Sunday 18 December 2011

UK Blog Tour for The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton including UK/IRE/EU Swag Giveaway

How I Christmas
by Kiki Hamilton 

Hi there! Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog!

I LOVE Christmas! I love the lights and the decorations, the music , Santa and the feeling of magic in the air.  In my family we put the Christmas tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. (As I’m writing this it’s the day after Thanksgiving and I put our outdoor lights up tonight and will start on the Christmas tree tomorrow-yay!)

On the first of December we have a wooden Advent calendar that I put up.  It’s about three feet tall and each day has a little door that you can open to find the treat inside.  It’s a fun way to count down the days to Christmas.

I live in Washington State, so sometimes we’ll get snow on Christmas day, which is perfect, but most years it’s just rainy and wet. Still, the blustery cold weather seems to fit the time of year.

On Christmas Eve we go to my Mom’s house and have dinner. The kids get to open one or two presents and then we do a white elephant gift exchange which is always quite funny.  Then, we play charades, which is hilarious!

Christmas day starts early as we are all up to see what Santa has brought.  In the past we’ve rotated houses with members of my family but this year it will be at my house, which I always love. The smell of turkey roasting in the oven makes the house smell so yummy and we always play lots of games:  Scrabble, Mah Johnng, cards or games on the Wii, so young and old can play. And of course, there’s football on TV.

It is a wonderful time of year to celebrate all the good things in our lives and I always look forward to the Christmas season. I hope yours is especially wonderful this year!

Kiki HamiltonKiki Hamilton believes in faeries. And magic. Thought she has a BA in business administration from Washington State University and has run a business with her husband for many years, as well as worked in a variety of management positions for other companies, her first love is writing young-adult stories of fantasy and adventure. Kiki lives near Seattle, Washington where it only rains part of the time. She is a member of Class of 2k11 and The Elevensies, and also blogs at The Enchanted Inkpot. Visit Kiki's website at
 For information about Tiki and the Faerie Ring, visit
The Faerie Ring on Goodreads. 
Buy The Faerie Ring.

Swag Giveaway!
Kiki was kind enough to send us some awesome swag to giveaway on the blog to celebrate her UK tour. So have a look at this cool swag....
First Winner: Postcard, badge and two bookmarks (one signed)
Second Winner: Two bookmarks (one signed)
UK/IRE/EU only. 
Ends December 31st, 2011. Please fill out all the details on the form and please remember to leave a comment. If you do not leave a comment...your entry is void!
Good Luck!
A huge thank you to Kiki for joining us today and don't forget to check out her book The Faerie Ring. If you missed my review for it here is it! 

Don't forget to check out Kiki's next stop on Reading Little Bit of Everything

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!!! 

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Babel said...

Oh, I loved this book from the very first time I set eyes on its beautiful cover. I'd love to read it. Fairies are one of my weaknesses ;o)
Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

Lesley said...

I just finished The Faerie Ring a few weeks ago I loved the Victorian setting. Great to see how authors spend their Christmas!

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

I've been dying to read this one for ages! :) I agree with My keeper shelf, the Victorian setting must be great.

Merry Christmas! xxx

Melliane said...

I agree it's a wonderful period of the year!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the book yet, but the trailer is amazing and I've just put it on my must-read list :) Can't wait to get my hands on it! :)
Merry Christmas and happy new year to everybody! :)

Holz Smolz said...

Wanted this book for aggessssss...hopefully Santa brings it:P
The cover is gorgeous, it would look fab on my bookshelf :P
Have an awesome christmas and an even better new year :D

Caroline said...

I found this on Goodreads ages ago, the cover is so pretty and it sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! =D


Sezzy said...

Great giveaway, thanks!
I've seen this book, and I am very interested in it!

Merry Christmas!!!! :D

Unknown said...

Great giveaway I need this book so bad!, I've now got my friend obsessed with this too :D.

wrathsqueen said...

merry christmas ladies! wonderful giveaway!

ily said...

thanks for this giveaway and merry christmas

Jana said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! and thanks

Rachel Triska said...

This book has been on my To Read list for a while..... thanks for opening up the comp. internationally. <3
Merry Christmas Kiki and good luck on the snow this year!

AliPeli said...

Thank you very much for this amazing giveaway.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

I have had this on my tbr list for a while. Thanks for the giveaway and have a merry christmas and a fantastic new year!!

Yvonne @ The Shadow Realm said...

Thank you for an awesome giveaway!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Andreea C. said...

Sweet giveaway ! If I'm from Romania, which is in Europe I can still participate, right ? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Aleksandra said...

thanks for sharing how you prepare for Christmas & thn celebrate it! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Also, thanks for the giveaway! I <3 swag!

Tasnim said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year! :)

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