Monday, 14 December 2015

Raindrops on Roses and Sugar on Smoked Ham


Welcome and thank you for stopping by!
 There is plenty going on at Olivia's for the next nine days!

*Olivia's Favourite Things*
*The Tourist Paperback Giveaway*
*Yuletide Haiku*
*Christmas Poetry Reading*
****MINI TREASURE HUNT- ''Pick Your Book' Paperback Christmas Novel Giveaway**
*Amazon Gift Card Giveaway*
~~**Rafflecopter Grand Prize- Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards**~~

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Paperback giveway closes Dec 23rd.

Olivia's Favourite Things

Raindrops on roses and sugar on smoked ham....these are a few of my favourite things! Oh how I love Christmas and the things that make it such a special time of the year. The smell of ham baking, the sweet scent of rum cake, twinkling lights on the tree and the festive decorations. The heart-warming movies and the beautiful, soulful songs. And most important, spending the special occasion with those you love. No amount of great food, liquor (well maybe if you drink enough until you are in danger of passing out) and pretty trimmings can make you enjoy Christmas, if you are in the company of people you have to pretend to like or barely tolerate. Christmas is about love, and the people we love-they are the icing on the cake of the magical transformation our world takes on during the holidays. Reminiscing, making new memories, laughter, reunion. Love!

Here are some of my favourite things:


Muppets Christmas Carol
This Christmas
Christmas Mail
Miracle on 34th Street
How the Grinch Stole Christmas


A Kiss for Christmas- Luther Vandross
Hard Candy Christmas- Dolly Parton
This Christmas-Chris Brown
Merry Christmas Baby- Bruce Springsteen
Drink a Rum- Smokey Burke


Ham with Pineapple, Brown Sugar Glaze and Clove
Rum Cake
Jug Jug
Rum Punch

The Tourist Paperback Giveaway


While vacationing in Barbados, Jake Evans invited an irresistible island beauty to indulge in a night of passion. But the invitation inadvertently puts her life in danger. Jake is in possession of a highly coveted painting, a vengeful relative will stop at nothing to obtain. A smoking feud catches fire and both men are determined that when the smoke clears; only one of them will be left standing. 

*This book is a standalone novella with no cliffhangers and is for 18+ readers*

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Olivia's Yuletide Haiku

Christmas Poetry Reading 
(Read by Ben Starling)

"The Christmas Dog" by Shel Silverstein

 'Pick Your Book' Paperback Christmas Novel Giveaway

Have a bit of fun with this one! On the header image of this blog is a hidden item! If you find it, use the 'CONTACT' form in the right side bar of the blog to submit your answer. The winner gets to pick the book they wish from the three listed below! Good luck treasure hunter!



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Hot Fur Stripes Ebook Giveaway

Win a copy of this hot, shifter short story when it's released next month! Just leave a comment with the word 'FUR' in it, to be entered! 

Jasmine Moore was selected to conduct an exclusive interview with Durham’s hottest, youngest but most elusive billionaire, Terrence Devereaux. She’s reluctant to get up close and personal with the sexy tiger shifter but sparks fly from the first meeting and Ms. Moore’s chilly armor quickly melts away, as she finds herself unexpectedly ‘Hot fur his Stripes’. 

*This is a complete story with no cliffhangers and is for 18+ readers* 

The Nutcracker

Olivia's Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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  1. Hi Olivia,

    I just love The Nutcracker! Thanks for participating in The Jingle Book Blog Hop!

  2. Thank you for the giveaways! Facebook name is Ares-Athena West-Barthelman.

  3. Debbie Macomber is my sister's favorite author. I wonder if she has read the book you posted!! Thank you for the giveaway.
    @dedezoomsalot on Twitter.

  4. Oh Yuletide Haike... I LOVe YoURs. Merry Christmas, Olivia and what a lovely stop on the Jingle BBHop. Here's mine on the fly: Glowing golden bright ~ joy echoes from a dark night~ a dove glides upward Namaste!

    1. Thank you Susan! I'm happy you enjoyed your stop here and your Haiku is beautiful too. Merry Christmas!

  5. Thank You My Facebook name is Crystal Young or email
    crysyoung42 at gmail com

  6. I love your webpage. All great things to do and see.
    Facebook-judy cox

  7. Hi! My twitter handle is @rsbrandt44

  8. My email is Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I'd love to read this book :) My email: Happy Holidays :)

  10. My email is Thanks!

  11. Wow, thanks! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

  12. Happy Hoidays!

    Shannon (life_wo_frank - Twitter)

  13. Hello @pattycurry on Twitter . Happy Holidays !

  14. We have 2 cats. One has black-and-white FUR. The other has white-and-black FUR.


  15. Happy Holidays to you! @heavensent1988 at yahoo dot com

  16. It's the first time I've heard of Jug Jug. Merry Christmas!
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  17. My dog has beautiful golden FUR. Thanks for the great giveaways. Happy Holidays! bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  18. It feels like I'm spending half my downtime vacuuming my dogs' fur, haha. Also, amusingly enough, I just listened to an anime/JP drama playlist that has The Nutcracker Suite in it yesterday.

    Happy holidays, Olivia!

    @kachan007 on Twitter