Friday, 9 August 2013

Ella’s Turning What? Birthday Blog Hop

If you didn't arrive here via Ella Jade's blog then you might be wondering what's going on! Ella is celebrating her 40th Birthday - and she knows how to throw a good party!! We're sharing birthday memories with her today and there's lots of treats up for grabs - leave a comment here and win a copy of my erotic romance 'Good Enough to Share' (if you've already read it there will be an alternative), PLUS get entered into the draw for the grand prize, then check out all the OTHER BLOGS to be in with a chance to win lots more prizes.
Grand Prize ** $100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) Gift Card **
Winner will be announced and contacted on Monday morning. 

I had a great start to my birthday last year, the first email I opened was from my editor to tell me that my
erotic romance 'Freefalling' had been released - much earlier than I'd expected! This year I'm expecting something a bit different - it's a BIG birthday and my other half has told me I'm being whisked away for the night to a secret location. Now, do I pack for a naughty night in or a sophisticated night out?! Knowing him it will be a bit of both ;-)

I'm not a great one for surprises - I like to know what I'm doing and where I'm going, but I've promised to be good and not try and find out what he's up to! There's still a month to go, so whether I'll last out - or try and seduce the secret from him before then, I'm not sure.... (any suggestions?!)

What about you? Do you like to be surprised, or do you like to know every last detail?

Anyhow, I'm sure you'll all be joining me in wishing Ella a fab birthday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this post to enter my giveaway - you will also then be automatically entered for that brilliant grand prize (please leave contact details). To find out more, and see the full list of other participating blogs just click HERE. Good luck!


  1. Happy Birthday Ella!

    I like being suprised, although we always decide together where to go if he's taking me out to celebrate.

    So no I would wait it out for the suprise Zara!!

    Dee xx

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Hien Huynh

  3. : )

  4. Happy birthday to ella

  5. I want to win! Happy Birthday!

  6. I do not like surprises... I like to know EVERY detail!

    Thanks for being part of this blog hop!


  7. I love surprises when they are presents. I don't want to have to plan those things out. But often if I plan too much, I get disappointed.

    daringzoey at

  8. Happy Birthday to Ella! and thanks to YOU for being a part of this blog hop!:)
    i like to know or it bugs me!

  9. Happy Birthday Ella!!

    I like to know the details :)

  10. I am not a big fan of surprises , I am super impatient I need to know what we are doing and when LOL.


  11. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I like surprises.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  13. Thank you for sharing you birthday memory and for the giveaway.

    Happy Birthday to Ella =)

    humhumbum AT

  14. I don't like surprise parties, but then I am very shy and would probably have a panic attack. I love surprise presents though. Thanks for sharing Ella's wonderful day and the giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

    Happy Birthday, Ella!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway & happy birthday Ella!


  16. Happy birthday to Ella! Thanks for participating in the hop. I both love and hate surprises.


  17. Happy birthday Ella. Great blog hop! What a lovely birthday surprise from your editor last birthday, Zara!

  18. My 30th was a pretty awesome birthday, I took a cruise with my BFFs!
    Happy B-Day Ella!! What an awesome idea for a hop! And so many awesome books to add to my TBR list!


  19. I like surprises, makes like more fun.
    Happy Birthday Ella! Great Blog Hop.

  20. Happy Birthday Ella! My most memorable birthday was when i met my fiance 2 years ago that was the best present i could ever get we will be getting married in a few months

  21. My favorite birthday memory is one birthday when I was 8 or 9 (I think) and my parents let me invite a bunch of people over, including all of my family, and everyone just ran around in the yard, jumped on the trampoline, got in and out of those plastic pools around the yard, ate homemade cake and ice cream that my mom made, and hit the pinata! It was super fun just to be a kid and run around with all of my friends on a great day that involved homemade yummy treats!
    Thank you! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

    1. and surprises are always fun in my book :)

  22. Happy Birthday Ella!

    I do like surprises. On my 40th my mom surprised me with a day so shopping. I loved it.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  23. Happy Birthday Ella... may it be a great weekend to celebrate...

    For all those hopping to celebrate KUDOS!! its been a treat.. althought not a really big birthday type person.. its been enjoyable.

    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

  24. I love to be surprised :)
    Happy Birthday Ella!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  25. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Birthday Ella.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  26. don't mind it

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  27. I LOVE surprises! Happy birthday Ella!!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  28. I love surprises... Like to see how creative someone can be...
    HBD Ella!! Thanks for joining the hop...

  29. I love surprises, but my husband can't stand to keep anything a secret. He gets so excited by whatever he's bought or done that he just has to share it, so I really never get surprised. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Happy birthday Ella!
    Thanks for being part of the hop

  31. I like surprises...good surprises..
    Have a great birthday, Ella.
    Thanks for participating!

  32. Surprises cause me a great deal of trepidation. I actually love them, but have had several that were not so great, so... I really don't prefer them anymore.

    Happy Birthday Ella! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!
    Thank you for your generosity,

  33. Happy Birthday, Ella! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  34. I love surprises...unfortunately I usually figure them out before they happen.

    Ella, have a fantastic birthday month and enjoy the hop!
    Thanks for inviting us all to celebrate.