Friday, December 14, 2012

* Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop *

 


Welcome to Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop
 
Thanks to our sponsors, there is a great grand prize at the end of this hop...
 
A brand new Kindle Fire
 
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books from all the sponsors listed above :)
 
Along with the main prize, each blog included in the Hop is also giving away their own prize. 

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Do you know why we hang mistletoe above our doorways?  Well I was curious so i did some internet searching and ran across a post on Smithsonianmag.com.

Baldur, grandson of the Norse god Thor, woke up one morning certain that each and every plant and animal on earth wanted to kill him. His mother consoled him. His wife consoled him, but all to no avail. As Baldur cowered in his room, half-wild with fear, his mother and wife decided to ask every living thing to leave their poor Baldur in peace. They begged the kindness of the oak tree, the pig, the cow, the crow, the ant and even the worm. Each agreed. Then, as Baldur paused to celebrate his release from torment, he felt a pain in his chest. He had been stabbed and killed by an arrow made from the wood of a mistletoe plant. Mistletoe was the one species on earth his wife and mother had failed to notice.
Baldur died, but a lesson was learned: Never forget about the mistletoe. Mistletoe would come to hang over our doors as a reminder to never forget. We kiss beneath it to remember what Baldur’s wife and mother forgot. At least that is one version of the origin of our relationship with mistletoe.


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Mistletoe-The-Evolution-of-a-Christmas-Tradition.html#ixzz2F1yzUN2g
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Sad I know, but on a lighter note.... 
 
 
I'm having a contest, and it's pretty simple.  Have you ever kissed or been kissed under the mistletoe?  I'd love to hear about it :)  Leave a comment on this post, along with your email address so I can contact you,  1 winner...maybe 2, will have their choice .... from any one of the anthologies I have stories in. 
 




Don't forget to hop to the rest of the bloggers !!

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop 2012
1. PJ Schnyder (steamy) 19. Natasha Blackthorne (steamy) 37. Angelina Rain (steamy)
2. Dana Marie Bell (steamy) 20. Angela Campbell 38. RomanceAuthorHotspot
3. Vivi Dumas (steamy) 21. DC Juris 39. Shawna Thomas
4. Monica Burns (steamy) 22. Pippa Jay (all ages) 40. D. B. Reynolds (all ages)
5. Gabriella Edwards (steamy) 23. Kate Richards (steamy) 41. Carlene Love Flores (steamy)
6. Yvonne Nicolas (steamy) 24. Alexa Bourne 42. Becca Dale (steamy)
7. Cat Johnson (steamy) 25. Valerie Mann 43. Rebecca Hart (all ages)
8. Seleste deLaney (steamy) 26. Kay Keppler 44. Bex Brennan (steamy)
9. Stephanie Burke (steamy) 27. Natalie J. Damschroder (steamy) 45. Simply Ali
10. Danielle La Paglia (steamy) 28. Krista Ames 46. Robert C Roman (all ages)
11. Keri Stevens (steamy) 29. Kaye Manro 47. Maghon @ Happy Tails and Tales
12. Christina Wolfer (steamy) 30. J.M. Frey (all ages) 48. Jenny Schwartz (all ages)
13. Tee Morris & Philippa Ballantine (all ages) 31. Margay Leah Justice 49. Diane Dooley (all ages)
14. Kat Latham (steamy) 32. Annie Nicholas 50. Lillie -Alise On Life @ Read My Mind (all ages)
15. Jessica E. Subject (steamy) 33. Veronica Scott (All ages) 51. Harlie Williams
16. Joely Sue Burkhart (steamy) 34. Avery Flynn (steamy) 52. Jane Kindred (steamy)
17. That's What I'm Talking About w/Twimom227 (stmy) 35. Nicky Penttila 53. Jennifer Wright (steamy)
18. Misa Buckley 36. Liza O'Connor (all ages) 54. Georgie Lee

Thanks for stopping and happy hopping !!

Krista

 

22 comments:

  1. I don't go in order, so I got here first. #1
    now as to your question: have I been kissed beneath mistle toe. No. Evidently, all the males I've fallen for have lacked the romantic inclination.
    Sigh. Liza2write at yahoo dot com

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  2. Hi Krista, well the first thing I have to say is how beautiful your website is. Gorgeous! Come to think of it, I think my grandparents are the only people I've ever kissed under the mistletoe because I think they're the only ones who ever hung it up! Now that I've read your post, I feel the urgent need to get myself some, hang it up, and kiss the hubby! Wishing you a very happy holiday and blog hop!

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  3. I kiss under the mistletoe every year. eqfizzgig (at) hotmail.com

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  4. Nope never ...

    Thanks for being a part of the hop and great giveaway...

    Happy Holidays
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  5. Yes! We use to hang it up in the doorway to the kitchen and the hubby got kisses whenever he could:)
    Happy Holidays!
    ajcraig77@comcast.net

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  6. Unfortunately no :( but I have my hopes lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  7. No, no kisses under the mistletone, would be romantic...
    tessa(dot)bamberg(at)kolumbus(dot)fi

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  8. Well this has been a great thing. It was nice to find out that I'm not the only one that has not been Kiss under the Mistletoe. We should have a Mistletoe party! Happy Holidays to everyone.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlik.net

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  9. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Never had a kiss under the mistletoe but I think it would be very romantic!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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  10. Aw that is sad, I never heard that story before. Yes I have been kissed under the mistletoe.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Ha!! I haven't been kissed under the mistletoe, but we do have some hanging at my job and I had dreamed of grabbing one of my cutest customers and laying a smooch on him, but don't think it would be very professional *sighs*

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  12. I've never been kissed under the mistletoe.

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  13. Nope, I believe that nature belongs outside alive, not in the house dead. I'm sure the idea is romantic, but not for me.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  14. I have an oak tree out front which has tons of mistletoe in it... Not so much this year as it has been really weird with the weather but i kiss my hubby under that tree all the time especially when we are outside raking the lawn or playing with the kids.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  15. No, no kisses under the mistletoe for me. But, it is on my bucket list. :)

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.

    Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Yes I was kissed under the mistletoe..That's how I meet my Husband. He kissed me 28 years ago and we are still together..The best kiss ever..adgaliatymaildotcom

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  17. Yes, but not since I was a teen and I really don't remember it.
    z
    seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

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  18. No I have never been kissed under the mistletoe.
    Happy Holidays.

    dragonkeep62@gmail.com

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  19. No, no kisses under the mistletoe. Where does one buy it these days? Northwomn@gmail.com

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  20. No i havent. Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. no i think that only happens in books i have nevere even been anywhere where they have had any
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  22. Unfortunately I never have....but I keep hoping.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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