Holiday Blog Hop!

Honestly, I’m as lost as you are. I’m just doing what the voices on Indie Writers Unite tell me. And what they told me to do, is to set up a giveaway with prizes and a fun contest. Well, I love all that, so here we go!

Start here and when you’re done, hit that icon over to the right. The green sunshiney one. Hop around to all the different blogs and do some contests.


This is a fashion blog, so we’re doing something fun and fashionable. We’re creating outfit sets. Now, don’t be scared or turned off if you’re a guy. One, if you leave me an email address in the comments section, or on my  facebook author page, you’re entered into a drawing for one of 5 free ebooks. So if you don’t want to do the fashion thing you don’t have to.

But you should. Because it’s fun and if you have a sense of humor, you can really have a blast being anti fashion. And if you do a fashion set you can win a print book (or a hat and scarf set from Guess? but if you’re a guy, well, maybe it’s not for you)

Okay, enough.

Go to and sign in.

ID: bloghop

password: iwubloghop

Go to Create up on top there. Click on “SET.”

Make me something. Leave me your email address in the set comments. You can publish it or save it as a draft. I and the judges will see it in either case.


We have celebrity judges!


Dominic Sabella

Dominic is design director at Tommy Bahama. He’s been a fashion designer since…well, I won’t say. What I will say is that he has a wicked sense of humor and a sense of style that’s just about as spot-on as it gets.

Emily Ellerbeck

Emily wrote a bio. But what I want to say is I worked with her for 5 years at Guess and not only was she the bomb to work with, she got my baby daughter the single best outfit she owns. It wore out before she grew out of it.

Combining her love for warm weather and fashion, Emily packed her bags and moved from a cold winter in Iowa to sunny Los Angeles in 2000.  She has applied her passion for knitwear design to successfully design for companies such as global retailer Guess, and premium lifestyle brand Dylan George.  Although knitwear design is her first passion, she also makes time for SPX fitness classes, walks with her darling Pomeranian, cooking, and dinners out with her amazing boyfriend.


Right on!

If you choose not to do a polyvore set, you’re still in the running for one of 5 ebooks of Dead Is the New Black, and one surprise mystery to be gifted through Amazon or Barnes and Noble (your call).

If you do a set, it gets good. Our judges will pick the top 6 sets. Five winners will get a print copy of Dead Is the New Black. One winner will get a fabulous hat and scarf set from Guess?


Nope. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire. yes, a real live piece of electronics that I myself chipped in to buy. So you know I want one of my peeps to win.

I hope you enjoy this contest! Best of luck!


Posted on by xtine in Frontpage Blog

27 Responses to Holiday Blog Hop!

  1. KCarey

    ^^ Had to join in. Not sure if this is what you meant, and I could put another together instead. But, its a Steampunk Girl, on the rise.

  2. xtine

    I LOVE IT! You totally got the idea!

  3. Cheryl Bradshaw

    Love it! Great contest, great judges :) -C

  4. Free Book Reviews

    Everyone needs to enter. Come on readers these are all great books by wonderful Indie Authors.

    Reminder to all authors I list books on my forum so feel free to go to my blog and message me a link to your book.

  5. Tara Lain

    Dead is the New Black is a GREAT title. Thanks so much for the fun contest. : )

  6. barbara silkstone

    Just stopping by to say I’m almost finished with Dead is the New Black. Excellent mystery. I’ll be sorry when they find the killer and the book is over.

    • xtine

      Wow barbara – I’m JUST seeing this now :)
      So glad you like it.

  7. Stepshep
  8. Ash Breen

    Hahaha that was a ton of fun.

  9. Sarah Billington

    I totally want to win Dead is the new black! :)

  10. books4me

    That was FUN! My set is called “Viola, Creativity ”

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  11. Christina F. Busby

    PICK ME!

  12. Melissa

    For some additional Scavenger hunt fun, follow me to my Holiday Hop!
    Come on! Let’s have some hoppin’ good fun!

  13. Dawn Doyle

    Thanks for the giveaway! Great blog hop.
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  14. Monica Vargo

    Would love to win your book!

  15. Kathryn

    The fashion design was interesting :) I named mine “Bhite” for a mix of black and white. Can’t wait to see who won.

  16. Craig Smith (@CraigWFSmith)

    Mmmm I might come back and try do a set :)

  17. Craig Smith (@CraigWFSmith)

    Okay I called mine Blossom. Was more fun than I thought it would be :)

  18. jenn gruenberg

    I am entering your contest

  19. sonia

    That was so much fun! I hope you like, I so want that set, lol!

    Thank you for participating in this.
    Happy holidays to you and yours,
    mamaelk1113 at gmail dot com
    gfc mamaelk

  20. Meghan Page

    That was way too fun!!

    meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com


  21. Shadow

    What a great contest! Thank you! Happy holiday!

  22. Dawn Doyle

    Just curious as to when the winners will be posted. Thanks!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  23. xtine

    Yes, Hafta do this….today?

    Yes I will do it today. I contacted the winners and it never occurred to me to post as well.

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