It's the time of the year for giving! To celebrate Christmas and as a small token of my appreciation for all the wonderful support and friendships I've enjoyed over the course of the year, I've put together a special Christmas gift pack to give away.
The prize pack includes a K-9 Trilogy T-shirt, a box of delicious Godiva Belgium chocolate assorted truffles, a cute owl Christmas tree decoration, a 2016 personalized photo Christmas tree decoration, a package of three Christmas-themed earrings, an additional pair of Christmas tree earrings and a Kindle version of my award-winning novel, A Child's Christmas.* (An excerpt from A Child's Christmas follows.)
The giveaway runs from today until midnight EST on December 22nd. You have three easy ways to enter, and you can enter each day!
There is also a second-place prize, consisting of a San Diego K-9 Unit tote and a Kindle edition of A Child's Christmas, to be awarded to one person chosen at random from those leaving a comment on this post.
Please check the bottom of this post after noon EST on December 23rd for the names of the winners.
I wish you and your family a Christmas season filled with love, joy and good health!
*Prize pack to be shipped within North America only. Should winner live outside NA, ebooks will be substituted.
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The Winners are . . .
Thank you very much to everyone who participated in this giveaway!
The winner of the grand prize is: Karen M. from Detroit, MI.
The winner of the second-place prize is: Sandra L.
Congratulations Karen and Sandra!
Karen, I will send you an e-mail. Sandra, since I do not have your e-mail address with your entry, please e-mail me at kate @ kate-james . com (without the spaces).
Once again, I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2017!
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Excerpt from A Child's Christmas
Irene Cara’s “Flashdance…What a Feeling”was playing, the last song before the official countdown to midnight, when Jason’s door opened. With his teddy bear clasped under his arm, he shuffled into the living room.
Paige was up and rushing toward him immediately. “What’s wrong, sweetie?”
“Nothin’,” he responded, still groggy. “I just wanted to be up for midnight. I set my clock. I have something for you.”
The final chords of the song faded, and the host started the countdown. “Ten…nine…”
“You need to sit on the sofa next to Mr. Kinsley, Mom.”
The last vestiges of sleep gone, Jason dashed behind the sofa. “C’mon, Mom. !”
“…seven…six…” the host counted.
On five, Jason moved his other hand from behind his back. He clutched a sprig of mistletoe. “You know what this is for, right?”
“…three…” He held it over the space between Daniel and Paige’s heads and giggled.
“…two…” Paige sent Daniel a silent apology, but his expression was amused.
“…one!” At the blast of horns and noise makers on the television, Daniel cupped Paige’s cheek in the palm of his hand and leaned in for a kiss. Paige closed her eyes and leaned in, too, as if irresistibly drawn by a magnet.
Jason whooped loudly.
The kiss was light and brief. When she opened her eyes and gazed into Daniel’s, she could see in the expression on his face that he’d felt it, too. The sweet taste of the champagne lingered on her lips as it did on Daniel’s. She ran her tongue over her upper lip, savoring the flavor.
“My work here is done,” Jason declared cheerfully, his words followed by a huge yawn. He kissed his mother on the cheek. “See you in the morning, Mom. Good night, Mr. Kinsley.” Jason held up his hand, and Daniel high-fived him. “Happy New Year!” he called, waving the bear over his head, as he trotted back to his room.