Black Friday Blog Hop and Protector is FREE

by Vanna on November 23, 2012

Today I am participating in yet another great blog hop organized by Carrie Ann Ryan. The prizes are awesome, and the chances to win numerous.

BLACK FRIDAY — I always thought the name sounded so ominous and dark. Kind of like Ash Wednesday in Catholic countries. I could just picture all the priests, knights, fair ladies, beggars and thieves running around cobbled streets of medieval European cities and towns. You can imagine my disappointment when I finally looked up the meaning of Black Firday and found out it was all about profit.  According to Wikipedia, Black Friday refers to retailers finally starting to make a profit after the fall slump in sales. More precisely, the Black Friday sales bring them out of the “red” or negative numbers in accounting into black, positive, numbers.

What about you? Why did you think Black Friday was called Black?  Comment below and leave your email address (in the comment) for a chance to win these great 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!

That’s now all though.  I have made my novel PROTECTOR (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1) FREE in the Kindle store.

Please download a copy and Happy Holidays!


1. A chance to win a copy of a wonderful fantasy romance novel Disciple Part 1 by L. Blankenship. Click here to enter the contest! (links open in a new window)

2. A chance to win a copy of a contemporary romance novel The Christmas Diary by Elyse Douglas. Click here to enter the contest! (links open in a new window)

Where else can you win?

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth H. November 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Thanks for the awesome, free download!!!! I hate the crowds so I’m thankful for this blog hop! Thanks for joining and for the chance to win!

ehaney578 at aol dot com


Karen H in NC November 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thanks for the giveaway.

kareninnc at gmail dot com


Kim Brooks November 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thanks for the free download. I believe it was orginally called black friday because it was when business would go into the black from sales. I am glad to have found you on the blog hop. I look forward to reading your work. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com


JanD November 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Thank you for the free read!
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Veronika November 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Thank you!

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April November 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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!



Carla November 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Thanks for the read. I can’t wait to try.


Dita November 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

We don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol. So I haven`t actually thought about its origins.


laurie g November 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great


miriam roman November 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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!


joy h November 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I didn’t go out this year. I’m waiting for cyber Monday. But DH had to go in at 8pm last night. :)
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becca fowler November 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

black friday is totally not worth it. id rather stay home and relax

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Carin W November 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Black Friday is called that because it was designed to put retailers in the black in the ledger books :O) I avoid the crowds and stay home myself. Carin
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Lisa Rayns November 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I’m not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com


The_Book_Queen November 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Thanks for the free read and giveaway!

I’m not a BF shopper.

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Jennifer Rote November 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I skipped Black Friday shopping this year.

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Lisa Walker November 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

A few of my friends do Black Friday, but it’s not for me.
Thanks for the chance to win!


barbara November 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I knew that “black” in Black Friday was the day retailers came out of the “red” and had positive net profits. :)

Thanks for the download. Can’t wait to read.

bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com


Crystal Young November 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I am not sure why it’s black friday one thought is that you are either in the black or in the red so saving money is in the black. I don’t shop on black Friday.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com


bn100 November 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

no BF shopping; it’s called BF because retailers make money and get out of the red

Thanks for participating.



Christine November 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I don’t ever remember thinking it was anything but sales numbers “being in the black”, but I also never really worried about it :-)


Christine November 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm

ack…thought my copy paste was my email addy….ignore the twitter post. I shopped earlier, it’s been a long day. isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com


Andrew November 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

That’s an awfully big prize for such a little question.
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know what it meant. This may have to do with the fact that I was involved in running a small business from a relatively young age.
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micheleann oboyle November 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm

thanks for the free download i went my local shopping mall for a gift card giveaway


Shadow November 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

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!


Kandy November 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

I’m staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop…
No BF shopping for me…


Rita wray November 24, 2012 at 12:53 am

Thanks for the blog hop.



Dawna Newman November 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

Working in retail for many years, I had a pretty good idea what Black Friday meant, beside Hell day LOL .



Marlena Fein November 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

I think they call it Black Friday because you have to show up before the sun is even shining to get a good deal. While the day is not for me, I hope everybody got the bargains they were looking for.

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

Happy Holidays,


Cindy Barton November 24, 2012 at 1:57 am

I have no idea why they call it Black Friday. If it is red, money is lost so maybe that is why. Either way, I stay home. Thank you for the free download, looking forward to reading. Thank you for being a part of the hop.


Rachelle Cox November 24, 2012 at 2:10 am

Thanks for the free read! The best part of this blog hop is finding new and interesting books to add to my to be read pile.



Cassandra Hicks November 24, 2012 at 2:10 am

I figured it was called Black because to me being in that mess is very depressing and I would be in a black moody mood if I went shopping lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Charlene A. Wilson November 24, 2012 at 2:27 am

I had no idea why it was called Black Friday, but I stuck to the web instead of braving the crowds. 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

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Caitlin November 24, 2012 at 2:28 am

I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
Thanks for the giveaway!


BookAttict November 24, 2012 at 2:35 am

Never really thought about the origins of “Black Friday” before…

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com


Lynne November 24, 2012 at 2:52 am

I usually stay home on black Friday – altho hubby and I are getting out to do some shopping at the local small businesses tomorrow :)

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Misha K. November 24, 2012 at 3:29 am

Thank you for the lovely giveaway and free book! I know Black Friday is called Black because it’s the day retailers try to get their sales out of the red and into the black (which is good!). I think my friend told me that in high school when she got her first job, lol.

MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com


susan November 24, 2012 at 3:55 am

Thanks Vanna for supplying Protector free. It’s an excellent holiday gift.


Krysykat November 24, 2012 at 3:57 am

I didn’t know that’s why i’s called Black Friday.



Jo November 24, 2012 at 4:11 am

I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop and having the free read!

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Catherine November 24, 2012 at 4:15 am

Thanks for the freebie! I went and got it.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com


Mel Bourn November 24, 2012 at 4:18 am

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


Tammy Turner November 24, 2012 at 4:23 am

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.


rubyswan November 24, 2012 at 4:26 am

Ooooh what a awesome gift!!!! ThanQ:D!
best wishes!


Sarah p November 24, 2012 at 4:36 am

Thanks for your giveaways!
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Cathy Fierstein November 24, 2012 at 4:41 am

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.


Joy F November 24, 2012 at 4:47 am

Thanks for the great hop.
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donnas November 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

Thanks for the hop!

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Chelsea Rafferty November 24, 2012 at 5:43 am

Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have a happy thanksgiving. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! 😉

swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com


Natasha November 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

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


Vanna November 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Good luck in the draw!


Vanna November 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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