Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 New Year's Blog Hop

Wow, 2013 is here and I still can't believe it! Time goes by so fast when you're having fun, doesn't it? Just like when you're ready an awesome book.  ; )

Well, even though time is whizzing by us like the speed of light, there are so many things I'm thankful for. My family, health, and many accomplishments I've made in the publishing industry and outside of it. I'm very happy, and when I set a certain goal, I work like a crazy lady achieving that goal. Usually people say they have a New Year's resolution. Nahh. I don't believe in those. New Year's Resolutions usually fade like dust in the wind, you know? The key is to set certain goals for yourself and reach them. Great example is I'm determined to submit four short stories and send one self published story off to my editor this week. I've submitted one story to a publisher two days ago and I received the contracts  a few hours ago. I'm waiting to hear back from another publisher and I've been writing like crazy to wrap up a WIP and ship it off to my editor.

Those are all my writing goals. I have a freelance cover design business and I'm a cover artist for two publishers now. I need to send a mock up to a client and send final copies of a mystery cover off to one of my publishers. Oh yeah, and one publisher has asked me to consider creating a logo for her. Yes, 2013 is definitely lifting off and there's so much more for me to accomplish.

Okay, that's enough about me. I'm giving away a free copy of Ghosts of Lassiter Towers. If you're a lover of ghosts stories with an erotic touch and a little suspense, then you'll love this book.


Thrust into financial hardship after a bad investment, Annette and Anthony Bruzzetti are forced to live with his mother, Miriam, until they pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Fed up with Lady Barracuda’s nitpicking, Annette is finally triumphant in talking hubby to moving across the wrong side of the tracks to Lassiter Towers… a place harboring it's own deadly secrets.

After spending just a few nights in their home, Annette draws the attention of a ghost, and she soon learns the mysterious secret that dwells in the hole in the wall down in the boiler room.

Available on Amazon and All Romance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble.

I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Don't forget to venture to other blogs for a chance to win a ton of goodies. What better way to kick off the New Year! The list is here. At every stop, you'll discover new prizes, not to mention a shot at winning three Grand Prizes! Don't forget to comment and leave your email addy for a chance to win.

What are your goals for 2013? Be sure to leave me a comment for a shot at winning a copy of Ghosts of Lassiter Towers! Remember, keep it moving and check out the other participants of this blog hop here.


magic5905 said...

Thanks for the great hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

bn100 said...

to exercise more

Happy new year!


Sandra said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let's go 50 books!) and staying active.

Hope you have a great year!

Thanks again!


Sue Sattler said...

My goals this year are to lose weight and to make as many happy memories that I can with the ones I love.


Pepper Penn said...

my goal is to write more book reviews. thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry Johnson said...

Happy New Years,thanks for the chance to win.


Heather Thurmeier said...

My goals are to publish a few more books! hthurmeier @ gmail . com

Mer said...

Happy New Year!

My goals include being more organized. Hopefully that means I'll have more time to relax and read.

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Christine Senter said...

My main goal is to get back into doing my online activities. I've been offline for a year now and it's time to get back into the swing of things. Happy New Year!

sapheyerblu AT gmail DOT com

Dawn Dow said...

I love ghosts stories, especially ones with a suspenseful and erotic twist! I can't wait to read "Ghosts of Lassiter Towers and hope that I win!

Happy New Year and thank you for the blog hop and giveaway!

JanD said...

My goal is to exercise consistently.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

J.R. Pearse Nelson said...

Nice to meet you, Charisma! Best of luck accomplishing your goals in 2013. :)

Ingeborg said...

Happy New Year.


kimberly holgate said...

i am hopping to finish one of the books i have started writing this year if not more
kaholgate at ymail dot com

cherryce said...

I wish to lose ten to 15 pounds

Shar Simms said...

Happy New Year!


Shadow said...

Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. 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!

Teracia Loretan said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Maryse A. said...

Happy New Year! My goals for 2013 is to get back into college and get my degree.

myboo63 said...

my goals are to read more and worry less. lol thanks for the hop

Cassandra said...

My resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Dita Škarste said...

My goal is to find a job I love!


Stacey said...

Happy New Year

My goals this year and to write more and make more 'fun' time with my family!


Toni Porter said...

I've never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel.
tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

Karen H in NC said...

Happy New Year and thanks for taking part in this hop.

My goal is to read more books.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Didn't do anything. Hubby was working and son was in his man-cave.

Happy New Year!

Deb T
mammy4423 at

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

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

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

My goals are to lose 60 pounds, be more organized and take ore photos!
thanks for doing this blog hop!

Dione Sage said...

No real resolutions but I do want to read more this year!
Thank you for the giveaway!
uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

One of my goals for this year is become more disciplined. I know there are only 24 hours in a day and I have to use them wisely.

donnas said...

My goal but not a resolution is to eat right.

Happy New Year!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

kyreadinggirl said...

I want to learn more sign language!


Liz Ticona said...

My goals is to be a better person overall, mother and partner :) Also to lose the 10 lbs of baby weight I still have!


Veronika said...

Happy New Year to you!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

crystaley73 said...

I plan to start College and hopefully do well.
Thanks for the chance to win

crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Ruth Reynolds said...

happy new year my goals is get out of town a few times this year

Abinormyl said...

My only resolution is to spend more time reading and less time on the computer. My goal is to drink less cola and more water.

Thank you for the giveaway!


abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I want to lose weight and get more organized. Thanks for the great giveaway!

thompsonem3 at aol dot com

Natasha said...

Reading more.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Missie1 said...

I have a few goals made out so far.
1. Quit smoking by 2014
2. Spend more quality time with family & friends
3. Finally finish my 1st novel
4. Go back to work
5. get my own place (home) again
I hope you meet all of yours in thd coming year :D
Happy New Year
Missie Jones
missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

LEENA7 said...

My goals are short term and therefore better chance to snowball into bigger ones First, I want to be able to stand and walk for 5 min. I also want to start making all those recipes I have been collecting and go meatless more often.Hope your new year is full of love laughter, and good fortune.

cathy henatyszen said...

happy new year

ddreemz @

J Lenni Dorner said...

I resolve to meet the goal of finishing the polishing of my first book in the Existence series and to submit it to agents/publishers.

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

Anonymous said...

To read every day. That way I have something great to look forward to every day.

Renald said...

diet and exercise.

Anonymous said...

Great Hop!
Happy New Year!

S Oconnor said...

My goal is to get a new job! Thanks!


Kelly A. Tanner said...

This book looks like a great read! Thanks for the chance! girlfloyd -at- gmail (dot) (com)

laura troxel said...

Read more books and get organized.
lauratroxel at yahoo dot com

Anne Consolacion said...

My 2013 goal is to go back to school.

anne.j2 (at)

Kathy Merkel said...

I decided to quit waffling & actually start blogging this year. I'm 2 posts in so far & not a lot of traffic, but I hope to develop a loyal following soon.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at