31 Wicked Days of Xmas With Saranna DeWylde

  • What is next for you book wise in 2013?

I have a few things in the fire. How To Seduce An Angel in 10 Days releases Feb 26 and I’m working on another 10 Days novel and novella. Other than that, I’m not sure because it was back to back releases for me from July through November in 2012, so I may take a little bit of a break to refill the well.

  • Do you have a favorite book of 2012?

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden. I loved that book so hard I’d marry it. It was different and had me hooked from word one.

  • What is your favorite holiday food?

I have a food allergy, so food really isn’t my friend. Although, my friends and family seem to like my Nutella fudge.

  • Least favorite holiday song?

I dislike most modern renditions of holiday songs. I prefer either classical holiday music or the Rat Pack, like Sinatra.

  • Do you have any holiday family traditions?

I used to be very caught up in building traditions because it’s what you’re supposed to do, but that made the holidays more drudgery than celebration. So we do things as we’re moved to. We put up our tree the first of November because my youngest daughter was ready for it. So really, every year is an empty plate we can fill with whatever flavors sound best and that’s really worked for us.

  • Worst gift you ever received?

When I was 14 my parents gave me a Dirt Devil. I was not pleased.

  • Worst gift you ever gave?

I don’t know, I give pretty awesome gifts. I always give something I’d like to receive.

  • Favorite holiday memory?

The last one where we were all together at my grandparents’ house before my grandfather died. It was the last time there was a live tree and I remember the way it smelled so clearly. So crisp. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss them.

  • If you could share one lesser known fact about yourself to our readers, what will it be?

This is a tough question. I’ve been sitting here thinking about this question for ten minutes. I’m so loud and in your face that there’s not much left to tell.

  • Weirdest thing you collect?

Ladybugs. I love round, happy ladybugs. My favorite ladybug thing that I have is a pair of slippers. The antennae bounce on my toes when I walk.

Giveaway Details: Saranna is giving away an ebook version of her Xmas story. Just tell Saranna your favorite classic holiday song. US/Canada only.

  • Taryn Elliott December 2, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Morning Saranna and WLP. Man…food allergy thing got me. That just sucks. *sigh* Really takes the love and passion out of eating.

    Favorite holiday song? Hmmm.
    I’ll have to go with Elvis. He always gets me in the Christmas mood.
    I listen to his entire Christmas album with a smile. He’s the only one I can really stand as well. Working retail cured me of any love of Christmas songs. LOL

  • Saranna DeWylde December 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

    It does. But it’s made me more aware of what I put in my mouth, so I’ve gotten healthier and I guess that’s good.

    Oh, I do love some Elvis.

    My husband can’t stand Christmas music because he used to work at Hallmark and they start production of Christmas cards in July. So From July through December, he was stuck listening to it at work.

  • Viki S. December 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs. Thank you so much.

    • Saranna DeWylde December 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      That was one of my favorites to sing in choir when I was in school.

  • Barb P December 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    My favorite classic Christmas song has got to be White Christmas! That would count as my favorite Christmas movie also. Thanks much for the awesome giveaway!!

    • Saranna DeWylde December 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      OOh. I love that movie. I’m addicted to Christmas movies.

  • Stephanie December 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    My favorite Christmas song is Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

  • erinf1 December 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for a fun post! I love! It’s beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas by Bing Crosby 🙂

    • Saranna DeWylde December 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Bing Crosby can sing anything and I love it.

  • Brenda H. December 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    We roll with the punches at our house for the holidays too. The tree goes up when we feel it’s time– the only thing that stays the same is putting up the ornaments we’ve collected for so long–

    I love holiday songs– and I can’t remember the name of it– but I LOVE the song they sing in The Grinch cartoon– those little Who’s of Whoville:) LOL The cartoon is my favorite too.

    • Saranna DeWylde December 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      My mother didn’t like to let me watch the cartoon. She thought it was mean.

      I really love just going with the flow this time of year. It makes everything so much happier rather than drudging through something because you feel like you’re supposed to.

      I let my girls choose a new ornament to add to our collection every year. Most years, it ends up being more than one. 🙂

  • Kim P December 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Let’s see, I’m with you on the classics, remakes drive me crazy! I think White Christmas has to be the tops followed very closely by Blue Christmas by Elvis, he will always be my absolute favorite singer but White Christmas is just so positive. Sheesh, didn’t realize til just now, guess I’m a Christmas “color” girl LOL!

    • Saranna DeWylde December 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      LOL! I think I have to go get out my holiday cds now.

  • Janie McGaugh December 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    My favorite Christmas carol is O, Holy Night.

    • Saranna DeWylde December 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

      That one is beautiful. It’s so quiet and peaceful, but awe inspiring too.

  • Cindy DeFiore December 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    hmm….I don’t know if the song from Peanuts counts as a classic, but I love that one!! And basically anything that Trans-Siberian Orchestra has done….so bummed to not make that concert this year, that is the one holiday tradition my hubby and I have (we’re broke this year).

    • Saranna DeWylde December 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Oh, I wanted to go this year so bad. But instead, I bought my kids tickets to Drowning Pool. 🙂

  • Kim M. December 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. I remember hearing it on the radio when I was a kid and laughing hard each time they played it. Then, I didn’t hear it again for a long time.
    We had moved to Pennsylvania and it was my first holiday away from my family. I was depressed and missing the festivities. My husband had stopped at the gas station and left the radio playing. I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas came on and eased the ache. In fact, when he came out of the gas station, I was laughing and singing out loud with the song. Now, I have it on MP3, so I’ll always have it.

    • Saranna DeWylde December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

      That’s a sweet story. It’s funny how some songs are forever tied with certain memories and feelings. I’m glad you have something like that. It’s the small things that get us through.

  • Texas Book Lover December 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I love Carol of the Bells! It is not the most well known song but there is something about it that I love.

    • Saranna DeWylde December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Me too. But I think I’ve said that about almost every song.

  • Lily B December 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    My favorite is and always will be Winter Wonderland 🙂

  • Barb P December 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    It has to be White Christmas! Happy Holidays!

  • bn100 December 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I like Jingle Bells.

  • Mary Ellen Thompson December 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Judy Garland’s Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win!

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