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Monday, November 7, 2011

November Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the November Giveaway Hop sponsored by
I Am A Reader Not A Writer and author Tristi Pinkston.

Because I enjoyed Eternal Starling so much and author Angela Corbett is just so stinking adorable I want to give away my ARC of Eternal Starling, so you can enjoy it and help spread the word about the book.

Entries are easy! You must be a GFC follower and leave me a comment telling me your favorite Thanksgiving dessert,  tradition, recipe, happiest memory or funniest Thanksgiving moment ....you get the point.  

Giveaway is open from November 8 - November 11 to US residents only.

Eternal Starling releases December 6, 2011 from Pendrell Publishing.

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war

I hope you enjoy The November Blog Hop! Below you will find many more blogs that are also hosting giveaways - good luck. :-)

Also check out my other giveaways listed at the top of this page.



Brenda Demko said...

I am a GFC follower. I love all the Thanksiving food. Especially the stuffing. This year will be hard for my family. My Dad died on Oct. 6th and Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. I have lots of happy memories of Thanksgivings spent with him. Thank you for the giveaway!

Leslie said...

I love just about everything surrounding Thanksgiving. I love the food. I love our family tradition of going to the movies after dinner. And I especially love going shopping the next day!

Stephanie said...

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my mom's sweet potato pie.

I'm a gfc follower.


Hannah Lorraine said...

My family and I always make Lefse (Norweigan potato - crepe-like-bread...) and then you spread butter over it and coat it in sugar and it's soo good. The making of it is quite a process and takes a team effort so it's become a family tradition.
I'm a GFC follower
Email is hannahle816(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bwyatt said...

I love Thanksgiving! Our entire family use to always get together at my Maw Maw's house. I'm talking extended family. There were about 50 of us. Sadly, she passed away and my parents moved away. So for the past several years we haven't been together for T-day. This year, my parent's are living back in town and my husband and I are going only a couple hours away. So we get to have my whole side of the family together again. I can't wait!
Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

My family gets together at my parents every year, and probably my favorite Thanksgiving tradition is waking up "early" with my sister and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in our pj's. We're now in our twenties, but we still do it every year and for the last couple we've roped my oldest into watching with us.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

GFC: Dani @ Refracted Light
dani AT refractedlightreviews DOT com

LisaILJ said...

Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. My favorite dessert that I make almost every year is a pumpkin cheesecake. The recipe is located here and it is DELISH! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pumpkin-Pecan-Cheesecake-4662


leyser73 at yahoo dot com

Jasmyn said...

Thanksgiving has never been all that big in my family with everyone spread across the states, but it does mean that someone somewhere will be making me green bean casserole.


evrythngzen said...

I am a GFC Follower: cody / evrythngzen. I love food at Thanksgiving. I live in the SW so red chilie on potatoes is awesome (if it's not too hot). I love pumpkin pie with massive amounts of whip cream. Also, it's super funny but I always remember when we would have huge family dinners and my aunt would come offer to clean up as we were finishing and my Grammy would say, I see you have perfect timing as usual and then laugh.

Nedraw said...

Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite meals. My favorite is Seet Potato pie but a close second is Pumpkin Roll.

GFC Nedraw


Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Totally Pumpkin Pie for me I cant wait to have some!!

GFC Lisa McGeen


Courtney!!! said...

I love love love mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmmm.


BookStacksOnDeck said...

I LOOOVE sweet potatoes.. & cornbread stuffing.. & the cranberry sauce! Thanks for the giveaway & Happy November! :D

Stephanie Parent said...

My fav Thanksgiving food is definitely pumpkin pie!


GFC as Stephanie Parent



BJ said...

Easy...PUMPKIN PIE!!!! With lots of Whipped Cream!
Love it...Yummy :0)
Thanks for the chance to win.


Mai in Wonderland said...

I love thanksgiving because all my family gets together and we fight. Sounds like a bad thing, right? It's not. I love fighting with them because most of them are bikers and I always learn new vocabulary :D

GFC: Mai in Wonderland

PS: I love your blog it is so damn cute. I think that everytime I visit :D

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

GFC Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]

Thanksgiving is my weakness - I love ALL the traditional yummy foods. But my favorite is what my BF calls "Cherry Junk", which is a type of cherry cheesecake. He makes it every year in memory of his brother who passed away years ago and loved to eat cherry junk for Thanksgiving :)

Thank you for such a super sweet giveaway!!

samantha b said...

my favorite is the meatballs my grandma makes at thanksgiving :)

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

OH my..thanks for the giveaway. I am dying to get my hands on Eternal Starling!!

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the stuffing. Which basically means I am in the kitchen with a fork as soon as it come out of the oven, trying to sneak a bite. :)

~Becky @ Stories & Sweeties

Christine A. said...

Great giveaway, thanks. I love to eat Pumpkin Cheesecake for Thanksgiving-mmm.
GFc- Christine A.
your1chef at aol dot com

Patrice said...

i enjoyed making chirstmas list from the black friday ads. So my family could buy christmas gift the next day.


kayla said...

My favorite Thanksgiving desert is pumpkin cheesecake. It's delicious, and easy to make.

GFC Follower: Kayla27


Melanie McCullough said...

I like the pies. We usually have apple and pumpkin and cheesecake. I love them all!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janelle said...

My sister-in-law was making her very fist turkey, & everyone was gathered round the table awaiting the results... We heard a scream... she left the giblets inside with the plastic... no saving the bird! :(
We all ended up going out to eat & laughing about our various culinary mishaps!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

ereader89 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my moms crawfish cornbread dressing. My mom and I actually just planned out our menu for Thanksgiving dinner and that was the first thing we wrote down.

elainareads AT aol DOT com

gfc: ereader89

Amanda said...

Favorite memory is when we got the Honey Baked Home right when they were closing. We were so lucky :D

GFC: strs4u2000


Amanda Welling said...

GFC: Amanda Welling
Email: hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy@gmail.com

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the turkey! I actually DON'T make any part of our Thanksgiving dinner!! My HUSBAND takes care of it and my father. The boys let us girls relax for the day. That is our tradition. And WOW! They make an awesome bacon-wrapped turkey!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dani said...

I am a follower! :)

I have a feeling this will be my most favorite Thanksgiving ever. The reason is because we are moving into a house we have been praying and dreaming about.

RandomlyKait said...

My mom makes the best pumpkin pie EVER!

shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

GFC:Kaity Wells

RandomlyKait said...

My mom makes the best pumpkin pie EVER!

shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

GFC:Kaity Wells

brendajean said...

Pecan Pie! Thanksgiving is the one time a year I get to have my fave so I live for the day:)

bchild5 at aol dot com

gfc- brendajean

Reena Jacobs said...

I'm a GFC Follower: Reena Jacobs
reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com

My mother makes delicious sweet potato pies and sweet potato bread. It's usually a holiday desert and and my absolutely favorite during Thanksgiving. :)

Nikki said...

I love the blog design babe..It freakin rocks!! My favorite Thanksgiving dessert has to be the pumpkin roll..yummmmmm!! Thanks for the giveaway!! GFC NIkki

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Cute blog! Thanks for the giveaway! I love the tradition of my brother and I making a tofurkey for Thanksgiving! Since I am a vegetarian it is much appreciated that he eats it with me!


Devony said...

I'm a follower! My family doesn't do pie really, so we have cranberry cheesecake! It's so tasty! I love it! thanks for the chance! wilsondev(At)gmail(dot)com

Ashlyn_Jai said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I just love having a family dinner. The last few years its been with my boyfriends family and we play cards afterwards.

darkangel_1988 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC - Memrie
My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is a tie between my mom's Mississippi mud cake & pina colada cake. :)


elin said...

Thank you for this giveaway!
GFC pinkflower
My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my aunt's homemade pumpkin pie.
emilymeimei204 AT yahoo DOT com

Maidenveil said...

My favorite thanksgiving food is my mom's bread pudding. <3

now following you via GFC. thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read Eternal Starling. :)


Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Here's my favorite Thanksgiving (& Christmas) dessert recipe:

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

•1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
•1 egg, beaten
•1/2 cup butter, melted
•1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
•3 eggs, beaten
•1/2 cup white sugar
•1/4 cup packed brown sugar
•1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
•1/2 cup white sugar
•3 tablespoons butter, softened
•1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray or grease one 9x13 inch pan.
2.Reserve 1 cup cake mix. In a large bowl, combine the remaining dry cake mix with 1 egg and 1/2 cup melted butter. Mix well, and then pat into prepared pan.
3.In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Pour over crust.
4.In a small bowl, combine reserved 1 cup cake mix, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons softened butter. Crumble over pumpkin filling. Sprinkle nuts evenly over the top, if desired.
5.Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

Serve warm with whip cream on top

Super Yummy!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Paula L. said...

I follow via GFC. Stuffing is my favorite!
jandplee at att dot net

Sonya said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

My favorite Thanksgiving food is my grandma's sweat potatoes. She would mix fresh orange and pineapple bits with the sweet potatoes, top with marshmallows and bake til the marshmallows were toasty! YUMMERS!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
I love stuffing & pecan pie. Thanks for the giveaway! I like finding new authors to read.

geschumann at live dot com

AimeeKay said...

My favorite dessert is pumpkin pie, of course! In fact I just recently learned how to make it at home!
Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Follower-aimeekay

kswederski said...

I love Pumpkin cheese cake! Yummy!

I am a GFC follower.


xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is sweet potato pie.


Jessica said...

My funnies Thanksgiving moment came several years ago. The way my apartment is set up, the two building face each other so when I stand at my front door, I look across into my neighbors place. So, my boyfriend and I had to run to the store because I forgot something for Thanksgiving dinner, this is common for me. As I open the door, the neighbor runs out of his apartment with a turkey in his hands and smoke pouring out of his house. After the initial panic and wanting to know if he needed any help we learn that the fat from his turkey had splashed out of the pan and hit the heating element in the oven and caught on fire. After the laughter died down, we learned it was his first Thanksgiving with his girlfriend and he was trying to impress her, which started the laughing again. Needless to say he made one heck of an impression.

Thank you for the giveaway!
gfc - jbronderblogs
jbronderblogs at aol dot com

Michele said...

Thanks for the giveaway

GFC Michele LUker

jmluker at winco dot net

Liz @ Fictional Candy said...

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert would be this fruit pudding salad my mom makes. It has bananas, cherries, pineapple, orange and some of their juice, mixed with vanilla pudding. It comes out this hot pink/melon orange fruity delicious treat.

GFC: Liz @ Fictional Candy

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janiera said...

GFC follower: janiera
i love the cold weather and all of my great mothers cooking during Thanksgiving.

Konstanz Silverbow said...

New GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is Pecan pie. My favorite thing about the holiday is my family tradition. Each year for thanksgiving we have a huge cooking competition.


Judi said...
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Smiley Girlie said...

Favorite Thanksgiving dessert is sweet potato pie. And I remember the best Thanksgiving was when my family from out of state came and surprised me and my immediate family (sisters, mother, grandmother) by being there for the holiday. It was a house filled with us and luckily we had enough food but it was the best.

GFC: Amy
miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

Sebrina said...

Thank you for the chance at this giveaway! Would love this...
Every family member (excluding hubby) gushes over my Pumpkin Cheesecake. It's so easy, usually I make 2 and they're gone at the end of the night! But I swear that's not because I eat more than 1 slice, uh-uh nope, not me! LOL

Carrie said...

Following GFC as Carrie Ardoin.

I love Thanksgiving because it is the one time the entire family can be together without any drama.


Danah said...

My mom loves to prepare different kinds of desserts during special occasions. She doesn't do pies though. I love it when she makes Flans and Fruit Salad. These are my two favorites, the easy-to-do ones. Lol. I also make pecan tarts during Thanksgiving or whenever i feel like it. XD And of course, we can't forget Turkey for Thanksgiving! :D

Thank you for the giveaway!

GFC Follower Name: Danah


Anne R said...

GFC- areeths

My favorite dessert at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie! Just nothing beats it on Thanksgiving.


areeths at new dot rr dot com

Megan said...

I'm a gfc follower and I am kinda obsessed with Pumpkin cheesecake right now. I used to hate all things pumpkin but the I got a muffin recipe from a friend it was my pumpkin gateway drug. Next was the Olive Garden pumpkin cheesecake! YUM!

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you very much! I love the mashed potatoes and homemade gravy my favorite!
I can't wait to read this book sounds so good! Thanks for the chance!
GFC follower-latishajean
tishajean@ charter.net

Julianne said...

I'm a new follower
GFC: Julianne

My favorite dessert is Pecan Pie.
Luv, luv luv it. I have to share with my sister though. :)
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

desitheblonde said...

well for thanksgivng is the cherry pid

Aydrea said...

GFC follower Aydrea

My favorite dessert is definitely Pumpkin Pie! I am obsessed, so good :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
danceislove27 At gmail DoT com

maria g said...

New gfc follower - maria g.

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my mother's blueberry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Too yummy!

hookedonafeline999 at yahoo dot com

Sheila said...

New GFC Follower

Thanksgiving all of my life has been a very happy time for me and my family. Sadly, this year will be different, My dad's birthday falls either on Thanksgiving or close to. Well, my dad passed away in March and I am almost dreading the holiday this year. I know that we will have to rally around each other to support each other and still see what blessings we still have received.

Thank you for the giveaway,


Munnaza said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! I follow you on GFC as infalliblyyours or Munnaza.

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is definitely pumpkin pie with mounds of whipped cream piled on top. This entire season just tastes so much better with pumpkin, and I NEED my pie every year for Thanksgiving.


The Happy Booker said...

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is a peanut butter pie I make with vanilla pudding, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, cool whip, and oreo pie crust topped with oreo cookie crumbles. It is sinfully delicious and certainly not very health conscious, but we likes it.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com

melora said...

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is a lemon jello dessert with basically a cranberry relish mixed in. There is a whole orange, pecans, celery, and cranberries all minced up, mixed together and then sets in jello.

Everyone looks at it funny, and often refuses to try it (including me til I finally tried it in my late teens) but it is so good! At least because it is apparently an acquired taste, there are much fewer angling for that dessert and that means much more goes around!

Thank you for the giveaway!
I am a GFC follower as melora brock
melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

Jolene and Family said...

I so love pumpking pie and now my mouth is watering just thinking about it :) I'am so excited for this year's thanksgiving! We just moved back from out of state and we have been away for the last 4 years and have missed every holiday with family. So, I'm so excited to be back in the mix and cannot wait for a family filled Thanksgiving!!

GFC follower

kristina shields said...

gfc follower: kristina shields

thx for the great giveaway! i love just spending time with my family and eating lots of great foods! always a fun time


Judy said...

Great giveaway, thanks!!

GFC follower-judy

I love the fruit salad that my husband makes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a little different from most!!


Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
Thank you for the awesome chance to win! I love my mommy's French Silk Pie during Thanksgiving.

mamabunny13 said...

I love pineapple upside down cake.
I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Velvet Hubler said...

I am a GFC follower and I love Pumpkin Pie with Cool Whip

Amanda said...

I swear, my aunt makes THE best pumpkin roll, EVER. yummm<3
gfc Amanda M
amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

~April~ said...

When it comes to Thanksgiving food, I LOVE it all. lol.... My favorites are pecan pie and mac & cheese and dressing... YUM YUM...
Following GFC as aprilharvell

Tsalagi_Writer said...

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie.

I'm a follower.

Stacy said...

I'm vegan so I don't care for Thanksgiving at all. I will make a Tofurky or a Celebration Roast though.

the imagine tree at aol dot com
GFC as Stacy T

AEKZ2 said...

GFC follower. I love sweet potato pie.


Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
I love pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Penny Kathleen said...

GFC follower-Penny Kathleen

Funniest Thanksgiving story is the year I cooked a hearing aid battery in a pecan pie. My mom didn't think it was so funny when she bit into, it, though! LOL


SiNn said...

well fav deserte pumpkin pie or pb pie

sweetest memory was one year itf ell on my brothers birthday we had birthday cake in the mix my lil brother fell asleep in the cake


im a follower

Emily said...

I loved eating black olives off of my fingers at Tday...now I do this with my own kids.


Denise Z said...

Thank you for participating in this fun event. I would love to read Eternal Starling. I was about to tell you how much I love, love, love pumpkin pie and then I saw Emily's comment and she so reminded me of when we were kids and grandma would be shooing us away from the olives, as we liked to have one on each finger tip - my fingers no longer fit, but I still love black olives and come to think on it, most olives from the unusual stuffed to the mundane standard good old black pitted :)
GFC - Denise Zaky

Krysykat said...

I love homemade Pecan pie with homemade vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce on top, mmmmm I think I'm drooling and I'll have to make me some pie.
GFC- Krysta Banco


Mandroid said...

I don't like most traditional desserts, so I always make a chocolate cream pie for myself and whoever else wants some. My sis-in-law has also started making apple pie. Mmm, pies that don't have pumpkin in them!

GFC - Mandroid

Thanks for the giveaway!
workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

Gaby said...

GFC as Gaby

I guess my thanksgiving tradition would be when my mom make the turkey and every year she experiments on it I'm talkin about how every year she just keeps adding stuff to the turkey and we try to tell her to stop but she won't listen. (wish me luck this year)


Gaby said...

MY and my sister make differant type of desserts each year and so far its been good :D

GFC follower as Gaby


Books For All! said...

I'm a gfc follower--Books for All. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

My favorite dessert is my mom's homemade pecan pie. My favorite tradition is of COURSE this thing we do called a 'Chinese auction' and it's basically just a fun cover to get rid of our junk. Doing that with all different generations in my family is my favorite moment of the holiday.

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The best memory I have is of my first daughter being born on Thanksgiving Day. I swore I wasn't going to go into labor and there I was.

Now here I am 11 years later with the best Thanksgiving present I could/would ever have.

GFC-Mary @SweepingMe

Mary @SweepingMe said...

WOOPS I forgot my email.
mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Tara W said...

Thanks for the chance! My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is sweet potato pie.
GFC follower: Tara W
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my cherry pie (if I do say so myself!).:-) I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).


Mare/TommyGirl said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Follow as TommyGirl. My favorite dessert is ice cream. I'm not a pie girl, so I let everyone else have that and just eat ice cream!

tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

Taffy said...

I'm a follower!

Olives. Those little black things (fruit?) are a must on the Thanksgiving table.

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