Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love with Louisa Bacio

The Ultimate Worst Gift

My hubby happens to be one of the worst gift givers. I’ve tried asking for certain gifts – such as sexy lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, and he comes home with flannel.

Oh, he’s bought me some gorgeous items – a diamond tennis bracelet I lost during my second pregnancy – we went out to his work-sponsored event at a soccer game when I was supposed to be home on bedrest. Don’t blame me for my mental state!

How about chocolate? One Easter morning brought the most infamous surprise – a chocolate cross from Wal-Mart. Hmm. Now, my one of my favorite candies is Reese’s. I would have loved a giant bunny or a peanut butter egg. A cross? Isn’t it sacrilegious to eat a religious symbol?

Now, he gets even more specific instructions, such as circled items in a catalog. Maybe I should enlist the help of Amazon’s Wish List, but really that takes so much of the surprise out of gift giving.

The greatest gift of all – his love, and patience, especially when I share "secret" facts such as this! Oh, and our two “love trophies,” his description – our daughters.

Tell me: Got a best or worst gift?
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Silver Ashe can’t let go of the desire to find her birth father and the urge to join a pack. Against the wishes of her brother, Trevor, and her vampire-lover, Nick, Silver leaves New Orleans for the woods of Louisiana.
As the guard and a dominant member of the Wolfe Pack, Viktor isn’t too sure of the city-dwelling stranger who comes trespassing. With the lack of female werewolves, Viktor soon sees Silver as a potential mate. Too bad she’s already spoken for by a bloodsucker.
             Trapped between worlds, Silver’s faced with choosing between the lover she’s known most of her life, and the budding relationship with Viktor, where her future may lay. It’ll take some sweet talking and a whole lot of loving for Silver to find her place within the pack.

Available now via Ravenous Romance, Amazon, Barnes&Noble and other eRetailers. 

Until next time,

Louisa Bacio


  1. The worst gift I ever received was from my MIL when she bought me hand lotion. Hello!! I SELLL awesome skin care. My second worst gift came from my MIL again who bought me some bizarre watch - Hello!! My husband made a huge deal of buying my Movado. I sent her home with both gifts. I think I got an electric knife instead of the watch. Now i just asked her no to buy me anything, and I will return the favor. My husband, on the other hand, is an awesome gift giver. I know my Chanel necklace is in the house somewhere.

    1. Oh wow, Kim! You are tough -- just send them back!

      Happy hunting, um, I mean holidays!

  2. The best gift I got was a Kindle. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Best gift were my healthy little twins. It wasn't a Christmas gift, but they were in me during Christmas and I'm eternally grateful. I'm not sure if the handful of earplugs I got the next Christmas was a good or a bad gift, but it sure was handy!

    eripike at gmail dot com


  5. My best gift ever - a pony. I've gotten ridiculous sweater/pants thing from an ex - those fortunately he kept tags on. *shudder*

    thank you for participating and all the best to you and yours this holiday season

    glhince at gmail DOT com

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! best give ever was concert tickets one year

  7. The best gift I got was my laptop from my boyfriend last Christmas. It's purple - my favorite color! Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!


  8. One of my best gifts was when I was a kid and my dad got me this huge dollhouse :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. Worst gift would have to be the weather station (thermometer barometer etc) that my ex-husband gave me. Not the only reason he is an ex but a very good one.

  10. My best gift I got was a cherry finish dvd/bookshelf my husband made me, the worst gift was when I was a teen and my mom picked out music albums for me eeeek they were bad LOL.

    Dawna N.


  11. When we were younger my brother finally had some money for gifts and he wanted to make sure he got us things we would use...sooo...he got us mouth wash and least we did use it. The best gift was when I got brand new coloring books and a big box of Crayola crayons..I still remember the smells and how smooth they all were,

  12. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Thanks about thinking of INT peeps too! My best pressie was a camera I got a few years ago

    Happy hols

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  15. Would you count moldy cookies (it's one of those thanks for the thought but umm no thanks)
    Happy Holidays

  16. Worst gift for me is bakeware. Hubby learned that one year. I was insulted. That's what my in laws get me every year.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  17. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!


  18. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My fav thing about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We drive around on Christmas Eve and see them all while singing along with carols on the radio!

  19. Every Christmas Eve we go out to dinner and come home to watch the movie Elf.
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

  20. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  21. Hm. Best or worst gift? Worst gift was socks, and I laughed so hard when my mom gave them to me that I didn't have the heart to say that it was because I thought it was a dumb gift. LOL She gave them to me every year after that. I miss getting socks from her.

  22. Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Holidays :)

  23. i love my grandmother but she always makes me the worst gifts
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  24. My best gift was getting a bunch of Bath and Body Works stuff last year.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  25. The worst was our second Christmas together when he got me nothing! We even went shopping together! He wanted to wait until after to get better deals. Ugh!

    Happy Holidays!

    Sassychassy333 at gmail dot com

  26. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

  27. best gift when i was a kid i got a tabletop hockey game, me & my friends had tournaments for years - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  28. The worst gift I have ever received would have to be the year my mother-in-law gave her daughter and I all the same presents just in different colors. She and I kept trading out if the other color suited us better. It was, to say the least, odd.


  29. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  30. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My worst gift were towels from my hubby. Very romantic. :)

    Best gift is life, health and happiness. :)

    mrs.hildebrand AT (International)

  31. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  32. No I want chocolate.


  33. no best or worst gifts


  34. Abby was my official winner. I'll be sending you an email shortly!