ICYMI: How many gifts are given in the song The 12 Days of Christmas?
Dec 09, 2020 3:21 pm
I love the holidays! I love the lights! I love the music! I love the gifties! I know, I know. I'm ...huminah... years old and I still love Christmas presents. Like inordinately love getting Christmas presents. My husband thinks I'm a nutcase. I just love the pretty wrapping paper, the bows and ribbons, and of course the excitement of unwrapping stuff. In fact, it doesn't really matter what's inside.
Seriously, I actually buy all the Christmas presents in my house for everyone. Even for myself. That tradition actually started because we typically use Christmas to stock up for the year on things we need. So Christmas is a huge gift giving extravaganza of work clothes, underwear, socks, etc. See? It all makes me giddy with excitement. LOL!
Speaking of gifts, I hope everyone has had a chance to download my holiday cowboy short story, A Cowboy's Christmas Wish, because there are only a few weeks left before it is going to disappear from Bookfunnel. Then the only way to get it will be to buy the whole One Night With A Cowboy series. In fact, I just put a brand-spanking-new cover on the series and bundled all 5 books together for the first time! So, if you haven't picked up a copy yet, now is a great time to get a sexy new cover and all 5 of the short stories.
You all may remember a poll from last month about what I should write next. Here is what the results were:
So, I guess you all are going to make me decide. LOL! I'm going to let it all simmer a little longer and keep working on the rest of the series. I guess we'll have to see what moves me when I get to writing whatever comes next.
The One Night With A Cowboy series is a set of short stories linked by cowboys and Soul Mates Dating Service, a dating service with an uncanny ability to match up soul mates. These sizzling little treats are perfect for a quick hot read.
Taking Her Chance (Book 1)
When Chance walks into the room at the Golden Mustang Dude Ranch, Beth is determined that history will not repeat itself. Not hers and not her mother’s. But will she take her Chance or lose him again?
Claiming His Cowgirl (Book 2)
As Cassie and Trent indulge their strong sexual attraction, he must discover if one night with a cowboy is long enough for him to claim his cowgirl.
A Cowboy's Christmas Wish (Book 3)
When rancher Ford Grayson saunters out of Melissa Adams’ past and into her bar, she’s determined to take him for a ride and kick him to the curb. Payback’s a bitch. But, the cowboy is determined to make his very own Christmas wish come true.
Roping His Cowboy (Book 4)
After a triumphant win that puts Shane and Brig back on the road to nationals, a drunken kiss changes everything. Now the only question is, can Shane snag the cowboy of his heart or will he get away?
Stealing His Cowgirl's Heart (Book 5)
Mary Jane Fullerton, is over Valentine's Day and cowboys. But when Navy Seal Nathaniel Keller is sent home to recuperate, fate steps in to give them a second chance at love. But can he steal his Cowgirl’s heart a second time?
You may have noticed that Taming His Hellion Countess looks a little different. I decided to drop the Taming part of the title for a couple of reasons. 1) I started to wonder if maybe the Taming part was making it less enticing to new readers. Because really, Cooper doesn't tame Emily. 2) (And most importantly) I found the extra word in front of the "His" to be distracting. Like it really made me nuts. So I decided to chop it.
And, in case you all missed it, His Hand-Me-Down Countess is on sale right now for $.99 as part of the promo for the upcoming release of His Not-So-Sweet Marchioness, Book 4. Speaking of book 4 ...here's a teaser!
Hi! I can't believe my mommy is letting me talk to you guys! This has already been a magical holiday, mostly because I got all my presents early! But now I get to share with you all a little about me. I'm an orange tabby, but we call it L'orange...because I sometimes look yellow and sometimes orange. I like long walks in the yard...especially if I can ditch mommy and daddy and escape for a bit. I also love anything fishy flavored, but particularly those soupy pouches of cat food. My favorite toy is my bird. It chirps really loudly when I attack it. I also love naps! There isn't anywhere I can't flop down and roll belly up for a quick snooze. Mew! Mew! Mew!
Next time I'll be sure to tell you all mommy's secrets and of course share some of my favorite pictures of me. Merry Christmas!
So, did you figure out how many gifts were given in the song the 12 Days of Christmas? 364! Want to see the math? I can assure you I did not work that out myself! Here is where I found the math.
That's it for now! Sending you all my love and I wish you all the Merriest of Christmases, Happiest of Chanukah's, and the most Wonderful of Kwanza's! All in all, Happy Holidays!