And, I was illuminated by a friend yesterday who told me Hallmark released a film this weekend, also called The Christmas Spirit. Great minds, eh?
Right, without further ado, here's the scoop for today.
Facebook - www.facebook.com/susan.buchanan.author - party with me from 9am until 10pm GMT/until 5pm EST. There'll be Christmas tunes including requests made by fans and followers. I'm still accepting requests, so leave me a comment here or on FB or Twitter and I will try to include your song. Today we'll be talking about all things Christmas, so movies, food, childhood memories, what would make your Christmas, who you'd like to find under the tree, all of that. There will be themed topics throughout the day. Just pop in for a chat and to share. Anyone attending the FB party will be entered into the ebook draw.
Twitter - I'll be there in between my FB party during the day, but the only dedicated event is between 8-9pm. use hashtag #TCSlaunch to join in the fun. Or check my timeline at susan_buchanan. Anyone entering the Twitter party will be entered into the ebook draw.
So, what's happening? At both parties and here today on the blog, I'm giving away 5 e-copies, yes, that's 5 copies, really, of each of my first two novels, Sign of the Times and The Dating Game to 10 lucky readers. One lucky person will also win £10 or $15 of Amazon vouchers.
But you have to be in it to win it, right?
So, how do you enter? On the blog there will be competitions today through Tuesday. Each day I will pick a winner and they will be entered into the Amazon voucher draw. Anyone who comments on the blog will be in with a chance of winning the ebooks. Please leave the country you're from and your email address or Twitter name, so I can contact you.
If you buy a copy of The Christmas Spirit, just as I did last year with The Dating Game, if you email me your proof of purchase, minus any personal details, eg address, to email@example.com you will be entered into the Amazon voucher draw.
It will be similar over on FB and Twitter, so join in however you prefer.
No essays, but give us a little bit of description. For example, mine is probably going to be this Christmas. First Christmas for baby Antonia, who will be 9 months old by then and chewing on the wrapping paper. But I can't wait to see her wee face when she sees all those toys on Christmas morning. She won't understand it, but she will love them. And I'll distract her somehow from the rustle of the paper and the popping of bubble wrap, so that she does play with her toys at some point!
And, if you haven't picked up your copy of The Christmas Spirit yet, there's no time like the present. Geddit?! (hears groans at feeble joke).
http://amzn.to/1ewbuRY - Amazon UK
http://amzn.to/1dFw0TJ - Amazon US
Right, I'm off. Got to get over to Facebook! Tune in tomorrow for another chance to win Amazon vouchers and books.