Saturday, December 11, 2010

Advent Calendar Giveaway Day 12

So today we get halfway through these Advent Calendar giveaways. And so perhaps we can now start singing 'The 12 Days of Christmas'? But I'm never really sure whether the 12 days are before or after Christmas. Does anyone know?

Anyway, the winner of yesterday's 'antique' Kate Walker is: KAELEE

Kaelee please let me have your postal address -email kate @ (don't forget that - hyphen)
A bit of news - I have (with the help of the fabulous Heather from We Write Romance ) updated and 'tweaked' my web site in celebratory colours ready for the holiday season. It has some of the new books coming up and a special Christmas graphic as my 'card' to my readers. The new Presents Extra cover for my 2011 title The Proud Wife is now up - but I still don't have the UK cover of this one. Just as soon as I do have it, I'll post it to share with you all.

Today's Advent Calendar giveaway - well yesterday we went back in time with The Golden Thief, so today let's come right up to date with my latest novel - the one published most recently in October this year. And that's The Good Greek Wife.

The return of the proud Greek husband...

He was declared missing at sea – but now notorious Zarek Michaelis is back and ready to take control! First he’ll see to his business, and then to his wayward wife...

For two years Penny has struggled to come to terms with Zarek’s disappearance. But enough is enough. It’s time to move on… Her proud Greek husband is still as darkly handsome as ever, and the attraction between them is just as potent. But Penny can’t trust Zarek’s motives – does he just want her body and the fortune he left behind…or to try again?

If you're in the UK, and you didn't get a copy of this when it came out, you might want to try and grab this prize - The Good Greek Wife sold out on the Mills & Boon site so it's not easy to find now. It is still around in America on Amazon or eHarlequin.

So to be in with a chance, answer today's question - and as I've already mentioned The Twelve Days of Christmas, let's think about music and songs at this time of year. What sort of music do you like to listen to as you decorate the house or do the Christmas baking?

Are you a traditionalist who loves the purety of Silent Night? Or perhaps you like something more lively and fun - Jingle Bells? What about that old favourite - are you dreaming of a White Christmas?

Tell me your favourite Christmas music and you'll have your name put before Sid the Cat with a cat treat on top. And the one he eats first will win the copy of The Good Greek Wife.


Morton S Gray said...

It's got to be 'Deck the Halls' or gregorian christmas chants! Mx

Áine said...

Some Perry Como 'It's begining to look like Christmas' but my all time favourite is Mariah Carey's 'I miss you most at Christmas time' hauntingly beautiful.

Nas Dean said...

Whenever Jingle Bells play, I find myself singing along with it!

Kaelee said...

Thank you Kate ~ I shall enjoy The Golden Thief.

I think O Holy Night is my favorite song about Christmas. However there are some versions of it that I don't like. It takes a strong pure voice to sing it properly.

Then I love the traditional carols like Silent Night, Joy to the World and all the rest of them.

desere_steenberg said...

Hello Kate

I am just loving this contest is so much fun ! I am a traditionalist with Silent Night and other gospal songs being my favorite !

But I also love the more lively songs like Jingle Bells and I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause !

If I had to pick just one it would have to be Joy to the world !

Have great day

Your Fan

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
I really love Eartha Kitt's Santa baby - always makes me feel christmassy.- Milly

Laney4 said...

Hi, Kate and all!
I enjoy Royal Guardsmen's SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS ... Alvin and the Chipmunks' THE CHRISTMAS SONG ... and anything Bing Crosby. All date back to my childhood (go figure).

Anonymous said...

If I'm baking, cooking or cleaning or even decorating, I like to listen to instrumental classic Christmas carols.

I also have a CD with 'rock' Christmas songs on it which I really love as I am a big rock fan!!! Hehe!!

in Germany

Julie M said...

I love to have a Christmas CD playing at this time of year. I love to sing along, much to the cats' annoyance.

The one song that always sticks out for me is "The power of love" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. It's "our song" as Paul bought me the single the first year we were together in 1984. Of course, it doesn't seem to be particularly Christmassy, but it always seems to be on the Christmas compilations

Lois said...

Hi again! :) Well, I think I like instrumental versions a tiny bit more than ones with words... but just love me my Rudolph (must be the Gene Autry version!!!), Little Drummer Boy and Do You Hear What I Hear (and I'm not even religious! LOL)... but I absolutely, positively hate Silent Night. Well, instrumentally, it's okay... but definitely can not hear it sung, just hate it! LOL And I hate no real reason as to why.


Debby said...

I love It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
debby236 at att dot net

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