Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Blog Hop


 
New Years, the possibility of something amazing. A new love, a bestselling book, a new baby, a new... you. I love the infinite dreams and promises of what the New Year can bring. This is always an exciting time for me, the freshness of what may happen... even the not knowing.  So in honor of this New Year (that the Mayans swore we'd never have! *g*) all us authors are doing a fun giveaway. Lots of cool prizes, so stop by, comment on what's a great New Years memory for you and don't forget to give me your email addy so I can throw your name in the pot for all the fun goodies!
 
Can't wait to see you January 1st - 6th!
 
So I'll start and give you an inside scoop to what I'm working on for 2013.
 
I'll be releasing sometime in the early part of the year the first of my Genesis Trilogy: Forbidden. Which is a paranormal YA. Below is the blurb:
 
Flint DeLuca has only ever known one way of life, the circus. She's a tightrope walker and used to seeing the extraordinary happen everyday. Or so she thinks. That is until the day she meets Cain. Dark and mysterious there's something about the brooding loner that calls to her. But there's more to Cain than just the attitude, there's a dangerous secret he keeps. A world mortals should never know. Flint doesn't know what he is, and deep down she knows she should stay away, but like the old saying goes... the sweetest fruit is always forbidden.
 
 
I've also got Hook's Pan, the final installment of my Kingdom Series books slated for release. This book will take us back to Kingdom and the fun and fantasy I delved into with Red and Her Wolf. Dealing with pirates, mermaids, and a pesky fairy godmother named Danika.
 
On top of that, I'll be releasing another YA fantasy series called the Chaos Time Trilogy. The first book: Fire in the Sky will be released soon.
 
So lots of fun stuff in 2013. On top of that, I've decided to give my Kingdom book covers a face lift and will be re-releasing them with their new covers, hopefully soon. I'll make sure to post the new art once they're done. I'm sure they're going to be awesome. :D
 
Now you tell me, what are you looking forward to this year... or, what did you love about New Years past?
 
Don't forget:

There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger. My prize is a 5 dollar gift certificate to either Amazon or B&N.

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 $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!


Happy reading,
~Marie

93 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.

miztik_rose@yahoo.com

Kirsten! said...

Happy New Year!

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Rhianna said...

Happy new year Marie! Sounds like you are going to have an awesome year books wise. :D

Oh, and I meant to email you but life's been crazy... got your package on Xmas Eve then wore the necklace to see The Hobbit. My 3 year old loooooves it even more than I do. lol Thanks again! *hugs*

-- Rhianna
always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

Mel Bourn said...

As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year...take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Mimi Smith said...

I'm starting college. Yay!!!

Happy New Year

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Kassandra said...

Thank you so much for the chance!

Kassandra
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Vanessa N. said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Isabelle Werneck said...

Oh each new year is very memorable. We have big celebrations in my family on New Year's eve. We go to the beach and we watch the fireworks, we laugh and have fun. :)

Happy 2013!
morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

Susana Ellis said...

Happy New Year! I'm home with a bad cold!

susanaellisauthor@gmail.com

danelle nixon said...

on new years 2000 I was at my aunts and remember see 2 streakers run by her house 10 mins later 30-40 ran by we joked forever on if the 2 were late or early for the others. anyways it's my new years memory thanks for the chance to win prizes!!!

Danelle. chickyskitchen@yahoo.com

Marie Hall said...

Oh I'm so glad it made it there on time. :D And that your kiddo loves it, it was very whimsical I thought. :D

Marie Hall said...

I love vacations. I try to take them as often as possible. Inspiration for my books. *grin* This summer the family is planning our first trip to Disneyland. I'm sooooo looking forward to that!

Marie Hall said...

Definitely an exciting time! I remember college, sometimes I wish I could turn time back just to do it all over again. One of the best experiences of my life. :D

Marie Hall said...

Living in Hawaii, that's exactly what we do too. New Years is a HUGE deal here. :D

Marie Hall said...

Danelle, that's hilarious!!! Thanks for the giggle. :p

Tara said...

A tightrope walker in the circus? That's really neat. Sounds like she's walking a different kind of tightrope too. Suspenseful. I'm looking forward to going on a cruise. tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

Ingeborg said...

Happy New Year!

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Michelle said...

Happy New Year!

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Tea said...

Happy New Year!
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Kelli Melvin said...

I really enjoyed finding you in 2012 and I can't wait for what is to come in 2013.

kellimlvn@yahoo(dot)com

kipha said...

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

kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jbst said...

I'm looking forward to being more organized by trying to cut down on the clutter in my house.

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Kezzagriswald said...

Well let me first wish everyone a happy new and that even though is a 13 it should be fantastic all the same. So what am I looking forward to this year. It has to be going back to see the family ( hubby's in the forces so not living In the same country) Christmas just wasn't the same with just the 4 of us. But reading books helps : )
Kezzagriswald@aol.com

Tami said...

I am looking forward to two of my four kids going off to college this year, which will mean my fridge may actually still have food in it at the end of a weeks time haha.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

luveskane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ash said...

Hey Marie!

I'm looking forward to being finally being hired after 9 years of college work and applying for over a year. Here's hoping! Since my post is after New Years, I love New Years since we always have seafood! Lots of shrimp! And fatty food! Lol! I use it as my night to indulge. I'm sooo full afterwards. This year we also had crawfish, because my fiance and I weren't able to get any this year when we visited his home state of Louisiana. My fiance looked at me so funny when all we could find here in PA is precooked mircowave ready crawfish. He was like in all my years...I have never heard of someone cooking them in the microwave. It was too funny! It didn't taste bad just not Cajun cooked like we are used to.

I hope you and your family had a great one! And happy New Year to all the other Marie Hall fangirls/boys out there!

Ash ( ashwayvpa@aim.com )

Belladoll said...

Hiya, thanks for the chance of another great give away! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Years.
What am I looking forward to in the new year? Trying for my third child I think hits the top of my list ;P (Cheeky I know...) But hey I'm being honest lol!

ceshooter@yahoo.ca

Yash Villanueva said...

I just hopped here! :) Happy New Year!
I'm looking forward to great travel tours this year and also.. my 18th birthday! mehe :)
Anyways, thanks for giving us chance for such a great giveaway! :)
shai08ph@yahoo.com

taletrader said...

I'm looking forward to being in better health :)

chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

Patricia Licea said...

I'm looking forward to reading even more books than last year and especially your last book in the kingdom series.
patyisawesome@aol.com

Mydurango618 said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your heart and your soul with us through your books for another year!

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LEENA7 said...

Really looing forward o some new dishes this year. Have tons of recipes I meant to try and this year we are trying to do at least one every 2 weeks,,would be every week but kinda want to make this one work so its easier to say 2 weeks.smilz
peach_hugs@yahoo.com

Cassi said...

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to another great year of spending time with friends and more camping trips with my family. :)

cijayjackson@aol.com

Twilight Shopping Blog said...

I hope my wish will come true :)
And to spend more time with the love of my life
movie1997 at live dot it

Sandra said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year.

No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let's go 50 books!) and staying active (jog, jog!), but I hope you have a great year :) Hoping a lot of good things happen this year!

Thanks again!

hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

BLHmistress said...

My favorite memory was when I was younger, It was the only day I could stay up real late and we would play cards or watch movies then countdown and eat at Midnight Pork and Sauerkraut.

Dawna N.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

vicjbr said...

played games
happy new year! Thanks
mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
going to try to lose weight this year

wpogrant said...

Thanks for participating in the hop.
wendy.pogrant@yahoo.com

Céline G. said...

I hope 2013 will be a great year for everyone.
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

celine.guissart@gmail.com

Jeanette Platt said...

I am looking forward to finally graduating college...hopefully i have a job before i graduate working on that aspect now lol...Thanks for being part of the hop.

j.m.platt83@gmail.com

Jenn Irving said...

super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating!
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Tanya said...

I am looking forward to reading more and stressing less!

thanks for the giveaway
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Marie Hall said...

Cruise. Yes! I've always wanted to do one, am saving to take the family on a Disney Cruise. :D I'm a big kid, what can I say?

Marie Hall said...

Thank you, Kelli. :D

Marie Hall said...

My hubs is in the Air Force, completely understand. And yes, books help A LOT! ;)

Marie Hall said...

I think I might have looked just like your fiancee! Crawfish in a bag... good heavens, what is this world coming to? LOL

Marie Hall said...

Woohoo! That's a great resolution. Sending you lots of positive vibes. :D

Marie Hall said...

A couple years ago I had cancer, now fully in remission. So I understand all about good health and how important it is. Hugs to you

Marie Hall said...

Can I just say you're awesome? ;)

Marie Hall said...

Thank you, Angel. :)

Marie Hall said...

I think that's a fantastic goal. I'm a serious foodie. It's not unheard of to walk into my kitchen and see me cooking Thai one night and German the next. I love cooking, next to writing, it's my favorite hobby. :D

Marie Hall said...

One of the perks of living in Hawaii is we have some of the most spectacular camping/hiking sites around. But I love camping, especially toasting smores over an open campfire while my boys tell spooky (not really) ghost stories. LOL

Marie Hall said...

I hope your wish comes true too. ;)

Marie Hall said...

Thanks so much, Sandra. I develop my best thoughts early in the morning on my 4-5 mile walks.. jogging though, not so much. :p And I wish you lots of great things too!

Marie Hall said...

Midnight Pork and Sauerkraut. Sounds like a brilliant book title to me. ;)

Marie Hall said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Jeanette! And congratz on graduating, what an accomplishment. :D

Marie Hall said...

Stressing less, oh yes... that is something I aspire to. ;)

Elie said...

NO resolutions, just long term goals. Hoping 2013 brings a full time teaching position.
Thanks for the great hop and Happy 2013
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Cassandra said...

My resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

jkgf27 said...

Happy New Year
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Krista said...

I'm looking forward to all the new 2013 book releases! Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
~Krista
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Mary Doherty said...

Thanks for doing the Blog Hop and Happy New Year!
gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Felicia M. Ciaudelli said...

My best New Year's memory - my son was born on New Year's Eve morning in 1983 - talk about out with the old and in with the new! We love to celebrate by going downtown to see the Mummers, when he isn't getting together with his friends on NYE to celebrate! :-)

Felicia
mrschopchop(at)verizon(dot)net

Liese2 said...

Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year!
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

Ronda Tutt said...

Happy New Years - Here is wishing you an awesome new year,

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Maureen said...

I am looking forward to a nice vacation.
Happy New Year!
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Drea Becraft said...

Happy New Year!

My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin. Maybe getting a cloning machine up and running would help!

~*Drea*~
dreabecraft(@)aol.com

Sherry Johnson said...

Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.

dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

valloryv said...

In New Years past, I loved watching the sun rise while I rode the streetcar home. That meant I had literally partied the night away!
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Carriefort29 said...

Have a fab new year thanks for chance to win!!


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Dione Sage said...

Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
Best Wishes in 2013
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donnas said...

Happy New Year!!

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strawberryrose said...

I Loved being with my Mom that I lost 33 year ago. So miss that. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! I'm going to lose 25 # and read 52 + books this year.

Judy
strawberryrose@earthlink.net

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'm looking forward to saving up for a car in 2013.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Cindy Hardwell said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win!

latishajean said...

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

gamistress66 said...

happy new year & may 2013 bring you good things
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K. April Holgate said...

I am looking forward to all the great books coming out this year! Especially the new Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs.
Thanks for doing the hop!! You are one of the new authors I found to stalk...um follow on Goodreads!!

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Missie1 said...

I loved that in 2012 my 15 year old finally got a clean bill of health from her cardiologist & she is back to being a normal kid/teen :D She got a pacemaker at the age of 11. So I'm sooooo HAPPY :D
Happy New Year to U and Yours
Missie Jones
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Renald said...

I plan to diet and exercise.
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slehan said...

Entering for Grand Prizes.
Thanks for the contest.

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Veronika said...

Thank you for the chance to win!
Happy New Year to you!
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Toni Porter said...

I'm looking forward to finding a better job (I hope!), and I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel and try to get it published.
tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

Shadow said...

Hi! Happy New Years! 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!
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Dita Škarste said...

The best memory is me and my friends/family attending masquerade ball!
Thanks!

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Stacey said...

looking forward to making 2013 more fun!!

Happy New Year
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myboo63 said...

thanks for the hop
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qaf22 said...

Happy New Year!
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AEKZ2 said...

I'm looking forward to a healthier new year. Thank you for your giveaway!
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Katie Amanda said...

I want to buy a house this year. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Minnie Medina said...

I want good health for me and mine so I can be with them more.

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Kaci Verdun said...

This year i'm looking foward to moving to Florida and for my husband to be back from overseas!

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J. Lenni Dorner said...

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Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

S Oconnor said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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