2012 in review – Happy New Year

Just wanted to share this and say “THANK YOU” to all my readers and commenters.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Merry Christmas or S Rahzh-Dyes-Tvom Khrees-Toh-Vim

S RAHZH-DYES-TVOM KHREES-TOH-VIM is the proper pronunciation of: С Рождеством or “Merry Christmas” in Russian. I started researching Christmas in Russia while wondering how my “lycans” from my series of books, The Siberian Volkov Pack, would celebrate. Especially since the Alpha, Dmitry is married to an American and has twin daughters. I’m sure Violet would want the children to have presents under a Christmas tree.

The Russian “Santa Claus” is called Ded Morose, or Father Frost. He and his grandaughter Snegurochka, the snow maiden ride in a traditional russian troika carrying an evergreen tree and presents for children, which is drawn by three horses.

So, from the Siberian Volkov Pack and from my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Ded Morose

Not Too Late – Bitten by Books.

 I had a great time over on Bitten by Books. It’s not too late to leave a comment and get entered into the drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Come by and read why I write about the paranormal and then leave a comment. It’s that easy. 🙂

http://bittenbybooks.com/59782/author-caryn-moya-block-guest-blog-and-25-amazon-gift-card-contest-live-here/

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Bitten by Books Guest Blog and Giveaway Today

Caryn%252520in%252520cloakI am Guest Blogging over on Bitten by Books today.

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Come by and join us as I talk about why I write paranormal romance and seeing my first ghost when I was three years old. Notice I said “first” ghost? Yes, I’ve seen others.

I will also be answering questions about my newest release My Mate’s Embrace. In which Laurel’s mother appears to her in ghostly form to guide her daughter to heal from her step-father’s abuse. I hope to see you there! Please comment for a chance to win an Amazon Gift card. What kind of paranormal experiences have you had?

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My Mates Embrace 72

RSVP today for Guest Blog tomorrow. Chance to win an Amazon gift card.

My Mates Embrace 72Bitten By Books.com will be hosting me on Friday.

Join us on 12/14 with author Caryn Moya Block for a Guest Blog, chat and contest. This event post goes up at 12:00pm Central and runs into the evening.  For those visiting from outside of the US, here is  the time conversion link. We are in the Chicago time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

She will be talking about her book My Mate’s Embrace. “Anton Volkov, Siberian lycanthrope, is following the scent of Laurel Harris, who is running away from her abusive stepfather. When Anton finds her, he is surprised to realize she is his mate, the one woman meant to be his. But the Russian mafia is also on her trail. In order to rescue Laurel, Anton must first get this troubled woman to trust him. Can love heal her wounded heart?”

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers WORLDWIDE Prize: A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

RSVP below and get 25 entries to the prize portion of the contest when you show up on the day of the event. If you don’t show up and mention your RSVP your points won’t be entered into the contest.

Be SURE to TWEET and FACEBOOK this link: http://bittenbybooks.com/59708/author-caryn-moya-block-guest-blog-and-25-amazon-gift-card-contest-1214-rsvp-here/ so your friends can RSVP too.

Bitten by Books – Tower Ad for “My Mate’s Embrace”

 Come by and see the great Tower Ad for “My Mate’s Embrace” on “Bitten by Books”. I love the flashing description. Didn’t it turn out gorgeous?

 http://bittenbybooks.com/category/reviews/

Winner of the “Fall In Love” – Blog Hop.

Alpha's Mate 2(5)Congratulations to Irene, and Thank You for your comment. You are the winner of the “Fall In Love” Blog Hop. Look in your inbox for your prize. I hope you enjoy “Alpha’s Mate.”

Caryn Moya Block