UPDATE: This sweeps is now closed, but don’t miss the remaining 12 Days of Giveaways! Here at XOXOAD, we love doing something special to usher in the holidays, and this year, we’re celebrating with 12 Days of Giveaways! Enter each day for your chance to win a different prize pack of books perfect for any reader—and we hope you get everything you wished for. Our fifth day of giveaways is brought to you by Half Moon Hollow series author Molly Harper!  To enter today’s giveaway for paranormal romance fans, tell us in the comments about a person who brings out the best in you!


9781476794433My husband, David, and I celebrate our “real anniversary” on Christmas Eve. In December 1992, at age 14, we went on our first real date on Christmas Eve and during that date, I leaned over during a showing of The Bodyguard and I told him I didn’t want to date anyone else and I didn’t want him dating anyone else, either. He said, “OK, then.” And 22 years later, we’re still together. So while we were married in July, we always take some time right around Christmas to have a special date night and celebrate the day I told him resistance was futile.

The great thing about growing up with the person you married is that you influence each other’s personalities. Over the years, he has made me a reasonably responsible adult-shaped person. I have brought out the snarkier, funnier aspects of his personality. The smart aleck banter between my heroes and heroines is entirely based on the way my husband and I talk to each other, ellipses and all. Without him, I might not produce the quirky, sexy men between my pages.

So the lesson here is, find the right person, find him early and then tell him he’s unavailable to anyone else. And do it right around the holidays so your anniversary is easy to remember.

Today’s giveaways are:

The Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper

Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole

The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love by Erin Quinn

Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper

Contest rules can be found here.