Tuesday, December 08, 2015


Thank you for stopping by Blogging by Liza for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. This year’s event is hosted by Blogging by Liza, Books Make Me Happy, and That’s What I’m Talking About. It’s a two week event where authors with 2015 winter releases (November 2015 – January 2016) will take over our blogs with guest post written from their character’s POV with a holiday theme (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, New Years, etc.). For a line up of all the authors featured at all three blogs, please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post from December 1, 2015.

Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…

Jennifer Estep

Greetings! First of all, I want to say thanks to Liza for hosting me on her blog as part of Mistletoe Madness. Thanks so much, Liza!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the music. I love all the classic carols, the instrumental pieces, and especially the fun, goofy songs. Here are some of the albums and songs on my holiday playlist:

The Killers: The Killers are one of my favorite bands, and for the last several years, they’ve released a holiday song with the proceeds going to charity. All of the songs are pretty cool, but my favorites are “Boots”, “Christmas In L.A.”, and “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball”.

Christmas Island by Jimmy Buffett: An oldie but goodie album. If you want to escape to a tropical island for the holidays, check out these songs, especially “A Sailor’s Christmas” and “Ho Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rhum”.

Wrapped in Red by Kelly Clarkson: I love Kelly Clarkson, and her holiday album is a fun mix of tunes. I especially like “4 Carats” and “Winter Dreams (Brandon’s Song)”.

And here are some other songs on my holiday playlist:

“2000 Miles” by The Pretenders

“Christmas For Cowboys” by John Denver

“Christmas In Dixie” by Alabama

“Christmas/ Sarajevo 12/24” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt

“Snoopy’s Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen

What about you guys? Which holiday songs/albums are on your playlist?

Happy holidays, everyone! J

Book: Dark Heart of Magic
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Series: Black Blade #2

About the Book:

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...


Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jennifer_Estep  (@Jennifer_Estep)


Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Dark Heart of Magic, the second book in the series, was released on Oct. 27.

Jennifer also writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Bitter Bite, book #14, will be released on Feb. 23.

For more information, visit Jennifer’s website at www.jenniferestep.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


Jennifer is generously giving away three (3) print copies of Dark Heart of Magic. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form AND comment telling us one of your favorite holiday songs. The giveaway is open during the time specified on the Rafflecopter form. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the author. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.

Now, head over to BOOKS MAKE ME HAPPY to see today's feature with Deborah Blake and THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT to see today's feature with Piper Drake


AquarianDancer said...

Definitely anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Surprisingly, Christmas Eve in Sarajevo 12/24 is my favorite. I love Carol of the Bells.

Jbst said...

One of my favorites is Silver Bells.

Angie Shadrick said...

May sound corny, but mine is Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer;)

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wickster72 said...

My favorite is Frosty the Snowman

Natasha D said...

One of my favorites is Winter Wonderland.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Maureen said...

Joy to the World is my favorite.

Beautiful Disaster said...

I like Elvis Presley's Christmas album. I also like Don Henley's Bells will be Ringing.
Thanks :)
Merry Christmas!

JenM said...

I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of holiday music, but my one exception is the Hanukkah song by Adam Sandler. It cracks me up every time I hear it.