Oct 27, 2015

Bookouture Christmas: Interview With Holly Martin & Giveaway


About Holly Martin

Holly emerged onto the Chick Lit scene by winning the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition – and has not looked back since. 

Her adult fiction debut, The Guestbook, hit number 5 in the Amazon chart and she has now written three books with Bookouture: Fairytale Beginnings, Christmas at Lilac Cottage and Snowflakes at Silver Cove. 


Interview

1) What's your favourite Christmas memory?

Staying in a house in Scotland over Christmas and it had snowed, so we went sledging and built snowmen. Its the only white Christmas I remember

2) What's your favourite Christmas song?

Anything Christmassy by Michael Buble, his songs are very festive

3) What are your 3 favourite Christmas reads?

Sarah Morgan does the most gorgeous Christmas books so i always look forward to which ever Christmas book she has out. Lisa Dickenson's Twelve Dates of Christmas is brilliant, romantic and laugh out loud funny, Rebecca Raisin also does Christmas so well too.

4) What's the best Christmas gift you ever received?

When i was 5 I was given a puppy called Bob, he was a red setter/border collie cross and he was simply brilliant. He was endlessly patient as I tied bows to his ears and tail. We had him for 16 years and he became a real member of our family

5) What does your ultimate Christmas look like?

The perfect Christmas would have all my friends and family together in one place, in a big house with a roaring log fire and lots of snow outside

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a signed copy of Christmas at Lilac Cottage together with a Lush Comfort and Joy beauty box and a Christmas at Lilac Cottage book necklace. Good luck!


Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

93 comments:

  1. My ultimate Christmas is one with my husband, dogs, and tons of snow!

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  2. My favourite Christmas memory is of a Christmas Eve, when I was preparing the food for the next day. The phone rang & by the time I got back to the kitchen, Ming, one of our Siamese, had peed in the stuffing mixture. I'd mixed it in a new washing up bowl that was exactly like the kitty litter tray! No stuffing that year!

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  3. My favourite Christmas memory is of a Christmas Eve, when I was preparing the food for the next day. The phone rang & by the time I got back to the kitchen, Ming, one of our Siamese, had peed in the stuffing mixture. I'd mixed it in a new washing up bowl that was exactly like the kitty litter tray! No stuffing that year!

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  4. My ultimate Christmas is one with my family.

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  5. My favorite Christmas memory was our first one with our son.

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  6. My favourite Christmas song is Let it Snow.

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  7. My ultimate Christmas is with my family and it's snowing outside but very warm inside.

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  8. The best Christmas gift I received was a mothers ring from my children

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  9. All my childhood Christmas's when my parents were alive would have to be my favorites.

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  10. My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night

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  11. My 3 favourite Christmas reads: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss, and The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.

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    1. Answered the wrong question in my post. I like the following songs: Joy to the World and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.

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  13. I love all Christmas music but my favorite is Little Drummer Boy.

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  14. My fave Christmas song like holly is anything by Michael buble xx

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  15. What's your favourite Christmas song? The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York

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  16. My fave Christmas song like holly is anything by Michael buble xx

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  17. My favourite song like holly is anything by Michael buble , just love him xx

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  18. My favourite Christmas song is "Last Christmas I've gave you my hurt".

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  19. My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night.

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  20. What's your favorite Christmas song?
    O Holy Night.

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  21. My favourite Christmas songs are Let it Snow and Oh Holy Night!! Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity!!

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  22. my fav christmas memories, was when all the cousin get together and we going out to "find" Santa....
    and then we came back home and all the presents was there
    thanks!!

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  23. My ultimate Christmas is one with my family! :)

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  24. I have two gifts I got for Christmas although one came three days after Christmas. The first gift was my husband's proposal to marry him and the lovely engagement ring he gifted me. The second gift was two years later and was the birth of our beautiful daughter. I couldn't ask for two better gifts. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  25. My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the bells, but I love any and all Christmas songs. So I will listen to them all year round :-)

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  26. Last Christmas, I received my favorite dress (Gagra Choli) as a christmas gift from my uncle. That was the best Christmas gift, which I've ever received.

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  27. The best christmas gift I ever got was a pet snake from my grandfather! Most people would think I'm crazy but Slither was the best pet you could ever have and lived to ripe old age of 11.

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  28. In Christmas 2006, I got a San Jose Sharks Scott Hannan jersey!

    --Trix

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  29. My favourite christmas song is Mariah carey all I want for Christmas is you x

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  30. My favorite Christmas song is pretty much all of them! My dad and I both love holiday songs and play them on Pandora each year.

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  31. My ultimate Christmas would include good health for everyone, no arguments, gifts that people would love and use, and lots of delicious treats.

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  32. My favorite Christmas song is "What's this?", from Nightmare Before Christmas :p

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  33. I love the song, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!

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  34. It's so hard to even choose a favorite Christmas song. I absolutely love Christmas music! I'd almost play it all year long! I really love Little Drummer Boy.

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  35. Best Christmas gift I received was a food chopper from my aunt one year :)

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  36. My favourite Christmas song is Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade.

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  37. 5) Xmas with my love, my family, around a tree and fireplace just talking and enjoying time together, that's my perfect Xmas!

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  38. My favorite Christmas song is Mariah Carey's All I Want for Chrismas is You.

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  39. I do love the Christmas Carol of Oh, Holy Night.

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  40. I do love the Christmas Carol of Oh, Holy Night.

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  41. My ultimate Christmas would be with my family, my favorite friends w/ their families, relatives, and snow! ♥ -@MaroBenipayo via twitter

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  42. My favorite Christmas song is Silver Bells. It has such a sweet, light tune.

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  43. I love 'all i want for christmas' by Mariah Carey xx

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  44. My favourite christmas song is All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey :)

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  45. "What's the best Christmas gift you ever received?" It was an early Christmas gift, but still.. my frenchie, Lufer! <3

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  46. It would be my kids home, both boys in the army. My daughter and granddaughter there. Laughter and snow. Good food and a relaxed meal. X

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  47. My favorite Christmas Song is Let it Snow by Dean Martin :)

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  48. My favourite Christmas memories are of spending time with family who sadly have now passed on. Xxx

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  49. My favourite Christmas memories are of spending time with family who sadly have now passed on. Xxx

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  50. Love all Christmas songs and have loads of memories of how simple and happy we were when 5 or 6 years old and beige happy with a small bar of chocolate and fruit in our stocking Christmas mornings

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  51. My favorite Christmas song is Mariah's Carey's version of All I Want for Christmas is You. :)

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  52. Fave Christmas song is fairy tales of new york

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  53. My favourite Christmas song is Let it snow :)

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  54. My favourite Christmas song is "O Holy Night".

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  55. Away in a manger - makes me cry!

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  56. my ultimate Christmas would be the family all together at home, baking, cooking, and having fun together with the snow falling outside...

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  57. My favorite Christmas Song is Let it Snow <3

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  58. What's the best Christmas gift you ever received? The year I got my first ebook reader. Not to sound overly dramatic, but it completely changed my life. Instead of carrying at least 2 books with me, I can now carry dozens.

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  59. My Christmas memory- staying with my mom at my house, in 6 months she passed away. It was the best Christmas with my dearest mom together.

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  60. 3) What are your 3 favourite Christmas reads?
    Def Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I love the xmas scenes in it! The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, bc I love that book and the scenery is in winter time. Frostbite by Richelle Mead, this book has all about a ski lodge!
    Mary G Loki

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  61. Fave Xmas memory is the first Xmas we celebrated as a four member family, with little Luka being just 3 months old and Niki 7 years old. I felt soooo happy & complete <3

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  62. I really like the song "Baby it's Cold Outside" ^-^

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  63. favourite christmas song is Let it snow by Dean Martin

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  64. My favorite Christmas song is "Silent Night". Always gives me goosebumps!

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  65. The greatest time of year by Aly and AJ

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  66. My favourite Christmas song is silent night

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  67. My favourite Christmas song is the pogues.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  68. best gift was vip tickets to my favorite band's(Steam powered giraffe) concert. it was an amazing show as well, and got a swag bag and picture with them

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  69. My favourite christmas song is 32 feet and 8 little tails by Elaine Paige.
    jen.barnard@btinternet.com

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  70. My favorite Christmas gift was when I got Matchbox cars just like my brothers did.

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  71. My ultimate Christmas memories are from when I am little when my grandparents were still alive; the big family dinners at their home!

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  72. My favorite Christmas memory is our candlelight service on Christmas eve and we as a family come together and pray together, and have our simple program and celebration. People in my immediate family are always busy that we rarely find time catching with each other. Those moments are precious. Looking forward to another one this coming Christmas. (:

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  73. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. It always gives me chills! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. The last Christmas I spent with my Grandmother in Scotland

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  75. Last Christmas I and my husband were in Hanoi as part of our South East Asia trip. It was our first time there, a special and memorable experience.

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  76. What does your ultimate Christmas look like? I would love to be in a winter wonderland. A beautiful cozy home filled with Christmas decorations and a beautiful tree. Together with my family and loved ones while we are eating great food and enjoying each others company. afterward we will all go out and have a snowball fight!

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  77. You can say what you want, but there is no Christmas without "Last Christmas" by Wham... :D

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  78. What does your ultimate Christmas look like? Home with all my family for Christmas, which I haven't been able to do in 4 years.

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  79. I love Mary Did You Know, sung a cappella.

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  80. My favourite Christmas song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas :)

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  81. My favourite Christmas song is All I For Christmas is You, Mariah Carey

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  82. My favourite Christmas song is Winter Wonderland

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  83. My favorite Christmas mamory is my first white Christmas

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  84. chance for family to come together

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  85. 2) What's your favourite Christmas song?
    I wish it could be Christmas everyday by Wizzard

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  86. I love the Christmas Song - Winter Wonderland :)

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  87. What does your ultimate Christmas look like? The one I'll be having this year - my whole family at my parents' house - my parents, my brother & his wife, my sister & her boyfriend, me & my husband and our two kids, plus grandparents, aunts, uncles & numerous cousins! Lots of food, lots of games, lots of love!

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  88. My ultimate Christmas is one with my family and two cats :)

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