Happy New Year Hop and Giveaway!

Happy New Year by Billy AlexanderI’m excited because it’s a new year and I have a new book (Release Me, in case you’ve missed the 8 billion times that I’ve mentioned it!) and what better way to start off the new year than a brand new contest and a fun blog hop?

Join the hop and enter via the Rafflecopter below (you need to leave a comment)! Be sure to visit all the stops! It’s a great way to ease into the new year.

Happy happy!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

308 Comments

Julie

Great goal! I’m going to be doing a series of time management posts on the blog this year. After a decade of juggling either a law practice and writing or homeschooling and writing, plus an average of 4 books/year, I feel like I know it from the organized side and the pitfall side!

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Sandy Lion

I really want to get my TBR pile down to a more manageable level before I even contemplate adding any new books or authors. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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Kathleen Kellenbenz

I plan on staying smoke free, since I have to be on oxygen. Then I plan on finishing all the projects that I started.

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erinf1

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’m hoping to be able to take more “me” time and catch up on the TBR mountain range I currently have :)

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Elie

I want to read from a crate I have of UF paperback series. There are ton I have been collecting so I could read them in one swing.

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Julie T.

I plan on eating better! I have been exercising regularly for over a year, which is exciting, but need to get the right fuel in.

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Lois M.

Hi and Happy 2013! :) Certainly hoping this is the year we move away from this neighborhood! But more immediately, get to all the books I need to read and review for my blog by the end of the month… :)

Lois

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Tammi McDonald

• I’m going to strengthen my business and also gain a corporate job in the industry to further my experience and knowledge and piggy bank.
• I’m going to remember myself in the happiness equation because I have to be happy to make those around me happy
• I’m going to let go of what doesn’t make me grow, be strong, happy or lose weight, and find stuff that does! Lol
• I am finishing my book and getting it published!
• I will be adding to this list as I accomplish my goals and need more!

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Allie Mathews

I hope to accomplish the feat of publishing my first book! So exciting 😀

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Deidre

I just want to get to read more. I’ve been a student for the last three years and I’m looking forward to catching up on all the great books I’ve missed.

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Lori H

I will get back to my hour a day exercise program and eat healthier. I’ve had a hard time getting back into my normal routine following the birth of my baby 3 months ago.
Happy New Years,
Lori
lorih824@yahoo.com

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Debbie Griffith

Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

I also plan to read more and to finish getting my sewing room organized so I can clear a spot to set up a card table that I can work a 1,000 piece jig-saw on! If I win the giveaway that will help me to achieve my goal of reading more since I could pick up some more kindle books to read! :)

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Pat

I am looking forward to reading more — especially now that I have a Nook and an IPad.

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Martha Lawson

I want to get rid of my unncessary junk in my house! Get everything in order and organized.

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ki pha

I know I’m graduating college this spring so that’s one thing to look for and I need to find a job too. But most of all I”ll want more books to read and more time for it, but also time for writing.

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Cathy V

I plan on having more fun, getting a handle on anxiety (bluck!) and getting more organized.
Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Sasha H

Happy New Year and congrats on your release :)

I’d love to win such a great prize!

u2beegees (at) yahoo.ca

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Sasha H

This year I want to be more organized, in life, at work. Started doing that on my blog :)

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jennirv4967@gmail.com

I hope to meet last year’s goal of actually reading 35 books this year.

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jovialvampyre

After several years I plan to REALLY get the leak that runs in down my family room wall fixed. There must be a solution and I aim to find it :)!

Happy New Year!

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Eva Millien

Happy New Year!
I am excited that you have more books coming out in the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom!

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Debbie P

Trying to get rid of a bunch of junk in our basement. And also try to organize my coupons so I get more use out of them. Thanks!

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kathy

Happy New Year, my one and only goal this year is to quit smoking. And to help me do that i will be reading a whole lot more.
Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy New Year

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Booksie

I’m working on my Plan B so when my teen graduates in 3 years, I’m not lost and wandering around!

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CatFire

I will spend more time enjoying the important things in life – friends & family. Life is too short to miss out on any opportunity to spend time with the important people in your life.

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Terri Rinko

I hope to get healthy this year and that in turn will boost my self-confidence.

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Brandi S.

I’m hoping to finish all the little projects that I started last year and never finished lol Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year!

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Liz S

I want to make a dent in my TBR pile. It now encompasses two book cases. The problem is my favorite authors keep writing more and more great books and I can’t keep up!

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Deb

I want to do a few things on my leap list. Starting with Powell’s bookstore and then heading right over to voodoo doughnuts.

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Pearl K

I really wanted to read more books this year. Maybe finish half of my TBR list. So many books to read, so little time.

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Sue Sattler

I plan on trying to lose weight, stop smoking and spend a little more time on me. 😀

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Karin Anderson

I hope to have more definite plans on taking copy editing classes. I’m hoping to go into a publishing house as a copy editor. *Fingers crossed*

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Ann S.

I am hoping to survive the summer. I have a son graduating from High School, two daughters graduating from college, and one getting married at the end of June. I get dizzy just thinking about it. Congratulations on the new book it looks great.

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kindlemom1

I am hoping I can finally get my TBR pile down and read all those books I had to put off last year this year.
At least, that is my goal but with all the great releases out this year, who knows if that will happen! :)

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librarypat

I plan on getting organized. I have been overrun by boxes of things that need to be put away or gotten rid of. If I can at least make a dent in the mess, I will be happy, but I would really like to get my house back. We have been renovating an 1898 victorian farmhouse and playing musical rooms in the process. Real easy to let things get away from you.

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Ada H

I hope to get fitter in the New Year *fingers crossed* lol

Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

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Carolyn H.

I’m going to work on sticking to my goals better, not just letting them slide by. I let myself off the hook too often about things I want AND need to get done.

Happy 2013, all!

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Charla Lamberth

I plan to eat healthier and exercise more. This is my year to get healthy!

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Tess

Happy New Year Julie & Best Wishes for 2013! I hope to be 100% vegan by end of 2013 :) I’m currently 40% there!

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Michelle Harlan

I’m hoping to run a 5K by the end of this year. I’ve never run one before, but I did manage to walk in a few this past year. It’s part of my “staying healthy enough to keep up with the kids” goal!

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Sandra

I plan on scoring tickets and having a blast at comic con :) Really hoping to go for the first time!

Thanks for the chance and I hope you have a great new year!

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Victoria CK

I plan on getting back into the habit of using my exercise bike at least every other morning. I bought it late summer, but stopped using it when I depressed over Grandma’s passing @ end of Sept. I can really feel the difference after a couple of months (& the holiday eating, lol).
Unfortunately, I’m now at that age where I HAVE to keep up the exercise if I want to stay in any kind of shape. Well, round is a shape, but not the one I want…

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Shelly Hammond

I have no real plans just yet but I guess you could say I plan to have some sort of plan by the end of this month!

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Kay

Make more time for me and live in the moment not worry or stress about what is to come & trust.

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Christine Shaffer

I plan on making sure I obey my Drs orders after my back surgery so when I have my knee replacement I can start doing some easy exercising, watching my diet better so my diabetics is better controlled, learning as much about M.S. as I can and not give in to it. I want to get better first for myself then for my family. My daughter is 16 n needs her mommy around for a long time. Biggest thing is No Stress! Can’t have it.

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Alexandrea Ward

I hope to finally get my driver’s license. I’ve been struggling with this since I was 16 and it’s getting really irritating.

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Evelyn

My resolution is to stop stressing so much over the things they I can’t control.

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Jaime Lester

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a few years, and I am believing with all of my heart that this year is our year. We will have a bun in the oven soon. That is my biggest prayer!

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Janet Lucas

Enjoy our retirement enjoy reading books & working on being a working artist!

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Krista

I want to workout more and keep better records of all the books that I read. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

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Kerri

I hope that after a lot of hard work, the business my sister and I are starting takes off!

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Cristina

To exercise more and eat healthier. Thanks for the giveaway!

jerzeepnay AT hotmail DOT com

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Amanda Lynnette

One thing well there’s a couple of things i want to do this year but the main two is to go back to school and save enough money to travel across sea. :-)

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Lisa Vazquezanzua

I’m moving in a few months and starting a new chapter in my life! I cannot wait!
Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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HollyB

What I want to accomplish in 2013…. EXERCISE and LOSE WEIGHT!! I *must* get a treadmill so I can READ while I walk… :)

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Suz Reads

I plan & hope to make a dent in my TBR pile because it is taking over and I’ve got so many great books to read! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

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stacey dempsey

I hope to save enough money to take my kids on a family vacation this summer

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*Jam*

My resolutions are: to read as much as I did in 2012 and to be bolder.

Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

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Linda Henderson

I hope to lose some weight and I’m going to try and eat healthier this year.

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Wendy

My plan is to finally get my diploma and make a decision on whether or not to continue my college education. Also, work on managing my anxiety issues.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Tamara

Aside from read a good assortment of books this next year, I’d also like to concentrate on organizing my house better. (Thanks!)

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Linda Kish

I just had knee replacement surgery. I know, ouch. I plan to get my range of motion back and get back to walking a mile at a time.(not too soon)

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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Deborah

Spend more time with family, bigger vegetable garden, finish more quilts, do more hiking!

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Denise Z

Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop. I plan to Laugh this year, read some really good books, and then Laugh some more and hope to meet my days with a smile – lofty goals I know but hey everything looks better when you laugh :)

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ashlee lewis walls

I am looking forward to my son’s graduation and getting into the college of his choice this year. MIT here he comes :)

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Ann Fantom

My goal for 2013 is to have a yard sale to clean all the unwanted stuff out of our house.

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susan smoaks

i plan to lose the last 15 pounds this year and stay at my goal weight for life

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Tracy Allen

For the first time, I have purchased some oranizer diaries and plan to use them – thanks

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Geoff K

I plan to get more involved in my community and devote more time to volunteering in 2013!

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Kim W

I hope to win the lottery this year, I have hoped to win every year but I have a good feeling about 2013

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Bonnie Hilligoss

I would like to clean some stacks of books out of corners (but I have to read them first) and lose a few pounds somewhere – anywhere!

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Melanie

Well, last year my goal was to quit smoking, I’m now smoke free for 1 year and seven days. This year, my goal is to loose the weight that I gained whilst quitting smoking lol.

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Bridget Merker

I have started a Direct Sales job part time and would love for it to be successful.

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Samantha

I hope to accomplish running 2 miles in one day this year. That would be awesome!

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latisha depoortere

I need too gain some of the weight I lost from last year from being so sick! I would love to read more books this year!
Happy New Year!

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Bryan E.

Thanks for the giveaway…our resolution is to use public transit or bicycle to get to work at lest 3 days each week, instead of driving.

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Candice Hull

My husband and I have vowed this is our year of DOING. We are big time planners and list makers, it’s the follow through we always have problems with. All those little projects that you mean to do but put off. Not this year! We have already tackled one full page of “to do” so far this year!
Thank you

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