Jan 162013
 

 

I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for the patience of our wonderful LDSWBR readers as I mourned the sudden passing of my mom. It was incredibly difficult to lose her just three days before Christmas, but the kind words of consolation as well as the thoughts and prayers offered on behalf of my family were felt and brought comfort and peace to us through the sadness of the days following her death. 

We have modified the contest rules so that entries will be accepted until 12:00 Midnight (Mountain Time) on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Winners will be announced the following week. 

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3 days until Christmas

 

Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she loves her family very much. She graduated from Snow College with an associate of science, and she is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English at Utah State University. Heather has always been an avid reader, and reading and writing are among her favorite things to do. She also enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. She is the author of the Seers Trilogy.

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LDSWBR: Do you top your Christmas tree with a star, angel, or something else? Does it have special meaning to you?

HEATHER: We use a star at my house–the same star that’s been used for as long as I can remember. There are colorful lights inside a gold frame; the old star matches our family tree perfectly. Lots of personality, memories, and love. It’s the most beautiful tree in the world.

LDSWBR: What is your favorite Christmas movie? Why is it your favorite?

HEATHER: I have lots of favorites, but “White Christmas” is at the top of the list. My parents forced us to watch it every year growing up, and as a kid I thought most of it was boring. But then I grew to love the songs, the story, and the spirit of Christmas the movie invites.

LDSWBR: What Christmas gift have you been most excited to give?

HEATHER: I remember years ago all of my siblings got together and bought a new Lazy-Boy chair for my dad. We hid it in the boys’ room until Christmas, because their room was such a wreck hiding a boxed up chair was a piece of cake.I think that’s honestly one of the only times we’ve ever managed to surprise Dad. It was awesome.

LDSWBR: “White Christmas” is a very popular Christmas movie! Thank you, Heather!

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Purchase Demons (Book 2 in Seers trilogy)

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

Kate’s life is far from normal. She can see Auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly. Packed with action, mind-blowing plot twists, and characters you can’t get enough of, this is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read from cover to cover.

 Do you have a creative hiding spot for Christmas presents? 

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To enter the LDSWBR Countdown to Christmas 2012, leave a thoughtful comment below.

Be sure to comment on each Countdown to Christmas 2012 post for more chances to win. Please click through to the website as only comments submitted directly on this post will be accepted.

Prizes include a $50 Amazon gift card and the author-donated books listed below. This is raffle-style drawing where all entries throughout the contest period are entered into the same “hat” for all prizes. US only. 18 years and older please. See all contest rules and restrictions below.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; entrants must be 18 years or older; open to residents of continental US only; giveaway begins December 3, 2012 and all entries must be received by 12:00 Midnight December 23, 2012 Mountain Time (updated to 12:00 Midnight January 19, 2013 Mountain Time); to enter, complete the required entry on each post and any additional entries of your choice if listed; LDS Women’s Book Review reserves the right to determine what is considered a thoughtful comment as per each posts required entry; giveaway prizes include a $50 Amazon gift card and a variety of book prizes donated by featured authors; the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning; LDS Women’s Book Review is not liable for technical problems which may affect entry into the giveaway; winner identity will be verified by email address; winner will be selected December 27, 2012 (updated to the week of January 20, 2013) by use of a sequence generator on random.org; winner will have until January 3, 2013 (updated to January 26, 2013) to claim their prize; if any prize winner forfeits or does not claim prize, prize will be re-awarded to next winner in sequence; all prizes will be awarded; limit of two prizes per entrant; this contest/giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other entity unless otherwise specified; by entering the giveaway you give LDS Women’s Book Review the right to publicize your name on the LDS Women’s Book Review blog; winner agrees to release LDS Women’s Book Review from any liability as a result of winning; email comments & questions to LDS Women’s Book Review – ldswbr (at) gmail (dot) com; giveaway subject to Utah regulations; VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Book Prizes (as of December 21, 2012 – more to be added to this list!)

  • Tres Leches Cupcakes by Josi S. Kilpack (signed paperback copy)
  • Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick (paperback or ebook)
  • Deadly Undertakings by Gregg Luke (personalized paperback)
  • Turning Pages by Tristi Pinkston (personalized paperback)
  • Athena by Heather B. Moore (autographed paperback)
  • The Kindling by Braden Bell (paperback, signed if desired)
  • Sudden Darkness by Margot Hovley (personalized paperback)
  • Code Word by Traci Hunter Abramson (paperback)
  • The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson (ebook)
  • The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson (ebook- PDF/.mobi)
  • Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie (signed paperback)
  • A Note Worth Taking by Lu Ann Staheli (Kindle)
  • When Hearts Conjoin by Lu Ann Staheli (paperback)
  • Paige by Annette Lyon (signed paperback)
  • All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon (personalized paperback)
  • Smart Move by Melanie Jacobson (signed & personalized paperback)
  • Shadowed by Stephanie Black (personalized paperback or ebook)
  • Demons by Heather Frost (signed copy)

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  14 Responses to “Demons by Heather Frost – Countdown to Christmas 2012”

  1. I have always loved finding new hiding places each year… I think that is part of the fun of Chirstmas!

  2. One little stinker of mine thought it too much fun to hit the jackpot. There was no good spot. I was doomed. At least I didn’t know it for a while.

  3. Yay!! That was funny about the big box being undetectable in the boys room! I have started hiding smaller things in my hope chest. The kids don’t look in there because there because there is usually clean, folded laundry sitting there that needs to be put away. We have hidden things at neighbors houses and also in our motorhome before. Thanks!!

  4. I like to put things way in the back of my closet, behind things on our really deep shelves.

    [Shanda – Sorry about the loss of your mother! I hope you are finding some peace in the grieving process. (((HUGS)))!]

  5. I usually hide presents in my closet – it’s worked good so far!

  6. We’ve normally hidden our gifts in the trunk of our 2nd car, but we didn’t have one this Christmas. I hid a lot of gifts under my clothes in our closet. Unfortunately this backfired on us when our 6 year-old decided to use our closet for a game of “hide-and-seek.” She then proceeded to ask me questions about the exact things that were in there…epic fail!

  7. It’s been easy to hide Christmas gifts so far, as my kiddos are so young, but next year my oldest will be old enough to snoop. I’m nervous! I don’t know where to hide his gifts!!!

  8. My little girl is too young to be snooping yet. Everything is just kept in the basement. No where secret yet.

  9. I’ve had to switch my hiding spots a few times as kids have inadvertently discovered them! Currently the hiding spot is my closet shelves, hidden behind pillows and blankets that are usually on the shelves, or in boxes on my highest shelves.

  10. Mine is just in plain sight in a packing box. We move so much that it isnt strange to have one out so they have know idea. I love it.

  11. I haven’t had to hide presents because my kids were too young to know the difference but this year my 4 year old son actually found them and he is starting to have a very good memory! Needless to say, some of his presents were not surprises.

  12. I don’t personally have any good hiding spot stories, but my mom once “hid” a tv for my father by setting the box in the garage that already has so many boxes in it that he didn’t ever notice it.

  13. We don’t have one yet because the kids are too young to try to look for them but I will need to find one soon. Maybe somewhere in the basement. Wow! She is so young to already have her second book out-way to go!

  14. I think this is too late to count, but I thought I’d chime in anyway. My gift hiding spot is not great, and I think my family all knows that I put everything in the office closet. Luckily for me, they aren’t snoopy. :)

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