Christmas in July Giveaway Hop — A Christmas Feral & $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends.  And say my glory was I had such friends.”  William Butler Yeats

Wouldn’t it suck to live without friends who recommend books?  One of my favorite poets, Yeats, was recommended by a friend I met one summer.  It was like Christmas in July.

I keep hearing and reading that it’s Kitten Season.  Shelters are looking for foster and permanent homes for kittens.  If you’ve ever fostered or adopted a kitten, you know that every morning with a kitten feels like Christmas.   And most cats will check out any box like it could contain the most fabulous Christmas present ever.

While kittens and cats are always awesome, the circumstances of each of their lives are not.  I wrote a special Christmas story, A Christmas Feral, a few years ago to raise awareness of feral and stray cats.  The statistics are grim.  It’s estimated that 80% of stray cats are killed in shelters.   Brutal, isn’t it?  Imagine getting to adulthood and having only a 2 in 10 chance at continued life.  Most stray cats are never reunited with their humans.  Keep your cats close.

In A Christmas Feral, Judge Scrooge won’t even heat his home for Christmas. He says that when you pay the bill, you don’t feel the cold. When Judge Scrooge rules incorrectly in a cat dispute,two magical and cool cats, Tatania and Zeus, teach him the meaning of keeping Christmas and cats.
Praise for A Christmas Feral:

“A story that would do Charles Dickens proud.”
“Heart warming and pawsome.”
“If you love cats, you will love this!”

For the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop, A Christmas Feral will be free on Amazon July 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27.  Please click on the image above for a free download on those dates. And, you can enter to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card.  Just leave a comment about something you look forward to at Christmas and you’ll be entered to win.

Then hop on over to other blogs listed below for more giveaways.

Thank you to Laurie of “I’m a Reader” , who always inspires readers and writers, for another great Giveaway Hop.

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93 Responses to Christmas in July Giveaway Hop — A Christmas Feral & $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

  1. Grace Z. says:

    I look forward to spending time with my friends and family!

  2. Miss Wisp says:

    Sitting by the lit Christmas tree watching Christmas movies. =)

  3. Judy Cox says:

    This year we will have 3 great grand children that has not been at Christmas before!! Two are old enough to get a little excited about the lights.

  4. Melissa B. says:

    I always look forward to seeing my daughter’s happy face on Christmas morning.

  5. Jayne T. says:

    My cat, who is a rescue cat, was a Christmas gift from my son 3 years ago this coming Christmas.

    And you are not kidding…every day is like Christmas for her!

    This year, as usual, I am looking forward to all the kids being here.

  6. CJ Schindler says:

    During Christmas time, I look forward to spending time with my friends, family, and fur balls – I have 3! Being a cat lover, I can appreciate your blog! thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Linda romer says:

    At chtistmas I look forward to listening to christmas carols.

  8. Teresa Kander says:

    These days I look forward to watching my grandson’s excitement on Christmas morning.

  9. Konstanz Silverbow says:

    I don’t think there’s a single thing about Christmas I don’t look forward to! I love our family tradition the most though! Every comes to mom and dads house, we sit on the stairs for pictures and then file one by one into the front room. There we see what Santa brought us, 😉 after that we make waffles covered in fruit and whip cream! And once brunch is over we open all the presents!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! <3

    ~ Konstanz Silverbow
    nothought2small(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Kate F. says:

    I look forward to decorating my house for Christmas.

  11. Sue A. says:

    To be honest, I like forward to the food most. But everything about Xmas is worth looking forward to.

  12. Sue says:

    I like sending time with friends and family

  13. Silvia Fugate says:

    I love getting all my Christmas stuff out and visiting various fairs! It is truly a magical time of year for me.

  14. maat says:

    I shamelessly look forward to the food.

  15. Susan platt says:

    I look forward to my kids faces christmas morning as well as spending time with family, especially christmas baking!

    Susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  16. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    I look forward to seeing my grandchildren open their Christmas gifts.

  17. Linda Trinklein says:

    I look forward to all the time spent with family, ohhh and the yummy food 😉 thanks

  18. Summer G says:

    I love seeing my son’s open up there gifts!

  19. Sarah Bailey says:

    I look forward to seeing my family, my children’s faces and going to church services.

  20. Corinne Alexander says:

    Your post reminds me of a few Christmas’ ago. At our family Christmas Eve party at my aunt & uncles a shivering stray cat turned up on their door. At first appearance the cat was assumed to be a pregnant female that was quickly adopted & called Mary. A few days later when the vet clinic opened they took Mary in to be examined & it turns our that Mary was actually Joseph & his pregnant belly was actually worms. Poor guy. Joe is now a happy & healthy sweetheart & dear to the family. I’m grateful his story ended on a happy note. He was our Christmas miracle. I know his fate is not the fate of most strays & feral’s. I used to volunteer with Indy Feral. It’s really a sad situation. I will be sure to download your book tomorrow when it becomes available.

    My favorite part of Christmas is spending quality time with family & celebrating together. This includes my own four cats (3 of 4 having being strays) & two dogs.
    Sassychassy333@gmail.com

  21. Melissa Golden says:

    I love decorating the tree and listening to Christmas music. Christmas movies are also my favorite though! 🙂

  22. Courtney says:

    One of the things I look forward to are Christmas lights 🙂

  23. Melissa says:

    I love decorating the house and spending time with my family! 🙂

  24. Michele Behlen says:

    I look forward to baking Christmas cookies with my granddaughter.

  25. Angie F. says:

    I look forward to the Christmas movies and food!

  26. robin phillips-knotts says:

    I look forward to getting together with family. ty for the giveaway! cokelush at gmail

  27. Stephanie Shipley says:

    I look forward to getting to travel with my son to Texas to visit our family and friends there. My dad and all my family on his side live there so it’s wonderful to get the spend the holiday there!

  28. Laura DeLuca says:

    I look forward to seeing family who live far away.

  29. Janie McGaugh says:

    I look forward to more time with my family at Christmas.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  30. Isa says:

    I look forward to the time off I get from school and work during the holiday season. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. 🙂

  31. Heather B says:

    I look forward to the expressions on my children’s faces!

  32. Michelle Fidler says:

    I look forward to eating pumpkin pie, reading Christmas mysteries, and watching Christmas movies. Also getting presents!

  33. allie says:

    I like spending the time with family

  34. Kim M says:

    Thank you for the book. I LOVE Christmas. I look forward to wrapping presents and watching Christmas movies. Oh and my kids opening presents on Christmas morning.

  35. Hannah Solbach says:

    I look forward to seeing my siblings and parents at Christmas. Every other year, those of us that are married and live outside of PA travel home for Christmas so we’re all together. This year is an “every other”. Yay!

  36. Robin Christofaro says:

    I always look forward to spending time with my family, but I love seeing my kids’ faces on Christmas morning…even if they are all teenagers now!

  37. Diamond Nazaneen Cronen says:

    I look forward to family and Christmas movies!

  38. Lisa Vazquezanzua says:

    I have to say everything! I look forward to being around family and friends and all the holiday goodies. And my most favorite thing is watching my kids open their gifts and seeing the surprise looks on their face. That’s the best! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!
    livvie_v@yahoo.com

  39. bn100 says:

    the food

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  40. beth says:

    I look forward to making Christmas cookies

  41. Aly P says:

    I can’t wait to buy presents and gift them 🙂

  42. Megan S. says:

    I look forward to Christmas Food!

  43. Trisha Burgess says:

    I look forward to seeing all my family!

  44. Trix says:

    I like seeing friends, and eating the amazing tamales family friends give us!

  45. Krysten says:

    I look forward to treats with family and friends.

  46. Susan Smith says:

    I like spending the time with my family

  47. Pat Walker Pinkston says:

    I look forward to decorating the house, cooking and baking and family.

  48. Kris says:

    I love to visit family and eat good food with them 🙂

  49. Heidi says:

    I look forward to spending time with family I don’t get to see often.

  50. Melissa C says:

    I look forward to the food.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  51. Elizabeth says:

    I always look forward to hearing Christmas music on the radio.

  52. Ashley R. says:

    This year I am planning a holiday to London during Christmastime, so I am definitely looking forward to that! 🙂

  53. Katrina P says:

    In keeping witht the cat theme, how about I look forward to pulling my fat cat out of the christmas tree 100 times. lol He’s got christmas spirit all right. We can’t even have glass bulbs in the house any more.

  54. Dovile says:

    I look forward to giving Christmas gifts the most.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  55. Christy Maurer says:

    I love Christmas. I always look forward to the decorations and the cookies 🙂 Thanks for the free book download. I love cats!

  56. Erika says:

    I look forward to spending time with my family! thanks!

  57. Kiley P. says:

    I look forward to spending Christmas with my family and seeing how happy my kids are.

  58. BookAttict says:

    I’m looking forward to spending time with family…..and the cookies!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth(at)bookattict(dot)com

  59. Sierra McBride says:

    My favorite thing about Christmas is when my 5 year old daughter wakes up, with wide hopeful eyes, excited to see what Santa brought her.
    TY for the chance !!

    stamper_sierra [at] yahoo [dot] com

  60. Teresa Andrusz says:

    Like so many others, I look forward to spending time with family and friends after attending and working our church’s annual Christmas program. We have very talented people at our church and our Worship Pastor surprises us each year with a new show. I also look forward to assisting the less fortunate whenever possible, then spending a quiet Christmas Day at home with my husband and our furry 4 legged family (2 cats and a dog). Oh, and I can’t forget “You’ll shoot your eye out!”, a family tradition for so many years.

  61. amanda whitley says:

    i look forward to seeing my kids smiling faces christmas morning.

  62. Michelle Willms says:

    I always look forward to spending happy time with my family. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com. Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful book.

  63. Terri M says:

    I love watching my kids tear through the wrapping paper of their gifts in less then 5 minutes. 😉 I remember when that used to be me and in about 20-30 years i’ll be watching grandkids do the same thing. 🙂

  64. Alaina says:

    I always look forward to putting the tree up, decorating it, and stringing the lights on the trees out front of the house!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!
    aegger.echo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  65. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    I always look forward to the decorating, cooking and family gatherings. For some reason Christmas makes all these things extra special.

    koonie2888@yahoo.com

  66. Anita H. says:

    I always look forward to getting together with the family to celebrate Christmas!

  67. Suzy Cole Thompson says:

    I look forward to spending time with my family. Especially the grandkids! I also love Christmas lights and Christmas movies.

  68. Karen H says:

    I love the decorations and cookies! Certain cookies are only made once a year and it’s a great treat to taste them again after waiting all year long.
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  69. heather e.g. kaufman says:

    I love the look on my kids faces, when they open their gifts.

  70. Emma says:

    I look forward to spending time with family and friends!

  71. Juana Esparza says:

    I look forward to the Christmas music.

  72. Amber Terry says:

    I look forward to seeing my family…and all the food 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    starry_night1987(at)yahoo(dot)com

  73. Dan Denman says:

    I look forward to family, Christmas movies, and Christmas music!

  74. stacy says:

    I look forward to baking vegan goodies for all of my family and friends! I do cookies, breads, and sometimes other things as well (like truffles).

  75. Daniel M says:

    seeing my niece & nephew have fun

  76. Brandi says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! During the holidays I most enjoy spending time with my family, & watching my niece & nephews all excited about opening their gifts. <3

    Take care & I hope you have a great day! =)
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  77. Ada says:

    I look forward to eating all the yummy food and singing Christmas songs with friends and family!

  78. Cynthia R says:

    I look forward to spending some quality time with family and extended family.

  79. BookLady says:

    I look forward to visiting with family and friends during the holiday, especially if they live out of town. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  80. robyn donnelly says:

    I like the food and family. The festivities is fun for a while.

  81. Katie Amanda says:

    I look forward to the time with family and the Christmas cookies. Thanks!

  82. Misha Estrada says:

    I look forward to my kids’ excitement.

  83. Cassandra says:

    In Christmas I look forward to snuggling underneath the covers despite the cold.
    Email: thehafan [at] aol [dot] com

  84. Ginny @ Gin's Book Notes says:

    I look forward to baking, decorating the tree, and spending time with family.

  85. Debra Holloway says:

    I am looking forward this Christmas to spending time with my family. Many of my family members are scatter in different states.

  86. Kenia says:

    I look forward to decorating and opening gifts with my family. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  87. latisha depoortere says:

    I always look forward too putting up all of the lights and tree.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  88. JanD says:

    I look forward to the whole family gathered together.

  89. Alisha Sienkiel says:

    I look forward to the Christmas Eve church service. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  90. Christine Sarkauskas says:

    I look forward to seeing my family, and buying the little one gifts.
    christine.sarkauskas@gmail.com

  91. Sherry S. says:

    I look forward to spending time with my family and of course all of the good food.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  92. Ann S says:

    The decorations and the food. Thanks for the giveaway!
    the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com

  93. Mippy/Sabrina says:

    I look forward to giving pressies. 🙂