Monday, November 17, 2014

30 Days of Thankfulness + Big Giveaway #17

Welcome to November and Unwritten's next BIG event, 30 Days of Thankfulness, featuring a tremendous giveaway that will be PERFECT for a reader on your Christmas list...or a gift for yourself!!! We are giving away a...

Yep, you heard me right, but that's not all. All authors participating in this month's event have also generously donated a Kindle copy of one of their books so you'll already have some great stories to read when you curl up with your new Kindle!! To enter, just complete all the easy entries on the Rafflecopter on the bottom of this page. Today let's hear from author Sandy Loyd and what she's thankful for:

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving has always been a time of reflection for me.

Having holiday traditions is something I’m thankful for. Since we are a small family, the holidays can seem empty, when for everyone else I know it’s a time when families get together. The three of us have always lived a plane ride away, or a ten hour drive, from relatives. In the many years my husband and I been married, we have only had family visit us once. Mostly we make the trip to their house. Take it from someone who’s done it a half dozen times over the years. Thanksgiving is not a fun weekend to drive anywhere, much less 600 miles. It’s one of the reasons I’d rather stay home and rely on tradition to create a holiday worth remembering.

 Our Thanksgiving tradition is pretty simple. One by one, we go around the table and talk of something we are thankful for. Last year, my son balked at doing it, saying it was a stupid thing to do when there are only three of us, my husband, my son and me. Even so, I still had my know-it-all college student follow the tradition. When he grudgingly obliged, I was stunned to learn he was most thankful for his parents. That’s definitely one of those keeper memories to pull out down the road when our trio turns into a duo.

So this year, just like every other year I’ve been married, I’ll pull out the good china and crystal, set the dining room table—in a room only the cats use on a regular basis—and prepare a feast that will take all day to prepare and less than twenty minutes to consume.  I never mind the work because when we’re all sitting around the Thanksgiving table, I get to listen to my son and husband talk about their year and all that they have to be thankful for. That’s when I realize how much they mean to me. As hokey as it sounds, I’m most thankful for them, that I have two men in my life to share this tradition with. And next year, I’ll have a fourth member to add to the table­—my son’s wife. And that’s truly something to be thankful for.   


An avid reader from early on, Sandy Loyd spent many childhood summers in the library going off
to imaginary places in her mind. After graduating from Arizona State University, she gave into wander lust and has since worked and lived in some fabulous places in the US, including San Francisco and South Florida. An empty nester, she now resides with her husband, two cats, a dog and one frog, in Kentucky and writes full time, using her experiences to create exciting stories. In total, Sandy has published over a dozen novels, all with heart-stopping suspense and full of the twists and turns she loves, plus the romance that makes the world go ’round.
Winter Interlude, the first story of Sandy’s California Series, is currently free for a short time at all online retailers. Sandy spent her single years in San Francisco and considers that city one of America's treasures, comparable to no other city in the world. The California Series, are all set in San Francisco and Northern California area. A three book bundle that includes book 2-4 is now available for purchase.
California Series Book 2-4: Three couples find their way to love and happiness in these heartwarming stories, all set in the San Francisco Bay area. Experience a flirty, sexy & fun romance on a  PROMISES, PROMISES, where one man finishes what was started ten years ago, yet can't walk away like he wants to.. Read about JAMES, a man women love with one flaw - he can't commit, and the one woman who makes him wish he was different. And finally, waltz into romance with DANCING WITH AN ANGEL as two dancing partners find they have more in common than they think. Link:
San Franciscan night in


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