Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

 by Gracen Miller
Birthdays are for kids…right? Well, I don’t know what your household is like, but we don’t do a big celebration of my birthday. It’s all about the kids instead. I don’t like being the center of attention, so suits me just fine.

I have some great memories though. My eldest has drawn me several pictures for my birthday and my youngest writes me birthday cards, with the sweetest words inside. Those are the gifts I cherish the most, the ones that touch my heart the most.

On the selfish-consumer side, my ideal birthday present is a gift card to the bookstore. Or the newest gift I received that I adore is a personalized signed book from Nalini Singh. I love her as an author, so this gift made my day. I’m still stunned my friend pulled this off! Another awesome gift was when Lisa from Decadent Publishing contacted me on my birthday two years ago to say she wanted to read the rest of Pandora’s Box, book one in my Road to Hell series. By mid-month, I signed a contract with Decadent for the book.
Happy Birthday to the Road to Hell series! LOL Kind of poetic that we have the same birthday month, huh? So, let’s turn this year’s celebration into a Birthday for adults! In honor of my birthday on October 4th, I’m giving the winner their choice of one Decadent e-book. All I ask for you to qualify is that you enter the Rafflecopter contest below…the first entry is required. Contest is open to international residents. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 comments:

Autumn said...

The best birthday present was this year. I turned 25 and 2 days later found out I was pregnant with our now beautiful daughter who is 5 weeks old. :D

Mindy fangedmom said...

The best birthday ever was Sept 4 1999. I was 8.5 months pregnant with my daughter, my mom married the man of her dreams in the back yard of our house on our deck and my sister gave birth to my niece, Logan. ALL IN THE SAME DAY! My mom was 2 hours late to her own wedding because Logan decided she was coming out. I got to video tape the birth and cried like a baby the whole time. Not because of the labor or birthing, because of the miracle (I was pregnant with my first child)! It was the most incredible day ever!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated) Gracen! Thank you for sharing The Road to Hell with us all!!

shalisha cooper said...

happy birthday to you. i hope you had a great one and thank you for the giveaway. you are the best.

Teresa K. said...

Happy Birthday belated Gracen.

Wow the best birthday present I ever received was from my son. He cleaned the house and fixed things that needed to be done. And the Icing on the cake was when he said he was taking me to the Senior Prom.
He said mom; it's all arranged. I went to the school board and told them how you never attended any of your proms. He said; I wanted my mom to have a Senior Prom. So I want to bring my mom to Prom. He said the ladies all had tears in there eyes because he wanted to do this for his mom.

We went and the theme was Paris Nights even with the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triumph. It was amazing night with my son.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com

kvsgrimes said...

Best birthday gift??? Truthfully, they are the cards I get from my dad!! Each year, I get teary eyed at how special they are...
Thank you for the great giveaway and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you again...

leann said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!! Thanks for the chance for the giveaway. Leann leamei981@yahoo.com

Carin said...

I married my husband 2 days after my 25th birthday that was my best gift. 18 years and going strong!
Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

Tina said...

Happy belated birthday . My best birthdate present to me is reading and relaxing

sorchamowbray.com said...

Hope you had an awesome birthday! Mine was the 3rd, so DH and I are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate with friends. I got flowers this year, which I love!

Amanda W. said...

Happy Birthday to you Gracen! The best birthday for me was the first year my kids remembered my birthday on their own and made me "breakfast" in bed, complete with handmade cards and promises to "be good" all day!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday!!! <3

Delphina said...

Best gift was a letter my dad wrote on a card with my present.

Shanna Robersin said...

My best birthday had to be my 23rd birthday. Drinking with the best friends I could ask for, singing and watching my ex play the guitar. It was perfect.

BellaBunnell said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY again!!! Best gift ever? Gosh, I can't really remember. My bday is the day after New Year's so I'm happy when anyone remembers. Lol. I have to agree with Kathryn. My folks get me the best cards. Even the funny ones leave me in tears.

Patches said...

My Best Birthday Present, is from this Next Birthday to all the next ones I am Given. I cherish each day I have. I will live each day as my last. I am not promised tomorrow anymore.

Happy Birthday!!
May All Your Wishes And Dreams Come True!!!!!

Cheryl S. said...

We are almost birthday twins!!! lol Happy birthday again Gracen :) You are awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway! My best birthday gift ever was 17 years ago I gave birth to my second daughter on my birthday! Couldn't have asked for a better present :)

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

While growing up my grandmother would make me the best chocolate cake. It was a chocolate roll and the icing was like eating a bag of sugar. The frosting was so sugary sweet but then she would drizzle unsweetened chocolate on top. That was my best present (got to love my chocolate).

Lynn
lareynolds0316@gmail.com

Jessica Subject said...

Happy Birthday, Gracen! And happy book birthday!

My best birthday happened when I turned 20. My parents were away on vacation, and I had some friends over before we went out. And well, more happened with my boyfriend, who is now my husband... Best birthday ever!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!

Alexa said...

Happy Birthday!

Barbara Elsborg said...

Happy belated birthday!! I've stopped doing birthdays now - best present for me is people forgetting I've aged another year!
Such a pain to be over 27 - cough

Joanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. The best birthday present I ever got, was the Kindle I got last year from my sister and her three kids.

wanda f said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday hope you got everything you were wishing for .My best bday gift was my kindle love love love love it

TK Anthony + www.scotianrealm.com said...

Happy birthday, and happy anniversary, Gracen! Best birthday present...I'm gonna go with a box of chocolates, a bottle of Bailey's, and the latest Tom Clancy, with instructions to use all three as intended while curled up in front of the fire. Nobody knows you like sisters....