#ChristmasWonderHop #Giveaway (Dec 1-31st) ~ Family Traditions & Wish List

Christmas Wonder Hop 2014

Oh my it’s almost here: CHRISTMAS! This is always a fun time of year. Christmas music, holiday drinks, fun lights and decorations, and so much more.


pecan-pie-lI have always looked forward to going to my grandparents each year to make our family recipes of popcorn balls, lace cookies, and pecan pie. Yummy! It has been a fun family tradition one I look forward too each year. I plan to continue the cooking traditions, but now I will be doing them at our home with my sonchristmas popcorn balls and family. I also love the snow, siting in front of a fire and reading, but this year I’m living in the sunny state of California, so I will just have to use my imagination.

Book Wish List

Oh Gezz, it’s Book Wish List time. I will try to keep the list short, but it might be a challenge. ^_^ I have sooooo many books I want!

  1. Night Shift 
  2. Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson 
  3. Light My Fire (Dragon Kin series Book 7)
  4. Oracle’s Moon (A Novel of the Elder Races)
  5. Lord’s Fall (A Novel of the Elder Races)
  6. The Beast In Him (The Pride Series)
  7. Unleash (V.E.T Vampire Romance Series Book 6)
  8. Rebecca (BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance) (Alpha Marked Book 4) 
  9. A Cursed Bloodline: A Weird Girls Novel
  10. A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella
  11. All Roar and No Bite (Paranormal BBW Shapeshifter Romance) (Grayslake Book 2)
  12. Hakan/Séverin (Bayou Heat Book 11) 
  13. Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
  14. A Highlander’s Obsession: A Highlander’s Beloved Novel
  15. Rumpel’s Prize (Kingdom Series Book 8)
  16. Dangerously Mine (Loving Dangerously series Book 1)
  17. Administrative Control (Immortal Ops Book 6)
  18. On the Edge (A Novel of the Edge Book 1)
  19. Call of the Cougar (Heart of the Cougar Book 2)
  20. Highland Werewolf Boxed Set (Heart of the Wolf)

What are you looking forward to during the holiday season plus which books are on your wish list? 


I have some great Giveaway’s for you. ~ (View Giveaway Policy)

I have a Signed Copy of Setta Jay (love this lady) latest release Tempting Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms #4)I love this Erotic Paranormal Romance series and recommend giving it a try – Hidden Ecstasy #0.5 is FREE(INT) (Must be 18+ to Enter this Giveaway)

Pick a book off your wish list: winner’s choice of any book or eBook from Amazon up to $8.00. (Open To All)

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Celebrate the Wonder of the Season! Visit all of the blogs to see what they love most about the season and which books have made their Christmas wish lists! There’s a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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74 comments on “#ChristmasWonderHop #Giveaway (Dec 1-31st) ~ Family Traditions & Wish List

  1. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Giveaway’s! The winners have been picked and contacted.
    Have a great NEW YEAR!

  2. I am looking forward to the new and returning tv series. My top 3 books that I can’t wait to read is Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Master of the Hunt by Mandy M. Roth, and A View To A Kill by Mandy M. Roth.

  3. I’m dying to read the Unwind Dystology!!

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing family. My wish list at the moment is to complete my collection of Janet Evanovich.

  5. I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends during the holidays. Books on my wishlist include Immortal by J.R. Ward, Seventh grave and No Body by Darynda Jones, and Festive in Death by J.D. Robb. Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  6. To all the food.and.spending.time with my family. 🙂
    You were mine, Beautiful oblivion and so many more!

  7. I’m looking forward to enjoying lots of time with family and friends. Revenant by Larissa Ione is on my wish list.

  8. I’m looking forward to relaxing and just reading. The books on my wish list include the newest RL Matthewson NFH book and a paperback copy of Nero by Sarah Brianne.

  9. Looking forward to spending time with my family and the food. I want to read Shifting Shadows and Dangerously mine .


  10. Tha us for being part of the Hop. I have so many books so I’ll just go with a few here. The Shadow by JR Ward, Revenant by Larissa Ione and the latest Nora Roberts.
    Carol L

  11. I love spending time with my kids and family so that’s what I’m looking forward to! My book wishlist is so long but a few are the newest from Setta Jay, and the next in the Chaso series from Kristen Ashley!

  12. Hi, love your blog, and newsletter!

  13. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family this holiday. I have a few books on my wish list, but the one I really want is Dark Spaces by Gillian Flynn 🙂

  14. I have a huge TBR list that I’m planning to work my way through, a little everyday. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  15. I am looking forward to seeing my family, opening presents, and enjoying the seasonal drinks at Starbucks this holiday season. Two of the books on my Christmas list are “Gone Girl” and “Gray Mountain.”

  16. I am looking forward to spending time with my family.
    One book that I can’t wait to read is Revenant by Larissa Ione.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I’m looking forward to Night Shift and Visions In Silver.

  18. Spending time with family and watching the grandchildren in the school Christmas musical as well as the Church Christmas play.
    My book wishlist
    The Queen’s Quartette,Forever, Unhinged, Obsessed, The Gathering, Secret,Misquided, Nights with Him, Alpha’s Captive (the complete bundle),Tactical Magik, Commanding the Tides, A hero’s Pride, king of the Unblessed, Honey Girl, Billionaire, Plight of the Highlander

  19. I’m looking forward to go home! It has been awhile.
    Thoughtless by SC Stephens is on my wish list. Thank you..

  20. I’m looking forward to spending quality time with my family. I’d love to find Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover under my tree. Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas!!

  21. I’m looking forward to my kiddos being out of school and getting to spend time with them. And I just started reading Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, so they’re on my wish list! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  22. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

  23. Awesome giveaways! Thanks for a chance to win!

  24. I’m looking forward to seeing my family. Some books on my wishlist are Steelheart, Seraphina, and Prince of Fools. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  25. Thought had posted but not seeing it here so will try one more time. I love the holidays and spending time with family. I love all kinds of books from romance to murder mystery cozies,time travel,ghost if not to scary,vampire romances and many more. Happy Holiday everyone hope you have good ones. Thanks for the contest

  26. Thanks for the contest. I love the holidays and my wish list of books well I love all kinds of books I am an avid reader.I like historical romance,murder mysteries the cozy kind. I like some of the time travel stories and ghost stories as long as not to scary.I also like the vampire romances and the stories with the highland theme. Happy Holidays to everyone & again thanks for the contest.

  27. I’m looking forward to giving gifts. Right now the book at the top of my wishlist is Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead.

  28. Thank you so much for participating in this hop! I would love to win both of these amazing prizes. Most importantly, I want to say Merry Christmas! I hope you have an awesome one this year!

  29. I was really hoping you’d share that popcorn ball recipe.

  30. Raw by Belle Aurora!

  31. I am looking forward to gathering with friends and family members this holiday season. Having a food good home cooked meals and dancing the nights away! I have a few children’s books on my wish list for loved ones this year.

  32. looking forward to the decorations; an Abbi Glines book

    • It is always fun to see all the decorations people and places do for the Holidays. Good luck in the giveaways!

  33. I have so many books on my wishlist. It’s too long to post. I’m looking forward to seeing the looks on my niece and nephew’s face when they open their presents Christmas day.


  35. I am looking forward to the paries now! As fr my list it’s to long, but some of the authors are Shrrilyn Keyon, Anne Rice Robyn Peterman and Dani Harper. Thats a short version!

    • LOL I know how you feel my list is long and I only put up 20 for this post ^_^
      Thank’s for stoping in and good luck in the giveaway.
      Happy Holidays!

  36. Also, what I love about the holiday season is the fact that Christmas is approaching and I get to spend time again with my family and relatives and enjoy this wonderful season together 🙂

    • Me too. I love getting together at Christmas with family. It’s always special and fun. Good luck in the giveaway.

  37. Would love to have a copy of My True Love Gave To Me and any of J.L. Armentrout’s books 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  38. I’m looking forward to seeing the kids in my family open their presents. I have Light My Fire by G A Aiken on my wishlist.

    • OO I love G.A. Aiken she is a fantastic author and I can’t wait to get my hands on Light My Fire too. Good luck in the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

  39. Merry Christmas. I want the latest J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood book, The Shadows.

    • That is a nice choose. I still need to read The King by J.R. Ward. Have a great Holiday and good luck in the giveaway!

  40. Blood Curse by Kat Flannery is on my wishlist. Looking forward to a relaxing Christmas this year.
    Happy Holidays!

  41. The Fall by Bethany Griffin is on my wish list, and I am looking forward to heading to New Jersey to see my husbands family over the holidays. I am NOT looking forward to the cold up there though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. I am looking forward to spending time with my family and watching the Christmas parade. The top 3 books on my wish list are Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

    • I’ve not watched the Christmas parade in a few years probably because we have had no tv until this year. I might have to check it out. I remember as a kid liking to see it. Good luck and happy reading!

  43. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. Everyone gathers together on the holidays. I’m also looking forward to the fall/winter weather. I don’t usually have a lot of time to read during the holiday season, but I’m going to try an finish Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford. Blessings & Thanks to All.

  44. Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber is on my wishlist this holiday. I’m looking for a long uninterrupted sleep this Christmas.

  45. Spending time with my wonderful family and snow! My wish list is huge!! Jason by Laurell K Hamilton, the Pride series by Shelley Laurenston and her Dragon kin series, I’ve read them both but I want them for my library for re reading. Revenant by Larissa Ione, she is awesome! The darkest touch by the amazing Gena Showalter, The Shadows by JR Ward, Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon and the list goes on, lol!!

    • Ooo nice wish list Rebecca. I have lot of them on my list too. I want the whole Pride series as well. I love those books and of course her Dragon Kin I have them already. Great reads! ^_^ Stay warm with all the snow and have a wonderful Holiday full of family. Thanks for stoping in and good luck.

  46. i am looking forward to spending time with my kids and grandkids

    • Have a fun time with family. My mother-in-law will be coming in two weeks for the Holidays! We have a lot of fun stuff planned. Happy Holidays!

  47. Thanks for the giveaway! I am looking forward to baking cookies and getting books from my wish list. The Mercy Thompson books are some of my favorites. <3

  48. Bwahaha your list so made me snort. Love it. And pecan pie. Yums! Thanks for joining in on the hop Angela!

    • Thank’s for having this hop Anna. We made our 1st pecan pie of the season on Sat. My son had so much fun helping me. I’ve already purchased one book of my wish list since I got lucky and won a gift card. Hope to get more soon. Then it’s about reading them. I’m so bad. I have a stack of books and still end up buying more. ^_^

  49. I’m free any for Christmas already..I just gotta wrap lol which I’m doing this week..I gotta stay on top of things in dec! 4 of my sibling bday r in dec, as well as my husband out anniversary was 4 days ago and it’s Christmas. .if I wasn’t prepared I’d be going crazy! Lol
    The new nalini singh for sure there’s some others but my brain just died lol

    • Oh my B-Day’s in Dec and then the Christmas Holiday. You have a lot going on in Dec. I can see why you need to stay on top of things. Oh yes I can’t wait to get the new Nalini Singh book too. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

  50. I guess I can no longer ignore Christmas now that it’s December 1st. Let the stress of holiday shopping begin! *pulls hair out* That’s one good looking wishlist you have there, Angela; a few of your titles are on mine as well. Ooh well, at least it is the season for giveaways & hops, so it’s not all bad. Thanks for the chance!

    • Hi Carmel! Oh yes I tried to keep my book wish list short, but then I ended up with more on it then expected and of course their are still more books on my list then that. ^_^ I this time of year with all the decorations people do and the giveaways and hops happing in the blogger world. Good luck and try not to stress on the holiday shopping!

  51. Thank you Angela for hosting this giveaway and always keeping it fun on your blog! I always enjoy your photo, and my kids glance at it and always ask what your website is about!

    • Hello Cheryl, Thank you for stoping bye. It’s nice to here that you enjoy the giveaway’s hosted and the blog. I do love the photo at the top. It embodies all things magical about books. Have a fantastic day and good luck! ^_^

  52. I always want the latest from Bodie Thoene, also I like books from Nora Roberts, Jodi Piccoult and Robyn Carr.