Tuesday, 18 December 2012

TT's Christmas Blog Hop


Christmas Blog Hop 18 – 21 December 2012

Join me as I take part in the Tantalizing Tuesday Christmas Blog Hop. The idea behind tantalizing Tuesday is that each participant posts a 200 word teaser. 

So without further ado, here is my little teaser - Enjoy!


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"I'll be back with the snow."
The whispered words had settled in her conscience and taken root. It's what kept her sane during the long years since, when she started to doubt her own sanity. Had it all just been a dream—a figment of her imagination—justification for what she had done?
Her lands were shrouded in heat. It shimmered on the horizon and steamed of the rooftops after the rare bouts of rain. The only passing of the seasons was the dates marked on the calendar, the Christmas Tree perched in the corner, and looking more droopy every year.
And yet, she clung to the hope of snow, to the promises given in the first flush of love, the one day it had snowed. A freak storm they had called it. A storm that had brought with it the love of her life. A night of passion and wonder was all they'd had before he had melted away with the sun.
She'd have thought him a mere figment of her imagination, but for the arrival of Gracie nine months later. Shunned by her community she waited and planned, eking a meager living for her daughter and her, always waiting for that elusive snowflake—until now.



He hovered outside the window, the flake so close, yet so fragile she was afraid to reach out and break the magic. Tears streamed down her face, as it started to snow in earnest, and the cold wrapped itself around her in a soothing embrace.
"I told you I'll be back."

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Now for my Giveaway.

To help you celebrate Christmas I am giving away one copy from my back list. You can check it out HERE.

*Please note my newest release For The Love of Mutt is not included in the giveaway.*

Just leave me a comment and tell me what you like about the snow.

Continue with the Hop by clicking HERE.

Have a lovely Christmas, and if you get snow, where you are, may it bring the fulfillment of your wishes with it.



36 comments:

  1. When it first snows, the dirtiest places are made clean and covered beneath a pristine blanket of sparkling diamonds. Snow covers the flaws, the uqlies, the bumps the bruises and is a great equalizer for Mother Nature--kind of like wearing uniforms to school. With snow, one feels hope renewed that things can be better than they appear--at least for now--or until you walk out into it and track frigging mud all over the entry floor in the house. lol

    Gail
    djgandyfan@gmail.com

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    1. What a lovely way to put that, and lol, yep, dirty snow is no fun!

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  2. I love how snow seems to clean everything up. I don't like driving in it or shoveling it(ugh!). What is great is the thunder snow. It doesn't happen a lot but it is so cool.

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    1. Thunder snow? Don't think I've ever experienced that :-)

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  3. I love the look of freshly fallen snow that just seems to brighten your spirits and helps make things look clean and new again.

    gayle2b74@gmail.com

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  4. Wishing you an amazing, happy & Merry Christmas and all things wonderful in the New Year, Doris.

    gayle2b74@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Gayle. Merry Christmas to you and yours too :-)

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  5. I loved your 200 teaser, beautiful.
    Snow is pure, magical, clean.
    When we tread on it,we can see where we've been!
    parkes.gemma@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Gemma :-) I love, love leaving footprints in clean snow!

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  6. Great teaser. I love the snow. It's beautiful and it's fun to play in.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  7. We just had our first snow of the season today! Big, beautiful flakes gently falling. Love it! And the roads didn't turn icy which is even better!
    Loved your tease, btw. :)

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    1. Brilliant, I love that type of snow :-)

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  8. I love the feeling of snow days when the whole family is home for an unplanned day. Those days feel so frivolous.

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  9. When it first falls, I love how it covers everything in a curtain of pristine white. It's beautiful.
    Great teaser. Thanks.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. It sure is. It makes everything look so pretty :-)

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  10. What a beautiful picture, and a lovely piece to accompany it. authorangelicadawson gmail.com

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  11. It all depends on how much snow is on the ground & if it's a mix bag of snow sleet & rain... That to me is yucky...

    If its enough of just snow then awesome... It makes everything really enjoyable, clean and
    very pretty.. (I really enjoy how it snow lays on the branches)

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  12. I live in an unsnowy area, so it always sounds like such an exotic thing! And the thought of being snowed in with a sexy guy appeals...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes, think of the fun you could have ;-)

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  13. No snow here, so the 'wonderland' scenery appeals. In reality I think I would hate it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It's pretty, but it sure has its drawbacks too :-)

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  14. We don't get much snow, I love it. I loved your story. Happy Christmas!

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  15. I like how it makes everything white.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I like the first snow fall. It looks like the earth has been washed and cleansed. Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Such a nice way to put it. Merry Christmas to you too :-)

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  17. What a sadly sweet snippet! I wanna read more!!

    I only like the way the snow looks and only from a distance...like on tv or in a picture!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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  18. when it clumps on the trees and you are driving down the road and it looks like you are driving threw the most beautiful tunnel you have ever seen
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  19. Thanks you everyone, who commented. The winner chosen with the help of random.org is Gayle. Congratulations!

    Have a great Christmas, everyone!! x

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