• PORTENCE, BLISS, SOLACE, A COWBOY'S FATE, VICTORIAN DREAM, SPECIAL DELIVERY, IRON HEART, LADY GALLANT, THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE, FATE OF THE SILVER MOON,......click cover to buy (image by Svetlana Petrova)

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Highway Cafe's 5 day CHRISTMAS TOUR and GIVEAWAY 2017

Go to end of blog for tour schedule!  
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   Did you know the first known written account of reindeer in association with Santa Claus occurred in 1821? That year, William Gilley published a sixteen page booklet introducing the reindeer into the Santa Claus narrative: 

   In 1823, The Night Before Christmas poem not only featured eight flying reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh, but for the first time, they were given names:
   Originally, Donner and Blitzen were called 'Dunder and Blixem, Dutch words for thunder and lightning. Over the years, through various publishing houses, the names changed. 
      Of course, the magic of how reindeer fly is another story, and I'm not allowed to tell that secret to humans!   


Greetings, I'm Moon Shadow, one of Santa's smallest elves. I help in the kitchen making cookies and candies. I'll see you at the party. I hope they play my favorite song, White ChristmasMay your holidays be merry and bright. 
   
Thank you for stopping by!

For a chance to win an e-copy of A Cowboy's Fatewinner of the Maple Leaf Award, just leave a comment below.
    
  Winner drawn at random, 
        and announced Dec. 11. 

                                                      
        This winter, warm up 
with a Hot Time in the Old West. 

        Available here SPECIAL DELIVERY only $2.99

Clover City, Colorado—1888
A mysterious letter and the drop-dead handsome town marshal, are the last things Mariah expects to find making rounds as a midwife.

Mariah McAllister plans to be married before her next birthday. Too bad Marshal Virgil Kincaid barely knows she’s alive. Not one to give up easily, she’s determined to show him she has an abiding passion for more than her work.

Virgil Kincaid loved a woman once—after she broke his heart, he spent three years in prison. Women can’t be trusted, no matter how good they look. He’s sworn off relationships in favor of Saturday night poker games. Life is simple—the way he wants it…until a stranger turns up dead in the road.

Forced to work side by side with Mariah, Virgil begins to wonder if she might be his second chance at love. As they trade kisses and oh so much more, he’s willing to take the gamble. But when a killer threatens their once peaceful town, all bets are off. 

Join the Five days of fun and prizes  


December 4
Holland Rae - https://hollandrae.com/
Sorchia DuBois - www.sorchiadubois.com
Mariah Lynne -

December 5
Peggy Jaeger - https://peggyjaeger.com/

December 6
Kelly Kalmanson – http://kkweil.blogspot.com

December 7
Denyse Bridger - http://www.fantasypages.ca

December 8
Linda Carroll-Bradd - http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com


                          MERRY CHRISTMAS 











16 comments:

  1. Hi Gini, enjoyed your blog. The Night Before Christmas poem is a favorite of our family and we read it every year. Nice to know the history. Special Delivery sounds intriguing. Best of luck with your books and Happy Holidays!

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  2. Hi Reggi: thank you for stopping by. Happy Holidays to you too!

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  3. That's an interesting bit about the reindeer. Happy Holidays and best of luck in the coming year.

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    1. Hi Sorchia, thank you for stopping by. Even if they couldn't fly Reindeer are so magical. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  4. Each year on Christmas Eve, I read the story to my children and now I do the same to my grandchildren. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Hi Susanne: what a wonderful tradition. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Merry Christmas

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  5. Loved learning about the history on the reindeer! Happy holidays, Gini!

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    1. HI Darlene: Thank you for the tour and for stopping by. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

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  6. Thanks for the lesson on reindeer--I love knowing bits of history like that! And Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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  7. What a wonderful history lesson. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  8. Hi Cassie: thank you for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the post. Happy Holidays to you too.

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  9. Loved hearing about the reindeer - and seeing the lovely pictures!

    Happy Christmas, Gini!

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    1. Hello Hywela: thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

      Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  10. Wow- that's so neat to learn about the reindeer. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Merry Christmas, Maureen. Reindeer truly do seem magical. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a message.

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