Christmas Stocking Mash-Up

It began innocently enough–just two friends shopping in Michael’s. We did the usual… you know, finding cool things, spending WAY too much money, laughing!  Talking! But… but then this happened:

Christmas Lights stocking giveaway-mash-up

And today’s the day!

Yep! It’s time! After terrorizing Michael’s with our incessant videos, we bought the stocking and filled that sucker! I’m a sucker for stockings, so that really does fit. Just sayin’.

What’s in this knitted sock of surprises? Well, if I tell you, it won’t be a surprise! Oh, all right.  Here goes! First a couple of pictures….

stocking giveaway

Trip the Light Fantastic

  • A bag of “Life Is Too Short for Bad Coffee” brand coffee!
  • Beeswax lip balm
  • Beeswax lotion (from scandalous “naked bees”).
  • A “complete collection” of Miss Marple books… in miniature. And readable!
  • A set of hand-crafted book-inspired notecards
  • A set of mini notebooks because I love those little things!
  • A notepad for taking notes while reading so you can bless the author with a thoughtful review! (Or do it THIS way and save time and trees!)
  • An absolutely stunning, handmade, beaded bookmark.  Seriously. GORGEOUS.
  • Various author “swag”
  • Chocolate (not shown. I ate it and have to replace it.  Just kidding. Didn’t buy it yet).
  • Fuzzy socks (to keep  your toes warm while you read!)
  • Tea bags (spicy goodness!)
  • Trip the Light Fantastic paperback
  • Snow Angels paperback
  • Christmas Stalkings paperback
  • 21 Days of Christmas hardback

A perfect gift for you or any book-loving friend.  International entries are welcome, but the stocking will only be shipped to a US or APO address.  Sorry.  This thing’s heavy!

Of course, the only way to truly appreciate how this stocking is a “mash-up” of Snow Angels and Christmas Stalkings is to read both books in the Christmas Lights Collection. Of course, we recommend you read ALL the books in the collection.  April’s madcap mystery, Vikki’s heartwarming tale of second-chances and the Lord’s provision.  But… guess what?

There’s More Stocking Goodness…

Sorta.   You see… we have NEWS!!!

New Year's RevolutionsChristmas Stalkings has a prequel/sequel coming out. That’s right, there’s more of Wendy, Neal, Wanda, Peter, and gang! The book is available for pre-order now and will release on 12.31.16. That’s right.  New Year’s Revolutions, the “rest of the story” releases on New Year’s Eve!  I’ve even got a COOL BONUS for it! Prepare to revolutionize your life in 2017–and watch my progress as I fumble and bumble to do the same!  WOOT!


Baggage ClaimSnow Angels, the delightful story that it is, isn’t the only book Cathe has written. She’s coming out with the second book in the Great Lakes Series: Baggage Claim.  It’s available for pre-order now! and releases on 2.14.16.  Valentine’s Day.  It’s like we’ve got this holiday theme going or something!

Ben’s on a race against time and with the last people he ever thought he’d want helping him. His kids are in hiding, and his own life may be in danger.  Find out what’s going on at Great Lakes Therapy in Baggage Claim!


Spilled Ink Hidden CoverApril Hayman has the next in her Heirlooms of Deception series coming out in Winter of 2017.  That’s right!  There’s more to Trip the Light Fantastic!  See Landry in his natural environment… and meet Ree!  His niece and his arch enemy–his sister!

Stay tuned on April’s site and social media for her upcoming COVER REVEAL!  This is just a mock cover to whet your appetite!


Here’s an image to share! We’d really appreciate it!

stocking giveaway

AND!  We’ve added another book!  Kathy Ide’s 21 Days of Christmas a fiction lover’s devotional!

stocking readers mash up giveaway

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Please comment and tell us what you’d like most under the Christmas tree this year (or just wrapped in a shiny bow if trees aren’t your thing. 🙂 )

31 replies on “Christmas Stocking Mash-Up”

  1. Olivia says:

    Ahh, love giveaways 😉 I think the main thing I’d like to see under the Christmas tree this year are more books. They never get old as gifts!

  2. Kimber says:

    We’re in the process of adding onto our home and we’re adding a library! So I’m asking for books this Christmas – lots and lots of books 🙂

  3. Audrey says:

    A Husband!

  4. Jan Pass says:

    Love all of your books – free ones especially! 😉

  5. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I am not picky about Christmas gifts, I am grateful for whatever the person has chosen to give me.

  6. Deborah Green says:

    I asked for a new book, bubble bath and a candle. I have this dream of sitting in a tub nearly overflowing with bubbles reading a book with a candle and maybe a glass of wine.

  7. Andrea Rossignol says:

    What I would like under the Christmas tree… a kitten! Pretty sure it’s not happening, though. I currently don’t live in a place where I am allowed to have cats, and if I had one none of my allergic-to-cats family would come visit me. 🙁 I love them more than I love cats. 🙂

  8. I am smiling and laughing out loud while watching the youtube video. I can’t wait to read all of these stories. Merry Christmas!

    • We had such a SILLY, FUN time. Chautona and I have been online friends for 16 years, and this is only our second in-real-life visit. (There was another occasion a few years ago, but it was short and I’m not counting it.) I hope you enjoy the stories!

  9. Melissa Wenger says:

    I really want an electric fireplace…to curl up in front of with a book!

  10. Ami says:

    An engagement ring but I’ll take having my family safely together and traveling mercies for all this season.

  11. Lora says:

    I would like to see a stainless steel bracelet watch with a left sided knob? What do they call those thingys on the side of watches? Anyway I want all the controller thingys on the left side of the watch. 😉 A timer built in would be great to.

  12. Colleen says:

    I would love to see a new washer/dryer under my tree.

  13. Michelle says:

    A new crockpot! Lol
    Lame but true! 😊

  14. Elizabeth N says:

    All I really want this year is alex and ani bracelets that represent my family.

  15. Petra says:

    I wold like to see several manuscripts and contracts to edit them – enough to let me quit my day job!

  16. Sunshine says:

    Pearls! We are currently ministering in China (with 4 of our children in a one-child culture) so this Christmas will be different…but I hear China has good pearls 🙂

  17. Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    Keys to a new car is what I would like to see under my tree. Need one desperately. Love the stuffed stocking giveaway idea and hope I win. Good luck everyone.

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