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Friday, November 23, 2012


I don't know about you, but I think Black Friday is just a complete obscenity. Dragging workers out of their homes on Thanksgiving to go out and feed our mindless need to have EVERYTHING. RIGHT. NOW. Big business could easily offer exactly the same prices on, say, the following Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. But no, they've set up this disgusting display of consumerism that brings out the very worst of western culture, all packed in a single day of frenzied madness. People get trampled, robbed, and SHOT, for heaven's sake! And for what, the last Furby? A particular gadget over another exactly like it?

I've never once gone anywhere near this madness. I shop online almost exclusively for the holidays, except on Small Business Saturday, when I patronize local businesses and support my local economy. I'm certainly not going to let my hard earned dollars support this kind of greed and thoughtless grubbing.

But not to get all preachy -- this is supposed to be a FUN alternative to all that madness, for those of us sane enough to stay home. The BLACK FRIDAY BLOG HOP is about getting presents RIGHT HERE in the online book community from authors you love, or maybe from some new ones!

I will be giving away one copy of my new dark BDSM vampire menage novellette (phew!) IF WISHES WERE SHADOWS for a special winner of the drawing.

But there's MORE!

"While the rest of the US is out handling the crowds, fighting for their holiday gifts, some of us like to stay in, shop online, or just ignore Black Friday all to together. This year, join us in our second annual Black Friday Blog Hop! It's a ONE DAY hop where we're giving away prizes, talking about books we love, and most likely  eating left over turkey. :-)

The hop is November 23rd and is ONE DAY only.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. 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!

Now what are those 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!

Save yourself the stress and get some presents for yourself or the reader in your life!

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  1. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping :)

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. I suppose that depends on if you like your shopping to be a bloodsport! LOL Black Friday is true MADNESS around here -- when I was young I might have been into it, but not these days. I like a nice, calm, online experience. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

    1. Neither am I. I like my madness in other places than my shopping. All my holiday gifts come from small businesses and online -- you can't get me anywhere near the big stores any time, let alone when people are trampling each other to get the hottest new thing!

      Thank you for stopping by!