Monday, December 14, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway Fresh from @Sabrina_York - #Recipe Baby, Ring my Bell Cookies #Foodie #Excerpt

Happy Holidays all and welcome to Heather’s Party! 

Sabrina York’s Baby, Ring My Bell Cookies

Ingredients

Cookie Dough
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon instant coffee powder
1cup butter at room temperature
1 ¼  cup brown sugar
¼ cup dark corn syrup
1 egg
1 teaspoon cream
Maraschino cherries, cut in half

Filling
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
1 ½ cup ground pecans

Directions
1.     Sift flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger and instant coffee powder in a small bowl.
2.     Cream room temperature butter with 1 ¼ cup brown sugar, dark corn syrup, egg and cream in a medium bowl.
3.     Mix dry and creamed ingredients.
4.     Roll thinly on a heavily floured surface (or between sheets of heavily floured wax paper.
5.     Cut circles with floured 3 inch round cutter (or a wine glass if you’re not using it) and transfer with floured spatula to cookie sheet.
6.     Mix filling (1/3 cup brown sugar, melted butter, maraschino cherry juice and ground pecans) in a small bowl.
7.     Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center of the round cookie and fold the sides to form a bell shape.
8.     Add 1/2 maraschino cherry to form the clapper on each cookie to form the clapper.
9.     Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.

I am thrilled to be able to share my Bell Cookies with you! This recipe was my mom’s and I remember hours and hours of helping her make these treats. Smelling them cooking always brings back sweet memories of Christmas Past.
I am also excited to have the chance to tell you about my new book, Susana and the Scott, coming December 29th from St. Martin’s Press. This romantic romp carries readers back to the wild Scottish Highlands, where the bravest of men surrender to no one-except the boldest of women...

Scotland, 1813.

A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION
Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he's ever met...

AN UNDENIABLE PASSION
With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option...



READ AN EXCERPT!


Susana was annoyed. There was no doubt about it. The swish of her hips as she led him across the bustling bailey was a dead giveaway, that and the dark glowers she shot over her shoulder. But Andrew couldn’t help but be amused. For one thing, she was damn alluring with she was annoyed.

Hell, she was damn alluring altogether. The curve of her waist alone could drive a man insane, much less that silky tumble of hair. He wanted to wrap it is his fist, wind it around his body. A certain part of his body.

At the thought, his cock rose.

It was difficult to remind himself that he’d vowed to eschew seduction, but try as he might, he couldn’t banish the fantasy of stripping those breeks from her lovely body and laying her down in the heather. Visions of that twitching backside—bare before him—danced in his head.

But he’d made a vow. A sacred vow. And as tempting as she was, he would control his baser urges. He could. Probably.

These thoughts whirled in his head as she led him into the stables, past his men—who were unpacking and seeing to their horses—and through the kennels. Though he was perplexed, Andrew followed. He would probably follow anywhere she led. It was a fact that should have scared him to death or at the very least, concerned him. But it didn’t. However, when she started up a staircase at the very end of the long hall, he had to stop her.

She glared at the hand he set on her arm. He tried to ignore the sizzle that raged through him at their first touch. It was ridiculous how much that touch affected him. And how much he enjoyed her glare.

He edged closer. “Where are we going?” he asked in a purr.

Judging from her frown, his tone irritated her. He rather enjoyed irritating her, he found.

She ripped her arm away and continued up the stairs. He followed and found himself in a narrow loft that ran the length of the kennels. It was dim and a little dusty. Motes danced on the air. The roof was so low he had to duck his head to miss the rafters.

“Your men will stay here,” she said.

Andrew gaped at her. The room was swept clean and empty. A thin shaft of light from the far window illuminated it with a murky light. But the yipping from the kennel and the stench of excrement wafted up from below. For some reason, all thoughts of alluring backsides dissipated. Disbelief gushed through him. “Here?”
She crossed her arms and offered what could only be described as a smirk. 
“Here.”

He tipped his head to the side. “This is a kennel.”

“I am aware of that.”

“I have twenty-five men.”

“The room is quite large.”

“There are no beds.”

She blew out a breath. “We’ll bring in pallets.”

Andrew blinked. He set his teeth and tried to remain calm. His men were warriors. They did not sleep on pallets. In a kennel. “This will not do.” Surely she saw that. Surely she understood… He caught a glimpse of her smug expression and it dawned on him.

She did. She did understand. She knew damn well what she was doing. Her response only verified his suspicions.

“I’m sorry, but you have descended upon us with no warning whatsoever with a large group of men. I’m afraid this is all we can offer you at this time.” Her smile was deferential, but hardly sincere. The light dancing in her eyes lit a flame in his belly. “Of course, if our accommodations are unacceptable, you can always return to Dunnet…”

Oh, she’d like that, wouldn’t she?

The minx.

Rather than the exasperation her self-satisfied look should have sparked, Andrew found himself filled with another emotion entirely. Anticipation. Exhilaration. The thrill of a challenge.

For that was what she was, Susana Dounreay. A challenge.

And it appeared she reveled in provoking him.

A pity she didn’t understand he was a dangerous man to provoke.

The tumult her presence sparked within him flared again, burning the edges of his resolution; his inconvenient lust blossomed, and with it, an unruly resolve.
He wanted, very badly, to kiss her.  He wanted to wrench her into his arms and cover her sweet mouth with his. He wanted to taste her, consume her, possess her.

And he would.

Clearly he wasn’t the kind of man who could swear off women. Clearly he wasn’t the kind of man who could keep a vow.

So be it.

Damn to hell his ridiculous vow.

Damn to hell the fact that she was his sister-in-law.

He was going to seduce this vixen, and he would start right now.

Desire, like a snarling, snapping beast, rose within him, and he stepped closer.

Susana’s eyes flared as Andrew advanced on her, like a skulking fox that had spotted a plump rabbit. She didn’t mean to retreat, but she had to. She’d seen that expression in his eyes before and she knew what it meant. Something within her howled: Run.

Perhaps it was the expression in his eyes, or the knowledge that she was playing with fire, or the sudden realization that she’d foolishly come here, to this deserted loft with the most dangerous man she’d ever met, but she couldn’t still the urge to whirl and pace to the far end of the room to peer out of the smudged window. She was aware he followed. She felt his presence like a fire in a forge.

Desperation prompted her to continue their conversation, to put some space between them, to raise a shield. “The room is perfectly habitable,” she proclaimed. “And once we have pallets brought in, it will serve you well.”

“Will it?”

His voice was low in her ear, a whisper almost. And far too close. She wanted to turn, to confront him, but she knew, if she did, they would be face to face, perhaps lip to lip and she could not allow that. She could never allow that.
The last time he’d kissed her, it had been her undoing.

A pity he didn’t remember.

“My men willna like being housed with the dogs.” Holy God. Was that his hand on her hip? His thumb tracing her waist? “Nae doubt they will all want to find…other beds to welcome them.”

Susana stilled as his words sank in. The threat was clear. And it was rather horrifying. A horde of randy warriors set loose on the innocent maidens of Dounreay? That his hand had slid over to toy with the small of her back, to tangle in the skeins of her hair, didn’t help.

Her pulse thudded and her knees went weak. She couldn’t have it. She couldn’t have this man touching her. She sucked in a breath and slipped to the side, out of his grasp. When she was far enough away for some measure of safety, she turned to face him, a reproachful look fixed on her face. “Are your men so lacking in discipline?” She hoped her frown, her reproving tone, would bring him to heel. She should have known better.

He grinned and stepped closer. His eyes glinted, as though needling her was an amusing sport. “They are verra disciplined…when their needs are met.”

She crossed her arms, as though that could protect her, and pretended to study the room. Pretended she wasn’t aware of his thrumming presence, his heat, his intent. “Well, I shall hold you responsible for any…improprieties.” She took a step toward the staircase, only a tiny one—surely not an attempt to escape.
He chuckled—chuckled, the bastard—making it clear he recognized her cowardice for what it was. And he paced her.

“They’re all good men. They all volunteered to come with me. Each and every one of them is dedicated to the cause of protecting Reay from the villains who have been plaguing you. However…”

The way he trailed off derailed her retreat. She stilled. Glared at him. “However, what?”

“However, they do have…needs. Surely you can find better lodgings.”

She blew out a breath. “In time.” In time.

In time, he would be gone, God willing.

He stepped toward her again, although nonchalantly, as though he were not chasing her across the room. It occurred to her they were engaged in something of a macabre dance. It set her nerves on edge. She hadn’t realized what a long room this was, or how far it was to the stairs.

“Doona leave it too long.” His smile was heinous. It made all kinds of shivers dance over her skin. “My men are…restless.” She had the chilling sense he was talking about himself.

“I shall…do my best.” Like hell. “And now, if you will excuse me, I have things to do.”

His brow quirked. She tried not to notice what a perfect brow it was. “Ah, but I thought you and I could…talk.”

“Talk?” She didn’t intend to squawk, but she could tell from his predatory stance, a conversation was not the primary urge on his mind. At least, not one with words.

He nodded. Though his features were patently earnest, the sincerity was patently affected. “About the defenses you have in place…so I can decide what needs improvement.”

Aggravation rippled. It displaced her concerns about being here, with him, all alone. Fury did that, she’d often found. Overrode common sense and led one into dangerous waters. Her hands curled into fists. She strode toward him until they were nearly nose to nose. “Nothing needs improvement,” she snapped. They didn’t need him. Or his men. Or his stupid ideas.

“Nonsense. Now that we’re here, we intend to make a statement to Stafford, or whatever miscreants are lurking out there thinking Dounreay is an easy target. But before I set my plans in motion—”

“Your plans?” He already had plans? Och! He was so exasperating.

She barely noticed that he stepped closer…until their chests brushed. He was hard and hot; the touch made her tingle. His voice, low and luring made her tingle as well. His gaze skated over her face, then stalled on her lips. “Let’s meet and discuss—”

Her pulse skittered. “I doona have time to meet with you. Not today.” She took a step back. He followed.

“Nae?” A whisper. And his caress over her shoulder, that was a whisper as well. Like a panicked fawn, Susana eased back again. And again. He matched her, step for step.

She swallowed heavily. “I… You have descended upon us with no warning—”

“My brother sent a letter.”

He was too close. Far too close. She swallowed heavily. “Twenty-five men that now need to be housed and fed. On top of that, I have many other duties that need attending.”

He cocked his head to the side. “Which duties?”

“Many duties.” She frowned and glanced toward the staircase. Ah, lord. It was so far… He was too warm. Too broad. Too alluring. Though she didn’t intend to, she took another step back and—

Oh hell. He’d backed her against the wall. That he couldn’t stand straight in the low-ceilinged room was a small consolation.

“Susana,” he said as he leaned closer. His breath was a tantalizing trail over her face.

An unholy thrill snaked through her. Surely that wasn’t anticipation? Hunger? Need?

She could not allow him to kiss her. She could not—

Her knees nearly melted at the touch of his lips. His warmth, his taste, his scent made her mind whirl. Thank God he had his hands on her waist and was holding her steady, or she might well have collapsed.

It occurred to her that she should push him away, fight him, but she couldn’t. Something, something deep within her resisted. Something deep within her needed him. Needed this.

And ah, it was glorious. As glorious as she remembered.

His lips were soft, gentle, questing as they tested hers and then, with a groan, he pulled her closer, melding their bodies together. He deepened the kiss, sealing his mouth over hers and dancing his tongue over the seam.
She opened to him. She couldn’t resist. He filled her senses with his presence, his heat. With tiny nibbles, sucks and laps, he consumed her, enflamed her. All sanity fled. All logic and resolution and anger flitted away as Andrew tasted her, tempted her.

His hands were not still. They roved over her body from her shoulders, down her arms to her waist. They tangled in her hair and stroked her cheek and chin.
Heat blossomed, skittered through her veins. Her body softened, melted, prepared for him.

She should not have responded the way she did. She should not have pressed against him, rubbed against the hard bulge on his belly. She should not have explored the hard flesh of his back, cupped his nape, raked his silken scalp. She should not have moaned.

Surely all these things would only encourage him.

He lifted his head and stared at her, an odd mixture of befuddlement and awe in his eyes. His tongue peeped out and dabbed at his lips, snagging her attention. Surely she didn’t lean toward him in a mute plea for more.

Was she truly so weak?

Aye. She was.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SABRINA YORK’S UNTAMED HIGHLANDERS

Bold and steamy—Publisher’s Weekly
A stunning tale from beginning to end—Love, Life and Booklust
Top Pick—Night Owl Reviews
York turns her talent for sizzle to men in kilts—and the women who love them—in her newest sexy romp—RT Magazine

Untamed Highlanders Series
Susana and the Scot—Coming December 29th
Lana and the Laird—Coming in May 2016

Want More Highlanders by Sabrina York?

GIVEAWAY REMINDERS & UPDATES
Ending Soon: We Love our Readers Giveaway (including a tiara and a bunch of other awesome prizes!)x
Susana and the Scot releases December 29th. Don’t miss this chance to win my tiara

About Sabrina York

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching romance.  Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Get updates and alerts from Sabrina here: HotSheet Sign Up.



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For Heather's Holiday Giveaway!!

As we go into the holiday season, I have been asking myself what I can do or how I can give to others. It has been a tough year for my family and a tough year for many families whether it is our soldiers fighting overseas, their families waiting at home, death in the families, divorces, economic hard times, cutthroat politicians trading on fear and hate and last, but most certainly not least tragedies such as those faced in Paris, Beirut, and many other places.

We are very familiar with the choke of the times. Here, I wanted to give something back this holiday season. Years ago, one of my local radio stations used to have write ins for people to nominate families for Christmas or holiday gift certificates. Nominated families or individuals included those who really were not going to have much to celebrate because they couldn't afford gifts or decorations or a big Christmas meal.

Beginning today and lasting until December 18, I am hosting a holiday give away post featuring an item and the author who is giving it away. To enter, all someone has to do is nominate the person they want to send the gift to and post a short reason why. If that person wins, then the gift will be sent to the recipient with a note wishing them a happy holiday season signed from the author giving it away, me and of course the person who entered them.

So far, I have several authors and items pledged to this effort. Be sure to visit daily throughout the holiday season and nominate those you love and care about and send them a gift – and yes, I will send them around the world!

Holiday Giveaway Rules


For a chance to win:
  1. Nominate the person you want to send that day’s gift to and a short reason as to why. (All entries in comments are counted toward final giveaways whether you use rafflecopter or not)
  2. For an extra entry, spread the word about this giveaway: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. - leave a link in the comments. 
  3. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  4. This giveaway is open to everyone for nominations, however you cannot enter yourself.
  5. You may only win one gift to send.
  6. Giveaways begin November today and run through December 18.
As a special edition to the giveaway, several of the authors have donated towards gift cards that will go to three lucky commentators for giving the gift of caring to someone else in their lives. Every time you nominate someone for a prize is an opportunity to be listed in this giveaway. The final winners will be announced on December 19, so be sure to watch for it!

Thank you to the readers for hanging out with me each day, even when I have nothing to say (which is far more often than I'd like!).

Today's Giveaway



Comment below and nominate someone you love for one Sabrina's Holiday Tiara giveaway!

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90 comments:

  1. I nominate my friend Jen Orenstein because if anybody deserves a tiara it's her. Shared on Facebook, Google+ and TSU

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  2. I nominate my friend Cecile. She'd love this.
    Happy Holidays

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  3. mom because she's already a queen

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  4. Heather, thank you for the chance to share the bling!

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  5. My friend Elaine keeps telling me to win a tiara so I can give it to her. So here's her chance. Thanks Sabrina for the recipe.

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  6. Shared link on FB 12/14 https://www.facebook.com/deb.delaware

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  7. I nominate Triesta Ahrens for the tiara. It would really make her Christmas

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  8. I nominate my daughter-in-law Alissa who deserves a sweet gesture like this. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I nominate my friend Cheryl who has really been there for me. Among other things, I had surgery this summer and she brought meals to me.

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  10. I nominate my daughter Candace Renee Spencer. This year has been trying for her. FIrst with her knee surgery, the her husband knee surgery resulting with blood clots. Now my granddaughter is having her tonsils out on Dec 16th This year can not end fast enough

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  11. I nominate Anna Dase. She is a trooper and always helpful and giving in the worst of times. She has picked me up many times without even knowing about it. I love her like a sister and couldn't imagine my life without her!!

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  12. I nominate Anne, my mother who has endured a great deal of difficulties these past few years, major health concerns and is feeling better now. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I nominate Anna Dase. She is a trooper and always helpful and giving in the worst of times. She has picked me up many times without even knowing about it. I love her like a sister and couldn't imagine my life without her!!

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  14. Check out @BrandiSwendt's Tweet: https://twitter.com/BrandiSwendt/status/676508622227005441?s=09

    I'm nominating my best friend & cousin Staci. She's the most selfless person who gives her all to her daughter, new granbaby and her own ageing mother who all live with her. They have all exprienced a horrble loss but staci deserves a smile this holiday after spending this year focusing on others.
    Thank you twitter link above.
    E-mail is randysbran@yahoo.com

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  15. I nominate my mother she is the best ever and so amazing with everything that she has been trough I love that woman

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  16. My best book friend, Jan Murphree. We have never met in person, but have become friends from joining the same facebook parties, and events. She is awesome.

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  17. I nominate my sister Diane Bandur because she has always been the princess!

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  18. I'd like to enter my 81 year old mom who has definitely earned it after all these years!! Thanks!! Happy holidays!!

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  19. My best friend Jennifer Brown. We help each other through the highs and lows of life. Between health issues, family issues, and deaths. She really deserves God's grace to shine on her.
    email - sneaker21@hotmail.com

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  20. I nominate my wonderful friend Natalia Bongiorno. She took care of me through a dislocated shoulder and is an amazing friend. My email is yanina_amanto@hotmail.com

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  21. I would like to nominate my mom she is a queen to me!

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  22. I would nominate my niece Amanda because she has been my princess since the day she was born! I have been trying to win her one of your beautiful tiaras for the last year. Hahaha!janebean12208@gmail.com

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  23. I nominate my mom. She has four children, including me, and also runs an in-home daycare. So she has to deal with a lot and is often stressed out. Regardless, she has always been incredibly supportive and kind to my siblings and I. She truly is a queen, and she deserves her own tiara.
    My email is: haleyrscully(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I nominate my special young friend, Donni. She is a hard-working teacher, and mother of two young girls. She has had some scary health problems of her own, in addition to worrying about her father with his health problems. She is a lovely young woman, great admired by her colleagues. I would love to see her win a tiara that she so deserves.

    The cookie recipe above looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing and for coming up with the idea to award a deserving woman somewhere.

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/ConnieFischer3/status/676517446438813702

    Connie Fischer
    conniecape@aol.com

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  25. I would like to nominate my friend Eka Fony Wijaya, who lives on the opposite side of the Earth to where I live. I met her online and we became friends, and I wish I could meet her in person, though that is very unlikely to happen. She is one of the kindest, most intelligent and sweet woman I have ever met.

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  26. I nominate my sister Martha. She would look very regal in a tiara.
    l (dot) bergh (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  27. I nominate my twin sister from another mother, Candy White. She is going through some hard time right now. She and her hubby lost their home, hubby lost his job and she has major health issues. But she is still the most loving, upbeat, cares for everyone else person I know.

    goaliemom0049(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I'm nominating my friend Melanee Ellis. She's had a rough year between struggling with MS, her husband going "crazy" from the stress of his job potentially being elimited and an injury from an exercise class. She needs something unexpectedly good to happen for her <3. Not sure about my email so...without words & spaces ~ glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

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  29. I nominate Virginia Nelson. She has been working hard not only editing and writing, but also with finals and needs some girly bling.
    --JMRocheseventynine at Gmail dotcom
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  30. I nominate Carmen Alicea, she is a wonderful mother, wife, sister/friend who does for others all year long. And she would totally rock a tiara.

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  31. I nominate Carmen Alicea, she is a wonderful mother, wife, sister/friend who does for others all year long. And she would totally rock a tiara.

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  32. I nominate my dear friend Pat Viglione. She is getting ready to retire and I believe a tiara will be perfect for the newly retired queen hehe alwyztrouble21@yahoo.com

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  33. I nominate my friend Kelly because you would think she already has a tiara but I have never seen it.

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  34. I nominate my niece, Katie, because she's fricking awesome. First, she loves to read. Second, she loves to read. Third, she loves ... you get the idea.

    bickvioletbick (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. HI HEATHER, GUESS LAST MESG IS IN CYBER! HOW ABOUT MY BBF CATHIE WHO KNOWS ME SO WELL?

    linda_bass@sbcglobal.net

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  36. I nominate my sister Cathy because she is always finding ways to help all of us.

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  37. Patricia Cochran..... Who gave me my 1st romance novel..... a Halequin Romance: Lucifer's Angel..... Thank you Aunt Pat!

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  38. Missy Cochran Roth who is a princess above all princesses. you deserve a t princesses you deserve a Tiara.

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  39. I would like to nominate my sister. She is dealing with some health issues but is still working, taking great care of her daughter and husband, volunteering time, and asks for very little in return. meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  40. I would love to nominate my friend Tonya Ridener because she has a heart of gold and is always finding ways to help other people

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  41. I would love to nominate my best friend Carrie. She is always there for you no matter how she feels.

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  42. I nominate my daughter Emily who deals with a lot through out the year and her Medical conditions, and yet with all that she could be angry and grouchy over. She shares nothing but Love and Happiness. She cares about everyone. Her strength amazes me daily.

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  43. I will nominate my Honey, Vicki. She is a true treasure to at his late stage of my life. lane.brianp@hotmail.com

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  44. I'm nominating my little sister Stephanie Garrett as she has had a rough year at times and still came out similing. I think this would make her smile even more and I would love to see that

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  45. I nominate my daughter Jaimie. She started working at the same place as me three months ago and every day one of my coworkers tells me something wonderful about her. I was just told today that she is very professional and polished. She has made quite the impression and I think she really deserves a tiara. (Even though I would secretly be jealous because I want one)

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  46. I nominate my sister Helena, she is a saint of a nurse and was there 110% for our ailing parents. She already has earned her wings and I think a tiara is fitting on an angel.

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  47. I nominate my sister, Michelle. She does so much for so many people. She is heading up a Christmas Gift Back program that is donating blankets, lotions, angels, cards,etc. to the patients on the Hospice ward of our local Veterans Hospital in honor of our dad. He was in the Veterans hospice when he passed away this year and we saw first hand how a little kindness helps during the tough times.She is an inspiration to me and I love her very much.

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  48. I nominate my mom Candy because she thinks of everyone but herself and is always helping others. She nursed both her husband(my dad)and her father(my grandfather)when they were ill.
    betta_grl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I nominate my mom Candy because she thinks of everyone but herself and is always helping others. She nursed both her husband(my dad)and her father(my grandfather)when they were ill.
    betta_grl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I would like to nominate my sister Cheryl. Because she just lost her son. And on top of that she just got custody of a baby that the state was going to put into Foster care.

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  51. I nominate my dear friend, Lauren because she works really hard.
    Lori

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  52. I nominate my mother, she's been there for everyone and works so hard to make sure we are all taken care of. lash731always@yahoo.com

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  54. My Mom, Rosa; 81 y/o & still here for us. graycat8410@gmail.con

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  55. My Bestie Nita Banks, the BookChick...she gives to everyone else but never receives ..would love for her to win a tiara! bjkuhl@gmail.com

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  56. I nominate my bestie Michelle Hoague. She is a single mom who has raised a daughter with Spinal Bifida. She works herself to exhaustion to provide and care for her daughter.

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  57. I nominate my friend Amanda aka Mandi Stanclift. She is always giving of herself. She has been so sick lately and it has been hard for her to function enough to take care of her 11 year old son who has down syndrome.

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  58. I nominate my friend Amanda aka Mandi Stanclift. She is always giving of herself. She has been so sick lately and it has been hard for her to function enough to take care of her 11 year old son who has down syndrome.

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  59. I nominate my sister Joy who deserves to wear a tiara. It would bring much fun and happiness ro her life.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I would like to nominate my daughter Angelina, she's been an amazing support to me during such a tough couple of years

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  61. Brigette ThoroughmanDecember 14, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    I would like to nominate my ma... Kathy Thoroughman. She is the best ma I could have asked for and has always been there for me. One of my nicknames is Princess Pain in the A** and if I am a princess then ma is a queen. :)

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  62. I would like to nominate my friend and coworker Patty Vanderwerf, she is an amazing person who works 2 jobs, one as an educational assistant (with me) and then she has adult clients who are are also special needs and helps them with everyday life. Patty is one of the hardest working people I know.

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  63. I would like to nominate my friend and coworker Patty Vanderwerf, she is an amazing person who works 2 jobs, one as an educational assistant (with me) and then she has adult clients who are are also special needs and helps them with everyday life. Patty is one of the hardest working people I know.

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  65. I nominate my good friend Lena C. She's had a very rough year with her father passing away recently just being one of her struggles. She's so kind and helpful and always helps and encourages everyone else.

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  67. I nominate my best friend and daughter, Kari O. She just had her 6th abdominal surgery in 8 years. What she has, keeps her in pain 24/7, 365 days a year. But she is one of the strongest people I know. She survived a very bad marriage. (The worst thing was losing her second son but the good thing was her ex decided he didn't want a wife or child anymore.) She has built a wonderful life for her son and herself and tries her best to be normal in spite of her constant debilitating pain. She volunteers at work, at the school and tries to help her coworkers whenever she can. She makes magic happen whenever and wherever she is able.
    She is a princess who deserves a tiara.

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  68. I nominate my best friend and daughter, Kari O. She just had her 6th abdominal surgery in 8 years. What she has, keeps her in pain 24/7, 365 days a year. But she is one of the strongest people I know. She survived a very bad marriage. (The worst thing was losing her second son but the good thing was her ex decided he didn't want a wife or child anymore.) She has built a wonderful life for her son and herself and tries her best to be normal in spite of her constant debilitating pain. She volunteers at work, at the school and tries to help her coworkers whenever she can. She makes magic happen whenever and wherever she is able.
    She is a princess who deserves a tiara.

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  69. Gotta nominate my sister, who is the best sister and friend EVER. The tiara would just be a external symbol of how marvelous she is ;) Thanks for the chance, Sabrina and Heather!

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  70. I nominate my daughter. She could so rock a tiara.

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  71. Those cookies sound fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I nominate my bff Shannon because she totally needs a reminder of how awesome she is!

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  72. I nominate my friend who is deaf and almost blind. Her name is Tsianina, but we call her Ginger, and such an encouragement to everyone around her. Though in her 80's, she always wears a smile.

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  73. I nominate my daughter, Angelica, she can wear it when she graduates this year from her Graduate Nurse Practitioner program...then I can steal it from her afterwards lol
    Always a method to my madness 😁

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  74. I nominate my daughter, Angelica, she can wear it when she graduates this year from her Graduate Nurse Practitioner program...then I can steal it from her afterwards lol
    Always a method to my madness 😁

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  75. i nominate my beautiful angel, Bianca,for the tiara. her beauty, sweetness and innocence are what qualifies her as my princess, tiara or no tiara. My beautiful princess.

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  76. I would love to nominate my daughter Autumn. She's (we) have had a rough year. She lost her Dad this year. She's had her tonsils, and adenoids out, had a root canal, and missed this past week of school with a migraine headache,and this Sunday in the ER with her migraine. Through it all she has been my rock as well.She is the best daughter a mother could ever have!

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  77. I nominate My friend Trisha Lakasik Hudson. She is the first person to talk to me on Facebook. Thank you for this giveaway

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  78. I nominate my friend Tamera McIntosh. We've only met on Facebook, but I feel like I've known her my entire life. She's lost several loved ones this year, including her adopted daughter and toddler grandson, in a car accident recently, but still she finds time to check in on me and my health(I have PKD, stage 3 kidney failure and fibromyalgia). Sometimes all I get is a quick message that says "I love you girl!" "I miss you" etc. But it cheers me up and reminds me I'm loved. She deserves to wear the tiara and know her kindness is appreciated and doesn't go unnoticed. <3

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  79. I nominate the best friend a girl could ask for...my Mom! She has been taking care of me my entire life, especially when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14. I was paralyzed and going through cancer treatments for over a year. I can walk now, with a cane, after years of physical therapy & with my Mom by my side! I suffer daily from severe chronic neuropathic pain and my Mom is always there for me! She had cancer a year & a half ago & is undergoing many tests & scans because something is showing up on her first set of scans & in her bloodwork!! She's keeping a good face on so as not to scare me but I can see that she's nervous! She's my best friend & I don't know how I'd have made it through everything I've been through without her!! She is the best Mom in the world & we have been through so much together! I don't know what I'd do without her & I never want to know!! I love her more than life itself!!

    My email- Surviver815@aol.com

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  80. I nominate my best friend, Laure Griffis. She is a teacher for blind students, but has to drive to them. She is the only specialized teacher for kids in this area. She drives 2 hrs each way a few times a week, for just an 1 1/2 lesson! She works at 12 different schools, with all different ages. She has medical problems with her back, and neck, and shouldn't be working, let alone driving for hours every day. She won't quit, because of her love for the kids she teaches. She works 10-12 hour days, every day, and then does special activities with kids and their families on the weekends.Usually the cost comes from her. Her work doesn't appreciate all she does for their students. She really deserves to get a tiara for herself.Shes' a very speacial person, and I'm proud to call her my best friend/sister. Thanks for giving her a chance!

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  82. I would love to win a tiara for my sister. She is always there for me and my family. Thanks 😊

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  85. ***CLOSED*** Congratulations Brandi Swendt! Your nomination won the gift from Sabrina. Please fill out this form so I can get your gifts on their way: http://goo.gl/forms/APxSqCQaBm

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