blog hop and enter their great giveaways, too! You can click the image below for the Linky List:
And also be sure to enter at Gliterary Girl’s page for a chance to win: A Book Bag Filled With Swag and Books (Some autographed), A Gliterary Girl Media Holiday Book Sampler, Your Choice of Two of the Books Within the Sampler, $25 Gift Card, and a GGM Personalized Notepad