Sunday, December 23, 2012

Successful Apocalypse and Giveaway Ongoing

Hi there!  I'm keeping it brief today, as it's the holidays and a lot of people are taking a break.  This will serve as my Monday post since I'm going to be doing a WHOLE lotta' cooking on Monday.

First, if you survived the apocalypse and participated in the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Blogfest on Friday, the 21st, here's your survivor badge:

Congratulations!  You're still alive!

A great big thank you out to Chuck, my charming and positively apocalyptic co-host, and to each of you who participated.  I had such a good time reading everyone's posts on Friday.  Had the world ended, I would have been too distracted to notice.

Second, Christine Rains' giveaway is ongoing.  There are great prizes, and you can enter below.  Easy peasy!

Giveaway Prizes:
1st Prize - Digital copy of The Marquis, ARC of The Alpha, signed copy of Fearless
2nd Prize - Digital copy of The Marquis, ARC of The Alpha
3rd Prize - Digital copy of The Marquis

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Finally, have a Merry Christmas!  I'll see you back here for at least a brief post on Wednesday, as I do have some links to share and at least one of them is only good for a couple days.

May you find your Muse.


  1. In answer to the contest query, in one apartment, we had a neighbor that complained about the noise we supposedly made. He was so sensitive that he complained when our six month old baby was playing on the floor (the dude lived under us and I swear he was listening so he could complain!) He was a total hypocrite because he and his wife had paint-peelingly loud arguments all the time! So much profanity it was ridiculous! Anyway, when we moved, we shampooed the carpet so it would look nice. This was at 3pm on a Saturday. He got a posse together to confront us about the noise! Seriously! We got it done as quick as possible, and when else did he expect us to do it? Then, after we finished, he turned his stereo up full blast in retaliation. And all the while, we had another neighbor in the building who had loud parties at 4am (so loud our baby couldn't sleep) and they had the cops called on them because their fights got violent. I swear, they just didn't like us, because in no way could we have been the worst people in that building. Since then, I refuse to ever live in another apartment as long as I live. I just can't do it.

  2. Merry Christmas to you! Good luck with all the cooking!

  3. Have a wonderful Christmas!! The blogfest was fun and glad I decided to participate. Now to dig myself out from under all the Kates...

  4. @Alex: Oh, we all know that if you were buried under Kates the last thing you'd be interested in doing is getting out.

  5. I Love Christine's covers! I'm not big on stories about demons, but I like werewolves, so I may just have to get me a copy of The Alpha. Have a great Christmas, Shannon!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  6. Thanks again Shannon and hope you have really great Christmas. I too will be sporadic this coming week. At least I'll see you on the other side.

  7. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!! :)

  8. Thanks so much for co-hosting the Apocalypse blogfest! It was a heap of fun :) But I have yet to read most of the other participants' posts. I will be doing so of course :D

    re: bad neighbours, I have been pretty lucky all in all, but in recent times I've had a) neighbours who smoke and the smoke wafts through my house; neighbours who talk loudly outside on the phone till past midnight on school nights!!, c) neighbours who do really loud and bad karaoke for a whole day, d) neighbours who party late on Thursday nights (a school night). So I guess that's about it!

  9. I don't even know if Briane Pagel's Blogathon of Doom was thusly named because of the would-be apocalypse, but I tried my best to interpret it that way...

  10. We are survivors!!!

  11. The blog fest was a lot of fun and I got a kick out of some of the entries. Very creative stuff.

    I have a lot of cooking ahead of me as well. Merry Christmas, Shannon!

  12. What if we didn't survive the holocaust? ;)

  13. Though I didn't participate in the blogfest, I just wanted to say that your interpretation of the theme was one of my favorites. Have a great holiday!

  14. LG, we had similar neighbors. We had to call the cops on them one night because I truly thought they were going to kill each other. When we finally got out of there, they complained about the noise we made while moving and the landlord seriously kept part of our deposit. Legally, they had no grounds, but we couldn't afford to fight them.

    Sherry, I made it through the cooking and actually enjoyed myself, thanks!

    Andrew, thank you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas (seeing as how I somehow missed the comments on this post).

    Alex, you don't REALLY want out, do you?

    Allison, I hope you like The Alpha!

    Chuck, did you have a good trip?

    Jemi, I hope your holidays were wonderful, and that your new year has started well.

    Trisha, blech! I had a neighbor who rented their house out and the last group there was a group of students (not bad on its own, but they were terrible). They smoked with the windows open, so we had to keep our windows shut all summer, set off fireworks (we live in a constant drought) that zoomed into our woodpile, had parties, played loud music, etc. I was so relieved to move out.

    Tony, any time something can be interpreted as apocalyptic, all the better.

    Lexa, I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

    Ib, yes, we are! Congratulations!

    ABftS, I'm glad you liked it! I hope your cooking went well and you had a great Christmas!

    Randy, ack! That's deep, but if the afterlife is just more of the same...sigh, I guess I'll take it.

    Cynthia, thank you, I appreciate it!