Thursday, December 8, 2016

All You Need For Christmas is Fudge...and a good book or two

Allie here with the Candy-Coated mystery series. First off I wanted to show off the newest cover for the series. Isn't it great? Oh Fudge is set at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House. My fur babies get into more trouble when my cousin makes a surprise visit. Don't forget to put it on your 2017 TBR list (Out Aug 2017)

For Christmas we have a little e-short, All I Want for Christmas Is Fudge. This is a short novella written by my best friend that gives you a glimpse into Mackinac Island at Christmas time. What a magical place.

Of course there's no mention of the mess my love life is in these days in the Christmas book. It's the holidays, who wants to talk about messes when there's all this wonderful sparkle and glitter and evergreens and twinkle lights.

My favorite holiday tradition-besides fudge - is tree trimming, stringing popcorn and cranberries for the tree. Making homemade ornaments. Do people do that where you live? I also like to put a cookie tree up in the kitchen. A cookie tree is decorated with sugar cookies and gingerbread. I think there should be a tree in every room. A cup of hot cocoa and a good book read by firelight or in my case twinkle lights makes the season bright.

We are giving away a copy of All You Need is Fudge. Please leave a comment about your favorite Holiday tradition and Mal will pick a winner. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

59 comments:

  1. Helping my furry friends play with paper and ribbons. laughlincat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Decorating the Christmas tree and spending time with family. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. Spending time with family.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  4. I do like fudge. I just like having everyone together.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. Our thing is visiting nursing homes and senior assisted living type places with treats and a listening ear. After the clan has gathered for an early dinner we disperse to the different places. The custom was started a few years ago when one of our preteens overheard a comment and realized that the scene in Trouble With Angels was not just in the movie. But a sad reality. It upset her to know that. The issue was discussed and so our visiting has become a family tradition. We have enjoyed many hours of hearing living history. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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    1. Della you are The winner of the book. I'll email you for your snail mail address. Cheers, Nancy

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  6. Cooking and baking special meals and goodies for the family. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Baking cookies with my mom every year.
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  8. We always have our annual Chanukah party which the little ones enjoy. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Christmas lunch with girlfriends. We have been friends since grade and high school. pwtish171@gmail.com

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  10. Opening stocking first Christmas morning!mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  11. Opening stocking first Christmas morning!mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  12. Opening gifts, having out quiche breakfast, then heading to Mammaw & Pappa's

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  13. I can remember my mom always making her special fudge only at Christmas---and my grandmother made popcorn balls.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. Baking cookies for family and friends is definitely my favorite Christmas activity.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  15. The only holiday tradition we have at Channukah is handing a check to each of our four married children and finding out what we are allowed to buy for the kids. They really don't like our sense of humor when it comes to gifts. Like the year I wanted to give a four year old a set of DRUMS. LOL

    I own the first two books in the series and would be thrilled to add number three to my collection.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. We drive around every year and look at people decorations.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  17. This year will be difficult for me after losing my Husband to Cancer over a month ago. With Christmas approaching I miss him even more. I will however be going to spend the holiday with my Son, Daughter-in-Law & 2 Grandsons who are 3 & 7 years old & they live in Chicago. This book would keep me smiling & budy, Thanks for your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com Linda May

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  18. Christmas eve service 91st our church, Christmas cookies and spending the holiday with family. Thank you for this opportunity to win.
    mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I enjoy getting together and making all the old family cookie recipes! Thanks, we make fudge too!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. We like to spend Christmas Eve day making treats for Santa. I don't think we've ever made fudge tho. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. What cute covers, and fun stories too. I'm not sure I can select just one tradition because I love it all. Seeing family, making special foods, watching holiday movies, all wonderful.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love looking over the Holiday catalogs. Sometimes I just get ideas and sometimes I actually buy. It puts me in the Christmas mood.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  23. I look forward to getting my collection of Santas out of
    the closet and on display in the living room.
    Each year it's like getting a lot of new things - I forget
    about some that I have and it's a surprise to see them.
    fudge sounds delicious - could have a piece right now.
    thanks.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Going to my folks house Christmas Eve and to my husband's on Christmas day, when we get home we go see a movie that's out! Thanks for the gift! annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  25. I love to eat turkey and pumpkin pie. I also like getting stuff such as books and cash. I like to watch Christmas movies on T.V.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Decorating the tree and when we're finished, turning off the lights and enjoying the beauty of tree and the warmth of the fireplace. Love the cover for the new book. Merry Christmas!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. My favorite holiday tradition is putting up decorations and watching the classic Christmas movies! My favorite ones are The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Christmas Story

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  28. I usually make fudge during this holiday season. One tradition I have is driving to a local candy store for their homemade ribbon candy! If the weather isn't too bad I may make the trip tomorrow.

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  29. Mine is all of us getting in our comfy jammies and reading The Night Before Christmas and then opening 1 present and watching TV or a Movie for the rest of the night. Thanks for the giveaway iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I had always baked cut out sugar cookies during the holiday season & my four children would decorate them (as well as their faces, the floor, etc. lol). The tradition has carried on with me doing this with my grandchildren. I started a new tradition this year. I made fifty "comfort toys" (fabric stuffed animals) & have taken them to the local police & sheriff's departments to put in their cruisers & give to the little ones when some comfort is needed. I'm also (along with many online friends) gathering Christmas cards & will hand them out to veterans at the VA hospital near me. Giving...that's what the holidays are all about. sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  31. We always have stuffed shells for Xmas eve dinner. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  32. Family
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  33. xmas eve dinner and church with family
    parkeremma2003at yahoo dot com

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  34. Christmas Eve church followed by gift opening while snacking on finger food.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  35. I do love decorating the Christmas tree with the family.



    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  36. Eating Italian cookies!
    Pjstaton64114@aol.com

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  37. Favorite holiday tradition? Decorating the tree...I put on that Yule Log video, create a pot of hot cocoa, set up a plate of Christmas cookies, and with all the decorations my husband and I pick out the ones we want to use this year. Other than a handful of ornaments we use every year, the majority change. We have so many...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  38. I love sitting with my fur babies while I watch Christmas movies and drink hot cocoa or cookies! Thanks for the chance!!! magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  39. I'd much rather get fudge for Christmas than the housecoat/robe my MIL has in store for me (if she follows the last couple of years).

    My favorite tradition growing up was the itty, bitty sherry glasses full of eggnog with nutmeg sprinkled on top. Barely enough to make a sip, but chock-full of Christmas memories.

    When my kids were babies, on their first Christmas I would put a bow on them and put them under the Christmas tree and take a picture. The oldest was 3 wks old, and by a 2' dollar store tree decorated with a single string of lights and wire-wrapped earrings for ornaments. :O)

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  40. What a great giveaway. Thanks. We used to open one present on Christmas Eve, but as we are all adults now and dont get as many gifts (lol) we dont do that. We do still have crying Christmas music playing in the background while we eat and open gifts. Those are the songs that make us cry because we love them so much. One of our favorites is I Believe in Father Christmas which this year will be even sadder since Greg Lake passed away today. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  41. Driving through the storybook neighborhoods, enjoying the many hours people have put into decorating their homes. I love decorating at home and baking while watching Christmas movies, but looking at lights has to be my favorite tradition. Love the holidays!!! Thank you. konecny7@gmail.com

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  42. Making goodies for my family and friends. Also making a big dinner on Christmas Eve. Used to make several kinds of hand dipped chocolates, but it got too expensive since so many people wanted them. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  43. Hello, thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway! First of all, I LOVED all of your FUDGE books about Mackinac Island, and I am a HUGE dog lover and think Mal is adorable!! Most of my family is gone now, it is just a quiet Christmas for my Husband and I. No children, and all our dogs are in Heaven. I have had Hodgkins Lymphoma for 14 years, but, am excited because my doctor gave me six weeks off as my CTscans were CLEAR! What I miss most was our family tradition of home made lasagna and wedding soup that my Mom or Grandma made every Christmas Day. How I waited to eat those delicious foods! Have a great Christmas! Patty pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  44. Enjoying meals with family & friends. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. A block over we have a Mrs. Santa Clause House. The Woman who owns that candybox of a Victorian... decorates every inch with ribbons, lights, wreaths and sitting figures on her porch. I think one of my best Christmas memories starts with that house and driving by it..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  46. We bake cookies for Santa, watch the original Miracle on 34th Street, drive around town to see the Christmas lights/displays, and read Twas the Night Before Christmas.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  47. Any activity that we do with family. Whether that's getting together and playing games, watching Christmas specials on TV,or decorating a tree, it's all part of the season's magic for me. Thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Family is the center of our Christmas. Anything we do for the holidays we do it as a family. Making cookies, stringing Christmas lights, going shopping, caroling; all are parts of the holiday. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Xmas eve service, and the look on the kids faces in the morning :)

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  50. Having Hanukkah, Christmas and all three children's birthdays together led to this tradition: For the first few nights of Hanukkah, we'd take turns giving gifts. Then,we'd each have an amount to spend and go shopping for different charities. Each child picked a charity: Toys for Tots, Food Pantry, Mitten tree. Then we'd deliver. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  51. My favorite holiday tradition is playing draydel. Katie katieh(at)mvdsl(dot)com

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  52. I absolutely love Mackinac Island fudge, and this series is SWEET!

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  53. Oops, forgot the e mail! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Tradition that I enjoy is our family draws a country out of the hat. Then we each family draws from the hat again this time for veggies, startch, meat etc. .Like this year we have Brazil and all recipes have to be Brazilian. It's fun. I have fruit salad which will have a lime honey dressing.

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  55. Pugpower63@gmail.com forgot to post email with tradition

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  56. I love driving around the neighborhood looking at the Christmas lights.
    kvmatlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. My favorite tradition was cooking my Mothers family traditional English Xmas dinner together with my Mom while she shared stories of family Xmas of her Great Grandma and Grandma who cooked the very same receipes of traditional English Holiday foods, Yorkshire Pudding with Prime Rib, homemade Mince pie, pecan and pumpkin pies from scratch and homemade fruit cakes with homemade brandy hard sauce, a secret family receipe for gravy that are all divine. I have all the receipes now and cherished cooking them with my Mom.

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  58. I love this series so much!! Making cookies and going to a Santa parade.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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