Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop


Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

Click here for Prizes galore!

The best gift for the holiday’s is love, and luckily since I write romance I get to gift myself and my readers with love, love, love. All my Twisted Tales: Come Into the Woods spicy fairy tales are set in the Rocky Mountains, so it’s love in the Rockies this holiday season, and all year round.

Winter at high altitude is a special time. The snapping cold in your lungs, the scents of spruce, pine, and fir trees, all make it seem like Christmas as soon as you step outside. And inside there’s no better place to be with your sweetie, than curled up in front of a real wood fire, roasting popcorn, drinking hot chocolate, and listening to music to get you in the mood.

Personally I love to bake, so I’m including a special cookie recipe for you to enjoy this holiday season from my favorite cookbook The Hershey’s 1934 Cookbook. My mom had this and we loved to bake from it when I was a little girl. Now I have my own copy and make the same recipes with my girls.

Chocolate Walnut Wheels

  • 2 squares (2 oz.) Hershey’s Unsweetened Baking Chocolatehershey's 1934 cookbook
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Walnut halves

Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water melt chocolate. Set aside to cool slightly. In large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until well blended. Add chocolate, egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour and salt; beat until blended Stir in chopped walnuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Place walnut half in center of each. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. yield about 2 dozen cookies.

Warmth, family, cookies and your sweetie to unwrap at the end of the day. That’s the way I would love to set my romantic holidays for my readers and myself. Unfortunately my characters don’t get that in my books. No sweet snuggling, no gifts to unwrap, no kisses under the mistletoe.


Because they are usually dealing with a crisis.

Now I know none of you have crises during your holidays. Human holidays are relaxed and comfortable, full of turkey, ham and pie. But my werewolves have issues, and they don’t get to be relaxed. Take Red, my werewolf heroine in Little Red Riding Wolf. Now her story takes place in the fall, so by Christmas she should be settled down with her human husband, Evan, working on that baby. But I think this Christmas she’s going to be worried about her brother Seth.

Seth made lots of trouble for Red and Evan in Little Red Riding Wolf, and she knows he’s due for some trouble of his own. And I think she’s right. That’s why Seth will be spending this winter falling in love with his own human, and hating every minute of it. Because Seth doesn’t think humans and weres should mate.

Snow and the Seventh Wolf by Jessica AspenPoor Seth isn’t due for a relaxing winter holiday.

And his love interest has an even tougher holiday in store. You see Snow is living with an evil step-mother, and when her step-mother and step-father propose a vacation in the gorgeous area of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sweet family holidays are not in store.

Not for Snow, who will be running for her life. Not for her step-father, who fails to kill her the first time. And not for her step-mother, who really needs all the money from Snow’s inheritance, not just the pittance she’s already spent.

So we’ll have to wait to let Seth and Snow enjoy their winter holiday, at least until February. In the meantime, you can curl up in front of the fire with Red’s story. Little Red Riding Wolf is available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance and Passion in Print Press.

Click HERE to read an excerpt of Little Red Riding Wolf. Warning, must be over 18, its hot!

Snow and the Seventh Wolf, Seth’s story, will be available February 1st, just in time for a romantic ending around Valentine’s day.

I want all my readers to have happy holidays, and because of that I am giving away an e-copy of Little Red Riding Wolf to one lucky blog-hopper. To enter to win please leave a comment (and your email address) telling me one thing you’ve learned about my twisted tales.

Have fun hopping from blog to blog. Here is the link to the linky list you can hop to all of the 200+ author’s sites. They have lots of great prizes to win, over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that author or blogger,

Little Red Riding Wolf by Jessica Aspen

Little Red Riding Wolf

But that’s not all….

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! So leave a comment here, with your email address and be entered to win an e-copy of Little Red Riding Wolf AND also you’ll be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing! 

Now what are those prizes?

 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Happy Holidays!

 (All prizes, with the exception of the swag pack, available internationally)


Filed under Bloghops, Jessica Aspen's Books, Little Red Riding Wolf, Snow and the Seventh Wolf

72 responses to “Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

  1. The recipe looks yummy. You are a new to me author I will be going to look at your books. That’s why I love these hops. Happy Holidays. The cover for Red Riding Hood is unusual and lovely.

  2. Oh, I haven’t read one of your books before, but I hope the twist would be something like Red Dominating the wolf and maybe she could get eaten afterwards. 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  3. Kat

    Twisted Tales or Twisted Tails. I find you have a sense of humor.

  4. laurie g

    thanks for the great blog and wonderful giveaway

  5. Tammy Turner

    Twisted Tales!! I love the big bad wolf.

    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!

  6. Cassandra Hicks

    I haven’t read them yet but they seem pretty awesome and I can’t wait lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. I haven’t read your books yet but I hope there is some smexy action to warm us up this winter 🙂 Definitely adding them to my list. if I don’t win I will be getting them

    Dawna N.


  8. miriam roman

    cant wait to try your cookies!! i’m looking forward to spending more time with my kids. some are out of the house either married or in college. so this is the one holiday i really get to spend with the whole family. i loved the blurb and can not wait to read the book! thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. Crystal Young

    I haven’t read any of your books yet but I am looking forward to it Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  10. JanD

    I like the titles of your twisted tales.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  11. Veronika

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

  12. Happy Holidays to You!

    Can I give a big YUM on that recipe?

  13. raonaidluckwell

    Will have to save that recipe to try at another time. That sounds lovely. Great for the holidays

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  14. April

    Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    THat recipe looks yummy. Now I need to con somebody into making them for me!

  15. micheleann oboyle

    i love watching christmas movies with my husband

  16. Joy F

    Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  17. Holly Underhill

    Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I love everything about the Christmas holiday! Your books look great! I’d love to read them.

  18. Lisa Walker

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

  19. kimberly holgate

    book looks realy good thanks for the hop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  20. Toni Cosgrove

    Just seen your books due to the hop. I am from Colo so they have a special interest for me. I miss my home as I am in ca now and the holidays are just not the same, as you said even the smells are awesome. Its been a rough year but still tying to get a good Christmas together,

  21. Tonda

    I haven’t read any of your books yet, this hop is my introduction to you. It’s my first blog hop, and that’s why I’m loving it!

  22. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!


  23. I love your bookcovers! Thanks for being part of the hop 🙂

  24. Natasha

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy holidays!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  25. ajcraig77

    I love a good werewolf….books look great:)
    Happy Holidays!

  26. jovialvampyre

    Your books look good. I love the cover of the wolf’s jaw opening over her head – excellent. Have a Very Happy Holiday Season.

  27. Beckey

    Interesting eye catchy covers 🙂

    Thanks for being a part of the hop and sharing what seems like a delish cookie for me to try to make…
    Happy Holidays

  28. Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!


  29. Rita Wray

    Thank you for the giveaway and Merry Christmas.


  30. kym amaral

    Your books like great, and I like the idea that your characters deal with problems, and arent just all lovey dovey..sounds like you write more like a real life would be..I am adding your books to my TBR list ! I just love to learn of new to me authors.

    Merry Christmas !

  31. Shadow

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

  32. Krysta B.

    The books look awesome. Happy Holidays!


  33. Carla

    My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  34. lisarayns

    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

  35. Mary Roya

    I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Thanks for being on the Holiday Blog Hop. Great blog.

  36. woolfcindy

    Can’t wait to try your cookies. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  37. Missie Jones

    I haven’t read any of your novels yet, but thanks to this blog hop I will 😀 Thats why I like them. introduces me to new books & authors.
    Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 @netzero .com

  38. And the lucky winner of an e-copy of Little Red Riding Wolf is,…ajcraig77

  39. Pingback: Winners of Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop | Suzi Love

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