Friday, November 23, 2012

Get Cool Stuff & Avoid the Crowds! It's the Black Friday Bloghoppity! #BkFriHop

Hey guys! I've got something fun for you today! And the best part? Prizes and gifts WITHOUT testy crowds, harried sales clerks, or fighting for parking spaces!!! The Black Friday Hop is just for today, so hop around, comment at each stop for lots of chances for the main prize, and comment HERE for a chance at MY prize: a $20 amazon or B&N gift card!


Before we get to the giveaway, enjoy this short excerpt from my new contemporary romance, One Night with a Hero. A conversation you might overhear if you brave the stores today?: 
They returned to their fitting rooms, and Joss looked at her reflection. Taking a deep breath, she mentally prepared for the Inquisition. So, speaking of dates…” She slipped out of her dress and arranged it on the hanger.

“Oh, thank God. I seriously wasn’t going to be able to last much longer. What happened last night?”

Good question. She dressed, collected her things and stepped out into the hall, all the while replaying Brady’s departure in her brain. She and Christina had the whole fitting room to themselves, so no harm in spilling here. “Well, the abbreviated version is that I met a guy and hooked up with him last night.”

Christina’s door flew open. “Define ‘hooked up.’”

Joss opened her mouth to reply—

“You had sex!”

“Shh. Why don’t you just announce it to the whole store, woman? ‘Attention, Macy’s shoppers, Joss Daniels had sex last night.’ Oh, and this morning.”

Christina gasped and her eyes went wide. “Good sex?”

Joss should’ve felt insulted at her amazement, but seeing as she was still kinda amazed herself, she didn’t. Memories full of Brady’s incredible intensity and hot, hard body rushed before her mind’s eye. “Mm-hmm. Great sex.”

“Holy crap. I have, like, fifty-two questions now,” Christina said, stuffing her feet into her flats. “We need food for this conversation. Lunch?”

Food and spilling good dirt had always gone together for them. “Sure.”

Fifteen minutes later, they were settled in a booth at a festive American chain restaurant off the mall food court, one shopping bag next to Joss and five next to Christina.

“All right,” her friend said. “Spill. And don’t leave out any of the good parts.”
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Black Friday Blog Hop Main Prizes and Rules:

HOW TO WIN: Comment with your email address at as many stops as you can (200+) to enter to win both the MAIN PRIZES and the individual blog prizes.
ELIGIBILITY: The first and second main prize are open to international, the third main prize is open to U.S. only. My giveaway here is open to international.
WHEN DOES IT END?: Midnight today! This is a one-day-only hop!

Now what are those main prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 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! (I have stuff in this! :) )

Thanks for playing!
Laura

a Rafflecopter giveaway

114 comments:

Tin said...

This year, I did a mix of online stores and local stores. And I try to get my gift shopping done as early as I can. ^_^

Thanks for the great giveaway!

- khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

Janae's Book Obsession said...

I love target so got some things there but mainly online. Thank you for the giveaway!
janaevw at gmail dot com

Gaby Pendragon said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! Thank you!!
Well there's a book fair going on where I live, so I'd love to do all my shopping there!! xD
gaby_sama@hotmail.com

Veronika said...

Woohoo! Happy Thanksgiving! We don't celebrate it here I live so no shopping maddness for me today either LOL I have a bad habit to leave Christmas shopping to the last minutes anyway. xD

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Evie said...

Amazon.
Thanks for the giveaway!
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

Kirsten! said...

Amazon, mostly. Sometimes etsy or actual physical stores, depending on the item.

aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

miki said...

thank you a lot for this giveaway, i like to do my shopping in traditional store
thank you a lot

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth H. said...

I hate the crowds so I'm thankful for amazon.com and I'm thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!

ehaney578 at aol dot com

M.L. Ryan said...

I do my shopping online. All of it.

melhalp at msn.com

Fiza said...

I prefer shopping online (I'm a international reader ^_^) we do have our own version of the Black Friday only it lasts three days. But I don't like the pushing and grabbing.
fiza700[at]gmail[dot]com

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments, guys! Good luck today!

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

I love to do all my holiday shopping online - no lines, no crowds, it's warm & I can do it in my PJ's :)

hesperialovesbooks(AT)gmail(DOT)com

JoAnna said...

I do most of my shopping online. I avoid the crowds and traffic! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beckerjo at. Verizon dot net

Karen H in NC said...

I don't do crowds so the only shopping I'll be doing is on-line. Thanks for the giveaway.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Beautiful Disaster said...

Hi Laura, we do most of our shopping on line, Walmart and target. Thanks :)
lorih824@yahoo.com

Dawn Leth said...

Mostly Amazon and Walmart!

twilight_rose1027@yahoo.com

Victoria said...

I do all of y shopping via the point and click method :). I hate shopping with crowds. Thank you.
vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Kat Morrisey said...

I try to keep my shopping online, usually Amazon, Overstock, and Barnes and Noble (we have a lot of readers in our family!) I only go to actual stores if I have to or it's a really good deal (and never on black Friday!) Thanks for the opportunity and have a great weekend!

kristinelaw03(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer Lancaster said...

It depends on what the person wants - I go online, target, the mall, or be lame and get a gift card.

terferj@gmail.com

Mary Kirkland said...

I did all of my shopping online this year. So much easier than braving the crowds.

miztik_rose@yahoo.com

Aurian said...

Of course, no such thing as Black Friday here in Holland, as there also is no Thanksgiving (I want some Turkey too!), but thanks for this bloghop.

I do most of my shopping at www.bookdepository.com

auriansbooks at gmail dot com

crystaley73 said...

I do most of my shopping online but I do it all year long.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Sarah Handrich said...

I do most shopping online but I like going to Toys r Us for the kids.

mamamoss08@hotmail.com

Tanya said...

I like to shop online at places like Amazon. Tanya my1lulabug@yahoo.com

Thanks for the chance to win!

Melvina Davis said...

I don't like the large crowds and standing in long lines so i do most of mine on line or give gift cards.

melvinaanndavis@gmail.com

Alaine88 said...

Thanks for the chance. I love to do my shopping at Kohls
Alaine
family74014 at gmail dot com

Amy S. said...

Walmart, Kmart, Rue 21, etc.

amysmith98@gmail.com

Cynthia Garcia said...

AMAZON!!!!!!!!!

Thank you

Cynthia Garcia
shygrumpychica1@hotmail.com

Kimberly Brooks said...

I am glad to have found you on the blog hop. I look forward to reading your work. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

divavixenqueen said...

Your book "One night with a hero" looks really good.
Like to do holiday shopping in the malls, but not when
it gets really crowded.
divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...
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Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

We really don't do too much holiday shopping anymore. We all have way more than we need really but when I do go out I do a mix of online and hitting up the local stores :)

Thanks Laura! Loved the book!

acade29@gmail.com

SdyLion said...

I love shopping on amazon. It has turned out to be my favorite! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Melinda Dozier said...

Books, books and more books. I buy most of my gifts at Amazon! :)

melindaromance AT gmail.com

Dovile said...

I prefer to go to a large shopping center to get everything at one place.

Thank you for the chance!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Irene Velazquez said...

I like doing my shopping at outlet malls!! I love a good deal and just because it's last season's doesn't mean it's still not popular today;)
0713iv@gmail.com

Swordlily said...

thanks so much :)
I hate mass shopping, but still prefer to shop in real, I like to see, what I buy :)
swordlily_girl[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jyl22075 said...

I do most of my shopping online now because it is so much easier to get exactly what you are looking for. BUT, I still do the whole Black Friday thing, just because I think it's fun. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

HOOTIE said...

I like to do my shopping on amazon baby! manda25@gmail.com

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

I like the local shops, but will probably go online too...

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

M.C. said...

I plan gifts accordingly and buy them were I get the best deals. That means anywhere, online or brick-and-mortar stores.

muggledATgmxDOTcom

K. April Holgate said...

I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

grapeapril75(at)gmail.com

Dita Škarste said...

I like to do my shopping at big malls because there I can always get everything I need.
Thanks!

dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.
planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

laurie said...

Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great. and to be honest i am not a black friday shopper

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Angela Cisco said...

Usually I like shopping in the stores but I do a mixture of both. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

LisaRayns said...

I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

Miriam Whitewolf said...

Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!
miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

Am said...

I pick up Christmas gifts here, there, and everywhere. I do some online, but most in stores. I pick up items in grocery stores, gas stations, and other little random places that I happen upon the perfect gift for someone.

amberdoux@hotmail.com

redzsm said...

I LOVE Black Friday shopping at all the big stores! Walmart, JC Penny, Macys, Target & Kohls. But this year I had to work, so I did all my shopping on line this year. It was actually quite nice! Why didnt I do this before ;) Thank you for the giveaway!!!

-Selena Mc
redzsm@yahoo.com

becca fowler said...

i mostly do all my holiday shopping online!

beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

bookfan0747 said...

I stay home and relax rather than do Black Friday shopping. I usually read and look for good book deals online. I loved reading One Night With a Hero and I still need to read Marco's story. Enjoying this blog hop!

bookfan0747@aol.com

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks guys! And I'm glad the book looks good to you! :D

Tristine said...

I tried the Black Friday shopping thing for about an hour this morning then came home. I would much rather put my pjs back on and stay on the couch! Amazon here I come!

tristinestewart(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan Buchanan said...

I had a nice relaxing shopping experience on a remote Scottish island, at a whisky distillery, a cheese store and a pottery! Soozbuch@gmail.com

Carin said...

I do most of my shopping online, I hate to fight the crowds at the stores. Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I did mine online at Walmart mostly this year.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

The_Book_Queen said...

No BF shopping for me--in fact, I'm tired just from doing all this hopping! :) But it's worth it.

Enjoy!
TBQ
The_Book_Queen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Liese2 said...

I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it's not for me!
Thanks for the chance to win!
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

Mary Preston said...

I like to shop in the local markets & online. Nothing crazy like the sales though.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Jinni James said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays! Your book has been on my radar! I just added it to my "to be read" list! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

jinni_james@yahoo.com

Timitra said...

Thank you Laura!

taccb_1981@yahoo.com

laceyblossom said...

I usually just go to my local mall, but sometimes I shop online via Amazon :)
Lacey T
laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen Purcell said...

Online is the only way to go....
jenpurcell96@gmail.com

f3b60128-64d5-11e1-a47e-000bcdcb471e said...

I shop online & in store...I love Bed Bath & Beyond. I always find stuff for me :-)
Christine,
isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

Paranormal Opinion said...

I do a lot of shopping online since I have social anxiety. I buy a lot of stuff from Walmart since it seems to be cheapest a lot of the time. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Laura!

Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Paranormal Opinion said...

oops, forgot my email address :)

paranormalopinion(at)hotmail(dot)com

angieia said...

I didn't go shopping at all. I will probably get my family stuff locally.

erin said...

at home on my computer while wearing my comfy pants :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie Adair said...

I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! I prefer to shop online. angadair@nwcable.net Thanks for the hop!

*yadkny* said...

We do the majority of our holiday shopping either online or at the mall for a 1 stop shop. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kandy Tyler said...

I'm staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop...
No BF shopping for me.....ktyler13@yahoo.com

Susan W. said...

I usually do gift cards for Christmas because I don't have to many gifts to buy. Thanks for the giveaway!

suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Ingeborg said...

Thanks for the blog hop.
The rafflecopter is not loading.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Maris said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love shopping at outlet malls. Damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

BLHmistress said...

I used Amazon last year, might do the same this year as well. Stores wise I love Walmart.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

Sue Sattler said...

I love Black Friday shopping, (I live in a small town and people are pretty friendly, no blood or bruising) but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.

proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mer said...

I like to shop online! Nothing like shopping in your pjs.

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

scott wilcox said...

I would stand in line for One Night with a Hero. I mean not the book (I can just order that in my pajamas right from home and have it in seconds) but for an ACTUAL night with a hero. Although I am not sure I could push and shove and be rude. I don't think I would have it in me, no matter the prize.

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

Happy Holidays,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

krankimom said...

I prefer to shop online. Especially Amazon with wish lists and free prime shipping. It's all so orderly and less frustrating.

krankimom[at]comcast[dot]net

Jessica Klang said...

Happy Holidays,

Jessica
jessica_klang(at)hotmail(dot)com

CBarton said...

I like to do most of my shopping at some of the locally owned shops. One Night With a Hero sounds yummy!! Thank you for being a part of the hop.

cmucha319@yahoo.com

Beckey said...

Waiting on Cyber Monday then may be venture to Macy's or Bass Pro thats it..

Happy Holidays

BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

Charlene A. Wilson said...

I'm sticking to the web instead of braving the crowds. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

fancie @ live. com

Caitlin Mozzo said...

I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
Thanks for the giveaway!
nerdswillruleoneday@yahoo.com

Jean Bowden said...
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Lynne said...

I stay home on black Friday and do most my shopping online from the comfort of home :)
thanks!

~Lynne
tworeads.blogspot.com
tworeads (at) gmail (dot) com

Jean Bowden said...

I am not a Black Friday shopper...I prefer to give gift cards to let my friends and family buy what they want!
jajebowden@peoplepc.com

Book Attict said...

I don't do Black Friday -- the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Kelsey Summer said...

On Black Friday I like to shop at Target or Walmart, Kohl's, Old Navy, and GameStop. After Black Friday it's usually just Amazon (I miss Borders).

kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

DANIELA said...

I don't really like to go shopping these days. Everywhere there's a crowd, but if I must I go to a medium size shopping mall so I can find everything I need.

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Catherine Lee said...

I will shop anywhere that I can get what I need. For my hubby, that's usually Home Depot!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Cassandra said...

I prefer to shop online lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Misha said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway~ and fun excerpt! I enjoy Target, Amazon and Kmart as my main stops. :)

MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

elaing8 said...

I like to shop wherever I can find the best deals.
Thanks for the giveaway
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Krysykat said...

I shop where I can find what I want, just depends on that.

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Z said...

Your rafflecopter isn't working Laura. I have found that on many of the sites today.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Long time follower. No black Friday shopping for me.
Z
Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo.com

Jo said...

Rafflecopter seems to be down. I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Marlene Breakfield said...

I don’t go out on Black Friday, but I do order online. Thanks for the giveaway.
Marlene Breakfield
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mel Bourn said...

Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
Happy Black Friday.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Mydurango618 said...

I do like to shop on Black Friday, but the last few years I have found better sales, No lines, No rude people, and free shipping on Cyber Monday.

angelheart618@gmail.com

Kaci Verdun said...

Happy Black Friday and thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! I don't really do Black Friday. I'm an online deal shopper and prefer not to mess with the crazy mass of people all trying to get a bargin!
kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Joy said...

Online and at Best Buy and Amazon.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

night owl in IL said...
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night owl in IL said...

Thanks for the excerpt!
And for the contest/giveaway!
I like to do my shopping on the Internet if I can. Otherwise various stores depending upon what I may be looking for this year for whomever and where good sales are.

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
borg_66@hotmail.com

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

I use to work retail so I avoid the stores the whole weekend.

Stephanie Harsh said...

I'm in. Awesome prizes!

Tina B said...

I like to go to the stores to shop, mainly Toys R Us for the kiddies. :)
I actually just picked up this one and have in on my Kindle to read. ;)
I can't wait! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
trb0917 at gmail.com

CatFire said...

Happy Holidays and thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I can't do Black Friday shopping (unless it's online) - I don't have the patience or the stamina for the lines and the crowds. cfierstein@cox.net

Andrea M. said...

I like to shop online.

donnas said...

Thanks for the hop!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Lona said...

I shop from home, I have a hard time dealing with rude people and lines. Makes me what to start drop kicking people (just the rude ones). Thx for the hop stop.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for Hopping! Winner to be announced soon!
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