Jacquie’s Great Holiday Contest Fest: Week 11!

December 14, 2007

Congratulations to racro10. She’s won A Wish In Time by Laurel Bradley!

And you can win, too. Next drawing: December 19!

All you have to do is sign up for Keely’s Contest and News Group. Just go to http://www.jacquierogers.com and click on Contest.

Time for a little holiday cheer. The next winner will receive:

One Faery Special Romances T-Shirt

Four packages of Faery Good Bath Salts

A Faery Special Romances Calendar Magnet

Postcard of my scribe’s new book cover:

Down Home Ever Lovin’ Mule Bues

and

In Her Bed (The Dragons of Challon, Book 2) by Deborah MacGillivray

“Deborah writes as if she’s been in Medieval Scotland and can somehow, magically, take you back there with her to stand amidst the heather and mist of another time. This is breathtaking beautiful, award-caliber writing.” ~~New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

In Her Bed

Read an excerpt and view the book video

All this great stuff, plus, you never know what my sister is likely to throw in the box. That girl does like to shop. 🙂

And while you’re at my website, join the fun with the Name That Christmas Carol contest! It’s on the contest page, and you could win even more fabulous prizes.

Good luck!

Jacquie

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Faery Special Romances (Available at all online stores)
Take a look at the book video
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ending Neurofibromatosis through Research


Winter Festivities in the Old West

December 10, 2007

Yule Brings Celebration For All

The snow blows nearly sideways as it blankets the range. Ranch hands hunker down in their saddles, scarves over their ears and their Stetsons protecting them from the fierce wind. They dream of a warm fire and hot buttered rum. But they have livestock to save from freezing and starvation, so they ride on.

It’s Christmas on the open range. Miserable for man and beast. But it isn’t just another day at the office, so to speak. They whittle gifts for one another, sing a few carols as they sit around the campfire warming their hands and feet.  Cook gives them a hot meal–the finest beans with maybe some meat thrown in. And with a little luck, Cook would bake an apple pie. Life couldn’t be better and they thank their lucky stars for a sound horse and solid tack.

(Yes, I know these cattle are a modern breed and very fat, but it’s the only picture I could find.)


Chanukkah in the
mines.

It’s the 1860’s in Silver City, Idaho. The Festival of Lights has been celebrated in the West since the beginning, but not like their counterparts back East who have a warm and dry place to worship with their families. A menorah can be lit anywhere, and the Jewish silver miners do just that. They pray, play a little dreidel, and think a lot of home.

The picture to the left is the oldest continuously used synagogue west of the Mississippi. It’s located in Boise, Idaho, and was built in 1896 by the Beth Israel congregation, now called the Ahavath Beth Israel congregation. Very beautiful.

Christmas on the farm. Everyone has chores to do every day. Cows needs milked, livestock needs watered and fed, eggs need gathered, and the barnyard needs to be tidied (to use a gentile term). So after the chores are done, the family can gather together and celebrate Christmas with what meager resources they have. If they don’t have evergreen trees to spare, they might decorate a sagebrush with popcorn and berries. They make ornaments with precious bits of paper and scraps of cloth. Peach tins make nice ornaments, too, and they shine in the firelight.

1876 Christmas, Harper’s Weekly

Their celebration might be more humble than those in the eastern cities, but they have a grand time, nevertheless. The women cook for days. They’re resourceful and whatever they have available will do for a fine pie or stew. The Christmas feast could consist of chicken, venison, or maybe a ham, along with homemade rolls, freshly churned butter, potatoes and gravy, and pies–maybe one made with dried apples and a vinegar pie. Each family member has made modest gifts for the others and even the smallest child has labored over precious gifts–maybe a drawing or a doll made of sticks. They sing carols, maybe read the Bible, and if they’re close enough to town, maybe even go to church.

For most Christian families, Christmas is a day for family togetherness and to show their love and appreciation for one another, as well as celebrating the religious aspect of the holy day.

Christmas for Outlaws, Gunslingers, and Cyprians.  The saloon owner brings small gifts for the working ladies, the bartender, the resident gambler, and a few of the regulars. A few cowpunchers bring gifts for their favorite girl. They might have a nice meal together before they open for business, and even then, the customers are few. It’s one night they can relax.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Jacquie

Enter the Name that Christmas Carol contest.  It’s fun!

Princess Keely, Star of Faery Special Romances

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Faery Special Romances (Available now)
Take a look at the book video
Royalties go to Children’s Tumor Foundation,
ending Neurofibromatosis through Research



October 12, 2007

We have a Winner for Christmas Wishes!
All winners are posted on my website within a few days after the end of the contest.

Next drawing: October 17, 2007. Be sure to sign up for Keely’s list now!
You could win the second Highland Press Holiday Anthology, Holiday in the Heart!

Holiday in the Heart

12 Stories from 12 Authors, ranging from very old-fashioned holidays cheer to more modern tales of love, romance and wishes. The power to believe can work miracles – wishes can come true…love heals hearts. A two book set – with story sequels from authors Leanne Burroughs and Deborah Macgillivray to the first book in the set Christmas Wishes. The two books in tradesize paperback make a winning Christmas gift.

Leanne Burroughs
Candace Gold
Keelia Greer
Heather Hiestand
Victoria Houseman
Anna Kathryn Lanier
Deborah Macgillivray
Rachel Michaels
Aleka Nakis
Kemberlee Shortland
Diane D. White
Michele Ann Young

If you’re a member of Keely’s list, then you’re already entered. If not, join now!

To see all the weeks’ prizes of the Great Holiday Contest Fest, go to my website and click on Contest.

Good Luck!

Jacquie

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Faery Special Romances
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ending Neurofibromatosis through research

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Win! Christmas Wishes from Highland Press

October 4, 2007

Christmas Wishes

from Highland Press
# ISBN-10: 0974624918
# ISBN-13: 978-0974624914

Christmas stories guaranteed to delight!

Discover the pure joy of the Christmas season. With Christmas Wishes magic is possible…especially love.   Make a Wish!

12 Authors, 12 Stories
Christmas past to Christmas present
Guaranteed to Delight!

All I want for Christmas is a Hula-Hoop…and a Mother by Deborah MacGillivray

Once Upon a Snowflake by Shelli Stevens

The Christmas Store
by Ann Marie Bradley

In Time for Christmas
by Cheryl Alldredge

Love’s Eternal Hope
by Amber Dawn Bell

Christmas at Home
by Leanne Burroughs

Operation Family
by Billie Warren Chai

The Patient Gift
by Patty Howell

The Gift of You
by Kimberly Ivey

Joy’s Christmas Wishes
by Gerri Bowen

The Christmas Wish
by Rebecca Andrews

Miracles and Mistletoe
by Kimberly Grant

All you have to do is be a member of Keely’s Contest and News Group.
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Small print:
You have to be willing to have your name printed on my website, myspace, bebo, and various other web spaces and blogs, and you have to be willing to send the author your snail mail address.

Jacquie

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Faery Special Romances (Available now)
Take a look at the book video
Royalties go to Children’s Tumor Foundation,
ending Neurofibromatosis through Research