Whether you call it Black Friday or just the day after Thanksgiving, here in the U.S., today is the day we officially kick off the Christmas holiday season. For some, that means getting up in the middle of the night - or staying up all night - to score amazing deals at local stores. For others, it means gathering the family together to begin decorating the house for Christmas. For me, it signals the beginning of my month-long baking and candy making marathon as well as the day when I give myself permission to begin playing all my favorite Christmas music over and over...and over.
Here at The Romance Dish, today signals our one week countdown to Romancing the Holidays! On Friday, November 30, we will host four fabulous authors: Victoria Alexander, Grace Burrowes, Vanessa Kelly and Theresa Romain as we officially kick off the holiday season. Beginning at 9am (EST) and continuing to 9pm (EST), each author will be here for a three hour block of time during which they will have a new blog posted at the start of each hour, will be commenting and responding to your comments throughout their three hours and will announce a prize winner at the end of each hour. To be eligible for the prizes, be sure to visit the Romancing the Holidays landing page and pre-register before November 30!
In addition to the hourly prizes from each author, there will also be two baskets of goodies awarded to libraries or women's shelters randomly chosen from those nominated by the readers who register at the landing page, holiday-gala.com so be sure to register and submit the name of a library or women's shelter in your area!
Here's a list of the hourly prizes that will be given away by the authors during the Romancing the Holidays gala on November 30:
1 LADY LOUISA’S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT
2 HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE
3 SEASON FOR SURRENDER
4 WHAT HAPPENS AT CHRISTMAS
5 Stocking filled with all 4 books
6 Book + Mug + English Christmas crackers
7 Book + What Happens at Christmas mouse pad + White House Ornament
8 Book+ Southern praline candy + What Happens at Christmas mouse pad
10 All 4 books + Ornament, Tea Towel + English Christmas crackers
11 Book + Set of David Winter cottage ornaments
12 eReader + Box of chocolate truffles + Set of David Winter cottage ornaments
Does the day after Thanksgiving signal the beginning of the holiday season for you? Will you be among the bleary-eyed shoppers searching for that one perfect gift at 2am? Do you wait until today to begin playing your Christmas music or have you already been indulging? Do you decorate for Christmas? Inside? Outside? Both?
We hope you'll join us when we kick-off our Romance Dish holiday season next Friday. Don't forget to register to be eligible to win prizes!
**Only entries received through this website (http://holiday-gala.com) will be considered eligible. Unfortunately, international entries cannot be accepted; United States shipping address is required for entry.