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. Becca Fowler says:

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

  2. Dita Škarste says:


  3. Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. miriam roman says:

    Oh i’m staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  5. Wonderful post! Happy holidays to you! And thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I love the shopping list. I actually stole an item off of it (sorta). I bought a food truck tour of Philly for my mom. Thanks for the idea.

  7. Thank you for participating – I’m happiest staying in without a crowd where I can read and look about ..

    glhince (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Losing a few pounds is on my list too.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  9. nice list and thank you, happy black friday! 🙂

  10. I’m feeling way behind – no Christmas shopping done yet (or lists made!), Black Friday or otherwise! Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  11. I have never shopped on Black Friday. I hate shopping and crowds.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway.


  13. Crystal Young says:

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. Happy Holidays.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  14. ginaosophy says:

    Hmmm…. Christmas list + ending of book = confusion
    But I love them both anyway!!!

  15. Angela Cisco says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  16. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  17. I’m not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  18. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. LOL, love Jane’s letter to Santa and I wouldn’t mind what she is giving to Marissa 🙂


  20. Lisa Walker says:

    I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it’s not for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Thanks for participating in this awesome hop! Happy Thanksgiving!


  22. happy holiday and thanks for hopping! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  23. Micheal Kors is totally on my list too!

  24. I like your list. Merry Christmas.

  25. Kandy Tyler says:

    I like your list as well,

  26. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop 🙂 Happy holidays to you and yours.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  27. Thanks so much for participating!


  28. Jennifer Rote says:

    LOL I can relate to that list.
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  29. Love Jane’s list! I’m a bit of an obsessive list maker so I appreciate that aspect in a character. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  30. Love this! I laughed out loud at Jane’s gift idea for Andrew. Now I want to read this amazing book again.

    Samantha Stroh Bailey

  31. This is the BEST way to spend Black Friday. Sitting at home, hopping with old friends and making new ones. I can’t handle the crowds anymore so I only do Black Friday shopping online if I do any. Today I got a programmable slow cooker for $9.99 online and got free shipping too. Didn’t even have to get dressed LOL. I am a sucker for the Happily Ever After which is why I like the romance books. I especially like the paranormal or futuristic romance books with hot sexy alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  32. I hope Jane makes it to Columbia!


  33. Mary Doherty says:

    I have only one thing on my list this year and it is a big one! An ipad! I know I won’t get it, but a girl can dream. lol Thanks for doing the hop!


  34. Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  35. I’ve been looking online a bit like on amazon, so many great deals! Thanks for the giveaway


  36. xxsquigglesxx says:

    Thanks for participating in the hop!


  37. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  39. I much prefer being on this hop than at the stores with some crazy people! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway. I don’t have anything on my Christmas list unless someone can issue an unlimited Amazon gift card. 🙂

    Happy Holidays,

  40. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don’t have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! Thanks for the hop!

  41. Susan Buchanan says:

    I love that she bargained with Santa!!

  42. Thanks for the chance to win!


  43. I hope she gets that acceptance into Columbia Law! tchevrestt@yahoo(dot)com

  44. Cassandra Hicks says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  45. Thanks for the giveaway!


  46. I usually go out but not this year. Waiting for cyber Monday!
    joyskidsdidit at

  47. I love your post and great giveaway. The list is wonderful as well. I am looking forward to reading Friends with Benefits. jenceyg at gmail dot com

  48. I am hiding out at home. Thank you for being a part of the blog hop.

    Cindy Barton

  49. El Internet is my friend.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

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