New Year’s Blog Hop

by Vanna on January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it that another year is over? I think 2012 went by with lightning speed!

Anyway, to celebrate the New Year with bang, me and a bunch of other bloggers are going crazy and sending out so many prizes, fun parties, experiences, and other goodies, that it’s a bit scary.

I’m not big on making new year resolutions, but this year I made a few. How about you, do you make new year resolutions.  (No need to share what they are, if you don’t want to ;))

Here are some of my resolutions:

I just released the second book in my fantasy romance series Anniversary of the Veil, called Decision Maker :)

In 2013 I will write Book Three in the series, thus concluding the story for now.  Though, first I am of a mind to write a shorter prequel to the series first :)  So, I plan to write and publish 3 books in 2013.

What about you? Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

Comment below for a chance to win one of the following amazing prizes:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 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!

But that’s not all….

I’m also running a little giveaway of my own. Enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or B&N Gift Card and 3 copies of my novel Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget to leave your email address in the comment to be entered into the drawing for one of the THREE grand prizes. Also, you as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Where else can you win?

{ 90 comments… read them below or add one }

rubyswan January 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm



Mimi Smith January 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Nope, no resolutions this year. I’ll be making it up as I go along in 2013. After all I did survive the end of the world :)


Mimi Smith January 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Forgot to leave my email:


Evie January 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

No, not really. I just want to relax a little bit more this year.
Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br


Dovile January 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Thank you for the chance!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com


Rita Wray January 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I don’t make resolutions. Happy New Year.



Stacey January 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

No real resolutions…just want to live the year with no regrets going into 2014



susan platt January 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Happy New Year. My resolution is to lose more weight. I have lost 63 lbs so far and have 50 lbs more to go.

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com


Katie Teller January 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Good luck with the release and New Year! katiejteller at hotmail dot com


Kassandra January 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Not really this year.
Thank you for the chance!



vicky b January 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm

mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
lose weight
happy new year


Tyler January 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Happy New Year!
t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com


Ronda Tutt January 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm

My resolution this year is not to make one – LOL I’m just gonna continue to live one day at a time. Just see where life takes me – LOL

Actually hubby and I hope our sales by spring so we can start our dream of RVing around the U.S. It is so hard to believe it is so close for this has been a dream of ours for the last 4 years.

Happy New years!


Kirsten W January 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I want to read more books this year :)



Jo January 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Oh, I always *make* resolutions. It’s the following through I need to work on.

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com


Booksie January 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I don’t do resolutions…I make goals throughout the year, though.


Joy F January 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I don’t make any anymore. Thanks for the great hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com


Elie January 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

No New Year’s Resolutions for me, only realistic goals.
Thanks for the fun and Happy 2013!


ki pha January 2, 2013 at 12:47 am

Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. For this year I need to find a job since graduating college this Spring, so yup.



Wendy Pogrant January 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

I do not do New Year resolutions


Jennifer Irving January 2, 2013 at 1:07 am

super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
jennirv4967 at gmail dot com


Mel Bourn January 2, 2013 at 1:22 am

For me 2013 is a time to begin anew and just improve myself. My top 3 goals are:
1. Laugh more.
2. Love more.
3. Read more.
Happy New Year.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) January 2, 2013 at 2:25 am

I do make new years resolutions! I try to make them realistic though, something that I can really do!


Michelle January 2, 2013 at 2:36 am

No, not anymore. I never keep them. :)
chellesy.clay at gmail dot com


Readsalot81 January 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

I have this year. 2012 wasn’t the greatest year, not by a long shot.. so setting up reasonable goals and working towards them I think would do me some good :) Finishing school, finding a job, having fun with being a guest reviewer :) 2013 will be a better year, definitely.

Thanks for the giveaway!!



Dawna Newman January 2, 2013 at 5:00 am

I made one , to quit smoking . Not sure how I will do but I am going to try.



Judy January 2, 2013 at 6:13 am

Mine is to lose weight about 20 to 25 pounds. And to have more time to read all these great books that I have discovered on the New Year’s Blog Hop. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!



Tammy Turner January 2, 2013 at 6:33 am

Happy New Year and thank you for sharing a piece of your heart and soul in each of your books in 2013!


Sandra January 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thanks for the chance and I hope you have a fantastic year.

Awesome prizes!


Linda Thum January 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

No new year resolutions. That way I won’t have to make excuses why I didn’t fulfill them! =)

Best wishes for the year!


Mindy Hildebrand January 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

No resolutions for me. I can never stick to them.

mrs.hildebrand AT gmail DOT com


April Holgate January 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I do not really do resolutions but I do make a list of goals! One of my goals this year is to read 365 books! That is my book a day challenge!



Carla January 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
planterofhope at aol dot com


Jeannie Platt January 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I made a goal of having an accounting job by october so when i graduate i will have a job already.


Ash January 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Hmm…resolutions for the New Year. I am resolute in my belief that I will finally get the job I went to college for 9 years for! 😀 lol….hmm I am resolute that I am not going to let the negativity surrounding my upcoming wedding from family members fiance/mine bring me down. I also want to work out for my own health and read even more.

Also I want to try your books out! They look good! I’m so glad I found your site!

I hope you and your family have a great New Years!



Diane January 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I’m only making one and I will keep it!

diane dot sadler at gmail dot com


Shannon K January 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I make New Year’s goals sometimes.


Drea January 2, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Happy New Year!

I make resolutions…now if I keep them is a whole different issue lol.



Missie Jones January 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

My goal this year is to finally finish my 1st novel.
Thanks for the blog hop & giveaway
Happy New Year & Big Hugs
Missie Jones
missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com


Michel King January 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

This year I decided not to make resolutions, but determinations. These are things I am determined to see happen. And on the top of the list is the release of my debut novel!



Chelsea W January 2, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I make goals…like a monthly reading list to reach my goal of reading at least 70 books this year :)

chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com


Jbst January 3, 2013 at 12:03 am

I want to do more de-cluttering of my house.

strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com


Becca Patterson January 3, 2013 at 2:23 am

I’m not big on resolutions either, but I do like goals. Somehow goals stick around longer than resolutions.

mreauow at gmail dot com


gamistress66 January 3, 2013 at 4:13 am

don’t make resolutions myself, happy new year
gamistress66 (at) aol (dot)com


nikki t. January 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

Get organized!


Michelle Bledsoe January 3, 2013 at 7:05 am

I have a goal of reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy to my mother who is bed ridden and has trouble seeing. I am looking forward to sharing these books with her. I got my love of reading from her and my father….
Happy New Year.
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com


Shannon January 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

My resolution was to clean and declutter my life

fencingromein at hotmail dot com


Cassandra Hicks January 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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


Lacey T January 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I don’t have any resolutions. Happy New Year!


Maureen January 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I make some general goals or resolutions.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com


JanD January 4, 2013 at 12:24 am

My resolution is to exercise 5 times a week.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com


Alice January 4, 2013 at 1:01 am

I want to publish my first novel in 2013 :)
happy New year!
movie1997 at live dot it


bn100 January 4, 2013 at 3:52 am

to exercise more
Happy new year!


Amber Turner January 4, 2013 at 5:05 am

Happy New Year! My New Years traditions are easy, I spend time with my family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. My resolutions this year is as always to loose a few pounds and spend a little more time with my family.


Penumbra January 4, 2013 at 5:21 am

I don’t make NY resolutions. Any time of year is good for that :)



Dee January 4, 2013 at 6:01 am

We watch the Dick Clark Special on tv ball drop!
Thanks for the hop & Happy 2013!
I did the tweet thing ; but can’t do the url thing; sorry I keep trying it! LOL!!!
deethomas291 at gmail dot com


Dita Škarste January 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

My goal this year is To find a job I love!


Jennifer Rote January 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn’t follow through on my 2012’s.
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com


Mary Doherty January 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

My goal for this year is to work harder on my home business.


Dione Sage January 5, 2013 at 12:33 am

My goal is to read more than last year.
Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
Best Wishes in 2013
uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com


Katie Amanda January 5, 2013 at 3:59 am

I want to save up some more money to buy a house. Thanks!


Katie Amanda January 5, 2013 at 4:00 am



Toni Cosgrove January 5, 2013 at 4:03 am

i didnt make any for many years, but lately I have been using the new year as a time to start certain goals. I think we all want to better ourselves and need a time to push us into doing what we really want to do. It feels kind of neat when others are starting one large buddy your new year is full of wonderful times and laughter,


donnas January 5, 2013 at 5:46 am

I do not. They stress me out and I dont keep them.

Happy New Year!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com


Toni Porter January 5, 2013 at 6:27 am

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


Sherry Johnson January 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.



Felicia M Ciaudelli January 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

manning up and getting my life, home and health together – especially with my weight!

Happy and Healthy 2013 to everybody and thank you so much for the opportunity to win!



Lisa Walker Liese2 January 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I hope to get healthier in 2013!
Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!


Veronika January 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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


Rhianna January 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Happy new year and thanks for the giveaway!

always.and.never AT gmail DOT com


cindy hardwell January 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Great hop! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!


Miranda January 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Usually make simple resolutions something i can stick with.


elaine bishop January 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

to read more and stress less thanks for the hop


Bonnie January 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

My resolution is to become better organized this year.


AEKZ2 January 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Happy New Year! I hope that this is the year that I lose the weight.


Becki Wyer January 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for being part of this hop. Happy New Year!!

rmwyer at shaw dot ca


Daniel M January 6, 2013 at 1:43 am

didn’t make any resolutions, happy new year and thanks for the giveaway! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


Shadow January 6, 2013 at 2:33 am

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!


Natasha January 6, 2013 at 3:30 am

I usually don’t. Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy New Year!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


mark asher January 6, 2013 at 3:52 am

very cool giveaway! thanks for offering!


Ann Roberts January 6, 2013 at 5:33 am

I resolved to learn more sign language this year!



kimberly holgate January 6, 2013 at 5:48 am

i am going to write more this year
kaholgate at ymail dot com


M.C. January 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Thanks for another great opportunity, Vanna!


latisha depoortere January 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
I wish you a very Happy New Year!
Latisha D


deb p January 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Dirt and Exercise, wish me luck.


Ruth chu January 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

thank you for this hop happy new year


J Lenni Dorner January 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

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.


Stacy O January 7, 2013 at 1:42 am

Thanks for the giveaway. My resolution is to spend more time with friends and lets time at work.



Susana Ellis January 7, 2013 at 1:47 am

Write, write, and write some more!


Sue January 7, 2013 at 2:44 am

Yes, I make resolutions. Not sure if I will keep it. :) Happy New Year.



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