My Christmas Poem 2014

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     I am sharing my Christmas poem with all of you this year. I started writing an annual Christmas poem in 1997. I wanted to amuse my friends and family while updating them of the year’s events.

     If you have not received one of my Christmas poems before, let me explain a bit about it. The first stanza of the poem deals with world events. Then it’s all about me. My brother and his family follows. My parents’ adventures are next. Then I wrap it up with happy seasonal thoughts.

     Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas!

CHRISTMAS 2014

Violence dominated the headlines during every month of this year,
Pausing only slightly during the buzz surrounding Kim Kardashian’s rear.
The Ebola epidemic in Africa continues to create a worldwide stir.
And panic ensued when, in the United States, the disease did occur.
Now bumped from the headlines, it was replaced with a CIA scandal
And the avalanche of cases that Bill Cosby’s lawyers need to handle.

I have been busy writing in all of my spare time,
Mostly novel ideas and an occasional clever rhyme.
Daily, I read through a barrage of Match.com e-mails hoping to find
A man who intrigues me, who appears intelligent and kind.
Ultimately, I resort to eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Could this lucky bachelor be my perfect new beau?
I have prayed to God and even asked Santa for Mr. Right.
Alas, it has not happened. Thus continues my search and plight!

Timmy and Martha moved to the country and have a beautiful view.
Beyond the trees, there’s a boat to paddle around the pond of blue.
Sasha’s daughters, Sophie and Carmen, get bigger every day.
Haily’s first year in college has kept her busy and away.
Devin has his permit and will have his driver’s license soon.
Mychaela has decorated her bedroom to her own happy tune.

The Black Friday deals for flat screens beckoned to Dad.
He yearned to replace the old heavy tv in the bedroom they had.
Mom shook her head. “It’s not something we need.”
So he snuck out alone and discretely committed the deed.
Having a mind of its own, the old tv crashed on the stairs and Dad’s knee.
At that tipping point, it was too late to recover and just let it be.
And so, in a million pieces, it did tumble, crumble and crack.
Apparently, Mom swore while chasing after Dad with a hand-held vac.

May your Christmas be white, once you arrive at your destination.
And may the joy of the season fill your hearts without trepidation.
Be generous and kind to all of the people you meet.
Remember your nice word or smile might make their day complete.
Whether this poem finds you far from home or quite near,
I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!

Copyright © 2014 by Suzanne Purewal

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Fifteen on 1/5/15 Giveaway

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     What a wonderful way to start off the New Year! One lucky person will win 15 books by some breakout stars of 2014.

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     Wondering about the books that you could win?

Insidious by Aleatha Romig
One to Hold by Tia Louise
Last Resort by Kate Roth
Blue Falcon by Tia Catalina
Heartless by Vanessa Marie
Soundless Silence by M. Katherine Clark
Good Karma by Donya Lynne
Waking the Beast by Lacey Thorn
Revealed by Britni Hill
Embracing Destiny by Suzanne Purewal
No Stranger by Anya Breton
For Nicky by A.D. Ellis
The Cheyenne Bride by J.J. Devine
Intoxicated by Jeana E. Mann
Ember’s Center by Jillian Jacobs

     Read all about them by clicking on the links below:

Insidious by Aleatha Romig
http://www.amazon.com/Insidious-Tales-Dark-Aleatha-Romig/dp/0991401182/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419077581&sr=1-1&keywords=insidious

One to Hold by Tia Louise
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Last Resort by Kate Roth
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Blue Falcon by Tia Catalina
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Heartless by Vanessa Marie
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Soundless Silence by M. Katherine Clark
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Good Karma by Donya Lynne
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Waking the Beast by Lacey Thorn
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Revealed by Britni Hill
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Embracing Destiny by Suzanne Purewal
http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Destiny-Suzanne-Purewal-ebook/dp/B009JU0GJW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419077981&sr=1-1&keywords=Embracing+destiny+Suzanne

No Stranger by Anya Breton
http://www.amazon.com/No-Stranger-Anya-Breton-ebook/dp/B00HHIRORA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419078016&sr=1-1&keywords=No+Stranger+Anya+Breton

For Nicky by A.D. Ellis
http://www.amazon.com/Nicky-Torey-Hope-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B00K02F42M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419078046&sr=1-1&keywords=for+nicky+by+a.d.+ellis

The Cheyenne Bride by J.J. Devine
http://www.amazon.com/Cheyenne-Bride-Western-Romance-ebook/dp/B009OUXZX6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419078084&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cheyenne+bride+j.j.+devine

Intoxicated by Jeana E. Mann
http://www.amazon.com/Intoxicated-Felony-Romance-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00HGVPIGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419078169&sr=1-1&keywords=intoxicated+by+jeana+mann

Ember’s Center by Jillian Jacobs
http://www.amazon.com/Embers-Center-O-Line-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00QUAB5QW/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1419078208&sr=1-3&keywords=Jillian+Jacobs

How To Deal With Frustrating People, by Brendon Burchard

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     I saw this video that Brendon Burchard posted. It’s about how to deal with frustrating people. And I think the timing is perfect.

     Considering all of the stress and the craziness of the holidays, shopping and family togetherness, this is a great message for everyone.

     He posted the written transcript under it. So, you can read through the bullet points and concentrate on them, if you’re pressed for time.

     Here is the link: http://brendonburchard.tumblr.com/post/104623260743/how-to-deal-with-frustrating-people

     I wish you all patience and peace during this Christmas season!

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Match.com Style

     Christmas Greetings, dear readers! I was inspired today to write a satirical bit to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. I consider this tune to be part of my “Mis-Matched to Miss Matched” series. Some material just seems to write itself!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas, Match.com Style

On the first day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
A bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the second day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the third day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the fourth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the sixth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Seven guys my dad’s age,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Eight lewd propositions,
Seven dudes my dad’s age,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Nine fancy dinners,
Eight lewd propositions,
Seven dudes my dad’s age,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Ten hotties under thirty,
Nine fancy dinners,
Eight lewd propositions,
Seven dudes my dad’s age,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Eleven filthy pictures,
Ten hotties under thirty,
Nine fancy dinners,
Eight lewd propositions,
Seven dudes my dad’s age,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Match did give to me,
Twelve illiterate bumpkins,
Eleven filthy pictures,
Ten hotties under thirty,
Nine fancy dinners,
Eight lewd propositions,
Seven dudes my dad’s age,
Six months for free,
Five narcissistic cads,
Four scary stalkers,
Three not so wise men,
Two heavy drinkers,
And a bachelor with a dog that has fleas!

Copyright © 2014 by Suzanne Purewal

Cyber Monday Book Deals

     Happy Cyber Monday to you all! While you are browsing and purchasing gifts for your loved ones and yourself, remember not to break the bank. Shop smart!

cover_master_1 092810     In that spirit, I am offering the e-book version of my romantic suspense novel, Embracing Destiny, for only $0.99! Here’s the link: http://goo.gl/htnedN

     I am also offering the print copies of Embracing Destiny and my poetry book, From 14 to 41, for a combined total of $14!

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     Happy Cyber Shopping!