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Happy New Year – Love Those Navy SEALs!

Welcome everyone to the New Years Blog Hop. There are a ton of prizes you can win, which I've described below. In addition, someone on this blog will win a set of dog tags (3 covers of my SEAL books) and my new release, Fallen SEAL Legacy.

But that's not all. EVERYONE who leaves their email address wins something: either SEAL Encounter, the prequel/short to Accidental SEAL, or SEAL Endeavor, the prequel/short to Fallen SEAL Legacy. Yup. Everyone!

Your mission, if you so choose, is to leave a comment here on this blog, with your email address. We're sorry, but the Grand Prize #3 SWAG Pack offered on the site that is won internationally may have postage charges added.

You have a lot of other great blogs to follow and enter for freebies, so this post will be short. Here are the 10 things a Navy SEAL would NEVER SAY.

1.  Let's go hang out at the mall.
2.  I'm not a risk taker. I like it safe.
3.  I'm not really a great swimmer and don't much care for the water.
4.  I have a replica DOR bell on my keychain, just to bring back the fond memories.
5.  Getting wet and sandy is my idea of fun on a Saturday night.
6.  I sometimes have trouble making quick decisions.
7.  I can't live without 8 hours sleep every night.
8.  I'm just as happy reading a book as getting into a fight.
9.  Will you pack my chute for me? I'm just too tired.
10. I don't ever think about the sacrifices my family makes for me at home.

Can you add to this list? Which one is your favorite?

Good luck with the grand prizes, listed below:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 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! 

Join the other blogs to sign up for more freebies and enter for Grand Prize drawing here

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Maureen - January 1, 2013

Thanks for the great giveaway! That's a funny list and I would say #2 is my favorite since it is so opposite.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Maureen, I had fun with it. For sure they would never say, "I don't like risk." Thanks for stopping by. Your Endeavor is on its way.

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shelly - January 1, 2013

I like saying number 8. Great giveaway!

Happy New Year!

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Shelly, you and I would probably say that, but no, sadly, probably not a SEAL. Not that they don't read, but action is where they live, and then, only when it's smart. Thanks for stopping by. Your Endeavor is on its way.

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Holly - January 1, 2013

I like #8 too!! Thanks for the amazing Hop Sharon!
holly.collins1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Holly, great to see you here today! Yes, #8 is definitely something a SEAL wouldn't say. But you and I would, for sure! Your Endeavor is on its way.

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Beckey - January 1, 2013

Like them all and they are very True πŸ™‚

Happy New Year

Thanks for the being a part of the hop

BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

(email following & US resident)

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Beckey, thanks to you too for supporting all of us. Happy New Year and may this be the best year of your life. Your Endeavor is on its way.

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seelk - January 1, 2013

Very funny list and they all are far from the truth. #6 is my fave LOL … My add to this list would be 'I will not help, because I do not care.'
I have a healthy respect for all in the army, especially for the special forces.
Happy New Year Sharon! I am looking forward to your next books.

seelk67 at gmail dot com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Eniko, great to see you here. I agree with you, all the special forces of every branch, are special and they do so much. All countries, too. Your Endeavor is on its way.

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Snoopyvet - January 1, 2013

wow I love that list. I can't pick a favorite. Happy New Year
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Gayle Latreille - January 1, 2013

Sharon, the more I read about you on your Blogs the more I admire you. I am so tickled that we have 'met'.

Wishing you only the best in life and continued success in this New Year. I know it is going to be an amazing year for you.

I have ALL your books, but wanted to stop by and say hello

gayle2b74@gmail.com

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julie beasley - January 1, 2013

love your books Sharon, got them all just thought id stop and say Hi and wish you good luck with the hop, im going to have fun, with it. i love no5 by the way

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Marina Adair - January 1, 2013

"Do these camos make my butt look big?"

Cute post Sharon. And I would love a copy of SEAL Endeavor for my Kindle. Happy new year and congrats on your success!

marina [at] marinaadair [dot]com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    LOL, Marina. You are too funny! That should definitely be on the list. Thanks, my friend, for stopping by today. Enjoy your Endeavor.

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Karen C - January 1, 2013

Great list! My favorite is #2. Marina got here first with the 'make my butt look big' line, so my mind's a blank now!
Happy New Year, Sharon!
kacbooks(at)hotmal(dot)com

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Kassandra - January 1, 2013

You could add something along the lines of "It doesn't matter who is beside me". Since they train as groups and it does matter…..

Kassandra
sionedkla@gmail.com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    You are so right. It does matter hugely who is beside them, and they know it 100% of the time. Thanks for showing up today. Good luck with the grand prize drawing. Enjoy your Endeavor!

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Michel Reinhard - January 1, 2013

OMG ….the list is a hoot! My favorite is #8. I have all the Seal books and love them! Here's my contribution to the list…

Does this camo paint hide the bags under my eyes?

mrs.robinbird@gmail.com

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Mimi Smith - January 1, 2013

I'll go get a manicure πŸ™‚

Happy New Year!

anasmithblue@gmail.com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Oh, that's funny! Lord only knows what their hands and fingers look like after a mission, right? Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Endeavor.

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Tea - January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!
t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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Lori - January 1, 2013

Great blog, Sharon! Happy New Year!

I'm guessing a SEAL wouldn't say "I only want to work an 8-hour day, no overtime, and I expect weekends and holidays off."

God Bless our troops!

Lori

lori at sailmakai dot com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 1, 2013

    Lori, you are so right about that. They don't get paid enough for what they do every day for us. All of them, from all over the world. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Endeavor.

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vicjbr - January 1, 2013

HNY thanks
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Jo - January 1, 2013

#1, Definitely πŸ™‚ Happy new Year!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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Jane - January 1, 2013

Happy New Year, Sharon. Number 6 is my fave. I sometimes wish I could make quick decisions.
janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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laurie - January 1, 2013

Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

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Shannon - January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! I like #9. πŸ™‚

Shana7426@aol.com

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magic5905 - January 1, 2013

Thanks for the great hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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Elie - January 2, 2013

Thanks for the fun and have a great 2013!
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christina - January 2, 2013

Stopping by to say hello. I liked number 2 "I'm not a risk taker and 6 I sometimes have trouble making quick decisions. Gotta love those military men and women and all they do for our country.
Do so love a book with a good old military hero.
Christina
cgricci@yahoo.com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I love military heroes too, and the ones in real life who do so much for us every day.
    Enjoy your Endeavor!

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Dana Mason - January 2, 2013

Ha! Number one is my favorite by far! Thanks for the giveaway. I already have both Endeavor and Encounter. Thanks again and happy new year!
danao.b7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by today, Dana. Good luck with the grand prize giveaways! Tell your friends. Still several days to go.

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Emily Bowes - January 2, 2013

I like #2. I would add to the list of things a navy seal would never say "I do this for the glory". I hope you have a great 2013.

Emilyb0924@gmail.com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    That's so true. Not in it for the glory. They could go Hollywood if they wanted that.

    Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Endeavor.

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Michelle - January 2, 2013

LOL great list and Happy New Year!

chellesy.clay at gmail dot com

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kipha - January 2, 2013

Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. Love the list~

kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Mel Bourn - January 2, 2013

Love the list..My favorite is #5. I like his idea of a Saturday night!
Happy New Year.
Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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kazza16 - January 2, 2013

This list is hilarious Sharon, I can just see a SEAL saying any of things…NOT.
I thought of one too, β€œI always pack my moisturiser, for long trips”
Love the SEAL books and hope you write many more in 2013 and beyond!
Happy New Year from Aussie land!
ksroma(at)hotmail(dot)com(dot)au

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Liese2 - January 2, 2013

My favorite is number 1! Thanks for the chance
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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Danielle Ravencraft - January 2, 2013

Hey Sharon. Just wanted to leave you some loves for the New Year. Awesome blog hop. πŸ™‚

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Theresa Esterline - January 2, 2013

Thanks for participating in the giveaway Sharon! #8 is my favorite as it IS something I would say πŸ˜‰ Another of my favorites which a SEAL would never say is "Can we just go lay on the beach all day and do nothing?"

Happy New Year!

Theresa Esterline
theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    Theresa Esterline - January 2, 2013

    I should probably add I already bought SEAL Encounter on Dec 11th, so I would love to get a copy of SEAL Endeavor! I've also added Accidental SEAL and Fallen SEAL Legacy to my wish list!!

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    Thanks, Theresa! Endeavor is on its way. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    I agree, "Can we just go lay on the beach" would not be something they would say. If they sleep, they crash, right?

    Happy New Year.

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    Theresa Esterline - January 2, 2013

    Thanks Sharon I have downloaded the book!

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    You are so welcome, Theresa. Come back again and visit! Hope you enjoy it.

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Kim - January 2, 2013

I have to say this one is my favorite of the ten: I'm not a risk taker. I like it safe.

I KNOW there is a lot more that can be added to your list, but at the moment nothing is coming to mind. πŸ™

Thanks for the giveaway. But I already have Seal Encounter and Seal Endeavor. I'm just waiting to have time to read them.

kvmatlock(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    Kim,
    Mine too. I think they get bored if there isn't any risk or action. Families at home get nervous when they say they're having a good time!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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csworden - January 2, 2013

I like each saying on the list. I've read all the books and thanks for doing the blog hop. I'm excited to read your next book.

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BLHmistress - January 2, 2013

Loved that list I would say number 1 but then not too many men anyway would want to at least not my DH LOL.

Here's one I think I will call in sick today, I don't feel like going on this mission.

Dawna N.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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Kath *sunshine* - January 2, 2013

Looks like this has been a success Sharon, I thought i would not get to the end of the comments lol
I liked them all but got to pick I'm not a risk taker and like to play it safe.
Thanks Sharon great blog

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 2, 2013

    Thanks Kath. So great seeing you here. Happy New Year and so happy to have your support! Don't forget to enter the other blogs and put your email address in so you can win some prizes!!

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Jeanette Platt - January 2, 2013

Great list… should have a 10 things marines won't ever say lol… Thanks for being part of the blog hop. Love me a good military based story

j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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Diane - January 2, 2013

Let's go hang out at the mall. I just can't see it!!!

diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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strawberryrose - January 2, 2013

How about "Its ok you go have fun on the beach, I would rather bake cookies!"
My favorite of yours is "Will you pack my chute for me? I'm just too tired " That was great. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Judy
strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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Ronda Tutt - January 2, 2013

LOL, I love Navy Seals, this Retired Army Girl says they are kiss ass. hee hee One thing about Navy Seals is that the words "I Can't" do not exist in their vocabulary.

So to add to your list of what you will never hear a Navy Seal say is "I Can't"

Happy New Years
mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 3, 2013

    Ronda,
    Thank you for your service. I'd love to talk to you sometime about your experiences. I get the feeling you're a little on the "kick ass" scale too!!

    Hope you like my portrayal of these brave men. Like everything in fiction, we use lots of creative license, but the basics are all there. Anyone who wears a uniform is a hero to me. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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    Ronda Tutt - January 3, 2013

    Awe, thank you Sharon for using your talent to write about your heroes. I truly loved serving and I even married a Navy guy and let me tell you he teases this Army girl every day – LOL We both could tell you some stories that would make you laugh. I look forward to reading your books.

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Michel King - January 2, 2013

LOL my mother and aunt were in ROTC in high school in the tropics and learned how to pack their chutes, sky dive, rapel, and quick drop in the jungle. So, asking someone else to pack a chute is kinda funny to me after hearing all their stories.

Michel_Lee_King(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 3, 2013

    What role models, Michel!! My mom could swing a mean knife in the kitchen and could break some windows with her high octive voice, but man oh man what stories you must have. Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your Endeavor. Happy New Year.

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Drea Becraft - January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

Sure we can go to your place….mines not safe enough for us anyways!

~*Drea*~
dreabecraft(@)aol.com

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K. April Holgate - January 3, 2013

My favorites are #2 and #9!!! Love that list.

I have several of your books on my TBR list I hope I get to them soon! I love a sexy Alpha Military man!!

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nikki.t.23 - January 3, 2013

LOL! Love that list! My faves are # 2 and # 3

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Isabelle Werneck - January 3, 2013

Oh… "A life by my side would be easy!"

My favorite was number 5.

Happy 2013! I really am adding your series to my TBR, I love seals books.

morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

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Cassandra - January 3, 2013

I love them all lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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jessigage - January 3, 2013

How about: "You look cold, honey. Why don't you put on some more clothes?"

Thanks for the fun post. Your series looks awesome. So glad I hopped over!

jessigage at gmail dot com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 4, 2013

    Jessi, that's a great one to add to the list. LOL.
    I'm so happy we found each other. Please come back. I'll be doing more blogs and posting upcoming events. Enjoy your Endeavor.

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Michelle Bledsoe - January 3, 2013

Oh my this is too funny.
I like #1. I would think the mall would be a personal hell to these guys…LOL
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 4, 2013

    You got that right, Michelle. Too many loud noises and concealed weapons. LOL. Enjoy your Endeavor and thanks for stopping by. Come back again.

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Mary D - January 4, 2013

I have one, "guns are not my thing"! lol
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crystaley73 - January 4, 2013

I like #1 Thanks for the giveaway.

crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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Alice - January 4, 2013

I like numner 8! πŸ™‚
Thanks for the giveaway and happy New Year
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Sherry Johnson - January 4, 2013

Happy New Year,thanks for the giveaway.

dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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Missie1 - January 4, 2013

Hahaha Great list. My fav is #2 I'm not a risk taker. I like it safe. I dont know what to add to that list. How about "There's trouble? Someone Quick, Call the cops!" lol Oh well I tried.
Big Hugs & Happy New Year
Missie Jones
missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 4, 2013

    Thanks, Missie. That was a great choice. Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for being a great sport. Enjoy your Endeavor!

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bn100 - January 4, 2013

I like #2.
Happy new year!
bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Kristine Cayne - January 4, 2013

I love SEALS! My favorite is #8. I LOL'd!
Happy New Year, Sharon!

kristinecayne (at) gmail (dot) com

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J Lenni Dorner - January 4, 2013

I have SEAL Encounter- so I'm hoping for SEAL Endeavor! πŸ™‚

3 & 7 would be my favorite. To add? "Today looks like a fine day to quit."

j.lennidorner@facebook.com

Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 4, 2013

    J. Lenni,
    Quitting? That's a good one we'll never hear! Endeavor on its way. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with the rest of the hop.

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LEENA7 - January 4, 2013

Those are funny..may have to disagree about the sand one..a little wetness on the sand with someone special might be right up their alley..lol…my first thought was.."Do you these pants make my butt look big?"or "No seconds for me, Im watching my weight."…"I can't do that, these are my good pants.".."Im not working out today, I had a long night."Hope these make you at least smile. Hope your new year is full of fun adventures, laughter, and warm memories,
peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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Dita Ε karste - January 4, 2013

Those are funny and two of them describe me:

2. I'm not a risk taker. I like it safe.
7. I can't live without 8 hours sleep every night.
lol.

Since I already got a book, 2 posters, dog tags and A LOT of signed bookmarks from you I`ll enter only for the grind prize so there`s a bigger chance for other fans to have some fun too! πŸ™‚

dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Sharon Hamilton - January 8, 2013

    Thanks, Dita. See? Frequent followers are rewarded!!
    Can't imagine how nice that poster looks all the way over in Eastern Europe! Thanks for stopping by.

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Carla - January 4, 2013

I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
planterofhope at aol dot com

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Wild N Mild $$$ - January 4, 2013

My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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Sue - January 4, 2013

Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

Happy New Year!

Sue
sue_holston@hotmail.com

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Jessi - January 4, 2013

Oh my goodness, thank you, Sharon! I'm so excited to read SEAL Endeavor! YAY!

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Dione Sage - January 5, 2013

Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
Best Wishes in 2013
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Penumbra - January 5, 2013

Here's a new thing they wouldn't say: 'I'm too tired to workout'

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latishajean - January 5, 2013

Thank you for sharing love the list! Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
I wish you a very Happy New Year!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

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JanD - January 5, 2013

I like #5. I already have SEAL Endeavor & SEAL Encounter.
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donnas - January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!!

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Toni Porter - January 5, 2013

I think #10. Many people forget about that aspect of military life.

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Veronika - January 5, 2013

Happy New Year to you!
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myboo63 - January 5, 2013

thanks for the hop
when I was in the navy I knew a couple SEALS they are though but good guys
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Stacey - January 6, 2013

Happy New Year! I love #2! SEALs are my favorite πŸ™‚

Happy New Year
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Katie Amanda - January 6, 2013

I like number 5. Thanks for participating. katieamanda1(At)yahoo(dot)com

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teena3940 - January 6, 2013

I like #3..I'm not a swimmer..Happy New Year.Thanks for a great contest!!
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Shadow - January 6, 2013

Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
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Natasha - January 6, 2013

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

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jkgf27 - January 6, 2013

Happy New Year to all and thanks for the hop.
jkgf27@verizon.net

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Ruth Reynolds - January 7, 2013

Happy new years. Thank you angel0319@hotmail.com

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Renald - January 7, 2013

Happy new year, thanks
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Sharon Hamilton - January 8, 2013

We are done with the giveaways. Thank everyone. Winner for my blog will be posted in the morning, or later tonight.

If any of you want me to blog on your sites, just leave me your information at sharonhamilton2001@gmail.com

Thanks for participating and good luck on the grand prize drawings.

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Tina - February 1, 2013

Hi Sharon,
Just stopping by to welcome you to the 2013 A-Z Challenge!

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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    Sharon Hamilton - February 14, 2013

    Thank you, Tina. Looking forward to it again this year. One of the most stimulating things I do every year. Thanks for your hard work.

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    P V Ariel - February 14, 2013

    Tina already said what i wanted to say to you, nice to see you at a to z place, i am here via a to z pages. Please provide a logo button of a to z page at your lovely blog's side bar so that others can jump in from here LOL
    see u then at a to z place in April i just joined in. please provide blogger's followers button to that will be easy to join in
    Best Regards
    Phil

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