Thursday, December 11, 2008

And The Winners Are..

Karen H & Judy!!!

That's right, I drew two names because of the great number of participants.

Congratulations, Karen and Judy!!!

Please email me at donna_ michaels @msn. com (minus the spaces) with your free PDF choice from my three Holiday releases:


Click HERE to goto my website and view the blurb and an excerpt of each title.

I'd like to thank each and everyone who left a comment and helped make my 'BLOG RIDE' day special.

Best of luck to you all in the rest of the contest!!

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


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Merry Christmas! You’ve reached the next stop on the Christmas Ride Blog Event! Hope you’re enjoying the trip so far. There are still a lot of sites to see, recipes to gather and goodies to win.

Today I’d like to share a simple dessert my children, Nick, Zach, Kyle and Jestina ask for every Christmas.

Chocolate Pudding Pie


2 pkg instant chocolate pudding
1 already made graham cracker pie crust
Cool Whip
Hershey bar

Mix the milk and pudding as directed. Pour onto pie crust. Add the Cool Whip then shave the chocolate bar on top. Done. It takes longer to clean up then it does to make. lol

We also do up a banana pie. Just layer the bottom of the crust with cut bananas, add VANILLA pudding and top with Cool Whip. Chocolate shavings optional.

Mmm…my mouth is watering just thinking about eating chocolate by the Christmas tree. We have an artificial one that looks like a real fur tree, and this year, I bunched up the branches then placed wadded pieces of white garland on them to resemble clumps of snow. Looks nice. In my latest release, VAMPIRE KRISTMAS, the H & h literally fly to Montana to pick out their real tree in the deafening silence of falling snow.

Which brings me to my fun contest today. Just answer this question:

Do you have a real tree or an artificial one?

Leave a comment and I’ll draw a random winner for a digital download of one of my Holiday titles:


I had a great time sharing with you today. Thanks for visiting! Be sure to pop back on Thursday to see if you won!

In case you need them, below are the CHRISTMAS RIDE CONTEST RULES!

Collect the songs to enter the grand prize drawing. One lucky person will win a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice!Send it to by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!

Here is a hint to my Christmas song choice: (Title includes the name of one of my children, too.)

Well, way up North where the air gets cold
There's a tale about Christmas that you've all been told
And a real famous cat all dressed up in red
And he spends the whole year workin' out on his sled…

Good luck in the contest!! And if you missed stops or have gotten lost along the way, here are the past blogs where the ride has been spreading Christmas cheer!

Nov 29 PL Parker -
Nov 30 Lynn Reynolds -
Dec 1 WRP -
Dec 2 Michele Hart -
Dec 3 2 today! - Teri Wilson -
Elaine Cantrell -
Dec 4 Roni Adams -
Dec 5 Stacy Dawn -
Dec 6 Susanne Saville -
Dec 7 Beth Caudill -
Dec 8 Kyann Waters -
Dec 9 Meagan Hatfield -

Your next stop on the Christmas Ride is:

Dec 11 C.H. Admirand -

Thanks for your support. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

VAMPIRE KRISTMAS Holiday Paranormal Released Today!!

:DI'm so happy to be able to share my light paranormal holiday read. At only 32 pages and no blood spilling involved, VK is a unique heartwarming story and I'm proud to have meshed a vampire with Christmas. Hope you find some time in you crazy December rush to sit back and enjoy this quick read!


Vampire Kristmas

By Donna Michaels

Holiday Paranormal

32 pages $1.50

Buy at The Wild Rose Press

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When vampire Jeremy Kristmas is awakened from his two century nap to trade places with his irresponsible twin—two weeks before Christmas, he discovers he has a fiancĂ© who resembles his dead lover.

Pretending to love a cheating vampire is not on Lynette Stevens’ holiday to-do list, however, coming to her promiscuous cousin’s rescue, again is. But when she arrives at Kristmas Manor, Jeremy is different, more mature, handsome…crazy—insisting she’s his lost love.

Unable to deny the attraction, Lynette gives into her desire. But what if her cousin is Jeremy’s lost love? If so, who will he choose? His past love or new love? Join them to find out who has a Vampire Kristmas.



“We’ve missed you, Jeremy. It’s been so long, too long; decades. I hope you’re done trying to hide from the world.” His mother drew back to caress his bearded chin, then tugged his long black hair. “Fitz is standing by to groom you to fit into this century. I hope you don’t mind?”

“Of course not. That’ll be fine.” He forced a smile. The family barber could shave him completely bald for all he cared. He carried no desire to attract a mate. The loss of his last one still cut deep.

Cordelia. With her waist-length, wavy brown hair and blue eyes…

“Good to have you back, Son.” His father shook his hand, then pulled him into a back-slapping embrace.

“Thanks, Dad. Maybe you can tell me why it was so important I switch places with Jared? What was so urgent?”

His father stiffened, then slowly stepped back. Alarm squeezed Jeremy’s spine. He wasn’t going to like the answer. What had his brother done this time? Surely, it won’t involve jail, again. Lord knows he’d done enough time for his twin.

“Your brother has gotten himself into a bit of a…dilemma, and we all agreed the best course of action right now was for you two to switch places.” His dad walked over to the corner bar and poured a scotch. “Why don’t you get cleaned up and we’ll discuss this at further lengths over dinner.”

Longing to demand an answer, Jeremy noted his father’s closed expression and swallowed his protest. “Fine. I’ll be back soon.” Three strides carried him across the Sixteenth Century Persian rug, past Elizabethan chairs, settee and table—all purchased brand new centuries ago—and into a familiar hallway.

The Kristmas Mansion had barely changed since his last awakening. At least, what he’d seen so far. Wood paneled walls, crimson runners on mahogany floors, large windows overlooking the tropical grounds of their south pacific island. Somehow, they comforted; unlike the voice in his head, questioning his decision to visit the barber. Why bother when he planned to eject his brother from stasis once their parents revealed this century’s dilemma?

Glancing at the heavy framed portraits lining the wall, Jeremy momentarily forgot his injustice and gazed at Kristmas’s past. Some he recalled, others… His steps halted.

“How?” He blinked and resisted the impulse to rub his eyes.

“How is this possible?” Hardly daring to breath, he ran a finger down one of the smooth, shiny and eerily lifelike portraits of his family. “What kind of technology could produce such a marvel?” He leaned closer. “Incredible. Truly incredible.” Rubbing his beard, he made a mental note to ask his father.

Snippets of excitement perked his curiosity. What other breakthroughs awaited his discovery? Still scratching his beard, he glanced out the window.

Air burst into his lungs at a painful speed, while his legs grew increasingly numb. It can’t be. His fingers curled around the aged casing for support.



Thanks for reading,