Friday, December 14, 2012

Purrrfectly Giftastic Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome! Christmastime has always been my favorite time of the year! I love everything about it ... the cooler weather; snow; gatherings with friends, family and loved ones; sharing good food; exchanging meaningful gifts; decorating the house and the tree; the smell of woodsmoke in the air ... the list goes on.

Having a multitude of heritages (Italian, Russian, Irish, English, French and Spanish) in our family, we share several traditions during this time of year ... from St. Nicholas Day on December 6th to Eastern Orthodox Christmas in January!

I love learning about various holiday traditions so I thought this would be the perfect venue to share our own with one another.

I know there are so many of blogs to visit, so I won't keep you long. I'm happy you stopped by and if you'd like a chance to win a PDF copy of my e-book, Skin Deep, an erotic contemporary novella, as well as a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Secret Cravings Publishing, all you need to do is share with me one of your family tradition ... old or new!

The contest will run through Monday, December 17th at midnight. Winners will be announced and notified by Tuesday evening. Be sure to leave your e-mail address at the end of your comment so I can contact you if you're a winner! Winners will be chosen by!

Be sure to visit all of the authors participating in the

Here's an little bit about Skin Deep ...

Emily Monroe, a statuesque high school English teacher, is convinced that getting a tattoo to cover the remnants of her brush with Morphea is the only option left to open the door to self-acceptance, allowing her to finally move on with her life after the devastating diagnosis left more than physical scars in its wake.

Rick Sutton, owner of Skin Deep, a successful tattoo shop, has his own cross to bear. Crippling guilt and the specter of unrequited justice overshadow every aspect of his life, trapping him within the haunted corridors of his heart and soul; until the day Emily walks into his shop.

Instantly, he recognizes a kindred spirit in Emily, and a tenuous bond is formed. When the intimidating yet teddy-bear of a man offers her a glimpse into his passionate side, she is moved by what she sees and takes a leap of faith. Together they traverse the physical and emotional journey of freeing themselves of their perceived flaws, an erotic undertaking that proves to them beauty is only Skin Deep.
If you have a moment to watch the trailer for Skin Deep …

Want to read an excerpt or two … I have one Sweet and one Sexy!

Thank you again for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends about Purrrfectly Giftastic Christmas Blog Hop!

XOXO Layla Hunter XOXO


  1. thank you for the awesome blog hop and wonderful giveaway

  2. When I was growing up, we would have three different pies for dessert: pumpkin, custard and apple. They were not home-made, but baked frozen pies, but were still delicious.
    Thanks for participating in the Hop! Happy Holidays!
    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  3. We love to pile in to the car and go driving around to see all the lights and then come home and have hot chocolate and cookies.
    Thanks for the chance to win Merry Christmas
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  4. Merry Christmas! I love blog hops and this one is HUGE! The only tradition we have is me and the hubby cuddle up in front of the fire on Christmas Eve and listen to Christmas music while sipping Hot Chocolate Toddies. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. we decorate the christmas tree on the day after thanksgiving everyone together
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  6. I love our traditions big and small! My favorite is the sleepover we have at my Dad's with games, off key Christmas carols, lots of laughter and coziness!

    Sassychassy333 at gmail dot com

  7. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!


  8. Gathering with the family for Christmas eve for the Christmas eve and after that waiting for Santa to come with some presents.

  9. We burn lots of candles during the holiday season. There is one candle holder we use where we allow the tallow to drip down-- red, white, and green. It is so beautiful and goes along nicely with the Christmas tree lights.

  10. We always open our presents on Christmas Eve! But I wonder if that's mainly because it's my dad's birthday! Yep he's a Christmas baby!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A

  11. We always pick a night and drive around and look at christmas lights. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. Merry Christmas! Gale Nelson

  12. I'm. a single mom with 5 boy's so money was always tight for Christmas.We usually picked out our tree. Then made our own Christmas ornaments. Stringing popcorn and making most of the ornaments together.One year which was funny my son Bryan made a reindeer out of a dog biscuits. Anyway Bryan came into the kitchen where I was baking cookie's crying.I guess our dog Bear had smelled the biscuit and knocked the tree over and ate his ornament. So even though the boy's are on there own now they still like to stay at there older brother's house on Christmas eve so we will be together Christmas

  13. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  14. And the winner is ... Sassy Chassy! I'll be sending you an e-mail ASAP.

    A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by and shared their favorite tradtions! I enjoyed reading them all, many of which made me smile and a bit nostalgic.

    A very Merry Christmas to all!