Black Friday Blog Hop – Jane’s holiday wish-list!


Happy Black Friday! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinners and ate until you needed to pop open a button in your pants. I know I did! Thank you to Carrie Anne Ryan for hosting this fabulous blog hop and for allowing me to participate! One lucky commenter will win a $5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card. There are also THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $75 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!

 Read on for instructions on how to win! 

With the holiday season officially upon us, it goes without saying that list-maker extraordinaire Jane Frank, the character of my newest novel, A State of Jane has her Christmas list already prepared and ready to go. I thought it would be fun to share her list with you. I’ve also shared Jane’s own letter to Santa Claus.

Dear Santa,

I hope you had a great year! I can’t believe it’s already time to tell you what I want for Christmas and for the coming year. I’ve been a nice girl this year, with some notable exceptions, yes, but even nice girls get to be naughty sometimes too, right? Um, ok let’s continue. For the coming year, I’d really appreciate if you could arrange for the following gifts and blessings to be sent my way.

1. Acceptance letter from Columbia Law. I know I have to make more time to study for the LSAT and I promise I will as soon as things calm down in my personal life!

2. Lose 5 pounds. I have been going to the gym A LOT lately and even though I’ve also been experimenting with new recipes, I think the effort I’ve made to exercise should count for something. I mean, Lainie practically begs me to make my special macaroni and cheese recipe and Marissa loves my red velvet cupcakes and I can’t possibly show up to brunch at my parent’s house empty-handed. It’s only fair that I get to at least eat too, right?

3. Speaking of food, I would L.O.V.E. the Top Chef 9-piece Cutlery Set

4. A healthy little niece or nephew that I could spoil and dress up in cute clothes!

5. Nanette Lapore Tea For Two dress with cutout detail on front. So pretty but SO expensive!

6. La Mer moisturizing lotion – my mom says if I start using it now, I can probably delay the aging process for at least a few more years!

7. Michael Kors Fragrance holiday gift set

8. Finally, if you could make it so I met my soul mate this year, I would gladly agree to go to Fordham law instead of Columbia and lose only two pounds! And I could probably wait until I’m 30 to start using La Mer…

Thanks, Santa!

Love always,
Jane Alexis Frank

Jane’s Holiday Shopping List:

Lainie (roommate) – A journal from Kate’s Paperie to document activities with boy-toy of the week; coupons good for a week of dinners made by Jane; bottle of Baileys Irish Creme.

Marissa (BFF) – Season one of True Blood on DVD; Copy of Men are from Mars women are from Venus; giant homemade chocolate chip cookie with Jane’s special secret ingredient; four piece What on Earth U2 album coaster set

Andrew (officemate)– Twenty-four pack of Night Light glow in the dark condoms; Christopher Moore’s book You Suck

Claire (older sister)– Bottle of prenatal vitamins; $50 gift certificate to Loews/AMC movie theaters (to share with husband, Kevin); cashmere hat, glove and mitten set from Bloomingdales; Kate Spade Nook Cover (from outlet).

Bob (ex boyfriend) Gift Certificate to Bar 29 for $25 beer/wings to watch “Cuse” basketball.

Kevin (Brother-in-law) – autographed copy of Red, White and Brew. An American Beer Odessey by Brian Yaeger; $50 gift certificate to Loews/AMC movie theaters (to share with Claire)

Mom – Frank Girl’s-Day-Out including facials and anti-wrinkle treatment at Mario Badesco Day Spa followed by sushi dinner at Bond Street (halfsies with Claire)

Dad – Ping Nome 355 Golf Putter (halfsies with Claire and Kevin) Lunch on me after father/daughter walking (subway?) tour of NYC law schools

One lucky winner – $5 Amazon giftcard. All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address.

Please see the attached link for the other participating authors and GOOD LUCK!


  1. Tammy Turner says:

    I do some Black Friday shopping, but I’m more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping…. how can you go wrong!

  2. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  3. Your heroine is an awfully generous gift giver. Makes me wish I was on her list! 🙂 Great post.

  4. I love that Claire is getting a Kate Spade Nook cover. (Love her designs ^_^)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    – khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. Katie Amanda says:

    Thanks for participating, I did some online shopping today. Thanks!

  6. I love to shop on the internet. Thanks for the hop.

  7. I just got my copy of True Blood Season One on DVD 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I sent the hubby out today.I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. I never shop on BF, only hike.

    melhalp at

  10. I did start holiday shopping the other day. I enjoyed reading Jane’s letter to Santa & her shopping list. Thank you for sharing, being part of this hop & the giveaway!

  11. Love the letter to Santa. So cute!

  12. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  13. I am not shopping. Not for me. Instead of shopping, I’m hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  14. Loved the letter to Santa!

    I did my shopping today and got what I needed for a good deal!



  15. Bridget O'Neill says:

    I never do black Friday shopping, except today I did a little shopping in the afternoon 🙂

  16. Christine M says:

    LOL, love the Santa letter. Now you need to write Santa’s reply 🙂

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I loved reading your post (especially the santa letter and the list). I should make a santa letter myself. . .
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  18. I don’t do Black Friday shopping and my youngest daughter started making a Christmas list early. I ask for the list about 5 days before Christmas and they are allowed to put 3 things under $25.00. We have 9 kids and 4 grandkids.
    Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo .com

  19. chickie434 says:

    I already got all my Christmas presents. Now I don’t need to worry about it 🙂


  20. Thanks for the giveaway! (:


  21. loving this hop

  22. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  23. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have a happy thanksgiving. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! 😉

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  25. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Her list literally made me lol!!

  27. Only online shopping for me. And I want to try this Cyber Monday next week.

  28. That’s a great list to Santa! 🙂

    Many thanks for being part of this hop and for the giveaway!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  29. Love the list from Jane. Sounds like mine.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  30. Yazmin Rangel says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and being part of the blog hop. 🙂

    yazmin593 AT msn DOT com

  31. What a great post, The letter and The list sound so much like the book which I absolutely loved, I hope you have more to come soon:) Happy Holidays

  32. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  33. Thanks for the giveaway!


  34. Jane has an interesting shopping list!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  35. Thank you for the giveaway!
    bigmak207 [at] gmail [dot] com

  36. Love that Santa letter! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I shop online to avoid the crowds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Kaci Verdun says:

    Happy Black Friday and thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! I don’t really do Black Friday. I’m an online deal shopper and prefer not to mess with the crazy mass of people all trying to get a bargin!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  39. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  40. thank you for the giveaway!


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