Jingle Bell Blog Hop



Welcome to my stop along The Jingle Book Blog Hop!

If you’ve visited my website, you know I like to explore historical idioms and ideals. So, it will surely come as no surprise that I could not resist exploring the traditional holiday song Jingle Bells. Written in the nineteenth century by James Lord Pierpont, Jingle Bells was originally titled One Horse Open Sleigh and intended as a Thanksgiving song. While that little bit of knowledge is interesting, what captured my attention was the notion that the little ditty was considered by some to be risque. It seems that in certain circles the younger set used the tune as a drinking song, clinking the ice in their cups to mimic the sound of bells as they belted out the song. And if that weren’t scandalous enough for the times, the song tells the story of a young man not only taking Miss Fanny Bright out for a ride sans chaperon, but advising a friend to find himself a girl and do the same!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little slice of history on my stop along The Jingle Book Blog Hop. To enter to win a signed copy of Pretty Poison, a Wine Bottle Corset and two Corset Bookmarks, enter my Jingle Book Blog Hop Giveaway. Or leave a comment including the phrase “Jingle Bells” and you’ll also be entered to win December’s Corset, pictured below. 

And if you haven’t already entered The Jingle Book Blog Hop Grand Prize Giveaway for a chance to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card, be sure to do so now.

Click on this link to continue on with The Jingle Book Blog Hop.

Or to learn more about me and my writing, including upcoming releases, please keep scrolling along.

Once upon a time nine historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world…

We hope you’ll join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance in our limited edition box set Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales And Fables! Read on to learn more about the authors involved and for your chance to win all kinds of prizes.

We’d love for you to join us for the Once Upon a Regency Release Party on February 5th. Pre-Release festivities begin December 7th and run through February 4th so join the party now chat with the authors and win all sorts of amazing prizes.

Speaking of prizes, we have a Pre-Order Giveaway running now with the chance to the box set and signed paperbacks from all nine authors as well as a Kindle Fire.

Our fabulous of timeless tales and fables and their talented authors:

Resisting Romeo by Samantha Grace

Enchanted By The Earl by Amanda Mariel

Wish Upon A Kiss by Meara Platt

A Duke Worth His Salt by Allison Merritt

Masquerading as a Miss by Ari Thatcher

Searching for my Rogue by Dawn Brower

The Enchanted Cave by Sue London

Taming Beauty by Lynne Barron

Stealing a Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen

To read a short blurb of each story, please visit my page 

Once Upon a Regency.

I’ll be joining nearly 200 authors to count down the days at the Holiday Book Hop on Facebook beginning December 12th. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover new authors and enter for a chance to win free books for life!  

Congratulations to the winner of Novembers’s Corset, Ashley Granger. And to Melinda Dean, Winner of my Black Friday Bonanza Prize of a signed copy of Pretty Poison, a Wine Bottle Corset and two Corset Bookmarks.
 What better way to start the New Year than by winning 
December’s Corset? 

To enter simply post a Comment below. Any comment will do, a bit of news, an idiom that’s always struck you as amusing, a historical ideal you’ve found ludicrous or a notion of any sort.
I’ll randomly choose one winner from all entrants on January 1st.

If you missed December’s Issue of Corsets and Kisses, and would like to remedy the situation, please click here.

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