Happy Good Friday, everyone! Glad you dropped by. My gift to one lucky commenter will be e-copies of both of my books, Blood Rage and Blood-Mage Rising (though you’ll have to wait a couple of days for BMR as it’s not out yet!).
I’m not a big holiday person, but I do like Easter. I like it better than Valentine’s Day actually, and generally the candy’s better (don’t be judgin’).
(this is not going to be a religious post for the most part, but we can’t exactly ignore the ‘reason for the season’ as it were). Strangely, my biggest Easter-related memory is a snippet of a conversation with my mother (who passed last October). She didn’t understand why the Friday that commemorates the death of Christ was called “Good Friday” as there’s nothing good about such a horrific death of anyone, much less Jesus. Now, as an adult I can totally get why it’s called Good Friday (at least I think I do). Depending on what one believes, while yes it is the day Jesus was murdered, it is also the salvation of mankind because He died for everyone’s sins so we all could return to God when we died. (I’m not going to go into my thoughts specifically on this, because I promised I wouldn’t go religious on you.)
Of course I also have a lot of memories of Easter eggs and candy (I’ve included pictures of some of the most iconic candy). I loved dying the eggs, or putting the shrink wrap decorations on them. It was great time spent with my mom, back before the typically unpleasant teen years. I’m currently sulking because the hubby thinks that we don’t need an Easter egg hunt since the Shrimp has already had two this year (one at school and one in a community one). Ah well. Next year we’ll get to do it since the Shrimpettes will definitely be old enough by then!
Okay, on to the promotion part. As I said above, one commenter will win copies of both my books.
All you need to do to win is this: 1) be a follower of this blog (the follow buttons are to your right) and 2) leave a comment below with your email address AND answering the following question: What is your favorite memory of the Easter season? The winner will be announced on Monday.
A big ol’ thanks to Drea Beacraft for holding this blog hop. Check out the instigating site at : http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/!
Thanks for coming by!