Happy Holidays and Anna’s Christmas Giveaway!

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

It is Christmas Eve here in Australia and I have *just* finished my writing for 2020. Woot! I now have a week off, and can’t wait to relax and spend time with my boys.

But before I head off for a gin and tonic, I wanted to say goodbye (or is it good riddance?) to 2020, and to wish you happy and safe holidays. AND, I have a Christmas Giveaway with calendars and signed books to give away — it is Christmas time after all ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks so much for loving action-packed romance as much as I do! All the messages and emails I receive every day keep me inspired to keep writing. I get so much joy from writing all my stories and series, and breathing life into my tough, smart, courageous characters (whether they are hotshot investigators, former military badasses, or space adventurers). Most of all, I love hearing from a reader who’s day was brightened by my story, who loved escaping into one of my worlds, and who can’t wait for the next book.

I get so many feels looking at that image above! So many series I love and so many characters I have fun with. I did finish up some series this year, but that just means I am *super* excited for everything I have planned in 2021 (stay tuned for more about that in the new year!)

So, if you’re celebrating, Merry Christmas. If you have time off, Happy Holidays. I know Christmas this year looks a little different for most of us, but I like to focus on the good things and what I can do, rather than what I can’t. Whatever you have planned, stay safe, find time to relax, and enjoy!

I’ll see you in the new year with lots more action-packed romance. I am certain 2021 is bringing us all better things. Now, if you’d like a signed paperback and a hot Aussie firefighter (okay, a firefighter calendar) then enter my Christmas Giveaway below.

Anna’s Christmas Giveaway

I have EIGHT prize packs to give away to eight lucky winners. Each pack contains a hot Aussie Firefighter calendar and a signed paperback of one of my books. To enter, just use the rafflecopter below. This is open internationally for just over a week. Merry Christmas!

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445 thoughts on “Happy Holidays and Anna’s Christmas Giveaway!”

  1. Iโ€™m going to my daughters on Christmas Eve and my sons on Christmas Day. Not how I want it, but this year is how it has to be. Weโ€™ll be together next year.

  2. Claire Louisa Holderness

    I’ll be hoping to go for a swim in the morning, then lunch at mum’s, then watching It’s a Wonderful Life while I digest my lunch. Merry Christmas

  3. I am spending socially distanced time with my family. It is nice we can be together (sort of), I know that not everyone will be able to this Christmas.

  4. We have Christmas morning at home with our kids then head off the my parents house soon 30 min away to see my brother and sisters and their families!

      1. For Christmas my Mom, sister and myself watch Christmas movies while eating takeout on the 24th. On Christmas we open Christmas presents and then have brunch together at home, and then more movies and just spend time together. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. I’ll be home for Christmas! We will not be celebrating in person with our family but intend to do a zoom meeting to open presents together.

  6. My three daughter and son-in-law are coming over for Christmas Eve for dinner and opening gifts. On Christmas Day, it will be just my husband, me, and my sister for dinner and games. Merry Christmas to everyone!

  7. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Iโ€™m still working for a few more hours then the mulled wine or G&Tโ€™s will be broken out! Celebrating tomorrow with my husband & daughter #1 as daughter #2 is locked down in London sadly lots of zooming planned! Roll on 2021 & better times hopefully!

  8. OMG I’M IN LOVE WITH THE FIREFIGHTEEERRRRSSS
    On a more serious note, I can’t wait for 2021 and everything it’s going to have to offer (particularly in terms of your books)! Thank you for every story you wrote that made it a little easier to get by this year and I hope next year will be better for all of us.

    1. Maรฏlys, the firefighters are mighty fine! Thank you for your very kind words. Writing and reading helped get me through 2020 and I am SO excited for all my 2021 writing. Stay tuned and Happy New Year!

  9. Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan it is currently 10 degrees and expected to get even colder. Heading to my daughter’s house for our annual brunch (altho it has always been at a local dining place)to visit and see our grands. Tomorrow will be dinner at our place with her family and my 2 other kids families (going to be interesting since my back went out yesterday – ouch!) – we have all been in our own little bubble since way back when this started so it’s safe for all of us. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and remember, this isn’t forever!

    1. Jan, I hope you’re staying warm and enjoying your family time. Christmas was hot for us. We went to the beach today…but we couldn’t swim thanks to a shark. But we had fun building sand castles instead. Happy New Year!

  10. Carolyn Bannister

    Spending Christmas and Boxing Day with Greatgrand kids and family. Chaos but I love it. Love your books and canโ€™t wait for new editions in 2021.
    Hope Iโ€™m in with a chance for Firefighter calendar – keep those cold nights warm. Lol.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  11. Thank you for this giveaway. So excited for the chance. So sad about the end of House of Rone books. The Galactic Gladiators was one of my favorite series. Merry Christmas to you. I will be spending my Christmas with my family cooking and eating, watching movies and relaxing.

    1. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas, Liz! While Galactic Gladiators and House of Rone are over…we might see a few glimpses of the cyborgs and gladiators yet. Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Just the three of us this year me my husband and son unfortunately were in the uk tier 4 so not allowed to mix with family. It would normally be 14 of us for Christmas all the family together but Boris had said no mixing. Merry Christmas everyone and hopefully a healthy and happy 2021 .

    1. Hope you still had a good Christmas, Donna. We are all hoping things improve in 2021 and we can have our regular holiday plans next year (while being safe and healthy!) Happy New Year!

  13. We are having Christmas at home this year and our Family are coming to us. We are lucky to live in Western Australia so they can visit. Thanks for the Giveaway and Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ to everyone

    1. Lynne, I have been so grateful to live in Western Australia and things have been relatively normal for us all. Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

  14. Merry Christmas! I recently had surgery so we a having a small Christmas with family arriving on the 26th. Looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying a day or two with each other. Happy New Year and many blessings as we go into 2021!

  15. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all. Thanks for the giveaway! Still working for a few hours in the UK then the mulled wine or G & Tโ€™s will be rolled out. Lots of video calls planned tomorrow due to our lockdowns

    1. ANNA WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEARS!

      AS FOR ME I WILL BE SPENDING CHRISTMAS BY MY SELF AND A BOX OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS MAILED TO ME FROM MY HUSBAND ALLEN WHO IS WORKING IN ALBERTA AND CAN’T COME HOME TO ME BECAUSE OF COVID SITUATION IN CANADA! I AM GOING TO READ ONE OF ANNA’S BOOKS AND I HAVE ALL OF THEM AFTER I OPEN MY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!

      I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE AUSIE FIREFIGHTER CALENDARS AND A SIGHNED BOOK BY ANNA! WHICH WOULD MAKE MY 35 BROKEN BONES FEEL BETTER AS THEY HEAL! BROKE BOTH HIPS AND UPPER LEGS AND HAVE TO USE A WALKER TO WALK!

      1. Sharon!!! I hope you had a good Christmas with one of my heroes. Sorry you hubby is stuck away and am sending you lots of healing vibes from Australia. Take care and here’s to a much better 2021.

  16. This Christmas, I searched for a local teen girl that could use some motivation and inspiration. I put together a Christmas package for her and I’m meeting her today to gift it to her. I’m hoping this package will help empower her and give her a better sense of self worth.

    1. Oh, Christina, what a thoughtful, kind thing to do. I have no doubt that she will appreciate it so much. Happy New Year to you.

  17. Thanks for the giveaway! It will be a quiet holiday at home this year, but that’s ok! We’ll still get to see the grandparents on facetime, and we have plenty of hot chocolate to get us through.

  18. Thank you so much for this giveaway. I have just recently discovered your books and I canโ€™t get enough of them. I started off with the Norcross series, then on to Team 52 and now I have started on the Treasure Hunter series. They are all so good!!!!! Merry Christmas!

  19. Christmas Eve morning here in Texas. I’m trying a new apple pie recipe today with my daughter (apple rose pie). Then after our baking adventure, we’ll have tamales and chili for dinner. Tomorrow, were going to my son’s to open gifts and take pics in our Christmas PJs. He’s smoking a beef brisket and a turkey for dinner ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹! Oh … and I bought a frozen apple pie just in case OUR pie isn’t quite up to snuff! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to your books in 2021. I know they will be fabulous! Merry Christmas!!! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

  20. You had me at gin and tonic! Merry Christmas and hopefully a bright New Year Thank you for making this year much better by allowing my imagination to be intrigued and actually have me sigh about all my favorite characters and their adventures !!

    1. I have maybe had a few gin and tonics since then ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for your lovely words, Scarlett. I am so excited for all the stories I have planned for 2021. Stay tuned and Happy New Year.

  21. Merry Christmas! Thank you for the Giveaway. I am spending Christmas with my husband and two children. They will be opening gifts on Christmas day. Christmas Eve we bake cookies and pies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. My sister and I are at my parentsโ€™ house in New York for Christmas. My brother lives in NY too, heโ€™s coming over tonight so we can watch Die Hard and wake up to our stockings, like we have since we were little. Merry Christmas!!

  23. My adult daughters are coming over to spend the night and celebrate with us tomorrow. Since they have been super safe and my husband and I always wear masks when we are out, we feel it’s safe. I can’t wait to see them! I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and may your new year be healthy and happy!

  24. Stephanie Plucker

    Hi and Merry Christmas to all the Hackateers
    I am in California so my family and I are celebrating Christmas eve with tamales. I get to see my niece who lives in Seattle and she just got engaged!
    Would love me some Aussie firefighters

  25. Weโ€™re seeing our oldest today to drop off gifts safely. He lives in an apartment complex and his roommate works in an office, so they are staying isolated. Our second oldest is still a university student and has been isolated for most of this month, so he will be joining us on Christmas Day. Other than that, weโ€™re keeping it simple, and our youngest is finishing her Girl Scout Gold Award project, then getting her wisdom teeth out, so we will be helping her as she heals. It will be small, but filled with love.

  26. Staying at home with a feisty mini schnauzer and a laid back cavashon. Never saw fire fighters like that forty years ago when my husband signed up. Loving the new Norcross series, looking forward to the next one. Have a truly happy Christmas, chill, enjoy and stay safe.
    December 24th, 2020 2.00pm

  27. We’ll all be at my mom’s for Christmas Day…eating dinner, opening presents, and just sharing the day together.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Happy Christmas!!! ๐ŸŽ„

  28. We are spending a quiet Christmas at home this year. Thank you for all your wonderful books that take me away on some fabulous adventures. Iโ€™m looking forward to more of them in 2021!

    1. It is my pleasure, Debi! We had a quiet Christmas too and it was the best! See you in 2021 with lots more adventures ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. My two daughters came home. One will be staying with us and one will come over Christmas day. Have not seen them or hug them for over a year.

  30. Thank you for your amazing books this year, they sure helped getting through this horrible year! I would love to win a signed paperback and Aussie firefighters calendar, sigh…swoon ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ and happy holidays! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    1. Happy, happy Holidays, Ingeborg! It has been my pleasure to write all my stories — thanks for reading. More on the way in 2021 ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. At home with my husband and doggy this Christmas missing my children and grandchildren, keeping us all safe. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Christmas, and a wonderful 2021. Anna you have brightened my life, thank you.

    1. Glad you’re staying safe, Jacqui. I’m hoping 2021 brings better things for all of us and a return to normality. Happy Holidays and stay turned for more adventures from me next year ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. We’re having a quiet Christmas this year .Our son and wife had a baby in Nov. but with vivid we won’t be seeing them. Are daughter is recovering from vivid so we won’t see her. So hubby and I will FaceTime to see the kids and have a quiet day to ourselves.

    1. Janelle, I hope you had a nice, quiet Christmas. I hope the new year means you can snuggle your new grandbaby. Happy Holidays.

  33. I’ll be working at the hospital but spending Boxing Day with my husband and son. Love the military romances and looking forward to more in 2021, reading has helped throughout 2020. Have a fabulous Christmas Anna with your family x

  34. I am enjoying Christmas with my two daughters and her new kitten this year. Wishing my son who’s in the Air Force could be here with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  35. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! I’ll be working today but then I get Christmas off to spend with my family. Thank you for making 2020 more bearable with your stories! Looking forward to reading more and more in the years to come.

    Also thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  36. I’m celebrating virtually this year. I have moved recently, and dont want my family to travel, and I’m afraid to travel. But thank goodness for Zoom!!๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽ„

  37. Michelle Holmquist

    We are going to Fargo for Christmas to visit my husband’s family. Going to be pretty hectic! But a good time for all. Have a Merry Christmas!

  38. Alison Motherwell

    It’s a quiet Christmas at home for me and my daughter. Looking forward to all her excitement and a few glasses of prosecco. Merry Christmas everyone ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

  39. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the give away. I’m selling my house the Monday after christmas so things have been hectic luckily my sister let us invade her house so we could still have a Christmas tree since my house is all packed up.

    1. Thankful this year is just about over with the promise of a safer, better 2021. My husband and I will stay at home wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. Weโ€™ll spend the day cooking, eating and watching way too much TV with a few new movies like the new Croods movie and some of the Disney movies.

      Iโ€™ll also be catching up on my reading of your latest books , which Iโ€™ve set aside as a special treat for myself.

      Hereโ€™s wishing everyone a happy, healthy and blessed holiday season.

  40. Merry Christmas from Parks, Arizona, US. We usually have a weekend of camping, dinner, lots of games, presents and of course pies and cookies. This year it’s just me, my husband and my youngest son, video calls all around. Praying 2021 is better for us all.
    Have a Happy Holiday!

  41. Peggy Sue/Dragon Darrow

    i will be reading for xmas. we don’t really celebrate cuz we really don’t socialize or have alot of family. tonight/day we are making dinner, and then i will be reading for the next 2 days, snuggled with the SO and the kittehs

  42. I’m blessed to be having both of my children coming here for Christmas. I’m missing the rest of my family but I’m thankful for what I can have in this challenging year. Happy holidays to you Anna, your fam and all the Hacketteers!

  43. With 2020 being one of the hardest year in memory, being able to escape for a few hours at a time with one of your books has been my saving grace. Thank you for all that you do Anna!!! For Christmas this year weโ€™re having a quiet time at home. Making fudge with the kiddo and cooking ENTIRELY too much food. Hereโ€™s to a better 2021!!!!

    1. Fudge! Yum. Thank you for the kinds words, Michelle. It means so much to me to know my stories can help make someone’s a day a little easier. I’m with you — here’s to a better 2021.

  44. Iโ€™m a nurse. This year it is my turn to work for Christmas. My family is great and we are celebrating Christmas Eve instead.

  45. Donnajean Coursey

    Sorry to say three family members have covid so just myself and my husband this Christmas. We hope to get well and have a family get together in Jan.
    Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year!!!

  46. Sadly I am not doing anything this year. My husband is quarantined and awaiting covid-19 test results. He was exposed at his firehouse. Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Weโ€™re going to have a social distancing Christmas and celebrate virtually! Weโ€™ve done package drop offs and will watch Christmas movies together (separately), play games, and toast each other! For our immediate family, weโ€™re doing our Christmas traditions of opening one present Christmas Eve, reading and playing games, then weโ€™ll wake up Christmas morning to unwrap presents and have a special breakfast! Itโ€™s going to be wonderful!

    1. Well done on making things special in this strange times, Lauree. Most of us are doing things a little differently. Happy Holidays.

  48. We will be spending Christmas with family. Everyone starts out at our house for breakfast and lunch and then we go to my grandparents house.

  49. I’m going to get to see all my grandchildren, I only have 3 but to see them together is going to be great. Happy to see 2020 end and looking forward to 2021 and hopefully a safe mask free year mostly.

  50. Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„ This year I’ll be spending the holidays with just my family, eating and watching Christmas movies. Covid restrictions ban any gatherings so no friends or extended family but that just means I’ll have some quiet time to read.

    Have a safe and wonderful holidays!

  51. Hopefully visiting my grandson and his mom and dad. Havenโ€™t been feeling well, so I think the dodged bullet finally found me! If not, Iโ€™ll drop off presents and wait for pictures. Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

  52. I’ll be celebrating Christmas today with my sister and her family. We’ll order pizza and play cards after the gifts. On Christmas I’ll be reading. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

  53. Happy holidays to you and your family and Thank you for a chance to win some of your books and series.
    Maybe I’ll end 2020 with a big win๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„โ™ฅ
    Keep writing and I’ll keep reading

  54. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I do enjoy your books. Weโ€™re having a quiet Christmas, so I will have plenty of time to read!

  55. My children and I will be doing Christmas together in the AM and are lucky enough to be able to go to my brother’s house to celebrate further since my husband is not able to join us. Happy Holidays!

  56. Last Christmas Eve we had family here from Seattle and Huston. A full house and we loved it. This year it will be the four of us, husband, daughter, Domino the cat, and me. But…we’re all healthy. Luv, Luv your books. Oh, and if you want to send one of the calendar hunks for New Year’s, my daughter is single. Enjoy your holidays and gin and tonic.

  57. I will be celebrating with my family of 4 since we cannot celebrate with our extended family this year. It will be simple but will have all our favourite foods๐Ÿ˜Š

  58. Well having Xmas lunch on my Family’s cattle station up at Hughenden. Horrofic drought at the moment so hoping for some much needed rain.

  59. We always spend Christmas day with the you ngest daughter. Normally, our older daughter, her kids, significant others, three other grandmothers (exs and inlaws) another grandfather, a brother in law (and a partridge in a pear tree) also come over. This year? Who knows.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, to all of you and a BETTER New Year!

  60. Happy Holidays!!
    Thank you for being amazing and sharing your talent with us. I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday.

  61. Very quiet holiday in the US. I live in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. We will be roasting a chicken and serving parsley potatoes and brussel sprouts tonight. My husband,son, and I will gather around the tree after dinner to enjoy the fireplace and Christmas music. Happy Holidays everyone. We may get a wee bit of snow.

    1. Sandy, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. The menu sounded awesome. We had ham and it was delish. Happy Holidays.

  62. I usually have a huge dinner but this year I am only having 5 of us. I can’t complain all of us are healthy and doing well. Merry Christmas everyone.

  63. We are having a quiet Christmas at home with our daughter. Absolutely love reading your books. Thank you!! And Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

  64. Rhonda Schumacher

    We are still sheltering in place in Jacksonville, Florida. I had a complete hysterectomy on December 18th so we are very low key this year. My husband is doing all the Christmas cooking for us and I am armchair quarterbacking for him from the recliner as he cooks things solo that I used to make. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Heโ€™s also trying to smoke a prime rib for Christmas Day. Heโ€™s had great luck with his smoker so I am looking forward to that. We FaceTime with our kids so we can to watch them open gifts. Best part of the day. Happy New Year 2021.

    1. Rhonda, I hope you’re recovering well. Wow, what a great hubby. Hope his cooking was all a success. Happy New Year.

  65. Merry Christmas and a better New year. Having family Christmas as 3 of my adult children still live with us. We’re not suppose to visit people in uk.

  66. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Thank you Anna for making such wonderful books for us all to enjoy. I canโ€™t wait for the new year to see what comes next!

  67. Merry Christmas Eve! Iโ€™m cleaning house and cooking to be ready for our family dinner tomorrow. Iโ€™m happy to have all the presents wrapped and under the tree. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽถ

  68. I LOVE the books you write. Especially the Galactic Gladiators Series, I’ve read them 3 times each now!

    thank you

    Merry Christmas
    Hoppy New Year

    1. Thank you, Carla! Thrilled you’re a Galactic Gladiators fan…you’ll have to keep an eye out for the Galactic Kings coming in 2021 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy New Year.

  69. We are having a small just family dinner. My daughter who is working from home will join us but thatโ€™s it. Likely to FaceTime with the rest of our family sometime on Christmas.

  70. Merry Christmas to Anna Hackett and all of you Hackettiers. 2020 sucked except for the WONDERFUL adventures Anna took us on. Everyone, please stay safe and healthy. Linda

  71. Hi Anna This is a challenging year for all of us all over the world.
    Filled with sadness. Grief and pain. For our Friends, Family and Loved ones. For those who have passed. For those who are here.
    We Unite and become as one. As Love and Kindness is shared among us all. With hope in our hearts we will overcome. I believe we can.

    I wish you Anna, Friends, Family, Your Readers and Everyone across The World. A Happy Christmas. And to 2021. To New Beginnings.
    Take real care
    Cherish each other
    And every moment shared
    Keep Safe
    Warmest Regards
    Moira X
    Peace and Light

    PS I LOVE LOVE LOVE your story telling. I escape inside. Lose myself.
    It is sheer bliss. SHAMAZING PLOTS TWISTS AND TURNS.
    With Hunky Strong Men. Bad Ass Beautiful Women. Both Species.
    Are Bad Ass. And Can Kick Ass. With a H.E.A. Ending.
    A GREAT BIG THANK YOU X

    1. Thank you for the very kind words, Moira. Happy Holidays to you and I have lots more action-packed stories planned for 2021.

  72. Merry Christmas๐ŸŽ„
    Hope your year was good all things considered. Have enjoyed reading your books this past year. Keep creating great books for us to lose ourselves into and enjoy.

    1. Thanks, Roxanne. My year was good, all things considered. As always, I love escaping into writing my stories and am thrilled so many readers enjoy them. More on the way in 2021. Happy New Year.

  73. Since we aren’t going out visiting different family members, I am attempting to cook my very first Christmas dinner. Ha, it will interesting to see how this turns out as I have never cooked any of the dishes before. Happy Holidays from my family to yours.

  74. Jennifer Meloche

    I am not sure I entered the raffle correctly. I thought we were supposed to post on there somewhere and it wouldn’t let me, so maybe it should be here. We are staying home and Zooming with our grown children. They are picking up gifts and breakfast foods from our home today to enjoy when we open gifts/eat on Zoom together. Thank you Anna for your books. I have already read and enjoyed Team 52 and am currently working my way through the Treasure Hunters books. I LOVE all of the historical or scientific facts/goodies that you put in those series. I keep saying, “NO WAY” and then find myself looking information up – at least once per book. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I double checked and you’re all entered, Jennifer! I am so, so glad you’re enjoying Team 52 and THS. I hope you and you family enjoyed your Zooms and Christmas. Happy New Year.

  75. Having lunch with friends. A bit sad because this will be my first Christmas that I will not be with family and I will miss them.

  76. I just wanted to say thank you for your books. I have so enjoyed the adventures I have gone on through your characters this past year! I am a teacher and your books are my “Brain Break”! I am spending Christmas with my 3 kids, husband, and German Shepherd River! I am so blessed to be teaching virtually/hybrid and still get to be with my family! Happy Holidays to you and yours

    1. Thank you, Christy. I love knowing my books are an escape from the real world for my readers ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  77. Thrilled with how you rounded out the year Anna. The various books were a bright spot in an otherwise rough 2020. It will be me, my hubby, kids, and pets all celebrating Christmas with a Zoom-y Christmas with extended family. I will round out my year with joy, love, hope for the coming year, and part 1 of covid inoculation. Stay healthy and safe, and find a reason to smile every day.

    1. Thanks, Amy!! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and here’s to a much better 2021 for all. I am so glad my books provided a bright spot — thrills me to know. Happy New Year.

  78. Merry Christmas to one and all!
    I’m in Florida in the U.S. and am spending Christmas with me, myself and I. We’re going to have a good time and hope that next Christmas we get to spend time with the family.

  79. Fantastic Holiday giveaway thank you for the chance – wanted to order the calendar, but with all the abuse we have indured from the upstairs woman and her lies on the eviction list I spent most of my time trying to get evidence to prove the lies I forgot to order it. Over 500 days of abusive on purpose noise is horrible way to live. Because of the virus we have yet to get a court date. I wanted to go visit my best friend in New Jersey – but again that was a squash because of the virus. We got lucky and celebrated the holiday 2 weeks ago at our fav resturant; now all the resturants are again closed. My daughter and I are spending the holiday alone as is my brother an mom. My daughter and I will be watching the new Wonder Woman movie on the Disney Channel Christmas day. I was not kidding when I wrote that your books lift me up. During this year of Hell your stories make me happy; when I am down I pick one of your books and re-read it. Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays. Wishing you another great year of fabulous stories.

    1. Sherill, I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. I truly hope it gets sorted out soon. Glad you and your daughter made the most of being at home. As always, I am so happy to know that my books bring a little light in the darkness. Here’s to more stories in 2021 and a much better year!

  80. Merry Christmas! We were able to make it to my parents for Christmas this year! I hope you and your family enjoy your time off!

  81. I’m finally getting to see my family tomorrow for Christmas! My mum and dad and my 3 little brothers. Me and my little girl are over the moon. I think we’re both feeling as if seeing our loved ones is more a gift than anything else this year.

    I hope you all have a fantastic christmas x

  82. Stephanie Claypoole

    Merry Christmas & hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season – despite the virus & all the doom & gloom.

  83. Thank you for offering such a tantalizing and steamy “good riddance 2020” giveaway! I would love one of these amazing prizes to “help” bring in the new (and hopefully better) New Year! Happy Christmas Anna and I do hope you get time to yourself to unwind and unplug!! Good luck everyone!!

  84. Thanks for doing the Christmas giveaway and giving us a chance to win a calendar and book. For Christmas we’re getting up early for the boys to open their gifts. Then going to my sister in law’s house to have Christmas dinner and more presents for the kids. We’ll also see some of my family the day after Christmas. We usually also fit in another gathering to see my hubby’s grandparents and extended family but to keep them safe we just did a virtual meet up to wish them merry Christmas this year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year with your boys.

  85. Merry Christmas!
    I am spending Christmas at home because we found out yesterday that my Grand-Niece has the coronavirus. So the family is texting and calling. We are thankful for all we have.
    I am thankful to have your books for company and wish you and yours the best Christmas ever!

  86. For us, Christmas will be a quiet one at home, with a video chat to my parents in England!
    But I did want to say Merry Christmas to you, and I canโ€™t wait to read about the new series you start ๐Ÿค— and of course… the secret project!

    1. Thanks, Rachel. I am so excited for all my 2021 writing and can’t wait to share with you. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

  87. May you and your family have an awesome Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. You have brought us so much happiness and excitement with your writing this year and I’m so looking forward to all the wonderful stories that are coming our way in 2021. Love and Hugs to you all ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š
    (I won’t be celebrating Christmas this year as we lost my godmother just after midnight this morning (Christmas day).)

  88. Hi there! I hope u have a Beautiful Christmas and a Happy, good riddance to 2020, New Year!! I spending Christmas with my 4 children, my grandson, and my son-in-law but can’t be around the rest of my Family right now because 4 of them have covid. It’s going to be bitter-sweet. We’ll be praying for them while just enjoying being together. Many warm hugs

  89. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to one and all. We are staying at home, having my parents for the Christmas weekend. Christmas Day is well and truly underway already here in New Zealand.

  90. This year my family is postponing our Christmas until July. Hopefully by then everything will settle down and we will all be able to get together. Right now my grandson, who lives with his mom, sisters, and other grandma, is in quarantine because the grandma has covid.
    Personally I am going to a friend’s house for part of the day so she’s not totally alone. Then will spend the evening with my youngest son, who lives with me.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  91. Family dinner with extended family (COVID safe of course) at our older daughters house. With roasts and salads and pav for dessert. Lots of cool drinks, fun and laughter.

  92. Chasity Gosnell-Mahala

    Iโ€™m off work for 3 days so Iโ€™m going to enjoy being snowed in and reading. We canโ€™t go to my uncles because heโ€™s older and I work with the public. I cannot wait till this mess is over!

  93. Merry Christmas. Thank you for writing books that I have to sit and read through in one sitting when I get them. Love all your book series.

  94. Christmas with the Fam. (folks an little bro at least.) Hoping to at least get to talk to my other aunt sometime. Got to chat a little with my big bro the others last week.

  95. Merry Christmas everybody! I’ll be staying with my grandma who just got discharged from the hospital and needs help <3

  96. Amanda Redman-laydon

    God Bless. Will have lunch with my sister bro in law in neice n nephews. Then visit my mother to drop off presents. Video linked with my daughter and mother Christmas eve for our traditional night before christmas story.

  97. We are on lock down so we will be staying home, but we are still lucky as my daughter and 3 grandsons are part of our โ€œpodโ€. Merry Christmas !!

  98. My 4 and 6 year old are just now waking up so it is time to see if Santa has come. I hope your family enjoyed your Christmas. I can not get enough of your books, they are just amazing! I canโ€™t seem to stop reading them. I wish you continued success in your writing and I will be waiting for more to be published! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!!

    1. Amber, I hope your kids had a great Christmas! Ours was nice and relaxing. Thank you for your kind, kind words. Stay tuned for lots more books from me in 2021 ๐Ÿ˜€

  99. Spending Christmas in Mt Gambier with my Mum who canโ€™t travel and connecting with the rest of the family on message chat. Lots of lovely seafood to eat.

  100. Melissa A Graves

    End of year and END of some fabulous series but into so New ones. Great enjoyment from the old and the new. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone.

  101. Thank you Anna for this year, it was very to have books to read during this horrific year. Having lost both my parents to this pandemic, I needed an escape one in awhile and your books were it for me, thanx again and looking forward to next year.

    1. Ginette, I am so, so sorry about your parents. My deepest sympathy. This has been a horrible year for so many, and I am so pleased my books can help in some small way. Here’s to a much better 2021.

  102. Opening gifts with family. Mom made homemade lasagna. Secret family recipe. While everyone is taking a nap after too much food, I will be reading your adventure stories. Merry Christmas to all.

  103. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I recently started reading the Treasure Hunter Security books and am about to start Unmapped.

  104. Just spending the day with my husband and pup ๐Ÿ™‚ Family lives out of state, so no travels planned. But it’s a nice day!

  105. Saw my precious children and little grandchildren today for the first time in weeks! They all wore masks for me so I could be with them on Christmas. I’m not a senior – yet, but have some complications so they all took care of me for Christmas. It was such a beautiful morning! I hope yours was as happy and blessed as mine!

  106. Good riddance 2020! I’ve enjoyed reading your books this year and look forward to reading more. Bring on 2021!!!

  107. I am spending it with my family for the first time in several months. My sister is a CT tech and my other sister is an RN. We only have a half day together because both have to be back at work tomorrow.

  108. Rebecca Manderson

    Had a very relaxing Christmas with family and friends. Thank you Anna for all your amazing books and can’t wait for what next year brings. Hope everyone stays safe over the holidays.

  109. Had a very relaxing Christmas with just my parents in town. It was great to stay home and celebrate, my toddler loved staying out of the hustle and bustle that normally is Christmas. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

  110. Sterre van Ooijen

    Merry Christmas!!! And what a wonderful giveaway!!! I really hope I win๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž that would be a perfect christmas gift!!๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

  111. Thanks for the chance !
    With the pandemic and our family living in another country, I’m just staying home with hubby and my little boy, enjoying games and movies, and having food from our favorite restaurant delivered for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. My husband and I purchased a house in January this year, so it is our first Christmas in our new home! We’ve enjoyed decorating and making new traditions with our children!

    1. Congrats on your first Christmas in your new home! It is our second one in ours and it was lovely ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy New Year.

  113. You are absolutely amazing. You are so awesome always interact with your readers and I think that is pretty great of you. Thank you for another awesome giveaway.

    Hope your Christmas was amazing and you have a Happy New Year!

    1. Oh, thank you, Tasha. I *like* interacting with people who enjoy action-packed romance like me ๐Ÿ˜€ It always leaves me smiling. Happy New Year to you!

  114. We had two celebrations Christmas day. Finally got some of my favorite German foods (thank you Oma for cooking it). Then had a blast at boyfriends celebration playing saran wrap game and spending time with his family. Day after christmas I relax with my coffee and do NOTHING!!!!

  115. Love your books- been hooked since I stumbled across your Galactic Gladiators.
    Spent Christmas at home with just my immediate family, which is soooo different from the huge extended family get together we have had forever. But we are all safe and well and I wish the same for you and yours
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

  116. Rachelle Westcott

    Can’t wait to see what goodies you being us for the new year. Sadly, I was home alone for Christmas and for the New Year.

  117. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful books. Looking forward to the upcoming adventures of 2021 even if they are only in books for awhile. Happy New Years!

  118. Spent Christmas with my littles and hubs this year. Really enjoyed all the books you released this year even though Iโ€™m a little sad Hell Squad ended. So excited for 2021 and all it brings. Thanks for all the escapes!

    1. Hell Squad ending was bittersweet for me, Kaya, but I am very excited for all my 2021 plans. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

  119. Merry Christmas to you!! And Happy New Year in advance.๐ŸŽ„
    This year just going to enjoy the Christmas with family.๐Ÿ’™

  120. Merry Christmas and enjoy your well deserved week with your boys, thank you for another year of sanity especially this year! Your books are my happy place and the world is a better place thanks to your books.

  121. Happy Christmas Anna

    I had a quiet day in my own – which was okay – spent the morning reading, which was a real treat.

    Happy new year xx

  122. Merry Christmas! We didnโ€™t do anything special. My SIL made her usual Christmas dinner and we did a drive by food grab.

  123. Christine Howard

    Merry ๐ŸŽ„ Christmas!
    We went to our youngest sons house and gave him his presents and had lasagna for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately I do th think it was a hit ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
    Happy New Year!

  124. I had a quiet Christmas with my boys โ™ฅ๏ธ
    Christmas eve PJs with Polar express and gingerbread house decorating.
    Christmas movies all day and playing with out presents. Phelping put together a few legos.

  125. Sandra Kitchener

    we have had a pretty quiet Christmas this year which is the same for most people so we just have to find the positive on everything and enjoy what we all can …hope you all have had a lovely Xmas x x

    1. We had a quiet one too, and like you, are focusing on the positives, Sandra. Here’s to a much better 2021 for all of us!

  126. A very quiet and very isolated Xmas for us in Germany, away from our family. It is driving us crazy but it is what is is.
    I love your giveaway and I hope I’m lucky this time!
    May we have a great 2021-COVId free.

  127. Connie Hutchings

    Merry Christmas Anna!
    Thank you for making 2020 less shit with your amazing books ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฃ

  128. Enjoyed a relaxing day with family and now spending the day reading. Loved your books especially since it has been a crazy year!

  129. This Christmas with a couple of hick-ups was my first video call with my Son and his family, I live in British Columbia they live in Alberta. It was nice to open our gifts to each other that way. Made a turkey breast with stuffing , yams peas and dessert supper. Otherwise I read and had my meal and day by myself for the rest of it. Nice and relaxing. I did not unpack a thing from my move. Anna Thank you for being the Great Author you are. May you have a Great 2021.

    1. Reading is the perfect holiday activity to me, Joy ๐Ÿ˜€ My holidays are wonderful and relaxing, thanks. Happy New Year.

  130. A quiet Christmas day with the Love of My Life and then today I met my daughter halfway to exchange gifts and tonight we Zoom and open them. In between, lots of reading of all my favorite authors. If I win, I will have to share these with my daughter.

  131. I spent a quiet Christmas with my son. And lots of reading! I love your books! They are a great escape I couldnโ€™t survive without!

  132. Three of four kids and my mom celebrated with us. Cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches and mimosas were consumed and presents opened. Carefully masked around my mom and returned her safely home. Zoomed with kid who wasn’t able to be with us. Enjoyed our time together.

  133. Rebecca Oxborrow-Buckley

    I have kindle unlimited but I always buy your books. I have bought every one of these in 2020, except the box set because I already had them all! Thank you so much for your wonderful stories. You are my favourite author and I eagerly await every book and buy them on release day. Have a wonderful 2021 and dream up more sagas for us โค๏ธ

  134. In the afternoon we went to visit my sister who gave birth to our little Arya just two months ago. Later in the evening we were at home, watching Christmas movies. Happy Holidays!

  135. We missed meeting friends and I am cross that my mum in Germany didnโ€™t get my parcel with her presents. But we had a otherwise lovely time. Bring in 2021 though.

  136. On Christmas Eve I did family dinner at my sister’s, the first time I’ve seen everyone since May (and the first time I got to se my baby nephew since last Christmas Eve) and then stayed the night at my moms to do Christmas Day with her.

  137. Christmas eve was spent with family, but on the next day, me and my sister, we went to our best friend to hang out – watched some movies, talked about recently read books, built mini snowman, laughed ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. Emily A Anderson

    Happy Holidays and smell you later 2020!!!
    We are spending a quiet Christmas at home. My 8yr old is going to have her first sleep over for New Years, so that’s exciting (and a tiny bit stressful for mommy).
    For a way to connect with others I am doing a recipe share with friends from all over. I’m excited to share my favorite foods and try something from friends far away.
    Stay healthy and safe!!!

  139. Hope everyone had a great Christmas! We had a lazy and quiet one but it was good ๐Ÿ™‚ We are in lockdown again here in Scotland so Iโ€™ve been reading A LOT!!!! My favourite thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a blessed and safe new year everyone!!!

  140. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!
    Wishing you happy holidays and a wonderful and healthy new year!!๐Ÿ€โ™ฅ๏ธ

  141. I’m late – as usual – but I hope you had a wonderful holiday. My boys and I had wonderfully lazy days. I wish you a wonderful 2021 and can’t wait to see what stories you share. ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. I hope Anna and all the Hacketteers had a wonderful Christmas. I had a wonderful day with my family and worked in the evening. I am very much looking forward to the new year.

  143. Just a quiet Christmas for us. I kept thinking I was forgetting something, as I wasn’t rushing about as I usually am on Christmas eve. Happy New Year

  144. Happy Christmas!
    We spent ours with family and I loved hearing all of the giggles from the kiddos! So fun and some of the best memories!
    Iโ€™m very much looking forward to your books in 2021!

  145. Happy Holidays!โ˜˜๏ธ
    I spent Christmas with my sister. No big family celebration this year. We are planning on getting together hopefully this July with everyone.

  146. Merry Insixiengmay

    This is my first blog post, I’m so excited for this contest! We spent Christmas with our children and my in-laws and we’re having friends over for New Years eve for a bonfire.

  147. Happy Holidays! I spent this Christmas trying to be as happy as possible for my kids since my mom passed this Christmas it was rough but we did ok, so Iโ€™m happy about that… Iโ€™d love to get the firemanโ€™s planner, Iโ€™ve been trying to get one online, sold out for a month! Iโ€™d be happy with a wall one too then I can laugh as my hubby walks by to our closet to get his clothes and sees a naked firefighter, only fair …right?

  148. After 12 months from family, I finally got out of Sydney before the second lockdown and got to spend Christmas with the family. Gotten tons of writing done, learnt to crochet from my aunt whose visiting from WA, eaten a ton of delicious food and met my new baby niece.

  149. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! My husband and I and our 4 kids stayed home and video chatted our parents and family and opened presents together! It was still a very wonderful Christmas and my 4 kids were happy which made me so happy!! Thanks so much for the chance and giveaway!! Happy New Year!!

  150. This Christmas was different. We are on total lockdown because of covid. I was at least lucky because I had my whole family with me. We had a great time. The food was delicious, we played board games and watched Christmas movies.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

  151. My family spent time with my sister’s family! We all had COVID tests done prior to Christmas, self-quarantined and with our negative results we felt confident to celebrate as a family. We had a great time! Our kids were so happy to be together. We started some new traditions (like an ugly sweater contest, matching pjs, a nerf battle and a snow jeep run) that helped make it even more special. XO

  152. Hope you had a great holiday so far.
    Wishing you soon a happy new year

    Thank you for delivering such great stories.

  153. LAURA WEATHERLY

    Stayed home for Christmas and am having a quiet New Year’s Eve with family. Time to set some good intentions for 2021. Thanks for the great Hell Squad sale! It’s how I discovered you and is still my fave! Happy New Year!!

  154. We had a quiet Christmas at home to keep up with social distancing recommendations.
    For New Year’s we will keep our family tradition alive by spending the night eating an array of appetizers and desserts while watching movies as a family.
    I hope everyone has safe and happy New Year!
    Beth

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