Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Traditions

No IWSG today, (although I'll admit I am a bit insecure about ever having to organize a blog tour!) Instead, I have the lovely Kyra Lennon joining us today as part of her blog tour for her new novel Blindsided. Her character, Georgia, is going to talk to us about one of my favorite subjects, Christmas traditions. :)

Before I hand things over to Georgia, here's a synopsis of Blindsided by Kyra Lennon:


After a successful first soccer season in L.A, Jesse Shaw heads to London with his best buddy, Hunter, but his world is turned upside down when a dangerous prank threatens his career and his blossoming relationship with Hunter’s cousin, Isabelle.

Isabelle Mills lives in Notting Hill with her parents and her twin sister, Georgia. When she finds out her cousin is coming to stay, along with his famous soccer player friend, her first instinct is to hibernate until they’ve gone. However, once she meets Jesse, everything changes. He’s everything she ever wanted, but with so many obstacles in their path, can she really risk putting her heart on the line?








Hi there! This is Georgia, and Kyra let me do a short guest post today! Last week, on one of the tour stops, Kyra talked about her Christmas traditions. Well … in our house, every year at Christmas, Isabelle and I always bake gingerbread men! This year, we had Jesse to help us out. Let me tell you, he is more than just a pretty face! He has a creative streak you wouldn’t believe. Wanna see what we made? Well, here you go!

Thanks to Clare Dugmore for your exceptional creativity! :D



Mmm, they all look good! Thanks Georgia!

So, what Christmas traditions do you have? Reading a good book by the fire while drinking hot cocoa, perhaps? You can find Blindsided here, along with some other great titles by Kyra.

37 comments:

  1. How cute! I'm insecure about a blog tour too! I keep thinking and thinking...but hey, if we mess up, our bloggy friends will still love us, right?

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    1. How could we not love you, Elizabeth? ;)

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    2. I agree with Rachel! And if either of you need any help with a blog tour, feel free to email me! I'll be happy to help!

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  2. Oh my gosh after hosting Kyra and Jaycee, and all of the great stuff those two ladies have put together, I am TOTALLY insecure about hosting a blog tour too!

    Of course, I shouldn't worry about such things, when I still haven't even finished the revisions we discussed the other day...! I've been really busy and expect things not to slow down over the next couple of weeks. How goes it with you and your zombie revisions?

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    1. It's far too early for me to worry, too! Lol!
      Zombie revisions are going well, I hope to send it to you soon. I dreamed of an awesome new opening line last night. Still trying to decide if it's as awesome in the light of day. ;)

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    2. Jaybird, blog tours are a bit scary, but as I said above, I'll be happy to help anyone if they need it! <3

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  3. Thank you for having me, Rachel! <3

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  4. Great post! I'm adding Blindsided to my TBR pile.

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  5. I have loved seeing Kyra's post out in blogland and reading all the snippets of this great story.

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    1. It's been a fun blog tour! I was happy to be part of it!

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  6. Now I'm hungry. My decision is that any blog tour I take part will go well because if I mess up I'll literally pass out. *sighs* My crazy key to success. JK! JK! Nice of you helping promote Kyra's book.

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    1. Of course any blog tour you organise will go well, Sheena! You're amazing!

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  7. Those guys look good enough to eat! We have so many traditions built up in our family, Christmas takes the entire month of December. SOme of my favorites are girls night out shopping and going to a local church and watching the living Nativity.

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    1. I love that! We have a lot of traditions, too. This is totally my favorite time of year. :)

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    2. Girls night out shopping is always fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love gingerbread cookies! We always bake a cake on Christmas Day for Jesus. We call it the Jesus cake :)

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  9. Those cookies are so cute! I agree with Alex, two bites, and that's it...

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    1. They are cute! Makes me want to decorate cookies. :)

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  10. Whenever we host Christmas, we have to get my parents to cook the turkey because it won't fit in our oven. They live across the road, so it's becoming a tradition that we entertain the neighbours by carrying our lunch across the road!

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    1. That's funny. :) (And totally makes me think of Everybody Loves Raymond.) ;)

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    2. Hahaha! YES, Rachel, I thought of Everybody Love Raymond, too!

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  11. We always walk down to the beach and have a drink while dinner is cooking. This year we're going away, so we'll walk along a different beach. Our walk is the only tradition we're sticking to this year.

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  12. We always spend Christmas with my parents, and my brother & his family. My parents house is big enough for the 12 of us and the kids always have so much fun.

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  13. I feel hungry just from seeing those cookies. That's a lovely card and a very creative idea. :)

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