I’m Game If You Are #Giveaway

ReindeerGames01Ever play the book tag game where someone asks you to match up a book with some crazy theme or other. Yeah…me, too, and I suck at it, but I still have a good ol’ time regardless. I thought it would be fun to do a holiday version.

Ten old favorite holiday songs and a little descriptor are posted below. You, my friends, will give a shout out in the comments section of books you’ve read that match up. I’ll do you a solid and say the book does not have to be holiday themed and can have been read at any time.

And just to make it worth your while, any commenter who leaves a list of all ten matching books can be entered in a giveaway for an ebook $5 or less through Amazon or US residents only can choose a mystery surprise pair of signed books.

And here we go…

  1. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer– a book with a feisty/lively older lady as a character
  2. Winter Wonderland– a book with an outdoor winter-themed cover
  3. Silent Night– a book with a killer who ‘silences’ his/her victims
  4. Baby It’s Cold Outside- a book with a hot love scene
  5. Little Drummer Boy- a book with a rocker and kudos if he/she is a drummer
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear?– a book with a rumor, a gossipy character, or a lie
  7. White Christmas- a book with snow in it
  8. Twelve Days of Christmas– book with a crazy family get together
  9. Blue Christmas– a book that made you cry or at the very least really grabbed your emotions
  10. Away in a Manger– a book with a baby or small child in it

Here’s my list:

  1. The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump- I give you three feisty old ladies.
  2. Winter Wolf by SP Wayne- a little word association brought this wintery one to mind.
  3. Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose- killer totally fooled them all
  4. Need You Tonight by Roni Loren- I squirmed and required cold liquid sustenance
  5. Softer Than Steel by Jessica Topper- sings, writes, and plays, but not a drummer.
  6. Hard Landing by Marliss Melton- gossipy neighbor causes some huge trouble.
  7. Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr- whole book is set in a mountain town of snow.
  8. Sticks & Stones by Abigail Roux- there’s crazy and then there’s a family camping trip with the Gradys
  9. Thunder on the Plains by Rosanne Bittner- a two tissue story, at least.
  10. One Small Thing by Piper Vaughn- cute little baby left with her daddy.

Now let’s see what you got!

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • oh my goodness!! I am so trying this!! Will be perfect to get me into the mood for Christmas!! Let the holiday cheer begin!! hehe

  • ooops….here are my answers haha
    1. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn—she comes with a cane and everything, and she is involved in all books in the series I believe. She was the first character I thought of instantly.
    2. Sleigh Bells in Valentine Valley by Emma Cane and After The Abduction by Sabrina Jeffries
    3. The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig
    4. Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh—steamy love scenes for sure!!
    5. oh so many!! Top Pick is Sultry Grooves by Eden Summers and yes the hero is a drummer. Got me hooked on those drummers.
    6. Never Seduce A Scot by Maya Banks-rumor about the heroine that sets up the story and causes lots of unique drama.
    7. A Visit from Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander—a fabulous Christmas themed romance too.
    8. The Present by Johanna Lindsey—the whole Malory family clan gets together and a couple we have seen together in previous books finally gets hitched after years and years….great Christmas family gathering story.
    9. You know I will say both Outlaw Hearts and Do Not Forsake Me, although toward the end of Do Not Forsake Me I seriously was sobbing. Those would be at the top of my list.
    10. The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley. The mother went bat crazy.

    • I still need to read Julia Quinn. I have a feeling I’ll be kicking myself for putting her off when I do.

      Fantastic list, Renee! I love seeing the match ups.

  • Some of these tags are surprisingly fun, although they can be quite hard too! This one sounds fun. Below are my answers. I had some trouble with a few of them, but managed to answer all of them.

    1. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer– Burying Water by KA Tucker has a great old lady character Ginny, I thought she was a great character.
    2. Winter Wonderland– Last Chance Christmas by Joanne Rock, just finished this one last week and it has a winter cover
    3. Silent Night– I haven’t read a lot of books with killers, so I I go with Flipped for Murde rby Maddie Day as that’s one of my favourite cozy mysteries from this year so far.
    4. Baby It’s Cold Outside- Revealed by SJ Pajonas, this author knows how to write some good sex scenes, sweet and hot at the same time.
    5. Little Drummer Boy- Strange Magic: Part One (Magic #1) by Michelle Mankin, phew had difficulties finding one for this one. I don’t read as many rocker romances. Until I found this one in my list of books I read. he wasn’t a drummer though
    6. Do You Hear What I Hear?– Death Crashes the Party (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #1) by Vickie Fee, has a small town setting and lots of gossip.
    7. White Christmas- Winter Wedding Bells by Karen Rock, took place during christmas in a lodge and lots of snow.
    8. Twelve Days of Christmas– My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis, every time those familiy members are together it’s crazy, but the good kind of crazy.
    9. Blue Christmas– Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis was quite the emotional rollercoaster. I don’t cry a lot, I can only remember two books that made me cry so far: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead and book written about a foster parent and it was so sad and horrifying when you find out what happened to the girl she fosters.
    10. Away in a Manger– Dream on Amber by Emma Shevah, was a MG book with a kid and her little sister.

    • You did splendid, Lola!

      I see some books on your list that definitely need to be on my wish list. 🙂

  • Ilona Fenton

    Here’s my selection for you to peruse. It was surprisingly hard to find books to match exactly but I think I managed.

    1. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Driven Snow by Tara Lain ( Mrs Wishus)
    2. Winter Wonderland – The Gift by Tara Spears
    3. Silent Night – Among The Living :PsyCop 1 by JordanCastillo Price
    4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – The Sex: Virtus Saga 1 by Laura Tolomei
    5. Little Drummer Boy – Chasing Death Metal Dreams by Kaje Harper
    6. Do You Hear What I Hear? – The Duke’s Deception by Sasha L Miller
    7. White Christmas – Snow Bound Larissa Ione
    8. Twelve Days of Christmas – A Very Tate Christmas by Vicktor Alexander
    9. Blue Christmas – Magic’s Price: Last Heralds Mage 3 by Mercedes Lackey
    10.Away in a Manger – Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey

    • Verra Niiiice, Ilona!

      You have several of my favorite authors on that list. I love Andrew’s books, so heartwarming.

  • Ehhhhh *waves to everyone else, good luck* I am clueless

    • LOL! You can cheer us on and watch the fun. Love seeing what everyone comes up with.

  • xtnaB

    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer– a book with a feisty/lively older lady as a character “Consequences” by C. P. Odom
    Winter Wonderland– a book with an outdoor winter-themed cover “Then Comes Winter” edited by Christina Boyd
    Silent Night– a book with a killer who ‘silences’ his/her victims “Sharp Edges” by Gillian Flynn
    Baby It’s Cold Outside- a book with a hot love scene “Love Then Begins” by Gail McEwen & Tina Moncton
    Little Drummer Boy- a book with a rocker and kudos if he/she is a drummer “Reflected in You” by Sylvia Day
    Do You Hear What I Hear?– a book with a rumor, a gossipy character, or a lie “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen
    White Christmas- a book with snow in it “Emma” by Jane Austen
    Twelve Days of Christmas– book with a crazy family get together “Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy” by Sara Angelini
    Blue Christmas– a book that made you cry or at the very least really grabbed your emotions “Longbourn’s Songbird” by Beau North
    Away in a Manger– a book with a baby or small child in it “Reflections” by Linda Gonschior

    • Well done, Christina, on that number two choice. 🙂

      LOL, yes, Consequences, forgot about that gal. Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy–I had a good time with that one.

      I still need to read Gail and Tina’s and Linda’s books. They’ve been on the pile for-ev-er.

  • I had to put on my thinking cap;

    1. Molly Harper NICE GIRLS DON’T HAVE FANGS – The aunt – a ghost – but also outrageous.

    2. Molly Harper: HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF

    3. CANDY CORN MURDER by Leslie Meier

    4. Laura Kaye HEARTS IN DARKNESS

    5. PLAY by Kylie Scott

    6. THE UNIDENTIFIED READ HEAD (entire series) by Alice Clayton

    7. Molly Harper, SNOW FALLING ON BLUEGRASS

    8. JR Ward’s THE BOURBON KINGS, or THE WEIRD SISTERS by Eleanor Brown

    9. ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline and AFTER THE RAIN by Renee Carlino

    10. THE DUKE IN MY BED by Amelia Grey – small children – sisters of the maine character
    Queen Betsy Series by Mary Janice Davidson – with BabyJon

    • Yes, it’s quite the challenge, right?

      I am so behind on the Molly Harper and Alice Clayton books.

      Hearts in Darkness…loved that elevator scenario. 🙂
      I’ve heard about the cray-cray in The Bourbon Kings’ family.

  • I started to try, but then I realized how bad I am with names of books and characters. Fun post though!

    • Haha! I put it together and still had trouble matching some of those. Maybe you’ll get in a groove in a few days.

  • Hey everyone! Our winner is Christina and her books are on their way. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I was going to ask if you needed me to select a winner! Glad you got it taken care of.

      • There were only a few so I drew names out of hat. It’s busy so I thought I’d save you one more task. 🙂