Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Part 2! Now Open!

Welcome to my official blog post for the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop!

Be sure to visit all the the bloggers on the hop via the link above for a chance to win some great prizes, as well as a chance at the grand prize – a Nook, pre-loaded with books! (Including a copy of A Brush of Darkness!)

Now…what am I giving away?

A lovely bunch of swag, including signed cover flats, trading cards, bookmarks, a limited edition Brush of Darkness Christmas card…and a stuffed hedgehog.

Why a hedgehog? Because I own one…and as you can see, she is the source of all my writing muse, from her prickly outside to her squishy inside to her little chocolate chip nose. Β Like my brain, she tends to run all night even when I’d prefer her to sleep.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what you’d do with a hedgehog if you had one…by way of Haiku.






I put Tumbleweed in a sled. As you can see, she wasn’t too pleased.

Or…by way of Haiku:

A hedgehog puffs up

Into a sad little ballΒ 

No Christmas cheer here.


Anyway – the contest opens up on the 16th Β – and that’s when I’ll open up the comments for your lovely haiku entries. Winner will be picked at random (quite possibly by hedgehog). My contest is open for international entries (although the grand prize is not, as the Nook will not work outside of the US.)

Comments are now open! πŸ™‚ You can enter as many times as you like!

Go visit all the other fab authors and their giveaways here!

Link to the Nook giveaway here!


Comments are now officially closed!

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54 Responses to Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Part 2! Now Open!

  1. miki says:

    Oh my what a great prize ( i like the stuffed hedgehog)and thanks you for making it international i really woul like to win it but…now an Haiku ( i’m not sure of the rule except it’s 3phrases) and not in my native langage…. please don’t laugh at me.

    An hedgehog in my life
    Hard but willing cuddling
    A great Christmas gift

    …not really good isn’it? But hey i love cuddling with my plush and stuffed animal and i don’t have any hedgehog yet so it would be a great gift to win it around christmas and if i had one living one i would love it as much but i’m realistic and he would be more happy in the nature ( i life in a city without any garden). I saved one some years ago and i cuddled it too…^^;;

  2. miki says:

    oups just in case

  3. Theresa Newbury says:

    Hedgehog for my kids
    Their hearts would break free
    To get one Christmas

    There! How’s that!? lol

  4. Hope that I do this right:
    A hedgehog for Christmas
    I can hear it –
    Joy, glee, fun, awe.

  5. DJ Librarian says:

    Oh, this sounds like such fun! And I just love hedgehogs, such cute little critters. You’re lucky to have one, Allison. =) Okay, here’s my first attempt at hedgehog haiku:

    A hedgehog sleeps well
    Until you’re cleaning his cage-
    Disgruntled hedgehog.

    How was that? ^_^

  6. Melissa says:

    Awww…he’s so cute!

    Hedgehog dreams all night
    Until morning comes strong and bright
    Letting go of fright

    melissaseclecticbookshelf (at) gmail (dot) com

    β™₯ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  7. Patty says:

    Oh goodness hedgehog!
    This Hedgehog is amazing
    You know you want one

    kudomuffins (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Gareth says:

    LOL, here you go:
    Hedgehog forms a ball
    All snuggled, laughing within
    A surprise for dogs

  9. AimeeKay says:

    Awesome prize pack! And the hedgehog is soooo cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!
    aimeelavalle (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hedgehog for Christmas
    No fear from queens or mallets,
    But maybe the cat…

  10. JeanP says:

    Hedgehog for Christmas
    Oh what a sight
    My dog would be beside himself with fright

    Great giveaway and an awesome bloghop
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  11. DJ Librarian says:

    This one was actually inspired by Richard Adams, teehee! πŸ™‚

    Oh, cuddly hedgehog,
    How I’d snuggle one so much!
    I’d name her Yona.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! You’re offering a lot of awesome swag, including that adorable plushie!

  12. Amber Nadeau says:

    Ok, I haven’t written a Haiku in a good long while, so let’s see how I do. πŸ˜›

    Silly little ball
    Our noses rub together
    Laughing, it tickles

    I don’t remember if I’m allowed to use commas… but I did anyway. πŸ˜€ Artistic license.

  13. Gena Robertson says:

    Oh Sonic you are not
    How sweet and cuddly you are
    Forever my friend and heart

    This is my first try at a Haiku – so…how did I do? lol

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Happy Holidays!

  14. Patsy Hagen says:

    If I had a Hedgehog, I would love it. My son had one a few years ago and he adored it. Sadly, it died, but Sonic has not been forgotten. My son still talks about him!

  15. Augh, so cute!

    Sweet little hedgehog
    Too prickly for kisses but
    I try anyway

  16. Ronda Tutt says:

    Awe, I love your hedgehog. Lets see what would I do if I had a hedgehog. Well, they are so cute. First I would read up on them to find out what they eat and how to take care of them. I love animals and use to have a whole farm of different types. Now that the kids are grown and out of the house we let our farm die down and we just have cats and dogs. Anyway, it is so small I probably would fix a place for it in the house and would probably spend lots of time with it and hold it a lot. so cute.

    I wouldnt let my hubby put a diaper on it – we did that with some of our baby lambs that we had to bottle feed – LOL I actually have a photo where a lamb is laying on his chest taking a nap with hubby – LOL so I could just see him taking a nap with a hedgehog. hee hee. Lets see, it wouldnt sleep with us either – our baby lambs followed us everwhere and when it came time to go to bed they would jump up real high like they wanted on the bed, I told hubby I never thought I would count sheep before I went to bed – LOL So the hedgehog wouldnt sleep with us but i would make sure it had its own nice little bed. LOL

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and thank you for the awesome giveaway.

    Ronda Tutt

  17. Sherri W says:

    Hedgehog so little
    Cuddle, snuggle, bleeding nose
    Ouch -note to self don’t

    Thanks for the contest and fun way to comment!

  18. susan leech says:

    hedgehog so cuddly
    I would spoil you
    and love you and
    you would get lots of huggulies.
    susan L garysue@dejazzd.com

  19. deanna_boocock says:

    Here goes,

    Tiny hedgehog
    Cute but no quite so cuddly
    Touch and go ouchy


  20. Kathryn Merkel says:

    I do not claim to be a poet & have never been particularly good at haiku, but here goes nothing.

    Smallish prickly pet
    Which the dog has not found yet
    Listen for his yelp.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

  21. Mary Jo says:

    Fishing net strung out to dry
    Oh no, dark grey hedge hog trapped
    Goodbye net, goodbye hedge hog ambling away

  22. Denise Z says:

    Oh my! I am so not graced with the gift of Haiku-ism πŸ™‚ but I will try!

    Happy hedgehog eats!
    Christmas treats on the counter.
    Cookies milk all gone!

    Don’t say I did not warn you . . . Thank you for the Mistletoe Madness fun!

  23. Mary says:

    I honestly don’t know what I would do with one. I would love it of course. But they kinda frighten me.

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  24. kimmi lange says:

    oh prickly hedgehog
    what is it that makes you cute?
    cuddly with an edge


  25. Nikki says:

    LOL…Ok I haven’t written in prose since highschool but I’ll give it a shot.
    A hedgehog for me
    Neverending happiness would we
    To never part
    I love animals and yours is adorable!!

  26. A hedgehog for Christmas
    my daughter would be screaming
    my head hurt all night

    I hope that is correct haha! Thanks for the giveaway, have an awesome weekend!

  27. Rea says:

    Oh wow, what a cute hedgehog!! I didn’t know you could have pet hedgehogs. We get a lot of wild ones snuffling about, but I’m not sure I’d ever want to let one of those into my house! The cuddly toy in your bundle is so cute! hehe.

    Lady hedgehog
    We worship your spines
    Face of goddess.

    (based on pagan lore)

    Happy holidays! πŸ™‚

  28. I love, love, love hedgehogs! Haiku…oh my that will take some thought. I haven’t written one of those since grade school. ; )

  29. desiree says:

    oh boy i have fun with that stuff and the hedge hog is cute she doe
    not like her pic taken huh have great holdiay
    desi the blonde@ msn.com

  30. Awesome giveaway!! Than you sooo much!

  31. books4me says:

    Hedgehog my little dog
    Roll around around and chase the ball
    Cuddly like my pup

    Ok, poor attempt but I’m no poet…

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  32. SharonS says:

    OMG! Hedgehog! So freaking cute πŸ™‚ and the Christmas card is fabulous.

    Hedgehog snow angels
    Sharing my hot chocolate
    Cuddle by the fire

  33. Malvina Beatrice says:

    Hedgehog named Sean
    with you by my side
    adventures all the time
    “be mine” he says.

    As you can see I’ve already made plans with the hedgehog and to tell you the truth I’ve never written a haiku before nor how to write it but yet I still really want to win this so thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays & Have a warm Christmas.

  34. Leigh Ann says:

    Love it! The hedgehog is super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Helen says:

    Hedgehog for Christmas
    what a delight
    I would stay up and spoil him all night

  36. KimberlyFDR says:

    Oh, Hedgehog, Hedgehog.
    If I had you, I’d love you.
    So adorable.

  37. Shadow says:

    Where would I take a hedgehog?

    To the Lake of course!
    To explore lost towns below
    the surface *bubble*

    Okay not so good at haiku but this is a try

    shadowflame1974 at gmail

  38. Monica says:

    OK, I’ll try-

    A hedgehog looks so sweet,
    but you better beware,
    he’ll puff up and prick you!


  39. Linda Henderson says:

    I’m not very good at Haiku, but I’ll give it a whirl.

    A hedgehog for Christmas
    Would be such fun now
    Watch out for him

    seriousreader at live dot com

  40. PJ Schnyder says:

    Having lots of fun reading all the hedgehog haiku. XD

    Not entering the giveaway, just stopped by to say Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  41. Pyper541 says:

    I’m not sure what I’d do with a Hedgehog… They look cute but I feel like I work all the time and not sure I’d have time for one, definitely have to get two so their not lonely while I’m away.

  42. June M. says:

    What a cute hedgehog! I fostered a raccoon for a year after her mother was killed, until a permanent safe home could be found. Such a joy of having a unique pet. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  43. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Merry Christmas!!!
    Let’s see if I can do a Haiku…

    Hedgehog how I want thee
    My daughter will delight
    For her a Hedgehog

    I hope that works….LOL
    koonie2888 at yahoo dto com

  44. jenn says:

    The hedgehog moves in
    My dog wants to cuddle him
    Oh sh*t, disaster

    Yeah, haikus are not my forte.
    Thanks for running this giveaway! Happy holidays!

  45. sonia says:

    Wild hedgehog scurries
    backdoor promises of milk
    every night a feast.

    I’m originally from England, and every night we would put out milk for the wild hedgehogs. Though rather cute, they were full of fleas. :/

    Thank you participating in this.
    Happy Holidays!
    mamaelk1113 at gmail dot com
    MAMAELK1113 Twitter
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    FB sonia remo ait

  46. sonia says:

    A muse is needed
    For my creative uses
    Hedgehog would be nice

  47. sonia says:

    recent divorcee
    Needs hedgehog to come and stay
    to love and cuddle

    mamaelk1113 at gmail dot com

  48. sonia says:

    Do you hear him cry
    He cries out for me alone
    hedgehog wants my home

    Um, I think I’ve lost it, lol!
    I really want to win me thinks!

    mamaelk1113 at gmail dot com

  49. Meghan Page says:

    cuddle him all day
    listen to him run by night
    and apply bandaids

    heehee that was fun!! thank you!

    meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com

  50. Shadow says:

    Ok, never did this before, heres mine:
    my little friend
    how cute you are
    always my friend
    Thanks for the fun! Hope i did that right. πŸ˜‰ Happy holidays!