Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by and avoiding the madness of Black Friday.  On Kisses, Caresses and Whispers in the Night I'm giving away a $25 Victoria's Secret e-gift card, chosen from the comments below the post so don't forget to leave your email address so I can get in touch with you.  Why VS? Well, because we all deserve a sweet treat for ourselves this holiday season, right?  

The grand prizes of the hop are listed below my post--also chosen from comments so don't forget to comment and leave your email address!  

Black Friday Fantasy
by Amber Lea Easton

After a day of eating turkey, pie, etcetera and drinking to excess to deal with family dramas, the idea of being sexy is absolutely absurd.  I'm bloated, hungover and sick of small talk.  What?  You want to go shopping at 4AM?  Hell, no, I say, no matter what the "deal" is.  Hey, I'm just being honest.

Here's my fantasy of what the perfect Black Friday would be if I could snap my fingers and make it so...

Ah, there he is... the man of my dreams and he's...what?  Oh, yeah...he's asking what he can do for me because he's so damn thankful I'm in his life.  (It is Thanksgiving, you know.)  I stretch my hands over my head, squinting against the mid-morning sun streaming in from the windows because the world has cooperated in allowing me to sleep in, and think about what kind of request I can make.  

Oh so many things come to mind...a massage with no expectations of sex, just him wanting to make me happy...a pitcher of mimosas next to the bed (hair of the dog for the hangover)...silence in the house because the kids have mysteriously found something other to do than be entertained by me.  After the massage and the emptying of the pitcher, he says he loves it when I don't shower, my hair is a tangled mess and I remain in my pajamas all day.  Ah, isn't he sweet?  For lunch, he brings me some leftovers and tells me to nap for the rest of the day while he takes the family out to a movie.  

How quickly the fantasy ends and reality intrudes...the kids are restless, the dogs want out, extended family is loud, no one is offering me a massage or anything remotely like that, the energy in the house is frantic and questions abound, what to do, where to go, how to entertain everyone?!  Oh, and let's not forget the hangover.  Hmm...if nothing else, I'm sure I have some vodka somewhere.  Let's shop!

Grand prizes for the Black Friday Hop 
(please note that all prizes except the swag pack are eligible for international entrants)


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Keep hopping! Go to the website below--the more hops you make and comments you leave, the greater your chances of winning.  Happy Black Friday! 

64 comments:

Kirsten! said...

Great giveaway and happy holidays!

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JanD said...

Love your fantasy! I'm staying home for Black Friday like I did last year.
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Anonymous said...

No Black Friday shopping for me, I havent been since my kids were little, way to stressful all those crazy shoppers yikes!! No thank you! Great blog as always Amber! Have a wonderful day! Gaielle artnsoulphotos@gmail.com :)

Dawn Leth said...

I'm staying at home, where it's safe lol. Enjoy your day.

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Cynthia Woolf said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and interesting post. woolfcindy@aol.com

Kat Morrisey said...

No shopping for me unless it's online. Today is a day to read, bake cookies and decorate the house! Have a great weekend and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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Caroline Ferguson said...

Got here through your facebook page and I have to agree... the fantasy would be awesome! But alas, too bad it's just that. Have a lovely rest of the day!

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Carmen said...

I no longer go shopping on Black Friday. It no longer excites me. Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop. And the Victoria Secret's giftcard is a neat and different idea!

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Joy Harris said...

I didn't go shopping this year. Hoping for some Cyber Monday deals! Thanks!
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Veronika said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here I live, so no Black Friday for me either. But it must be fun to go shopping :)

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K. April Holgate said...

I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

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Irene Velazquez said...

Opted out of the black friday and I'm enjoying the blog hop instead! It is still a win-win!
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A.L. Easton said...

I'm loving all the comments--keep 'em coming! Looks like a lot of us are avoiding the mayhem of the shopping scene--although I admit I've been enjoying some on-line deals myself. LOL (while dressed in pjs--what's better than that?)

laurie said...

Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great

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Dita Škarste said...

We don`t have Black Friday sales here (I`m an international reader), so I`m just attending giveaways like this one,lol.
Thanks!

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Carla said...

I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.
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Angela Cisco said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kaci Verdun said...

Happy Black Friday! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!
I'm an online shopper and prefer not to deal with the crowds, staying home this year!
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Miriam Whitewolf said...

Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!
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becca fowler said...

awesome giveaway! thanks

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LisaRayns said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

Jinni James said...

Love your fantasy! I'm definitely staying home this black Friday.

Thanks!

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I skipped Black Friday shopping this year.

Jennifer Rote
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Christie said...

Thanks! christiethemom@hotmail.com

Liese2 said...

A few of my friends do Black Friday, but it's not for me.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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crystaley73 said...

I stay home and enjoy the quiet and the leftovers. Idon't like the crowds.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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bn100 said...

no BF shopping

Thanks for participating.

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Kimberly Brooks said...

I sent the hubby shopping.I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

Shani said...

Thanks for this oppertunity!!

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Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
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Caitlin Mozzo said...

I do my shopping online to avoid the crowds.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Kandy Tyler said...

I'm staying home to read & discover some more authors thru the blog hop...
No BF shopping for me.....ktyler13@yahoo.com

Angie Adair said...

I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don't have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! angadair@nwcable.net Thanks for the hop!

Jyl22075 said...

Your idea of a great way to spend Black Friday is pretty awesome, but since that fantasy definitely didn't happen for me, I did indeed go shopping. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

Ingeborg said...

Thanks for the blog hop.

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Sue Sattler said...

I love Black Friday shopping, (I live in a small town and people are pretty friendly, no blood or bruising) but this year they started at 8pm on thursday so I decided to stay at home and read. I went out about 11:30, when the stores were almost empty and still got all the specials that I wanted.

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BLHmistress said...

Oh what a great giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

While your fantasy sounded dreamy, reality always rears its ugly head doesn't it? Why can't a man like that really exist? WHY????? I would stand in the cold, rain, push and shove my way to the Black Friday ad that offered him! Other than that, you are not getting me out of the house on this day much less to the mall!

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the amazing and unusal giveaway. Hmmm maybe if I have something from VS I can at least get some mimosas by the bed?????

Happy Holidays,
Marlena
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M.L. Ryan said...

Thanks for the hop stop!

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CBarton said...

I stay home! One time I ran for a few groceries on Black Friday, that was the only time I will be in a store on that day. People were rude and inconsiderate especially for the day after Thanksgiving. Thank you for being a part of the hop.

cmucha319@yahoo.com

Mydurango618 said...

I do some Black Friday shopping, but I'm more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping.... how can you go wrong!

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Mer said...

Does the fantasy man do the dishes as well? If so, I want one too. I'm back from BF shopping and should be facing my disaster of a kitchen instead of blog hopping, but I deserve a break, right?

Thanks for the chance to win!

dancingcelt at gmdail dot com

Christine said...

I did some online shopping earlier, snug in my pjs.

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Ayse S said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
Ayse
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Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Book Attict said...

I don't do Black Friday -- the week before Thanksgiving usually marks the LAST time I deal with retail until after the New Year!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Julie said...

I'm happy staying home on Black Friday!! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Julie K
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Catherine Lee said...

That sounds like quite the fantasy! Count me in on the mimosas and the PJs all day!
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Timitra said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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susanmp said...

awesome blog hop!

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Krysykat said...

That would be a great way to spend Black Friday.

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Misha said...

Oh my~ VS would be a treat for two people! Teehee~ Thank you for the lovely giveaway~ I love BF shopping on and offline! Got all my big ticket items out of the way last night and this morning so now it's time to just relax and hop!

MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

CatFire said...

Happy Holidays and thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I can't do Black Friday shopping (unless it's online) - I don't have the patience or the stamina for the lines and the crowds. cfierstein@cox.net

Jo said...

I avoided the crowds at the mall today and went to the movies instead. Thanks for being in the hop!

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let it be said...

I definitely agree with you on that one! I think we could do with a nice holiday treat every once in awhile. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!
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Mel Bourn said...

What a great holiday treat!! Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
Happy Black Friday.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Elise Chase said...

Thanks for the blog giveaway :)

eliseandtegan@gmail.com

Love shopping BF with friends.

Lona said...

thx for the hop stop.

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Joy said...

I only shop online.
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donnas said...

Thanks for the hop!

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Charlene A. Wilson said...

I stuck to the web today instead of braving the crowds. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Chelsea Rafferty said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have a happy thanksgiving. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! ;)


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Natasha said...

I got some shopping in. Thanks for the chance to win!
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